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The William Street Festival

Visit the heart of Paddington for a unique celebration of fashion, food, speciality retail, music and community.

It’s the one day of the year when the famous boutiques along this iconic shopping strip swap their usual trading for street stalls and amazing deals.
From morning health and wellness experiences, gourmet coffee and a mouth watering array of street stall foodie options, there is art, music, restaurants, bars and even a Taronga Zoo-mobile full of animals and reptiles for the little ones.

Visit Paddington and Woollahra Council invite you to experience the simple joy of wandering the fascinating streets of this historic precinct and experiencing the unique and vibrant mix of culture, styles and people that is Paddington.

Discover the hidden fashion and retail gems, grab a bargain or two, drink amazing coffee, be spoilt for food options, grab a Springtime Spritz and enjoy the cultural heart of Sydney. Escape the conventional and embrace the delectable at the Hendrick’s bar where you’ll find the delightfully curious Gin serving a new limited release ‘Midsummer Solstice’ from it’s cabinet of curiosities perfect for Springtime refreshment.

The William Street Festival will bring together over 55 participants, all having a unique offering on the day including different cuisines from all over the world for a day of delicious food, live entertainment, shopping and great time.

William St and Victoria St will be closed to traffic on October 19th: activations, stalls and activities will be distributed throughout the street, from the corner with Oxford St to Paddington St.

The Sunlite Mitre10 Kidszone featuring the Taronga Park Zoo-mobile will be located at Victoria Street (Elizabeth Sttreet end) and will be operating from 11am until 3pm. The experience is free of charge.



1 William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
William Street will be blocked off for the festival from Oxford Street to Underwood street, including Victoria Street.


Saturday 19 October 2019 from 11am to 8pm



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