The Sydney Festival has a huge program of events, that will reach an audience of around 1 million people. Presenting the very best international and national performing and visual arts, in theatres, galleries and concert halls across the city, the program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from burlesque circus to New York rap to Russian theatre; contemporary dance to traditional Indigenous arts practice. The program comprises around 300 performances and 80 events with over 1000 artists in at least 20 venues each year.
8 – 26 January 2015.
Twilight at Taronga Zoo
Get set for a wild night out at the Taronga Zoo concert stage. Grab your friends and picnic baskets and get ready to go wild!
The 2015 Summer Concert Series celebrates its 20th anniversay and will feature Bernard Fanning, Paul Kelly, Rufus Wainwright, loads of tribute bands such as Bjorn Again, and a big band finale with the James Morrison Big Band.
Come early and enjoy the zoo in the afternoon followed by an amazing evening at the Twilight Concerts. Bring your picnic blanket and hamper, concert starts after the zoo closure. No alcohol allowed.
30 January – 21 March 2015.
Royal Easter Show
This annual horticultural show will educate, impress and amaze. Held in a range of venues at the Sydney Showgrounds, the show features flower displays, advice from gardening experts, and a sculpture walk. It’s a mecca for flower and garden enthusiasts, including water-wise and sustainable gardening practices, and new trends in plants.
26 March – 8 April 2015.
Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve
Sydney is the place to be on New Year’s Eve, and the fun starts early. The evening starts off with entertainment from 5pm, followed by an indigenous smoking ceremony at 8pm and family fireworks at 9pm. Following this, a flotilla of vessels switch on their lights and begin a spectacular parade around Sydney Harbour. A crowd favourite, the Harbour of Light Parade features specially lit vessels sailing on a 15km circuit around Sydney Harbour. Then the countdown starts to midnight, when the harbour is filled with a spectacular fireworks display featuring the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.