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James Street Food & Wine Trail returns in 2021!

James Street Food & Wine Trail (JSFWT) is returning and we couldn’t be happier (or hungrier) as we highlight the work of local chefs, providers and true tastemakers. This moveable four-day feast will begin on Thursday 29 July with Trail Days – six satellite events for those seeking outings that are as focused as they are delicious – before Market Day, the ultimate urban picnic for all ages, takes over James St on Sunday 1 August.  

Market Day | Sunday 1 August

Now cemented as one of Brisbane’s finest, fun and free epicurean outings, JSFWT Market Day on Sunday 1 August will see 28 resident restaurants and bars – including five newcomers: sAme sAme, BIÀNCA, SK Steak & Oyster, Essa and The Green – taking over the street for 8-hours of gourmet grazing form 10AM to 6PM.

For this once-a-year celebration James St is closed to traffic from Arthur to McLachlan St– transforming the street into one very large alfresco dining room. Guests will find pop-up restaurant stalls located throughout our laneways and side streets, inviting Market Day diners to wander the trail to discover what talks to their taste buds. Alternatively, they can plan ahead, peruse menus online now and go straight to the pop-up restaurants serving the dishes they’d like to order on repeat.

Market Day will showcase the depth of industry experience that lies in James St and celebrate the culinary cultures that exist within this diverse dining pocket. Now considered one of Brisbane and Australia’s premier dining destinations, JSFWT Market Day caters to all tastes via restaurant-quality fare in a market setting.

In keeping with all James St events, sounds will abound. This year, the vibes will be coming from five stages where various sets and performances will entertain eaters and drinkers throughout the day. The Kids Camp will also return with seedling planting, face painting and other crafty activities – even pups will be entertained with a dedicated photobooth.


Trail Days | From Thursday 29 July

Before the culmination of Market Day are Trail Days – satellite events for those seeking outings that are as focused as they are tasty. The lineup:

  1. Old Favourites, Fresh Finds | Thursday 29 July – Sunday 1 August
  2. ‘Snacks & Facts’ | Thursday 29 July
  3. A Night at The Green | Friday 30 July
  4. Wellness With The Calile | Saturday 31 July – Sunday 1 August
  5. Louis Roederer Lunch | Sunday 1 August

View the Market Day menu here and find out more about Trail Day events.  


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July 19, 2021