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  1. Lismore Harmony Day

    Friday 24 March 2017, Lismore

    Harmony Day will include: World music and dance performers, Traditional indigenous games, Interactive fun family activities, Participate in multicultural activities and crafts for families, Face painting and jumping...

    24 Mar
  2. Big River Brew Fest

    Saturday 25 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Yamba

    The annual quest to find the best home brewers in the Clarence Valley culminates in the Big River Brewfest Home Brew Competition.Their team of judges have the unenviable task of deciding which backyard...

    25 Mar -02Apr
  3. Lambing Flat Chinese Festival

    Saturday 25 March 2017, Young

    Visit Young for the staging of the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival as the town marks its gold rush history and the important contribution of the Chinese in the development of Australia. The festival will feature a...

    25 Mar
  4. Wauchope Lasiandra Festival

    Saturday 11 March to Monday 27 March 2017, Wauchope

    The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom. The...

    11 Mar -27Mar
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  5. Bathurst Farmers' Market

    Saturday 25 March to Saturday 23 December 2017, Bathurst

    Bathurst Farmers' Markets - a Lions Club project. Come along on the fourth Saturday of the month to meet the local growers and taste their healthy fresh seasonal produce. Boutique cordials, free range...

    25 Mar -23Dec
  6. Uralla Lantern Parade

    Saturday 25 March 2017, Uralla

    Join schoolchildren, parents and community members from around Uralla Shire in the annual Uralla Lantern Parade, held each March to coincide with Earth Hour. This year it will be on March 25.Parade leaves on...

    25 Mar
  7. Autumn Colours Program

    Saturday 25 March to Wednesday 31 May 2017, Bathurst

    The Bathurst region is renowned for its four distinct seasons and the autumn months are among the most beautiful of the year. It would be difficult to find a better time to enjoy all the region has to offer...

    25 Mar -31May
  8. Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

    Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March 2017, Hunter Valley

    The annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, fashion, music, dancing and everything good about the 50's and 60's. The weekend attracts large crowds of people...

    24 Mar -26Mar
  9. Bowral Autumn Music Festival

    Saturday 25 March to Sunday 26 March 2017, Bowral

    In the heart of the Southern Highlands, the Bowral Autumn Music Festival has established itself as one of the highlights of the year.The Artistic Director, Myee Clohessy, has invited an exceptional line up...

    25 Mar -26Mar
  10. Blue2blue Drone Film Festival

    Friday 31 March 2017, Avoca Beach

    Blue2blue Drone Film Festival is Australia's first Drone Film Festival. Based on the Central Coast of NSW the festival attracts short films from local, national and international film makers who are utilising Drone ...

    31 Mar
  11. Orange F.O.O.D Week

    Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April 2017, Orange

    The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as 'The Food Basket' of NSW. Each year F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) supports local produce and 'fine food' with an annual event held over 10 days in April...

    31 Mar -09Apr
  12. Byron Spirit Festival

    Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Mullumbimby

    The Byron Spirit Festival celebrates the unique character of the Byron Bay Shire. Featuring workshops and performances in yoga, music, dance and healing. Participants attend workshops during the day and there are...

    31 Mar -02Apr
  13. Leeton Sunrice Festival

    Friday 31 March 2017, Leeton

    The Leeton Sunrice Festival is held biennially at Easter during the rice harvest. The festival celebrates the importance of the rice industry to the community. The five day event provides entertainment...

    31 Mar
  14. Pankhurst Wines during Canberra Wine Week

    Saturday 1 April to Sunday 2 April 2017, Yass Area

    A week of tasting activities at the cellar door and at venues in Canberra to celebrate their 29th vintage and Canberra Wine Week.Includes a special vertical tasting of some of their wines accompanied with...

    01 Apr -02Apr
  15. Corowa Flicks in the Sticks

    Saturday 1 April 2017, Corowa

    Movies on the big screen under the stars at the Corowa Flicks in the Sticks movie night at Corowa’s Ball Park Oval on Saturday, April 1.Finding Dory at 6:30pm or sunset:The friendly but forgetful blue...

    01 Apr
  16. Rocky Trail Gravity Racing Weekend Thredbo

    Saturday 1 April to Sunday 2 April 2017, Thredbo

    Rocky Trail brings you a whole weekend of Gravity Racing at the most popular downhill destination in NSW - Thredbo!Events include a Fox Rollercoaster Enduro State Round, powered by BH Bikes on Saturday and a...

    01 Apr -02Apr
  17. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 1 April to Saturday 2 December 2017, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental...

    01 Apr -02Dec
  18. Southeast Harvest Festival

    Saturday 1 April 2017, Moruya

    The Southeast Harvest is held in Moruya every autumn to showcase the harvest of the southeast region of New South Wales.In 2017 they are thrilled to be collaborating and co-creating with the local Walbunja...

    01 Apr
  19. Cementa17

    Thursday 6 April to Sunday 9 April 2017, Kandos

    Cementa is a biannual contemporary arts festival that takes place in the post industrial town of Kandos. This tiny regional town is located on the side of Coombermelon Mountain between Lithgow and Mudgee in Central...

    06 Apr -09Apr
  20. 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
  21. Spiegeltent Sneak Peek Party

    Friday 7 April 2017, Wollongong

    Free sneak peek into the new Spiegeltent! Friday night they fling open the doors to reveal the 2017 Spiegeltent Wollongong Season with on big free sneak peek party for all! Be the first to step...

    07 Apr

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Festival and Events in NSW

Aussies love a good festival, and NSW's events calendar lures lots of out-of-towners, too. That's because our festivals are fun, they often revolve around food or music – and often they're completely unique. Gnome convention, anyone?

Wine may be the Hunter Valley's calling card, but you'll also find flower festivals, jazz festivals; historic movie nights and a heap of food festivals (even one around boutique beer for the non-wine drinkers).

If you're heading up to the Blue Mountains, there are walking festivals, flower festivals, folk, roots and blues music, wine fairs and, yes, that gnome convention!

Clear night skies are a given in Country NSW, so it's no secret there's a popular astronomy festival here. There are also open days for historic buildings, street theatre, busker and kite festivals and cool climate wine weeks to enjoy.

Don't forget the Snowy Mountains, the region's events include musters, bush poetry and high country art. There are also antique fairs, Easter events and a music festival which coincides with the launch of the winter ski season.

There's always something happening on NSW's North Coast, too – from nautical themed markets and guided walks to food trail tours. In Port Stephens, you'll find festivals created around everything from food and wine to whale watching.

Does chilli or curry float your boat? There are festivals devoted to both in Coffs Harbour! And of course, Byron Bay further north is a festival-goer's dream, with events on all year round covering everything from surfing to blues music.