The Sydney Festival of Boating will be four days of exhibitions, festivities and a celebration of the boating lifestyle at Darling Harbour from 29 July to 1 August.
Exhibition space inside the Halls of the International Convention Centre in Sydney has sold out, with limited opportunity still available on the Event Deck. The first stage marina was oversubscribed and is being expanded, and the Festival Boulevard, which runs between Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park, is filling up with displays.
BIA spokesperson Neil Patchett said the priority was to showcase the boating lifestyle at a time when interest in boating was booming.
“Flexible work practices, low-interest rates and the ongoing staycation are some of the factors leading people to look at how to make the most of their leisure time and getting out on the water is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors.”
The Sydney Festival of Boating activations includes fishing competitions and demonstrations, paddle craft, boat-building demonstrations, roaming musicians, and a treasure hunt for children, which spans the four corners of the festival, finishing at a ‘pirate ship’ moored in Cockle Bay.
The world-class exhibition centre sits amid numerous cafes, bars and restaurants that line both sides of Darling Harbour and extend northwards on the city shoreline towards Barangaroo.
The BIA is working with the venue to deliver a COVID Safe environment, including contactless online ticketing, State Government QR code for contact tracing, signage, sanitising stations, and safety marshals.
Ticket sales will be available online only from 1 July. https://sydneyfestivalofboating.com.au/