Sydney: The best things to do in Sydney and Manly – August 2023

The Women’s World Cup, a cherry blossom festival, the world’s largest fun run and more! Here’s our pick of things to do in Sydney this month.

What To Do In Sydney

Women’s World Cup Final – Sydney

20 August, Sydney Olympic stadium

The world’s largest women’s sporting event is coming to Sydney! For the first time ever the FIFA Women’s World Cup will take place in Sydney. There are 11 matches from 20 July through to 20 August 2023 to watch in the Sydney Olympic stadium, including the opening match and the exciting Final.

Cost: $120+

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City2Surf fun run – Sydney CBD

13 August, Sydney CBD

The world’s largest fun run is back in Sydney. The annual 14 km event from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi can be joined with friends or alone. Since 2008 the fun run has raised over $48 million for charities in need. Participants can dress-up or come in their favourite fitness getup, and run, jog, or walk their way to Bondi. To do the fun run is a rewarding experience!

Cost: $65 – $114

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Lighthouse markets – Dee Why

6 August, Meriton Square, Dee Why

Discover beautiful handmade items made by creative locals. Discover over 20 contemporary craft and handmade stalls offering original and some locally made wares while enjoying a relaxing atmosphere and fantastic coffee or brunch from one of the Cafes and restaurants.

Cost: Free

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Cherry blossom festival – Sydney

19 – 27 August, Sydney Olympic park, Auburn

Held across nine days, the event offers the rare spectacle of pink cherry blossom trees in full bloom, located in the iconic ‘Cherry Trail’ within the traditional style Japanese Garden. Celebrate Japan’s traditions and pop culture with an exciting program of activities, workshops and performances and discover some of the best Japanese inspired food at the Japanese Food Village.

Cost: $13.50

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Yoga in the park – Sydney

Every Sunday, 9:30am, The Rocks

The Yoga session takes place right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.The focus on breathing, the concentration required to find balance in certain poses, the flow of the movements – it’s all an active meditation that can help clear the mind, quieten anxieties and strengthen your body. The resident yoga instructor, will lead you through a full program of strength, mobility and flexibility to get your body moving

Cost: Free

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Have fun!

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