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. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 1 September 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...

    01 Sep -14May
  2. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Thursday 1 September to Sunday 26 February 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...

    01 Sep -26Feb
  3. The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in his century

    Thursday 1 September to Friday 23 September 2016, Sydney West

    Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but before that, the Australian nation shaped him.The first five decades of the 20th century were a time of extraordinary social and political change in Australia....

    01 Sep -23Sep
  4. Parramatta Farmers Market

    Friday 2 September 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...

    02 Sep -28Apr
  5. Learn Your History Saturday: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Saturday 3 September to Saturday 5 November 2016, Parramatta

    Come along to hear guest speakers give illustrated talks on Family History subjects. The exploration of your family history through internet, journals and reference folios are available at the Society headquarters....

    03 Sep -05Nov
  6. World's Collide

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Parramatta

    Eight storeys high, seven cultures, one amazing new sound. The Sydney Sacred Music Festival presents ‘Worlds Collide’, a live multimedia performance of contemporary world and electronic dance music eight...

    03 Sep
  7. Razorback Ridge Wines Open Weekends

    Saturday 3 September to Sunday 18 December 2016, Campbelltown

    Sit back and relax with a view of the vineyards, while enjoying some of Macarthur's finest wines at Razorback Ridge Wines. The Macarthur area has been referred to as the birthplace of the Australian wine industry. It...

    03 Sep -18Dec
  8. Riverside Organic Markets

    Saturday 3 September to Saturday 17 December 2016, Sydney West

    Riverside Organic Markets is a weekly market running on Saturday. Hidden in a little pocket of Gladesville, Organic Food Markets have once again found a niche providing fresh organic and conventional fruit and...

    03 Sep -17Dec
  9. Cobbitty Village Markets

    Saturday 3 September to Saturday 3 December 2016, Sydney West

    For a true country market experience, visit the Cobbitty Village Markets, held on the first Saturday of the month (March to December) at Cobbitty Primary School. They have been operating since May 1982...

    03 Sep -03Dec
  10. Blacktown Markets

    Sunday 4 September to Sunday 18 December 2016, 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...

    04 Sep -18Dec
  11. Cabramatta Moon Festival

    Sunday 4 September 2016, Cabramatta

    The Cabramatta Moon Festival is a unique cultural event like no other, attracting more than 90,000 people each year. Join them and discover what the fuss is all about!Be enticed by the delicious and...

    04 Sep
  12. Picton Markets

    Sunday 4 September to Sunday 4 December 2016, Picton

    Picton Markets (formerly Creative Traders Markets) are held on the first Sunday of the month. They provide an opportunity to purchase local fresh produce direct from the farmer and locally produced hand made items...

    04 Sep -04Dec
  13. How to find your Family History: Hambledon Cottage House Museum

    Tuesday 6 September to Tuesday 1 November 2016, Parramatta

    Family History research is conducted on Tuesday in Hambledon Cottage Coach House where a team of volunteers use the library of local history. Parramatta and District Historical Society supports a...

    06 Sep -01Nov
  14. De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Parramatta

    To kick off Sydney Spring Carnival, we are bringing the first Group One of the season, AUD1million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose, to Rosehill Gardens.This is the day where racing enthusiasts get their first...

    10 Sep
  15. Guided Indigenous Walk of Dharawal National Park

    Saturday 10 September to Saturday 12 November 2016, Sydney West

    Discover the Dharawal National Park and learn about Indigenous heritage on this guided walking tour. Enjoy a wander with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, as you take a fresh look at the landscape from a Koori...

    10 Sep -12Nov
  16. Campbelltown Rotary Observatory Viewing Night

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Campbelltown

    The Campbelltown Rotary Observatory is hosting a free space viewing night, allowing people of all ages to peer through the multiple telescopes and glimpse the moon, planets, star clusters and other exciting celestial...

    10 Sep
  17. Kids of Macarthur's Family Fun Day supported by COLORBOND® Steel

    Sunday 11 September 2016, Camden

    Iconic Australian brand COLORBOND® steel is this year celebrating their 50th anniversary, with a 1960s themed coffee van travelling around the country giving away free coffee. The COLORBOND® steel coffee van...

    11 Sep
  18. Fairies and Fantasy Festival

    Sunday 11 September 2016, Sydney West

    The Annual Fairies and Fantasy Festival is a free entry family event raising funds and awareness for KidsWest Children's Charity.Dress up as a Fairy or anything you would like and have a fun family day with...

    11 Sep
  19. Shimano Mountain Bike GP Round Five Mount Annan

    Monday 12 September 2016, Camden

    Race the Mountain Bike endurance series that rocks!Round five will take you to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan near Campbelltown and its unique 10 kilometre Mountain Bike trail network. Located only...

    12 Sep
  20. Better Homes and Gardens Live

    Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Better Homes and Gardens Live brings Australia’s favourite magazine and television show to life all under one roof. Held over three days, the event is the perfect mix of inspiration, education, surprises,...

    16 Sep -18Sep
  21. Gibulla Family Open Weekend

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 18 September 2016, Campbelltown

    Ellel Ministries warmly invites you to view another slice of the Macarthur family heritage, the historic Gilbulla homestead (c. 1899), its beautiful gardens and woodland. Take a self guided tour, enjoy some devonshire...

    17 Sep -18Sep
  22. Move Over, Mrs Markham

    Saturday 17 September to Saturday 1 October 2016, Picton

    Live show. An English farce. Performed in Picton, NSW between Sydney and the Southern Highlands. Director, Brian Nolan, invites you to Picton Theatre Group’s latest production with the promise of a fun...

    17 Sep -01Oct
  23. Parklands Food Fest

    Saturday 17 September 2016, Sydney West

    Western Sydney Parklands will again serve a star-studded line up of celebrity chefs, growers producers and personalities at the free 2016 Parklands Food Fest held at Lizard Log Amphitheatre.The festival's...

    17 Sep
  24. Annual Vintage Fifties and Collectables Fair

    Sunday 18 September 2016, Campbelltown

    The annual Campbelltown Vintage Fifties and Collectables Fair is a fun filled day of memorabilia and collectables from the 1950s. The day will feature plenty of entertainment, vintage fashion, dolls, music,...

    18 Sep
  25. Wollondilly Markets

    Sunday 18 September to Sunday 17 December 2017, Sydney West

    Wollondilly Markets at Wilton - 3rd Sunday of every month since July 2014. Have you visited this beautiful market under the trees at Wilton Recreational Grounds, just off the freeway at Wilton...

    18 Sep -17Dec
  26. How to discover your local history: Parramatta and District Historical Society

    Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 16 November 2016, Parramatta

    Parramatta and District Historical Society have a general meeting and evening of historical enquiry on the third Wednesday of the month, from February to November. Parking is available in the grounds and street. There...

    21 Sep -16Nov
  27. Future of Sydney Olympic Park - FutureNet Business Leaders Awards Dinner 2016

    Thursday 22 September 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Transit-orientated development (TOD) has become a key element of urban planning and, in many business cases, for major infrastructure projects, with existing and planned infrastructure investments making Sydney...

    22 Sep
  28. Fine Food and Goodbrew Awards Night

    Friday 23 September 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Come along on a fine food journey and experience the best tastes Australia has to offer as they reveal the Champion winners from the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, Sydney Royal Beer and Cider Show and the Callebaut...

    23 Sep
  29. Hidden - A Rookwood Sculpture Walk

    Friday 23 September to Sunday 23 October 2016, Sydney West

    The annual Hidden Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk was developed to demonstrate to the community that there is more to Rookwood than just funerals and memorials. Stepping outside conventional exhibition contexts,...

    23 Sep -23Oct
  30. Western Sydney Community Markets

    Saturday 24 September to Saturday 26 November 2016, Sydney West

    Western Sydney Community Markets provides an affordable day out for families and their children. Their aim is to provide a vibrant market place, with jumping castles, pony rides, face painting,...

    24 Sep -26Nov
  31. Golden Pendant Day

    Saturday 24 September 2016, Parramatta

    Enjoy a blockbuster afternoon of entertainment and join racing fans to cheer on top quality thoroughbreds as they battle it out on the famous Western Sydney racecourse, Rosehill Gardens.The racing is...

    24 Sep
  32. The Kickz Stand presents It's More Than Just Sneakers

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Parramatta

    The Kickz Stand will be hosting the fourth annual lifestyle and culture event "It's More Than Just Sneakers" in September 2016. This family friendly event will be held in Parramatta with sneakers, street wear,...

    25 Sep

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