Welcome to a world of giggle-tainment. It starts with the superstars of kids' fun, The Wiggles. Then jiggle it just a little bit more with live music from The Vegetable Plot, The Beanies and more interactive entertainment.
The Children’s Festival is supported by Darling Harbour.
Entertainment on the Tumbalong Stage
Join your host Benny Time for a great line-up of shows for kids:
- 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM — The Wiggles Australia Day Concert (*ticketed and booked out*)
- 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM — The Vegetable Plot
- 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM — The Beanies
- 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Big Science – Fizzics Education
True blue bush games (12:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
Throw a thong, see how much watermelon you can chomp your way through or chuck a steak on the barbie. Get involved and win a prize!
Circus works (12:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
Have you ever dreamed of joining the circus? Here’s your chance!
Join the fun and interactive circus playground for kids and adults.
Peddle your heart out on a unicycle, try your hand at juggling, test your balance on sky-high stilts, and keep things balanced and spinning.
Roving performers (11:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Darling Harbour will be full of zany and peculiar characters once again. Can you find them? Try to catch the giant bouncing roos, stilt pirates and roving seagulls.
Afternoon Summer Sessions (3:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Ok mum and dad, now it’s your turn to party. Check out the Afternoon Summer Sessions. Darling Harbour comes to life all afternoon with fine dining and fantastic outdoor venues. Grab a drink at the pop-up bar then cut loose to some essential funk and soul music – including nine-piece funk-soul powerhouse band, The Bamboos, live on the main stage.
Leave the car at home. Extra public transport services are running to help you travel to and from Australia Day celebrations. Plan your trip at transportnsw.info.
To support the celebrations, road closures will be in place.
Be sun safe, eat well, drink plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.
There is no BYO alcohol and no glass allowed at the Rocks, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Hickson Road Reserve, Circular Quay East, Darling Harbour, and Bradfield Park in North Sydney.
Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Be respectful of people at all times.