Top events in Sydney you can’t miss

by IDP IELTS — September 6th, 2017

There’s so much to love about Sydney, so a little bit of planning will ensure you enjoy the best of what this beautiful city has to offer. To help kick-start your plans, here’s our hand-picked guide to the top events in Sydney next month and beyond. Time your trip to one of these fabulous events.

Night Noodle Market, October 2017

If you are after an unforgettable culinary experience, make sure you make time for the Night Noodle Markets as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month. A food lover’s paradise, the event boasts an amazing stallholder line-up, offering everything from yummy Laksa, delicious Thai food and fusion desserts.

Night Noodle Market

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The Annual ARIA Awards, November 2017

Bringing together Australia’s biggest and best music acts, ARIA Awards celebrates and recognises the many achievements of Australian artists across all music genres. Held annually since 1987, past winners include John Farnham, Crowded House, Kylie Minogue, Gotye, Sia and Flume.

ARIA Awards

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Sydney Christmas, November 2017

Sydney Christmas enchants with a month-long Christmas celebration, promising plenty of Christmas fun for the whole family. The city transforms into a twinkling paradise of magical lights with Sydney choirs and markets bursting with the Christmas spirit.

Sydney Christmas

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Sydney Fish Market 36 Hour Seafood Marathon, December 2017

Sydney celebrates its magnificent seafood bounty during this 36-hour fun seafood marathon. Retailers stay open from 5:00 am, 23 Dec right through to 5:00 pm, Christmas Eve so you can just sit back and enjoy the most delicious and freshest seafood before the Christmas festivities.

Sydney Fish Market


New Year’s Eve, December 2017

Ring in 2018 with pomp and celebration. Get the best seats to one of the best NYE celebrations in the world. Framed by the glittering cityscape and reflected by the harbour, you can expect two outstanding pyrotechnic displays that will be fixed in your memory.


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Sydney Chinese New Year Festival, February 2018

Experience Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival as it will delight your senses with delicious food, lion dances, fireworks, traditional folk music, martial arts, heaps of colourful lanterns.

Chinese New Year


Mardi Gras, March 2018

Celebrate the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary in 2018! Rain or shine, on the first Saturday of March, Mardi Gras will bring all the magnificence and glory to celebrate the culture and diversity of this beautiful city. This annual event includes a variety of events such as the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and Party, Bondi beach Drag Races, Harbour Party and Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Mardi Gras


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, March 2018

The nation’s premier fashion event is Australia’s only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience. The much-anticipated event will have all the best celebs and fashionistas out in full force to celebrate the brightest emerging talents the country has to offer.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

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Vivid Sydney, May 2018

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of lights, music and projections. See the city like you have never before as projections transform various buildings and landmarks into a beautiful canvas of light art. Whether you decide on a walk through The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour or explore Taronga Zoo, there will be light activations for people of all ages to enjoy.

Vivid Sydney

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Sydney Film Festival, Jun 2018

If you are after an unforgettable movie experience, make sure you make time for the Sydney Film Festival which is held every June. A movie buff’s paradise, the festival offers 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties.


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