Newcastle is buzzing this January with exciting outdoor events happening right across the city. From sporting events to pool parties, there's something for everyone! Soak up the atmosphere and get out to enjoy our city and all it has to offer.
Beach 5s Rugby is coming to Nobbys Beach again this January for a spectacular, fast-paced, and exciting three days. Beach 5s Rugby is a refreshing new beach sport based on modified rules of Rugby Union and Rugby League, offering an off-season recreational summer. Catch all the action at Nobbys Beach on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January, and don't miss the pinnacle of the event on Wednesday 26 January with the Rugby League Legends vs Former Wallaby Greats, celebrity and Indigenous challenges, and live entertainment.
Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Wednesday 26 January, Nobbys Beach
Splash into summer on the public holiday with inflatables and fun activities at your local pool. There will be food trucks, games, and more. Over at Beresfield pool join in on the 50th birthday celebrations! Enjoy COVID—Safe community activities for the whole family.
Wednesday 26 January, Beresfield, Mayfield, Stockton & Wallsend Pools
Challenge yourself and join the 25th edition of Newcastle's most iconic swim on Wednesday 26 January. Jump in for either the Single Crossing (700m) from Stockton to Queens Wharf Quay or the Double Crossing (1400m) from Queens Wharf to Stockton and back. If it's not on your bucket list, put it there now! This is the only legal swim across our amazing working harbour.
Wednesday 26 January, Newcastle Harbour
Girls Day Out is an annual one-day event for girls aged 6-16 years to try new sports, meet professional female athletes, learn new skills, and be inspired. It’s all about giving girls a go at sports they might not have tried or want to learn more about while encouraging healthy bodies, healthy minds, and maybe even inspiring our next generation of female superstars.
The 45-minute mini-clinics are small and focused, giving the young girls a high-energy, fun taste of sports offered locally in the Hunter and played by incredible female athletes at the highest levels.
Saturday 29 January, Empire Park
See what else is happening this summer by searching all events on What's On.