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

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

National Indigenous Art Fair

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: Eat & Drink

Colombo Social (Image Credit: Kitty Gould)

Mum Cha at Colombo Social 

Cutest collab ever? It may well be. Colombo Social has just announced the launch of their new monthly lunch series 'Mum Cha' and it's as wholesome as it sounds. Plate It Forward CEO Shaur Christie-David and his mother Shiranie will be cooking and serving a 10-course set menu on the last Saturday of the month with a roster of Australian personalities and their mums. 

The first Mum Cha event will see chef Dan Hong and his mother Angie Hong take to the kitchen to whip up a selection of Sri Lankan and Vietnamese dishes. Get in quick if you want in! 

$150 per person (includes 10-course menu, cocktail on arrival and unlimited red and white wines for 90 minutes) 

Last Saturday of the month

159 Enmore Road, Enmore 

Enjoy an Evening of Rum, True Crime and History with Brix Distillery 

What a combo. Sydney Crime Historian Max Burns-McRuvie will be your guide as you journey through Sydney's rum history - from convict breweries to robberies and rebellions - all whilst sipping on craft cocktails made from the good stuff and noshing on charcuterie. Sounds like a good time to us! 

$115 per person, bookings can be made here 

Thursday 27th June, 6pm 

350 Bourke Street, Surry Hills 

Raclette Igloo Experience

Indulge in this Viral Raclette Igloo Experience 

Sydney is COLD and we're leaning into the winter weather with every seasonal delight we can get our hands on. This Raclette Igloo Experience is right at the top of our Wishlist. Enjoy views out over Sydney's skyline whilst ensconced in your own French-Alps-inspired igloo complete with falling snow, fire pits and fairy lights. Sip mulled wine, dine on oozing, melted raclette cheese and finish your night off with fire-roasted marshmallows. What could be better?! 

$99 per person, book your place here

Friday June 28th to Sunday July 28th 

Broadway Sydney Rooftop 

The Bar at Sydney Common

Score $8 Mini Martinis and Scrummy Bar Snacks at this Elite New Bar 

Fancy a spot of midweek luxury? The park views from The Bar at Sydney Common are calling your name. Swing by between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, Tuesday to Friday, and you can grab yourself $8 mini martinis, $12 negronis and $6 wines, G&T's and Sydney Beer Co lagers. The curated selection of bar snacks means you won't have to leave if you feel peckish. Think Sydney Rock Oysters dressed in finger lime and rice vinegar, roasted artichokes with parmesan custard, fried whitebait with Sichuan salt and prawn katsu sandwiches.

Level 1, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park 

Casa Esquina

Asado Sundays at Casa Esquina 

Fond of Argentinian BBQ? Well, your dream Sunday feast has just dropped at Casa Esquina. Throughout winter this new dining gem is transforming their alfresco courtyard into a fire-cooking arena with meats cooked over the open flame. There will also be live music to complete the vibe. Gather the gang and book it in! You can peep the full menu here.  

$150 per person

Sunday 30th June, Sunday 28th July, Sunday 25th August 

79 Elliott Street, Balmain 

Mould Cheese Festival 

If you count cheese as a hobby, not a food group, you’ll want to pop by Australia’s premier cheese event when it touches down in Sydney. What can you expect? Over 100 varieties of cheese of every kind, ready and waiting to be sampled in a fun festival atmosphere. There will also be plenty of cheese-adjacent producers present slinging everything you need for an at-home cheese festival of your own.   

$49 per person, tickets available here 

Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July   

Carriageworks, Sydney  

Gin Lane

Festival of Fire at Gin Lane

What's better than a cocktail? A cocktail on fire! This winter, Gin Lane is celebrating the season with a limited-edition menu celebrating fire, spice and smoke. This is your chance to order the Goblet of Fire (shoutout to our HP fans) as well as a hot gin and tonic made with an original 1850s recipe. 

Monday June 10th to Saturday August 31st 

16 Kensington Street, Sydney 

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Indulge in a High Tea Buffet 

Winter is a time for feasting and Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park's buffet high tea is the place to do it. Feast on honey-drizzled dishes (from the Sheraton's own urban beehive), savoury bites, cakes, eclairs and mini pavlovas, all topped off by a chocolate fountain. The perfect winter's day out.  

161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 

RAFI (Image Credit: Steven Woodburn)

RAFI Records

Looking for somewhere to spend your Saturday? Head to RAFI for a Saturday sesh and you can enjoy bottomless brunch accompanied by vinyl tunes. They'll be theming RAFI Records Saturdays by the four natural elements, kicking off with water in June, fire in July, Earth in August and Air in September. Pop by monthly to get a taste of all four! 

$110 per person

Every Saturday, from 12pm or 2:30pm 

99 Mount Street, North Sydney 

Shell House Launch a Two Month Winter Program Packed with Events: Our House

Looking to jazz up your calendar over the next few months? Sydney institution Shell House have littered the cal with events and you'll want to attend more than one. The program involves wine, music, food, arts and culture. 

There will be dinners exploring Tasmanian seafood, a traditional Japanese tuna cutting show, the world's smallest champagne bar, live music, floral installations, creative sessions in the Clocktower and so much more. Truly, the full schedule must be seen to be believed. Catch it here and send to the group chat. 

From Wednesday 8th May 

37 Margaret Street, Sydney 

Pier One x Pottery Boy

Pier One Sydney x Pottery Boy 

The collab of dreams! Pier One Sydney and Pottery Boy have teamed up to elevate Pier's Glass Room experience even further. A pop-up on Pier's luxury Balcony Suites, each room has been designed in collaboration with Guy Vadas aka Pottery Boy and decked out with his bespoke ceramic pieces. Enjoy share plates and cocktails whilst kicking back with your favourite people in a private dining experience highlight or book as a romantic retreat and sleep out under the stars. You can even book a package inclusive of a pottery experience or a private guided ceramic class from Pottery Boy himself. Head over here for all the details on the pop-up suites. 

Thursday 23rd May to Sunday 29th September 

11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 

15 Years of Spice Temple: A Sydney Dining Icon

Sydney dining institution, Spice Temple, is celebrating its 15th birthday this June and to celebrate they've curated a special anniversary banquet menu. The menu, available throughout June, will feature some of the most popular dishes from the last 15 years. Think fried squid with 5 spices, Hunan-style pork and three milk cake.

10 Bligh St, Sydney

What's On in Sydney: Arts & Culture

Incognito Art Show

Incognito Art Show 

If you're keen to add to your art collection for just $100 a pop, head to Incognito Art Show. 15 000 A5 artworks will be up for grabs with the event supporting Studio A, a company providing artistic and professional development for artists with intellectual disabilities, and We Are Studios, a disability-led studio. 

Both amateur and professional artists will have their works in the show including Archibald Prize winner Laura Jones. Aiming to lower barriers to both exhibiting and collecting, the show conceals all artists names until after the work has been purchased. Fun! 

Saturday 13th July to Sunday 14th July, from 8am 

Online sales will open on Thursday 18th July 

Alphonse Mucha Reverie 1898 (Image Credit: Art Gallery NSW)

Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau

Opening in mid-June, Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau is set to be one of the best art exhibitions in Sydney to see this year. Mucha, a pioneer of modern European art, mesmerised late 19th-century Paris with his seductive, sinuous creations, defining the essence of art nouveau.

Curated in collaboration with the Mucha Foundation in Prague and supported by Destination NSW, this exhibition unveils treasures from the Mucha Family Collection. Explore Mucha's illustrations, jewellery, and more, witnessing his enduring influence on today's art scene.

From iconic posters to his quest for 'art for the people,' Mucha's legacy unfolded throughout the years, guided by his political and spiritual fervour. 

15th June to 22nd September, 2022

Naala Badu, North Building, Lower Level 2, Art Gallery of NSW

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 

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

Cronulla Winter Market

Cronulla Winter Market 

Good news - you can still head to the beach for a good time this winter! Pop down to Don Lucas Reserve this month to shop fashion, art, craft, homewares, gifts, food and more whilst supporting small and local businesses. You'll be able to soak up some winter sun, snack on treats and enjoy some live music, too. Best of all, Cronulla's winter market is also dog-friendly! 

Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June, 10am to 3pm

Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach, Cronulla 

Try Your Hand at Kintsugi 

A craft with a philosophy we can very much get behind, Kintsugi is a Japanese practice whereby broken ceramic objects are pieced back together using gold dust and lacquer. If, like us, you've been keen to try your hand at Kintsugi for a little while now, Reverse Garbage is offering the perfect op. 

$150 per person 

Monthly dates 

30 Carrington Road, Marrickville 

What's On in Sydney: Get Outside

Cape Solander (Image Credit: @alvinfutography via Sydney.com)

Go Whale watching 

Pack a thermos of tea and head out for a whale spotting adventure this month - it's prime time! With whale spotting ops plentiful throughout June and July, you'll have loads of chances to make your way through our edit of the best whale watching spots here. Best part? It's free! 

The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10K and 5K

Partake in a Retro Run 

Need a bit of a winter challenge? Sign up for an 80s-themed retro run and kick some fitness goals this month. The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10K and 5K event is perfect for newbies to the running scene and also a great op to get your pals together for a good old dress-up. Neon spandex and big hair are encouraged, and a pre-run 80s aerobic warmup is part and parcel of the experience. There will even be pop culture pit spots! Best of all, it's a great chance to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Research Centre. Head over here for more info and to sign up. 

Sunday 28th July 

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.

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. 

Our Sitchu editors work hard to deliver you the best products, events and venues that we hope you will love, each one is selected independently. Sitchu may receive an affiliate commission when you follow some links.

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