There is no denying it: Sydney is the premier city for events in Australia. The city ends each year and kicks-off every new-year with a world-renowned display of fireworks. There are countless festivals, cultural exhibitions, days of celebration, and sporting events filling Sydney’s calendar. With the ability to entice people to from around the world, Sydney is always buzzing with activity, no matter which season!
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually.
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival consists of four exciting events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the two longest distances finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the two fun runs at Sydney’s prestigious Conservatorium of Music.
Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages will experience a challenge or a fun day out to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney.
Southern Highlands, 18 Sep – 1 Oct 2018
Tulip Time, one of Australia’s oldest and best loved floral festivals continues to grow as the region’s largest event. Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of the Festival is mass-planted with over 75,000 tulips, 15,000 annuals and an additional 40,000 tulips planted across the Shire. Overall a celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events and premier private gardens, so essentially there’s something on offer for both young and the young at heart!
Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta
28 Sep – 1 Oct 2018
The annual Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Fiesta will take to the skies over the Hunter Valley from the 28th September to 1st October 2018 in an amazing display of colour and excitement! Each day will see upward of twenty-five hot air balloons from all around the country launch together at sunrise and float majestically over the Hunter Valley wine country. Come join in the excitement as a passenger or follow along from the ground.
Sculpture by the Sea
18 Oct – 4 Nov 2018
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year, returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The iconic exhibition will see the coastline transformed into a two kilometre long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
Grafton Jacaranda Festival
27 Oct to 4 Nov
Each year in late October, the Festival celebrates the annual blossoming of the magnificent Jacaranda Tree. During the festival, you will find a chaos of colour in street parades, markets, cultural & handicraft displays. Join in our traditional ceremonies and of course experience the wonderment of the Jacaranda Trees as the Valley turns the shade of mauve.
Inaugurated in 1934, this was the first of Australia’s folk festivals and celebrates the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees that grow in Grafton’s broad tree lined avenues.