The first month of the year may have been a bit heavy on the savings but fear not, we've pulled together a heap of free things to do in Sydney this February. From Lunar New Year celebrations to beachside Sunday session, we've got you covered.
Here are 10 free things to do this month in Sydney.
DESTINATION SYDNEY: RE-IMAGINED
Up at Mosman Art Gallery, an exhibition of Sydney: Re-imagined will be presented with work from nine major Australian artists, contributing to the landscape of Sydney. Head over to view their major works that are truly stunning.
When: Every day, 10-5pm
Where: Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
SUNDOWN SUNDAY SESSIONS
Chill out to the sounds of live musicians each Sunday night while the sun sets. Known for its briac-a-brac set-up and killer food menu (hit up the porn and prawn rolls if you've got a few extra dollars up your sleeve), Mamasan should be on your to do list this month.
When: Every Sunday, 5-10pm
Where: Mamasan, Bondi Beach
HEARTFULNESS RELAXATION AND MEDITATION
Bring your own mat and get ready to entire a place of spirituality and relaxation. With guided instructors making you feel at ease within the process. For more information, click here.
When: Every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Rex Centre, Potts Point
CHINATOWN NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Walk down streets studded with red, gold and pink Chinese lanterns this week. Check out the Chinese Garden of Friendship for special performances and the zodiac roulette to find out your destiny dish and horoscope prediction.
When: Friday 1 through to Sunday 10 February, 9-6pm
Where: Chinatown, Haymarket
HARRY POTTER TRIVIA
Can you conjure up your Harry Potter knowledge and cast your way to first prize? Netflix just released every HP film ever so now’s your chance to brush up on all your spells, potions and tournaments. Register your teams here.
When: Friday 8 February, 8-10pm
Where: The Bait Shop, Sydney
LUNAR NEW YEAR NIGHT MARKET
For a full feast of the freshest seafood in all of Sydney, head over to the Fish Markets for a night market unlike any other. With crab, lobster, BBQ, burgers and we can’t forget the traditional lion dancers, these guys know how to celebrate. Walk down the boardwalk to the wharf for some spectacular views.
When: Friday 8 February, 4-10pm
Where: Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont
TAILS AND ALES
We all love a good dog festival, and this one is a great cause to get behind. With a rescue dog adoption parade, you’ll have a hard time not taking all of these furry friends back home. Come down and enjoy a swarm of slobbering pets and witness some insanely cute doggie kissing booths and weddings. Yes, we said weddings. Check out this for more information.
When: Saturday 9 February, 12-4pm
Where: 292 Stanmore Road, Petersham
In true trivia style, The Acres Club is putting to the test how well you really know the 90s hit TV show. Hopefully you have a Monica in your team and not a Ross. Click here to register.
When: Tuesday 12 February, 7-10pm
Where: The Acres Club, Greenacre
FREE PLAY ARCADE
If you have no plans this Valentine’s Day or you’re just struggling to come up with an amped date idea, then we’ve got you sorted. At 1989 Arcade Bar, you can play all the classic arcade games for free, all night long. And with a Super Smash Brothers Nintendo ’64 tournament going on, you’ll need to bring out your competitive side.
When: Thursday 14 February, 5-12am
Where: 1989 Arcade Bar, Newtown
STREET PAWS FESTIVAL
With talent competitions and rescue and adoption stalls, we know this is a big sign to expand our families. Grab a human snack and watch all the furriness antics go down. Head here for all the details on the Street Paws Festival.
When: Saturday 23 February, 11-3pm
Where: Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
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