Darling Harbour Events

Darling Harbour is a vibrant waterfront Sydney hub, hosting a myriad of great festivals and activities all year round. Every season boasts major events like New Years Eve, Australia Day and Chinese New Year to cultural festivals, celebrations such as "Fiesta", "Santa Fest" and 'Month of Love", plus regular weekend Harbourside Fireworks.

Upcoming Events

  • Fireworks - Saturdays
  • Thailand Grand Festival 21 - 22 March


  • When Saturdays in February 
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What Fabulous fireworks lighting up the Darling Harbour night sky
    • From 9.00pm most Saturday nights
    • Free!
  • Why not join the Sunset Dinner Cruise to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy a three course dinner with drinks and harbour views, then disembark at 6.30pm for a leisurely stroll along King St Wharf, pop into a bar (or two) and arrive at Cockle Bay in time for the light show. 


  • When 21 - 22 March
  • Where Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
  • What One of the largest cultural festivals in town, returning to Sydney for it's 13th annual festival
    • 11am to 8pm both Saturday and Sunday
    • Traditional dances & music, Thai massage & food
    • Designated Kids Zone
  • Why not make a day of it and explore Sydney Harbour with a pre or post-festival sightseeing cruise, or even a quick ferry trip under the Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay to impress the kids (and save their weary legs in the process). Great specials online.


  • When Friday 20 March
  • Where Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
  • What A celebration of Australian beef & shellfish. Join our Paddock & Claw Gold Lunch Series, hosted by Captain Cook Cruises in partnership with Margaret River's founding wine estate Vasse Felix.
    • 6 course menu featuring a premium selection of beef & shellfish 
    • Superior selection of Australian wines 
    • Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000

*Refer Gold Lunch page for full details and bookings


Watch this space for all the upcoming events ...

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