The city of Sydney needs no formal introduction. It is widely known to many as a place that exudes life and vivacity. The culture, lifestyle and people here make this Harbour city worth a visit. Speaking of which, here are a few October events that’s worth catching, just in case you are paying a visit anytime soon. For a hassle-free and affordable commute to the event venues, remember to choose cheap Sydney bus hire!
Kidtopia Festival 2017
It’s time to give your kids an ultimate retreat at the Kidtopia Festival from 6th to 8th of October, as you enter the crazy world of Kidtopia, packed with plenty of activities from lessons in hip hop and cooking classes, to slimy science experiments and bubbling. There will be cries of joy as the festival promises sheer excitement with a range of tasty eateries, amusement rides and great entertainment. This dynamic program will include dance workshops, some magical performances, coding and percussion with Junkyard Beats. Kids can also discover the chef potential in themselves by learning how to make healthy food in the Kitchen Series.
The Big Anxiety Festival
Do you constantly feel depressed and stressed? Some of us do, possibly due to trauma or some medical conditions. Whatever be the reason, The Big Anxiety Festival is here to discover and re-imagine the state of mental health in modern day, led by a group of thinkers, technology experts, scientists and artists. Your way of thinking will be transformed with unique experiences such as Apocalypse Anonymous’ and the manner in which we prepare for extinction. The festival will also house public forums, interactive media events, contemporary dance, performances, international art exhibitions and the world’s highest resolution 3D cinema.
Barangaroo’s Light the Night 2017
Currently in its 10th year, ‘Light the Night’ by the Leukemia Foundation is all set to take place on the 6th of October with an aim to bring the communities together to reflect on those suffering from blood cancer. Everyone is invited to come and participate for a noble cause. Happening at the Bangaroo reserve, the event strives to help over 750 regional families in reaching better support during their tough times. Set aside an evening for people to back them in their dark hours!
Book Expo Australia
On the 9th of October, a new leash of life will be imparted to the books in the Book Expo Australia, highly recommended for avid book lovers. It’s a great opportunity to interact with authors, and buy their signed copies. Join the panel discussion, and know what it takes to inspire the writer to write. Watch a medieval combat re-enactment and the illustrators bringing a book to life at the expo floor. If you are someone enthusiastic about writing a novel, there are classes to help you out, along with expert guidance.
Sydney Italian Festival
This October, the true spirit of La Dolce Vita will be taking over the city of Sydney in an annual celebration of Italian lifestyle, culture and products. Organised by Italian Trade Agency, the event focuses on promoting items made in Italy. A series of events will be taking place at furniture showrooms, gourmet food stores, bars and restaurants across Sydney. The calendar includes cultural events, cooking classes, food and wine, aperitivo nights and retail promotions.
Cirque du Soleil – Toruk: The First Flight
Starting 19th of October, go on a prehistoric Avatar adventure in the latest Cirque du Soleil show being presented at the Qudos Bank Arena. Toruk: The First Flight will be taking place in the fictional world of Pandora, taking you through a new world of possibility, discovery and imagination. It’s a fascinating blend of stagecraft and puppetry elevated to incredible heights by an engaging cinematic score. The tale is set hundreds of years before Avatar happenings. A natural disaster poses a threat to the Tree of Souls, and it’s only Toruk who can save them. You are sure to be amazed by this immersive experience.
Monster Jam 2017
Looking for some motorsport fun? Do you fancy crazy thrills, sky high stunts and monster trucks? Well, get yourself buckled up for Monster Jam coming to Sydney this year on the 21st of October at the ANZ stadium. This family event will feature some jaw-dropping edge of the seat fun, with 5 tonne, 3.5 metre tall machines crashing through obstacles. There is also a competition, where MotoGP, LeMans, World Rally, V8 Supercars, Formula1 and other professionals will be racing for victory. You can even get up and personal with the truck drivers and their trucks.
Sydney Theatre Company – The Wharf Revue 2017
Aussies will be rejoicing for the return of Wharf Revue this October on the 24th, with the relentless comedic minds of Philip Scott, Drew Forsythe and Jonathan Biggins, who have been keeping the cultural and political leaders on metaphorical toes. They are returning back in 2017 with their rib-tickling songs. From good to the bad and highs to lows, this will be a procession for the most memorable characters of the year. So whether you are looking to double your disillusion or calm down your nerves, this show will serve you a fresh dose of foolishness, dance and laughter.
Fearaphobia – Halloween Scream Park
The first Scream Park in Australia is right here in Sydney with shows starting 26th of October. This Halloween season, it promises to scare the crap out of you with 7 blood-curdling and terror-filled scary experiences to choose from. You will be transported to a twisted maze with nightmare creatures, and you have to stalk through the darkness, coming out as a survivor. Some of the scariest haunts include the likes of Haunted Hotel, Evil Scream 13, Escape of the Zombies, Monsters Mayhem and Big Top Intensity.
This German-themed Oktoberfest will be hitting the Sydney Gardens on the 28th of October, inspired by the love of the customary Bavarian festival. The event will feature a couple of big top beer halls, stage competitions, silent disco, sideshow alley, roving performers and authentic German food stalls. Taste your way in a European style with a wide selection of beverages, including imported German wines, ciders and beers.