Sydney events in 2019

Event Dates in 2019 Approximate attendance*
Sydney Festival 9–27 January 650,000 people
Australia Day 26 January 400,000 people
Yabun 26 January 28,000 people
Sydney Lunar Festival 1–10 February 1.3 million people
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 15 February–3 March 500,000 people
Sydney Art Month 1–25 March 59,000 people
Easter 19–22 April
Anzac Day 25 April
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 12–17 May 34,800 people
Sydney Writers’ Festival 29 April–5 May 100,000 people
Vivid Sydney 24 May–15 June 2.3 million people
Sydney Film Festival 5–16 June 176,000 people
The Sun-Herald City2Surf 11 August 80,000 people
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out (city centre) 5 September 190,000 people
Sydney Fringe Festival 1–30 September 2019 47,000 people
Good Food Month 1–31 October
CeBIT 29–31 October  15,000 people 
Garage Sale Trail 19 and 20 October 10,000 + garage sales hosted
Newtown Festival 10 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 first publish (April 2017).

Last updated: Thursday, 8 August 2019