Ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney

There are plenty of ways to get involved in NAIDOC Week. Here are our picks of the program, which runs from 3 to 10 July.

Visit NAIDOC in the City

Come along to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, food and more in the heart of Sydney. NAIDOC in the City is a free, family friendly day out. Enjoy performances by Aboriginal musicians, dancers and storytellers and market stalls.

Sydney Town Hall Saturday 9 July, 10am to 3pm

Get along to NAIDOC Up Late

Join a soulful evening of music and vibes at Walumil Lawn in Barangaroo Reserve. The free event’s headlined by ARIA nominated singer-songwriter and eclectic musical icon Mo’ju with performances by Ziggy Ramo, AYA J, Tessa Thames and Cloe Terare.

Saturday 2 July, from 7pm to 11pm.

Ziggy Ramo

Visit the National Indigenous Art Fair

The showcase of contemporary First Nations artists, designers and makers returns. This year there’s also a 2-day festival program running alongside the event. Enjoy bush tucker cooking demonstrations, weaving and cultural workshops, live music, children’s activities and Aboriginal dance performances.

Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July, 10am to 5pm.

National Indigenous Art Fair

Explore The Rocks

Beginning with a smoking ceremony and dreamtime spectacular, there's a week long program on in The Rocks.

Take part in a painting workshop, see the moving photography exhibition by leading First Nations photo-journalist, Aunty Barbara McGrady or catch a First Nations movie at the laneway cinema.

The Rocks Sunday 3 July to Saturday 10 July

NAIDOC Week in The Rocks

Hone your seafood skills

The First Nations cooking demonstration will be conducted by Luke Bourke, sous chef at Rockpool Bar & Grill.

Luke is an alumnus of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI) training program which supports young First Nations chefs through their apprenticeships and helps establish and support their career pathways.

Sydney Fish Market Monday 4 July, 6pm to 8pm

Get dolled up for the Sydney NAIDOC Ball

Walk the red carpet and enjoy a 3-course dinner at this night of First Nations song and dance supported by a 16-piece ensemble orchestra. The event is produced by the same team behind the annual Yabun Festival and hosted by Bee Cruse and Munki Muk.

Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Saturday 9 July. Book tickets.

Want more?

  • Explore the city’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and discover the stories that have changed the nation using the Sydney Culture Walks app.

  • Find all NAIDOC week events happening around Sydney on the official NAIDOC website.

See more NAIDOC Week events

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