Winter may be approaching, but Sydney’s only just starting to heat up with an abundance of activities and events for your to-do list this June. Brighten up your month with a trip to one of the many events at this years Vivid Sydney. Be inspired at the Sydney Film Festival or Australia’s very first Launch Festival, or support the NSW Blues at this years State of Origin and the Qantas Wallabies in their test series against Ireland.
Read on to discover more fun events this June.
Vivid Sydney, Sydney 25 May – 16 June
Immerse yourself in the lights, music and creative thinking that the city has to offer at this year’s Vivid Sydney. The inaugural Lighting of the Sails at Sydney Opera House will kick off this highly anticipated event in style. Vivid Sydney will light up the city from 25 May to 16 June , hosting a large variety of installations, music concerts and creative talks. Such events include Luna Park’s Spirit of Fun, Darling Harbour’s Fantastic Oceans and Carriageworks Vivid music event Curve Ball.
Vivid Sydney may be known for its stunning visuals and extraordinary lighting installations, but the event also plays host to a number of engaging talks with some of the world’s most innovative and creative individuals. This year, Vivid Ideas welcomes film director and scientific explorer James Cameron for his highly anticipated Game Changer talk. Join Cameron as he discusses his passion for scientific innovation and ocean conservation at Sydney’s City Recital Hall.
Want to experience Vivid Sydney for yourself? Find out more information and tickets now!
For the 65th year since its conception, the famed Sydney Film Festival will be welcoming some of world’s most inspiring and capturing films through their doors. The festival will take place between 6-17 June, presenting over 200 carefully selected films in venues such as the State Theatre and cinemas in Newtown, Cremorne and Western Sydney. Of the 200 films, 12 are selected and compete for the prestigious grand prize of $60,000.
Films include Gensis 2.0, directed by Academy Award-nominated and Sundance film festival winner Christian Frei. The film explores the ethical boundaries of scientific exploration, following Siberian hunters on their search for Woolly Mammoth remains for possible cloning. The festival is a celebration of creativity and freedom, inviting visitors to both challenge and enjoy themselves. Get involved and enjoy the Sydney Film Festival for yourself.
Find out more information on this year’s Sydney Film Festival here!
Recognised as the most ferocious rivalry in Rugby League history, the NSW Blues will take on the Queensland Maroons at this year’s State of Origin. The game will be played at ANZ Stadium Sydney, and is shaping up to be one of the most intense in recent memory.
On 24 June Sydney hosts the penultimate game of the fiercely contested series. Although Queensland have had the most recent bragging rights in this clash, the NSW blues are hoping to end this prolific run with a victory here in Sydney. Rug up, and make the trip to Sydney Olympic Park to cheer the blues to victory in a series defining game at this years State of Origin.
Keen to support the NSW Blues in this year’s origin? Find tickets now!
For those interesting in tech-innovation and entrepreneurship, the famed Launch Festival will be coming to Sydney’s shores for the very first time. Don’t miss the chance to see some of the world’s most innovative and creative in talks and presentations on the most advanced technology available. In this celebration of tech-science and advancement, key players from Silicon valley and other innovative areas will be coming to Sydney at the SMC Conference & Function Centre.
The event invites Sydney to explore the most ground-breaking ideas from both international and local talent. Ticket holders have all inclusive access to the festival, as well as such perks as Start-up Safari which invites visitors in to the offices of some of Sydney’s finest tech start-up companies and designers.
Interesting in Launch Festival Sydney? More information is available here!
In their first ever three test series, the Qantas Wallabies will host Ireland in what is expected to be a ruthless competition between the two sides. The three test series will be held on 23 June at Allianz stadium, which is only a 10 minute trip from the city centre. The match kicks off at 8:00 pm AEST as the Qantas Wallabies look to add to their outstanding record against the Irish. Having not lost to Ireland at home since 1979 the Aussies will be looking for rallying support from the home crowd in a hope to continue this fine record.
Keen to show your support for the Wallabies? Find more information on ticketing and location now!
A coming together of organic foods, coffee, flowers, clothes and like-minded individuals, Moore Park’s Foodies and Farmers Market is the ideal activity when visiting Sydney this June. From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Wednesday and Saturday, visitors are given the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of locally and internationally sourced products.
Bask in the vibrant atmosphere that the market has to offer, located only a 10 minute drive from the city centre and with a nearby parking station. The market offers produce from farm to fork, satisfying all your culinary needs and desires. Parking is free on site for the first two hours of your visit, so there is no excuse to miss this ideal winter activity.
Keen to dig into the foodies and farmers market? Find more information on address and dates now!
There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this June!