Events to look forward in New South Wales

Let us see what is happening near your place in New South Wales.

 Browse the region of New South Wales, this region lies in the east coast of Australia, between Queensland and Victoria. Sydney is Australia’s premier gateway, the States capital and Australia’s largest city, easily reached by frequent flights from all over the country.

What’s happening in New South Wales


 Sydney Fish Markets

 22 Nov 2013- 28 Nov 2013

 The Sydney Fish Market is the major fish market of Australia, with the largest and most diverse range of seafood to offer. The Market has over 100 different species, both proverbial and exotic to please customers from all different cultures and culinary preferences.

 The produce comes from both national and international waters. This fish market, with regard to diversity and quality, is the largest of its kind in the world behind the markets of Japan. The Market deals with over 15 million tonnes of seafood each year on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.

 The Sydney Fish Market is essential to visit with is lively atmosphere and magnificent views of the Harbour. The Market place is a true reflection of Sydney’s vibrancy, with many things to see and do including the entertaining seafood cooking school. The Market is central to the city of Sydney making it a base for tourists, friends and families alike.

 Paddys Market

27 Nov 2013 – 01 Dec 2013

 Paddys Market Events to look forward in New South WalesPaddy’s Markets are located at Haymarket (near Chinatown) and Flemington (near Sydney Olympic Park). The markets cater for both locals and tourists and they claim to have over 1,000 stalls that sell almost everything from fashion and accessories, sporting goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, pets supplies, clothing, electrical goods to arts and crafts and souvenirs.

 If you want it, they most likely will have a stall that sells it. Even if you don’t want to buy, a wander around the stalls taking in the sights, sounds and smells is really worth the experience.

 Whether you are shopping for the whole family or a leisurely weekend shop our community markets provide Sydney’s, and country New South Wales’, vast population with quality family needs.


 Further Information

    Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm Public Holiday (Mondays) 9:00am – 5:00pm

Chinatown Night Market

 29 Nov 2013

chinatown night market Events to look forward in New South WalesThe Chinatown Night Market is in Dixon Street between Goulburn and Hay Street. The market is opened every Friday from 3.00pm to 11.30pm running down Dixon Street Mall, between the shops, cafes and restaurants.

It is a distinctly Asian market with it’s wide array of products, such as: clothing, bags, jewelleries, footwear, lingerie, hats & hair products, computer accessories, beauty care, aromatics fragrances, candles, crystals, home decor & lightings, masseurs, dragon beard candy maker, dough sculptor, caricature artist, street performers, arts and crafts, fortune teller, tattoos and lots of handmade products.

The food stalls have the most fabulous food and uniquely Asian, with mouth watering cuisine from many Chinese provinces, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Japanese and Thai. This is Asian night life at its best. You can experience the sight, smell & taste of Asia right in Sydney

Schools Spectacular

29 Nov 2013 – 30 Nov 2013

 schools spectacular Events to look forward in New South WalesThe Schools Spectacular is a world-class arena production and one of the largest annual events of its calibre anywhere in Australia – and arguably the world. Since 1984 the Schools Spectacular has grown to become more than just a showcase highlighting the talents of the students of New South Wales public schools. It is an iconic cultural event incorporating students from diverse backgrounds and communities from the length and breadth of the state. The Schools Spectacular is a remarkable New South Wales success story and is proudly presented by the NSW Department of Education and Communities.


Opening Times

Friday: 12.30pm (Preview Performance) and 7.30pm. Saturday: 2pm and 8pm

Balmain Weekly Markets

30 Nov 2013

balmain market Events to look forward in New South WalesA combination of alternative life stylers and well heeled locals, where you can browse amongst the second hand books, recycled art, contemporary galleries and jewellery plus sample home made vegetarian snacks.

 140 stalls offering high quality original arts and crafts, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, clothing, footwear, antiques and collectables, organic fruit and vegetables, unique hand-made items, multicultural food hall, on-site plant nursery & more.


Opening Times

 Held every Saturday from 8.00am – 4.00pm

 Leichhardt Food Markets

30 Nov 2013

 Leichhardt Food Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesLeichhardt Food Markets offers certified organic foods at affordable prices it will not only save you money but keep you healthy.

The markets also go beyond the food aspect and offer music and fashion designers who sell their unique designs at reasonable prices.

Don’t miss your chance to grab a bite to eat gourmet style and perhaps meet with friends at the same time.


Opening Times

    8:00 AM – 1:00 PM every Saturday

Fairfield Market

 30 Nov 2013

 Fairfield Market 300x126 Events to look forward in New South WalesFairfield Markets is held every Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

 Fairfield Markets is the premier market in Western Sydney and has the largest and most interesting range of goods around.  All new products line the stalls of this well-run market.

 Paddington Markets

 30 Nov 2013

Paddington Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesThis iconic market and local institution is held every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Boasting over 200 stalls the market has everything you could possible want.

Browse fashion, jewellery, home wares, furniture, art, craft – wood, iron and leather, baby products, beauty and health products, photography and a vast array of edible delights and treats.

Paddington Markets is Sydney’s creative cutting edge. Emerging design, art and fashion students compete for an opportunity to launch their name on the Sydney art, design and fashion scenes.

Bondi Sunday Weekly Markets

 01 Dec 2013

Bondi Sunday Weekly Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesBondi Markets get packed but they are still worth a visit. Be prepared to be tempted by distinctive designer products unique to the local lifestyle. The attitude of the stall holders doesn’t alienate and some let you barter, though prices aren’t over the top, and the wares are current and attractive.

 If you like old junk it’s there or you might prefer refurbished fashionable antique, imported furniture from the East or works of local artisans. Young designers display their latest fashion lines at non-trendy prices, and while some second-hand clothing dealers are hip to demand, others are free and easy. Alternative stalls are big, so are Eastern, and there’s the reliable down-home chutney stall.

 Apart from that, there’s no food to speak of but you’ll find vendors wandering around with baskets, if you’ve got any money left that is.

Blacktown Markets

 01 Dec 2013

Blacktown Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesSick of markets with the same old stallholders every week?

 Blacktown Markets are like a giant garage sale every Sunday. Around half of our stall holders are average people having a once off car boot sale, so we have new stallholders every week, the other half consist of stalls selling brand new & second hand goods.

 Products: Power tools, key cutting, car accessories and car cleaning products, fishing rods, books, perfume, jewellery, plants and flowers, pony rides, toys, mobile phone accessories, computers and computer accessories, clothing, CDs and DVDs, fresh fruit and veg, bric a brac and much much more

The Lion King

 05 Dec 2013 – 11 May 2014

The Lion King Events to look forward in New South WalesSeen by over 65 million people, Disney’s landmark musical event The Lion King, is a worldwide phenomenon that will redefine your expectations of theatre.

Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film is transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience which has won over 70 major international theatre awards.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, this breathtaking production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and unforgettable music including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata and the Academy Award winning Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

 Discover the thrill of The Lion King!

The Lion King opens this December at the Capitol Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Hotel and flight packages are available. Please visit for details.

For more information, visit The Lion King Sydney website.

The Rocks Markets by Moonlight

 06 Dec 2013 – 08 Dec 2013

 The Rocks Markets by Moonlight Events to look forward in New South WalesEvery Friday from the 4th November to the 23rd December, The Rocks Markets by Moonlight will be heaving with party-goers enjoying the perfect start to the weekend a warm Sydney night, a cold beer with friends at the outdoor bar, delicious food, free live music and a wander through the night markets.

This years event features some of Australias hottest live acts – more than a market, its one big outdoor music event.

Wind down after work and kick-start your weekend at Sydneys favourite street party.


Opening Times

    6pm to 10pm

Rocks Weekly Markets

06 Dec 2013 – 08 Dec 2013

Rocks Weekly Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesThe Rocks Market is Sydney’s leading lifestyle market, featuring a delectable range of arts, crafts, home wares and collectables. Situated at the northern end of George and Playfair Streets and housed under a unique sail-like canopy, the all weather market is home to over 150 magnificent stalls every weekend.

With its emphasis on quality handcrafted Australian made goods, it is the perfect place for gift buying. If you’re looking for the unusual or the exotic, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy all tastes and for the adventurous, why not try a Harley® ride across the Bridge?

While strolling through The Market, sample some delicious honey-roasted macadamia nuts or enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade. The Market is close to a wide variety of eating establishments or you could try one of the award-winning Rocks restaurants for a truly gourmet experience.


Opening Times

    The Rocks Markets, 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday Foodies Market, 10am – 4pm Friday

Manly Art & Craft Markets

07 Dec 2013 – 08 Dec 2013

Manly Art Craft Markets Events to look forward in New South Wales The surprising thing about the Manly Markets is that no matter how many times you take a stroll through, you’ll always find something new and interesting.

That’s because, in addition to our regular weekly artists, we have a large contingent of regionally-based or interstate artists and craftspeople, who use the Manly Markets as their weekend retail outlet when visiting Sydney.

Unique handmade arts and crafts are a highlight with many works inspired by the local landscape, culture and lifestyle. Jewellery, paintings, photography, sculptures, homemade body care products and souvenirs can all be found here.

From the unusual to the unique, an impressive showcase of local handmade Australian arts and craft are on display with plenty to appeal to both locals and visitors. Be sure to take your time, try your luck at bargaining and chances are you’ll be walking away with a very special reminder of your time in Manly or something that simply caught your eye.

 Further Information

The Manly Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday between 9am – 5pm at the lower end of Sydney Road, adjacent to The Corso.

 Rozelle Markets

07 Dec 2013 – 08 Dec 2013

 Rozelle Markets Events to look forward in New South WalesSydney’s Favourite Second Hand Market! Approximately 100 stalls each day, outdoors in the front grounds of historic Rozelle School.

Near Victoria Road. Parking behind the Commonwealth Bank or on bus routes 440, 433, 445 and all the 500s. Five minutes from the city over the Anzac Bridge.

Opening Times

  Open every Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am – 4.00pm

 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

  06 Dec 2013

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Events to look forward in New South WalesMention the leading ocean races in the world, and the Rolex Sydney to Hobart is certainly in the top three. The event provides a tough test for skippers and crews alike.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will begin at 1.00pm from Sydney Harbour on 26th December, and finishes in the Derwent River, Hobart on New Years Day.

Over the years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have had marked influence on international ocean yacht racing. If you love the wide open sea, then this is an event not to be missed.


Further Information

 Participants from maxi yachts to weekend racers take part in this event, which starts from Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and takes the international fleet 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.

Opening Times

 The Rolex Sydney Hobart will begin at 1pm from Sydney Harbour

 A fleet of 100 has been nominated for the great ocean classic, every Australian state represented and international applications received from the USA, UK, France, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

 New Years Eve Campbelltown

  31 Dec 2013

 New Years Eve Campbelltown Events to look forward in New South WalesJoin in the celebrations as Campbelltown welcomes the New Year.

 Festivities include two firework spectaculars, the first at 9pm for the children and the second after the midnight countdown – the biggest fireworks displays outside of Sydney!

 Further entertainment includes stage entertainment, music, carnival rides, food and beverage, show bag stands, roaming entertainment and much more.


 Opening Times

    6pm – 12.30am

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