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Top Events Happening in Sydney this September

Sydney Fringe

Back for its eighth year, Sydney Fringe is transforming a 7000m-sqaure space in Sydney Park that will play host to a massive month-long party. With immersive art installations, theatre performances, parties and circus acts, this is not an event to miss.

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All over Sydney Until September 30

Sydney Latin American Film Festival

The Latin American cinema uses funds raised from tickets sales to support environmental and community development organisations throughout Latin America and Australia. The festival includes documentaries, shorts and feature films about Latin America.

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Dendy Opera Quays and Casula Powerhouse Until September 11

Parklands Food Fest

Western Sydney Parklands will host its sixth food festival at The Lizard Log Amphitheatre and it’s sure to be a day of entertainment for the whole family. There will be a music stage, garden workshop and over 50 food stalls. Keep an eye out for infamous chefs Karen Martini (Ms. G’s) and Dan Hong (Mr Wong).

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Lizard Log, Abbotsbury Saturday 9 September, 10am-4pm

Festival of the Winds

Experience the skies as they come alive with hundreds of kites from local and international kite-makers. In one of Sydney’s most colourful festivals you can expect food stalls around the beach, entertainment as well as kite-making stations for the kids.

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Bondi Beach Sunday 10 September, 11am-4pm

Just For Laughs

Just For Laughs Sydney is returning to celebrate its seventh year. The festival will bring acts including Kevin Bridges, Joel McHale, Gad Elmaleh, Rhys Darby, TOFOP with Wil Anderson and Charlie Clausen, Claire Hooper & Mel Buttle and many more.

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Multiple venues 11-17 September

Winehouse Wednesday

To celebrate to eve of her birthday, Soda Factory is hosting a Winehouse Wednesday event with Winehouse Sangria, $10 buckets of southern fried chicken and live performers. Don’t forget the red lipstick!

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Soda Factory 5pm Wednesday 15 September

Sydney Underground Film Festival

Dedicated to alternative film cultures, SUFF features independent and experimental films that transgress the status quo and challenge conservative conventions of filmmaking. Oh, and remember your Mambo t-shirts? Well Mambo designer Reg Mombassa has been enlisted to do the design for this year’s poster.

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The Factory Theatre 14-17 September


Banned in theatres when it debuted in 1882 and last at Belvoir in 1988, Ghosts returns in a new production. Starring Pamela Rabe (TV’s Wentworth) and directed by Eamon Flack it reunites the team behind Belvoir’s The Glass Menagerie. According to Flack, Ghosts is a story of “a woman who tries to find a way to deal with the Problem of Men, of male sexual aggression.”

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Belvoir Theatre September 16 – October 22

Spring Harvest Festival

Sydney Living Museums are taking over Elizabeth Farm to host the Spring Harvest Festival. The marketplace will boast artisan foods, cooking demonstrations and much more. There will also be a Crop Swap where you bring your homegrown produce and swap with it with others. So pack a picnic and enjoy some delicious food.

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Elizabeth Farm, Rosehill Sunday 17 September from 10am

Sydney Running Festival

The annual Sydney Running Festival is great for the whole family, and with different running lengths anyone can join in. Starting at Bradfield Park and finishing at either the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Sydney Opera House it makes for a gorgeous run with breathtaking views!

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Bradfield Park, Milsons Point Midday, Sunday 17 September

Surry Hills Festival

Drawing a crowd close to 60,000 people, the Surry Hills Festival is returning for its 15th year. This free family-friendly day is one of the biggest spring festivals with live music, kids’ activities, food stalls and much more.

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Shannon Reserve Saturday 23 September from 10am

Cabramatta Moon Festival

Expect Dami Im, MKR Betty and David, Peppa Pig, Minions, Bearded Bakers and a whole lot of food. The festival attracts more than 90,000 people from around New South Wales. The day will be filled with an array of colour, activities and a vibrant firework display at 8pm.

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Cabramatta CBD Sunday 24 September from 9am

Clothes Swap for Charity

Looking to give your wardrobe an overhaul? Marrickville Town Hall is hosting a clothes swap for charity with all profits from the event going to support Australian cancer research.

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Marrickville Town Hall Sunday 24 September

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

The infamous Comic-Con is back! Expect appearances by film stars, comic book artists, voice actors, cosplay competitions and a whole lot more! This two-day event will be a heap of fun for the whole family. Don’t forget your costume.

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International Convention Centre 9am-6pm Sunday 30 September – Sunday 1 October