If you are visiting Sydney for the races you may also tie in your trip to one of these major events. Similarly, if you’re in town for these events keep in mind that we’ll always be racing at the weekend to help make your visit extra special.
The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac
The largest fun run in the world! Held each year this run welcomes both competitive and community participants to join on the day, whether they decide they would like to walk or run. The course spans from Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD all the way to the iconic Bondi Beach, totaling in 14km.
Held annually in August, Sydney NSW / See more
The spectacular display of Vivid Sydney is held annually across Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the southern hemisphere, and should be on your bucket list!
Held annually in May, Sydney NSW / More info
State of Origin
Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry, New South Wales Blues vs. Queensland Maroons. Each year this event attracts huge audiences selling out stadiums. A Rugby League event not to be missed! Keep an eye out for when your AFL or NRL team are next playing in Sydney and tie it in with a day at the races.
Held annually in June-July, Sydney NSW / See more
NRL Grand Final
One of Australia’s major sporting events, and one of the largest attended club championship events in the world. If you’re in Sydney while your team is playing in the grand final, be sure to get a day of racing as an appetisert!
Held annually in October / See more
Land Rover Polo in the City
Bringing Polo to the City, head to the polo in Centennial Park. Gather your friends and head out for a fun and unique day, sip cocktails and groove to the tunes of the resident DJ.
Held each year in November, Centennial Park NSW / See more
Sydney to Hobart
Held every year on Boxing Day, this is one event not to be missed. Witness the thrills as the yachts take off for their voyage down the south coast of Australia. View the prestigious ocean race by perching yourself up at one of the most popular vantage points, Watsons Bay.
26 December, Sydney Harbour – Watsons Bay NSW / See more
Parramatta Lanes Festival
Food, pop-up bars, live music and art. Parramatta Lanes Festival has it all year after year. Eat from a range of cuisines and enjoy the many art installations on display throughout the festival. Ideal to visit after a raceday at Rosehill Gardens which is only a few minutes away.
Held in October each year, Parramatta CBD NSW / See more
Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run
If you’re looking for a family running event (even with the pet dog!) then this one is for you. There are four course options to choose from to suit all abilities.
Western Sydney Parklands, The Horsley Drive & Cowpasture Road, Abbotsbury NSW / See more