Sydney’s Top 8 April Events

Isn’t it lovely when the weather cools down to a nice average of 20 degrees? At that temperature where you can wear shorts or jeans and either way you’ll be comfortable. But attire, I’m sure, is the least of your worries. So keep on reading to get some ideas for things to do in Sydney this April!

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Sydney Fitness Show

When it gets cooler, we have more room to warm up. And Sydney, you are getting a proper workout regime when the Sydney Fitness Show rolls into town. It’s got everything fitness. (insert ticket giveaway here)

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Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour // April 20-22
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Sydney Comedy Festival

One city, 210 side-splitting shows. Sydney’s bellies will be sore from laughter after this smorgasbord of comedy. It’ll feature some great international acts like UK’s Stephen K Amos and New Zealand’s Urzila Carlson, while showcasing Australia’s very own crowd favourites like Kitty Flanagan, Tom Gleeson, Fiona O’Loughlin and Joel Creasey.

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Various locations around Sydney // April 23-May 20
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Spanish Film Festival

This national festival takes place in selected Palace Cinemas across Australia, and showcases a wide variety of Spanish cinema: from the bittersweet love stories to the action-packed dramas. This year’s main highlight is La Tribu (The Tribe). Directed by Fernando Colomo, it’s a female-driven story of family reconciliation, where a street dancing mother is reunited with her long-lost son.

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Sydney: Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street, Palace Central Sydney // April 17-May 6
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Sydney Racing Carnival

Sydney’s Racing Carnival is already in full swing, but the final three events will be held through April: Championships Day 1, Championships Day 2 (also known as Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day), and finally the All Aged Stakes Day. Come along and tipple to your hearts content, and hopefully not til your evicted by security. Stay classy ladies and gents. Oh, and try your luck on the horses, too.

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Rosehill Gardens Racecourse or Royal Randwick Racecourse // April 7, 14 and 21
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Sydney Writers Festival

As any prudent person could note, writing is not as it once was, and this is where Sydney Writers Festival comes in. Learn and collaborate with Australia’s top writers and innovative international literary gods and goddesses. This year’s event will feature over 50 international and 400 Australian authors talking to the theme of “Power” across Greater Sydney and across the nation through the Live & Local streaming program.

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Sydney and surrounding suburbs // April 30-May 6
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Biota Dining in Bowral

A hundred kilometres south south west of Sydney CBD is the town of Bowral, and is where the chefs of Biota Dining are offering a hands on, adventurous, and all-round fun experience. Guests will get the opportunity to step into the wild with the chefs themselves, discover new ingredients, see how they grow and where, ending with a campfire cooking session in the local surrounds. This event begins in April, with a new event each month for the year.

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18 Kangaloon Rd, Bowral // April 20
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Aperture Photography Conference

Whether your an amateur photographer with inspirations or a seasoned professional, you’ll find something to capture your eyes at the Aperture Australia Photography Conference. Listen to the best of the best (8 of Australia’s most iconic photographers, to be exact), hear the wild tales of getting their most memorable shots and then browse some of them at Sydney’s most notable photography conference.

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Sydney’s International Convention Centre // April 28-29
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Opera, Wine and Dine

It’s back by popular demand, and in April it is serving up some classic comic opera alongside a vivacious dinner. The show for April is Don Pasquale, a farcical tale unraveling mistaken identity, family quarrels, and of course love. Set inside Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, it is sure to be an evening filled with fiasco and yummy feast.

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