What’s on in October?

Sydney Night Noodle Markets, Hyde Park

5 -22 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 a wide variety of cuisines from stalls such as Messina and Black Star Pastry.

Plan your visit by referring to their website.


South East Aboriginal Arts Market, Carriageworks

6-7 October

The South East Aboriginal Arts Market showcases over 30 artists and collectives on the unique culture of the South East Region of Australia, which stretches across part of the Murray Darling Basin, southern Victoria and Tasmania. The event showcases practices such as weaving, literature and shell work. Visitors are able to purchase art work and learn about both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

Learn more about the artwork on sale at their website.


The Colour Run, Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney

Olympic Park

7 October

The Colour Run is an untimed 5km event where thousands of runners are immersed in colour at each kilometre. Runners will create happy memories in what is known as “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.

Plan your run at their website.


Parramatta Lanes, Parramatta

9-12 October

Tucked into 14 themed laneways and hideaways, Parramatta Lanes is a festival which combines food, live music and art installations, and in a first this year, no single use bottles or plastic straws will be used!

Take the time to explore through the hidden laneways of Parramatta’s CBD, while enjoying good food and public art installations.

Plan your food adventure at their website.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

18 October – 4 November

Get immersed in art and enjoy the fresh sea air at Sculpture by the Sea. Transforming into the largest free public sculpture walk in the world, the popular coastal walk between Bondi Beach to Tamarama stretches across 2km and features 100 exhibits from artists worldwide

To enrich your experience, plan your walk and drop in for the Aqualand Artist Talks which occur on the weekends of the exhibition.

Plan your walk at their website.


Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton

27 October – 4 November

Visit the City of Grafton as they celebrate the longest running floral festival in Australia. Enjoy local arts and crafts, market stalls and rides while walking under canopies of purple blossoms from the Jacaranda trees lining the main street.

Plan your trip at their website.


Eat Street Market, Wollongong

5:00 – 9:00pm | Every Thursday of October

Located outdoors at the Western end of Crown Street Mall, the Eat Street Market bustles with people passionate about their produce. Discover local food stories and learn about ‘conscious’ eating where most of the produce will be seasonal, organic and with low chemical inputs.

Check out the current vendors at their Facebook page.

Sydney Night Noodle Markets, Hyde Park

5 -22 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 a wide variety of cuisines from stalls such as Messina and Black Star Pastry.

Plan your visit by referring to their website.


South East Aboriginal Arts Market, Carriageworks

6-7 October

The South East Aboriginal Arts Market showcases over 30 artists and collectives on the unique culture of the South East Region of Australia, which stretches across part of the Murray Darling Basin, southern Victoria and Tasmania. The event showcases practices such as weaving, literature and shell work. Visitors are able to purchase art work and learn about both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

Learn more about the artwork on sale at their website.


The Colour Run, Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney

Olympic Park

7 October

The Colour Run is an untimed 5km event where thousands of runners are immersed in colour at each kilometre. Runners will create happy memories in what is known as “Happiest 5k on the Planet”.

Plan your run at their website.


Parramatta Lanes, Parramatta

9-12 October

Tucked into 14 themed laneways and hideaways, Parramatta Lanes is a festival which combines food, live music and art installations, and in a first this year, no single use bottles or plastic straws will be used!

Take the time to explore through the hidden laneways of Parramatta’s CBD, while enjoying good food and public art installations.

Plan your food adventure at their website.


Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

18 October – 4 November

Get immersed in art and enjoy the fresh sea air at Sculpture by the Sea. Transforming into the largest free public sculpture walk in the world, the popular coastal walk between Bondi Beach to Tamarama stretches across 2km and features 100 exhibits from artists worldwide

To enrich your experience, plan your walk and drop in for the Aqualand Artist Talks which occur on the weekends of the exhibition.

Plan your walk at their website.


Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton

27 October – 4 November

Visit the City of Grafton as they celebrate the longest running floral festival in Australia. Enjoy local arts and crafts, market stalls and rides while walking under canopies of purple blossoms from the Jacaranda trees lining the main street.

Plan your trip at their website.


Eat Street Market, Wollongong

5:00 – 9:00pm | Every Thursday of October

Located outdoors at the Western end of Crown Street Mall, the Eat Street Market bustles with people passionate about their produce. Discover local food stories and learn about ‘conscious’ eating where most of the produce will be seasonal, organic and with low chemical inputs.

Check out the current vendors at their Facebook page.

Page last updated: 28 September 2018, 14:26