The 7 Hottest Events You Won't Want to Miss this Spring

Discover the Newest Events in Sydney, Australia this Spring

Australia’s most iconic city, Sydney is known for its urban chic, world-class seafood, and unmistakable skyline. Its attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, and Sydney Harbour Bridge are universally recognised around the world.

Planning to visit Sydney in springtime, from September to November? Party and play like a Sydneysider! Here are 7 Sydney events and festivals happening close to PARKROYAL Darling Harbour that you must try to catch.

1. Be Thrilled by the NRL Grand Final in Sydney—the Sporting Event of the Year

Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia                                                  
Phone Number
+61 2 8765 2000
Event Details
1 October 2017, entertainment starts 6:30pm

You haven’t experienced Australia if you’ve not seen a footy match in all its adrenaline-pumping glory. The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Sydney is the culmination of a blood-and-tears battle involving 16 teams jostling for the coveted Provan-Summons Trophy.

Hailed as the most entertaining and exhilarating Aussie sporting spectacle, don't miss your chance to catch the rugby league’s pinnacle event on Sunday, 1 October 2017, at ANZ Stadium! 

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2. Go Bohemian with Music, Food and Performance at Lost Picnic

The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney 2000                                                                
Event Details
15 October 2017, noon to 8:00pm 


Come Sunday, 15 October, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens will be filled with merry revellers soaking up the sun, tunes, and a gourmet picnic spread. They will look all but lost at Lost Picnic

This year’s line-up includes juicy acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Beatle Boys with George Ellis, and the Australian Symphony Orchestra. You can also catch musicians Montaigne, Sarah Blasko, The Teskey Brothers, and All Our Exes Live in Texas. Get ready for the biggest and most exciting Bohemian Sydney event of the year.

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3. Be Awed by Art at the Sydney Fringe Festival

Event Details
Various locations and timings                                                                                                                                   

Fancy something bold and exuberant?

The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in New South Wales with events spread across the city. Happening throughout the month of September, the Sydney festival celebrates diversity and independence, and showcases the creative offerings of the city’s local artists, makers and performers – especially those previously undiscovered and under the radar. 

Harry Potter fans, be sure to catch Unplotted Potter to relish some seriously improvised fan fiction theatre. Or check out the up-and-coming comedy acts at the Kensington Street Festival Village.

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4. Be Dazzled over a 9-Course Dinner by El' Circo

Slide, 41 Oxford Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 (Between Pelican Street and Brisbane Street)                
Event Details
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays till New Year’s Eve: 7:00pm to 11:30pm

El’ Circo is not your typical circus act. It is a visual and gustatory feast combining an intimate setting of circus and Parisian-style cabaret accompanied by a 9-course degustation dinner.

Get set to be entranced by a host of stunning aerial twists, unique comedy acts, and pole dance performances as El’ Circo brings the concept of dinner theatre to a whole new level.

El’ Circo is running till the end of 2017 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at events destination Slide.

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5. Hold On To Your Hat at the Sydney Spring Carnival

Royal Randwick Racecourse: Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia                                                
Phone Number
1300 729 668
Opening Hours
Various race days and locations

It’s filly season, so get ready your fancy hats, fascinators, and racing outfits!

The Sydney Spring Carnival is the best-dressed event of the year. Some of the key races to look out for are TAB Epsom Day on 29 September 2017, Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day on 7 October 2017, and The Everest on 14 October 2017.

Remember, your ticket to the races includes complimentary travel on public transport to and from the event, including rail, bus, and ferry services.

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6. Experience Sydney’s Iconic Landmarks on Two Wheels

15 October 2017, various timings                                                                                                                                                     

If walking around Sydney’s twinkling harbour proves too tame for you, get on two wheels instead.

The Sydney Spring Cycle will take you places that you can’t drive through in a car - Sydney Harbour Bridge’s main deck, Cahill Expressway and the historic Rocks area. Check out the 10 km Sydney City Ride or the brand new 16 km River Ride, which will take you along Parramatta River.

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7. Swoon To A Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise

Departs Darling Harbour (Cockle Bay) or Circular Quay                                                   
Phone Number
1800 326 822
Departure Time
From September to December, daily. Departure time varies. (Click here for departure timings)

Sydney’s sparkling harbour needs little introduction. Combine the iconic gems of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House with a dazzling Spring sunset, and you’ll end up with views that are stupendously gorgeous. If you’re hoping to create some romantic moments, the 45-minute Sydney Harbour Sunset Cruise will provide the perfect backdrop.

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