Food van pop-up event in Katherine

Published on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 at 4:21:05 PM

Katherine food vans will assemble at the CBD Car Park (next to Katherine Cinema 3), treating residents to a festival of food in the dry season.

The Katherine Food Van Collective event is a collaboration between Katherine Town Council and the Northern Territory Government, who partner with local organisations, under the Activate Katherine banner.

“The aim of this group is to breathe life into unused and unloved spaces in Katherine,” council CEO Ingrid Stonhill said. “Activate Katherine follows in the footsteps of the successful Activate Darwin, which invigorates empty spaces — in this case a big concrete carpark — and brings colour to them with adding people, art, and events.”

Food vans will include Mr. Tom’s Wood Fired Pizza, Bawang Katherine's Filipino cuisine, Bondi & Bourke's fish and chips, and others. Every Thursday and Sunday night until the end of August, turf will be rolled out, festoon lights switched on, and tables, chairs, and beanbags set up to create a communal space to enjoy the last cool evenings of the dry season and give people something to do.

“We chose these nights around the busy weekend nights to fill a gap and not impact the operations of other Katherine businesses,” Ms. Stonhill said. “While council, in partnership with the Territory Government, is making this happen and promoting it, the food vans must be legally operating and pay for a permit so they are not unfairly getting a better deal than local restaurants and cafes that can’t move location.”

The event kicks off on Thursday, July 28 at 5.30 p.m. and will run every Sunday and Thursday night thereafter until the end of August.

For food vans wanting to get involved, please email for more information.

Back to All News