Local Guide

Sydney has a packed calendar full of events, festivals, high adrenalin sports, exciting family entertainment and more. Discover a vibrant city brimming with personality and an abundance of history, culture, entertainment, dining, art, architecture and beautiful landscapes. Enjoy seasonal festivals, soak up the sun at the many splendid beaches, sit back and relax at one of the many charming cafes nestled in and around the city centre and enjoy a well-deserved glass of Australia’s best from the region’s many vineyards for a truly unforgettable experience.

Local Events

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

28 Nov

Dirty Dancing - On Stage returns to Australia for the first time for a 10th Anniversary Tour! Seen by millions, it's the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
28 Nov - 22 Feb 2015

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

11 Dec

Enjoy the summer nights with Australia's favourite open air cinema at Centennial Park.
11 Dec 2014 - 9 Mar 2015

Hurley Australian Open of Surfing

Hurley Australian Open of Surfing

1 Feb

The state’s favourite celebration of local wine, artisan food and producers is back for the eighth year this February.  The program opens with a special NSW Food & Wine Festival edition of The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market including the much loved Sydney Cellar Door.
1 Feb - 1 Mar 2015

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

7 Feb

Sydney's Manly Beach will again host The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing in February 2015, as some of the world's most revered surf and skateboard talent gather at this iconic location.
7 Feb - 5 Mar 2015

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

13 Feb

Celebrate the year of the Sheep with the Chinese New Year Festival. Sydneysiders and visitors are invited to share the celebration of free and ticketed events along with the signiture Twilight Parade which illuminates the city streets and the Dragon Boat race competition.
13 Feb - 1 Mar 2015

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Mar

Cameron Mackintosh’s  new production will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015. The new production features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Mar

The 2015 ICC World Cup  will be jointly held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015 http://tickets.cricketworldcup.com/fixtures/default.aspx

Australian Junior Athletics Championships

Australian Junior Athletics Championships

11 Mar

Over 2,000 young Australian's will compete for the national title at Olympic Park, the home of Sydney's 2000 Olympics
11 - 15 Mar 2015

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

26 Mar

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event, attracting close to 900,000 people each year. It is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles
26 Mar - 8 Apr 2015

Handa Opera - Aida

Handa Opera - Aida

27 Mar

Experience the grandeur of opera outdoors on a giant harbour stage at Mrs Macquaries Point.
27 Mar - 26 Apr 2015

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

Mar - Apr

Sydney comes alive with the Autumn Racing Carnival at Randwick, Rosehill and Warwick Farm, held over 6 weeks. http://www.australianturfclub.com.au/autumnracing/

Top Gear Festival Sydney

Top Gear Festival Sydney

Apr

Australia's leading motoring festival with stunts, laughs, spills and thrills at Sydney Motorsports Park

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

12 Apr

Celebrating the 20th anniversary with runway shows from Australia's best designers
12 - 16 Apr 2015

Sydney Writer's Festival

Sydney Writer's Festival

18 May

The largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas in Australia
18 - 24 May 2015

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

22 May

Sydney is transformed into a creative canvas of lights, music and creative forums
22 May - 8 Jun 2015

Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival

Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival

30 May

Sample delights from local restaurants and delicious wines from across Australia on one of Sydney's best beaches
30 - 31 May 2015

State of Origin - Game 1

State of Origin - Game 1

Jun

See Rugby League's greatest rivalry: the NSW Blues v the QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

6 Jun

Enjoy the best features, documentaries and short films from across Australia and the world
6 - 8 Jun 2015

NSW Food & Wine Festival

NSW Food & Wine Festival

10 Oct

The Night Noodle Markets are back as part of Good Food Month. This year, there will be a record of 50 stalls across Hyde Park. Free entry.
10 - 26 Oct 2015

Night Noodle Markets

Night Noodle Markets

29 Nov

A yearly all-white dinner party at which the secret location is not revelaed until arrival, the elegant event is back this year.
29 Nov 2015

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