Bairro Português is back in Petersham!

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Portuguese festival set for huge 21st birthday

Bairro Português – Petersham Festival returns to the streets of Petersham for its 21st birthday and the annual celebration of Portuguese culture promises to be bigger and better than ever.

After a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Petersham Festival will deliver the very best of Portuguese music, dance, traditional and contemporary foods for all the family on Sunday 19 March, from 11am.

Audley & Fisher Street will be the beating heart of the festival through to 4pm and the invitation is open for all to come together and celebrate the cultural history and people of this vibrant inner west community.

Musical highlights on the main stage include:

- Fado in Australia will evoke the passion of Portuguese immigrants
- Aldeias de Portugal will perform folkloric dances from all regions
- Alma Orquestra will take you on a soulful journey
- Aljamia will bring the dance and Medieval music
- Traditional songs, dance and costumes from Grupo Folclorica Cultural de Sydney
- Magical melodies from Grupo Portuguese de Concertinas

The streets will be pumping with tunes from Portuguese DJs Herois do Bar, while Batucada Funk will add to the party vibe with Brazilian funk and Afro beats.

The Sydney Choro Club will be making music on the move throughout the festival site, with the musical ensemble paying tribute to the hits of CHORO.
Along with a smorgasboard of entertainment and workshops, Bairro Português will serve up a stunning array of traditional and modern cuisine.

Festival-goers can try mouth-watering Portuguese tarts, delicious bifanas and malasadas, scrumptious croquettes and much more. Petersham RSL and Petersham Liquor Mart will be serving wine and beer at licensed bars within the festival.

This is almost certainly Australia’s largest Portuguese cultural fair since its inception in 2003, and you are invited to join the party in Little Portugal.

Bairro Portuguese – Petersham Festival is sponsored by Petersham RSL and supported by Petersham Liquor Mart.

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