What's On
From cocktails to culture-fests

What's On

There’s always something exciting going on at Darling Harbour. Whip out your diary and get ready to pencil in some of Sydney’s most exciting events, from art exhibitions and concerts to boat shows and film festivals.
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26
Jan
Australia's Biggest BBQ
What could be more Australian than live entertainment, a gigantic barbeque, outdoor games and balmy sunshine? Enjoy all that and more at Darling Harbour this Australia Day!
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29
Jan
13
Feb
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger
We’re celebrating with an Asia-inspired extravaganza, featuring countless events including fireworks, a block party, mahjong, outdoor movies, lion dancing, dance battles, workshops and more!
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29
Jan
15
Feb
Lunar New Year at the Garden
Immerse yourself in Chinese Culture with the Chinese Gardens New Year program, featuring lion dancing, tea ceremonies, brush painting workshops and more.
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29
Jan
2.30pm - 7.30pm
Lunar Block Party
The Pier St Underpass is about to erupt in an epic day of dance battles, roving performances & Tik Tok workshops at the Lunar Block Party!
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04
Feb
05
Feb
5pm - 9pm
Lunar Nights
Pull up a seat under the moon and get ready for Lunar Nights, an evening of mahjong, movies and lunar-inspired music at Tumbalong Park.
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11
Jan
27
Mar
Nature Illuminated
See the Chinese Garden in a new light as its illuminated by theatrical lighting to reflect the four seasons.
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01
Jan
31
Jan
Summer of 20YOU
This summer we’re hosting huge holiday events for every YOU, including dance floors by the water, stunning art everywhere you turn and loads of different ways to play and dine.
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17
Dec
30
Jan
Summer School Holidays
There’s no competition - Darling Harbour is the best place for school holiday fun this summer!
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06
Jan
30
Jan
Airship Orchestra
Sydney Festival is back at Darling Harbour! Meet a luminous otherworldly chorus of 16 inflatable sculptures rising up to six metres high, pulsating with glowing light and supernatural song.  
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05
Jan
24
Feb
Dance your way into Summer
Fancy a dancy? Darling Harbour is dancing into summer with countless free dance events, from classes to light up dance floors and Kombi DJs.
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29
Jan
Fireworks
Kicking off with a bang in celebration of Lunar New Year, Darling Harbour fireworks are set to return on Saturday 29 January 2022.  
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Friends of the Garden annual memberships
The Chinese Garden is a peaceful, beautiful sanctuary in the heart of bustling Sydney. Become a Friend of the Garden to unlock unlimited visits for a year, or reward your staff and build culture with a corporate membership.
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04
Jan
30
Jan
Macrocosm - Giant Floating Artwork on Cockle Bay
A gigantic, technicolour artwork is afloat in Darling Harbour this summer, representing the tiny, fragile worlds and creatures under the surface of the harbour.
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26
Nov
30
Jan
Pedal Boats
Explore beautiful Cockle Bay amongst gigantic summer inflatables in these pedal power boats.
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18
Dec
26
Jan
Every day these holidays
The Ultimate Kids Pass
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Not sure what to do with the kids these summer school holidays? Looking for a whole lot of fun that won’t break the bank? Well, look no further than the ULTIMATE KIDS PASS!
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10
Dec
28
Jan
Gin tasting: Ladies of Spirit
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Join us onboard the Edwardian Steam Yacht Ena for a fabulous and fascinating delve into the world of gin.
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26
Dec
30
Jan
Summer at the Sea Museum
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Adventure awaits at the Maritime Museum!
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26
Dec
30
Jan
Sea of Light
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Embark on a journey of imagination in an illuminating interactive installation from Patch Theatre.
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