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. Fantastic Planet, Sydney SciFi and Fantasy Film Festival

    Saturday 26 November to Tuesday 6 December 2016, Newtown

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Fantastic Planet is the country's premier science fiction and fantasy film festival. The sixth edition of the festival will be taking place...

    26 Nov -06Dec

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  2. Rockdale Around the Christmas Tree

    Sunday 27 November 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Rockdale Around the Christmas Tree is a free family-friendly Christmas event held at King Street Place, Rockdale (the heart of Rockdale). A fun...

    27 Nov

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  3. Santa Fest

    Sunday 27 November to Saturday 24 December 2016, Darling Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Christmas cheer for the month before Christmas. Darling Harbour Santa Fest 2015 presents a mainly free program of festivities.Debuting a...

    27 Nov -24Dec

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  4. Creative Corner Festival

    Monday 28 November 2016, Paddington

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Welcome to the first edition of the Creative Corner Festival, that will celebrate the Arts Precinct of Paddington on the last Saturday in...

    28 Nov
    Free
  5. The Makers Nest Design Market

    Monday 28 November 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Makers Nest is Sydney's freshest locally made design market. They're proud to present a carefully selected group of local and...

    28 Nov

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    Free
  6. Embrace Life: Northern Beaches

    Tuesday 29 November 2016, Manly

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration.Their vision is to contribute to a better planet, where people...

    29 Nov

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  7. Electronic Music Conference (EMC)

    Thursday 1 December to Friday 2 December 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Founded in 2012, Sydney's annual Electronic Music Conference (EMC) is Asia-Pacific's premier dance music industry event.Each year...

    01 Dec -02Dec

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  8. Narrabeen Lakes Festival

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 4 December 2016, Northern Beaches

    2016 sees the celebration of the 23rd Narrabeen Lakes Festival at Berry Reserve, on the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon.The Narrabeen Lakes Festival is a vibrant festival with something for everyone:...

    03 Dec -04Dec
    Free

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