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. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Thursday 30 June to Saturday 17 December 2016, Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Wednesday 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...

    30 Jun -17Dec
  2. Newcastle Brickfest

    Saturday 9 July to Sunday 10 July 2016, Newcastle

    Newcastle Brickfest is an annual Lego fan event held each July during the New South Wales school holidays. This year's event will feature builders from Sydney, Central Coast and, of course, local...

    09 Jul -10Jul
  3. Hunter Baby Boomers and Seniors Expo with Disability Options Expo

    Saturday 6 August 2016, Newcastle

    The Hunter Baby Boomers and Seniors Expo with Disability Options Expo is a 'one-stop-shop' of lifestyle, travel and wellness ideas for retirees, empty nesters, grey nomads, the young at heart and...

    06 Aug
  4. Newcastle Antiques and Collectables Fair

    Friday 5 August to Sunday 7 August 2016, Newcastle

    Antiques and Vintage Fairs proudly present The Third Annual Newcastle Antiques and Collectables Fair.
    Over thirty top dealers from around Australia offer an exceptional range of quality...

    05 Aug -07Aug
  5. Newcastle Music Festival

    Thursday 11 August to Sunday 21 August 2016, Newcastle

    Newcastle Music Festival is a new feature on the Newcastle classical music scene, spanning 11 days and over 200 performers taking part. The Festival opens with a concert featuring mezzo soprano...

    11 Aug -21Aug
  6. Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars - Newcastle

    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Newcastle

    Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to a town near you...

    01 Nov -28Feb
  7. Port to Port MTB Race

    Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, 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...

    25 May -28May
  8. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 9 July to Saturday 17 December 2016, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's leading contemporary art and design market, home to over 140 contemporary artisans. Launched in 2008, Olive Tree has become one of the regions...

    09 Jul -17Dec

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