What’s on in April

Sydney Metro Area

Sculpture at Scenic World | Katoomba | Friday 12 April to Sunday 12 May

Art lovers and nature heads unite, Sculpture at Scenic World will see its amazing Jurassic rainforests transformed into an outdoor gallery to celebrate its eighth exhibition! Artworks by local, interstate and international artists have been selected to be installed along the 2.4km Scenic Walkway. Marvel at the bold masterpieces and keep an eye out for those blending in!

Starting at $40 for concession and $44 for adults, tickets to Scenic World include entry to the exhibition.


TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019 | Chippendale | Thursday 4 April 10am- 3pm

This year’s theme ‘cusp’ will bring a line-up of inspirational young speakers that are on the cusp of change to challenge the way you think and bring fresh ideas to current and future problems. If you’ve ever found yourself in a TEDx-induced-Youtube-binge ending at 3am before, then this is the event for you! With a line-up of speakers all under the age of 30, you are guaranteed to leave inspired as they cover a range of topics from disability inclusion to innovative start-ups.

Tickets are sold out but make sure to livestream the event.


Sydney Comedy Festival | Sydney |Monday 22 April to Sunday 19 May

What’s so funny… it’s Sydney Comedy Festival of course! Starting in April and running through to May, Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event brings some of the world’s funniest comedians to venues across the city. Catch the biggest international acts or fresh emerging talent as they perform everything from stand up and improv to musical and more.

Looking for a different kind of gift idea? The festival even has vouchers available from $30 to send your loved one a laugh.

Check out their website for the full program and tickets.


The National 2019: New Australian Art | Sydney | Friday 29 March to Sunday 23 June

The second of three exhibitions (2017, 2019 and 2021), the 2019 installation will celebrate contemporary Australian art as it features 70 artists across three venues. With artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds, the works will present ‘provocative, political and poetic’ observations of the times in which they live.

Visit the website or head over to the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriage works and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to catch the free exhibition.


Plants With Bite | The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden |10am- 4pm every day

Make the most of the weather while it lasts and take a stroll or have a picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden. While you’re there you can sink your teeth into the free display of carnivorous plants that are being housed in the Calyx and learn about the fascinating world of the fatal flora. Bear witness to the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere but don’t be lured by the Venus flytrap, we hear it has a nasty bite!

For more info visit their website.


Sydney Regional

Newcastle Writers Festival | Newcastle| Friday 5 April to Sunday 7 April

Immerse yourself in the world of literature by attending the Newcastle Writers Festival. Introduced in 2013, the festival is a not-for-profit event which holds workshops targeted to develop your writing skills and several talks on experiences and ideas that can influence writing.

Tickets for workshops and discussions can vary. For more information for the Newcastle Writers Festival, visit their website.


Sail Port Stephens | Nelson Bay | Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April

Hosted annually on the national regatta calendar, the Sail Port Stephens regatta is an initiative of the Port Stephens Council initially encouraged to support the financial impact on the community.

Get your pulse racing by heading to Port Stephens and cheering for your favourite boats in the regatta! For more information, visit their website.


Sail Port Stephens | Nelson Bay | Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April

Hosted annually on the national regatta calendar, the Sail Port Stephens regatta is an initiative of the Port Stephens Council initially encouraged to support the financial impact on the community.

Get your pulse racing by heading to Port Stephens and cheering for your favourite boats in the regatta! For more information, visit their website.


Canowindra International Balloon Challenge | Canowindra Showgrounds | Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April

Canowindra hosts an annual festival where fleets of colourful hot air balloons take flight. Occurring during the April school holidays, this festival has historically been held during peak weather conditions and is a wonderful and unique experience outdoors.

Rise up to the challenge and take to the skies by booking passenger balloon flights, or watch a balloon-speckled sky and book tickets for Balloon Glow.


Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm| Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April

Showcasing music from around the world, the Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s premier contemporary blues and roots music festival and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Hosting over 200 performances across five days, the festival presents some of the biggest names in music such as Kasey Chambers, Hozier and more. Attracting over 100,000 people, this family-friendly event is not an event to miss!

Book your tickets to the Byron Bay Bluesfest now!

Sydney Metro Area

Sculpture at Scenic World | Katoomba | Friday 12 April to Sunday 12 May

Art lovers and nature heads unite, Sculpture at Scenic World will see its amazing Jurassic rainforests transformed into an outdoor gallery to celebrate its eighth exhibition! Artworks by local, interstate and international artists have been selected to be installed along the 2.4km Scenic Walkway. Marvel at the bold masterpieces and keep an eye out for those blending in!

Starting at $40 for concession and $44 for adults, tickets to Scenic World include entry to the exhibition.


TEDxYouth@Sydney 2019 | Chippendale | Thursday 4 April 10am- 3pm

This year’s theme ‘cusp’ will bring a line-up of inspirational young speakers that are on the cusp of change to challenge the way you think and bring fresh ideas to current and future problems. If you’ve ever found yourself in a TEDx-induced-Youtube-binge ending at 3am before, then this is the event for you! With a line-up of speakers all under the age of 30, you are guaranteed to leave inspired as they cover a range of topics from disability inclusion to innovative start-ups.

Tickets are sold out but make sure to livestream the event.


Sydney Comedy Festival | Sydney |Monday 22 April to Sunday 19 May

What’s so funny… it’s Sydney Comedy Festival of course! Starting in April and running through to May, Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event brings some of the world’s funniest comedians to venues across the city. Catch the biggest international acts or fresh emerging talent as they perform everything from stand up and improv to musical and more.

Looking for a different kind of gift idea? The festival even has vouchers available from $30 to send your loved one a laugh.

Check out their website for the full program and tickets.


The National 2019: New Australian Art | Sydney | Friday 29 March to Sunday 23 June

The second of three exhibitions (2017, 2019 and 2021), the 2019 installation will celebrate contemporary Australian art as it features 70 artists across three venues. With artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds, the works will present ‘provocative, political and poetic’ observations of the times in which they live.

Visit the website or head over to the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriage works and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia to catch the free exhibition.


Plants With Bite | The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden |10am- 4pm every day

Make the most of the weather while it lasts and take a stroll or have a picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden. While you’re there you can sink your teeth into the free display of carnivorous plants that are being housed in the Calyx and learn about the fascinating world of the fatal flora. Bear witness to the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere but don’t be lured by the Venus flytrap, we hear it has a nasty bite!

For more info visit their website.


Sydney Regional

Newcastle Writers Festival | Newcastle| Friday 5 April to Sunday 7 April

Immerse yourself in the world of literature by attending the Newcastle Writers Festival. Introduced in 2013, the festival is a not-for-profit event which holds workshops targeted to develop your writing skills and several talks on experiences and ideas that can influence writing.

Tickets for workshops and discussions can vary. For more information for the Newcastle Writers Festival, visit their website.


Sail Port Stephens | Nelson Bay | Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April

Hosted annually on the national regatta calendar, the Sail Port Stephens regatta is an initiative of the Port Stephens Council initially encouraged to support the financial impact on the community.

Get your pulse racing by heading to Port Stephens and cheering for your favourite boats in the regatta! For more information, visit their website.


Sail Port Stephens | Nelson Bay | Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April

Hosted annually on the national regatta calendar, the Sail Port Stephens regatta is an initiative of the Port Stephens Council initially encouraged to support the financial impact on the community.

Get your pulse racing by heading to Port Stephens and cheering for your favourite boats in the regatta! For more information, visit their website.


Canowindra International Balloon Challenge | Canowindra Showgrounds | Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April

Canowindra hosts an annual festival where fleets of colourful hot air balloons take flight. Occurring during the April school holidays, this festival has historically been held during peak weather conditions and is a wonderful and unique experience outdoors.

Rise up to the challenge and take to the skies by booking passenger balloon flights, or watch a balloon-speckled sky and book tickets for Balloon Glow.


Byron Bay Bluesfest | Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm| Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April

Showcasing music from around the world, the Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s premier contemporary blues and roots music festival and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Hosting over 200 performances across five days, the festival presents some of the biggest names in music such as Kasey Chambers, Hozier and more. Attracting over 100,000 people, this family-friendly event is not an event to miss!

Book your tickets to the Byron Bay Bluesfest now!

Page published: 29 March 2019, 15:35