What’s on in Sydney
If you are looking for a list of the best things to do in Sydney, you have come to the right place. We have pulled together all the city’s best festivals and events to help you plan a great day or night out.
Whether you want to see a show, find out which festivals are going ahead, check out the latest gallery exhibition or find a great local market we have you covered.
These pages are updated every Wednesday with any last-minute events, but we have mapped out the entire year to help you plan if you are visiting.
What’s on in Sydney Month by Month
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Regional Festivals in NSW & ACT 2022
We have included regional events to encourage locals (and intrepid visitors) to get out of the city and visit our country cousins. These local events can be a fantastic way to see parts of the country you may have never considered visiting.
Here are some of the biggest regional festivals and events but also check individual What’s On pages in the months above for smaller unique festivals. Also check our list of music festivals.
Please note weather and other factors may result in changes to these events, so please check for specific websites before making any plans.
Regional Events in NSW 2023
- Elvis Festival: 4-8 Jan 2023
- Tamworth Country Music Festival: 13-22 January 2023
- Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival: 11-23rd Jan 2023
- Bangalow Film Festival: 12-21 January (Bangalow, Lismore, Murwillumbah)
- Bathurst 12 Hour: 3-5 Feb 2023
- Supercars Newcastle: 10-12 March 2023
- Forster-Tuncurry Lakeside Festival
- Blue Mountains Music Festival: 17-19 March 2023
- South Coast Food and Wine Festival
- Orange Food Week: 24 March-2 April 2023
- Newcastle Food Month: 1 April-30 April 2023
- Hunter Valley SteamFest: 29-30 April 2023
- Lakelight Sculpture Festival: 6-9 April 2023 (Jindabyne)
- Byron Bay Bluesfest: 6-10 April 2023
- Australian Celtic Festival: 4-7 May 2023 (Glen Innes)
- Narooma Oyster Festival: 5-7 May 2023
- Steampunk@Altitude 6-7 May 2023
- Maitland Taste Deconstructed: 19-21 May 2023
- Henry Lawson Festival: TBC (Grenfell)
- Pie Time: TBC Usually the month of June (Southern Highlands)
- Hunter Valley Wine and Beer Festival: 24 June 2023
- Splendour in the Grass: Byron Bay
- Art Month Sapphire Coast
- Peak Music Festival: TBC (Perisher Valley)
- Wollongong (Cycling) TBC
- Snowtunes Festival: TBC (Jindabyne)
- Big Picture Fest Street Art Festival: TBC (Newcastle)
- Tulip Time Festival: 19 Sep – 2 Oct 2023 (Southern Highlands)
- National Thunder Motorcycle Rally: TBC (Tamworth)
- Let’s Dance, David Bowie Tribute Festival – TBC October long weekend (Carinda)
- Riverlights Multicultural Festival: 8 October (Maitland)
- Dubbo Dream Festival – TBC
- Steampunk Victoriana Fair: 14-15 October 2023 (Goulburn)
- Floriade: 16 Sept – 15 Oct 2023 (Canberra)
- Trundle Abba Festival: TBC
- Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival: 4-5 November 2023 (Maitland)
- Crookwell Potato Festival: TBC
- Cooma Motorfest: TBC
- National Cherry Festival: TBC (Young)