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  1. What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott

    Saturday 26 August to Sunday 31 December 2017, Wollongong

    A major retrospective on Australia's premier rock photographer Tony Mott. The exhibition collectively tells the story of rock n' roll life in Australia over the last 30 years, including the enormous changes to the...

    26 Aug -31Dec
  2. Wollongong Fringe Festival

    Friday 22 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, Wollongong

    Wollongong Fringe Festival returns in 2017 with a program jam packed full of weird, whacky and underrated events. Hem the frock and come skirt the edges of nightlife culture in the gong! For the full...

    22 Sep -01Oct
  3. Flowerpot Adventures

    Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017, Wollongong

    Visit the Garden for heaps of flowerpot fun these school holidays. You’ll get to make your own flowerpots, pot up plants to take home and join the Talking Tree on a roaring adventure.Daily Holidays of...

    25 Sep -29Sep
  4. Heurtistic

    Saturday 22 July to Sunday 8 October 2017, Wollongong

    An exploration into the world of the self-taught street artist with visual experiences ranging across a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, digital media and virtual reality. Featuring works by local,...

    22 Jul -08Oct
  5. Route Dash Niner: Part Two

    Thursday 28 September to Saturday 30 September 2017, Wollongong

    Re:group performance collective return to Wollongong for the cinematic conclusion to their sci-fi epic, Route Dash Niner.In October 2016, four friends discovered a strange signal coming from the deepest...

    28 Sep -30Sep
  6. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 28 September 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...

    28 Sep -24Feb
  7. The Amazing Race Wollongong

    Friday 29 September 2017, Wollongong

    The Amazing Race Wollongong is back this year for an action-packed day, uniting local businesses with the community. Just like in the Amazing Race seen on TV, teams will be challenged with clues, problems...

    29 Sep
  8. Seven at the Old Courthouse

    Saturday 30 September to Monday 2 October 2017, Wollongong

    Seven will be holding their ninth annual exhibition at the Old Court House at Belmore Basin, Wollongong on the October long weekend. Opening hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm. This three day exhibition will provide...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  9. Yours and Owls Festival

    Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October 2017, 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...

    30 Sep -01Oct
  10. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 1 October 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...

    01 Oct -28Jan
  11. Legend Voices of Rock

    Monday 2 October 2017, Wollongong

    Legend Voices of Rock is proud to present the incredible voices of four of the most influential and acclaimed International rock bands of the 70s and 80s with dozens of Top 40 hits and over 130 million record sales...

    02 Oct
  12. Mini Master Chef at Towradgi Beach Hotel

    Tuesday 3 October to Friday 6 October 2017, Wollongong

    Their favourite school holiday activity is back! Book the kids in to the very popular Mini Master Chef classes during these school holidays! The kids get to make, bake and eat their creations, which includes...

    03 Oct -06Oct
  13. Wollongong Twilight Markets

    Friday 6 October to Friday 1 December 2017, Wollongong

    The Twilight Markets are back for the 2017-18 season.Come and enjoy the fabulous food and great family environment at Flagstaff Hill, overlooking Wollongong Harbour.The Leukemia Foundation will ...

    06 Oct -01Dec
  14. The Listies - Ickypedia Live

    Friday 6 October to Saturday 7 October 2017, Wollongong

    Australia’s favourite kid’s comedians are bringing their best-smelling book to the stage during the October School Holidays. They’re back! Australia’s favourite kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing...

    06 Oct -07Oct
  15. Wollongong Light the Night

    Friday 6 October 2017, Wollongong

    Now in its tenth year, the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together all over the country. Those attending raise money to help give local...

    06 Oct
  16. Greg Poppleton 1920s Corrimal Show

    Saturday 7 October 2017,

    The Illawarra Jazz Club presents Australia's only authentic 1920s - 1930s singer, Greg Poppleton, with his banjo and guitar/alto and soprano sax/bass sax/snare and washboard jazz band.Deftly avoiding jazz...

    07 Oct
  17. Mental Health Art Exhibit

    Wednesday 11 October 2017, Wollongong

    South Coast Private is hosting an artwork exhibition at the Wollongong Art Gallery to recognise the tremendous work undertaken by their patients through their in-patient art therapy classes. The evening will have a...

    11 Oct
  18. The Turner Brown Band

    Friday 13 October 2017, Wollongong

    A joint Australia/USA musical collaboration featuring renowned blues-artist Dom Turner (Backsliders). The Turner Brown Band, a joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and...

    13 Oct

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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.