20 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This February

By Jessica Best - 31 Jan 2017

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Look, 2017 will be no walk in the park (because we’ve all done that 112 times). Instead, we’ve searched high and low to bring you guys an epic month of sport, love, Chinese Lunar New Year and delicious eats. What February lacks in size it sure makes up for in awesome things to do right around Sydney.

Strap yourselves in guys, here’s your (long) list of seriously awesome things to do this February!

Flow Athletic Presents Nightclub Spin

Ok guys, it doesn’t really get much better than this. Top DJ’s, crazy lighting and smoke machines… all while you get that summer bod (ICYMI February still counts as summer). Which brings us to our next question—why can’t all workouts be like this? Once again, Flow Athletic has launched their super, super popular spin classes (led by the country’s best Ben Lucas) and just so you know, they sell out like crazy, but there are 10 classes to choose from. Grab your tickets here.

When: Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February
Where: Home Nightclub, Darling Harbour
Cost: $42.74 per person

Heartbeats On The Streets

Get off Tinder, Heartbeats is the cooler and more epic way of finding that S/O, for starters it’s in Barangaroo. Which means you can eat yourself silly at one of Sydney’s hottest foodie precincts and maybe meet the love of your life. This genius event is brought to you by The Streets and Dear Pluto—so you’re in good hands, because they know we love food and a (hot) companion to eat all of the food with. Ladies will score a cocktail at Bel & Brio and gents can grab themselves a whisky at Shirt Bar. Don’t worry, you’ll all convene after a delicious night of eating and drinking at Untied, where you can swap deets and maybe a cheeky smooch with anyone that catches your fancy.

When: Tuesday 7 of February
Where: The Streets of Barangaroo
Cost: $45 per person

Royal Botanic Garden Ghost Tour

Halloween might be so last year but getting spooked is something we love (and hate) to get all year round. Lucky for you, the Royal Botanic Gardens are hosting a spine-tingling ghost tour of the gardens where you’ll score a walk through heritage buildings and hear spooky stories of the Garden's past, as well as strange and unexplainable events.

When: Thursday 9 of February, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Where: Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: $35 per person

Watch The Super Bowl

If you’re a die-hard fan of the Super Bowl (and let’s face it, we all have been ever since Beyonce stole the show in 2013) then you need to know that Sydney is taking this American showdown very, very seriously. So FYI, The Star, Luna Park, Shelbourne Hotel, GoodTime Burgers, The Chippo Hotel, Dee Why Hotel, Light Brigade Hotel and The Norfolk are all screening this must-see event. 

Luckily for you guys you can find all the details here.

When: Monday 6 of February
Where: Various locations

Lunar New Year

Yep, more food, more markets, more performances, more decorations, more celebrations… more everything. You seriously cannot miss the Chinese New Year bonanza that’s hitting Sydney hard. ICYMI these are the go-to LNY shenanigans that are guaranteed to be epic; Kensington Street Chinese Lunar New Year, Lunar Eats At Sydney Opera House, Sydney Lunar Markets, Chinatown night market, Chinese new year lunar feasts, Westpac lunar lantern hub, Ayam Zodiac Roulette.

When: Until Sunday12 of February
Where: Various locations

School Of Life

If you haven’t heard of the School Of Life, keep reading (seriously, you should be visiting this place every damn week). This city hub is your go-to for all things thought provoking when it comes to philosophy, literature, psychology, visual arts… you name it, they’re all over it. These guys are celebrating the most romantic month of the year with a one of a kind talk, The Philosophy Salon: The Dimensions of Love. You’ll hear ideas about this historical outlook on love, meaning you’ll score major brownie points for your new and improved perception of love at your next dinner conversation. Book your tickets here.

When: Wednesday 22 February
Where: Cake Wines, 16 Eveleigh Street, Redfern
Cost: $50 per person

Glitoris At The Bearded Tit

The Bearded Tit (aka one of Sydney’s best live entertainment venues) is taking over Sydney with the kind of health class you were never going to get… but always wanted. The folks here are parading the streets of Redfern all in celebration of the female anatomy. The cause? To school the shiz out of you. And yep, the rumours are true. There will be a gigantic golden glitoris. Come on, you can’t miss that.

When: The Bearded Tot
Where: Until Saturday 25 of February

The Hunger Project

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to be a good human, you’re going to love this one. The Hunger Project is giving you the chance to skip the cue to some of Australia’s best restaurants (cue Momofuko Seibo, The Apollo, Ester, Bennelong and Quay) for a seriously awesome cause this Valentine’s Day. All you have to do is bid your hard earned coin on a table for two and bottle of wine and ta-da! You end up well fed and watered for a great cause.

When: Tuesday 14 of February
Where: Various locations

I Am Pig At Rawson’s Restaurant

We’re all for a degustation dinner (the more food we try the merrier, right?) so if you’ve never tried a bacon candle or a piglova… here’s your chance to catch up. Five courses. All of the wine. Sounds like a mighty fine night at Rawson’s Restaurant if you ask us.

When: Thursday 23 of February, 7:30pm
Where: Epping Club, Epping
Cost: $98 per person

Colour Run Night

You know it’s going to be a good month when you get to run through a tonne of rainbow paint (we’ve never been lovers of cardio but this makes it so worth it). If neon colours, bubbles, and surprise attractions sounds like your type of cardio then you’re in for a treat. Pack the streets after-hours and run, skip, dance or walk your way through the CBD to raise awareness and coin for a worthy cause. Book your tickets here.

When: Saturday 18 of February
Where: The Domain, Art Gallery Road
Cost: Various pricing

Sky High Bao Bar

This Chinese New Year the Sydney Tower Eye is taking the festivities to new heights with Sydney’s first Sky High Bao Bar, partnering with bao and matcha specialists One Tea Lounge. And yes, the famous baogers will be making an appearance (and some of the matcha kind too). Plus, you’ll have epic 360 degree views of Sydney and a custom photo booth on site!

When: Until Sunday 12 February, Monday to Thursdays 12pm-3pm, Friday to Sundays 12pm-5pm
Where: Sydney Tower Eye, CBD

Petstock Pet Adoption Day

Well, we all needed another excuse to hit up a pet store on our lunch break didn’t we? Local pet rescue organisations will visit PETstock stores across Sydney to raise awareness of pet adoption as part of National Pet Adoption Day. Before you ask, yes, a cuddle with some rescue pets is included. Tell your mates and your mum.

When: Sunday 5 of February, 10am-2pm
Where: PETstock stores across Sydney

Outdoor Cinemas

With all this warm weather, you’re going to need to keep up to date with the latest (and then not-so-latest) flicks. As usual, we’ve got you. Check out every outdoor cinema worth visiting this February. 

One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Whether you’re the bride to be or not, the One Fine Day Wedding Fair is your one-stop wedding haul for all things inspiration. And you won’t find a single bridezilla here because there will be over 90 of the best wedding vendors around Sydney to keep all the brides zen AF. Get your tickets here.

When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of February
Where: The Cutaway, Barangaroo
Cost: $20 per person (starting price)

Serbian Food Festival

Have we ever turned down a food festival? No. And neither have you. Let’s just say if putting yourself in a food-induced coma (from really, reallyyyy delicious) food was on your to-do list this year. This is the festival to do it. Happy eating!

When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of February
Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

Here’s an epic way to challenge yourself (you know, to tick off that self-improvement resolution) and your crew. This is a massive, and we mean MASSIVE event raising money for charity and guaranteed to be one helluva good time. Run, swim or compete in both (being the athlete that you are) at the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and yeah, you’re going to drag your friends into it too.

When: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of February
Where: Dee Why Beach
Cost: $50 per person (starting price)

General Pants Bowl-A-Rama

It’s that time of year again where the world’s greatest skaters fight it out for the ultimate title in the Bondi skating bowl and we, well, we get to watch them do it and eat all the food (someone has to). There’s a huge line-up of talent, including Tony Hawk and heads up, it’s selling out damn fast. Grab your tickets here.

When: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 of February
Where: Bondi Beach
Cost: $59.20 per person (starting price)

Cupid’s Undie Run

We know, we had you at “undie run”. Sure, that may be something you do around your house on a Sunday morning but hear us out—you can actually bare those knickers for an awesome cause. Raise some coin for the Children’s Tumour Foundation and join the biggest undie party there ever was. So, be there, in your underwear or be square. Register here.

When: Sunday 19 of February
Where: Hyde Park, CBD
Cost: $60 per person

Manly Inflatable Boat Race

We’re always instantly on-board (see what we did there?) whenever inflatables are involved. Now in its 13th year, this race is a damn good time. Grab your flamingo, your unicorn or whatever floats your boat (sorry, we’ll stop now) and come ready for the LOLs.

Register here.

When: Sunday 26th February 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Manly Beach
Cost: $45 

Portuguese-Brazilian Food Festival

Thanks to the legends over at The Brazilian Community Council of Australia and the Sydney Portugal Community Club, Sydney is getting its very first Portuguese-Brazilian festival. They’re calling it the Canguru na Folia (translated to Kangaroo revelry) and it’ll bring carnival vibes to the inner west, complete with a costume competition, jumping castle, live DJs, and as much food as you can fit into your hungry belly. 
Tickets are dirt-cheap and we know it’ll be worth the—tiny—investment. Head here for tickets. 

When: Saturday 25 February – Sunday 26 February
Where: Sydney Portugal Community Club – 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
Cost: $5-7 

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