Celebrate Sydney Lunar Festival
There’s still time to enjoy fabulous feasts, experience spectacular shows and view magnificent artworks. Check the program to see what’s on.
Until Sunday 5 February
Get involved in the world’s largest LGBTIQA+ event
Sydney WorldPride is kicks off in February and there’s something for everyone. Start the Mardi Gras season with Fair Day – a popular community event full of market stalls, food and drink, live music and more. See the likes of Kylie Minogue and Charli XCX at the Live and Proud opening concert. And don’t miss the return of the world-renowned parade to Oxford Street where 12,500 marchers will take to the streets.
Friday 17 February to Sunday 5 March
See life through the lens of queer, First Nations and social documentary photographers
Celebrating 45 years of community-led social change, Liberate! is a photographic exhibition that will take you on a journey of LGBTIQA+ Sydney.
If you can’t get enough, meet the photographers and artists behind the exhibition in 2 panel talks at Customs House.
Friday 17 February to Sunday 2 July
Explore Seniors Festival
From card games to notebook making, swimming sessions to exercise classes – there are many ways to get involved in Seniors Festival.
Wednesday 1 to Sunday 12 February
Create your own Indigenous art-inspired painting
This cultural awareness workshop is led by artist Aunty Judith Jarret, a proud Koori woman from the Gumbaynggirr nation. Aunt Jude will share her culture, language and the history of Aboriginal art while you paint your own Indigenous-inspired piece.
Saturday 11 February from 1pm to 3pm
Get your hands dirty at Sydney City Farm
Saturday 11 and Saturday 25 February
Make a difference for the planet
Switching to a GreenPower electricity plan is pretty much the single best thing you can do for the planet today. And it can take as little as 10 minutes. Join this online workshop to learn what GreenPower is and how to find the best deal.
Wednesday 15 February from 6pm to 7pm
Eat, shop, play at Sydney Streets Potts Point
You’ll find festival vibes along Darlinghurst Road and Macleay Street with plenty of live music, roving entertainers and alfresco dining. Don’t miss this special WorldPride-themed street event.
Sunday 19 February
Take a closer look at Australia’s history of dealing with HIV
Hear a panel discuss how Australia’s relationship with HIV and its representations in media and literature have evolved.
Tuesday 28 February from 6pm to 7pm
Relax to the sound of live music on Cockatoo Island
This picnic-style event features music from home-grown talents spanning different genres. Enjoy food and drink as well as beautiful views of the harbour.
Saturdays in February from 5pm to 8pm
Take to the streets of Erskineville for Sound Out the Street
Join musicians, artists and performers in and around Erskineville’s streets, shopfronts and unusual corners as the sun sets. Expect unique stories, sounds and thrilling performances and celebrate the artists that make our everyday streets extraordinary.
Friday 24 February from 6:30pm to 8pm
Shop local at the 107 Makers Market
Meet the makers and discover all sorts of unique creations, from handmade ceramics, artworks by local artists and sustainable fashion.
Saturday 25 February from 11am to 4pm
Learn new skills at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
From printmaking to jewellery making, clay classes and wheel throwing – invest in yourself and learn a new skill.
Various dates in February