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March events in Sydney

Farewell those balmy summer afternoons and bring on a massive roster of comedy, music and multicultural festivals

Africultures festival at Wyatt Park
Photograph: Johana Mbere

Summer’s children may be weeping in the slightly cooler autumn breeze, but wise Sydneysiders know there’s no reason to despair the coming of March. While the days are growing shorter, the list of outstanding activities this month is growing ever longer. Party at Parramasala, Africultures Festival and the Latin American Festival, and talk gender equality and diversity at All About Women.

Also, our favourite secret beaches will be less packed – creating the illusion that they actually are secret – and you’ll be able to nab a table at the best waterfront bars as the tourist hordes abate.

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Major events in March

Glebe Artisans Market
Photograph: Supplied
Shopping, Markets

Artisans Market Glebe

icon-location-pin Dr H J Foley Rest Park, Glebe

Artisans Market Glebe is all about handmade and local products, sold direct to you by the artist or designer who created them. The quarterly market set up at Foley Park with around 60 stallholders selling jewellery, plants, furniture, fashion and childrens' toys.

Have a pint in the hills

Dining area at the Carrington
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Pubs

Best pubs in Surry Hills

They pack the pubs tightly inside the 2010 postcode. You've got craft beer temples with gleaming banks of taps ready to cater to even the most esoteric thirst; there are tried and tested stalwarts for a cold beer and a Swans game; or you can upgrade your dinner in high-end dining rooms.