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24° & CLOUDY ON SUNDAY 20 JANUARY IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
January 02, 2019
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    January 02, 2019
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      • WOMEN'S MARCH SYDNEY 2019

        Join millions of people across the world in marching to protest violence against women.

      • JANUARY SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

      • DEMAND ACTION: PILL TESTING SAVES LIVES RALLY

        An estimated 7000 Sydneysiders will descend on the CBD to throw their support behind pill testing and push for the government to also get on board.

      • 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' AT THE GROUNDS

        Wander through cherry blossoms, London lamps and kites at The Grounds of Alexandria.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR AT THE GALERIES

        Welcome the Year of the Pig with art, dancing and a six-course roaming feast.

      • DISCO IN THE MIRROR BALL

        A series of free disco dance parties in the Sydney Festival Spiegeltent.

      • SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS 2019

        Relax into the summery dusk for a night of music that will make you feel a bit like you're living in a film.

      • YULLI'S BREWERY MARKETS

        A market with live tunes and brews at Alexandria's new all-vegan brewery.

      • LET'S DANCE: THE LIFE OF DAVID BOWIE

        Step into a David Bowie time machine for an evening.

      • MOVIES BY THE BOULEVARD 2019

        Free outdoor films return to Sydney's inner west.

      • SUMMER LATES

        Free parties are coming to the Australian National Maritime Museum every Friday and Saturday night in January.

      • BORROWED SCENERY

        Campbelltown Arts Centre's first all-female exhibition.

      • CHANDON S GARDEN AT HELM BAR

        Kick back in a garden oasis just a stone's throw from the city chaos.

      • NIGHT OWLS FILM FESTIVAL

        A free outdoor film festival in the CBD for kidults and adults alike.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • DANCE WORKSHOPS: MODERN ART MOVEMENTS

        Dance like Picasso's watching.

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

        From old-school boot scootin' tunes to alt country.

      • OPERA IN THE DOMAIN 2019

        See some opera under the stars — entirely for free.

      • MOON DROPS

        Five giant bouncing blobs will drop into Darling Harbour so you can feel as weightless as you would on the moon.

      • BAYALA FREE LANGUAGE COURSES

        Learn some phrases from Sydney's Indigenous languages at one of Sydney Festival's popular free classes.

      • MAAS AND THE MOON

        Brush up on your lunar knowledge at this exhibition of astronomical history and design.

      • HELIOSPHERE — THE DREAM ENGINE

        Watch a gravity-defying aerial performance of lunar proportions.

      • APOLLO 11

        'Sydmonauts' will pop up to commemorate the unsung heroes of the moon landing.

      • ALWAYS

        A large-scale sculpture will be erected on the harbour as a reminder that Sydney always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.

      • CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

        Fulfil your childhood fantasy of joining the circus with trapeze and acrobatic workshops.

      • SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2019

        The diverse and dramatic summer arts festival will include overnight vigils, Parisian-style nightclubs, moon pillows and world premieres.

      • FLY ME TO THE MOON

        Help Sydney blast off to the moon — using pedal power.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

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