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. City Calm Down

    Saturday 24 September 2016, Wollongong

    I Oh You are thrilled to announce Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down will hit the road in September, embarking on their biggest capital city shows to date plus gigs in Hobart and Wollongong. Current single ‘Border On...

    24 Sep
  2. Visions of Utopia

    Sunday 25 September 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...

    25 Sep -20Nov
  3. Foragers Market

    Sunday 25 September 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...

    25 Sep -11Dec
  4. Mount Keira Challenge - Run or Cycle

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Wollongong

    Get set for a leg burning run or cycle as you are challenged to race (or stroll) to the summit of Mount Keira by either foot or peddle power.Mount Keira is a city based mountain only one hour south of Sydney...

    25 Sep
  5. Illawarra Quilters Inc. Quilt Show

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Wollongong And Surrounds

    The Illawarra Quilters Inc. Biennial Quilt show is one of the Illawarra's premier textiles events ,with an outstanding selection of member's works across the spectrum of quilting techniques. The unique skill and...

    25 Sep
  6. High Tea Fit for a Queen

    Sunday 25 September to Sunday 18 December 2016, Wollongong

    Indulge yourself at the Sage Hotel Wollongong's monthly High Tea event. Enjoy the chef's award-winning selection of finger fancies including ribbon sandwiches, home-made sweets, savouries, cakes, slices, tarts, and...

    25 Sep -18Dec
  7. Wollongong City Fringe Festival

    Sunday 25 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Wollongong

    This September, the relaxed beachside city of Wollongong will bulge with voluptuosity as it heralds the introduction of the Wollongong City Fringe Festival, an alternative 10 day program of music, art, film and...

    25 Sep -02Oct
  8. High Tea for Mums and Bubs, Dads and Tots

    Monday 26 September to Monday 21 November 2016, Wollongong

    As well as scrumptious High Tea delights for both adults and children there will be loads of kid's activities provided by sponsors. Aimed at Babies, Toddlers and Children aged zero to five, The Lagoon offers a haven...

    26 Sep -21Nov
  9. Mini Master Chef

    Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2016, Wollongong

    Book the kids into the Towradgi Beach Hotel's very popular Mini Master Chef classes during the October School Holidays!Classes will run each day from 10.30am to 12pm, from Monday, 26 September to Friday, 30...

    26 Sep -30Sep
  10. Garden Pirates

    Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2016, Wollongong

    Young children and their families can enjoy the amazing outdoors these school holidays as they participate in some engaging and educational activities that will focus on pirate adventures on the high seas, finding...

    26 Sep -30Sep
  11. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Monday 26 September 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...

    26 Sep -10Jun
  12. CIY Game Coding

    Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October 2016, Wollongong

    Learn the basics of computer coding and game creation. They teach you how to make your very first computer game, and in just one day you will be able to put together a few different games including graphics and basic...

    26 Sep -07Oct
  13. Creativity Camp

    Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September 2016, Wollongong

    Five-day Merrigong Creativity Camps offer children aged 5 - 13 years a range of fun performing arts activities that ignite imagination, build self-confidence and foster friendships, encouraging team building and...

    26 Sep -30Sep
  14. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 28 September 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...

    28 Sep -21Dec
  15. CIY Minecraft Coding

    Wednesday 28 September 2016, Wollongong

    Learn to code with Minecraft! Programming is power, get a head start in life by developing invaluable skills in coding with Minecraft. Bring your account along to the camp sessions and the team of coaches will show...

    28 Sep
  16. Minecraft on Tinkercad and 3D Printing

    Thursday 29 September 2016, Wollongong

    Custom create your own Minecraft character, building or object for you to use in your minecraft world. They will show you how to make it in Tinkercad and how to export it into Minecraft. Print your own Minecraft...

    29 Sep
  17. Mad Hatter Tea Party at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

    Thursday 29 September to Friday 7 October 2016, Wollongong

    Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with these Wonderland themed high teas.Follow the rabbit hole to Novotel Wollongong Northbeach these school holidays to enjoy a selection of delicious sweet...

    29 Sep -07Oct
  18. Windjammers Little Eats

    Thursday 29 September to Friday 7 October 2016,

    Eat - Drink - Play.Come to Windjammers and drop your parents off before joining in for a night of food, games, movies and more!Little Eats will be running on the following evenings during School...

    29 Sep -07Oct
  19. Galaxies, Stars and Meteorites

    Friday 30 September 2016, Wollongong

    Attention all space cadets! Learn about constellations, explore the planets, touch a real meteorite and create your own galaxy pictures to take home. Includes a tour of the night sky in the planetarium...

    30 Sep
  20. Australian Kodokan Judo National Championships

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Wollongong

    The 2016 Australian Kodokan Judo Association (AKJA) National Judo Championships is to be held at Beaton Park Stadium, The Snakepit, in Gwynneville, Wollongong. This event is being hosted by the NSW Kodokan Judo...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  21. Seven Art Exhibition

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Wollongong

    Seven at the historic Old Court House, opposite beautiful Wollongong Harbour, is an art exhibition featuring paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography by respected local artists. Meet the artists and join them...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  22. NSW Junior Baseball Country Championships

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Wollongong

    Baseball NSW presents the 2016 NSW Junior Baseball Country Championships which will be held in Wollongong over the October long weekend.The event will see 18 elite teams from across New South Wales converge...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  23. Biggest Steam Locomotive for Wollongong for First Time

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Wollongong

    There is excitement and steam in the air as the biggest locomotive operating in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Wollongong offering rides to the public on the October Long Weekend. The massive...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  24. Yours and Owls Festival

    Saturday 1 October to Sunday 2 October 2016, Wollongong

    Yours and Owls Festival is Wollongong's biggest celebration of music, art and culture. Featuring the best new Australian and International bands, interactive at exhibitions, artisan markets, celebrity talks and fringe...

    01 Oct -02Oct
  25. Yours and Owls Under 18's Mini Festival

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Wollongong

    Don't think they forgot about you, you babes born pre 1998! Yours and Owls are chucking a strictly under 18's mini festival at Waves, that ya mum and dad aren't invited too! With massive cross-over acts from...

    01 Oct
  26. Harbourside Artists present Art In The Park

    Sunday 2 October to Sunday 19 February 2017, Wollongong

    Art In The Park is an outdoor exhibition of paintings in oils, watercolours, acrylics, and pastels by members of Wollongong Traditional Arts Society. Held at one of Wollongong's most picturesque places, the...

    02 Oct -19Feb
  27. Crystals and Ice Cream

    Tuesday 4 October 2016, Wollongong

    Learn how crystals grow in nature, make liquid nitrogen ice cream and watch the crystals form before your eyes!Suitable for six to ten year olds. Children must be within the required age range to attend each...

    04 Oct

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