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. Gold by Stuart Miller

    Thursday 29 September 2016,

    'Gold', by Sydney-based photographic artist Stuart Miller, is a series that considers the tangled relationship between the rawness of humanity and the excess of the manufactured world, showing at Black Eye Gallery...

    29 Sep
  2. Rockin' For West Papua - Sydney

    Friday 30 September 2016, Newtown

    Rockin’ For West Papua is a worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua, presented by Rize Of The Morning Star...

    30 Sep
  3. Sixth Sense

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 15 October 2016, Darlinghurst

    In art, sight is the sense most utilised. When other senses are evoked, the perceptive experience is invariably heightened. Sixth Sense is a new exhibition at the National Art School Gallery in which thirteen artists...

    30 Sep -15Oct
  4. Return to the Village

    Friday 30 September 2016, Inner Sydney

    Where are we going? Where have we been? The eternal existential questions are limitless. Comic sit-down storyteller, Anna Cominos tackles these eternal questions and more in her new one-woman show Return to the...

    30 Sep
  5. Gran's Bag

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 1 October 2016, Newtown

    Presented by SmallShows and EMU Productions, Gran's Bag is a heartwarming and funny show by Greg Lissaman and Chrissie Shaw. When Gran comes to visit, she brings her beautiful big red bag. It is a treasure...

    30 Sep -01Oct
  6. Francesco Clemente: Encampment

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    A Schwartz Carriageworks Project. “Every single moment of the unfolding experience of the work is just a pretext to move on, to move forward from that moment. It’s never supposed to be a beginning of an...

    30 Sep -09Oct
  7. El' Circo

    Friday 30 September 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...

    30 Sep -26May
  8. Glebe Markets

    Saturday 1 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...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  9. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, 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...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  10. Orange Grove Organic Markets

    Saturday 1 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...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  11. Surry Hills Markets

    Saturday 1 October 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...

    01 Oct -03Dec
  12. Marrickville Organic Markets

    Sunday 2 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...

    02 Oct -11Dec
  13. Fractured Fairytales!

    Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October 2016, Newtown

    The Nitwits are back in their new show Fractured Fairytales! Matty Grey and Teddlie Bear bring their unstoppable chaotic energy to some of the most beloved children’s tales. Forget what you think you know about the...

    03 Oct -08Oct
  14. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

    Wednesday 5 October to Saturday 15 October 2016,

    Secret House presents Cymbeline at The Depot Theatre in Marrickville.“You put me to forget a lady’s manners…”Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline (King of Britain) has secretly married a commoner,...

    05 Oct -15Oct
  15. Concord Carnival

    Sunday 9 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    The theme for this year's event is 'Heroes'. We see heroes all around us. They can feature on movie screens, perform on the sports field, save lives in operating theatres or work as Council volunteers. Who are your...

    09 Oct
  16. William Street Festival

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Paddington

    Come along and enjoy the eighth edition of the William Street Festival!A fun-filled day of delicious food, great shopping and live entertainment. Take a stroll and check out the amazing outdoor activations...

    15 Oct
  17. Social Good Summit Australia

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Newtown

    The Social Good Summit Australia is a one day conference examining the impact of social good initiatives around the world. Held in Sydney, the Social Good Summit Australia unites a dynamic community of global and...

    15 Oct
  18. The Makers and Shakers Market

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Makers and Shakers Market is an indoor, curated, retail event that brings together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of. Whether it’s homewares,...

    15 Oct
  19. Resin Jewellery Workshop

    Sunday 16 October to Saturday 12 November 2016, Newtown

    This workshop is all about learning how to mix resin, add pigment and finish your jewellery pieces. Make two resin bangles and two resin rings to take home on the day and show off to your family and friends...

    16 Oct -12Nov
  20. Ross Manning: Melody Lines World Premiere

    Thursday 20 October to Sunday 6 November 2016,

    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,...

    20 Oct -06Nov
  21. The Gin Mill Social

    Friday 21 October 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...

    21 Oct -16Dec
  22. Sydney Craft Beer Week

    Friday 21 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...

    21 Oct -30Oct
  23. Fun Floral Workshop: Beginners

    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...

    22 Oct
  24. Garage Sale Trail

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Surry Hills

    Mark the date in the calendar, register online and gear up for Garage Sale Trail: one big day of buying, selling, and old school social networking - expected to involve over 300,000 Australians. Have a...

    22 Oct
  25. Glebe Tasting Trek

    Thursday 27 October 2016, Glebe

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!They are teaming-up with the cool kids from Glebe again for the Spring edition of the Glebe Tasting Trek! After the very successful and fun first event in June it's time to embrace...

    27 Oct
  26. 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

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