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. 2016 Rio Olympics Menu

    Friday 5 August to Monday 22 August 2016, The Rocks

    Embrace your Olympic spirit and fever! Shangri-La Hotel Sydney's chefs have created a sporting menu celebrating international flavours from three competing nations, including Europe, Asia and...

    05 Aug -22Aug
  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 5 August 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,...

    05 Aug -18Jun
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Monday 1 August 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...

    01 Aug -29Jan
  10. Art and About Sydney

    Monday 1 August 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...

    01 Aug -11Oct
  11. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

    Monday 1 August 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...

    01 Aug -28Aug
  12. 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
  13. Carmen - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Monday 1 August 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...

    01 Aug -12Aug
  14. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 26 August 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...

    26 Aug -31Mar
  15. Così fan tutte - Opera at the Sydney Opera House

    Monday 1 August 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...

    01 Aug -13Aug
  16. Helpmann Awards

    Tuesday 25 July 2017, Pyrmont

    The 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...

    25 Jul
  17. Blazing Baroque

    Wednesday 3 August 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...

    03 Aug -06Aug
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra

    Sunday 18 September to Tuesday 20 September 2016, City Centre

    The Israel Camerata Jerusalem is the leading chamber orchestra in Israel today. The Camerata was founded in 1983 by Avner Biron, who has been its music director and permanent conductor since then....

    18 Sep -20Sep
  27. China Digital Conference

    Friday 23 September 2016, The Rocks

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Australian Business Forum is proud to present the 2015 China Digital Conference! This platform will showcase the vast business opportunities...

    23 Sep
  28. Active Nation Day

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Darling Harbour

    Active Nation Day is a movement created in 2012 by Lorna Jane to inspire women, their families, communities, cities and the world to live a more Active Life!
    Worldwide obesity has more...

    25 Sep
  29. Blessing of the Fleet at Sydney Fish Market

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Pyrmont

    Sydney Fish Market will be hosting a day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the Blessing of the Fleet.

    The ceremony continues the Mediterranean tradition where fishers would...

    25 Sep
  30. Australian World Orchestra

    Wednesday 28 September to Thursday 29 September 2016, City Centre

    In 2016 the Australian World Orchestra will celebrate their five year anniversary with two electrifying concerts conducted by internationally acclaimed Australian conductors Alexander Briger AO...

    28 Sep -29Sep
  31. Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical

    Thursday 22 September to Sunday 27 November 2016, Pyrmont

    Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin.
    Starring David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen and directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla...

    22 Sep -27Nov
  32. Good Food Month

    Saturday 1 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...

    01 Oct -31Oct

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