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. Berry Celtic Festival

    Saturday 28 May 2016, Berry

    Take the whole family and plan for a great day out at the annual Berry Celtic Festival.Commencing with a street parade through Berry, many pipe bands will combine with the Clans, vintage cars and...

    28 May

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  2. Martins Memorial Ride

    Saturday 28 May 2016, Wollongong

    In May 2015, Martin was lost. He served City Coast Motorcycles faithfully for almost 20 years and loved to ride.Join them for a charity ride taking in the curves of the Macquarie Pass, Martin's...

    28 May

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  3. The Bulli Show

    Saturday 28 May to Sunday 29 May 2016, Bulli

    The Bulli Show is an agricultural show with many attractions such as pavilion exhibits, sheering, blacksmith displays, beaut ute displays, amusement rides, market and food stalls, poultry pavilion...

    28 May -29May

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  4. Winery Long Lunch at Calais Estate

    Saturday 28 May to Saturday 3 December 2016, Pokolbin

    Calais Estate has created the unique experience you've been looking for - Winery Long Lunches. This is more than just a winery tour, it's the experience all wine lovers are after!Begin the...

    28 May -03Dec

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  5. Alstonville Family Festival

    Sunday 29 May 2016, Ballina

    Main Street Alstonville will come alive with the Summerland Credit Union Family Fun Day, Main Street Markets, and annual Pig Races.Main Street will be a mass of colour with over 50 market and...

    29 May
  6. Emerald Beach Community Fair

    Sunday 29 May 2016, Coffs Harbour

    Emerald Beach is the precious jewel on the northern beaches of the Coffs Harbour coast. Each year on the last Sunday in May, everyone in the district and beyond is invited to join in celebration of...

    29 May

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  7. High Tea at Gemelli Estate

    Sunday 29 May to Sunday 19 June 2016, Pokolbin

    Enjoy an afternoon of savoury and sweet delights whilst sipping on a glass of wine from the lovely Gemelli Estate boutique cellar door in the heart of Pokolbin.

    29 May -19Jun

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  8. Slice Of Haven Food and Wine Festival

    Sunday 29 May 2016, Laurieton

    If spending a Sunday with a dollop of indulgence and a dash of quirky entices you, then don't miss the 8th annual food and wine festival by the river. Slice of Haven is your chance to sample a...

    29 May

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