Wrap your mittens around your kittens and get ready to celebrate retro-style. Sydney fans of all things vintage are spoiled for choice this month with two retro-inspired events on the calendar: the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market in Tempe and The Fifties Fair in Wahroonga.
The Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll and Alternative Market
At the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market, Sunday 8 August, you’ll find a range of clothing and memorabilia stalls for lovers of rockabilly, burlesque, punk and goth. Up for grabs are vintage clothes, jewellery, records, CDs, as well as homewares and collectables. Treat yourself to a fifties-style makeover from Bexterity and the Lady Luck Lovelies and swing-dance your way through the afternoon with live music from The Satellites from 1 pm. Future markets will be held the third Sunday of each month with September’s market running as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll Fair & Alternative Market
August 8 from 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Jets Sports Club, 2 Holbeach Avenue, Tempe
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The Fifties Fair
Dress up in your vintage best and head up to Wahroonga for the The Fifties Fair on Sunday 29 August. The day is all about celebrating the 1950s’ look and lifestyle so expect a crowd of poodle skirts, greaser quiffs and Bettie Paige fringes. The all-day event is held in the leafy grounds of Rose Seidler House and the program includes: live music from The Velvet Set, DJs, swing-dancing demos, a vehicle display and stalls selling 1950s’ clothing, bric-a-brac and collectables. Va-va-voom!
The Fifties Fair
Rose Seidler House
71 Clissold Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Free Shuttle Bus from Turramurra Station
Sunday 29 August
10.00am — 5.00pm
Tickets available at the gate