As we count down the final winter month and welcome spring with open arms, we thought we would round up our top picks for what's on in Sydney in August. From award-winning comedic musicals to fun food festivals, Sydney excites through August.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
The nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, The Book of Mormon, will be pleasing Sydney’s crowds until early September at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Dubbed “the best musical of this century” by the New York Times, The Book of Mormon is an outrageous musical comedy detailing the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.
Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre
When: Until 2 September
MY FAIR LADY
The Julie Andrews-directed record-breaking My Fair Lady has returned to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.
The classic tale of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins is an endearing story that continues to charm audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. With a stellar cast of Australian theatre royalty and emerging talent, this rendition of My Fair Lady is a production not to be missed for musical theatre lovers.
Where: Capitol Theatre
When: Until 14 October
Sydney’s most well-known and popular annual fun run, the City2Surf sees punters make their way from the CBD to Bondi, covering a 14-kilometre course. The route starts in the city centre and passes through Kings Cross and the eastern suburbs (including the steep ascent from Rose Bay to Vaucluse along New South Head Road). This fun run is suitable for all levels of fitness and can be walked for those who can’t fathom the thought of running!
Where: CBD to Bondi
When: Sunday 12 August
BALMORAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Each year, Balmoral Beach transforms into a foodie’s paradise, with the iconic Food and Wine Festival that draws thousands of food and wine lovers from across Sydney. The event spans the entire foreshore of Balmoral Beach and provides guests the opportunity to meet the growers from a number of the Mudgee Region's finest food and wine producers.
Where: Balmoral Beach, Balmoral
When: Sunday 12 August, 11am – 5pm
ITALIAN WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof with the Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover.
Where: Australian Technology Park – Bays 10-14, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh
When: Sunday 26 August, 10am – 6.30pm