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Top Free Things to See and Do around Sydney in November

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Published October 23rd 2018
Sydney for Free in November
Enjoy FREE events and activities in Sydney this month

Jacarandas in bloom in Sydney. View from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney
Photo courtesy of Destination NSW


The month of November brings about warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Packed with events, it's the perfect time to head outside for some fun with family and friends. Look forward to plenty of festivals, art workshops, exhibitions, parties, musical performances, a Rugby League game, Remembrance Day Service and a day dedicated to dogs! No matter the occasion, you're guaranteed to find something free for yourself or the family in Sydney this month.

1 to 4 Nov Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Beach
Photo courtesy of Sculpture by the Sea Incorporated


Head over to the iconic Bondi Beach for the world's largest annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition. The coastline will be transformed into a two-kilometre-long sculpture park over a period of three weeks featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and around the world. As one of the most loved and photographed events in Sydney, Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi attracts over 500,000 visitors. Talk a walk along the trails and enjoy these works of public art before the event closes in early November. Visit the website for more information.

Time: All day
Venue: Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sydney, Australia
Phone: 02 8399 0233

2 & 3 Nov Real Festival

real festival penrith
Photo courtesy of Penrith City Council


Bringing together Australia's most outstanding theatre performers, artists and creative minds, the Real Festival is sure to provide the family with lots of fun in Penrith. You can look forward to spectacular stage shows and art pieces decorating the riverbank. Food trucks will be onsite with some of Sydney's finest vendors and artisan markets will have plenty of goods for you to purchase. You can also take a seat under the night sky at the riverside bar and have a chat with friends and family. Visit the website for further information.

Time: 5pm 10pm (2 Nov), 2pm 10pm (3 Nov)
Venue: Tench Reserve, Nepean River
Address: Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Nepean River, Penrith

3 Nov Frenchies Jamboree

Frenchies Jamboree sydney
Photo courtesy of Frenchies Bistro and Brewery


The Cannery Rosebery is hosting a neighbourhood block party in celebration of Sydney Beer Week. There will be something for every age to enjoy including 11 pop up bars, 6 gourmet eateries, live music, a children's corner and yoga sessions (which cost $40). For lovers of wine, beer or spirits, there is something to satisfy your taste buds with a range of fine selections from award-winning vendors. For under 18's, there is an area for families with activities such as face-painting, colouring and complimentary bags of popcorn. Visit the website for more information about this free event.

Time: 2pm 9pm
Venue: The Cannery Rosebery
Address: 61 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery, NSW, Australia 2018

4 Nov Double Bay Street Festival

double bay street festival sydney
Photo courtesy of Sydney East Business Chamber


As the largest street festival in Sydney, the Double Bay Street Festival celebrates its eighth year running. Attracting over 100,000 of various ages, this event recognises the cultural diversity, strength and livelihood of the community. You and your family can browse over 250 stalls and 30 food vendors, participate in a wide range of activities, and get a chance to meet the women's Rugby League team, Sydney Roosters! The Double Bay Street Festival is an iconic event by the Sydney East Business Chamber and a must go-to adults and kids. Visit the website for more details.

Time: 10am 4pm
Address: Knox Street, Double Bay NSW 2018
Phone: 02 9328 0616

7 Nov The Three Seas

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Photo courtesy of Destination NSW


This 1 hour international and intercultural music event in the Art Gallery of New South Wales is organised for music lovers. A fuse of modern Australian jazz and Western Bengali folk traditions create a different and soul-lifting sound which is sure to enthral you. Brought together by their passion for music and a shared respect for their diverse cultural origins, The Three Seas have been an ongoing project for 10 years. Visit the website for more information.

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Entrance Court, Art Gallery NSW
Address: Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000, Sydney, Australia


11 Nov Remembrance Day

The Anzac Memorial Sydney
Photo courtesy of NSW Government


Head over to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park for the Remembrance Day Service. This day is taken to honour those who served and sacrificed during World War I as well as to commemorate the signing of the Armistice which ended the war. Joining the Remembrance Service will be the Governor of New South Wales, Hon. David Elliot, Minister for Veterans Affairs representing the Premier, and senior officials from State and Commonwealth governments, defence forces, emergency services, Consular Corps and veteran associations. There are also live performances and an exhibition. Visit the website for more details.

Time: from 10am
Venue: The Anzac Memorial
Address: Liverpool Street, Hyde Park, Sydney NSW 2000

17 Nov Dogs in the Park

dogs in the park central coast
Photo courtesy of Blue Mountains Web Pty Ltd


If you're a dog person and love furry friends, this free event in Central Coast is perfect for you. Locals will be able to participate in activities such as dog competitions, races and the chance to adopt a dog! Other proposed events include sports demonstrations, best-dressed pet competitions, a dog trick contest and interactive stalls. Money is also be being raised for a dog-related charity/organisation such as Various Doggie Rescue. You're also welcome to bring along your pup for a fantastic day! Visit the website to register.

Time: 9am 4pm
Venue: Norah Head Sports ground
Address: 45 Soldiers Point Drive, Norah Head, NSW 2263

21 Nov Strathfield Deepavali Festival

deepavali sydney
Photo courtesy of India Link


In celebration of the victory of light over the darkness, Deepavali or Diwali, is celebrated by Indian communities all over the world including India, Malaysia and Singapore. With a spectacular display of lights, bright colours, rides, henna and food stalls, cultural activities and more, this event by the Hindu Council of Australia aims to preserve, promote and share the religious values and culture of Hinduism with everyone. Visit the website for more details.

Time: 11am 4pm
Venue: Strathfield Park
Address: Chalmers Rd and Homebush Rd, Strathfield 2135

24 Nov FOMArt: November

youth collective, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Photo courtesy of NSW Government


With over a million visitors each year, the Art Gallery of NSW is one of the leading art museums in Australia which runs plenty of programs and exhibitions throughout the year. The Gallery's Youth Collective presents a range of activities and workshops to engage young people in the ideas of art. This month's free event includes live music by dream-pop duo Egoism, a Gallery-wide ScavengART hunt and a DIY for youths under 25 years. Visit the website for further information.

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Address: Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000, Sydney Australia
Phone: 1800 679 278

25 Nov 2018 Festival of Wheelchair Rugby

australia Wheelchair rugby
Photo courtesy of Australian Paralympic Committee


Come and watch a couple of games of Wheelchair Rugby League, meet the Ambassadors, the team and other incredible athletes at this years' Festival of Wheelchair Rugby. It is supported by the 2018 International Day of People with Disability, a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability as well as celebrate their achievements and contributions. This free event organised by the Wheelchair Rugby League is the perfect opportunity to learn more about one of Australia's most loved sports. Visit the website for more information.

Time: 11.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: Auburn PCYC
Address: Wyatt Park Church Street, Lidcombe, NSW 2141
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Why? Loads of free things to do and see in Sydney this November
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Where: Various locations around Sydney
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