26 July 2017
August is a great month to get out and about across NSW, with a wide range of sporting, arts and cultural events to explore. Check out some of the top things to do in NSW this August.
Take a trip to the North Coast to see the best in the surfing world compete at the annual Australian Surf Festival. This esteemed festival will see over 500 competitors battle it out at Tweed Heads, competing in a range of disciplines including shortboard, longboard, bodyboard and logger heats.
Head to the Byron Writers Festival to celebrate the best of literary culture and the written word. Now in its 20th year, the Byron Writers Festival was founded to inspire professional, amateur and aspiring writers, as well as readers of all ages. It is now the country’s largest regional writers festival, attracting more than 65,000 visitors each year. Enjoy a seven-day program of events taking place across five venues and marquees around picturesque Byron Bay.
Cheer on your favourite racing team at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint! Held at Sydney Motorsport Park, the home of motorsport in Sydney, this is a must-watch event for motor enthusiasts of all ages. The show will include a packed race schedule and a Disney-Pixar Cars Pit Stop entertainment area for the younger fans.
Visit Wollongong Art Gallery this month to see the work of Illawarra artist Brian Hartigan. Inspired by the improvised style of jazz music, Hartigan’s abstract style has stirred the art world. Art lovers will enjoy Hartigan’s three-dimensional illusion style of painting influenced by the Miles Davis album, Circle In The Round.
Enter an immersive world of music at the ACO Virtual event this month. Stand among 13 projections of musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and use a touchscreen device to control how each musician plays. Join the Australian Chamber Orchestra at this innovative, interactive experience showcasing the music of Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and more.
Catch the final month of the Wunderkammer exhibition at the beautiful Everglades Historic House. This exhibition showcases ethically-sourced taxidermy animals created by artist Rod McRae. In this fascinating display, each piece is used to tell a story of a human threat to the animal world, including trophy hunting, displacement and poisoning.