Winter Solstice lighting up Sydney

Published: 14 May 2021

Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (and the longest night) and Sydney will celebrate with a 12-day festival of food and entertainment, arts and culture.

Darling Harbour winter ice rink.

More than 200 Sydney Solstice events will light up the city throughout June 2021. Festival highlights range from a country music festival in Newtown to a celebration of Aboriginal song and astrology at Sydney Observatory.

Running from 8 to 20 June 2021, Sydney Solstice celebrates local talent and creativity and will help boost Sydney’s night-time economy. 

More than 150 venues across Sydney's popular and emerging precincts and hundreds of artists, chefs, musicians and performers will come together to celebrate. 

Festival activities include:

Find out more about the Sydney Solstice program.

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