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. Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    Saturday 16 July to Sunday 9 October 2016, City Centre

    The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who's who of...

    16 Jul -09Oct

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  2. Così fan tutte - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Tuesday 19 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...

    19 Jul -13Aug

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  3. 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 Awards are the premier...

    25 Jul

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  4. Simon Boccanegra - 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

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  5. The Rocks Aroma Festival

    Tuesday 26 July 2016, The Rocks

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    From industry members to fully-fledged coffee-holics, to those who love to combine their cocoa bean with their coffee bean, there's something...

    26 Jul

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    Free
  6. Sydney International Boat Show

    Thursday 28 July to Monday 1 August 2016, Darling Harbour

    The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive...

    28 Jul -01Aug

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  7. Sydney Sings

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 7 August 2016, City Centre

    A new ten-day festival, created by Artistic Director Leo Schofield AM, Sydney Sings, will see the Harbour city soar to the sound of music with life performances of music from local and...

    28 Jul -07Aug

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  8. Australian World Orchestra

    Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Australian World Orchestra brings together 95 of Australia's finest musicians from 45 of the world's leading orchestras, including...

    29 Jul -31Jul

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