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The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a huge sporting event in Australia which is held on Boxing Day each year. Attracting some of the best sailing...

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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 2022/2023 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.



Archibald Prize Exhibition

Archibald Prize Exhibition

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
14 May 2022 to 28 August 2022

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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Snow Time In The Garden

Snow Time in the Garden

Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin, NSW
25 June 2022 to 24 July 2022

Snow Times in the Garden is an annual winter event at the Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin; celebrating the winter season with a range of cool activities for kids of all ages. You can go ice skating, ride a toboggan...

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Australian International Music Festival

Australian International Music Festival

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, NSW
26 June 2022 to 02 July 2022

The Australian International Music Festival is one of the biggest and most popular music events in the country. Each year, it attracts over a thousand talented, young participants from around Australia as well as China...

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The Sydney Fair 4

The Sydney Fair

The Alison Room at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick, NSW
28 July 2022 to 31 July 2022

The Sydney Fair is returning to the Royal Randwick Racecourse with over 60 of Australia’s most outstanding dealers exhibiting Furniture, Decorative Arts, Jewellery, Art, Prints and Posters, Books, Vintage Fashion...

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Bankstown Bites Food Festival

Bankstown Bites Food Festival

Along Olympic Parade, Bankstown, NSW
30 July 2022

Bankstown Bites is back: bigger & better than ever! It’s one of Sydney’s best and most beloved food festivals and now Bankstown Bites is back to delight foodies and amateur chefs alike, with a tantalising drool...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta

Bank Holiday NSW

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
01 August 2022

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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Orange Wine Festival

Orange Wine Festival

CBD, Orange, NSW
05 August 2022 to 14 August 2022

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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City2surf

City2Surf

Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW
14 August 2022

The City2Surf is one of the great local running events in Sydney aimed at fundraising over $5 million for over 900 different charities. Participants can choose to walk or run the 14km long course and tens of thousands...

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Sydney Science Festival

Sydney Science Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
14 August 2022 to 22 August 2022

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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Ferragosto

Ferragosto

Fred Kelly Place, Five Dock, NSW
15 August 2022

To ensure the safety of the community and due to the constraints of planning the event under current COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 festival has been cancelled Ferragosto is a festival that celebrates Italian culture...

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Korean Film Festival

Korean Film Festival

Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, Sydney, NSW
18 August 2022 to 23 August 2022

The Korean Film Festival, or KOFFIA, is an event that celebrates the culture of the motion picture industry of Korea. Each year, there is a stellar line up of films and talks that showcase what Korea has to offer in...

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Scandinavian Film Festival

Scandinavian Film Festival

Palace Cinemas, Sydney, NSW
TBA - August/September 2022

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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Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, NSW
20 August 2022 to 14 September 2022

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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Sydney Tea Festival

Sydney Tea Festival

Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
18 August 2022

The Sydney Tea Festival is a unique and distinctive event that celebrates the vast variety of tea from international and local producers. The festival also highlights the soothing and healing properties of drinking tea...

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Sydney Sci-fi And Fantasy Film Festival

Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney, NSW
25 August 2022 to 28 August 2022

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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Cabramatta Moon Festival

Cabramatta Moon Festival

Multiple Locations, Cabramatta, NSW
28 August 2022

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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Sydney Duathlon

Sydney Duathlon

Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh, NSW
TBA - August 2022

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 2022 to 30 September 2022

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 2022 to 03 October 2022

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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Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
02 September 2022 to 18 September 2022

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 Masterblast

Sydney Masterblast

Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW
03 September 2022 to 04 September 2022

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
03 September 2022

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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Taste Of Coogee

Taste in the City

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, NSW
03 September 2022 to 04 September 2022

The Taste in the City Food & Wine Festival (previously known as the Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival) is a two-day annual weekend event that showcases food and beverages from Australia’s best...

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Parklands Food Fest

Parklands Food Fest

Lizard Log at Western Sydney Parklands, Abbotsbury, NSW
TBA - September 2022

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 2022

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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Sydney Underground Film Festival

Sydney Underground Film Festival

The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, NSW
08 September 2022 to 11 September 2022

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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The Big Design Market

The Big Design Market

The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo, NSW
09 September 2022 to 10 September 2022

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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Cronulla Spring Festival

Cronulla Spring Festival

Cronulla Plaza, Cronulla, NSW
10 September 2022 to 11 September 2022

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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Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Dulwich Hill Village Fair

Around Dulwich Hill, Dulwich Hill, NSW
10 September 2022

Due to ongoing COVID-19 impacts, Dulwich Hill Village Fair will be postponed for 2021. In its place, the Council is introducing an activation program called “Inner West Fest”, aimed at reconnecting the...

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Sculpture In The Vineyards

Sculpture in the Vineyards

Multiple Locations, Wollombi, NSW
10 September 2022 to 25 September 2022

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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St Ives Medieval Faire

St Ives Medieval Faire

St Ives Showground, St Ives, NSW
10 September 2022 to 11 September 2022

The St. Ives Medieval Faire is a unique festival which is held at the St. Ives Showgrounds in September every year. Come along and immerse yourself in medieval times with authentic recreations of the sights and sounds...

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Camden Festival

Camden Festival

Multiple Venues, Camden, NSW
11 September 2022 to 25 September 2022

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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Newcrest Orange Challenge

Newcrest Orange Challenge

Robertson Park & Canowindra Showgrounds, Orange, NSW
11 September 2022

The 2021 Newcrest Orange Challenge has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in New South Wales. Ongoing restrictions mean it will sadly not be possible to run a large public event in September 2021 within NSW...

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King’s Fest

King’s Fest

The King's School, North Parramatta, NSW
TBA - September 2022

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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Operation Art

Operation Art

Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
TBA - September 2022

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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Sydney Design Week

Sydney Design Week

Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, NSW
16 September 2022 to 17 September 2022

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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Colour Run Sydney

Colour Run Sydney

Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
18 September 2022

Colour Run Sydney is the most fun 5km run event in Australia where runners can run, skip, walk or dance their way around the course whilst they get flung with colour. This is an un-timed event where participants of all...

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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
18 September 2022

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 2022

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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