Sydney Harbour bridge, viewed from The Rocks at sunset

What’s on in Sydney this Spring

Sydney Harbour bridge, viewed from The Rocks at sunset
With so much to do, Sydney puts the spring into Spring

Take your pick and enjoy yourself

Ah Sydney, there’s no place like home and there’s no place better to be in Springtime. The mornings and evenings are warming up, the birds are singing. Plus, judging by the temperatures this winter, it’ll be warm enough to enjoy before the Summer heat kicks in.

Sydney seems to be springing into the new season with lots of things to do. Here are our favourite picks but there are even more to discover:

Luna Park, rooftop cinema
When: 7-30 September
Where: Luna Park

Watch anything from Spiderman to Beauty and The Beast, and all in-between. This is a totally immersive cinema experience. You’ll watch whilst wearing noise-cancelling wireless headphones, surrounded by views of the Harbour. This sounds like the perfect way to welcome in those warm evenings. Read more about it.

Sydney Fringe Festival
When: 1-30 September
Where: Various events across Sydney

Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. Now in its 8th year, it digs deep to find and highlight the creative heart of Sydney. Visit undiscovered parts of the city, discover new and exciting creative-offerings, visit a new venue or secret bar. Find out more.

Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival
When: Until 1 October
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville

This will be the seventh year this has run alongside the Fringe Festival. It’ a mini comedy festival, offering a night of comedy at a VERY affordable price. Find out more.


Fair Farmers Market
When: Every Sunday
Where: Randwick Racecourse

This is a hub of ethically produced, sustainably sourced produce, with 10% of every sale going towards Oz Harvest – a charity which feeds millions living in hunger and insecurity. Everything you buy here will be a cleanse of your conscious and tastes decidedly delicious. Learn more.


Outdoor art in Sydney
When: September – November
Where: Various locations

Spring time is when Sydney displays its best outdoor art. Sculpture by the Sea is the most famous, but there are many more wonderfully eye-catching opportunities. Find out where.

Big bike day
When: Sun 24 SeptemberWhere: War Memorial Park, 39-73 Moore St, Leichhardt

Celebrate cycling at the annual festival of bikes. It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid cycler or just someone who likes to peddle every now and then. This is a wonderful day for all ages and best of all, it’s free. That includes lunch, refreshments and Serendipity Ice-Cream. We’re sold! See you there 😉



Sydney underground film festival
When: 14-17 September
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville


Visit Sydney’s leading festival for cult and underground films. This year’s program is HUGE and well worth a visit. Learn more.


Queer screen film fest 2017
When: 19 – 24 September
Where: Event Cinemas, George Street or Sydney Park

A celebration of the LGBTIQ filmmakers, delivering the latest movies to Sydney screens. Find out more


Lavazza Italian festival
When: 12 Sept – 8 Oct
Where: Paddington and Leichhardt

A festival dedicated to Italian cinema, presenting the best new contemporary Italian cinema and most cherished classics on the big screen. Learn more.


Surry Hills festival
When: From 23 September
Where: Surry Hills

2017 will see a three-week Double Take – projection and pop up arts festival. With delicious food by local eateries, a themed picnic, live music stage, performance and lots of art and design installations there’s something for everyone. There’s even guided tours, creative programs and workshop for the kids, so all ages are welcome. Go there.