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. Hidden - A Rookwood Sculpture Walk

    Friday 23 September to Sunday 23 October 2016, Sydney West

    The annual Hidden Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk was developed to demonstrate to the community that there is more to Rookwood than just funerals and memorials. Stepping outside conventional exhibition contexts,...

    23 Sep -23Oct
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  2. Night Noodle Markets

    Thursday 6 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, City Centre

    If it's Good Food Month, it must be time for the Night Noodle Markets. With all the colour, sounds and smells of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of a huge outdoor festival.The Night...

    06 Oct -23Oct
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  3. Australian Dressage Championships

    Wednesday 19 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Sydney West

    The Australian National Dressage Championships is among the most significant Dressage event on the Australian National Sporting Calendar. For spectators who love the grace, power and skill of national and...

    19 Oct -23Oct
  4. Property Buyer Expo - Sydney

    Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    The Property Buyer Expo has quickly become the premier industry event of the year. It provides an educational platform for investors and home buyers to listen to leading industry speakers and exhibitors all under one...

    21 Oct -23Oct
  5. Pregnancy and Newborn Special Edition Expo

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    The Pregnancy Babies and Children's Expo is back with this special edition event, focussing on pregancy and newborns.The Special Edition Pregnancy and Newborn Expo focuses on the start of the pregnancy...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  6. Craft Beer and Cider Festival: Coogee

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Coogee

    Over 20 of the best craft beer and cider brands brewed locally, nationally and even internationally will be showcased from pop-up stalls, where you can meet the makers and learn about their craft and products, all of...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  7. The Australian Boat Race

    Sunday 23 October 2016, City Centre

    The Australian Boat Race is an annual rowing eights challenge between Australia’s two oldest universities, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney, and seeks to capitalize on the features of the world...

    23 Oct
  8. Deepavali Fair

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Parramatta

    Deepavali is a festival of lights which is also famous as Diwali. Hindu Council of Australia proudly presents this year's Deepavali celebration at Parramatta Park. Join the Deepavali Fair to celebrate...

    23 Oct
  9. Inala Fair

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Hawkesbury

    Inala has been providing a range of services for individuals living with disabilities for over 50 years.The Inala Fair is renowned throughout the Hills District and will once again be held on Inala's...

    23 Oct
  10. Explorers Playgroup

    Monday 24 October 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...

    24 Oct -15Dec
  11. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Monday 24 October 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...

    24 Oct -30Oct
  12. October is Golf Month

    Monday 24 October to Monday 31 October 2016, Sydney South

    Golf lovers – and those just curious – are invited to join Golf Month around Australia this October. Whether you’ve never had a swing, would like to get more involved or simply want to share the game with your mates...

    24 Oct -31Oct
  13. Good Food Month

    Monday 24 October to Monday 31 October 2016, City Centre

    Australia's largest food festival, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi invites food lovers in Sydney and regional New South Wales to celebrate Australia's extraordinary culinary scene...

    24 Oct -31Oct
  14. Walktober in Sydney

    Monday 24 October to Monday 31 October 2016, City Centre

    October's warm spring days are perfect for enjoying Sydney on foot. Enjoy the dozens of accessible city trails, stunning coastal walks and beautiful parks, gardens and squares nearby.For more...

    24 Oct -31Oct
  15. Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Pyrmont

    Dream Lover, the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin is now playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.Starring David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen and directed by Simon...

    24 Oct -27Nov
  16. Confluence Festival of India

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Confluence Festival of India, the most significant showcase of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia is coming to Sydney! The festival program includes world-class dance, theatre and music...

    24 Oct -30Oct
  17. Cirque du Soleil - KOOZA

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Moore Park

    Cirque du Soleil will arrive in Australia with KOOZA, a death-defying, colourful homage to the traditions of circus. The national tour will begin in Sydney on 25 August 2016, where KOOZA will...

    24 Oct -06Nov
  18. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Monday 24 October 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...

    24 Oct -05Feb
  19. F1 Style Formula Ford Drive Day

    Monday 24 October to Monday 12 December 2016, Blacktown

    Anglo Australian Motor Sport is the only Formula Ford Drive Day provider in Australia that offers you the chance to safely use the full power of a real F1-Style Formula Ford Race Car. Your Driver Instruction comes...

    24 Oct -12Dec
  20. Sydney Spring Carnival

    Monday 24 October to Tuesday 1 November 2016, Randwick

    Sydney Spring Carnival is set to offer an unmissable season of racing. As the world watches on, Australia's Harbour City comes to life, a vibrant spectacle of glamour and sheer elation as racing takes centre stage...

    24 Oct -01Nov
  21. My Fair Lady

    Monday 24 October to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    Ground-breaking, glorious and grand... Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is now playing at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews.In the...

    24 Oct -05Nov
  22. The Turquoise Elephant

    Monday 24 October to Saturday 26 November 2016, Kings Cross

    Inside her triple-glazed compound, Augusta shields herself from the catastrophic elements, bathing in the classics and campaigning for the reinstatement of global reliance on fossil fuels. Outside, the world lurches...

    24 Oct -26Nov
  23. Sydney Craft Beer Week

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    This October, the streets of Sydney will be flowing with Craft Beer as Sydney Craft Beer Week (SCBW) returns bigger, better, and tastier. Over 60 of Sydney's leading venues will host the city's largest and most...

    24 Oct -30Oct
  24. Sculpture By The Sea Bondi

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Bondi

    Celebrating 20 years!The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, is back and celebrating 20 years!! One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor...

    24 Oct -06Nov
  25. Kamban Tamil Literary Week

    Monday 24 October to Wednesday 26 October 2016, Sydney West

    Join them in celebrating the work of renowned Tamil poet, Kamban, through a captivating display of threatrical performances, oration sessions and exciting youth performances. Kamban Kazhagam Australia...

    24 Oct -26Oct
  26. Sydney Retirement Village Expo

    Monday 24 October 2016, Sydney North

    The Retirement Expo has been setup for retirees who are considering making the move to a retirement village, or who are interested in gathering information about the many retirement villages, over 55s resorts and aged...

    24 Oct
  27. Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Double Bay

    The internationally renowned Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize returns for 2016 with awards, a public exhibition and free artist talks.Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts a large...

    24 Oct -30Oct
  28. Ross Manning: Melody Lines World Premiere

    Monday 24 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Inner Sydney

    A major commission by Performance Space and Carriageworks, Melody Lines is a mesmerising kinetic installation by leading Brisbane-based artist Ross Manning. Utilising an intricate overhead conveyor system,...

    24 Oct -06Nov

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