Newcastle

Events

2016 Newkulele Festival

The third Bi-Annual Newcastle Ukulele Festival featuring international and local ukulele performances, workshops, market and feature concerts the Newkulele Festival is a must visit for all music lovers!

Start Date:
21/10/2016 View more details

Cinema Under the Stars Newcastle

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is returning for another stellar season! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie Sing screens at sundown. For further details please visit the website or 'Like' Newcastle Permanent Facebook page.

Start Date:
13/01/2018 View more details

Hunter Street Organic Markets

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, sweets for the sweet, and the ever faithful show why Novocastrians are a true symbol of Aussie mateship. You will find a varied selection of stalls on different days, including organic fruit and vegetables, fashion, jewellery, Faye's yummy cakes, strawberries, eggs, flowers, toys, and hot food. Public transport is available.

Start Date:
11/05/2017 View more details

Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Civic Theatre Newcastle)

Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics – everything is getting “smashed”. Smashing. It’s fun, and learning. Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education. As one of Australia’s best-known comedians, Flanagan has played all over the world and now tours Australia relentlessly. Flanagan is a writer and performer, and can be seen as herself on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC) and not as herself in the Working Dog series, Utopia (ABC). Her favourite food is soup, closely followed by fried potatoes of any kind. She lives in Sydney with her dog Henry, her cat Sarge and a lovely Magnolia tree called Mary. Flanagan hopes to one day develop some skills, get an education and find a real job.

Start Date:
11/11/2017 View more details

Melbourne Cup Lunch at Seasalt Restaurant

Where are you watching the “Race That Stops The Nation” this year? Take in the great race over a gourmet lunch at Seasalt Restaurant and celebrate in style. Overlooking Newcastle’s vibrant Honeysuckle harbour front, Seasalt is the perfect venue for your afternoon of entertainment. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, sweep-stakes, and of course there will be prizes for best dressed and best fascinator. Watch the race unfold on the big screen at 3pm and after the race enjoy live music in the Lobby Lounge from 4.30pm.

Start Date:
07/11/2017 View more details

Newcastle Writers Festival

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 discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. Previous guests include Tim Flannery, Stan Grant, Charlotte Wood, David Marr and Hugh Mackay. The Festival is held in the Civic cultural precinct, which includes Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle Museum. It is close to the city's bars, cafes and restaurants. Guest writers praise the friendly audiences and dedicated team of volunteers. The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2018.

Start Date:
06/04/2018 View more details

NewRun - Newcastle's Festival of Running

As one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new personal best or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this festival of health and fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

Start Date:
15/04/2018 View more details

Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is Australia’s biggest grassroots boardriders event and involves more than 60 of Australia’s best boardrider clubs! Taking place across eight state qualifying rounds, only 24 clubs will come together at the National Final in Newcastle to battle it out to become the 2017/18 Australian Champions.

Start Date:
16/02/2018 View more details

Port to Port Mountain Race

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Port to Port MTB is an annual four day MTB stage race across the iconic local scenery of Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter region. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, from recreational to competitive. Port to Port MTB will be a brilliant event and they look forward to attracting a strong field of riders of all standards to the Port to Port MTB.

Start Date:
25/05/2018 View more details

Radical Reels Tour - Newcastle

Calling all adrenaline junkies: The Radical Reels Film Festival is back to set your pulse racing with nine of the world’s best action sport films. This year, the line-up showcases heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long ski lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts. Each action-packed short has been handpicked from more than 300 entries to the recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure festival in the world). These high-energy excerpts will take you to a place where your heart beats faster, adrenaline courses through your veins and the world whirls by at high speed. Featuring 10 awesome short films this is one night NOT TO BE MISSED.

Start Date:
09/11/2017 View more details

Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon

The 24th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Offering Olympic/Standard, Sprint and Corporate/Enticer distance triathlons, the event has a course to suit all levels of fitness, from novice to elite. They look forward to seeing you in Newcastle. Strict race limits apply! Enter soon so you don't miss out.

Start Date:
06/03/2016 View more details

Surfest Newcastle Australia 2018

Surfest is the largest surfing festival in Australia. The best professional male and female surfers in the world travel to Newcastle, NSW to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy on Merewether Beach, Newcastle. Surfest is also very proud to support the growth of Pro Junior surfing in Australia.

Start Date:
20/01/2018 View more details

The Olive Tree Market

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 in the renaissance of the thriving creative scene in Newcastle. The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place for those who place value on beautifully designed, well made, locally produced handmade goods with a strong emphasis on ethical production and sustainability. Meet the makers, discover a curated line-up of the best local and Australian design, sample delicious gourmet artisan food and take in the festival atmosphere of this bustling event. Visitors can shop eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop some more!

Start Date:
09/07/2016 View more details

The Song Company presents Lully, Newcastle

The final program in the 2017 season The Attraction of Opposites is set within the narrative framework of medieval English verse, with seasonal music old and new that touches both on the joy of a young mother giving birth to the King of the Ages, and on the hard-hitting realities of exile, refugee status, and the ‘slaughter of the innocents’. The ‘Coventry Carol’, Lully Lulla is one of three songs (transcribed, arranged, or composed by Thomas Mawdycke in 1591) from the Shearmen and Tailors’ Pageant and is justly famous for its chillingly evocative tale of Herod’s rage. Woven into The Song Company’s telling of the story are new Australian and English carols, as well as a Gloria in excelsis from the first part of the 15th century with upbeat syncopations and happy harmonies that could have been written yesterday.

Start Date:
30/11/2017 View more details

Twilight Musical Dialogues - Philanthropist's Choice Concert

A new concept from Twilight Musical Dialogues (TMD) brings Newcastle's Christchurch Cathedral to life with a unique celebration of philanthropic support of the arts, which goes back to the time of Shakespeare. In Newcastle, the relationship between donors and artists has led to creative partnerships and as a way of honouring its donors, TMD presents "Philanthropists Choice" - a program comprising the musical choices of our givers, ranging from Pachebel's Canon to Rumanian Pan-Pipe Music and a new composition by outstanding Nova Castrian, David Banney. Internationally claimed flautist and TMD Artistic Director Sally Walker will perform the world premiere of David Banney's "Psalms" with Mezzo Soprano Jenny Duck-Chong, Artistic Director of celebrated Sydney-based award winning ensemble Halcyon and mentor to TMD. The piece was created as part of a larger project to feature the architecture and acoustics of Australian cathedrals. Joining Sally on flute will be Young accordionist Neil Simpson (TMD featured young artist), Flautists Hannah Caterer (TMD Operations Manager and Youth Performer in Quirindi) , Sarah Mepham (TMD hospitality, who performed with Sally at The Australian Flute Festival) and Sarah Monk (who performed Indian music on the Menu for TMD Australia), with Cathedral organist Peter Guy.

Start Date:
22/10/2017 View more details