What's on in October and November

Sydney Metropolitan

Sydney Night Noodle Markets | Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney | 11-18 October

As part of the Good Food Month, the annual Sydney Night Noodle Markets is back at Hyde Park, featuring more than 40 mouth-watering Asian food vendors. Expect a good night and wide variety of cuisines from stalls such as Mr Bao, Grumpy G’s Kitchen, Donburi station and Black Star Pastry.

The markets are also cash-free which means less time queuing and more time chewing.

This is a great way to experience vibrant culture and eat delicious food with friends and family.

Sculpture by the Sea | Bondi Beach | 24 October-10 November

Now in its 23rd year, Sculpture by the Sea is one of Sydney’s most iconic arts events. This free art exhibition transforms the coastline, showcasing local and international artists. The exhibit follows the popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and stretches 2km to Tamarama Beach.

Make sure to check out the 100 strange yet stunning installations at the world’s largest free public sculpture exhibition before it’s too late!

The event has a key focus on accessibility, with tactile tours available for people with diverse abilities.


Mu Boyan’s Horizon - Sculpture by the Sea 2018

Plan your walk at their website.

Parramatta Lanes | Parramatta CBD | 15 – 18 October

Venture through the hidden lanes of Parramatta and immerse yourself in food, art and music as you turn through every corner.

With 12 themed laneways and hideaways, Parramatta Lanes Festival combines over 40 food stalls, live music and cutting-edge art installations to create a vibrant and lively atmosphere for people from all walks of life to enjoy.

The festival also commits to being eco-friendly through the inclusion of bike valet and the use of reusable cups.

To learn more about all you can see and do, visit their website.


School of Rock – The Musical | Capitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney | 8 November – 11 January

The School of Rock is back to teach rock ‘n’ roll to the world. Beginning in November, Capitol Theatre will play host Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and London Smash hit, recreating the Movie, School of Rock as a Musical.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn some cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, his rock ‘n’ roll instincts kick in as he turns his class of straight A students into a pumping rock band. Can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and headmistress finding out?

Grab your tickets to this irresistible new musical by visiting Ticketmaster.

Newtown Festival | Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown | 10 November

Head down the funky inner-west of Sydney and enjoy a full day of music, art, food, markets and animal friends. This event is run primarily as a fundraiser for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) to support disadvantaged groups, such as people facing homelessness, suffering from mental illness or those from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

The event also has a key focus on sustainability. By partnering with the Sydney Sustainability Centre, Newtown Festival goes all out by using green energy sources, banning plastic and supplying reusable items, and hosting several sustainable living workshops.

Newtown Festival caters to everyone – and hosts a whole range of activities, from dance parties for those down to boogie, to writer’s tents, where bookworms can get together and talk shop about politics, history or fiction. Not to mention there is dog show!

Head on over to their website to learn more about what you can expect on this fun-filled day.


Regional NSW

Rose Spectacular | Hunter Valley Gardens | 12 October – 10 November

Nothing screams out spring more than a fresh bloom of roses – treat yourself to a sensory explosion of fragrance and colour at Hunter Valley Gardens, Australia’s largest display garden.

The amazing site constitutes 125 rose varieties and a total of 35,000 rose bushes across the property!

If you’re a fan of the floral make sure to grab some tickets by visiting their website.


Griffith Spring Fest – Citrus Sculptures | Griffith | 13 - 27 October

Citrus sculptures – yes you read that right. Between 13 and 27 October, Griffith puts on a show with a display of more than 70 three dimensional sculptures made entirely out of citrus fruits.

Every year 700 volunteers belonging to local schools, service clubs, community groups and multi-national companies, come together to bring these sculptures to life using 100,000 oranges!

Entrance to the festival is free, so make sure you head down and have a look at these wild and whacky citrus sculptures whilst they’re still standing.

This is the marquee event belonging to the broader Griffith spring fest – which also includes open gardens, multicultural festivals and a Launch party!

To find out more about his peculiar event head to their website.


Sand and Sea Festival | Shoalhaven | 25 October – 27 October

Get your swimming trunks out and head down to Huskisson Beach on the beautiful South Coast this spring.

Between October 25 and 27, Jervis Bay plays host to Australia’s largest multisport sand and sea festival. Events and activities include paddling, ocean swimming, beach water polo, beach netball, sand sculpting and family fun activities.

To find out more and plan your trip to Huskisson town head to their website.



Sydney Metropolitan

Sydney Night Noodle Markets | Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney | 11-18 October

As part of the Good Food Month, the annual Sydney Night Noodle Markets is back at Hyde Park, featuring more than 40 mouth-watering Asian food vendors. Expect a good night and wide variety of cuisines from stalls such as Mr Bao, Grumpy G’s Kitchen, Donburi station and Black Star Pastry.

The markets are also cash-free which means less time queuing and more time chewing.

This is a great way to experience vibrant culture and eat delicious food with friends and family.

Sculpture by the Sea | Bondi Beach | 24 October-10 November

Now in its 23rd year, Sculpture by the Sea is one of Sydney’s most iconic arts events. This free art exhibition transforms the coastline, showcasing local and international artists. The exhibit follows the popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and stretches 2km to Tamarama Beach.

Make sure to check out the 100 strange yet stunning installations at the world’s largest free public sculpture exhibition before it’s too late!

The event has a key focus on accessibility, with tactile tours available for people with diverse abilities.


Mu Boyan’s Horizon - Sculpture by the Sea 2018

Plan your walk at their website.

Parramatta Lanes | Parramatta CBD | 15 – 18 October

Venture through the hidden lanes of Parramatta and immerse yourself in food, art and music as you turn through every corner.

With 12 themed laneways and hideaways, Parramatta Lanes Festival combines over 40 food stalls, live music and cutting-edge art installations to create a vibrant and lively atmosphere for people from all walks of life to enjoy.

The festival also commits to being eco-friendly through the inclusion of bike valet and the use of reusable cups.

To learn more about all you can see and do, visit their website.


School of Rock – The Musical | Capitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney | 8 November – 11 January

The School of Rock is back to teach rock ‘n’ roll to the world. Beginning in November, Capitol Theatre will play host Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and London Smash hit, recreating the Movie, School of Rock as a Musical.

Based on the iconic, hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn some cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, his rock ‘n’ roll instincts kick in as he turns his class of straight A students into a pumping rock band. Can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and headmistress finding out?

Grab your tickets to this irresistible new musical by visiting Ticketmaster.

Newtown Festival | Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown | 10 November

Head down the funky inner-west of Sydney and enjoy a full day of music, art, food, markets and animal friends. This event is run primarily as a fundraiser for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) to support disadvantaged groups, such as people facing homelessness, suffering from mental illness or those from diverse linguistic backgrounds.

The event also has a key focus on sustainability. By partnering with the Sydney Sustainability Centre, Newtown Festival goes all out by using green energy sources, banning plastic and supplying reusable items, and hosting several sustainable living workshops.

Newtown Festival caters to everyone – and hosts a whole range of activities, from dance parties for those down to boogie, to writer’s tents, where bookworms can get together and talk shop about politics, history or fiction. Not to mention there is dog show!

Head on over to their website to learn more about what you can expect on this fun-filled day.


Regional NSW

Rose Spectacular | Hunter Valley Gardens | 12 October – 10 November

Nothing screams out spring more than a fresh bloom of roses – treat yourself to a sensory explosion of fragrance and colour at Hunter Valley Gardens, Australia’s largest display garden.

The amazing site constitutes 125 rose varieties and a total of 35,000 rose bushes across the property!

If you’re a fan of the floral make sure to grab some tickets by visiting their website.


Griffith Spring Fest – Citrus Sculptures | Griffith | 13 - 27 October

Citrus sculptures – yes you read that right. Between 13 and 27 October, Griffith puts on a show with a display of more than 70 three dimensional sculptures made entirely out of citrus fruits.

Every year 700 volunteers belonging to local schools, service clubs, community groups and multi-national companies, come together to bring these sculptures to life using 100,000 oranges!

Entrance to the festival is free, so make sure you head down and have a look at these wild and whacky citrus sculptures whilst they’re still standing.

This is the marquee event belonging to the broader Griffith spring fest – which also includes open gardens, multicultural festivals and a Launch party!

To find out more about his peculiar event head to their website.


Sand and Sea Festival | Shoalhaven | 25 October – 27 October

Get your swimming trunks out and head down to Huskisson Beach on the beautiful South Coast this spring.

Between October 25 and 27, Jervis Bay plays host to Australia’s largest multisport sand and sea festival. Events and activities include paddling, ocean swimming, beach water polo, beach netball, sand sculpting and family fun activities.

To find out more and plan your trip to Huskisson town head to their website.



Page published: 27 September 2019, 16:16