NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Events in Sydney will take place from July 7-14 honouring the theme 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future'. This year's theme asks all members of the community to strive to build an inclusive society [...]

Sydney Harbour Bridge Run 5km or 10km

Sneak some fitness into a Sydney sightseeing tour If you’re looking to smash a personal record, this is a fun and scenic way to do it. The 10k course kicks off at 8.30am and is a one-lap loop through Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and the Rocks. whereas, the  5k course starts at 7.30am and [...]


Get your skates on and glide into the Parramatta Winterlight festival. Break out your warmest jackets and boots and head to Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta for Winterlight from July 5-21. The frosty 17-day festival offers all kinds of wintery fun, from glowing carnival rides to mulled wine, plus the all-important ice rink.  The icy set-up is undoubtedly [...]

Bastille Festival Sydney

This Parisian party by the harbour is back with more melting cheeses, fine wine and wintery entertainment. Experience the best parts of France – food, wine, art and performance – without leaving the city at Sydney’s celebration of Bastille Day (Sun Jul 14). The festival will take over Circular Quay and the Rocks for four [...]

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show

This huge Japanese pop-culture convention returns to Sydney. Whether you’re mad for cosplay, a gaming wizard or in love with the artistry of anime and manga, the return of SMASH! is sure to excite Japanese pop-culture fans. The weekend program includes panel discussions, film screenings, music and dance performances, art demonstrations and creative workshops. They’ve [...]

Skating at Cathedral Square

Skate in the CBD at St Mary’s Cathedral this winter For three weeks over June and July, you’ll be able to ice skate every day – and late into the night – at an open-air ice rink at the forecourt of St Mary’s Cathedral. During the day you'll skate under the Sydney winter sunshine, but the [...]

State of Origin

Witness Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry in 2019 with matches on both iconic Australian coast lines. NSW will be looking to defend their title and a new look Maroons side will be out for state pride. It’s all on the line. Game 1 will take place in Brisbane, Game 2 in Perth and Game 3 in […]

Vivid Sydney 2019

Vivid Sydney is an incredible festival of lights, music and ideas, bringing together artists, music makers and creative minds to share their ideas with you. Attendees can marvel at bigger than life, outdoor light installations across Vivid Light; watch live music performances and collaborations at Vivid Music & Vivid LIVE, and engage in creative discussion […]

St. Patrick’s Day Green Beer

Hotel Urban is turning GREEN on 17th March 2019 As you check your closet to make sure you have something green to wear on March 17 (you don’t want to get pinched!), you’re probably also beginning to think about your St. Patrick’s Day plans. If you’re of drinking age, you can join us at Sure […]

The biggest night of the year in Sydney

Mardi Gras A bustling extravaganza that brings Sydney to a standstill and shines a global spotlight on LGBTQI lives, culture, communities and creativity. With spectacular floats, thousands of participants, a veritable smorgasbord of glittering colour and dynamic shape, the parade showcases the glitz and glamour of our community. Drag Queens, Dykes on Bikes, Sydney Lifesavers, community […]