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Sydney Festivals - Events
Sydney Festivals and Events Guide - TravelPuppy.com
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January: Sydney Festival, open air concerts, art and theatre, held at various venues.

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: Tropfest, short film festival, held at the Domain.

March / 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.

May: Mercedes Australian Fashion Week Spring / Summer, runway shows by leading Australian designers featuring international guests, held at The Rocks.

Late May: Sydney Writers’ Festival, including panel discussions, lectures and readings by local and overseas authors, held at various venues.

to July (of even numbered years): Biennale of Sydney, international art festival, held at various venues

June: Sydney Film Festival, held at the State Theatre.

Early August: City 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.

September: Festival of the Winds, kite flying festival, held at Bondi Beach.

Early October: Manly Jazz Festival, held at Manly.

October: Sleaze Ball, gay and lesbian theme party, Labour Day weekend, held at the Fox Studios.

October: Good Food Month, food fairs, talks, workshops and markets, held at various venues.

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 Harbour .