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People dancing at the Inner West Fiesta.
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January events in Sydney

Summer is in full bloom, adventures are lined up and Sydney is ripe for the taking

By Olivia Gee

The first month of the year is packed with summer music festivals, outdoor markets, blockbuster theatre shows and major art exhibitions. Make the most of January in Sydney with our guide to the coolest events for when it really heats up in the city.

Got rowdy little rugrats? Bookmark this guide to the summer school holidays – otherwise they’ll be running round the house all day until January 27.

If you're entertaining guests, why not show them the best walks in Sydney, marvel at the city skyline from these fab spots, or find a remedy for the summer heat with these 101 things to do indoors in Sydney.

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January's biggest adventures

Linear exhibition


Art Installation Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Explore Indigenous connection to cultural legacy and the physical, cultural and spiritual lines that link First Nations practices and narratives across Australia. Linear has been curated by the award-winning head of design at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Murri man Jacob Nash, and features ten Indigeous practitioners from across the country.

Liverpool Sculpture Walk 2019 supplied
Photograph: Charlotte Curd

Liverpool Sculpture Walk

Art Sculpture and installations Casula Parklands Playground, Casula

For two weeks every spring, hordes of Sydneysiders head to the beach for the annual Sculpture by the Sea. But for nine months, Casula Parklands is playing host to a new sculpture walk, featuring eight works from Sculpture by the Sea along the banks of the Georges River.

Glide around the salty bay

Many yachts in the water of Sydney Harbour with the city skyline and harbour bridge in the background
Photograph: Creative Commons

The best ways to experience Sydney Harbour

Things to do

There’s a good reason why Sydney is often called the Harbour City: this place is defined by its connection to the water and the sheltered bays hold some irresistible charms. Whether you’re in it, on it, or simply admiring it, here are our top recommendations for the best ways to experience Sydney Harbour.


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