Sydney City Events

Sydney city is known for it’s breathtaking harbour, iconic monuments, gorgeous weather and laid-back lifestyle, and all these traits make it the ideal setting from some of the best local and internationally-acclaimed Sydney events. There’s a full calendar of high-quality happenings to take part in year-round, kicking of with the New Year’s Eve Celebrations (arguably the best NYE fireworks display in the world) and continuing throughout the year with performances concerts, gigs, art installations, markets and sporting events in the city’s public and private spaces.

Darling Harbour is the site of some of the city’s premiere events, with food and music festivals, kid-friendly activities, and fireworks throughout summer. Head to The Rocks for weekly markets, awesome music, and food and arts events. And Circular Quay, with its epic harbour views, plays host to some of the world’s top performers at the Sydney Opera House.

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  1. Convict Footprints at Cockatoo Island

    Friday 16 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, City Centre

    The convicts have returned to Cockatoo Island!Experience this unique ‘living history’ theatre production and discover the true stories of the convicts and characters that worked and lived on Cockatoo Island...

    16 Sep -25Sep
  2. Blessing of the Fleet at Sydney Fish Market

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Pyrmont

    Sydney Fish Market will be hosting a day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the Blessing of the Fleet. The ceremony continues the Mediterranean tradition where fishers would receive a blessing from...

    25 Sep
  3. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney

    Monday 26 September 2016, City Centre

    Experience the best Australian designers on the runway, and enjoy backstage access, beauty workshops and luxe goodie bags.After the show, get ready for an after party like no other as the resident DJ mixes...

    26 Sep
  4. Gloria

    Monday 26 September to Saturday 8 October 2016, Kings Cross

    A star, a celebrity - she's played every iconic role in the canon of theatrical greats: Nina, Hedda, Hamlet, Clytemnestra. She's burnt into peoples eyes, hearts, imaginations.Playing the real-life...

    26 Sep -08Oct
  5. Confluence Festival of India

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -30Oct
  6. Sydney Fringe Festival

    Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2016, City Centre

    The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. Spread across five cultural villages, the Sydney Fringe presents over 300 productions in over 50 venues every September, celebrating local...

    26 Sep -30Sep
  7. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

    Monday 26 September to Saturday 22 October 2016, City Centre

    On the hottest night of the year, young lovers Hermia and Lysander run away from the rules of the city and into the freedom of the forest. Close on their heels are Helena and Demetrius. Demetrius is chasing Hermia,...

    26 Sep -22Oct
  8. My Fair Lady

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -05Nov
  9. Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -27Nov
  10. Tinalley String Quartet featuring John Bell

    Monday 26 September to Tuesday 27 September 2016, City Centre

    Australia's internationally acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet, together with acclaimed actor John Bell, explores the words and music of Beethoven in 'Speak Less Than You Know', a musical narrative that interweaves...

    26 Sep -27Sep
  11. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -05Feb
  12. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Monday 26 September to Sunday 29 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan - Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer.Featuring ensembles,...

    26 Sep -29Jan
  13. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -30Oct
  14. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Monday 26 September to Sunday 16 October 2016, City Centre

    42,000 entries. 96 countries. 100 awe-inspiring images.Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists of the Wildlife...

    26 Sep -16Oct
  15. Art and About Sydney

    Monday 26 September to Tuesday 11 October 2016, City Centre

    This city shines in every season, and now Art and About Sydney allows you to celebrate each one with an ongoing program.After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam-packed one month with...

    26 Sep -11Oct
  16. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz

    Tuesday 27 September to Saturday 8 October 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Outhouse Theatre Company, in association with Red Line Productions, returns to the Old Fitz Theatre to present the Australian Premiere of the Olivier Award nominated play Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz....

    27 Sep -08Oct
  17. Aladdin - The Musical

    Wednesday 28 September to Sunday 18 December 2016, 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...

    28 Sep -18Dec
  18. Australian World Orchestra

    Wednesday 28 September to Thursday 29 September 2016, City Centre

    In 2016 the Australian World Orchestra will celebrate their five year anniversary with two electrifying concerts conducted by internationally acclaimed Australian conductors Alexander Briger AO and Stanley Dodds. The...

    28 Sep -29Sep
  19. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 28 September to Wednesday 7 June 2017, City Centre

    Yoga from the Sky is a series of yoga classes held on Wednesday mornings hosted by the Sydney Tower Eye on the Observation Deck. Participants can enjoy breathtaking 360 views of the city during a 45 minute Hatha Yoga...

    28 Sep -07Jun
  20. Talk and Tease - Stand-up Comedy Meets Burlesque

    Thursday 29 September to Thursday 14 September 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Talk and Tease is a cheeky, new cabaret that features a mixture of stand up comedy and burlesque dance. It brings together some of Sydney's funniest comedians with Sydney's most coveted burlesque performers for a...

    29 Sep -14Sep
  21. Marina Prior and Mark Vincent

    Thursday 29 September 2016, City Centre

    For one night only, the iconic Marina Prior will join Australia’s number one tenor Mark Vincent in a magical performance of soaring opera arias, musical theatre showstoppers and well-loved popular songs.One...

    29 Sep
  22. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 18 June 2017, City Centre

    Join Adobe Bistro for their decadent Chocolate High Tea every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Chocolate High Tea will take you on a journey around the equator, featuring flavours from Colombia, Indonesia, Madagascar,...

    30 Sep -18Jun
  23. U.S.Oh! Show - A Night of Americana

    Friday 30 September to Friday 30 June 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Guys, shine your shoes and Gals, gloss your lips! Come down to the Bamboozle Room, Potts Point on a Friday night and get some much deserved R and R...that's an order Private!The "U.S.Oh! Show - A night of...

    30 Sep -30Jun
  24. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 30 September to Friday 28 April 2017, City Centre

    There are many ways that you can experience the spirit of Korean culture, and here is the most interesting approach they warmly recommend, the Korean Calligraphy 한글서예.The Korean Calligraphy is the Korean...

    30 Sep -28Apr
  25. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soiree

    Friday 30 September to Friday 24 February 2017, City Centre

    Every Friday, Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician, presents his Magical Soirée - an entrancing evening of magic and captivating Australian stories within one of Sydney’s most beautiful historic buildings: The Royal...

    30 Sep -24Feb
  26. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 30 September to Friday 31 March 2017, City Centre

    Served on the last Friday of each month, High Tea in the House opens the rarely seen Strangers' Dining Room to the public, giving visitors a fine dining experience quite unlike any other. Our team of expert chefs, led...

    30 Sep -31Mar
  27. Walktober in Sydney

    Saturday 1 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...

    01 Oct -31Oct
  28. Frida Kahlo: The Construction of Self

    Saturday 1 October 2016, City Centre

    To what extent is Frida Kahlo's work a construction of the self, or a true expression of the person she knew herself to be? How do people understand what constitutes the self, and how did her sense of self change over...

    01 Oct
  29. Good Food Month

    Saturday 1 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...

    01 Oct -31Oct
  30. Kings Cross Organic Markets

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Kings Cross Organic Markets is a weekly market held on Saturday with iconic El Alamein Fountain as its backdrop. They are now an established and much loved favourite amongst colourful locals and travellers alike...

    01 Oct -17Dec

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