Sydney events in 2018

Event Dates in 2018 Approximate attendance*
Sydney Festival 6–28 January 650,000 people
Australia Day 26 January 400,000 people
Yabun 26 January 28,000 people
Sydney Chinese New Year 16 February–4 March 1.3 million people
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 16 February–3 March 500,000 people
Sydney Art Month 1–25 March 59,000 people
Easter 30 March–2 April
Anzac Day 25 April
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 13–17 May 34,800 people
Sydney Writers’ Festival 30 April–6 May 100,000 people
CeBIT 11–15 June 15,000 people
Vivid Sydney 25 May–16 June 2.3 million people
Sydney Film Festival 6–17 June 176,000 people
The Sun-Herald City2Surf 12 August 80,000 people
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (city centre) tbc 190,000 people
Sydney Fringe Festival tbc
47,000 people
Surry Hills Festival tbc
60,000 people
Good Food Month 1–31 October
Garage Sale Trail 20–21 October 10,000 + garage sales hosted
Newtown Festival tbc
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: Thursday, 21 December 2017