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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.



Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
25 April 2022 to 22 May 2022

If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, come to the Sydney Comedy Festival to witness one of the largest comedy festivals in Australia. Sydney has hosted the event since 2005 and it runs for 3 weeks each year...

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Sydney Writers Festival

Sydney Writers Festival

Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
16 May 2022 to 21 May 2022

The Sydney Writers Festival is a cultural event catering for writers and readers, which includes a diverse schedule of educational programs, workshops, interactive sessions and entertainment for all participants...

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Gabs Beer, Cider And Food Festival

Gabs Beer, Cider and Food Festival

Sydney Showground (Halls 1, 2, & 3), Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
21 May 2022

The Gabs Beer, Cider and Food Festival brings together the best brewers and cider makers from Australia and New Zealand for a one-day extravaganza. You can sample unique beers from across the region that are brewed...

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Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

Hunters Hill Town Hall, Hunters Hill, NSW
06 May 2022 to 15 May 2022

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition is a famous art event in Sydney, attracting thousands of visitors every year and showcases some of the best work from both established and emerging Australian artists. Over 350 artworks from...

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Fashion Week Australia

Fashion Week Australia

Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
09 May 2022 to 13 May 2022

Fashion Week Australia is the nation’s premier fashion event. Hosted by Afterpay, this prestigious event is one that draws international crowds. During Fashion Week editors, buyers, designers, influencers and...

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Ultra-trail Australia

Ultra-Trail Australia

Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW
12 May 2022 to 15 May 2022

Ultra-Trail Australia is a challenging 100km running event which is held in the magnificent Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Local and international runners come to NSW each year to take part in this endurance event...

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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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Australian Boardriders Battle

Australian Boardriders Battle

Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, NSW
TBA - May 2022

Australian Boardriders Battle finals are held at Newcastle Beach by Surfing Australia and are officially sanctioned by the World Surf League. This allows Australian WSL Championship Tour male and female surfers the...

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Taste Of Manly

Taste of the Beaches

Manly Beach, Manly, NSW
TBA - May 2022

The Taste of the Beaches is a celebration of food, wine and culture and is held in the picturesque Northern Beaches region. Each year, the event brings in more than 100,000 visitors who attend to sample the best of what...

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Multicultural Eid Festival And Fair

Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair

Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood, NSW
15 May 2022

The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair in Sydney takes place on the Sunday after Eid-Ul-Fitr; the most important annual event in the Muslim calendar which marks the end of Ramadan. It is attended by thousands of...

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne, NSW
TBA - May 2022

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an annual international film competition showcasing documentaries and short films about mountain culture, the environment, and sports. The event was launched back in 1976...

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Port To Port Mtb

Port to Port MTB

Audrey Wilkinson Winery, Pokolbin, NSW
19 May 2022 to 22 May 2022

Port to Port MTB is a 4 day Mountain Bike race that takes place in May each year; designed for riders of all levels & abilities, including those who wish to ride for fun to those who are a bit more competitive...

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Blacktown City Festival

Blacktown City Festival

Various Locations, Blacktown, NSW
21 May 2022 to 29 May 2022

The Blacktown City Festival is back! Held over a week in May, the event will take place at various locations around Blacktown. The beginning of the festival week will see the Nurragingy Reserve transformed into a...

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Blacktown City Medieval Fayre

Blacktown City Medieval Fayre

Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside, NSW
21 May 2022

Blacktown City Medieval Fayre is an annual family festival that takes place over a weekend in May at the Nurragingy Reserve, and it makes up part of the massive Blacktown City Festival. Once a year, attendees can step...

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Semi Permanent

Semi Permanent

Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
25 May 2022 to 27 May 2022

Semi Permanent is a design event that brings together designers from all over the globe to exhibit their works over a number of interesting events. Semi Permanent aims to cultivate collaboration between designers and...

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Mindbodyspirit Festival

MindBodySpirit Festival

International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney, NSW
26 May 2022 to 29 May 2022

The MindBodySpirit Festival is Sydney’s biggest gathering for health, wellbeing, and holistic treatments; taking place over several days at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The event is open to...

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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
27 May 2022 to 18 June 2022
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While unfortunately it’s lights off for Vivid Sydney 2021, but will shine brighter than ever in 2022! Put these dates in your diary now: 27 May to 18 June 2022. Sydney is looking forward to celebrating creativity and...

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Culinary Carnivale

Culinary Carnival

Spencer St in Fairfield, Fairfield, NSW
TBA - May 2022

The Culinary Carnival is the Fairfield City Council’s annual Latin American and Spanish street party, taking place in June at Spencer Street in Fairfield. Food has always been a major attraction of the event...

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Pyrmont Festival

Pyrmont Festival

Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, NSW
28 May 2022 to 18 June 2022

The Pyrmont Festival is an annual event showcasing the best wines from the Orange wine region, alongside a variety of creative and artistic pieces. The 2-day food & wine festival features wine tasting, degustation...

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Ncha Futurity

NCHA Futurity

Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre, Tamworth, NSW
30 May 2022 to 12 June 2022

The National Cutting Horse Association’s NCHA Futurity is one of the biggest indoor sporting horse events in Australia, attracting over 500 competitors. It features the country’s best cutting horse which...

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State Of Origin

State of Origin

Cbus Stadium, Robina, QLD
08 June 2022 to 13 July 2022

The State of Origin is one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar. The event is a series of three rugby league matches between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues and the best players...

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Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
08 June 2022 to 19 June 2022

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 Indie Film Festival

Sydney Indie Film Festival

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney, NSW
08 June 2022 to 19 June 2022

The Sydney Indie Film Festival is an annual event showcasing local and international films by both established and emerging artists. The mission of the festival is to highlight opportunities for filmmakers and introduce...

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Peak Music Festival

Peak Music Festival

Perisher Ski Resort, Perisher Valley, NSW
10 June 2022 to 13 June 2022

The Peak Music Festival is a 4-day music event in NSW; taking place during the long weekend in June – a prime time for winter in Australia! The event is held at the Perisher Resort and nearby venues and features...

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Queen’s Birthday

Queen’s Birthday

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
13 June 2022

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 13th of June 2022. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are...

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Hunter Valley Wine And Food Festival

Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale, NSW
18 June 2022

The annual Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival celebrates Australia’s premium wine-growing region with a series of events throughout May and June each year. The annual Hunter Valley Wine & Beer...

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Supanova Comic Con & Gaming

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming

The Dome at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
18 June 2022 to 19 June 2022

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming is a massive pop culture expo; often lauded as Australia’s answer to ‘Comic-Con’. Supanova Comic Con & Gaming has grown exponentially since its inception in 2000...

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Bondi Festival

Bondi Festival

Bondi Beach, Bondi, NSW
TBA - June/July 2022

Bondi Festival 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation in Sydney. If you have purchased tickets for events or activities during the Festival, the Festival team will contact you directly to arrange a refund...

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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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True Grit

True Grit

Dargle Farm, Lower Portland, NSW
25 June 2022

True Grit is a 5-10km obstacle course that is both challenging and fun for participants. Held all around Australia, True Grit will once again arrive in NSW and will deliver a unique and challenging experience for those...

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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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Art & About Sydney

Art & About Sydney

Top of the Town building, Darlinghurst, NSW
TBA - June/September 2022

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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Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair

Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair

Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon, NSW
02 July 2022 to 03 July 2022

The Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair is an annual event usually held during the school holidays in July; taking place over the weekend, it’s one of the region’s most exciting historical events. It features an...

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Naidoc Week

NAIDOC Week

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
03 July 2022 to 10 July 2022

NAIDOC Week is a yearly celebration that recognises the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Indigenous peoples come together during this week-long festival to celebrate all...

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Pachamama Festival

Pachamama Festival

Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, NSW
07 July 2022 to 10 July 2022

The Pachamama Festival is a celebration of Latin American and indigenous cultures in Sydney. The event seeks to create awareness of cultural connections to the sky and the land by bringing together storytellers and...

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Smash! Sydney Manga And Anime Show

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show

ICC Sydney, Sydney, NSW
16 July 2022 to 17 July 2022

If you love Japanese pop culture, the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!) is for you. It’s an annual event that’s held at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour in July each year. For the...

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The Sydney Fair 4

The Sydney Fair

The Kensington Room at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick, NSW
21 July 2022 to 24 July 2022

The Sydney Fair is returning to the Royal Randwick Racecourse with over 50 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
TBA - July 2022

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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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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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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