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The 7 Best Things To Do In Sydney This February

The 7 Best Things To Do In Sydney This February

Sydney has kicked off 2016 in huge fashion, and February isn’t going to slow down. In fact there’s so much to do this month that it’s lucky they’ve squeezed in that extra day. From parties in your nightwear and unique yoga, to harbour-side sing-alongs and tomato festivals, February is coming up trumps.

#1 Pyjama party at Tropfest


It’s music to everyone’s ears that Tropfest is back for 2016, and this year it will be held on the most romantic eve on the calendar, February 14. In the beautiful Centennial Park setting, Qantas are going to make it even more of a night to remember. The mission – if you choose to accept it – is to break the world record for the largest pyjama party.

You’ll not only score your own pair of Qantas PJs, but you’ll have a reserved spot in the Qantas exclusive viewing area where benefits including fast track lanes for food and drinks. Oh yeah, and it’s free, free, free. Register before February 9 to secure your spot at the PJ party. See you there.


#2 Sing for your Mardi Gras

If a public sing-along doesn’t put a smile on your face then it’s best to check your pulse. Sydney is ramping up for March’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and we’ve got an event to get you in the mood. At the picturesque Fleet Steps at Mrs Macquarie’s Point, the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir will be hosting the film Mamma Mia! The ABBA soundtrack is something you can never shake, so you’re bound to know the words. This event goes an extra sensory step thanks to LUSH who will be providing a scent-box and scent menu that leads you through the film in smells. We’re intrigued! So get your vocal chords ready and book tickets now.

#3 Paint the town red this month to celebrate Lunar New Year

(Photo: Lunar Markets)

The colour scares away bad luck and promises a happy and prosperous year ahead. Landmarks across Sydney will be awash with red between February 6-8 with some of our most iconic locations including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall and Circular Quay station lighting up for the occasion. If markets are more your scene head to Pyrmont Bay Park between February4-14  for free Lunar Markets complete with entertainment, bars and food from leading Sydney restaurants. For more info, click here.

#4 After the party is the afterparty

We love a festival that goes that one step further. Laneway Festival is on in Sydney on February 7 and they’re throwing a huge afterparty to celebrate another killer line-up. Held at Oxford Art Factory, there will be a full live set by Fidlar and DJ sets by Chuvrches, The Internet, Dom vs Dom and Japanese Wallpaper to name but a few. Doors open from 9pm. Monday’s lack of productivity proudly brought to you by good, live Sunday night music. You’re welcome.

#5 Come for the rugby, stay for the dress ups

NSW is holding the inaugural Sydney 7s this year over a full weekend as part of the Sevens World Series. If you’re not familiar with the format, be prepared to be entertained with 14-minute games throughout the day, ensuring a fast-paced, party like atmosphere. There will be exhibition matches and live music as well as the 45 games played across the two days. Fancy dress is also encouraged, with the theme being ‘Go Global’ so get your thinking hats on. Expect a sold out crowd for this exciting sporting event that’s held at Moore Park.

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#6 You say tomato, I say tomato

(Photo: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney/Facebook)

We don’t celebrate the humble tomato enough, but an event at the Royal Botanical Gardens is set to change that. A full weekend will be dedicated to this prolific fruit (scientifically speaking, yes it’s a fruit). Perhaps you’d like to dine on a tomato-inspired menu as part of the D’VineRipe Longest Tomato Lunch, or learn some skills in the cooking demonstrations. If showing off is more your thing come with your best home-grown tomato or put your handmade treats to the test. There will be competition categories for chilli sauce, passata, and of course a relish/chutney category. The event kicks off on Saturday Feburary 20, with guest judges including Cornersmith’s Alex Elliott-Howery. More info here.

#7 Downward Cat!


Are you ready for this? Cat Yoga is a thing. What better way to combat your weekly stress than with the combined healing and relaxing power of both cats and yoga? From the guys who bought you Catmosphere, Sydney’s one and only Space Cat Cafe, join them after work as they host 45 minutes of yoga followed by 15 minutes of kitty play time. It’ll take place each Thursday in February, from 7pm. For more details look here.

(Lead image: Lunar Markets)

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