The best free things to do on the October Long weekend Sydney 2019

October Long Weekend

Free things to do on the October Long weekend 2019 in Sydney

The October Long Weekend has to be one of Sydney’s favourite weekends.

Spring weather has sprung and there are lots of great events to enjoy.

What’s on Across the weekend

Floral Displays

Spring is a fabulous time to get out and explore some of Sydney and NSW’s best gardens:

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the actually world’s largest beer festival! Sydney is starting to celebrate this fun weekend and there a few Oktoberfest celebrations across Sydney this weekend. Unfortunately there aren’t any free ones, but some of these sound pretty good nonetheless:

  • Concordia Club Tempe offers authentic German beer, our famous pretzels, wurst, knuckles and all the trimmings
  • Workers Huberus Club great food, live entertainment, free face painting for the kids, pony rides and more
  • Oktoberfest In Camden will feature performances from Old Dirty Brasstards and No Limit Street Band – both 10 piece drum and brass bands – as well as a variety of other DJs and performers
  • 4 Pines Brewing Co Manly is celebrating with some great food and entertainment

Exhibitions

If art is your thing then why not check out some of the great new exhibitions that are on across Sydney:

Events Across the October Long Weekend

Manly Jazz Festival

Come and enjoy a great weekend of music in the heart of beautiful Manly. There will be a variety of sounds on offer including traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots.

Dates: Saturday 5 Oct – Monday 7 October 2019
Cost:
Free
More info:
northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Food Music Dance Festival, Liverpool

The Food Music Dance Festival is an outdoor International Multicultural Food Festival with live entertainment and exclusive competitions.

Dates: Sunday 6 to Monday 7 October 2019
Cost: All indoor events are ticketed while outdoors is FREE to the general public
More info: nsw.gov.au

Outdoor Cinema on the Green, Coogee Beach Club

Some excellent movies to enjoy with both kids and adults sessions – how good is that! Movies will run from Wednesday 2 October to Monday 7  October with some great shows to see including Moana, Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and The Incredibles.

Dates: Wednesday 2 October to Monday 7 October 2019
Cost: Free
More info: coogeebeachclub.com.au/whats-on/

Lost and Rare Trades Fair, Clarendon

The Lost and Rare Trades Fair is an artisan event that aims to showcase rare artisan skills. Come along and see basket weavers, chair makers, tool and toy makers and much much more.

Dates: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019
Cost: $15.00 early bird ticket
More info: losttradesfair.com.au/

HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves in Rookwood Cemetery. The exhibition invites artists to ponder the notion of history, culture, remembrance and love and allows audiences to witness creative expression hidden throughout Australia’s largest and most historic cemetery.

Dates: 7 September to Monday 7 October 2019
Cost:
Free
More info: hiddeninrookwood.com.au/

Leura Garden Festival

The 55th Leura Garden Festival will feature cool climate spring gardens. The gardens will include new, returning and several old-favourite gardens. Festival proceeds go to the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and other local health-related organisations.

Dates: Saturday 5 to Monday 7 October and Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October 2019
Cost:
Combined ticket: $30.00 (visit ALL Festival gardens), Single garden ticket: $8.00pp. Children 16 and under are free (except Everglades)
More info:
euragardensfestival.com.au/

Sydney Model Railway Exhibition 2019, Sydney Showground

The longest running model railway exhibition in Australia, this 3 day event features model trains from around Australia. Enjoy showcases by the Sydney Tramway Museum, Railway Transport Museum, and the Australian Railway Historical Society. Plus, kids will love the Thomas-the-Tank Engine rides.

Dates: Saturday 5 Oct – Monday 7 October 2019
Cost:
Adults: $18.00, Seniors: $12.00, Kids: $10.00, Family: $45.00
More info:
sydneyshowground.com.au

Play World Australia, Darling Harbour

Made especially for kids ages 5-12, at Play World kids can take part in drumming workshops, learn the tricks to being a Kid Entrepreneur, play with the latest games from Nintendo or perhaps become the next Picasso.

Dates: Saturday 5 October to Sunday 6 October 2019
Cost: Family online ticket $69.95, Kids online ticket: $19.95
More info:  playworldaustralia.com.au

What’s on Friday 4 October 2019

NRL Fan Fest

Celebrate the season at NRL Fan Fest, a dedicated footy festival taking over Sydney’s Martin Place.

Dates: Wednesday October 2 –  Friday October 4 2019
Cost:
Free
More info:
nrl.com/finals/fan-fest/

What’s on Saturday 5 October 2019

Parramatta Scavenge

Come get amongst the local, live music, riverside cleaning and trash trading action. Not only will you help to stop rubbish ending up in our waterway, any litter you pick up, sort and catalogue at the event will become cash that can be used to purchase pre-loved clothing, toys, books and more!

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019
Cost:
Free
More info:
seasidescavenge.org

Long Weekend Vibes at Penrith Homemaker Centre

Join in for the grand opening of Pillow Talk, Kitchen Warehouse, Roni’s Home Depot Christmas Shop and Rose Furniture’s new look store. Enjoy FREE Frozen Yoghurt, FREE balloons, live music, jumping castle, face painting and family entertainment. Plus, say hello to The Edge 96.1 Street Crew on from 11.00am – 2.00pm.

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019
Cost:
Free
More info:
facebook.com/events

What’s on Sunday 6 October 2019

Illawarra Light Railyway Museum

Enjoy a day out at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum. Enjoy a ride on the locomotive ” With Ivanhoe”.

Date: Sunday 5 October 2019
Cost: Single ride: Adult $10.00, Child/Concession $5.00, Children under 3 years old ride free
More info: ilrms.com.au

Sunset Sessions at the Coal Loader

Enjoy locally brewed beer, organic wines, live acoustic music… and of course the whole event series is sustainable. All abilities, kid friendly, dog friendly.

Date: Sunday 6 October 2019
Cost:
Free entry
More info:
northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Ramzat 2019 Garba Night

Food Stalls, prizes and entertainment by the famous Gujarati Singer, Composer and Music Directors.

Date: 6 October 2019
Cost:
Free, registration required
More info:
everi.events

What’s on Monday 7 October 2019

Mamre Homestead Kids Zone, Orchard Hills

Huge family fun day at Mamre House. Gold coin entry will get you access to magic shows, DJ games, hula hoops, unicorns, lawn games and market stalls and food. Activity and rides passes are also available.

Date: Monday 7 October 2019
Cost: Gold coin entry, rides passes additional, early bird passes until 15 September with BIG savings
More info: visitpenrith.com.au

Australiana Pioneer Village

Take a day trip to the Australiana Pioneer Village and remember yesteryear and celebrate the way they did in the 1800s and early 1900s. Bring a Picnic Lunch and Blanket  and join in our Games

Date: Monday 7 October 2019
Cost: Adults: $5.00, School-aged Children: $3.00, Family: $15.00 (2 adults and 2 school aged children), Children under 5 years: Free
More info: theapv.org.au

Still Looking for things to do?

It’s a great time to check out the best Free Gardens in Sydney.

Or why not spend a day in the city exploring the best free things to do in the CBDThe Rocks, Walking the Harbour Bridge and lots more.

Check out our blog for lots more great fun and free things to do in Sydney.

 

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