New South Wales, Australia 
MotorWorld Sydney
Date Fri 1st Dec 2017 to Mon 4th Dec 2017
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    MotorWorld Sydney is a dynamic, interactive automotive festival, a great day out for all.

    Come and test drive a range of new vehicles or compare brands and models with the experts in the Car Advice Double Mega Test. Hundreds of cars and motorbikes across 35 brands will be in action. A total of 7000 test drive spots are available on track, street and gravel. Take part in the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour by testing your skills in the Smart Cone Challenge, Ride in a Land Rover over the thrilling Twin Terrapod or demo the latest Tesla electric and AutoPilot technology in the Edutainment arena.

    Demonstrations in the Edutainment Arena include the Tesla electric and AutoPilot technology and BMW Motorrad's ABS and Automatic Stability Control. Enjoy fun challenges like the Pirelli Pit Stop Challenge and the BMW kiddie bike 'license' tests and Slot Shop Slot Car Racing.

    Enjoy live entertainment and an outdoor cinema on the weekend, and cheer home the Dream Ride on Sunday celebrating with a special concert. Tickets include all this, and up to three test drives.

    For more information, please see the website.

Narrabeen Lakes Festival
Date Sat 2nd Dec 2017
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    2017 sees the celebration of the 24th Narrabeen Lakes Festival at Berry Reserve, on the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon.

    The Narrabeen Lakes Festival is a vibrant festival with something for everyone: entertainment, amusement rides and over 140 market stalls selling everything including food and baked treats from various countries, refreshments, fresh produce, preserves, arts and crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and plants.

    Displays include Australian Working Dogs Association, Maritime Rescue and vintage cars.

    There is a covered entertainment area featuring live acts, commencing Saturday 9.30am to 9.15pm, including a Fireworks display at 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.
Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim
Date Sun 3rd Dec 2017
The Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim is one of Sydney and Australia’s most iconic ocean swims. Commencing at Bondi Beach, swimmers finish their journey at Bronte SLSC, the world’s first Surf Life Saving club.

In 2016, the 800 metre Bay Swim and Junior Ocean Swims move to Bondi Beach offering a whole new challenge!

Events available are Junior Ocean Swim (400 metre and 800 metre), 800 metre Bondi Bay Swim, 2.2 kilometre Bondi to Bronte swim.
The Australian Ballet presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©
Date Tue 5th Dec 2017 to Fri 22nd Dec 2017
Magnificently theatrical and bursting with invention, Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length Alice brings to life the vivid visions of Lewis Carroll’s classic book. Wheeldon, The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, has delighted Australian audiences with After the Rain© and DGV©: Danse à grande vitesse.

Alice, his biggest ever story ballet, has an exhilarating, melodic score by Joby Talbot and ingenious designs by Bob Crowley, who worked with Wheeldon on the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris.

Wonderland is brought to life with puppetry, eye-bending illusions and playful costumes as Alice meets the Cheshire Cat, the tap-dancing Mad Hatter and the imperious Queen of Hearts. Curiouser and curiouser … Alice’s quest to save the dashing Knave of Hearts leads her into strange adventures and dreamlike landscapes.

Blending the thrills, laughs and spectacle of Broadway with Wheeldon’s rigorous balletic style, this Alice is a witty, whimsical extravaganza that takes you to the furthest flights of fancy.

AACTA Awards
Date Thu 7th Dec 2017
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Join your favourite Australian film and television stars this December, as they honour screen excellence at the sixth AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel, telecast on Channel Seven.

    Walk the red carpet alongside your favourite Australian film and television stars before celebrating the achievements of the best screen performers and practitioners at the AACTA Awards Ceremony.

    Tickets go on sale on Friday October 7, 2016.

    To keep up to date with ticketing information, subscribe to AACTA today on their website.
Sydney Santa Spectacular
Date Fri 8th Dec 2017 to Wed 27th Dec 2017
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    Together with Santa and his working elves, they bring you a huge announcement!

    Through December a large area of Rosehill Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground rides, Christmas theme activities, food and drink stalls, Santa's Enchanted Forest and, of course, an ice rink. Now in its second year, Sydney Santa spectacular has become a favourite in many Sydneysiders' calendars. There's a huge choice of things to do from the ice rink to the Magical Double decker carousel.

    Other popular features are the free cookie decorating, little elves craft workshop, and the taboggan snow slide!

    It's always a hit! Especially when temperatures are hot during a Sydney summer - a large, festive and fully themed wonderland will bring out the magic of Christmas for you and your family.

    It's such fun you'll want to get into the spirit and create long lasting memories.

    Entry to the site means you can walk around and absorb the festive ambiance and have unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and unlimited fun with the kids!

    The spectacular Christmas fun is back and at one low price ticket will sell out again!
Rosehill Gardens Race Day
Date Sun 10th Dec 2017
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    The racing season heats up this summer with a stunning line up of live racing and spectacular entertainment.

    Rosehill Gardens is celebrating the festive season and is spreading Christmas cheer! Be sure to keep an eye out for Santa and his helpers to get a photo and a special treat. Join in on the festivities and be sure to celebrate Christmas at the track by booking your seat in the Christmas Luncheon.

    A number of exciting developments and renovations have recently been made to give Rosehill Gardens patrons an even better race day experience.

    The refurbished J.R. Fleming Grandstand now includes The Hive, an ultramodern social space that suits everyone from intimate groups to large scale functions. Pristine lawns also make trackside viewing a relaxing experience.

    You’ll be entertained all day long with every second of the racing action captured on one of the largest super screens in the Southern Hemisphere, plus added bonuses of free parking, direct public transport options, and free Wi-Fi make a day at Rosehill Gardens the remarkable day out.

Voices of Angels
Date Mon 11th Dec 2017 to Tue 12th Dec 2017
Join more than 200 of Australia’s finest young performers over two nights at City Recital Hall and find out why Voices of Angels is one of Sydney’s favourite festive celebrations.

Lyn Williams OAM directs the Sydney Children’s Choir and members of Gondwana Voices in a diverse range of uplifting and inspirational music.

Presented by City Recital Hall and Gondwana Choirs.
Carols by the Sea
Date Thu 14th Dec 2017
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    This lovely annual event brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The night will kick off with fantastic entertainment from young, local musicians followed by a night of Christmas favourites and carol singing.

    There will be glo-sticks for sale, children's face painting and a sausage sizzle - all proceeds going towards local charities. Cash donations and non-perishable food items brought on the night are also appreciated for local charities.

    Remember to bring along your Christmas spirit, singing voices and a rug to sit on!

    For more information contact Waverley Council.

Woolworths Carols in the Domain
Date Sun 17th Dec 2017
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's largest free Christmas concert,

    With performances from a variety of Artists, Woolworths Carols in the Domain is Australia's premier Christmas concert for the whole family to enjoy!
Inglis Villiers Stakes Day
Date Sun 17th Dec 2017
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Racing heats up in Sydney as they head into the Summer season with a stunning line up of live racing and spectacular entertainment at Sydney’s premier racing locations.

    The day is highlighted by the thrilling Group Two Villiers Stakes with a prize pool of AUD250,000.

    Come and support Surf Life Saving Australia in true Australian style with a sausage sizzle on the Octagonal Lawn and watch as Santa swaps the Sleigh for the Westpac helicopter as it delivers him the track.

    You’ll be entertained all day long with every second of the racing action captured on the largest super screens in the Southern Hemisphere, plus added bonuses of free parking, direct public transport options, and free Wi-Fi make a day at the races the perfect day out.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Date Tue 26th Dec 2017
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.

Over the past 70 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.

Participants from maxi yachts to weekend racers take part in this event, which starts from Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and takes the international fleet 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.
Sydney New Years Eve
Date Sun 31st Dec 2017
There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney - the New Year's Eve Capital of the World.

Be one of the first in the world to welcome the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its world-class event and a spectacular midnight fireworks display.

The internationally-loved event on Sydney Harbour brings in more than 1.5 million spectators and is watched by more than one billion viewers across the world.

Celebrations start with pre-show entertainment from 5pm and festivities get bigger with the not-to-be-missed 9pm family and midnight fireworks displays.

Start your party plans early and make sure you get a front row seat to the best show in the world.

Visit the Sydney New Year's Eve website to find the perfect vantage point and official program of events.
Sydney New Year's Eve at Darling Harbour
Date Sun 31st Dec 2017
Celebrate the New Year with a spectacular, family friendly fireworks display at Darling Harbour. With flame and light shows every hour from 7pm as well as land and water based fireworks at 9pm and midnight. Sydney New Year’s Eve at Darling Harbour is the family friendly place to bring in 2018!

Sydney New Year’s Eve at Darling Harbour is a free, family friendly and accessible event. Make sure you plan your trip, use public transport and get in early, as large crowds are expected and seating will be limited.

Site opens at 11am
Flame and light shows at 7pm, 8pm, 10pm and 11pm
Fireworks at 9pm and midnight.
Site closes at 1.30am on New Year’s Day
Family friendly and alcohol free. No BYO alcohol allowed.
Darling Harbour is an accessible site, however, a designated viewing area cannot be guaranteed. Refer to the Sydney New Years Eve website for alternate accessible viewing areas and additional information for audience members with limited mobility.
New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour
Date Sun 31st Dec 2017
Get your friends or family together and jump on board Pilgrim for an intimate way to enjoy the New Years Eve fireworks.

Sydney puts on an amazing show for New Years Eve when the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House come alive with fireworks at two showings - 9pm and midnight.

They will be departing from Rose Bay Marina at Rose Bay at 8.00pm and be anchored for the 9.00pm fireworks, then return around 12.30am after the midnight fireworks.

Before the midnight fireworks they get to enjoy the Parade of Lights where vessels are decorated in creative light arrangements and parade the harbour from Cockatoo Island to Clarke Island.

Bring your own food and drinks - they'll fire up the barbecue once they've anchored so feel free to bring anything you wish to have cooked on it.

Alternatively they can arrange catering and beverages for you.

NYE Harbour Cruise onboard Silver Spirit
Date Sun 31st Dec 2017
Celebrate NYE in style onboard classic motor vessel; Silver Spirit. With only 40 guests over three levels on the 60 foot boat, there is plenty of room to enjoy the evenings festivities avoiding the crowds.

Each year Silver Spirit is part of the Harbour of Light Parade, allowing guests to experience front row viewing of both firework displays within the exclusion zones.

The fully inclusive cruise includes an open bar with a selection of beer, wines and spirits along with soft drinks. The buffet dinner is accompanied with canapés to start. The evening is tailored towards a family friendly evening with all ages welcome. While there is music on board they are not a 'party boat' - they offer a relaxed but sophisticated night.

Silver Spirit departs from the city at 7.30pm, returning at approximately 1.30am.
Flickerfest Short Film Festival
Date Sat 6th Jan 2018 to Mon 15th Jan 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Over the last 20 years Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Nowadays it' seen as one of the main festivals on the world circuit.

    The Festival will include the following competitions: International, Australian, Documentary, Environmental, and FlickerUp (Australian School Students Competition).

    Award will be given for Best International Short Film - (Academy® accredited), Award for Best Animation - (Academy® accredited), Award for Best Australian Short Film - (Academy® accredited).

    Plus a host of industry and cash prizes across all competitions recognising excellence in the short film form valued at over AUD40,000.

    Please visit the Flickerfest website for further event information.
Picton Rodeo
Date Sun 7th Jan 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Picton Rodeo is a full points Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) affiliated rodeo with AUD15,000 in prize money.

    Come and see the best cowboys and cowgirls Australia has to offer. Full catering, trade stands, bar and music is provided, as well as 10 hours of live, wild rodeo action.

    Events include Open Saddle Bronc, Open Bare Back , Open Bull Ride, Novice Bull Ride, Novice Bareback, Junior Steer Ride, Juvenile Steer Ride, and Poddy Ride.

    There is a mechanical bull ride, barbecue, bar and refreshments, live music plus stalls and amusements.
Sydney Festival
Date Sun 7th Jan 2018 to Mon 29th Jan 2018
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    Exuberant, exciting and forever effervescent - the best time to experience Sydney is in January, when the city is in full celebratory mode. Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world's performing and visual arts, all coming together in an avalanche of artistic activity.

    From the central business district to Parramatta, Sydney Festival brings to life unique spaces including the Festival Village in Hyde Park, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain, as well as making the most of Sydney's best venues including Carriageworks, Riverside Theatres and Sydney Opera House.
Apia International Sydney
Date Mon 8th Jan 2018 to Sun 14th Jan 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Apia International Sydney promises to be one of the best tennis experiences in the nation.

    Apia International Sydney, proudly supported by Apia and Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government, is a key international sports event on the NSW Events Calendar.

    Please visit the website for further updates on the event.
Sydney Art Holidays: world class art holiday experiences
Date Wed 10th Jan 2018 to Tue 16th Jan 2018

    World class art holiday experiences in Sydney Australia! Surrounded by natural beauty, ocean, bush, a host of great activities, restaurants and bars, Manly rivals any great international art holiday destination.

    This summer, Sydney Art Holidays is offering a specially designed, one week workshop combining photography and painting to take both beginner and advanced students work to a whole new level, while having fun in one of Sydney's top locations.

    Learn how to get the most professional and creative shots with the painter's best 'transportable' friend - the smartphone, boosting creativity and the artist's eye to complement and enhance the student's painting work.

    Internationally acclaimed watercolour master Joseph Zbukvic, passionate, world-class tutor will join Sydney Art Holiday along with professional photographer and tutor, Matt Kemp.

    The week includes professional tuition, demonstrations, critiques, accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and most dinners.

    Bookings are open for January 2016 workshop.

  • Short and Sweet Theatre Sydney
    Date Thu 11th Jan 2018 to Mon 19th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Short and Sweet is a festival of ten minute plays and theatre pieces. They are the most far-reaching brand of short form theatre in the world. Each year they showcase hundreds of bite-sized dramatic treats!

      Short and Sweet Sydney Theatre festival will be showcasing brand new plays from New South Wales, Australian and international Writers, put together by the best up-and-coming and established Directors and performed by veteran Actors and fresh new talent.

      To book tickets for theatre shows, please visit the website.
    Sunset Cinema North Sydney
    Date Fri 19th Jan 2018 to Sun 18th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Set in the iconic North Sydney Oval, Sunset Cinema is the quintessential North Sydney summer event. Movies under the stars, great food, drinks and friends...what more do you need?
    NSW Pro Surf Series: Carve Pro
    Date Fri 19th Jan 2018 to Mon 22nd Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Promising professional surfers from all over the world can look forward to four new World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 events, when the NSW Pro Surf Series kicks off on the NSW coastline.

      Thanks to a successful partnership between Surfing NSW, WSL, Destination NSW and NBN Television, four events (male and female) are slated to take place at Maroubra Beach, Cabarita Beach, Avoca Beach and Boomerang Beach over the next three years.

      This event the "Carve Pro" is the first stop of the NSW Pro Surf Series kicking off in Sydney.

      The NSW Pro Surf Series has been developed for Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The Series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
    Yabun Festival
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
    Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures held on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney, Australia.

    The Yabun Stage is a showcase of some of the best Indigenous music talent in the country.

    Past performers include Archie Roach, Dan Sultan, and Jessica Mauboy.

    Dancers from across the country will kick up dust on the Corroboree Ground, performing exciting and graceful moves that have been practised for centuries.

    Come along and be enlightened at the SpeakOut Tent which features some of Australia's leading artists, authors, and thinkers.

    Yabun Festival is brought to you by Koori Radio 93.7FM. Tune in for updates and music from the festival!

    Australia Day Sydney
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
    On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. The date commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain, reflecting the nation's diversity and achievements, its past and its future.

    The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are fit for Australia's oldest and biggest city with events and activities spread far and wide. There's nothing quite like Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, the city's crowning jewel.

    Hear some of the hottest tunes and musical tributes at the Australia Day concert at the Sydney Opera House, featuring the top talent of Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian and Nat Conway.
    Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018 to Mon 29th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition is a unique opportunity to view over 300 original artworks from 13 Art Societies around Sydney.

      All artworks are offered for sale.

      This event is organised and run by CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

      The Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for Care Flight.
    Australia Day Big Breakfast
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day.

      The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on the northern beaches, with tens of thousands of people attending every year.

      Commencing at 7am, it includes, a hot breakfast, Car and Bike Show, Thong Throwing Competition, rides, entertainment and flag raising.

      From 8am why not cool off and enjoy the waterslides or kick back and relax to the roving entertainment and live music on offer.
    GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Road Race
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Wheelchair athletes from across the globe will descend upon Sydney for the annual GIO Summer Down Under Series, with the highlight event, the GIO Oz Day 10K, taking place on Australia Day in The Rocks.

      Watch the road race through Sydney's The Rocks. The public is invited to come and celebrate and cheer the racers on from 9am along the spectacular course, starting and finishing in George Street, Circular Quay.
    Darling Harbour Australia Day
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Every year on 26 January, Darling Harbour hosts the nation's biggest harbourside party, when FREE Australia Day festivities see Aussies of all backgrounds celebrate together at one of Sydney's most lively and iconic destinations.

      Darling Harbour Australia Day is produced annually by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and is part of the Authority's vision to make extraordinary places in Sydney that the world talks about. Darling Harbour attracts 26 million visitors each year, contributing AUD800 million annually to the NSW visitor economy.

      Enjoy live music, food and drink and an evening of light, sound and exhilarating fireworks for the Australia Day Spectacular. Kids will love seeing the world-famous Wiggles, as they perform at the free Children’s Festival in Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park, along with many other children's activities to enjoy between 11am and 6pm.
    Ryde Australia Day Family Concert and Fireworks
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and come along to Ryde's Australia Day Concert - it's hassle free, safe for families and plenty of room for all. There's no battling the traffic and no long trip home.

      There will be children's rides, food trucks and refreshments available.

      As the sun goes down, be entertained by great Aussie talent including The Reel Matilda, Steve Hart and the All Stars and Vulture Street (Powderfinger tribute band).

      The Ryde Extreme Fireworks Spectacular is at 9pm.
    Australia Day at Sydney Fish Market
    Date Fri 26th Jan 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Sydney Fish Market will be open from 7am on Australia Day for you to stock up on plenty of prawns (and lots of other yummy seafood) for the barbie!

      Celebrate Australia day with a delicious seafood lunch on the boardwalk in the sunshine. Enjoy the live band AKINGA playing a mix of all your Aussie favourites from 12 – 3pm.

      Whether you’re in to prawns, oysters, sushi, sashimi, yum cha, salt and pepper squid or good old fish and chips – if its seafood you want to eat, Sydney Fish Market will be sure to have it.
    Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series
    Date Sat 27th Jan 2018 to Sun 11th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Experience the thrill of a summer twilight open air show on the lawn of Taronga Zoo's intimate, fully licensed natural amphitheatre. Pre-order gourmet hampers, picnic rugs and chairs, so all you need to do is find a spot and soak up the 180 degree Sydney Harbour views, with drink in hand as the sun sets and the music starts.
    The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run
    Date Sat 3rd Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run forms part of the ultimate sporting weekend, this seven kilometre run takes runners around the spectacular views of Dee Why and Manly.

      The course weaves its way along the Northern beaches and is the perfect way to challenge yourself in the New Year! Whether you're an elite runner, jogger or walker, everyone is welcome! Starting at 6.30am, the Sun Run will begin at The Strand in Dee Why and finish on The Steyne at Manly Beach with all finishers receiving a commemorative medal.

      Run alone or with a group and join in raising funds for over 800 charities, including Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club.

      Runners, joggers, wheelchairs, pushers and walkers are all encouraged to take up the Sun Run challenge!
    HSBC Sydney7s
    Date Sat 3rd Feb 2018 to Mon 5th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The HSBC Sydney 7s, secured by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

      To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney's Moore Park, the event will host to the top-ranked Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens nations in the world in a weekend of free-flowing, fast-moving, colourful action.

      From the Golden Aussies, to the Flying Fijians, the mighty Kiwis and the speed-deamons of the USA – the Sydney7s will guarantee a weekend not to be missed.
    Sydney Waitangi Festival
    Date Tue 6th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Sydney Waitangi Festival commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand) by Maori chiefs and representatives of the British crown on 6 February 1840.

      Come long for a great family focused event featuring a full day of outstanding live acts. Bring along a picnic, or enjoy kai from the wide range of stalls on site. In between acts, wander through the art and craft stalls or enjoy acts on stage. Keep the kids entertained with rides and a range of other great activities! This event is sure to be a great day for everyone that joins them.

      This gold coin entry festival is brought to you by Nga Uri o Rahiri. The Waitangi Festival runs from 9am to 5pm.
    The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets
    Date Thu 8th Feb 2018 to Mon 19th Feb 2018
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      From stilt walkers to Asian-fusion burgers, you can’t miss The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets presented by The Star Sydney. This free to attend pop-up food festival runs for 10 nights and features live entertainment, outdoor bars, lantern installations and exciting food offerings by Gingergirl, BLACK Bar & Grill, Chur Burger, Luke Nguyen Street Food and more.
    Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lunar Lanterns
    Date Thu 8th Feb 2018 to Mon 19th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      A modern twist on the traditional lantern parade, this year Sydney welcomes 12 huge zodiac lanterns, contemporary sculptural works that will adorn the city. Take a walk around the city and marvel at these mesmerising light sculptures.
    Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lion Dances
    Date Thu 8th Feb 2018 to Mon 19th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      With plenty of drumming, flamboyance and skill, the Chinese Lion Dance teams bring Lunar New Year to Sydney’s Chinatown.

      An integral part of City of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival, the Lion Dance is a Chinese tradition stretching back over 1,000 years and has featured in our Lunar New Year Festival since it began over 20 years ago.

      The thunder of red fire crackers helps scare away the bad fortune of the previous year to ensure a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster.

      Catch a Lion Dance performance and traditional Chinese crackers brought to you by the City of Sydney on the following dates:
    Sydney International Wine Competition - Tasting of the Top 100
    Date Sun 11th Feb 2018
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      Taste the Top 100 wines, as well as Blue Gold and Gold medal winners. This exclusive opportunity to taste the 'best of the best' food-friendly wines is offered in two sessions.

      The Competition is unique amongst wine shows in that wines are judged alongside food to best replicate the consumer experience.

      Wine lovers will be able to taste over 280 wines from 8 countries awarded TOP 1OO™, Blue Gold, and Gold medals, including trophy winners. Amongst the wines that will be available for tasting are two surprise medal winners – the debut Shiraz and Rosé wines blended by talk-show television celebrity Graham Norton in association with New Zealand’s Invivo Wines.

      While Australian and New Zealand wines dominated the competition, European wineries from France, Italy and Spain were strongly represented amongst the medal winners.

      The Sydney International Wine Competition is unique amongst wine shows in that wines are judged alongside food, making it the most relevant wine competition for consumers.

      An international panel of 14 judges initially blind-tasted all the entrants, and then tasted the 400 leading wines alongside appropriately matched food to decide the award winners.
    Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
    Date Mon 12th Feb 2018 to Sun 18th Feb 2018
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      Celebrate the Lunar New Year at City of Sydney's Chinese New Year Festival. This vibrant arts Festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free.

      Be part of the fun as the city's streets come alive with giant lunar lanterns and more. Don't miss the extremely popular Dragon Boat Races that see the spirit and power of the dragon come alive as 12 metre long boats, with up to 20 paddlers, battle it out to the beating of drums!

      With over 80 events to choose from, visit the Sydney Chinese New Year web site to plan your Festival.
    Sydney Chinese New Year Lunar Feasts
    Date Mon 12th Feb 2018 to Sat 24th Feb 2018
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      This year’s Lunar Eats is all about the incredible Asian food that’s right here on Sydney's doorstep.

      Communities from China, Vietnam, Korea and more come together for one of the biggest, best and most multicultural Lunar New Year celebrations in the world.
    Celebrate Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour
    Date Mon 12th Feb 2018 to Sun 25th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Chinese New Year celebrations will take centre stage at Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship, where an exciting two-week festival of traditional Chinese art, food and performance will be demonstrated in addition to hands-on workshops and tours. The Chinese Garden of Friendship was built as a beautiful symbol of friendship between Sydney in the State of New South Wales and Guangzhou in the province of Guangdong, China (sister cities of sister states), to mark Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.
    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
    Date Fri 16th Feb 2018 to Sun 4th Mar 2018
    Sydney Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.
    Chinese New Year
    Date Fri 16th Feb 2018
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      Eastwood will be abuzz with excitement as Chinese New Year celebrations get into full swing.

      Everyone is invited to join in the party atmosphere on the plaza.

      The festival gets bigger and better every year and brings together many local cultures including Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Indian, Philippines, Italian and Australian groups all promoting harmony in Ryde's multicultural community.
    Parramatta Lunar New Year
    Date Fri 16th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities.

      Feast on dumplings or Asian street food from Tsuru and Mama Linh's, try delicious treats from dessert experts Luxbite, or drop into the 350 Restaurant & Lounge pop-up bar.

      Don't miss the dragon and lion dance performance, Curious George, plenty of free kids workshops and activities including lantern and monkey mask making, and the spectacular fireworks at 9.30pm!

      Lunar New Year in Parramatta has all of the elements for a fun night out!
    Chinese New Year at Sydney Fish Market
    Date Fri 16th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Sydney Fish Market is hosting a lion dance to welcome in the Chinese New Year in traditional fashion, handing out special fortune cookies filled with fish-pun fortunes. Sydney Fish Market welcomes all visitors to come and embrace the good fortune of Chinese New Year and enjoy the gastronomic delights this great culture has to offer.

      Marking the first day of the Lunar New Year, the lion dance will take place from 12.30pm to 2pm. The lions will visit each retailer seeking out hidden red envelopes, bestowing luck and prosperity to the stores in return. Customers will also have a chance to 'feed' the red envelopes to the lions to receive blessings of good fortune for the New Year.
    Lunar New Year Celebrations: Doonside
    Date Fri 16th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Narragingy Reserve. The event program is bursting with engaging live entertainment, traditional Asian cuisine, roving shows, lion dances, tai chi performances and rides. The celebrations will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm.
    Sydney Chinese New Year Festival - Dragon Boat Races
    Date Sat 17th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Dragon Boat racing has been a Chinese cultural institution for more than 2,000 years, and it's now an international sport. One of the most anticipated events of Sydney's Chinese New Year festival, these 12 metre dragon-headed vessels race to the beat of a drum, and you can watch the exhilarating spectacle up close at Cockle Bay wharf in Darling Harbour.
    Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim
    Date Sun 18th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is the key annual fundraising event for non-profit charity Rainbow Club Australia, supporting children with disabilities learning to swim and be safe in the water.

      The Magic includes a one kilometre swim starting at 9am, and a 2.4 kilometre swim starting at 10am, with both races starting and finishing on the beach in the protected waters of Malabar Bay. Registrations from 7am on the day, entertainment, prizes and refreshments available for a fun family day out!

      Known as one of Sydney's friendliest swims, around 1,000 swimmers are expected for The Magic, which is part of the Fine Ocean Swimmers Series.

      The Magic is the only ocean swim event in NSW that offers a Swimmer with a Disability Award as part of the event.

      To register to swim, sponsor a swimmer, or make a donation, please visit the website.

      See you at The Magic!
    General Pants Bowl-A-Rama
    Date Sun 18th Feb 2018 to Mon 19th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ is Australia's biggest and best skateboarding competition. A globally recognised celebration of skateboarding culture, BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ attracts legendary and current Pro skaters from all around the world to defend their titles.

      Its been the largest skate event in Australasia for 11 years running and is still the only international professional bowl skating event of its kind.

      In 2017, BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ is better than ever.

      Due to its overwhelming popularity, BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ is being held over two huge days. With an extra day of bowl shredding, there is 3 epic sessions on Saturday and another 3 on Sunday. Which means there's more seats and more tickets so more people can get a slice of the action. With a ticket capacity of over 7000, the party will be going all weekend long!

    The Color Run Night - Sydney
    Date Sun 18th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Color Run, also known as the Happiest Five Kilometres on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.

      Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since theirr debut event. It has more than tripled in growth, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries.
    Australian Open of Surfing
    Date Sun 25th Feb 2018 to Mon 5th Mar 2018
    Mix the world's best surfers, skateboarders, music and lifestyle, all for free and all on Manly Beach, and you get the Australian Open of Surfing!

    The World Surf League's (WSL) best will hit Manly Beach to launch the country's largest surf, skate, music and lifestyle festival, the Australian Open of Surfing.

    The event will celebrate skateboarding, music, and lifestyle and will incorporate WSL-sanctioned QS 6000 Men's and Women's Pro events as well as the Sydney Grom Challenge event for Juniors.

    The Australian Open of Surfing combines world-class athletes, artists and fans in a celebration of youth culture, innovation and athleticism at Manly Beach - the birthplace of modern surfing.
    Manly Inflatable Boat Race
    Date Sun 25th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Manly Inflatable Boat Race is a fabulously fun beach charity event. Taking place during the Australian Open of Surfing.

      All you need is a crazy outfit, a cool blow-up boat and to swim for your life !

      Great prizes and a sausage sizzle at Hotel Steyne afterwards.

      For further information please see their facebook page.
    Miracle Mile Carnival
    Date Sun 25th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.

      The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the Miracle Mile.

      The second night of the carnival features the all-important barrier draw for the Miracle Mile and the qualifying races for the Oaks and Derby.

      The final day of the carnival includes six Group One races headlined by the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile.
    The Sydney Skinny
    Date Sun 25th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Sydney Skinny, swim 300 metres or 900 metres in the calm waters of Cobbles Beach.

      A truly empowering, joyous and unique event celebrating and promoting all that is fabulous about this life.
    Sydney Harbour Challenge
    Date Sun 25th Feb 2018 to Mon 26th Feb 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Sydney Harbour Challenge presented by Hawaiian Airlines is Australia's most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race, attracting over 800 competitors.

      As Australia’s flagship long-distance outrigger canoe event, it is fast becoming one of the more popular outrigger canoe races on the international calendar, with up to 40 countries invited.

      This competitive water sport event promises a terrific experience for spectators and competitors, by adding a splash of colour and excitement and exotic Hawaiian song and dance to the vibrant hub of Manly.

      Racing starts from Manly Wharf, across Sydney Heads and into the Sydney Harbour, passing iconic landmarks such as Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Luna Park before returning to Manly Wharf.

      Come along and cheer them on!

    Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
    Date Sat 3rd Mar 2018
    There is no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on a jaw dropping parade of 12,000 fabulous people.

    This dizzying spectacle flows like a river of queer humanity, switching effortlessly between sexy satire and from high brow to sequined eyebrow. Tying it all together is an overarching sense of love and a joyous celebration of the hard won freedom to be whoever you are.

    This is a free event so be sure to arrive early to experience one of the world's most memorable parades. Premium ticketed viewing areas are also available. Visit the official Mardi Gras website for details.
    Sydney Harbour Regatta
    Date Sat 3rd Mar 2018 to Sun 4th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the Sydney Harbour Regatta is one of the largest, competitive keelboat regattas in Australia. More than 200 keelboats racing in 26 divisions on 10 course areas on Sydney Harbour and Offshore.

      Visit the Club over the weekend to enjoy live entertainment, great food and drinks or watch the racing from various vantage points around Sydney Harbour.
    Taste of Sydney
    Date Fri 9th Mar 2018 to Mon 12th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux returns to the stunning surrounds of Centennial Park in March.

      With a fresh new line-up of over a dozen of Sydney's hottest restaurants, live music entertainment, more than 100 artisan producers and a host of exciting gastronomic experiences, Taste of Sydney is the must attend foodie event of the year.

      Discover, indulge and unwind as you graze through your dream tasting menu designed from a selection of over 60 delicious dishes. Add to your culinary skills in hands-on cooking classes, join a round table discussion with the city's culinary movers and shakers, sample premium wine in interactive tastings and masterclasses or simply soak up the alfresco festival atmosphere.

      Taste of Sydney in partnership with Electrolux is the perfect recipe for a fun filled time out with family and friends. Don't miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Sydney's dining scene all in one location.
    Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo
    Date Sat 10th Mar 2018 to Mon 12th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo will return to Sydney with VIP guests.

      Over the three days, the Expo will feature a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and performances including daily tattoo contests, the Stealth Photographics Pin and Pageant, and more.

      Rounding out the Expo will be a car and motorcycle display and a fully stocked bar.

      It's the event not to be missed for tattoo enthusiasts!
    Ladies Day
    Date Sun 11th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The opening day of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Ladies Day gathers Australia’s best fillies and mares to compete in the much anticipated Group One AUD600,000 Coolmore Classic.

      Offering award-winning hospitality, spectacular fashion and live entertainment as well as seven Group races, the day celebrates women on and off the track.

      A day of style and elegance, embrace the occasion by joining with friends at the newly refurbished Rosehill Gardens, where you will experience fine dining and service in modern and architecturally designed facilities.

      Be a part of history as the tradition continues this Ladies Day at Rosehill Gardens.
    The Premier's Harmony Dinner
    Date Fri 16th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Premier’s Harmony Dinner is a glittering gala to recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made by our multicultural leaders.

      Attended by over a thousand representatives of our diverse State, the evening is a sit down cultural dress or black tie dinner, featuring incredible special performances.

      A special part of the night is the announcement of those to be inducted into the Multicultural Honour Roll.

      Those honoured are recognised for their outstanding achievements in contributing to and building the successful multicultural society we enjoy today.

      A true celebration of multiculturalism and community, Members of Parliament, business leaders, community leaders, ambassadors, Consuls-General and other dignitaries come together at this special event to honour harmony and diversity in New South Wales.

      The Premier’s Harmony Dinner continues to celebrate the NSW Government's commitment to a cohesive and inclusive society in which cultures, languages and religions of all citizens are accepted and appreciated.

    Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek
    Date Sat 17th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek is a 50 OR 55 kilometre Team Trekking Challenge held along Sydney's stunning coastline, including ocean and harbour beaches, headlands, cliff tops and bush tracks starting at either Palm Beach OR Coogee with all teams finishing at Balmoral Beach.

      Sydney Coastrek is an endurance challenge, raising money to support the great work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. It also promotes health and fitness, team work, mental and emotional toughness and FUN!

      The event is open to men and women (over 18 years), however each team of four must be at least 50 per cent women!
    Date Sat 17th Mar 2018 to Mon 26th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Volleyball Australia's annual Volleyfest event is held at Manly Beach.

      Spectators will see visiting countries compete in a series of Volleyball tournaments across a three week period in March on Manly Beach.

      Three world class events, over 8,000 spectators per day. Finals played on the last day of scheduled event dates.

      Don't miss the best teams from around the world competing in Volleyfest, and 10 exciting days of action packed entertainment. Music, DJs, fireworks, celebrity matches, activations, food stands, and giveaways!
    Sydney Track Classic
    Date Sun 18th Mar 2018
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Whether you're an athlete, coach, or simply just love fierce competition on the track and the field, then come and see the hottest stars of Australian track and field battle with international challengers on a blistering night at Sydney Olympic Park.

      This is your chance to see first hand top class competition. You can witness present and future Olympians competing against one another in a competition that displays both national and international talent.