Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is one of Australia’s most famous gay and lesbian cultural festivals. Spanning just over two weeks, the celebrations typically start with fair day and culminate in the behemoth costume parade through the city’s main gay thoroughfare, Oxford Street.Date: 19 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Venue: Various venues, parade on Oxford Street.
The world's largest fun run and Sydney's favourite sporting event, City2Surf is a sporting calendar highlight. The event sees more than 85,000 people pounding the pavements of the city. The 14km (8.7 miles) routes take participants through the suburbs of Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Dover Heights and Bondi Beach. Entry is limited to a certain number of competitors and, except for the invitation-only groups, allocated on a first-come first-served basis.Date: 08 August 2021 - 08 August 2021
Venue: From Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.
Free to spectate.
Sydney Film Festival
Each year the Sydney Film Festival brings together the best new films from around the world, in addition to short Australian films. The festival also hosts a number of awards to recognise excellence in filmmaking, including the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, (which are Academy Award eligible).Date: 18 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
Sculpture By The Sea
The world’s largest annual free-to-the-public, outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place along the beautiful New South Wales coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama beach. The exhibition regularly draws thousands of people to view sculptures from more than 100 artists around the world.Date: 21 October 2021 - 07 November 2021
Venue: Bondi to Tamarama Beach.
New Year's Eve
The globally recognised extravagant and colourful fireworks display over Sydney Harbour attracts millions of visitors each year. The event is usually split into two shows, the first at 21:00 (Family Fireworks) and the second at midnight (the Midnight Fireworks). The fireworks show has become one of the most-watched New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the world. The best vantage points around the harbour are listed on the NSW government website.Date: 31 December 2021 - 01 January 2022
Venue: Sydney Harbour
One of Australia's largest and most attended annual cultural event comprises around 300 performances and 80 events performed by local and international artists in at least 20 venues each year. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from circus acts to musical and theatre performances, from contemporary dance to family programs to traditional Indigenous arts practice. The festival attracts an estimated 1 million people to its ticketed shows and large-scale free outdoor events.Date: 01 January 2022 - 31 January 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.