Sydney Events

Sydney is a hub of activity with a diverse selection of events taking place throughout the year. Thanks to its thriving arts scene, Sydney’s galleries and exhibition spaces play host to a number of public events and exhibitions. Sydney also boasts the largest free sculpture exhibition in the world, Sculpture by the Sea, which transforms the scenic Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk into a two-kilometre-long display of creative works from around the world.

Sydney’s events also offer the chance to get involved in a range of cultural festivities, such as the Sydney Comedy Festival and the Sydney Film Festival, the latter of which has a legacy stretching back to 1954, making it one of the oldest events of its kind in the world. When it comes to making a statement, nothing stops the city in its tracks quite like the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, or the world-famous fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. These extravaganzas are renowned across the world and are not to be missed.

As a sport-loving city, Sydney is also the home of many social and competitive sporting events. One highlight of Sydney’s sporting calendar is the Sun-Herald City2Surf. Attracting over 80,000 entrants each year, the Sun-Herald City2Surf is not only the world’s largest running event, it is also a fantastic fundraiser for dozens of charities.

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  1. A Conversation with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

    Sunday 28 August 2016, City Centre

    The audience will engage with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton in an informal setting as they discuss Julie’s work as one of the world’s most loved performers and their work together as critically acclaimed best...

    28 Aug
  2. A Flea in her Ear by Georges Feydeau

    Monday 31 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, City Centre

    In the Paris of the early 1900s, playwright Georges Feydeau was a promiscuous, cocaine-snorting figurehead of the hedonistic counterculture. He was also the consummate humorist of the Belle Époque – A Flea in Her Ear,...

    31 Oct -17Dec
  3. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 18 June 2017, City Centre

    Join Adobe Bistro for their decadent Chocolate High Tea every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Chocolate High Tea will take you on a journey around the equator, featuring flavours from Colombia, Indonesia, Madagascar,...

    26 Aug -18Jun
  4. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Thursday 25 August to Sunday 26 February 2017, Parramatta

    The Connections exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum continues the Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed...

    25 Aug -26Feb
  5. La Bohème - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Wednesday 4 January to Monday 27 February 2017, City Centre

    There are wonderful things to do and see in Sydney, but no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and...

    04 Jan -27Feb
  6. HSBC Sydney 7s

    Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 February 2017, Moore Park

    The HSBC Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will take place on the weekend of the 4th and 5th February, 2017. To be hosted at the 45,500...

    04 Feb -05Feb
  7. The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

    Saturday 4 February 2017, Northern Beaches

    The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run takes place Saturday, 4 February, 2017. Forming part of the ultimate sporting weekend, this seven kilometre run takes runners around the spectacular views of Dee Why and Manly...

    04 Feb
  8. Miracle Mile Carnival

    Saturday 11 February to Saturday 25 February 2017, Sydney West

    The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the...

    11 Feb -25Feb
  9. Tropfest Australia

    Saturday 11 February to Tuesday 14 February 2017, Parramatta

    Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is a free, outdoor event, and in 2017, celebrating it's 25th anniversary! Set in Sydney's beautiful Parramatta Park, a summer calendar would be naked...

    11 Feb -14Feb
  10. Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim

    Sunday 19 February 2017, La Perouse

    The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is the key annual fundraising event for non-profit charity Rainbow Club Australia, supporting children with disabilities learning to swim and be safe in the water...

    19 Feb
  11. Emergency Services Mega Bash

    Thursday 1 January 1970, Sydney South

    Come and watch the fifth running of the Emergency Services Mega Bash charity event between Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Service, and Rural Fire Service staff at Gwawley Oval....

    01 Jan
  12. Sydney Harbour Challenge

    Saturday 25 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Manly

    Sydney Harbour Challenge presented by Hawaiian Airlines, hosted by Pacifica Outrigger Canoe Club, is Australia's most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race.The race will start at Manly Wharf and head...

    25 Feb -26Feb
  13. Taste of Sydney

    Friday 10 March to Monday 13 March 2017, Moore Park

    Taste of Sydney returns to the stunning surrounds of Centennial Park.With a line-up of over 15 of Sydney's latest, greatest and hottest restaurants, live music entertainment, more than 100 artisan producers...

    10 Mar -13Mar
  14. The Premier's Harmony Dinner

    Saturday 11 March 2017, City Centre

    This gala event, hosted by the Honourable Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, in the presence of the Honourable Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales, will welcome 1,000 representatives...

    11 Mar
  15. Succulent Terrarium Building Workshop For Beginners

    Sunday 18 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Terrarium Building Workshop with Nicole.Bring some lush greenery indoors! A terrarium is the sustainable, low maintenance indoor garden, and is a beautiful addition to office desks, kitchen tables, or other...

    18 Sep -16Oct
  16. Sydney Easter Parade

    Monday 17 April 2017, City Centre

    Join thousands of other Sydneysiders celebrate the true meaning of Easter and have a great day filled with lots of fun for the whole family.Sydney Easter Parade is expected to attract over 3,000 paraders...

    17 Apr
  17. The Championships

    Saturday 1 April to Saturday 8 April 2017, Randwick

    Every great racing city needs a great racing event that brings together the best of the best. The Championships held at Royal Randwick, gives Sydney that event.The two-day event features ten Championship...

    01 Apr -08Apr
  18. Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow

    Tuesday 25 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Parramatta

    The Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow is the place to find all the latest and greatest caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, slide ons, fifth wheelers, camping equipment, tents, holiday park displays,...

    25 Apr -30Apr
  19. Fun Floral Workshop

    Saturday 17 September to Saturday 22 October 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Be creative, get new skills and take your creations home. You will make a pretty bunch of bouquet with fresh seasonal flowers at the Floral Workshop.No previous experiences required! You will learn step by...

    17 Sep -22Oct
  20. ANZAC Day

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW)....

    25 Apr
  21. ANZAC Day March

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme...

    25 Apr
  22. Wine and Dine Sydney

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Manly

    Wine and Dine Sydney is a dinner party with a twist. They bring Sydneysiders together for an evening of good food, good wine, and, perhaps most importantly, good company.If you want to meet new like-minded...

    03 Sep
  23. The Dreamers Market

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Parramatta

    This is not your average market. The Dreamers Market thrives on artisan works handmade in Australia. Stallholders are carefully chosen to ensure the philosophy of Australian handmade is upheld.You...

    29 Oct
  24. Mothers Day at Belgenny Farm

    Monday 8 May 2017, Camden

    Looking for something unique to do this Mother's Day? Why not treat your Mum to a day of entertainment and enjoyment in the unique rural setting of Belgenny Farm.You can wander the picturesque grounds in the...

    08 May
  25. Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival

    Saturday 13 May to Monday 22 May 2017, Pyrmont

    The dynamic Pyrmont Festival returns to Pyrmont, showcasing the very best of the Pyrmont Precinct and Mudgee Region, with more than 50 restaurants, wine bars, hotels, winemakers, and artists featured.The...

    13 May -22May
  26. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is Australia's only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers, press and consumers....

    15 May -21May
  27. Sydney Writers Festival

    Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Walsh Bay

    The Sydney Writers' Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances.Join the Sydney Writers Festival as they present...

    22 May -28May
  28. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition

    Saturday 20 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Experience the Best of MBFWA in two days at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition.It's Fashion Week in fast forward. From designer runway moments, to Style Sessions led by...

    20 May -21May
  29. All Victoria Trams Day and Ballarat Tram 37 Launch

    Sunday 18 September 2016, Sydney South

    After a long restoration journey, Ballarat 37 will be relaunched at the Sydney Tramway Museum. To celebrate this milestone, all of their operating Victoria trams will be running – including Bendigo 11, Melbourne W2...

    18 Sep
  30. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Thursday 25 August to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude is a compelling exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum from 5 May. The exhibition is a rare chance to discover the extraordinary nautical...

    25 Aug -30Oct
  31. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Thursday 25 August to Sunday 29 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan - Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer.Featuring ensembles,...

    25 Aug -29Jan
  32. Hornsby Organic Markets

    Thursday 25 August to Thursday 29 December 2016, Hawkesbury

    Situated in Hornsby Mall, this market is on every Thursday. A firm favourite amongst locals it utilises the magnificent fountain as a backdrop.Specialising in certified and conventional fruit and...

    25 Aug -29Dec

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