15 Fun Things to do in Sydney in Spring 2017


Because spring is here sydneysiders rejoice. After what felt like the longest (and coldest) winter in history, it is finally time to come out of hibernation and adopt the warmer months beforehand. From exhibitions to festivals, Sydney in spring is all about observing culture and experiencing new things. Let us simply say, Sydney is definitely in full spring.

2. Sydney Spring Carnival

It would not be spring up in Sydney without heading into the races at least one time throughout the season. Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens will display an incredible ten months of Spring Carnival, just located in Sydney. This spring, you will find ten weeks of high tier thoroughbred racing which are completed with a buzzing social scene, stunning style and world class hospitality, and of course a $23 million prize pool up for grabs. What more could you desire? So go on, grab your hats!

When: See website

Time: See site

Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney and Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney


3. Darling Harbour Fireworks

Just because it’s not New Year’s Eve, doesn’t mean we can not like a fantastic fireworks display at Sydney Harbour. Head down to Darling Harbour on a Saturday night, and you will be treated to a dazzling screen as fireworks light up the night’s sky.

After: Every Saturday in September and October 

Time: From 8.30pm

Where: Darling Harbour


4. Sydney Fringe Festival

Currently in its eighth year, Sydney Fringe Festival is back again for 2017. This year, the festival will probably awaken the city’s nightlife, reviving a number of your favorite old haunts and places in addition to triggering new precincts. Think nights of music command, comedy acts and theatre shows, to provide you that dose of culture you’ve been hanging out for all winter. Occurring throughout September, Sydney Fringe is your chance to take in the best cultural offerings of the city.

After: 1 September — 30 September

Time: See website

Where: Various venues across Sydney


5. Spring Night Markets

The Night Market returns this spring, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever. Carriageworks will change into a total food mecca, with tasty offerings from over 50 booth holders who are sure to warm up your taste buds. Showcasing the best food and wine Sydney and regional NSW has to offer. Including a number of the Very Best in the business, such as Archie Rose, Billy Kwong, Porteno, The Pines Kiama and Young Henry’s Brewing Co..

After: 3 September

Time: 5pm — 10pm

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh


6. TAG Heuer Globetrotter

TAG Heuer is celebrating more than 150 decades of history by bringing together 400 bits for an unprecedented display. Held in 10 different cities throughout the world, the events are a first time collaboration between the Swiss watch brand and its collectors to showcase the new legendary heritage. In the 16th to the 30th September, collectors, lovers of this brand and people that are simply curious are going to have the ability to discover unique pieces out of the brand’s history. Each city will have a specific theme within the display, with Sydney’s being multi sports. As a top worldwide boutique, TAG Heuer Sydney will feature centrepiece that the 1957 ‘Ring Master’ centrepiece at the Sydney exhibition.

After: 16 September — 30 September

Time: See site

Where: See site


7. Good Food Month

Good Food Month is the world’s biggest (and best!) Food festival. The Sydney division takes place this October with its much-loved Night Noodle Markets on in the 5th to the 22nd of October. So, grab some friends and get right down to enjoy some delicious meals served up having an even greater setting.

After: See site

Time: See website

Where: Various venues across Sydney


8. Sculptures By The Sea

See Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach and surrounding areas transformed into an outdoor art exhibition at Sculpture by the Sea that this October. The yearly event, which turns 21 this season, treats guests to a temporary sculpture park with over 100 incredible works from local and international artists along the gorgeous coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach. Not to be missed.

After: 19 October — 5 November

Time: Each day

Where: Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach


9. Sydney Beer Week

If you like beer, then the Sydney Beer Week is one event you don’t want to miss out. Here, you will find over 75 venues purely dedicated to the frothy drink. Taste new and unique brews, take part in beer-fuelled feasts, fulfill particular international guests and attend a course or two, throughout this jam-packed week.


After: 20 October — 29 October

Time: See site

Where: Various locations around Sydney


10. Cabramatta Moon Festival

Cabramatta Moon Festival is one of Sydney’s biggest and cleverest South East Asian cultural parties. For the event, Cabramatta CBD is going to be transformed into an entertainment center, and the streets come alive with a range of color, action and culinary delights, finishing with a colourful fireworks display at 8 pm. Eat deliciously diverse foods and take in excellent cultural performances since you roam this fantastic event. Not to mention, this season Dami Im is the festival headline act, performing some of her newest hits. The Cabramatta Moon Festival has something for everybody.

When: 24 September

Time: 9am — 8pm

Where: Cabramatta CBD


11. Festival of the Winds

The heavens above Sydney’s most famous beach, Bondi will come alive for the 39th time at the yearly Festival of the Winds. This unbelievable event sees many Australian and international kite flyers show off their amazing creations and skills over the sands of Bondi Beach. When your focus is not captivated by what is above your head, make your way to the main stage for performances or check out the fantastic food stalls available.

When: 10 September

Time: 11am — 4pm

Where: Bondi Beach


12. Sydney Contemporary

For the third time Sydney’s biggest modern art fair is returning this season to Carriageworks using a larger and better application of talks, shows, performances and works. The annual event will have over 90 galleries from here and overseas in tow. This season’s event will open with a massive night of performance, music, food and art with live sets by Marcus Whale (of Collarbones) and visual artists-slash-musicians Ginger as well as The Ghost. You can’t afford to miss this.

When: 7 September — 10 September

Time: See site

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh


13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film With Live Score

Relive the magic of Harry Potter in high definition on a giant screen in the Sydney Opera House, but with a soundtrack like none other. During the movie, Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score to make it an experience like none other.

After: 4 October — 7 October

Time: See site

Where: Sydney Opera House


14. Listen Out Festival

Didn’t get to Coachella this year? Well, do not worry because you can grab a number of your favourite artists that performed in this year’s event at Sydney’s Listen Out festival. Catch acts such as Future, Jai Wolf, Mac Miller, What Not, as well as Bryson Tiller, PNAU and Duke Dumont. The top dance music festival will be held at iconic Centennial Park place, giving you plenty of space to dance up a storm.

After: 30 September

Time: 11 am

Where: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park


15. Spark Festival

Are you a startup or entrepreneur looking for some inspiration? Well, look no farther than Spark Festival. It is a ten-day program covering all phases of the startup travel, from thought to incubation, acceleration, investment and exit. This event runs through October and inspires startups and entrepreneurs directly across Sydney. Meetups, mixers and socials, Hackathons, create-a-thons, workshops and much more.


After: 13 October — 22 October

Time: 9am — 6pm

Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney


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