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What's On This Month

To 30 Sep

Towers Of Foosball Fun In The Rocks

Football enthusiasts won't have to go to Brazil to be part of the 2014 World Cup - they can recreate the vibe right here in The Rocks by playing foosball on unique tables housed in six giant timber towers.

3-14 Sep

Out of Fear

A dark fantasy with a mix of black humour and tragedy. Out of Fear plays at the TAP Gallery.

4-6 Sep

The Coffee Experience

The Coffee Experience is Sydney's newest coffee event. Offering world leading brands, products & technologies. Come and taste Australia's best tea & coffee!

6 Sep

Nepal Festival

The Nepal Festival, to be held at Tumbalong Park as part of the Spring Festival, will present an exciting array of Nepalese food, arts and crafts and dance performances.

7 Sep

One Planet

'One Planet' is an intimate reflection on the serious ecological and environmental issues facing our planet today! The festival is comprised of an interactive panel discussion that aims to discuss in detail, with experts and local community, a few of the major issues as they relate to us.

10-12 Sep

Loani Arman with Celeste Barber: Ultra-Un-Sound

Fringe Comedy is bringing its first pregnant comedian, Loani Arman, to the festival. Supported by Celeste Barber, Loani is risking a comedy-induced labour in 'ULTRA-UN-SOUND'

11-14 Sep

Indie Gems Film Festival

The fifth annual Indie Gems Film Festival will showcase both local and international independent cinema alongside networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers.

12 Sep-6 Oct

Mudgee Wine & Food Festival

Mudgee will showcase its finest this spring during the region's annual gastronomic event, featuring a month of events. Guests will experience a huge program of food and wine events, as well as whisky sampling, bread making classes, farmer's markets, farm walks and entertainment for the whole family in amongst the Mudgee Region's spectacular surroundings.

13 Sep

REEL to REAL Film Festival

The Zen Open Circle invites you to a screening of 5 remarkable films and documentaries over 3 sessions from the 11th annual REEL to REAL Film Festival. Selected and presented by Zen teacher & Filmaker Susan Murphy Roshi.

14 Sep

Memory Walk & Jog

Memory Walk & Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds to support people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from professional athletes to those just out for a Sunday stroll, the event caters for all ages and fitness levels. All funds raised go to Alzheimer's Australia NSW.

14 Sep

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market

Part market, part music festival, part meeting place Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is a place where you can have one of Sydney's most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous day out.

20 Sep-6 Oct

Kids in the Park

Sydney Olympic Park's much-loved Kids in the Park school holidays program will be in full-bloom this spring with activities on every day of the school holidays.

21 Sep

Sydney Peace Day Festival

Sydney Peace Day Festival incorporates a wellness festival, musical festival, inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and an art exhibition on Sunday, this day is aligned with the global movement that will see over 600 million participating activities on the day to celebrated the international day of peace.

21 Sep

Brazilian 'Ritmo' Festival

As part of the Spring Festival, Tumbalong Park will come alive with the tastes and sounds of Brazil. The festival will feature cultural performances, art and craft stalls and traditional cuisine.

22-26 Sep

Social Media Week Sydney

Social Media Week Sydney is a week long conference that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. The event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, masterclasses and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.

23-28 Sep

Sydney Children's Festival

Sydney Children's Festival finds a new home at the Seymour Centre in 2014 with a week long program of performances, workshops and free activities for kids aged 5-12.

25 Sep-6 Oct


PERSPECTIVES Bondi Pavilion. The theme is Bondi, Local beaches and Australian culture.For sale and on display are ceramics, posters and decorated skateboards.

26-28 Sep

The Baby & Toddler Show

The Baby and Toddler Show features 200 shopping brands that cater for pregnancy, newborns and young children. The three-day expo includes parenting experts, children's entertainment from Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, plus a live show from Peppa Pig.

26-29 Sep

Sydney Magic Festival

A weekend of non-stop magic shows and workshops.

27 Sep

Power, People, Democracy

Lifting the lid on democracy and renewable energy. A part of the Festival of Democracy at the University of Sydney

27 Sep

Wild Swans

The story: Wild Swan, within the concert is based on "The Wild Swans" fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, and tells the tale of Eliza the princess whose wicked stepmother (a witch) has changed Eliza's eleven brothers into swans. A story that will thrill and captivate young and old alike.

28 Sep

Malaysia Festival

As part of the Spring Festival held at Tumbalong Park the Malaysia Festival promotes Malaysia's unique culture and traditions to all Sydneysiders and visitors. The festival stages numerous cultural performances and exhibitions, not to mention the famous Malaysian food stalls.

28 Sep

Blessing of the Fleet

The blessing and the procession of the Madonna will begin on the wharf at 10.30am. Live entertainment and activities will commence at 12pm and conclude at 4.00pm

To 7 Oct

Voodoo Revue

Sydney's most exciting vaudeville show set in the heart of Marrickville.

What's On Next Month

2,9,16 & 25 Oct

Cinema On The Park

Interested in foreign films? Come to the Korean Cultural Office to enjoy free Korean film screenings every Thursday!

4-5 Oct

Bilpin Flower Show & Spring Fair

A fabulous display of spring flowers from local, cool climate gardens. Market stalls, plant and flower sales, open gardens, raffles and lots more.

4-6 Oct

Sydney Model Railway Exhibition

The annual Sydney Model Railway Exhibition It is the longest running model railway exhibition in Australia and is the largest in New South Wales. The layouts on display cover all scales and prototypes, and come from all over Australia. It is the diversity and quality of the entrants that make the Sydney Model Railway Exhibition one of a kind.

4-12 Oct


Australia's BIGGEST and FREE celebration of Latin American music, dance and culture will pump-up the fun to GRANDE volumes when the annual Darling Harbour FIESTA

8 Oct


Renowned author and drug prevention campaigner, Dr. Allan Cohen will bring a generation of knowledge and discuss the impact of drugs and their spiritual implications.

11 Oct

Enmore Market Festival

Enmore Market festival with live music, artworks, vintage, nick nacks. We are still have some stalls available. Also would like to invite visitors to have a fun day with us. Location: 110 Edgeware Road Enmore 9.30-3.30 Contact: You are also supporting the design student exhibition!

11-12 Oct

Fiesta Festival

Experience one of the larger Culture Beats programs in Darling Harbour, and indulge your passion for all things Latin American as Fiesta, Sydney's biggest celebration of Latino music, food, dance and culture, ignites the streets of Darling Harbour.

12 Oct

Australian Poetry Slam National Final

The nation's mightiest wordsmiths face-off in an epic finale as part of Word Travels Story Festival: 3 days packed with poetry, stories, lyrics and monologues.

14-19 Oct

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

This event willshowcase over many feature local and international documentaries, three film competitions with cash prizes, Doc Talk sessions and international guests.

16 Oct

Southern Sydney Volunteer Expo

The Southern Sydney Volunteer Expo is on again at Sutherland Entertainment Centre. This event is free and will be the sixth year the Expo has been run, attracting over 600 people and with nearly 60 local community service organisations showcasing the important work they do in the community.

18 Oct

Twilight Concert in the Park

Enjoy a great range of popular jazz, soul, rhythm and blues hits by Darren Percival, 2012 Runner-up from The Voice and The High Rollers Buble Show. For more information visit the website.

18 Oct

A Night to Live For

This event will be held to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and will include such entertainment as raffles, fireworks, DJ & Dancefloor, Singers and much more. Feel free to organise a group and come along to do your part in coming up with a cure whilst still having a great night out with your friends.

18 Oct

Myanmar Food & Cultural Festival

From nature's favoured land of lively people, golden pagodas, tribal villages and stunning beaches, to our harbour shores, the Myanmar Food and Cultural Festival is not to be missed!

18 Oct

Lebanon Carnival

Explore the exotic sights, tastes and sounds of Lebanon, including Sydney-based singer/songwriter Adryenne, in one day with the Lebanon Carnival! At the Harbourside Amphitheatre.

24-26 Oct

Grands Designs Live

Taking inspiration from the TV series, Grand Designs Live features four zones dedicated to Kitchens & Bathrooms, Interiors, Outdoors, and Building.

25 Oct

Carnival of the Bold

The Carnival of the Bold is back, bigger and brighter in 2014 and will be held at Cleveland St Theatre in Redfern. COTB aspires to bring important issues into the mainstream agenda, raise public consciousness and shine a new light on what it means to live with greater humanity.

25-26 Oct

Sip & Savour

Australia's biggest showcase of craft beer and ciders. Two day tasting event at Carriageworks. Short film fest, free seminars and great live entertainment.

27-28 Oct

Sydney Magic Festival

Join us this Spring for the first Sydney Magic Festival! 30+ Amazing magic shows at Parramatta Town Hall featuring the amazing Sue-Anne Webster as 'I dream of Jeannie' and so much more!

Future Events

1 Nov

Kids Day Out : Halloween Fest

Not your average concert, the Kids Day Out is essentially the Big Day Out for kids ... and this year we are celebrating Halloween by hosting our Biggest costumed event ever!

2 Nov

Hunter Valley Uncorked

In its 9th year, Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hunter Valley way of life and unearth the tastes, sights and stories of the beautiful wine soaked haven at one of Sydney's great icons, Balmoral Beach

8-9 Nov

Adventure Travel Expo

6,13,20 & 27 Nov

Cinema On The Park

Interested in foreign films? Come to the Korean Cultural Office to enjoy free Korean film screenings every Thursday!

Australia's only Adventure Travel Expo. Free Entry. Sydney Town Hall

15 Nov

Wild West Beer & BBQ Fest

Wild West Beer and BBQ Fest is the Australian Brewery's own beer and BBQ extravaganza that will bring together a huge range of local craft beers and delicious food.

23 Nov

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market

Part market, part music festival, part meeting place Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is a place where you can have one of Sydney's most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous day out.

29-30 Nov

Stereosonic 2014

Australia's most loved and mult-award winning music festival - Stereosonic - returns in 2014 with a massive two day lineup.

4,11 & 18 Dec

Cinema On The Park

Interested in foreign films? Come to the Korean Cultural Office to enjoy free Korean film screenings every Thursday!

7 Dec

Polish Christmas Festival

Kick off the Christmas festivities with the Polish Christmas Festival held at Tumbalong Park, Sydney Harbour.

7 Dec

Japanese Festival

Discover the ancient world of Japan and enjoy a great banquet of culture and events that is the Japanese Festival as part of Darling Harbour's Summer Festival.

21 Dec

Armenian Festival

Experience Armenian performers and dancers and cuisine with its unique combination of different tastes and aromas closely related to eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. As part of Darling Harbour's Summer Festival.

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