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The Plus Ones’ Guide: Best Events in Sydney this May

Autumn is setting in slowly this month, but that doesn’t mean the city of Sydney plans on slowing down this May! Embrace the fresh air as you wake up in the morning and savour the splashes of sunshine – just remember to take a jacket with you to the coolest events in Sydney!

Sydney Comedy Festival (finishes 21 May)
Sydney continues to crack up this May with the thirteenth annual comedy festival in full swing. Support upcoming comedians as well as catching some of your old favourites. Check out our guide.

Banff Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival (2 – 9 May)
Mesmerising landscapes shot alongside truly inspiring stories are what make adventure films so remarkable. As a selection of the world’s greatest are showcased right here in Sydney, don’t miss your chance to get your heart rate going as you witness some awe-inspiring moments.

PNAU at Metro Theatre (5 May)
Making a long awaited return to The Metro Theatre and now performing as world famous electro pop megastars, Sydney locals return to their old stomping ground – for one night only.

Darkness into Light (6 May)
Help to raise awareness of suicide and self harm by taking part in a sunrise walk from Bondi Beach. Launched by Pieta House in Ireland, this movement has grown exponentially to become a global event. A great opportunity to make a real difference.

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Taste Orange at Watsons Bay (7 May)
Head down to the stunning Watsons Bay Hotel and sample some of the most diverse wines grown in Australia’s much-loved wine region: Orange. Fancy buffing up on your wine knowledge? Book in for a wine masterclass.

World Class Cocktail Week (7 – 13 May)
We are seriously lucky here in Sydney to have some of the world’s greatest cocktail makers working in our bars and restaurants. Celebrate their talent and indulge in their artistic creations. Read our guide to the best events.

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers Market (12 – 14 May)
Finders Keepers aren’t your typical ‘rummage amongst some junk to find a hidden gem’ kind of markets. Carefully curated with only the best independent art and design stalls, you are sure to find an abundance of talent and zero junk.

Mother’s Day Luncheon (14 May)
Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with a fancy pants lunch featuring Harbour Bridge views. You will definitely be in her good books after this special treat.


Astronomy Open Night (20 May)
Stare at the glittering stars and get a lesson in the night sky from real life astronomers. Not to be missed for the wonder thirsty out there.

Sydney Soirée (20 May)
Dinner parties just got a whole lot more interesting. Time to spread your social butterfly wings! Enjoy each course with a different group of new friends, followed by an exclusive after party to continue the mingling.

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney (26 May – 17 June)
The inspiring annual festival features an amazing programme of events based around the themes of ‘Light, Music and Ideas.’ Take advantage of being in Sydney and experience as many as possible. Soak up the culture that will inevitably surround you.

GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (27 May)
Time to rally around and get your friends together for the Great Australian Beer Spectacular, affectionately known as GABS. Share your love of craft beer with like-minded people. Enter our competition to bag yourself  double pass! 

Taste of Manly (27 – 28 May)
The food scene in Manly is continuously evolving and impressing food and wine devotee’s not just in Sydney, but across Australia. Enjoy the live music as you sample some of the mouth-watering creations on offer.

– Abi
Abi believes you can never wear too much leopard print or drink too much white wine. Follow her on Instagram @rincess_abi.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Example PR, Kabuku PR, Sydney Comedy Festival.
Image Credit: Banff Mountain Film Festival Australia, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Public Domain Pictures, Broadsheet, Vivid Sydney, Finders Keepers.