The arrival of spring connotes another fascinating season in Sydney where grandiose gardens and botanical parks highlight the blooming of spectacular flower varieties that display a carpet-like orchard when viewed from above. Weather is perfect as the freezing temperature graduates and transforms to a warm but cool climate. As usual, Sydney again exhibits great outdoor activities that range from mountain hiking to beach hopping. While all these stimulate fun and adventure, enjoying the season with the entry of fresh flowers is the main essence of spring.
One of the most awaited events in the city is the Willoughby Spring Festival. This is the largest cultural event that features world-class entertainment and delightful celebrations in Sydney’s North Shore. The Willoughby Spring Festival runs the whole month of September highlighting events such as live performances of music and sounds, film shows, kids entertainment, market encounter, visual arts and plenty of outdoor exhibitions.
The Willoughby Spring Festival features the ‘Jeral Puppets – Who’s New at the Zoo, which is an exciting puppet show for kids. Presented by the Puppeteria Theatre, the show comprises of four entertaining programs for kids where songs, dances, stories and comedy items will be shown. From September 5 to 29, puppet shows are as follows: Who’s New at the Zoo, Sleeping Beauty plus The King’s New Clothes, The Owl and the Pussycat went to Sea and The Three Little Pigs. These shows are intended for kids aged two to nine years old however, adults are allowed to accompany their children. Tickets are at $14 for adults and $11 for kids.
Another exciting event during the Willoughby Spring Festival is the Chatswood Mall Market Opening. This free event is held at the Chatswood Mall in Victoria Avenue that starts on September 4. All Thursdays and Fridays this September will be a fun sunny spring shopping spree for locals and visitors. The market encounter features fashion clothing and accessories, fresh produce, flowers, art works and jewelry items. Along with the event are performances from local and international talents and the airing of chilled-out tunes. Of course, the Willoughby City Council will be around to supervise the affair.
For those who have an appreciation for the arts, Spring Music Concerts will be a big event that will feature four great performances of jazz stage bands, Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble and guest bands from various schools in Northern Sydney. Concert dates are on September 13 and 14 at the Concourse Concert Hall in Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Tickets are at $19.50 for Adults, $15 for pensioner/student and $60 for a family of four.
Indeed, springtime is truly an awesome season in Sydney as a number of activities await you. Come to Sydney at this time of the year and witness amazing events that reflects the city’s love for arts and culture. From day one to the last day of the month, there will never be an idle time because every event is worth-watching. Hence, experience Sydney in spring and you will surely appreciate the impressive display of flowers and a variety of wonderful entertainment.