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Things to do in Sydney in March

March is one of my favourite months in Sydney. The weather has started to cool and it’s a perfect time to explore the city.

There are no public holidays and no school vacations or major events so accommodation demand should be good and prices reasonable.

Average Temperatures: 25-18 °C ( 74-64°F)
While each year varies the last March saw six days of rain.

New events and updated content are added to these pages as it becomes available.

Annual Events

  • Handa Opera on the Harbour
  • Paramasala
  • Art Month

Markets, Fairs and Festivals

Parramasala – Festival of South Asian Arts

Paramasala Parramatta
Opening night of Parramasala 2018, Parramatta. Photo by Salty Dingo.

Parramasala is the largest celebration of cultural diversity in NSW and it is held in Parramatta, the geographic heart of Sydney.
The festival has everything from South American, Middle Eastern, Indigenous Australian and South-East Asian.

Where: Parramatta
When: Friday 13 March – Sunday 15 March 2020
Cost: Free

Art Month Sydney

Art Month Sydney is a not-for-profit festival of contemporary art across Sydney’s top galleries. Enjoy a series of artist talks, workshops and exhibitions

Where: Inner Sydney galleries
When: 7th to 30th March 2019
More: Check the official site


La Traviata – Opera on the Harbour

La Traviata 2012 Party Scene
La Traviata Credit: Lisa Tomasetti

I attended my first Handa Opera on the Harbour last year and it is quite a special experience. The location is amazing, the catering is excellent and it really is a memorable experience, especially for visitors.

Where: First Fleet Steps Mrs Macqurie’s Point
When: March 27 – April 26, 2020
Cost: From $170 pp
More: Opera Australia’s website

Regional Events

Blue Mountains Music Festival

With artists from around the globe, the Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues is a key event on the Blue Mountains calendar each year.

Where: Katoomba (Festival precinct bounded by Lurline, Merriwa, Ada and Waratah Streets)
When: 13th to 15th March 2020
Cost: Various – some free
More: Check the official website

Find more things to do in the Blue Mountains while you’re there.

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