25 May 2017
Winter is finally here, but that’s no reason to stay inside! Check out some of the biggest events coming to Sydney this June.
Get involved as Vivid Sydney returns for another year of light, music and ideas. During Vivid Sydney, the city fills with colour and international music acts take to the stage to celebrate innovation, creativity and community. Over a three-week program, this award-winning festival will showcase dozens of incredible light displays, as well as insights from some of the world’s leading creative minds.
The Sydney Film Festival will return in June for 12 days of film premieres, talks and parties. The festival will take place in various venues around Sydney, screening more than 250 international and Australian films. A select 12 films will also go head to head in the Official Competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a $60,000 cash prize.
Enjoy a unique ice skating experience right next to Sydney’s most famous beach. This winter, the famous Bondi Beach Ice Rink will once again return to welcome visitors to scenic Bondi Beach. Alongside the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southern Hemisphere, the ‘On the Streets’ series will also feature a number of musical and artistic performances. History buffs should also take the chance to follow the Bondi History Walks which are held on Sundays during the Winter Magic program.
There’ll be some stiff competition this June as the 2017 Australian Badminton Open comes to Sydney Olympic Park. Top athletes from around the world will compete in the Australian Open Superseries before fighting for the prestigious title on 25 June. As the second most popular participation sport in the world, this event and its star-studded lineup are sure to attract a healthy number of badminton fans.
Foodies rejoice as the Fantastic Food and Drink Show returns to Darling Harbour in June. The Fantastic Food and Drink Show is an exciting celebration of artisanal, local and “free-from” produce, as well as speciality and craft beverages. This is an event for all kinds of food-lovers, with a host of exotic and international foods for guests to enjoy.