Manly Events

Manly is the most well-known of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and with good reason; it’s a surfer’s paradise lined with beautiful family-friendly beaches, the shopping and dining on offer is world-class, and there’s a fantastic range of events on offer year-round. Jump on the ferry from Circular Quay and in half an hour you’ll be there, ready to enjoy whatever awesome events are taking place that day.

From weekly farmers’ markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays) to food festivals to music events and surfing competitions, there’s never a dull moment in Manly. Don’t miss the annual Manly International Jazz Festival, the largest community-based Jazz festival in Australia. Catch a home game for local rugby league team the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval, or just chill out on Manly or Freshwater Beach, where you can learn to surf or watch the experts. Surfing festivals and competitions are common in the area, and it's also home to the Sydney Surf Film Festival.

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  1. Sydney Harbour Challenge

    Saturday 25 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Manly

    Sydney Harbour Challenge presented by Hawaiian Airlines, hosted by Pacifica Outrigger Canoe Club, is Australia's most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race.
    The race will start at Manly...

    25 Feb -26Feb
  2. Nielsen Park bush regeneration group

    Tuesday 28 June to Tuesday 21 February 2017, Manly

    If you’re interested in volunteer work involving bush regeneration in Sydney Harbour National Park, then the Nielsen Park bush regeneration group might be for you. This volunteer group meets in the...

    28 Jun -21Feb
  3. Manly Relay For Life 2015

    Monday 5 September 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Manly Relay For Life is a community festival where teams of friends, family and co-workers register and take the challenge to keep on member...

    05 Sep
  4. The Manly Manado Walk 2015

    Tuesday 13 September 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    The 2015 Manly-Manado 10 kilometre sponsored walk (along the beautiful shoreline from Spit Bridge to Manly) is celebrating its tenth...

    13 Sep
  5. Manly Jazz

    Sunday 25 September to Wednesday 5 October 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Music festivals come and go but Manly Jazz remains as an iconic event for Manly and greater Sydney. Coming up to its 38th year, the festival...

    25 Sep -05Oct
  6. The Brookvale Show

    Monday 17 October 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    It's Brookvale Showtime!

    Free family fun with entertainment, rides and thrills....

    17 Oct
  7. Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Sydney

    Tuesday 15 November 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Enjoy a day of being inspired by Sydney's most awesome vendors with a focus on vintage and eclectic weddings. Over 30 creative wedding...

    15 Nov
  8. Embrace Life: Northern Beaches

    Tuesday 29 November 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed


    Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration.

    Their vision is to contribute to a...

    29 Nov

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