Newcastle

Events

Battle Cup Challenge

Battle Cup Challenge is the ultimate competitive knock-out assault obstacle gauntlet to test your strength, speed, and agility. There will be three race categories to choose from. Beginner - the Battlers, intermediate - the Warriors and advanced - the Commanders. Everyone gets to test the gauntlet in Round One, however, the second round is when it gets serious - one false move, and you’re out! And your team will join the body count. There will only be one triumphant team per category. Will your team be the Battle Cup Champions?

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Dave Wells Album Launch

Lauded singer-songwriter Dave Wells will launch his debut record in Newcastle this August. In the intimate surrounds of The White Hall at 48 Watt Street, Newcastle, Wells and his band will perform his long-awaited self-titled album, which features live favourites 'Run Free' and 'Picasso's Cloud'. Various musicians will appear on stage in an ever-shifting line-up that will represent the record's tones and colours. The evening will include a live Q and A about the record with Wells, hosted by author and journalist Nick Milligan. There is also one special guest yet to be announced.

Start Date:
31/08/2018 View more details

John Denver Celebration Concert: Newcastle

The John Denver Estate and Metropolis Touring present The John Denver Celebration Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs and Videos. Timeless masterpieces including 'Take Me Home Country Roads', 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Annie’s Song', 'Thank God I’m A Country Boy' and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances. Hear John Denver’s voice and watch him perform on video screens while being backed live by members of his touring band! The John Denver Celebration Concert promises to be a night of heart-warming nostalgia. A must-see for John Denver fans! John Denver’s audio and guitar parts are heard via the PA and John sings lead vocals on almost all of the songs. There are some songs where Jim Curry will sing lead vocals also. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
18/12/2018 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:
05/04/2019 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:
07/04/2019 View more details

Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with AUD150,000 in cash and prizes. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective state qualifying events and the national final.   It involves more than 60 of Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and culminates in a large scale National Final for 24 clubs where one club will be crowned Australian Champions.

Start Date:
16/02/2019 View more details

Port to Port MTB

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 washed down with excellent local wine, craft beer and tasty bites. Discover The Hunter Valley and Newcastle’s awesome trails and single track with new terrain and scenery every day. Choose to ride all four days or just the weekend stages. Go hard or cruise along and enjoy the ride, with the right amount of challenge for weekend warriors and experienced riders. Hosted in the spectacular Newcastle region – there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ride on and off the bike. What are you waiting for? Grab your family, grab your mates and let the good times roll! Register today on the website.

Start Date:
23/05/2019 View more details

Run Nation Film Festival presented by Travelling Fit (Newcastle)

Run Nation Film Festival 2018 presented by Travelling Fit: World Premiere event. Live the passion, the purpose and the people. They have selected the very best running films to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. Presented by Travelling Fit, their 2018 collection of original short films will focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling. Two hours of heart-pounding of running – you won’t break a sweat, but you may wipe a tear. From the elite athletes’ experience through to the back of the pack runners, you’ll live the good, the bad and the painful. Because it’s more than just tracks and trails, roads and ultras; these are films that will inspire you all to put on your sneakers and pound the pavement. Real life stories with heart, soul and passion that will leave you thinking, talking and to inspire you to reach your next level best. *Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.

Start Date:
21/08/2018 View more details

Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon

The 25th 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:
24/02/2019 View more details

Summer Run 10 Kilometre Series (City): Race Two of Three

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Summer Run is a three race 10 kilometre series in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. The events will feature three iconic venues in the Hunter, namely Morpeth near Maitland, Carrington next to The City of Newcastle and Newcastle Harbour, and also Nelson Bay in Port Stephens. The events will be mostly flat and fast, 10 kilometre courses staged over the Summer. The events will be held early to beat the heat and will feature individual and series prizes and a great atmosphere. Race entry numbers will be limited in the first year to manage course crowding.

Start Date:
03/02/2019 View more details

Surfest Newcastle Australia

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Surfest Newcastle Australia 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 festival sees 11 different surfing events with more than 800 competitors launching in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas. Entry to all events is free.

Start Date:
16/02/2019 View more details

The Legend of Dunhuang Newcastle

The classic Chinese dance story The Legend of Dunhuang promises to thrill Australian audiences with colourful pageantry, stunning choreography and an unforgettable tale of honour, love and hope. Hailed as “The Oriental Swan Lake”, The Legend of Dunhuang is an enthralling blend of Chinese classical dance with other modern dance forms, which includes the well-known dance thousand hand bodhisattvas and backward Pipa playing. Originally created in 1979, this exquisite production transports the audience to the height of the Silk Road trade with impressive backdrops of breathtaking sceneries, Buddhist art and dazzling costumes. The Legend of Dunhuang has travelled the globe in the role of cultural ambassador. It has been performed more than 2,800 times for over 4,000,000 audiences in the past 39 years. It was reinvigorated in 2008 to celebrate the Beijing Olympics, which is its current form. The show portrays the magnificent cultural splendours of the Tang Dynasty, presenting ancient China to its modern audiences with energy and flair.

Start Date:
02/10/2018 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:
03/03/2018 View more details

This is Not Art

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 takes place annually over the October long weekend. Since 1998 thousands of people have gathered in Newcastle's CBD each year to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators. The festival is made up of approximately 150 events, ranging from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate. Most events are free and many invite audience participation. A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year co-presenters include the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival.

Start Date:
27/09/2018 View more details

Women's Adventure Film Tour Volume Two Newcastle

Following the success of the inaugural tour as part of Women's Health Week 2017, the Women's Adventure Film Tour is returning with an all new set of short films celebrating the inspiring women in adventure. This film festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around you who are doing extraordinary things. Join them for a series of inspiring short films with a focus on adventure, the environment and heart warming stories. The Women's Adventure Film Tour is presented in partnership with She Went Wild - a hub for all things adventure. Through content and events She Went Wild aims to inspire and empower women to get into the outdoors and live an adventurous life.

Start Date:
08/09/2018 View more details