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. Very Merry Markets in The Rocks

    Friday 9 December to Friday 23 December 2016, The Rocks

    In December, the Very Merry Markets will be trading late on Fridays for even more festive shopping time.Find unusual handmade gifts for friends, family and yourself! With mouth-watering morsels all around...

    09 Dec -23Dec
  2. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Friday 9 December 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...

    09 Dec -05Mar
  3. Water Polo by the Sea

    Event dates to be confirmed: December 2016, The Rocks

    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...

    Dec 2016
  4. Destinations NYE | Cruise Bar

    Saturday 31 December 2016, The Rocks

    Just when you thought New Year's Eve at Cruise Bar couldn't get any bigger or better, we've partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to bring you a New Year's celebration unlike any you have ever...

    31 Dec
  5. GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Road Race

    Thursday 26 January 2017, The Rocks

    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, taking place on Australia Day in The Rocks. Watch...

    26 Jan
  6. 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
  7. The Rocks Aroma Festival

    Tuesday 11 July to Monday 24 July 2017, The Rocks

    From industry members to fully-fledged coffee-holics, to those who love to combine their cocoa bean with their coffee bean, there's something for everyone at The Rocks Aroma Festival.The Aroma Festival...

    11 Jul -24Jul

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