Sydney’s a lively kind of town, and there’s always plenty going amidst its bustling streets. Here’s the pick of the bunch for March.
Date: 3 March – 23 April
Location: Parramatta Park, Parramatta
Outdoor cinema is a longstanding Australian tradition, but it’s always nice to throw new things into the mix. Like beds, for example! Movinbed brings 150 soft, comfy beds to Paramatta Park, where you can cuddle up with someone special and watch a huge range of movies all month long. From massive blockbusters like Star Wars: Rogue One and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, to breezy romantic comedies like Bridget Jones’s Baby, everyone’s tastes should be satisfied. Book a bed, get comfy, and settle in for an evening of cinematic goodness.
Date: 4 March
Location: Oxford and Flinders Streets, Sydney
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival encompasses over 90 events across the city, taking place throughout February and March. As with every year, however, the main attraction is the gigantic parade set to work its way through Oxford and Flinders streets on March the 4th. That’s 12,000 people strolling, sauntering, striding and even skating their way along, with more than 300,000 onlookers cheering them on. The array of costumes is dazzling, and this really is one of the biggest feel-good events of the Sydney social calendar. Don’t miss it!
Date: 9 – 12 March
Location: Centennial Parklands, Eastern Suburbs
Sydney’s fantastic foodie scene just keeps on growing, and it’s always nice to celebrate the multitude of flavours that make it such a tasty town. From the 9th to the 12th of March, the Taste of Sydney festival takes over the stunning Centennial Parklands to bring some of Sydney’s yummiest restaurants together. It’s an explosion of amazing food, and all you have to do is show up and eat it! As well as numerous samples of every kind of cuisine imaginable, there’s also a big gourmet market and plenty of live entertainment to enjoy. It’s looking like one heck of a weekend.
Date: 10 – 12 March
Location: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Western Sydney is one of the most diverse areas in the entire country, and nothing highlights this more than the annual Parramasala festival. It’s a glorious mishmash of film, music, dance, food, art and loads more, with over 30 different nationalities having played a part so far. From indigenous storytelling to Punjabi hip hop to breathtaking parkour demonstrations, the scope of the line-up is simply unbelievable. Marvel at the opening parade, take a stroll through the delectable Spice Alley, and treat yourself to a good old dose of culture. You never know what you might find!
Image credit: Parramasala