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Free Sydney Events: 24th - 25th September

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Are you looking for something to do with the family this weekend?

Here is a roundup of the awesome FREE events happening all over Sydney on Saturday and Sunday. From one end of the city to the other, and everywhere in between, there's something on for all members of the family.

Silent Ice Skating Festival - Central Park

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This uber cool festival starts this weekend and continues until Thursday 29 September. You basically skate and listen to a live DJ set on headphones. There is a limit of 45 people allowed on the ice and each skating session will go for 45 minutes, starting every hour on the hour (so probably arrive early to avoid the crowds). Skating starts at 10am, and the Disco kicks off at 4pm each day.

Silent Ice Skating Festival Central Park Sydney
Image Credit: Central Park Sydney

When: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 8pm
Where: Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Moore Park

Essential Baby & Toddler Show
Image Credit: Essential Baby & Toddler Show

If you are expecting a baby then you need to be at this huge 3 day event (it's on Friday as well)! Anything and everything to do with pregnancy, babies and kids will be on show. Please note it is only free if you register before 22.09.16, otherwise you have to pay at the door to enter.

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When: Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 4.00pm
Where: Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park

The Surry Hills Festival - Surry Hills

Surry Hills Festival
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An event of "Stories, Love & Tales" the Surry Hills Festival is a much loved event by inner city dwellers. There's a dog show, a flea circus, a fancy dress parade, trapeze performances and workshops, a global food market, much singing and dancing as well as a popping pom pom installation. 10 000 rainbow pom poms are to be made as part of the festival!!

When: Saturday 10am - 4pm
Where: Ward Park & Shannon Reserve, Crown St Surry Hills

Holy Trinity Church Fair - Wentworth Falls

There will be kids activities, food stalls, a sausage sizzle, music recitals and more at this quaint Church Fair.

When: Saturday 9am - 1pm
Where: 17 Armstrong St, Wentworth Falls

The Hills UPmarket - Glenhaven

The Hills UPmarket
Image Credit: The Hills UPmarket

There are so many gorgeous hand made market stalls at this monthly market. And of course there is heaps of delicious food on offer too. Kids will be kept occupied with face painting and balloon animals. Make a day of it and explore the beautiful Hills region after a morning at the markets.

When: Sunday 8.30am - 3pm
Where: Entrata Restaurant, 42 Bannerman Rd, Glenhaven

Spring Harvest at Elizabeth Farm - Rosehill

Spring Harvest at Elizabeth Farm
Image Credit: Sydney Living Museums

Whilst not totally free (you have to give them a gold coin donation to enter), this delightful day is full of food (you must try the devonshire teas), market stalls, and cooking demonstrations. Kids will love exploring the beautiful garden and also the Elizabeth Farm historic house - where it doesn't matter if they touch something!

When: Sunday 10am - 3pm
Where: 70 Alice St, Rosehill

Live at St Leonards Park - North Sydney

Live @ St Leonards
Image Credit: Nth Sydney Council

This festival is all about live music. There will be awesome musicians on stage all day belting out tunes. If kids get bored of jiving away to the cool beats, then they can get their face and body painted as well as make some new friends playing with the giant Jenga and Connect 4 sets that will be available in the park.

When: Sunday 10am - 4pm
Where: Cnr Miller & Falcon St, North Sydney

Convoy For Kids

Convoy for Kids
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This is the 25th anniversary of the inspirational Convoy for Kids. Basically a bunch of truck drivers want to help sick kids. So they start their journey in Huntingwood (Western Sydney) and head to Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush, where there is a big family fun day. There are kids rides, monster trucks, live music and more. All money raised goes to help Westmead Kids Hospital (NETS Dept).

When: Sunday 9.30am
Where: Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush

Brooklyn Spring Fair & Markets - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Spring Fair
Image Credit: Brooklyn Spring Fair

Take a day trip up to Brooklyn on Sunday and visit their fun Spring Fair. There will be loads of side show rides to keep the kids occupied, and markets stalls as well as tarot readings, to keep the parents (mums) occupied.

When: Sunday 10am - 4pm
Where: Brooklyn Oval, Brooklyn

Camden Taste Food, Wine & Music Festival - Camden

TASTE Camden
Image Credit: Camden Council

With over 35 tasty food stalls, a jumping castle, face painting, animal farm and kids cooking workshops, the whole family will have fun at this delicious festival.

When: Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Where: Camden Town Farm, Exeter St, Camden

Blessing of the Fleet - Sydney Fish Markets

Blessing of the Fleet
Image Credit: Sydney Fish Markets

If you have any champion spaghetti eaters in your household, then you need to get yourself to the Sydney Fish Markets on Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Fleet. The day will be filled with all sorts of fun, food and entertainment culminating in the spaghetti eating competition!

When: Sunday 10.30am - 4.00pm
Where: Sydney Fish Markets, Bank St Pyrmont

Moon Festival Hydro Majestic Hotel - Blue Mountains

Moon Festival Hydro Majestic Hotel
Image Credit: Hydro Majestic

With loads of Asian food stalls to fill your bellies with, and dragon dancing and drum beating to fill your mind with, this Moon Festival will be a delight for all of the senses, that's for sure.

When: Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Where: 52 - 88 Great Western Hwy Way, Medlow Bath

Spring Sensation Family Fun Day - Northmead

Spring Sensation
Image Credit NBC Sports Club

Jumping castle, face painting, a free kids show bag and donut decorating - this Spring Sensation is all about kids having fun!

When: Sunday 12pm - 2pm
Where: Northmead Bowling Club, 166 Windsor Rd Northmead


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