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Top July Events 2018 - Sydney

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Published June 17th 2018
Be entertained this July with these fun & exciting events
This July fill up your calendar with this list of free & ticketed events across Sydney and its surrounds.

There will be something for everyone with events ranging from concerts, foodie festivals, family-friendly events, exhibitions, markets, shows, performances, carnivals, food & wine events, sport events and much more.

1. Sydney Beer & Barbecue Festival
When: 29 June 2018- 1 July 2018: 29th: 4pm-10pm, 30th: 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm & 1st: 11am-6pm (This is a Family friendly day)
Where: Entertainment Quarter, 125 Lang Rd, Moore Park
Cost: Tickets range from $27-$80pp
Details: This festival will be the biggest ever showcase of Australian and International beer and cider in the state with 50 exhibitors under the one roof! There will be entertainment, chefs cooking up a BBQ storm, pop-ups, demonstrations, workshops, tasting & sampling, masterclasses, live music and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Beer & BBQ Fest Facebook


2. Blak Markets NAIDOC Art Fair
When: 30 June 2018- 1 July 2018:
Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks
Cost: Free
Details: These iconic markets will again host the National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair and it will feature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from remote Australian art centres. Enjoy a showcase of artworks, sculptures, textiles, accessories, exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Blak Markets Facebook


3. Stadium Stomp SCG
When: 1 July 2018: From 7am
Where: Sydney Cricket Grounds & Allianz Stadium, Moore Park Rd, Moore Park
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature a short course and junior stomp both offering a taste of Stadium Stomp over a condensed course. There will also be a fun run and bruising obstacle race. The climb will feature 6,300 or 4,000- stair challenge and juniors aged 5-11yrs will stomp a 600-stair course. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Stadium Stomp Facebook


4. Creative Traders Markets
When: 1 July 2018: 9am-2pm
Where: 52 Menangle St, Picton
Cost: Free
Details: These markets will feature fresh produce direct from the farmer, handmade goodies, meats, seafood, flowers, cakes, art & craft, door prizes, live music and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Picton Markets: Creative Traders Facebook


5. My Kids Markets
When: 1 July 2018: 9am-12 noon
Where: Sutherland Basketball Stadium Rawson Ave, Sutherland (Off Princess Hwy)
Cost: Adults: $4pp & Children: Free
Details: These markets are the premier market to buy, sell and recycle quality pre-loved baby and kids items. The markets will include just about everything for boys and girls including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers, nursery items and much more. The markets are cash only with no ATM on site. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from My Kids Market NSW Facebook


6. Australian International Music Festival
When: 1-8 July 2018
Where: Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall and Darling Harbour venues.
Cost: See website.
Details: This music festival will feature an array of events with an average of 900-1,300 participants each year with groups from Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Singapore and USA. There will be plenty of performances, workshops, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

7. Christmas in July at Café Mix
When: 1-31 July 2018- Every Friday & Saturday nights in July: 6pm-10pm
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Café Mix, 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks
Cost: Adults: $85pp & Children: $42.50pp
Details: This event will be a winter magic foodie event featuring a scrumptious yuletide feast which will be celebrating Christmas in July with festive favourites including whole roasted turkey, suckling pig, roast beef and all the trimmings, mulled wine, eggnog, Christmas desserts and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney Facebook


8. Labyrinth Walks
When: 1 July 2018: From 9am
Where: Centennial Parklands, The Labyrinth, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: Free
Details: This fun community walk event will include learning more about how to use the Centennial Park Labyrinth and improve your wellbeing. The walk event will also offer a short introduction about the labyrinth, its history and some simple guidance on walking meditation. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Theatre Production
When: 4-22 July 2018
Where: 22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay
Cost: Tickets range from $99.90-$149.90pp
Details: This five-time winner of Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design production is about a fifteen-year-old named Christopher Boone who has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit takes him on a journey. Click here for the website.

10. Australian U-21 Hockey Championships
When: 4-11 July 2018
Where: Sydney Olympic Park, Shirley Strickland Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: See website.
Details: This sports event will feature the U-21 competition where eight state and territories do battle for state pride. Not since the late 90s has the Under 21 Men's and Women's competition been played at the same time at the same venue! Click here for the website.

11. Spotlight Prowl
When: 6 July 2018: 4:50pm-5:50pm
Where: Centennial Parklands,
Cost: $20pp
Details: Centennial Parklands is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures from brushtail possums, microbats, tawny frogmouths, Sydney's largest colonies of grey-headed flying fox and much more. This family-friendly event will include a tour with experienced Rangers as you walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down. Click here for the website.

12. Rigoletto- Opera Performance
When: 6 July 2018- 24 August 2018
Where: Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $46-$315pp
Details: This opera performance will feature royalty, loyalty, deformity, devotion, lust and revenge. The opera will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Opera Australia Facebook


13. Winterlight
When: 6- 22 July 2018
Where: Prince Alfred Square, cnr Church Street & Victoria Rd, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets range from $16-$24
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase plenty of winter fun with entertainment, Ice Rink (Sydney's largest open-air rink), 28-metre long ice slide, ferris wheel, vintage rides, roving performers, performances, activities, market stalls, food and drinks stalls, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Winterlight Facebook


14. Opera Wine & Dine Masquerade Ball
When: 6 July 2018
Where: The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Cello's Restaurant, 169 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $148.79-423.09pp
Details: This event will feature dining at one of Sydney's most beautiful heritage-listed dining rooms whilst luxuriating in some of the opera world's most beautiful music. The event will include an unforgettable evening of fully costumed popular opera complete with a bespoke menu and select fine wines to match. Click here for the website.

15. Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark a Badaptation of The Bard by The Listies
When: 7 July 2018
Where: Seymour Centre, cnr Cleveland St & City Rd, Chippendale
Cost: $35pp
Details: This very cheeky, very clever, utterly irreverent riff on Hamlet, made especially for children, is back on again this year. The Listies, maestros of children's entertainment, have pulled apart Shakespeare's classic and glued it back together with hilarious costumes, loads of silliness and plenty of interactivity. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Seymour Centre Facebook


16. NAIDOC Aboriginal Weaving Classes
When: 7, 14, 21 & 28 July 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: $40pp per class or $150pp for all 4 classes.
Details: This event will include the art of weaving and basket making that has been an integral part of Aboriginal culture for years. This class will include learning how to create baskets and tools out of resources from Centennial Parklands. You will also hear about the historic use of native plants and how local Aboriginal people identify and utilise them. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


17. Winterfest Medieval Fair
When: 7 & 8 July 2018: 10am-5pm
Where: Hawkesbury Showground, 40 Racecourse Rd, Clarendon
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$70
Details: This family-friendly event will take you into the world of history and fantasy with entertainment, jousting, archery, combat, art & craft, displays, exhibits, activities, costume and cosplay competition (free to enter), food stalls, shows, performances and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair Facebook


18. Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair
When: 8 July 2018: 11am-9pm
Where: Fairfield Showground, 494 Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will feature festivities including entertainment, more than 100 market stalls, traditional cultural performances, amusement rides, cultural food stalls, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair Facebook


19. Lego Robotics Two with Fizzics
When: 9 July 2018: From 9am
Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Ave, Centennial Park
Cost: $45pp
Details: This child-friendly (9-12yrs) event will feature a full day program of activity and lunch. The workshop will include open-ended and challenge-based activities. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


20. Pizza Party in the Bush
When: 10, 12 & 20 July 2018: 10am-12pm
Where: Centennial Parklands, The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: $35pp
Details: This child-friendly (5-12yrs) fun event will combine all the joys of food with great outdoors. This event will get the kids learning about native Australian plants and how they were used by Aboriginal people, games and pizza making (bring all the ingredients to make a yummy pizza). Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


21. Business Events Showcase
When: 10 July 2018: 11am, 2pm & 5pm tour sessions.
Where: Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island and Hyde Park
Cost: $25pp
Details: This event will include guided tours, meet and mingle sessions, pop-ups, stalls, motivational talks, guest speakers, food and drink stalls, activities, prizes to be won, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Doltone House Business Events Facebook


22. Scandinavian Film Festival
When: 10-29 July 2018
Where: 99 Norton St, Leichhardt & 17 Oxford St, Paddington
Cost: See website.
Details: This film festival will comprise of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark and will feature masterpieces, contemporary, and transnational diversity of Nordic cinema. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Scandinavian Film Festival Facebook


23. Bastille French Festival
When: 12-15 July 2018
Where: Circular Quay and The Rocks.
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate all things French with this delicious and cultural festival. The festival will feature an array of food stalls, workshops, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, masterclasses, wine stalls, cabaret shows, concerts, cinema events, fire shows, performances and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bastille Festival Facebook


24. Become a Bike Pro- Bike Riding Classes
When: 12 & 20 July 2018: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm workshops.
Where: Centennial Parklands, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$50pp
Details: Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most kids and a life-long skill which promotes independence, social and health benefits. This workshop will focus on skill development and safety as your child learns the important skills including braking techniques, shoulder checks, avoiding hazards and hand signals. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centennial Parklands Facebook


25. Rose Royale Bar Experience
When: 12-15 July 2018
Where: Circular Quay,
Cost: See website.
Details: Rose Royale is the world's first rose wine bar and it will feature all things rose with more than 35 roses from around the world, handcrafted cocktails with rose wine elements, rose wine tastings, rose wine masterclass, food menu inspired by rose wine and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bastille Festival Facebook


26. Ake Mason Trio: The Stranger in the Mirror Album Launch Sydney
When: 12 July 2018
Where: 294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville (entry Illawarra Rd)
Cost: See website.
Details: The Stranger in the Mirror is a debut album from the Jake Mason Trio. Stepping out from the driver's seat of Cookin' On Three Burners, Mason drives firmly into the 60's organ trio sound making a record that is both delicate and fiery. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Jake Mason Facebook


27. Cumberland Gang Show
When: 13- 21 July 2018
Where: The Riverside Theatre, cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta
Cost: Tickets range from $16-31
Details: This family-friendly school holiday event will include more than 180 scouts and guides, who will perform a fast-moving, musical comedy theatre for all the family. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cumberland Gang Show Facebook


28. Pop-up Wedding Fair
When: 13 & 14 July 2018: 13th: 6pm-9pm & 14th: 10am-3pm
Where: Tradies Gymea, 57 Manchester Rd, Gymea
Cost: Gold coin entry donation.
Details: This event will feature all things for wedding planning with a showcase of a selection of super talented wedding vendors from Sutherland Shire. There will be florists, stylists, photographers, makeup artists and much more. There will also be a pop-up bar and all proceeds will go to a local charity. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Facebook hosted by shirewedding.com.au

29. Christmas in July Lunch Cruise
When: 14, 21 & 28 July 2018
Where: King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $70pp, Children (5-14yrs): $50pp Children under 5yrs: Free, Concession: $65pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $230 – prices are for online tickets.
Details: Beat the winter blues with this fun event. The event will feature a 3-hour cruise with beautiful sights of Sydney Harbour, delicious seafood and carvery Christmas buffet with coffee, tea and desserts, bonbons, prizes for the ugliest sweater and live music. Click here for the website.

30. Sydney Harbour Christmas in July Dinner Cruise
When: 14, 21 & 28 July
Where: King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Cost: Adults: $70pp, Concession: $65pp, Children (5-14yrs): $50pp, Children under 5yrs: Free & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $ 230
Details: This Christmas in July event will include a 3-hour cruise, scenic views, seafood and carvery buffet, Xmas decor and bonbons, tea, coffee and traditional Christmas pudding, prizes for the ugliest sweater, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Vagabond Cruises Facebook


31. Smash! Sydney Manga & Anime Show
When: 14 & 15 July 2018: 14th: 9am-6pm & 15th: 9am-5pm
Where: ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney
Cost: See website.
Details: This fun and entertaining manga and anime show will feature Japanese pop-culture with all things comic, manga and anime with action-packed events, activities, cosplay, gaming, arts, special guests from Japan and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show Facebook


32. NAIDOC in the City
When: 14 July 2018
Where: Hyde Park, cnr Elizabeth & Park Streets, Sydney
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly cultural event will feature a celebration of the world's oldest living cultures through food, song, dance, language and art in the heart of the city. There will be entertainment, performances, demonstrations, kids activities, workshops and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Sydney Facebook


33. Barossa: Be Consumed Sydney
When: 14 July 2018: 11am-5pm
Where: Carriageworks, Sydney
Cost: $65pp
Details: This foodie event will feature all things from the Barossa region with a day of celebration with pop-ups, wineries and food producers, culture, history, activities, demonstrations and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Barossa Wine Facebook


34. Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show
When: 14 & 15 July 2018: 9:30am-5pm
Where: Campbelltown Lapidary Club, cnr Oxford & Cumberland Roads, Ingleburn
Cost: Adults: $5pp , Children & Concession: $3pp & Family: $15
Details: This event will feature all things gem, mineral and jewellery with an exhibition of handmade jewellery made from gems and minerals, as well as rough and polished stones and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Campbelltown & Districts Lapidary Club Facebook


35. Australian Youth Orchestra with Audrey Gugnin
When: 14 July 2018: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $27.46-$58.06
Details: This event will feature a jam-packed program of fresh performances brimming with charming Russian folk melodies. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Australian Youth Orchestra Facebook


36. Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Final
When: 15 July 2018
Where: 49 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Cost: Adults: $20pp & Concession: $16pp
Details: This event will feature eight of the most promising young opera singers from all over Australia and they will perform accompanied by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the Maestro Steven Hillinger. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sydney Eisteddfod Facebook


37. Way Out West Children's Festival
When: 18- 21 July 2018
Where: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Rd, Casula
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: This child-friendly festival will showcase a pumping program of creativity for kids up to 12yrs old with activities, entertainment, games, shows, performances, art & craft, workshops, classes and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Facebook


38. Bankstown Food Bites Festival
When: 28 July 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Cost: Free
Details: This foodie festival will feature non-stop food, food stalls, guided food tours, cooking demonstrations, international foods, activities, entertainment, cinema events, art & craft, market stalls, displays and exhibits, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Canterbury Bankstown Facebook
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