Love every second - Sydney in Summer

Sydney shines in summer, with exciting world-class events, award-winning restaurants and fabulous markets springing from sparkling blue Sydney Harbour to the famous beaches of Bondi and Manly. Explore Sydney and you’ll also discover breathtaking coastal walkssecret hidden beaches and World Heritage-listed national parks.

Much-loved musicals grace the stages of Sydney’s theatres this summer, such as Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Purchase a pass to the International Art Series at The Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, where you will see leading Australian and international artists.

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Sydney’s incredible event calendar thrives through summer. Highlights include the world-famous Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks, an unforgettable experience, Sydney FestivalChinese New Year festivities, including dragon boat races and lion dances, and The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival, a colourful celebration of LGBTQI pride.


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  1. Gardening with Peter Rabbit

    Tuesday 10 July 2018 to Tuesday 17 July 2018 , Alexandria And Rosebery

    This July school holidays, mini-environmental warriors will be encouraged to participate in The Ground’s ‘Weekdays in the Gardens’ school holiday workshops, thanks to the home entertainment release of Peter Rabbit. For two days only, kids…

    10 Jul - 17 Jul
  2. Way Out West Children's Festival

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Saturday 21 July 2018 , Sydney West

    Head out west for the Casula Powerhouse’s annual Way Out West or WOW Festival for a pumping program of creativity for children (up-to 12 years-old), and their adult friends. Children and their adult friends can engage three ways with thi…

    18 Jul - 21 Jul
  3. Kokedama Class

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Thursday 31 March 2022 , Redfern And Waterloo

    Join them in this fun class and learn the art of making unique Japanese inspired Kokedama moss balls. Kokedama has been around for centuries. They're petite plants, living off a ball of special soil and moss, bound by string. You can hang …

    18 Jul - 31 Mar
  4. Measured Response Exhibition

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Saturday 28 July 2018 , Darlinghurst

    Measured Response brings together contemporary Aboriginal perspectives that engage with bodily and spiritual practices of art-making and often use themselves as a point of reference for measurement and creation; a weaver uses an arm’s reac…

    18 Jul - 28 Jul
  5. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715–2015

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Explore the history of men's fashionable dress from the 18th century to the present, celebrate a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear, and re-examine the all-too-frequent association of fashion with femininity. Featuring …

    18 Jul - 14 Oct
  6. Kids Glamping Accommodation Special

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Saturday 22 June 2019 , Manly

    Bring the whole family to Q Station for a special treat! The Kids Glamping adventure is ideal for school holidays or a weekend getaway. The kids will love hanging out in their indoor tepee with unlimited movies, board games and popcorn whi…

    18 Jul - 22 Jun
  7. Learn Japanese calligraphy

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Thursday 01 October 2020 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Rejuvenate while improving your focus with Ren, a master in Shodo calligraphy. Ren’s work has been recognised by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, gaining the esteemed title of national property of Japan for his work ‘Furusato’ which now lives…

    18 Jul - 01 Oct
  8. Creative bookbinding class

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Thursday 26 May 2022 ,

    Learn to make your own books - leather bound, Venetian journals, both simple and intricate designs. Lots of fun and perfect for beginners, with all materials supplied. You'll be guided by an expert, with lots of detailed demonstrations and…

    18 Jul - 26 May
  9. Gapu-Monuk Saltwater

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Wednesday 17 October 2018 , Darling Harbour

    The exhibition Gapu-Monuk Saltwater Journey to Sea Country, will be an acknowledgement of the significant and stunning story of the Yolŋu people of northeast Arnhem Land and their fight for recognition of Indigenous Sea Rights. It is a d…

    18 Jul - 17 Oct
  10. Fun Japanese Flower Arranging Class

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Saturday 30 April 2022 ,

    Learn about the 'Ikebana', the Japanese classic art of flower arranging, from local expert Setsuko Yanagisawa, who has over 13 years of experience as a florist, and who has received outstanding reviews from her students. Setsuko will patie…

    18 Jul - 30 Apr
  11. Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison

    Wednesday 18 July 2018 to Saturday 21 July 2018 , Inner Sydney

    What would you choose to remember? What would you choose to forget? If you could rebuild the past and bring a loved one back to some kind of life, would you do it? In the not too distant future a service has been introduced to resurrect lov…

    18 Jul - 21 Jul