February means that summer is officially drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the end of the gorgeous weather and full calendar of things to do any time soon. Here are our top picks for your trip to Sydney this month.
This free event celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year, with 13 lanterns representing the animals of the Lunar Zodiac located around Circular Quay. Take an evening stroll after dusk to enjoy the full effect of the lanterns on display. Don’t miss ‘The Hero Pig’ which is a new addition for the Year of the Pig in 2019.
When: Friday 1st - Sunday 10th February
Where: The Rocks
More Details: http://www.therocks.com/whats-on/lunar-new-year-at-the-rocks/
Twilight at Tooronga
The Tooronga Zoo turns into the perfect live music venue all throughout February, featuring classic acts like The Whitlams, Hoodoo Gurus, The Waifs and more. This is the perfect way to enjoy Sydney on a balming summer’s evening, with a view over Sydney Harbour taking in the magnificence of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Bookings are essential, so plan ahead!
When: Various dates until 9th March
Where: Tooronga Zoo
More Details: https://twilightattaronga.org.au/
Carriageworks Summer Night Market
Photo Credit: Jacquie Manning
Hosted by chef Kylie Kwong, you will find over 60 stalls dedicated to showcasing the best food producers and chefs from around the country. Experience live cooking demonstrations, DJs and live performances by an acapella group along with dance performances from Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts. Lock this one in your diary for sure.
When: Friday 15th February, 5pm-10pm
Where: Wilson Street, Eveleigh
More Details: http://carriageworks.com.au/events/summer-night-market-2019/
A festival of short-films, Tropfest returns to Parramatta with an exciting run-sheet of finalists from comedies to drama and everything in between. An iconic Australian film festival, each short-film is made specifically for the festival which is policed via a specific item that the film-maker must include a signature item in the film. This year the item is a candle, in previous years it has been items like a rose or a pineapple!
When: Saturday 9th February
Where: Parramatta Park
More Details: https://tropfest.org.au/2019-2/travel/
Celebrating all things tomato, you’ll find artisan producers with tomato-based products and Bloody Mary’s along with free tours of The Royal Botanic Garden. If you’re feeling inspired by the tomato theme, why not plan ahead to attent ‘The Longest Tomato Lunch’ which will take place on a 70-metre-long table!
When: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
More Details: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/tomato-festival-2019
When all is said and done why not head back to your luxury suite at Zara Tower to relax with a spot of Netflix, provided on the house.