Free things to do in Sydney this weekend – 7 & 8 September 2019

Things to do in Sydney this weekend

The Festival of the Winds is one of the best things to do in Sydney this weekend

Spring has sprung!

And to celebrate a whole lot of amazing events are happening this weekend.

The Sydney Fringe Festival kicks off, you can enjoy cultural delights at the Cabramatta Moon Festival or head down to Bondi for the Festival of the Winds.

Don’t forget the amazing paper daisy display at the Australian Botanic Garden or the end of the daffodil Display at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. And Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open for another two weekends!

Read on to find out about these and all the other great and free things to do in Sydney this weekend.

Free things to do in Sydney across the weekend

Sydney Fringe Festival

This huge arts festival will run from 1 to 30 September, with five hubs of activity happening right across Sydney. The program is huge and jam packed full of excellent shows, talks and performances. This year The Rocks is host to a great program of events, with excellent FREE entertainment running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival.
Cost: Various
More info: https://sydneyfringe.com/

Westfield Taste Shop Play Weekend

Head to your local Westfield this weekend for a line up of FREE entertainment to enjoy – including wine bars, kid’s craft, beauty stations, bonus giveaways and more.
Cost: Free and paid events
More info: https://www.westfield.com.au/tasteshopplay

Manly Arts Festival

Celebrate some of the best of Australian Art at the Manly Arts Festival. See exhibitions, theatre, film and events, Hear music, talks and tours, and Play art, music and literary workshops, plus creative learning opportunities to explore and enjoy.  You’ll also get to enjoy Artist Open Studios on the Open Studio Weekend – 14 & 15 September.
Cost: Various
More info: www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/manly-arts-festival

Sedition 2019

Sedition Festival 2019 is a celebration of public art and protest in the 1970s — a compelling, immersive art event focused on the Sydney underground. Make sure to get to the free exhibition at the State Library.
Cost: Various
More info: https://www.facebook.com/sedition2019/

Romans Hot Rod Car Show Kiama

Come along and enjoy the 7th annual Kiama Hot Rod Run on 6 – 8 September 2019. The highlight Show and Shine event will be at Black Beach Park, Kiama on Sunday morning 8 September from 9.00am. Come and check out the hot rods, custom and classic cars.
Cost: Free entry, donations to Kiama Lions Club appreciated
More info: https://kiama.com.au/romans-hot-rod-association

Saturday 7 September 2019

Emerge Festival StreetFair Chatswood

StreetFair, the North Shore’s biggest street party, returns for its 22nd year on Saturday 7 September in Chatswood. The flagship event of the Emerge Festival, the Chatswood CBD will spring to life in a sea of colour as over 800 people show off their cultures, costumes and style as they march, dance and perform in the annual street parade from 10.30am.
Cost: Free
More info: http://emergefestival.com.au/streetfair/

Strathfield Spring Festival

Bloom into spring and enjoy a day of family fun at Strathfield Park. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy with live entertainment, carnival rides, petting zoo, ponies, market stalls and delicious food!
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.strathfieldevents.nsw.gov.au/strathfield-spring-festival/

Beat the Blue

“Beat The Blue” pits Highway Patrol Officers against members of the general public in a specially designed and controlled racing circuit. It’s going to be a massive day, with a Show & Shine presentation before the big event.
Cost: free for spectators, and all money raised through entry fees, merchandise sales, and raffle tickets is going to our Police Family
More info: www.policelegacynsw.org.au/events/beat-the-blue/

St Mary’s Spring Festival

Enjoy three stages of entertainment, a grand parade and over 200 unique market stalls.
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.visitpenrith.com.au/events/festivals/st-marys-spring-festival

Sweet Vibes Festival Tuggerah Westfield

As part of the Taste Shop Play Weekend why not head north and take part in the Sweet Vibes Festival at Tuggerah. Enjoy face painting and balloon bending and get some insta-worthy photos with LED Robots and Hula Illumination. Plus there’ll be lots of vendors selling some sweet, sweet sweets!
Cost: Free
More info: https://www.westfield.com.au/tuggerah/sweet-vibes

Parklands Food Fest

For your next Latin love affair (with food of course) head down to Parklands Food Fest 2019. Enjoy some great food and be entertained by celebrity chefs Miguel Maestre and Anna Polyviou on the Kitchen Stage.
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.westernsydneyparklands.com.au/parklands-food-fest

Secret Garden Spring Fair, Richmond

The Secret Garden and Nursery Spring Fair will feature live music from local musicians, pony rides, children’s activities and farmyard animals. Enjoy an array of market and food stalls.
Cost: $2.00 entry
More info: https://www.myopengarden.com.au/openGarden

Sunday 8 September 2019

Festival of the Winds Bondi

Free fun filled day on iconic Bondi Beach! It’s not to be missed being one of the largest and best known kite festivals in the world!
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.waverley.nsw.gov.au/festival_of_the_winds

Cabramatta Moon Festival

One of Sydney’s best and biggest cultural festivals and an amazing things to do in Sydney this weekend, the Cabramatta Moon Festival returns this year with an expected 90,000 people to attend. Come along and enjoy street food stalls, live entertainment, rides, fireworks and an amazing atmosphere.
Cost: Free entry
More info:
www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/

Camden Picnic in the Park

Head on down to Camden’s historic Macarthur Park on Sunday 8 September 2019 for a great family day out! Bring a picnic and enjoy live acoustic entertainment and delicious food from some great food stalls.
Cost: Free
More  info: www.camden.nsw.gov.au/picnic-in-the-park/

Let’s Go Greek Festival Parramatta

Head down to Parramatta and enjoy amazing Greek food, music, dancing, market stalls and carnival rides!
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation
More info: www.letsgogreekfestival.com.au/

St Ives Food and Wine Festival

Rotary Club of St Ives is holding the St Ives Food and Wine Festival on Sunday 8 September on the beautiful St Ives Village Green (behind St Ives Shopping Village). We have over 30 international food stalls, over 20 wonderful vineyards (including craft beer an a distillery), over 30 stunning boutique lifestyle stalls, live music and numerous fun rides and activities for children.
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry
More info: https://www.stivesfoodandwine.com/

Koala Fest Hawkesbury

Koala Fest Hawkesbury provides a platform for organisations to show the community what great work they do to help koalas and their natural environment while inviting the community along to work with them to save the koala!  The day will include a free tree giveaway, wildlife show, kids activities, koala sniffer dog demonstration, the famous “Compootition”, live entertainment, raffles with great prizes and so much more!
Cost: Free entry
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/

The NSW SES Fleet Launch and Family Fun Day, Seven Hills

Come and celebrate this FREE event with the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) as they launch their new emergency fleet. See the tools, skills and equipment NSW SES volunteers use to save lives and protect communities. FREE BBQ.
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/sunday-fun-day/

Swain Gardens Open Day, Killara

Celebrate the start of spring at the free Open Day at Swain Gardens. A rare hidden gem nestled within the heart of Killara, enjoy spring flowers, lovely sheltered walks, live music and see recent improvements to the gardens.
Cost: Free
More info: www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Swain_Gardens_Open_Day_2019

Stony Range Spring Fair, Dee Why

Stony Range is a fabulous spot to visit, Head on down to enjoy their Spring Fair and you’ll be able to take part in native plant sales and advice plus displays, children’s activities, live native animals, walks, music, sculptures, photography displays, BBQ and coffee shop.
Cost: Free entry
More info: www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/stony-range-back-to-bush-spring-festival

 

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