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. Boggabri Drovers Campfire

    Wednesday 20 April to Monday 25 April 2016, Narrabri

    If you own a caravan, motorhome, camper, four-wheel drive, ute, tent or swag, come along to a fabulous fun filled weekend with lots of terrific activities for the whole family. Events at the...

    http://www.visitnarrabri.com.au

    20 Apr -25Apr
  2. Kidgeeridge Music Festival

    Friday 22 April to Saturday 23 April 2016, Milton

    Kidgeeridge Music Festival is set to return to Milton on the South Coast of NSW next April 22nd and 23rd 2016 with a fantastic line-up of home grown music.The 11th instalment of Kidgeeridge Music...

    http://www.kidgeeridge.com.au

    22 Apr -23Apr
  3. The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival

    Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April 2016, Singleton

    After celebrating a 10th anniversary in 2014 and subsequent year off in 2015, the famed Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival will make a triumphant return back to its beloved Hunter Valley bushland...

    http://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/Dashville

    22 Apr -24Apr
  4. Spit Roast and Live Music at The Local

    Saturday 23 April 2016, Thredbo

    Relax with live music, your favourite drink and a spit roast on Thredbo's biggest balcony at The Local Pub and Bistro.On Saturday April 23 the local and talented singer/songwriter John-Rory...

    http://www.thredbo.com.au

    23 Apr
  5. Bluesfest

    Sunday 24 April to Thursday 28 April 2016, Byron Bay

    Bluesfest - Australia's premier blues and roots festival, with six stages and more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists.In addition to the seven...

    http://www.bluesfest.com.au

    24 Apr -28Apr
  6. Wymah Family Fun Day and Fun Run

    Sunday 24 April 2016, Surrounds

    The Wymah Family Fun Day is a great day of good old fashioned fun for the whole family, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Wymah Valley.Registration for Fun Run at 9am for a 10am start.The...

    24 Apr
  7. ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary

    Monday 25 April 2016, Dubbo

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    The Dubbo RSL will be hosting Dubbo's ANZAC Day Centenary events in 2015.Commencing with a Dawn Service at the Victoria Park Cenotaph at 5.45...

    http://www.dubborsl.com.au

    25 Apr
  8. ANZAC Day in Goulburn

    Monday 25 April 2016, Goulburn

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    ANZAC Day in Goulburn will begin with the Dawn Service which will be held at the Remembrance Wall in Belmore Park. A Memorial Service at the War...

    http://www.igoulburn.com

    25 Apr
    Free

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