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  1. The Great Moscow Circus Extreme

    Thursday 11 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    The Great Moscow Circus is bringing a high energy and exciting new two hour production to be presented under the Bigtop. The action-packed show will feature a sensational line-up of superstar performers in the most...

    11 May -28May
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Bill O'Donovan Go Go: Self and the City

    Saturday 13 May to Sunday 23 July 2017, Wollongong

    Paintings and prints exploring the recurring motifs of the city, its vibrancy and daunting scale and the commodification of self. The work is supported by a selection of incidental work featuring sketches, prints,...

    13 May -23Jul
  5. John Bokor The Source

    Saturday 13 May to Sunday 23 July 2017, Wollongong

    Artist John Bokor’s work transforms the mundane - the objects, interiors and landscapes of life - into vibrant,evocative, boldly coloured, multi-layered paintings that reveal that life may not be quite so...

    13 May -23Jul
  6. Womens Bowls NSW State Carnival

    Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May 2017, Wollongong

    Women’s Bowls NSW are pleased to announce the State Carnival will be staged in the Illawarra/Wollongong region in 2017 and 2018. The host club will be Warilla, and the accompanying six venue clubs are: Albion Park,...

    22 May -26May
  7. Chicago

    Friday 19 May to Saturday 27 May 2017,

    From the team who brought you The Producers and Beauty and the Beast, So Popera Productions is delighted to bring you Chicago! Broadway's longest running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical...

    19 May -27May
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 24 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...

    24 May -06Dec
  12. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Wednesday 24 May 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...

    24 May -24Feb
  13. Reebok CrossFit Games Pacific Regionals

    Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    Once again the CrossFit Games Pacific Regional is returning to Wollongong in 2017!From Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28, the best 40 CrossFit athletes in the Pacific Region will compete at the WIN...

    26 May -28May
  14. Heart of the Matter: Eagles Tribute

    Friday 26 May 2017, Wollongong

    The Heart of the Matter is all about recreating those beautiful, “sun kissed” vocal harmonies and unforgettable musical moments that were responsible for the Eagles becoming the musical giants they are.Lead...

    26 May
  15. The Fall Ball

    Saturday 27 May 2017, Wollongong

    Mt Kembla and City Coast Motorcycles along with Illawarra Convoy Lead Bike Team proudly presents The Fall Ball.Come along for their premier charity fundraiser to be held in the Pearl Room, at the City Beach...

    27 May
  16. BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

    Saturday 27 May to Sunday 9 July 2017, 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 dancing and also provides...

    27 May -09Jul
  17. Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby

    Saturday 27 May 2017, Wollongong

    The Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby is one of the Illawarra's most popular events. The centrepiece of the festival is the Derby, with LA PD, Batman, and a whacky bride and groom - just some of the crazy...

    27 May
  18. Botanic Garden Open Day

    Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    The Garden will be buzzing with activities from 1pm to celebrate the Australia and New Zealand Botanic Garden Open Day, and you’re all invited!There will be an opportunity to take part in a range of free...

    28 May
  19. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 28 May 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...

    28 May -28Jan
  20. 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
  21. Culinary Classes

    Saturday 3 June to Saturday 9 December 2017, Wollongong

    Join the Executive Chef from Sage Hotel Wollongong as he teaches tips, tricks and techniques in their culinary classes.Saturday June 3: Wine Appreciation and Australian Cheeses for the Novice (Demonstration...

    03 Jun -09Dec
  22. Brian Hartigan Circle in the Round

    Saturday 10 June to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    As with jazz, improvisation is at the heart of the work of Illawarra painter Brian Hartigan. It embraces all the risk and surprise that painting in that way entails. This survey takes its title from one of his...

    10 Jun -20Aug
  23. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 10 June 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...

    10 Jun -10Mar
  24. Disney On Ice presents Frozen

    Thursday 15 June to Friday 16 June 2017, Wollongong

    Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award winning tale you love is now live and skating into your town. Be magically whisked...

    15 Jun -16Jun

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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.