What’s on in Sydney

Sydney is well known for its ability to put on a good show. See what’s on in Sydney during your visit to the Mercure Sydney International Airport Hotel. 

    What's On Sydney?

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    1st & 3rd Saturday of Every Month

    Discovery Market

    8:00AM TO 1:00PM ON SATURDAYS (WEEKLY EVENT)

    Carriageworks Farmer Market

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    SUNDAY 14 MAY TO FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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    27 May – 13 June 2016

    Vivid Sydney

    TUESDAY 23 MAY TO THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017

    CeBIT Australia

    SUNDAY 04 JUNE TO MONDAY 05 JUNE 2017

    Fantastic Food and Drink Show

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    WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

    Holden State of Origin II NSW VERSUS QLD

    WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE TO THURSDAY 29 JUNE 2017

    B2BEXPO SYDNEY

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    SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017

    Bledisloe Cup - QANTAS WALLABIES VS ALL BLACKS -

    SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

    Blackmores Sydney Running festival

    EVENT DATES TO BE CONFIRMED: SEPTEMBER 2017

    NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Week

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    19 October – 5 November 2017

    Sculptures by the Sea

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    23-26 November 2017

    The Emirates Australian Open Golf

    TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER 2017

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    6-19 April 2017

    The Sydney Royal Easter Show

    MONDAY 03 APRIL TO SUNDAY 09 APRIL 2017

    Young at heart Film Festival

    25th April 2017

    Anzac Day

What's On Sydney?

Sydney, city of villages has something for everyone, from culture buffs to shopaholics.

We’ve done the hard work for you and handpicked the best bits of Sydney, no matter what you’re looking for.

Visit What's On Sydney Website to find out more.

Discovery Market

1st & 3rd Saturday of Every Month

Discovery Markets blends delicious food, fresh produce and artisan makers to create a pop-up precinct every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am - 3pm.

8 Brodie Spark Dr, Wolli Creek

Visit the website 

Carriageworks Farmer Market

8:00AM TO 1:00PM ON SATURDAYS (WEEKLY EVENT)

Carriageworks Farmers Market is an award-winning authentic Farmers Market held every Saturday in the heart of Redfern in Sydney.

This renowned market features seasonal produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales.

Come join in the community spirit as this bustling market embraces all food lovers with produce picked, packed, and made that week especially for the Carriagework Farmers Market shopper.

Carriageworks Farmers Market is an all weather marketplace.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

SUNDAY 14 MAY TO FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is Australia's only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers, press and consumers. A week long schedule of runway shows, presentations and key industry events will provide the Australian Fashion Industry with outstanding opportunities to maximise business outcomes. 
The trade focused Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia will once again showcase the very best in design talent at Carriageworks, Eveleigh. The five-day schedule will include a curated selection of Australia's established fashion designers as well as a showcase from the brightest emerging talent the country has to offer.

For more information: www.mbfashionweek.com

Vivid Sydney

27 May – 13 June 2016

Vivid Sydney is a world renown light, music and ideas festival that features an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures cast upon the defining features of Sydney. The 18-day festival also includes contemporary music program and brings together some of the most artistic minds with some of the world's most important creative industry forums. Oh and did we mention a spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. To learn more visit: www.vividsydney.com


Vivid Sydney 
Sydney Harbour
27 May – 13 June 2016

CeBIT Australia

TUESDAY 23 MAY TO THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017

CeBIT Australia is Asia Pacific's largest business technology event returning to Darling Harbour in May, at the new International Convention Centre Sydney.
CeBIT Australia will consist of a multi-zone trade exhibition of 350 stands, featuring new technologies from across the globe. The exhibition will also feature three Showfloor Theatres, consisting of short but practical presentations aimed at those with an interest in business technology.
Content underpins the CeBIT experience and 170+ speakers will present in the CeBIT conferences, which include cloud, big data, cyber security, mobility, egovernment, fintech, digital health and start-up. Keynote international speakers include Eugene Kaspersky from cybersecurity specialists Kaspersky Lab, Dennis Andrucyk from NASA, Randi Zuckerberg from Zuckerberg Media and Greg Williams of WIRED Magazine. Further international keynotes will be added to the program.
Their StartUp exhibition zone, conference and PitchFest will see an exciting array of new ideas and previous winners of the CeBIT PitchFest have gone on to become successful international businesses.
It’s not all work though as social activities ranging from the prestigious CeBIT Black invite only evening through to the Exhibition Networking Drinks on the second evening of the show.
The NSW Government is the official partner of CeBIT Australia 2017.

For more information: www.cebit.com.au

Fantastic Food and Drink Show

SUNDAY 04 JUNE TO MONDAY 05 JUNE 2017

Premium. Gourmet. Handcrafted. Delicious. Unique. Extraordinary. Fantastic. 
The Fantastic Food and Drink Show is the definitive new trade event for the booming specialty food business. Come and see the industry's most innovative food and beverage producers showcase their newest creations that are poised to take the industry by storm. 
This trade expo brings together all the top players in the premium and gourmet food and drink market who are dedicated to producing, marketing, selling and serving foods that are new, unique and of exceptional quality. 
Be a part of this thriving community of food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft and passion to the foods you sell. Co-located with the Naturally Good Expo at the new venue – ICC Sydney.

For more information: www.fantasticfood.com.au

Holden State of Origin II NSW VERSUS QLD

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017

State versus State, mate versus mate, with over 35 years of history, Holden State of Origin continues to be a pinnacle event on the NRL major events calendar.
Be there to be a part of one of Australia's unique sporting experiences!

For more information: premier.ticketek.com.au

B2BEXPO SYDNEY

WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE TO THURSDAY 29 JUNE 2017

Following the success of B2BExpo 2016 in both Melbourne and Sydney, B2B returns to both cities in 2017!
The B2BExpo showcases essential products and services within Australia’s influential SME market, connects government and key industry associations, and presents new startups, innovation trends and solutions, which are just some of the many highlights involved in B2BExpo 2017.
As the SME sector continues to gain momentum, it is vital for management to position their business and assess potential opportunities accurately and correctly. 
To organise the diverse SME sector, B2BExpo 2017 will include representative B2BExpo 2017 Feature Zones including International Trade Zone, Start-up Street, IT matters, E-Commerce zone, Business Opportunities Showcase, Government Pavilion, Business Services Hub, Business Learning Zone, Financial Services Hub, Technology Zone, Hospitality and Business Incentives Zone, and the Education and Training Zone.
B2BExpo 2017 is supported by the Victorian and New South Wales governments, and connects SMEs to industry leaders from all sectors under one roof.

For more information: b2bexpo.com.au

Bledisloe Cup - QANTAS WALLABIES VS ALL BLACKS -

SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017

The ultimate trans-Tasman battle culminates on 19 August, when the Qantas Wallabies face off against arch rivals the All Blacks to try to win back the Bledisloe Cup.
To celebrate the annual battle, a week-long Sydney-based festival of rugby will include a lunch, golf day and Australian Turf Club event at Royal Randwick. The action-packed events will provide fun for all ages, as well as the opportunity for kids to meet their favourite Qantas Wallabies players - and there are prizes galore, too.

For more information: www.sydney.com

Blackmores Sydney Running festival

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually.

In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years. The popularity of the Sydney Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result in 2014 the Sydney Marathon achieved Gold Label by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival consists of four exciting events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the two longest distances finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the two fun runs at Sydney's prestigious Conservatorium of Music.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages will experience a challenge or a fun day out to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney.

For more information: www.sydneyrunningfestival.com.au

NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Week

EVENT DATES TO BE CONFIRMED: SEPTEMBER 2017

Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
Please visit the website for a full list of activities that will appeal to all ages including meeting the players during Grand Final week.

Sculptures by the Sea

19 October – 5 November 2017

WHAT IS SCULPTURE BY THE SEA?

Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi is one of Sydney’s most popular events, with 520,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world. Held since 1997, this free to the public exhibition captures the imagination of Sydney and its visitors for three weeks each spring and is the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world. The exhibition generates an almost unprecedented level of goodwill among the public as they enjoy one of the most unique events in the world.

The popularity of the Bondi exhibition led to the creation of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in Perth on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast in March each year. Staged since 2005 the Cottesloe exhibition features over 70 sculptures and is enjoyed by 260,000 visitors, making the exhibition as much a part of Perth as the Bondi show is in Sydney.

Bondi, 21st annual exhibition  |  19 October – 5 November 2017
Cottesloe, 14th annual exhibition  |  2 – 19 March 2018

The Emirates Australian Open Golf

23-26 November 2017

The world's best golfers will return in 2017 to compete in the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club – a record 20th time the iconic Sydney course will have hosted the championship first staged in 1904.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

TUESDAY 26 DECEMBER 2017

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.

Over the past 70 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour. 

Participants from maxi yachts to weekend racers take part in this event, which starts from Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and takes the international fleet 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.

For more information: www.regattanews.com

The Sydney Royal Easter Show

6-19 April 2017

First held in 1823, the Show is Australia's largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average.  Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW. In all, the RAS invests almost $7 million annually in these activities which are designed to promote agricultural excellence and keep our rural communities strong. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for fourteen days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more. To read more about how the Show supports agricultural development and rural communities visit the [ Giving Back ]  page on the RAS website.


1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Young at heart Film Festival

MONDAY 03 APRIL TO SUNDAY 09 APRIL 2017

Young at Heart, the only film festival in the world catering to film lovers over 60 years of age, returns to Sydney from April 3-9!
Presented for the first time by Palace Cinemas, the festival celebrates its 12th birthday in 2017, with a specially curated selection of intense dramas, cracking comedies, and riveting documentaries.
Showing at Palace Cinemas Verona and Palace Cinemas Norton Street.

For more information: www.youngatheart.net.au

Anzac Day

25th April 2017

The Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. In Sydney, special events are held at Martin Place, which includes a Dawn Service Ceremony and March through the Sydney CBD and will involve approximately 20,000 veterans, current service men and women, police and relatives representing those who cannot be with us today.

As a Public Holiday in Australia, we will distribute biscuits in bags on your arrival at the hotel.