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

Foodie events, light shows, pro surfer and more! Here’s our pick of things to do in Sydney this month.

Vivid Sydney

Fun run & walk – Manly

7 May, Manly Beach front

Starting and finishing on the ocean beachfront opposite the Corso, it’s a great day out for people of all fitness levels – either individually or in teams. All proceeds go directly to local charities to improve their facilities and enable them to provide better services.

Cost: $30 – $75

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Taste of Manly

27-28 May, The Corso, Manly

The iconic “Taste of Manly” is the pinnacle of Manly’s vibrant food, drink and music culture. It’s a proud showcase of the best and brightest local restaurants and brewers alongside Australia’s finest wine producers across two music-filled days.

Cost: FREE

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VIVID Sydney

26 May – 17 June, Darling Harbour

See the city anew with 60 light attractions! Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. Vivid will fuse art, innovation and technology in collaboration with some of the most boundary-pushing artists, thinkers, musicians and culinary experts of our time.

Cost: FREE

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GWM Sydney surf pro – Narrabeen

17-24 March, 2 Malcolm Street, Narrabeen

The GWM Sydney Surf Pro is one of the biggest events on the World Surf League calendar. In 2023, North Narrabeen will play host to a WSL rated Challenger Series event, the ultimate battleground for surfers to showcase their talents and qualify for the Championship Tour.

Cost: FREE

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Banff mountain film festival – Avalon

26 May, 6:30pm-9:30pm, 39 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon

The 2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3 hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world. Sharing short films from explorers, runners, mountain bikers, skiers, paddlers and climbers from around the globe.

Cost: $23-$31

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Outdoor Acro Yoga class, Manly

27 May, 10:30am-12pm,

AcroYoga is a fun and engaging experience that allows you to build connections with people you are practicing with while staying fit and building core strength.

Cost: $20

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Have fun!

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