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Sydney’s Top January 2015 Events

Sydney’s Top January 2015 Events

December 30, 2014

The party season may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean it has to stop entirely. Sydney in January is still alive with hundreds of exciting events, from markets and exhibitions to sporting events and summer holiday fun.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

Sydney Hills International Sand Sculpting Exhibition

For one whole month, the Bella Vista Farm Park will be transformed, when more than 400 tonnes of sand gets carved into spectacular sculptures. This year, the event will be celebrating all things Disney Pixar.

When: 26 December 2014 – 26 January 2015

Where: Bella Vista Farm Park, Windsor

The Magic Flute

Children will be captivated by The Magic Flute, when the stage comes alive with a pure-hearted prince, damsel-in-distress, a queen, mysterious temples, dancing bears and a levitating picnic. With brilliant colour and the sounds of Mozart, children will be entranced.

When: 2 – 30 January

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre

Fairy Story Adventure

In Sydney’s beautiful Botanical Gardens, discover the magic as fairies, witches and dragons interact through fun, dynamic stories.

 

When: 2 – 16 January

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens

Picton Rodeo

Come and see the best cowboys and cowgirls of Australia as they battle to take out $15,000 in prize money. With trade stands, a bar, great live music and ten hours of wild rodeo action, this is fun for all the family.

 

When: 3 January

Where: Picton Showgrounds

Water Polo by the Sea

Celebrate this unique sport at the iconic Bondi Icebergs, as the Aussie Sharks take on the International All Stars. A fun and exciting sporting event with an incredible backdrop.

 

When: 3 January

Where: Bondi Beach

Movies by the Boulevard

One of Australia’s most popular alfresco cinema events, Movies by the Boulevard is FREE and features family-friendly movies every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout January.

When: 3 – 18 January

Where: Sydney Olympic Park

Waterworld Central

Australia’s first portable water park will debut at the Blacktown International Sportspark. It features giant inflatable pools, slides, and palm trees. If you’re feeling adventurous, try plunging 10 metres down the Colossal Dino Slide.

 

When: 3 – 26 January

Where: Blacktown

Sydney Festival 2015

Every January, the Sydney Festival keeps the celebrations from Christmas and New Year going by transforming Sydney into a showcase of the highest quality arts and ideas. Event highlights include theatre and dance shows, such as Tabac Rouge and Masquerade, Opera at the Sydney Opera House, circus and cabaret spectaculars, plus a fun-filled Festival Village.

 

When: 8 – 26 January

Where: Sydney

Flickerfest

The 24th International Short Film Festival is back, and will include competitions for: International, Australian, Documentary, Green Flicks, and Australian School Students.

 

When: 9 – 18 January

Where: Bondi Beach

AFC Asia Cup 2015

The best 16 teams in Asia will meet to compete for the AFC Asia Cup, the most sought-after trophy in Asian football. A match not to miss is the Socceroos clash against Oman on January 13.

 

When: 10 – 31 January

Where: Sydney Olympic Park & Newcastle

Apia International

The Apia International Sydney 2015 will be one of the must-see sporting events of 2015 and will see players, such as Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic and Sam Stosur battle it out on the courts.

 

When: 11 – 17 January

Where: Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre

Risque Revue

Inspired by the famous cabarets of Paris, Risque Revue follows a tangled narrative of love, lust and jealousy. A super-sexy soundtrack and spectacular choreography make this event something no adult should miss.

 

When: Jan 14 – March 25:

Where: Slide Lounge

Mazda Opera in the Domain

Pack up a picnic and head to Sydney’s iconic Domain for a night of opera under the stars. Dress in your best or stay relaxed and enjoy Traviata, Butterfly, and a night of beautiful sounds.

 

When: 24 January

 Where: The Domain

Australia Day

All across the country, the 26th of January will see people celebrating all things Aussie. Whether it’s enjoying a BBQ in a park, a game of cricket on the beach, a swim, a beer, or an event such as the Opera House’s Australia Day Concert, there’s plenty to see and do. Event highlights include: Australia Day Big Breakfast, Australia Day at Bella Vista Farm, Celebrations at Sydney Olympic Park and the Opera House Australia Day Concert, which features acts, such as Jessica Mauboy, The Justice Crew and Russell Morris.

 

When: 26 January

Where: Australia-wide

AACTA Awards

The industry-assessed AACTA Awards celebrate the excellence in screen achievement in Australia, with more than 40 awards bestowed across a range of arts, including screenwriting, producing, costume design and acting.

 

When: 29 January

Where: Star Casino

Bungaree’s Farm – A Nine Day Art Event

To mark the 200th anniversary of Bungaree’s Farm and the first land grant to an Aboriginal person by colonial authorities, Mosman Art Gallery curator Djon Mundine has put together an incredible display of Aboriginal art that interprets the character and life of Bungaree.

 

When: 31 January – 8 February

Where: Bungarees Farm, Mosman

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