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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.

 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.



Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst 12 Hour

Mount Panorama, Mount Panorama, NSW
18 March 2022 to 20 March 2022

Come to Mount Panorama and to witness one of the biggest car races on Australia’s racing calendar. Considered to be the launching point for the Australian motorsport season, the Bathurst 12 Hour is held in the...

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Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, NSW
19 March 2022

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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Bondi To Bronte Ocean Swim

Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim

Bondi Beach, Bondi Beach, NSW
20 March 2022

The Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim is a popular competition that runs from Bondi Beach, around Mackenzie’s Point and down to Bronte Beach. The distance covered is between 2.1 – 2.4kms (dependent on conditions)...

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St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day Festival

The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
21 March 2022

The St. Patricks Day Festival is a cultural festival held in March 2022, which celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron Saint of Ireland. In Sydney, St Patricks Day is often celebrated by getting together with friends in a...

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Thirlmere Festival Of Steam

Thirlmere Festival of Steam

NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere, NSW
20 March 2022

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

TBA, Sydney, NSW
17 March 2022 to 20 March 2022

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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Meatstock Festival

Meatstock Festival

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
26 March 2022 to 27 March 2022

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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Rouse Hill Town Centre

Sydney Autumn Racing

Rosehill Gardens & Royal Randwick, Randwick, NSW
TBA - March / April / May 2022

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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Sydney International Rowing Regatta

Sydney International Rowing Regatta

Sydney International Regatta Centre, Castlereagh, NSW
28 March 2022 to 03 April 2022

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta is a popular sporting event held in March every year where participants come from all over Australia to compete. Held at the renowned Sydney International Regatta Centre in...

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Cebit Australia

SMB DIGITAL powered by CeBIT Australia

International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney, NSW
30 March 2022 to 31 March 2022

SMB DIGITAL powered by CEBIT AUSTRALIA is a forum for business owners to better understand how they can utilise new technology to fortify their organisation for the future. It provides a much-needed platform to showcase...

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Orange F.o.o.d Week

Orange F.O.O.D Week

Multiple Locations, Orange, NSW
01 April 2022 to 10 April 2022

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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Sculpture At Scenic World

Sculpture at Scenic World

Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW
TBA - April / May 2022

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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World Time Attack Challenge

World Time Attack Challenge

Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW
01 April 2022 to 02 April 2022

The World Time Attack Challenge is the largest time attack event around the globe, with motorsport enthusiasts from around the country and abroad coming to attend the event every year. During the two-day event...

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The Championships

The Championships

Royal Randwick, Randwick, NSW
02 April 2022 to 09 April 2022

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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Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
09 April 2022 to 19 April 2022

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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Sydney Family Show

Sydney Family Show

Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park, NSW
09 April 2022 to 25 April 2022

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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Wollongong Triathlon Festival

Wollongong Triathlon Festival

Beach Cove, Wollongong, NSW
24 April 2022

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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Good Friday

Good Friday

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
15 April 2022

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 15th of April 2022. 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
16 April 2022

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 16th of April 2022. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Yours And Owls

Yours and Owls

Stuart Park, North Wollongong, NSW
02 April 2022 to 03 April 2022

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 2022 to 19 May 2022

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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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Multiple Locations, Sydney, NSW
17 April 2022

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 17th of April 2022. 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
18 April 2022

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 18th of April 2022. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens

d'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay, NSW
04 April 2022 to 10 April 2022

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
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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Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Various Venues, Tamworth, NSW
18 April 2022 to 23 January 2022

Following the announcement of major changes to COVID-19 safety measures for NSW, Festival organisers announced that the 2022 Toyota Country Music Festival and Toyota Golden Guitar Awards has been postponed. Organisers...

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Crab Carnival

Crab Carnival

The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, Sydney, NSW
19 March 2022 to 20 March 2022

The Crab Festival is a unique gastronomic event in Sydney, where everyone is invited to get messy as you dine on your favourite crustaceans. Held each year for around a month, the festival is organized by The Morrison...

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Spanish Film Festival

Spanish Film Festival

Multiple Palace Cinemas, Sydney, NSW
TBA - April / May 2022

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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Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Town Centre, Parkes, NSW
20 April 2022 to 24 April 2022

The Parkes Elvis Festival is normally held every year in the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday. The 2022 Festival will be held from 20-24 April, and will return to January in 2023...

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The Gum Ball

The Gum Ball

Dashville, Lower Belford, NSW
22 April 2022 to 25 April 2022

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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Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Canowindra International Balloon Challenge

Canowindra Showground, Canowindra, NSW
TBA - April / May 2022

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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St Albans Folk Festival

St Albans Folk Festival

Main Street of St Albans, St Albans, NSW
22 April 2022 to 25 April 2022

The St Albans Folk Festival is a three-day event that takes place in late April each year. Here you’ll hear all types of traditional and contemporary folk and Australian bush music, and there’s also music...

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
25 April 2022

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
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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Hunters Hill Food And Wine Festival

Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival

Boronia Park,, Hunters Hill, NSW
01 May 2022

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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Chand Raat Eid Festival

Chand Raat Eid Festival

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, NSW
02 May 2022

The Chand Raat Eid Festival is one of the biggest multicultural celebrations in Australia. It follows the Islamic calendar, marking the culmination of Ramadan, as well as the eve of Eid-Al-Fitr. The term ‘Chand...

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Australian Beer Festival

Australian Beer Festival

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks, NSW
TBA - May 2022

The Australian Beer Festival, organized by the Australian Heritage Hotel, is an annual celebration of local craft beers. It’s held over three days in October and features more than 120 quality Australian beers...

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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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