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City Happenings – Sydney

Art & Culture

Sydney Festival 2017


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Music, theatre, dance, opera, visual arts, ideas, free and family events. It’s big. This is our city in summer.

Where: Various Venues  

When: 7-29 January  2017

Yabun Festival


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Yabun Festival is an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures held on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney, Australia.

Where: Parramatta Road Corner of City Road Broadway NSW 2007

When: 26 January  2017

Painting the Town Red 

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Sydney’s world renowned icons will be bathed in bold red light to welcome the Lunar New Year in 2017.  Across the entire opening weekend, our famous landmarks will be lit up for three nights to symbolise good fortune and joy.

Where: Sydney CBD

When: Friday 27 January 2017 from 8pm to 12am, Saturday 28 January 2017 from 8pm to 12am, Sunday 29 January 2017 from 8pm to 12am

Chinatown Lion Dances

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The Chinese Lion Dancers perform to the thunder of traditional red fire crackers to celebrate CNY in Chinatown2 performances per night, at 6pm and 6.30pm.

Where: Chinatown, Dixon Street, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia

When:Friday 27 January 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 2 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Friday 3 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Saturday 4 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Sunday 5 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Thursday 9 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Friday 10 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 11 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm, Sunday 12 February 2017 from 6pm to 7pm

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

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Sydney Mardi Gras is the world’s most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.

Where: Parramatta Road Corner of City Road Broadway NSW 2007

When: 17 February 2017 – 5 March 2017

Food & Dining

Chinatown Markets

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Snake your way through lanterns and lights up Little Hay and Dixon Streets where you can explore the many market stalls.

ore the many market stalls.

Where: Dixon Street, Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia

When: Fridays, 4pm to 11pm
Friday 27 January to Friday 10 February 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets


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Over 11 moonlit nights, The Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets will transform Pyrmont Bay Park into a pop-up foodie festival offering delicious cuisine, a range of outdoor bars and great entertainment.

Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia

When: Mondays to Wednesdays, 5pm to 9pm
Thursdays and Fridays, 5pm to 10pm
Saturdays, 4pm to 10pm
Sundays, 4pm to 9pm

Friday 27 January to Sunday 5 February 2017

Taste of the Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House’s first ever degustation tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the symbol of modern Australia through the finest contemporary Australian cuisine.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
When: Sunday 5 February 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, 
Sunday 12 March 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 2 April 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Monday 3 April 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 7 May 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 4 June 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 2 July 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 6 August 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 10 September 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 1 October 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 5 November 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm

Music & Theatre

Strathfield Movies In The Park – Sydney West 

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Join us in Strathfield Park for Christmas Carols this year featuring music, fireworks, kids activities and a special Movies in the Park screening of The Good Dinosaur.

Where: Homebush Road Strathfield 

When: 1 October 2016 – 8 April 2017

Sports

HSBC Sydney 7s


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The HSBC Sydney Sevens was the event that stunned the city in February 2016. The global Rugby Sevens superstars congregated at Allianz Stadium and put on a glittering display of the awesome, shortened format of Rugby. Whether a Rugby fanatic or a die-hard festival goer, there was something to excite everyone.

Where: Driver Avenue Moore Park

When:3-5 February 2017

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