Events: Festivals & Celebrations

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.

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  1. Jazz and Shiraz

    Monday 25 July 2016, Casino

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The annual Jazz and Shiraz at Windara is back. Enjoy an afternoon on the lawn with live entertainment by Cox Cole Lovejoy and The Romantics....

    25 Jul
  2. Meet the Makers in Broke Fordwich

    Monday 25 July 2016, Broke

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Come and Meet the Makers in Broke Fordwich. There will be markets and food from 8.30am, so wander amongst the stalls and pick up breakfast or...

    25 Jul

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  3. Yulefest Dinner - Blue Mountains

    Monday 25 July 2016, Katoomba

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Lookout Echo Point is holding its inaugural Yulefest Dinner.This event is a must for those who are looking for a Christmas in July foodie...

    25 Jul

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  4. Chocolate Afternoon @ Ravensthorpe

    Tuesday 26 July 2016, Albion Park

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    For all those chocolate lovers - come and enjoy an afternoon of pure decadence at Ravensthorpe with the most indulgent of afternoon teas for...

    26 Jul

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  5. Grafton Country Music Roundup

    Tuesday 26 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Grafton

    Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date! Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their...

    26 Jul -31Jul

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  6. Australian Surf Festival

    Friday 29 July to Monday 15 August 2016, Coffs Harbour

    The Australian Surf Festival will see over 500 competitors from around the nation migrate to Coffs Harbour for a shot at being crowned an Australian Champion. Many prestigious Australian Titles...

    29 Jul -15Aug

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  7. Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival

    Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Echuca Moama

    Echuca Moama will again be the place to be this winter for heart starting blues and roots music and the perfect antidote for a bad case of the winter blues with its annual Winter Blues Festival.The...

    29 Jul -31Jul

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  8. Christmas in July at Mt Keira

    Saturday 30 July to Sunday 31 July 2016, Wollongong

    Come celebrate Christmas in July in a rainforest setting at Mt Keira Scout Camp.There are two sittings; Saturday July 30th at 6pm and Sunday 31st July at midday.Cost is AUD30 per person, BYO drinks...

    30 Jul -31Jul

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