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Festival, open air concerts, art and theatre, held at various
February to early March: Sydney
Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the world’s largest gay festival,
climaxing in costume parade and an all night party, various venues,
with a parade on Oxford Street.
February / March:
short film festival, held at the Domain.
/ April: Harvest
Festival, wine, food and cultural festival, held at Rothbury
Estate, Hunter Valley.
Late March / early April: Royal
Easter Show, traditional farm show, held at Sydney Olympic Park.
Australian Fashion Week Spring / Summer, runway shows by leading
Australian designers featuring international guests, held at The
Late May: Sydney
Writers’ Festival, including panel discussions, lectures
and readings by local and overseas authors, held at various venues.
May to July (of even numbered years):
of Sydney, international art festival, held at various venues
Film Festival, held at the State Theatre.
To Surf, 14km (9-mile) public marathon, from the corner of College
Street and Park Street through the city to Bondi Beach.
Early August: Sydney Design Week, celebration of
design featuring exhibitions, master classes, forums and tours,
held at various venues.
Festival of the
Winds, kite flying festival, held at Bondi Beach.
Early October: Manly
Jazz Festival, held at Manly.
gay and lesbian theme party, Labour Day weekend, held at the Fox
Food Month, food fairs, talks, workshops and markets, held at
Early November: Sculpture
By The Sea, temporary art installed along the coastal walk,
from Bondi to Tamarama.
December 26: Sydney
to Hobart Yacht Race, world famous 2000 kilometres (1,240 mile)
yacht race from Sydney Harbour to Hobart, capital of Tasmania, held
at Sydney Harbour .
December 31: New
Year’s Eve Party, extravagant fireworks display, held at Sydney