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Sydney in 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/Summer holiday period. Prices and availability of accommodation improve.

Weatherwise this month tends to one of the most humid of the summer. The warm temperatures make this a great time to go exploring some of the 100 plus beaches within the Sydney region.

You may also notice plenty of lanterns in the streets in honour of 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 this month

  • Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival
  • Tropfest Short Film Festival

Markets, Fairs and Festivals

Sydney Lunar Festival

Dragon Boat Races, giant lanterns, and 80 other events fill this 9-day festival celebrating the start of the new lunar new year.

Where: Circular Quay
When: 24 Jan-2 Feb 2020
More: Check the full listing on January page.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

This year Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival begins on Valentine’s Day so expect that to thrown even more celebrations into the event. 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 Sydney Fair day collection
Credit: Jeffrey Feng

Fair Day

The first big event of the Mardi Gras season with a fun day in the park. Stalls, games and a fabulous dog show make for a fun day out for the whole family.

Where: Victoria Park, Sydney
When: 16 Feb.
More: Check the official site for details

Mardi Gras Parade

The final event of the Mardi Gras Festival, the parade features over 8,500 participants outrageous costumes and on 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: Oxford Street Sydney
When: 29 Feb.
Cost: free

Film, Theatre and Stage

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Where: First State Super Theatre at ICC Sydney
When: 8pm, 12 Feb.
Cost: from $112

Tropfest Short Film Festival

The world’s largest short film festival. To enter the festival filmmakers must make a new film especially for the event. Each year a new “Tropfest Signature Item” must be included in the film that can be no longer than 7 minutes (including titles and credits).

Where: Parramatta Park
When: TBC First Saturday in Feb.
Cost: free
More: Check the official site

Moonlight Cinema

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
Cost: Adult tickets from $19

Twilight at Taronga

This annual festival Taronga Zoo hosts a six week series of twilight concerts

When: Early Feb to late March
Where: Taronga Zoo, Mosman
Cost: Check prices here

RuPaul’s Drag Race Tickets

Tickets and more info

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