Things to do in Sydney this November

Things to do in Sydney this November


Newtown Festival

This Inner West party is back and better than ever this year! Prepare for a day full of music, art, food, markets, and animal friends. Run primarily as a fundraiser for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the annual event aims to support disadvantaged groups, such as people facing homelessness and those battling mental illness.

For the main event on November 11, your $5 entry donation will give you access to the full day of entertainment, but for $10 you’ll also receive a reusable water bottle- a handy accompany now that its finally warming up. Partnering with the Sydney Sustainability Centre, they’re really focusing on renewability this year, using green energy sources, banning plastic from the festival, using a worm farm to break down food waste, and hosting sustainable living workshops.

Live music and a stellar line up is in store with local indie groups such as Pirra and Georgia June and dance masters Furnace and the Fundamentals as well as K.I.M.

Finally, as always the food will not disappoint so expect favourites with lots of big flavours. You’ll find everything from toasties to delicious sweet treats and gourmet hotdogs.  A fun and easy idea for a first date, standard date, or a date with friends and family.


Wine Island

This is set to be one of the most fun events in November and a truly perfect weekend escape (that luckily doesn’t involve travelling far which is a refreshing change!)

Wine Island will return in November, bringing its celebration of all things wine to Clark Island in Sydney Harbour. Running over three days, guests will be ferried from the Man O War steps to the island with, you guessed it- wine in hand.

Once at the destinations, guests will enjoy the island soundtrack while sampling exciting wines and perfectly paired dishes. There will be wine tasting masterclasses and grown-up treasure hunts to keep you entertained. You don’t need to be a lover of wine to attend- there will also be a beer garden and cocktail bar serving all things gin. Fancy food huts showcasing wonderful local NSW produce will be sprinkled throughout- so whether you’re in the mood for cheese from the Hunter or freshly shucked oysters, you will find it all and more at Wine Island.


See Sam Smith live

The soulful UK singer-songwriter is making his way back to our sunny shores this November for a full tour in support of his latest album The Thrill of It All. We’re very excited as it’ll be Smith’s first tour of Australia in three years. Since his last visit, Sam’s sold over 12 million albums in the process to become one of the world’s most successful contemporary artists.

See him at the  Qudos Bank Arena stage on November 14, 16, and 17, singing tracks from his latest record, including the hit single ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’. Tickets are on sale now, so book nice and early not to miss out on the best seats.


Double Bay Street Festival

The Double Bay Street Festival is back and we cannot wait. The much loved, annual event attracts 80,000 people each year for its varied activities across five streets near Guilfoyle Park. This year expect pooch-friendly yoga classes, circus performances an amazing selection of food and drinks; and as always great music. Ideal for the whole family as there is truly something for everyone!


British Film Festival

The British Film Festival is returning to Sydney for its 6th year with a star-studded line-up of new British films and as well as classics.

Among the movies playing is the Keira Knightley film Colette, which tells the true story of 19th-century French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette and is directed by Wash Westmoreland.

Playing at the Palace Cinemas from October the 25th, infuse some British culture into your week and do not miss out! 


Movies under the stars

It’s back and we could not be happier because really, what could be better than a movie under the stars? The outdoor cinema in Centennial Park is such a feel-good experience. Definitely a sure-way to put a smile on your dial and connect with nature in a really special atmosphere.

Bring your own drinks, enjoy some goodies from the food trucks, and sit back with family and friends, enjoying every second. This summer you can expect the usual mix of Oscar hopefuls, kids faves, and retro hits, with the full program going live on Thursday, November 15th.

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