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What's On

In Sydney and looking for something to do on the world's best harbour?

In addition to our program of regular tours, we host special events – from concerts and art exhibitions through to sports competitions and community open days – that celebrate the natural and heritage values of our sites. We also promote attractions from within our thriving community of tenants. You’ll find details of upcoming events and attractions below.

School Holiday Fun at Cockatoo Island

These school holidays, escape with friends and family to the heart of Sydney Harbour! Between Saturday, 28 September and Sunday, 13 October, Cockatoo Island will offer an exciting program of activities, including vacation care, historic crane demos and immersive tours. 

Saturday, 12 October 2019
Steam Crane Demo

Travel back to the era where steam ruled – attend an upcoming demonstration of one of our vintage steam cranes!

18 to 27 October 2019
Festival of Mosman 2019

From its picturesque beaches and coastal bushland through to its thriving community and harbourside lifestyle, there’s much to celebrate about Mosman... and with Festival of Mosman returning for a jam-packed, 10-day program in October, there’s no better time to celebrate!

19 October to 27 October
Headland Artists: Open Studios Day + Annual Exhibition

The Headland Park Artist Precinct at Georges Heights, Mosman is home to the Headland Artists – a collective of painters, potters, sculptors and photographers. To celebrate Festival of Mosman, the Headland Artists are hosting two events for the community: Open Studios Day (19 Oct) and an exhibition at the Landship Gallery (19 Oct to 27 Oct).

Saturday, 9 November 2019
One Electric Day (featuring John Farnham and special guests)

John “The Voice” Farnham will be headlining the One Electric Day festival at Cockatoo Island this November. The all-Aussie rock event (1:30pm to 9:30pm) will also feature performances from James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi and Southern Sons.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Cockatoo Island NYE 2019 Experience

End 2019 on a high with our New Year's Eve Experience at Cockatoo Island. For one night only, ticketholders will have exclusive access to the island, either as a guest in our waterfront campground or one of our holiday houses or apartments.

Sunday, 9 February 2020
Red Hot Summer Tour 2020

The Red Hot Summer Tour will marks its 10th anniversary in 2020 with a special show at historic Cockatoo Island. On Sunday, 9 February, Aussie rock legends Hunters & Collectors will lead an all-star line-up. James Reyne, the Living End, the Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera will also perform. 

From Wednesday 23 October 2019
Middle Head Market

Kicking off Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Harbour Trust welcomes the Middle Head Market to Middle Head, Mosman.

Launching during the Festival of Mosman, the Middle Head Market will operate every Wednesday from 8am until 2pm. The new market invites visitors to enjoy a pleasant country style market atmosphere and breathtaking views of the harbour.

These community markets offer everything from fresh organic fruits and vegetables, gourmet and seasonal produce and artisan products.