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What’s on in Sydney in June

The beginning of winter, shorter days and colder nights, but we still get blue skies and sunny days. What used to be the quietest month of the year has over the last decade become a pretty busy time in the city thanks to the Vivid Sydney Festival.

Vivid runs for the first two weeks of June and Circular Quay, The Rocks and the Botanic Gardens turned into a wonderland of light installations.

Average Temperatures: 18-10 °C (64-50°F)
While each year varies the last June saw 8 days of rain.

New events and updated content are added to these pages as it becomes available.

Annual Events

  • Sydney Solstice
  • Sydney Film Festival – moving to August for 2021
  • Sydney Craft Fair

Festivals, Community Events

Vivid Sydney continues with its light and ideas festival, see last months listing for detail.

Arts and Theatre

Sydney Film Festival

June is the perfect time to lock in 250 of Australia and the worlds best new films screened over 12 days and nights.

Where: State Theatre, Dendy Opera Quays
When: August this year
Cost: from $16.5 per film on a 10 movie pass
More: Check the official website for the schedule.

Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair

I have to be honest, I have about as much crafting ability as a rock, the exhibits here blow me away. How are some people so talented! From embroidery to quilting and papercraft to weaving there is a lot going on. Attend classes, buy super new gadgets to make your crafting easier or if you are as talented as I buy some finished projects!

Where: The Dome, Sydney Showground, Homebush
When: June 30 – July 4,
More: The official site has all the details.

Regional Events

Pie Time Festival Southern Highlands

A month-long celebration to honour the best food to eat with one hand. Head down to the Southern Highlands for the 2-day Pie Festival. Pie eating competitions, cooking demonstrations and of course the search for the best pie in the country.

Where: Bowral
When: 1-30 June
More: Check the official event website

SurfLife Gerringong Surf and Music Festival

A weekend of music, surfing, cars and food in one of the prettiest beach spots on the south coast. SurfLife features over 12 hours of live music, stories from surfing legends, a classic surf car showcase and lots more.

Where: Gerringong Town Hall and Werri Beach Reserve Gerringong
When: 11-12 June 2021
More details on the official site

Snow Time in the Gardens

With everything from a snow cave to toboggan runs and a snow play zone, Hunter Valley Gardens hosts one of the states best winter festivals. Perfectly timed for the NSW school holidays this event gets really busy so book accommodation early.

Where: Hunter Valley Gardens
When: 29 June – 21 July

If you head up to the Hunter take a look at the local hop on hop off bus iHop Hunter Valley.

Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic winter solstice celebration of the arts and creativity
Where: Katoomba
When: 20 June 2020 – sadly cancelled for 2021
More: Find out about the next event here.

Have you got questions about what to do in Sydney in June? Pop over to our Facebook group and we would be happy to help.

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