17 August 2017
As winter turns to spring, Sydney’s arts and culture scene starts to bloom. Check out some of the most exciting events to hit the harbour city this month, from indie film festivals to community runs and more.
Follow Carole King’s inspiring journey from broke songwriter to female rock icon as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical hits Sydney this month. Stepping out of the shadows after writing songs for some of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll bands of the sixties and seventies, Carole King went on to become one of the most successful female acts in music history. Sing along to some of her most famous songs, including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend”.
Get your running shoes on for the annual Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Join over 30,000 competitors on a scenic run past some of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, including the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Runners can choose to take on the full 42-kilometre marathon, the half marathon, or the 10-kilometre Bridge Run. Social runners can also get involved in the 3.5-kilometre Family Fun Run, so round up your family and friends for a great day out.
Cheer on your favourite players as the NRL Grand Final Week returns to Sydney for 2017. As Australia’s biggest sports celebration, Grand Final Week brings together sports fans of all ages and backgrounds. There will be a wide range of activities throughout the week, such as player appearances, food stalls and musical performances, before the NRL Grand Final takes over Sydney Olympic Park on October 1.
Enjoy the best in art and culture at Sydney Fringe Festival 2017. The largest independent arts festival in NSW, Sydney Fringe Festival offers the chance to see over 300 productions played out in over 50 venues across five cultural villages. Keep an eye on the eclectic programme of events to explore art shows, performances and more held in secret locations around the city.
Join in the fun as Sydney Colourfest returns for another year. Colourfest fuses music, dance and colour to create an unforgettable festival experience. Colourfest participants throw colourful paint into the air in a spectacular celebration of freedom in life. The festival will feature non-stop DJs playing a mixture of EDM, commercial house and RnB, as well as food stalls and entertainment to keep the party going.
Enter the world of the weird and wonderful as the Sydney Underground Film Festival returns in September. Now in its 11th year, expect a diverse programme of experimental and artistic indie films made to break the boundaries of conventional film. The weekend will also feature special events, live Q&As with directors and industry professionals, as well as opening and closing parties.