Best things to do in Sydney this long weekend (10th-13th June)

The Queens Birthday Long Weekend is here! Of course, going out and enjoying all you can possibly enjoy within the boundaries Mike Baird has so carefully set for us is imperative. Luckily, there’s plenty on this weekend so we thought we’d ’round up some of our favourites. Make sure you’re across these options below!

Yeezy Season Approaching (Saturday)

adidas Australia have officially announced tomorrow June 11th as the date when all sneaker heads and hype beats officially storm some of the best footwear shops in the city to try and get their hands on the latest model of the Yeezy Boost 750. The light grey/gum, glow-in-the-dark model will be dropping at four stores throughout the city so if you didn’t register for any raffles yesterday you better join the queue at the following stores, like now.

adidas Originals
1 Anderson Street, Sydney

adidas Originals Store Westfield Sydney City
188 Pitt Street, Sydney

22-26 Goulburn Street, Sydney

3 Temperance Lane, Sydney

World Gin Day (Saturday)

Saturday 11th June is World Gin Day so make sure you’re across the many events planned throughout the city so you can go on and celebrate one of the greatest spirits of all time. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite World Gin Day events across Australia, which you can find HERE.

MCA Zine Fair (Saturday and Sunday)

The Museum of Contemporary Art will be bringing back their annual MCA Zine Fair, which last year attracted more than 6000 people. Makers behind some of the most niche reads around will be on-hand to discuss the world of independent publishing and there will be plenty of see and do for fans of illustrated content across poetry, art, personal journals, fan-fiction, politics, music and more. For more information click HERE.

Digitalism @ Winter Weekend at Oxford Art Factory (Sunday)

One of our absolute favourite EDM duos, Digitalism, are making a very overdue return to Sydney this weekend, playing at the Oxford Art Factory as part of the BBE-curated Winter Weekender. The concept is part of Vivid Music and is running throughout the weekend, but if you must pick one night we urge you to head along to this one. Digitalism are excellent live, and Oxford Art Factory is the perfect venue for it. For more information click HERE.

Curveball at Carriageworks (Saturday)

Fuzzy Australia, the same champions behind events like Harbourlife and Field Day, have come on board to curate a special event for Carriageworks and Vivid Music. It’s a dance festival at one of the city’s most loved venues, with a mix of visual arts and a lineup that boasts the likes of mysterious producer Zhu, bass-loving legend Besenji, smooth vocalist Nicole Millar, and festival favourites Cosmo’s Midnight. For more information and tickets click HERE.

Sydney Film Festival (All Weekend)

It’s that time of the year again where some of the most challenging, interesting, quirkiest, emotional, and powerful cinema from around the world is curated down into an exciting lineup for Sydney Film Festival. The first weekend of the festival has always brought some of the highlights of the entire program so be sure to check out the official website and book those tickets in! Some of our suggestions can be found HERE.

Vivid Sydney (All Weekend)

Even though Vivid Sydney has been extended this year, you shouldn’t be waiting around until the last minute to go and check out all the precincts have to offer this year. It’s the biggest Vivid yet, with the festival’s reach extended to new precincts like The Galeries and the very popular Royal Botanical Gardens – I’m sure you’ve seen the Cathedral of Light on Instagram more than a few times. For all the piles of food and drink specials on offer during the festival click to see our comprehensive guide HERE.

Burgers by Josh (All Weekend)

Sydney’s cult-burger lord Burgers by Josh just opened up his most substantial kitchen takeover yet, and between that and 8Bits+Bytes in Martin Place, there’s going to be a lot of burger devouring to do this weekend. For your first look at the Hotel William kitchen takeover click HERE.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.