January is summer holiday time in Sydney and NSW, beginning with a public holiday for New Year's Day and another public holiday for Australia Day. School holidays continue until late January.
Major events include the Sydney Festival which incorporates film, theatre, dance and music and takes place in laneways and venues around Sydney. You'll also find all sorts of school holiday events at major venues like Darling Harbour, the Rocks, and the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park a well as through the outer suburbs of Sydney.
Regional events in January each year include such diverse events as the Elvis festival at Parkes, the Illawarra Folk Festival in the Illawara region and the Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival in the New England region of NSW
January 2020 Public Holidays and School Terms NSW
- 1 January (Wednesday) 2020 – New Years Day (Public Holiday)
- 27 January (Monday) 2020 – Australia Day Public Holiday (as 26 January falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is the public holiday)
- 28 January (Tuesday) 2020 – School Term 1 begins in New South Wales schools: Eastern division (see AU school holiday dates)
January 2020 What's On in Sydney and NSW
6 to 10 January 2021 Parkes Elvis Festival (Central NSW) On the second week in January every year, the town of Parkes in Central New South Wales comes alive to the sounds of a 5...
26 January (Sunday) 2020 – Australia Day / Invasion Day / Survival Day The official Australia Day Council website has details of events all around Australia, a “toolkit” to help you organise events, teaching resources...