What's On in Sydney during January: Sweet Summer Street Party at The Rocks, Sydney

Enjoy the summer night vibes at the Sweet Summer Street Party held at The Rocks, Sydney. Wander around the streets filled with food and drink stalls. See the heritage-listed architecture and street lanes lit up. The Rocks has partnered with award-winning pastry chef Anna Polyviou to create a street party filled with tempting street food, live entertainment and outdoor bars.

When: 7 Jan 2022 - 28 Jan 2022 from 5-10pm on Fridays.

Location: Jack Mundey Place and Playfair Street

Featured food stalls:

  • East 33 Sydney Rock Oysters. Enjoy those fresh oysters with champagne and cocktails
  • Salts Meats Cheese - offers antipasto boards
  • Hot Dog Bites
  • The Street Food Project
  • Malaysian Delights

and many more....

Entertainment: DJs will be playing each Friday night from 6pm. Dancers and drummers from Junkyard Beats will be present around The Rocks Square.

There are also cookie-making workshops run by Anna every Friday night from 6pm but tickets have been sold out. However, you can still watch the workshops on Friday nights. Last workshop will be held on 28 January. She will be having her own stall stocking the raw Rocky Road cookie dough made for The Rocks, and her own branded aprons and cookbooks.

I'm featuring some images I captured from the Sweet Summer Street Party. I was keen to photograph the bright colourful lights illuminated on the buildings and footpaths. I always like seeing the streets and laneways being given a modern twist. 

DJs playing at the Summer Sweet Party at The Rocks, Sydney

Since this is my favourite part of The Rocks, Sydney, I found it refreshing to see this part of The Rocks lit up in neon lights. I feel it creates an artistic feel to the place. During warm days, I used to like sitting under the shade there and relax.


Buildings and Trees lit up along Argyle Street, Sydney

I loved checking out the blurred motion of the people featured in this image. Having the lit up trees and buildings also helps to create a more lively and ethereal effect to the whole photo. 


Buildings along George Street at The Rocks, Sydney lit up

I love seeing the tree in this image lit up. I feel it compliments beautifully with the older style buildings and the white fence. I feel as if I'm in another world in another time. Having people seated there makes the viewers feel that they can sit down and enjoy the party atmosphere. 


Playfair Street at The Rocks, Sydney

It's amazing how much of a difference the coloured lights make to a place that seems so familiar to a lot of Sydneysiders like me. It's like seeing those heritage-style buildings been given a new lease of life. 


Bar Mille on George Street at The Rocks, Sydney

The pink windows give this heritage-style building a funky feel. With the parasols and fairy lights on tree, it makes the whole street look more trendy and modern. 


Getting to The Rocks, Sydney

Getting to The Rocks via public transport

Catch the ferry, light rail or train to Circular Quay and walk past First Fleet Park and the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

Alternatively, get off at Wynyard station and walk ten minutes via George St.

Getting to The Rocks via car

Limited paid street parking available along Harrington, Cumberland, Argyle, Essex and Gloucester St. Please check the parking signs as restrictions vary.

You can also park in the following secure and conveniently-located parking stations:

  • Wilson Parking, Quay West
  • Wilson Parking, Clocktower
  • Wilson Parking, 155 George St


Check out my other top things to do in Sydney.


Love Karen

About Let There Be Life Photo

Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo. She loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories for lovers of Sydney. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. Check out more of her Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney.














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