1 March 2018
There are so many spectacular social, sporting and cultural events hidden within the city streets, so be sure to check out these events in Sydney this March. Read on to discover exciting sport, film, music and art events, and celebrate the incredible community of Sydney.
Celebrate the Year of the Earth Dog in 2018, at any of the number of community festivals in the Sydney region! Join in the fun rejoicing in our city’s rich multiculturalism and catch local community performances including lion dancing, dragon parades, martial arts performances and more. Check out the Lunar Lanterns around Circular Quay until the 24th of Feb and watch the biggest Dragon Boat Racing competition in the southern hemisphere. Take the family to the Chinese Garden of Friendship for tai chi classes and painting, learn the ancient art of deep laughing, and taste sizzling culinary delights celebrating longevity, wealth and happiness.
The annual Mardi Gras festival will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, with an expected 20, 000 interstate and international visitors. Enjoy the famous festival of love with a number of lively events including Fair Day, and of course be entertained by the famous Oxford Street Parade, this year featuring over 200 sparkling groups and spectacular floats. And be sure to attend the unmissable Laneway recovery party, hosted by Flinders Hotel and the Beresford. Join the LGBTQI+ community and stand together in colourful pride as we celebrate another wonderful year.
Come and celebrate the best in agriculture at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. See the best of pedigrees at the Cattle Pavilion or enjoy a stroll down Animal Walk to check out the farmyard animals. Witness the local talent with saddle bronc riding, tent pegging and dressage competitions and more. There’s plenty for the little ones to see and do, with sea circus rides, tea cups, super slides and pony rides, as well as thrills galore for the big kids; including the haunted house, the mega drop and the infamous sling shot! Don’t miss out on a great day out for everyone – gates open from 9am at Sydney Olympic Park
Free screenings of popular family favourites will be held in various locations around the City of Ryde throughout the month of March. Bring along a picnic rug, chairs and a bite to eat, find a spot on the grass and enjoy a fun night out with the family. The movies will be starting at sundown at approximately 8 pm. All venues are wheelchair accessible, smoke free environments. Parking is available at all venues, and light refreshments will be available for purchase. The movies include closed captions for the deaf and hearing impaired. Check out your local movie screenings, venues and weather conditions prior to attending.
Witness “The best musical of this century” according to the New York Times. From the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s production of the Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been praised as one of the most intelligent and hilariously witty written comedies of our time. The Book of Mormon has already sold out 250+ shows in Melbourne, so be sure not to miss out on your opportunity to see this multi-award winning musical genius. The cast will be performing on stage at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from the 28 February. Tickets are now available.
The annual International Rowing Regatta will be held in Penrith at the Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, featuring an array of the world’s best rowers across 100 competitive events. There will be a variety of stalls selling rowing essentials and merchandise including the latest styles and technologies. The sponsors of the 2018 event, Corporate Travel Management are offering the competitors and spectators of the event an array of flight, transfer and accommodation packages. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek, with general admission starting from just $20.
The All About Women festival will be celebrating its sixth year in 2018, and this year promises powerful talks, fun workshops and masterclasses for everyone to enjoy. There will be solo talks and panel discussions from some of the most influential women impacting feminism, from Barbara Caine to Tarana Burke. There will also be human rights and climate change campaigners to shake things up. There will be an array of activities like gin making and pickling, and the whole event will be capped off with a block party. Tickets are now available for purchase.
The much-loved and acclaimed surf spot Manly Beach will play host another historic surfing event this year, with the addition of its newest competition, the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro QS6 000. The World Surf League event will be a 9 day long event displaying the best of Men’s and Women’s surfing talent, including a comeback from Matt Banting following a recent injury.
Join Andy Morton on a rollercoaster of romance with his latest production, La Bohème. The scene is set in the political backdrop of student uprisings during the 1960’s along the volatile streets of France.The incredible opera production will take you on a journey to a cold winter’s night to observe a bohemian love story full of love, laughter and loss. La Bohème promises the total Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour experience, with pop up food and drinks stalls and merchandise available for purchase.