Amazing October Events In Sydney

19 September 2017

Summer is on its way and the sunny days are putting a spring in everyone’s step! This month, Sydney is awash with festivals, exhibitions and sporting events, making it a great time to get out and about around the city.

Check out what’s on in Sydney this October and start planning your next adventure.

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 19 October – 5 November

Sculpture by the Sea, Tamarama Beach, Sydney. Sydney Events & Things to Do

Sculpture by the Sea, Tamarama Beach, Sydney.

Take in the sights as the annual Sculpture By The Sea exhibition returns to Bondi this month. Walk along the Bondi to Coogee coastal track between Bondi Beach and Tamarama to discover over 100 sculptures by international and homegrown artists. Great for art lovers, visit the exhibition to get one-of-a-kind ocean views of Bondi’s iconic coastline. The temporary sculpture park is the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition and has attracted over 500,000 visitors each year.

Night Noodle Markets, City Centre 5 October – 22 October

Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. Sydney Events & Things to Do

Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. Image Credit: Crave Sydney Food Festival.

Noodle fans, rejoice! The famous Night Noodle Markets are back as part of Good Food Month. A jewel in any foodie’s event calendar, the popular markets will feature over 40 stalls filled with delicious Asian street food. Expect live music, entertainment. DJs and specially-made desserts from Sydney favourites Messina, Black Star Pastry, N2 Gelato and more sure to delight. Head down to Hyde Park to be part of the action and enjoy tasty treats under the stars.


Good Food Month, City Centre 5 October – 22 October  

Good Food Month, Sydney.Sydney Events & Things to Do

Good Food Month, Sydney.

Get involved as Australia’s biggest food festival Good Food Month returns to Sydney this month. Feast your eyes on a packed programme of food events, including food masterclasses, brunches, dining experiences, pop-up food stalls, high teas, food pairings and the iconic Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. The month-long celebration will showcase the best in local restaurants and produce, with signature Sydney restaurants like Aria Sydney, NOMAD and more hosting events across the city.


Sydney Beer Week, City Centre 20 – 29 October

Sydney Beer Week, Sydney Events & Things to Do

Sydney Beer Week 2016, Sydney.

Join the biggest names in local craft beer for a week of beer appreciation and celebration! As the industry has grown, the nine-day festival has branched out hosting world-class beer events in over 70 venues across the city. The jam-packed programme includes tap takeovers, degustation dinners, ale showcases, beer tastings, food pairings and more. Check out brews from Sydney breweries like Batch Brewing Co, Modus Operandi and Young Henry’s as well as the rest of Australia and international imports.


NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, Sydney Olympic Park 1 October

NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, Sydney Olympic Park. Sydney Things to do and events

NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, Sydney Olympic Park

Cheer on your favourite players as the NRL Grand Final kicks off at the ANZ Stadium on October 1st. There will be tense scenes as two teams battle it out on the field to win the coveted trophy. The sporting spectacular is one of Australia’s biggest sports celebrations and a big night for rugby fans around the world. Grab your chance to get tickets before they sell out!


Madame Butterfly: Opera at the Capitol Theatre, Chinatown and Haymarket 24 October – 4 November

Madame Butterfly, Chinatown & Haymarket. Sydney Theatre Events & Things to Do

Madame Butterfly, Chinatown and Haymarket.

Get a front row seat for the opera spectacular Madame Butterfly as it makes a triumphant return to the Capitol Theatre this October. Puccini’s romantic masterpiece tells the enchanting love story of an American soldier and a young geisha, from the first kiss to the last. The opera has enjoyed much success in Sydney, and is the most-performed opera in the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to see it for yourself!



There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this October!