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19° & SUNNY ON SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 04, 2019
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The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

Zero dollar shenanigans await.
By Lauren Vadnjal
October 04, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2019

    Strap in for eleven days of installations and performances to chats, workshops and parties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019 Classics Program

    Watch free horror classics in the lead up to this year's Japanese Film Festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shake the Rainbow

    A four-day OTT colourful installation with 'Willy Wonka'-inspired scratch-and-sniff wallpaper, pop art classes and free makeup tutorials is taking over the plaza.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

    The Chinese Australian artist's new solo exhibition stars a stunning 18-metre-long painting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Parramatta Foundation Festival

    Dive into Parramatta's cultural past with four days of guided tours, live tunes and more.

  • Food & Drink

    Opera Bar In Bloom

    Alcoholic soft serve and gin spritzes with some of the best views in town.

  • Food & Drink

    Parramatta Lanes 2019

    Get ready for the ultimate food and wine palooza on the streets of Parramatta.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Rising

    A festival with bottomless rosé lunches, hidden pink rooms and even a rosé vending machine is taking over all three levels of Barangaroo House.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019

    Try a free sculpture workshop then check out works in porcelain, neon lights and metal.

  • Food & Drink

    OctoberFeast Night Market

    Eat your way through a fairy-lit international food market.

  • Food & Drink

    Betty's Beach Party

    The Shake Shack-style burger joint is launching its newest store — and giving away 1000 free burgers.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar 51

    There's only one way to try Craigellachie's 51 year old scotch — and that's for free at this pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Manly Jazz 2019

    Australia's longest running jazz festival returns to the northern beaches.

  • Food & Drink

    Paddo Ginn Floral Universe

    Sip on a spritz and wander through this bloom-filled inn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture by the Sea 2019

    The seaside sculpture exhibition returns to Bondi for its 23rd year.

  • Design & Style

    Tigerlily Warehouse Sale

    Get some sweet discounts on some new summer gear from the bohemian Aussie label.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    William Street Festival 2019

    The Paddington street festival returns with live music, sales, food and Hendrick's gin cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

    A five-month celebration of Kaldor’s impactful artworks — spanning 50 years — has taken over a level of the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Young Henrys Rock & Roll Circus

    Some of Australia's best musical talent will join forces for a free party at Frankie's.

  • Food & Drink

    Granny Smith Festival

    Expect all things apple at this neighbourhood block party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    One Past Liverpool

    Casula Powerhouse is celebrating 25 years of art with a special anniversary show from both established and up-and-coming local artists.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' at The Grounds

    Wander through eerie laneways of black roses, dark forest and green mist at The Grounds' latest pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Stem for a Spritz

    Look out for penny-farthings to grab a free gin spritz at one of these flower-filled venues.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Avotherapy

    Paramount Recreation Club is hosting two days of free exercise classes and facials.

  • Travel & Leisure

    National Pet Adoption Drive

    A slew of adorable dogs and cats looking for new homes will be ready for pats at Bunnings Castle Hill.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Bay Hotel Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2019

    Discover what's brewing around the country.

  • Food & Drink

    Rugby World Cup 2019 at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Catch a live match and eat your way around the world at this beachside hotel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Then

    White Rabbit Gallery is celebrating its tenth birthday with a huge retrospective exhibition, plus some brand new works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dark Fantasy

    You only have three days to visit 4A's dark and confronting new exhibition exploring ideas surrounding fantasy worlds and otherness.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glenmore x POOLCLVB presents Sundown Sessions

    Join POOLCLVB at this free rooftop party and celebrate the warmer weather — and the longer, sunnier days of summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Splendour in the Dog House

    Celebrate man's best friend with Moon Dog brews for you and doggy treats for your furry friend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mike Parr: The Eternal Opening

    Expect burning art, live painting and thought-provoking performances at Mike Parr's free and immersive Carriageworks exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grafton Jacaranda Festival 2019

    Celebrating the town's hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees with art exhibitions, live music, markets and parades.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kirribilli Art, Design and Fashion Market

    A monthly market featuring quirky handcrafted items, vintage homewares and more.

  • Design & Style

    Garage Sale Trail 2019

    Save your life's clutter from landfill or land yourself some bargains.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Floriade 2019

    Australia's biggest festival of spring is taking over with flowers, food, wine and tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow

    The MCA will hold up images of surfers, skaters and dancers to look back at Gladwell's 20-year career.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market

    A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

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