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PICNIC 2021 – Get Involved

Sat 6th & Sun 7th March

Download the information PDF for local businesses here PICNIC 2021

Sat 6th & Sun 7th MARCH
Various - Check Individual Venue Event Details
Information for local businesses - Get Involved

PICNIC is back again in 2021 to connect local communities with our local businesses throughout the Eastside Sydney area. Our pubs, cafes and venues are offering special PICNIC menu deals and offers all weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March.


This year, PICNIC takes to the pubs, cafes, bars and venues from Redfern and Surry Hills, Darlinghurst to Potts Point, to offer delicious summer picnic menus, entertainment, drink specials and relaxed vibes at some of our favourite local haunts including Beast & Co, the Clock courtyard, the Shakespeare Hotel, the Dove & Olive, The Winery, The Wanderer, Sydney Brewery Surry Hills and many other to be announced over coming weeks.


PICNIC is an initiative of the Surry Hills Business Partnership as part of the Head to Surry Hills campaign is an official Mardi Gras Festival event. Picnic is supported by the City of Sydney.

If you are a local business or performer interested in getting involved in PICNIC, register your interest here.

To participate we are asking venues to commit to the following:

  1. Create a Picnic menu offering (we can provide download link for menu PDF from the website)
  2. Allocate an area within your venue that will be branded and decorated with Picnic collateral
  3. Choose when you will offer PICNIC (all weekend or only brunch or afternoon or evening)
  4. Choose to co-promote with a supplier or existing partner (if you wish)
  5. Choose to partner with a local charity or school as a fund raiser (if you wish)
  6. Put on some entertainment and/or host a Mardi Gras Parade viewing event (we can help connect performers, artists and creatives with venues if you are interested)
  7. Agree to promote PICNIC in your venue leading up to and during the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th March
  8. Agree to promote PICNIC through your networks (Fb and Insta, website, EDM etc)
  9. Provide images and full descriptions to be used at the Head to Surry Hills website


With COVID conditions changing from week-to-week, all event and entertainment details will be available here so keep checking back. You will have the chance to win Local Rewards Gift Cards to spend at local businesses and other great promotions.


Stay up to date with the program and booking details by checking in regularly to this site and look out for the individual venue listings.