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. Embrace Life Festival: Penrith

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Penrith

    Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration.Their vision is to contribute to a better planet, where people live according to their purpose, being their authentic...

    31 Jul

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  2. The Guns of Fort Petticoat - Vintage Film Day

    Sunday 31 July 2016, Surrounds

    The Guns of Fort Petticoat will be July's free vintage film, and is a classic Western featuring Audie Murphy and Kathryn Grant. Filmed in 1957, it portrays a Civil War soldier's decision to...

    31 Jul

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    Free
  3. Oyster Festival

    Monday 1 August to Wednesday 31 August 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Everyone's favourite Oyster Festival returns this year, with internationally awarded Executive Chef Sean Connolly hosting a line-up of...

    01 Aug -31Aug

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  4. Sydney Crystal Show

    Saturday 6 August to Sunday 4 December 2016, Surrounds

    The Sydney Crystal Show is Australia's Premier Mineral, Crystal and Fossil Show. The leading merchants from around Australia gather for two full days of incredible natural wonders, unique gifts...

    06 Aug -04Dec

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  5. Korean Film Festival in Australia

    Friday 12 August to Saturday 20 August 2016, City Centre

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Some like it spicy!Love Korean movies, culture and food? Don't miss the KOFFIA Korean Film Festival. The festival will showcase the very best...

    12 Aug -20Aug

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  6. Arab Film Festival

    Saturday 13 August to Tuesday 16 August 2016, Parramatta

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Freedom fighters, football and female artists headline Arab Film Festival!The Arab Film Festival Australia is back in action in 2015, showcasing...

    13 Aug -16Aug

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  7. Ferragosto

    Tuesday 16 August 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Sydney's favourite Italian festival, run by the City of Canada Bay is back this year for its eighteenth year.There is plenty to do for the...

    16 Aug

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    Free
  8. The Great Fete

    Tuesday 16 August 2016, Hawkesbury

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    Don't miss North West Sydney's biggest annual fete, and one of Sydney's largest school fetes attracting over 6,000 people a year. A...

    16 Aug

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    Free

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