Things to do in Sydney in November

Things to do in Sydney in November

November Events

Sydney Open – Saturday, 4th November – Sunday, 5th November 2017

With its fabulous harbour and gorgeous beaches it is easy to miss or forget that Sydney as some special buildings worthy of closer attention. The Sydney Open is one of the top things to do in Sydney in November because the Open encourages you to step inside and admire the decor. Sydney’s top architectural structures have had a dust down and the doors are open. Roll-up and come inside and discover the finery that resides.

Sydney Open


Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi Beach – Thursday, 19th October – Sunday, 5th November 2017

Sculpture by the Sea Sydney

I always seem to write the same things about Sculpture by the Sea. Stuff like, go, you must go, don’t miss this etc. It is just one of those events that just works so well year after year. If there is one criticism, it is that they could do more for families, maybe a kids sculpture section might go down well (note that one down, you heard it here first).

Sculpture by the Sea


Double Bay Festival – Sunday, 5th November 2017

They are saying it’s going to big, it could double in size! Sunday the 2nd November will be full of large rides for the big kids and small rids for the little ones, bouncy castles, ponies, puppets the whole bit.

If you want prestige cars, there will be prestige cars, If you want camels, there will be camels, If you want a million dollars in cash, there will be nothing like that but you’ll feel a million dollars if you go to this “brilliant day out in Sydney’s bay-side village”.

Double Bay Festival


Melbourne Cup – Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Melbourne has a horse race whilst Sydney has a party. Royal Randwick hosts one of the biggest.

Melbourne Cup


Glebe Street Fair – Not this year 🙁 Hope’s to return in 2018 🙂

The Glebe Street Fair has been doing its thing for longer than most. You can expect around 100,000 to make an appearance. It’s popularity is party due to the village/community spirit that makes Glebe special little part of Sydney. In keeping with that spirit proceeds are spent on a variety of local community projects. Enjoy a kilometre long expanse of food, music, rides, entertainment and other activities.

Glebe Street Fair


The Ghosts of St Bartholomew’s Church – Blacktown – Fortnightly

What do you believe happens when we shut down never to reboot? Maybe a trip to Bart’s at Blacktown might just change your mind. The church was first built in 1841 and has seen many a departure since but did they all make it to the “otherside”. Maybe you’ll find out. Not suitable for the very young or very nervous.
Blacktown City Council’s Events Team on 9839 6000.


Summer Holiday Fun

The big Summer School holidays are creeping up on us again and whilst we all love spending time with our little darlings, I’m sure there are just a few of us who breathe a sigh of relief when it’s all over. We’ve tried to make it a little easier for you, with a list of all the great activities in Sydney especially for your kids over the school holidays. Check out our school holiday page, and also take a look at the Christmas in Sydney page for things that are not just for the kids and Top 10 Summer Things to do

What’s on North of Sydney

It’s been a long week, been working hard, time for a break. Lets get out of here and head north:

North of Sydney


Newtown Festival – Sunday, 12th November 2017

For 36 years the community has been getting together to celebrate the suburb’s passion for tolerance, diversity and acceptance. This year there will be a fantastic range of food and entertainment, with live music, artists and buskers, a kids’ zone, craft stalls, and even a writers’ tent, where you can hear from some of the best local and national writing talent.

Newtown Festival


AUS-X OPEN Saturday, 11th November – Sunday, 12th November 2017

The AUS-X OPEN is a pulse racing mix of Supercross and just plain mad Freestyle Motorcross (FMX) ‘Best Trick’. You’ll be entertained and thrilled as the top performers in their field out dazzle the pyrotechnics in pursuit of over $100k in prize goodies and cash. Get tickets and more info by following the link below:



Fantastic Planet – 24th November to 4th December

You might think that Fantastic Planet is Australia’s statement of the obvious to any who has travelled. That this is indeed a fantastic planet and Sydney is a particularly fantastic part of it. Yet, no, Fantastic Planet is about other planets than this one, mostly imagined. Follow the link below to embark upon a journey like no other.

Fantastic Planet


Schools Spectacular – Friday, 24th November and Saturday, 25th November 2017

When I was at school I doubt the words School(s) and Spectacular ever got very close but times have changed and now Schools are very Spectacular with enough talent on show to fill the Sydney Entertainment Centre (renamed the ‘catchy’ Qantas Credit Union Arena) for three hours.

Schools Spectacular


More things to do in November

Continue having fun in November and enjoy a few of the Top 100 Things to do in Sydney.

December Festivals, Events and the Small Matter of Christmas

Top Things to do in Sydney

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