What’s on

Home to exciting world-class events and festivals, there’s always something happening in Sydney. Sydney Harbour's iconic New Year’s Eve Fireworks kick off the year’s calendar in spectacular fashion, and then in January, it's on to the Sydney Festival, with its cutting-edge program of arts and performance extending out to ParramattaLunar New Year is celebrated in February, as is Manly’s Australian Open of Surfing, and the spectacular Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras kicks off in March. From February to March you can also see films on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach at the Open Air Cinema, and May sees the arrival of Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas that takes over the city.

In June, Bondi Beach plays host to an ice skating rink as part of the Winter Magic festivities. October is Good Food Month, which means it's time for the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. And don’t miss Sculpture by the Sea in October and November, where you can follow the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk and see the world's largest annual free outdoor sculpture exhibition.

  • Bluesfest Byron Bay

    North Coast NSW

    North Coast NSW plays host to some of the leading events and festivals in Australia. In March, head to Byron Bay for Bluesfest, Australia's premier blues and roots festival. Come July it’s time for one of the Byron Bay region’s hottest festivals, Splendour in the Grass. With a stellar lineup, this three-day festival draws crowds of more than 30,000 music lovers.

  • Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month

    Regional NSW

    Head to the Hunter Valley in June for Wine and Food Month, one of the region’s biggest events. Here you can taste wines from over 150 different wineries in NSW’s oldest wine growing region. September is the ideal time to head to the Southern Highlands, with the hills are awash with colour as tulip season starts up.

  • Deni Ute Muster

    Rural NSW

    In October, head to rural Deniliquin for the true blue Aussie Deni Ute Muster, a two-day festival of cars, music and all things country. Be sure to visit Young, NSW’s cherry capital for the annual National Cherry Festival. Held every December, it has live music, the Young and Region Farmers Market, a cherry pip spitting competition and the cherry pie eating championships.

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