16 August 2016
As the weather warms up, there are plenty of fabulous events and activities on offer to keep you entertained. Check out our guide to Sydney’s September events, with everything from Sydney-exclusive shows to big sporting carnivals.
The story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin comes to life in this toe-tapping musical. ‘Dream Lover’ tells the epic story of all-round entertainer Bobby Darin, from his humble beginnings writing jingles in East Harlem, to penning his breakout hit, ‘Splish Splash’, to providing the soundtrack to a generation. David Campbell heads up a sensational cast, including an 18-piece big band, in this hit show featuring such classic 50s and 60s hits including Mack The Knife, Beyond the Sea and of course, Dream Lover.
Head to Sydney Olympic Park for a week-long program of events and activities in the lead up to the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final. With games, live music, and food stalls, it’s shaping up to be grand final week’s biggest year yet. There’ll also be opportunities to meet current NRL stars as well as former legends of the game. The grand final itself kicks off on Sunday, October 2, so get in quick and get your tickets.
More than 30,000 runners will take to the streets for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. All running events will begin at Milson’s Point on the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, so that runners get to run across this Sydney icon, and competitors and spectators alike can bask in the gorgeous springtime harbour scenery. Two of the events are fun runs, so runners, walkers and joggers of all skill levels are welcome.
The Sydney Fish Markets will hold a traditional Italian ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ ceremony, a Mediterranean tradition where fishers receive a blessing from the local priest to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. The Sydney Fish Market will mark the occasion with a live band, seafood cooking demonstrations and even a spaghetti eating competition!
The biggest event on Cabramatta’s event calendar, the moon festival attracts more than 90,000 visitors each year, and it’s no wonder. There’s delicious and authentic food from hawker style market stalls, rides and games for the kids, including an ice skating rink, and performances from the likes of Timomatic and K-pop idol Prince Mak. You can also enjoy traditional lion dances and take part in the annual Moon Goddess and Archer Lantern Parade.