Free Sydney events this Weekend – 3 & 4 August 2019
Free Sydney events this weekend – 3& 4 August, 2019 Photo by Aaron Burden
The final month of winter is upon us!
There are some great Sydney events to enjoy this weekend including art exhibitions, creative trails and some great festivals! Enjoy a family day at the Horses Birthday, Wollondilly FishIn, Kite Flying or free Lego Workshop.
Or if you are after something community minded head on down to the Living Heritage Festival or participate in the Refugee Camp in My Neighbourhood experience.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August
Creative Trails Weekend, Inner West Council
What: Discover where art is made in the Inner West and explore hidden artists’ studios, independent galleries and quirky artist run initiatives.
Where: Check out the map for locations
More info: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/lcreative-trails
Free Tours: www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/creative-trails-tours
Wild Thing Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden
What: A wild and wonderful exhibition of creatures great and small that inhabit the Botanic Gardens.
Where: Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
More info: www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/Wild-Thing
Art in the Park, Bobbin Head
What: discover artworks lovingly created by local artists. Each artwork celebrates the beautiful sandstone landscapes of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and surrounds, as well as the wildlife that inhabit it.
Where: Bobbin Head Information Centre at Bobbin Inn
Cost: Free entry, $12.00 car entry
More info: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/art-in-the-park-bobbin-head
Refugee Camp in my Neighborhood – Family Friendly Tours
What: The Refugee Camp in my Neighbourhood is a simulated refugee camp situated in the grounds of the Auburn Centre. It will run from Monday 29 July – Friday August 2019 . It aims to raise awareness about human rights and celebrate the contributions refugees make in our local community.
Where: Auburn Community Centre, 44A Macquarie Road, Auburn NSW 2144
Cost: Free, bookings essential
More info: refugeecampauburn.com.au/
FiSHiN Wollondilly 2019
What: Family fishing event to raise funds for the Local Community Pantry
Where: Wollondilly Leisure Centre, 434 Argyle St, Picton NSW 2571
Cost: $20.00 per fishing station
More info: www.wclc.com.au/event/fishin/
Saturday 3 August
Cook Island Day Australia Festival
What: A Fantastic family event filled with spectacular entertainment, arts & craft, delicious cultural food. Cook Islands workshop.
Where: Wyatt Park, Lidcombe, NSW 2141
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.facebook.com/events/wyatt-park/cook-islands-day-festival/322960065313738/
Free Microchipping, Blacktown Animal Holding Facility
What: If you love your pets then Microchip them. It’s FREE to Blacktown Council Residents. There is a limit of 2 Free Microchips per household. Cat and Dog Microchipping for non Blacktown residents is $15 per animal. Bunnies, Guinea Pigs and Ferret Microchipping is $20 per animal
Where: Blacktown Animal Holding Facility, 415 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown NSW 2148
Cost: Free for residents, $15.00 for non residents
More info: www.facebook.com/events/671538603270347/
Discovering women artists in 16th and 17th-century Italy
What: Join in for a lecture by Dr Kathleen Olive on women artists in history
Where: Sydney University, General Lecture Theatre, Quadrangle
More info: https://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/discovering-women-artists-in-16th-and-17th-century-italy
Sunday 4 August
Australiana Pioneer Village, Horses Birthday Celebration
What: Celebrate the Horse’s Birthday! Enjoy shows, demonstration riding, different horses and donkeys to look at, have a Pony Ride or go on a Horse and Cart Ride.
Where: 10 Rose Street, Wilberforce NSW 2756
Cost: Adults $5.00, School-aged Children $3.00, family $15.00 (2 adults and 2 school aged children), children under 5 years are free
More info: theapv.org.au/village/
Living Heritage Festival
What: For the first time, leading historians, heritage experts and community influencers will be brought together for a fantastic day-long festival at Tempe House. This jam-packed, interactive festival will celebrate the forgotten crafts of the past and the heritage skills of the tomorrow.
Where: Tempe House, 1 Princes Hwy, Arncliffe NSW 2205
Cost: $10.00, children under 12 are free
More info: www.hha.net.au/festival
United Indians Association Mateship Fair
What: Celebrating 25 years of UIA in the Community this full-day event has lots of fun and entertainment activities.
Where: Parramatta River, near Barry Wilde Bridge
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/events/uia-mateship-fair
Kite Flying Day
What: Come and enjoy the annual Kite Flying Day at The Ponds. All welcome and free kites are available.
Where: Pebble Crescent Park, The Ponds (behind The Ponds Community Hub / Shopping Centre).
More info: www.newhope.family/calendar/2018/5/2/kite-flying-wyc4j
SAFAL Fest 2019: Fine Arts Exhibition
What: Immerse yourself in dances, poetry, art and music. Launched by ASAF, the purpose of this event is to increase public awareness of South Asian culture through arts.
Where: Brush Farm, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood NSW 2122
Cost: Free entry for audience members to the Fine Arts Exhibition
More info: https://www.safalfest.com/tickets
Free Kids Lego Workshop, Blacktown Workers Sports Club
What: Free lego workshop for kids
Where: Blacktown Workers Sports Club, 170 Reservoir Road, Blacktown NSW 2148
More info: www.facebook.com/events/2486623208048988/
August mini-train running day at Wascoe Siding, Blaxland
What: Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains will be running, subject to the weather (rain).
Where: 15 Grahame Street, Blaxland NSW 2774
Cost: $4.00 per train ride
More info: infobluemountains.net.au/rail/wascoe/
Garden Lovers Shopping Party
What: Exclusive specials, lucky door prize, free sausage sizzle and activities for the kids.
Where: All Flower Power Centres
More info: www.flowerpower.com.au/events