Things to do in Sydney in August

Things to do in Sydney in August

August Events in Sydney

Italian Wine and Food Festival – Barangaroo – Sunday 27th August 2017

Italy finds a welcome home in Barangaroo bringing us the finest Italian pasta, pizza and over 200 fabulous wines to savour and taste. That’s not all of course. Sydney’s best Italian chefs will cook up a storm. The Italian Market will take you to the heart of Italy with its cheese, fruit, vegetables, pastries, coffee, mouth-watering gelato and much more.

Italian Wine and Food Festival


Sun-Herald City2Surf – Sunday, 13th August 2017

Things to do in Sydney in August includes the Sun-Herald City2Surf. It is not just one of the biggest events of its kind, although it is bigger than both the London and the New York Marathons, it isn’t just scenic, although it does take place in one of the world’s most gorgeous cities, it isn’t just the best, although the world’s best take part, it is just brilliant for raising loads of money for charity – $4 million was raised last year alone. So whether you are a runner, a watcher or not that fussed, support the City2Surf and help someone who needs it most.

Sun-Herald City2Surf


Sydney International Boat Show – 3rd – 7th August 2017

The Sydney International Boat Show includes an outdoor exhibits at the Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour. Follow the link below to discover something which will (hopefully) ‘float your boat’:

Sydney International Boat Show


Malaysia Festival, Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour – 19th August – 20th August

Visit Darling Harbour for a feast of Malaysian delights. Malaysia Festival or MFest as its known, is the biggest Malaysian cultural event in Sydney. Savour amazing cuisine and enjoy colourful cultural performances suitable for the whole family.

Malaysia Festival


Mudgee Wine and Food Fair, Balmoral Beach – 13th August 2017

Balmoral Beach Sydney

If you can’t get to Mudgee, then Mudgee will come to you! For over 20 years, Mudgee has been bringing its food and wine to Balmoral, and what a civilised way it is to get to know the area. There’ll be live music, a whole variety of gourmet delights to tempt you, and of course, plenty of new wines and old favourites to sample. The kids are even catered for and entertained while you relax in one of the most beautiful spots in Sydney.

Mudgee Wine and Food Fair


Wildlife Photographer of the Year – City – 31st May – 9th October 2017

Wrestling komodo dragons, ethereal egrets and thirsty squirrels are just some of the talented animals on show courtesy of the professionalism and creativity of the finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. This world-class exhibition contains a series of amazing wildlife photographs from around the globe. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition allows millions to enjoy these priceless images of some of the amazing creatures we share this glorious planet with.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year


V8 Supercars – Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint – Blacktown – Friday, 18th August to Sunday, 20th August 2017

What could be better than a racy weekend in Blacktown – vroom, vroom! As racing weekends go it doesn’t get much better than this. Two superfast 60 kilometre races on Saturday followed by a daddy 200 kilometre race for supremacy. There will be a Disney Zone for younger short attention span fans to ensure everyone is happy.

For more information please follow the link below:

V8 Supercars


The Colour Run – Moore Park – Sunday, 20th August

The Colour Run is back with a rainbow of fun and excitement to enjoy. Highlights include the legionary finish festival with great dance music, unicorns, colour throw, foam clouds, a dream wall and more. What colour are your dreams?

The Colour Run


My Fair Lady – Thursday 24th August to Saturday, 23rd September

My Fair Lady is an endearing musical classic which never seems to age. This version has been directed by Julie Andrews no less. Ms Andrews has given us back to Eliza Doolittle as she portrayed her back in 1956. You will not be disappointed.

My Fair Lady


Moocooboola Festival, Hunters Hill – 6th August 2017

The annual Moocooboola festival is on again in Hunters Hill. What a great word – Moocooboola – it’s the Aboriginal name for the area, meaning ‘meeting of the waters’, which is very apt. The Moocooboola festival aims to bring the community together to celebrate, with something for everyone – entertainment, rides, a dog show, food and wine, market stalls and more. So if you’re looking for a relaxed and fun Sunday by another beautiful part of our Harbour, Hunters Hill is the place to be.

Boronia Park Oval

Moocooboola Festival is taking place at Boronia Park Oval with its city views, bushland surrounds and parking.

Moocooboola Festival


Ghost Night Tours – Old Government House by Night

Experience a night to remember with the old residents of Old Government House. This could change your whole life or at least learn something interesting about the ghostly imaginings/happenings in one of Australia’s oldest foreboding abodes.

Ghost Night Tours


Manly What’s On

Little Penguin Manly

Manly is one of the top places to visit in Sydney with an abundance of natural attractions. It is also host to many excellent events and festivals including the Manly Jazz Festival and the Manly Food and Wine Festival. Below you will find a link to the Manly Council Events Calendar and a link to the top things to do in Manly and Sydney.

Manly What’s On

Manly things to do (No.1, 4, and 5)


Tours of the Olympic Stadium

The London Olympic Games maybe over, well actually it is definitely over, sorry, but you can still watch the London Paralympics and / or visit the scene of Sydney’s triumphant games in 2000.

Best Games Ever

Widely considered the ‘best games ever’ at the time, the Sydney Games provided the blueprint and people for the successful London 2012 Games. Olympic Park is listed at No. 48 on the top 100 list.

Spooky Sydney

Ghost tours Sydney

Ok, it’s still a little chilly, but there are some things well suited to the cooler weather. You could see a whale for instance, as they migrate during the spring months. You could also see a ghost(?). Why are ghosts more common in winter? Because they love the cold. How do we know this? What do people say when they see a ghost? Suddenly, the air got colder..

Sydney Ghost Tours – listed at No. 42

More things to do in August

Continue having fun in August and enjoy a few of the Top 100 Things to do in Sydney.

Next month’s Events and Festivals

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