Best of Sydney’s events in March 2017

Summer may be slipping away, but the social scene is still stepping lively this month. Read on for our Top 10 Picks, with a little bit of everything for you. Make the most of the fading warmth this month and make your way to some of the special outdoor events coming up.

Art Month (March 1 — 20)
Art month celebrates contemporary art and artists, and aims to make them more accessible to the public. It includes exhibitions, workshops, tours, studio visits, and talks — as well as a host of family-friendly activities.

Project Botanicals (March 2 — 12)
This limited-time event is one for the gin aficionados out there. The ticket price includes a paired dining and cocktail experience consisting of two dishes and two cocktails. The theme is, of course, gin, and the dishes are designed to explore the botanicals used in Bombay Sapphire.

All About Women

All About Women (March 5)
Part of the Sydney Opera House’s Talks and Ideas Program, All About Women provides a platform for a variety of speakers on a variety of topics. Designed to get you thinking, the talks range from serious to comical, and touch on topics such as equality, education, health, and power.

Alliance Française French Film Festival (March 3 — 30)
The popular annual festival of French film is back. Showcasing film that is by turns sharp, poignant, vibrant, and artistic, the festival includes both established filmmakers and newcomers to the scene.

Taste of Sydney (March 9 — 12)
Nestled in the Centennial Parklands, this festival gathers together all the Sydney food and drink you ever wanted to try, as well as some you didn’t. Participating restaurants offer small dishes and exquisite drinks, with prices starting at $6. If you consider yourself a foodie (which, in Sydney, who doesn’t), it’ll be worth your while checking this out to decide where you want to go experience a full meal.

Taste of Sydney

Horror Movie Campout (March 11)
This outdoor overnight horror extravaganza will get your adrenaline pumping. The lineup moves away from mainstream hollywood horror, and costumed actors will be roaming the grounds (attendees are encouraged to dress up too). BYO tent if you want to commit to the full marathon.

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast (March 11)
Part dinner, part picnic, part party. This picturesque event is the stuff your insta-foodie dreams are made of. Think chilled wine, a shared 8 course feast, and dancing barefoot under the pastel Bondi sunset.

Party in the Park (March 18)
Rain, hail, or shine- the party must go on. This single day music festival in Sydney’s Northern Beaches features lush grass, a lush sunset, and an even more lush lineup. Food options include organic juices and vegan options on top of your standard festival fare.


Queerstories (March 24)
Head down to the Giant Dwarf and settle in for an evening of entertaining stories, delivered from home-grown and imported LGBTQI talent. This month’s edition features Patrick Abboud, Benhur, Nayuka Gorrie, Kerry Bashford, and Demi Lardner (plus more).

MCA Artbar March Edition (March 31)
The monthly mixture of music, exhibitions, and live acts returns. In March, expect curators Jess Johnson and Simon Ward to bring a mesmerising marriage of animation, cinematography, and virtual reality to the museum.

– Liv
Liv S. is a creature of warm weather, negronis, and chicken wings. Check out her musings @callmememphisjones

Disclosure: The Plus Ones are invited guests of Sydney Opera House, Horror Movie Campout, and Taste of Sydney.
Image credits: Queerstories, A Moveable Feast, Horror Movie Campout, All About Women, and Bombay Sapphire.