2 June 2017
There are heaps of exciting events welcoming the start of winter in NSW. Check out some of the best events happening across the state in June.
Head to the sunny shores of Ballina for a food and wine extravaganza. The Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival will host three events over three days, beginning with the Cricketers Arms Gala Dinner. The festival aims to bring visitors the best in local produce, restaurants, culinary flair and entertainment alongside a range of craft beers and premium wines.
Find the freshest acts and see raw talent live at Peak Festival Perisher. The only winter music festival held in the Snowy Mountains, Peak Festival Perisher brings together international and Australian artists for a long weekend of music, snow and good times. Set across 10 live stages, Peak Festival Perisher promises to be an event like no other.
Get your skis at the ready! Head to Thredbo for its opening weekend of live music, entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display. Expect big things this year as Thredbo celebrates its 60th anniversary with ARIA chart-topping artists, photographic displays, gourmet lunches, and the carving of the ice sculptures.
Join regional brewers from across the country as they showcase a variety of homegrown craft beer and ciders. Now in its fifth year, the Central Coast Craft Beer and Cider Festival invites beer connoisseurs, enthusiasts and homebrewers to sample the best in Aussie beer. The event will be held at the Kincumber Hotel, and will also feature live music and food stalls for beer lovers and spectators alike.
The Lismore Lantern Parade Festival is a community arts festival which celebrates the Winter Solstice and attracts over 25,000 visitors each year. There’s lots to see and do, with interactive workshops and market stalls filled with art, crafts and natural products. The festival culminates in a spectacular lantern parade on Oakes Oval.
Head to Merriwa to experience the rich agricultural history and culture of the Upper Hunter region. There will be over 100 stalls showcasing handmade products and locally grown produce, plus sheep-shearing demonstrations, dog high jump, vintage vehicle displays and a Bush Poets Breakfast. The festival will raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Merriwa and District Volunteer Rescue Squads.