One of the best parts about staying in student housing in Sydney is that there’s something for you to do every weekend – you just need to discover what it is! Here are a few unmissable Sydney events that you can add to your calendar.
The annual January festival is a must-visit for everyone interested in theatre, dance and music. With local and international shows aiming to challenge, provoke and entertain you, it’s a good one to put down on your calendar. Check the available shows in advance – you wouldn’t want to miss out on tickets!
Spread the love at Mardi Gras: the biggest celebration of love in Australia. The festival kicks off mid-February, with a program of events that fill the city with joy, colour and pride. With drag, queer parties and a show-stopping parade at the end of the month, you’ll want to visit and see it for yourself, no matter what your orientation is!
All About Women
Sydney’s annual feminist festival, All About Women, is a March must-see. It aims to uncover and discuss issues that affect everyone in society, not just women, so whether you have an interest in films, climate change, or political justice, you’ll likely find something for you.
In 2020, panels and workshops explored a variety of topics, including African head-wrapping, the nature of dark matter, and the fun of digital life drawing. We can’t wait to see what 2021 will have in store for All About Women.
The Easter Show
First held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is known for its rides, goodie bags, and fun entertainment. It’s Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, and we think you’ll benefit from snagging a ticket for yourself.
Even if you’re not a fan of candy or rides, there’ll still be plenty of entertainment for you, and so much of it is free (which is perfect for those living in student housing in Sydney!): the Show is known to have competitions, fun stalls and lots of cute, cuddly animals to touch.
The Italian Film Festival
When the Zeccola brothers opened their Palace Cinema franchise, their goal was to bring a piece of home with them by screening Italian films for fellow migrants. Several decades later, to honour them, the Palace launched an Italian Film Festival, which showcases all the best and latest movies from Italy.
Although the franchise was started in Melbourne, the festival runs in Sydney, so you can pick up a ticket and watch anything from Pinocchio to Malèna in a beautiful, art-house cinema.
Vivid Sydney is the largest winter festival in the world, taking place from May to June. With light installations taking over the city, gigs and parties going wild, and workshops and panel discussions working in overdrive, there’s something for everyone at Vivid.
Get there with ease
All the best things to do are close to our student housing near Sydney. Whether you’re going to a festival, lecture or panel, you won’t have to travel very far at all. If you have any questions about what else you can enjoy, or about student housing in Sydney, we’re here for you. Feel free to reach us online or over the phone: +61 2 9167 9356.