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Ramadan Nights Lakemba

Haldon Street comes alive with nightly street-side food stalls until 3am for the month-long celebration of Ramadan.
By Ben Hansen
February 22, 2024
By Ben Hansen
February 22, 2024

One of the most popular events in Sydney for both the Islamic community and the city at large, Ramadan Nights is making its return to Haldon Street in Lakemba.

Running from Thursdays to Sundays between Saturday, March 9–Monday, April 8, the food and cultural festival will bring together more than 75 local businesses for a nightly feast between dusk and 3am, celebrating the most sacred month on the Islamic calendar.

More than a million people are expected to visit the month-long festival, with many attendees travelling to southwest Sydney from interstate and even overseas each year.

Visitors can expect food stalls serving up traditional dishes from Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria and many more international communities. Walk through and you'll find everything from shawarma and kaak to Syrian ice cream, knafeh and Lebanese coffee.

The event is free, and there will be free shuttle buses running from 6.30pm–12.30am between Lakemba and both Campsie and Roselands to help accommodate the limited parking available. You can also catch the train via the T3 Bankstown Line to Lakemba Station if you're travelling from outside of southwest Sydney.

If you're trying to beat the crowds, it's recommended that you arrive earlier around dusk.

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