South Coast Events

The NSW South Coast is a little slice of paradise, stretching from just south of Sydney all the way to Eden. With its vast coastline, lush national parks and spectacular scenery, it’s more than one of the top holiday destinations in NSW; it’s also the ideal setting to host some of Australia’s top events.

The South Coasts’ packed events schedule offers something for everyone, whether you want to enjoy local food and wine and produce, see performances from some of the top local and international music acts, or check out the sporting and surfing events on offer.

Head to the South Coast’s largest city to check out a fantastic array of Wollongong events, NSW’s third largest city, which plays host to everything from major sporting matches to big music events and festivals. Further south in Kiama you can check out some great local markets and festivals. Don’t miss the events on offer at Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay and the Sapphire Coast.

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  1. Beyond Fleur: an art exhibition by Limzy

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 8 January 2017, Wollongong

    These days many artists are pushing the boundaries of creativity by incorporating everyday objects and the world around them in their art. While people have previously ogled at the viral works of artists who have been...

    22 Oct -08Jan
  2. Basil Sellers Art Prize

    Saturday 22 October to Thursday 27 October 2016, Moruya

    This AUD15,000 art prize and exhibition features works from the region's artist. The winning work will be acquired by businessman and philanthropist, Basil Sellers and placed in his extensive private art collection....

    22 Oct -27Oct
  3. Moruya Country Market

    Saturday 22 October to Saturday 10 December 2016, Moruya

    The Moruya Country Market is a vibrant market held every Saturday morning on the banks of the stunning Moruya River. There is something for everyone with over 130 stallholders selling everything...

    22 Oct -10Dec
  4. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Saturday 22 October to Saturday 10 June 2017, Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by learning to paint and draw with Violetta Strabic.Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal life...

    22 Oct -10Jun
  5. The Lady and The Unicorn Exhibition

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October 2016, Huskisson

    Arthur Boyd, one of Australia’s most significant artists, collaborated with London based, Australian-born, poet Peter Porter and produced 24 bold and evocative etchings in response to Porter’s reinterpretation of the...

    22 Oct -30Oct
  6. Visions of Utopia

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 20 November 2016, Wollongong

    This exhibition curated by Andrew Christofides, looks at the work of Australian artists who have pursued an art based on a visual language that utilises the pure, or formal elements of painting. Within Australia this...

    22 Oct -20Nov
  7. Tilba Growers Market

    Saturday 22 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Tilba

    When you visit the charming historic township of Central Tilba on a Saturday morning you can't go past the Tilba Growers Market held in the Big Hall every week from 8am.There is a variety of stalls...

    22 Oct -17Dec
  8. The Art of Dinosaur Designs: Olsen Ormandy

    Saturday 22 October to Saturday 3 December 2016, Bega

    The Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exciting new exhibition from artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, featuring a series of large-scale sculptural forms that celebrate the pair’s thirty year creative partnership....

    22 Oct -03Dec
  9. Towradgi Beach Hotel 10th Birthday

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Wollongong

    Towradgi Beach Hotel have traded for an amazing 10 years! To celebrate, they're having a party with the bands that have rocked out with them many times in the past.The Villains exploded onto the...

    22 Oct
  10. Royal Australian Historical Society Conference

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Wollongong

    The first gathering of Affiliated Societies took place at History House in Sydney on 17 July 1961. Thirty-three delegates representing nineteen suburban and country societies accepted the invitation of the RAHS to...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  11. Sacred Soul Vibrations Expo Shellharbour

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Shellharbour

    The summer Sacred Soul Vibrations Expo will take place over two amazing days at The Shellharbour Club in Shellharbour! This is a wonderful venue and amazing location. The expo will feature lots of incredible...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  12. Shoalhaven River Festival

    Saturday 22 October to Monday 24 October 2016, Nowra

    The Shoalhaven River Festival is a fabulous, fun, community event with something for everyone. It includes a street parade, music concert featuring local talent, markets, food stalls, and some fantastic river events....

    22 Oct -24Oct
  13. Kiama Makers and Growers Market

    Saturday 22 October to Saturday 24 December 2016, Kiama

    Established in 2003, the Kiama Makers and Growers Market is a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it market. It is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach in beautiful Kiama, featuring delectable gourmet...

    22 Oct -24Dec
  14. Tony Ameneiro Head over Head

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 5 February 2017, Wollongong

    This exhibition explores issues around mortality and regeneration. Head Over Head draws on a research project carried out at the Shellshear and JT Wilson Museums at Sydney University, and images from the life drawing...

    22 Oct -05Feb
  15. Phil Emmanuel

    Saturday 22 October 2016, Ulladulla

    Phil Emmanuel is highly regarded among the best guitar players in Australia. Unlike his brother Tommy, Phil's weapon of choice is the electric guitar and that's exactly what you're going to get - an electric...

    22 Oct
  16. Sunday High Tea @ Ravensthorpe

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Albion Park

    High Tea is a gorgeous way to celebrate a birthday or retirement, a baby shower or hen's day... or simply a great excuse to catch up with friends and eat scrumptious fare made in-house just minutes before you arrive...

    22 Oct -06Nov
  17. Top End Wheelchair Slam Down Under

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Albion Park

    The Top End Wheelchair Slam Down Under wheelchair basketball tournament will be contested for the eleventh time in 2016. With approximately 20 teams from NSW, interstate and overseas competing across three divisions...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  18. Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Wollongong

    The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge will be held in October 2016. Walk, drive or paddle from Wollongong to Sydney to help raise AUD500,000 for local medical research.The challenge, should you...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  19. Shoalhaven River Colour Me Fun Run

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Nowra

    Get ready for the Shoalhaven River Festival, a great community event, filled with plenty to see and do for all the family on the beautiful NSW South Coast. The second annual Shoalhaven River Festival Colour Me Fun Run...

    23 Oct
  20. Oktoberfest at The Meatery

    Sunday 23 October 2016, Wollongong

    German inspired Mid Week Meat Feast – All you can eat German inspired buffet, includes:Suckling pig, pork belly, schnitzel, kransky, bratwurst, sauerkraut, braised brisket, fried potatoes, potato salad,...

    23 Oct
  21. Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 18 December 2016, Culburra Beach

    The Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market is run on the fourth Sunday of each month January to November, 9am through 1.30pm, and on the third Sunday in December at 9am through 1.30pm. It is held at the Shoalhaven...

    23 Oct -18Dec
  22. Shellharbour Village Harbourside Markets

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 27 November 2016, Shellharbour

    Spend the day in the picturesque Little Park in Shellharbour Village and browse through the wonderful stalls of this market, located right at the waters edge, on the fourth Sunday of the month.The...

    23 Oct -27Nov
  23. Foragers Market

    Sunday 23 October to Sunday 11 December 2016, Bulli

    The Foragers Market runs a weekly farmers market and their artisan market on the second Sunday of the month.Their aim is to provide everything in season to Wollongong every Sunday, from the land to...

    23 Oct -11Dec
  24. Berry Produce Market

    Sunday 23 October to Saturday 10 December 2016, Berry

    Berry Produce Market is held twice a month on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday from 8am to 2pm. It is a boutique-style market nestled among the Berry shops in the park behind the newsagent in Queen Street....

    23 Oct -10Dec
  25. SAGE Farmers Market Moruya

    Tuesday 25 October to Tuesday 27 December 2016, Moruya

    Held every Tuesday afternoon at Riverside Park, The SAGE Farmers Market was born out of a community demand for quality, local food. They are proud to be able to provide a marketplace for consumers to access locally...

    25 Oct -27Dec
  26. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 26 October to Wednesday 21 December 2016, Wollongong

    The Meatery is perfectly poised overlooking City Beach. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Wollongong Lighthouse from our terrace - an idyllic spot to soak up the afternoon sun with a cold beer or...

    26 Oct -21Dec
  27. Kiama Farmers Market

    Wednesday 26 October to Wednesday 27 September 2017, Kiama

    The Kiama Farmers’ Market is held every Wednesday at Surf Beach, located on Manning Street. You couldn’t wish for a more picturesque backdrop for your weekly shopping expedition! The market is started each...

    26 Oct -27Sep
  28. Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf Growers Market

    Thursday 27 October to Thursday 29 June 2017, Bermagui

    The Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf Growers Market is held each Thursday afternoon on the shores of Bermagui Harbour. This local growers and producers market has a spectacular location and is set in the heart of the NSW...

    27 Oct -29Jun

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