Sydney Winter Events 2016
Instead of retreating inside every winter, Sydneysiders enjoy a diverse selection of Sydney winter events which inject life into what’s generally the slowest time of the year.
One of the most highly anticipated events of Sydney’s entire year is the Vivid Festival. This outdoor light festival comes from the city’s best brains, and showcases the best of Sydney’s art, commerce and music scenes.
A famous light projection area is over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, but this is only the tip of what’s on offer. All over Sydney, there are exhibits and displays which provide fun (and free) activities to occupy families, couples and friends on Sydney winter events.
Vivid is also much more than just light displays, with live music and thoughtful talks being held to ensure there’s something to occupy visitors of all tastes.
Taronga Zoo, The Galeries and The Royal Botanic Gardens join the world of Vivid for the first time. So while winter nights are usually dreaded, the stunning Vivid festival is more than enough reason to lure you outside.
Another notable visit is Sydney’s most recognisable feature, Sydney Opera House, an internationally renowned architectural marvel. Aside from just being beautiful to look at, the Opera house is where some of the city’s, and the world’s, most notable performances take place.
Over winter alone, there are dozens of performances and plays that will have a run at the Opera House. A star attraction of the upcoming Sydney winter events calendar is the riveting new adaptation of Carmen, one of the world’s most popular operas that’s being performed from June 16 to August 12. Così Fan Tutte, one of Mozart’s operas, is also landing in the Opera House from July 19 to August 13. These are just the beginning of what’s a long and illustrious winter season at the Opera House.
Man’s best friend is in fact everyone’s best friend, which is why the Dog Lovers’ Show is a must see for any animal lover. This Sydney winter event is taking place over August 6-7th at Hordern Pavilion, and is a fun family friendly event. This show is a handy way to check your dog is getting the best care they can, with with entertainment, information and education all on offer at the show.
Agility contests, free advice and a rescue dog zone are just a few highlights of the weekend. It doesn’t hurt that dogs make the perfect cuddle partners you can ask for during winter.
A good meal and a glass of wine is the perfect way to warm up after a cold and dreary winter day. That’s why the Good Food and Wine Show is more than a foodie’s dream, and should be something everyone notes on their calendar. Hundreds of exhibitors are lining Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park from the 5th-7th of August in one of the largest food and beverage exhibitions in Australia. Make sure you head there on an empty stomach as there’s a plethora of stalls with food to sample
and all tasty enough to have you going back for seconds.