Inner Sydney Events

Inner Sydney is known for its hip bars, quality cafes, 19th century architecture and buzzing nightlife. There’s a packed events calendar that takes advantage of the unique neighbourhoods that encircle the city centre, with some of the top Sydney events taking place along its perimeter; most notably, the suburbs of Surry Hills, Newtown, Paddington and Balmain.

In inner Sydney, you can check out some of the city’s best weekend markets in Glebe, Paddington, Balmain and Redfern, see some of the city’s best performances in the local theatres of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Enmore, and see cutting-edge works at galleries in Paddington and Chippendale. The city fringe also boasts some of Sydney’s best pubs, where you have the chance to hear some great live music. Just a stone’s throw from the Sydney CBD, it’s easy to get to and from the events of the inner city with regular public transport.

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  1. Sound Concern Album Launch Party Gig

    Friday 28 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    Sound Concern is an originals band from Sydney. Their sound is bluesy and cruisy rock. They have been working on their debut album for two years and it is ready to launch! Entry is free and everyone is...

    28 Oct
  2. Sydney Craft Beer Week

    Saturday 29 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...

    29 Oct -30Oct
  3. Ross Manning: Melody Lines World Premiere

    Saturday 29 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,...

    29 Oct -06Nov
  4. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 29 December 2018, Inner Sydney

    Carriageworks Farmers Market, previously known as Eveleigh Farmers Market, is an award-winning authentic Farmers' Market held every Saturday in the heart of Sydney City.Every Saturday, over 70 NSW...

    29 Oct -29Dec
  5. Next Fall

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 19 November 2016, Chippendale

    Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. ‘Next Fall‘ by Geoffrey Nauffts (presented by Boyslikeme) portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and...

    29 Oct -19Nov
  6. The Days Are as Grass by Carol Hall

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    Jane Edwina Seymour, who has been enjoying a successful career in LA for the last few years, will return to Sydney to direct an incredible, home-grown cast in Carol Hall’s astounding eight piece play, Days Are as...

    29 Oct
  7. El' Circo

    Saturday 29 October 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...

    29 Oct -26May
  8. Glebe Markets

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Glebe

    Everything from original design clothing, per-loved attire, biec-a-brac, books and arts and crafts, jewellery and hats.There are food stalls and some outdoor entertainment including bands, jugglers and...

    29 Oct -17Dec
  9. Orange Grove Organic Markets

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    Inner Westies love their organic fare, and fortunately for them the weekly Organic Food Markets Orange Grove are more than able to not only deliver, but satisfy.Every Saturday, along with the usual...

    29 Oct -17Dec
  10. Cruelty Free Festival

    Sunday 30 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Cruelty Free Festival is a free community event run by Animal Liberation NSW. It gathers the best cruelty-free brands, entertainers and workshops to highlight the simple changes which can make a massive impact on...

    30 Oct
  11. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 30 October to Sunday 11 December 2016, Inner Sydney

    If you like BoHo in the city, then this is the place to be. Organic Food Markets are located at The Addison Road Centre Marrickville and are on every Sunday - rain, hail or shine.From the eclectic...

    30 Oct -11Dec
  12. Norton Street Italian Festa 2016

    Sunday 30 October 2016, Leichhardt

    Now in its 30th year, Festa offers all things Italian and attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year into the heart of Sydney’s Little Italy. Market stalls with great food and wine, and a long communal table for...

    30 Oct
  13. Rope Dying Workshop

    Sunday 30 October 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Create your own hand-dyed rope to use for your own woven masterpiece!Ever wanted to try your hand at dying your own rope? This workshop is perfect for creating your own hand-dyed rope to use for macrame, weaving,...

    30 Oct
  14. My Father's Left Testicle by Murray Lambert

    Wednesday 2 November to Saturday 12 November 2016,

    A new Australian satire set against the grimy backdrop of a detention centre. Using very dark satirical comedy, this play vehemently holds a mirror up to this Nation, by challenging Australians to come face to face...

    02 Nov -12Nov
  15. Indoni: Soul of Africa

    Thursday 3 November 2016, Chippendale

    Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy was founded in 2014 as a pathway to youth development and upliftment. In just a few years it has established a company of talented, passionate young dancers, dreaming a new...

    03 Nov
  16. National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition

    Friday 4 November to Saturday 12 November 2016, Darlinghurst

    The National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art. Twenty-seven Master of Fine Art students will exhibit work of exceptional...

    04 Nov -12Nov
  17. Kati Thanda: Lake Eyre Exhibition

    Friday 4 November to Saturday 12 November 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    Kati Thanda: Lake Eyre is the first photographic art exhibition by The Light Collective exploring modern and progressive interpretations of the Australia’s unique and arresting wild places.Presenting a...

    04 Nov -12Nov
  18. Surry Hills Markets

    Saturday 5 November to Saturday 3 December 2016, Surry Hills

    The Surry Hills Markets are an essential fundraiser for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. The markets are held on the first Saturday of every month in...

    05 Nov -03Dec
  19. Emotions: Don’t take them too seriously

    Wednesday 9 November 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    Public Talk with revered Tibetan lama His Eminence the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo.People tend to believe their emotions. They either suppress their anger, jealousy and desire because they...

    09 Nov
  20. Kontiki Racket - Ensemble Offspring

    Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November 2016, Alexandria And Rosebery

    Kon-tiki a solitary raft expedition crossing the pacific ocean in 1947;Rack-et n. a loud noise/to lead an active social life.Immerse yourself in Ensemble Offspring’s brand new micro festival of new...

    12 Nov -13Nov
  21. Philas Stamp Auction

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Surry Hills

    The Philas Stamp Auctions, established in 1975 is the the oldest philatelic auction service in NSW for the benefit of stamp collectors, and the future of philately. Nett proceeds of our auctions remain in NSW to...

    12 Nov
  22. Round She Goes Fashion Market

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Inner Sydney

    Round She Goes Fashion Market returns to the Marrickville Town Hall with 60 amazing stalls. It’s always a super-fun, not-to-be-missed shopping event!Round She Goes Market is held just a few times per year in...

    12 Nov
  23. Black Arts Market

    Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November 2016, Inner Sydney

    Curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones, the Black Arts Market will showcase the dynamic artistic expression and cultural heritage of South-Eastern Aboriginal Australia. Featuring 55 stallholders and more than 90...

    12 Nov -13Nov
  24. Newtown Festival

    Sunday 13 November 2016, Newtown

    One of Sydney's largest community events, Newtown Festival encapsulates the spirit of Newtown's vibrant creative, conscientious, and inclusive community.From humble beginnings, the festival has grown to...

    13 Nov
  25. Antibiotic Awareness Week

    Monday 14 November to Sunday 20 November 2016, Surry Hills

    Please join them as they launch Antibiotic Awareness Week on November 14, around the world!Host your own event and order a kit which includes posters, balloons and other goodies. The campaign toolkit also...

    14 Nov -20Nov
  26. Wired for Wonder

    Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2016, Inner Sydney

    Australia's most innovative event series, Wired for Wonder, will continue to inspire attendees and nurture thought leadership with an impressive cast of world-renowned speakers. The two day annual event will be held...

    15 Nov -16Nov
  27. A Chain of Events

    Tuesday 15 November to Saturday 3 December 2016, Redfern And Waterloo

    ‘A Chain of Events’ celebrates the continuing persistence and dedication of artists and the creative process. It brings together both contemporary jewellery artists and others working in different mediums. Focussing...

    15 Nov -03Dec
  28. The Gin Mill Social

    Friday 18 November to Friday 16 December 2016, Darlinghurst

    The perfect night for getting your Gatsby on!Grab some friends and join them for a banquet and a night of live music and dancing, plus surprise pop up performances ... a night where you can feast, dance and...

    18 Nov -16Dec

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