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Free Events Happening in February: Don't Miss Out On All The Fun!

As we step into February, the vibrant heart of Sydney is set to pulse with excitement, offering a spectacular array of free events that beckon everyone to join in the festivities. Embrace the spirit of community, laughter, and pure enjoyment with an extraordinary lineup of activities designed to make this month unforgettable. From cultural celebrations to artistic showcases and family-friendly affairs, there's something for everyone. Here is what is on for this month:

George Street Food Gallery

📅 When: Thursday, 1st February from 11 am -7 pm (Last Day!)

📍 Where: George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000, Australia

What: Don't miss out on the last day of the George Street Food Gallery! As The Rocks cements its place as Sydney’s hottest foodie precinct, the heritage precinct is unveiling a new al fresco dining destination – just in time for summer.

The outdoor seating area opposite the MCA will be transformed into a vibrant eating space featuring Ho Jiak with the best in Malaysian street food, Love Child offering a unique twist on Thai and “Austral-asian”, and Los Fridos, an authentic Mexican delight.

These casual eateries, here for a good time and a short time, are ideal for grabbing a delicious lunch, enjoying a quick bite after work with friends, or sipping on summer cocktails from local bars nestled among The Rocks laneways.

Take your tastebuds on a culinary tour!

♿ Accessibility: Actively welcomes people with access needs.

For more info, visit The Rocks website.

Twilight Food Fair

📅 When: Every Friday in February - 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

📍 Where: 220 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia

What: Experience the enchantment of the summer season at the Twilight Food Fair, a delightful weekly event! Join us for a culinary journey with a diverse range of international food stalls, complemented by the harmonious tunes of live music. Families can immerse themselves in the festivities, complete with complimentary children's entertainment, creating cherished memories for a perfect summer evening.

♿Accessibility: Disabled access available. Contact the operator for details.

For more information, visit the Twilight Food Fair.

Stitch Circle

📅 When: Every Friday in February - 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

📍 Where: Maybanke Community Centre

What: Join our social and self-guided stitching circle every Friday at Maybanke Community Centre! Whether you prefer knitting, crochet, or long stitch, everyone is welcome to be a part of this creative group. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book your spot by contacting us at 02 9298 3134 or emailing

♿Accessibility: A clear path of travel throughout the venue with an accessible toilet.

For more information, visit the Stitch Circle.

Drumstick x Clean Up Our Backyard | Martin Place

📅 When: February 9th, 10 am - 4 pm

📍 Where: Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

What: Join Drumstick's 'Clean Up Our Backyard' kick-off at Martin Place on February 9th. Be part of this initiative to keep our local neighbourhoods clean and receive a free Drumstick as a token of appreciation!

🗑️ Witness the impact with a giant Drumstick-shaped bin, reflecting real-time community efforts. Embrace responsibility, celebrate the Aussie spirit, and contribute to a cleaner environment.

🌏 How You Can Participate:

Choose your preferred flavour – Iced Latte or Choc Raspberry Brownie.

Scan the QR code on the pack to visit the Clean Up Australia x Drumstick landing page.

Sign up for your Clean Up Australia kit and join the movement.

🍨 Adding sweetness to the cause, Drumstick has introduced two delectable new flavours: Iced Latte & Choc Raspberry Brownie! Drumstick is a proud partner of Clean Up Australia.

🌟 This Year's Commitment:

$250,000 donation to Clean Up Australia.

8,000 Clean Up Kits.

🔗 Order your free kit at Clean Up Australia x Drumstick's website.

🌈 New Flavours:

Drumstick ‘Let’s Clean Up Our Backyard’ – Iced Latte: A smooth blend of vanilla and coffee with a drizzle of espresso syrup and a sprinkling of choc flakes.

Drumstick ‘Let’s Clean Up Our Backyard’ – Choc Raspberry Brownie

Delicious layers of vanilla and choc brownie combined with a vibrant burst of raspberry sauce, topped with choc brownie pieces.

🛒 Available in supermarket freezers and petrol and convenience stores.

For more information and to sign up, visit Clean Up Australia x Drumstick.

Sydney Lunar Festival

📅 When: February 10th - 25th

📍 Where: Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

What: Time to celebrate the Lunar New Year! A vibrant celebration representing many cultures in Sydney. Join in the festivities with food, art, and the joy of being together with friends and family.

🥢 Enjoy fabulous feasts, witness spectacular shows, and marvel at magnificent artworks throughout the festival. It's the Year of the Dragon, a time for joyous celebrations!

♿Accessibility: Disabled access is available, contact the operator for details.

For more information, visit the Sydney Lunar Festival.

Lunar Spectacular

📅When: Saturday, February 17th, 2 pm - 6:15 pm

📍Where: Centennial Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

What: Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of dance, music, and song at Lunar Spectacular! Cultural groups from Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese communities will grace the Centennial Hall stage, sharing the richness of their traditions in The Year of the Dragon.

🎟️ Free tickets available for booking from Friday, February 2nd, at 9 am. Registration is recommended.

Show Schedules

Show 1 | 2 pm - 3:15 pm

  • Welcome to Country

  • Ocean Dream Artistic Group

  • Beilei Martial Art

  • One Dance Studio

  • Pink Lotus Dance Group

  • Sydney Xing Meng Arts Group

  • Sydney Meya Conservatory of Chinese Music

  • Dancekool Community Group

  • Siam Dance Group

  • The King's School Prep Mandarin Choir

  • St George Academy of Performing Arts 8

  • Rites of Mist Dance Studio

  • Buddharangsee Thai Community Language School

  • Australia Red Maple Leaves Art Incorporated

Show 2 | 5 pm - 6:15 pm

  • Welcome to Country 1

  • Musicano Fusion Ensemble

  • Wisteria Sydney Dance Group 12

  • Australia Harmonic Choir 30

  • Nusantara Sydney Fance 3

  • Taiko No Wa

  • Sydney Jacaranda Performance Group Incorporated

  • Harang Junior

  • Yunnan Arts Troupe 1

  • Zhengzhou Artistic Group

  • Henan Shaolin Temple

Sydney Streets on Macleay Street

📅 When: Saturday, February 17th, 11 am - 10 pm

📍 Where: Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

What: Join us for a day of family fun as we stop the traffic and transform Macleay Street into a vibrant festival of festivities. Local businesses are bringing their best, offering special deals, pop-ups, activations, and more.

🎉 Experience festival vibes with live music, entertainers, kids' activities, and alfresco dining along the street. Share your celebration of the neighbourhood using #SydneyStreets.

👪 The event aims to be inclusive and accessible. If you have specific access or communication needs, contact the team at 9265 9333.

⏰ The event runs from 11 am to 10 pm, and the area will be closed to traffic from 9 am to 11:30 pm between Orwell Street and Roslyn Street. Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect, so check signs carefully.

🚧 If you have a business in the area, explore how you can get involved in the event.

♿Accessibility: A clear path of travel throughout the venue with an accessible toilet.

For more information, visit Sydney Streets on Macleay Street.

Fair Day

📅 When: Sunday, February 18th, 10 am - 9 pm

📍 Where: Victoria Park, Corner City Road and Parramatta Road, Camperdown NSW 2050

What: Get ready for the vibrant celebration of LGBTQIA+SB joy as over 70,000 people take over Victoria Park for Fair Day, an extravagant rainbow extravaganza! From day to night, every corner of our communities will come together for this annual global gathering to kick off the 2024 Festival.

🐾 Dapper dogs, DJs, and dancefloors will join over 200 food, retail, and community stalls. With six stages and six bars, you'll be entertained and hydrated throughout the day.

🌟 Event Highlights:

  • First Nations Circle: Celebrate Blak excellence with BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation. Shop Blak-owned businesses, learn about First Nations culture, and enjoy performances.

  • Doggywood: The campest dog pageant returns to the Optus Arena. Register your pup for a chance to take out esteemed categories.

  • Trans Camp: Making its debut, Trans Camp brings together transgender and gender-diverse community groups, health services, businesses, and creatives.

  • Karaoke Cave: As the sun sets, the Optus Arena transforms into Karaoke Cave, hosted by the fabulous Tash York.

  • Drag King Games: Witness the crowning of a new king on the American Express Main Stage, as the Drag King Games return with fierce competition.

🌐 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of the land where this event will take place. Always was, and always will be Aboriginal Land.

♿Accessibility: A clear path of travel throughout the venue with an accessible toilet. An Auslan interpretation is available.

For more information, visit Fair Day.

Sydney Streets on Stanley Street

📅 When: Saturday, February 24th, 11 am - 10 pm

📍 Where: Stanley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

What: Prepare for a day of family fun as we close off Stanley Street, bringing the best from local businesses with offers, pop-ups, activations, and more.

🎪 Event Highlights:

Festival Vibes: Enjoy live music, entertainers, kids' activities, and alfresco dining, creating a lively atmosphere along Stanley Street.

Business Involvement: Local businesses will showcase their best, adding to the vibrant street festival.

📱 Remember to use #SydneyStreets to share how you celebrate your neighbourhood during this exciting event.

🌐 We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have specific access or communication needs, please contact the team on 9265 9333.

🚧 The event runs from 11 am to 10 pm. The area will be closed to traffic from 9 am to 11:30 pm between Yurong Street and Crown Street. Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect, so check signs carefully. Visit for more info.

💼 If you have a business or organization in the area, find out how you can get involved in the event here.

♿Accessibility: A clear path of travel throughout the venue with an accessible toilet.

Events on throughout February

Passage of Night; Luminary Rising

📅 When: Until Sunday, February 25th

📍 Where: 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia

What: Explore the significance of the moon across diverse cultures in the "Passage of Night; Luminary Rising" exhibition. The moon, often a source of wonder, unity, and contemplation, serves as a unifying force across communities. Join in the exploration of storytelling, celebration, and ritual enacted under the moonlight by various cultures.

The exhibition showcases diverse artistic expressions, including drawing, installation, sculpture, and video animation, presenting stories that transcend cultural boundaries.

🎨 Featured Artists:

  • Frankie Chow

  • Maryanne Coutts

  • Carmen Glynn-Braun

  • Emma Hicks

  • Karen Lee

  • Lindy Lee

  • Pamela Leung

  • Lawrence Liang and Jordan Ritchie

  • Miho Watanabe and Meng-Yu Yan

🌐 This Willoughby City Council exhibition is co-curated by Cassandra Hard Lawrie and Rachael Kiang.

♿Accessibility: Disabled access is available, contact the operator for details.

For more information, visit Passage of Night; Luminary Rising.

Image: Meng-Yu Yan, Faces of the Moon (Full Moon), 2023, digital photography

Art After Dark Trail

📅 When: Until Thursday, February 29th

📍 Where: Campbelltown NSW 2560 Australia

What: Join the celebration of Campbelltown's iconic Public Art with the Art After Dark Trail, an Augmented Reality Public Art program. As part of the 2023 Festival of Fishers Ghost, this event invites people of all ages to explore the city and discover thriving artists, diverse cultures, and stories connected to Campbelltown.

Engage with an Augmented Reality experience that enhances public art, making it an interactive and immersive journey. Visit the website to explore featured artists, artworks, and details on joining a free guided walk along the trail.

♿Accessibility: Disabled access is available; please contact the operator for specific details.

For more information, visit Art After Dark Trail.

The People’s House: Sydney Opera House

📅 When: Daily in February, 10 am - 5 pm

📍 Where: Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney NSW 2000

What: Join the celebration of five decades of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments at the Sydney Opera House with "The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50" exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Commemorating 50 incredible years, this showcase highlights the Opera House as Sydney’s great civic space and 'the people’s house'.

Exhibition Highlights:

  • Relive the magic of past performances and events.

  • Explore behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the Opera House.

  • View extraordinary costumes, rare archival records, and more.

  • Engage with a playful LEGO® model and a digital drafting table.

  • Conduct a virtual orchestra in the Maestro interactive space.

  • Admire a specially commissioned woven Opera House by First Nations weavers.

  • Enjoy free film screenings on the construction and history of the Opera House.

♿Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Image: Curtain of the sun, artist John Coburn, 1969–70. © The Coburn Estate; Jørn Utzon Sydney Opera House photograph. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW: PXA 590 (v13), npA25J41; Photo by Max Dupain, c1965–72. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW: FL601561

For more information and to book tickets, visit The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50.

Love Your Nature

📅 When: Daily in February, 10 am - 4 pm

📍 Where: The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

What: Celebrate the captivating world of plant love at the Love Your Nature exhibition. Delve into the intricate relationships plants have fostered over time, from prehistoric plants using clones, spores, and seeds, to flowering plants using colours, shapes, and scents to attract animals. Witness the unique ways humans have played matchmaker, fostering bigger fruit, brighter flowers, and protecting wild plants for the future. Curated by the horticultural team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this immersive experience features over 20,000 plants and boasts one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest living green walls.

The Calyx’s kiosk, the Leaf Department, is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. Visit for a delightful array of coffee, juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, sweet treats, and snacks.

For more information and to book tickets, visit Love Your Nature.

The Customs House Sydney

📅 When: Daily in February

📍 Where: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000

What: Explore the rich maritime history of Sydney at The Customs House. Located on the ground floor, this exhibition unfolds a pictorial history of the Customs House, a vital hub for maritime activities. The Collector of Customs played a crucial role in overseeing shipping, trade, and immigration administration. Customs clerks managed excise and duties, ensuring goods' clearance for sale or export. Learn about the daily challenges faced by diligent Customs officials, from detecting smuggling to overseeing the flow of money, men, and morals. The exhibition features reproductions of historic artworks showcasing the Customs House's centrality in artistic renderings of Circular Quay and the evolving city skyline. Experience Sydney's transformation through a captivating series of historic photographs.

♿Accessibility: Mobility parking is available 300m away with a level access entrance.

For more information, visit The Customs House.

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