What’s On in Sydney February
February sees the last month of summer and with the kids heading back to school, life is starting to get back to normal after the Christmas/school holiday period. Prices and availability of accommodation improve.
Weatherwise this month tends to be one of the most humid of the summer. The warm temperatures make this a great time to explore some of the 100 plus beaches within the Sydney region.
You may also notice plenty of lanterns in the streets in honour of the Lunar New Year.
Average Temperatures: 26-19 °C ( 79-66°F)
While each year varies the last February saw six days of rain.
New events and updated content are added to these pages as it becomes available.
Annual Events in Sydney in February
Sydney Lunar Festival
Giant lanterns, Lion dancing and dozens of cultural performances fill this 9-day festival celebrating the start of the new lunar new year.
Where: Sydney CBD and Chinatown
When: 29 Jan-13 February 2022
More: Check more details here
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival
This year Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival begins on 18 February and culminates with the parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Moore Park on 6 March.
Over 16 days and nights, the city will host a variety of events, from talks and exhibitions to parties and, of course, the Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade
The final event of the Mardi Gras Festival, the parade features over 8,500 participants in outrageous costumes and a huge variety of floats. Each float represents a community group, topical theme or political message to help raise wider awareness of issues important to the LGBTI community.
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground
When: 6 March
Check the festival site for more events.
Markets, Fairs and Festivals
Sydney Fringe Sideshow
A 9-night extravaganza of darkly cool comedy, theatre, music, dance, immersive performance, projection and installation hits the streets of the Rocks at the end of the month.
There will be over 100 FREE and ticketed events with unique things to see in The Rocks.
Check the full program here
When: 25-27 Feb and March 1 – 6 from 4pm
Where: George Street The Rocks
Cost: Most tickets $20-25 – art events mostly free.
The Shire Summer Market
After having to cancel the Christmas market due to horrible weather, the Shire Markets are back. The market offers over 180 stalls along with entertainment, kids rides, delicious food and artisan products, homewares, gifts and much more.
When: Sat-Sun 5-6 Feb
Where: Seymour Shaw Park Miranda
Art and Exhibitions
Mosman Art Walk
Take a walk around Mosman Village and view around 40 artworks from professional artists in selected shop windows. A community art show where the proceeds are shared between the artist (75%) and the Mosman High School (25%) Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a 3km stroll and discover some fabulous new art. If you see something you like, just scan the QR code and make a bid!
When: 24 February-14 March 2022
Where: Mosman Village
More details: Mosman Art Walk
Film, Theatre and Stage
Puccini’s Turandot is perfect for lovers of Ballet who have yet to cross over to the Opera experience.
In this exotic fairytale discover if Will our brave suitor will melt the icy princess’ heart. Turandot is a fantasy of poetry and myth set in a world where love and death go hand in hand.
Experience the world’s most famous aria, ‘Nessun Dorma’ at the Sydney Opera House
When: 12 January – 14 March 2022
Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: from $79
Nine to Five
Calling all Dolly Parton fans if you loved the 1980s hit film Nine to Five grab your tickets now. With an incredibly strong cast featuring Caroline O’Conner Casey Donovan, Marina Prior and Eddie Perfect you know the music will be great.
Where: Capitol Theatre
When: Tickets on sale through to April
Cost: from $49.50
Wudjang: Not the Past
A joint production between Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company, ‘Wudjang: Not the Past is an astonishing new work that brings together 17 dancers, four musicians and five actors for an artistically ambitious production.
Combining poetry, spoken storytelling and live music with Bangarra’s unique dance language, this profoundly evocative piece of First Nations performance promises to be a benchmark Australian production’
Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre
When: Till 12 Feb
Cost: from $49-$110
The Sydney season of this show will come to an end this month. You can postpone no longer!
Where: Lyric Theatre
When: Tickets on sale through to 27 Feb
Cost: from $70
Girl from the North Country
An uplifting and joyful story of American life in 1934 Minnesota, this critically acclaimed production features the reimagined songs of Bob Dylan and stars Lisa McCune, Zahra Newman, Helen Dallimore, Peter Carroll and Terence Crawford.
Check out the Spotify playlist to enjoy the soundtrack. I love it!
Where: Theatre Royale
When: Tickets on sale through to 27 Feb
Cost: from $70 more details here
Summer is outdoor cinema season in Sydney but the Moonlight Cinema is one of the classics. A good mix of new releases and golden oldies. BYO drinks make this spot a standout.
When: All February
Where: Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park
All of Sydney’s Outdoor Cinemas are still on sale and are perfect for Covid safe viewing!