Get out and about in NSW this January

30 November 2016

With the New Year coming home to deliver and the sun still shining, there’s no excuse to stay at home in January. Here are some of the best events happening across NSW.

WSL Junior Championships, Kiama, 4 – 13 January

WSL Junior Championships, Kiama

WSL Junior Championships, Kiama

The WSL Junior Championships sees the best under-18 surfers from across the world take on the waves to win the coveted World Junior title. Competitors who have qualified in the Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) bring their style, athleticism and A-game to Kiama in the hopes of being crowned a champion.

Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes, 11 – 15 January

Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes

Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes

The Parkes Elvis Festival celebrates the life, music and legacy of Elvis Presley. This year’s theme is the 1964 film ‘Viva Las Vegas’, in which Elvis starred alongside legendary actress Ann-Margaret. On top of the many tributes to ‘the King’, there will also be lots of entertainment including festival markets, a street parade and rock ‘n’ roll dancing. This year’s event marks the 25th anniversary of the festival, so don’t be cruel—head to Parkes in January for a toe-tappin’ good time.

Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth, 20 – 29 January

Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth

Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth

The Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth is the biggest music festival in Australia. Returning for its 45th year, this unique festival welcomes people of all ages to join in free of charge. There are free shows held each night in Toyota Park, as well as over 2,800 free and ticketed events in a number of venues across Tamworth.

Surfest, Newcastle, 28 – 29 January

Surfest, Newcastle

Surfest, Newcastle

Jump into the surf at Redhead Beach in the lead up to Surfest, Australia’s biggest surfing festival. The festival is run in partnership with Lake Macquarie council and allows locals to showcase their surfing skills in three disciplines: paddleboard, shortboard and longboard. Alongside the competitive events, Surfest aims to bring together the local community with markets, beach games and more surfing fun for all ages.

There’s plenty to see and do in NSW this January!