Sydney NYE is an annual multi-tiered event held every New Year's Eve over Sydney Harbour, centering on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its main features are two pyrotechnic displays, the "9 pm Family Fireworks" and the "Midnight Fireworks", both of which are televised nationally with the latter televised around the world.
Synchronised to a soundtrack, the fireworks explode off the arches, catwalk,& roadway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and also the city buildings. The barge in front of the bridge features occasionally during the show to synchronize with the bridge's fireworks.
When: 31 Dec 2018
Where: Circular Quay, Sydney
Sydney Festival is Sydney's major arts festival that runs for three weeks every January since it was established in 1977. The festival program features in excess of 100 events from local and international artists & includes contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama, visual arts and artist talks. The festival attracts approximately 500,000 people to its large-scale free outdoor events and 150,000 to its ticketed This event contributes more than A$55 million to the economy of New South Wales.
When: Last week of January 2019.
Where: Sydney City
This annual LGBT pride parade and festival in Sydney is attended by hundreds of thousands of people from around Australia and overseas. It is one of the largest such festivals in the world, and includes a variety of events such as the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and Party, Bondi Beach Drag Races, Harbour Party, the academic discussion panel Queer Thinking, Mardi Gras Film Festival, as well as Fair Day, which attracts 70,000 people to Victoria Park, Sydney.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia's biggest tourist drawcards, with the parade and dance party attracting many international and domestic tourists.
When: 3 Mar 2019
Where: 1 Oxford Street, Sydney
Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney. Part of the lighting festival also includes performances from local and international musicians and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates from leading creative thinkers.
This winter event takes place over the course of three weeks in May and June. The centerpiece of Vivid Sydney is the light sculptures, multimedia interactive work and building projections that transform various buildings and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in and around the Sydney central business district into an outdoor nighttime canvas of art.
When: May 2019
Where: Sydney CDB
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is an annual show held over two weeks around the Easter period. It is run by the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales and was first held in 1823.
The Show comprises an agricultural show, an amusement park and a fair and combines the elements of each, showcasing the judging of livestock and produce. This comprehensive fair has many competitions including arts and crafts, photography and cookery, as well as tests of strength and skill such as wood chopping.
The Show also has shopping, restaurants, commercial stands, a horticultural display, a nationally accredited breed based conformation dog show & cat show, and stage and arena shows.
When: 22 Mar 2019
Where: Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
City2Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney, covering a 14 km course. The event is a "fun run" as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk. The event attracts more than 80,000 entrants who start in staggered groups based on previous running times & early entry.
The route taken by the participants commences in the city centre of Sydney & passes through the suburbs of East Sydney, Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Dover Heights and Bondi Beach. The most difficult part of the course is "Heartbreak Hill" at the halfway mark, a 2 km long steep ascent from Rose Bay to Vaucluse along New South Head Road.
When: 12 Aug 2018
Where: 1 Oxford Street, Sydney