Audley St and Fisher St, Petersham


Sunday 19th March 2023


What is Bairro Português - Petersham Festival?

Celebrate the very best of Portuguese culture with entertainment, music, dance, cultural activities and traditional and contemporary foods for all the family.

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Thanks for Attending Bairro Portugues - Petersham Festival!


Check out the great photos from this year's event! Thanks for attending and making the event such a huge success!

Bairro Português - Petersham Festival celebrates the Portuguese cultural history of Petersham with the very best of Portuguese culture with entertainment, music, dance, cultural activities, and traditional and contemporary foods. With licensed bars serving wines, beer and sangria, the invitation is open to for all to celebrate Petersham's history and residents.

The streets of Petersham will be bursting with energy and the tantalising aromas of Portuguese cuisine.

Highlights include

  • Family-owned pastry boutique Sweet Belem will dish up their signature Portuguese tarts
  • Taste delicious Bifanas and Malasadas from The Madeira Club
  • Try mouth-watering croquettes from SP Originals

The invitation is open for all to join residents and businesses in Little Portugal to celebrate Petersham’s vibrant cultural history!


Main Stage Program

Join us as we celebrate the best of traditional and contemporary Portuguese music and dance on our main stage


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Fado in Australia

Fado in Australia is a Sydney-based Portuguese band formed 15 years ago thanks to the passion of Portuguese immigrants who incredibly missed their native musical roots and who decided to bring it back to the Australian Portuguese community. Theirs is a unique Iberian musical melting pot, blending elements from Moorish, African, and Brazilian, performing traditional Fado styles ranging from the classics to now!

   Fado in Australia Facebook



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Aldeias de Portugal - Portuguese Folkloric Dancing Group

Aldeias de Portugal is the oldest Portuguese Folkloric dance group in Australia and was established in 1976. Aldeias de Portugal will perform dances from all regions of Portugal, including the islands of Madeira and Azores.

Aldeias de Portugal Facebook



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Aljamía is a recently founded dance, fire arts and music collective inspired by medieval Europe and La Convivencia. Songs and dances from Iberia peninsula represent the golden age of Islam and Judaism, Christian musician kings, visionary saints, anonymous minstrels and street performers. Aljamía takes you on a journey to a forgotten and erased past of multiculturalism, wisdom and beauty.

Aljamia Website



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Alma Orquestra

Drawing inspiration from Portuguese Fado plus popular and traditional tunes of the Iberian Peninsula, also navigating the seas to Cape Verde and Brazil, Alma Orquestra will take you on a soulful journey from traditional to modern and original Portuguese song. With their beautiful melodies, captivating grooves and stunning improvisations Alma Orchestra never fails to move listeners with their irresistible music. This spectacular ensemble features Sydney’s stunning songstress & violinist Mandie Vieira, dynamic saxophonist, flautist & clarinetist Loretta Palmeiro, and their stellar rhythm section comprising of world-music specialists guitarist Jeremy Sawkins, bassist Hannah James and drummer Michael Quigley.

Alma Orquestra website

Alma Orquestra Instagram



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Grupo Folclorico Cultural Portugues de Sydney

The Grupo Folclorico Cultural de Sydney Inc., started in 1998. It has served the community showing its culture and traditions from different regions of Portugal, with its colourful songs and dances and costumes.

Grupo Folclorico Cultural Portugues de Sydney



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Grupo Portugues de Concertinas

The Portuguese Group of Concertinas, brings to the community the traditional melodies of Portugal. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary this month the Portuguese Group of Concertinas will be perfoming a variety of traditional portuguese songs as well as some originals that have been composed by the members of this group.



Around the Festival Site


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DJ - Herois do Bar
All day on Fisher St

Get funky with Portuguese DJ duo from Lisboa and Arruda dos Vinhos, with a massive passion for the Portuguese culture and music.



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Batucada Funk
Roving from 11:50am

We are part of a Brazilian drumming group, that also play Funk, Afro and other world beats with a horn section giving us that banging party vibe. We love to bring music to the streets!

Batucada Funk Website


A group of musicians with guitars in front of a restaurant Sydney Choro Club

Roving from 1:30pm

Sydney Choro Club is a music ensemble who proposes to pay tribute playing the hits of the first Brazilian music genre, the CHORO, rescuing its tradition and powerful grooves. Sydney Choro Club was founded in a sunny afternoon in the spring of 2017 by Douglas Aguiar, multi-instrumentalist and cultural developer.

Sydney Choro Club Website



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Celebrate Petersham and its Portuguese cultural history with music, dance and food in this one day extravaganza!

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