The Rocks Events

One of the city’s oldest suburbs, The Rocks is known for its historic pubs, cobblestone laneways, outstanding waterfront dining, and year-round itinerary of artistic and cultural events. Join a guided tour of The Rocks to learn about Sydney’s checkered past, browse the thought-provoking works on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or go for a stroll along the waterfront to enjoy picture-perfect views of Sydney Harbour.

The Rocks area is found at the heart of a number of Sydney events. Most famously, The Rocks is home to two of Sydney’s most popular markets: The Rocks Markets, held on weekends, and The Rocks Friday Foodie Markets, which are held on Friday evenings. In July, The Rocks Aroma Festival celebrates everything coffee-related, from roasted beans to grinding machines and perfectly paired sweet treats. The Rocks is also one of the precincts that in the spotlight during Vivid Sydney, Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Amber Affair 2016

    Thursday 20 October 2016, The Rocks

    A night where you will taste an array of boutique beer, cider, spirits and wine matched with food from The Argyle kitchen. Plus three full glasses from your favourite exhibitors.Amber Affair is a fundraising...

    20 Oct
  5. Melbourne Cup Lunch

    Tuesday 1 November 2016, The Rocks

    Revel in the excitement of the race that stops the nation! Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style with a sumptuous four course lunch at Altitude restaurant, with the Harbour as a sparkling backdrop. Such an iconic event...

    01 Nov
  6. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Thursday 3 November to Sunday 5 March 2017, The Rocks

    Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be his first major survey...

    03 Nov -05Mar
  7. IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

    Tuesday 15 November to Wednesday 16 November 2016,

    The IPSDM conference is held annually in November and is the premier event for economists and researchers worldwide. The OECD coordinates the annual IPSDM Conference in consultation with an IP office selected to host...

    15 Nov -16Nov
  8. Water Polo by the Sea

    Saturday 17 December 2016, The Rocks

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The premier event of the summer, Water Polo by the Sea, returns to Sydney for its fifth season, confirming a new location at Campbell's Cove in Sydney Harbour...

    17 Dec
  9. GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Road Race

    Thursday 26 January 2017, The Rocks

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Wheelchair athletes from across the globe will descend upon Sydney for the annual GIO Summer Down Under Series, with the highlight event, the GIO Oz Day 10K,...

    26 Jan
  10. Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k

    Sunday 9 July 2017, The Rocks

    The Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k is back, sponsored by Real Insurance, and giving you the chance to run around the sparkling Sydney Harbour in a flat and fast course.The 10 kilometre event starts at the Sydney...

    09 Jul

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