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  1. Adman: Warhol before pop

    Tuesday 2 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, City Centre

    The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years.With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol before pop focuses...

    02 May -28May
  2. The Bodyguard

    Saturday 22 April to Sunday 2 July 2017, Pyrmont

    Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that one of Australia’s finest vocalists and performers, Paulini, will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of the...

    22 Apr -02Jul
  3. Opera at The Tattersalls Club

    Wednesday 24 May 2017, City Centre

    Due to popular demand, Opera Bites returns to Tattersalls Club with Celebrated Highlights from the World’s Favourite Operas. A unique experience to cherish with arias and ensembles from the world’s most...

    24 May
  4. John Olsen: the you beaut country

    Tuesday 2 May to Monday 12 June 2017, City Centre

    The most comprehensive display ever mounted on one of Australia’s greatest living artists.This exhibition surveys John Olsen’s remarkable seven-decade career, including paintings, ceramics, tapestries and...

    02 May -12Jun
  5. The National: New Australian Art

    Thursday 30 March to Sunday 16 July 2017, City Centre

    The first of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art. Three of Sydney’s premiere cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of...

    30 Mar -16Jul
  6. MCA Cafe: Museum of Contemporary Art

    Friday 12 May to Sunday 30 July 2017, The Rocks

    The newly refurbished MCA Café is fusing modern Australian and Algerian flavours with a new menu inspired by the works of French-Algerian artist Kader Attia in celebration of his first solo exhibition in the southern...

    12 May -30Jul
  7. Sydney Writers Festival

    Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Walsh Bay

    The Sydney Writers' Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances.Join the Sydney Writers Festival as they present...

    22 May -28May
  8. CeBIT Australia

    Tuesday 23 May to Thursday 25 May 2017, City Centre

    CeBIT Australia is Asia Pacific's largest business technology event returning to Darling Harbour in May, at the new International Convention Centre Sydney.CeBIT Australia will consist of a multi-zone trade...

    23 May -25May
  9. Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival

    Monday 15 May to Saturday 27 May 2017, Pyrmont

    The Pyrmont + Mudgee Region Festival returns again in 2017 with a two-week program to showcase the best of both the Mudgee Region and Pyrmont.Residing in the heart of Pyrmont from 13 – 27 May, visitors have...

    15 May -27May
  10. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Wednesday 24 May 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...

    24 May -17Jul
  11. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 24 May 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...

    24 May -07Jun
  12. Aboriginal Heritage Tour

    Wednesday 24 May to Friday 30 June 2017, City Centre

    Discover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city.Located in a spectacular harbourside setting , the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is one of Sydney’s most...

    24 May -30Jun
  13. Dandy Lions

    Thursday 23 February to Thursday 29 June 2017, City Centre

    Dandy Lions program is especially designed for children under five years old. This unique and engaging program offers garden adventures for pre-schoolers and their carers. Nature-based art and craft, sensory walks,...

    23 Feb -29Jun
  14. MindBodySpirit Festival: Pyrmont

    Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Pyrmont

    The MindBodySpirit Festival is Australia’s largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event. Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body...

    25 May -28May
  15. Soft Future Piano Bar, Presented by Goodgod

    Friday 26 May to Sunday 4 June 2017, City Centre

    Sink into the Soft Future Piano Bar pop-up by the creative masterminds behind Goodgod. Throughout Vivid LIVE, the panoramic views of the Concert Hall Northern Foyers will be enhanced by this zero-waste, natural wine...

    26 May -04Jun
  16. Taste of Malaysia at Café Mix

    Friday 26 May to Thursday 1 June 2017, The Rocks

    Uncover the aromatic and diverse flavours of Malaysian cuisine at Café Mix with guest chefs Anis Rusydan Bin Amran and Azman Bln Mat Hasan of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.Savour authentic dishes, including...

    26 May -01Jun
  17. VIVID Sydney at GPO Grand

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    GPO Grand is the most diverse and awarded collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, casual dining and entertainment focused on delivering a world class and total drink, dine and entertainment experience.GPO...

    26 May -17Jun
  18. Vivid Sydney Vagabond Cruise

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, Pyrmont

    Hop aboard a Vagabond Cruise for a spectacular evening and witness the city being transformed into a magical canvas of light for Vivid 2017!Cocktail dinner, house beer, fine South Australian wine and soft...

    26 May -17Jun
  19. Fort Denison: Dinner De-LIGHTS

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, Sydney Harbour

    Sydney's only harbour island restaurant Fort Denison will host a unique weekend dining experience this May and June during the Vivid Sydney festival, offering rare evening dining options.Between May 26th and...

    26 May -17Jun
  20. Vivid Sydney Captain Cook Cruise

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    The best views of Vivid Sydney are from the water. See Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. A staggering 2.31 million people...

    26 May -17Jun

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With spectacular events throughout the year, from fireworks, arts festivals, musicals and outdoor concerts, as well as many attractions for kids, the stunning harbour city enthrals every day with its calendar of incredible events

Sydney’s year-round events start with the dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks display on Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Festival takes place in January with hundreds of local and international performances.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in February and March culminates with a glittering parade near the city centre. In May and June, Vivid Sydney illuminates the night sky with impressive light shows and the white sails of the Sydney Opera House provide a perfect canvas.

Blockbuster musicals and concerts take place all year.

Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney is captivating with great entertainment, amazing wildlife, waterfront dining, wine and cocktail bars, and late-night dancing. 

Discover Sydney’s past by exploring The Rocks. You can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge for spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and enjoy walking tours, museums, galleries, markets and a delicious range of restaurants.

Visit art galleries as well as historic pubs, outdoor cafes and waterfront restaurants at Circular Quay. Begin your discovery of the quay by strolling along the harbour foreshore to the spectacular Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Garden