1. TEDxSydney

TEDxSydney is Australia’s leading forum for sharing ideas, imagination and innovation to the rest of the world.

TEDxSydney is an independently organized event approved from TED by Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store, General Thinking Network) and managed by the organizing team of TEDxSydney, our volunteers, directors and founder. The project began in 2010 at Carriageworks the first version of TEDxSydney, with a single day of ideas and performances. TEDxSydney moved to the Sydney Opera House following another two fantastic events at Carriageworks, where it stood for four years. TEDxSydney went into another development phase in 2017, hosting its flagship event at ICC Sydney, allowing us to invite a record number of participants into our TEDxSydney community.

TEDtalks is a globally visited forum of curious minds that initiates special and divisive discussions. This one-day festival will feature lively interviews, innovative performances and thought-provoking videos. The theme for this year’s talk is REAL so question your assumptions and explore how the false and the real are decided by society.

EDxSydney 2020

Friday 22 May

8:00AM – 6:00PM

Standard Registration -$365.00

Concession Registration – $210.00*

  1. Sparkling Sydney

Sparkling is more than just an exhibition. This is an experience. Every feature was skillfully chosen to fit in to the ‘ SPARKLING ‘ core theme, creating a coherent sensory experience.

With more than 60 sparkling wines to enjoy, you’re sure to find new favorites from more than 20 local and foreign wineries.

A blend of local and foreign wines will be available to sample, as well as plenty of food and entertainment. Wine-lovers will rejoice at this special event and get among the festivities.

When: 24th May 2020

Where: Pirrama Park, Pyrmont

  1. Australian Tattoo Expo

The Australian Tattoo Expo is BACK celebrating it’s 11th year in Sydney and we’re going ALL OUT! 2020 An all-new chapter begins for Australia’s biggest and best tattoo event … — More than 350 Tattoo artists from all over the world under a single roof, all wanting to make their mark on your skin!

When: 20th – 22nd March 2020

Where: International Convention Centre

Cost: From $25. Children 12 years and under are FREE

  1. Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Whether you’re a protector of all things history or you love the excitement of fresh and quirky stuff, then the Dangerous Ideas Festival is right for you. Next year’s festival’s theme is Dangerous Realities and will include climate change sessions and events, meritocracy, digital politics, and more. Discover the special and unexpected through this festival and depart for uncertain facets of the future with new knowledge and love.

When: 3rd – 5th April 2020

Where: Sydney Town Hall

  1. Days Like This Festival

Spend a glorious saturday at the Days Like This Festival in the heart of Sydney dancing to your heart’s content. Back for their fourth year, you can expect even bigger stars and more fun all day long so you can escape from life and join the music world. This festival will have three stages, which means you get the opportunity to see your favorite artists without the waiting times.

When: March 7th, 2020

Where: Victoria Park, Camperdown

Cost: $41.51 – $189

  1. Mould Cheese Festival

Calling all cheese lovers, there’s a 3 day event just for you heading to Sydney. Share your love of cheese by degusting and purchasing local artisan items like cheddar, camembert and cream. There’s plenty to try for more cheese, as well as wine and other items to help clean the palate during the day. Now grab your ticket before they sell it out.

When: 22nd – 23rd May 2020

Where: Carriageworks, Sydney

Cost: $43.37 – $48.62

  1. Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Whether you want to spend a relaxing afternoon taking in the busy environment by the Sydney Harbour, why not see a Sydney Symphony performance as well. A series of Sydney Symphony Orchestra concerts will be available during Autumn. Transform this entertainment night into a romantic dinner date or a friends night out – there’s something for everyone.

When: March, April, May 2020

Where: Various Locations

  1. Vivid Sydney

Discover Sydney’s nightlife at event Vivid Sydney. This light, music, and creativity festival will showcase the talent of innovative minds from across Sydney. The light and music display is intended to promote imagination, innovation and technology for the general public. Every night, beginning at 6 pm, different light shows will illuminate Sydney’s architecture and open spaces alongside a cutting-edge contemporary music programme. It’s one not to be missed.

When: 22nd May – 13th June 2020

Where: Various locations

  1. Sydney Comedy Festival

Spend a day visiting the Sydney CBD and participating in the Sydney Comedy Festival. With shows dispersed across the area, finding a spot that isn’t hosting a comedy act would be difficult. At this year’s festival, you’ll find well-known and coming comedians performing their best performances. If you like the festive mood, then why not head down to a local bar or restaurant that hosts a comedy show and revel in the laughter and cheering sounds.

When: 20th April – 17th May 2020

Where: Various Locations

  1. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is an annual fashion industry gathering, currently funded by Mercedes-Benz and showcasing the new Australian and Asia Pacific Designer seasonal collections.

As of 2013 it takes place in April of each year at Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney. It had previously been housed at the International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay in Sydney in April / May, and before that at Fox Film Studios, Moore Park and St Kilda pier in Melbourne.

A variety of Australian designers such as Lisa Ho, Alex Perry, Zimmermann, Toni Maticevski, Collette Dinnigan, Leona Edmiston, J’Aton Couture, Ericaamerica, Easton Pearson and Gwendolynne have been supported by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

When: 11th – 15th May 2020

Where: Carriageworks, Sydney

Cost: From $99