From epic workouts to drive-in entertainment, discover the best things to do in Sydney this July.
Winter is well and truly here, Sydney. As the temperature drops, we’re all searching for creative ways to stay entertained during the winter months. So, we’ve rounded up the best events, competitions, new openings and spots you need to visit this July.
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Beginning 8th July and continuing every Wednesday, the Prince of York team will be reviving their partnership with Happy Endings Comedy Club. Encouraging Sydney-siders to ditch the couch and get out to enjoy the city’s nightlife again – the live shows will take place in their glamorous underground cocktail bar, Pamela’s. The line up of talent will change every week and be a mystery prior to the evening, kicking off with the first act at 7:30pm. To secure your tickets ($15 per person), click here.
Following on from a successful 2020 virtual Festival, the Sydney South African Film Festival (SSAFF) presents SSAFF On Demand, a curated selection of films from the 2019 and 2020 SSAFF Festival program available for rent online from July 3-12. Featuring 16 films, SSAFF On Demand offers audiences access to some of South Africa’s most exciting, challenging and award-winning contemporary cinema (with tickets just $8 per film). Find out more here.
While jetting abroad to France isn’t an option, the team from the Northern Beaches’ restaurant Frenchies Brasserie are planning a special Bastille Day celebration. From Tuesday, July 14th to Saturday, July 18th diners will be treated to a week of French-inspired eats with a special Bastille Day celebration menu (3 courses for $95) on offer, curated by head chef Jeremy Pace. To find out more, click here.
Say hello to the Winter Igloos dining experiences, the perfect way to cosy up and catch up with your mates this winter. These epic private igloos are perfect for getting the crew together, accommodating 2 to 8 guests per igloo for an unforgettable dining experience. Find out more here.
Say hello to Drive-In Entertainment, the team behind Australia’s first COVID-safe theatre venues. These new events are set to revive the retro drive-in events of old, giving Australians the chance to experience live entertainment from the comfort of their car. From late July 2020, these drive-in gigs will be launching. Find out more here.
In exciting news for nature lovers, campgrounds and national parks across NSW have been given the green light to reopen. From June 1st, over 255 sites across the state will be open for bookings (either by phone or online). Talk about the perfect excuse to escape the city. Find out more here.
Gyms are back! After months of closures, gyms and fitness studios have been given the green to slowly reopen across NSW from mid-June 2020. So, where should you book into to break a sweat this month? Here are 21 of our favourite spots to visit around Sydney. Find out more here.
Meet Mary’s On Top – the new rooftop bar-meets-restaurant opening atop the historic Lansdowne Hotel. Slinging delicious burgers and brews, Mary’s On Top has been a long-awaited project for the crew (who are responsible for re-opening the live music venue back in 2017). Find out more here.
That’s right Sydneysiders, cinemas across NSW have been given the green light to reopen from July 1st 2020. But things won’t quite be the same as usual, with all cinemas now following the strict 1 patron per 4 square metres rule, meaning capacity in each theatre will be significantly reduced. Find out where to book into here.
Get ready for an epic crafternoon experience with Crockd, the new at-home clay kit designed to help everyday folk nail the art of pottery. These clay kits are all about encouraging us to get our hands dirty, connect with our mates and clear our minds – all while learning a new skill. Ready to get crafting from home? Find out more here.
Discover Sydney’s biggest backyard, the Western Sydney Parklands. This is Australia’s largest urban park with plenty of spots to soak in the great outdoors. In fact, the park contains an epic dose of adventure with over 60km of tracks and trails ready to be explored. Ready to get walking? Find out more here.