two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Johnston Street Fiesta
returns to Yarra with new dates in February 2022.
The past two years have been a challenging time for so many
in our community, but we are thrilled to see events starting to re-commence on
the streets of Yarra!
One of Yarra's much-loved cultural events, the Johnston
Street Fiesta is a vibrant street festival celebrating the heritage, tradition,
music and food of the world's many Spanish speaking countries – the diaspora of
which have found a home in Melbourne.
It's the perfect opportunity to come out to Fitzroy and
sample delicious food, live music, traditional dance performances, and reconnect
with some of our favourite local cafes and restaurants.
We congratulate the Hispanic-Latin American Festival and
Cultural Association for persevering through the constantly changing event landscape
and extend our thanks to all the volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure the festival's success.
Yarra is proud to continue its relationship with the
Johnston Street Fiesta. We invite everyone to head to Fitzroy on the 26 & 27 February weekend to experience all that we love about community
street festivals and our Hispanic and Latin communities in Yarra.
Disfrute de las celebraciones!
Cr Sophie Wade
Mayor, City of Yarra