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What's on in Sydney August 2013

Events and Festivals in Sydney August 2013

Sydney International Boat Show 2013 Thursday 1st August 2013 until Monday 5th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition and throughout Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

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.

Russian Film Festival Wednesday 24th July 2013 until Wednesday 7th August 2013.

Australian Business Congress 2013 Wednesday 31st July 2013 until Friday 2nd August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Bondi Markets 10am - 4pm every Sunday in August 2013.

Heritage Craft Fair St Ives Handmade Market 9am to 3pm Sunday 4th August 2013 at St Ives Showground.

SMASH! Japanese Anime, manga, video games and Japanese pop culture exhibition. Saturday 10th August 2013 at Sydney Convention Centre.

Kirribilli Art, Design and Fashion Markets Sunday 11th August 2013.

Australian Gaming Expo. Tuesday 13th August 2013 until Thursday 15th August 2013 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Israeli Film Festival 13th August 2013 - 29th August 2013 at the Palace Verona

Australian Business Events Expo 2013 Wednesday 14th August 2013 and Thursday 15th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Sydney Events Showcase 2013 Wednesday 14th August 2013 and Thursday 15th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Cherry Blossom Festival 11am - 4pm Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August 2013 at Auburn Botanical Gardens. An annual event with 100 cherry blossom trees, Japanese cultural performances, musicians, artists and martial arts demonstrations. Also on the following weekend.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 17th August 2013 at 8.30pm.

EQ Sunday Design Markets Sunday 18th August 2013 at The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park.

Online Retailer Conference and eCommerce Expo Tuesday 21st August 2013 and Wednesday 22nd August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sydney Antiques Show Wednesday 21st August 2013 until Sunday 25th August 2013 at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Sydney Fashion Festival Tuesday 21st August 2013 until Friday 24th August 2013 at Sydney Town Hall.

Persian Film Festival Thursday 22nd August 2013 until Sunday 1st September 2013 at the Dendy Cimenas

Cherry Blossom Festival 11am - 4pm Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August 2013 at Auburn Botanical Gardens. An annual event with 100 cherry blossom trees, Japanese cultural performances, musicians, artists and martial arts demonstrations.

Kirribilli General Markets Saturday 24th August 2013 at Burton Street Tunnel and Bradfield Park Kirribilli.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 24th August 2013 at 8.30pm.

Sydney Olympic Parks Annual Wedding Expo 10am to 3pm Sunday 25th August 2013 at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre Homebush.

Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo Sunday 25th August 2013 and Monday 26th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Integrate 2013 audiovisual and information technology exhibition Tuesday 27th August 2013 until Thursday 29th August 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Gluten Free Expo Friday 30th August 2013 and Saturday 31st August 2013 at the Sydney Showground.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 31st August 2013 at 8.30pm.

Mudgee Food and Wine Festival - Balmoral Beach is being held on Sunday TBC August 2013 show casing the fantastic wines from the Mudgee Region and a great selection of food stalls.

Sporting Events in Sydney August 2013

The National Rugby League Premiership has games at various venues on Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night all through August 2013. The following games are played at stadiums in Sydney:

NRL Round 21 Friday 2nd August 2013 - Monday 5th August 2013

NRL Round 22 Friday 9th August 2013 - Monday 12th August 2013

NRL Round 23 Friday 16th August 2013 - Monday 19th August 2013

NRL Round 24 Friday 23rd August 2013 - Monday 26th August 2013

NRL Round 25 Friday 30th August 2013 - Monday 2nd September 2013

AFL - Australian Football League games in Sydney August 2013

Rugby Union in Sydney August 2013

Sydney City to Surf Fun run is being held on Sunday 11th August 2013. It is the 42nd 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.

Horse Racing in Sydney August 2013

Canterbury Park Wednesday  August 2013

Royal Randwick Missile Stakes Day Saturday  August 2013

Canterbury Park Wednesday  August 2013

Motor Racing in Sydney August 2013

Sydney Motorsport Park 360 round 9 of the V8 Supercars Saturday  August 2013 and Sunday  August 2013 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

 

 

Also check out:

What's on in Melbourne August 2013

What's on in Brisbane August 2013

What's on in Adelaide August 2013

What's on the Gold Coast August 2013

What's on in Canberra August 2013

What's on in Singapore August 2013

Last updated 21st August 2013

 

Music Concerts in Sydney August 2013

You Am I 8pm Thursday 1st August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Villagers 8pm Thursday 1st August 2013 at The Factory Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

P!nk 7.30pm Friday 2nd August 2013 and Saturday 3rd August 2013 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Clare Bowditch 8pm Saturday 3rd August 2013 at The Factory Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

AYO with Christoph Eschenbach and Joshua Bell 8pm Saturday 3rd August 2013 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

The Planets 7pm Saturday 3rd August 2013 and 2pm Sunday 4th August 2013 at the Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

AYO Australian Youth Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach & Joshua Bell 8pm Saturday 3rd August 2013 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

P!nk 7.30pm Tuesday 6th August 2013, Wednesday 7th August 2013, Friday 9th August 2013 and Saturday 10th August 2013 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Lee Kernaghan 7.30pm Friday 9th August 2013 at the EVAN Theatre Panthers Penrith. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Shapeshifter 8.30pm Friday 9th August 2013 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Bjorn Again: The Ultimate ABBA Experience 8pm Saturday 10th August 2013 at The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Sarah Geronimo 7.30pm Saturday 10th August 2013 at the EVAN Theatre Panthers Penrith. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Harold Brissenden Commemorative Concerto Concert 2pm Sunday 11th August 2013 at The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Thirty Seconds to Mars 7.15pm Sunday 11th August 2013 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

The Whitlams 8pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 and Thursday 15th August 2013 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Ezio De Angelis 7.30pm Friday 16th August 2013 at the EVAN Theatre Panthers Penrith. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Midnight Juggernauts Uncanney Valley Album Tour 8pm Friday 16th August 2013 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Hansel and Gretel presented by the Sydney Symphony 2pm Saturday 17th August 2013 at The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Dusty & Tom 8pm Saturday 17th August 2013 at The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Flyleaf 7.30pm Saturday 17th August 2013 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Moving Pictures 8pm Saturday 17th August 2013 at the Revesby Workers Club. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

SYO Sydney Youth Orchestra Toddlers Prom 11.30am Sunday 18th August 2013 at the Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

SYO Sydney Youth Orchestra 2013 3pm Sunday 18th August 2013 at the Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Joan Baez 8pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 and Wednesday 21st August 2013 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

Diesel: The Velvet Curtain Tour 8pm Friday 23rd August 2013 at The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Josh Pyke 8pm Friday 23rd August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

The Manhattan Transfer 7pm Sunday 25th August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Fat Freddy's Drop: Blackbird Tour 8pm Thursday 29th August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Don McLean 8pm Friday 30th August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Let It Be - The Beatles Songs of Lennon and McCartney 8pm Friday 30th August 2013 and Saturday 31st August 2013 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets sold by Ticketmaster.

The Life and Music of Stevie Wright & The Easybeats 8pm Friday 30th August 2013 at the Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

All Time Low 7.30pm Friday 30th August 2013 at the UNSW Roundhouse. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

The Life and Music of Stevie Wright & The Easybeats 8pm Saturday 31st August 2013 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

Moving Pictures 8pm Saturday 31st August 2013 at the Concourse Chatswood. Tickets sold by Ticketek.

 

 

Museum Exhibitions in Sydney August 2013

Menagerie Indigenous artworks of animals exhibition on until 2nd March 2014 at the Australian Museum.

Charles Addams: American Gothic view drawings from Charles Addams creator of the Addams Family exhibition on from 2nd March 2013 until 25th August 2013 at the Australian Museum.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 world-famous photography exhibition on from 8th June 2013 until 7th October 2013 at the Australian Museum.

Sydney Moderns art exhibition on from 6th July 2013 until 7th October 2013 at the Art Gallery NSW.

Elysium Antarctic Visual Epic exhibition on from 13th April 2013 until 11th August 2013 at the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour.

East of India: Forgotten trade with Australia exhibition on from 1st June 2013 until 18th August 2013 at the Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour.

Convict Sydney exhibition about the daily lives of Convicts in the early days of Sydney. On until 31st December 2015 at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

Wangechi Mutu art exhibition on until 11th August 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art MCA.

The Wiggles Exhibition great exhibition for children at the Powerhouse Museum.

String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art exhibition on from 5th August 2013 until 27th October 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art MCA.

Comedy in Sydney August 2013

Also check out the regular comedy shows at:

 The Comedy Store Sydney

The Laugh Garage Comedy Club

Happy Endings Comedy Club

 

Musicals, Theatre and Dance in Sydney August 2013

 

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