Wollongong & Surrounds Events

Situated on the South Coast, Wollongong is the third largest city in NSW and home to a host of great attractions, from beaches to adventure activities to great cafes and Wollongong events.

There’s the Wollongong Showground, WIN Stadium, which sees major sporting matches from all codes of footy to cricket, and great music venues and bars, so there’s a full calendar of events to check out in the ‘gong.

Whether you want to check out a local food festival, market or street fair, see performances from some of the top local and international music acts or see some of the best sporting and surfing events in the state, Wollongong has it all. There is also a multitude of kid-friendly events to experience, with school holiday programs, music, exhibitions and interactive exhibits year-round.

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  1. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Saturday 2 July 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...

    02 Jul -10Jun
  2. Through the Eye of the Needle - Embroiderers' Guild NSW Wollongong Group

    Tuesday 5 July to Friday 9 September 2016, Wollongong

    View the colourful and imaginative work of needlework through the eyes of an embroiderer. This exhibition explores the past, present and hopefully, the future of embroidery and how the age-old art...

    05 Jul -09Sep
  3. Breakfast at The Meatery

    Saturday 2 July 2016, Wollongong

    The Meatery is now open for breakfast every Saturday and Sunday!

    Enjoy breakfast on the heated terrace or beside the fire place with fantastic views over City Beach...

    02 Jul
  4. Penny Harris: Writing Poetry for the Miners of El Cobre

    Tuesday 5 July to Friday 15 July 2016, Wollongong

    This exhibition poetically reinterprets a historical narrative about the women who mined the El Cobre copper mine in Cuba during the 16th and 17th century. This history is reimagined through cast...

    05 Jul -15Jul
  5. Tori De Mestre: Valley

    Tuesday 5 July to Friday 15 July 2016, Wollongong

    The enfolding escarpment and foothills of the Calderwood Valley have been a formative part of the artist's life; from a childhood freely exploring ridges and creeks to her present bonds and...

    05 Jul -15Jul
  6. Group Exchange - 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial

    Tuesday 5 July to Friday 26 August 2016, Wollongong

    The Second Tamworth Textile Triennial provides a forum to explore current issues and trends in textile practice in Australia Twenty-two selected artists from across Australia explore themes...

    05 Jul -26Aug
  7. BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

    Saturday 2 July to Saturday 9 July 2016, Wollongong

    The Eisteddfod was established in 1894 and provides opportunities for young people in the performing arts. It encourages emerging performers in music, speech, drama, instrumentals, vocals and...

    02 Jul -09Jul
  8. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 9 July to Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollongong

    Red Point Artists members showcase their handmade art and crafts in their studios and in the lovely grassed courtyard every second Saturday of the month at Art on the Grass.


    09 Jul -10Dec

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