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. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Friday 9 December 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,...

    09 Dec -29Jan
  2. Lil Miss Collins

    Friday 9 December to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Hawkesbury

    The hugely successful Lil Miss Collins café will be ‘popping-up’ in Bella Vista Farm for the summer, serving delicious food and coffee amidst the stunning grounds of the historic farm.Operating from November...

    09 Dec -28Feb
  3. Nude: art from the Tate collection

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 5 February 2017, City Centre

    The nude is one of art’s oldest subjects – presenting a rich history of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness, secrets and scandal. In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of New South Wales,...

    09 Dec -05Feb
  4. Twilight Food Fair

    Friday 9 December to Friday 3 March 2017, Sydney North

    Enjoy the long summer evenings at the annual Twilight Food Fair in North Sydney's Civic Park - a great way to end the week with delicious hot food and live entertainment!This season we have a fantastic...

    09 Dec -03Mar
  5. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 5 February 2017, City Centre

    See the works of legendary Australian photographer Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953) and explore a bygone era of Sydney Harbour in this photographic exhibition 'Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water'. In...

    09 Dec -05Feb
  6. Hiding Jekyll

    Friday 9 December to Saturday 10 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Mon Sans Productions is back with “Hiding Jekyll” the latest comedy by Liviu Monsted, a theatrical spoof on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novella “The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.In a world...

    09 Dec -10Dec
  7. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 9 December to Friday 28 April 2017, City Centre

    There are many ways that you can experience the spirit of Korean culture, and here is the most interesting approach they warmly recommend, the Korean Calligraphy 한글서예.The Korean Calligraphy is the Korean...

    09 Dec -28Apr
  8. Photography Exhibition: Group Show

    Friday 9 December to Saturday 17 December 2016, City Centre

    Come along to the gallery for the last show of the year - Photography Group Show with Jennifer Chua, Shannon Cotterill, Paul Foley, and Angela Robertson-Buchanan. Come for drinks and meet the photographers...

    09 Dec -17Dec
  9. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Friday 9 December 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...

    09 Dec -26Feb
  10. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 5 March 2017, The Rocks

    Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be his first major survey...

    09 Dec -05Mar
  11. Moran Art Prizes Exhibition

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 5 February 2017, Paddington

    The Moran Prizes Exhibition comprises the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and School Student Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes. This annual exhibition brings together the...

    09 Dec -05Feb
  12. Aussie NightMarkets - Friday Nights

    Friday 9 December to Friday 23 December 2016, Blacktown

    With over 40 international food stalls, a couple of retails stalls, a live DJ from 5pm to 9pm, and free face painting, you don't want to miss out on the Aussie NightMarkets in Blacktown! Come along from 4pm...

    09 Dec -23Dec
  13. Sweet Addiction

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 30 April 2017, City Centre

    Sweet Addiction is the first exhibition to open in The Calyx, a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.Sweet Addiction explores the botanic story of chocolate, and is...

    09 Dec -30Apr
  14. A Flea in her Ear by Georges Feydeau

    Friday 9 December 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,...

    09 Dec -17Dec
  15. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Friday 9 December to Monday 17 July 2017, City Centre

    Spiders are the most successful animals on the planet – they can spin webs, climb, swim, dance, parachute and they can even drop a limb when threatened and grow it back.Overcome your fears and get closer to...

    09 Dec -17Jul
  16. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 9 December 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,...

    09 Dec -18Jun
  17. Explorers Playgroup

    Friday 9 December to Thursday 15 December 2016, Sydney North

    No bookings necessary – just come along and enjoy the fun!Explorers Playgroup provides creative play sessions for under fives, spread across three light-filled rooms and a beautiful playground. Experienced...

    09 Dec -15Dec
  18. U.S.Oh! Show - A Night of Americana

    Friday 9 December to Friday 30 June 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Guys, shine your shoes and Gals, gloss your lips! Come down to the Bamboozle Room, Potts Point on a Friday night and get some much deserved R and R...that's an order Private!The "U.S.Oh! Show - A night of...

    09 Dec -30Jun
  19. Christmas Sky Show

    Friday 9 December to Monday 26 December 2016, Hawkesbury

    The Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show returns to The Hills this summer, with more lights, more snow and a more dazzling display than ever before. Back by popular demand the Christmas Sky Show will include two...

    09 Dec -26Dec
  20. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 26 March 2017, Chinatown And Haymarket

    From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA...

    09 Dec -26Mar
  21. Very Merry Markets in The Rocks

    Friday 9 December to Friday 23 December 2016, The Rocks

    In December, the Very Merry Markets will be trading late on Fridays for even more festive shopping time.Find unusual handmade gifts for friends, family and yourself! With mouth-watering morsels all around...

    09 Dec -23Dec
  22. El' Circo

    Friday 9 December to Friday 26 May 2017, Surry Hills

    Step inside, the magic awaits!Slide's famous nine course circus degustation, El’ Circo, captivates with the charm and flavour of Parisian cabaret; timeless yet original - it’s a little piece of Europe in the...

    09 Dec -26May
  23. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soiree

    Friday 9 December to Friday 24 February 2017, City Centre

    Every Friday, Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician, presents his Magical Soirée - an entrancing evening of magic and captivating Australian stories within one of Sydney’s most beautiful historic buildings: The Royal...

    09 Dec -24Feb
  24. The Shadow Box

    Friday 9 December to Saturday 10 December 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Dino Dimitriadis, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer at the Old Fitz Theatre. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for...

    09 Dec -10Dec
  25. National Art School Graduate Exhibition

    Friday 9 December to Monday 12 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting,...

    09 Dec -12Dec
  26. Christmas on George Street

    Friday 9 December to Wednesday 28 December 2016, City Centre

    This year there’s more reason than ever to come shop and celebrate in the city this festive season with extra events and activities planned for George Street in the city centre.George Street shopping...

    09 Dec -28Dec
  27. Lighten Up

    Friday 9 December to Saturday 17 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    In Australia, they like ‘em blonde and bronzed. In India, it’s ‘fair and lovely’. What happens if you’re stuck in between?John Green is an Anglo-Indian Australian actor who dreams of being cast in his...

    09 Dec -17Dec
  28. Mack and Mabel

    Friday 9 December to Sunday 18 December 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel will play a strictly limited season at Hayes Theatre Co. A dazzling musical comedy that is both a poignant love story and a joyous celebration of Hollywood’s golden age, Mack...

    09 Dec -18Dec

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