Organisers are hoping thousands of people will flock to Lismore’s central business district for The Eat the Street food festival tomorrow (Saturday).
The festival will see Magellan Street blocked off to traffic and turned into a vibrant, bustling street food strip.
A collection of Northern Rivers restaurants will be serving up their favourite street food dishes from around the globe and there will also be an open-air beer garden and creative exhibitors.
Add to that live cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, a special children’s area, live music, free shows by The Pitts Family Circus, street games including handball and table tennis.
City Centre manager Jason Mumford said there was a real buzz building around the festival.
‘We have beautiful weather predicted and we are hoping to attract thousands of visitors from across the region,’ Mr Mumford said.
‘This could become Lismore’s signature annual event – a celebration of food, entertainment and community in the heart of our city centre, at what is undoubtedly our most beautiful time of year.
‘The weather is cooler but we still have the lovely long afternoons.
‘We hope we have the right mix of food, family fun and entertainment just right… we are really excited this could turn into something big.”
Free festival highlights include special appearances by celebrity chefs Jody Vassallo, author of Beautiful Food, on the cooking stage at 1pm followed by well-known Aboriginal chef Clayton Donovan at 3pm.
The popular circus family, The Pitts, will perform free live shows at 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm, 4.45pm and 5.45pm, plus there will be street games and live street art all day.
Live music will feature on the centre stage from 4-8pm. Eat the Street runs from midday to 8pm and entry is free.
For more information, visit www.cometotheheart.com.au.