Sydney: The best things to do in Sydney and Manly, February 2023


Music festivals, sports, circus, moonlight cinema, Ed Sheeran, and more! Here’s our top picks of things to do in Sydney and Manly this month.


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St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Sunday 5 February, 2023 – 11.30am, Sydney Showground

This popular music event features artists such as HIAM, Joji, Phoebe Bridgers, Turnstile, Fred Again and more!

It’s a bit pricey but worth it – bring your friends.

Cost: $209

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For more live music and genres, don’t forget to check out some of the city’s most celebrated live entertainment venues – there’s always something on: Enmore Theatre, The Factory Theatre, City Recital Hall.

Westpac OpenAir

Wednesday 01 February to Tuesday 21 February 2023

Westpac OpenAir is a truly unique summer cinema experience. Located in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, before a backdrop that spans the harbour and the city skyline, you can enjoy cocktails, prosecco and gourmet meals, plus sunsets! After dark, an impressive three-storey-high screen rises from water level, and an extraordinary cinema experience unfolds.

Cost: Cinema tickets $36

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A Leagues and Super Rugby matches

Throughout February – afternoon and evening kick-off times.

Enjoy A-Leagues and Super Rugby matches at the Allianz Stadium in Moore Park.

Cost: Stadium tickets start at $15. Premium tickets in The Garden start at $49.

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The Mirror, circus/cabaret – Sydney Opera House

Thursday 9 February – Sunday 5 March, Sydney Opera House (SOH)

See multi-award-winning Australian circus Gravity & Other Myths combine circus and cabaret in one extraordinary performance.

Make memories at the SOH this summer – bring a friend!

Cost: Tickets start at just $59

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Ed Sheeran – Live at Accor Stadium

Fri 24 Feb and Sat 25 Feb 2023, Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

See one of the world’s most celebrated singer-songwriters perform live at Accor Stadium.

Cost: Tickets $109.90 – $149.90 – Booking fast.

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Sunset Sessions at Q Station, Manly

Sunday 05 February to Sunday 30 April 2023 (WEEKLY event)

Time: 3pm – 7.30pm with live music from 4-7pm

Sunset Sessions will showcase local music talent and artists will change weekly, so you can enjoy different music styles each week.

Cost: $15.00 per adult includes 1 free house beer, wine or soft drink | Free for children under 12 years. If you purchase a hamper package, your entry fee is complimentary!

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Sydney Lunar Festival | until Sunday 05 February 2023

Monday to Thursday, 12pm and 12.30pm at Sydney Town Hall steps
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7.30pm and 8pm at Dixon Street Mall, Chinatown

You can still celebrate the Year of the Rabbit which began January 22. Enjoy free lion dancing performance, drumming and colour or visit China Town and surrounds to enjoy festival dining experiences.

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Read an article about the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. Will it be an auspicious year for you? We hope so!

Learn to kayak lesson

Saturday 04 February 2023 to Sunday 27 October 2024 (WEEKLY)

Sydney Harbour Kayaks is giving a 3 Hour Introduction to Kayaking Course.

This introductory course will cover safety, the basic strokes and how to steer your kayak.

Cost: Kayak rental $55 (or bring your own kayak for a free lesson!)

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Have fun!

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