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What's On in Sydney: Your Ultimate Guide for June & Beyond

Here's what's on in Sydney this month.

Hey Chu x Pork Fat (Image Credit: Chad Konik)

Winter has arrived on tiptoes and the weather is getting crispy. We're leaning right in with trips to cosy bars and romantic restaurants. There's never been a better time to explore the city with Sydney alive with festivals and events aplenty. 

To help you make the most of this June, we've rounded up the best of what's on in Sydney this month. 

What's On in Sydney: Play

Vivid Sydney

Explore Vivid Sydney 2024 

Running from Friday 24th May until Saturday 15th June, you can expect hundreds of amazing events embracing this year's theme: Humanity. Undoubtedly the best thing to do this winter in Sydney, Vivid is a tribute to our epic city with events themed around light, music and ideas. Check out our must-do guide here for all the highlights. 

What's On in Sydney: Eat & Drink

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Enjoy a Luxe Autumn Afternoon Tea at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Looking for an indulgent experience to add to your autumn bucket list? The Fullerton Hotel Sydney - a 5-star stay in the heart of Sydney’s financial and fashion district - has crafted the perfect autumn afternoon tea guaranteed to surprise and delight. 

Inspired by the dazzling array of colourful tones autumn brings, the menu is made up of bold citrus flavours and seasonal berries, with sweet and savoury morsels (think Mont Blanc Stone made with vanilla mousse, almond cake and chestnut and a Pâté of confit duck, freeze-dried mandarin, roasted walnuts and Davidson Plum pearls) on offer.

From $78 per person

Available daily until May 31, 2024, from 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Reservations are required, so click here to secure your spot.

No. 1 Martin Place. Sydney 

Good Food & Wine Show

Good Food & Wine Show 

A highlight of the foodie calendar, the Good Food & Wine Show is back for another year and there are plenty of new offerings. There will be hundreds of artisans and brands on exhibit alongside the cooking main stage, interactive sessions and plenty of demonstrations. 

You won't want to miss the Art of Luxury Tea with Dilmah 85 Reserve, the RIEDEL Drinks Lab and Wine Selectors Tasting Room. Catch the full program here

From $39 per person 

Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 

Kafe Kooks

Live Out Your Wildest Roti Fantasy with this Masterclass and Five-Course Dinner 

Channelling something a little different for your next date night? How about a roti bread degustation? Kafe Kooks, Sydney's resident roti connoisseurs are letting you in on some roti crafting secrets. After gathering your intel and stretching your own rotis, you'll enjoy a five-course dinner showing you how you can eat roti for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Heaven. Plus, all bevvies are included in the price! 

$60 per person, book here

Thursday 6th June, 6pm to 6:30pm class followed by dinner 

63 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW

Hey Chu x Pork Fat (Image Credit: Chad Konik)

Indulge in an Epic Asian Feast with Some of Sydney's Best Chefs 

Cuong Nguyen (Hello Auntie & Penelope's) and Jack Kulusai and Tanya Boonprakong (Porkfat) are teaming up to serve up the ultimate Asian feast - for two nights only. Dream team! Think calamari noodles with Southern Thai curry, dry-aged wagyu ribeye and sweet pork and gkapi rice in clay pot. Catch the full menu here

$85 per person 

Monday 20th May and Monday 27th May

Hey Chu, Castlereagh Street


Swing By the GABS Craft Beer Festival 

Beer lovers from far and wide converge on the GABS festival each year so if you're a Sydney-sider, it's more than worth a pop-in. Cruise the stalls and select from over 120 brand-new and exclusive festival beers to sample. There will be some weird and wonderful creations to sample (think custard tart and s'mores) as well as plenty of classics. Food bars and live tunes round out the offering making it the perfect cruisey day out. 

Friday 31st May to Saturday 1st June 

ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour 

What's On in Sydney: Arts & Culture

Jazz Sessions at The Rocks

Unwind with Free Jazz Sessions in The Rocks Every Thursday 

We can't think of a better way to welcome the end of the week. Free to attend, this weekly soiree is ideal for an affordable night out this winter. Wet weather? There's a plan for that! Each week will see a new artist take the stage. You can find the lineup here. Sessions will kick off at 6:30pm before a short break between 7:30pm and 8pm and a second set from 8pm to 9pm. Kick back with a cocktail from Hickson House and let the tunes nudge you through to the weekend. 

From 6pm, every Thursday until Thursday 29th August 

The Rocks Square, Playfair Street 

Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair 

Nothing quite compares to the thrill of purchasing art IRL. The Affordable Art Fair is back for another year for a glorious four days. Artworks are priced from $100 to $10000 so there's a little something to be picked up for any budget. Not only will you be able to peruse purchasable pieces but there will also be a range of experiences to indulge in whilst you're there. Jackie Case will be setting up residence in the ATM booth where you can deposit a novelty credit card and prompt to receive a 5-minute sketch. Nell Semonds will be making the Lemon Lounge home where live painting and old-fashioned lemonade and lemon meringue pie consumption will be taking place. And that's just the begining. We recommend making a day of it! 

Thursday 13th June to Sunday 16th June 

The Royal Randwick Racecourse 

Biennale of Sydney

24th Biennale of Sydney 

For those not in the know, the Biennale of Sydney is a celebration of contemporary art held every two years. This year, the Biennale entitled 'Ten Thousand Suns' is exploring the best in international and domestic art. 

Key to the ethos of the Biennale, the events throughout the three-month celebration will be free. White Bay Power Station, a heritage-listed space, will be opening its door for the first time in over a century to host pieces from across the globe. 

The festival offers enriching experiences for the entire community with artists' talks, music, panels, performances and workshops pencilled in throughout. 

Saturday 9th March to Monday 10th June 

Princess Diana Exhibition

Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition 

Royal fans, the wait is over. The immersive Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition has touched down in Sydney. The hugely popular exhibit takes you on a detailed journey through the life and legacy of England's most beloved princess. Via the lens of her official royal photographer, you'll be able to glean never-before-seen insight. With sold our sessions across LA, Chicago and Toronto, you won't want to miss this one. 

From Wednesday 10th April 

Level 5, 1-3 Smail Street, Ultimo 

National Indigenous Art Fair

National Indigenous Art Fair 

The National Indigenous Art Fair is set to touch down in Sydney again this June, offering Sydneysiders and visitors the chance to shop art directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in an ethical marketplace format. Over 20 remote art centres will be in attendance selling everything from jewellery to homewares. There will also be tasty food options, weaving circles, workshops and dance performances making for the perfect winter afternoon out! 

$2.50 entry fee

Saturday 29th June to Sunday 30th June 

Gadigal Land, Overseas Passenger Terminal

What's On in Sydney: Road Trip

Tweed Heads

Find Unexpected Luxury in The Tweed

While the temptation to travel far and wide is very real (especially when winter sets in...), there are little pockets of indulgence to be found much closer to home. 

The Tweed - just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Melbourne (and even less from Sydney!) - combines metropolitan-like style and luxury with the charm and beauty of a small town. 

From decadent dining destinations, to luxurious and secluded stays and unmissable experiences, this Aussie destination should be on your must-visit list.

Click here to discover the best experiences on offer in The Tweed.

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival

Noosa Eat & Drink Festival is back for another year and this is your reminder to plan a long weekend, stat. The beloved coastal town will host 75+ events over four days with a lineup that’ll grumble your tummy. Over 80 local, international and Australian foodie-focused brands will take over the festival village with events like gourmet pop-ups, chef demonstrations, beach parties (complete with tunes) and interactive masterclasses on offer.

For those keen to immerse themselves even deeper, many of Noosa’s top-tier restaurants will be holding events across the four days. There will also be a swathe of events taking place on Noosa Main Beach from sundowners to brunch. The iconic long lunch event sold out in a matter of minutes but there are plenty of other highly anticipated events available to book via the full schedule here. Just don’t sleep on it! 

Tickets are on sale now here

Thursday, May 30th to Sunday 2nd June 

Beltana Farm

Head Off on a Truffle Hunt 

A treasure hunt for adults! If you're down for a little road trip, we recommend popping down to Beltana Farms to explore their 800 truffle trees. You can dine on the good stuff at the Beltana Farm farmhouse or head off for a truffle hunt to learn about the process from start to finish. They're offering hunts throughout the winter truffle season so be sure to book in if you don't want to miss out. 

14 Beltana Road, Pialligo 

What's On in Sydney: Coming Soon

Ryan Holiday

Snag Tickets to Ryan Holiday's Stoic Life Tour 

Stoicism is on the rise, and we love to see it. A branch of philosophy that encourages self-mastery, perseverance and wisdom, the modern-day applications are endless and needed now more than ever.

Host of The Daily Stoic podcast and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ryan is hitting up Australian shores this July to share ancient philosophical wisdom and his contemporary perspectives and it's going to be good.

If you're new to stoicism, don't sweat. Ryan will be covering all the basics plus practical applications throughout the lecture and there will be a live audience Q&A at the end for all your burning questions. 

$103 per person, tickets are available here 

Wednesday 31st July, 7:30pm to 9:30pm 

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney 

Looking for more fun things to do in Sydney? We have plenty to keep you entertained. From Sydney's best new degustation menus and best bottomless brunches to the best Mexican restaurants in town and where to go for a dreamy Sydney staycation, here's all you need for a weekend in the city. 

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