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What to do in Sydney this June

Stay warm with a month of activities in the city centre and surrounds.

Sydney Solstice

In the lead up to the longest night of the year, Sydney will come to life with a 2-week city-wide celebration. There’s something for everyone at this arts, culture, food and entertainment festival.

Badu Gili live at Sydney Opera House

Badu Gili Live

Don’t miss your chance to see First Nations artists perform on the steps of the Sydney Opera House free! Set against the beautiful Sydney Harbour backdrop, you’ll also be able to see the Badu Gili Wonder Women projection on the Opera House sails.

Saturday 5 June from 5pm to 6:30pm Friday 25 June from 5pm to 6:30pm Saturday 26 June from 5pm to 6:30pm

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

After Pay Australian Fashion Week

Fashion fans listen up: Australian Fashion Week is returning to Carriageworks. Get yourself a ticket to a designer runway show, talks, special events and more.

Until Friday 4 June



The helicopter pad of the HMAS Vampire has been transformed into a stunning sunset picnic, soundtracked by live ambient and downtempo DJ sets.

Friday 11 June

Visiting entrepreneur program

Learn from global experts about the transformative technologies tackling the major challenges of our time. Hear from the incredible startups being built in the deep-tech space right now. Or discuss the ethical considerations of technology and who has access to it.

Various dates in June

Chinatown walking tour

City Art walking tours

See sides of the city you haven't seen before on these free walking tours. Rediscover the lively streets of Chinatown and Haymarket as you explore inspiring and imaginative artworks. Or encounter artistic creations that are concealed in laneways, sandwiched between buildings, planted in the pavement and elevated high above the street.

Various dates in June

Rediscover Glebe

Small businesses in Glebe are coming together to reawaken Glebe Point Road. The Glebe Passport promotion gives you a chance to win $100 to spend at your favourite local in Glebe.

Until Monday 14 June

Free small business webinars

On Mondays in June, you can learn digital marketing skills from the best in the business. Learn how to transform your communications with Canva, scale-up with Shopo or Plann and boost your business using podcasting with Spotify.

YCK Laneways Night Over Light

YCK Laneways Night Over Light

The new winter event series throws a block party after dark with food, music, entertainment, arts and nightlife. Discover your next night out from the program of more than 76 events across 15 bars.

Tuesday 8 to Sunday 20 June

Band Together - Refugee Week 2021

Refugee Week

Celebrate Sydney's diversity and the rich cultures of our refugee communities with this week-long program of events, talks and workshops. Get in quick to book your tickets for Band Together – a night of conversation and music at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 23 June. Speakers include passionate refugee advocate and former Socceroo Craig Foster and live music featuring Farhad Bandesh supported by rock legends from Midnight Oil.

Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 June

SandSong Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, presents the world premiere of a powerful new contemporary program at Sydney Opera House.

From Thursday 10 June

Sea Life Glow

Sea Life Glow

If you thought Sea Life was just for kids, think again! The aquarium is transforming into Sydney’s biggest after-dark playground for adults this winter. Expect pop-up bars and food stations, magicians, glow-in-the-dark dancers and glow-up face paint.

Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June

Green Square Winter Warmers

Green Square Winter Warmers

From Toy Story 4 to musical grooves and creative workshops, Green Square locals can enjoy a program of activities designed to keep everyone in the neighbourhood warm this winter.

Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 June

Powerhouse Late

Powerhouse Late: EMC & friends

Love museums and also love to party? Get down to the Powerhouse for a night of after-hours electronic music as you sip a drink from the Campari bar.

Thursday 17 June

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