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. St Albans Writers Festival

    Thursday 22 September to Saturday 24 September 2016, Hawkesbury

    St Albans Writers Festival is a new Australian literary festival celebrating writers, books and writing of all styles, genres and forms, based in the small and picturesque village of St Albans. The...

    http://www.stalbanswritersfestival.com.au

    22 Sep -24Sep
  2. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney

    Saturday 24 September to Monday 26 September 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Experience the best Australian designers on the runway, and enjoy backstage access, beauty workshops and luxe goodie bags.After the show, get...

    http://mbffsydney.com.au/

    24 Sep -26Sep
  3. Blessing of the Fleet at Sydney Fish Market

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Pyrmont

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Sydney Fish Market will be hosting a day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the Blessing of the Fleet. The ceremony continues the...

    http://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au

    27 Sep
    Free
  4. Malaysia Fest

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Darling Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Malaysia Fest seeks to promote and raise awareness about Malaysia's cultural diversity to the Australian Community, through their amazing...

    http://www.malaysiafest.com.au

    27 Sep
    Free
  5. Northside Polo Spectacular 2015

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    An exciting inaugural event featuring three fast paced polo games and a six bar show jumping competition. The day will also host trade stalls, a...

    http://www.northsidepolospectacular.com

    27 Sep
  6. September School Holidays Cultural Island Immersion Experience

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Sydney Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    These School Holidays, cruise Sydney harbour to Clark island for an unforgettable experience of traditional Aboriginal art, culture, ceremonies,...

    http://tribalwarrior.org/

    27 Sep
  7. Writers in the Park - Centennial Park

    Tuesday 27 September 2016, Moore Park

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Writers in the Park - Centennial Park, Australia's peoples park, is the inaugural literary festival with authors, illustrators, children'...

    http://www.writersinthepark.com

    27 Sep
    Free
  8. Good Food Month

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 31 October 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Australia's largest food festival, The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi invites food lovers in Sydney and regional New...

    http://www.goodfoodmonth.com

    01 Oct -31Oct

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