Spring is upon us and we’ve found some amazing festivals and activities for you to do right across western Sydney this October.
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.


When: October long weekend and the following weekend (October 5-7)
Where in Western Sydney: Leura (Blue Mountains)
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These gardens in the cosy little Blue Mountains town of Leura are famous for magnificent displays of your favourite flora such as azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. Spring time sees a lot of colourful flowers at their vibrant best and this event attracts visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas.
This year there are 10 open gardens and each garden has its own distinctive character.


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: Sunday October 28
Where in Western Sydney: Norton St, Leichhardt
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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: Saturday October 13, 2018
Where in Western Sydney: Menangle Paceway
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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: Friday 05 October 2018/Friday 19 October 2018, 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Where in Western Sydney: Mawson Park, Campbelltown
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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: Sunday 7 October
Where in Western Sydney: Corner Mulgoa and Littlefields Road, Mulgoa
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A drive-in movie is a great experience for all ages, despite its decline in the Netflix and YouTube era. The Skyline Drive often bring back some classic films as well as the latest blockbusters from Hollywood. For the list of films being shown, click the link below.
When: Saturday nights
Where in Western Sydney: Cricketers Arms Rd, Prospect
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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 13 October
Where in Western Sydney: Penrith Paceway
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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
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‘If you love fresh produce direct from the farmer and could happily spend your time weaving through the variety of stalls, you’ll love Lizard Log Markets.’ Starting October 13th, these new markets are as fresh as can be. Located in the booming south west of Sydney, it’s a great place for all Sydneysiders to grab a bargain or something delicious to eat.
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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
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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 9 October to Friday 13 October
Where in Western Sydney: Church Street, Parramatta
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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.
When: October 1
Where in Western Sydney: ANZ Stadium
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With spring here, 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.