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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

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Courtyard Sessions

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Ease into the weekend and celebrate everything Sydney has to offer – long days, warm weather, good food, cold drinks and great live music. It is a perfect opportunity to discover new bands where Sydney’s most talented musicians will come together to show their diverse and energetic performances.

When: 13 January 2017 – 17 March, 6pm-9pm every Friday

Where: Seymour Courtyard, Sydney

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Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series

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Set amongst the unique environment of Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbour, a fantastic line-up of local and international Artists has been unveiled to entertain you at the most ultimate outdoor destination.

When: 27 January – 11 March 2017

Where: Taronga Zoo, Sydney

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Party in the Park


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Back for the second time, Party In The Park is back at Sydney’s northern beaches. This time they are returning with an even better line-up, more food, bars and art. So, get your sunglasses and festival outfit ready for a day of festival fun.

When: 18 March 2017, 1:00pm- 11:00pm

Where: Pittwater Park, Sydney

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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

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One of Sydney’s most famous landmarks will provide the backdrop for the cultural event of the year.  At sunset, gather with friends over a glass of something sparkling and a sumptuous Spanish meal before settling back to enjoy the vivacious, vivid production of Bizet’s Carmen.

When: 24 March –  23 April 2017

Where: Fleet steps Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney

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Colorfest

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This family friendly festival is all about celebrating love and friendship, creating a colourful experience through organic paint. Show your true colours while dancing on catchy beats and enjoying some great food!

When: 1 April 2017

Where: 450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

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Art & Culture

Art month Sydney

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March is art month in Sydney! This returning festival is the perfect guide to Sydney’s contemporary art culture showcased through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, artist’s studio visits, tours and precinct nights and more!

When: 1 March – 20 March 2017

Where: Various Venues, Sydney

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Harbour Sculpture

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This Australian Day Award winning event features more than 100 sculptures displayed on the beautiful harbour, created by Australia’s best artists. The ultimate opportunity to explore some of the country’s art scene.

When: 16 March – 2 April 2017

Where: Clarkes Point Reserve Clarke Road, Woolwich, NSW

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The Green Gathering, St. Patrick’s Day

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Experience St. Patrick’s Day in Sydney with lots of live entertainment, marching bands, Irish dancers at The Green Gathering.  You will also find a variety of stalls showcasing local groups, local crafts and traditional Irish goods.

When: 19 March 2017

Where: Prince Alfred Park, Sydney

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A million things that make your head spin


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American Artist Megan Geckler’s installation will make you feel like you are inside a dazzling real-life rainbow. Her multi-coloured installations will be displayed inside of the city’s most historic buildings, Customs House, until 30 April.

When: Until 30 April 2017

Where: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney

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Food & Dining

Ferris Wheel Dining

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Treat yourself to a night of fine dining as you take a seat on one of the best vantage points of Sydney Harbour. Hosted by The Deck restaurant at Milsons Point, the Ferris Wheel Dining Experience invites you and a special someone to your own private carriage that’ll take you on a magical ride around Luna Park’s famous ferris wheel.

When: 16 February – 30 March 2017, Thursdays and Sundays 6PM

Where: 1 Olympic drive milsons point, Sydney

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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

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Taste of Sydney

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This culinary four- day food festival brings together Sydney’s best and biggest restaurants. Indulge yourself in mouth-watering journey of taste while enjoying live music, master classes, cooking classes, pop-up bars, food stalls and more deliciousness of the city’s restaurant scene.

When: 9 March – 12 March 2017

Where: Centennial Parklands, Sydney

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A Moveable Feast

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A Moveable Feast (AMF) is returning to Bondi Beach, in partnership with acclaimed Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan. Around 3000 guests will participate in a chic dining experience at the beach with a themed dress code ‘pastel picnic’. After dinner, you can loosen your hips and dance barefoot under the summer sky.

When: 11 March 2017

Where: Bondi Beach, Sydney

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Cuckoo Callay presents Baconfest III

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OK, it’s not an actual festival, but it is definitely an event not to be missed. Bacon lovers, get ready for some crispy piggy inspired dishes. From bacon steak to maple bacon and well… more bacon.

When: 14-26 March 2017

Where: Cuckoo Callay, 324a King Street, Newtown, Sydney

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Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise

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Cruising with Vagabond’s Easter Sunday Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to relax and indulge whilst soaking up the atmosphere of Sydney Harbour this Easter. The three-hour cruise offers fun, chocolate eggs and hot cross buns on all the tables, a delicious Easter seafood buffet, coffee, tea and desserts, not to mention spectacular live jazz entertainment.

When: 16 April 2017, 12.30PM-3:30PM

Where: King Street Wharf 8, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Sports

Volleyfest 2017

 

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Around 600 of the world’s best volleyball players will compete against each other across ten days of action packed entertainment, including live entertainment, food stands, music fireworks and more.

When: 17-26 March 2017

Where: Manly Beach, Sydney

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Sydney International Rowing Regatta

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Australia’s largest rowing event features the world’s best rowers in over 100 events, Including a Women’s World Tour Event, Men’s 4 Nation Invitational and the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals. This festival of sand, sun and volleyball is not to be missed!

When: 27 March – 2 April 2017

Where: Castlereagh Road, Penrith Sydney

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