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  1. Hannah Gadsby - Nanette

    Friday 28 April 2017, Wollongong

    Part of the inaugural season of The Spiegeltent Wollongong!Award-winning comedian comes to Wollongong with her new show, Nanette.Hannah Gadsby is an award-winning comedian who thinks quickly and...

    28 Apr
  2. 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
  3. Dhyana Praises - The art of Patrick Lam

    Sunday 26 March to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Patrick Lam's ancestry originated from Nanhai, Guangdong, China. He was a student of Lingnan Painting school grandmasters Mr. Liang Shao Hang and Professor Zhao Shaoang. He migrated to Melbourne in 1979. Patrick...

    26 Mar -14May
  4. Copier Jam!

    Saturday 1 April to Sunday 25 June 2017, Wollongong

    Copier Jam! is an exhibition showcasing current zine and independent comic creators, collectives and distributors from across Australia. The exhibition includes the publications alongside original art, layout pages,...

    01 Apr -25Jun
  5. 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
  6. Indigenous Works from the Collection

    Saturday 18 March to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    Works exploring identity and family connections by Christian Thompson, Garry Jones, Danie Mellor, Gloria Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, Caroline Oakley, Michael Riley and Bede Tungatalum.Gallery hours: Tuesday...

    18 Mar -20Aug
  7. 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
  8. Spiegeltent Wollongong Season

    Friday 7 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Wollongong

    Wollongong will play host to a world-class program of music, cabaret, comedy, theatre and family fun, with the inaugural Spiegeltent Wollongong season in the iconic Aurora Spiegeltent in the Wollongong Arts Precinct,...

    07 Apr -30Apr
  9. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Saturday 29 April 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...

    29 Apr -24Feb
  10. 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
  11. Velvet

    Saturday 8 April to Sunday 30 April 2017, Wollongong

    Part of the inaugural season of The Spiegeltent Wollongong.Velvet is a seductive fusion of disco, dance and circus that will take you on an electrifying journey to a world of glamour and abandon. Loosely...

    08 Apr -30Apr
  12. Dragons v Storm

    Sunday 30 April 2017, Wollongong

    Experience every part of the action and excitement as the Dragons march onto their Illawarra home ground looking to make the 2017 season a year to remember, and experience what is sure to be a thrilling Dragons home...

    30 Apr
  13. So Popera Cabaret Series

    Sunday 30 April 2017, Wollongong

    Part of the inaugural season of The Spiegeltent Wollongong.Homegrown Act: Showcasing local Illawarra talent from recent and upcoming productions!So Popera Productions are a fresh, new Wollongong...

    30 Apr
  14. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 30 April 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...

    30 Apr -28Jan
  15. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 3 May 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...

    03 May -06Dec
  16. Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest

    Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Why not book a weekend pass for the 31st Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest - it's the best value Festival around. This year, the Illawarra Jazz club is aiming for a bigger and better festival and they really hope to see you....

    05 May -06May
  17. ACO Soloists - Wollongong

    Friday 5 May 2017, Wollongong

    In a group the size of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. Experience the extraordinary talents of this orchestra of soloists in a thrilling concert...

    05 May
  18. 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
  19. Ride Around The Lake

    Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Ride Around The Lake is a charity recreational cycle around Lake Illawarra, Wollongong.2017 ushers in the seventh edition of the popular ride, attracting over 500 recreational riders, all out to "Break the...

    06 May
  20. The Best Medicine | Wollongong

    Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Join this outstanding up-and-coming comedian for a night of hilarity as she lifts the lid on motherhood, living with chronic pain and life with a lift mechanic in her ridiculously funny new show, The Best Medicine (as...

    06 May

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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.