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10 Top Things to do in Sydney & Eastern Suburbs this Spring 2019

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There is plenty on this Spring in Sydney. Celebrate the days getting warmer with fun events, festivals and shows. Here are our top picks.

 

1. Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios
Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Wednesday 2 October – Sunday 24 November, 2019
Tickets from $80.00 + Booking fee

Cirque Du Soleil returns to Australia with their highly acclaimed show – Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Not to be missed it tells of a late 19th-century world inventor who draws us into his surreal world of steampunk inventions and curious characters.

Cirque Du Soleil Website

 

2. Sydney Good Food Month
Various locations throughout Sydney
Tuesday 1 October – Sunday 31 October, 2019
Tickets from $80.00 + Booking fee

Sydney Good Food Month runs for the whole month of October with an incredible line-up of food experiences including the Sydney Night Noodle markets in Hyde Park from the 11th – 18th October and the popular Let’s Do Lunch event at several top restaurants. Most events are ticketed to get in quick.

Sydney Good Food Website

 

3. Fever-Tree Gin and Tonic Festival
Centennial Parklands
Friday 27 September – Sunday 29 Sept
Tickets $65.00 + Booking fee

This has to be the ultimate Gin & Tonic experience. With over 30 local and international distillers showcasing their favourite drop combined with acclaimed food , music and fun for the whole family in the Rose Garden at Centennial Park, the perfect backdrop!

Fever-Tree Gin and Tonic Festival Website

 

4. The Art of Banksy
Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Friday 13th September to Sunday 13th October
Tickets $40.00

Don’t miss the world’s largest touring collection of Banksy’s works, showcasing 80 original works associated with, arguably, the most intriguing and talked-about artist in modern history.

The Art of Banksy Website

 

5. Pyrmont Festival
Pirrama Park, Pyrmont
Saturday 28 September & Sunday 29 September 2019
Free event

Back again for its ninth year, this fabulous two day harbourside festival showcases the best of regional produce with over 100 stalls selling food, wine and art. Located in harbourside Pirrama Park, get together with friends, enjoy the great food in this idyllic location.

Pyrmont Festival Website

 

 

6. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Sydney Opera House
Saturday 28 September – Saturday 12 October, 2019
Tickets from $29.00 + Booking fee.

One for the kids these school holidays. This widely acclaimed dinosaur show journeys back in time so you can discover what it’s like to be up close and personal with giant carnivores and herbivores.  Fun for children and adults alike.

Erths Dinosaur Zoo Website

 

7. MindBodySpirit Festival
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
Thursday 17 October – Sunday 20 October, 2019
FREE with online registration

The MindBodySpirit Festival is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event. There are over 200 exhibitors offering holistic therapies, psychic readings, body pampering, meditation, herbal products, gift ideas, health foods, music, performances and more. A great day out and for the first time, entrance is now free.

MindBodySpirit Festival Website

 

 

8. Playworld
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
Saturday 5 October – Sunday 6 October, 2019
Tickets from $19.95

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays at Play World Australia is a two-day epic kids event! From games to robots, toys & craft, some of the biggest toy brands have created some amazing play experiences. Meet your favourite cartoon characters, and take part in workshops, join in on a dance or ninja training lesson and even learn how to code. Joining presenting partner Nintendo this October are LEGO®, SpongeBob SquarePants, Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears, WWE, Foxtel, Spotlight, Kids Helpline, PCYC and so many more!

Playworld Website

 

9. Spring Walk
Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Throughout October
FREE

The Spring Walk is an annual highlight for the Royal Botanic Gardens since it began in 160 years ago. The gardens have 20 Jacaranda trees which will begin blossoming with their distinctive purple flowers in October. The oldest Jacaranda tree in Australia can be found here  as well as a rare white variety. With all the many flowers in full bloom the gardens will be filled with colour, wonderful perfume and shapes of Spring time.

Royal Botanic Gardens Website

 

10. Sydney Rides
Various locations throughout Sydney
Until Saturday 30 November 2019
Prices on website

The Sydney Rides annual bicycle festival is back again celebrating everything on two-wheels. There are 32 bicycle events in various locations covering cycling courses, family-friendly activities, photographic exhibitions and sporting events for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Festival highlights include the Spring Cycle on 13th October where you can join over 10,000 cyclists for the ultimate fun ride with various distance options, all that go over a traffic free harbour bridge and The Big Adventure on 9th November, a free family event that takes over Sydney Park with BMX shows, unicycle ballets, rock climbing, parkour, food trucks and much more.

Sydney Rides Website