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 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 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

Markets, Fairs and Festivals

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: Circular Quay
When:12-21 February 2021
More: Check more details here

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

This year Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival will be a little different with Fair Day being cancelled and the parade moving to Moore Park for the year.

Over 16 days and nights, the city will host a variety of events from talks and exhibitions to parties and of course the Parade.

Say Yes to Love banner Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Credit: Jeffrey Fong

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: Sydney Cricket Ground
When: 6 March

Check the festival site for more events.

Film, Theatre and Stage


Where: Capitol Theatre
When: Tickets on sale through to May.
Cost: from $49.50

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

All of Sydney’s Outdoor Cinemas are still on sale and are perfect for Covid safe viewing!

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