The 30th annual Glebe Street Fair is set to attract thousands of visitors this year, with something on offer for people of all ages and interests from food to entertainment and over 250 unique stalls!
Kicking off the festival at 10am will be notable brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo, leading the Scots College Old Boys Bagpipers on a parade down Glebe Point Road. What better way to start a party? And that’s just one of over 40 musical highlights planned for the day, set to take place across three jam-packed stages.
Other entertainers include Ciao’s cover stars, Lah Lah’s Big Live Band – who are excited to be putting a show for the little ones on the day – as well as The Kazoos, The Urban Gypsies and Baylou, just to name a few.
For more information visit www.glebestreetfair.com.
Fundraising at Glebe Street Fair
One of the special things about Glebe Street Fair is that leading charities Cure for Life Foundation, which was founded by Dr Charlie Teo and focuses on researching brain cancer, and Barnardos Australia, which supports children in need, will both benefit from fundraising taking place at the street festival.
Check out the Cure For Life Foundation marquee on the day to learn about the Foundation’s work and buy a raffle ticket or some merchandise. Founder, Dr Charlie Teo, says “Glebe Street Fair is an iconic Sydney event and a great family day out, which really helps us to raise awareness of our work. When I tell people that brain cancer kills more children than any other cancer they often had no idea. We need to change this and donations made at the Glebe Street Fair will help us to build awareness and fund vital research. I’d like to thank the St George Foundation for their support and everyone else who donates to help us achieve this. Together we will make a real difference to the lives of brain cancer patients.”
There will also be loads of activities on offer at the Barnardos Kids Marquee and around fair, where young visitors can decorate and fly a kite, get their face painted by the professional face painting team from the Australasian College, or be entertained by the local kids that will be Busking for Barnardos along Glebe Point Road.
Don’t miss out on the fun, all while supporting a great cause!
Getting to the Fair
Why not do your bit for the environment and travel to the fair by public transport this year? Here’s how to do it:
By Cycle: Sydney Cycleways will have a free bike valet parking service at the Parramatta Rd end of Glebe Point Rd.
By Bus: A number of buses stop along Parramatta Rd near Glebe Point Rd including the 438, 439 and 461.
Other buses include 431, 433 and 370. Check www.131500.com.au for bus timetables, routes and diversions.
By Light Rail: The fair is an 8 minute walk from the Glebe Metro Light Rail stop. Link to Metro Light Rail.
By Train: Catch a train to Central Station and hop on a bus or walk down to Glebe Point Rd.
If you do choose to drive, there will be limited parking available at Glebe Public School for $15 all day.
Entry from Derwent St, open from 10am – 5pm. First come, first served.
Be entertained at the fair
When you first get to the Glebe Street Fair, make sure to acquaint yourself with the three entertainment stages, located at Parramatta Road, La Toosh Bridge Road and St. Johns Road. Remember, there will be acts along the street and kids activities all day in Foley Park too…
This Sunday Glebe Point Road will be home to more than 40 musical acts, as well as plenty of roving buskers and street performances to entertain you as you weave your way through countless artisan stalls. While all the performers are certain to delight, look out for these big key performers:
First up is one for the kids with Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. After being such a huge hit at last year’s event, we are expecting great things from their return. With a spectacular show that will have both kids and adults alike bopping and dancing to their fun-filled tunes, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band will be the perfect way to start the day for all the families in the crowd. They are playing at 11am at the Parramatta Road stage.
Next we have The Maybes, a three-piece country blues band that hails locally. While the majority of their act will be covers of great musicians such as Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bill Withers, and The Band, they will also be performing some of their original work so listen out for them at noon at the Bridge Road stage.
Last but not least, don’t miss the parade finale at the St. Johns Road stage from 4:30pm. This final act will be by Latin Dance Australia, who will also perform on the Parramatta Road stage at 1pm, demonstrating their passion for Latin dance and fitness. LDA is the largest and most renowned Latin dance school in Australia that prides itself on being a community of fun loving, social people.
Glebe Street Fair Radio
This year Glebe Street Fair has launched its own online radio station, keeping its listeners informed of the latest news and events related to the celebration.
The radio station, which can be accessed through the Glebe Street Fair webpage, is currently presenting interviews and playing music tracks related to the upcoming fair. However, on the day of the event, the programming will change to short segments advising listeners of what events are coming up throughout the day. This feature was added after feedback that last year people wanted more information about what’s going on while at the fair. According to Event Director Roselle Gowan, “the online radio service is like a discreet PA system.”