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September events in Sydney

Spring is finally here!

Photograph: Eva Rinaldi

It's the first month of spring and the fair weather brings with it a series of local festivals and events like Bondi’s Festival of the Winds, the popular Surry Hills Festival and Cabramatta Moon Festival. Cosplayers save the date for the annual Oz Comic-con and shoppers love Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. Major arts and culture festivals include BEAMS in Chippendale, Sydney Fringe Festival and the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Plus, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday September 4 and school holidays from September 24. 

September's biggest events

Sydney Fringe festival

While a Sydney Fringe has existed in various forms since 1994, the current iteration, initiated by a network of venue owners called the Newtown Entertainment Precinct Association, launched in 2010. Unlike most other Fringe festivals, Sydney’s is not parallel or in reaction against a mainstream arts festival; but like all Fringe festivals, it’s open access: anyone who applies and pays a fee to the Fringe can put on a show – at their own cost. “Where we differ from other Fringe festivals is that we curate where everything goes,” says festival director Kerri Glasscock.

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By: Dee Jefferson

Red Bull Music Academy Weekender

Soak up the sounds of Flight Facilities backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, hear from house music legend Larry Heard or learn how to build your own soundsystem. Whatever your electronic music persuasion is, the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender has four packed days of events to get you dancing.

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By: Jordan Kretchmer

Take a bite of this

The best toasties in Sydney

There's basically nothing that doesn't taste good inside a hot pocket with cheese. If you're craving the simple pleasures of a jaffle, these are our favourite places to get them.

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By: Emily Lloyd-Tait