Top 10 Sydney Events Happening In August 2015

Top 10 Sydney Events Happening In August 2015

Are you planning to visit Sydney in August this year? It is never too late or early to begin planning your itinerary for the trip. It is pertinent that you find out what events lay ahead on the different days of the month, so you will be able to plan more effectively before you fill up your travel schedule.
Whether you are visiting Sydney for the first time or you are coming from a different city in Australia, it helps if you approach the tourism board or friends for travel advice. If you are travelling with your family and children are tagging along, ensure that you include activities that are kid and family-friendly. Here are some of the top events that are happening in August 2015:

Death Cab For Cutie

Held at the iconic Sydney Opera House, you can join in the awesomeness by catching the debut performance of an Indie-rock band named Death Cab For Cutie. Their performance is slated to happen on the first of August this year. This will also be the release of the band’s eighth album titled Kintsugi (2015).

Good Food and Wine Show 2015

As you might already know, cities in Australia have a lot to offer visitors in terms of culinary delights and drinks. Sydney is no exception, and the city has modern, casual and sophisticated five-star restaurants as well as funky bars and intimate cafes. Foodies will be delighted to learn that there will be a Good Food & Wine Show from 7th to 9th August.
This event aims to bring together some of the best chefs, industry insiders and winemakers from around the world. Be prepared to be inspired, educated and entertained as you enjoy the event to the fullest. You can even meet with Australia’s local producers, attend cooking classes and even visit cellar doors.

Orchestra seventeen88

This is unique all-star team of talented musicians from Australia, and they have performed and studied across Europe and Asia for many years using only authentic period instruments. Rachael Beesley is the concertmaster and she is internationally renowned. Rachael is also featured extensively with international orchestras and ensembles as well as Australia’s very own crème de la crème. The performance is set to happen on 15th and 16th August.


Discover what Sydney has to offer for some family-friendly fun in August this year. In this family event, your kids and you can slide, climb, crawl and run – if you have watched a TV program called Total Wipeout, you are definitely in for a treat as this is the event for you. Little BIG DASH is a safer version of the aforementioned, and its obstacle course is colourful and carefully designed for families, fitness and fun. This event is set to happen on 23rd August at the Sydney International Regatta Centre Penrith.

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2015

Happening from 28th August to 30th August, Oxfam Trailwalker is fundraising event set on a global scale, which oversees thousands of enthusiastic teams in different locations worldwide and raises the necessary funds to help end injustice and poverty around the world. From this event, you can expect hundreds of teams attempting to tackle a 100km of Australian bush within 48 hours.

Australia China BusinessWeek 2015

The event is now into its eighth year, and it is returning on 26th to 27th August. Located at the Sheraton on the Park, this is a large event that is carefully tailored towards China-active mid-sized companies as well as SMEs that are in their early stages, wanting to refine and develop their China strategy. This business week will offer effective business platforms for both investors and professionals from China and Australia to connect and participate in business matching.

Chris Hadfield – A Spaceman’s View of the Planet

This event features Colonel Hadfield, who is a famed astronaut and has recently served as the Commander of the International Space Station. Colonel Hadfield will be interviewed by veteran journalist Ray Martin and they will take you on a journey of understanding Colonel Hadfield’s countless scientific experiments as he tries to study the universe as well as monitor how the human body reacts to weightlessness.

League of Legends OPL Grand Final

If you are an avid fan of gaming, you should keep 8th August free on your schedule. Simply because the League of Legends OPL Grand Final is hitting Sydney’s shores at the Luna Park this year! So, go ahead and join them for an action-filled day as there is a wide array of LOL activities installed for you. Be sure to reserve your seats for the live final match in the Big Top as well!


Darlinghurst Theatre Company would like to present a comedy called DETROIT this year. This show will end on 16th August, so be sure you make it in time to catch it. As a Pulitzer Prize finalist and an Obie Award winner, this Australian premier explores the potential and danger faced when people open themselves up to something new.

2015 Sydney TAFE Open Day

If you happen to be a prospective student, you may consider attending Sydney’s annual TAFE Open Day to learn more about their colleges at places such as Ultimo, Sutherland and St George. You will be able to attend one-on-one advice sessions as well as information sessions that are held by the colleges’ faculties and employees. The event is sure to have something for you. There will be more than 100 tours, demos and sessions happening throughout the day and there is plenty of fun stuff to do as well.
When you are planning for your trip, you should not forget how to find ways to travel conveniently and safely to the various events that are held in and around Sydney. For starters, you may consider a minibus or coach hire. These companies will take care of all your transport woes! If you wish to enjoy every part of the journey, you should opt for transport vehicles that are well maintained and they should come from a coach hire company that is reputable.