Spring is just around the corner. So here's what to do in Sydney in September: enjoy art and jazz in Manly and mouth watering food in Cabramatta, discover emerging artists at the Sydney Fringe Festival, a spring celebration in Strathfield and kite flying in Bondi.
The 2017 edition of the Fringe Festival will run for the whole month of September. While it started in 2010 as an expression of emerging artists in the bohemian, trendy inner west suburb of Newtown, this year, from 1 to 30 September, the festival will host around 300 hundreds events across about 50 venues in the City and the inner west.
The festival will showcase music, dance, theatre, comedy, a film festival, multimedia, literature and a mix of free and ticketed events. For more information and tickets visit thesydneyfringe.com.au
Enjoy the Strathfield Spring Festival on Saturday 2 September for the Father's Day weekend, with fun for children and their dads. Entertainment includes carnival rides, martial arts, various sports clinics, music and dancing.
No entertainment is good enough without something to eat and there is plenty of it with Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food representing the various communities that live in the area.
Between 8-24 September 2017, the beach suburb of Manly hosts art and entertainment for all.
The program includes movies, drawings, paintings, photography, outdoor events, walking tours to discover Manly's past, public art installations, brunches, lunches and artist talks, open art studios, concerts and much more.
In addition enjoy live jazz performances as part of the Manly Jazz event between 22 September and 2 October 2017.
Cabramatta Moon Festival is on Sunday 24 September, from 9 am to 8 pm in Sydney's little Asia with great Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and other Asian food, lion dance shows, and beautiful, lip-smacking mooncakes and fireworks. Click on the image on the right to read about the festival in Cabramatta.
The Festival of the Winds is a great day at the beach packed with lots of activities for the young and not so young. Bondi Pavilion hosts kite making workshops, art, food and dancing.
The kites take various shapes, forms and colours. Skilled kite makers from Australia and around the world compete for the best flying kite. But you can learn how to make and fly your own if you attend one of the workshops on offer. Watch the experts demonstrate and follow suit.
If you are less into crafts and more into rhythm, then learn how to dance. Or watch the professionals as they perform to Latin, tango, hip hop, African or Indigenous beats. There'll be some good body action to keep you fit and full of energy.
Not into that either? Then just watch various groups perform and entertain you.
And to complement the diversity of music and demonstrations, tempt your taste buds with the array of foods from various world cuisines. Your kids can watch puppet shows, clowns, magician tricks or a pony ride.
The Festival of the Winds is on Sunday 10 September 2017, from 11 am to 4 pm at Bondi Beach.
To get there hop on the 333, 380 or 381 buses that run to the beach from Circular Quay. Or get a train to Bondi Junction and then connect with one of these buses.
Still not sure what to do in Sydney in September? Starting 12 September to 8 October watch powerful dramas, hilarious comedies, thrillers and documentaries.
Usually the cinemas are: Palace Norton Street in Leichhardt, Palace Verona and Chauvel, both in Paddington.
The festival that makes a statement every year, in City's Hyde Park, lane-ways and various junctions, with thought provoking and unexpected art is back from 15 September to 9 October 2017.
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