What’s On In January

Happy New Year!

January salutes the beginning of a new year with many new fun experiences to be had ahead.

From buzzing festivals and indulgent food fests, to wildlife and art experiences, our thriving community has plenty to keep you and the family occupied this summer.

So, you don’t miss a thing, here are our top picks for things to do throughout the rest of January.




When: 10am – 4pm Daily, Thursday, 2nd January 2020 – 23rd February 2020

Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown

Cost: Free Entry

Vernon Ah Kee is one of the most prominent and important living artists in Australia today.

Born in Queensland and based in Brisbane, Ah Kee represented Australia at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015). His work has appeared in major group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally, and his work is held in a number of notable private and public collections in Australia and Europe.

Spanning almost two decades, The Island profiles Ah Kee’s brilliantly diverse practice in full.  Highlighting his video practice, the exhibition is complemented by his acclaimed drawing, vinyl and installation works.

Co-presented with Sydney Festival, the exhibition also includes newly commissioned works responding to the romantic and exotic notions of ‘the island’, and the idea of Australia shifting issues offshore.

In The Island, Ah Kee delivers a hard-hitting critique of Australian culture from the perspective of the Aboriginal experience of contemporary life.

Ah Kee is a descendant of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidinji, Koko Berrin and Gugu Yimithirr peoples.

For further exhibition details go to: https://c-a-c.com.au/the-island/.



When: 1:00PM – 3:00PM, Monday, 13th January 2020

Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan

Cost: $22 per child

If your kids love plants and animals, are aged between five-twelve years, and want to explore their creative side, then this art workshop is perfect for them!

Hosted by The Australian Botanic Gardens, your children will get to channel their creative side as they learn to play some nature-based art games working with a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works to either leave in situ (on site) or take home.

So, why not book them in for some eco fun this holiday period!

Please note that should it happen to rain on the day, this event will still go ahead in wet weather. Also, children must wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Price includes all art materials.

For bookings and further details head to: https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/Whats-On/Eco-Art-for-Kids



When: 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Monday, 13th January 2020

Where: The Australian Botanic Gardens, 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan

Cost: $22

There is nothing better than hours of water fun on a hot summer day!

This fantastic event filled with heaps of activities, will see your kids learn how to make a water filter, run the wet sponge gauntlet and explore the ponds with some dip netting.

And if that wasn’t enough, they will even learn how to avoid the spray of the spitting cobra!

If you book this program together with the program Eco Art in the afternoon, the onsite educators will supervise a lunch break, so they can have a whole day of fun in nature.

Bookings are essential online via https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/Whats-On/Kids-vs-Wild-Water-fun.



When: 2:00PM – 11:00PM, Saturday, 18th January 2020 & 12:00PM – 8:00PM, Sunday 19th January

Where: Gledswood Homestead & Winery, 900 Camden Valley Way, Gledswood Hills

Cost: $15

Due to popular demand, Wine all you Want will be back over two fabulous days in January.

This event heralds a celebration of boutique wines, craft beers, fabulous food trucks, a tinny bar, prosecco cart and frozen bar.

For those of you night owls out there, Saturday night will see the return of the after dark dance party because ‘disco’ sounds a little uncool! Funk DJ returns until late – funk tunes, mood lights, cool tunes and a great hip crowd!

And if you are looking for more of a chilled environment, Sunday’s daytime event will feature local bands and plenty of sunshine, so head on down with a picnic rug so you can sit on the lawn, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the local music in the gorgeous country setting.

Tickets include a fabulous day full of entertainment, a splash of your preferred wine on arrival and a few surprises yet to be announced.

Book you tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=576970&fbclid=IwAR0Aafgf6FbuswSkLih8ndFrOvOs5C0XBxLoDAYM1M6iFWemf303ZPIummk.




When: 5:00PM-9:00PM, Friday, 17th January 2020

Where: Mawson Park, Cnr Queen Street and Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown

Cost: Free Entry

Returning again, experience an evening of culinary delights from a variety of street food vendors, wander through boutique market stalls and be entertained by live performers, all within the heart of the Campbelltown CBD.

Together with market providers Eat Shop Love, we’re making the first and third Friday of each month a foodie haven in Mawson Park.

Indulge your taste buds and enjoy open-air dining under ambient lighting, nestled within the green spaces of one of the city’s most popular parks. Even the little ones will be entertained by a range of activities – there’s something for everyone!

Patrons are encouraged to utilise public parking throughout the Campbelltown CBD. Parking locations including road side, Broughton Street and Short Street car parks.



When: 1:00PM – 10:00PM, Saturday, 18th January 2020

Where: Campbelltown Athletics Centre, Corner Rose Payton Drive and Pembroke Road, Leumeah

Cost: From $89.90 – $109.90

For the first time ever, our thriving community welcomes the Out Of Bounds Festival.

If you are not familiar, Out Of Bounds is a new music festival that has been built from the ground-up for the Macarthur/Campbelltown region. The inaugural event will bring some of Australia’s most exciting musical talents to the heart of the south west suburbs and create a top-tier music festival that the area’s youth can call their own.

Across two stages from 1-10pm, the festival features a blistering all-Australian line-up which traverses multiple genres, aimed at uniting people from all walks of life in the diversity-rich area.

Co-headlining the 2020 event will be hip-hop hit maker and ARIA Award-winning artist Illy, alongside the Macarthur region’s very own hometown heroes and Hottest 100-topping The Rubens. They’re joined by a plethora of exciting Australian artists such as Mallrat, Trophy Eyes, WAAX, Alex the Astronaut, GRAACE, Clypso, Lex Deluxe and DJ sets from party-starters DZ Deathrays & Northeast Party House.

Don’t miss out as this one is going to be a lot of fun!

For tickets and further event information visit: https://outofboundsfestival.com.au



When: 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Monday, 20th January 2020

Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan

Cost: $19 per child

Pack your swag and travel back in time to find out about the life of a swagman back in the days. Made famous by Banjo Patterson’s poem, the swagmen have become icons of Australian culture.

In ye olden days, in times of hardship, men and women packed up all they had and went looking for work. This event will see you listen to their stories and learn who Matilda were.

Join them and experience an important part of Australian history.

Bookings are essential via: https://macarthur.com.au/events/a-jolly-swagmans-tale-holiday-theatre-fun/.



When: 11:45AM – 12:15PM, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Where: Australian Botanic Gardens, 362 Narellan Road, Mount Annan

Cost: $16 per person

Warning! Cuteness (and potentially) Scary Alert!

If you love all things furry, cute and cuddly to scaly and scary, then this event is definitely for you! The experienced rangers of Australian Wildlife Display will be bringing a range of animals for you to meet.

You will see them, learn about them, and maybe even touch them or have a photo taken with them.

And why not make it a day – grab your picnic rug and enjoy the Australian flora in the garden over lunch.

For more information and to buy tickets head to their website at https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/Whats-On/The-Australian-Wildlife-Show.




When: 4:00PM – 9:00PM, Sunday, 26th January 2020

Where: Koshigaya Park, Cnr Hurley Street and Camden Road, Campbelltown

Cost: Free Entry

Australia Day is your chance to celebrate what’s great about Campbelltown!

Come and join in on the fun with the whole family this Australia Day as Campbelltown City Council hosts a day full of great music, free kids entertainment and delicious food. Australia Day is your chance to celebrate what’s great about Campbelltown!

There will be something for everyone at our communities largest Australia Day event. So, come along and join the party!

See you all there!