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There’s always something going on in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Home to some of the world’s top sporting events, concerts, and festivals, don’t miss your chance to explore the top things to do in Sydney at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney. 

January 2020

Sydney Festival

Every January, Sydney Festival starts the new year with a bang, transforming the city with a bold cultural celebration based on critical ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity; from jaw-dropping cabaret, to epic art installations, international theatre, modern Indigenous work and more.

When: Thursday 8 - Sunday 26 January 2020 
Where: Sydney City


Iconic Aussie rock band COLD CHISEL will be playing one of their biggest gigs ever at Parramatta's new Bankwest Stadium for their Blood Moon Tour 2020. Enjoy a huge line-up of supporting acts including Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou. 

When: Friday 24 January 2020
Where: Bankwest Stadium

Pedal Boats

Experience Darling Harbour in another perspective! Cool off in the harbour breeze as you cruise around Cockle Bay on a pedal boat this summer. Bring along family and friends to book your very own boat for 30 minutes and pedal around Cockle Bay.

When: Saturday 4 January - Tuesday 28 January 
Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

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Twilight at Taronga

Twilight at Taronga is an annual summer series that is now celbrating 25 years in 2020. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Sydney Harbour skyline at dusk with with sounds from an incredible Australian and international line-up including pop sensation duo Broods, Aussie rocker Wolfmother and more! 

When: Friday 31 January 2020 
Where: Taronga Zoo

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February 2020

Lunar New Year

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of Lunar New Year, with fabulous food, vibrant block parties, spectacular lion dancing and more. Join the street parties, cheer on dragon boats, enjoy live music and dance performances, play mahjong, and embrace everything that comes with the dawn of a new year.

When: Saturday 25 January - Sunday 9 February
Where: Darling Harbour

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Chinatown Night Market

The Chinatown Night Market is a multicultural community market that is very popular with the city locals and is now rapidly becoming a major tourist attraction in Sydney. Every Friday, indulge in food stalls and lanterns along Little Eat Street beckon food lovers on a journey with tastes from Hong Kong to Hanoi, with yum cha, tepanyaki, takoyaki, sushi, Sichuan, pho and more!

When: Friday 10 January - Friday 3 April 2020 
Where: Dixon and Little Hay Street, Haymarket

World Travel Expo

You don't want to miss this one! The World Travel Expo is your ticket to amazing travel deals, expert advice and free information sessions.  With major airlines, tour, cruise and rail specialists, destination experts and more for all destinations around the world, this is your one-stop shop to research, compare and book your next holiday.

When: Saturday 1 February - Sunday 2 February 2020
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé will be performing at Qudos Bank Arena with a 36-piece orchestra and playing all the songs and hits you love. A night you wouldn't want to miss! 

When: Friday 7 February - Saturday 8 February 2020
Where: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park 


Norwegian pop icons a-ha are returning to Australia to tour the celebration of the 35th anniversary of debut album Hunting High And Low. Joining a-ha to cement this tour as a pop extravaganza is another superstar who dominated the ’80s, Mr ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, Rick Astley.

When: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Where: First State Super Theatre at ICC Sydney

March 2020

Colour Conference 2020

Colour Conference is a global women's conference. Attended by thousands of women annually, the mandate for the past 24 years has been to place value upon everyday women of all ages, background and culture. As a movement, the Colour Sisterhood has inspired women around the world to rise up, champion womanhood in all its magnificence and partner together in advocating for justice and social change.

When: Thursday 5 March - Saturday 7 March 2020
Where: ICC Sydney