12 December 2016
Summer is in full swing so there are lots of exciting things going on this month to enjoy. Here are some of the best events happening in Sydney this January.
The annual Sydney Festival returns to celebrate Sydney’s contemporary arts and culture with over 100 events around the city. More than 700 artists will showcase their talents in a wide range of art installations, workshops and performances from jazz to circus shows and traditional Indigenous arts practices. Highlights include music from PJ Harvey and the legendary Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, so get your tickets quick!
Fast4 Tennis is landing in Sydney just one week before the 2017 Australian Open. Tensions will run high as tennis heavyweights Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori play against each other at the new ICC Sydney Theatre in Darling Harbour. The Fast4 format was created to speed up the game with less breaks and some rules changed slightly in order to show off the agility and skills of the players, an interesting change of play worth watching for avid tennis fans.
Get down to Maroubra beach and show your support as it hosts the 2017 Australasian World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 event. In the first of four events, 200 promising Australian and International surfers will compete in the four-day competition in order to gain ranking points and stand a chance at winning some substantial prize money.
Australia Day is an annual celebration of Australia’s rich history and culture from its Aboriginal beginnings to the contemporary Australia we see today. Awards are given to Australian citizens who have made a difference including the Australian Of The Year Award, events are held and parties are thrown all across the nation, so don’t forget to raise a glass to Australia!
Yabun festival is held at Victoria Park in conjunction with the country’s Australia Day celebrations and is devoted to commemorating the survival of Australia’s Indigenous cultures. One of the oldest surviving cultures in the world, the festival has over 100 stalls representing the history and traditions of Indigenous Australia and aims to bring everyone together.