Bondi Festival 2021
A 17-day festival at Australia's most famous beach with a ferris wheel, ice-skating rink, theatre shows and art.
UPDATE Wednesday, June 23: Due to the latest outbreak of COVID-19, Bondi Festival has been postponed until Tuesday, June 29. You can find the latest information at the Bondi Festival website and stay up to date with the developing COVID-19 situation in Sydney, as well as current restrictions, at NSW Health.
Usually, when winter rolls around, Bondi becomes a hub of ferris wheel rides, art shows, live music, history walks and fringe events for the annual Winter Magic and Bondi Feast events. Last year, because of COVID-19, those events were combined to create a mega-festival of art, food and soaring through the sky dubbed Bondi Festival — and the fest is returning again in 2021.
Setting up once more will be Bondi Vista, a ferris wheel that'll send you soaring 22 metres above the sand. From Tuesday, June 29–Sunday, July 11, you can go for a spin and feast your eyes on 360-degree views. On one side, you'll be gazing at wild waves, endless horizon and open sky. On the other, look out for glimpses of the city skyline.
If you prefer to spin in circles on the ground, you can do just that at an ice-skating rink. Between rides on both circular attractions, you can check out an extravaganza of circus, burlesque, comedy and theatre, with shows popping up throughout the suburb. Walking tours and events for families will also be on the bill, and all in a COVID-safe way, of course.
So far, only the basic details have been announced, with the full program due to release in May. But, you can start pencilling some frosty beachside action into your calendar anyway.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, October 18 - Sunday, October 31