Sydney West Events

Sydney’s West is one of the city’s best kept secrets, home to a plethora of great venues, adventure activities, and opportunities to explore nature and discover Sydney’s history. It’s also where you can see some of the best local and international sporting events, some amazing gigs and concerts, and a range of Sydney events from kid-friendly festivals to farmers’ markets.

Built to host the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Olympic Park is home to a variety of purpose-built complexes host sports from tennis to cricket to every code of football imaginable, as well as top local and international music acts. Sydney Olympic Park is easily accessible by public transport.

In Parramatta you can catch a rugby or soccer game at Parramatta Stadium, or head to Parramatta Park, which boasts some top outdoor festivals and events. Further West towards the Blue Mountains, Penrith is where you’ll find the Sydney International Regatta Centre, which holds top rowing events, including the Sydney International Rowing Regatta.

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  1. Tipping Point

    Tuesday 17 January to Saturday 21 January 2017, Parramatta

    London-based Ockham’s Razor push themselves to the limit on five metre metal poles that transform into a myriad of walkways, pillars and pendulums in a blend of circus, acrobatics, playground games and trust exercises...

    17 Jan -21Jan
  2. Bankstown Lunar New Year Festival

    Saturday 21 January 2017, Sydney West

    Join them for the Canterbury Bankstown Lunar New Year Celebrations!The event will see Saigon Place transformed into an exciting, loud and colourful arena of music and festivities to celebrate the year of the...

    21 Jan
  3. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Sunday 22 January to Sunday 14 May 2017, Parramatta

    Hambledon Cottage, a colonial Georgian cottage built for John Macarthur in 1824, is a house museum where visitors, young and old, can experience the 19th century lifestyle. Temporary exhibitions are mounted in the...

    22 Jan -14May
  4. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Sunday 22 January to Sunday 31 December 2017, Parramatta

    The Connections exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum continues the Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed...

    22 Jan -31Dec
  5. Sydney Festival: Home Country

    Sunday 22 January 2017, Blacktown

    Urban Theatre Projects (UTP) gives audiences unforgettable experiences in unusual locations. For their latest venture, they have partnered with the Blacktown Arts Centre, to invite you into three tales unfolding in a...

    22 Jan
  6. iD

    Sunday 22 January 2017, Parramatta

    An international sensation since 2009, iD is a high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance - a production for the young at heart featuring an inspiring soundtrack and innovative video projections. 15 acrobats,...

    22 Jan
  7. Blacktown Markets

    Sunday 22 January to Sunday 19 November 2017, Blacktown

    Located in Sydney's last remaining Drive In Theatre, the Skyline Drive In, this bustling market is held every Sunday from 7am till 2pm.Complementing the wide variety of stallholders are food trucks...

    22 Jan -19Nov
  8. Australia Day at Jamison Park

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Penrith

    Penrith is the place to be on Australia Day!Penrith's annual Australia Day Celebrations will be held from 3-8pm. The event will be a family fun day, bringing families and the community together to...

    26 Jan
  9. Hottest 100 Party Parramatta

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Parramatta

    Parramatta is throwing a free, all-ages Hottest 100 Party to celebrate triple j’s annual countdown! Sit back and relax with a great line-up of live bands and DJ’s and the countdown streaming between sets....

    26 Jan
  10. Australia Day Parramatta

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Parramatta

    Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party. Featuring the spectacular Aerial hot air balloon display, the Big Barbecue—with more than 90 metres of meat; the...

    26 Jan
  11. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 27 January to Friday 28 April 2017, Parramatta

    Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers.Come early and...

    27 Jan -28Apr
  12. Camden Fresh Produce Market

    Saturday 28 January to Saturday 4 March 2017, Camden

    Camden Fresh Produce Market is a weekly market which began in November 2001 and was the first genuine farmers market in the Macarthur region. Located in the picturesque setting of Camden, the market offers a wide...

    28 Jan -04Mar
  13. Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon: Sydney

    Sunday 29 January 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    Over 16,500 kids will take to the water, the bike and the track, as the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, the largest kids triathlon series on the planet, aims to build resilient, happy Aussie kids with a love of...

    29 Jan
  14. Canterbury Park Night Races

    Friday 3 February to Friday 17 February 2017, Sydney West

    Experience the thrill of live racing on one of Australia’s premier racetracks. Canterbury Park is the undisputed home of Sydney Night racing - no other venue takes you closer to the stars and the action. ...

    03 Feb -17Feb
  15. Lunar New Year Celebrations: Doonside

    Friday 3 February 2017, Blacktown

    Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Narragingy Reserve. The event program is bursting with engaging live entertainment, traditional Asian cuisine, roving shows, lion dances, tai chi...

    03 Feb
  16. Parramatta Lunar New Year

    Friday 3 February 2017, Parramatta

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities.Feast on dumplings or Asian street food from Tsuru and Mama Linh's, try delicious treats from dessert experts...

    03 Feb
  17. Strathfield Movies in the Park

    Saturday 4 February to Saturday 8 April 2017, Sydney West

    A local favourite, Strathfield Movies in the Park is a free outdoor series of movies over Spring, Summer and Autumn in Strathfield Park.Pack a picnic, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy a great evening of...

    04 Feb -08Apr
  18. Tropfest Australia

    Tuesday 7 February to Saturday 11 February 2017, Parramatta

    Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is a free, outdoor event, and in 2017, celebrating it's 25th anniversary! Set in Sydney's beautiful Parramatta Park, a summer calendar would be naked...

    07 Feb -11Feb
  19. Miracle Mile Carnival

    Saturday 11 February to Saturday 25 February 2017, Sydney West

    The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the...

    11 Feb -25Feb
  20. Ghost Tours at St Bartholomew's Church

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 31 December 2017, Blacktown

    History buffs and paranormal enthusiasts alike should get a spooky thrill at the regular St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery Ghost Tours at Ponds Road, Prospect.The church dates back to 1841 and its...

    11 Feb -31Dec
  21. Ladies Day

    Saturday 11 February 2017, Parramatta

    The opening day of the 2017 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Ladies Day gathers Australia’s best fillies and mares to compete in the much anticipated Group One AUD600,000 Coolmore Classic.Offering award...

    11 Feb
  22. Cabramatta Lunar New Year

    Saturday 11 February 2017, Cabramatta

    Cabramatta Lunar New Year 2017 welcomes the year of the Rooster! The cultural festivities on Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12 will feature the God of Fortune, Lion Dancing and loads of exciting...

    11 Feb
  23. Mia Michaels Live in Australia (Sydney 2017)

    Sunday 12 February 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    Internationally acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award winning choreographer, dance, judge and director Mia Michaels is bringing her extraordinary talent down under! For the first time in her award-winning career,...

    12 Feb

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