Sydney Festivals and Celebrations

Sydney Festivals

Looking for things to do in and around Sydney? Check out the city's jam-packed Sydney events calendar. You'll find music festivals, growers' markets, science shows and a whole lot more held throughout the year.

New Year's in Sydney unfolds in style, whether you're on Bondi Beach or a party boat on the harbour. Come January, the Sydney Festival takes over the city in a three-week celebration of music, theatre, dance and art. And the fun continues for film fans with Flickerfest in January and Tropfest in February.

Sydney comes alive in the cooler months, too. In Autumn, Vivid Sydney lights up the harbour with interactive light shows, breathtaking projections and more, while Bondi Winter Magic easily lures locals off the couch with its pop-up outdoor ice rinks, food stalls, workshops and more.

If you're looking for a festival for the whole family, you'll find pop culture conventions and science shows to check out. There are also contemporary arts festivals for the kids - and the Australian International Music Festival, a popular educational event for school and community music groups in June and July.

Growers markets run throughout the year in Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Fox Studios and Carriageworks in the inner west - and you'll find multicultural food festivals too. The International Food Safari is held in June and July, and Crave Sydney International Food Festival in October serves up a whole month of food events, cooking classes, picnics, and of course, the iconic Night Noodle Markets.

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  1. Sydney Festival

    Saturday 21 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, City Centre

    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and...

    21 Jan -29Jan
  2. Ben and Jerrys Openair Cinemas Bondi

    Saturday 21 January to Sunday 26 February 2017, Bondi

    Capture the spirit of summer with Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinemas' annual season of live music and feature films at Bondi - on the lawn of life, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.The Bondi festival...

    21 Jan -26Feb
  3. Summer Jazz

    Saturday 21 January to Saturday 25 February 2017, Chippendale

    SIMA presents Summer Jazz, a showcase of the outstanding and imaginative work presented by Australian jazz musicians. Any Saturday you choose, you can enjoy an exceptional evening of music, infused with the spirit of...

    21 Jan -25Feb
  4. 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
  5. Mazda Opera in the Domain

    Saturday 21 January 2017, City Centre

    It's a tradition: every year, thousands of Sydneysiders head to the Domain with picnics packed and friends in tow.Hear Australia's brightest stars, under the stars, sing opera's most famous arias with the...

    21 Jan
  6. Something to Crow About

    Tuesday 24 January to Sunday 19 February 2017,

    Roosters, chooks, galahs and parrots, oranges and lemons, mangos, butterflies and beans – a multicultural melting pot at Something to Crow About, an exhibition of Australian handcraft featuring ceramics, jewellery,...

    24 Jan -19Feb
  7. Ferrython

    Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    Sydney Harbour turns spectacular with Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events. See the beloved ferries in this hugely popular Australia Day tradition, as they venture from Circular Quay to...

    26 Jan
  8. Wugulora Indigenous Morning Ceremony

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Barangaroo

    Begin your Australia Day by celebrating the world’s oldest surviving culture. Watch a special performance by Indigenous dancers and singers at Barangaroo.Listen and sing along with the choral performance of...

    26 Jan
  9. Australia Day Sydney

    Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. The date commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain, reflecting the nation's diversity and...

    26 Jan
  10. Australia Day at The Farm

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Hawkesbury

    Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at The Hills Shire’s massive all-day Australia Day party which will include show-stopping performances from your favourite Aussie artists, rides, free kids activities,...

    26 Jan
  11. Australia Day Big Breakfast

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2017, Northern Beaches

    Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day. The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on...

    Jan 2017
  12. Yabun Festival

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Glebe

    Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures held on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney, Australia.The Yabun Stage is a showcase of some of the...

    26 Jan
  13. Australia Day Cruises

    Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action...

    26 Jan
  14. Barbecue by the Bridge

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Sydney North

    Barbecue by the Bridge will celebrate Australia’s diversity through the grand tradition of the Aussie Barbecue. A range of food vendors will be serving up a selection of barbecued cuisines from around the world...

    26 Jan
  15. Darling Harbour Australia Day

    Thursday 26 January 2017, City Centre

    Every year on 26 January, Darling Harbour hosts the nation's biggest harbourside party, when FREE Australia Day festivities see Aussies of all backgrounds celebrate together at one of Sydney's most lively and iconic...

    26 Jan
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Sydney Chinese New Year Lunar Feasts

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017, City Centre

    A wide array of Sydney's restaurants are celebrating the year of the monkey with special set menus especially for Chinese New Year. You can try some tantalising dishes from a host of southeast Asian restaurants with...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  20. Westpac Lunar Lantern Hub

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017,

    Step into another world beneath a ceiling of glowing lanterns as Martin Place is transformed into the Westpac Lunar Lantern Hub.Enjoy a lineup of DJs, including Tikki Tembo, Beth Yen, Sasha Moon and CMAN...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  21. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lunar Lanterns

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017, City Centre

    A modern twist on the traditional lantern parade, this year Sydney welcomes 12 huge zodiac lanterns, contemporary sculptural works that will adorn the city. Take a walk around the city and marvel at these mesmerising...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  22. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lion Dances

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017, Chinatown And Haymarket

    With plenty of drumming, flamboyance and skill, the Chinese Lion Dance teams bring Lunar New Year to Sydney’s Chinatown.An integral part of City of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival, the Lion Dance is a...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  23. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017, Chinatown And Haymarket

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. This vibrant arts Festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  24. Ayam™ Zodiac Roulette

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017, City Centre

    Putting a new spin on an old tradition, Ayam™ is encouraging Sydneysiders to celebrate Chinese New Year by heading down to its Zodiac Roulette event. Step inside the Ayam™ Tuk Tuk and play Zodiac Roulette,...

    27 Jan -12Feb
  25. The Pentatonic Rooster

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017,

    Its body is a gong, its head is a cymbal, its wattle a bell, its beak and leg are flutes, its feet are piccolos and panpipes form its comb. These roosters symbolize the continuity of Chinese tradition in the spiritual...

    27 Jan -12Feb

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