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  1. Mermaid Swimming Lessons

    Saturday 28 January to Saturday 30 December 2017, Newcastle

    Introducing Mahina MerFins, Swimwear and Kite and SUP Merpod Mermaid Swimming Lessons.Join a Merpod! Kite and SUP Merpod training is at the iconic Merewether Ocean Baths twice weekly 4pm till 5pm Monday or...

    28 Jan -30Dec
  2. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Thursday 11 May to Saturday 30 December 2017, Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Thursday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef,...

    11 May -30Dec
  3. Eastern University Games

    Sunday 2 July to Thursday 6 July 2017, Newcastle

    The Eastern University Games (EUG) is the largest of the three regional games held annually in July by Australian University Sport (AUS). In order to qualify and earn their right to compete at the Australian...

    02 Jul -06Jul
  4. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 8 July to Saturday 2 December 2017, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental...

    08 Jul -02Dec
  5. Newcastle Brickfest

    Sunday 9 July 2017, Newcastle

    They are excited to announce that they are changing venues this year. They are moving to Newcastle Racecourse! They now have plenty of room for more exhibitors and you the viewing public.They are returning...

    09 Jul
  6. Hunt and Gather Markets

    Saturday 15 July to Saturday 19 August 2017, Newcastle

    They love to shop. They love the thrill of the hunt. They love discovering new things. They love meeting new people. They love live music. They love design. They love local. They love meeting the talent behind the...

    15 Jul -19Aug
  7. Newcastle Music Festival

    Wednesday 9 August to Sunday 20 August 2017, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Music Festival is an annual fine music festival held in various venues (some historic or unique) in Newcastle over 12 days and nights during August. There will be 19 concerts and events involving over...

    09 Aug -20Aug
  8. Newcastle Jazz Festival

    Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Newcastle

    After a hugely successful 2016 Festival at Wests they are back in August 2017 to celebrate the 30th Jazz Festival! Come along and join in the celebrations! Enjoy a wonderful weekend of great jazz and take an...

    25 Aug -27Aug
  9. Newcastle International Animation Festival

    Friday 25 August to Saturday 26 August 2017, Newcastle

    Award winning, weird and wacky; the best short animated films from around the globe will be served up in Newcastle for two days and nights only. If you like your films to be of the quirky kind then feed your twisted...

    25 Aug -26Aug
  10. Newcastle International Supermoto

    Saturday 2 September to Sunday 3 September 2017, Newcastle

    Newcastle Showground will host the 2017 Newcastle International Supermoto, including the FIM Oceania Supermoto Championships.Supermoto is racing that mixes road racing and motocross on a track that consists...

    02 Sep -03Sep
  11. This is Not Art

    Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, Newcastle

    This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a free annual festival of experimental and emerging arts that has happened in Newcastle, Australia since 1998. Each year, thousands of people gather in...

    28 Sep -01Oct
  12. Newcastle Invitational PBR

    Saturday 7 October 2017, Newcastle

    The concept is simple enough: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an eight second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a...

    07 Oct
  13. Radical Reels Tour - Newcastle

    Thursday 9 November 2017, Newcastle

    Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world’s best action sport films.This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with...

    09 Nov
  14. Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500

    Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November 2017, Newcastle

    The streets of Newcastle will fire up for the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500 in November. Be there for the first ever Supercars race held in Newcastle and watch as the 2017 Virgin Australia Champion is...

    24 Nov -26Nov
  15. Newcastle Travel Expo

    Sunday 21 January 2018, Newcastle

    Newcastle's largest holiday and cruise expo is The Day to book your next holiday! At the Newcastle Travel Expo you’ll receive exclusive savings on flights, tours, cruises and packages plus you can speak to...

    21 Jan
  16. Australia Day in Newcastle

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2018, Newcastle

    Come celebrate Australia Day in Newcastle! All celebrations take place on the beautiful Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore with attractions occurring all day! You...

    Jan 2018
  17. Surfest

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2018, Newcastle

    Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia.The best professional male and female surfers in the world travel to Newcastle, NSW to...

    Feb 2018
  18. Light Up Newcastle

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2018, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Rotary Clubs invite you to join in a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Light up Newcastle with red lanterns.The...

    Feb 2018
  19. Newcastle Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Regional Show is one of the premier events on the Hunter events calendar. Featuring all the traditions of the Show, with competitions and...

    Mar 2018
  20. Newcastle Writers Festival

    Friday 7 April to Sunday 9 April 2017, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel...

    07 Apr -09Apr
  21. Port to Port Mountain Race

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2018, Newcastle

    The Port to Port MTB is an annual four day MTB stage race across the iconic local scenery of Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter region. The race is...

    May 2018

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Events in Newcastle

The harbour city of Newcastle is a bustling cosmopolitan centre with a wide range of year-round events including food festivals, arts and craft markets, surfing competitions and maritime celebrations.

A popular surfers’ hub, Newcastle hosts a number of surfing events throughout the year including one of Australia’s largest surfing festivals, Surfest. Held on Merewether Beach in February each year, the event celebrates surf culture and attracts a number of the world’s best professional men, women and junior surfers.

Visit one of Newcastle’s many local markets. The Hunter Street Organic Food Markets is a weekly community market that runs from Wednesday to Saturday. For a taste of the city’s bustling art scene, head to the Olive Tree Markets on the first Saturday of the month and browse diverse stalls selling handmade art, craft and fashion.

Newcastle hosts the National Maritime Festival in celebration of Australia Day on January 26 each year. The one-day event includes harbour swims, live entertainment, historical exhibitions and RAAF aerial displays.