What's ON in Sydney

There is no denying it: Sydney is the premier city for events in Australia. The city ends each year and kicks-off every new-year with a world-renowned display of fireworks. There are countless festivals, cultural exhibitions, days of celebration, and sporting events filling Sydney’s calendar. With the ability to entice people to from around the world, Sydney is always buzzing with activity, no matter which season!

  1. Sydney Festival

    Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 29 January 2017 , City Centre

    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and visual arts, all coming together...

    18 Jan - 29 Jan
  2. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 26 March 2017 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant!” and USA Today calls it “Pure Genie-us!”...

    18 Jan - 26 Mar
  3. Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 30 April 2017 , Pyrmont

      Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives uses the latest CT scanning technology to take you beyond the wrappings and coffins to discover what lies within. Six mummies from the British Museum collection, estimated to be between...

    18 Jan - 30 Apr
  4. EQ Village Markets

    Wednesday 18 January to Saturday 29 December 2018 , Moore Park

    EQ Village Markets is Sydney's finest producers market. It offers a wide range of top quality produce at a great price in one very convenient location, just 10 minutes from the Sydney Central Business District! Enjoy the lively atmosphere...

    18 Jan - 29 Dec
  5. Nude: art from the Tate collection

    Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 05 February 2017 , City Centre

    The nude is one of art’s oldest subjects, with a rich history of beauty and desire, eroticism and tenderness, secrets and scandal. In a partnership between Tate, London and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this collection presents the...

    18 Jan - 05 Feb
  6. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Wednesday 18 January to Sunday 05 March 2017 , The Rocks

    One of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, Tatsuo Miyajima is known for immersive and technologically-driven sculptures and installations that feature light-play and time cycles. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will be his first major survey...

    18 Jan - 05 Mar
  7. Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth

    Friday 20 January to Sunday 29 January 2017 , Tamworth

    All roads lead to Tamworth in January for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth. It's Australia's largest music festival and rated in the top 10 in the world. Each year the largest music festival in the southern hemisphere attracts...

    20 Jan - 29 Jan
  8. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 21 January to Saturday 16 December 2017 , Redfern And Waterloo

    Carriageworks Farmers Market, previously known as Eveleigh Farmers Market, is an award-winning authentic Farmers Market held every Saturday in the heart of Redfern in Sydney. This renowned market features seasonal produce including organic...

    21 Jan - 16 Dec
  9. Australia Day Sydney

    Thursday 26 January 2017 , City Centre

    On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. The date commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain, reflecting the nation's diversity and achievements, its past and...

    26 Jan
  10. Sydney Chinese New Year Festival - Lunar Markets

    Friday 27 January to Sunday 12 February 2017 , Pyrmont

    Meander through the city to Pyrmont Bay Park for the Lunar Markets, a pop-up food festival with a range of delicious Asian dishes. This sumptuous display is truly its own mini-festival. Grab a bite and relax under a canopy of Chinese lanterns...

    27 Jan - 12 Feb
  11. HSBC Sydney7s

    Friday 03 February to Sunday 05 February 2017 , Moore Park

    The HSBC Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will take place on the weekend of the 3rd, 4th and 5th February, 2017.  To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium...

    03 Feb - 05 Feb
  12. Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

    Friday 03 February to Sunday 05 February 2017 , Bathurst

    The Mountain is set to erupt for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February. Be there to witness this international endurance race over 12 gruelling hours at Australia's spiritual home of motorsport – Bathurst’s Mount Panorama. From dawn...

    03 Feb - 05 Feb
  13. Surfest

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 26 February 2017 , Newcastle

    Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia. The best professional male and female surfers in the world travel to Newcastle, NSW to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy on Merewether Beach, Newcastle. Surfest...

    11 Feb - 26 Feb
  14. General Pants Bowl-A-Rama

    Saturday 18 February to Sunday 19 February 2017 , Bondi

      BOWL-A-RAMA™ is Australia's biggest and best skateboarding competition. A globally recognised celebration of skateboarding culture, BOWL-A-RAMA™ attracts legendary and current Pro skaters from all around the world to defend their...

    18 Feb - 19 Feb
  15. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sunday 19 February to Sunday 05 March 2017 , 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 soaking...

    19 Feb - 05 Mar
  16. Australian Open of Surfing

    Saturday 25 February to Sunday 05 March 2017 , Manly

    Mix the world's best surfers, skateboarders, music and lifestyle, all for free and all on Manly Beach, and you get the Australian Open of Surfing! The World Surf League's (WSL) best will hit Manly Beach to launch the country's largest surf,...

    25 Feb - 05 Mar
  17. Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

    Saturday 04 March 2017 , Darlinghurst

    There is no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on a jaw dropping...

    04 Mar
  18. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - Carmen

    Friday 24 March to Sunday 23 April 2017 , City Centre

    Some of Sydney’s most spectacular landmarks will provide the backdrop for a magnificent production of one of the world’s best loved operas, Bizet’s Carmen, when Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns next year.  Handa Opera on Sydney...

    24 Mar - 23 Apr
  19. Orange F.O.O.D Week

    Friday 31 March to Sunday 09 April 2017 , Orange

      Enjoy fine food and wine at the annual F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District). The 10-day event in April in northwest NSW showcases the region’s fresh produce, elegant wines, gourmet products, talented chefs and superb restaurants...

    31 Mar - 09 Apr
  20. Sail Port Stephens

    Monday 03 April to Sunday 09 April 2017 , Nelson Bay

    Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.  The regatta offers great sailing, a dynamic social and...

    03 Apr - 09 Apr
  21. Sydney Royal Easter Show

    Thursday 06 April to Wednesday 19 April 2017 , Sydney Olympic Park

    First held in 1823, the Show is now Australia's largest annual event, attracting over 800,000 people every year. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. The...

    06 Apr - 19 Apr