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The Newtown Festival is a yearly event produced by the Newton Neighbourhood Centre to support those who need assistance in the local community. With...

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Sydney Events

The stunning harbour city of Sydney sparkles with exciting events held all year round. From the world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations to iconic theatre acts, Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, exciting sports tournaments, and everything else in between, Sydney’s event calendar has something to offer everyone.

When you combine all these events and factor in Sydney’s incredible weather and beautiful beaches, with a dash of cosmopolitan culture for good measure, you’ve got the perfect recipe for a magical experience.

 Upcoming 2021/2022 Sydney Music Festivals & Sporting Events Calendar




It’s no secret that Sydneysiders love the outdoors especially when there is wine and food in the picture. The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is a well-loved annual event that only continues to grow each year; showcasing the diverse food and wine culture of this part of Australia. Indulge in the best regional produce, downed with premium local wines at the Taste of Sydney festival, while the Bastille Festival adds a deliciously rich culinary experience that only the French can provide. So make sure to bring along an appetite and come thirsty.

Sydney is a hot spot for creatives from all around the world, and this is something celebrated in the numerous art and film events held throughout the year. Scare yourself silly at A Night of Horror International Film Festival, be amazed at fascinating flicks at the Sydney Film Festival, or watch a classic film at one of the open-air cinemas. In fact, Sydney is known for being home to some of the best film experiences in the world.

Just like the rest of Australia, Sydney has its fair share of diverse festivals, too. Each of them unique and special in its own way, these festivals are worth travelling for. Thousands of people fly across the globe to attend the legendary Mardi Gras festivities, but don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes for the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Adrenaline, you say? There’s lots of that here, too: The Australian Open of Surfing is undoubtedly the ultimate sports festival. Surfing is the main star, while BMX comps and skating act as the supporting cast. The Sydney Harbour Regatta is a breathtaking display of over 200 keelboats competing in the sparkling seas of the Sydney Harbour.

Check out what’s happening this weekend, or better yet, spontaneously join in a festival or event! Be sure to check out the calendar as Sydney’s events are always changing.



Greek Festival Of Sydney

Greek Festival of Sydney

The Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW
04 March 2021 to 21 October 2021

The Greek Festival of Sydney is an annual event that is held from March-May each year around Sydney. It’s a massive celebration of all aspects of the Greek culture and it’s organised by the Greek Orthodox...

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Archibald Prize Exhibition

Archibald Prize Exhibition

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
05 June 2021 to 26 September 2021

The Archibald Prize is an art competition which awards the best portrait of a person who is distinguished in art, science or politics. The prize was first awarded in 1921, and today is a coveted art competition that has...

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Art & About Sydney

Art & About Sydney

Top of the Town building, Darlinghurst, NSW
28 June 2021 to 09 August 2021

Art & About Sydney is a program that runs all year round and which exhibits temporary art pieces in public spaces around Sydney. You will find a range of interesting artworks and installations in unexpected spaces...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta

Bank Holiday NSW

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
02 August 2021

The state of New South Wales has a number of ‘Bank Holidays’ – also known as Public Holidays – throughout the year. With religious holidays, state-specific holidays and national celebration...

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Sydney Science Festival

Sydney Science Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
14 August 2021 to 22 August 2021

To ensure the safety of staff, partners and the community the Sydney Science Festival is now free and online The Sydney Science Festival is an annual event that runs for thirteen days during August; coinciding with...

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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
18 August 2021 to 29 August 2021

The Sydney Film Festival is one of the most popular events in Sydney and is held over two weeks in June every year (held in August for 2021 only). As the name suggests, the Sydney Film Festival is all about celebrating...

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Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, NSW
TBA - August 2021

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival is an annual event showcasing a diverse range of contemporary Jewish stories, authors, and themes from around the world. Authors, both Jewish or those who write about Jewish interests...

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Scandinavian Film Festival

Scandinavian Film Festival

Palace Cinemas, Sydney, NSW
19 August 2021 to 08 September 2021

Current restrictions in Sydney mean the organisers had to press pause on the opening of the Scandinavian Film Festival in Sydney until later this winter, when they aim to start from 19 August to 8 September. If you have...

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Meatstock Festival

Meatstock Festival

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
21 August 2021 to 22 August 2021

Meat lovers around the world will gather at the Sydney Showgrounds for the Meatstock Festival two-day festival held in May every year. This beloved meat-filled event will feature bands, beer, barbecues, and so much more...

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Sydney Duathlon

Sydney Duathlon

Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh, NSW
28 August 2021

The Sydney Duathlon is one of Sydney’s premier sporting events which usually takes place every winter in July. It is hosted by the Hills Tri Club, where four open sanctioned duathlon races are held at the...

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Sydney Fringe Festival

Sydney Fringe Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
01 September 2021 to 30 September 2021

The residents of Sydney come together every September to celebrate the famous Sydney Fringe Festival. This unique event welcomes more than 3400 independent artists to participate and display their finest artwork and is...

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Sydney Fringe Comedy

Sydney Fringe Comedy

The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, NSW
01 September 2021 to 03 October 2021

The Sydney Fringe Comedy is a month-long comedy festival featuring performers from Australia, as well as abroad. Up to as many as 15 shows take place at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville each night during the festival...

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Mudgee Wine And Food Festival

Mudgee Wine and Food Festival

Multiple Locations, Mudgee, NSW
03 September 2021 to 04 October 2021

The Mudgee Wine and Food Festival is an event held every during September / October, running for close to a month and is one of the longest-running wine and food events in New South Wales. It is well-attended by food...

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Sydney Latin American Film Festival

Sydney Latin American Film Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
TBA- September 2021

The Sydney Latin American Film Festival is a non-profit organization that has become a foundation for Latin American cinema in Sydney since 2006. All the money raised by the event goes to organizations in Latin America...

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Sydney Masterblast

Sydney Masterblast

Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW
04 September 2021 to 05 September 2021

The Sydney Masterblast is Sydney’s premier motorsports festival. Held at the Sydney Motorsport Park, the event pays tribute to the Australian muscle car heritage, as well as the drivers that have raced them...

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Sample Food Festival

Sample Food Festival

Bangalow Showground, Bangalow, NSW
04 September 2021

The Sample Food Festival is one of New South Wales’ biggest food events; taking place every September at the Bangalow Showgrounds near Byron Bay and serving as a platform for showcasing the best local produce...

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Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
TBA- September 2021

The Sydney Sacred Music Festival highlights authentic devotional music performed in venues throughout the city. The musicians draw on ancient tradition as well as contemporary multi-cultural creativity to present a wide...

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Sydney Sci-fi And Fantasy Film Festival

Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney, NSW
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

The Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival is Australia’s main science fiction film festival. Also known as Fantastic Planet, the event is committed to showcasing a diverse line-up of the latest offerings in...

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Parklands Food Fest

Parklands Food Fest

Lizard Log at Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury, NSW
TBA - September 2021

Parklands Food Fest is an event celebrating all kinds of homegrown produce from Western Sydney. Professionals, produce purveyors, chefs, and foodies alike all attend the event each year; featuring a wide range of food...

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Festival Of The Winds

Festival of the Winds

Bondi Beach, Bondi, NSW
TBA - SEPTEMBER 2021

The Festival of the Winds is Australia’s largest flying kite festival! Each year the festival is hosted at Bondi Beach and it will be on again this year in September. During the Festival of the Winds, the skies...

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The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market

The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo, NSW
10 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

The Big Design Market brings Sydney the best and most creative of independent designers for 3 days of shopping and fun! The Big Design Market is a fantastic place for Christmas shoppers and for those who love original...

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Sydney Underground Film Festival

Sydney Underground Film Festival

The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, NSW
10 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (or SUFF as it’s commonly known) showcases quality independent and experimental films across four days and nights in September each year. It gives alternative and up-and-coming...

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Cronulla Spring Festival

Cronulla Spring Festival

Cronulla Plaza, Cronulla, NSW
11 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

The Cronulla Spring Festival is the biggest annual community event of the Sutherland Shire. The festivities, which take place in the seaside town of Cronulla, mark the beginning of spring with lots of activities for the...

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Sculpture In The Vineyards

Sculpture in the Vineyards

Multiple Locations, Wollombi, NSW
11 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

Sculpture in the Vineyards is a 16-day-long annual arts and culture event held at vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and the Wollombi Village. The vineyards are the site of over 41 indoor and 52 large sculptures created...

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Camden Festival

Camden Festival

Multiple Venues, Camden, NSW
12 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

The Camden Festival is held in Camden for three weeks every September, filling up the town with a diverse range of events and activities that cater to all ages. The festival celebrates Camden and all the unique...

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King’s Fest

King’s Fest

The King's School, North Parramatta, NSW
TBA - September 2021

King’s Fest is an annual 2-day festival held in September at the King’s School in Parramatta, with over 30,000 people attending the event each year. It’s open to all ages and features a wide range of...

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Sydney Design Week

Sydney Design Week

Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, NSW
14 September 2021 to 20 September 2021

The Sydney Design Week is an event that aims to help visitors understand and explore various facets of design in all forms. Through exhibitions and the people behind it, visitors can learn about the future of design...

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Operation Art

Operation Art

Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
15 September 2021 to 17 September 2021

Operation Art is an annual exhibition of over 800 artworks by New South Wales school children ranging in age from kindergarten to Year 10. The exhibition is held at the Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park each year...

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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
17 September 2021 to 09 October 2021
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The NSW Government has announced Vivid Sydney would be rescheduled to 17 September to 9 October 2021 in the interest of community health and safety. Destination NSW will continue to work with NSW Health and other...

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Surry Hills Festival

Surry Hills Festival

Ward Park, Surry Hills, NSW
TBA - Event dates are yet to be confirmed

The Surry Hills Festival is a bold exhibition of art, colour and performance that celebrates the vast talents of locals in the Surrey Hills and nearby regions. The festival has been running since the late ’60s and...

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Sydney Running Festival

Sydney Running Festival

Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, NSW
19 September 2021

The Sydney Running Festival is a fun family-friendly event which is hosted in Spring every year. The festival consists of 4 running events; including a 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, 10km bridge run and 3.5km family...

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Malaysia Festival

Malaysia Festival

Tumbalong Park, Sydney, NSW
TBA- September 2021

The Malaysia Festival is Sydney’s biggest celebration of Malaysian culture; taking place over two days at Tumbalong Park. The non-profit, student-run festival was established back in 1990. It was initially a small...

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Newcastle Writers Festival

Newcastle Writers Festival

Multiple Locations, Newcastle, NSW
24 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

First held in 2013, the annual Newcastle Writers Festival has grown bigger each year. It now draws writers of all ages from far and wide to participate in a range of writing-themed activities and events. The Festival...

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Bankstown Bites Food Festival

Bankstown Bites Food Festival

Along Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW
TBA - Later in 2021

Due to NSW Public Health Orders and restrictions the decision has been made by Council that Bankstown Bites will not be held on 31 July and will be postponed to a later date The Bankstown Bites Food Festival is one of...

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Oz Comic-con

Oz Comic-Con

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
25 September 2021 to 26 September 2021

Oz Comic-Con is back in Australia for another huge event hosted at the Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park. With a huge range of television and movie stars, anime and manga, gaming and comics, there is so much to...

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Cabramatta Moon Festival

Cabramatta Moon Festival

Multiple Locations, Cabramatta, NSW
TBA - September 2021

The Cabramatta Moon Festival is a spectacular event that celebrates Vietnamese culture and attracts more than 90,000 people each year. The festival is also referred to as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Trung Thu...

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Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney

Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney

Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh, NSW
26 September 2021

Experience the iconic Ironman 70.3 (kilometre) race in Western Sydney this November; part of the international series of Ironman events, it’s sure to thrill sports fans and spectators alike. An Ironman 70.3 is...

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Bastille Festival

Bastille Festival

Customs House, Sydney, NSW
01 October 2021 to 04 October 2021

The upcoming Bastille Festival event will be postponed to the first weekend of October (1st to 4th) due to the extension of the Sydney Lockdowns The Bastille Festival is a celebration of the French National Day, which...

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Manly Jazz Festival

Manly Jazz Festival

Multiple Venues, Manly, NSW
01 October 2021 to 04 October 2021

The Manly Jazz Festival is held over the much-beloved October Labour Day long weekend in Spring each year. The Manly Jazz Festival has an excellent line-up with more than 30 unique jazz performances by top artists and...

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Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival

CBD, Orange, NSW
01 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

Orange is a well-known wine-growing area with a thriving wine industry. Its cool climate and dry autumn conditions are ideal for grape growing and enable producers in the region to develop a range of high-quality, award...

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