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  1. Illawarra Memory Walk and Jog

    Sunday 28 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    Memory Walk and Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds to support local people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from keen runners to those just out for a...

    28 Feb -26Feb
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  2. The Making of Midnight Oil

    Saturday 3 December to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    A major public exhibition celebrating the 'power and the passion' of one of the world's most inspirational rock bands Midnight Oil. Showcasing rare and iconic items including stage props, instruments, protest banners...

    03 Dec -26Feb
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  3. This is where they travelled

    Monday 30 January to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    An exhibition presented by the Illawarra Museum. It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul...

    30 Jan -26Feb
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  4. Baby at the Beach

    Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    Wollongong’s largest children and baby expo.With a diverse range of suppliers from baby and children’s wear, nursery and baby products, cloth nappies, castings and sculptures, photography, education and lots...

    26 Feb
  5. International Artist Solo Exhibition

    Wednesday 1 February to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Wollongong

    In her works Victoria Velozo bridges reality and imagination; painting realistic elements of nature, then overlays with contrasting collage. The artist uses dream symbolism drawing on her psychology degree...

    01 Feb -28Feb
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  6. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Monday 27 February to Saturday 24 February 2018, Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by painting, drawing and ceramics with Violetta Strabic.Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal...

    27 Feb -24Feb
  7. Sarah Goffman Exhibition

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 18 June 2017, Wollongong

    A site-specific installation simulating many of the Asian ceramic pieces and objects donated to the Wollongong Art Gallery collection in 2003 by William S. Tatlow and Gora Singh Mann. The replicas combine many...

    11 Feb -18Jun
  8. Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Encounters with Pelagic birds and sub-Linguistic form.Paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.Artist Talk will be on Wednesday...

    11 Feb -14May
  9. Frugal Forest

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    Wander along a meandering path through a twilit rainforest world, or take a seat on a rock to listen to the evening chorus. But look closely, and you’ll find that everything - down to the last leaf, and the last...

    11 Feb -28May
  10. Postcodes from the Edge

    Tuesday 28 February to Sunday 12 March 2017, Wollongong

    Postcodes from the Edge is a Wollongong Art Gallery Friends event.An art prize and exhibition featuring small format contemporary art works which reflect the Illawarra region through people, places or events...

    28 Feb -12Mar
  11. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 1 March to Wednesday 6 December 2017, Wollongong

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

    01 Mar -06Dec
  12. Golfies Kids Disco

    Friday 3 March to Friday 1 December 2017, Wollongong

    Wollongong Golf Club has a new Kids Disco on the first Friday of every month. This supervised kids disco allows the kids to have a fun night at a disco and the parents to enjoy a night out. It’s perfect for Birthday...

    03 Mar -01Dec
  13. Wollongong Twilight Markets

    Friday 3 March 2017, Wollongong

    Don't miss the last Twilight Market for the season. The biggest and best yet!Surprises abound! Come and enjoy the fabulous food and great family environment at Flagstaff Hill, overlooking Wollongong...

    03 Mar
  14. Wollongong Triathlon Festival

    Saturday 4 March to Sunday 5 March 2017, Wollongong

    The stunning harbour precinct and blue mile of Wollongong City will again come alive in March with a festival of fitness, health, and family fun that offers everyone the chance to 'have a go' or come along and enjoy...

    04 Mar -05Mar
  15. Blood, Sweat and Beers

    Saturday 4 March 2017, Wollongong

    Blood Sweat and Beers - The Concert is a three part show, blistering over three hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Screaming Jets. This assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits....

    04 Mar
  16. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 5 March to Sunday 28 January 2018, Wollongong

    Discover more about Illawarra’s rich history on the Wollongong Museum Trail. The Illawarra is home to a diverse range of museums that highlight all aspects of the region’s history, including the Black...

    05 Mar -28Jan
  17. International Women's Day Power Voice

    Wednesday 8 March 2017, Wollongong

    In celebration of International Women’s Day in 2017, the South Coast Writers Centre (SCWC), Women’s Health Services and the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, in partnership with Wollongong Art Gallery, present: Power...

    08 Mar
  18. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 11 March to Saturday 10 March 2018, 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.Meet the working artists...

    11 Mar -10Mar
  19. NSW Police and Emergency Services Games

    Saturday 11 March to Thursday 16 March 2017, Wollongong

    NSW Police and Emergency Services Games is open to all NSW Police Force employees (including Volunteers In Policing) and full time employees of government agencies with a law enforcement role. The NSW Fire and Rescue,...

    11 Mar -16Mar
  20. Melanoma March Wollongong

    Sunday 12 March 2017, Wollongong

    Register and help to end Melanoma. Did you know that more than 13,000 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year? And that melanoma makes up 20 per cent of all cancer cases in young...

    12 Mar
  21. Posy Workshop

    Saturday 18 March 2017, Wollongong

    Learn how to create a beautiful posy, consisting of an abundance of fresh, high-quality flowers, by implementing the spiralling technique. You will also learn to wrap your creation in their artisan signature style of...

    18 Mar
  22. New Acquisitions Collection

    Saturday 18 March to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    Contemporary works which have been recently acquired by the Gallery. Featuring ceramics by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley and Kirsten Coelho, film by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Nassiem Valamanesh, photographs by...

    18 Mar -20Aug
  23. Arj Barker: Organic (Unanderra)

    Saturday 18 March 2017, Wollongong

    As always, he starts with the finest free-range topics, nurtures them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, his cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals, and 100%...

    18 Mar

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Events in Wollongong

Wollongong hosts an exciting range of sporting contests, musical performances, markets and other events throughout the year.

Wollongong’s coastline provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of sporting competitions including charity runs, triathlons and cycling events. The town also hosts many national and international tournaments including A-League football matches.

Wollongong’s food scene is celebrated at the weekly Foragers Farmers Markets and fortnightly Foragers Makers Market at the Bulli Showground. Explore the diverse stalls showcasing fresh local produce and artisan creations.

Wollongong also hosts several arts and culture events. The seaside town is home to a number of talented artists whose works can be seen exhibited at the Wollongong Art Gallery, one of the largest regional art museums in Australia.

Stop by the local visitor information centre while you’re in Wollongong for the latest information on upcoming events and spectacles.