Sydney Exhibitions and Shows

Sydney is a vibrant city that always has something going on. Home to a myriad of exhibitions, galleries, and festivals, Sydney is a great place to see a show amid the world famous landmarks of the beautiful Harbour City. So if you're planning a trip to Sydney during the summer, make sure you check out some of the other events happening around the city.

With world-class facilities located in Darling Harbour, and numerous high quality galleries, Sydney is the perfect place to see an exhibition. Whether you're interested in ancient cultures, cutting edge artistic showcases or the latest fashion trends, Sydney will have a showcase to suit you!

The Sydney region is a collection of smaller cities, each with their own distinct cultural events. A number of neighbourhoods closer to the city, such as the Inner West, the Lower North Shore, and Eastern Suburbs, have festivals and street fairs to celebrate their pocket of Sydney throughout the Spring and Summer months.

There is something typically 'Sydney' about celebrating the cuisine from around the world during the warmer months. With a series of nighttime markets and numerous special cultural events, Sydney becomes the foodie centre of Australia. As a multicultural city, Sydney has embraced the delicacies and the hearty meals of every culture to settle on our shores. During Spring and Summer, Sydney sings with the sounds of chefs and their staff as they clamour to feed hundred of hungry city dwellers.

Whether you're looking for amazing art exhibits, ancient cultural artefacts on display, or the best cuisine on offer, dive in and experience the best that Sydney has to offer!

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  1. A Hambledon Cottage Museum

    Thursday 4 August 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...

    04 Aug -14May
  2. Art and About Sydney

    Thursday 28 July to Tuesday 11 October 2016, City Centre

    This city shines in every season, and now Art and About Sydney allows you to celebrate each one with an ongoing program.

    After 13 years of a festival-style program that jam...

    28 Jul -11Oct
  3. Australian Bus and Coach Show

    Wednesday 5 October to Thursday 6 October 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    The Australian Bus and Coach Show 2016 being held at Sydney Showground in October gives exhibitors and visitors a state of the art facility where all buses and booths can be displayed in the one...

    05 Oct -06Oct
  4. Cake Decorators' Show

    Thursday 25 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Campbelltown

    Join the Cake Decorators' Guild of NSW Incorporated as they celebrate with workshops and displays to showcase all the talent and time that goes into these masterpieces.
    Displays - A major...

    25 Aug -28Aug
  5. Connections Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Thursday 28 July 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...

    28 Jul -26Feb
  6. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is Australia's only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers,...

    15 May -21May
  7. Sydney Writers Festival

    Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Walsh Bay

    The Sydney Writers' Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances.

    Join the Sydney Writers...

    22 May -28May
  8. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition

    Saturday 20 May to Sunday 21 May 2017, Inner Sydney

    Experience the Best of MBFWA in two days at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition.

    It's Fashion Week in fast forward.

    From designer runway moments, to Style...

    20 May -21May
  9. Sydney Harbour Icons with LEGO Bricks

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, City Centre

    Come and be inspired by the spectacle of Sydney Harbour's icons made in LEGO® bricks. Under the glow of LEGO fireworks, discover minifigs at the opera, on a cruise, having fun at Luna Park and...

    28 Jul -31Jul
  10. Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 30 October 2016, City Centre

    Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude is a compelling exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum from 5 May.
    The exhibition is a rare chance to discover the...

    28 Jul -30Oct
  11. Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 29 January 2017, Pyrmont

    Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan - Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer...

    28 Jul -29Jan
  12. Tying the Knot: Wedding Stories and Beyond

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 18 September 2016, Sydney South

    Explore personal wedding stories and discover a range of wedding facts. Find out about family traditions, war time weddings, same sex marriage, and much more. Delicate textiles and intricate...

    28 Jul -18Sep
  13. The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in his century

    Thursday 28 July 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...

    28 Jul -23Sep
  14. Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

    Saturday 27 May to Sunday 18 June 2017, Sydney Harbour

    Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's...

    27 May -18Jun
  15. Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 28 August 2016, Pyrmont

    ‘I’m a walking billboard. That’s my pleasure.’ Isabella Blow.
    Featuring looks from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan, Julien Macdonald and more, the private collection of...

    28 Jul -28Aug
  16. WAR – A Playground Perspective

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 14 August 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    WAR – A Playground Perspective is a FREE exhibition to be displayed for the first time at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.
    The exhibition will provide the opportunity for some of...

    28 Jul -14Aug
  17. Campbelltown Rotary Observatory Viewing Night

    Saturday 20 August to Saturday 10 September 2016, Campbelltown

    In conjunction with Dr Ragbir Bhathal and the Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at WSU guests and visitors are invited to enjoy a night at "The Domes". The multiple telescopes can show you numerous...

    20 Aug -10Sep
  18. Glenalvon House Open Days

    Monday 1 August to Monday 21 November 2016, Campbelltown

    History lovers will be able to catch a glimpse of everyday life in a bygone era when the beautiful Glenalvon House in the historic Macarthur region opens its doors to the public for free entry on...

    01 Aug -21Nov
  19. Nielsen Park bush regeneration group

    Tuesday 2 August 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...

    02 Aug -21Feb
  20. Macarthur Healthy Living Expo

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Campbelltown

    From health, fitness and wellbeing to local businesses and big name brands, a healthier you starts at the Macarthur Healthy Living Expo.
    The Expo, in it’s second year, will promote healthy...

    25 Sep
  21. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 16 October 2016, City Centre

    42,000 entries. 96 countries. 100 awe-inspiring images.
    Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are among the creatures captured on camera by this year’s finalists...

    28 Jul -16Oct
  22. Philas Stamp Auction

    Saturday 12 November 2016, Surry Hills

    The Philas Stamp Auctions, established in 1975 is the the oldest philatelic auction service in NSW for the benefit of stamp collectors, and the future of philately. Nett proceeds of our auctions...

    12 Nov
  23. Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    Thursday 28 July to Sunday 9 October 2016, City Centre

    The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
    Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who's who...

    28 Jul -09Oct
  24. Sydney International Boat Show

    Thursday 28 July to Monday 7 August 2017, Darling Harbour

    The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.
    It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors...

    28 Jul -07Aug
  25. HarbourSculpture

    Thursday 16 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Sydney West

    HarbourSculpture is a unique sculpture exhibition, held annually on Sydney Harbour.
    Spread across Clarkes Point Reserve Woolwich and through the Deckhouse function centre and surrounds,...

    16 Mar -02Apr
  26. National Tree Day

    Sunday 31 July 2016, City Centre

    National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton John. It has now grown into Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection...

    31 Jul
  27. Regional Living Expo

    Tuesday 2 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Research has found that people considering relocating to regional, coastal or Country NSW will not move 'cold turkey'. It takes time, research, discussing the options - and that's only if they know...

    02 Aug -07Aug
  28. Good Food and Wine Show

    Friday 5 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    The Good Food and Wine Show celebrates the best in food and beverage that Australia has to offer at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
    With hundreds of local and international...

    05 Aug -07Aug
  29. The Sydney Knife Show

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Parramatta

    The Sydney Knife Show is Australia's largest knife show, featuring a diverse array of knives, tools and supplies from manufacturers, knifemakers, collectors, dealers and associated industries all...

    06 Aug -07Aug
  30. Sacred Soul Vibrations Expo Campbelltown

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Campbelltown

    The winter Sacred Soul Vibrations Expo will take place over two amazing days at Western Suburbs Leagues Club in Leumeah!
    This is a wonderful venue and amazing location. The expo will...

    06 Aug -07Aug
  31. Dog Lovers Show

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Moore Park

    For The Love of Dogs, the award winning Sydney Dog Lovers Show returns to the Royal Hall of Industries with more canines under one roof than ever before!
    The Sydney Dog Lovers Show is...

    06 Aug -07Aug
  32. Sydney Crystal Show

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Inner Sydney

    The Sydney Crystal Show is Australia's Premier Mineral, Crystal and Fossil Show.

    The leading merchants from around Australia gather for two full days of incredible natural wonders,...

    06 Aug -07Aug

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