Free is our favourite F word—you know, because saving money in Sydney is basically impossible and we’ll take the little wins where we can get them. The good news is this city is hustling and bustling even if you’re not making it rain. And ICYMI, we’re talking about one helluva March without spending a single dime. Yep, we’re basically blessing you with a Sydney life hack.
Here are nine free things you can’t afford to miss in Sydney this April.
Okay guys, this one’s not your average trivia night. We’re talking boozy affairs and Bamboozle style and it's all courtesy of Potts Point Hotel. The questions are oh-so cheeky and you’ll even get a taste of some live burlesque dancing. The best part? Free entry. Book here for you and your mates to avoid a serious case of FOMO.
When: Tuesdays, 7PM
Where: Potts Point Hotel
Aussie Night Markets
These markets are cool AF. Hit up the Aussie Night Markets in Blacktown for some epic art and when you get hangry, there are over 40 international food stalls to choose from. Think a fusion of flavours from around the world (and, you know, Sydney) to get you through a. Entry is free but bring some cashola because, food.
When: Fridays, 5-10PM
Where: Flushcombe Road, Blacktown City Village Green
MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday
The MCA’s collection ‘Hang’ is bringing you some serious eye candy to wrap your head around this month and it’s all free. Basically, you’ll be checking out over 40 Australian artists alllll the way from the 1960s until now. The idea is oh so circular to rep the indigenous version of time that connects future, past and present. We’re talking artists like Vernon Ah Kee, James Angus and Sally Smart. It’s gonna be artisan AF. Details here.
When: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-9pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
Sydney Easter Parade
Your Family Funday just got way more fun this long weekend! Get into the Easter spirit with 3000 other Sydney-siders. We’re talking giant inflatables, animal costumes, marching bands, stilt-walkers and a whole heap of colourful stuff. If a FREE Easter parade doesn’t excite you—nothing will. We’ve already got our bunny ears on. Details here.
When: Monday 2 April
Where: Hyde Park
April Sydney Vegan Markets
It’s an exciting time friends because Sydney just scored itself a monthly vegan market and it’s basically our favourite thing ever. Yep, you read that right, this market has free entry and it’s literally the gateway into Vegan heavenYou can expect delish produce, awesome homeware and tasty AF sweets and literally everything is 100% vegan, so go crazy on those free samples kids. This is just the vegan-ing.
When: 7 April, 9am – 4pm
Where: Sydney Vegan Market, 142 Addison Road Marrickville
Sunday Funday Ft. Set Mo
Ride the last wave of summer music events with Sunday Funday at Manly Wharf Hotel this month. You’ll be jamming to the best summer beats by Set Mo while watching the sun go down over Manly and snapping probably the best Instas of your life. It’ll be all about kicking back and taking in the festival feels and the entry is free so you’ll have more dosh to spend on booze. Or just save your cash and order water—no judgement. Details here.
When: 8 April, 3-11PM
Where: Manly Wharf Hotel Bar
Live & Local Parramatta
Parramatta is making your dreams come true with a seriously cool live music crawl this month and we’re damn excited about it. Basically, there’s gonna be over 50 local articles from Western Sydney performing for five hours, for free. They’ll be all over the place with epic music spots joining in the action like Uncle Kurt’s, Novotel Sydney Parramatta and Ribs and Rumps. And there’ll be artists like B Wise, L Fresh the Lion, and Pist Idiots. You know where to find us.
When: Saturday 14 April, 1pm
Where: Around Parramatta
Free Heartfulness Meditation And Relaxation
Your heart is already full because this epic class is free. Relax all you want with a meditation session that’s basically going to make you connect with your inner self which we’re told will lead to better focus and sleep because let’s face it team, we all need a little bit more of that. You don’t even have to book, just walk in. Details here.
When: Wednesdays, 21 – 28 March7-8PM
Where: Community Hall, third level, Bowen Library
If you're just looking for more markets to hit up this April, head here.
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