What's on this summer at Sydney Olympic Park
07 Dec 2011
Sydney Olympic Park is cooking-up the hottest events and activities to keep everyone entertained this summer. Here is a taste of some of the summer 2011-2012 highlights...
2 Dec – 4 Dec Sydney Telstra 500
(V8 Supercars) Race by day and rock all night, with three explosive days of V8 racing and two massive nights of great Aussie acts incl John Farnham, Noiseworks, James Reyne, Jebediah and heaps more!
3 Dec – 5 Feb (weekends only) designing your future
Cutting-edge works from the prestigious, award winning design school, Lidcombe Design, TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute. Showcasing more than 80 pieces, designing your future, features award-winning rugs, furniture and architectural models. Newington Armory, Armory Gallery FREE!
8 Dec Shared Christmas Party
Gather up your work mates and join the celebrations at The Brewery’s Shared Company Christmas Party. The Brewery, Novotel $95 per person or $850 for a table of 10.
10 Dec CareFlight’s Magic Mania
A spellbinding show featuring music, bright lights, dancing, clowns, magicians, illusionists and acrobats. For info on how to sponsor the work of CareFlight, visit magicmania.com.au Sports Centre, FREE but bookings are essential. Visit magicmania.com.au
10 Dec – 11 Dec Swimming: NSW Grand Prix
Watch the action as the state’s best swimmers take to the water. Aquatic Centre, FREE for all competitors and spectators under 18.
17 Dec – 29 Jan Kids in the Park
More than 50 activities – including heaps of FREE and GOOD-VALUE options less than $20 per person – EVERY DAY of the summer school holidays to entertain all ages and all interests.
18 Dec Disc Golf Handicap League Day
Watch or play the fun sport that combines golf and Frisbee! Newington Armory FREE!
With $5 refundable deposit for frisbee or free if you BYO.
18 Dec Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy: Live
Concert First Australian concert tour by the three kings of Bollywood, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa. The trio have scored some of Bollywood's most magical songs. Sports Centre Range from $49-$189.
18 Dec Cinewest Cinémathèque
Classic films by key figures from the history of world cinema. All sessions are for an 18+ viewing. Newington Armory Theatre, FREE!
23 Dec Cricket: KFC T20 Big Bash
Watch the Sydney Thunders take on the Adelaide Strikers in the fast paced excitement version of the sport. ANZ Stadium.
Various nights between 7 Jan – 22 Jan Movies by the Boulevard
One of Sydney’s few FREE outdoor cinema series. Bring the family and take in one of a dozen different showings on the big screen. Pre-movie entertainment, food and beverages available. Cathy Freeman Park, FREE!
8 Jan Heritage Railway Discovery Tour
Discover the secrets of Sydney’s naval heritage via a guided tour of various buildings and explore the armament display up close. Discover how dangerous cargo was stored and protected. Newington Armory Adult $15, concession $10, Child $7.50 or child on lap FREE!
8 Jan – 14 Jan Apia International Sydney
Catch some of the world’s best tennis players including Australia’s own Leyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur on centre court. Tennis Centre Various - visit premier.ticketek.com.au
10 Jan – 15 Jan Swimming: NSW State Age 13-18yrs Championships
State Championship run meet for 13-18 year old swimmers to compete at the second level of competitive swimming Aquatic Centre Adult day pass $7, Concession day pass $5, Program $10.
21 Jan KK and Hard Kaur live – Republic Day Concert
Two of Bollywood’s biggest names will be performing live at a massive concert on one of Sydney’s best stages. Sports Centre Tickets start at $45.
22 Jan Surf Lifesaving Aust Interstate Championships
State v state battle between Australia’s finest surf lifesavers. Aquatic Centre, FREE!
26 Jan Australia Day celebrations
Bring your family and friends to the Park and celebrate what’s great about Australia. Bicentennial Park, FREE!
26 Jan Big Day Out
Head to the Sydney Showgrounds for the biggest annual music event of the year with the Big Day Out. Sydney Showground Various – visit bigdayout.com for more details.
29 Jan Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 2012
The largest kids’ triathlon series in the world promotes a healthy active lifestyle. Suitable for kids of all levels. Aquatic Centre and Athletic Centre $40 standard registration fee.
29 Jan Sydney BMX Club Racing Day
Sydney BMX runs regular club racing at the awesome Monster BMX track. Watch the action live or new riders can book a coaching session Monster BMX Track, Hill Road $5 for members $25 new riders, FREE to watch.
Daily Outdoor Chess
Soak up the summer with a game of outdoor chess on the oversized chess board at Cathy Freeman Park, followed by a refreshing drink at one of the nearby cafes, restaurants & bars Cathy Freeman Park, FREE!
Daily Bike Safari Circuits
With more than 35km of cycling tracks to explore, Sydney Olympic Park is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. Choose from one of three unique circuits – the Olympic Circuit (7.6km), the Parklands Circuit (5.5km) or the River Heritage Circuit (12.5km), FREE!
Daily Segway Tours
Experience the unique freedom of riding a Segway in the beautiful parklands! An easy and fun adventure for ages 9+. Must book. Newington Armory Adult from $45
Child / Concession from $35.
1 Feb Cricket: KFC Intl T20 Aust v India
See Australia take on the might of India in a thrilling Twenty20 International contest. Sydney Olympic Park Adult from $30, Child from $15, Concession from $25, Family from $67.50.
14 Feb – 15 Feb Roger Waters: The Wall (live)
Iconic Roger Waters will perform his masterpiece The Wall to a live audience. Allphones Arena Tickets start at $179.
16 Feb Celtic Thunder
Catch Celtic Thunder as they tour Australia for the very first time after remaining in the Top 30 ARIA charts for more than 30 wks. Allphones Arena. Tickets start at $99.
18 Feb Sydney Track Classic
Sydney’s premier athletics meet, hosted by Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia. See several national and international athletes compete for prize money and Olympic team selections. Athletic Centre Adult from $18, Concession $10, Family $40.
25 Feb Super Rugby: HSBC Waratahs v Queensland Reds
Watch the rivalry as QLD and NSW kick start their 2012 season. ANZ Stadium TBA. Tickets on sale in 2012.
25 Feb – 26 Feb Swimming: NSW Country Championships
State Championship run meet for country affiliated clubs to compete at the first level of competitive swimming Aquatic Centre Adult day pass $7, Concession day pass $5, Program $10.
26 Feb Cinewest Cinémathèque
Classic films by key figures from the history of world cinema. NB. All sessions are for an 18+ viewing. Newington Armory Theatre FREE
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