I go to Vivid every year, as well as The Sydney Royal easter show. The Sydney Festival is great for arts and live music. I love going to the music festivals too like Big Day Out (Whenever it's on Australia day it's even better!) and Soundwave.
The inaugural Richmond Jubilee will be held on 20 Sept 2014 at Richmond NSW to celebrate 150 years of rail services between Sydney & Richmond. A steam train will operate between Richmond & Riverstone stations, and there will be many and varied activities in Richmond itself - cricket, storytelling, art displays, emergency services demonstrations and lots more. The train will also operate on Sunday 21 Sept with rides on the Richmond line in connection with the Antique Machinery Field Days at Hawkesbury Showground, at Clarendon. So come & stay overnight at a relaxing B & B in the Hawkesbury and celebrate the beginnings of rail in NSW.