Welcome to 2018 !
January marks the peak of Australian summer, making Sydney the ultimate holiday destination to enjoy those long nights and celebrate summer with friends and family. Looking for some extra fun things to get involved in then we’ve got the information you need. Keep reading to find out more!
Every January, Sydney Festival transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on big ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. With a program renowned for its diversity, featuring contemporary ballet to inspiring art installations, international theatre hits, primal circus, immersive virtual reality, modern Indigenous art and theatre, punk protest music and more. With a broad range of free events and accessible pricing policies for the ticketed shows means that Sydney Festival is open to all. Join the celebrations for free music events Symphony Under The Stars in Parramatta Park and Opera in the Domain, or head for Circus City in Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, for free performances by Legs On The Wall and Sydney Trapeze School. This years festival stretches from January 6th – 28th.
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Sydney International Tennis
The Apia International Sydney 2017 promises to be one of the best tennis experiences in the nation. One of the oldest tournaments in the world, this famous event is held at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis centre from January 7th to the 14th. In 2017 there will be a total of 10 sessions – six day sessions and four night sessions. Both day and night session tickets include access to all outside courts and Ken Rosewall Arena. World class tennis is not all that will be on offer though, with plenty of food, drink and entertainment to keep the centre buzzing both on and off court. There will be player appearances, live music and DJ performances, merchandise, food and beverage options from some Sydney’s most iconic food spots onsite!
Get tickets and find out more info here.
Australia Day, the date of 26 January is part of history for all Australians. It marks the survival of our Indigenous people, our convict heritage, and the enriching of contemporary Australian culture by the millions of people who have since called this country home. Many celebrations take place on this day. There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences from tours and attractions to performances and events.
Whether you’re a local or a tourist we recommend beating the city crowds and coming to spend your day here in Manly and around the Northern Beaches. The Australia Day Ceremony will be held at the Forecourt of the Northern Beaches Council Chambers from 2pm to 4pm which will include the Citizenship Ceremony and Presentation of the Northern Beaches Citizen of the Year Awards. Q Station will be hosting a Fun Day offering delicious sausage sizzles, jumping castles for the kiddies along with other beach activities and tours! There will also be great prizes to be won!
Venture a little out from the Manly and enjoy the various BBQ breakfasts on offer at Newport Beach (7:30am – 11:30am), Dee Why Beach (7am – 12pm) and North Narrabeen Lake Side Park (8am – 12pm). The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event of the Beaches hosting tens of thousands of people every year, involving a hot breakfast, car and bike show, thong throwing competition along with rides, live music, fireworks and of course the flag raising. The Warringah Aquatic Centre located in Frenchs Forest will also be hosting a Pool Party from 9am to 12pm.
No matter where in the Northern Beaches you choose to spend your day, you will be guaranteed a fun-filled to celebrate the day with your friends, family and loved ones!
Find out more about Australia Day 2018 here.
2018 HSBC Sydney 7s
Australia Day long weekend from January 26.
To be hosted at the 45,500-capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney’s Moore Park, the event will host to the top-ranked Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens nations in the world in a weekend of free-flowing, fast-moving, colourful action. From the Aussies men and women gold medalist, to the flying Fijians, the mighty Kiwis and the speedsters of the USA – the Sydney 7s will guarantee an Australia Day long weekend not to be missed.
Go to Ticketek to snap up your tickets for the sporting festival of the year.
This year’s theme is ‘Go Extraordinary’ so gather your friends and family, dress up and have a great time watching the Sydney 7s.
Find out more here.
One of Sydney’s favourite outdoor cinema screenings will be returning in January 2018 at North Sydney Oval. If you’re a film lover, the Sunset Cinema has something for everyone, mixing genres showcasing some golden oldies as well as some Oscar winning favourites. Not only is it a memorable experience for film lovers of all ages, funds will also be put towards a great cause! The event supports local charities by asking patrons to vote for their favourite course, with the winner receiving a grant from Sunset Cinema at the the end of the season. There will also be on-site food and drink vendors including MadFish Wine Bar and the new and improves Sunset Cinema Snack Bar.
Find out more here.
Pipilotti Rist at MCA
If you’re a lover of Art, hop on a ferry from Manly into Circular Quay and make your way to the Museum of Contemporary Art this January. Exclusive to Sydney, Pipilotti Rist’s incredible exhibition ‘Sip my Ocean‘ showcases her groundbreaking audio-visual, multimedia, and sculpture incorporated video installations. Rist creates immersive spaces through which people can interact with the art itself, with exhibitions that allow you to lie on beds, lie on the floor and walk through net curtains. She is known around the world for her incredible ability to explore nature and the human body through art, and showcase this through large-scale projections by which she can make a whole room feel as though it’s coming to life.
The ‘Sip my Ocean‘ exhibition will be occurring October 2017 through to February 2018 so be sure not to miss it!
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Manly Surf Side is the perfect location for any group- family, friends and even workmates. Situated right across Manly beach, spend the weekend doing some awesome upcoming events and sunny spring days!
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