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Published March 18th 2018
A ‘No April Fools’ List of Events
April in Sydney and surrounds will be a jam-packed month of free & ticketed events for everyone to enjoy with theatre, concerts, workshops, classes, school holiday events, comedy, tours, markets, foodie events, music events and much more to be enjoyed.

Scribble in the dates and have an "April No Fools" month filled with events for all interests and ages across Sydney with the list below:

1. Egg-cellent Easter Trail
When: 1 April 2018: 10am-2:30pm
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice St, Rosehill
Cost: Adults & Children: $12pp or Family: $38 – Tickets include general house admission
Details: This Easter event will feature a great day out for the kids with an Easter-inspired kids trail, featuring a range of activities with traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon races, chicken hunt, hot-cross bun ingredient challenge, art & craft activities and much more. Click here for the website.

2. Egg-cellent Easter Trail
When: 1 April 2018: 10am-2:30pm
Where: Vaucluse House, Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse
Cost: Adult & Children: $12pp or Family: $38- tickets include general house admission.
Details: Explore Vaucluse House with this "eggtastic" Easter-inspired kids trail. There will be an array of Easter activities and games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon races, chicken hunt, hot-cross ingredient challenge, art & craft events and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Living Museums Facebook


3. Sydney Boutique Markets
When: 1 April 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Rouse Hill Town Centre, Main St, Rouse Hill
Cost: Free
Details: These markets feature the most talented designers and retailers. The markets will showcase unique, high-quality products ranging from fashion, baby/kids fashion, accessories and much more. There will be live music entertainment and children's rides. Click here for the website.

4. Bundeena & Maianbar Art Trail
When: 1 April 2018
Where: Bundeena & Maianbar regions- see website
Cost: Free
Details: Walk or drive to an open artist's studies in the villages of Bundeena and Maianbar. Whether you are an enthusiast or not, there is something for everyone to explore and discover with this creative event with more than 20 different artists. Artworks include paintings, drawings, printmaking, woodcarving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware, and jewellery. Click here for the website.

5. Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise
When: 1 April 2018: 12:30pm-3:30pm
Where: King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $80pp, Children (5-14yrs): $60pp & Family (2 adults 2 children): $260
Details: This Easter why not cruise through the iconic and famous Sydney Harbour? Relax and indulge with the Easter festivities on a 3-hour cruise featuring chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, Easter seafood buffet, drinks, desserts and live jazz entertainment. Click here for the website.

6. Creative Traders Market
When: 1 April 2018: 9am-2pm
Where: Menagle St, Picton
Cost: Free
Details: These markets feature all things creative including fresh local produce direct from the farmer, handmade goodies, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Picton Markets: Creative Traders Facebook


7. Sydney Easter Parade
When: 2 April 2018: From 10am
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney (next to St James Station side)
Cost: Free
Details: Join thousands of Sydneysiders with celebrations of the true meaning of Easter with this family-friendly event. The Easter Parade will feature over 3,000 paraders from different groups of churches from various denominations. There will be giant inflatables, animal costumes, marching bands, stilt-walker performers, performances, food stalls, creative displays, live music, celebrations from different ethnic heritage and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Easter Parade & Family Day Facebook


8. Young at Heart Festival
When: 2-11 April 2018
Where: Various locations across Sydney- see website.
Cost: See website.
Details: The Young at Heart Festival will feature a film program dedicated to an audience of film lovers 60 and up. There will be 16 handpicked titles screened. The showcase will include heart-warming dramas, comedy, inspiring documentaries and Hollywood classics. Click here for the website.

9. Seniors Festival Cruises
When: 4-15 April 2018
Where: See website.
Cost: See below & website.
Details: This event is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the Southern Hemisphere! The event will feature a seniors cruise for over 60 with three events:
Seniors Festival Harbour Story Premium AM- $27.50pp
Seniors Festival Harbour Story Premium PM- $27.50pp
Seniors Festival Seafood Buffet Lunch: $55pp
Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Captain Cook Cruises Facebook


10. Murphy: Australian Ballet Concert
When: 6-23 April 2018
Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range $35-$235pp
Details: The Australian Ballet will be presenting Murphy. The concert is a bold imagination with irreverent humour, profound musicality and matchless sense of the body in space. Click here for the website.

11. The Markers and Shakers Market
When: 7 April 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: 303 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
Cost: Free
Details: This indoor market features handmade markers with homewares, furniture, food, flowers, stationery, photography, jewellery and fashion stalls showcasing wonderful new treasures. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Makers & Shakers Market Facebook


12. Aboriginal Art Classes
When: 7 April 2018: 1pm-3pm
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, The Learning Centre (Entrance via Woolloomooloo Gate) Mrs Maquaries Rd, Sydney
Cost: $41pp
Details: With a history spanning over 65,000 years, there are plenty of stories to tell and this event will feature an Aboriginal guide for an art class inspired by traditional Aboriginal art concepts and the environment around you, using traditional materials collected from the Garden including bark, natural brushes, sticks and ochre. Click here for the website.

13. Sydney Antiques & Vintage Fair
When: 7-9 April 2018
Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney
Cost: $15pp
Details: This event will feature all things vintage and antique with a diverse range of wares; from rare and unusual high-end items that have counterparts displayed in museums around the world, to selections for mid-range budgets, retro and vintage items and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Antiques and Vintage Fairs Facebook


14. Mosman Market
When: 7 April 2018: 8am-3pm
Where: Mosman Square & Village Green, Spit Junction
Cost: Free
Details: The Mosman Market is Sydney's premier artisans market and features over 150 art & craft stalls, gourmet food stalls and musical entertainment - making it a great day out with family and friends! Click here for the website.

15. Collectors Plant Fair
When: 7 & 8 April 2018
Where: 1 Racecourse Rd, Clarendon
Cost: $ 20-weekend pass or $ 25-weekend pass at the gate.
Details: The Fair will showcase 50 specialist nurseries selling distinctive and hard-to-come-by plants, flowers, food stalls, books and garden accessories. There will also be an inspiring speaker program and displays. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Collectors' Plant Fair Facebook


16. Gledswood Family Fun Day
When: 8 April 2018: 10am-5pm
Where: Gledswood, 900 Camden Valley Way, Gledswood Hills
Cost: $5pp
Details: This family-friendly event will feature a fantastic fun day with farm activities, pat the animals opportunities, garden games, market stalls, and tasting sessions, live entertainment, food outlets and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gledswood Family Fun Day Facebook


17. Bloomberg Square Mile Relay
When: 12 April 2018
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Cost: See website for all pricing.
Details: This famous race will feature teams of 10 runners, whom will all run the stunning 1.6km course starting at the Race Village in Tumbalong Park and compete for the coveted winner's trophy. There will be an after-party which will include live music and entertainment, food and beverages. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Facebook


18. Classic and Wooden Boat Festival
When: 13 April 2018: 10am-5pm
Where: Murray St, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: This event will celebrate the beauty and diversity of Australia's heritage vessels. The festival will include meet and greet the craftspeople, over 100 displays including Halvorsens, yachts, skiffs, classic speedboats, steam launches, tug boats and whalers, as well as the ship James Craig and Edwardian superstars SY Ena and Hurrica V. There will also be free entertainment, live music, maritime demonstrations, harbour cruises, kids activities, market stalls, food stalls & food trucks, exhibitions, boat building competitions, swimwear competitions and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australian National Maritime Museum Facebook


19. Holi Mahotsav Festival of Friendship & Harmony
When: 14 & 15 April 2018
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will be filled with celebrations. The festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good over bad'. The festival will be filled with performances, entertainment, Indian vegetarian food stalls, art & craft stalls, activities, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Holi Mahotsav Facebook


20. Stamp, Coin, Art & Collectables Fair
When: 14 April 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: East Kurrajong School of Arts Community Hall, 1090 E Kurrajong Rd, East Kurrajong
Cost: Free
Details: This fair will be jam-packed with all things stamps, covers, coins, cinderellas, thematic, postcards, accessories, collectables including ephemera, china, glass, retro wares and much more. There will also be a range of mixed medium artworks from local artists. Click here for the website.

21. Aussie Night Markets
When: 14 April 2018: 5pm-10pm
Where: Menagle- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: These markets offer a scrumptious evening of tempting delights with over 40 international street food vendors, dessert stalls, art & craft stalls, kids amusement rides and live entertainment. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aussie NightMarkets Facebook


22. The Metropolitan Orchestra Concert #2: Passion
When: 14 April 2018: From 8pm
Where: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, 700 Harris Street, Sydney.
Cost: Adults: $58pp, Concession: $35pp, Children (7-15yrs): $15pp & Children under 7yrs free
Details: This spectacular concert will feature one of Australia's shining stars of the trumpet in their second Met Concert. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from THE METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA (TMO) Facebook


23. Cronulla Vintage Car & Bike Show
When: 15 April 2018
Where: Cronulla Mall, 38-60 Croydon St, Cronulla
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fun day will showcase more than 60 pre-WWII vintage cards and motorbikes. There will also be entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cronulla Pre-WWII Vintage Car Show Facebook


24. School Holiday Workshop: Mermaiding by the Sea
When: 16-25 April 2018
Where: Wylies Baths, 4 B Neptune St, Coogee
Cost: $120 per child
Details: The kids will love this school holiday event. The workshop will incorporate mermaid yoga, learning about endangered marine species, mermaiding in the ocean pool, underwater video and photography, free hire of mermaid fin, certificate and self-created ocean jewellery and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from No Ripples Facebook


25. Spanish Film Festival
When: 18 April 2018-6 May 2018
Where: See website for cinema locations.
Cost: See website.
Details: The festival will feature Spanish films, live performances, food stalls, drinks, entertainment, activities and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Spanish Film Festival in Australia Facebook


26. Sydney Fitness Show
When: 20-22 April 2018
Where: ICC, Darling Harbour
Cost: Tickets range from $16-$68pp
Details: Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or not this event is one for all ages and it will feature all things fitness with fitness expert talks, demonstrations, classes, workshops, accessories, stalls, healthy cooking demonstrations, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Fitness Show Facebook


27. Resin Jewellery Workshop
When: 21 April 2018: 12pm-3pm
Where: Barnes, 160 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Cost: $150pp
Details: This workshop will be about learning how to mix resin, add pigment and finish your jewellery pieces. Make two resin bangles. All materials are included in ticket price. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Candu Facebook


28. Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink
When: 22 April 2018
Where: Heffron Park, Maroubra
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This event is open for children and adults of all ages; it will feature swim, bike ride and walk or run. All funds raised will go to National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Triathlon Pink Facebook


29. NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
When: 24-29 April 2018
Where: Gate 1, 1 Grand Ave, Rosehill
Cost: Tickets range from $18-$40pp
Details: This event will feature all the latest and greatest caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, slide ons, fifth wheelers, camping equipment, tents, holiday park displays, tourism displays, caravan, four-wheel drive and touring accessories, activities, stalls, exhibits, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caravan & Camping NSW Facebook


30. Commemoration Service & ANZAC Day
When: 25 April 2018: From 12:30pm
Where: ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney
Cost: Free
Details: The service will be an impressive dedication to ANZAC and will be accompanied by The Scots College and Choir, NSW Police Concert, United Drumhead Service, and more. Click here for the website & click here for ANZAC events.

31. Naturally Good Expo
When: 29 & 30 April 2018
Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: This expo will feature all things natural, organic and healthy with showcases of what is new and next in retailing and manufacturing natural products with stalls, talks, demonstrations, activities, food and drink stalls and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Naturally Good Expo Facebook


32. MS Walk & Fun Run
When: 29 April 2018
Where: Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will feature a day of fun for the whole family with a walk and fun run for all ages to enjoy. All funds raised will go directly to support people living with multiple sclerosis. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from MS Walk & Fun Run Facebook

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