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. Health Harmony Soul Festival

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Newcastle

    The Newcastle community can enjoy a sensational weekend with guidance from keynote speakers and a specialised selection of health and wellbeing exhibitors showcasing their products and services....

    26 Aug -28Aug

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  2. GermanFest

    Saturday 27 August to Tuesday 6 September 2016, South West Rocks

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks will be turned into a Bavarian heaven once again for this year's 11 day GermanFest.GermanFest...

    27 Aug -06Sep

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  3. Spring Fair

    Saturday 27 August 2016, Surrounds

    All the fun at the Spring Fair, with cake stalls, craft stalls, live entertainment, car and bike display, amusement rides, pony rides and much more!

    27 Aug

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  4. Coffs Festival of Vintage Transport

    Sunday 28 August to Wednesday 31 August 2016, Coffs Harbour

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    A committee of Coffs Harbour planes, trains and automobile enthusiasts have got together with Coffs Harbour City Council to stage a unique and...

    28 Aug -31Aug

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  5. Festa delle Salsicce (Festival of the Sausage)

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Griffith

    Experience the jovial atmosphere where locals and visitors from far and wide join together to eat, drink, chat and enjoy traditional folk music over a long lunch to celebrate the end of the salami...

    28 Aug

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  6. Newcastle Food and Wine Expo

    Sunday 28 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016, Newcastle

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Newcastle Food and Wine Expo is three days of gourmet food, wine, and celebrity chefs!The Celebrity Main Stage will have all the latest recipes...

    28 Aug -30Aug

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  7. Psyfari Festival

    Sunday 28 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016, Surrounds

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Noisy Chicken proudly present Psyfari Festival. The festival will be held in August, in Capertee Valley, New South Wales.This unique festival...

    28 Aug -30Aug

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  8. Annual Alstonville Quota Art, Craft and Garden Fair

    Monday 29 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016, Ballina

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    On the last weekend of August each year the Quota Club of Alstonville-Wollongbar holds an Arts and Craft Fair at the Alstonville Community and...

    29 Aug -30Aug

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