Newcastle Events

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.

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  1. Downer Test Match

    Friday 6 May 2016, Newcastle

    Australia takes on New Zealand in a much anticipated double-header Downer Rugby League Test Match on Friday 6 May at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle. Don't miss out on all the action as the Harvey...

    06 May

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  2. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 7 May to Saturday 3 December 2016, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is held on the first Saturday of the month, and is Newcastle and the Hunter's leading contemporary art and design market, home to over 120 contemporary artisans. Launched...

    07 May -03Dec

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    Free
  3. Hunter Arts Network - Professional Development Night with Nell

    Tuesday 24 May 2016, Newcastle

    The Professional Development Night with Nell will be a Q and A about professional practice.Nell was born 1975 in Maitland, and lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Nell is represented by Roslyn...

    24 May

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  4. Port to Port MTB Race

    Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May 2016, Newcastle

    The Port to Port MTB is a four day stage mountain bike race across the iconic local scenery of Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter region. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for...

    26 May -29May

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  5. Raid My Wardrobe – Quality Preloved Fashion Event

    Sunday 29 May to Sunday 21 August 2016, Newcastle

    Raid My Wardrobe is a women's preloved fashion event where women buy and sell quality preloved and vintage clothing all under one roof, like one huge indoor market.Founded by Newcastle mum,...

    29 May -21Aug

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  6. World's Biggest Car Boot Sale

    Sunday 5 June 2016, Newcastle

    The World's Biggest Car Boot Sale is a huge community market and garage sale that raises valuable funds for Hunter Life Education. With over 300 stalls, there will be loads of bargains, good...

    05 Jun

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  7. Department of Education and Trainings Star Struck Program

    Friday 17 June to Saturday 18 June 2016, Newcastle

    Star Struck is a self-funding, not-for-profit program of the Department of Education and Communities. Struck showcases creative and performing arts throughout the Hunter Central Coast region by...

    17 Jun -18Jun

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  8. Travelling Film Festival Newcastle

    Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2016, Newcastle

    The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) will be returning to Newcastle on 24-26 June 2016. More information and updates to be announced in May 2016.Make sure you stay in the loop by visiting their...

    24 Jun -26Jun

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