Spring is finally here and the temperature is warming up, the sun is out, and excitement for the upcoming springtime events season is starting to build. Spring is always an exciting time in Sydney and people use the season to get out and about and see the wonderful festivals and events. It’s such a great time of the year to visit Sydney so why not book a getaway to one of Sydney’s top hotels? Explore the city and visit some of these events…
Sydney Fringe Festival – all of September
Sydney’s Fringe Festival is a must see for art lovers. This huge arts festival is all about independent artists highlighting their work from visual to performing arts. This festival is happening throughout the month of September at over 50 different venues in Sydney.
Parklands Food Festival – Sept 9th
Everyone loves a good food festival. One to check out in Sydney is the Parklands Food Fest in Sydney’s western suburbs. With over 50 stall holders cooking up delicious food from all over the world along with plenty of fresh produce and live entertainment, you won’t be short of entertained! This event is held in the Lizard Log Amphitheatre.
Festival of the Winds – Sept 10th
Bondi Beach is home to Australia’s largest kite flying festival. Competitors from all over the world will come together to fill the skies above Bondi Beach of kites in all shapes and sizes. However, this event is not just about the kites. There will be live entertainment to enjoy as well as entertainment for your kids such as face painting and bouncy castles!
Surry Hills Festival – Sept 23rd
I used to live in Surry Hills and it is still one of my favourite suburbs. In the spring, it’s home to it’s very own festival and this will be it’s 15th year running! This festival is a free event and excellent for families with lots of activities, live entertainment, food, art, and market stalls to check out around Shannon Reserve.
Manly Jazz Festival – Sept 22nd – Oct 2nd
Manly Beach has been home to the jazz festival for over 40 years. Manly jazz is all about good music mixed with the local beach culture. Jazz music is the focus, but beyond traditional jazz you can also enjoy music from many other genres such as roots and funk… as well as good food!
Cabramatta Moon Festival – Sept 24th
This popular all-day festival celebrates Southeast Asian Culture with lots of amazing food and market stalls, entertainment, and free rides for the kiddies. The festival on John Street, starts at 9am, and ends at 8pm with a huge fireworks display!
Night Noodle Markets / Good Food Month – Oct 5th – 22nd
Good Food Month is all about celebrating good food and local culinary culture. There are several events happening to celebrate, but the biggest and most popular are the night noodle markets – an Asian style hawker food market which takes over Hyde Park. Enjoy the wonderful Asian food stall experience with a range of dishes from my favourite Asian restaurants in Sydney in one place! Alongside bars and live music.
Parramatta Lanes / Good Food Month – Oct 10th – 13th
Another great event to check out for GFM is the unique Parramatta Lanes festival. This event takes place between Parramatta’s hidden nooks and laneways in celebration of food, art, and culture. Enjoy lots of amazing food stalls and bars, alongside art exhibitions and live music.
Sydney Beer Week – 20th Oct – 29th Oct
The last week of October will be a big one for beer lovers out there. I personally won’t be going as I can’t stand the stuff but I know my boyfriend will be! Over 70 venues will be celebrating their love of local craft beer, as well as beer from all over the world.
Oktoberfest in the Gardens – Oct 28th
The famous German celebration, Oktoberfest, is huge in Australia and there are plenty of events around Sydney to celebrate beer and German culture. Sydney’s Octoberfest in the Gardens takes place among the beautiful gardens and parklands of The Domain. Dress up and enjoy a day of German food and beer in two huge beer halls, along with traditional Bavarian live music and dance performances.