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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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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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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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Sydney Latin American Film Festival

Sydney Latin American Film Festival

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

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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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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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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Bondi Festival

Bondi Festival

Bondi Beach, Bondi, NSW
01 July 2022 to 17 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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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
30 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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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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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
TBA - 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 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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Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Sydney Sacred Music Festival

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
TBA- 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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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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