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.

Ocean Pool in Sydney

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.


  1. Midsummer - Open Mic

    Thursday 14 December 2017 to Thursday 13 December 2018 ,

    Midsummer is a monthly exchange of Music, Poetry and Ideas held on the second Thursday of every month from 5pm at Lost in Books. If you would like to perform, please contact them on the email provided.…

    14 Dec - 13 Dec
  2. Fisher's Ghost Art Award

    Friday 02 November 2018 to Thursday 13 December 2018 , Campbelltown

    The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher. The Open section of the Art…

    02 Nov - 13 Dec
  3. The Black Sorrows

    Wednesday 12 December 2018 to Thursday 13 December 2018 , Marrickville

    The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid…

    12 Dec - 13 Dec
  4. Jam Junction Vol 13

    Thursday 13 December 2018 , Newtown

    Blue Fig Bar in Newtown presents Jam Junction Vol 13. You will find Julienne Jessop there playing live. Come down and share the love for independent and original musicians and performers. Julianne Jessop is a Sydney singer/songwriter…

    13 Dec
  5. Let's Get Weird

    Thursday 13 December 2018 , Surry Hills

    Save the date. Let's Get Weird are treating you a Good Ol' Fashioned Christmas Party! They're decking the halls and sleighing with the Christmas spirits, they even heard that Naughty Santa might be making an appearance. You can expect…

    13 Dec
  6. Breakfast with the Birds

    Thursday 13 December 2018 , City Centre

    Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden is home to over 20 species of birds? Join the Volunteer Guides for a magical morning bird watching in the heart of Sydney and learn about the beautiful birds that inhabit the Garden. Species may…

    13 Dec
  7. Christmas Fare

    Thursday 13 December 2018 , City Centre

    For one evening only, Sydney Living Museums will host its Christmas Fare at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Step through the gates for an evening of festive shopping and entertainment with a star-studded line-up of 40+ stalls featuring…

    13 Dec
  8. Xmas Group Exhibition

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Saturday 22 December 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Opening and celebratory drinks will be on 5 December, 6pm –8pm. Come along and share their end of year celebrations and grab a holiday discount off all purchases made at the opening! New work by gallery artists including Inari Kiuru,…

    14 Dec - 22 Dec
  9. Designing Bright Futures

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Wednesday 23 January 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Spanning jewellery, textiles, graphics, object, interactive and spatial design these new designers consider social and environmental impacts and speak to their vision of what it means to be a designer today. An exhibition celebrating…

    14 Dec - 23 Jan
  10. Whales | Tohorā

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Come eye-to-eye with the world’s largest animals. Dive into the immersive Whales | Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life at the Australian Museum. Presenting the latest cetacean research from the…

    14 Dec - 28 Apr
  11. The ANZAC Legacy in NSW: Then and Now

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019 , City Centre

    2018 marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice and in honour of all who fought and served in the First World War, the Parliament of New South Wales is proud to present their summer public exhibition The Anzac Legacy in NSW: Then…

    14 Dec - 31 Jan
  12. The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Darlinghurst

    A person’s memories are comprised of recollections of their own experiences, and those that they have inherited through photographs, home videos and family storytelling. First-hand memories of traumatic experiences are passed down not…

    14 Dec - 28 Feb
  13. Sense of Place by Jessica Watts

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Sunday 16 December 2018 ,

    Sought-after Sydney artist, Jessica Watts, presents her latest solo exhibition, ‘Sense of Place’, where she will display paintings and sculptures that explore a feminine ecosystem. Ms Watts takes gender clichés and re-appropriates them…

    14 Dec - 16 Dec
  14. Twilight Racing on Sydney Harbour

    Friday 14 December 2018 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 , Double Bay

    Come twilight racing with Pilgrim Sailing on Sydney Harbour! During the summer months, Pilgrim races twice a week in the twilight yacht races on Wednesdays and Fridays around Sydney Harbour where up to 100 other boats can be competing! …

    14 Dec - 13 Mar