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. Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival

    Sunday 3 July to Tuesday 5 July 2016, Katoomba

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Blue Mountains Chocolate Festival is a festival with a difference in numerous locations throughout the Blue Mountains.There are free events,...

    03 Jul -05Jul

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  2. High Tea for Mums and Bubs, Dads and Tots

    Monday 4 July to Monday 21 November 2016, Wollongong

    As well as scrumptious High Tea delights for both adults and children there will be loads of kid's activities provided by sponsors. Aimed at Babies, Toddlers and Children aged zero to five,...

    04 Jul -21Nov

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  3. NAIDOC Week Celebrations Ulladulla

    Monday 4 July to Monday 11 July 2016, Ulladulla

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Help celebrate NAIDOC Week in Ulladulla at The Digging Stick situated on Wason Street, next to the Marlin Hotel.Cultural activities are planned...

    04 Jul -11Jul
  4. Stroud International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Contest

    Monday 4 July 2016, Surrounds

    The parade will go ahead as planned, starting at 10.30am from Quambi House and ending at Memorial Avenue via Erin Street. Prizes will be awarded!Entertainment will include but is not limited to - &...

    04 Jul

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    Free
  5. Bello Winter Music Festival

    Thursday 7 July to Sunday 10 July 2016, Bellingen

    Image Credit: Kurt Peterson Photography Bello Winter Music is the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend and shake off the winter blues. As well as the music, Bello Winter Music comes alive with...

    07 Jul -10Jul

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  6. Toyota Hats Off To Country

    Thursday 7 July to Sunday 10 July 2016, Tamworth

    Toyota Hats Off To Country is Tamworth's mid-year country music festival.Featuring more than 100 individual country stars, dozens of events and activities over four big days and nights...

    07 Jul -10Jul

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  7. 4WD Caravan Camping and Marine Show

    Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July 2016, Lismore

    Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter annually hosts the 4WD Caravan Camping and Marine Show in July. The event is held over three days (Friday to Sunday) at the Lismore Showground.With over 200...

    08 Jul -10Jul

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  8. 60th Great Flood Rally 1956-2016

    Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July 2016, Wentworth

    A Tractor Rally is held every five years in Wentworth to commemorate the role that the tractor played in saving the township of Wentworth during the1956 floods. In 2016 they will celebrate 60 years...

    08 Jul -10Jul

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