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What to do in Sydney this February

Warm nights, Sydney WorldPride and summer events call for celebration. See our top picks for the month.

Celebrate Sydney Lunar Festival

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 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

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

Liberate! exhibition at Customs House

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

Seniors Festival at Ron Williams Centre

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

Aboriginal art workshop

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

Bush food discovery tour at Sydney City Farm

Discover how bush foods can nourish our city, sample bush flavours and pot up a plant to take home. Or kick start your edible garden with guidance and practical tips.

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

Sydney Streets in 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

A panel will discuss their reflections of HIV in modern Australia

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

Sunset sessions live music at 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

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

107 Makers Market monthly at 107 Green Square

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

Printmaking workshop at Pine Street Creative Arts

From printmaking to jewellery making, clay classes and wheel throwing – invest in yourself and learn a new skill.

Various dates in February

Want more? Find everything happening in Sydney this month.