Sydney’s summer events calendar heats up

Sydney's action-packed summer of events is expected to inject a whopping $500 million into the local economy.

From concerts, Christmas markets, and food festivals to international sporting events and arts and culture events, Sydney’s action-packed summer of events is expected to inject a whopping $500 million into the local economy.

The New South Wales Government’s Summer in Sydney event series will see dozens of events across the CBD and Western Sydney which NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said will get people enjoying the city like never before.

“These events will be so important to our state – injecting millions into the local economy and supporting local hotels, bars, restaurants, tourism operators and small businesses, while bringing people together at this special time of year,” Premier Perrottet said.

“These world-class Summer in Sydney events will deliver a significant boost to our economy but just as importantly, they’ll also provide visitors a summer to remember.”

NSW Minister for Tourism and the Arts Ben Franklin said Summer in Sydney will be an exciting time for New South Wales and an important one for the State’s economy.

“We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of these events for our economy, which are forecast to inject at least $500 million into the Sydney economy,” Minister Franklin said.

Catering to everyone from foodies and culture vultures to sports fans, Summer in Sydney highlights include Opera on Cockatoo Island, Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon, the Art Gallery of NSW Opening Festival, Sydney WorldPride, blockbuster musicals, festivals, major sporting events such as SailGP, the United Cup, the HSBC Sydney 7’s and racing carnivals, and Open For Lunch in both Sydney and Parramatta.

Furthermore, after its successful debut last summer, ELEVATE, the four-day festival on the Cahill Expressway, will return with a lineup of major Sydney musicians and performers.

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