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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.

INTRODUCING SYDNEY’S NEW OUTDOOR SUMMER STAGE
Cumbiamuffin at Sunset Piazza

Cumbiamuffin at Sunset Piazza

The infectious rhythms of Latin American cumbia, performed by an orchestra of Colombian and Australian musicians
28 Jan 2021
Kwame at Sunset Piazza

Kwame at Sunset Piazza

Rising Ghanaian-Australian hip-hop star Kwame brings his eclectic beats and electric rhymes to the summer stage
29 Jan 2021
Peking Duk (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Peking Duk (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Party-starting electro duo Peking Duk keep the summer rolling with an epic DJ set drawing on their biggest bangers
30 Jan 2021
Alex the Astronaut at Sunset Piazza

Alex the Astronaut at Sunset Piazza

Folk pop with a supernatural knack for capturing the light and the dark of the human experience
31 Jan 2021
Allday at Sunset Piazza

Allday at Sunset Piazza

Adelaide-born rapper turned rock ‘n’ roller Allday blends hip-hop, folk and guitar-driven pop with breathless ease
4 Feb 2021
The Emma Pask Big Band Show

The Emma Pask Big Band Show

Australia’s leading lady of Jazz and her bold brassy band immerse you in the sounds of swing, Latin, and pop classics
6 Feb 2021
Ensemble Offspring at Sunset Piazza

Ensemble Offspring at Sunset Piazza

Australia’s most innovative instrumentalists celebrate the work of legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich
7 Feb 2021
JK-47 at Sunset Piazza

JK-47 at Sunset Piazza

Indigenous hip-hop hero JK-47 gives Sydney a taste of his deadly skills on the mic
11 Feb 2021
Sunset Piazza Comedy Gala Feat. The Umbilical Brothers

Sunset Piazza Comedy Gala Feat. The Umbilical Brothers

More of Australia’s funniest people featuring the Umbilical Brothers, Tahir, Akmal, Becky Lucas, and Demi Lardner
12 Feb 2021
Sneaky Sound System at Sunset Piazza

Sneaky Sound System at Sunset Piazza

Sydney's iconic Sneaky Sound System light up the stage with their signature summer beats
13 Feb 2021

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Free outdoor events

Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Provocative and prophetic temporary art installation in Barrack Street
11 Jan 2021
We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

An interactive fortune-telling video installation on Abercrombie Lane
21 Jan 2021
Here I Am: Art by Great Women

Here I Am: Art by Great Women

Join us at DQ for an unmissable display of all-female, all Indigenous artworks that will kick of NAIDOC Week 2020
2 Jan 2021
The Glenmore’s Summer Weekend

The Glenmore’s Summer Weekend

Spend the summer big weekend of activities on our iconic rooftop overlooking Circular Quay
22 Jan 2021
A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

A shoe shop where you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes - literally
6 Jan 2021
Australia Day in Darling Harbour

Australia Day in Darling Harbour

Celebrate Australia Day with free live entertainment, classic Aussie movies and classic Aussie games in the park
Today all day
Australia Day live at Sydney Opera House

Australia Day live at Sydney Opera House

Unforgettable musical performances choreographed to spectacular fireworks displays and a flotilla of yachts and jet-skis
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Free 1-on-1 cycling skills courses

Free 1-on-1 cycling skills courses

Take a free 2-hour bike riding skills course with a qualified instructor
2 Jan 2021
The Glenmore’s Summer Weekend

The Glenmore’s Summer Weekend

Spend the summer big weekend of activities on our iconic rooftop overlooking Circular Quay
22 Jan 2021
Australia Day in Darling Harbour

Australia Day in Darling Harbour

Celebrate Australia Day with free live entertainment, classic Aussie movies and classic Aussie games in the park
Today all day
Australia Day live at Sydney Opera House

Australia Day live at Sydney Opera House

Unforgettable musical performances choreographed to spectacular fireworks displays and a flotilla of yachts and jet-skis
Today 7.30pm to 9.30pm
WugulOra Morning Ceremony

WugulOra Morning Ceremony

As the sun rises on 26 January, connect with the world’s oldest living culture. Watch this ceremony on ABC TV or online.
Today 7.30am to 8.30am
Cumbiamuffin at Sunset Piazza

Cumbiamuffin at Sunset Piazza

The infectious rhythms of Latin American cumbia, performed by an orchestra of Colombian and Australian musicians
28 Jan 2021
Kwame at Sunset Piazza

Kwame at Sunset Piazza

Rising Ghanaian-Australian hip-hop star Kwame brings his eclectic beats and electric rhymes to the summer stage
29 Jan 2021
MCA Late

MCA Late

Open late Friday nights during summer
8 Jan 2021
The Return of Luke Hansen & Will Anderson

The Return of Luke Hansen & Will Anderson

Their double header show in November at Civic Underground sold out early.
29 Jan 2021
Peking Duk (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Peking Duk (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Party-starting electro duo Peking Duk keep the summer rolling with an epic DJ set drawing on their biggest bangers
30 Jan 2021
Summer Lunch Series: Duo Histoire

Summer Lunch Series: Duo Histoire

Featuring the music of Claude Debussy, Louis Bonfá and Astor Piazzolla.
30 Jan 2021
Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Provocative and prophetic temporary art installation in Barrack Street
11 Jan 2021
We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

An interactive fortune-telling video installation on Abercrombie Lane
21 Jan 2021
Streeton

Streeton

Landmark exhibition of Australia’s iconic impressionist, Arthur Streeton
5 Jan 2021
Here I Am: Art by Great Women

Here I Am: Art by Great Women

Join us at DQ for an unmissable display of all-female, all Indigenous artworks that will kick of NAIDOC Week 2020
5 Jan 2021
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

A major survey exhibition by Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee
5 Jan 2021
A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

A shoe shop where you can walk a mile in someone else's shoes - literally
6 Jan 2021
Anywhere but here: MCA Primavera Acquisitions

Anywhere but here: MCA Primavera Acquisitions

Drawing from the MCA’s Collection of works by artists who have participated in Primavera.
5 Jan 2021
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected with this stunning photography exhibition
5 Jan 2021
Beach Couture

Beach Couture

An exhibition of photography, 'trasion' and a full shop of everything you never needed and more!
5 Jan 2021
Coming out in the 70s

Coming out in the 70s

A free exhibition at the State Library of NSW
5 Jan 2021
Connected: MCA Collection

Connected: MCA Collection

Celebrating some of our most significant recent acquisitions alongside MCA Collection highlights.
5 Jan 2021

This initiative is part of the Summer 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.