Things to do in Sydney in July

Things to do in Sydney in July

July Events

Winterlight – Parramatta – 21st July 2019

Winterlight is a cool event held in Parramatta every year. It is mostly about skating around being cool, looking cool, thinking you’re looking cool or not looking cool at all. In the end it doesn’t matter provided you are having fun. From morning till bedtime its stalls, free stuff for kids and lots of light and heavy winter treats.


Go Skiing!

Whilst on the subject of winter:

Go Skiing!

Whale Watching out of Sydney


Yes I know we have mentioned this before and we will probably mention it again but the whales are coming and they will keep on coming until one ventures into Sydney Harbour. When that happens the media will make a big splash with the story, they like this kind of thing because they can recycle lasts years report. Anyway, the danger is the news coverage fills up on the whale spotting boats for a month. So if you want to see a whale, possibly with her calf, book soon.

Whale Watching

Australian International Music Festival – 4th July to Sunday, 11th July 2019

One of the great things to do in Sydney in July is to go to the Australian International Music Festival. This thirty something festival allows us to appreciate the musical talents of musicians that we might not otherwise get to appreciate. We can look forward to hearing from groups from around the globe. Jazz, orchestra and various choirs perform at the Sydney Opera House, Recital Hall at Angel Place and Sydney Town Hall. Don’t miss this for the world.

Australian International Music Festival

Christmas in July

Christmas in July started life as Yulefest in the Blue Mountains. The idea was to replicate a European Christmas celebration during the coldest month of the year. Trouble is it doesn’t get that cold in Sydney. Add to this a degree of cynicism that’s it’s just a marketing ploy and you end up with a less than qualified success. Still worth ‘doing’ if you can’t wait for the ‘real thing’.

Christmas in July

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes – Art Gallery of NSW

Of the three prizes the Archibald Prize, given for Australia’s best portrait, is the most famous. The subject can be anyone who is in the limelight including politicians, the sporting elite and well-known artists. The People’s Choice award gives you the opportunity to vote for your favourite.

The Wynne Prize goes to the best landscape painting whilst the Sulman Prize is for the best subject painting.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

Free Tours of the Botanic Garden

Its great garden but you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more with the expert finger pointing and story-telling of the friendly team of garden experts. The tours commences at 10.30am every day for an hour and half stroll around this gorgeous place with Sydney Harbour to one side and the spectacular city skyline to the other. No need to book unless you are in large group. On the weekdays there’s a tour 1pm to 2.30pm till the weather hots up again in November.

Free Tours of the Botanic Garden

Bankstown Bites Food Festival – Saturday, 27th July 2019

Bankstown Bites caters for over 10,000 happy visitors every year. Chew on perfection, nibble away at the tastiest creations and savour the aroma, the atmosphere and give in the temptation of Lebanese sweets. To add to the occasion there will be dance, art displays and film showings.

Bankstown Bites Food Festival

School Holidays

We also list a few events with the kids in mind for the Winter School Holidays:

July School Holidays

More things to do in July

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