American Express Delicious Month Out
The city’s best bars, cafes, retailers and restaurants host a whole bunch of exclusive events and offers. Meet celebrity chefs, enjoy tasty giveaways and soak up live entertainment. Be sure to check out events in the city centre, Surry Hills and Potts Point.
Sunday 1 March to Tuesday 31 March
March Dance Festival
Discover the diversity of independent dance practice in Sydney at March Dance. More than 60 artists and 9 companies in Sydney will present new dance works. There’ll also be workshops, dance classes, residencies, screenings, forums and talks.
Sunday 1 March to Tuesday 31 March
City Dialogue at Customs House
If you haven’t yet caught this amazing public art exhibition, then make this month your chance. Explore how artists from all over the world have reimagined Sydney and uncover new insights and alternative ways to experience the city.
Sydney scavenger hunts
In need of something different to do with friends, family or a date? Check out this series of self-guided scavenger hunts by Urban Hunt.
Discover the industrious past and historic pubs of Sydney’s Rocks, delve into Sydney’s criminal underworld while finding new cocktail spots, or take in secret places and stunning scenery around the Botanic Garden.
Visit a market
From vintage clothes, to antiques, art and gourmet food, there’s so much on offer at Sydney’s markets. Find the perfect treasure to spoil yourself at Tramsheds Artisan Markets, check out exciting local designers in Kings Cross or explore vegetarian and plant based foods at the Flexitarian Market.
untitled (maraong manaóuwi) by Jonathan Jones
Hyde Park Barracks is home to a major site-specific installation by Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones. The art looks at the symbols of the maraong manaóuwi (emu footprint) and the English broad arrow. Visitors are able to walk on top of the work, a process that intentionally results in the work’s slow destruction.
Every day until 15 March
Late Night Library: Talking Bodies series
The workings of the choreographer’s mind are revealed in this series of ‘dance lecture’ events. Held at Surry Hills Library, the program features 3 of Sydney’s most celebrated dance and performance artists: The Fondue Set, Angela Goh and Latai Taumoepeau.
Thursdays 5 March, 19 March and 2 April
March is Art Month in Sydney. Check out exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, studio visits, tours and precinct nights around the city.
Plus, try your hand at a new creative skill at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre. It’ll be the site of a fun day of artist talks, demonstrations and workshops for all ages. Learn watercolour painting, design and craft your own beautiful jewellery or get an introduction to printmaking.
Friday 6 March to Sunday 29 March
Sydney City Farm workshops
Sydney’s newest urban farm has a whole host of green-fingered workshops for you to get involved in. Learn how to grow food in small spaces, how to cultivate edible flowers and how to grow seasonal fruit in city gardens.
Saturday 7 March and Saturday 22 March
Explore Haymarket and the surrounds
Always buzzing and culturally diverse, Haymarket, Chinatown and their surrounds hum with a lively and colourful atmosphere, an array of international festivals, and restaurants cooking up exciting cuisine from across Asia.
Use March as an opportunity to tick off some of these #SydneyLocal recommendations from your bucket list.
International Women’s Day
From meetups and conferences, to parties and brunches, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in Sydney.
Plus, All About Women returns to the Sydney Opera House to ask questions about gender, justice and equality. There’ll be solo talks, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and live podcasts.
Sunday 8 March
Fashion makerspace workshops
Saturday 14 March and Saturday 21 March
Bondi Beach Latin American Festival
Experience the vibrant culture, music, dance and cuisine of Latin America. Now in its 41st year, the beachside festival has a Latin dance performance program and free dance classes. Shop the market stalls and experience incredible food from Argentinian barbecue to Venezuelan arepas, empanadas from Chile and more.
Sunday 15 March
The Other Art Fair
Head to The Cutaway in Barangaroo for Australia’s leading independent artist fair. With prices starting from as little as $100, this is an art fair for everyone. There’ll be thousands of pieces in a curated selection from more than 130 independent artists.
Thursday 19 March to Sunday 22 March
Do something different with your lunch break and head to Sydney Town Hall for a free concert. You’ll get to hear one of the finest concert organs and some of Australia’s best young organists in practice.
From Monday 23 March
- Get comfy and see one of the latest films under the stars at The Entertainment Quarter's Movi'n Bed outdoor cinema.
- Teaching the kids to drive? Make sure you're fully prepared to supervise learner drivers at this free 2-hour workshop.