What’s on in Sydney in June 2024

At 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, Darling Harbour, and the Botanic Gardens turn 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.

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Major June Events in Sydney

It is cool outside but that won’t keep Sydneysiders indoors. Vivid Sydney is one of the biggest annual events in the city and the whale watching season sees hundreds of us board boats every weekend to catch a glimpse of the whales making their way north for the summer.

Festivals, Fairs and Markets

Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival

Eleven stages, over 100 artists, and everything from Jazz, Blues, Funk Soul, Alt-Country & Americana. Head to Dunningham Park, Monro Park, street buskers, or one of the ticketed performances at local venues.

When: 29 May – 2 June 2024
Where: Cronulla Street Cronulla l Cost: Most events are free
More: Check the official website for the schedule.

National Indigenous Art Fair 

Experience the vibrant creations of First Nations artists, designers, and makers at the fifth annual art market. From June 29th to 30th, the Overseas Passenger Terminal will come alive with art displays, performances, panel discussions, bush food tastings, and a communal weaving circle.

Browse through over 50 ethical marketplace stalls offering a variety of art, handmade jewellery, homewares, and food, with proceeds benefiting the artists and First Nations communities directly. Don’t miss cooking demonstrations, engaging workshops, and live music and dance performances for a truly immersive cultural experience. Join us for a celebration of Indigenous artistry and heritage.

SupAnova COmic Con

Supanova Comic Con is back in 2024. Expect all the usual players on the exhibition floor and for both new and seasoned cosplays coming dressed their best. Guests expected on the Q&A panel and event timetable are to be released. Some event headliners announced so far include: Sophia Di Martino, Kat Graham, James Marsters, Robert Patrick and Australia’s very own Lincoln Lewis.

When: Sat 22 June 10am-6pm & Sun 23 June 10am-6pm
Where: The Dome, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Cost: Free for kids 12 and under. Tickets from $42.50. Find more information here.

Bondi Festival Ice Rink

Nothing says winter in Sydney like taking the family for a skate on the world-famous Bondi Festival Ice Rink. ice skates of all sizes and push-along penguins for the little ones, so shimmy into some skates and glide across the ice (or shuffle if you’re a first-timer) – all whilst enjoying the best view in town.

When: 30 June -21 July 2024
Where: Bondi Beach NSW
Tickets: $15 – 27, check their website for more details.

The Coal Loader Artisans Market

“Meet the Makers” at one of Sydney’s best artisans markets at the fabulous Coal Loader. The market offers you an opportunity to purchase original and creative handmade products directly from emerging and contemporary designers, artists, and makers.

Stalls display and sell art, ceramics, basketry, eco products, fashion, jewellery, textiles, food, children’s design, and much more.

When: 9am-3pm, 2 June 2024 l Cost: Free
Where: The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Markers and Shakers Market

130 stalls of handmade local product, I love everything about the Makers and Shakers concept. High-quality goods crafted with care and meticulous attention to detail. The markets foster a movement away from mass-produced products, championing the preservation of traditional skills and crafts.

View of the Australian Made Market - Makers and Shakers

By supporting local artisans and small businesses, you can contribute to a sustainable future through mindful consumption.

When: 10am-4pm, 1 & 2 June 2024 l Cost: $5
Where: White Bay Cruise Terminal – James Craig Road Rozelle

Pinoy Made Market

Celebrating Filipino goods, the Pinoy Made Market is held annually and showcases a variety of Filipino goods, from food to retail and services.

When: June 16th, Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm  $3 Entry
Where: Blacktown Markets, 32 Cricketers Arms Road, Blacktown, NSW

The Cronulla Winter Market

With more than 250 stalls combined, bringing fashion, art, craft, homewares, kids’ goods, candles, gifts, food and more to these two brilliant locations, showcasing brilliant small retailers from Cronulla and across Sydney.

The Cronulla Winter Market

There will also be a bounty of delicious global food to suit all tastes, live music, and plenty of activities for kids.

When: 29-30 June 2024
Where: Don Lucas Reserve Wanda Beach, Cronulla

Musicals, Opera and Theatre in Sydney in June


“Chicago,” sets the stage in the roaring twenties with the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover and transforms her malicious crime into sensational headlines.

Chicago cast
Anthony Warlow stars in Chicago

Zoë Ventoura, beloved for her roles in “Packed To The Rafters” and “Home and Away,” returns to musical theatre as Velma Kelly. She’s joined by Lucy Maunder, currently Mrs. Banks in “Mary Poppins,” as Roxie Hart.

Anthony Warlow, renowned for his Broadway and Australian roles, will play lawyer Billy Flynn. Comedy icon Peter Rowsthorn is cast as Amos, Roxie’s husband.

When: From 9 June 2024
Where: Capitol Theatre l more details

Never Closer

From emerging playwright Grace Chapple, this multi-award nominated play is set in 1970s Ireland and centres on a group of friends, initially introduced as high school graduates, who reunite after 10 years. Against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, the play explores concepts of love, forgiveness, home and the decision whether to stay or go.

Dates: 25 May – 16 June 2024
Location: Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Tickets: $39-95. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

Death of a Salesman

Theatre Royal Sydney proudly presents Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” starring Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-winner Anthony LaPaglia. Directed by Neil Armfield, this critically acclaimed production from Melbourne showcases one of the 20th century’s greatest plays.

Featuring leading Australian actors like Alison Whyte and Josh Helman, it’s a timeless masterpiece that has captivated audiences for generations. This promises to be an unforgettable theatrical event.

When: 17 May to 16 June 2024
Where: Theatre Royal

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple, Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy, arrives at Theatre Royal in June with Australian comedy icons Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney leading the cast.

The Odd Couple Sydney
Todd McKenney and Shane Jacobson are the Odd Couple

This hilarious story follows Felix and Oscar, two divorced men with polar opposite personalities who decide to share an apartment, leading to a series of comedic conflicts and misunderstandings.

When:  27 June 13 July 2024
Where: Theatre Royal 

Horizon Bangarra Dance Theatre

“Horizon” is a pioneering performance born from the unique collaboration between leading Māori choreographer Moss Te Ururangi Patterson and renowned Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown.

Bangarra Dance Theatre Horizon
Credit: Daniel Boud, Daniel Mateo

Together, they and an award-winning ensemble bring to life stories rooted in their ancestral lands, delving into themes of returning home and the perpetual essence of two of the world’s distinguished First Nations. Audiences are invited into a sacred space where the terrestrial and celestial converge, revealing the resilience and splendour of these cultures through “Horizon.”

When: 12 June-13 July 2024
Where: Sydney Opera House l More details

Trophy Boys

“Trophy Boys,” a new Australian play by Soft Tread, is a queer black comedy that combines the worlds of drag and high school debating to explore themes of power and privilege.

Trophy Boys
Trophy Boys

Through satire and camp, it critically examines the toxic masculinity, misogyny, and homophobia prevalent in elite private boys’ schools.

When: 19 June – 7 July 2024
Where: Seymour Centre


Sydney Theatre Company is proud to present a new production of “Stolen,” a pivotal Australian play by Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison, first introduced in 1998. Directed by STC Resident Director Ian Michael, known for his work on “Constellations,” this production revisits the profound narratives of the Stolen Generation through the lives of five characters: Jimmy, Ruby, Shirley, Sandy, and Anne.

Their stories unfold in a room marked by childhood shadows, suitcases of painful memories, and beds awaiting children separated from their families. “Stolen” powerfully explores the impact of policies aimed at stripping away cultural identities, proving its enduring relevance and emotional resonance.

When: 6 June-6 July
Where: Wharf Theatre

Film Festivals

Children’s International Film Festival

Featuring daring adventures in the Himalayas, a journey through the fascinating world of art, heartwarming friendships, and an exciting blend of live-action and animation, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) returns for its fifth year, showcasing a program filled with family-friendly films.

When: 15 June – 14 July 2024
Where: Sydney: Ritz Cinemas Randwick; Melbourne: Classic Cinemas Elsternwick, Lido Cinemas Hawthorn and Cameo Cinemas Belgrave
Tickets: Single Admission $15.00, Member tickets $13.00, Family Pass $52.00. Full details here.

Sydney Film Festival

The 70th Sydney Film Festival offers another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, film guests, and more. 

Sydney Film Festival
Tickets sell out fast for the Sydney Film Festival

When: 5-16 June 2024
Where: The State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Newtown, Palace Central, Palace Norton Street, Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Ritz Cinemas Randwick, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Art Gallery of NSW
More: Visit the official site for ticket information

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) 

The Korean film industry has produced some huge international hits over the last few years. This year’s festival features 13 films from a range of genres including drama, crime, fantasy, mystery, and romantic comedy.

Korean Film Festival

All films are presented on the festival screen with English subtitles.

When: 5-16 June 2024
Where: Event Cinemas George Street 

Music, Comedy and Dance

The Gospel According to Paul

Award-winning actor and writer Jonathan Biggins steps back into the role of Paul Keating in “The Gospel According to Paul.” This strictly limited season at the Opera House from 4th to 16th June marks the final Sydney run of this captivating one-man show.

Exploring the importance of imagination in leadership, Biggins portrays the former PM with uncanny accuracy, offering insights into the current political landscape while celebrating Keating’s legacy. From his groundbreaking economic reforms to his efforts in addressing Australia’s colonial history, the performance captures the essence of Keating’s leadership.

When: 4-16 June
Where: Playhouse, Sydney Opera House I Tickets: From $54.00 + booking fee

2024 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition FINAL

A chance to watch six finalists of the 2024 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition grace the stage, showcasing their chosen concertos alongside the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra.

These talented young musicians have triumphed through intense heats and semi-final rounds to earn their place in this esteemed event, vying for prestigious opportunities and cash prizes of up to $10,000.

The competition, welcoming secondary school students from Year 7 to 12 across NSW and the ACT, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, drawing nearly 100 participants.

Internationally acclaimed musicians, violinist Madeleine Easton and pianist Simon Tedeschi, will serve as adjudicators for the final performance.

When: Sunday 30 June 3pm
Where: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Tickets: Adults $55 | Concession $45 | Junior/Child $20 Bookings here 

No Regrets: The Edith Piaf Story

Join us at Cardea for a spectacular evening of music and storytelling. Nikki Nouveau, an Australian-born singer, songwriter, and producer, will take you on a mesmerising journey through the life and music of the legendary Parisian artist, Edith Piaf.

Edith Piaf Story

In this captivating show, delivered in both French and English, Nikki will perform classic Piaf numbers such as “Padam,” “La Vie En Rose,” and “Non Je Ne Regrette Rien,” along with other timeless pieces. “No Regrets” eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy, and triumph, tracing Piaf’s rise from singing on street corners to becoming the toast of Paris and New York, and ultimately her tragic untimely death.

When: Thursday, 20th June, 7:30pm
Where: Caldera, 300 Barangaroo Avenue Tickets $45

“Paris Nocturne” with Nikki Nouveau

Experience the fascinating lives of the women who shaped Parisian society with their charm, beauty, art, sensuality, and love. From the iconic Colette to the legendary Marie Antoinette, the trailblazing Coco Chanel to the unforgettable Josephine, Nikki Nouveau brings these historical figures to life through her spellbinding performance.

“Paris Nocturne” with Nikki Nouveau

Immerse yourself in the bygone era of French jazz, ‘Nocturne’ night music, and intimate cabaret as Nikki Nouveau serenades us with her delicate vocals and classical overtones. She will present an uplifting musical escapade, featuring a rich repertoire of songs from artists such as Jane Birkin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Dalida, Eartha Kitt, and Brigitte Bardot.

When: Friday, 21st June, 7:30pm
Where: Caldera, 300 Barangaroo Avenue Tickets: $43

Art and Exhibitions

Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau

Discover the iconic art of Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) at “Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau“. From his famous posters for Sarah Bernhardt to his influence on modern European art, explore Mucha’s seductive style that defined the late 19th-century Paris. 

Credit: Alphonse Mucha ‘Sarah Bernhardt: “La Plume” art edition poster’ 1897, colour lithograph, 69 x 51 cm © Mucha Trust 2024

Organised with the Mucha Foundation, Prague, this exhibition showcases Mucha’s illustrations, jewellery, and more from the Mucha Family Collection. Experience his quest for ‘art for the people’ and his political activism through an immersive digital journey of his Slav epic.

When: 15 June to 22 September 2024 
Where: Art Gallery of NSW 

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2024

Explore Australia’s most renowned and sometimes contentious art accolade, the Archibald Prize for portrait painting. Since 1921, it has captured the essence of life in this region, welcoming entries from across Australia and New Zealand. 

Packing Room Prize 2023 winner, Andrea Huelin Clown jewels © the artist, image © AGNSW, Jenni Carter
Packing Room Prize 2023 winner, Andrea Huelin Clown jewels © the artist, image © AGNSW, Jenni Carter

Equally captivating, the Wynne Prize celebrates Australian landscapes and figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize showcases subject and genre painting. Witness the must-see exhibition of finalists and winners, judged annually by the Art Gallery of New South Wales trustees.

Don’t miss your chance to vote for the ANZ People’s Choice award and discover the talent of young artists in the Young Archies exhibition. Family-friendly activities include a children’s trail.

When: 8 June – 8 September 2024
Where: Art Gallery of NSW, Naala Nura, our south building Lower level 2

Salon des Refusés

Since 1992, the Salon des Refusés exhibition has showcased exceptional works not chosen for the Archibald and Wynne Prizes’ official exhibitions.

The exhibition features:

  • Diverse artworks spanning portraiture, landscape painting, and figure sculpture
  • Curated selection highlighting quality, diversity, humor, and experimentation
  • Explore contemporary art practices and innovative approaches

The exhibition has earned widespread acclaim, standing on par with the esteemed ‘official’ showcase. Featuring works renowned for their quality, diversity, humor, and innovative experimentation, this exhibition delves into contemporary art practices, various portraiture techniques, and interpretations of the landscape.

When: 8 June – 25 August, 11am – 5pm
Where: S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks)

Food and Drink Events

Good Food & Wine Show

Sit back and be entertained by your favourite chefs, a perfect day out for food and wine lovers. Enjoy a fantastic day out with friends and wander through the show, sampling from hundreds of stalls, chatting to winemakers and distillers and hearing their stories.

Good Food & Wine Show

When: 21-23 June 2024
Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Tickets: $35. Full guide here

Bridgerton High Tea experience at Cardea Bar

Celebrate the most captivating series release of the year in style, with a spectacular high tea paying tribute to the ostentatious Regency era – a period renowned for its opulent celebrations and sophisticated style.

Bridgerton High Tea fun

Hosted in Cardea’s lavishly adorned dining room in Barangaroo, expect plush red velvet booths, sparkling chandeliers, antique furnishings and a dazzling burlesque performance sure to impress even the most discerning member of the ton. 

What: Bridgerton High Tea at Cardea
When: Sunday June 30th, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Cardea Bar, Barangaroo 
Cost: $80 + booking fee, or $160 + booking fee for a luxe bottomless high tea

Sports and Outdoor Events

Commbank Matildas vs China

The CommBank Matildas will host reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ champions, China PR.

Matildas V USA at Commbank Stadium on November 30, 2021 Credit: Venues NSW
Matildas V USA at Commbank Stadium on November 30, 2021 Credit: Venues NSW

The match marks the second fixture in Australia’s two match international series against China PR and the return of the CommBank Matildas to Sydney following their transformational run at last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

When: 3 June
Where: Accor Stadium

Kiama Coastal Classic

A Super Trail event with a ‘2km Bolt’, ’12km one way classic’ or full 21km Kiama Coastal Classic, runners from all over the state will take on the Kiama coastline’s rolling hills

When: 23 June 2024
Where: Surf Beach, Kiama

NSW Regional Events in June

Dubbo Winter Whiskey Festival

Join distilleries from around Australia and the World in a celebration of whiskey and craft spirit culture. Sample and purchase rare and limited-distribution spirits or enjoy some of the distillers favourite spirits in mixed drinks.

Our Saturday night event is a real festival vibe, where you can take a moment to sit back and listen to the Entertainment or visit one of our amazing food vendors and grab some local cuisine

When: 14-15 June 2024
Where: Dubbo NSW

Borealis Bowral

No need to travel across the world to see the Northern lights this year. You can experience the magic of the Borealis at this year’s Bowral Winterfest.

Mulled wine, steaming hot winter treats and a captivating lightshow await you at Centennial Vineyards, in the Southern Highlands, 90 minutes south of Sydney.

Shuttle services will operate from Moss Vale, Mittagong and Bowral.

When: 2024 TBC
Where: Bowral – 252 Centennial Road Bowral

Orange Winter Jazz Festival

Get set for a long weekend of great music and fine wine in picturesque Orange this winter. The beautiful country township will play host to the Orange Winter Jazz Festival.

50 artists across 8 fantastic venues. Follow the festival on Instagram for announcements.

When: 7-10 June 2024
Where: 8 venues across Orange – ranging from pubs to churches!
More: Check the official event website

Henry Lawson Festival of the Arts – Grenfell

One of Australia’s greatest poets, the town of Grenfell commemorates Henry Lawson’s birth and his amazing legacy with this annual Henry Lawson Festival on the June long weekend. The festival promotes and recognises aspiring Australians in their artistic endeavours.

Enjoy verse, short stories, painting and photography, and more!

When: 6-10 June 2024
Where: Grenfell NSW
More details on the official site

The Sussex Inlet Viking Festival 

Don’t miss out on the excitement at the Sussex Inlet Viking Festival, honouring the arrival of Jacob Ellmoos in 1880! Jacob hailed from the quaint Danish village of Ensted, near Hostrup, Aabenraa, and this festival celebrates his legacy alongside the vibrant local Aboriginal community, who graciously share their culture with us.

Step into the past and witness 30 Vikings camping on-site, embracing traditional Viking life with tents, fire pits, cooking displays, and authentic Scandinavian cuisine. Engage in thrilling Viking games, armoured combat, knattleikr (similar to mediaeval football), wrestling matches, and crafts demonstrations. Plus, enjoy live music, entertainment, and much more!

Get ready for a jam-packed weekend featuring:

  • Engaging re-enactments of Viking battles and games
  • Live music all day long
  • 2 Kids Zones with rides and entertainment included
  • Axe juggling, fire light & magic shows
  • 2 Viking Beer Gardens
  • Authentic Scandinavian cuisine

When: Saturday 8 June 2024 9am-7pm
Where: Ellmoos Reserve, Sussex Inlet, NSW

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