January 19, 2017

January is a huge celebration of events, but there is much more than barbecues and fireworks.

 

There are so many ways to be Australian and Darling Harbour is the perfect place for a family-friendly Australia Day Festival, featuring the best of kids’ entertainment, including circus acrobatics, a free Wiggles concert and much more. Tumbalong Park Stage from 11am – 6pm.

 

Cockle Bay will host the Australia Day Spectacular with live entertainment and will kick off with the Indigenous welcome song performed by the Wuruniri Music and Dance Group. At 9pm, a symphony of light, sound and fireworks will light up the sky.

 

Sydney’s Festival program has something for everyone which makes it a hard decision on what to see.

 

Top picks

1. A popular hit of the festival, The Beach features a giant ball pit with 1.1 million plastic balls. “An ocean without sharks”. The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, 7-29 Jan. Free and ticketed options available.

2. In its final year, the Symphony Under the Stars will perform for the last time at The Domain on Jan14. A popular outdoor event, so grab your picnic rug, raincoats and your delicious treats.

3. Ever wanted to recharge and enjoy the eats, beats and other treats? Wander around the House of Mirrors, buy a ticket to the tantlising performance of Spiegeltent. The Festival Village at Hyde Park North has more to offer. Dust off your roller-skates and glide around the Archibald Fountain to live DJS at the Roller Jam every Saturday afternoon.

4. Annual Ferrython  hosted by Sydney Festival. Sydney Harbour’s most popular and iconic free event where our public ferries in Australia Day tradition venture from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back. From the foreshore, grab a picnic and watch who will finish first.

5. Discover street food flavours of Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. 28 Jan from 5pm -10pm, The CarriageWorks will transform to a Night Market, with pop culture and sounds of contemporary Asia. Showcasing the best produce and chefs with over 50 food stalls.

With family-friendly entertainment, outdoor music performance and food stimuli. Summer in Sydney is here.