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Top October Events 2019 - Sydney

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published September 24th 2019
See the coolest events this October with this list
There will be a massive wide range of entertainment happening across Sydney and its surrounds this October. Events will include family-friendly entertainment, theatre, performing arts, workshops, festivals, fairs & fetes, classes, child-friendly events, shows, music, sport, and more.

The list below features free & ticketed event:

1. Spring School Holidays Creative Fun
When: Monday, 30 September 2019- 11 October 2019: 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Art Est. Gallery, 67-69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt
Cost: See website for all workshop pricing.
Details: These school holidays the kids will be entertained with this Spring School Holiday Creative Fun workshops event. Workshops include comics, creative drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, pottery, and more. Click here for the website.

2. Japanese Film Festival
When: Tuesday, 1-31 October 2019
Where: Various locations across Sydney- see website
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: The 23rd Japanese Film Festival will be touring to 15 cities in 19 venues across Australia and it will showcase 45 films in four program streams. The Festival will include a variety of cinematic delights ranging from 35mm film classics to newly released screenings, program events, exhibitions, talk events, Japanese language courses and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Japanese Film Festival - Australia Facebook


3. Play School Live: Humpty's Showtime
When: Tuesday, 1 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Revesby Workers' Club, 2B Brett St, Revesby
Cost: $22pp
Details: This child-friendly 45-minute show will gather together the Play School Toys with starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites. There will be songs to sing and dance along with. Click here for the website.

4. Boss Dog's Musical Bingo & Chilli Dog Eating Competition
When: Tuesday, 1 October 2019: 5pm-2am
Where: The Soda Factory, 16 Wentworth St, Surry Hills
Cost: Free
Details: This event is like normal bingo, instead of numbers there will be music with - Lineup your 'songs' and call 'Bingo' to win massive prizes. There will also be mini-games and sing-a-long fun throughout the evening as well as the Chilli Dog Eating Competition which will feature a chance to win extra prizes and be named champion and $1 Gourmet Hotdogs, free hotdogs & drinks for anyone named Liz and Rocco, live band performance and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Soda Factory Facebook


5. Nature & Art: Eco Art for Kids
When: Tuesday, 1 & 10 October 2019: 1pm-3pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Cnr Parkes & Grand Drives, Centennial Park
Cost: $31pp
Details: This creative workshop for kids will explore your little one's creative side with nature-based art games working with a range of mediums and natural materials to create works that can be taken home or left on site. This Workshop is suitable for children aged between 5-12yrs. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


6. Blue- Screening
When: Wednesday, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 October 2019: 7:30pom-9pm
Where: Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, 31 Nicholson St, Woolloomooloo
Cost: Free
Details: This screening event is a film about how the oceans are broken, and what can be done to fix them. The film tackles themes of habitat destruction, species loss and pollution. Blue also looks at how the very nature of the ocean is being altered. The event will also feature chocolate tasting. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Films For Change Facebook


7. Cirque du Soleil: Kurios- Cabinet of Curiosities
When: Wednesday, 2-27 October 2019
Where: Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cost: Tickets start from $80pp
Details: Returning back to Australia this October, Cirque du Soleil will present its most acclaimed touring show, Kurios-Cabinet of Curiosities. Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to complete stop, taking the audience inside the fantasy world where everything is possible. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil Facebook


8. Circus Show & Workshop
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019: From 10:30am
Where: St Marys Rugby League Club, Cnr Forrester & Boronia Roads, St Marys
Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children: $14pp
Details: This child-friendly workshop will feature fun-filled entertainment with a circus show and interactive circus workshop where the little ones can learn how to juggle, plate spin, and hoola hoop. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from St Marys Rugby League Club Facebook


9. High Tea
When: Friday, 4, 11, 18 & 25 October 2019: 12pm-2pm
Where: Parliament House of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: Traditional High Tea: $50pp, Sparkling High Tea: $55pp & Sparking Rose High Tea: $60pp
Details: There will be a selection of freshly brewed teas and coffee, handmade sweet & savoury delights served on the traditional Parliamentary Crested Wedgewood plates. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Parliament of NSW Facebook


10. Dark Stories True Crime Tour
When: Friday, 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 October 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Dark Stories True Crime Tour Site, Parbury Lane, The Rocks
Cost: $34pp
Details: This tour event will retrace the steps of the Sydney's most ruthless men. Journey back in time to the city's dangerous and sinister past and be seduced by the murky world of fraudsters, thieves and impersonators. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Dark Stories Crime Events - Sydney Facebook


11. Hansel & Gretel Concert
When: Friday, 4 & 5 October 2019: 4th: 7pm-9pm & 5th: 2pm-4pm
Where: SCEGGS, 150 Bourke St, Darlinghurst
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $38pp & USU Members: $30pp
Details: Led by young up-and-coming conductor, Luke Spicer, the singers will be supported by musicians of the Sydney University of Symphony Orchestra. Hansel & Gretel opera is based on the foreboding fairy tale-originally set in medieval Germany during a famine. This production is not suitable for children. It will be performed in German and feature traditional projected surtitles as well surtitling technology on audience phones. Click here for the website.

12. Latino Dinner & Show Cruise
When: Saturday, 5, 12, 19 & 26 October 2019: 7:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Vagabond Cruises, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $95pp, Concession: $85pp, Children (5-14yrs): $75pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $320 per family- for early bird discount ticket pricing see website.
Details: This Cruise will showcase 4-hours of entertainment, dinner featuring appetizers served on arrival, international style buffet, tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters, tea & coffee, live Brazilian shows, DJ, prizes to be won, giveaways, dance lessons, competitions and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Vagabond Cruises Facebook


13. Jimmy Barnes- Shutting Down Your Town Tour
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019
Where: Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing
Details: Embarking on his biggest headlining tour, Jimmy Barnes will be performing his Shutting Down Your Town Tour this October and it will feature classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album 'My Criminal Record'. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Jimmy Barnes - Official Facebook


14. Michael Jackson- The Legacy Tour
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019: From 8pm
Where: Panthers Club, The Evan Theatre, Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
Cost: $60pp
Details: Direct from the United States, Legacy is the world's greatest tribute to the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson. The Concert will feature choreographed dance moves, live band, multi-faceted light show and Michael Jackson's legendary album songs including 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad', and more. Click here for the website.

15. Paddling Film Festival
When: Saturday, 5 October 2019: 7pm-9pm
Where: The Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Cost: Adults: $25pp, Concession & Children: $20pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $60 per family
Details: This family-friendly film festival will showcase a selection of short films, dedicated entirely to paddle sports such as whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and more. Click here for the website.

16. Pyrmont Festival
When: Sunday, 6 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: 20 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival will showcase mouth-watering food, fine wine, local arts and culture. There will be entertainment, pop-ups, family-friendly activities, amusement & carnival rides, live music, wine tasting, food tasting, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food & Art Facebook


14. Lunchbreak Concerts
When: Wednesday, 9 & 10 October 2019: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Where: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Bridge & Macquarie Streets, Sydney
Cost: Gold coin donation
Details: This 45-minute concert will showcase a smorgasbord of music including classical, contemporary, flute ensemble, jazz bands, saxophone orchestra, and more. Click here for the website.

15. Weaving Class I & II
When: Thursday, 10 October 2019: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: Adults: $25pp per workshop, Children: $19pp per workshop, & 1 Adult 1 Child: $41 per workshop
Details: This workshop will teach you how to identify native plants, how they are utilised by Aboriginal culture for thousands of years, as well as learning how to weave with grasses sourced from the local area. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


16. Little Red Riding Hood
When: Friday, 11 October 2019: 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: $19 per child
Details: This much-loved classic tale we all know will feature a few twists with opportunities for the audience to be in the story as well as meeting the characters. This interactive tale is a twisted adaptation for children all ages to enjoy. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Little Red Riding Hood character. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


17. 1Dance Africa
When: Friday, 11 & 12 October 2019: From 7pm
Where: Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park
Cost: Tickets range from $100-$300pp
Details: This concert will feature the cultural and rhythmic African experience with leading artist's performing as well as being MC'd by the hilarious world-renowned comedian Eddie Kadi. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from 1Dance Africa Facebook


18. Brazilian Kids Day
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 12pm-5pm
Where: MClub Maroubra, 525 Malabar Rd, Maroubra
Cost: Adults: $10pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: This child-friendly multicultural event will showcase entertainment, traditional and delicious food from Brazil, market place, workshops, activities, face painting, games, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Brasileirinho Australiano Facebook


19. Love Local Artisan Market
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 10am-6pm
Where: Claydon Reserve, Ramsgate Rd, Sans Souci
Cost: Free
Details: This Market is a celebration of what makes the region so wonderful with showcasing market stalls selling artisan products, workshops, community groups, displays, art installations, food pop-ups, entertainment, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Love local Artisan Market Facebook


20. A Springtime Romance
When: Saturday, 12 & 13 October 2019: 12th: 7:30pm-9pm & 13th: 5:30pm-7pm
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: Adults: $58pp, Concession: $40pp & Children under 13yrs: $20pp
Details: This concert will feature a program celebrating the drama and lyricism of Brahms at the end of his composing career, with his stormy trio for clarinet, cello, and piano. There will also be features of sparkling, fun, and energetic trio for flute, cello, and piano by opera composer Weber. Click here for the website.

21. Breathwork for Stress & Anxiety
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019: 10:10am-12pm
Where: Riley Street Studios, 259 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $49pp
Details: In this class, you will learn how to use deep breathing as a natural stress relief, find out how to calm anxiety and be mindful of your body, learn deep breathing techniques that will increase energy levels, session of rhythmic clapping and fun laughter exercises, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Diana Marshall Facebook


22. Romanian Music Concert
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 7pm-9:30pm
Where: DJango Bar, 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
Cost: $20pp
Details: This Concert will feature Super Rats who will play classic Romanian and gypsy repertoire from the backstreets of Bucharest. There will be a diverse influence of music including Ottoman court music, raw Balkan peasant folk, tango and jazz, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Django at Camelot Facebook


23. The Belrose Fair
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Belrose Public School, 24-26 Ralston Ave, Belrose
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Fair will showcase entertainment, cake stalls, carnival festivities, pony rides, food stalls, market stalls, show bags, displays, shows, face painting, amusement rides, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Belrose Fair Facebook


24. Spring Cycle
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 6:30am-2pm
Where: St Leonards Park, Miller St, St Leonards
Cost: See website
Details: This community event will bring together more than 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities to participate in Sydney's largest recreational bike ride. There will be 10km City Ride, 50km Classic Ride and 105km Challenge Ride. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Spring Cycle Facebook


25. Cut & Paste Creative Collage Mixed Media Workshop
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: Art Est. Gallery, 67-69 Lords Rd, Leichhardt
Cost: See website
Details: This Workshop will help you learn mono-printing techniques to create a simple composition to be used a background, creating your own collage imagery under the guidance of the tutor, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Art Est. Art School Facebook


26. Breakfast with the Birds
When: Sunday, 13 October 2019: 7:15am-10am
Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: $46pp
Details: The Gardens is home to more than 200 species of bird calling, and on this tour, you will walk through the Cumberland Plain Woodland spotting a variety of species that come and go through this endangered ecosystem. There will also be a delicious breakfast served at Melaleuca House after the walking tour. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook


27. Word Travels' Story Fest: Performing Writer's Festival
When: Wednesday, 16-20 October 2019
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This Festival will showcase a five-day live literary explosion of series performances, discussions, displays, workshops, poetry slams and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Word Travels Facebook


28. Mind Body Spirit Festival
When: Thursday, 17-20 October 2019: 10am-7pm
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival is Australia's largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event and it will showcase over 200 exhibitors, inspirational seminars, physic readings, body pampering, demonstrations, stage performances, free meditation session, food stalls and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mind Body Spirit Festival Australia Facebook


29. Antenna Documentary Film Festival
When: Thursday, 17-27 October 2019
Where: Dendy Cinemas, Palace Cinemas, & MCA Sydney NSW
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This Film Festival will present a lineup of the most creative and thought-provoking local and international documentaries from the past year. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Antenna International Documentary Film Festival Facebook


30. Swan Lake Concert
When: Friday, 18 & 19 October 2019
Where: State Theatre, 49 Market St, Sydney
Cost: Adults: $99pp & Concession: $89pp
Details: The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will be returning back to Australia this October with Swan Lake- the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet will showcase two acts that follow the original storyline. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Russian Ballet Ltd - IMPERIAL RUSSIAN BALLET COMPANY Facebook


31. Festival of Mosman
When: Friday, 18-27 October 2019
Where: Various locations across Mosman
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website
Details: This family-friendly community festival will showcase an array of cultural and community events including open-air concerts, performances, entertainment, art exhibitions, displays, foodie events, walking tours, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Festival of Mosman Facebook


32. Retro Dinner Cruise
When: Friday, 18 October 2019: 7:30pm-11pm
Where: Vagabond Cruises, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $85pp & Children: $65pp- For early bird ticket pricing see website
Details: There will be an international-style buffet, appetizers upon arrival, tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters, tea & coffee, alcoholic drinks packages, DJ spinning strictly retro hits from the 70s, 80s & 90s, prizes to be won, giveaways, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Vagabond Cruises Facebook


33. WBBL05 Festival Weekend
When: Friday, 18-20 October 2019
Where: North Sydney Oval, Miller St, North Sydney
Cost: Adults: $10pp & Children: $5pp
Details: For the first time in its history, the rebel Woman's Big Bash League will be standalone in 2019/20 with seven festival weekends of cricket confirmed for the knockout competition. There will be giveaways, activities, opportunities to meet & greet your heroes, as well as watching some world-class cricket. Click here for the website.

34. Painting with Light Workshop
When: Friday, 18 October 2019: 7pm-10:30pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, Cnr Parkes & Grand Drives, Centennial Park
Cost: $85pp
Details: Taught by award-winning light painter Peter Solness, this Workshop will teach you how to apply torchlight onto darkened subjects such as flowers and trees to create unique and exciting photogenic images. Click here for website.

35. Bayside Food & Wine Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 3pm-9pm
Where: Mascot Memorial Park, 149 Coward St, Mascot
Cost: Free
Details: This food & wine festival will showcase culinary delights, fresh produce, cooking tips, demonstrations, sampling & tasting, food stalls, wine stalls, pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bayside Council Facebook


36. Granny Smith Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019
Where: Various locations across Eastwood & Ryde-see website.
Cost: See website for ticket pricing
Details: This family-friendly festival celebrates the life and legacy of one of the City of Ryde's most famous citizens, Maria Ann Smith-aka Granny Smith-who, back in 1868, 'accidentally' grew the first batch of little green apples that bear her name and now grown all over the world. The Festival showcases entertainment, activities, amusement & carnival rides, art & craft, market stalls, food stalls, pop-ups, displays, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Granny Smith Festival Facebook


37. Polynesian Lunch & Dinner Cruise
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 1pm-4pm & 6:45pm-9:45pm
Where: Prestige Harbour Cruises, King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: $99pp
Details: This cultural cruise event will include a delicious buffet feast, scrumptious desserts, tropical fruit platters, party DJ, live Polynesian performances, and more. Click here for the website.

38. Regents Park Christian School Spring Fair
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Regents Park Christian School, 59 Regent St, Regents Park
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fair will showcase entertainment, activities, market stalls, games, food stalls, tours, performances, carnival rides, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Regents Park Christian School Facebook


39. The Unforgettable Experience Concert
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 8pm-10:20pm
Where: Canterbury League Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore
Cost: Members: $10pp & Non-Members: $15pp
Details: This concert will feature a celebration of the timeless music of two iconic artists, Michael Buble and the late Natalie Cole. It will be presented by Sydney Party Bands with two amazing vocalists performing songs including 'Everything', 'Just Haven't Met You Yet', 'Sway', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', 'Quando Quando' and Natalie Cole classics such as 'When I Fall In Love', 'Unforgettable', 'Paper Moon', 'Straighten Up & Fly Right', and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Canterbury Leagues Club Facebook


40. Family Musical- Musical Island: A Silent Spell
When: Saturday, 19 & 26 October 2019
Where: The Bond Pavilion Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Cost: Adults: $22pp & Concession: $18pp
Details: This performance is based on the captivating story about the power of music. It will showcase live acting performance combined with stunning animation. The story features the adventures of Prince Major and Princess Minor, part of the Royal Music Family. Each year the Prince and Princess create new music for the Spring Ball. However, something has gone terribly wrong! The Queen of Silence is somehow involved… Click here for the website.

41. William Street Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 11am-9pm
Where: William Street, Paddington
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly community festival will showcase entertainment, food stalls, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from William Street Festival Paddington Facebook


42. St John's Church Gordon Fete & Spring Market
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019: 9am-2pm
Where: St John's Church, 754 Pacific Highway, Gordon
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase market stalls, cake stalls, art & craft, chocolate wheel, raffles, jumping castle, face painting, carnival games, amusement rides, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

43. Uncorked Balmoral Food & Wine Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 11am-5pm
Where: Balmoral Reserve, The Esplanade, Balmoral
Cost: See website.
Details: This food & wine festival will showcase market stalls, food & wine stalls, pop-ups, sampling & tastings, gourmet delights, demonstrations, live music, entertainment, an exquisite fusion of wine & food, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Uncorked Balmoral Food & Wine Festival Facebook


44. St Agatha's Primary School Fete
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: St Agatha's Primary School, 7 Trebor Rd, Pennant Hills
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete event will feature a lineup of entertainment, market stalls, amusement & carnival rides, games, food trucks & stalls, art & craft, cake stalls, auctions, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from St Agatha's Community Corner Facebook


45. Marrickville Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Marrickville & Illawarra Roads, Marrickville
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly community festival will showcase a massive lineup of entertainment, market stalls, international cuisine food stalls, handmade artisan works, performances, international dance floor, multicultural entertainment, cultural entertainment, activities, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Inner West Council Facebook


46. Kirrawee Public School Fete
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Kirrawee Public School, Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fete will showcase entertainment, a variety of stalls, amusement & carnival rides, activities, performances, displays, shows, giant 2nd hand bookstall, live music, auctions, fresh produce market stalls, chocolate wheel, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kirrawee Public School Fete 2019 Facebook


47. Oil Painting Class: Painting the Blue Mountains
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: CPAS Studio, 4-14 Hunter St, Parramatta
Cost: $90pp
Details: This full-day class will teach you how to paint a Blue Mountains scenery in oils, how to understand colour, observing and painting approach to landscapes in oils, composition, and creating depth using colour, tone, and perspective, using underpainting and layering of paint and more. The Class is suitable for beginners and anyone who wants to experiment with using oil paints. All materials will be supplied. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Artist Christopher Vidal Facebook


48. Gone Fishing Day
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: Various locations-see website.
Cost: Free
Details: There will be a lineup of events that celebrate the love of fishing as well as encouraging everyone to get out on the water. There will be fish sessions, competitions, free goodie bags, demonstrations, fishing tip classes by local experts, kids activities, pop-ups, displays, prizes to be won, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from NSW DPI Fisheries Facebook


49. Crows Nest Festival
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019: 10am-5pm
Where: Crows Nest- see website
Details: There will be a jam-packed program of events, entertainment, activities, market stalls, performances, shows, inflatable rides, petting zoos, pony rides, art & craft, roving performers, street performers, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Crows Nest Festival Facebook


50. Warragamba DamFest
When: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Where: Warragama Recreation Reserve, Melbourne Ave, Warragamba
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will feature entertainment, activities, market stalls, food stalls, swap meet, helicopter rides, kids farm, emergency service displays, exhibits & displays, working dog shows, acts, performances, shows, demonstrations, show bags, amusement & carnival rides, car & bike shows and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Warragamba Dam Fest Facebook


51. Chef's Table
When: Tuesday, 22 October 2019: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Bopp & Tone, 60 Carrington St, Sydney
Cost: $120pp & $240 for two people
Details: This foodie event will showcase an intimate dining experience, curated & hosted by Head Chef Sa Va'afusuaga. The event will feature indulging in a bespoke degustation menu using seasonal produce right at the kitchen bench, talks and explanations about the produce and how to cook it, demonstrations, secret cooking tips and more. Click here the for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bopp & Tone Facebook


52. Much Ado About Nothing
When: Tuesday, 22 October 2019: From 7:30pm
Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay
Cost: Tickets range from $45-$95pp
Details: Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick wield words as weapons, causing their banter to betray their love for each other. Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare's contemporary comedies. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bell Shakespeare Facebook


53. Bondi Sculpture by the Sea
When: Thursday, 22 October 2019-10 November 2019
Where: Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach
Cost: Free
Details: Returning back again this October and November, Sculptures by the Sea will showcase the world's largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. There will be 2kms of around 100 sculptures from Australia and across the world. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sculpture by the Sea Facebook


54. Dami Im- Dreamer Tour Concert
When: Thursday, 24 October 2019: 7pm-10:15pm
Where: Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Australia's most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im will showcase her Dreamer Tour this October. The Concert will feature some of her established hits and fan favourites from XFactor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, "Sound of Silence", and a mix of her new material including 'Dreamer'. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Dami Im Facebook


55. European Outdoor Film Festival
When: Friday, 25 October 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This Film Festival will showcase the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films. The Festival is unlike other tours, every film is handpicked and especially edited and produced for the tour by a team of expert filmmakers as well as films are shown at the same time as they premiere in Europe. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from European Outdoor Film Tour - Australia & New Zealand Facebook


56. Toongabbie West Public School Halloween Carnival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 3pm-8pm
Where: Toongabbie West Public School, 83 Ballandella Rd, Toongabbie
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase a lineup of entertainment, activities, face painting, market stalls, food stalls, carnival rides, carnival festivities, petting zoo, dress up Halloween competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Toongabbie West Public School P&C Facebook


57. Quakers Hill Festival
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 12pm-6pm
Where: Quakers Hill Commuter Car Park, Douglas Rd, Quakers Hill
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will showcase a non-stop program of family-friendly entertainment, activities, games, market stalls, performances, food stalls & trucks, demonstrations, shows, blacksmith demonstrations, amusement rides, workshops, and more. Click here for the website.

58. St Bernard's Catholic Primary School Bush Fair
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 10am-3pm
Where: St Bernard's Catholic Primary School, Warrina St, Berowra Heights
Cost: Free
Details: There will be plenty of family-friendly fun with entertainment, market stalls, activities, food trucks & stalls, games, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from St Bernards Bush Fair 2019 Facebook


59. Oktoberfest in the Gardens
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 1pm-6pm
Where: The Domain, Cnr Art Gallery & Hospital Roads, Sydney
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: With last year being a sold-out event, this popular festival will feature plenty of Oktoberfest entertainment with traditional Bavarian festivities, great beer, two massive beer halls, competitions, live music, games, tasting & sampling, a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oktoberfest in the Gardens Facebook


60. Sydney Uni Dog Day: Pound Paws
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019: 12pm-4pm
Where: Sydney University, St Johns College, 10 Missenden Rd, Camperdown
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will feature meeting rescue dogs, adoption talks, pet-related activities, entertainment, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pound Paws Facebook


61. Pro Wrestling Halloween Show
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 2pm-4:15pm
Where: Penrith Gaels, 75 Richmond Rd, Kingswood
Cost: Adults: $15pp & Children under 12yrs: $10pp
Details: Celebrate the Trick or Treat Season with live professional wrestling. There will be Heavyweight, Junior Heavyweight, Tag Team and Women's wrestling matches that will all be contested with a Halloween celebration theme. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wrestle Strong Dojo Facebook


62. Suitcase Rummage
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 11am-4pm
Where: The Goods Line, 14-28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo
Cost: Free
Details: This market event will showcase a mini-scaled market that features secondhand and handmade wares, vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, shoes, records, music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Suitcase Rummage Facebook


63. Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Where: Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie festival will showcase food & wine stalls, tasting & sampling, entertainment, live music performances, animal petting farm, family-friendly activities, over 130 wines from 30 wineries, local produce, huge selection of gourmet food, pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wahroonga Food Wine Festival Facebook


64. Gymea Village Fair
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019: 9am-4pm
Where: Gymea Rd, The Kingsway to President Ave, Gymea
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly community fair will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, over 195 food stalls & market stalls, kids shows, performances, exhibits, displays, dance acts, carnival & amusement rides, show bags, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gymea Village and Gymea Chamber of Commerce Facebook


65. Norton Street Italian Festa
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Where: Norton Street, Leichhardt
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly Festival will celebrate all things Italian and what makes Leichhardt special with entertainment, amusement & carnival rides, jumping castles, activities, animal farms, face painting, pony rides, concerts, performances, displays, shows, acts, free cooking demonstrations, market stalls, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Norton Street Italian Festa Facebook


67. Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest
When: Sunday, 27 October 2019
Where: Arthur Byrne Reserve, Bernie Kellie Drive, South Maroubra
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase run, walk and wheel events suited for all fitness levels and age groups, entertainment, Oktoberfest festivities, live German band, performances, acts, shows, variety of market stalls, jumping castle, camel rides, amusement rides, carnival festivities, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Maroubra Fun Run & Oktoberfest Facebook
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