Celebrate Australia Day at Darling Harbour with a fantastic line up of free entertainment.
Sun 26 Jan
12pm – 8pm
Stake out a prime spot at the Harbourside Amphitheatre Stage, located next to the Ferris Wheel, to enjoy a fantastic line-up of multicultural live entertainment programmed by New Beginnings Festival. The vibrant and innovative arts and cultural program celebrates the creative work of artists and makers from refugee and migrant backgrounds. What better time to celebrate our nation’s unique multicultural makeup than Australia Day?
12pm – 1pm Sako
1.30pm – 2.30pm Üm Bird
3pm – 4pm Angela Rosero
4.30pm – 6.30pm DJ Taline
7pm – 8pm The Moussa Diakite Trio
3.30pm – 7.30pm, live entertainment
7.30pm – 9.30pm, Australia Day Official Concert screening
Settle in for a fun-packed afternoon and evening of entertainment by the harbour. Tumbalong Park’s main stage will feature bands and DJs. Come evening there’ll be a live broadcast of the official Australia Day concert.
3.30pm – 4.10pm Miriam Lieberman Trio
4.40pm – 6pm DJ Fly Waves
6.30pm – 7.30pm The Goods
THINGS TO DO
10am – 5pm
Explore an immense, radiantly lit, inflated labyrinth of winding paths and soaring domes in Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park.
11am – 5pm
(*Last session will commence at 4.30pm)
Cruise around Cockle Bay on your very own pedal boat and take in the harbour breeze.
11am – 3pm
Who hasn’t dreamed of running away and joining the circus? Well, here’s your big chance! A fun and interactive program of circus workshops and games for the whole family will have kids and adults alike living out their circus dreams. Pedal your heart out on a unicycle, try your hand at juggling, learn how to spin plates, test your balance on sky-high stilts, and get your hula hoop twirling.
True Blue Bush Games
11am – 3pm
Village Green South
Take on true-blue bush challenges and get into the Australia Day spirit. A hilarious line-up of fun and games will let the whole family show off their uniquely Aussie skills. Munch your way to victory in a watermelon eating competition or take on the challenge of who can throw their thongs the farthest. Grab your family and friends and hurl, heave and hoist the rope to win the Tug-o-War Competition.
11am – 3pm
Village Green North
After competing in the True Blue Bush Games, get yourself a fun temporary tattoo of the Australian flag to commemorate the day.