Wednesday 13th September

18 events and places to go to this spring in Western Sydney

Spring is upon us and we’ve found 18 things for you to do right across western Sydney over the next few months.

Spring is a wonderful time of year in western Sydney. Flowers are blooming and the sun and air starts to feel warmer. If you’ve been hibernating all winter and keen to get out and about to celebrate the end of winter, we’ve found some awesome festivals and events to visit right across western Sydney.

CAMPBELLTOWN BICYCLE EDUCATION AND ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPEN DAYS

It’s hard to get kids to learn while they’re having fun and exercising, but it’s possible at the Campbelltown Bicycle Education and Road Safety Centre open days. They’ll learn about road safety while riding their bikes or scooters.

The centre is a great place to visit with the kids, family and friends with a main road circuit simulating road conditions, including road signage and traffic lights, as well as a junior track for toddlers, shaded playground, picnic tables and free barbecues.

The centre can also be hired for private functions, making it an ideal venue for children's birthday parties, sports presentations and family fun days.

The centre is open to the public, free of charge, every Sunday and during the school holidays.

Visitors attending the centre must bring their own bike or scooter and helmet and must wear enclosed footwear.

When: Every Sunday this Spring

Where in Western Sydney: 22 King St, Campbelltown

More info: click here

NORTON STREET ITALIAN FESTA 2017

Love a pizza or pasta? Or how about some sweet stuffed cannoli? Well you’ll love the Norton Street Italian Festa, an annual event celebrating Italian culture.

Festa is a wonderful celebration of Italian culture and up to 100,000 people attend each year.

Festa is free and features cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, jumping castles, animal farms, face painting and puppet shows for the kids, organic markets, entertainment, concerts, dancing and free cooking demonstrations by the best Italian professional chefs as well as the best local Italian nonnas!

When: October 29

Where in Western Sydney: Norton St, Leichhardt

More info: click here

JAMIE'S MINISTRY OF FOOD SCHOOL HOLIDAY COOKING PROGRAM

Do you have a budding chef at home who wants to do something fun these school holidays? You’re in luck because Jamie’s Ministry of Food offers a school holiday program. Over four days, your child will learn to cook Jamie Oliver’s nutritious and delicious recipes. It’s a fun and entertaining way to learn the cooking skills to set them up for life.

Where in Western Sydney: 561-583 Polding Street, Prairiewood

When: Tuesday 26 September to Friday 29 September 2017

More info: click here

AUSSIE NIGHT MARKETS MENANGLE

For a bit of family-friendly Saturday night fun, the Aussie Night Markets at Menangle Paceway offer an international food market teaming with over 40 international street food vendors, a dessert section, high quality art and craft, kiddie rides and entertainment.

When: 5pm - 10pm, every second Saturday of the month

Where in Western Sydney: 62 Flushcombe Rd, Prospect

More info: click here

MACARTHUR NIGHT MARKETS - FRIDAY FOODIE FEAST

Here’s something for the food-lovers of Sydney’s west. At the Macarthur Night Markets there’s a range of culinary delights in the heart of Campbelltown as the city transforms into a food lover's paradise.

You’ll find pop-up food markets featuring food trucks, international cuisine, desserts, live entertainment, spectacular lighting and more.

When: The first and third Friday of every month

Where in Western Sydney: Mawson Park, Campbelltown

More info: click here

MULGOA COUNTRY MARKET

Mulgoa isn’t too far from Penrith in Sydney’s west but it sure has the heart of a sleepy country town. It’s the perfect spot for Sydneysiders to get a monthly taste of country life.

At the Mulgoa Country Market there are 65 stalls for you to look through whilst listening to authentic country music. You can grab a spot on a picnic rug and have a bite for breakfast, lunch or brunch from some of the best event food providers around including American barbecue, gozleme, dessert choices and more.

There’s also free craft activities for the kids each month.

When: First Sunday of the month, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where in Western Sydney: Corner Mulgoa and Littlefields Road, Mulgoa

More info: click here

RETRO SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE SKYLINE DRIVE – BLACKTOWN

The Skyline Drive is bringing back some classic films in the form of Retro Saturday Nights during September. For the list of films being shown, click the link below.

When: Saturday nights

Where in Western Sydney: Cricketers Arms Rd, Prospect

More info: click here

OZTOBERFEST (German beer and food)

German people love a good time with plenty of beer and lots of meat, so you could say they’re not so different to us Australians! Germany’s famous Oktoberfest is known world over and you can celebrate it right here in western Sydney at Oztoberfest. There’s traditional German food, souvenirs and entertainment and of course beer!

When Saturday 07 October

Where in Western Sydney: Penrith Paceway

More info: click here

BLACKTOWN MARKETS

The Blacktown drive in cinema is more than just a place to park the car to watch a flick, it’s a traditional place for markets every weekend as well. An eclectic mix of old and new food and entertainment, collectables, vintage and all kinds of pre-loved items all in one place. Blacktown Markets is also home to one of the largest continuous garage sales in Sydney.

When: 7:00am to 2:00pm, Sundays

Where in Western Sydney: Cricketers Arms Road, Skyline Drive, Prospect

More info: click here

THE WESTIES MARKETS - EMU PLAINS

What better place to celebrate the western Sydney life than The Westies Markets in Emu Plains? It features stallholders trading local produce, handmade one off fashion items and homewares as well as freshly made ready to eat gourmet treats. You’ll find lots of delicious food to take home along with live music, performers and workshops.

When: 9am-2pm, the third Sunday of the month,

Where in Western Sydney: 15-119 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains

More info: click here

PARRAMATTA LANES

Another one for the lover of food and beverages of great variety, Parramatta Lanes is as central western Sydney as it can get. An eclectic mix of gourmet food, world music, live performances, cutting edge art and engaging talks will bring to life hidden spaces in Parramatta as part of the popular Parramatta Lanes food and cultural festival.

Presented as part of Good Food Month, the festival offers gourmet street food, pop up bars, live music, art and performances each evening within eight uniquely themed spaces throughout the city.

When: Tuesday 10 October to Friday 13 October

Where in Western Sydney: Church Street, Parramatta

More info: click here

CABRAMATTA MOON FESTIVAL (Asian culture)

The festival is recognised as one of Sydney’s largest and brightest Asian cultural celebrations, attracting more than 90,000 people from across Sydney and NSW each year.

Featuring former X Factor winner Dami Im as the festival headline act, the Cabramatta Moon Festival is a celebration of Asian culture and cuisine.

MKR fans can also see MKR contestants Betty and David who will spice up the stage as they share some of their favourite dishes along with their cooking techniques.

Festival favourites the Bearded Bakers are returning, bigger than ever. To truly enjoy a delicious sweet Knafeh, you have to experience the Bearded Bakers as they entertain you while you wait.

There’s also Peppa Pig for kids as well as the Minions.

When: Sunday 24 September

Where in western Sydney: Cabramatta City Centre, Cabramatta

More info: click here

NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP GRAND FINAL WEEK - SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

See the NRL website via the link below for a full list of activities that will appeal to all ages including meeting the players during Grand Final week.

Lantern Club also has a gold family pass to the 2017 NRL Grand Final to give away to one lucky person who writes a review on its official TripAdvisor page. For more details and for full terms and conditions, click here.

When: the last week of September

Where in Western Sydney: Various locations

More info: click here

TRY THE NEW MàZi MENU AT LANTERN CLUB

With spring upon us, MàZi’s menus have had a freshen up with some amazing new dishes for you to try. Even better, take advantage of the warm weather by dining in our alfresco area.

Where in Western Sydney: For directions to Lantern Club, click here.

Check out some of the amazing new dishes you’ll find at MAZi this spring:

To request a table click here or for urgent bookings call our friendly reception team on 8037 8200.