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Rediscover the city centre

Same Sydney, new experiences

Explore the heart of Sydney, with more spaces to eat outside, art, music and shows. The events listed in this program have Covid-safe measures in place. Find more details on the event page.

Try something new

Unique things to do

Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

Heritage surrounds, hot pizza, musical films, wine, bean bags and blankets, this is not your average movie night
28 Jul 2021
NAIDOC Up Late

NAIDOC Up Late

Join us at Barangaroo to heal Country through music with performances spanning modern R&B, pop, electro and blues
4 Jul 2021
Secret city discovery walking trails with riddles

Secret city discovery walking trails with riddles

Solve cryptic clue riddles on your phone, as you wander and discover new pathways of the city
Today 7am to 5pm
Unlock The Rocks: Cryptic adventure

Unlock The Rocks: Cryptic adventure

Explore Australia's most historic area the fun way in a series of fun cryptic clues
Today 9am to 8pm
The Big Bake

The Big Bake

It's a unique baking experience combining all your most loved TV baking shows!
31 May 2021
Dumpling Masterclass @ The Gardens by Lotus

Dumpling Masterclass @ The Gardens by Lotus

Join us at The Gardens by Lotus for a 2 hour hands-on session on how to make dumplings
4 Sep 2021
Parties in the city
Come From Away

Come From Away

Based on an incredible true story...
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Hear No Evil: Live Music Fridays

Hear No Evil: Live Music Fridays

A roster of local and emerging musical talent every Friday night @ Three Wise Monkeys in Central Sydney
30 Jul 2021
Soulful Sounds at World Square

Soulful Sounds at World Square

Listen to live music 4 days a week for 3 months straight
Today 10am to 2pm
The Vibe! Bar room jazz and groove - Bookmaker's @ Lower Bar

The Vibe! Bar room jazz and groove - Bookmaker's @ Lower Bar

The VIBE! is bringing the bar room back to life and the backbone of the vibe is GROOVE! Presented by Stu Hunter.
29 Jul 2021

Don't miss

Darling Harbour Winter Festival

A winter festival atmosphere featuring free activities, fireworks, live performances, decorations and the precinct’s best eating and drinking.

Art and more

Culture in the city

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize

Celebrating 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award
Today 10am to 5pm
Terrace on the Domain - Archie after the Archie

Terrace on the Domain - Archie after the Archie

Complete your Archibald Experience with a nibble or tipple overlooking the leafy Domain
Today all day
Bach at the Calyx

Bach at the Calyx

The Sydney Bach Society presents a series of four free and interactive Sunday afternoon classical music concerts
8 Aug 2021
Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Nightly year-round sails projection returns, featuring the work of 6 female First Nations artists
Today 6pm to 9pm
NAIDOC Up Late

NAIDOC Up Late

Join us at Barangaroo to heal Country through music with performances spanning modern R&B, pop, electro and blues
4 Jul 2021
Hyde Park Barracks experience

Hyde Park Barracks experience

More than 200 years old, the Hyde Park Barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history
Today 10am to 5pm

Things to do

What to do in Sydney this winter

It’s cold outside, but here are 13 great reasons to rug up and head out to the city.

Enjoy the best jazz across the city

Winter Jazz Festival

Double Bill: Elysian Fields & Rafael Karlen Quintet

Double Bill: Elysian Fields & Rafael Karlen Quintet

Rafael Karlen - Award-winning composer and saxophonist
Today 6.30pm to 9.30pm
The Freedom Jazzdance: Mary Rapp

The Freedom Jazzdance: Mary Rapp

This is Rapp’s debut recording. I find her artistic confidence, creativity, and conviction astonishing
2 Aug 2021
Transitions - Chloe Kim / Vazesh / Paul Grabowsky

Transitions - Chloe Kim / Vazesh / Paul Grabowsky

The trio's music represents this journey, this time through Chloe's compositions and unique improvisatory concepts
7 Aug 2021
Space is the Place: Greg Coffin Trio

Space is the Place: Greg Coffin Trio

Coffin’s solos are marvels of rhythmic-infused melody lines, stringent grooves, and huge harmonic concepts
9 Aug 2021
The Freedom Jazzdance: Sandy Evans

The Freedom Jazzdance: Sandy Evans

Sandy Evans | Tenor And Soprano Saxophones, Suling, Flax
16 Aug 2021

This initiative is part of the Events in the City program proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the City of Sydney. We’re working together to revitalise the city centre.