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In Good Taste Festival

The In Good Taste Festival is run annually and celebrates our rich cultural diversity and cultural richness.

Our annual food-lover’s event hosts a smorgasbord of international cuisines available at street food stalls and live entertainment or activities.

Looking back at the 2024 In Good Taste Festival

Location: MacMahon Street, Hurstville.
Date: Friday 16 February 2024.
Time: 4.30pm - 9.00pm.

Georges River Council's In Good Taste celebrated food from around the globe, representing the multicultural and diverse city we live in. A variety of food stalls showcased many different cuisines and a diverse entertainment program gave everyone something to enjoy.

MacMahon Street, Hurstville was taken over by a range of food and drink options and the MacMahon Street carpark was filled with delighted crowds enjoying and participating in the cultural performances. 

Food Offering

three birria tacos
German food on a table: pretzel, knuckle and sauerkraut nepalese momos with sauce
seafood paella
Pasteis de nata
gnocchi with tomato sauce burek portuguese custard tarts gozleme

Entertainment Program

5.00pm - Dyagula

Young lady with long curly hair smiling in front of a microphoneDyagula is a Wiradjuri | Ngambri | Ngunawal Songwoman based on Gadigal land. A powerful and delicate multi-genre vocalist, composer, artist, music director, poet, creator and language revivalist.

Dyagula means ‘Lyrebird’ in Wiradjuri and in her solo sets she beautifully weaves her translations of well known songs into her native tongue alongside her original songs and occasionally we are treated to an improvised filmic soundscape which is inspired by the energy of the event and Country its being performed on which is a unique and incredible experience. 

Her debut was performing on NITV 10 year anniversary concert where she was also co-music director broadcast nationally on NITV. She has performed many times at Blak Markets and community festivals. After being the 2023 NATSIMO Screen Composer Intensive recipient she has embarked on her compositional career with major works for The Sydney Opera House ‘Badu Gili - Wonder Woman’ and a collaboration between FN Australia and Māori NZ for Apple and Sydney Modern Art Gallery.

5.30pm - Chinese Drums

Chinese woman dressed in red and pink dresses

Chinese Waist drum is a very unique folk dance art with a long history. It is a traditional fold dance in China when local people pray to Gods, wish for a good harvest and celebrate the Spring Festival. It is an important form of the Chinese national spirit.

The ADS Chinese Drumming Group is composed of Chinese community members who love the instrument. Over the years they have brought the waist drum from China to Australia, from the Chinese community to mainstream society. 

The cheerful and festive drumming dance allows everyone to dance to youth, health and beauty.

5.40pm - Nepalese Cultural Dance Group

Four ladies dressed in traditional Nepalese folklore costumes

Advance Diversity Services proudly presents the "Dance of Himalaya" which reflects the beauty of the Nepalese culture, cultural diversity, harmony and unity.

Similarly, their gorgeous cultural costumes, sparkling jewellery, natural face expressions and dance moves bring Nepalese culture to live on stage.

The performance if choreographed and directed by Rejina Tachamo, an active member of the Nepalese Australian Association (NAA). 

5.50pm - MKUD Ilinden

Young girls sitting in a circle smiling at the camera wearing traditional Macedonian clothesMKUD Ilinden Sydney, renowned for its vibrant celebration of Macedonian culture, is a distinguished folkloric dance ensemble established in 1966 in Rockdale. Founded with a passionate commitment to preserve and showcase Macedonian traditions, this group brings to life the rich tapestry of Macedonian dance, music and costumes.

Through dynamic performances and traditional costumes we captivate audiences as well as represent the diverse regional styles of Macedonia. MKUD Ilinden Sydney is not just a dance group: it is a cultural ambassador, fostering a deep appreciation for Macedonia's heritage in a multicultural Australia. 

6.10pm - Grupo Folclórico Alerce

Group of man and woman wearing Chilean folk costumesGrupo Folclorico Alerce is a fun vibrant Chilean youth folkloric dance group of ages between 13-25 years old. Participants are all second and third generation of Chilean parents. 

The group was formed to maintain the connection to their heritage and culture through music and dance.

At the event they will be performing dances from the Central region of Chile, who promise to amaze you with their energetic and lively dances. 

6.30pm - Indonesian Arts and Cultural Club

Young adults dancing wearing indonesian traditional clothes

The Indonesian Arts and Cultural Club (IACC) showcases the assets and talents within the culturally rich and diverse Indonesian diaspora living in Bayside and Georges River Councils.

At the event they will perform two dances: 
1.    Yapong Dance, which is a Betawi dance, originating from Jakarta, Indonesia.  
2.    Kuda Lumping, which is a traditional Javanese dance originated from Ponorogo, East Java.

7.00pm - Filoxenia

Three members of the Filoxenia band smiling at the camera

Filoxenia is a culmination of two important Greek phrases, “filo” (meaning friend) and “xeni” (meaning strangers). These two phrases combined form the band name filoXenia (or in Greek philoxenia) defining the act of hospitality. In Greek culture, these concepts are at the core of every community, every family, and every individual.

A trio of talented Greek-Australian guys who had already built their “filia” (friendship) discovered during a jam sesh that their combined talents created the most authentic sounds of modern Greek and English music; and thus, Filoxenia was founded.

8.00pm - Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Group

Dancers in Lebanese traditional costumes on a stage performing

The Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Group was established in Sydney in 1977 by Elie Akouri, with the mission of teaching and performing the Lebanese Culture in Australia and overseas.

CLFG will perform traditional lebanese dance Dabki as well as sketches and songs.



Make Your Own Food Jewellery - Create unique jewellery using pasta as your main material.

Open Print Exchange exhibition - Witness delicious food-inspired printing demonstrations by talented artists and guided tour of the exhibition.

Accessibility information

Accessibility support provided at the event: mobility accessibility, nearby accessible parking, accessible toilets, accessible public transport bus stops and train station.

Accessible continuous path of travel will be available throughout the event site.

For detailed accessibility information, please download the documents below. 

If you have any accessibility requirements that you wish for us to consider for our next event, please contact or call (02) 9330 6400.

Further Information

For more information regarding the Georges River Council Lunar New Year celebrations, please contact Council's Events team at or call (02) 9330 6400.

If you would like to be added to Council’s Events mailing list, please email

Sponsors Acknowledgement 

Georges River Council would like to thank the following event sponsors:

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Previous In Good Taste Festival highlights!

Image of chefs on stilts at In Good Taste festival   People sitting on grassed area at In Good Taste Festival

Image of crowds sitting and enjoying stage performance   Image of Khanh Ong from MasterChef doing a cooking presentation

Image of crowds and stalls at In Good Taste Festival in 2022   Image of performers and crowds on the street

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