27 March 2017
As Easter approaches, you can enjoy a huge number of cultural, sporting and family-friendly events. From the country to the coast, here are some events happening across NSW this April.
Get ready to party as Australia’s biggest blues and roots festival returns to Byron Bay this month. More than 200 artists will perform world-class blues, roots, folk and soul music across seven huge stages this Bluesfest. Held on the stunning Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, this famously laid-back festival will be filled with over 100 food and market stalls, bars and beer gardens.
Get involved as the Sail Port Stephens regatta celebrates its 10th anniversary in April. Families and sailing fanatics come from all over the country to watch as professional and amateur sailors compete for glory. Race categories include performance cruising, multihull cruising and performance racing.
This April, Hope Estate winery and brewery will host a night of Australian rock as part of their Hope Rocks Series. The Grape Escape will feature performances from Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat, and several other popular acts. Catered hospitality packages will be on offer, as will picnic hampers which include a range of cold meats, cheeses and fine wine.
Head to Boomerang Festival in Byron Bay to get involved in a global indigenous experience. This new-world Aboriginal festival aims to bring together thought-provoking conversation, music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts in a cultural representation of what it means to be Australian.
Comic book fans and illustrators unite for Copier Jam!, an exhibition showcasing the best in current zine and independent comic creators, distributors and artistic collectives. A celebration of comic art, the exhibition is set to include publications alongside original art and sketches, layout pages, and before and after workings. Anyone hoping to purchase some zines can even do so through a novelty vending machine.
Hosted by the Illawarra Reptile Society, the Illawarra Reptile Show is the only show of its kind in the southern Sydney region. The show attracts hundreds of reptile lovers each year with its live reptile shows, display stalls, and many fantastic photo opportunities. Bring the whole family along to make the most of the educational shows, entertainment, face painting and jumping castle.