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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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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.

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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.

Art & About Sydney

Art & About Sydney

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
TBA - January 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 Festival

Sydney Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
06 January 2021 to 26 January 2021

The Sydney Festival is a huge event which started in 1977 and is now held over 21 days in January each year. With over 100 events in cutting-edge theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual art, come down to this family...

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Australia Day

Australia Day

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
26 January 2021

Our national day might be a little different this year, with many events to be held virtually and live-streamed online. It is still, however, a day of reflection, respect, unity, gratitude and a celebration of our many...

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Yabun Festival

Yabun Festival

Victoria Park, Camperdown, NSW
26 January 2021

The Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture; held every year on Australia Day (January 26th) on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people at Victoria Park in Camperdown...

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Roaring 20s Festival

Roaring 20s Festival

Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath, NSW
01 February 2021 to 28 February 2021

The Roaring 20s Festival in Sydney is a celebration of all things 1920’s through luxurious high teas, extravagant balls, music, vintage vehicles, and much more. It takes place in conjunction with the All That Jazz...

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Sculpture By The Sea

Sculpture by the Sea

Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk, Bondi, NSW
TBA - 2021

Visit the wonderful Sculpture by the Sea festival and see over 100 sculptures by various artists from all over the world. This is a free exhibition. Apart from enjoying an array of displays, sculptures and exhibits, you...

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Cole Classic

Cole Classic

Manly Beach, Manly, NSW
07 February 2021

Manly LSC has taken strong measures to protect the health of the community with the recent risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Acting on the advice of lead NSW and Federal health authorities, and following the State Public...

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Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

Multiple Locations, Katoomba, NSW
12 February 2021 to 14 February 2021

The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival is the largest ukulele event in the Southern Hemisphere. Organized by the Blue Mountains Ukulele Group, the award-winning festival takes place around February each year at the...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Various locations, Sydney, NSW
12 February 2020 to 21 February 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many municipalities have not given a confirmed Chinese (Lunar) New Year celebration. We will continue to add extra details to this page as new details become available As there is a large...

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Mardi Gras Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
18 February 2021 to 04 March 2021

The Queer Screen film festival is one of the biggest LGBT film events in Australia, with the 5-day-long celebration aiming to raise awareness of sexual diversities and gender identities through queer film. Taking place...

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Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Multiple Locations all throughout the Festival, Sydney, NSW
19 February 2021 to 07 March 2021

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual pride parade celebrating the LGBT community. Attended by hundreds of thousands of people annually, the Mardi Gras is one of the biggest events of the year. Sydney Gay...

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Greek Festival Of Sydney

Greek Festival of Sydney

Tumbalong Park, Sydney, NSW
TBA - Feb - May 2021

The Greek Festival of Sydney is an annual event that is held in February/March each year in Darling Harbour. It’s a massive celebration of all aspects of the Greek culture and it’s organised by the Greek...

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Sydney Harbour Challenge

Sydney Harbour Challenge

Manly Ward, North Manly, NSW
TBA - February 2021

The Sydney Harbour Challenge is a man Outrigger Canoe Race and is one of Australia’s most prestigious events in this sport. Each year, the event attracts over 800 competitors and is quickly becoming one of the...

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Australian Surf Rowers League Open

Australian Surf Rowers League Open

Mollymook Beach, Mollymook, NSW
05 March 2021 to 07 March 2021

The Australian Surf Rowers League Open is a major surf boat racing event in Australia. The first open was held in 1997 in Terrigal, and today there are several divisions for both men and women of all ages to compete at...

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Sydney Harbour Regatta

Sydney Harbour Regatta

Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman, NSW
06 March 2021 to 07 March 2021

The Sydney Harbour Regatta is hosted in the Autumn months of March each year by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Over 200 keelboats compete through Sydney Harbour and along the NSW coast with 26 divisions running over 10...

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All About Women

All About Women

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
07 March 2021

The All About Women event celebrates ideas and themes around feminism and empowerment for women both in Australia and internationally. The All About Women festival features a range of remarkable guests presenting on the...

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Rouse Hill Town Centre

Sydney Autumn Racing

Rosehill Gardens & Royal Randwick, Randwick, NSW
13 March 2021 to 17 April 2021

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is a fabulous racing event on the NSW racing calendar and includes both the ‘Golden Slipper Carnival’ and ‘The Championships’. With over $33 million in prize...

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L’Étape Australia

L’Étape Australia

Banjo Patterson Park, Jindabyne, NSW
19 March 2021 to 20 March 2021

L’Etape Australia is a cycling race sponsored by le Tour de France that runs around the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. As the largest Tour de France cycling race held outside of France, L’Etape...

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Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, NSW
20 March 2021

The Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is a premium horse racing venue located in the Western suburbs of Sydney; best known for hosting the Golden Slipper thoroughbred horse race and making it one of the most popular...

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St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day

The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
21 March 2021

St. Patricks Day is a cultural festival held on Sunday 21st March 2021 this year which celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. In Sydney, St Patricks Day is often celebrated by getting together with...

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Thirlmere Festival Of Steam

Thirlmere Festival of Steam

NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere, NSW
21 March 2021

The Thirlmere Festival of Steam is a fun community event held at the NSW Rail Museum in Autumn each year. Come along with your family and friends and explore this beautiful little town as you enjoy the festival...

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Nsw Open Golf Championship

NSW Open Golf Championship

Concord Golf Club, Concord, NSW
25 March 2021 to 28 March 2021

The NSW Open Golf Championship showcases the best golfers in Australasia, with the historic event tracing its roots back to 1931 – even before the Sydney Harbour Bridge was built! Interested players may enter as...

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Wahroonga Food And Wine Festival

Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival

Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga, NSW
28 March 2021

Come down to the beautiful Wahroonga Park for a day of food, wine, fun and sunshine! With an array of brilliant wineries from NSW and all over Australia, this is your opportunity to taste and purchase hundreds of...

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Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
01 April 2021 to 12 April 2021

Taking place over the Easter school holidays, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is celebrated over 12 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barnyard animals...

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Sculpture At Scenic World

Sculpture at Scenic World

Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW
01 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

Sculpture at Scenic World is an event spread across five weekends in Katoomba in April/May each year. Local, national and international artists exhibit their work over a 2.4-kilometre rainforest walkway at Scenic World...

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Sydney Family Show

Sydney Family Show

Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park, NSW
01 April 2021 to 18 April 2021

Taking place over the Easter school holidays, the Sydney Family show is celebrated over 18 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barnyard animals. The...

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Good Friday

Good Friday

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
02 April 2021

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 2nd of April 2021. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
03 April 2021

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 3rd of April 2021. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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The Championships

The Championships

Royal Randwick, Randwick, NSW
03 April 2021 to 10 April 2021

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate The Championships, a popular horse racing event held at Royal Randwick racecourse. Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, 12 races are held with over...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
04 April 2021

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 4th of April 2021. Easter Sunday is the biggest day of this four-holiday weekend as it is a public holiday and the day when...

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Easter Monday

Easter Monday

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
05 April 2021

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 5th of April 2021. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Orange F.o.o.d Week

Orange F.O.O.D Week

Multiple Locations, Orange, NSW
09 April 2021 to 18 April 2021

Orange F.O.O.D Week, also known as Food of Orange District, is a food festival held in the beautiful township of Orange each year. As one of Australia’s top food festivals, Orange F.O.O.D Week has been running...

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Wollongong Triathlon Festival

Wollongong Triathlon Festival

Beach Cove, Wollongong, NSW
11 April 2021

The Wollongong Triathlon Festival is a celebration of health, fitness, and family which usually takes place in April. Races are available for all abilities and ages, and individuals, as well as groups, are welcome to...

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The Gum Ball

The Gum Ball

Dashville, Lower Belford, NSW
16 April 2021 to 18 April 2021

The Gum Ball is an annual music festival held in secluded bushland at Bedford in the middle of the Hunter Valley each year. It’s is a family-friendly weekend event filled with music, arts, food, beers, markets...

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Yours And Owls

Yours and Owls

Stuart Park, North Wollongong, NSW
17 April 2021 to 18 April 2021

The Yours and Owls Festival, also known as the Wollongong Festival, is a music festival held in Stuart Park in Wollongong every year. Featuring a number of local and international artists, Yours and Owls Festival is a...

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Australian Heritage Festival

Australian Heritage Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
18 April 2021 to 19 May 2021

The Australian Heritage Festival is the biggest, longest-running event honouring the indigenous, natural, multicultural, and historic heritage of Australia. The first event was held in 1980, and today it’s...

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Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens

d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, NSW
19 April 2021 to 25 April 2021

Sail Port Stephens is a popular sporting event held in April each year where participants from all over Australia compete to win. Held at the renowned d’Albora Marinas, this event is one of the most esteemed and...

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Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival

Multiple Venues, Sydney, NSW
19 April 2021 to 16 May 2021

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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Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival

Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival

WEST HQ, ROOTY HILL, Rooty Hill, NSW
22 April 2021 to 25 April 2021

The Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival is the largest Bachata dance festival and concert in Australia, and the first festival dedicated to this dance. Local and international dancers perform world-class shows...

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Spanish Film Festival

Spanish Film Festival

Multiple Palace Cinemas, Sydney, NSW
22 April 2021 to 09 May 2021

The Spanish Film Festival is a yearly event that usually runs between April and May each year at various cinemas in Sydney; including Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona and Palace Central Sydney. Each year, dozens of...

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Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Canowindra Showground, Canowindra, NSW
24 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

The Canowindra International Balloon Challenge is a spectacular event that turns the sky into a fiesta of colour with vibrant hot air balloons reaching up into the sky. Each year, the sky bursts to life when all of the...

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
25 April 2021

Anzac Day is an important special community event celebrated all over Australia on April 25. On this date, millions of Australians commemorate the anniversary of the first significant military pairing of Australian and...

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Sydney Writers Festival

Sydney Writers Festival

Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
26 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

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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Australian Badminton Open

Australian Badminton Open

Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
11 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

Olympic Park will once again host the supercharged Australian Badminton Open. The tournament is a six-day intense competition that will invite players from around the world to compete for the ultimate prize or glory and...

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Pyrmont Festival

Pyrmont Festival

Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, NSW
01 May 2021 to 02 May 2021

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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Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

Dee Why Beach & Manly Beach, Manly, NSW
16 May 2021

The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run was first started in 1983, with just 101 participants and today raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. The event takes place at the Manly Life Saving Club and there are a...

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Classic And Wooden Boat Festival

Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW
TBA - May 2021

The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is a biennial event that pays tribute to Australia’s maritime heritage. Showcasing vessels from Sydney and around the country, the free event takes place at the Australian...

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Hunters Hill Food And Wine Festival

Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival

Boronia Park,, Hunters Hill, NSW
02 May 2021

The Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival has been a famous culinary event since 2000; known for serving world-class food and wine for a crowd who enjoys the finer things in life. The family-friendly event is open to all...

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Gabs Beer, Cider And Food Festival

Gabs Beer, Cider and Food Festival

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
07 May 2021 to 08 May 2021

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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Vanfest

Vanfest

Forbes Showgrounds, Forbes, NSW
07 May 2021 to 09 May 2021

Vanfest is an annual regional music and arts festival, established to promote community tourism and youth culture. Up and coming artists and international acts alike perform during the event, located in the heart of New...

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