What’s On This July

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There’s loads on this July! Here’s our guide to some of the biggest upcoming local events you won’t want to miss.

Cork and Fork

When: Sunday, 2nd July, 10am – 4pm

Where: Kissing Point Park, Putney

Details: City of Ryde is thrilled to advise that the much loved Cork & Fork has been rescheduled for Sunday 2 July 2023 at Kissing Point Park, Putney, 10am – 4pm.

Cork & Fork by the Riverside showcases boutique wine from the Mudgee and Hunter Valley regions, locally made spirits, craft beer, food trucks, gourmet food products, bespoke items, and great music in a picturesque location next to the Parramatta River.

To taste test all of the wonderful wine, brewery, and distillery suppliers you will need to purchase your own branded Cork and Fork wine glass on the day for $10. Glasses will be on sale at ticket booths (cashless payment only).

There will be plenty on offer for the whole family to enjoy including kids’ workshops, face painting and rides.

More info here.

Free Family Fun @Parrapark for Burramatta NAIDOC

When: Saturday, 8 July, 2023, 10am – 4pm

Where: The Crescent, Parramatta Park

Details: Explore the rich diversity of First Nations music, food, dance, and tradition at Burramatta NAIDOC Day, a FREE event hosted by City of Parramatta.

Bring the family for a fun and FREE day out to experience the vibrant culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Enjoy live music and dance performances, try your hand at traditional arts and crafts, shop for something special at the market stalls, and listen to the captivating songs and stories.

Enjoy the line up of entertainment on the main stage with Dean Brady, Stiff Gins, Akala Newman, Uncle Col Hardy, Charlie Needs Braces, Fringe Dwellers, El beauty, DJ Naian, Jannawi Dance Clan and Muggera Cultural Enterprise.

Discover Indigenous culture through the selection of goodies available at the market stalls. From clothing, crafts and jewellery to tasty food produce, find a treat to take home or a delightful gift for a loved one.

A selection of yummy food options will be available throughout the day including jaffles, burgers, falafel wraps, Asian fusion, crepes, coffee and more.

This event is part of the Warami Festival, a programme of First Nations events and activities celebrating the Burramattagal people’s connection to the land and community.

Warami (pronounced Wuh-rah-mee) is a Dharug word meaning ‘good to see you’.

The theme for 2023 National NAIDOC Week is ‘For Our Elders’, an acknowledgment of the role our Elders have played, and continue to play, in our communities and families.

City of Parramatta is proud to present this event in partnership with Parramatta Park and PARKROYAL Parramatta.

More info here.

Bondi Festival

When: Friday 30 June to Sunday 16 July

Where: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach

Details: Make sure to check out the Bondi Festival at Bondi Pavilion from Friday 30 June to Sunday 16 July, serving an arts, comedy and culture feast this winter.

Returning to its spiritual home at the newly refurbished Bondi Pavilion (as well as various locations around Bondi), the 17-day, all-inclusive festival will have family-friendly shows and adults-only options. Alongside the world-class arts line up, visitors can also enjoy Bondi’s famous ice-skating rink and the legendary Bondi Vista Ferris Wheel; a 32-metre-high ride with 360-degree views of the stunning Bondi Beach.

More than 30 different arts events and performances will run over the course of the 17-day festival.

More info here.

FIFA Live Screening: Australia VS Rep. of Ireland

When: Thursday 20th, Thursday 27th and Monday 31st July.

Where: Meadowbank Park and Eastwood Plaza

Details: City of Ryde brings live streaming on the big screen for FIFA Women’s World Cup. Watch the 3 games as follows: 

 1. Australia Vs Rep. of Ireland


Starting at 6pm you can watch ‘She’s the Man’ as well as enjoy some free football activities and free face painting. Grab some food from the BBQ run by West Ryde Rovers or buy some Pizza or an ice-cream from the food trucks. Snacks will be available from the canteen too.

The Matilda’s kick-off starts at 8pm with limited bean bags available for fans to enjoy and heaters will be around to keep everyone warm.

2. Australia Vs Nigeria


There won’t be any food trucks but take your pick from any of the great local restaurants in Eastwood and bring your takeaway down to the live screen to enjoy when it starts at 8pm! Limited bean bags will be available for fans to enjoy and limited heaters around to keep everyone warm.


Grab some takeaway from an Eastwood business to bring to enjoy when the game kicks off at 8pm. Again there’ll be limited bean bags available for fans to enjoy and limited heaters around to keep everyone warm.

These are free family events bought to you by City of Ryde and with thanks to West Ryde Rovers. 

Dinner With Psychic & Spiritual Medium Kerrie Erwin at The Epping Club

When: Thursday 20th July, 7pm

Where: The Epping Club

Details: Enjoy dinner with Psychic & Spiritual Medium Kerrie Erwin at The Epping Club on Thursday 20 July 2023 from 7pm in award-winning Rawsons Restaurant. Only $99 per person (including booking fee).

Price includes a 3-course special dinner and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival!

Join in for an exclusive dinner and show event with renowned psychic, spiritual medium, clairvoyant and ghost-buster, Kerrie Erwin. View the special dinner menu here

With over 30 years of experience as one of Sydney’s most respected mediums, dinner with Kerrie is an interactive experience of audience questions, spine-tingling stories and messages from the other side with love, laughter and tears.

Bring your friends, bring an open mind and prepare for a joyful, uplifting and emotional event like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Don’t delay with only 100 tickets available this intimate event will sell out! Bookings are essential online, or call The Epping Club customer service team on 9876 4357.

Creatures of the ICe Age

When: Saturday 1st July – 6th August, 9am – 5pm

Where: Sydney Zoo – 700 Great Western Highway, Eastern CreekAnderson Park, Meadowbank

Details: Get ready to chill with the coolest gang in town! Creatures of the Ice Age have emerged from their frozen hideaways and have made themselves at home at the NEW Sydney Zoo in Eastern Creek.

Grab your map and embark on an icy adventure as you encounter life-size, moving creatures of the Ice Age. Marvel at the towering presence of the Woolly Mammoth, meet the majestic Glyptodon, witness the power of the Woolly Rhino, and feel shivers down your spine as you discover the fearsome Sabre-Tooth Tiger.

In addition to the awe-inspiring animals, Creatures of the Ice Age offers a range of exciting frostivities for the whole family. Visit the thrilling Rides Zone or the Craft Village to create your own custom snow globe. Glide, spin and twirl on the Ice rink. Plus, If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the elusive Abominable Snow Man for a unique photo opportunity.

Creatures of the Ice Age is FREE with zoo entry and kids tickets are only $19.99

But hurry – this extraordinary experience is on for a limited time only. Discover the wonders of the Ice Age before it melts away!

Buy tickets now at sydneyzoo.com

Ryde Wharf Markets

When: Sunday

Where: Anderson Park, Meadowbank

Details: The Ryde Wharf Market, run by Cambridge Markets, is on the 2nd AND 4th Sunday of every month from 9am-2pm at Anderson Park, Meadowbank. You’ll find dozens of stalls covering:
? fresh baked breads and treats
? antipasto
? Fresh flowers
? fruit & veg
? delicious desserts
? wines and spirits
? international food stalls ranging from gozleme to dumplings
☕️ 2 coffee carts
? women’s clothing and accessories + jewellery
? homewares and candles
??‍? baby and kids clothes/accessories
? plant stall
? pet accessories and treats

We recommend parking on Waterview St Putney and walking via the underpass.

You’re welcome to bring your 4 legged friends as long as they are on a lead – they would probably love to browse the pet stalls!

More info here.

West Ryde Mini Trains

When: Saturday 15th July 1-3.30pm

Where: Corner of Anthony Rd and Betts St behind West Ryde Shopping Centre

Details: Great fun for young and old, the West Ryde Mini Trains are a local treasure. Held on every 3rd Saturday of the month from 1-3.30pm, the Sydney Live Steam Locomotive Society is still located at the original site where it formed in 1948 – on the corner of Anthony Rd and Betts St behind West Ryde shopping centre.

Here you’ll find you can find 3 miniature train tracks with ride-on trains hauled by miniature steam locomotives. The park grounds are a popular location for children’s birthday parties or small group afternoon gatherings.

Bookings essential.

Wentworth Point Markets

When: Sunday 16th July

Where: Wentworth Place, Wentworth Point

Details: Wentworth Place and the town square will come alive from 9am-2pm with monthly markets thanks to Cambridge Markets!

There is so much on offer – you will be spoilt for choice. Enjoy delicious international food stalls to food products, plants and homewares, pet accessories (bring your furry friends along) barista made coffee (hooray), activities for the kids, cake, breads, beautiful things for the home, and, of course, delicious brunch and lunch stalls. There is live music and lots of tables and chairs so you can sit back and relax.

Come along to this very popular and friendly market and enjoy the outdoors. Free parking for 3 hours, entry is 1 Burroway Rd Wentworth Point or why not catch the Ferry and get off at Sydney Olympic Park Wharf.

More info here.