The Best Events in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a great place to explore, as a local or international traveler. As the largest city in the country, and often described as the one of the most beautiful cities in the world you definitely won’t be disappointed about what you find here.

The city has a lot of events and activities going on all year round so there is always plenty to do. To make sure see the best of what Sydney has to offer make sure you attend some of Sydney’s best events.


Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney, the annual festival of light, music and ideas illuminates the city every winter. This is an absolute must see for anyone that appreciates creativeness and colour, being the largest celebration of its kind in the world!

Have dinner at Darling Harbour and enjoy the fantastic water show they have on display. Perhaps take the ferry from here to Circular Quay to get a glimpse of the Harbour Bridge all beautifully lit up and then make your way to the Opera House to admire the colours and images that are projected onto it. Do yourself a favour and brave the cold for this one, it sure is worth it!

Sydney’s Spring Racing Carnival

In the springtime, Sydney lights up with top tier thoroughbred racing accompanied by a buzzing social scene, fabulous fashion and world class hospitality. Over 10 weeks, Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens will play host to the event and this is not one you’ll want to miss.

Mardi Gras

Australia’s largest LGBTQI celebration is held in Sydney’s CBD. February 2018 will be the 40th Anniversary festival, with a huge parade and party that goes long into the night. This iconic Sydney event aims to celebrate the love of diversity and encourage people all over the world to love each other for who they are.

Sculpture By The Sea

With over 520,000 visitors, Sydney’s Sculpture By The Sea is one of the most popular events in the area. Located along the infamous coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach, showcasing over 100 sculptures created from artists from all around the world. This free public exhibition is on offer to the public for three weeks each spring, being the annual sculpture exhibition in the world

Good Food Month

If you’re a foodie, you are not going to want to miss The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Month. It’s during this food festival you can enjoy a range of delicious food experiences like fine dining lunches, or the very popular, family friendly Night Noodle Markets to enjoy some of the best Asian food Sydney has to offer.


Have you been to any of these events or have one in mind that you think should be added to the list? Please comment below or feel free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you!