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September events in Sydney

We're here to help your social life blossom in the first month of spring

People at an Antidote workshop in 2018
Photograph: Prudence Upton

Throw off your doonas and discard your scarves: spring has arrived. September heralds all kinds of exciting events, from major arts festivals like Sydney Fringe to some of the city’s favourite fun runs. It’s also prime time to explore Sydney’s best parks and seaside spots like Manly and Cronulla before the summer tourist horde descends.

Start spring by seeking out exciting dishes from the best Filipino restaurants in Sydney or find refreshment as the days warm up with these very cool frozen desserts.

And don't forget, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday, September 1 and school holidays from September 28. 

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September's biggest events

Kaldor Public Art Projects 2019 AGNSW supplied
Photograph: Eric Sierins

Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Fifty years ago, John Kaldor changed Australian art history when he invited international artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Sydney to wrap the coastline with vast swathes of white fabric. To mark the project's 50th anniversary, he's inviting British artist Michael Landy to create a retrospective exhibition.

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White Rabbit, Chippendale

White Rabbit is celebrating some of its finest moments at the end of its first decade. The exhibition will bring together some of the gallery's earliest shown works, alongside others that haven't been exhibited before. There'll be more than 60 works on display and, as always, entry is totally free.

Seek out wide open spaces

People sitting in the Botanic Gardens Sydney at sunset
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Attractions, Parks and gardens

Where to find the best Sydney parks

Whether you’re in need of a green garden to laze in during lunch or a just quiet spot away from the city, these Sydney parks have sprawling open spaces, free barbecues and shaded corners to while away an afternoon.