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  1. Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire)

    Sunday 23 April 2017, Wollongong

    Legendary singer, songwriter and front-man of The Cat Empire brings his solo show to the Spiegeltent.Felix Riebl is one of Melbourne’s most innovative and accomplished songwriters and musicians. As singer...

    23 Apr
  2. 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
  3. ChiJian Ye Silk Painting Exhibition

    Sunday 26 March to Wednesday 26 April 2017, Wollongong

    Professor ChiJian Ye was born in 1952 in DongGuan. He graduated from the GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1975. He went on to finish a Graduate Certificate at XiAn Fine Art Academy in 1981.And is a retired Professor...

    26 Mar -26Apr
  4. 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
  5. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Monday 24 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...

    24 Apr -24Feb
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Dave Hughes - Deluded

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, Wollongong

    Part of the inaugural season of The Spiegeltent Wollongong!Aussie comedy royalty brings his brand new show to Wollongong.Did you know that if you type 'Hughesy' into your iPhone it autocorrects to ...

    25 Apr
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 26 April 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...

    26 Apr -06Dec
  15. Wil Anderson - Critically Wil

    Thursday 27 April 2017, Wollongong

    Catch Wil for the first time at the Spiegeltent with his brand new show. Don’t miss your chance to see stand-up at its finest.When he’s not pointing out how the world spins on Gruen (ABC TV), Wil Anderson...

    27 Apr
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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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.