NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living cultures – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Take a stroll through Hyde Park north to discover food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city.
Bayumi translates to ‘music’ and the hub will host a celebratory program of talented First Nations artists. Celebrate prolific storytellers and contemporary music artists from all genres, hailing from many nations.
Learn more about ancient song lines, their enduring survival and inherent connection to First Nations people.
Dangura translates to ‘dance’ and is the spiritual heart and soul of NAIDOC in the City. Experience, heal and unearth the infinite continual connection to Country.
A Welcome to Country ceremony will open the festival followed by the Calling of the Clans.
Gunyahs translates to ‘hut/home’ and is a dedicated space for children and their families. Find toys, games and activities to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained.
Wunyawuri translates ‘to make believe, do in jest’. It’s a street theatre space where First Nations performers share stories and performances for all ages.
From contemporary theatre works to historical storytelling mediums, you’ll uncover new and emerging talent at shows throughout the day.
BlaQ Bilarra Games
Bilarra translates to ‘spear’ and is the First Nations games space at NAIDOC in the City.
Everyone is invited to experience the traditional games from various First Nations communities and peoples.
Touch, hear, see and move in these fun activities suitable for all ages.
Fig Tree Markets
Buy local and authentic art, craft and produce from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Stalls are throughout Hyde Park north.
Performance details and full event schedule will be available soon.
NAIDOC in the City is proudly presented by Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with the City of Sydney.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The theme for 2022 is ‘Get Up. Stand Up. Show Up’.
When: Saturday 9 July from 10am to 3pm
Where: Hyde Park North, Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Details: Find all the details here
National Indigenous Art Fair
Saturday 2 July from 10am to 5pm
Sunday 3 July from 10am to 5pm
The iconic Blak Markets will again host the National Indigenous Art Fair on Sydney Harbour.
This year, the art fair will be a celebration of contemporary Indigenous Australian art, design, culture and bushfoods and has a 2-day festival program running alongside the event.
The event will kick off this year’s NAIDOC Week and will also highlight Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres from 22 remote communities across Australia will bring their artworks to Sydney to exhibit alongside more than 25 Blak Markets stallholders. There will also be a colourful festival atmosphere with bush tucker cooking demonstrations, weaving and cultural workshops, live music, children’s activities and Aboriginal dance performances.
Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, The Rocks NSW
When: 2 – 3 July 2022
Details: Find all the details on the markets here