Tuesday 11th December

A guide to what’s on in Sydney in summer 2018-2019

There are few better places to be in summer than Sydney. So what events are on in the bridge city in 2018-19?

Whether you love to sing and dance, scream and cheer or shop 'til you drop, Sydney has a lot going on this summer. We’ve put together a guide with a plethora of acts, gigs, events and matches coming to our city this December, January and February. There's something for everyone

SPORTS TO WATCH IN SYDNEY IN SUMMER

SYDNEY KINGS HOME GAMES

Basketball has had a huge resurgence in Australia with a number of Aussie superstars killing it in the NBA in the US such as Ben Simmons, Joe Ingles and Patty Mills. Australia's local league, the NBL, has seen increased TV and crowd numbers especially Sydney’s Kings thanks to signing former NBA champion Andrew Bogut. For anyone who isn’t a “baller” as such, the basketball is still a great experience compared to our other popular ball sports due to the fact you are so close to the action and the indoor atmosphere is electric.
For Sydney Kings tickets, click here.

A LEAGUE SOCCER

While the rugby and Aussie Rules football codes happen in winter, the professional soccer season happens over summer in Australia. With two teams in Sydney (Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers) and one just up the M1 motorway in Gosford (Central Coast Mariners), there will be a game happening in Sydney just about every weekend until the finals in April and May.
For A League tickets, click here.

BIG BASH LEAGUE

Now in it’s eighth season, the Big Bash League has become one of Australia’s favourite sports leagues to watch live and on TV. Sydney has two teams, the 6ers who play the Sydney Cricket Ground and the western Sydney-based Thunder who play at Spotless Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park. Being just 20 overs (or 120 balls) each, it’s much faster and more exciting for non-cricket purists who don’t have the patience for five day test matches.
For Big Bash tickets, click here.

LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR

Bathurst may not technically be in Sydney, but plenty of Sydneysiders venture out to Mt Panorama every October for the famous 1000km Supercars race. But crowds are getting bigger and bigger every year for the other big race on the mountain, the Bathurst 12 Hour which happens on the first weekend of February. As you may have guessed, the race on the Sunday is 12 hours long. The cars are faster and more expensive (think Bentleys, Ferraris, McLarens, Aston Martin etc) than V8 Supercars while many are piloted by the V8 heroes mixed with some of the best drivers from around the world. While you’re there, you can visit the National Motor Racing Museum as well. It’s a great weekend for all petrol heads. For more info, click here.

HSBC SYDNEY 7s RUGBY UNION

The men and women of the Rugby 7s are fast catching the 15-man game for popularity after it was included in the Olympics. The first weekend of February sees some of the best rugby players from all over the world come together for the HSBC Sydney 7s. The games are quick and tries are a plenty. Plus many fans come in fancy dress creating a carnival atmosphere.
For HSBC 7s tickets, click here.

METROPOLITAN RACE DAYS AT MENANGLE PARK

Why not enjoy a day at the trots? Menangle Park has a family friendly atmosphere with plenty to do trackside. Giddy up!
For more information, click here.

SYDNEY FARMERS MARKETS IN SUMMER 2018-2019

PARRAMATTA FARMERS MARKET

Where: Centenary Square, Parramatta
When: Fridays, 7:30am - 2:30pm
Over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW will be selling high quality, authentic local, seasonal produce directly from growers and artisan food producers. Stalls include: Coconut Coffee, Dumpling Pavilion, Gozleme King, Juice Mia, Kalye, Mayfarm Flowers, Octoberfest Bratwurst.
For a full list of stalls, click here.

CAMDEN FRESH PRODUCE MARKET

When: Saturdays, 7:00am To 12:00pm
Located in the picturesque setting of Camden, the market offers a wide variety of product, including locally grown produce, flowers, homemade baked goods, artisan products, and much more.
For more information, click here.

SHIRE FARMERS MARKET

When: Saturdays, 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Where: Flora Street carpark, Sutherland
Visit the Sutherland Shire to experience a market atmosphere like no other, with stalls selling freshly grown produce, mouth watering food, barista grade coffee and much more.
For more information, click here.

THE WESTIES MARKETS - EMU PLAINS

When: Monthly
Where: 119 Great Western Highway, Emu Plains
This markets features stallholders trading local produce, handmade, one off fashion items and homewares as well as yummy freshly made ready-to-eat gourmet treats.
For more information, click here.

BLACKTOWN FRESH FOOD FAIR

When: First Sunday every month
Where: The Village Green
The Village Green is transformed into a farmer’s wonderland with the very best fresh food that Blacktown and Western Sydney has to offer.
There will be an abundance of fresh produce, local eggs, homemade items, local honey, plants, flowers, preserves, herbs and spices, jams and chutneys and many more amazing stalls.
Bring along the family to enjoy a bacon and egg roll, supporting our local Lions and Rotary Clubs.
Enjoy live performances from local talent, coffee and free face painting for the kids!
Parking is available in Max Webber Library and Blacktown City Council Civic Centre (entry via Campbell Street).
For more information, click here.

CREATIVE TRADERS MARKET AT PICTON

When: First Sunday of every month
Where: Wollondilly Shire Hall
Picton Markets gives big market experience in a small rural town with niche for boutique and seasonal items as well as local favourites R Coffee Co, George IV Inn, Picton Tattoos, Hippy Luxe and many more essential and lifestyle shops.
For more info, click here.

MONTHLY MARKET ROSEBERY

When: Every first Sunday of the month
Where: The Cannery, 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
Have brunch at 5th Earl, pizza at Da Mario, a schooner at Frenchie’s, a feast at Three Blue Ducks or fine dining at Stanton & Co. The Cannery is the place to be.
Each monthly market has children’s activities at the historic setting of the old Rosella Soup allowing the kids to get collaboratively creative by taking part in a community drawing activity.
On offer is a mixture of craft items, food products, gifts ideas, fashion, art and more from boutique stallholders along with the regular list of premium brands The Cannery has become famous for.

For more info, click here.

CONCERTS AND COMEDIANS IN SYDNEY THIS SUMMER

This summer, Sydney Olympic Park will host a huge contingent of global sensations such as comedian Kevin Hart, country/pop icon Shania Twain, kids favourites The Wiggles, rock legends Bon Jovi, Slash, Phil Collins, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Nickelback, 00s band Maroon 5, Indie favourites Mumford & Sons, Post Malone plus the master of rap Eminem.

Elsewhere in Sydney you’ll find other overseas music legends such as Belinda Carlisle, Bryan Ferry, Craig David, Lily Allen, Passenger and Toto are playing at some point this summer.

Meanwhile local icons Keith Urban, James Reyne, Marc Seymour, Matt Corby and the Screaming Jets are also touring across the summer.

For tickets and more info, go to Ticketek.com.au.

JERSEY BOYS

The famous musical Jersey Boys has returned to Sydney. For those who have never seen it, Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of sensational singer Frankie Valli and his Four Seasons band who dominated the music charts ands old over 175 million records before being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sing along to all their hits including Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.
You can see them at Capitol Theatre for a limited time.
For more information go to Jerseyboys.com.au.

WEEKLY FIREWORKS AT DARLING HARBOUR

Leading into the best fireworks show in the world on New Years Eve, Sydney is lighting the sky on a weekly basis at Darling Harbour. They kickoff at 9pm every Saturday night, so gather around the famous hotspot early and enjoy the show.
The harbour side precinct has a plethora of restaurants and bars too to really make it a night out.
For more information, click here.

ENJOY A SUMMER MEAL AT LANTERN CLUB

While you’re enjoying the summer in Sydney, be sure to try one of MàZi’s new summer menu items. From the amazing Greek Mezza plate, delicious woodfired pizzas to sensational desserts, there’s a dish for every tastebud.
To book a table, call our friendly Reception team on 8037 8200 or click here.