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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. This is Not Art

    Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, Newcastle

    This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a national contemporary arts festival with a focus on independent, emerging and experimental arts practices. Celebrating Newcastle as a creative city, the festival...

    28 Sep -01Oct
  4. 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
  5. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 7 October 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...

    07 Oct -02Dec
  6. Crowne2Crowne Cycle Classic

    Sunday 15 October 2017, Newcastle

    The Crowne2Crowne Cycle Classic is a bike ride raising funds and awareness for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and promoting the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region. The Start and Finish lines feature the...

    15 Oct
  7. 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
  8. Christmas Art Bazaar - Newcastle

    Sunday 19 November 2017, Newcastle

    Hunter Arts Network’s third Art Bazaar at Lambton Park is being held on Sunday November 19 from 9am – 3pm. Art Bazaar has been Newcastle's essential Christmas shopping destination since 2002 with a huge variety of...

    19 Nov
  9. 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
  10. Surfest Newcastle Australia 2018

    Saturday 20 January to Sunday 25 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 compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy on...

    20 Jan -25Feb
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Newcastle Writers Festival

    Friday 6 April to Sunday 8 April 2018, 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...

    06 Apr -08Apr
  16. 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
  17. Newcastle Jazz Festival

    Friday 24 August to Sunday 26 August 2018, Newcastle

    Thanks to all the musicians and patrons who attended and helped celebrate the 30th Jazz Festival! Increased ticket sales and many, many positive comments on the survey forms. They are stoked!The Committee...

    24 Aug -26Aug

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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.