What’s on Sydney?

In Sydney, we are blessed with so many festivals/events that happen annually. I have been going to most of them every year from the time I have moved to Sydney. So, I thought why not make list of all the fests/events that I attend and specify on What’s on Sydney?


Sydney Vivid – A festival of lights and music is Sydney vivid. It is a 3 weeks festival, starting from the last week of May.

  • Venue: Many locations across Sydney, including Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
  • Cost: Free
  • Official website: Sydney vivid
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Whale Watching – The starting of the official Whale watching season. It is that cool season where whales migrate from Antarctica to up north to Queensland.

  • Venue: Boats depart from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay; also there are various whale watching spots around Sydney like La Perouse.
  • Cost: Boat rides varies in cost; whale watching spots are free.
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Milky Way season – It is winters and it is the Milky Way season. The skies are amazing to look at.

  • Venue: Various
  • Cost: Free


Christmas in July – It is winters in Sydney in July – seasons reversed compared to Northern Hemisphere. So we show off wearing the red and green jumpers matching with our happy socks.

  • Venue: Across Sydney
  • Cost: Free


Wild flowers at Muogamarra nature reserve – These wild flowers only bloom for 6 weeks and can be viewed during August.

  • Venue: Muogamarra Nature Reserve
  • Cost: There is an entry fee and it costs about AUD 15 per adult. Note: They accept only cash.

Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival – Yes, we have a cherry blossom festival here in Sydney. It starts in the mid of August.

  • Venue: Auburn Botanical Gardens
  • Cost: There is an entry fee and it costs about AUD 7. Note: They accept only cash.


The festival of Winds – It is a kite festival. This is the two days festival where everyone flies kites at the beach.

  • Venue: Bondi beach
  • Cost: Free


Dhandiya – The dancing Indian festival is organised every year.

  • Venue: Liverrpool
  • Cost: AUD 15

Sculptures by the Sea – An annual exhibition at Bondi beach to exhibit sculptures created by artists around the world. It is a 2 week event starting in the last week of October.

  • Venue: Bondi beach
  • Cost: Free
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Jacarandas season – Its that beautiful season where Sydney turns purple with Jacaranda trees everywhere. It starts from end of October and goes into November.

  • Venue: McDougall Street, Kirribilli.
  • Cost: Free
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There are many more annual festivals in Sydney, but these are the ones that are popular and are known to me. But if you know some of them that needs to go on to ‘What’s on Sydney’ list, please leave a comment.


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