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WHAT’S ON: Events in Sydney this July

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Wondering what’s on in Sydney in July? We’ve got you covered with a list of all the best festivals, exhibitions, concerts, and other events happening around the city and surrounding suburbs.

Events in Sydney in July 2024

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Snow Time in the Garden

June 29 – July 28

If you’re looking for a fun school-holiday activity for your family look no further than Snow Time in the Hunter Valley Gardens.

Located just 90 minutes north of Sydney, kids will be able to take part in all manners of snow-themed fun including taking rides on a giant ice toboggan, ice-skating, and even frolicking in a giant snow play zone.

the firepit at the world square winter wonderland event in sydney july 2024
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02

World Square Winter Wonderland

Until July 7

From 11 am to 8 pm (9 pm on Thursdays) on Tuesdays through to Sundays, Sydney’s iconic World Square will be transformed into an epic winter wonderland, featuring a free firepit experience right in the city! With a mix of mulled wines, mocktails, marshmallows, and 10 firepit tables, the Firepit Garden is the ultimate winter experience.

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03

Raclette Igloo Experience

Until July 28

Taking over Broadway Shopping Centre Rooftop in Sydney from June 29 to July 28, the Raclette Igloo Experience is the perfect way to spend your evening on those chilly winter nights. The event will transform the venue into a French alpine winter wonderland with fire pits and snow falling on the skyline of Sydney. The Igloo can accommodate groups sized six to eight and provides you with a completely private dining experience in which you can feast on Raclette cheese, sip on wine, including the hot mulled kind, and enjoy your very own fire pit with marshmallows. Prices start from $99.

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04

Disney On Ice

July 11 – 14 and July 17 – 21

Disney On Ice Road Trip Adventures is coming to Sydney and Newcastle this July! Whether you have young ones or are simply young at heart, you’re sure to have a blast at this incredible show. Watch your favourite characters come to life while performing high-flying acrobatics, surprising stunts and world-class ice skating.

The Newcastle show will take place at Newcastle Entertainment Centre between July 11 and July 14 and the Sydney show will take place at Qudos Bank Arena from July 17 and July 21. Tickets range from $27 to $180 depending on your age, seat, and venue. Get yours here.

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Bastille Festival

July 11 to July 14

Taking place across four day, the Bastille Festival will bring all things French to Circular Quay to celebrate a day of revolution. The event will be filled with lots of cheese and other delicious foods, Olympics-style sports workshops, culinary masterclasses, open-air movie screenings, and a lot of live music. Here are the highlights of the program this year:

Thursday, July 11  

CUSTOMS HOUSE STAGE | 8pm to 10pm, Anna Weaving Collective 

Friday, July 12  

FIRST FLEET PARK STAGE | 8pm to 10:30pm, DJ Night  

 Saturday, July 13  

FIRST FLEET PARK STAGE |12:30pm to 1:30pm, FREE Swing Dancing class   

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART STAGE | 7pm to 9pm, Bruno Gerhard 

FIRST FLEET PARK STAGE | 7:30pm to 8:30pm, CABARET SHOW – Les Femmes Diamant  

FIRST FLEET PARK STAGE | 9pm to 11pm, Soulganic Concert  

 Sunday, July 14   

CUSTOMS HOUSE STAGE | 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Soulganic Duo  

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART STAGE | 6pm to 8pm, Matt Boylan-Smith 

FIRST FLEET PARK STAGE | 6:30pm to 8:30pm, La Faya

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL in sydney 2024
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06

Chicago The Musical

Until July 28

Coming to the Capitol Theatre in Syndey this June is the longest-running musical on Broadway, Chicago The Musical. The international multi-award-winning musical stars Anthony Warlow as Billy Flynn, Zoë Ventoura as Velma Kelly, Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart, Peter Rowsthorn as Amos Hart and Asabi Goodman as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton as is a story of murder, greed, corruption exploitation, adultery, and treachery.

Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy – you don’t want to miss this masterpiece.

What performances are on in Sydney in July 2024?

  • & Juliet until July 12. Get your tickets here (MUSICAL).
  • Limbo – The Return until August 18. Get your tickets here (CIRCUS, ACROBATICS AND CABARET).
  • The Odd Couple until July 28. Get your tickets here (COMEDY).
  • Horizon until July 13. Get your tickets here (DANCE).
  • Tosca until August 16. Get your tickets here (OPERA).
  • King Lear until July 20. Get your tickets here (PLAY).
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07

The Bamboozle Room: Dinner and Show at ‘Talk and Tease’

Select dates until November 30

The Bamboozle Room: Dinner and Show at Talk and Tease offers a dynamic show consisting of burlesque, cabaret, and comedy. Located inside The Bamboozle Room within the Potts Point Hotel, you don’t want to miss out on this top-rated live show! Tickets start at $70 for the show alone, however, the other two ticket types range from $120 to $180 and offer a two-course dinner or a three-course dinner with drinks included. Learn more here.

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Dining in the Dark: A Unique Blindfolded Dining Experience at Beast&Co.

July 10 and July 24

Have you ever eaten a meal blindfolded? Well, this unique dining experience is the perfect time to give it a go. Intended to heighten your sense of taste and smell, the blindfold pushes you into a realm of sensory delight as you eat your meal – don’t knock it until you try it! Tickets are $110 per person and includes a three-course meal (meat, seafood, and vegetarian options available) as well as a welcome drink upon entry.

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09

Feel The Magic: Magic Men Live

Select dates until December 28

Feel The Magic: Magic Men offers the ultimate night out, bringing the “hottest hunks” to Sydney accompanied by a sizzling performance. Located in The Shark Building on Liverpool Street, the two-hour show is split into three parts with two dance breaks and is said to “leave you breathless.” Tickets start from $50 and include a glass of sparkling and complimentary finger food served by hunky waiters. It’ll be a night you’ll never forget to say the least!

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10

Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition

Until July 10

After making its Australian debut in Melbourne in November 2023, the Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition is set to open in Sydney this April, providing fans of the “people’s princess” a never-before-seen look into her life. Featuring images taken by her official royal photographer, Anwar Hussein, the exhibition showcases the intimate relationship between the Princess of Wales and the camera, as well as the never-before-seen sides of Diana captured on film. Learn more here.

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Jazz Sessions in the Rocks

Until August 29

Every Thursday until August 29, Sydney’s waterside precinct The Rocks hosts an abundance of live performances from various Australian jazz musicians. This free event is the perfect place to catch up with your friends after work while enjoying some refreshing drinks from Hickson House.

Running from 6 pm to 9 pm, you can unwind and enjoy some incredible live music every week, without breaking the bank!

CANDELIGHT CONCERT
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Candlelight Concerts

Various dates

If you are a lover of music and looking for something fun to do with your friends or family, there are numerous candlelight concerts taking place this year across Australia. Here are the concerts taking place in Sydney this July:

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Sports Events

Various dates

  • Giants Netball vs. Melbourne Mavericks at Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park on July 6. Get your tickets here.
  • Wallabies vs. Wales at Allianz Stadium on July 6. Get your tickets here.
  • GWS Giants vs. Carlton at ENGIE Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on July 6. Get your tickets here.
  • Sydney Swans vs. North Melbourne at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 13. Get your tickets here.
  • Giants Netball vs. NSW Swifts at Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park on July 14. Get your tickets here.
  • Wallabies vs. Georgie at Allianz Stadium on July 20. Get your tickets here.
  • GWS Giants vs. Gold Coast Suns at ENGIE Stadium on July 20. Get your tickets here.
  • Sydney Swans vs. Western Bulldogs at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 28. Get your tickets here.
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Concerts

Various dates

  • Boney M. at Enmore Theatre on July 4. Get your tickets here.
  • Radio Birdman at Manning Bar on July 5, 6, and 7. Get your tickets here.
  • Missy Higgins at ICC Sydney Theatre on July 6. Get your tickets here.
  • Vacations at Factory Theatre on July 10. Get your tickets here.
  • Teddy Swims at Hordern Pavilion on July 11 and 12. Get your tickets here.
  • Tenacious D at ICC Sydney Theatre on July 14. Get your tickets here.
  • Lizzy McAlpine at Hordern Pavilion on July 16. Get your tickets here.
  • Conan Gray at Darling Harbour Theatre on July 17. Get your tickets here.
  • Fletcher at Hordern Pavilion on July 26. Get your tickets here.
  • R&B Festival at Carousel on July 27. Get your tickets here.

Tribute Concerts

  • Shake It Off The Taylor Swift Experience at Guildford Leagues Club on July 8. Get your tickets here.
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody at The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre on July 13. Get your tickets here.
  • Pink Floyd’s: Evolution at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on July 13. Get your tickets here.

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