The very first Ube Festival is set to transform Queen Victoria Market into a vibrant purple paradise. Celebrate all things ube, and feast on a range of Filipino flavours. On top of the delicious food, there will be plenty of music, performances, and even a multicultural parade. The Ube Festival is free to attend, and will take place on Sunday February 11.
Wander through the market and treat your taste buds to some delicious Filipino cuisine, centred around the purple yam. While the festival is free to attend, you can really dive deep and embark on a culinary journey by taking part in the festival’s Long Table dining sessions. Try a five-course tasting menu by Chefs Miguel Vargas and Jose Miguel Lontoc from Uling: The Charcoal Project. This menu will showcase the versatility of ube, and there’s sessions available at 11am, 2:30pm and 6pm. A seat at the Long Table costs $120 per person.
Beyond the culinary delights, there’s plenty of entertainment for you to look forward to. Check out plenty of music and dance performances, including solo acts, folk dances, Ati Atihan performances, African drumming, a classical harpist and a community choir. There will also be a Multicultural Parade, featuring Filipino, European, Asian, Pacific Islands, African and Australian groups, celebrating the theme, “We Were All Migrants Once”.
This free event will start at 10am and end at 8pm.