The annual two-day festival of Indigenous art, design, dance, music, food and culture returns for NAIDOC Week over the weekend of July 2 and 3. Themed Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up, the fair will feature artworks from remote Indigenous art centres and artists as well as stalls that regularly appear at the ever-popular Blak Markets. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives are travelling from the far corners of Australia – places like Ceduna, Haasts Bluff, the Tiwi Islands and Yuendumu – presenting a rare and exciting opportunity for Sydneysiders to interact directly with the makers.
Living for the weekend? In a town like Sydney we don't blame you. There are fun times to be had all over the city, and this handy guide has everything you need to know to make the very most of your Friday to Sunday.
This weekend, you'll be hard pressed not to find a funky thing to do, with the incredible National Indigenous Art Fair coming to Sydneytown for two days of art-gazing and maker-meeting, head down to Bondi for a festival of epic proportions, dance at a booze-free costume party that comes with a time machine, and – for all those who want to bust outta town, there is the golden oppurtunity to get lost in an English box maze in a secret garden at the Mayfield Garden Winter Festival.
Plus, for all those inclined to get their jig on, head out in your weekend-best and cut a rug on the best dancefloors in Sydney.
Also, since many Sydneysiders are homebound or may not be vibing with heading out into the world, we also have you covered for the best things to do at home as well as the best things to do out and about, below.
Sydney, it's time to get amongst it.