Best Things to do in Sydney Australia | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Sydney Events

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

May 2024

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is Australia's largest festival of light, music, ideas, and food. 2024's theme is Humanity, inviting us to looki inside to find those things that make us human - love, kindness, compassion, and creativity. 

Whether you're a photography enthusiast, art lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure with the family, Vivid Sydney at Darling Harbour is a must-see event.

When: 24 May - 15 June 2024
Where: Multiple locations across Sydney

June 2024

Sydney Film Festival

The 70th Sydney Film Festival offers another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, film guests, and more.

When: 5 - 16 June 2024
Where: Multiple locations across Sydney

Good Food and Wine Show

Sydney, the Good Food & Wine Show is back! Step into a world where flavour, flair, and fun unite. Whether you’re on the hunt for the latest trends, eager to unearth new products or uncover emerging producers, the Show is your all-access-pass to the ultimate food and wine adventure.

When: 21 - 23 June 2024
Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Cost: $35 per person

July 2024

Darling Harbour Winter Festival

Get ready to chill out (in the best way possible)! Darling Harbour's Winter Festival is coming back, bringing a jam-packed program of wintery fun for the whole crew. Think dazzling lights, ice skating adventures, delicious treats, and epic entertainment. Full program coming soon.

When: 6 - 21 July 2024
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Conan Gray

One of the most acclaimed pop stars and songwriters of his generation, Conan Gray will hit Australian shores with a host of new tracks from his hotly anticipated third album, FOUND HEAVEN, set for release on Friday 5 April via Republic Records. Co-produced by legendary Max Martin (The Weeknd, Adele, Ariana Grande), Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Sia, Pink) and Shawn Everett (Kacey Musgraves, The Killers), FOUND HEAVEN includes new single “Lonely Dancers” in addition to previously released “Killing Me”, “Winner”, and “Never Ending Song”.

When: 17 July, 2024
Where: ICC Sydney

Time: 8pm

August 2024

Sydney International Boat Show

From paddleboards to power cruisers, sail boats to fishing gear, the 55th edition of the Sydney International Boat Show is your opportunity to check out the best and brightest in boating, watercraft and marine tech. With a showstopping lineup of entertainment and experiences in one stunning location, it’s a celebration that absolutely everyone can enjoy. Clear your calendar and be inspired by all things aquatic from August 1 to 4.

When: 1 - 4 August, 2024
Where: ICC Sydney & Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour


City2Surf is more than just a 14 km event from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi. Since 2008, the fundraising tally was first recorded, and the incredible participants have raised over $48 million for needy charities. A city giving back has become the beating heart of this event.

City2Surf has one of the most iconic courses in the world. Experience the thrill of starting the 14km event in Australia’s largest city in the middle of its bustling CBD before going to one of the world’s most famous beaches – Bondi Beach.

When: 11 August, 2024
Where: Sydney CBD - Bondi Beach