Hackney Downs Summer Fete

26 August at 12:00–20:00
The Star by Hackney Downs

Community-hub-pub The Star by Hackney Downs brings to you our snazzy Summer Fête. We venture a short saunter away to our grassy doorstep Hackney Downs Park for some village vibes with a city twist.

First off there’s a dog show. So that’s at least half of you hooked. If you think your pooch is perfect, please email saul@electricstarpubs.co.uk to take part. Otherwise, oggle the doogos and cheer for your fave woofer!

For those of you that prefer to care for inanimate things, bimble around our plant sale by Hackney Community Gardeners for a cuddly cactus, or have a rummage for a retro find at our vintage market - this is Hackney, after all. You will find plenty of other stall to take a look around ranging from book, record to Hackney Mosaic Project and Hackney swifts.

Street food is also a thing with a range of different flavours on offer Vegans and vegetarians will be catered for as well as sweet things and ice cream. Food so far is being supplied by Biff's Jack Shack, the patate, Salty Loins, Lele's, Hanoi Cà Phê - Street Food & Drink.

It wouldn’t be a fête without a coconut shy and an array of lawn games. . There’s also GIANT Jenga for all you true players out there.

And if you’re not just young at heart, but are a genuine child, professional play promoters Hackney Play Bus are joining us to show the big kids how it’s really done. I hear tell of a sandpit, crafts and fun for all ages. Obv we have facepaint on lock.

All this is to a backdrop of blissed-out beats, Balearic bangers, oddball disco and general eclectic niceness from Star regulars, DJ collective We Are The Sunset.

If you’re not entirely satiated by such a spectacle, rumours of an after party at Star by Hackney Downs are almost certainly true…

DJs by day
Coyote (is It Balearic?) (https://soundcloud.com/coyotesounds)
Joe Morris (Clandestino)
Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

DJs by night
Coyote (Is It Balearic?)
Steve Lee (The Project Club) (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheProjectClub)
Andy Taylor (We Are The Sunset)

Stalls include
Hackney Mosaic Project
Mariposa London
The London Loom
Melita Rose
Pack and Clowder
Hackney swifts
Kritters Kraft
Tinket Mine
Wig & Hall (Handmade soap)
Hackney Community Gardeners
Hackney Play Bus
The Something Collective (Art)

If you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. We are currently accepting applications from local charities, businesses and fête enthusiasts. Please contact saul@electricstarpubs.co.uk. There’s still time to jump on board!

We are The Sunset joins forces with Hackney Downs Summer Fete for a day of open air dancing and celebration. Now in it's third year, this free community event is for anyone and everyone. Building on its popularity year after year there will be a great selection of food vendors, craft stalls, a covered bar, kids entertainment and of course the mirrored caravan, aka best the DJ booth in London. Supplying the soundtrack throughout the day we are stoked to have the mighty Coyote (Is It Balearic? Recordings) and Joe Morris (Clandestino) joining WATS host Andy Taylor.

The party starts at midday and runs until sunset at 8pm so plenty of time to get a crew together and soak up the good vibes.

For those wanting to continue the dance WATS are hosting an afters at The Star by Hackney Downs until 2am, again entry is free.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Tell a friend, bring a smile