Tourism

Heads up: There’s a free Sri Lankan festival this weekend

PSA: You don’t want to miss this.

The Sri Lanka Food & Culture Festival is set to be held on 25-26 November in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour and is an authentic, alluring and mouth-watering event that invites you to get up close and personal with this stunning island destination.

Don’t let the small size of Sri Lanka deceive you – the 65,000 square kilometres of this island are full of unique wildlife, golden beaches, a rich cultural heritage and some of the most incredible food you’ll ever eat.

The food alone is reason enough to visit if you ask us (but we also recommend beachside city Galle).

But if you’ve run out of leave for the year, this festival is the next best thing.

Hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, this festival is a feast for the senses, with something for everyone – from traditional handicraft stores and live performances, to the endless tea and tantalising food, and stacks of holiday giveaways too.

A free event with a ton of food and prize giveaways?

Sign us up! There’ll also be games and the aforementioned live dance performances to keep you entertained all weekend long.

At the festival, expect to sample dishes like Kottu, made with roti and spicy curry sauce, Lamprais, rice and meat curry wrapped in banana leaves, Hoppers, Sri Lanka’s answer to the pancake, and Pol Sambol, a spicy coconut relish.

And that’s not even the tip of the iceberg, because even more famous than its food, is Sri Lankan tea. 

Tea is serious business in Sri Lanka, where they’re famous for producing the finest black tea in the world.

If you don’t believe us, there’ll be plenty at the event to try.

All the other extra info you need to know is right here – see ya there!

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