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What To Do Around Sydney This October Long Weekend

What To Do Around Sydney This October Long Weekend

Want to make the most of your October long weekend but are yet to cement any plans? Don’t sweat! There is seriously so much going on around Sydney this weekend to keep you entertained and come Tuesday, make you feel grateful you didn’t spend it on the couch.

So, if you’re kicking in around Sydney this October long weekend, you’re in for a treat, because we’ve put together our top picks of how to spend your it.


The world’s largest espresso martini

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Shaken, stirred of served in a custom-made glass large enough to hold 600 litres of booze? Whichever way you take your espresso martini, if you enjoy a little pep in your drink, make sure you get down to Cruise Bar on Monday, October 1.

While Tia Maria is busy attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest espresso martini, you can kick back, relax and enjoy a coffee cocktail on the house — just be sure to register for your free ticket.

When: Monday, October 1 12pm through 8pm

Where: Cruise Bar, Circular Quay

Oz Comic-Con

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Attention nerds, Oz Comic-Com is back, and it’s geekier than ever! Running over two days, the festival will feature the best in comics, anime, Sci-Fi, video games and animation.

This year’s line-up is led by Australian actress Dichen Lachman, who’s worked with the likes of Sci-Fi master Joss Whedon and starred in the hit Netflix series, Altered Carbon.

Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased via the Oz Comic-Con website.

When: Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30

Where: International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney

Blak Markets


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Head over to Bare Island in La Perouse this weekend for the Blak Markets — an exploration into indigenous food, history, art and dance. Here, you can find authentic Aboriginal art, like handmade jewellery, textiles and homewares made by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives. 

Plus, who doesn’t love some bush tucker? On the day you’ll be able get your hands around a kangaroo burger, try some snags made from ingredients native to the lands, and watch expert cooks prepare emu, wild boar and local peppers

Entry is free, and it’s set to be a blast!

When: Sunday, September 30

Where: Bare Island, La Perouse

Manly Jazz

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Where our jazz fans at? Featuring local and internationally acclaimed artists, Manly Jazz is back, and it’s bigger and jazzier than ever before.

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It’s legit too, bringing more than 100,000 super-fans to the Northern Beaches every year.

There will be four main festival stages, as well as a string of performances and events happening at local pubs and other venues over the three days, so make sure you stop by at some point for a cheeky boogie.

When: Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30

Where: Manly

Rosé all day

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Is it really the long weekend if you don’t get at least a little boozy? Opera Bar is delivering the goods with a four-day pink wine party to celebrate this glorious weather we’ve been having.

Tickets are $35 and score you three drinks, which, I mean for Sydney’s standards ain’t too shabby.

The Rosé All Day Festival will allow you to sample a selection of fine-as-hell droplike Yangarra Rosé from McLaren Vale, AIX Rosé from Provence, Black Cottage Rosé from Marlborough and heaps more.

Tickets can be purchased via the Opera Bar website.

When: Friday, September 28 through Monday, October 1

Where: Opera Bar, Circular Quay

There you have it folks: all you need to take your October long weekend from a two to a 10.

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