Upcoming Events in Sydney – January 2015

australiadaySydney is a city full of things to do. January has a number of things happening for all kinds of tastes and budgets. For sports fans check out the Asian Cup, theater buffs a one of a kind show called Tabac Rouge will be shown during the Sydney Festival. Patriots gather round for outdoor festivities for Australia Day. Get out your tuxedo for the ultimate black tie event. The AACTA Awards will be held at the end of January.


AFC Asian Cup January10-31

Sydney and Newcastle will host the AFC Asian Cup in January 2015. Asia’s sixteen top qualifying teams will compete for the Cup including Japan the 2014 Champion. Other countries being represented in the largest football tournament in the Asia Pacific region are Qatar, Oman, Uzbekistan, and Australia. Ticket prices begin at just $5 for children bringing world class football to every budget. Reserve your tickets online for individuals or groups now to ensure you do not miss a moment of excitement.

Tabac Rouge January 8 – 23

Searching for something different in your travels? James Thierrée grandson of Charlie Chaplin has outdone himself in his latest production of Tabac Rouge. The French Circus performer will transport you to another era while remaining in the modern world. His unique style that brings together circus, dance, theater, the influences of an incredibly talented performing family, and his amazing imagination will leave you bewildered and entertained. His troupe will be in Australia for two weeks. Do not miss this opportunity to feed your artistic side.

Australia Day Sydney January 24-26

Australia Day celebrates the country and the Sydney Harbor is the place to see the festivities. With 80% of Australians living within 100km of the coast it is the most coastal dwelling country in the world and they do the Harbor festival right! Opening day will bring displays from the joint forces of Australia’s military. Other events not to be missed are the Harbor Parade, Tug & Yaht Ballet, WugulOra Indigenous Ceremony, Tall ships Race, and if you really want to get involved join in with 1,000 other swimmers to join in the Great Australian Swim which begins at the Opera House and goes for 2.2 km along Australia’s east coast.

AACTA Awards January 29

A black tie event sure to impress. The 4th annual AACTA Awards will be hosted Thursday January 29, 2015. The Australian Film Institute began recognizing Australia’s finest film and television performers in 1958 and in 2011 started the AACTA Awards, which are Australia’s equivalent to the Oscar’s and the BAFTA’s. More than 40 awards will be given at this year’s event. Book tickets online to the Ceremony and be a part of a magical night honoring Australia’s best performers across a myriad of fields including cinematography, screenwriting, producing, and costume design.

Sydney has a range of events January 2015 for all tastes and all budgets. From swimming the harbor with 1000 other people, to French circus performers, world class football, impressive military displays and black tie events. Whatever your pleasure find it in the Harbour.

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