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. Clipper Race Crew Recruitment Presentation

    Thursday 1 September 2016, City Centre

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are looking for adventurous sailors for the 2017-18 edition of the race, yet no previous sailing experience is required. Have you got what it takes? This event is for...

    01 Sep
  2. Confluence Festival of India

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -30Oct
  3. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Friday 2 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,...

    02 Sep -29Jan
  4. Sydney Fringe Festival

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -30Sep
  5. Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

    Friday 2 September to Saturday 10 September 2016, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Look Back in Anger tells the story of a love triangle involving an intelligent and educated but disaffected young man of working-class origin (Jimmy Porter), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife (Alison), and her...

    02 Sep -10Sep
  6. Through a different lens: Cazneaux by the water

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -05Feb
  7. Aladdin - The Musical

    Friday 2 September to Sunday 20 November 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...

    02 Sep -20Nov
  8. My Fair Lady

    Friday 2 September to Saturday 5 November 2016, City Centre

    Ground-breaking, glorious and grand... Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady comes to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews...

    02 Sep -05Nov
  9. Gloria

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -08Oct
  10. Singin' in the Rain

    Friday 2 September to Sunday 4 September 2016, City Centre

    Making a splash from the moment it premiered, this production of Singin' in the Rain is set to delight Sydney audiences from July 2016.This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance,...

    02 Sep -04Sep
  11. U.S.Oh! Show - A Night of Americana

    Friday 2 September to Friday 11 August 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    The U.S.Oh! is the funnest new burlesque show in Sydney. It's a tongue in montage of Americana and is a sexy modern recreation of the old U.S.O. Shows which would entertain U.S. troops stationed over seas in wartimes....

    02 Sep -11Aug
  12. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -28Apr
  13. My Fair Lady

    Friday 2 September to Sunday 23 October 2016, City Centre

    Ground-breaking, glorious and grand... Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady comes to the Sydney Opera House in August 2016, under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews.In...

    02 Sep -23Oct
  14. Art and About Sydney

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -11Oct
  15. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -30Oct
  16. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soiree

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -24Feb
  17. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 2 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,...

    02 Sep -18Jun
  18. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Friday 2 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...

    02 Sep -16Oct
  19. Leonskaja and Mozart Sydney

    Saturday 3 September 2016, City Centre

    “Elizabeth Leonskaja has something precious and rare.” The Telegraph, UKLeonskaja plays Mozart’s Jeunehomme Piano Concerto, perhaps his first genuine masterpiece, a bold and elegant work that sparkles with...

    03 Sep
  20. Kings Cross Organic Markets

    Saturday 3 September 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...

    03 Sep -17Dec
  21. Fathers Day Lunch Cruise

    Sunday 4 September 2016, Darling Harbour

    Spoil Dad this Father's Day, celebrating on stunning Sydney Harbour. Enjoy three delightful hours of cruising, a delicious barbecue buffet, tempting dessert, coffee, tea, a complimentary beer for each Dad...

    04 Sep
  22. Malaysia Fest

    Sunday 4 September 2016, Darling Harbour

    Malaysia Fest seeks to promote and raise awareness about Malaysia's cultural diversity to the Australian Community, through their amazing cuisine and colourful cultural performances. Famous Malaysian...

    04 Sep
  23. Father's Day at Altitude

    Sunday 4 September 2016, The Rocks

    For the first time, Altitude restaurant is opening its doors to celebrate Fatherly love. Centered around the seasonality of small and local producers, their hand crafted three course lunch menu is the perfect way to...

    04 Sep
  24. Fathers Day Buffet Lunch at Cafe Mix

    Sunday 4 September 2016, The Rocks

    Make this Fathers Day memorable and treat your Dad to the most sumptuous buffet in Sydney! Café Mix is delighted to present a delectable feast for you and your loved ones. Tempt your taste buds with a decadent array...

    04 Sep
  25. Omega Ensemble Elgar's Cello Concerto

    Monday 5 September 2016, City Centre

    In 1919, in the aftermath of the Great War and as Elgar’s health began to fail, the composer poured his feelings into this haunting lament for a lost world. Poignant and restrained, the Cello Concerto is interpreted...

    05 Sep
  26. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 7 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...

    07 Sep -07Jun
  27. 11th Sydney Latin American Film Festival

    Thursday 8 September to Monday 12 September 2016, The Rocks

    From the tender and wonderful to the strange but true – say hola to the 11th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) this September. Returning to Dendy Opera Quays, the Festival will screen the very best in...

    08 Sep -12Sep
  28. Talk and Tease - Stand Up Comedy Meets Burlesque

    Thursday 8 September to Thursday 10 August 2017, Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Talk and Tease is a sexy and hilarious night of entertainment featuring both stand up comedians and burlesque dancers. Audiences are also kept entertained by the very talented MC. Now showing in the...

    08 Sep -10Aug
  29. Book Launch: The Australian National Dictionary

    Thursday 8 September 2016, City Centre

    Join Abbey's Bookshop for a lively chat around the richness, history and humour of Australian English as they launch the second edition of the Australian National Dictionary - the first edition appeared way back in...

    08 Sep
  30. Confluence Festival of India - Bollywood Workshop

    Saturday 10 September 2016, City Centre

    Free Bollywood dance workshop with choreographer Gilles Chuyen to celebrate the Confluence Festival of India!Trained in France in Folk, Modern Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dance styles, Gilles Chuyen has...

    10 Sep

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