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What's on Sydney | Sydney Events Calendar

What's on in Sydney, from events and activities to what to do today

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Time Out editors
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There are dozens of things to do in Sydney every day. But, sometimes your life requires a little more planning, which is why we've pulled together an annual calendar of Sydney events, so you can find something to do tomorrow, this weekend or six months from now. Here's the best of what's on in Sydney, 365 days a year. Need more permanent inspiration? You can also discover the best 20 things to do in Sydney, at least once in your life.

Things to do right now

Things to do in Sydney today

Things to do in Sydney today

Need a quick fix? Take inspiration from our guide to what's on right now. Also, see Sydney's best walks, things to do when you're alone in the city, our...

Things to do in Sydney this week

Things to do in Sydney this week

Sydney knows how to make the most of the good weather and this week’s outdoor events maximise the extra daylight and the warmer nights. Swap TV dinners for bao...

Things to do in Sydney this weekend

Things to do in Sydney this weekend

Check out the new food festivals taking place in Redfern and Rooty Hill, celebrate killer Aussie talent at the Plot in Parramatta, and go to Sydney's oldest...

Major Sydney festivals

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Vivid is the largest winter festival in the Southern Hemisphere, running over 23 days and nights with an extensive program of Light, Music and Ideas events....

The Sydney Festival

The Sydney Festival

Sydney's annual festival of music, art, theatre and culture takes place in January. The whole city, from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains right into the centre...

Sydney Events Calendar

September events in Sydney

September events in Sydney

It's the first month of spring and the fair weather brings with it a series of local festivals and events like Bondi’s Festival of the Winds, the popular Surry...

October events in Sydney

October events in Sydney

Sculpture by the Sea is one of the many events we look forward to in October, along with filling our faces with dumplings at the Night Noodle Markets and...

November events in Sydney

November events in Sydney

November in Sydney is typically warm enough to lose the jacket but it's not guaranteed bikini temperatures every weekend. Big events on the calendar include...

December events in Sydney

December events in Sydney

It’s the month of Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, and kids are on school holidays, but it’s also the first month of summer and that means outdoor cinemas...

January events in Sydney

January events in Sydney

The first month of the year is packed with summer festivals, outdoor markets, blockbuster theatre shows and long coastal walks. Make the most of January in...

February events in Sydney

February events in Sydney

It may be the final month of summer but that doesn't Sydney runs out of steam. In fact, the second month of the year is as steamy as ever with saucy...

March events in Sydney

March events in Sydney

You'll find there's still lots of summery things to do in Sydney during the first month of autumn, including music events and theatre by the harbour. It's...

April events in Sydney

April events in Sydney

Autumn has well and truly settled in, but the fourth month of the year has its seasonal highlights to keep us entertained. There’s LOLs aplenty at the annual...

May events in Sydney

May events in Sydney

Winter is on the way but that's no reason to stay indoors. Sydneysiders make the most of ‘thinking season’ with talks and ideas festivals like Sydney Writers’...

June events in Sydney

June events in Sydney

Though this month is traditionally about finding new and inventive ways to warm your body in the safety of your home, we felt compelled to highlight the myriad...

What's on in Sydney by season

Summer events in Sydney

Summer events in Sydney

Sydney really comes into her own in summer. After all, we’re surrounded by beautiful beaches, bush walks and ocean pools – and there are major cultural events...

Winter events in Sydney

Winter events in Sydney

The temperature has dropped and the days are shorter, but there’s no need to panic. Winter in Sydney needn’t mean jetting off to warmer climes; June, July and...

Spring events in Sydney

Spring events in Sydney

Spring in Sydney brings with it some of our favourite festivals, from kite flying at Bondi Beach to Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney Craft Beer Week and Art &...

Culture in Sydney

Art exhibitions to see now

Art exhibitions to see now

In the morning, during a lunch-break or after dark – here's what art exhibitions and events are happening in Sydney over the next seven days.

This month on stage

This month on stage

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to Sydney's stages in November – from blockbuster musicals to contemporary dance, indie theatre and mainstage...

The best film events in Sydney

The best film events in Sydney

Sydney loves its movies. We have some of the best pop-up and outdoor cinemas in the country, plenty of great movie theatres and loads of film festivals...

Sydney public holidays

Christmas in Sydney

Christmas in Sydney

Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere means beach barbecues, long lunches and checking out the festive lights in the city. There’s no snow, sure, but we know...

New Year's Eve in Sydney

New Year's Eve in Sydney

Sydney's NYE celebrations are world famous, and for good reason. But no one likes crowds. Here's how to have a good time, including knowing where to pee and...

January 26 in Sydney

January 26 in Sydney

January 26 is the Australia Day public holiday, which falls on a Thursday this year. It’s a controversial date in Australia’s history.

Easter in Sydney

Easter in Sydney

Discover the best ways to spend your long weekend, from large-scale events like Sydney Royal Easter Show to children's egg hunts in the park. If you want to...

ANZAC Day in Sydney

ANZAC Day in Sydney

It's been 101 years since the first day the Australian and New Zealand troops saw military action in Gallipoli. Mark the anniversary with contemplation at a...

Queen's Birthday weekend

Queen's Birthday weekend

The Queen’s Birthday weekend public holiday is on Monday June 13, and it falls around the same time as Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney – so...

Any time of year

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