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25° & CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
December 26, 2019
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The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

Zero dollar shenanigans await.
By Lauren Vadnjal
December 26, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Procession and The Vigil

    These two Sydney Festival events provide a thoughtful way to collectively reflect on January 26.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Bar

    This Tudor-inspired bar has popped up at the Sydney Opera House with champagne, quoits and an all-female DJ lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year at Burwood Chinatown

    Celebrate the Year of the Rat with mochi doughnuts, fried chicken and 1000 free bubble teas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yabun Festival 2020

    Australia's largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures returns with dance, discussion and heaps of live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wansolwara: One Salt Water

    A multi-location exhibition explores the languages, traditions and histories of people connected by one ocean.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar Lanterns 2020

    Twelve giant lanterns are popping up around Sydney for Lunar New Year.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Open at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Watch a tennis match with a cold one in hand, then challenge your mates to a round of ping pong.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year Festival

    Celebrate Lunar New Year with food, acrobatics, origami, and traditional lion and dragon dances.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Symphony Under the Stars 2020

    Head along to Parramatta Park for a night of free classical music and epic film scores.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Night Owls Film Festival 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Good Book Sale

    Luxe linen label In Bed is holding a book sale — and all proceeds will go towards the Far South Coast RFS.

  • Food & Drink

    Lox In A Box Free Bagels

    This Bondi bagel shop is giving away free bagels to raise money for the NSW Rural Fire Service.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bucket List Riviera Pop-Up

    Australia's most famous beach is getting some French chic vibes this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Tram Party

    After many delays, the light rail is finally open — and The Morrison is throwing a big, free party to celebrate.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Architects of Air: Dodecalis Luminarium

    Step into this wonderland of light and colour, inspired by the geometry of a dodecahedron.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    British India

    Parramatta is hosting a huge outdoor gig with live tunes, food trucks and fireworks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Skin Check Sessions

    Get your skin checked for free at three waterfront Merivale venues throughout January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Badu Gili Live

    Free sunset concerts will takeover the Opera House's Monumental Steps, showcasing First Nations performers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Outdoor Cinema at Sydney Olympic Park 2020

    Catch 'Dumbo', 'Toy Story 4' and 'Avengers: End Game' for free at this outdoor cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rebecca Baumann: Radiant Flux

    The architecture of one of our most loved buildings will be transformed by colour for six months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    ENCOUNTER

    Celebrate all aspects of youth in this free performance in Parramatta.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Proclamation

    This free art installation raises important questions of belonging and ownership.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilty

    Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Festival 2020

    Sydney's cultural extravaganza returns to take over the city with a neon-lit maze, daring cabaret performances, new First Nations theatre and lots more.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

    The Chinese Australian artist's new solo exhibition stars a stunning 18-metre-long painting.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Crush Festival 2020

    This long weekend festival is all about summertime wine tastings, live music, art and theatre — and it’s free to attend.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ginger Flower and Food Festival

    Thousands of plants will be available to buy at this Sunshine Coast event.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

    A five-month celebration of Kaldor’s impactful artworks — spanning 50 years — has taken over a level of the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Then

    White Rabbit Gallery is celebrating its tenth birthday with a huge retrospective exhibition, plus some brand new works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games

    A day of naked competitions at a picturesque Adelaide beach.

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