Huge vegan night market takes over Sydney Olympic Park
The team behind the beloved Sydney Vegan Market goes to the dark side, so to speak. You can’t fight the moonlight when SVM Nights hosts plant-powered festivities at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, June 5th.
In addition to the 100% vegan stalls – including crowd favorites I Should Be Souvlaki, Treat Dreams, The 3 Amigos, and Plant Based Eatery – you can expect touring artists and live music (and yes, they are all vegans), a drumming circle (you don’t like us), plus activities and dogs galore.
The daytime vegan market is traditionally held in the Moore Park entertainment district on the third Sunday of the month, but in January they mixed things up by heading west towards the home of the Sydney Olympics. After being inundated with support from the vegan and curious plant community of West Sydney, the market has found a way to continue to share the love.
“Managing SVM at Olympic Park in January was a highlight of our career and we got so many messages asking for SVM to come back, and we couldn’t ignore it! So many locals have made contact! says Jones (who has only one name), manager and coordinator of the market program. “We wanted to offer something different and decided that the night markets could really fill a gap in the vegan event calendar. Before I started working with Vegan NSW, I ran quarterly vegan night markets in many different locations across Inner West, and it feels like a throwback to my glory days, on a much larger scale.
The market is free to enter and starts from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., so you can settle in for the afternoon before the stars come out. Just BYO a picnic mat, cups, containers and cutlery for this eco-responsible event. Dogs are not only allowed, but wholeheartedly encouraged to come. Everything takes place at Cathy Freeman Park, right next to the station. There are a lot of bike paths, and if you drive there is $ 7 parking at parking lot P3.