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  1. Zoo Brew Festival

    Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July 2017, Mosman

    Zoo Brew Festival is coming to Sydney for the first time! The world-class beer experience will take place at Taronga Centre in July.This festival features a variety of loved craft brews for you to taste...

    21 Jul -23Jul
  2. Christmas in July Lunch Cruises

    Saturday 22 July to Sunday 30 July 2017, City Centre

    Australians love celebrating Christmas in Summer with blue skies, beaches, and summer fun. When winter comes around it's their turn to break out the roast turkey and ham, mince pies and rich plum pudding, and what...

    22 Jul -30Jul
  3. Scandinavian Film Festival

    Tuesday 11 July to Wednesday 2 August 2017, Leichhardt

    Opens in July with the hilarious Finnish gem the Other Side of Hope followed by an after- party featuring drinks, Nordic bites and live music!The region of Scandinavia - culturally comprised of Norway,...

    11 Jul -02Aug
  4. Xmas in July Lunch Cruise

    Saturday 22 July 2017, Darling Harbour

    Forget about the cold this winter and join them for a Xmas in July Lunch Cruise - the perfect way to celebrate on Sydney Harbour!Aboard this three hour cruise, you will enjoy the beautiful sights of Sydney...

    22 Jul
  5. Bondi Eye

    Thursday 29 June to Sunday 23 July 2017, Bondi

    Don't miss riding the highest ferris wheel in Australia - The Bondi Eye! At over 32 metres high, from your fully enclosed rotating gondola, you will have an awe inspiring spectacular 360 degree view of Bondi Beach!...

    29 Jun -23Jul
  6. Video Junkee

    Friday 28 July to Saturday 29 July 2017, Redfern And Waterloo

    Video Junkee 2017 a festival for creators and lovers of video is coming to Sydney this July. Get a glimpse of what has, and will dominate Australian screens in 2017 and beyond with ideas, screenings, awards and more...

    28 Jul -29Jul
  7. Christmas in July at Café Mix

    Friday 28 July to Saturday 29 July 2017, The Rocks

    They invite you to indulge in a little winter magic with a sumptuous yuletide feast at Café Mix. Celebrate Christmas in July with all your festive favourites including Whole Roasted Turkey, Suckling Pig and Roast Beef...

    28 Jul -29Jul
  8. Bankstown Bites Food Festival

    Saturday 29 July 2017, Sydney West

    Living up to its reputation as one of Sydney's best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites attracts over 10,000 people each year.Foodies from all over the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond come...

    29 Jul
  9. Sydney Duathlon

    Sunday 30 July 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    They say triathletes can’t swim, but who needs to swim when there is Duathlon! The event features three distances, the Enticer (2.5 kilometre run/10 kilometre ride/ one kilometre run) for those looking to...

    30 Jul
  10. Bondi Winter Magic

    Friday 30 June to Monday 31 July 2017, Bondi

    Bondi Winter Magic sparkles at new heights in 2017!There’s ice skating, art and entertainment, and for the first time, the Bondi Eye, giving visitors a birds eye view of Bondi Beach from Australia’s highest...

    30 Jun -31Jul
  11. Northside Produce Markets

    Saturday 4 February to Saturday 16 December 2017, Sydney North

    The award winning Northside Produce Market is happening the first and the third Saturday each month.With produce from the growers, artisan food producers with their delights as well as plenty of ready to eat...

    04 Feb -16Dec
  12. Korean Film Festival in Australia

    Thursday 17 August to Saturday 26 August 2017, City Centre

    Love Korean movies, culture and food? Don't miss the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA). The festival will showcase the very best of Hallyuwood, the vibrant cinema emerging from South Korea....

    17 Aug -26Aug
  13. Ferragosto

    Sunday 20 August 2017, Inner Sydney

    Sydney's favourite Italian food and culture festival, run by the City of Canada Bay, is back at Five Dock this year.There is something on offer for the whole famiglia, with over 170 market stalls, live...

    20 Aug
  14. Sydney Tea Festival

    Sunday 20 August 2017, Redfern And Waterloo

    If you love tea, don't miss this event! Spend the day wandering around a tea market that features specialty and artisan tea stalls. Discover teas and tisanes from all over the world. Pick up some handmade tea-ware and...

    20 Aug
  15. Sydney Guitar Festival

    Wednesday 23 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, City Centre

    The inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival is set to celebrate the rich world of guitar music and culture, both local and international. Consisting of performances, masterclasses, and workshops from world-leading musicians,...

    23 Aug -27Aug
  16. Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

    Saturday 26 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Bondi

    Books are just the beginning!The annual Sydney Jewish Writers Festival is a unique, meaningful opportunity for people to engage with the wealth and diversity of contemporary Jewish writing and to celebrate...

    26 Aug -27Aug
  17. Riverfest

    Saturday 26 August 2017, Campbelltown

    With a unique focus on environmental sustainability and the celebration of cultural differences, Riverfest is a melting pot of ideas, creativity and fun!The event, held each year on the last Saturday of...

    26 Aug
  18. Sydney Fringe Festival

    Friday 1 September to Saturday 30 September 2017, City Centre

    The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. Spread across five cultural villages, the Sydney Fringe presents over 300 productions in over 50 venues every September, celebrating local...

    01 Sep -30Sep
  19. Father's Day Cruises

    Sunday 3 September 2017, City Centre

    The first Sunday of Spring is Father’s Day in Australia. It’s a special day to show appreciation for the fathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law, foster fathers and father figures in your life.The Father's Day...

    03 Sep
  20. Parklands Food Fest

    Saturday 9 September 2017, Sydney West

    Western Sydney Parklands will again serve a star-studded line up of celebrity chefs, growers producers and personalities at the free 2017 Parklands Food Fest held at Lizard Log Amphitheatre.The festival will...

    09 Sep
  21. Sydney Colorfest

    Sunday 10 September 2017, Sydney Olympic Park

    Come and Enjoy a Fun Filled Day. One Massive Festival with Non Stop Music and Dance.This is one of kind Colour festival that will fuze all the elements of EDM, Commercial with touch of RNB Music, Pop, House. Live...

    10 Sep
  22. Festival of the Winds

    Sunday 10 September 2017, Bondi

    Australia's largest kite flying festival, Festival of the Winds, is on again at Bondi Beach. The skies will be full of kites of all sizes and shapes flown by professional local and international kite flyers, whilst...

    10 Sep
  23. Sydney Underground Film Festival

    Thursday 14 September to Sunday 17 September 2017, Marrickville

    The purveyors of provocation! The Sydney Underground Film Festival returns this September.Programming a wild and diverse range of indie, experimental, unique, artistic, boundary-pushing, and mind-bending...

    14 Sep -17Sep

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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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