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What to do in Sydney this September

Say goodbye to winter blues with 9 events that will put a spring in your step.

Sydney Fringe Festival

Embrace arts and culture at Sydney Fringe Festival

Each September creative minds from across the city join forces to curate a diverse and dynamic performance festival encompassing genres such as comedy, music, theatre and visual arts.

Friday 1 September to Saturday 30 September

Sydney Streets in Redfern

Bring your friends and family to Sydney Streets

The spring event series kicks off in Redfern and Haymarket with plenty of activity and community celebrations. Businesses will bring their best – expect festival vibes along the street with plenty of live music, entertainers and alfresco dining.

Saturday 23 September and Saturday 30 September

History Week 2023

Get involved in History Week

With the theme of Voices from the Past, this year’s innovative program features public talks and lectures, heritage walks and interactive workshops.

Saturday 2 September to Sunday 10 September

Makers and Shakers Market

Find a handmade gem at the Makers and Shakers Market

This 2 day event is a celebration of local artisans and their exceptional handcrafted products, from homewares to sustainable fashion and delicious food and drinks. With 130 stalls of top-of-their-craft makers, you're sure to discover one-of-a-kind finds.

Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September

R U OK? Day

Take part in R U Ok? Day

Connect with others and acknowledge the importance of mental health. Attend chair yoga at Ron Williams Community Centre, a sound bath meditation at Juanita Nielsen Community Centre or Bingo at Ultimo Community Centre. Relax and have fun with dodgeball at King George V Recreation Centre, a pancake morning tea at Cliff Noble Community Centre or a Zentangle workshop at St Helen’s Community Centre.

Wednesday 13 September, Thursday 14 September and Friday 15 September

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Sing along to Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Penned by acclaimed international writers, Elvis: A Musical Revolution is a new bio-musical exploring the extraordinary life of the award-winning cultural icon and rock ‘n’ roll superstar.

Friday 1 September to Sunday 10 September

Plant Party

Meet fellow plant fanatics

Come along to this celebration of all things leafy and green. Meet like-minded individuals while enjoying a rare plant market, botanical art exhibition, workshops and guest speakers.

Saturday 9 September from 10am to 5pm

Living Heritage – sites, objects, language, plants and sky

Learn about significant Aboriginal sites and stories

Led by Jonathan Jones, a renowned Wiradyuri/Kamilaroi artist and researcher, this talk seeks to draw out living cultural knowledge and how communities today maintain them in areas that are important to us, including living sites, language, the sky, plants and objects.

Monday 4 September from 6pm to 8pm

Community centre yoga class

Check out what’s happening at your local community centre

There's over 100 different programs and activities to explore at our community centres. From creative workshops like drawing and acting to yoga and exercise classes, dance, sport competitions and special events, there's something for every age and interest.

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Check out everything that's happening in Sydney this month on What's On.