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What's on in Sydney August 2012

Events and Festivals in Sydney August 2012

Drive In Movies at Randwick Racecourse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout August and the rest of winter, Randwick Racecourse will be running drive-in movies.

 

Sydney Whale Watching August is the middle of the whale watching season with plenty of boats leaving from King Street Wharf going Whale Watching Tours. Check out Sydney Whale Watching or Australian Travel Specialists

Bondi Markets 10am - 4pm every Sunday in August 2012.

Sydney International Boat Show 2012 Thursday 2nd August 2012 to Monday 6th August 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition and throughout Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

Sydney Antiques Show Thursday 2nd August 2012 to Sunday 5th August 2012 at the Byron Kennedy Hall The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

Heritage Craft Fair St Ives Handmade Market 9am to 3pm Sunday 5th August 2012 at St Ives Showground.

Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo  Saturday 11th August 2012 and Sunday 12th August 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Kirribilli Art, Design and Fashion Markets Sunday 12th August 2012.

Australian Business Events Expo 2012 Wednesday 15th August 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 18th August 2012 at 8.30pm.

Sydney Fashion Festival Tuesday 21st August 2012 until Saturday 25th August 2012 at Sydney Town Hall.

Australian Gaming Expo. Tuesday 21st August 2012. Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 25th August 2012 at 8.30pm.

Kirribilli General Markets Saturday 25th August 2012 at Burton Street Tunnel and Bradfield Park Kirribilli.

Sydney Olympic Parks Annual Wedding Expo Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Sports Centre Homebush

Specialty Food and Drinks Expo Monday 27th August 2012 and Tuesday 28th August 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Cloud Technologies Expo 2012 Tuesday 28th August 2012 and Wednesday 29th August 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Russian Film Festival Thursday 30th August 2012 until Wednesday 12th September 2012.

Mudgee Food and Wine Festival - Balmoral Beach is being held on Sunday TBC August 2012 show casing the fantastic wines from the Mudgee Region and a great selection of food stalls.

ABC Gardening Australia Expo is not running in 2012. Will be back in 2013 at Rosehill Gardens.

Taiwan Festival 10am -8pm Sunday TBC August 2012 at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour.

Sporting Events in Sydney August 2012

The National Rugby League Premiership has games at various venues on Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night all through August 2012. The following games are played at stadiums in Sydney:

NRL Round 22 3rd August 2012 - 6th August 2012

NRL Round 23 10th August 2012 - 13th August 2012

NRL Round 24 17th August 2012 - 20th August 2012

NRL Round 25 24th August 2012 - 27th August 2012

NRL Round 26 31st August 2012 - 2nd September 2012

AFL - Australian Football League games in Sydney August 2012

Rugby Union in Sydney August 2012

Sydney City to Surf Fun run is being held on Sunday 11th August 2012. It is the 41st anniversary of this world famous race starting in the Sydney CBD and running to Bondi Beach. This was voted Sydney's favourite sporting event in 2009.

Wrestling in Sydney August 2012

Roller Derby in Sydney August 2012

Horse Racing in Sydney August 2012

Canterbury Park Wednesday  August 2012

Royal Randwick Missile Stakes Day Saturday  August 2012

Canterbury Park Wednesday  August 2012

Motor Racing in Sydney August 2012

Sydney Motorsport Park 360 round 9 of the V8 Supercars Saturday 25th August 2012 and Sunday 26th August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Superlap Sprints Saturday  August 2012 and Sunday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

ARDC Sprints Sunday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

Shannons Eastern Creek Classic Saturday  August 2012 and Sunday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

Morgan Car Owners Club Sprints Saturday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

Australian 4x4 Master Series Round 4 Saturday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

Porsche Car Club Sprints Saturday  August 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

 

Museum Exhibitions in Sydney August 2012

Deep Oceans Exhibition 16th June 2012 until 14th October 2012 at the Australian Museum Sydney

Remembering Titanic - 100 Years Exhibition on until Sunday 11th November 2012 at the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour

Comedy in Sydney August 2012

Comedy Court Stand Up Competition 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Star Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Jeff Dunham Controlled Chaos comedy 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Comedy Court Stand Up Competition 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Star Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Quick..Some Comedy Stand Up Comedy Show 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Star Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Ron White: Moral Compass Tour 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Quick..Some Comedy Stand Up Comedy Show 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Star Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Comedy Court Stand Up Competition 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Star Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Musicals, Theatre and Dance in Sydney August 2012

A Chorus Line musical Friday 20th July 2012 until Sunday 5th August 2012 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Cabaret De Paris musical 8pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 until Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Lyric Theatre Pyrmont. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Pam Ann comedy 8pm Friday 3rd August 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Sir David Attenborough A Life on Earth seminar Friday 10th August 2012 and Saturday 11th August 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Eifman Ballet Wednesday 15th August 2012 until Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Duets - Annual Gala Charity Concerts 7.15pm Monday 20th August 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

 

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Last updated 23rd August 2012

 

Music Concerts in Sydney August 2012

Ed Sheeran 7pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Django Django (UK) 8pm Wednesday 1st August 2012 at the Oxford Art Factory. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Dragon EP Launch 9.30pm Friday 3rd August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Mayday (Just Rock It) Concert 2012 8.15pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Mark Gardner 8pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Hilltop Hoods 7pm Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Hordern Pavilion. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Tim Barry 7pm Sunday 5th August 2012 at the Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Tommy Emmanuel Live & Acoustic concert 8pm Monday 6th August 2012 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Punch Brothers (USA) 9.30pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Down To Earth: Emerging Artist Showcase 8.30pm. Thursday 9th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

David Helfgott 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the City Recital Hall Angel Place. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Fireballs 7.30pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Nic Jeffries 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sosueme 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at The Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Pseudo Echo 8pm Friday 10th August 2012 at the Oxford Art Factory. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Peter Northcote 9.30pm Friday 10th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Snakadaktal 7pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Classical Clubbing featuring the Enigma Quartet & Streeton Trio 5pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at The Standard. Tickets sold by Ticketek

Petulant Frenzy 7pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at The Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Strides 9pm Saturday 11th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

A Night Of Americana 9pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Kenny Rogers & Glen Campbell 8pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 and Thursday 16th August 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Bell Bid Devoe and Ginuwine 8pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Sizzling Strings featuring Bruce Mathiske 9.30pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Mosthix.

Ainslie Wills "Stop Pulling the String" Sydney Single Launch 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at the Goodgod Small Bar. Tickets sold by Mosthix.

Illy 8pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at the Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Down To Earth: Emerging Artists 8.30pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Starlettes 8.30pm Thursday 16th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Jinja Safari 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Verdi: Requiem 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 and 2pm Sunday 19th August 2012 at The Concert Hall - The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Passenger 7.30pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Children Collide - The Monument Tour 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at The Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Wayne Scott Kermond 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at The Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Delta Riggs + Money for Rope 8pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Glenn Cunningham 9pm Friday 17th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Soul Sacrifice A Latin Rock Experience 9.30pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Mental As Anything 9pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Terry Hills Tavern. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Antagonist AD & Shinto Katana 6pm Friday 17th August 2012 at the Masonic Hall Blacktown. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Richard Clapton Past Hits and Previews -The 5th Annual Concert 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the State Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Genesis feat. Jochen Miller, Rank 1 & Leon Boiler 9pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Uia Freedom Concert Bollywood music 4pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Atheltic Centre Sydney Olympic Park. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Ash Grunwald - Trouble's Door Tour 7pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Mona Vale Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Nasum (Sweden) 7.30pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Children Collide The Monument Tour 2nd Show 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at the Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Tyran Parke & Shaun Rennie 8pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at The Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Doobies, Eagles and West Coast Rock featuring The Barry Leaf Band 9.30pm Saturday 18th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Bobby Fox 7pm Sunday 19th August 2012 at The Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

John Riley + John Harkins Trio + Sydney All Star Big Band 7pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Virgil Donati Returns with OTV 9.30pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 and Wednesday 22nd August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Kate Miller-Heidke 8pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Die! Die! Die! Harmony in Australia Tour 8pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at the Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

House vs Hurricane 8pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at the Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Owen Campbell's Sunshine Road Album Launch 9.30pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Subterraneans 9.30pm Thursday August 2012 at Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Roseanne in concert 8pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Triple J's House Party 7.30pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Gin Wigmore - Gravel & Wine Tour 8pm Friday 24th August 2012 at The Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Booty Affair Bass 9.30pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Diesel - Hits and Blues Round II 9.30pm Friday 24th August 2012 at the Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Jungle Giants in the Side Bar 8pm Friday 24th August 2012 at The Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Slash 8.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Bodyjar 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Illy 7.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at The Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Jungle Giants 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Goodgod Small Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Mindy Kawanten 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Loon Lake 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Paul Greene in the Side Bar 8pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at The Cambridge Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Diane Rouvas 9.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Diesel - Hits and Blues Round II 9.30pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Twisted Underground rave party 10pm Saturday 25th August 2012 at the Chatswood Club. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Dusty in Concert 4.30pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Danni Da Ros 8.30pm Sunday 26th August 2012 at the Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sydney Musical Theatre Cabaret Festival - Laura Bunting & Flip Simmons 8pm Monday 27th August 2012 at the Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The World in the Basement 8.30pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

 

'The Universal Thump' 8.30pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Alex Gibson album launch 9pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Drumscene Live 7pm Wednesday 29th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

The Beach Boys 8pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Allphones Arena. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Sweet Tooth 7.30pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Alpine - Album Tour 8pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Oxford Art Factory. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Maria Minerva (100% silk/Estonia) 8pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at the Goodgod Small Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Albare International Travel Diary 9.30pm Thursday 30th August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

1927 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

White Party Boat Cruise 7pm Friday 31st August 2012 Bella Vista Cruise Ship 9 King Street Wharf. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Alpine - Album Tour 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Oxford Art Factory. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Apocalyptica (Finland) 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at The Hi-Fi Sydney. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Split Seconds album launch 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Standard. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Holy Balm It's You Album Launch 9pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Goodgod Small Bar. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Friday Funk Sessions #2 9.30pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Blue Beat. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Hot August Nights 40 Years On 9.30pm Friday 31st August 2012 at The Basement. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Mark Seymour 6.30pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Centro CBD. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

Sydney Music Theatre Cabaret Festival - Michael Falzon 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Wharf Pier. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

ABBAsBACK 8pm Friday 31st August 2012 at the Taren Point Hotel. Tickets sold by Moshtix.

 

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