Mardi Gras kicks off this weekend which means Sydney is about to get really, really fun. Make sure you head down to the parade to support the LGBTQI community and have a fantastic, glitter-covered night out. As usual, we have a whole range of fun things to do in Sydney this weekend, so check out what we’ve lined up for you!
The Stitches & Craft Show
Are you constantly browsing through Etsy? Addicted to Pinterest? Call yourself Crafty Gonzalez? Then The Stitches & Craft Show is for you! With a hub of classes, sewing lessons, demonstrations and free talks happening throughout the day, it is sure to inspire your beading, knitting, stamping, quilting and crafting heart.
Art Month Sydney
This annual festival encourages engagement with contemporary art and artists through getting people into galleries, fostering pathways for the next generation of collectors and improving the access to artists and their stories. Throughout March, Sydneysiders are invited to explore artists’ studios, take artist-led tours and hear direct from them about what art is and what it could be.
$10 March Madness at Moonlight Cinema
The good people at Moonlight Cinema are offering $10 tickets for the full program throughout March, giving you no excuse to have not seen Birdman by now! All you need to do is sign up to Cinebuzz, (which is free) and considering you’re getting $10 tickets to the beautiful outdoor cinema, it’s easily done! Grab your friends, take a picnic and have a super fun (and cheap!) night out.
The Lane at Miranda Hotel
This is a proper small bar, in that its capacity is only 80 people. The drinks are delicious and made by serious guys in white shirts with bow ties, which makes your chocolate margarita or zesty turkey (Wild Turkey, honey, lemon and sugar) even more delicious. There is always some cool music pumping, whether it be a DJ or some chilled out acoustics, providing a perfect backdrop to kick back with your friends and enjoy some of the tasty sharing plates on offer.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
The best parade in the world is in our town, and nothing makes you prouder to be a Sydneysider than being out and about watching the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. It’s all about love, acceptance and fun all rolled into one glittery explosion across Oxford and Flinders streets. With lots of Cher and Kylie Minogue to dance along to, it’s arguably one of the most fabulous things to do in Sydney and you’d be crazy to miss it.
Want to travel in a Mardi Gras themed car? Of course you do. Until Saturday 7th March between 2pm-10pm, you can travel in a custom designed Volkswagon Mardi Car for free if you enter the "MARDICAR" promo code in the Uber app. Created by Carsguide and Uber, this is one super cool way to get around town this weekend.
The Wayward Way at Lane Four
For things to do in Sydney that involve a bit of modern art mixed with a bit of shopping, head to The Galeries this weekend. Sydneysider, artist and Western Americana obsessive Lauren Webster has brought her American inspired exhibition to life at The Galeries. Featuring giant cacti and a playlist to listen to in tandem of your viewing, it’s the kind of fun and modern art that is anything but dull!
It wouldn’t be a weekend in Sydney without a browse through some markets. This weekend, we suggest you head to Cronulla. The sunny outdoor markets are full of stalls selling original gifts, fashion, handmade home wares and accessories, and plenty of entertainment and activities for the kids. Make a day of it and pop down to the beach or one of the many great cafes Cronulla has to offer after you visit the markets.
Fashion Palette Sydney
Fashion Palette celebrates Australian fashion on the local and international fashion scene with a reputation for nurturing emerging talent. Held at the Art Gallery of NSW, the event showcases ready-to-wear, evening and bridal designers all on one runway, offering international press, buyers and fashionistas the chance to explore work by some of the most innovative leading and emerging fashion designers from Australia. With a line-up featuring Steven Khalil, Mimco and Jayson Brundson, the event sells out quick, so make sure you get in early and buy tickets!