Free Sydney events this weekend – 17 & 18 August 2019

Free events in Sydney August 17 & 18 2019

The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the excellent Free Sydney events this weekend – 17 & 18 August 2019

Spring is tantalisingly close!

But luckily we are once again blessed with some fabulous and free Sydney events this weekend.

The Sydney Science Festival is wrapping up. The Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off along with a baby fair, youth disco and some great family fairs.

And let’s not forget FREE entry this weekend to the Powerhouse Museum.

Across the weekend

Sydney Science Festival

The Sydney Science Festival finishes this weekend. There are some great events on including:

  • Kids go free at Taronga Zoo: on Saturday 17th August kids get free entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Gondwana Garden at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah: take a trip through time to the land of Gondwana and discover whole new world.
  • Living Laboratory at the Royal Botanic Gardens: a free one-day outdoor festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney celebrating all things science.
  • Innovation Games, at Giants Stadium: enjoy drone simulations, Big Science shows, wildlife demonstrations, skate science and more!

Where: various venues across Sydney, check program for full details
Cost: Free and paid events

Cherry Blossom Festival

One of Sydney’s best annual events, the Cherry Blossom Festival is not to be missed!! This weekend is the opening weekend, with the event running until 25 August 2019.There are different themes for each day so make sure to check the program for full details.

Where: Auburn Botanic Gardens,
Cost: $10.00, kids under 16 free, local Council residents are free
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Free Museum weekend at Powerhouse Museum

Tickets are still available to the free museum weekend at the Powerhouse Museum.

Please note: allocation to the Australian Museum free weekend has been exhausted

Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Cost: Free
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Saturday 17 August 2019

Feel the Beat Youth Festival

Campbelltown Council in conjunction with The Disability Trust will host Campbelltown’s first ever inclusive and accessible youth music event. There will be live entertainment on stage with loads of free activities to do including tattoo spraying, henna tattoos, photo booth, flower crown making and more!

Where: The Cube, 20-22 Camden Road, Campbelltown 2560
Cost: $10.00
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One Fine Baby, Baby Fair

This FREE two-day event brings together more than 100 baby and kid brands and services. Enjoy the atmosphere, with show specials, competitions and giveaways. There will also be craft activities, play areas and entertainment as well as delicious food and coffee.

Where: Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park NSW
Cost: Free
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Picnic Under the Stars, The Australian Botanic Garden

Enjoy a very special picnic under the stars! The Macarthur Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes for you to peer into and local astronomers will explain what you can see in the wide sky over the the beautiful garden.

Where: Lakeside Lawn, 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan NSW 2567
Cost: $15.00, kids under 5 free
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Tour the Museum of Human Disease

Not one for the squeamish, but why not come along for a tour of the Museum of Human Disease. There will be a 20-minute tour of their collection of diseased human specimens including HIV/AIDs, cancer, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, genetic diseases and the effects of drugs.

Where: Museum of Human Disease, Sydney, NSW 2052
Cost: Free
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Sunday 18 August 2019

Ferragosto Italian Festival

Spend a day exploring the best of Italian food, culture and entertainment.

Where: Great North Road, Five Dock NSW 2046
Cost: Free
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Rouse Hill House & Farm Family Fair

Bring the family along to Rouse Hill House & Farm for a day of fun and nostalgia on Sunday 18 August. Enjoy farm animal encounters, creative art activities, vintage games, a pop-up library with story book readings, music performances and more.

Where: Rouse Hill House and Farm,
Cost: General $8.00, member $6.00, Family (4 people) $25.00, member family (4 people) $20.00, children under 2 are free
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