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. Good Food Month

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -31Oct
  2. Hunter by the Harbour

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -08Nov
  3. Walktober in Sydney

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -31Oct
  4. My Fair Lady

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -05Nov
  5. Talk and Tease - Stand-up Comedy Meets Burlesque

    Thursday 27 October 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...

    27 Oct -14Sep
  6. Sydney Italian Festival

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    The spirit of la dolce vita takes over venues across Sydney in the annual celebration of Italian culture, products and lifestyle.Sydney Italian Festival is an annual event organised by the Italian Trade...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  7. Sweet Addiction

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 April 2017, City Centre

    Sweet Addiction is the first exhibition to open in The Calyx, a new world-class horticultural attraction within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.Sweet Addiction explores the botanic story of chocolate, and is...

    27 Oct -30Apr
  8. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Thursday 27 October to Wednesday 21 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...

    27 Oct -21Dec
  9. 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
  10. Othello

    Thursday 27 October to Sunday 4 December 2016, City Centre

    A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.A warrior on the fields of war, felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello...

    27 Oct -04Dec
  11. The Turquoise Elephant

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -26Nov
  12. Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -27Nov
  13. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    Thursday 27 October to Saturday 12 November 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    MopHead Productions, in association with Red Line Productions, is pleased to present The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant by Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the Old Fitz Theatre. Perhaps more well known as a daring German...

    27 Oct -12Nov
  14. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Thursday 27 October 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,...

    27 Oct -29Jan
  15. Confluence Festival of India

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  16. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -30Oct
  17. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Thursday 27 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...

    27 Oct -05Feb
  18. Eye Live! Silent Disco at Sydney Tower Eye

    Friday 28 October to Friday 11 November 2016, City Centre

    Join an exclusive after-hours party, 250 metres above Sydney, surrounded by 360-degree views of the city lights. It's you, three DJ's and 249 other crazy people dancing to sky high beats at the Sydney Tower Eye. You...

    28 Oct -11Nov
  19. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soiree

    Friday 28 October 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...

    28 Oct -24Feb
  20. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 28 October 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,...

    28 Oct -18Jun
  21. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 28 October 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...

    28 Oct -28Apr
  22. Sydney Opera House - The Opera (The 8th Wonder)

    Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    The story of the Sydney Opera House has more twists and turns than most operas: this is a tale you couldn’t make up. The architect walked out. The Premier died. The costs ballooned and the fate of one of the world’s...

    28 Oct -05Nov
  23. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 28 October 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...

    28 Oct -31Mar
  24. U.S.Oh! Show - A Night of Americana

    Friday 28 October 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...

    28 Oct -30Jun
  25. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Saturday 29 October to Monday 17 July 2017, City Centre

    Spiders are the most successful animals on the planet – they can spin webs, climb, swim, dance, parachute and they can even drop a limb when threatened and grow it back.Overcome your fears and get closer to...

    29 Oct -17Jul
  26. Sydney Zombie Walk

    Saturday 29 October 2016, Chinatown And Haymarket

    Sydney Zombie Walk is a free event where people get dressed up as zombies and walk from a park location through the city. The event is free because they aim to raise awareness for The Brain Foundation but...

    29 Oct
  27. Heartfulness Meditation Festival

    Saturday 29 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Welcome to your trans-formative moment.Join them to discover the magnificent inner universe together, through relaxation and meditation with Yogic Transmission. There will be four practical sessions over the...

    29 Oct -30Oct
  28. David Helfgott in Recital

    Saturday 29 October 2016, City Centre

    The Oscar winning film Shine made a remarkable impact on audiences when it was released in 1996. Based on the inspiring life story of piano virtuoso David Helfgott, it brought to the world’s attention the...

    29 Oct
  29. Kings Cross Organic Markets

    Saturday 29 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...

    29 Oct -17Dec
  30. Palette Knife Painting Workshop

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 26 November 2016, City Centre

    Take the plunge and try something new!This palette knife painting workshop is suitable for all skill levels, you can be an absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the art world and try out a painting class...

    29 Oct -26Nov
  31. Pimp ‘Male-esque’ Cabaret Show

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 7 October 2017, City Centre

    Pimp is an all-male cabaret extravaganza celebrating masculine talent and personality in a classy and sophisticated style, perfect for your next Hen’s night or girl’s night out.The Coach Bar doors open at...

    29 Oct -07Oct

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