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IFEA World Festival And Event City Award : IFEA World Festival And Event City Award
IN 2011 ECEMBER he iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart acht Race is a 628 nautical mile acht race starting from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. The race s widely regarded as one of the oughest tests of seamanship in he sport of sailing. Almost every ear, heavy weather conditions re encountered on the course s the fleet heads south in he Tasman Sea, crossing the astern part of Bass Strait on he way. The event has been ailed every year since 1945, nd this year will mark the 7th edition. A major international cycling series featuring Australia's leading professional cycling stars including Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games champions competing against world class international cyclists. Women's and men's event in five locations. Australia's most popular TV series MasterChef goes live in 2011 for three days only! See MasterChef judges and special guests plus contestants live on stage for a 60 min cooking spectacular and then spend the rest of the day in Australia's first Festival of Cooking. Learn new tips, tricks and recipes from the professionals! Join in master classes, cookery schools and shop from hundreds of providores and producers. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 6 December International Cycling Grand Prix Series 8 - 12 December MasterChef Live 8 - 12 December he streets of Sydney Olympic ark will ignite over three days s V8 Supercars push the limits the season's final battle. Race y Day and Rock All Night with uns N' Roses on Saturday in an xclusive Sydney performance. ydney Telstra 500 - 5 December Nowhere on earth does New Year like Sydney the New Year's Eve Capital of the World! Family and friends, near and far, get started on your party plans early and make sure you get a front row seat to our spectacular Harbour celebrations. Sydney New Year's Eve 31 January If you think this year was big for festivals and events, just wait till you see what's in store for 2011. From the bridge to the bush, from our suburban streets to every region in the state, the action runs non-stop, 365 days. In this calendar, you'll find a list of every event on the schedule, including five blockbusters in Sydney itself. (No wonder Sydney has just been voted the 'Top Global City' at the 2010 World Festival and Event City Awards). So what are you waiting for? Turn the page and start planning for the biggest year of events and festivals you've ever seen. If it's on in 2011, it's on in Sydney and NSW. JANUARY 1. 14 -23 JANUARY 2.19JAN-2APRIL 3.19APRIL-2MAY New Years Test - Vodafone Ashes TestSeries: Australia v England A classic five day cricket Test against the old enemy at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sydney 3-7 January 2011 Sydney Festival A three week party with arts as its centre where Sydney siders come out to play. Sydney 8-30 January 2011 Sydney Festival First Night A free feast of music, dance and visual spectacle. Sydney CBD 8 January 2011 Medibank International Sydney Tennis The world's tennis aces come out to play. Sydney Olympic Park 9-15 January 2011 St.George OpenAir Cinema See new release movies on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Royal Botanic Gardens 12 January - 19 Febuary 2011 Australia Day A celebration of our nation. Sydney 26 January 2011 Tap Dogs The tap musical that's taking the world by storm. Sydney TBC Jersey Boys - The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Unforgettable stage musical. Oh what a night! Theatre Royal, Sydney From September 2010 Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life 1990-2005 An unforgettable exhibition from the portrait photographer of the stars. MCA, Sydney From November 2010 - 26 March 2011 The First Emperor: China's Entombed Warriors Rare oppotunity to see one of the great archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney From December 2010 - 13 March 2011 CountryLink Parkes Elvis Festival 1000's of Elvis Presley fans pay homage to the King in a famous country town. Parkes 5 - 9 January 2011 JAYCO Tamworth Country Music Festival One of the world's top 10 music festivals rocks the bush for seven days and nights. Tamworth Town Centre 14 - 21 January 2011 Wave Warriors -- Surf Lifesaving National Junior Challenge The next generation of surf lifesaving champions competes. Wollongong 18 - 20 January 2010 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Three days of endurance car racing on the famous Mt Panorama circuit. Mt Panorama, Bathurst 4 - 6 Febuary 2011 The Australian Surf Rowers League - Navy Australian Open Surf Boat Championship Spectacular racing in unpredictable, and often dangerous, surf. Wollongong City Beach 5 - 7 Febuary 2011 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Twilight Parade A spectacular parade that lights up Sydney's Chinatown in this annual festival. Sydney CBD 6 Febuary 2011 Doctor Zhivago - A New Musical The breathtaking love story given a new twist and featuring Anthony Warlow. Lyric Theatre, Sydney 19 Febuary - 2 April 2011 Movie Extra Tropfest The world's largest short film festival, now in its nineteenth year, takes over the Domain. The Domain, Sydney 20 Febuary 2011 Valvoline Corowa Autofest A 3-day festival for lovers of muscle cars. Corowa 26 - 28 Febuary 2011 FEBUARY MARCH APRIL Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade The internationally famous extravaganza includes a two week art festival and the best summertime dance parties. Oxford St, Sydney 5 March 2011 CMC Rocks the Hunter International & local country music stars perform at Hope Estate Winery. TBC 5-6March2011 Archibald Prize Exhibition Australia's oldest and most prestigious art awards and a major highlight of the country's arts calendar. Art Gallery NSW, Sydney TBC Burton Toyota Surfest - Newcastle Australia's largest surfing festival in the second largest city in New South Wales. Merewether Beach, Newcastle 14 -20 March 2011 Opera in the Paddock - Inverell A night of Opera and entertainment under the stars in an Australian bush setting. Inverell 19 March 2011 Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival One of Australia's premier country racing events. Albury Racing Club 24 - 25 March 2011 MAY 70.3 Port Macquarie, Ironman Australia, Port Macquarie The fastest growing Triathlon series in the world. Port Macquarie 1 May 2011 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Australia and Asia pacific's best designers present their collections. OPT, Sydney TBC Sydney Writers' Festival One of the world's top literary events. Sydney Theatre Company 6-22May2011 Sydney Carnival including: AAMI Golden Slipper Day Including the world's richest race for 2-year olds. Rosehill Gardens 2 April 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale The next generation of track champions are bought and sold at an exciting auction. Newmarket 5-7April2011 David Jones Australian Derby Day Featuring the AJC Derby, Australia's top race for three year old racehorses. Royal Randwick 9 April 2011 Orange F.O.O.D Week Ten day celebration of fine food and wine in country New South Wales. Orange 8 - 17 April 2011 Sail Port Stephens Great sailing inshore and offshore through Port Stephens Marine Park. Port Stephens 11 -17 April 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - 2011 Sydney ITU World Championship Series The world's best triathletes compete in the championship's first event. Sydney 10 April 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show The bush comes to the city for this famous annual event. Sydney Showground, Sydney 19 April - 2 May 2011 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic The world's best compete for the big prize in female surfing. Dee Why Beach TBC Bluesfest Byron Bay Blues & Roots including Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Ben Harper. Tyagarah, Byron Bay 22 -25 April 2011 Musica Viva Festival 2011 Chamber musicians and renowned pianists perform the classics. Sydney Conservatorium of Music 28 April - 5 May 2011 IN SYDNEY 2011 5. 8 JANUARY 6. APRIL 9. JUNE 10.3-13JUNE 11. 23 JULY 12. APRIL 13. 8 - 11 SEPTEMBER 7. 10 APRIL 8. MAY 4. 14 -23 JANUARY