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What's On This Month

To 26 Jul

Art Exhibitions : Bondi Pavilion

Art Exhibitions are being held in the Bondi Pavilion during the Bondi Winter Magic Festival. Please visit our website for details and times.

To 30 Jul

Camels on the Beach

Be the first to experience the thrill of riding a “ship of the desert” as it loftily saunters over the iconic sands of Bondi. Australia now has the largest population of camels in the world - but this is the first time they have appeared on Bondi Beach. Come and view Bondi Beach from a unique perspective during Bondi's Winter Magic.

To 31 Jul

Bondi Winter Magic

Bondi Winter Magic is sparkling to new depths this year and giving locals and international participants a new “platform” to view the iconic beach and ocean setting with ... camel riding. From gliding with skates across the Southern Hemisphere's largest beachside rink to now traversing the sands aboard one-humped “Dromederie” camels, the “Lawrence of Arabia” experience has come to Bondi.

1-17 Jul

Bondi Ice Rink

This year it will be bigger and better than ever! We will be offering you the most iconic venue in Australia to put your skates on ... on ice next to the ocean and at this time of the year there will be whales arching out of the water and pods of dolphins catching the waves.

2-17 Jul

Darling Harbour Cool Yule

Warm your heart with lots of frosty family fun at Darling Harbour these winter school holidays. Tickets for the Cool Yule Snow Pit and Cool Yule Ice Rink presented by Nova 96.9 are on sale now.

4-15 Jul

Kids in the Park

The winter chills will have no impact on fun at Sydney Olympic Park this July, when Kids in the Park presents a program of school holiday activities to bolster creative talents, keep kids moving and turn winter free-time from drab to fab!

3-24 Jul

Bondi History Walks

Bondi History Walks are held on Sundays throughout July as part of the Bondi Winter Magic program. Discover Bondi's bohemian past on these fascinating guided walking tours around the hidden gems of Bondi Beach.

5 Jul

Cheese & Wine Appreciation Night

We bring the best of both worlds together for an enjoyable, delectable night of cheese and wine appreciation! Come along for a fun, educational and relaxed evening.

8 Jul

End Of The World Tour : Sydney

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “End Of The World” EP, Danielle Deckard will be hosting an intimate performance at the Newsagency, Marrickville.

8 Jul

End Of The World Tour : Wollongong

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “End Of The World” EP, Danielle Deckard will be hosting an intimate performance at Jane's Wollongong.

10 Jul

Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair

With over 150 stalls, amazing traditional cultural performances, free entertainment, thrilling rides and the greatest attraction of them all - an Animatronic life-size Baby T-Rex Dinosaur!

10 Jul

Art On The Streets : Bondi Winter Magic Festival

Roscoe Street Mall. Discover local painters, potters and photographers who will showcase their talents en pleine air in Roscoe Street Mall. Absorb the vile and be inspired to 'chalk' up the streets with your own pavement masterpiece.

10 Jul

Long Table Lunch

Celebrating local and organic produce in the Wollondilly Shire The Chef & I Catering together with our region's local produce growers welcome you to our Long Table Lunch. Enjoy a Four Course Menu filled with organic, seasonal produce from our local growers. All money raised will be donated to the Picton Storm Relief Appeal 2016 Helping Wollondilly residents and businesses who have been affected by the recent storm and flooding.

12 Jul

Open Mic Night

A regular monthly event - The Rhythm Hut Open Mic is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Registration for each open mic begins at 5.30pm on the night, with performances from 6.00pm. Each act is allocated 10min - STRICTLY first in best dressed.

14-17 Jul

BBR Festival

BBR French World Festival brings the best of French and European food, culture and entertainment to the heart of Sydney. Celebrate Bastille day like the Frenchies, eating and drinking your way around Europe, dance with can-can girls, see real snow and ice sculptures run around a traditional Swiss village! The BBR French World Festival is a family fun weekend like no other.

16 Jul

Art Party Central Coast

A genre-free performance evening, with supremely talented emerging/established artists, looking to connect with fellow-hearted artists Featuring performances from: Sam Tracy musician Oded Prior from Junkyard Beats body percussion Emma Rose Smith poet Verouge hooper Wandering Minstrel and more.

17 Jul

Stadium Stomp Sydney : Whitelion

Participate in Stadium Stomp Sydney and climb over 6000 stairs in a physical challenge that raises vital funds for disadvantaged youth charity Whitelion!

18 Jul

FREE Open Nights: The Rhythm Hut

Ever wondered what goes on at The Rhythm Hut or wanted to know more our our classes? Our open nights are a perfect opportunity to check the place out, sample the classes we have on offer and get a feel for what you might like to sink your teeth into in Term 3!

23-24 Jul

Kink & The Conscious Body

Discover the conscious body supports and deepens kinky eroticism

24 Jul

The Rocks Aroma Festival

Attracts the very best boutique roasters and coffee specialists from across Australia. Gourmet food and tea stalls, exquisite arts and fashion markets and live entertainment come together with these leading coffee producers in a one day celebration of the magic bean by the harbour.

31 Jul

BU Day: Beautiful Minds

BU Day is a 1 day event for girls aged 11-17. Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics that teenage girls face daily, bringing them to light so they feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often challenging journey of being a teenager.

31 Jul

Music on the Streets : Bondi Winter Magic Festival

Various spots throughout Bondi town centre. On every street corner, in every nook and cranny, musicians of all genres will come out of the wood work and play their hearts out to raise funds for local Bondi charities.

31 Jul

The July 5 Lands Experience ft Mitch King

We begin each 5 Lands Experience with a free community drum circle, at 5pm drums and percussion provided. This month's feature artist is Mitch King.

What's On Next Month

6-7 Aug

Fashion Fair At The Races

It is with absolute delight that we would like to invite you to attend Fashion Fair at the races, an event supporting Pink Ribbon.

11-21 Aug

Sydney Science Festival

Now in its 2nd year, the Sydney Science Festival is led by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), in collaboration with museums, galleries, universities, businesses, scientists, engineers and community organisations across greater Sydney, to deliver a vibrant 11-day program as part of National Science Week.

13 Aug

Super Science

Come to an extraordinary day out for the entire family when the Australian Museum opens its doors and brings science to life for everyone!

20-21 Aug

Smash! Manga & Anime Show

Australia's premier Japanese pop-culture convention is returning for another spectacular event at Rosehill Gardens.

21 Aug

Italian Wine & Food Festival

Everything that's good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the return of the Italian Wine + Food Festival.

21 Aug


Sydney's premier Italian-themed street festival, Ferragosto returns to Great North Road, Five Dock.

28 Aug

Art Meets West

Art Meets West: Panel Talk, Artists' Market & Workshops is an arts networking event in Western Sydney, developed by the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Advisory Committee otherwise known as CPAC Youth.

28 Aug

Kids in the Park

Free Short Talks, Displays & Activities About Urban Ecology At Sydney Olympic Park: Sydney Olympic Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity. A series of FREE short talks, wildlife displays and family-friendly activities from 10.00am-12noon on Sunday 28 August at the Education Centre at Bicentennial Park.

Future Events

10-11 Sep

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

Oz Comic-Con Sydney returns to the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.

19-25 Sep

Jerusalem Quartet

There is a great depth to this Israeli string Quartet that lends authority to its programs, which feature a contemporary gem from composer Ross Edwards, framed with masterworks by Beethoven, Haydn and Dvorák

23 Sep-25 Oct

Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Presented by Blackmores and is BACK in Sydney at the Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion. Look forward to 150 local & international brands, advice from experts including Pinky McKay, live shows by Hi-5, life-size Thomas the Tank Engine train and so much more. Plus, it's only 10 minutes from Sydney CBD. Register now for your FREE ticket and save $20!

24 Sep

JOz Paranormal & Spiritual Expo

A fun day of spiritual & paranormal exhilaration! Join a workshop or see a psychic.

7-9 Oct


Kidtopia, the new festival for kids and their grownups, is headed to Parramatta Park this October school holidays.

10-15 Oct

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two brilliant young stars make their first recital tour of Australia performing Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Janážek, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Roger Smalley, Beethoven & Chausson.

21-30 Oct

Sydney Craft Beer Week

Sydney's largest celebration of craft beer, Sydney Craft Beer Week is back for its sixth year in 2016. Mark your calendars and join in the pursuit of hoppyness.

12-14 Nov

Trio Dali

Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Together they have chosen some favourite works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Roger Smalley, Beethoven and Chausson.