Australia Day is a national holiday that means different things to different people. For us, it’s a day to celebrate what we love about Australia. However you choose to spend it, we've picked out the main events taking place on the day, including activities with your favourite thongs on.
1. Yabun Festival
Yabun is a long running Survival Day gathering at Camperdown Park that provides a positive space for people to share in the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the country. 'Yabun' is a Gadigal word that means 'music to a beat' and the free festival includes stages of live music, market stalls to shop, and workshops for kids and adults.
2. Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean
Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art and you can submerge yourself in a video aquarium of supersized nature and underwater scenes, or lie beneath lily pads, as if on the bottom of a giant pond. These are just two of the works in their summer exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean.
3. Moonlight Cinema
Because why would you watch a movie indoor if you can watch it under the birds and sky? Moonlight Cinema returns to Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park with 21 advanced screenings, 25 recent releases, and a bunch of fan favourites. Thongs are optional.
4. Atlantis Shoes Summer Pop-Up Store
Each year we get excited about the new colourful and vibrant sandals range we showcase. This summer, Atlantis Shoes Summer pop-up store opens on Australia Day at Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, Rhodes. On the special day, it’ll include a 50% off sale for all green and yellow sandals to celebrate the Australian spirit – and there’ll be kids’ totes and a limited range of swimwear, too.
Photographs courtesy of Time Out Sydney