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Things to do This Month in Sydney: Your Ultimate May Guide

2022 has finally arrived and it's brought a slew of epic cultural and foodie events with it! Here's everything to do this month in Sydney.

Sydney's weather may have been a constant source of disappointment lately but these events are anything but. To make up for the ceaseless rains, Sydney is pulling out all the stops with street parties, brewery festivals, cocktail pop-ups and more. 

Here's everything we can't wait to do this May.

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Eat and Drink

Diplomatico & Alibi Sustainable Dinner Series

Making moves to bring a more prominent sense of environmental awareness to Sydney’s dining scene, Diplomático rum has partnered with Alibi Bar & Kitchen, to unveil a Sustainable Dinner Series for hungry herbivores. Championing their eco-friendly production methods and commitment to conscious cuisine, the two brands together are serving up a bespoke banquet of plant-based meals paired with new and classic rum cocktails - because your dinner date shouldn’t cost
the earth.

Seats are limited and worth getting in early for, as you can expect a five-course plant-based degustation, three Diplomatico cocktails, one Canima gin cocktail and a rum tasting hosted by world renowned bartender Sai Hamsala from Dimplomatico Rum.

Wednesday 18th May, from 6:00pm

$150 per person

6 Cowper Wharf Roadway, Woolloomooloo

American Express delicious. Month Out

For the third consecutive year, American Express has partnered with delicious. to host popular, month-long foodie festival American Express delicious. Month Out (AEDMO). Taking over restaurants, bars and cafes for the entire month of May across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and for the first time Adelaide, diners can expect a jam-packed calendar filled with exclusive deals, theatrical dining events and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Click here for more information

Sydney's Quay Quarter Lanes has Officially Opened

Quay Quarter Lanes is a lively new area and community hub in Sydney’s Circular Quay, centred around Loftus Lane, and located across the road from the globally significant Quay Quarter Tower. With its mix of high-end residential apartments, boutique retail lanes and heritage buildings, Quay Quarter Lanes has opened in stages following the April 2021 opening of Hinchcliff House.

Developed by AMP Capital, the Circular Quay precinct has recently welcomed to the Lanes’ list of dining, wellbeing and lifestyle retailers Korean omakase restaurant KOBO, Bubble Nini, Side Room salad bar, Bar Mammoni, About Smiles Dental and Rose & Co florist will open in June. They join existing retailers
Bouillon l'Entrecote, Adora Handmade Chocolates, Humble Bakery, Besuto, Hinchcliff House, Londres 126, Tribe Lifestyle Hair, Zini Contemporary Gelateria, Marrickville Pork Roll and The Men’s Grooming.

Bridge Street, Loftus Street and Alfred Streets, Circular Quay

Los Aunties
Los Aunties
Los Aunties

One of our favourite new-school Vietnamese spot, Hello Aunties, will be hosting a month long Mexican fiesta. Enter Los Aunties, a perfect fusion of the best of South American and Vietnamese cuisine. For $35 diners can tuck into 3 tasty tacos and try an alcoholic twist on the popular Horchata. With meat and pescatarian options, foodies should hurry because this pop up will be here for a good time, not a long time.

Every Saturday from Saturday 2nd April

Hello Auntie Marrickville, 278 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

Diner en Blanc
Diner en Blanc
Le Dîner en Blanc

The iconic Dîner en Blanc is back for a 9th year in a row. Previously help on Bondi Beach, on the Opera House forecourt and in a slew of other Instagrammable locations, this meal brings a bunch of white-clad diners together for a dinner with free flowing champagne. Where will it be this year? That’s a secret! Register here.

Saturday 14th May

Undisclosed Location

Three Blue Ducks Roseberry
Three Blue Ducks Roseberry
Check Out Three Blue Ducks Roseberry This Weekend

If you’re looking for a place to book in your next weekend catch-up, consider Three Blue Ducks Roseberry. This epic café is known for their delicious modern Australian feeds. Head there on the weekends for bottomless brunch, for $60 you can score breakfasts and brunch classics and bottomless mimosas or bloody Mary’s. Or ring in Sunday with a roast with BBQ Sundays for $50 per person,  live music and a ducklings menu for $15 per person which is perfect for all little ones.

1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery

Booking the Best Restaurants, Bars and Cafés in Sydney

The weather is still warm and we're all ready to get back out there! So whether you're wanting to head back to your local or check out a new spot that's recently opened, we've got you covered with our guide to the best new restaurants, bars and cafés that opened in Sydney this year!

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Arts & Culture

Solo at the Bowlo

After selling out their first ever event at the start of the year in the East, this single's mixer (which is unlike any other) is heading to the northside. Forget what you know about singles events or speed-dating, Solo at the Bowlo provides the chance to meet likeminded, local singles (25-39ish) in the casual, fun setting of a Sunday session at the bowlo.

Your ticket secures your spot on a bowls team and a drink on arrival. Expect bowls, banter, tunes and a healthy amount of booze, as you mingle your way through the afternoon. And if sparks fly, continue the convo at dinner.

Sunday 22nd May, 12:00pm- 4:30pm

$48.56

Harbord Bowling and Recreation Club: Bennett St & Stirgess Ave, Curl Curl

Book your ticket here

Berrima Vaulthouse x Casamigos' House of Friends

Berrima Vault House and premium tequila Casamigos partner for Casamigos ‘House of Friends’ on Friday the 13th of May from 4-9pm at Berrima Vault House, Australia’s first hybrid hospitality concept and members club. This immersive afternoon of conversation and music over tequila cocktails, will bring together an an incredible speaker lineup, including Dan Lywood from Playlister FM, Internationally renowned art curator Ali Hillman, Dan Flower, global MD of The Face, Nathan Dalah & Nic Pesto, entrepreneurs and founders of Sydney’s innovative food brand Fishbowl, and famed singer/songwriter Owl Eyes. A limited release of FREE tickets to the event are still available.

Friday 13th May, 4pm-9pm

Berrima Vault House- 11 Old Hume Highway, Berrima

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week

The 2022 edition of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week has arrived fashionably on time, and the incredible line-up of events and shows are set to inspire fashionistas all over town. From food and drink pop-ups, to makeover stations, there is lots to see, do and experience both on and off the runway.

Monday 9th May- Friday 13th May

Carriageworks: 229 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Laneway Cinema (Photo credit: Anna Kucera)
Laneway Cinema (Photo credit: Anna Kucera)
Laneway Cinema at The Rocks

Hidden amongst the sandstone buildings and cobblestone streets of The Rocks is a pop-up outdoor cinema. Expect a large screen and comfy chairs and lounges to watch classics and new faves. Better still, it is free!

Until Wednesday 25th May

Free

Atherden Street, The Rocks

Things to do this Month: Shop

Carriageworks Market (Image credit: Cassandra Hannagan)
Carriageworks Market (Image credit: Cassandra Hannagan)
Carriageworks Farmers Market

In the midst of one of Sydney’s thriving art precincts is a culinary delight. An extensive line-up of fresh, seasonal produce, including organic and bio-dynamic foods, from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales. Live music, fresh coffee and produce to taste are housed in Carriageworks on Sydney’s city edge.

Every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

229 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Things To Do This Month in Sydney: Explore

Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair is coming to Sydney next month! Following a successful launch in Melbourne in 2019. Over four days, the globally recognised Fair will showcase works from 35 Australian and international galleries, featuring a variety of both emerging and established artists. Art aficionados will be able to browse and buy artworks, have their prized pieces wrapped onsite, and discover something new each day with all works rotated as they sell. A myriad of art forms will be available including painting, sculpture, photography and limited-edition prints. With prices starting at $100 and capping at $10,000, there will be something to suit every taste, space and spend.

2nd-5th June

$13-$45

Winx Stand, Royal Randwick Racecourse

Photo credit- Destination NSW
Photo credit- Destination NSW
Vivid Sydney

For three weeks, Sydney lights up for Vivid Sydney. Now in its fourteenth year, the festival just keeps getting better and better – crowds flock from near and far to get a sneak peek at the magical installations. To get the best vantage point and avoid the crowds, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants and bars in Sydney that are guaranteed to shine. 

Saturday 27th May- Saturday 18th June

Check out the Best New Things Happening on the Central Coast

If you’re busily planning your summer vacay, look no further than the Central Coast. Since last summer, so many cool new restaurants, precincts and hotels have opened up on the coast and, if you ask us, they’re just begging to be explored! And keep up the planning with our edit of the Central Coast’s best-kept secrets and the best restaurants on the coast.

Plan a holiday to regional NSW

Now that restrictions are easing, we’re finally able to get back on the road and indulge in our wanderlust! So whether you’re keen to get on the road this weekend (anything to get out of your LGA, right?) or your planning a summer getaway check out our travel guides with the best Australian road trips, remote tiny cabins and the most stunning national parks in NSW. Or treat yourself to a proper stay with Australia’s coolest retro motels, gorgeous holiday homes that double as party venues and the most unique Airbnbs in Australia.

Looking for more fun things to do in Sydney? We have plenty to keep you entertained. From Sydney's best new restaurants and bars, to cosy pubscafés and late-night cocktail haunts, here's all you need for a weekend in the city.