Festivals and Events
A festival of short films in competition, with talks and workshops.
Held at the Bondi Pavilion.
January - February
Alternate and Fringe Arts events are sometimes held at Bondi Beach,
in association with the Festival of Sydney.
Way back in 1999 there was an event called
"nude night surfing". Tabloid journalists and the raincoat brigade have
been hoping for a repeat ever since.
February: Latin American Festival
. Held every February.
The Bondi Wave Music Industry Conference
is held mid-May on a Friday.
It's free and runs all day - expert speakers share their expertise
to anyone wanting to learn about
the workings of the music industry.
There are many other music courses and concerts
at the Pavilion throughout the year.
World Environment Day.
Annual festival to celebrate the environment, Bondi Pavilion.
Entertainment, workshops, displays.
July: Mid Winter Festival
Each year Waverley Council
organises some sort of festival with activities centred
around the Bondi Pavilion.
July: Ice Skating at Bondi Beach
From Friday 1st July to Sunday 17th July 2016, 10am to 9pm,
adults $22 including skates per session. Right at the beach, see the web site for
: The annual 14-kilometre
City to Surf
Usually held on the second Sunday in August,
starting around 9am from the city and finishing
with picnics in the park at Bondi.
In 2016, it happened on Sunday 14th August.
: Festival of the Winds - Australia's largest
Kite Flying Festival
It's on the beach and free. Goes from 11am to 4pm.
Usually not much wind before 1pm, and it finishes promptly at 4pm.
October into November
Sculpture by the Sea
- Along the coastal
walk from Bondi to Tamarama. Runs for almost three weeks and is free.
Now a Sydney institution. Recommended.
: Iron Man Competition.
: Bondi Short Film festival.
: Afro Latin by the Sea Concert; Carols by the Sea.
December: Christmas at Bondi
has been a day on the beach for backpackers
and tourists far from home.
But on Christmas Day the hotels are closed
and Waverley Council has make the beach an alcohol-free zone.
You need to plan a big party at home with your mates.
Bondi Beach comes alive again on Boxing Day,
and the biggest celebration is New Years Eve on December 31st.
Last Updated - 3rd April, 2017