Events: Festivals & 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. Celebrate Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour

    Monday 8 February 2016, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Chinese New Year celebrations will take centre stage at Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship, where an exciting two-week festival...

    http://www.darlingharbour.com

    08 Feb
  2. Chinese New Year at Sydney Fish Market

    Monday 8 February 2016, Pyrmont

    Sydney Fish Market is hosting a lion dance on February 8 to welcome in the Year of the Monkey in traditional fashion, and will inject a little "monkey" business of their own, handing out...

    http://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au

    08 Feb
    Free
  3. Pulse of the Desert - Documentary Screening

    Thursday 11 February 2016, City Centre

    Join Alliance Française de Sydney for the screening of Pulse of the Desert, a documentary by Maxime Lebigre and Jeremie Siguan about music's place in contemporary indigenous Australia.In...

    http://www.afsydney.com.au/

    11 Feb
  4. Lunar New Year

    Saturday 13 February to Saturday 20 February 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Eastwood will be abuzz with excitement as The Year of the Monkey celebrations get into full swing.Everyone is invited to join in the party...

    http://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Events/Ryde-Lunar-New-Year-Celebrations

    13 Feb -20Feb
  5. Meatstock Festival

    Saturday 13 February to Sunday 14 February 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Meat lovers will have plenty to sink their teeth into next Valentine's day with the inaugural Meatstock Festival held at the Sydney Showgrounds. The two-day meat filled extravaganza will...

    http://www.meatstock.com.au

    13 Feb -14Feb
  6. Sydney Hills Lunar Festival

    Saturday 13 February 2016, Surrounds

    The Sydney Hills Lunar Festival is back! This vibrant celebration of the Lunar New Year is a free community event and is jam packed with fun and exciting activities for the whole family. The Lunar...

    http://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Upcoming-Events-Activities/Sydney-Hills-Lunar-Festival

    13 Feb
  7. Tropfest Australia

    Sunday 14 February 2016, Moore Park

    Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, is a free, outdoor event.Set in Sydney's beautiful Centennial Park, a summer calendar would be naked without it! The atmosphere is...

    http://www.tropfest.com/au/attend/sydney/

    14 Feb
  8. Valentines Day at GPO Grand

    Sunday 14 February 2016, City Centre

    Choose from one of GPO Grand's six award winning restaurants to spoil your special someone for a night to remember this Valentine's Day. Each of the six restaurants are offering their own...

    http://www.gpogrand.com

    14 Feb

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