Sydney-siders will have no possibility of boredom as summer rolls out together with town offering up plenty of fun to the next few months. Whether you are a festival fiend, market addict or concert connoisseur, Sydney in fall is undoubtedly finding the goods. From Mardi Gras to farmers markets, centennial park campouts and style events galore, the only problem will be finding the time to do this. To assist you sort out your social calendar, we have assembled a listing of the most interesting things to do in Sydney this autumn.
2. Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
Giddy up and get your fascinators ready Sydney as it’s nearly that time of year. Yes, that is right, Autumn Racing Carnival is here before you know it. Get ready for six weeks of a few of best style, entertainment and premier races that Australia has to offer you.
After: Mar 17th — Apr 21st
Where: Royal Randwick, Sydney, Australia
3. Mardi Gras Parade
Australia’s biggest and most glorious celebration of equality will be exploding on to the streets of Sydney because of its 40th season in a row. The parade is the middle of the dazzling Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival which spans over 17 days.
When: Mar 3rd
Where: Oxford St Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
4. Sydney Royal Easter Show
Family fun does not get better than in the Royal Easter Show. From animals and rides to fireworks and music, there is plenty of entertainment and activities to keep all ages entertained and immersed within this iconic event.
After: Mar 23rd — Apr 3rd
Where: Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia
5. Sydney Comedy Festival
Big name Australian and global acts will be flocking to Sydney for the Sydney Comedy Festival. Acts include homegrown humorous people such as Frenchy, Kitty Flanagan, Joel Creasey, and more. Hollywood heavyweight Shawn Wayans are also bringing the lols.
After: Apr 23rd — May 20th
Where: Town Hall, Sydney, Australia
6. Pyrmont Festival
What could be greater than 15 days of wine, food and art? Take in the country charm of this Mudgee region accompanied by the buzz of Pyrmont’s City centre. This year in addition to lots of food and live entertainment, Pyrmont Festival will be supplying its main lineup of Mudgee wineries yet. If you are not already sold, there will also be over 100 market stalls with plenty of yummy foods and trendy knick-knacks.
After: May 13th — May 27th
Where: Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia
7. Vivid Sydney
The world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney is back. Spend your final autumn nights watching incredible ‘light art’ sculptures, listening to an eclectic assortment of live music and attending interesting talks at this wonderful event.
After: May 25th — June 16th
Where: Sydney, Australia
8. Moonlight Cinema
Australia’s favourite outdoor theatre has set up shop in Sydney’s Centennial Park before the 1st of April. In case you haven’t already, be sure you get down and take a look at the stellar lineup of new films and older favorites. Screenings include Three Billboards Outdoor Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Mamamia, Bridesmaids and many more.
After: Dec 1st — Apr 1st
Where: Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia
9. Twilight At Taronga
James Morrison, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Preatures, James Reyne, these are just a few of the big music acts appearing at this year’s Twilight At Taronga. We would get in fast as tickets to these creature filled concerts are already selling fast. Grab your picnic rug, order your gourmet hamper, and chill out to some basic tunes surrounded by the wildlife.
When: Feb 2nd — Mar 17th
Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert together with the SSO
The latest instalment in the Syndey Opera House’s Harry Potter concert series are the Prisoner of Azkaban. The next Harry Potter movie is going to be display in large def while the Sydney Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score.
When: Apr 19th — Apr 21st
Where: Opera House, Sydney, Australia
11. The Green Quarter
Spend your St Patrick’s day by getting to the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. Brought to you by Guinness the Green Quarter is going to be the cultural hub of all things Irish. There’ll be a lot of entertainment and activities including live music, Irish dance workshops and storytelling.
When: Mar 2nd — Mar 10th
Where: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
12. Kirribilli Art, Design & Fashion Markets
The Kirribilli Markets are the fall destination for all things art, design, food and fashion. What’s not to love about that? Get down to the Burton Street tunnel and have a look at the selection of artisan made products. Or if design and fashion are more your alleys, head over to the Green and Gravel places all while listening to live music and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.
When: Mar 11th
Where: Millions Point, Sydney, Australia
13. Batch Festival
Griffin Theatre is blessing us with batch Festival, a number of the freshest, edgiest and most innovative new shows in Sydney. The iconic Stables platform will probably be taken over by emerging and noteworthy Sydney talent, as well as international acts. With everything from poetry to humor and unconventional performance pieces, Batch Festival guarantees an inspired and eyeopening experience.
After: Apr 11th — Apr 28th
Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Sydney, Australia
14. Party In The Park
After having to cancel last year’s event because of weather, Pary in the Park is back with a leading new lineup and fresh (indoor) place. Come hang out with the likes of Art vs Science, The Creases, Kingswood and so much more while reunite at Luna Park.
When: Mar 24th
Where: Big Top Luna Park, Sydney, Australia
15. Park After Dark
Receive a tent and bring your down sleeping bag for an overnight camping trip in Centennial Park. Enjoy a BBQ while the park rangers introduce to the wonders of the park after dark.
After: May 4th — May 5th
Where: Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia