19 February 2020

Throw on your favourite picnic wear, bring an appetite, and head to Surry Hills this Sunday for a fabulous afternoon of food, fun and flowers.

The Surry Hills Creative Precinct is hosting the inaugural PICNIC Surry Hills, a new event celebrating a fresh new look for Surry Hills.

Light rail passenger services started on 14 December 2019 on the L2 Randwick Line, which features stops at Central Chalmers Street and Surry Hills on Devonshire Street.

The community picnic, taking place from 12pm to 5pm, is free to attend and, in true Surry Hills style, four-legged friends are welcome too.

As an official festival event of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, PICNIC Surry Hills promises to be a colourful affair with an array of extraordinary entertainment.

Meet the fabulous and glamorous Devonshire Divas and local merman Axl Rod, and enjoy the ultimate lazy Sunday afternoon soundtrack provided by Arq resident DJ Adam Love and Groovescooter DJs Paris Pomper and Georgie. And for the kids, magical unicorn rides await.

As part of the Daisy Chain Public Art Project, everyone is invited to create an enormous installation of blooming flowers.

The Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre will also be encouraging locals to meet the neighbours and make new friends with a series of free flower workshops.

Guests will be able to enjoy food freshly prepared by the array of local cafes, pubs and gourmet eateries offering special Picnic fare.

A limited-edition picnic blanket will be available for purchase from selected picnic partners to support charity partner ACON, with $5 of every picnic blanket sale going to their community health programs.

By night, PICNIC in the pub will offer more live music and entertainment, drink specials and relaxed vibes at some of Surry Hills favourite haunts.

PICNIC Surry Hills will be held at multiple venues around Surry Hills from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday 23 February.

To check out the full program of entertainment and get involved visit the event website 

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