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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Fireworks
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED - We're firing up the fun on Saturday nights with spectacular fireworks displays over Cockle Bay.
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27
May
18
Jun
VIVID Sydney
Vivid Sydney will illuminate Darling Harbour with art, light, creativity and exploration.
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01
May
31
May
Delicious Dining Month
Sydneysiders have long known Darling Harbour as the CBD’s playground. Now, eateries set against the iconic harbourside and city backdrop are bringing the fun and the flavour in generous quantity.
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Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel
Take a magical ride aboard the iconic Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel - Star of the Show!
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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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Watch the Fish Feeding in the Garden
See the magnificent koi rush through the waters of the Chinese Garden of Friendship to get their lunch.
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20
May
21
May
Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS)​
Recognised globally as one of the best beer festivals in the world, Australia’s biggest craft beer specTAPular is back!
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21
May
The Magical Music of Harry Potter
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A one-of-a-kind film and music experience!
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22
May
2.30pm & 7pm
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
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Sydney! - The hobbits are coming!
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20
May
29
May
Over 2 weekends in May!
Monkey Baa presents The Listies 'Make Some Noise'
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Postponed until May 2022! Join Monkey Baa for when The Listies turn the LOLs up to 11 with their brand-new musical-ish comedy, 'Make Some Noise'. New dates May 20-29.
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03
Jun
Friday
Celeste Barber
Celeste Barber is coming out of her cage, and she's doing just FINE, THANKS. Australia's Queen of Comedy is bored of being stuck at home and you best believe she's ready to hit the road again. Her brand-new tour Fine, Thanks is headed to Darling Harbour Theatre on Friday 3 June 2022.
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16
May
18
Jun
10am - 4pm
Night Creatures at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
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This May and June discover what Night Creatures get up to 'after dark' but during the day at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
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16
May
18
Jun
10am - 4pm
Night Creatures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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This May and June discover what Night Creatures get up to 'after dark' but during the day at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
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27
May
18
Jun
Vivid Sydney at the Maritime Museum
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Celebrate light, music and ideas this Vivid Sydney at the Maritime Museum.
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27
May
18
Jun
Sydney Infinity
Envisage thousands of LEDs illuminating choreographed water from 250 fountains on Sydney Harbour.
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27
May
18
Jun
Tumbalong Nights
Enjoy free Vivid Sydney music live shows at Tumbalong Park
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18
Jun
Dirty Dancing in Concert
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The classic film’s first ever film-concert experience celebrating the film’s 35th Anniversary.
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15
Dec
19
Jun
Robert Rosen: Glitterarti
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Robert Rosen is one of Australia’s foremost social photographers. Over four decades he’s attended parties, concerts, fashion events and nightclubs across London, Europe and Australia, capturing the rich, famous and fabulous for the social pages of a slew of local and international newspapers and magazines.
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