Whether you went too HAM in the first two months of the year and you’re feeling the pinch, or you’re just looking for some more creative ways to keep busy, free things to do are always on the menu. Luckily for you guys, the menu for March is looking delisssshhhhh.
If you’re a fan of factory sized art, trivia with a side of beer, or salsa soirees to the soundtrack of Cuban nights out—look no further. Here’s one damn epic list of all the best free things happening in Sydney this March.
Biennale Of Sydney
There’s no better pairing then the words art and free so here it is, the Biennale of Sydney. Collating artwork from over 70 artists across Sydney from museums, galleries and non-traditional exhibition spaces, you can expect a string of cultural encounters that’ll have your inner hipster practically screaming with excitement. Top tip: make a day of it and wander through the city to visit their various locations, you can thank us later.
When: 16 March-11 June
Where: Various locations
Cremorne Point Reserve
Set between the doorsteps of some of Cremorne’s most #extra mansions and a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point Reserve has everything you need. Stroll along the paths and enjoy the well-kept gardens, take a dip in Maccaullum Pool, or grab your best picnic rug and park up to watch the sunset—TBH they all sound good to us. Oh and did we mention? It’s free, free, FREE people.
Where: Cremorne Point, enter via Bogota Avenue
Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk
Who would have thought you could get exercise for free? If you’re looking to step out of the sweaty gym scene and into a picturesque, beach side landscape head to Palm Beach and trek it out with the gals at the Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk. Meander along or pump it out like all the MILFs to finish with a 360-degree view of the glorious Palm Beach. FYI you can head to Palm Beach Boathouse after for that big breakfast you #earned.
Where: Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach
Katharine Grosse: The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Metres, Then It Stopped
Listen up y’all, Carrigeworks has done it again with their taste for experimental art pieces and mindboggling installations. Their new exhibition by the artist Katharine Grosse strikes that delicate balance between ‘I could make that’ and the ‘yeah, but you didn’t’ kind of modern art. With the interior covered in 8250 square metres of painted fabric you’ll be both impressed and jealous that you flunked out of Year 10 art (at least you tried). Get there, STAT.
When: Now until April 8
Where: Carriageworks, Newtown
Free Heartfulness Meditation and Relaxation
Quit complaining and get meditating people—oh and here’s an event to show you how. If you’re wanting a little help in the ways of meditation and relaxation (‘cause that stuff is harder than it looks), then the good folk over at Heartfulness are hosting free sessions where you can kick off your shoes and say goodbye to those Gucci Spring/Summer ‘93 bags under your eyes. Time to whip out your inner yogi.
When: Now, weekly event
Where: Maroubra Junction, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo
Bold And Beautiful Swim Squad Manly
There’s nothing bolder, nor more beautiful then the ability to get up at 7am and go for a swim at Manly Beach. The Bold and Beautiful Swim Squad do just this and they do it errryday—feel bad yet? If you’re feeling #inspired head down to Manly beach in the mornings and join this free swim group as you paddle your way over to Shelly Beach and back. Hey, there are worse ways to start your morning.
Where: Manly Beach
Trivia At The Little Guy
At The Little Guy they live by the mantra ‘it’s gotta be beer o’clock somewhere’ and we so totally agree. Add some free trivia and the chance to win some fancy giveaways and you’ve got us hooked. In case you need some more convincing we’ll tell you again. Booze. Triva. Nuff said.
When: Every Monday night
Where: The Little Guy, Glebe
Monday Movie Night At The Soda Factory
Can The Soda Factory do no wrong? On top of their scrumptious menu and delectable cocktail menu they also offer FREE movie screenings on Mondays (our wallet is so happy RN). In case you weren’t hooked, let us just tell you that this month you’ll get to see the childhood classic that had us convinced Lindsay Lohan had a twin—yep the Parent Trap fam. Grap a hot-dog, soda float, Ben & Jerry’s and unlimited popcorn to go with it and you’ll be in retro cinema heaven.
When: Every Monday night
Where: The Soda Factory
Salsa Dancing At The Cuban Place
Time to grab that red salsa dress you’ve been hiding at the back of your closest ‘cause The Cuban Place has the perfect event to whip it out like the dancing emoji lady. With free entry on Fridays, get down to the salsa vibes as their live band pumps out the beats. ICYMI it’s practically impossible to resist shaking your chest and screaming ribbbaaaaaaaaa. You can thanks us later.
When: Every Friday night from 8pm
Where: The Cuban Place, CBD
Sunset Yoga Series
Head down to the Bridge Marquee this March for some freeeeee yoga set against a picturesque AF sunset—TBH you had us at free. Be prepared to reach for your toes and discover muscles you didn’t even know existed. Classes are led by the folks at Body Mind Life (that’s how you know it’s legit). We neaaaaaarly forgot the best part (nearly)—yep you can even grab a cocktail at Sydney’s Pier One afterwards ‘cause you so totally earned.
When: Now-18 March
Where: Bridge Marquee
Image credit: Guy Davies Photography