What's On

Get your calendar sorted with our guide to what's on in Newcastle

There's always a fantastic array of events happening in Newcastle, from sporting festivals and live music, to art exhibitions, degustation dinners, and so much more. Check out our guide to what's on in Newcastle and start adding to your calendar.

MAY

COLLECT at The Lock-Up Artist Call Out | Until 29 May
The Lock-Up's annual fundraising exhibition, COLLECT, is back for 2024 with submissions once again being decided through an open call out. All works will be available for sale throughout the exhibition with 40% of sales going towards supporting The Lock-Up’s artistic program.

Clouds 3 at Newcastle Art Space Artist Call Out | Until 11 Jun
Calling all artists! Submissions are now open for Clouds 3 at Newcastle Art Space. Now in its third iteration, Clouds 3 is a group exhibition of cloud-inspired artworks by emerging and established artists, curated by Louise Faulkner.

Love and Information | 22 - 25 May
Love and Information by Caryl Churchill is a captivating and thought-provoking play that delves into the complexities of human connection in the digital age. In a series of loosely connected scenes, it explores the ways in which love and information intersect and shape our lives.
Where: The Playhouse, Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Pappa Sven's Nordic Film Club | 22 May
Pappa Sven invites you to a special screening of Aalto, a documentary about the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects, Alvar Aalto. The film shares for the first time the intimate love story of Alvar and his architect wife Aino Aalto.
Where: Theatrette, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle

San Cisco | 23 May
Fremantle trio San Cisco have just announced a regional east coast tour taking place in May of this year, fresh off the back of releasing their ARIA charting fourth studio album, Under The Light – and they're heading to Newcastle this May.
Where: King Street Bandroom, 15 Steel St, Newcastle West

Mexican Weekender | 24 - 26 May
Experience three massive nights of Mexican-style churrasco, cocktail specials, and more at Meet this May for its Mexican Weekender.
Where: Meet, 6 Darby St, Newcastle

Rising from the Embers Festival | 24 Jun
In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, the University of Newcastle and the Wollotuka Institute brings you the 2024 Rising from the Embers Festival, which aims to increase increase community access and knowledge to local land and water management best practices.
Where: University of Newcastle

Glandore Wines at the Chef's Table | 24 May
Only opening in the evening once a month, Local Connections presents its Chef's Table event with Glandore Wines. Taste incredible wines, learn about winemaking, and enjoy a four-course meal curated to perfectly complement Glandore's wines.
Where: Local Connections, 130 University Dr, Callaghan

Idolatry | Until 25 May
Idolatry by Chris De La Motte is an exhibition of paintings that explore the idolatry of identity. While still adhering to classical composition, colour, and light distribution, the paintings are a site primarily for aesthetic appreciation, but also a mirror for our contemporary moment viewed through the eyes and idolatries of the past.
Where: Wester Gallery, 16 Wood St, Newcastle West

The Mousetrap | Until 25 May
The Mousetrap is the world's longest running play, and now you can experience it for yourself at the Civic Theatre. A genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time, The Mousetrap will have you on the edge of your seat.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Endometriosis Awareness Gala | 25 May
Genea is hosting an Endometriosis Awareness Gala, featuring Endo Articles as charity partner. Grab tickets for a fun and empowering evening of hope and solidarity as the spotlight is shined on endometriosis. Expect guest speakers, live entertainment, auctions, dinner, and dancing!
Where: Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St, Newcastle

Saturday Seafood Sessions | 25 May
Dive deep into a French classic with Thermidor's very first live seafood class. Enjoy a masterclass by chef Josh Gregory, showing you how to prepare and cook a live lobster, plus how to make rich and creamy lobster bisque, followed by a 3-course lunch with paired wines. This is an event you won’t want to miss. Time to unleash your inner chef – class is in session!
Where: Thermidor, Shop 1/7 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle

Ceramics Market Day | 25 May
From 10am-2pm, The Art Department is hosting a ceramics market! Expect lovely handmade ceramics pieces for sale, plus live DJ sets by Quench and KehdiDoofi Disqo, and a coffee van thanks to 2 Tigers Coffee.
Where: The Art Department, 1/133 King St, Newcastle

Variety Family Fun Day | 25 May
Variety Family Fun Day is fun and inclusive event with rides, circus activities, a petting zoo, and live entertainment. The event will also welcome home the Variety NSW Bash with nearly 100 colourful Bash cars and their dressed up crews including Harry Potter, Scooby Doo, Captain America, Star Wars, and many more.
Where: Foreshore Park, Wharf Rd, Newcastle East

Plantlife | Until 26 May
Twelve months in the making, Plantlife features all new work from David Griffen's darkroom. A combination of large black and white works and colourful alternative process prints, this exhibition showcases plant life from a road trip through Queensland, as well as a selection of images from the Hunter Valley Botanic Gardens.
Where: 133 Beaumont St, Hamilton

Sculptures @ Scratchley | Until 26 May
The hugely popular Sculptures @ Scratchley is returning in 2024, bringing sculptures by local and international artists to the grounds of Fort Scratchley.
Where: Fort Scratchley, 1/3 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East

Ruby Rickard Live Painting | 26 May
From 2pm-6pm each, local painter Ruby Rickard hosts a live painting session at Castle del Mar, where she can show off her creative practice, and you can enquire about purchasing her art. There's also a DJ and Castle del Mar's usual cocktail and food offering.
Where: Castle del Mar, 31 King St, Newcastle

School of Rock Ticket Giveaway | 26 May
These July holidays, School of Rock the Musical is coming to Newcastle for the very first time and to celebrate, Hunter
Drama is giving away 600 tickets to the opening performance! Head to Wheeler Place for School of Rock’s Band Practice Live Concert and snag a free ticket, get a sneak peek of the show, and meet the cast.
Where: Wheeler Place, Newcastle

Flower Workshop with Sophia Jean | 26 May
Whether you're planning a casual get-together with friends or searching for a gift to give this Mothers Day, Flowers by Sophia Jean's Bouquet Workshop offers an opportunity to nurture your floral creativity. Tickets include all flowers and a vase for you to take home.
Where: Earp Distilling Co, 41 Darling St, Carrington

Zenith | 26 May
From classic soul, to disco-pop, jazz & funk-fusion, Zenith mix and match songs from artists such as Dua Lipa, Adele, Ed Sheeran, MJ, Shakira, The Beatles, and INXS. This 7-piece band will brighten your afternoon with some serious musical talent.
Where: Bartholomew's, 145 King St, Newcastle

Totemic | Until 29 May
In Totemic, an exhibition of ceramics by Indeah Clark, Indeah explores the profound within the ordinary, delving into the essence of worship through the lens of everyday rituals. At the core of her creative journey lies a fascination with the seemingly mundane aspects of life.
Where: LEDA Gallery, 2&3/850 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Paired at Peregrin: Vinden Wines | 31 May
Paired at Peregrin is a monthly series celebrating the movers and shakers of Australia’s food and wine scene, and the magic that happens when delicious drops are perfectly paired with exceptional food. The first dinner in the series is with Vinden Wines, featuring a five-course meal at an intimate long table.
Where: Peregrin, Level 1, 99 Frederick St, Merewether

7-Week Yoga Course for Women with Mental Health Challenges | Until 26 Jun
This yoga course caters for women with mental health challenges. Classes are mental health focused, trauma sensitive and non-competitive, providing a safe and fun space for you to explore techniques to optimise your wellbeing. The $140 7-week course also includes morning tea and resources to use at home.
Where: Vitality Junction Natural Health Centre, 179 Union St, The Junction

Philosophies of the Anaiwan | Until 28 Jun
Philosophies of the Anaiwan draws from artist Simon Munro’s heritage, the Anaiwan nation of the New England Tablelands. Munro invites viewers to consider the mark-making in all forms in this exhibition as the living voices of his ancestors and extends a warm welcome to consider these works as an invitation into his family’s timeline.
Where: University Gallery, Callaghan

Where Delusion Meets the Sun | Until 7 Jul
Artist James Drinkwater is curating The Lock-Up’s upcoming major exhibition, Where Delusion Meets the Sun, driven by his deep admiration for the works of Julian Schnabel, Lottie Consalvo, & Wayne Magrin. The exhibition delves into their art through themes of deviancy, defiance, escapism, fantasy, and their connection to spaces and processes of incarceration and demarcation.
Where: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle

Amalfi Long Lunch | Fridays & Saturdays
This summer, you’ll be transported to the sun-drenched shores of Italy with the launch of Romberg’s Amalfi Long Lunch – a four-course antipasti feast paired with refreshing spritz cocktails.
Where: Level 9, 282 King St, Newcastle

JUNE

Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival | 1 - 30 Jun
Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival is inspired by the life and work of esteemed artist Sir William Dobell, who lived in Lake Macquarie. Expect workshops, presentations and exhibitions addressing various aspects of Dobell's life and work.

BIG Live presents: Romeo & Juliet | 1 Jun
Join Civic Theatre for an enchanting evening filled with passion, tragedy and world-class ballet. Following its sold-out 2023 season, BIG Live is making a triumphant return to Australia, bringing to life Shakespeare’s most magnificent love story, Romeo & Juliet.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

COCOWILLOW Warehouse Sale | 1 Jun
COCOWILLOW is having a warehouse sale at its Adamstown store, featuring plenty of samples, discounted sale pieces, archived pieces, and seconds. Cash only, BYO bag!
Where: 1/562 Glebe Rd, Adamstown

Ukulele Death Squad | 1 Jun
The Ukulele Death Squad are coming to Newcastle! Back in Newcastle after a hiatus, the Ukulele Death Squad returns to unveil their latest EP, 'Baby Don't F*** With Me'. Renowned for their explosive live performances, they've garnered international acclaim.
Where: Croatian Wickham Sports Club, 20 Albert St, Wickham

Pappa Sven's Winter Swim & Sauna | 1 Jun
Join Pappa Sven to celebrate their favourite season, winter, with a swim, sauna, coffee, and Nordic breakfast at Newcastle Ocean Baths. Make sure you book so you don't miss out!
Where: Newcastle Ocean Baths, 30 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

Pappa Sven's Nordic Film Club | 1 Jun
Join Pappa Sven to continue their celebrations of winter with a screening of the award-winning documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, about the smoke sauna tradition among women in South Estonia.
Where: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum, Workshop Way, Newcastle

Clothes Swap | 2 Jun
Are you looking for a fun and sustainable way to refresh your wardrobe? Join in this Clothes Swap where you will be given the opportunity to exchange up to five gently used quality clothing items, shoes, or accessories that you no longer wear, but are still in good condition.
Where: Hamilton Community Hive, 152 Beaumont St, Hamilton

JET | 8 June
JET have announced an extended run of dates across Australia celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their seminal debut album, Get Born.
Where: Bar on the Hill

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow | 7 & 8 Jun

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it's delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Carrington Crawl | 9 Jun
Carrington Crawl is back for 2024, bringing local live music to some of Carrington's much-loved venues. Think Carrington Bowling Club, the Seven Seas Hotel, the Young Street Hotel, the Criterion Hotel, and Earp Distilling Co.

Four Pillars x Flotilla | 12 Jun
This one is for the gin lovers. Expect a gin masterclass with Four Pillars brand ambassador Sam Hulston, a five-course dinner by Flotilla, plus cocktail pairings. There's only limited spots – book by emailing [email protected].
Where: Flotilla, 9 Albert St, Wickham

Confessions of a Comedian | 14 Jun
In this comedy show filled with jokes, stories, and confessions, comedian Thao Cao will be tackling topics including tattoos, Tik Tok, travel, toilets, and true crimes.
Where: The Press Book House, 462 Hunter St, Newcastle

Flickerfest | 15 Jun
Catch some of the best of short film festival Flickerfest when it makes its stop in Newcastle this year. You'll be able to see the best of the Australian shorts, and a selection of comedy highlights from the festival's 2024 programme.
Where: Civic Theatre Playhouse, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Missy Higgins | 15 & 16 Jun
Missy Higgins is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album The Sound of White with a national tour – The Second Act. The Newcastle dates are the final dates of this special two-act show.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

One Song Sing | 16 Jun
One Song Sing is the Hunter’s very own pop-up choir in fabulous places. One song learned, sung, and performed within an hour(ish). 
Where: Pearson Street Mall, Pearson St, Charlestown

Gaslight | 19 - 23 Jun
Set to be one of the most talked about performances of 2024, Gaslight is a modern adaptation of the 1940’s suspenseful thriller by Patrick Hamilton and starring Geraldine Hakewill, Toby Schmitz and Kate Fitzpatrick. 
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Float Your Boat | 21 Jun
Watch colourful, brightly-lit boats glide across the water at Lake Macquarie for Float Your Boat. Keep warm on the shore watching fire-twirling, LED light artists, and musicians.

Anselm Film Screening | 21 Jun
Enjoy a mesmerising cinematic journey at MAP mima as they screen Anselm, a visually thrilling homage to one of the greatest contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer.
Where: Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima, 96 Creek Reserve Rd, Speers Point

Portraits by Catapult Dance | 22 Jun
Experience this new professional dance work developed by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub in collaboration with acclaimed artistic director Idan Cohen of Canadian Ne.Sans Opera and Dance company for the 2024 Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival.
Where: Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba, 39 Lake St, Warners Bay

Wagyu & Truffle | 26 Jun
The first of HUMBUG's winter soirees, this dinner stars the delightful pairing of wagyu and truffle. Chef Chris Thornton of Restaurant Mason is teaming up with HUMBUG's Michael Portley to bring you a 5-course menu heroing these two ingredients.
Where: HUMBUG, 87-89 Hunter St, Newcastle

Urzila Carlson | 28 Jun
Urzila Carlson's all-new show Just Jokes is touring nationally in 2024. Don't miss the chance to catch this comedy queen when she hits the stage in Newcastle.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Bouzouki by the Bay | 28 Jun
Experience an unforgettable evening as Shoal Bay Country Club brings the vibrant atmosphere of a European summer to Shoal Bay. Tickets are $149, and include a Greek feast and 3 hours of beverages plus traditional Greek entertainment including live music, bouzouki, and Greek dancing until late.
Where: 35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay

Newcastle Comedy Festival | 28 Jun - 21 Jul
The month-long Newcastle Comedy Festival returns in 2024 with a lineup of the funniest international stars, homegrown legends, and the next big things in comedy, giving locals the opportunity to laugh long and hard all month long.

Lake Macquarie Winds Concert Band | 29 Jun
Enjoy an afternoon at Rathmines listening to Lake Macquarie Winds Concert Band celebrate the spirit of William Dobell, as part of the Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival.
Where: Rathmines Theatre, nawayiba, Stilling St & Dorrington Rd, Rathmines

Chris Ryan: Good-O | 29 Jun
The world and everyone in it has reduced Chris Ryan to eye rolls and sighing. When confronted with fakery, pop psychology, and other people’s problems, sometimes the only word for it is good-o. Catch this show by comedian Chris Ryan as part of Newcastle Comedy Festival.
Where: Newcastle Comedy Club, 1A Darby St, Newcastle

Dreams and Variations: Chamber Music in the Hunter | 30 Jun
Join Chamber Music in the Hunter for Dreams and Variations, an exquisite concert blending flute, clarinet, and strings. Hear classical gems like Giordani, Reicha, Halvorsen, spiced with Villa-Lobos and more – all tailored for both classical aficionados and newcomers.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 52 Church St, Newcastle

A Dog Day Out | 30 Jun
A Dog Day Out is a dog-friendly art event that celebrates the pooch in contemporary art, life, and culture. Book in for a pet photography session, have your dog sketched, photograph your canine companion in front of a William Dobell-inspired backdrop, and bring your dog (on lead) and a picnic to enjoy in the grounds of MAC yapang.
Where: Museum of Art and Culture, yapang, 1A First St, Booragul

JULY

Newcastle Comedy Festival | 28 Jun - 21 Jul
The month-long Newcastle Comedy Festival returns in 2024 with a lineup of the funniest international stars, homegrown legends, and the next big things in comedy, giving locals the opportunity to laugh long and hard all month long.

Urban Cocktail Trail | 6 Jul
Explore the vibrant cocktail scene of Newcastle on this self-guided Cocktail Trail! Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur or a group of friends looking for a fun afternoon out, the Urban Cocktail Trail is a guaranteed good time.

The Australian Ballet on Tour | 13 Jul
The Australian Ballet is delighted to be bringing a program of classical favourites and contemporary pieces to audiences in Newcastle. Be transported by the pure artistry of The Australian Ballet’s dancers as they showcase some of the most moving, enthralling and exciting moments in their repertoire. 
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

SCHOOL OF ROCK | 18 - 20 Jul
Hunter Drama is bringing smash-hit movie, turned smash-hit musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK, to Civic Theatre this July. The stage musical on Broadway and in the West End is produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has also composed 14 new songs for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
Where: Civic Theatre, Newcastle

The Woman in Black | 23 - 27 Jul
After three decades in the West End, The Woman in Black is coming to Australia. Starring John Waters (Doctor Doctor, Offspring, Rake) and Daniel MacPherson (Foundation, Neighbours, City Homicide), don’t miss this thrilling theatrical exploration of terror.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

COLLECT at The Lock-Up | Dates TBA
Featuring nearly 100 artists from Newcastle and the Hunter, COLLECT is one of The Lock-Up’s most anticipated exhibitions of the year. Showcasing the works of a diverse roster of local artists, COLLECT also raises funds for not-for-profit, independent art space The Lock-Up.
Where: The Lock-Up, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle

AUGUST

Newcastle Music Festival | 8 - 23 Aug
Newcastle Music Festival features locals and big name guests performing classical music, jazz, opera, musical theatre and more over eight days in August, plus a very special Festival Encore performance. 
Where: Various locations

Tom Gleeson | 9 Aug
Hard Quiz Overlord, Master of Tasks and Gold Logie Winner Tom Gleeson has been on the road for the past two years with Hard Quiz Live. Now he’s giving audiences an opportunity to see a master stand-up at work with his brand-new live show, Gear.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St

Em Rusciano | 16 Aug
Em Rusciano is back with a brand-new live experience and first big national tour since the wildly successful Rage and Rainbows show in 2019. Em Rusciano is still angry, but now she knows why.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Wallsend 150 Years Celebration | 17 Aug
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wallsend's municipality in 2024. The event will be planned in partnership with the Wallsend community and include family-friendly activations throughout the town centre, cultural performances, and more.

La Bohème | 24 Aug
Witness Puccini's classic opera La Bohème, performed by Opera Australia at the Civic Theatre. Director Dean Bryant brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you'll live forever.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival | Date TBA
The Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival celebrates great whisky and craft spirits from Australia and around the world, featuring a wide range of spirits, including some not seen before.

Taste of the Hunter Valley | Dates TBA
Sample Hunter Valley wine, beer, spirits, and produce at Taste of the Hunter Valley, returning to Newcastle in 2024.

SEPTEMBER

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase | 13 Sep
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia. Boasting a line-up of festival favourites and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Living Smart Festival | 21 Sep
Living Smart Festival is one of Australia’s largest community sustainability events, with a mission to encourage people to learn about and embrace everyday sustainability practices.
Where: Speers Point Park

The Tap Pack | 21 Sep
Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack, is coming to Newcastle! The Tap Pack gives a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50s through to the noughties.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Belinda Carlisle | 24 Sep
Returning to Australia with her ‘Decades’ tour, which celebrates 35 years of her solo career Belinda Carlisle's kicked off in 1978 with the Go-Go’s where she achieved stardom with hits including ‘We Got The Beat’ and ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’. 
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

An Audience with David Walliams | 25 Sep
Brace yourself for an outrageously cheeky evening with one of Britain’s best-loved comedians in this new live show experience from David Walliams. Expect wickedly funny tales, beloved characters, and a glimpse behind the curtain at never-before-seen moments from Walliams’ storied career, all served up with his signature wit and charm.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

New Annual | Dates TBA
Ten days of art, culture and creativity in the centre of Newcastle. The vision of New Annual is to put Newcastle on the radar nationally and internationally, as a creative city where exciting, ambitious and accessible contemporary art and culture grows and thrives.

OCTOBER

Mary Poppins | 5 - 17 Oct
Adapted from the beloved stories by PL Travers and the original film, the magical tale of the world’s favourite nanny returns to the Civic Theatre stage in a spectacular and unforgettable new production of Mary Poppins.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Festival of Sweets and Treats | 13 Oct
Festival of Sweets and Treats is all about what it sounds like – delicious sweet treats! Attendees can enjoy a feast of mouth-watering cakes, cookies, crepes, and live entertainment, making for a fun day out with family and friends.
Where: The Station, Cnr Scott St & Watt St, Newcastle

FABBA | 19 Oct
Australia’s favourite ABBA tribute show is heading onboard Cruiser Nightclub in Newcastle Harbour! Embark on a musical adventure with FABBA as they grace the stage on the superyacht, delivering the band's timeless hits spanning decades.

Fernleigh 15 | 20 Oct
Run the Fernleigh Track and experience the beauty of this classic old rail line that has become the place to run and ride in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

Mayfield Day | 26 Oct
Mayfield Day is back in town this October! Mayfield BIA are excited to present this FREE family fun day for the third year in a row! Head down for a lineup of market stalls, local business pop-ups, kids entertainment and workshops, food trucks, live music and more.
Where: Webb Park, Mayfield

Newcastle Pride Festival | Dates TBA
Brought to you by Newcastle Pride, Newcastle Pride Festival is all about celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community with Fair Day, parties, and more.

Italian Film Festival | Dates TBA
Celebrate some of the best of Italian cinema with the Italian Film Festival. There's comedies, dramas, and more to suit all tastes.

Fast & Loud Festival | Dates TBA
Catch exhilarating boat races, live music, roving entertainment, car shows, and more at Fast & Loud Festival.

NOVEMBER

Spark Helmore Triathlon | 10 Nov
The 31st annual Spark Helmore Triathlon is happening in 2024. With an electric atmosphere and a picturesque course, don't miss this iconic triathlon.

Hoodoo Gurus | 15 Nov
Ausrock royalty Hoodoo Gurus are celebration the 40th anniversary of the release of their debut album Stoneage Romeos. The band will play the album in full, plus plenty more of their discography, supported by Dallas Crane.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

Crafted Beer Festival | 16 Nov
Crafted Beer Festival is back and raising the bar by hopping between states, with the Queensland festival coming to Newcastle. Alongside the slew of bevvies, brews, and bands, Crafted will be bringing their signature long list of activities to both dates, including Beer Yoga and a ping pong competition, plus a whole lot more.
Where: Newcastle Foreshore

RocKwiz Live | 21 Nov
RocKwiz is heading back on tour! Hitting stacks of regional spots around the country, RocKwiz Live will head to Newcastle this November for its much-loved live music trivia show.
Where: Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, Newcastle

DECEMBER

New Year's Eve at Queens Wharf | 31 Dec
Send off the year that was at the Queens Wharf precinct, overlooking Newcastle Harbour. The area will be a hub of New Year's Eve excitement, perfect for all ages and abilities.

JANUARY 2025

Ngarrama | Date TBA
Ngarrama is an invitation for all to bring along your friends, family and a picnic blanket to engage in meaningful reconciliation through truth-telling, performances, song, and historical acceptance. The program includes a welcome to country, traditional dance, music, storytelling, and knowledge sharing.
Where: King Edward Park

FEBRUARY 2025

Cinema Under the Stars | Dates TBA
Enjoy a warm summer evening full of family fun at Cinema Under the Stars. Grab your free popcorn and dinner from local food trucks, and watch the film!
Where: Speers Point Park

MARCH 2025

Newcastle Beer Fest | Date TBA
Raise a glass and toast to Newcastle's vibrant craft beer scene at Newcastle Beer Fest. Try beer from stacks of local and national brewers in sunny King Edward Park.

APRIL 2025

Newcastle Food Month | Apr
Newcastle Food Month is set to return in April – all in the name of celebrating Newcastle’s exceptional and ever expanding food scene.