Australia’s biggest and best festival of food and drink is back from 15 to 24 March – and you’re invited.

Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration Hosted by Free to Feed

Presented by Square

20 March

Be transported to with a traditional and heartfelt celebration of the Persian New Year and the welcoming of the northern spring.



(Includes GST, fees may apply)



Free to Feed

205-211 Queens Parade
Fitzroy North, 3068

The ancient streets of Tehran and the verdant mountains of northern Iran await you in this truly immersive dining experience, honouring the stories, memories and treasured recipes of people newly arrived from Iran.

Live Persian music will set the scene as you experience a decadent authentic three-course feast glimmering with saffron rice and ruby red barberries, symbolising the love, light and hope the New Year brings.

You will also come to understand the traditional haft-sin table, a table carrying an arrangement of seven items that each hold a symbolic meaning for the new year.

Tickets to this joyous celebration support people seeking asylum, new migrants and refugees with training and meaningful employment.


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More information

  • Gift voucher redeemable
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Allocated Seating: Shared Tables
  • Shared plates: Yes
  • Venue Directions: The 86 tram runs up and down Queens Parade. Hop off at the Clifton Hill Interchange. Clifton Hill train station is a 3-minute walk. There are also limited free parking spots at the front of the venue and on Dummett Crescent (directly behind).
  • Further event details: Our Nowruz menu is pescatarian friendly. Due to the shared nature of these feasts, individual dietaries outside of this are not able to be accommodated. We apologise for any disappointment.
  • Dietary requirements: not available
  • For all event enquiries, please call 03 9823 6100 or email