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. School holidays at the Australian Museum

    Monday 2 January to Tuesday 24 January 2017, City Centre

    Meet mini-beasts, bugs and butterflies these school holidays.Kids of all ages can get crafty by building a giant spider’s web, feed butterflies in the magical Butterfly Tent or join the AM Bug Club to...

    02 Jan -24Jan
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  2. Canadian Club Racquet Club at The Bucket List

    Wednesday 25 January to Monday 30 January 2017, Bondi

    The Canadian Club (CC) Racquet Club is serving its perfect mix of tunes, tennis and refreshments when it pops up at The Bucket List and Cruise Bar for the first time, to help celebrate the summer season, as well as...

    25 Jan -30Jan
  3. La Bohème - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Wednesday 25 January to Friday 24 March 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...

    25 Jan -24Mar
  4. Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 19 February 2017, City Centre

    The popular interactive exhibition, Voyage to the Deep, returns to the maritime museum this summer as part of an adventurous, fun-packed school holiday program.The exhibition brings to life the deep-sea...

    25 Jan -19Feb
  5. Canadian Club Racquet Club at Cruise Bar

    Wednesday 25 January to Monday 30 January 2017, The Rocks

    The Canadian Club (CC) Racquet Club is serving its perfect mix of tunes, tennis and refreshments when it pops up at The Bucket List and Cruise Bar for the first time, to help celebrate the summer season, as well as...

    25 Jan -30Jan
  6. Sydney Festival: House of Mirrors

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    A fascinating labyrinth of endless mirrors, magnified to terrifying dimensions, House of Mirrors recently messed with minds at Dark Mofo. Stumble your way around thousands of disorientating optical illusions and lose...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  7. Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 30 April 2017, Pyrmont

    Think you know mummies? Think again.Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives uses the latest CT scanning technology to take you beyond the wrappings and coffins to discover what lies beneath.Six...

    25 Jan -30Apr
  8. Moran Art Prizes Exhibition

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -05Feb
  9. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -17Jul
  10. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -05Mar
  11. Nude: art from the Tate collection

    Wednesday 25 January 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,...

    25 Jan -05Feb
  12. Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour

    Wednesday 25 January to Friday 17 March 2017, Double Bay

    Come twilight racing with Pilgrim Sailing on Sydney Harbour!You can join the crew on a beautiful 58 foot yacht, either sit back and enjoy the stunning harbour at sunset or help sail the boat. No experience...

    25 Jan -17Mar
  13. Lil Miss Collins

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -28Feb
  14. Vernon Ah Kee: not an animal or a plant

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 11 March 2017, Darlinghurst

    Presented in association with Sydney Festival, this solo exhibition by internationally renowned Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee is a thought-provoking portrait of black and white political issues, attitudes and...

    25 Jan -11Mar
  15. Sydney Festival

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  16. Sunset Cinema North Sydney

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 18 March 2017, Sydney North

    Set in the iconic North Sydney Oval, Sunset Cinema is the quintessential North Sydney summer event. Movies under the stars, great food, drinks and friends...what more do you need?

    25 Jan -18Mar
  17. Ben and Jerrys Openair Cinemas Bondi

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 26 February 2017, Bondi

    Capture the spirit of summer with Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinemas' annual season of live music and feature films at Bondi - on the lawn of life, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.The Bondi festival...

    25 Jan -26Feb
  18. Pip Utton: Eternity Playhouse

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Darlinghurst

    Award-winning solo performer Pip Utton tours three of his most acclaimed pieces of political theatre in his debut Australia tour with Imagination Workshop. All three of these performances, Playing Maggie, ...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  19. Something to Crow About

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 19 February 2017, The Rocks

    Roosters, chooks, galahs and parrots, oranges and lemons, mangos, butterflies and beans – a multicultural melting pot at Something to Crow About, an exhibition of Australian handcraft featuring ceramics, jewellery,...

    25 Jan -19Feb
  20. Sydney Festival: Retro Futurismus

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    Finally, here’s a future you can look forward to.Blast off with a cast of aliens and astronauts, robots and roaches (the only survivors of the nuclear fallout) for a night that puts the ‘odd’ in ‘space...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  21. The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (Folktale Play)

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 4 February 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    ‘The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb’ takes the form of a unique folktale inspired by indie/folk music, all instruments entirely performed by a talented tight-knit ensemble cast.You enter a world where townsfolk...

    25 Jan -04Feb
  22. Art Xtedia Celebrates Chinese New Year

    Wednesday 25 January to Monday 13 February 2017, City Centre

    For the Year of the Rooster, one of Sydney’s most exciting and innovative fine art collectives and online galleries, Art Xtedia, is thrilled to announce their premiere exhibition open to the public, to coincide with...

    25 Jan -13Feb
  23. Culture Up Late at the Australian Museum

    Wednesday 25 January to Wednesday 22 February 2017, City Centre

    This is a special chance to explore the Australian Museum after hours and experience their new exhibition, Spiders – Alive and Deadly, with two-for-one entry as the entire museum remains open until 9pm every Wednesday...

    25 Jan -22Feb
  24. Which Way Home

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Surry Hills

    From writer-performer Katie Beckett, and Australia’s longest running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company, comes the story of a father and a daughter reconnecting with each other and their shared past...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  25. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 25 February 2017, Walsh Bay

    For two thousand years Mary has been silent. A woman seen but not heard. Until now.This Mary is no saint, not meek, nor obedient. In a voice that is both tender and furious, she speaks a defiant truth...

    25 Jan -25Feb
  26. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -26Mar
  27. The Encounter

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 28 January 2017, City Centre

    Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.Directed by Simon McBurney.Transmitted direct to the audience through headphones, the show’s ground breaking sound design plugs into the power of...

    25 Jan -28Jan
  28. Sweet Addiction

    Wednesday 25 January 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...

    25 Jan -30Apr
  29. Tennis Festival Sydney

    Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Moore Park

    The Tennis Festival Sydney is a free family friendly event focused on engaging fans, communities, clubs and newcomers alike! Come to the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park January 16 to 29 to enjoy all things tennis!...

    25 Jan -29Jan
  30. EQ Village Markets

    Wednesday 25 January to Saturday 29 December 2018, Moore Park

    EQ Village Markets is Sydney's finest producers market. It offers a wide range of top quality produce at a great price in one very convenient location, just 10 minutes from the Sydney Central Business District!...

    25 Jan -29Dec

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