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  1. Surfest Newcastle Australia

    Saturday 20 January to Sunday 25 February 2018, Newcastle

    Surfest Newcastle Australia 2018 is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in and out of the water for locals and visitors.The 33rd year of the festival sees 11...

    20 Jan -25Feb
  2. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Thursday 22 February to Friday 11 May 2018, Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Thursday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef,...

    22 Feb -11May
  3. Australian Bowl-Riding Championships

    Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February 2018, Newcastle

    The annual Australian Bowl Riding Championships (ABC) is the first true Nationals skateboard competition for any discipline within skateboarding in Australia. This all-inclusive Australian event welcomes skateboarders...

    24 Feb -25Feb
  4. Light Up Newcastle

    Saturday 24 February 2018, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Rotary Clubs invite you to join in a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year and Light up Newcastle with red lanterns.The challenge set for this year is to "be a gift to the world" and the...

    24 Feb
  5. Newcastle Regional Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Regional Show is one of the premier events on the Hunter events calendar. Featuring all the traditions of the Show, with competitions and...

    Mar 2018
  6. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 3 March to Saturday 4 August 2018, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental...

    03 Mar -04Aug
  7. Spiegeltent Newcastle

    Thursday 15 March to Sunday 15 April 2018, Newcastle

    Spiegeltent Newcastle is presented by Strut and Fret in association with Civic Theatre Newcastle. For three weeks Civic Park comes to life with the beloved Spiegeltent. This time the sell-out international...

    15 Mar -15Apr
  8. Blanc de Blanc

    Tuesday 27 March to Sunday 15 April 2018, Newcastle

    You’ve found your place – where the champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer, the sensual and salacious combine in the magnificent Spiegeltent.From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart...

    27 Mar -15Apr
  9. Luke McGregor: Almost Fixed It

    Thursday 29 March 2018, Newcastle

    Luke’s almost fixed it, his life that is. He now has a real, actual girlfriend – something he previously thought impossible because of both his face and personality. With his new found personal security, he’s now got...

    29 Mar
  10. Emma Pask

    Saturday 31 March 2018, Newcastle

    Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of this countries favourite voices in Jazz.Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability,...

    31 Mar
  11. Gawurra

    Thursday 5 April 2018, Newcastle

    Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu professional performing artist hailing from Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land. With an emotional and resonant voice, Gawurra’s performances deliver a masterful musical...

    05 Apr
  12. Newcastle Writers Festival

    Friday 6 April to Sunday 8 April 2018, Newcastle

    The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel...

    06 Apr -08Apr
  13. The Black Sorrows

    Friday 6 April 2018, Newcastle

    The Black Sorrows is one of Australia’s most enduring and dynamic live bands.Over 30 years, The Sorrows have earned fans across the globe with hits like Hold On To Me, Harley and Rose, Chained To The Wheel,...

    06 Apr
  14. Tom Gleeson: Sure Thing

    Saturday 7 April 2018, Newcastle

    Star of The Weekly. Host of Hard Quiz.Do not miss out on a ticket to his brand new show. It’s a sure thing.Presented by Strut and Fret Production House in association with Token Events.

    07 Apr
  15. The Audreys

    Thursday 12 April 2018, Newcastle

    Multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys have just completed a sell-out national tour performing their award winning debut album 'Between Last Night and Us'.They were so well received that the band has...

    12 Apr
  16. Kate Miller-Heidke: Newcastle

    Sunday 15 April 2018, Newcastle

    Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose style crosses contemporary pop, folk and opera. She has released four studio albums in Australia, including the top five albums O Vertigo!, Nightflight,...

    15 Apr
  17. Port to Port MTB

    Thursday 24 May to Sunday 27 May 2018, Newcastle

    Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Port to Port MTB is a four day mountain bike stage race in NSW. It’s full of epic trails through forests, wine country, hinterland, coastline and mountain bike parks and all...

    24 May -27May
  18. Newcastle Jazz Festival

    Friday 24 August to Sunday 26 August 2018, Newcastle

    Thanks to all the musicians and patrons who attended and helped celebrate the 30th Jazz Festival! Increased ticket sales and many, many positive comments on the survey forms. They are stoked!The Committee...

    24 Aug -26Aug
  19. This is Not Art

    Thursday 27 September to Sunday 30 September 2018, Newcastle

    This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a national contemporary arts festival with a focus on independent, emerging and experimental arts practices. Celebrating Newcastle as a creative city, the festival...

    27 Sep -30Sep

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Events in Newcastle

The harbour city of Newcastle is a bustling cosmopolitan centre with a wide range of year-round events including food festivals, arts and craft markets, surfing competitions and maritime celebrations.

A popular surfers’ hub, Newcastle hosts a number of surfing events throughout the year including one of Australia’s largest surfing festivals, Surfest. Held on Merewether Beach in February each year, the event celebrates surf culture and attracts a number of the world’s best professional men, women and junior surfers.

Visit one of Newcastle’s many local markets. The Hunter Street Organic Food Markets is a weekly community market that runs from Wednesday to Saturday. For a taste of the city’s bustling art scene, head to the Olive Tree Markets on the first Saturday of the month and browse diverse stalls selling handmade art, craft and fashion.

Newcastle hosts the National Maritime Festival in celebration of Australia Day on January 26 each year. The one-day event includes harbour swims, live entertainment, historical exhibitions and RAAF aerial displays.