Events in Sydney

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Events in Sydney

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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia48,205 contributions
    Its been a few years since we went to Vivid because of Covid but we returned this year. My wife loves Vivid.

    Crowds seemed ridiculous in comparison to prior years.

    For food one had to queue up in long lines which I refuse to do.

    Other than the crowds an enjoyable even with super digital light shows.

    We were staying at Darling Harbour and took a ferry which was a great way to see the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park at night with the associated light shows.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Grant H
    4 contributions
    My wife and i attended Phantom of the Opera across the Easter weekend and cannot recommend this enough. The whole experience and location was worth the ticket price for the performance itself. Ease of early arrival via uber to the door for drinks right on the harbour overlooking the best view in the country was great but then the performance itself was great and ease of departure via water taxi for $10 back to circqular quay was just outstanding. Weather was outstanding as well which for this event is imperative. Highly recommend!
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Suzie P
    Brisbane Region, Australia140 contributions
    Great venue for music concert on the Carhill Express overlooking Sydney's Circular Quay. Good variety of bands. Nice atmosphere despite low numbers of people due to covid. Projection of stage onto one of the buildings across the street was interesting concept. Highlight was at 10pm with 15 minute sky spectacular of 500 drones lighting the sky and manoeuvring to create various pictures .. cockatoo moving its wings, fish swimming and surfer riding the wave were my favourites. Not sure if this was the 1st year for Sydney's Elevate Festival but I will return next year.
    Written 6 January 2022
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  • KylieIsTravelling
    Perth, Australia3,822 contributions
    I’m fortunate to have completed 3 City2Surfs in Sydney, and it is the original and best one to complete.

    14km course from the city to Bondi Beach, there’s great entertainment along the way and the views and experience are amazing. And heartbreak hill is renowned for being tough.

    Absolutely must do and time your visit for August to participate. Also don’t forget to book it in advance, as they may limit numbers on the number of participants.
    Written 22 March 2018
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  • Sammy
    Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
    We are Sydney sliders, so attend the Maori gras every year. The year of 2021 was slightly different though as it was in the SCG (Sydney cricket ground to non sport folk). Atmosphere there was a bit flat, and probably a bit more for the tv cameras, so we can’t wait for it to go back onto the streets next year.
    Written 9 May 2021
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  • Tias
    Lucerne, Switzerland17 contributions
    I had a wonderful time on my bridge run this year. Especially the bridge part was very emotional for me and I loved it. I just heard about it when I arrived in Sydney and registered myself very spontaneously. It was not really cheap, compared with other 10 km runs I did in Europe. But it was definitely worth, even when I expected more for my starting fee. A free finisher shirt and a bit more than just water in the runners heaven after the finish line for example.
    Written 22 September 2019
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  • RonWamberal
    Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
    Shared an experience in Kensington Street , in Chippendale away from Chinatown itself, but it was still fun. Lots of colour and people (and a special pets parade) and it was certainly a momentous and fun night.
    Written 25 February 2018
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  • Forevertravellingfarawayplaces
    Camden, Australia168 contributions
    Been to a number of concerts over the last few years. Always been a fun night out...even when it rained. I'd suggests going prepared. Yes some people think tickets are pricy for the length of the concert, but I personally like that all proceeds go to animal conservation efforts and other environmentally sustainable causes. I'd recommend going with a group and all bringing nibbles. It is NOT BYO alcohol and they don't allow glass or unsealed drinks. Check their website if you're unsure before you pack a picnic. Lovely view for a backdrop and always nice to walk through the zoo past animals on the way to the concert. You can either sit or dance up front. If it's raining, don't let it get you down. Jump on up, head to the front and dance until it's over.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • n0maDz
    Australia275 contributions
    This is a terrific event with a wide range of sessions to suit everyone. There are a mix of free and ticketed events. It's best to plan ahead by booking tickets online.

    Walsh Bay is an excellent precinct in which to hold the festival with all the venues a short distance from each other. The harbour views and old wharves provide added atmosphere.

    Plenty of places to grab a bite or a coffee. Several parking stations within a few minutes walk. Festival staff in abundance to answer questions and manage the queues. The Ros Packer Theatre was particularly crowded as people queued for the next session to being. Perhaps not the ideal place to be selling books.

    Combined with the Vivid festival, this is a brilliant way to showcase Sydney.
    Written 28 May 2017
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  • Patrick T
    2 contributions
    My wife and i went to see the Tattoo in October 2019 at the Olympic Stadium.
    I regually watch it on the TV and find the Tattoo great entertainment. We booked Platinum seating as i had a feeling that the compactness of the Tattoo was not going to be the same as the show held in the actual Edinburgh Castle. My feelings were correct as the show at Sydney was very disappointing and nothing remotely like what i thought it would be. The whole pitch was used for the individual bands which created a performance area far bigger than the Edinburgh Castle area, The people performing were very small and just too far away. i had mixed feelings about the supporting acts to the Scottish Pipes and drum bands. Some were excellent, others not so much. I wouldn't go to see this show again unless it was at Edinburgh Castle or a similar sized venue
    Written 12 November 2019
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