What’s Happening in Sydney This September

September heralds the dawn of spring, which means it’s time to wake up, defrost and venture out into the great wide world. Or Sydney, at least. There’s plenty going on in the city this month, so we’ve picked out some fab events to stick on your calendar. Enjoy!

King Street Crawl

Date: 4 September

Location: King Street, Newtown

Fresh off the back of last year’s success, the King Street Crawl is returning once more to transform Newtown into a frivolous festival of arts, music, booze and food. Now encompassing both Enmore Road and Erskineville Road as well, this year’s Crawl is looking set to blow 2015’s clean out the water in terms of scale. From soul and garage (and a touch of Madchester) at Webster’s Bar, to live rock at the Marlborough Hotel, to a little bit of everything at The Imperial Hotel, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger variety of acts crammed into a single day. Find out more


Oz Comic Con

Date: 10 – 11 September

Location: Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island

Colourful costumes, famous faces and a glorious celebration of all things pop culture make Oz Comic Con an unmissably awesome experience. Expect exclusive screenings, gaming galore, a brand-new ‘Anime Station’, and a hefty guest list including Star Trek’s Karl Urban, The X-Files’ Mitch Pileggi, and Game of Thrones stars Ksenia Solo, Daniel Portman and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Find out more


The Smooth Festival of Chocolate

Date: 10 – 11 September

Location: The Rocks, Sydney

Smooth FM’s fabulous chocstravaganza is the undisputed highlight of the year for those with a serious sweet tooth. It brings together the finest chocolatiers and dessert maestros in Sydney, setting them loose to work their magic amidst the picturesque background of The Rocks. All the biggest names (from Chocolab to Black Star Pastry) will be ready and waiting to dazzle your taste buds, so make sure you turn up hungry. Swing by the Cut Bar & Grill for the exclusive ‘Snickers’ ice cream, meet the glamourous Gigi Falanga of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, and whatever you do, do not miss the Lindt Lounge. Find out more


BEAMS Arts Festival

Date: 17 September

Location: Chippendale, Sydney

Descending on Chippendale like a swirling electrical storm, the annual BEAMS Arts Festival is a spectacular triumph of local creativity. Tens of thousands of people will mull the streets, marveling as hundreds of artists across a multitude of audio, visual and performance mediums work tirelessly to deliver the greatest show in town. You can tangibly feel the excitement and energy as you wander from stall to stall; show to show; exhibit to exhibit, safe in the knowledge that something beautiful is never far away. Head down to witness Sydney at its very best! Find out more

Image credit: BEAMS Arts Festival

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