Unmissable events in Sydney this August

21 July 2016

There are plenty of great events taking place in Sydney this August; spectacular musicals, exciting sporting matches, and races that will have you on the edge of your seat. Here are six events for you to check out in Sydney this August:

Aladdin, Capitol Theatre, 3 August – 23 October

Aladdin, Capitol Theatre

Aladdin, Capitol Theatre

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year, with the acclaimed Disney film coming to life on stage in a jubilant Broadway show. Based on the award-winning 1992 animated film, it features many of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice’s much-loved classic songs, as well as several songs which were not included in the film and new material written only for the stage show. With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects, including a ‘real’ magic carpet, you won’t want to miss this fabulous, decadent production of Disney’s Aladdin.

City2Surf, Sydney, 14 August

City2Surf, Sydney

City2Surf, Sydney

Sydney’s annual City2Surf race covers 14km from the heart of the city along the harbour and on to Bondi Beach. A “fun run” as well as a race, it attracts competitive runners of all ages, all abilities and from all over Australia, as well as community participants who can choose to run or to walk. The 2016 course begins in Hyde Park, passing through the beautiful Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and on to the world famous Bondi Beach. Last year, participants raised more than $4 million, with competitors donating to a charity of their choice.

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint, Sydney Motorsport Park, 28 August

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint, Sydney Motorsport Park

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint, Sydney Motorsport Park

The Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint is a great event for motorsport enthusiasts or a family weekend adventure. Part of the Supercars Championship, the Sydney Super Sprint is a three-day event that will have you on the edge of your seat. Fans have free Trackside entry on Friday to watch all the Support Category racing action, kids 12 and under will receive free trackside admission with a paying adult and all Saturday and Sunday ticketing includes entry into the Virgin Australia Supercars Paddock.

My Fair Lady, Sydney Opera House, 30 August – 5 November

My Fair Lady, Sydney Opera House

My Fair Lady, Sydney Opera House

Under the direction of Dame Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady come to Sydney in a grand and glorious musical production. Now in its 60th anniversary year, the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins come to life for a new generation of musical theatre audiences at the Sydney Opera House. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time. Don’t miss this seminal musical event.

College Football Sydney Cup, Sydney Olympic Park, 27 August

College Football Sydney Cup, Sydney Olympic Park

College Football Sydney Cup, Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney hosts the opening round of the 2016 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) American college football match at Sydney Olympic Park this August. The match will see the University of California Golden Bears take on the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, bringing their fans, cheerleaders and mascots along with them. The University of California Golden Bears have won fourteen conference and five NCAA national titles in their history, and The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are four time Conference Champions, proudly performing their “Tika Tonu” haka before each match. The match gives Aussie fans the opportunity to be part of a unique experience, complete with a tailgate party, where fans gather in the car park before the game to eat, drink and socialise with fellow fans.

Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium, 20 August

Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium

Bledisloe Cup, ANZ Stadium

The Qantas Wallabies face off against the All Blacks to try to win back the Bledisloe Cup in the ultimate trans-Tasman battle on August 20. In the lead-up to the Bledisloe Cup, Sydney will host a week-long festival of rugby including a long lunch, golf day and the Australian Turf Club event at Royal Randwick. There’s also the opportunity to meet your favourite Qantas Wallabies player. And it’s so easy to get to the cup – all tickets to Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium include entry and return travel on Sydney Train services, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses and regular Sydney Buses (STA) services.

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