May Events – Taste of Manly

May already? This year is flying by! We’ve gathered up some of the best events happening around Sydney in the month of May for you to check out, but what we’re most excited for is the Taste of Manly festival happening at the end of this month!


Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical 

Starting on May 15th until mid July, this blockbuster musical is coming back to town with more glitter than ever for its 10th anniversary celebration tour! Featuring an array of more than 500 award winning costumes, 200 headdresses and non stop dance floor classics. Priscilla is the epic journey of three friends who hop on board an old bus headed to Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Priscilla will be held at The Capitol Theatre and tickets are on sale now! Click here for more info and to buy your tickets.

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Samsung Powers Sunrise on the Steps

Experience the Sydney Opera House like never before and find your focus to start the day. Choose between circuit (Tuesday and Thursday) and yoga (Wednesday and Friday) classes overlooking Sydney Harbour just as the sun is rising. If you’re going to exercise in the morning, this is the way to do it! Classes run for approximately one hour starting at 7am. Click here for more info and to book your tickets.


Sydney Writers Festival 

Australia’s biggest celebration of writing and ideas, the Sydney Writers Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances. Running from the 30th of April until the 6th of May at Carriageworks. There will also be events all across Sydney from Town Hall and the Recital Hall in the city centre to suburban Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Click here to check out the full program and to buy your tickets.

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And now for the main event! The Taste of Manly festival will be on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of May for its 32nd year of showcasing all thats great about Manly’s ever changing food scene. If you love drinking fine wines and local beers, nibbling on delicious food and listening to live music in the sunshine then this one is for you! Set on the stunning beachfront of Manly there will be over 16 restaurant cuisines and over 15 beer and wine stalls. A must for all you foodies out there! Click here for more info.



Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas returns for the 10th spectacular year in 2018, to illuminate Sydney with mesmerising new light art and projections and deliver a fresh new program of music and ideas. Explore the brilliant Light Walk, stretching for 2kms along the harbour foreshore from The Rocks to the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden. Discover more breathtaking light art at Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, along with the city’s Kings Cross, Chatswood and Taronga Zoo.



Manly Market Place

Meander in the sunshine, lose yourself in intrigue, find yourself at Manly Market Place. Unique open-air markets showcasing emerging design, fashion, gifts. The laneway of Sydney Road, right in the heart of Manly, transforms into a hive of activity every Saturday and Sunday as locally made is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

Experience the family friendly atmosphere with whimsical entertainment for young and old. Soak up the surrounds of inspiring boutique shops, bars and restaurants in and around our local seaside village.


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Manly Surf Side is the perfect location for a little getaway to visit wonderful events around Sydney and the Northern Beaches. Situated right across Manly beach, it’s the best place to spend the weekend for the Taste of Manly festival and only a short ferry ride straight to the city to enjoy all the special events throughout May.

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