Sydney Events

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 be in on the action at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney.

May 2018

Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics.

When: 15 May to 24 June 2018
Where: Capitol Theatre

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary music program and the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

When: 25 May to 16 June 2018
Where: Sydney

James Cameron - Challenging The Deep

Visitors will experience how Cameron’s drive and passion for understanding and exploring our oceans has shone a light on the spectacular phenomena and mysteries of the least known place on earth and enabled maritime archaeologists to document and understand the shipwrecks of RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck.

When: 29 May 2018 to 30 Jan 2019
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum 

June 2018

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival takes place at our flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the CBD, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex.

When: 6 to 17 June 2018
Where: Various locations

Good Food & Wine Show

At the Good Food & Wine Show, presented by Citi, you can enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new foods, wines and the latest products. Sample from hundreds of local and international exhibitors and find new recipe ideas from some of Australia’s best chefs.

When: 22 to 24 June 2018
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney 

July 2018

Swan Lake On Ice

With Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, exhilarating new choreography from leading ice director Tony Mercer packed with daring and complex manoeuvres and dazzling costumes, this innovative portrayal of the classic love story will take your breath away.

When: 25 to 29 July 2018
Where: Capitol Theatre

August 2018

Sculpture at Barangaroo

Free to the public, the temporary exhibition will transform Barangaroo Reserve into an open-air sculpture park to capture the imagination of Sydney.

The exhibition will showcase 14 outdoor artworks by a stellar line-up of 15 Australian artists, including senior, established and emerging artists. The collection includes eight new works and six existing works, selected specifically for Sculpture at Barangaroo.

When: 5 to 20 August 2018
Where: Barangaroo

Human Nature 'One Night Only' Performance

The unmissable show will see the group perform new songs from their upcoming album, “Romance Of The Jukebox – Love Is All Around”, due for release in August, alongside ultimate classics such as Wishes, Don’t Say Goodbye and Every Time You Cry. 

When: 2 to 6 August 2018
Where: Darling Harbour

The Sun-Herald City2Surf

In the years since it has been proven time and again that no other fun run in the Southern Hemisphere matches the City2Surf in terms of organisation or demographics. The reputation of this uniquely Sydney event has grown year on year and the event is widely recognised as a ‘bucket-list’ item for serious runners and adventure lovers around the world.

When: 12 August 2018
Where: Sydney and surrounds

Sydney International Boat Show

For the 50th Sydney International Boat Show in 2017, we returned fully to Darling Harbour. Again in 2018, the undercover displays are located within the vast International Convention Centre – Sydney, and the spectacular marina displays just minutes away on Cockle Bay.

When: 21 August 2018
Where: The Star

October 2018

Invictus Games Sydney

The Sydney Games will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports and will recognise and thank families and friends for their role and the challenges they share in supporting our wounded warriors. Sydney will host around 1000 family and friends who’ll be in the stands cheering.

When: 20 to 27 October 2018
Where: Sydney