Things to do in Sydney in August
August Events in Sydney
Head On Photo Festival – Across Sydney – 1st to 25th August 2020
This year’s Head On Festival will feature exhibitions, events, education & public debate including Australia’s leading photographic prize. The festival features a wide range of photography across all genres with hundreds of events over numerous venues. Most events are free including both indoors and outdoors exhibitions, workshops, artists’ talks and much more. The festival’s focus is the Head On Portrait Prize, Australia’s major innovative showcase for portrait photography.
Sun-Herald City2Surf – 11th August 2019
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 – over four 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.
Sydney International Boat Show – 1st – 5th August 2019
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’:
Malaysia Festival, Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour – 21st to 22nd September 2019
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.
Mudgee Wine and Food Fair, Balmoral Beach
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.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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.
The Colour Run – Moore Park – Sydney Olympic Park – Sunday, 10th November 2019
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?
Moocooboola Festival, Hunters Hill
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.
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.
Manly What’s On
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 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.
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.