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. Surfest

    Saturday 25 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 is also...

    25 Feb - 26 Feb
  2. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Saturday 25 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...

    25 Feb - 05 Mar
  3. 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
  4. Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

    Saturday 25 February 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!”...

    25 Feb - 26 Mar
  5. Carriageworks Farmers Market

    Saturday 25 February to Saturday 16 December 2017 , Redfern And Waterloo

    Carriageworks 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 and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan...

    25 Feb - 16 Dec
  6. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

    Saturday 25 February 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...

    25 Feb - 05 Mar
  7. Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

    Saturday 25 February 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 1,800 and...

    25 Feb - 30 Apr
  8. EQ Village Markets

    Saturday 25 February 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...

    25 Feb - 29 Dec
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 and other...

    31 Mar - 09 Apr
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Bluesfest

    Thursday 13 April to Monday 17 April 2017 , Byron Bay

    Bluesfest - Australia's premier blues and roots festival, with six stages and more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists. In addition to the seven performance stages, there will be licensed bars, undercover...

    13 Apr - 17 Apr
  15. ANZAC Day March

    Tuesday 25 April 2017 , City Centre

    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered...

    25 Apr
  16. Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival

    Monday 01 May to Friday 30 June 2017 , Pokolbin

    Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is back and it's bigger than ever, now spanning a two month period. It is the much anticipated annual event which showcases the region's diverse wine and food culture with a series of themed activities throughout...

    01 May - 30 Jun
  17. Wings Over Illawarra

    Saturday 06 May to Sunday 07 May 2017 , Albion Park

    The best annual airshow in NSW, and situated right on Sydney's doorstep! See jaw-dropping aerobatics, relive the past with a spectacular display of classic warbirds and amazing vintage aircraft of yesteryear. Be inspired by the Australian...

    06 May - 07 May
  18. IRONMAN Australia

    Sunday 07 May 2017 , Port Macquarie

    Established in 1985, IRONMAN Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course...

    07 May
  19. Port to Port MTB Race

    Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017 , Newcastle

    The Port to Port MTB is an annual four day MTB stage race across the iconic local scenery of Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter region. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive. Port...

    25 May - 28 May
  20. Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017 , Sydney Harbour

    Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and,...

    26 May - 17 Jun
  21. Arsenal FC are coming to Sydney in 2017!

    Thursday 13 July to Saturday 15 July 2017 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Arsenal FC is one of world football's oldest and most iconic clubs, having formed in 1889 and won 13 League titles and 12 FA Cups in its 129 year history. English Premier League giants Arsenal are set to play back-to-back blockbusters against...

    13 Jul - 15 Jul