Community Billboard 16 October – 23 October
Invictus Games Sydney
Don’t miss your chance to be in the stands to cheer on the wounded, injured and ill former and current servicemen and women who will take part in the Invictus Games.
500 competitors from 18 nations will contest 11 medal sports and 2 feature events over 8 days of fierce but friendly competition.
Tickets are required for archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.
Spectators will enjoy free entry for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, road cycling and sailing events.
Join us to celebrate the unconquerable spirit of our wounded warriors.
Every day, 9am to 10pm
Saturday 20 October to Saturday 27 October
George st, various locations
Book tickets through website
Garage Sale Trail
One big weekend of garage sales that's happening right across Australia.
Garage Sale Trail is a national movement of reuse-loving, community-minded individuals. They come together to clear out their pre-loved stuff, find treasure, meet the neighbours and have some fun.
Every garage sale has a unique name and its own sale page that provides clues to who’s involved, what’s on offer and anything else that’s going down. Likewise, shoppers can search for sales, items of interest and make their own trail of favourite sales to checkout.
Garage Sale Trail is powered by 150+ local councils, like-minded partners and over 350,000 Australians.
Whether you’re looking to declutter or make some money, love the search for a unique bargain, or just want to take part in a fun community event, get involved!
Join the movement this October and help us spread the word. Let’s choose to reuse.
Live in or near Green Square? Join the Joynton Avenue Garage Sale Trail. Relax in the sun on Matron’s Lawn, with over 30 stalls for you to peruse, listen to music and hang out with your community!
Saturday 20 October to Sunday 21 October from 9am to 6pm
George Street & various locations around Sydney
from 9am to 6pm
Super Furry Festival's 5th Birthday Party
Sydney’s favourite animal festival is back!
This time with fairy bread, birthday party games, cake and other goodies to celebrate Super Furry Festival’s 5th Birthday Party!
The market-style animal festival has connected thousands of animal lovers to their forever fur babies, and this year Super Furry Festival will celebrate its 5th milestone with party games designed for you and your pooch.
Our featured activities include everyone’s favourite treasure hunt, stamp your own paw print art and statues with sit (MR Wolf).
You still have plenty of time to prep your dog for the ultimate skills test with fun prizes to be won! Of course our highly popular dog fashion show will also return.
This event is free. However, tickets for featured activities are available at the Facebook page.
Saturday 20 October from 9am to 3pm
Shannon Reserve, 450 Crown St, Surry Hills
For more information visit the website.
Free Talk: Creating Habitat for Urban Wildlife Talk
Find out how to attract birds, pollinating insects and other wildlife to your backyard in this free talk.
Outdoor spaces can provide food, shelter and homes for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Join our expert tutor Judy Christie from Birdlife Australia and uncover the basics of common fauna who share our urban spaces. From red wattlebirds and eastern spinebills to butterflies and native bees get tips on creating habitat for urban wildlife.
– how to identify common birds
– tips on planting for birds, bees and other insects
– how to incorporate habitat elements into outdoor spaces
– how to create diversity and encourage small birds
– garden maintenance ideas to encourage wildlife to stay
Suitable for beginners.
– lecture-style talk
– links and notes via email
– information on how to get involved in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
– opportunity for questions
You might also be interested in the Guided walk and talk of Habitat Demonstration Garden.
Saturday 20 October from 10am to 11.30am
Erskineville Town Hall
104 Erskineville Road, Erskineville
Book tickets through website
The Big Adventure
Pedal, jump, dance or climb at this celebration of the outdoors and active living.
For one day only Sydney Park will become an adventure playground for the whole family to explore on foot or by bike.
Action-packed adventures include mountain boarding, parkour, breakdancing, rock-climbing and footy clinics.
Quench your thirst with a pedal-powered smoothie and grab a bite to eat from a food truck.
Walk or ride to explore all 7 zones indicated on the map. See website for map and more information.
Saturday 20 October from 9am to 4pm
Sydney Park Road, Alexandria