Sydney Events

Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is jam-packed with family entertainment bringing the best of the country to the city. Come along and get amongst Australia's greatest – see the animals, meet our Australian farmers and be entertained like never before.

Come and see the famous Dairy Farmers Farmyard Animal Nursery where you will be able to feed, pat and hold all of the baby animals. Join an 'Ask a Farmer' Shed Tour and go 'behind-the-scenes' in the cattle pavilion.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is renowned internationally as one of the most prestigious shows of its kind, and the largest in the southern hemisphere.

So come on down and get amongst Australia's greatest this Easter!

Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is set to be another tremendous festival with a line up of artistic talent alongside fabulous ways to while away the hours!

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival is the world’s premier gay and lesbian cultural festival spans two weeks in February – March. The Festival aims to increase visibility of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities and their culture.

The Festival officially launches at the enormous community picnic in the park, Fair Day. This kicks off two weeks with almost one hundred cultural, sporting and social events to appeal to every taste. It has as its highlight the world-famous Mardi Gras Parade and includes some of the most famous dance parties in the gay calendar, including our iconic closing event Mardi Gras Party and extraordinarily picturesque Harbour '10.

The Sun-Herald City2Surf

The Sun-Herald City2Surf is the world’s largest running race and Sydney’s favourite sporting event. Held on the second Sunday in August, each year more than 75,000 registered participants raise over $2 million for charity.

The 14km course starts in Hyde Park in the CBD, up Heartbreak Hill and on to the spectacular finish at Bondi Beach. Elite runners, joggers and walkers from around the world are joined by many dressed in novelty themed costumes as well as live bands and DJ’s performing along the route.