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. 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto

    Wednesday 7 December 2016, Pyrmont

    Join your favourite Australian film and television stars as they honour screen excellence at the Sixth AACTA Awards presented by Presto, telecast on Channel 7. Take the steps of a celebrity and...

    07 Dec
  2. A Conversation with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

    Sunday 28 August 2016, City Centre

    The audience will engage with Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton in an informal setting as they discuss Julie’s work as one of the world’s most loved performers and their work together as...

    28 Aug
  3. A Flea in her Ear by Georges Feydeau

    Monday 31 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, City Centre

    In the Paris of the early 1900s, playwright Georges Feydeau was a promiscuous, cocaine-snorting figurehead of the hedonistic counterculture. He was also the consummate humorist of the Belle Époque ...

    31 Oct -17Dec
  4. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

    Monday 12 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...

    12 Sep -22Oct
  5. A Web of Secrecy: How Internet Encryption Works

    Monday 15 August 2016, City Centre

    Everyone relies on encryption in their everyday lives. Have you ever wondered how it really works, and how secure it really is?
    Everyone can understand the basic idea even if they hated...

    15 Aug
  6. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Friday 29 July 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,...

    29 Jul -18Jun
  7. La Bohème - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Wednesday 4 January to Monday 27 February 2017, City Centre

    There are wonderful things to do and see in Sydney, but no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is...

    04 Jan -27Feb
  8. ANZAC Day

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New...

    25 Apr
  9. ANZAC Day March

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, City Centre

    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who...

    25 Apr
  10. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Tuesday 26 July 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...

    26 Jul -29Jan
  11. Art and About Sydney

    Tuesday 26 July 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...

    26 Jul -11Oct
  12. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

    Tuesday 26 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Pyrmont

    ‘I’m a walking billboard. That’s my pleasure.’ Isabella Blow.
    Featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald and more, the private collection of...

    26 Jul -28Aug
  13. Eye Live! Silent Disco at Sydney Tower Eye

    Friday 26 August to Friday 28 October 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...

    26 Aug -28Oct
  14. Kings Cross Organic Markets

    Saturday 30 July 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...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  15. Carmen - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Tuesday 26 July to Friday 12 August 2016, City Centre

    There are wonderful things to do and see in Sydney, but no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is...

    26 Jul -12Aug
  16. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 29 July 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...

    29 Jul -31Mar
  17. Korean Calligraphy Class

    Friday 29 July 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...

    29 Jul -28Apr
  18. Così fan tutte - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Tuesday 26 July to Saturday 13 August 2016, City Centre

    There are wonderful things to do and see in Sydney, but no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is...

    26 Jul -13Aug
  19. Little Shop Of Horrors

    Tuesday 26 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Walsh Bay

    Audiences agree, Little Shop of Horrors is a smash hit that has to be "seen to be believed” Daily Review. Don’t miss your chance to experience the production that has had some of the best reviews...

    26 Jul -31Jul
  20. Helpmann Awards

    Monday 25 July 2016, Pyrmont

    The 16th annual Helpmann Awards will see the stars of the live performance industry come together with fans for a remarkable night at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

    The Helpmann...

    25 Jul
  21. Blazing Baroque

    Wednesday 27 July to Saturday 6 August 2016, City Centre

    Baroque as only the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra can perform.
    Stunning concertos, rare combinations of instruments, powerful masterpieces - this concert has it all and is performed by...

    27 Jul -06Aug
  22. BU Day: Beautiful Minds

    Sunday 31 July 2016, City Centre

    BU Day is a one day event for girls aged 11-17 which will inspire, educate and entertain teenage girls on important ‘teen life’ topics, through engaging speakers, workshops, a fashion show and...

    31 Jul
  23. Kiss the Rain - Yiruma Live in Australia

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Circular Quay

    The word famous Korean pianist and composer, Yiruma, is coming to Australia in July for his first official concerts in Melbourne and Sydney. While Yiruma had visited Australia in May 2013 for the...

    31 Jul
  24. Aladdin - The Musical

    Wednesday 3 August to Sunday 23 October 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 ...

    03 Aug -23Oct
  25. Korean Film Festival in Australia

    Wednesday 10 August to Thursday 18 August 2016, City Centre

    Love Korean movies, culture and food? Don't miss the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA).
    The festival will showcase the very best of Hallyuwood, the vibrant cinema emerging from...

    10 Aug -18Aug
  26. Bledisloe Cup Festival

    Saturday 6 August to Saturday 20 August 2016, City Centre

    The 2016 Bledisloe Cup Festival offers fans the opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest rivalries in world sport, the Qantas Wallabies versus the New Zealand All Blacks. The festival will...

    06 Aug -20Aug
  27. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

    Monday 15 August 2016, City Centre

    Credited for revolutionising the banjo, together Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are a one-of-a-kind pairing. Combining the virtuosic ingenuity of an instrumentalist who transcends his bluegrass...

    15 Aug
  28. Leonskaja and Mozart Sydney

    Friday 26 August to Saturday 3 September 2016, City Centre

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

    26 Aug -03Sep
  29. Gloria

    Friday 26 August 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...

    26 Aug -08Oct
  30. Alliance Française Classic Film Festival - Catherine Deneuve - Une Rétrospective

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 4 September 2016, City Centre

    Alliance Française Classic Film Festival
    Organized by the Alliance Française de Sydney in collaboration with StudioCanal, this exciting new celebration of vintage cinema will annually...

    26 Aug -04Sep
  31. 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...

    04 Sep
  32. Aspect Comedy Night

    Thursday 15 September 2016, City Centre

    This year Aspect is celebrating 50 years of a different brilliant and we invite you to join us for a celebration and evening of comedy at Sydney Town Hall on Thursday 15th September. A full line...

    15 Sep

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