Sydney events in 2017

Event Dates in 2017 Approximate attendance*
Sydney Festival 7–29 January 650,000 people
Australia Day 26 January 400,000 people
Yabun 26 January 28,000 people
Sydney Chinese New Year 27 January–12 February 1.3 million people
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 17 February–5 March 500,000 people
Sydney Art Month 1–20 March 59,000 people
Easter 14–18 April
Anzac Day 25 April
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 14–19 May 34,800 people
Sydney Writers’ Festival 22–28 May 100,000 people
CeBIT 23–25 May 15,000 people
Vivid Sydney 26 May–17 June 2.3 million people
Sydney Film Festival 7–18 June 176,000 people
The Sun-Herald City2Surf 13 August 80,000 people
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (city centre) 7 September 190,000 people
Sydney Fringe Festival 1–30 September 47,000 people
Kaldor Public Art Project: The Last Resort, by Anri Sala, Observatory Hill, Watson Road, The Rocks 13 October–5 November  89,000 people
Surry Hills Festival 23 September 60,000 people
Good Food Month 1–31 October
Garage Sale Trail 21–22 October 10,000 + garage sales hosted
Newtown Festival 12 November 90,000+ people
Sydney Christmas (city centre and villages) 25 November–25 December
Sydney New Year’s Eve 31 December 1 million people
*Approximate attendance figures 2015/16 based on published data and event owner estimates. Figures correct at time of publishing (April 2017).

Last updated: Wednesday, 30 August 2017