Marvellous May Events in Sydney

27 April 2017

Get out and get inspired as a variety of cultural events hit the harbour city this month. Here are some of the biggest events coming to Sydney in May.

Vivid Sydney – Light, Music and Ideas, Sydney, 26 May – 17 June

Opera House, Vivid Sydney

Opera House, Vivid Sydney

Sydney comes alive in May and June as Vivid Sydney, the award-winning festival of light, music and ideas, returns to the NSW capital. Over three action-packed weeks, Vivid will see the city’s landmarks splashed with colourful light projections, international music acts taking to the stage, and the world’s most creative minds coming together to celebrate innovation, creativity and community.

Sydney Writers’ Festival, Walsh Bay, 22 – 28 May

Sydney Writers’ Festival, Walsh Bay

Sydney Writers’ Festival, Walsh Bay

Join writers from around the world at the annual Sydney Writers’ Festival. This festival will host over 300 events in a number of venues across Sydney, from Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains. The program of events will include inspirational talks and panel discussions from leading authors, screenwriters and journalists, as well as daring performances and thought-provoking workshops.

MindBodySpirit Festival, Pyrmont, 25 – 28 May

MindBodySpirit Festival, Pyrmont

MindBodySpirit Festival, Pyrmont

The largest festival of its kind, MindBodySpirit Festival will be held at the ICC Sydney, near Darling Harbour. This biannual festival celebrates the best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance. The schedule of over 200 events includes inspirational seminars, performances, meditation classes, and a chance to sample a wide range of established and lesser-known health foods.

Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival, Pyrmont, 13 – 22 May

Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival, Pyrmont

Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival, Pyrmont

This May, the Pyrmont Wine, Food and Art Festival returns to celebrate the best of the Mudgee Region in a picturesque Pyrmont location. The festival program will include a series of exclusive degustations at premier dining establishments in Pyrmont and Ultimo, as well as photography exhibits and other captivating art displays. From 20 – 21 May, head to Pirrama Park to enjoy a weekend of free live music, local artists, and more than 100 specialty food and wine stalls.

A Little Lunch Music: Goldner String Quartet, Sydney, 4 May

A Little Lunch Music: Goldner String Quartet, Sydney

A Little Lunch Music: Goldner String Quartet, Sydney

Join the Goldner String Quartet at City Recital Hall to add a touch of class to your lunch break. Curated by artistic director Kathryn Selby, A Little Lunch Music is the second instalment in a five-part series of lunchtime concerts taking place throughout the year. Relax and enjoy one hour of beautiful music from some of the world’s greatest classical composers, as well as a few contemporary maestros. Purchase a ticket now to secure your seat at A Little Lunch Music this May.

Buddha’s Birthday Multicultural Festival, Sydney, 6 – 7 May

Buddha’s Birthday Multicultural Festival, Sydney

Buddha’s Birthday Multicultural Festival, Sydney

This year, Buddha’s birthday celebrations will take place across a two-day festival in Tumbalong Park. Organised by Nan Tien Temple and Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Sydney, the event will include an International Vegetarian Food Fair, as well as music and dance performances from India, Japan, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and a number of other countries. With so much going in, this promises to be a birthday celebration like no other!

There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this May!