Armidale Events

Situated on one of the state’s most scenic driving routes, Waterfall Way, Armidale is a picturesque holiday destination in country NSW. Armidale’s strong cultural and artistic spirit is evident in the town’s many art galleries and museums. The region is also surrounded by lush national parks which contain a number of scenic walking tracks and lookouts. With its manicured gardens, magnificent cathedrals and tree-lined avenues, Armidale has the ability to charm visitors from all walks of life.

While country NSW events often conjure up images of rodeos and agricultural exhibitions, Armidale’s events calendar demonstrates a pleasing mix of urban and country entertainment. The town is home to regular farmers markets which showcase the region’s best gourmet food and freshest produce, as well as local wines, organic coffee and more. Throughout the year, Armidale residents also enjoy a number of sporting events, such as the Evocities Mountain Biking Series, and cultural events including film festivals and even fully staged operas.

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  1. Nocturne: Armidale

    Tuesday 24 January to Friday 3 March 2017, Armidale

    Discover iconic Armidale buildings in a new light...This small exhibition of photographs presents some of Armidale's best known historic buildings in a new way. The exhibition results from an...

    24 Jan -03Mar
  2. Kangaroos in my Blood

    Tuesday 24 January to Sunday 5 February 2017, Armidale

    From dreamtime to the cull, the poetic sequence Kangaroos in my Blood by writer E. A. Horne is rooted firmly in the New England region, and is at once a love song and a lament. In this exhibition, artists across the...

    24 Jan -05Feb
  3. Bush to Bay: Hinton and The Artist's Camp

    Tuesday 24 January to Sunday 19 March 2017, Armidale

    New England artists inspired by Harbour views...Discover new works created by regional artists in response to Sydney’s artist camps of the nineteenth century and iconic works which depict them....

    24 Jan -19Mar
  4. Armidale Australia Day

    Thursday 26 January 2017, Armidale

    Come and celebrate being Australian at Curtis Park in Armidale on Australia Day. The official Citizenship and Awards Ceremony starts at 10.30am in Armidale Town Hall, followed by fun activities for the whole...

    26 Jan
  5. XCO National Series: Rounds Three and Four

    Saturday 28 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Armidale

    Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with New England Mountain Bikers, Armidale Regional Council and University of New England are pleased to present Rounds Three and Four of the 2017 Cross-Country Olympic (XCO)...

    28 Jan -29Jan
  6. Armidale Farmers Market

    Saturday 4 February to Saturday 4 November 2017, Armidale

    The Armidale Farmers Market occurs on the first and third Sunday of the month. Head along to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce, home made gourmet food, wine and plants. Get a hot cup of organic fair trade gourmet...

    04 Feb -04Nov
  7. Armidale Autumn Festival

    Friday 17 March to Monday 20 March 2017, Armidale

    The Armidale Autumn Festival weekend is a great weekend for visitors to get a taste of the community spirit and everything Armidale stands for. Armidale looks its best in Autumn, especially with the corridors of trees...

    17 Mar -20Mar
  8. Opera in the Paddock - Armidale

    Friday 24 March 2017, Armidale

    As the sun sets and the kookaburras take flight, the stars appear and the magic begins.Following the tremendous success of last year’s Opera in the Paddock in Armidale and at “Mimosa”, Opera North West is...

    24 Mar
  9. St Peters Armidale Gardens Tour

    Saturday 4 November to Sunday 5 November 2017, Armidale

    St Peters Town and Country Garden Tours have been an annual event in Armidale for 26 years. Through all the vagaries of New England weather - drought, hailstorm, rainstorms, late frosts, wild winters, mild winters -...

    04 Nov -05Nov

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