Even though March marks the official end of the antipodean summer, the fun doesn’t cool off in Sydney for fall, or as Aussies say, the autumn months.
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Sydney. Temperatures are mild, there are many great activities, the summer crowds have left, and the Northern Hemisphere holiday crowds have not yet arrived.
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and creativity, featuring a mesmerizing public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations, including the spectacular illumination of Sydney’s iconic Opera House. Thousands of Sydneysiders explore the harbor front to interact with an array of immersive lighting experiences and live performances as the city is transformed into a canvas of color and movement.
The Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras kicks off the season with a spectacular parade that fills the street with pride. This multi sensory extravaganza is the world’s most razzle-dazzle celebration of diversity. Each year, tens of thousands flock the streets to revel with a kaleidoscope of colorful theatrics.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from rural traditions to modern day matters, providing a unique experience for all who visit. Each year the country and city join together to get a kick out of agricultural competitions and animal experiences in an entertaining, carnival atmosphere.
The Biennale of Sydney presents Australia’s largest contemporary visual arts events. Held every second year, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, with artist talks, forums, guided tours and family days – all free to the public. Showing across multiple galleries including large-scale installations on Cockatoo Island, the event provides a fun, accessible platform for innovative and challenging contemporary art.
Australian Fashion Week makes a scene at Sydney’s Carriageworks where the best established, and emerging designers from around the country are showcased over a week of air kisses and stylish pageantry. Though the real hoopla is in the observation, Aussie fashionistas bring their A-game to the street scene. Not a thong or akubra in sight.