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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Tuesday 30 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...

    30 May -24Feb
  8. BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

    Tuesday 30 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...

    30 May -09Jul
  9. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 31 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...

    31 May -06Dec
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 4 June 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...

    04 Jun -28Jan
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Harbourside Artists present Art In The Park

    Sunday 18 June to Tuesday 26 December 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...

    18 Jun -26Dec
  17. Dragons v Sea Eagles

    Sunday 23 July 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...

    23 Jul
  18. Wollongong Anywhere Theatre Festival

    Thursday 17 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Wollongong

    Anywhere Theatre Festival, the festival of performance anywhere but a theatre is happening for the first time in Wollongong in August 2017 thanks to major partners Wollongong City Council, Destination Wollongong and...

    17 Aug -27Aug
  19. Pete Murray - Camacho Tour

    Friday 18 August 2017, Wollongong

    Pete Murray returns with New Album 'Camacho' and 32-Date National Tour.This is an 18 years and over event.Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has...

    18 Aug

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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.