What’s On? | Sydney in August

So much to do and so much to see!

From fun runs and festivals to street dancing and artworks, Sydney definitely knows how to have a good time despite the wintery cold. Here are a few things to add to your diary this month!


Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

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See the magic and walk under a canopy of blushing pink blossoms, and experience Japanese modern and traditional culture through food, music and entertainment.

Every year, the Auburn Botanical Gardens host a 10-day festival for you to capture the stunning display and enjoy an array of entertainment such as sumo wrestling matches, a Hello Kitty makeover station, and a silent disco! Be sure to check out the beautiful cherry blossoms from August 17-26!


The Colour Run

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Dance through bursts of beautiful colour and take part in a 5km magical course! It’s not about coming first – all you have to do is have the best time of your life swimming through dreamy foam clouds, and partying with giant unicorns.

Drag your friends, get your tickets and cross the finish line! The event begins on Sunday, 19 August and ends on Sunday, 7 October.


Eat Your Heart Out

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Eat? YES please. Head down to the western suburb of Liverpool, for a street celebration of music, art and food. Railway Street will be splashed with colour by talented artists, filled with carnival games, stalls by designer and handmade goods, as well as some of Liverpool’s favourite eateries in food truck form.

Stick around and be mesmerised by a curated music and performance program of local and international acts. It’s a free event and is on from 2pm on August 25!


Real Bodies Exhibition

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Warning: Not for the fainthearted. But definitely for those who want to see the human body – from the inside and out!

The Real Bodies Exhibition presents an artful display of real, preserved human bodies and anatomical specimens. Learn and examine the beauty of the human body through its dramatic and moving displays. Located in Byron Kennedy Hall in the Entertainment Quarter, the exhibition has been open since April 2018. Be sure to book your tickets this month, as it’s only here for a limited time!


Astronomy in the Park

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Out and About

Lay back and immerse yourself in a night of stargazing. For just $15, you will have the chance to observe the starry sky and end the night relaxing around the campfire.

Astronomy in the Park will invite scientists from the Sydney Observatory and an Aboriginal educator to share their stories about the sky. Come down to Centennial Park on Friday, 17 August and you might even find out the park’s secret in the dark!


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