Sydney has a huge amount to offer and will no doubt keep you well occupied and entertained if you know where to go. Here are some of the best events in Sydney throughout the year to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun.
Since the day it was established in 1977, the Sydney festival is host to some of the best art, dance, circus and many more events from artists all over the world. Every January people arrive in the hundreds of thousands to attend all that the Sydney festival has to offer. Tickets to majority of performances are available the day before for only $26 in Hyde Park, right in the heart of the city.
If you are in Australia for Australia Day then you’re in luck, it’s the day the nation come together to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. You will have an endless list of options for celebrating, from BBQ’s in the parks, beers down the local or ticketed events that offer the whole shebang.
So keep the 26 January free so you can celebrate the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788.
Approximately 20,000 war veterans participate in the ANZAC Day March in Sydney, current servicemen and women, police and relatives. All veterans proudly displaying their war medals while they walk through the city’s CBD.
Don’t forget to pack your wallet with cash especially when you participate in the game of Two-Up. After paying your respects at a solemn service, take part in another time-honored ANZAC tradition by taking a bet in a game of two-up. Two-up is a game in which coins are spun in the air and bets are laid on whether they fall on heads or tails. This game is only legally playable throughout NSW on ANZAC Day.
4. Sydney New Years Eve
The world renowned Sydney Fireworks display in the harbour can’t be missed. The breath taking event attended by thousands never disappoints. Here is a look at what 2016 had to offer; no doubt 2017 will be even better.
Every year Sydney hosts another famous event named Mardi Gras. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is up there with the Australia’s most famous festivals. It attracts thousands of visitors each year to celebrate the gay & lesbian communities. The event is over a four week period and each year it continues to get bigger and better. For more information head to the Mardi Gras website, they provide all the information you need to decide where to go.
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival that’s split into three categories, light, music and ideas. They offer a free outside exhibition that is well worth a visit. You can wine and dine around the opera house while consuming the fabulous lighting show Vivid has to offer. When the Sydney harbor bridge and opera house light up, it is definitely a memory that will stick for some time. This winter event takes place in central Sydney over the course of three weeks in May and June, to find out more information you can click on the Vivid image and explore their homepage.
We have only selected a handful of the best events in Sydney & we are 1 million percent confident there are a number of great events missed out, so don’t hold back, let us know what events you recommend?