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

Festivals, Community Events

Cronulla Jazz and Blues Festival

Eleven stages, more than 100 artists and everything from Jazz, Blues, Funk Soul, Alt-Country & Americana. Head to Dunningham Park, Monro Park, street buskers and a number of ticketed performances at local venues.

Where: Cronulla Street Cronulla
When: 4 – 6 June
Cost: Free
More: Check the official website for the schedule.

SuperNova

Meet some of the biggest stars of Cosplay, gaming and pop culture classics.

Where: Sydney Showground Olympic Park
When: 19-20 June
Cost: TBA
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.

Arts and Theatre

Hamilton continues but if you don’t have tickets yet you may need to wait until later in the year. Never fear there is plenty more to choose from.

Come From Away

Come From Away is a Tony® and Olivier Award-winning musical that shares the true story of a small town in Newfoundland, Canada and the thousands of passengers stranded there on September 11, 2001.

Where: Capitol Theatre
When: 3 June – Mid- August (May be extended)
More: Check availability and book a ticket

Aida at the Sydney Opera House

Opening 22 June and running until mid-August, Aida is sung in Italian with English sub-titles.

Where: Dame Joan Sutherland Theatre – Sydney Opera House
When: 22 June – 13 August
More: Check availability and book a ticket

The Little Prince

Dance meets circus arts at this fun and energy charged performance

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre
When: 26 May – 6 June
More: Check availability and book a ticket

American Psycho – the musical

With a fun 1980s soundtrack with hits like “In the Air Tonight,”, and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World

American Psycho

Where: The Playhouse Sydney Opera House
When: 3 June – 27 June
More: Check availability and book a ticket

SandSong Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Bangarra Dance Theatre presents the story of the Walmajarri People through Songlines that have endured for hundreds of generations. SandSong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People.

This is the Country of Wangkatjungka woman Ningali Josie Lawford-Wolf (1967-2019), an important cultural consultant and artistic collaborator of Bangarra whose spirit, stories and artistic contributions have inspired several company’s works, and enriched the broader arts landscape.

Where: Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House
When: 10 June – 10 July
More: Check performance dates and book a ticket

Iranian Film Festival

10th Iranian Film Festival features 11 films over 6 days.

Where: Dendy Theatre Newtown
When: 10 – 16 June
More: Check dates and book a ticket

Regional Events

Pie Time Festival Southern Highlands

Did you know the Southern Highlands are home to more homemade pie outlets than anywhere else in Australia? Pie Time is a month-long celebration to honour the best food to eat with one hand.

Southern Rise Bakery Robertson
Southern Rise Bakery Robertson was our pick for a good old fashioned pie

Pie teas, Pie and Pinot Pie, even a pie cycling route so you can burn as you go. Join the search for the best pie in the country.

Where: Bowral and surrounds
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.

Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival

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