Things to do in Sydney in February

Things to do in Sydney in February

February events including things to do on Valentine’s Day

February is a romantic time in Sydney with Valentine’s Day of course but it is also the last month of the season, the last few weeks to enjoy the brilliance of Summer in Sydney. February also marks the start of one of the biggest festivals of its type in the world! The Sydney Mardi Gras.

Valentine’s Day

valentines day sydneyA box of chocolates and a card that will do it’ is what a lot of us think when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Some of us just refuse to acknowledge its existence. But it does exist and whether we like it or not we will be bombarded with messages pretty much from the start of the New Year.

Do nothing and pay the price

The mistake some people make is to do nothing until the last-minute and end up paying more than they should for seat in crowded restaurant for a lot less than a perfect experience. If you can relate to any of this I suggest you book something special to do now:

Special things to do on Valentine’s Day

 

Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras kicks off in February with its world-famous parade celebrating what promises to be another wonderful festival.

Mardi Gras

 

Chinese New Year – 16th February to 4th March 2018

We get two new year’s celebrations to enjoy with Chinese New Year celebrations commencing on the 16th February. This which makes me wish that every country had its own calendar. That way we could celebrate new year all year-long.

Chinese New Year

 

Trop Fest – 17th February 2018

Tropfest is Australia’s most well-known short film festival and the largest festival of its kind in the world and it’s free! Tropfest boasts live music and entertainment, good food, bars, red carpet arrivals and keenly awaited film screenings and awards ceremony.

Trop Fest

 

Open Air Cinema – Mrs Macquaries Point

open air cinema sydneyThe general admission pre-sales tickets for the Open Air Cinema, one of the top 10 things to do in Sydney will have all just about sold out by 1st February. This is unfortunate if you haven’t been yet but happens every year. The season for this top thing to do is clearly too short and should be extended (although it is about a week or so longer than it used to be). You should still be able to get a limited number of tickets from the Open Air Cinema box office for that night’s movie.

The number of available tickets should be disclosed on the Open Air Cinema website around midday. So if the queue is longer than the number promised don’t waste your time. The Open Air Cinema Box Office is located at the entrance to Mrs Macquaries Point.

Open Air Cinema

 

The Sun Run and the Coles Classic – Dee Why to Manly – Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th February 2018

Seven kilometres of fun running in the sun. The views, the atmosphere and smiles. Lots of cheers and happy faces. It’ll be a great day. Early start of 6-30 a.m. but it’ll be worth it. You commence at Dee Why and make your way down to Manly. The run is for everyone from the elite runner to the fit walker. Everyone who completes the course will receive a commemorative medal.

The Sun Run

 

Twilight Concerts at Taronga Zoo – Friday, 2nd February to Monday, 19th March

There are more Twilight celebrations in February as Taronga Zoo rocks and sways to some sweet music from a fine selection of talented musicians and ‘iconic Australian artists’. The lineup includes:

·         The Jezabels, Friday, 2nd February

·         Dan Sultan Saturday, 3rd February

·         Paul Dempsey Friday, 9th February

·         Rockwiz Wednesday, 14th February

·         Cloud Control & Julia Jacklin Saturday, 17th February

·         Neil & Liam Finn Sunday, 18th February

·         Bjorn Again Friday, 23rd February

·         Bjorn Again Saturday, 24th February

·         The Lemonheads  and Jebediah Thursday, 1st March

·         The Preatures Friday, 2nd March

·         James Morrison Saturday, 10th March

Twilight Concerts at Taronga Zoo

 

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market – At Manning House and Manning Bar, Manning Road, Sydney University – TBC

The Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is a unique mix of music festival and market. It is all about Rock ‘n’ Roll, alternative and vintage fashion, jewellery, music, books, art, children’s activities plus a classic vehicle display, the popular Tiki Bar Courtyard and loads more including a massive entertainment line-up and swing dancing lessons. Bars, Cafés, International Food and huge kids games and more helps to ensure no-one misses out on having a good time.

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market

 

Sunset Cinema North Sydney – Thursday, 18th January to Saturday 24th March 2018

Whilst perhaps not quite in same league as the Open Air Cinema (listed 7) on the other side of the harbour the Sunset Cinema still has a lot going for it. If there’s something you want to see there’s a sunset thrown in for free.

Sunset Cinema North Sydney 

 

High Tea at NSW Parliament – High Tea will be served on Friday February 2nd, 9th, 16th (special Chinese New Year High Tea) and 23rd

High Tea at Parliament House is a special experience to savour. Held in the strangely named Strangers’ Dining Room, High Tea the NSW’s centre of power is full of tradition combined with creativity. As you lazily gaze down upon the masses strolling over the Domain delve into a lemonade scone with strawberry gel and cream or smoked salmon and dill cream cheese crepe roulade. Bookings are recommended and can be made by email to dps.catering@parliament.nsw.gov.au. Follow the link below for information:

High Tea at NSW Parliament

 

Manly and North Head

manly beach sydneyA visit to Manly and North Head is a wonderful late summer thing to do in Sydney. A ride on the Manly Ferry to get there adds to the experience. It can feel like you are on a trip away from it all even though it takes a little more than half an hour on the ferry and even less on the Manly Fast Ferry. For ideas on what to do when you get there follow the link below to the 4th and 5th top things to do. If the explorer in you needs to be unleashed travel further north up the coast to Palm Beach – listed at No. 8 on the list.

Manly and North Head – Top 4th and 5th things to do in Sydney

More stuff in February in Sydney

We will continue to keep out eyes open for more events in February so come back later if you find you need more things to do and hopefully you will find it here. Alternatively have a flick through the list of the Top 100 and see if you can find something of interest there.

What to do in March

Top Things to do in Sydney

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