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Published August 15th 2018
Bring out your spring calendar and jot this list down
This September Sydney and its surrounds will be host to one entertaining month of events, with something for everyone. With events including festivals, carnivals, fetes & fairs, markets, sports, music, concerts, child-friendly, family-friendly, adults-only, shows, workshops, classes, foodie, comedy and much more.

The list below features free & ticketed events across Sydney and surrounds:

1. Taste of Coogee
When: 1 & 2 September 2018: 1st: 11am-8pm & 2nd: 11am-6pm
Where: Coogee Oval, Brook St, Coogee Beach
Cost: Adults: $5pp & Children: Free
Details: This family-friendly foodie event will showcase a celebration of local talent and fare with entertainment, activities, MasterChef cooking demonstrations, foodie shows, wine, beer, ciders and food galore, tastings, sampling, restaurants, cafes, delis, and food-based businesses, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Taste of Coogee Festival Facebook


2. Lego All-Stars Studio
When: 1 & 2 September 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Comber Street Studios, 5 Comber St, Paddington
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase Lego Star Wars film, entertainment, activities and more. Click here for the website.

3. Aboriginal Weaving Workshop
When: 1 September 2018: 1pm-3pm
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney (entrance via Woolloomooloo)
Cost: $41pp
Details: Learn about traditional weaving techniques and understand how Indigenous People use an array of plants at this Workshop. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Facebook


4. The Umbilical Brothers: Speedmouse
When: 1 September 2018:
Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Market & Church Streets, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets start from $49.95pp
Details: This Show will feature the legendary Umbilical Brothers and will include all the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast-paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Umbilical Brothers Facebook


5. Sri Krishna Janmashtami Festival
When: 1 September 2018: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Granville Town Hall, 10 Carlton St, Granville
Cost: $5pp donation.
Details: This multicultural festival will feature joyous celebrations featuring uplifting kirtan and peaceful meditations, bathing ceremony, dance performances, food and more. Click here for the website.

6. Hits of Motown
When: 1 September 2018: From 8pm
Where: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $40pp-$65pp
details: This concert will take you on an unforgettable ride to Hitsville USA with number one Motown songs. This live music spectacular will include music from soul superstars including The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City Recital Hall Facebook


7. British Invasion
When: 1 September 2018: From 7:15pm
Where: The Cube, 20-22 Camden Rd, Campbelltown
Cost: Tickets from $39pp
Details: This Show will feature high energy, critically acclaimed international tribute acts to the phenomenal talents of the best performers in the business. Music will include the best of British Rock from the 70s and 80s. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from THE CUBE - Campbelltown Convention & Entertainment Centre Facebook


8. Mosman Market
When: 1 September 2018: 8am-3pm
Where: Mosman Square and the Village Green, Spit Junction, Mosman
Cost: Free
Details: These Markets will feature premier artisans selling art & crafts, gourmet food and more. There will also be musical entertainment and a lively atmosphere. Click here for the website.

9. Surry Hills Market
When: 1 September 2018: 8am-4pm
Where: Shannon Reserve, Crown St, Surry Hills
Cost: Free
Details: These Markets will include more than 60 unique stalls and a community café. There will be creative sellers and independent traders specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre Facebook


10. Sydney Fringe Festival
When: 1- 30 September 2018
Where: Various locations- see website
Cost: Tickets vary in price- see website.
Details: This independent art festival will feature over 300 productions in over 50 venues across Sydney. There will be acts, performances, entertainment, secret venue events, cultural gems, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Sydney Fringe Facebook


11. 10 Comedians for $25- Sydney Fringe Comedy Show
When: 1-16 September 2018
Where: Bat and the Ball Hotel, 495 Cleveland St, Redfern
Cost: $25pp
Details: This 18 event will feature a hilarious lineup of 10 experienced comedians, making this the perfect, laugh-filled way to enjoy comedy this September. Click here for the website.

12. Father's Day Festival
When: 2 September 2018: From 8am
Where: Centennial Parklands, Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Father's Day Festival will include non-stop entertainment, bush food fresh from the BBQ, artist workshops, traditional arts, warrior dance performance, activities, shows, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


13. Father's Day Rocks
When: 2 September 2018: 12pm- 10pm
Where: Surley's, 182 Campbell St, Surry Hills
Cost: Free
Details: This is a rockin' event not to be missed this Father's Day! The event will include entertainment, family platters of smoky meats, free arcade games, shuffleboards for the kids, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Surly's American BBQ, Burgers & Beer Facebook


14. Labyrinth Walk
When: 2 September 2018: 9am-10am
Where: Centennial Parklands, Cnr Parkes & Grand Drives, Centennial Park
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature an experience of the powerful metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


15. Sydney Harbour Father's Day Lunch Cruise
When: 2 September 2018: 11:45am-3pm
Where: Harbourside Cruises, King Street Wharf 8, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $65pp & Children: $45pp
Details: This Father's Day event will include plenty of fun with a scenic 3-hour luxury catamaran cruise around Sydney harbour. It will also feature a delicious buffet lunch with a selection of hot dishes and salads, desserts, outer decks viewing, and entertainment onboard. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Harbour Cruises - Harbourside Cruises Facebook


16. Aboriginal Art Class
When: 2 September 2018
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, Mrs Macquaire Rd, Sydney
Cost: $40pp
Details: Learn how to interpret stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of art to take home under the guidance of Shared Knowledge Artists. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


17. Acrylic Painting Workshop
When: 2 September 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Art Est. Gallery, 67-39 Lords Rd, Leichhardt
Cost: See website.
Details: This Workshop event will feature a special Father's Day theme with Acrylic painting: Boots, Tools and Tankards. Bring along objects to paint from your own collection or a vintage tool. Supplies will also be provided. Click here for the website.

18. Bundeena & Maianbar Art Trail
When: 2 September 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Various locations- see website
Cost: Free
Details: This event will take you on an art trail where you can peek inside some of Sydney's finest artist studios, nestled on the edge of the Royal National Park. You can walk or drive to open artist's studios in the villages. Artworks will include paintings, drawings, printmaking, woodcarving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware and jewellery. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail Facebook


19. Blak Markets
When: 2 September 2018: 9am-3pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, Parkes Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: Free
Details: These Markets will be part of the Father's Day Festival and will feature bushfood fresh from the BBQ, arts & crafts, accessories, fashion and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Blak Markets Facebook


20. St Peters Anglican Church Cemetery Tour
When: 3 September 2018: 1pm-2pm
Where: St Peters Anglican Church, Broughton St, Campbelltown
Cost: Free
Details: This Tour will include a display of life stories drawn from the headstones and history of Campbelltown's earliest residents as well as three cemetery tours. This is a perfect event for history buffs! Click here for the website.

21. Food Fighter: One Woman's crusade against waste - Screening
When: 3 September 2018: 6:45pm-8:45pm
Where: Cronulla Cinemas, 2-6 Cronulla St, Cronulla
Cost: $25pp
Details: This Screening will be based on a crusade against the global food waste scandal. Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia's annual $20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. She then realised the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, trading capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Event Cinemas (Marion) Facebook


22. Fashion Lecture Series
When: 4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2018: From 11am
Where: Chatswood Chase, 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Cost: Free
Details: This fashion lecture will be hosted by Claudia Chan Shaw and will feature talks including a look at Coco Chanel's influence and legacy in 'Beyond the Little Black Dress', a look at our fascination with shoes and the stories behind them, an exploration of accessories from must-have handbags to the iconic sunglasses and more. Click here for the website.

23. Pop-up Globe
When: 5 September 2018- 11 November 2018
Where: Sydney Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cost: See website.
Details: This performance astonished 450,000 people in just two years, the world's first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, will pop up in Sydney Entertainment Quarter this September. This event will present the festival of Shakespeare. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Pop-up Globe Australia Facebook


24. The Craft Film Festival
When: 5 & 6 September 2018: From 7pm
Where: Chauvel Cinema, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington
Cost: Tickets range from $27.50-$49.50pp
Details: This event will celebrate craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. It will feature a program of 28 short films across two screenings. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Craft Week Facebook


25. Belly Blues with Leanne Paris Band
When: 5 September 2018: 6pm-11pm
Where: Leadbelly, 42 King St, Newtown
Cost: $6pp
Details: This 18 event will include an evening of Leanne Paris and her band, bringing light, love and blues with a modern edge and classy and classic soul. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Leadbelly Newtown Facebook


26. Women's Adventure Film Tour
When: 5 September 2018: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Hayden Orpheum Picture Place, 380 Military Rd, Cremorne
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature some of the world's most inspiring women in adventure. This tour is a celebration of the fantastic women around who are doing extraordinary things. The films are to be enjoyed by women and men of all ages. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Women's Adventure Film Tour Facebook


27. Community Table
When: 5 September 2018
Where: Manly Wine, 8-13 South Steyne, Manly
Cost: $33pp
Details: This event will feature a shared-style feast, served buffet style with proceeds being donated to Northern Beaches Lifeline. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Manly Wine Facebook


28. St Johns Roman Catholic Cemetery Tour
When: 5 September 2018: 1pm-2pm
Where: St Johns Catholic Cemetery, 13 George St, Campbelltown
Cost: Free
Details: This event is suited for all the history buffs out there! The event will include displays of life stories drawn from the headstones and history of Campbelltown's earliest residents as well as three cemetery tours. Click here for the website.

29. Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival
When: 6-9 September 2018: 9am-Midnight
Where: Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
Cost: Tickets range from $10pp-$20pp
Details: This event will feature masterpieces of French cinema, highlighting an actor or director who has made an indelible contribution to France's celebrated film industry. Click here for the website.

30. Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
When: 6 September 2018: From 7pm
Where: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Cost: $120pp
Details: This event will feature a made-in-Australia globetrotting show. Basil, Sybil and Manual serve three-course meals along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this five-star immersive show. Tickets include 3-course dinner, pre-dinner drinks at 7pm, and 2-hour interactive show. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Facebook


31. Mums Do Wine
When: 6 September 2018: 7pm-11pm
Where: Bella Vista Hotel, 13-15 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista
Cost: $47pp
Details: This event will be inspiring, connecting, networking and supporting for mums in the local community over delicious canapés, wine and conversation. There will be guest speakers, a complimentary glass of bubbly upon arrival, various prizes and canapés. Funds raised will go to Give and Take Charity (support for women and children in hardship from domestic violence). Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mums Do Wine Facebook


32. Make Chocolate from Scratch Workshop
When: 6 September 2018: 6pm-8pm
Where: Kimberley Chocolates, 209 Lilyfield Rd, Lilyfield
Cost: $80pp
Details: This Workshop will teach you the history of chocolate, the benefits of good quality chocolate, how to temper chocolate, learn techniques and make your own creation. Click here for the website.

33. Property Buyer Expo
When: 7-9 September 2018:
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: $30pp per day
Details: This Expo will feature an educational platform for investors and home buyers to listen to leading industry speakers and exhibitors all under one roof. There will be free & paid seminars, pop-ups, stalls, talks, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Property Buyer Expo Facebook


34. Royal Botanic Garden Night-Life Tour
When: 7 September 2018: 6pm-8pm
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney (Entrance & meeting spot at Woolloomooloo Gate)
Cost:$35pp
Details: Experience the garden and its fascinating night-life on this fun and exciting adventure by torch-light. The event includes wandering the garden pathways and visit the biodiversity 'hotspots' such as the ponds to look for nocturnal animals- some who fly in for the night, others who are long-term residents. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney in Australia Facebook


35. Hawkesbury Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish & Boat Show
When:7-9 September 2018: 7th & 8th: 9am-5pm & 9th: 9am-4pm
Where: 40 Racecourse Rd, Richmond
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Concession: $11pp & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: This Show will feature all things caravan, camping, 4WD, fishing and boating with displays, exhibits, exhibitors, entertainment, activities, freestyle bike show, fishing show, reptile awareness show and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Rural Scene Promotions Facebook


36. Michael Jackson: The Legacy Tour
When: 7 September 2018: From 8pm
Where: The Evan Theatre, Mulgoa Rd, Penrith
Cost: Adults: $59.35pp & Concession: $49.35pp
Details: Direct from the United States, William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full-scale production of Michael Jackson. The performance will also feature choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show. Click here for the website.

37. Park Feast Festival
When: 8 & 9 September 2018: 12pm-9pm
Where: Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly & pet-friendly Festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, food and dessert trucks galore, amusement rides, live music, jumping castles, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Park Feast Facebook


38. Camden Festival
When: 8-23 September 2018
Where: Various locations across Camden and surrounds- see website
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Festival will feature a line-up of entertainment, festivities, picnic in the park event, kids fun day event, movie experiences, foodie events, music festival and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Camden Council Facebook


39. Mulgoa Country Market
When: 9 September 2018: 10am-2pm
Where: Cnr Mulgoa and Littlefields Roads, Mulgoa
Cost: Free
Details: These Markets will showcase around 65 stalls, live country music, breakfast, lunch or brunch meals, free craft activities for the kids and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mulgoa Country Market Facebook


40. Australian Kagyu Monlam PrayerFestival
When: 14-16 September 2018:
Where: Bankstown Sports Club, 41 Northam Ave, Bankstown
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival is about spreading the seeds of loving-kindness and pure motivation, and hence bring about genuine peace, love, happiness and well-being in the world. There will be Tibetan Buddhist rituals, chants, customs, Tibetan Monks from various regions of the Indian subcontinent, prayers, meditation, blessing ceremony, film, relic exhibition, multicultural performances and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kagyu Monlam in Australia Facebook


41. Sydney Underground Film Festival
When: 13-16 September 2018
Where: See website.
Cost: Tickets range from $14pp-$165pp
Details: This Film Festival will feature a lineup of wild and diverse range of indie, experimental, unique, artistic, boundary-pushing and mind-bending films as well as special events, special guests, Q&A Time, and closing parties. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Underground Film Festival Facebook


42. Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
When: 16 September 2018:
Where: Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney Opera House- see website
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: This Running Festival will feature one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia. The Festival will include four exciting and fun events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Marathon, Half Marathon and Bridge Run (10km) and finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House. There will also be a Family Fun Run (3.5km) at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Facebook


43. My Kids Market
When: 16 September 2018: 9am-12 noon
Where: Five Dock Leisure Centre, cnr Queens Rd & Williams St, Five Dock
Cost: Adults: $4pp & Children: Free
Details: My Kids Market is a premier Market to buy, sell and recycle preloved baby and kids goods. The Markets will showcase a wide range of baby and kids items including kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers, nursery items and more. There will also be free kids activities. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from My Kids Market NSW Facebook


44. Dulwich Hill Village Fair
When: 16 September 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Dulwich Hill Village Centre, Marrickville Rd, Dulwich Hill
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly community Fair will feature nonstop entertainment, children's activities, market stalls, food stalls & trucks, festivities, carnival games and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Inner West Council Facebook


45. Muddy Paws: Sydney's Dog Day Out
When: 17 September 2018: From 10:30 am
Where: Sydney Park at the Smoke Stacks, 416 Sydney Park Rd, Alexandria
Cost: Free & $25 registration fee for all participants.
Details: The Animal Welfare charity Maggie's Rescue will be hosting this fun and entertaining pet-friendly event which will include dog walks, dog shows, prizes to be won, best dressed and dogs that look like their owners competitions, and a BBQ at dog-friendly pub Vic. Click here for website.

Image Courtesy from Maggie's Rescue Facebook


46. Caravan Camping Outdoor Lifestyle Expo
When: 20-23 September 2018: 9am-4pm
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: 1 day Pass: Adults: $25pp, Concession: $20pp & Children under 16yrs: Free & 2-day Pass: Adults: $40pp, Concession: $35pp & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: This Expo will feature over 150 exhibitors, displays, pop-ups, huge range of the latest recreation vehicles, accessories, camping equipment, talks to the experts and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Caravan & Camping NSW Facebook


47. Essential Baby & Toddler Show
When: 21-23 September 2018: 21st & 23rd: 9:30am-4pm & 22nd: 9am-4pm
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: Free before 20th September & On the day: $20pp
Details: This Show will showcase a fantastic family day out with entertainment, exciting family-friendly events, activities, shows, market stalls, live performances, pop-ups and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Essential Baby & Toddler Show Facebook


48. Surry Hills Festival
When: 22 September 2018: 9am-10pm
Where: Ward Park, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street and other various locations across Surry Hills- see website
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This family-friendly community Festival will feature plenty of fun with live entertainment, market stalls, activities, games, amusement rides, carnival attractions, festivities, food stalls & trucks, workshops, demonstrations, displays & exhibits, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Surry Hills Festival Facebook


49. Cabramatta Moon Festival
When: 23 September 2018: 9am-8pm
Where: John St, Park Rd, Dutton Lane, Dutton Lane Loop, Railway Pde, & Arthur St, Cabramatta
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly multicultural Festival will feature non-stop entertainment, cultural activities, foodie stalls & trucks, traditional entertainment, cultural celebrations, amusement rides, performances, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Fairfield City Council Facebook


50. Oz Comic Con
When: 29 & 30 September 2018
Where: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Cost: Tickets range from $20pp-$45pp & Platinum Ticket: $650pp
Details: This Festival will showcase a celebration of cult animation, television series, films, graphic novels and gaming. There will be pop-ups, meet & greet, demonstrations, workshops, television stars, comic book artists, cosplay competitions, masterclasses, hard-to-find and exclusive merchandise and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Oz Comic-Con Facebook
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