Sydney Events

Photo by Dr-Victor-von-Doom (wikimedia commons)Bondi Beach Photo by Dr-Victor-von-Doom (wikimedia commons)

Sydney is known worldwide as the best place to be on New Year’s Eve
with the annual New Year’s Eve frework celebrations on Sydney Harbour.

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras attracts up to 500,000 local and
international visitors to the glitzy loud and colourful Oxford Street
parade and is one of the world’s biggest gay and lesbian events. With
more than 100 events in theatre, performance, music, comedy, dance,
sport and visual arts, Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival is a colourful and
energetic way to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and
queer culture. In 2008, the event will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Sydney’s Chinese New Year celebrations are one of the largest outside of
Asia. In 2006 more than 530,000 people attended the City’s celebrations

The Sun-Herald City2Surf is Australia’s largest annual fun run and
takes place on the second Sunday of August. More than 60,000 people
enter the 14km journey through the city’s eastern suburbs down to
the fnish line at Bondi.

Floriade is Australia’s premier spring festival and a world-class foral
spectacular. More than one million blooms create a stunning backdrop
to a month long festival flled with music, cultural celebrations,
artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.

  • Join in Australia Day celebrations on 26 January where we celebratethe establishment of our nation. Whether it be a family BBQ, a day at the beach, or enjoying the displays and events throughout the cities and towns, everyone manages to fnd a way to celebrate being Australian.
  • Join the locals for a beer and watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which captures the nation’s attention on Boxing Day each year. The country comes to the city to celebrate our proud rural heritage at The Sydney Royal Easter Show.
  • Every year in Spring the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama is transformed into a seaside art gallery for Sculpture By The Sea. The exhibition provides sculptors with a unique opportunity to site their work in a dramatic natural setting.

As Australia’s largest cultural event, the Sydney Festival is the
place to be during January. It is the celebration of summer and is
synonymous with the energy, style, spectacle, sophistication and
world-class talent which so quintessentially defnes the city.

Sydney international Film Festivals premiere the
hottest flms from Australia and around the globe while Tropfest,
an independent flm festival, is a showcase for young Australian


Australian Fashion Week has been the launch pad for
many of Australia’s hottest designers. Set against a backdrop of
Sydney’s spectacular harbour, the best of Australia’s design talent
showcase their collections to the world.


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