The Souk | Tonsely | 18 Jun 2023

The Souk – a multicultural experience with no passport required!

This is a curated market experience like no other. Take a trip to the souks of the Middle East, Northern Africa and Western Asia.

The Souk is part of the Australian Refugee Association’s Refugee Week celebrations, bringing the bustling and exciting vibe of a Souk experience to Adelaide.

Souks can be found in the Middle East, Africa and even in parts of Asia. Traditionally souks were on trade routes, marketplaces for merchants to stop, rest, sell their wares, trade and meet old friends and acquaintances. Souk’s are a myriad of interesting, eclectic discoveries as you meander through the maze of laneways and nooks.

The Souk will be very different from a normal Australian market. You’ll hear music you may not have heard before, see vibrant colours, textures and patterns, be delighted by roving cultural entertainers, performers and buskers. Stalls will be packed full of colour and interesting products.

Then there is the street food from around the world your tastebuds will thank you for. Take home a momento from their Middle Eastern inspired photo booth styled and created by local Iraqi artist, Nooralhuda Aziz.

They have curated a wide variety of “merchants” selling fresh produce, spices, oils, plants and flowers, street food, artisan produce and handicraft products such as jewellery, textiles, gifts and paintings. It will be a feast for the senses and a place of gathering with your friends and family.

The Souk is fully undercover so a wintery day won’t be a problem. For those who know the Tonsley Innovation District where the former Mitsubishi car factory used to be, The Souk is right next to the gorgeous Central Rainforest. There is loads of parking and seating.

Tickets are FREE – you can reserve tickets via their Eventbrite page.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Australian Refugee Facebook page.

What:   The Souk

When:    Sunday 18 June 2023 | 10am – 4pm

Where:  Tonsley Innovation District | 6 MAB Eastern Promenade, Tonsley

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Australian Refugee Association


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