Darling Harbour Events

The events hub of the Sydney city centre, it’s no exaggeration to say there’s always something happening at Darling Harbour. The is the place to go, day or night, for festivals, cultural events, kid-friendly happenings, performances, meet-and-greets and fireworks.

On New Year’s Eve, Darling Harbour becomes one of the main celebratory hubs, and it's where the 9:00pm family-friendly fireworks take place. Throughout the year it plays host to a series of cultural festivals, from South American Fiestas to Southeast Asian Food Fairs. It is also one of the city’s largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts, which means it's a great place to stop and grab a bite between activities. While in the area, don’t miss a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship and the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, where you can meet a koala.

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  1. Hunter by the Harbour

    Wednesday 12 October to Tuesday 8 November 2016, Darling Harbour

    Discover the very best of wine and food from the Hunter Valley at Cockle Bay Wharf.Cockle Bay Wharf restaurants and bars are partnering with some of the most skilled winemakers, providores and...

    12 Oct -08Nov
  2. Summer Fruit Festival

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Darling Harbour

    The Summer Fruits Auction charity event on Wednesday at Sydney Markets has been expanded to four days of festivities including food and fine dining , activities by Athletics Australia, Australian Volleyball...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  3. Santa Fest

    Friday 25 November to Sunday 25 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Christmas cheer for the month before Christmas. Darling Harbour Santa Fest 2015 presents a mainly free program of festivities.Debuting a...

    25 Nov -25Dec
  4. Schools Spectacular

    Sunday 27 November to Monday 28 November 2016, Darling Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    2015 marks the 32nd anniversary of the extraordinary Schools Spectacular. Since its inception in 1984, this inspirational event has grown to...

    27 Nov -28Nov
  5. Matsuri in Sydney

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Matsuri in Sydney is an exciting massive one day event. There will be lots of food stalls and beers in a beer garden. Music and dance performances, and stage shows such as karate, sumo and taiko performances...

    10 Dec
  6. Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise

    Saturday 24 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Join Vagabond Cruises for Christmas Eve on Sydney Harbour this year for their famous dinner cruise. Forget about slaving away in the kitchen all day as chefs prepare a traditional buffet meal complete with roast...

    24 Dec
  7. Christmas Day Dinner Cruise

    Sunday 25 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Vagabond Cruises Christmas Dinner cruise is a perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family on Christmas Day.Be ready to catch your harbour memories on camera and don't forget to...

    25 Dec
  8. Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

    Sunday 25 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Vagabond Cruises Christmas Day lunch cruise is a perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family on Christmas Day.Be ready to catch your harbour memories on camera and don't forget...

    25 Dec
  9. Australia Day Cultural Island Tour

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Darling Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Experience an unforgettable day out on Sydney Harbour touring the pristine Clark Island, where you'll observe fascinating artistic and cultural activities from...

    26 Jan
  10. The Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition

    Thursday 26 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Darling Harbour

    The Annual Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition is a unique opportunity to view over 300 original artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney.All artworks are offered for sale. This event is organised...

    26 Jan -29Jan
  11. Serbian Festival Sydney 2017

    Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 February 2017, Darling Harbour

    Experience the fascinating world of Serbia with the Serbian Festival Sydney at Darling Harbour! This free family-friendly cultural event will be filled with foods galore to tantalise your taste buds and live cultural...

    04 Feb -05Feb
  12. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival - Dragon Boat Races

    Monday 20 February 2017, Darling Harbour

    Dragon Boat racing has been a Chinese cultural institution for more than 2,000 years, and it's now an international sport. One of the most anticipated events of Sydney's Chinese New Year festival, these 12 metre...

    20 Feb
  13. Holi Mahotsav Festival of Friendship and Harmony

    Sunday 19 March to Monday 20 March 2017, Darling Harbour

    Holi Mahotsav was introduced in Sydney by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia. Since the beginning Holi Mahotsav was celebrated at the most prominent location constantly visited by people from every community: Darling...

    19 Mar -20Mar
  14. Fitness and Health Expo

    Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Darling Harbour

    No matter who you are - runner, triathlete, football player, pilates guru, regular gym goer, bodybuilder or if you're looking for inspiration and guidance to start a fitness routine for the first time then get along...

    28 Apr -30Apr
  15. Fantastic Food and Drink Show

    Sunday 4 June to Monday 5 June 2017, Darling Harbour

    Premium. Gourmet. Handcrafted. Delicious. Unique. Extraordinary. Fantastic. The Fantastic Food and Drink Show is the definitive new trade event for the booming specialty food business. Come and see the...

    04 Jun -05Jun
  16. Naturally Good Expo

    Sunday 4 June 2017, Darling Harbour

    The natural place for healthy business - The Naturally Good Expo is Asia Pacific’s premier business event for the natural, organic and healthy products market. It’s the biggest showcase of what’s new and next in...

    04 Jun
  17. Sydney International Boat Show

    Thursday 3 August to Monday 7 August 2017, Darling Harbour

    The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be...

    03 Aug -07Aug

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