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. The Flamingo Cocktail Evening

    Thursday 22 February 2018 , Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    Celebrities get behind cocktail evening to fundraise for cancer research and clinical trials. Party for a cause – join influential guests and celebrities for an evening packed with entertainment at Flamingo Lounge on Thursday 22 February. …

    22 Feb
  2. Piece by Piece every Friday at El Topo's Basement

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 01 February 2019 ,

    Piece by Piece every Friday at El Topo's Basement is Bondi's new house and techno event. Lock out laws apply. No entry after 1.30am. Dress code: No singlets or thongs allowed. ID scanners operating. Must bring valid photo ID. Entry can …

    23 Feb - 01 Feb
  3. Kirsten Jackson: Love in the Moment

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Monday 05 March 2018 ,

    From bright blues and turquoises, to sunset pinks and oranges, the paintings in Love in the Moment are fresh, beachy and simply bring joy into any space. After a tragic childhood where her father passed away at age three, and her mother at …

    23 Feb - 05 Mar
  4. Valentines High Tea au Chocolat at the Sofitel

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , City Centre

    Fulfill your wildest chocolate fantasies with a three-tiered treat handcrafted for your pleasure. This year, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s in-house pastry team partners with the chocolatiers of Weiss chocolate to create a sinfully sweet surpri…

    23 Feb - 31 Mar
  5. Museum Of Magic

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Monday 06 August 2018 , Darlinghurst

    Spoil yourself with a secret affair. The history of magic as an art form has been shrouded in mystery in order to protect its secrets, often being handed down verbally from magician to magician, but in this secret museum of Sydney, this hi…

    23 Feb - 06 Aug
  6. Australian PlantBank Free Guided Tours

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 19 August 2018 , Camden

    Visitors to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan now have the unique opportunity to visit an exciting new scientific research facility in a free guided tour of the new PlantBank. On the weekends the dedicated volunteer guides at the …

    23 Feb - 19 Aug
  7. Celebrate Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Darling Harbour

    Chinese New Year celebrations will take centre stage at Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship. Over three weekends of performances, demonstrations, workshops, lanterns, and tours. Slow down in a tai chi class, or experience acrob…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  8. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year at City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. This vibrant arts Festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free. Be part of the fun as the…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  9. Mardi Gras Bar of Love and Protest

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Saturday 03 March 2018 , Darlinghurst

    The National Art School is proud to be an exhibition partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year. The signature event for the 40th anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Love and Protest presents an immersive exhibition of o…

    23 Feb - 03 Mar
  10. The Beaches Market

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018 , Northern Beaches

    A Farmers and Produce market in Warriewood, Sydney. Come and buy the freshest produce and food. Products include local honey, local and imported specialty cheeses, fish, meat, olive oils, bread, plants and flowers… the list goes on and on. …

    23 Feb - 21 Dec
  11. The View UpStairs

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , Potts Point And Woolloomooloo

    The View UpStairs draws you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buy…

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  12. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 04 March 2018 , City Centre

    Sydney Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as …

    23 Feb - 04 Mar
  13. Revel in Rhodes Summer Program

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Sydney West

    The sizzling summer events and activation program ‘Revel in Rhodes’ brings an array of family fun to Sydney's cosmopolitan Rhodes peninsula. With Christmas concerts, a visit from Taronga Zoo Sydney's mobile site, outdoor bootcamps, daytim…

    23 Feb - 31 Mar
  14. Mamma Mia!

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale. It tells of a young bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover …

    23 Feb - 06 May
  15. High Tea at NSW Parliament

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018 , City Centre

    With panoramic views overlooking Sydney's iconic Domain, indulge in the finest high tea in an exclusive room usually reserved for members of Parliament, visiting dignitaries and even royalty. Their talented and experienced team of chefs h…

    23 Feb - 21 Dec
  16. The Lady and the Unicorn

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , City Centre

    A rare opportunity to experience the beauty, scale and intricacy of a masterpiece of medieval French art that has captivated viewers across the centuries. Revered as a national treasure in France, and known as the 15th-century ‘Mona Lisa o…

    23 Feb - 24 Jun
  17. The Gentleman Magician's Magical Soirée

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018 , City Centre

    Every Friday - and on selected Saturdays - Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician, presents his Magical Soirée - an entrancing evening of magic and captivating Australian stories within one of Sydney’s most beautiful historic buildings: The Roy…

    23 Feb - 19 Oct