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. Cafe 2828 Dinner Under The Stars

    Saturday 27 February 2016, Coonamble

    Dinner Under the Stars held at two eight two eight Gulargambone is expected to be bigger and better than ever in 2016.It's a roaring night with comedy, auctions, music, entertainment and a...

    27 Feb
  2. Central Districts Rowing Association Championships

    Saturday 27 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Taree

    Taree District Rowing Club will be hosting the championship this year. Come along and enjoy two days of great racing from the banks of the Manning River.

    27 Feb -26Feb
  3. Flicks On The Green

    Saturday 27 February 2016, Wollombi

    Join them for an evening under the stars for 'Flicks on the Green', brought to you by the Wollombi Film Society. Bring your own chairs or beanbags.Movie starts around 8pm. Movie to be shown...

    27 Feb
  4. Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars - Newcastle

    Saturday 27 February 2016, Newcastle

    ***Please note that Cinema Under the Stars in Newcastle, scheduled for Saturday 30 January has been rescheduled. Due to poor weather the event has been postponed until Saturday 27 February, when...

    27 Feb
  5. Off The Rails

    Saturday 27 February 2016, Katoomba

    Scenic World presents Off The Rails, an outdoor festival of Blue Mountains Music, featuring Thundamentals, Urthboy, and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders.As part of Scenic World's 70th birthday,...

    27 Feb
  6. Rylstone Rambler - Show Special

    Saturday 27 February 2016, Rylstone

    Catch the iconic Railmotor set 661/726 to the Rylstone-Kandos Show. Leaving from Lithgow station, this delightful journey take you through the magnificent Capertee Valley and on to Rylstone where a...

    27 Feb
  7. Carnivale-Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

    Sunday 28 February 2016, Queanbeyan

    The much anticipated Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival - Carnivale returns for another year, even more vibrant and culturally packed! Come and see over 20 spectacular performances, including high...

    28 Feb
  8. Embrace Life Festival: Blue Mountains

    Sunday 28 February 2016, Leura

    Embrace Life community is all about consciousness, creativity and collaboration.Their vision is to contribute to a better planet, where people live according to their purpose, being their authentic...

    28 Feb

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