Summer of 20YOU
We organised our most epic celebration yet, with two holiday events designed to suit every YOU.
That included the YOU that wants to get a little dancy with DJs, dance battles, harbourside dance floors and dance classes throughout the precinct.
And the YOU who wanted to play in the sun with a huge selection of fun stuff to do, from an epic Australia day BBQ, Sydney Festival celebrations, school holiday fun and more outdoor dining and drinking than you could ever want.
Darling Harbour Summer of 20You was part of the NSW Government's The Festival of Place, a year long celebration of our connection to our incredible public spaces - and to each other.
Dance your way into Summer
Darling Harbour is dancing into summer with countless dance events, from classes to light up dance floors, performances, dance battles and Kombi DJs.
And the best part? It’s all completely FREE!
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.
Summer School Holidays
When you’re looking for things to do in Sydney with the kids these school holidays, there’s only one place you need to go - Darling Harbour. Sydney’s favourite waterfront precinct has a school holiday schedule packed with entertainment, interactive installations, dancing, festivals, exhibitions and more!
This is our summer of freedom. Make the most of it by visiting your local Darling Harbour restaurants and dining alfresco with views of the harbour under the Sydney sun. Countless Darling Harbour restaurants are offering alfresco dining, from old school Italian joints with luxe courtyards, to cocktail terraces with harbourfront lounges. See below for a full list check their websites for details:
Darling Harbour Summer Flags
After the lockdowns we need unity and togetherness. We need a summer that reawakens us and the land that we respectfully share together.
Designed by Yaegl woman, mother and artist Frances Belle Parker, these Darling Harbour flags are splashed with bright colours like fireworks adorning the night skies, signalling a celebration and hope for the future. The designs are a reflection about the sense of place. Bright vivid colours along with the layering and mapping of the area (Tumbalong, the original Eora name for Darling Harbour, and the waters that surround it) becomes an acknowledgement of country which allows you to immerse yourself into the location where you can, reflect and enjoy the awakening of the city. This is something we can celebrate and enjoy together.
Find them lining the foreshore in Darling Harbour and share the view with someone special.
Find out what's coming
Be the first to know when the exciting summer program is announced and to find out about more upcoming events.