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Published February 5th 2017
A list of “marchtastic” free & ticketed events
March will be undoubtedly one jam-packed month of events. There is something for everyone and all interests with the list below of free and ticketed events:
1. Madonna Tribute Party When: 3 March 2017:From 10pm
Where: Imperial Hotel Newtown, 35 Erskineville Cost: See website. Details: Madonna fans embrace yourself for a celebration of dancing and non-stop Madonna music all night long. There will be performances and giveaways. Click here for the website.
2. Thirlmere Festival of Steam When: 4 & 5 March 2017 Where: Barbour Rd, Thirlmere Cost: Tickets range from $5-$25pp including family tickets
Details: This annual festival will be jam-packed with family-friendly fun with a community celebration of steam and nostalgia. There will be steam train displays, market stalls, music rides, rides, country fair and plenty more activities. Click here for the website.
Enjoy this perfect family-friendly event! Image Courtesy from Thirlmere Festival of Steam Facebook
3. Sydney Mardi Gras Parade When: 4 March 2017: 7pm-11:30pm Where: Oxford and Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst
Details: Part of The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras event, this parade is one not to miss. There will be no shortage of colour and fun with more than 10,000 fabulous people parading. There will be plenty of sexy satire to high brow to sequined eyebrow. There will also be premium ticketed viewing areas available. Click here for the website.
Witness the spectacular parade at the Mardi Gras... Image Courtesy from Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Facebook
4. High Tea at Hyde Park
When: 5 March 2017: 12pm-2pm
Where: Doltone House Hyde Park, Level 3, 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: Adults: $55pp & Children (2-12yrs): $35pp
Details: This event from Doltone House will feature an exquisite High Tea lunch with sparkling wine, finger sandwiches, sweet delights, savoury pastries, traditional scones and French hand crafted tea. Click here for the website.
Enjoy a delicious High Tea experience with this event- Image Courtesy from Doltone House Facebook
5. Water Polo by the Sea
When: 9 March 2017
Where: 1 Notts Ave, Bondi
Cost: See website
Details: Now in its sixth season, this Polo event will showcase Olympic medalists as the Aussie Sharks verse the International All Stars. There will be a number of different all-inclusive hospitality options at Bondi Icebergs and an after-party with the players. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Water Polo by the Sea Facebook
6. Taste of Sydney
When: 10-13 March 2017
Where: Centennial Parklands, Loch Ave and Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing and options.
Details: This is a foodie event not to miss! There will be plenty of entertainment, live music, the latest, greatest and hottest restaurants, food stalls, more than 100 artisan producers, cooking classes, foodie discussions, tasting menu and plenty more gastronomic experiences. Click here for the website.
A foodies event not to miss! Image Courtesy from Taste of Sydney Facebook
When: 10-12 March 2017
Where: Prince Alfred Square and Parramatta Riverbank, Parramatta and various locations across Parramatta as well as Harris Park- various locations.
Details: This spicy and colourful cultural event is one not to miss with non-stop cultural entertainment, activities, parades, market stalls, food stalls, dance, music, film, art & craft, multicultural entertainment, cooking demonstrations, exhibits, competitions, Bollywood dance, performances, and plenty more. Click here for the website.
Have fun at this colourful cultural event... Image Courtesy from Parramasala Facebook
8. A Moveable Feast
When: 11 March 2017
Where: Bondi Beach, Bondi
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This event is returning back to Bondi Beach, in partnership with acclaimed Aussie Chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan. The event will feature a culinary experience with pop-up dinner, part picnic and party. This foodie event will also feature chilled wine and a gourmet eight course shared feast, and live entertainment. Click here for the website.
Enjoy the culinary delights at Bondi Beach- Image Courtesy from A Moveable Feast Events Facebook
9. From Russia with Life
When: 11 March 2017
Where: 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Cost: Adults: $40pp, Pensioner: $30pp and Students: $12pp
Details: This event will feature the spectacular orchestra concert which will showcase performances of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, along with Rachmaninoff's expansive and romantic Symphonic Dances and Kabalevsky's whimsical suite The Comedians. Click here for the website.
Feel the music at this orchestra event- Image Courtesy from Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Facebook
10. Harbour Sculpture
When: 16 March 2017- 2 April 2017
Where: Clarkes Point Reserve, Clarke Rd, Woolwich
Cost: See website.
Details: This unique sculpture exhibition will include showcases of contemporary Australian sculpture that reflects the history and place of sculpture in Australia. There will be over 100 exhibits on display. Click here for the website.
11. Cinema in the Park
When: 17 March 2017: From 8pm
Where: Eastwood Plaza, Rowe St, Eastwood
Details: This is the perfect family-friendly event and it will feature the movie: BFG, based on 10 year old Sophie who is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realises that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. This fantasy adventure movie is based on Ronald Dahl's classic. Movie will start at sundown, approx at 8pm. Do not forget to pack a picnic rug and a picnic! The movie will be captioned and light refreshments will be available. Click here for the website.
When: 17-26 March 2017
Where: North Steyne, Manly Beach, Manly
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: Be part of the Volleyball tournaments across the 3 week period as you witness world class events. There will be plenty of action-packed entertainment, live music, DJs, fireworks, celebrity matches, activations, food stalls and giveaways. Click here for the website.
13. Cinema in the Park
When: 18 March 2017: From 8pm
Where: Yamble Reserve, Quarry Rd, Ryde
Details: This family-friendly event will feature the Alice Through the Looking Glass movie: Alice has spent the past few years sailing the high seas. She returns to London and comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit, the Cheshire cat and the Mad Hatter. Click here for the website.
14. Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair
When: 18 & 19 March 2017: 9am-3pm
Where: 1090 East Kurrajong Rd, East Kurrajong
Details: There will be a showcase of interesting variety of philatelic and numismatic materials including stamps and covers, Australasia, Pacifics, World, Thematics, Cinderllas, accessories, collectables including Ephemera, motor vehicle paraphernalia, retor, china, glass, vintage and much more. Refreshments will be available during the event. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Sydney St Patrick's Day Organisation Facebook
15. St Patrick's Day Sydney: The Green Gathering
When: 19 March 2017
Where: Prince Alfred Park, Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Cost: See website.
Details: Celebrate St Patrick's Day with this family-friendly event which will showcase plenty of live entertainment, marching bands, Irish dances, performances, activities, children's parade, market stalls, art & craft, food stalls and much more. Click here for the website.
16. Sydney's Working Truck Show & Family Fun Day
When: 19 March 2017
Where: Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive, Penrith
Cost: See website.
Details: The perfect family-friendly event will be jam-packed with family-friendly entertainment, performances, exhibits, displays, market stalls, food stalls, free face painting, giveaways and much more. Click here for the website.
17. Worlds Biggest Playgroup Day
When: 23 March 2017
Where: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
Details: This free community event will be loaded with a variety of interactive educational activities, activities, musicals, art & craft, performances, DJ entertainment, indoor activities, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.
18. Risque Revue
When: 23 March 2017- 25 May 2017
Where: see website
Cost: Tickets from $89pp
Details: Be enchanted with an evening of fine French cuisine, accompanied by magnificent production show set in the heart of Paris. This multi-act theatrical production pays homage to famous European cabaret shows like Moulin Rouge with a very modern twist. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Shirleen's Events Management Facebook
19. Sydney Home Show
When: 24-26 March 2017: Friday & Saturday: 10am-7pm & Sunday: 10am-6pm
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Pyrmont- Darling Harbour
Details: If you are building, renovating or making home improvements, then this event is for you. Be inspired, see, try and buy all the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom or interiors upgrade. There will be hundreds of exhibits, free expert advice and much more. Click here for the website.
20. Indian Bridal Expo
When: 25 March 2017: 10am-2pm
Where: Parklands Function Centre, Cumberland Room, 443 Smithfield Rd, Fairfield
Details: There will be plenty of outfits, clothing, jewellery, accessories, mandaps, decorations, photography, videography, makeup, stylists, cakes, caterers, henna artists, food and drinks, free goodies, free expo bag and much more. Click here for the website.
21. Meet me in the Middle: 10km Walk event
When: 26 March 2017
Where: Hickson Rd, Barangaroo
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This new fundraising event based on the love of fine wine, craft beer and good food all while keeping fit! There are four starting points and all routes track through some of Sydney's most picturesque suburbs before 'meeting in the middle' at Barangaroo Reserve. Walk the 10km to the finish and then indulge with delicious delights. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Meet Me In The Middle Facebook
22. Sydney International Rowing Regatta
When: 27 March 2017- 2 April 2017
Where: Castlereagh Rd, Penrith
Cost: See website.
Details: This event is Australia's largest rowing event and it will feature a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Australian Rowing Championships Facebook
23. Shen Yun
When: 28 March 2017-2 April 2017
Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Rd, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $89-$199pp
Details: Experience a divine culture with this grand production as you are taken into an unforgettable adventure. This performance will take you into ancient times, China where it was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone from emperors to common people, believed that their culture was a divine gift. The production combines ancient dance with technological innovations, historical costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. Click here for the website.
24. Camden Show
When: 31 March 2017- 1 April 2017: 8am-11pm
Where: Camden Showground, 191-195 Argyle St, Camden
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Student (16-20yrs): $20, Children (6-15yrs): $15pp, Children under 6yrs: Free & Family of four: $60
Details: This family-friendly event is where the city meets the country. The event will showcase an array of entertainment, activities, displays, exhibits, competitions, workshops and plenty more. Click here for the website.
Enjoy some family-friendly entertainment at this event- Image Courtesy from Camden Show Facebook
25. PacFest and International Multicultural Food Festival
When: 31 March 2017-1 April 2017
Where: Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90A Memorial Ave, Liverpool
Details: This is the largest Australian schools cultural festival with more than 800 performers, including more than 200 cultural musicians from over 30 high schools and primary schools combined across Sydney. The event will feature plenty of family-friendly activities, cultural entertainment, multicultural foods galore, market stalls and plenty more. Click here for the website.
Cultural entertainment at the PACFest event- Image Courtesy from PACFest Facebook