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Sydney in November

The last four weeks of spring see the city enjoying some of the loveliest weather of the year. It is also Jacaranda season when a purple haze covers the footpaths of many Sydney suburbs.

No huge events mean prices in hotels are reasonable and attractions are not as busy at the next few months.

Average Temperatures: 24-16°C (61-75°F)
While each year varies the last November saw seven days of rain.

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

Major Annual Events

  • Sydney Open
  • Double Bay Festival
  • The Colour Run
  • Newtown Festival

Markets, Fairs and Community Festivals

Newtown Festival

Newtown Street Art Graffiti Mural
Newtown Festival brings together all the best parts of this vibrant community.

The Newtown Festival is the major fundraiser for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. The festival celebrates Newtown’s uniqueness, vibrancy and accepting community, it bills itself as “A festival By the People, For the People”

300 stalls to tempt you and plenty of music by bands and performers who have a connection with the local area. My personal favourite is the annual Newtown Dog Show. It inspired us to go off and adopt our dog over 10 years ago!

Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
When: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, 10 Nov.
Cost: $2
More: Check the official website for entertainment listings.

You might also like to check out some of the murals in Newtown while you are there

Double Bay Festival

Market stalls, kids activities, food and drink and plenty of fun entertainment take over 6 streets in the centre of Double Bay. This event is in its 9th year and is one of the areas most popular local festivals.

Where: 7 Guilfoyle Ave, Double Bay
When: 10 am-4pm, 3 Nov.
More: Details on the event FB page

Mosman Twilight Christmas Market

Christmas shopping, an evening stroll, dinner at the food stalls, all perfectly good reasons for visiting the Mosman Christmas Market.

Where: Mosman Square, Spit Junction, 573 Military Road, Mosman
When: 12 Dec 2019 – 4.30pm – 9.30pm
More: More details here


Sport and Outdoors

The Colour Run

Run 5kms, get doused in coloured powder and then join a huge party in the end. There are no winners, no time clocks and lots of dancing.

This is a non-profit event with proceeds going to the Children’s Starlight Foundation.

Where: Sydney Olympic Park
When: 10 Nov.
Cost: $61
More: find out how to register and more

Food and Wine events

Sydney Beerfest

Exploring rare brews, learn how to pair beer and food and taste exclusive festival brews, ciders, cocktails and boutique spirits from around the country.

Where: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Park
When: 1-8pm on 30 Nov. and 12-5pm, 1 Dec.
Cost: $38
More: Check tickets info here

Art and Design

Sydney Open

Explore the inside some of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings

Sydney Open gets you inside a choice of 40 buildings to see areas not usually open to the public. Building tours and focus tours will be available.

Where: Sydney CBD mainly
When: 3-4 Nov.
Cost: from $49
More: Check the full program and buy tickets.


Theatre and Performance

Dance Rites

This First Nations dance competition held in the Opera House Forecourt is free and promises to showcase the very best Indigenous dancers in the country.

Where: Sydney Opera House
When: 4:00pm to 11:00pm, 23-24th Nov.
Cost: Free
More: details of the event here

Regional Events

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

Rhododendrens flowering in November
We snapped this beauty in Blackheath last November.

It’s a flower festival with a whole lot more, including a grand street parade, wood chopping, coal shovelling and lots more.

Where: Wentworth Street Blackheath Village, Blue Mountains.
When: 9 am-4:30 pm, 2 Aug.
Cost: Free
More: Check the festival website

Check out our weekend in Blackheath for ideas of other sites to see if you visit the Rhododendron Festival

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