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75 Years: Through The Lens - Wollongong Camera Club
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
An exhibition of past and present members showcasing a selection of the Wollongong Camera Club’s rich and vibrant photographic history since its formation in April 1944.
This collection consists of prints, digitalised images and video (movies) embracing a variety of subjects recognising the members’ photographic creativity in recording their unique ‘moment in time’, their visual story.
There will be a display of photographic equipment; cameras (photo and movie), accessories, projectors and editing equipment from the past to today.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12-4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays
Bulli Bazaar
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Fri 27th Dec 2019
Anything and Everything New, Old, Recycled, Up-cycled, Hard to Find, Awesome to find!

Food , produce, artisan - they have it all.
Become a permanent or casual stallholder, or simply turn up and look at the treasure waiting for you.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Om Sweet Om Milton invites you to develop a deeper understanding of the ancient teachings of yoga and how to implement them into your daily life. Learn the skills to become a yoga teacher or simply expand on your knowledge and passion of yoga. This training is designed to guide your body, mind and soul towards an understanding of wholeness and how to extend the practice of yoga beyond the four corners of your mat.

Style of Yoga: Vinyasa Flow, the marriage of breath to movement. Incorporating traditional elements with intelligent sequencing, creativity and an uplifting approach, that offers knowledge and reverence for yoga’s deep roots.

Contact Chantal at the Yoga Studio by email or review the Facebook event for further information on modules, book list and teacher profiles.
Deluxe Deluxe
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Spiegeltent Wollongong, their seriously hot month-long party in the Arts Precinct returns!

In 2019, the unmatched atmosphere of the magnificent Aurora Spiegeltent will showcase Deluxe Deluxe – the sassy and seductive new show from the award-winning creative minds behind, Limbo, Blanc de Blanc and Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour.

A breathtaking combination of spectacular old world glamour, burlesque, dance, and gasp-inducing entertainment – you’ll want to strap yourselves in for this saucy eye-opening circus-cabaret.

Featuring an international cast of superstars, including the multi-talented host, the formidable Scot Nery (Tonight Show, HBO Comedy Festival), this adults-only night out is so deluxe, they just had to say it twice!
Thread IV Exhibition at Red Point Gallery Port Kembla
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
A group art exhibition featuring bold, colourful and quirky pieces by five local artists.

Liz Trujillo, Anne-Marie Hayes, Julie Brockenshire, Gail Wistow and Moira Kirkwood have been exhibiting together since 2015. Their works include paintings, ceramic pieces, sculpture, jewellery and drawings.

Join them for the Opening Event at 2pm on Saturday 13 April and hear the artists discuss their work. Wheelchair accessible, free entry, all welcome.
Berry Produce Market
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 22nd Dec 2019
Berry Produce Market is held twice a month on the second Saturday and fourth Sunday from 8am to 2pm. It is a boutique-style market nestled among the Berry shops in the park behind the newsagent in Queen Street.

Fresh fruit, vegetables, and local eggs are always available, along with a large selection of plants - herbs, seedlings, fruit trees, shrubs, proteas, organic fertilisers and much more. Other stalls offer a variety of handmade and specialty items from jams and sauces to cupcakes, soaps, and herbal remedies.

With a beautiful atmosphere and new things to discover regularly, the little market in the park in Berry is a worth a stop!
Callala's Friendly Markets
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Callala’s Friendly Markets will be having a market with extra stalls, fantastic Christmas gifts and other goodies for all occasions.

Located at the Callala Bay Community Centre on Emmet Street, Callala Bay.
Pop Up Gallery by Grimm-Hewitt
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
For three weeks only, they will be hosting a Pop-Up Gallery in Beautiful Bermagui on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Coinciding with the Four Winds Festival in Barragga Bay, the show will run over Easter and the NSW school holidays.

This waterfront gallery is situated opposite the gorgeous Bermagui Harbour and Fisherman’s Wharf. A collection of original works, prints and gift cards will be available.
Superhero Science School Holidays
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
This year, the Easter School Holidays will be filled with Marvel-ous superhero fun! They are bringing together some of your favourite superheroes to talk about the science behind superpowers and put your children’s skills to the test. They will be open 10am-4pm daily these school holidays including most public holidays (closed on Easter Sunday and Anzac Day).

Kicking off their school holiday program will be a special all ages SciFri Cinema screening of the classic family favourite, The Incredibles, in their digitally advanced planetarium.
Fairy Magic Returns to Illawarra Fly!
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
It’s time to pull out the fairy dust - Fairy Magic is back at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures this April school holidays, for some more magical fun!

On your journey discover Illawarra’s little fairy and elf friends in their woodland houses, with your complimentary magical fairy card to guide you.

Whilst discovering the fairy homes, visitors to Illawarra Fly can also try out the Treetop Walk which features a 500 metre-long, 25 metre-high elevated walkway which provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the towering heights of the treetops. As well as the 45-metre tall Spiral Tower and the cantilevers suspended 25 metres above the forest floor – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the rainforest canopy.

So fly in and feel the fairy magic at Illawarra Fly this summer. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot a fairy zipping through the treetops on the attraction’s high-flying Zipline Tour!
April School Holiday Workshops
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Join them for an escape room style challenge. Build and code your own Lego robots. Join their Easter Detectives puppet show. Design your own own superhero costume to take home!
Huskisson Market
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
The Huskisson Market is a monthly market with something for everyone, right in the heart of the seaside town. They are held on the sporting ground adjacent to the Huskisson Bowling Club, on the second Sunday of each month.

You'll find live plants, unique arts and crafts, fresh produce, bric-a-brac and much more.

Be sure to explore this thriving community at the heart of Jervis Bay if the Huskisson Markets are on while you're in the area.
Kangaroo Valley Farmers Market
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
Friendly Inn Garden will be selling lots of fresh local produce at the KV Farmers Market on the second Sunday of each month!

They also have lots of fresh, local produce for sale. They've got certified organic cabbages (red, savoy, coronet), broccoli, bok choy, apples, rhubarb, and kholrabi. But wait, there’s more: Tomatoes, pumpkin, and beetroot relish, herbs galore (in pots and fresh).

Don’t miss out on your chance to eat local, arrive early for the best selection of produce.

They can also sell your local produce (fruit, vegetables or preserves) – send them an email and they’ll provide details of how this can work for you (they buy it off you, and resell it). Donations of local produce also welcome.

Grow local. Eat local. Enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of their labour!
School Holiday Voart Studio soft pastel sunset workshop
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
During the 1.5 hour workshop, you will complete an entire sunset using soft pastels.
10:30am to 12pm.

Please book at least 24 hours in advance.

Suitable for ages 10 up to adult
Materials included
Easter Bilby Burrow Sculpture Art Workshops
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Bilby Burrow is an artwork created from recycled timber by Shoalhaven artist Elyssa Sykes-Smith.

Bilby Burrow aims to encourage the audience to explore the site, to stop, look upwards and engage with their imagination. The two-stage installation process is a dramatic, performance event as the Bilby and Burrow will be suspended high up under a walkway!

Kids and big kids alike are invited to participate in the making of this artwork through free kids workshops to paint pieces of wood that will be included in the Bilby’s Burro . These elements will then be added to the artwork on the live burrow build performance on Wednesday 17 April!

There will also be an Easter Bilby Treasure Hunt (for children aged three-twelve years) which will take participants through the Crown Street Mall with the reward of a bilby chocolate! To find out more about this activity visit the website.

Easter Holiday Kids Art Classes
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Wed 24th Apr 2019
Fun and creative classes for children aged seven and over in a range of art media and techniques. Classes are all-inclusive of materials and taught be artist/teacher Julie Sydenham who has almost 30 years of teaching experience and has run her own private art studio in Milton since 2000.
Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The wonderful, wacky and wigged world of classical music’s favourite child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will be brought to life inside the beautiful Aurora Spiegeltent.

The thrill of circus and the mayhem of Mozart fuse in Circa’s exciting new family show! This is a priceless opportunity for children to share in the magical atmosphere of Spiegeltent Wollongong.

Come and discover Wolfgang’s irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions, as the musical notes are lifted off the page in a storm of powder, tumbles, crashes and mischievous antics – all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.
Four Winds Easter Festival
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
At the heart of the Four Winds Festival are two full days of music presented on the venue’s main stage, its iconic 2000-person capacity Sound Shell amphitheatre. Unique within Australia, this state-of-the art facility, conceived by architect Philip Cox, is surrounded by nature, amidst 30 acres of carefully maintained natural bushland.

Over the Festival’s four days, a series of more intimate concerts will also take place at Four Winds’ Windsong Pavilion, a stunning purpose-built 200-seat indoor performance space, designed by architect Clinton Murray, which has been described as having one of the finest acoustics in Australia.

Free community performances, music installations to be discovered around the Four Winds site and a special program for aspiring young musicians, all ensure a diverse range of opportunities for the entire community to engage with the Festival’s artists and their music.
Easter at St Michael's
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Give Jesus a crack this Easter!

This Easter weekend (19-21 April), everyone is welcome at St Michael's to hear about the man whose life and death changed the course of human history: Jesus Christ.

Maundy Thursday service (18 April)
7pm – Holy Communion

Good Friday service times (19 April)
8am – Traditional Service
9:30am – Family Service
11am – Easy English Service

Easter Sunday (21 April)
8am – Holy Communion
9am – Family Service followed by an Easter Egg hunt!
11am – Easy English Service
6pm – All Ages Celebration

Please ensure you arrive early to get a seat.
Kiama Art Gallery Easter Sale
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Kiama Art Gallery is having a massive Easter sale of all framed artworks.

Many are reduced by half.

Oils, Pastels, Mixed Media, Acrylics, Watercolours, Prints.

On sale until 30 April - buy or layby now and collect by the end of April!

Artists include, Sidney Nolan, John Brack, Wendy Sharpe, Clarice Beckett, Colin Parker, Anne Smith, Lorna Fencer, Margaret Turner, Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder, Mary Jane Burke and many more.

You'll find most of the artworks on the Kiama Art Gallery website, and you can purchase or layby now - please phone or email with any questions.

Shoalhaven Art Society Autumn Exhibition
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Wed 24th Apr 2019
Over Easter, the Shoalhaven Art Society is hosting an exhibition at the Berry School of Arts, Alexandra Street, Berry.

The exhibition displays beautiful works from local artists. All artwork is for sale. Join the festivities from Friday 19 to Wednesday 24 April 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is free. Raffles and artist demonstrations are also on offer.

The Shoalhaven Art Society holds exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations for all ages and abilities throughout the year. Membership enquiries are welcome. For details email them or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Jervis Bay Lions Club White Sands Festival
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
The White Sands Festival is held on the Sports Ground at Huskisson by beautiful Jervis Bay and is a large market event with over 100 stalls, plus entertainment all day and various interesting and exciting exhibits.

These exhibits include vintage, hot rod and display cars together with bikes, vintage machinery, and power boats.

On stage there are local and out-of-town groups who sing, perform and play for your entertainment as well as amassed Scottish Bands marching and playing on and around the large field.

Preceding the events at the sports ground there is a large and noisy parade that starts in town (Huskisson) at 10.30 am and passes down the main street with marching groups, bands, floats and community groups to take you up to the main event.

They have been running the White Sands Festival for over twenty years now, come along and find out just how good it is!
Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim at Culburra Beach
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
The annual Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim is a thrilling and beautiful community ocean swim event of 1.9 kilometres across the unspoilt and stunning headlands of Culburra Beach on the NSW South Coast.

Everyone is welcome to join in on Easter Saturday.

The amazing views, crystal waters and beautiful weather make this ocean swim a real community event attracting swimmers from near and far. The swim is supported by the incredible volunteers and crew from the Nowra - Culburra Beach Surf Life Saving Club who use all funds raised for the little Nippers Program.

It's an event not to be missed for all participants, spectators and locals looking for a great day out. If you can not participate, come and visit and help cheer the swimmers across the finishing line.
Giant Plant Sale and Easter Fair
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Come along to your botanic garden for a fun day out and some great plant bargains (don't forget to bring a bag, a box or even a trailer). The Easter Bilby will be there between 10-11am handing out Easter eggs!

You and your family can also enjoy:

Expert garden advice from our help desk, Cake, craft and White elephant stalls, Second hand books and DVDs, Face painting, kids Play Space, Gnome painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle.
Eat at the Gardens Cafe or bring a picnic.
Tilba Festival
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
A day of markets, music and mad competitions.

This street fair is an iconic event on the NSW South Coast.

Come along for a wide variety of food and local makers stalls set in the shadow of the Indigenous icon Mount Gulaga and the National Trust listed town of Central Tilba.

Three stages of entertainment, kids zone, two halls full of entertainment, street fairies and stilt walkers provide a full day of fun for all.

The highlights of the days activities are the Bushies Boot Throw, Cheddar Cheese Roll, Terrific Egg toss and Do-it-without-hands donut eating.



This year they have terrific sponsors on board meaning all the competitions will have lots of great prizes.
In addition they are running a major prize draw for one of three accommodation packages donated by their beautiful local B and B's.

Easter Art Exhibition
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Fri 26th Apr 2019
Millhouse Art Society will be showcasing their paintings at the Ulladulla Civic Centre (opposite the Harbour) at Easter.

It promises to be an exciting display of traditional and contemporary paintings in all media all for sale.



Visitors to the area look forward to this annual event during the Easter festivities at Ulladulla Harbour.

Admission is free.

Tickets in a beautiful raffle painting by Bernice Bryan are available with the proceeds donated to a local charity.

Towradgi Beach Hotel - Annual Easter Show
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
The very popular, Annual Easter Show is back for 2019!

Treat the kids to a great day out with unlimited carnival rides with a wristband, market stalls and free entertainment on the day!

There's something for everyone to enjoy!

They'll even have a very special visit from the Easter Bunny before he sets off on his big adventure.

Picture this; Dodgem cars, ferris wheel, giant slide, round up the storm, sideshow games, snow cones, fairy floss, all in the one location!

And of course, only the best food for the event!

Save the date, this one's set to be a great day out for the entire family!

Proudly sponsored by i98 FM and Foster's Carnival Amusements.

Wristbands available for purchase on the day.

Resin Art Workshop
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Come and discover the magic of resin art, be blown away by the power of colour and create your very own masterpiece.

Unleash your inner creativity under the expert guidance of local artist, painter and sculptor Misha Harrison.

Learn all the tips and tricks to produce your very own unique resin art piece and enjoy the experience of connecting with other local creative spirits! In this three-hour workshop, you will watch a couple of demos by Misha and then be able to choose your own colours from a very broad selection to apply what you've learned. The board will cure overnight and be available to pick up the next morning.

Misha is also generously offering participants a discount on her resin mix, if you are truly taken by this mesmerising process and want to make some more at home!

They will take a short break for a lovely Devonshire tea.

This unique experience will take place in the historic classrooms, nestled amongst the trees.

Keeping it intimate with a maximum of 10 lucky people!

All materials included and morning tea and discount on resin mix.

This experience isn't suitable for pregnant women due to the use of chemical substances.
Shoalhaven Wineries Tour Easter Saturday
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
If you’re looking for fun and interesting Things To Do in the Shoalhaven area over the Easter Long Weekend– then this is it!

This is a Full Day Shoalhaven Wineries Tour departing from a location of your choice in the Berry/Shoalhaven area (departures South of Nowra may incur additional fees).

Throughout the day you will visit three of the best Shoalhaven Wineries where you will be immersed in a wine tasting experience. You will be amazed at the quality of award-winning wines on offer.

Combined with one of your wine tasting experiences is a local cheese and produce platter.

Wine and cheese - Are they speaking your language now?

Also included in the tour is a delicious lunch at a winery restaurant served with a glass of wine or beer.

It’s not every day you get to dine at a winery, so sit back and relax, soak in the views and spoil yourself.

Everyone deserves a fun day out, exploring new adventures and invigorating the senses, so join them on the Easter Saturday Special Shoalhaven Winery Tour – treat yourself!

St George Illawarra Dragons Vs Manly Sea Eagles
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
St George Illawarra’s first endeavor to Wollongong in 2019 will see the Red V come up against ex-Dragons cult hero Joel Thompson’s Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

The match will be played over the Easter Weekend with plenty of family friendly activities to keep everyone entertained.
Easter Cup: Moruya Race Day
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Water Exhibition Opening: Drinks with the Resident Artists
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Please join them for the official launch of the group exhibition Water by the Resident Artists at Fern Street Gallery.

This event also marks the six months anniversary for opening the gallery, so please join them to celebrate their great success.

This exhibition will take you on a journey into the joy, necessity and life-affirming aspects of water, interpreted by each artist in their own unique way.

The Oils Tribute
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
The Oils pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest ever rock bands, Midnight Oil. In an explosive and energetic two by one-hour sets live concert style show, the inclusive songbook takes you on a ride of pure Oz rock nostalgia.

The Oils perform the most iconic songs including Beds Are Burning, Power and The passion, Run By Night, The Dead Heart, Cold Cold Change, Blue Sky Mine and many more long-time fan favourites.

Above all The Oils Tribute is well known by passionate Midnight Oil fans to deliver a respectful tribute show to one of Australia’s biggest live bands.

In the spirit of Midnight Oil. Let's rock!
Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Fishing is a very important element of Ulladulla's economy and the annual Blessing of the Fleet is an honoured tradition, kept alive by the area's descendants of the original Italian fishing community and by the proud town in general.

There are a myriad of colourful and exciting events held throughout the festival over the Easter weekend and beyond, including the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Blessing of the Fleet Parade and an afternoon of entertainment on Easter Sunday including the Scottish Tattoo and the infamous greasy pole challenge.

The most significant element is the actual blessing of Ulladulla's fishing fleet. The festivities will conclude with a magnificent fireworks display over Ulladulla Harbour on Easter Sunday.

Sponsored by NSW Government, Shoalhaven City Council and the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club.
Shoalhaven Heads Red Cross Easter Market
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Shoalhaven Heads Red Cross Easter Saturday Market at the Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre will once again have a variety of stalls. Sausage sandwiches, lovely Devonshire teas, plenty of handmade arts and crafts, second hand books, plants, garden ornaments, and haberdashery will be for sale.

    The Men's Shed will have a barbecue on the day. It's a great day out for the family and a fundraiser for Red Cross.
Easter Sunday at Windjammers
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Hop on over to Windjammers Restaurant this Easter and indulge with fun for all the family!

Lunch: Seafood buffet; Egg-stravagant chocolate themed dessert buffet; three hour beverage package; live entertainment and kids Easter craft and face painting
From the Mind to the Self
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
What if you found a way to use your mind as a tool to finding inner peace, clarity and contentment? To find a key to unlock a busy mind and to somehow move closer to a lasting stillness that’s underneath all the chatter?

Join Angela Jessup for this two hour workshop, suitable for yogis of all levels and experience. Through a carefully curated practice of tantric hatha asana, pranayama and meditation, they will explore how your mind works under the lens of the Antah Karana, or the four functions of the mind.

You will be given the tools to begin to master your mind, unidentify with your thoughts, unlock your ability to reach higher states of consciousness and move closer to your truth.

Bookings essential.
Jamberoo Action Park Giant Easter Egg Hunt
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
In 2019 the Easter Bunny is on his way to host the Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Jamberoo Action Park on Sunday 21April! Join the Easter Bunny and Sammy the Shark here at Jamberoo on Easter Sunday to hunt for 1000’s of Easter Eggs hidden throughout the picnic grounds of the Park.

So, if you’re are aged between four and twelve years you and your family can join in with Sammy and the Easter Bunny by simply visiting Jamberoo Action Park . Sammy will open the Entry Gates at 9.30am for participating children and their families and will give out a Jamberoo Bag to put any “found” Easter Eggs in.

Of course Mums, Dads or Guardians are able to enter the Park at that time to support their children – but must be a paying guest or Season Pass holder.
Easter Egg Hunt
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Come and join them for an Easter Egg hunt. Registrations are essential.

Please register via the contact details given on this page and enjoy the fun.
Mad Hatter Tea Party Easter Sunday
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Join them for a Tea Party like no other!
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt starting at 11am and Easter Games on the Green as well as Giant Games on the Green for the whole family.

Enjoy their Grill on the Green Food Truck open from 12 noon.

Expect special guest appearances from the Mad Hatter and Alice!

Greenwell Point Kids Fishing Workshop
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019
NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight -14 year olds.

The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.

NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe location.

Cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag.
Bookings are essential - please email.
Maximum 25 participants.

NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Roll Up! Circus Skills Workshop
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Get creative this school holidays at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum!

A chance to run away and join the circus with performer Tina Green! Learn hoops, spinning plates, juggling, unicycle, diablo, handstands, human pyramids and more in this fun, physical workshop.

Ages seven - twelve

Please note that this workshop involves physical activity. Should your child have any limitation or health concerns, please inform the instructor prior to class.
Mad Hatters Easter High Tea
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Mad Hatters Easter High Tea Party - You don't want to be late for this event! ⁣
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Easter High Tea Delicacies; Decadent Dessert Buffet⁣ Easter Cocktail and 2.5 Hours Bubbles⁣.
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Mad Hatter Magician, Face Painting and Kids Easter Activities.

Bookings Essential.⁣
Kids Fishing Workshop, Illawarra
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
New South Wales Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight to 14 year olds.

The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.

NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe estuary.

Cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag.
Bookings are essential - please email.
Maximum 25 participants.

NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Everyone Can Community Sports Event
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
Everyone Can is a community sports event that is aimed at the youth of the Illawarra. It is being facilitated Uniting's Ability Links program in conjunction with P.C.Y.C in Lake Illawarra.

The event consists of providing a range of sports activities from Soccer, football, Martial Arts, Boxing, Volleyball, Gymnastics and more. Entry to the event is for free, along with a free lunch sausage sizzle and free membership to P.C.Y.C.
Mountainfilm on Tour Thirroul
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - Heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
The K.I.S.S. Arts Festival
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Welcome to KISS Arts Fest 2019 – a seaside celebration of the spectacular, the silly and the sublime! A side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping performance feast – where the fringes of Kiama’s Black Beach are transformed for one wondrous weekend into a vibrant village filled with art, heart and the chance to take part.

Say hello to a jam-packed playground of international acts, local talent, unique experiences and pure entertainment. Lanterns, lampposts and laughter. Circus troups and hula-hoops. Music, mirth, mischief and mayhem.

KISS goodbye to boring – and be part of the fun!
The KISS Arts Festival
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Welcome to KISS Arts Fest 2019—a seaside celebration of the spectacular, the silly and the sublime! A side-splitting, hand-clapping, wave-splashing, toe-tapping performance feast—where the fringes of Kiama’s Black Beach are transformed for one wondrous weekend into a vibrant village filled with art, heart and the chance to take part.

Say hello to a jam-packed playground of international acts, local talent, unique experiences and pure entertainment. Lanterns, lampposts and laughter. Circus troups and hula-hoops. Music, mirth, mischief and mayhem.

Kiss goodbye to boring—and be part of the fun!
Eric Bellinger
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
For the first time in Wollongong, international RNB Superstar and Grammy award-winning artist Eric Bellinger will be taking over Waves for a very intimate club show.

Considering his roots and upbringing, it is no wonder that Eric Bellinger has become an R and B sensation. An LA native and grandson of Jackson five hit songwriter, Bobby Day, Bellinger has been engulfed with music his entire life. His love for music drove his decision to turn down a football scholarship at USC to pursue his real passion. This R and B artist has been behind the scenes writing hit singles for the artists like Usher, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and many more.
Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 2019 - on the beautiful waters of the Clyde River on the New South Wales South Coast. This year, they will be holding three events - 6, 13 and 26 kilometre paddles for serious competitors, casual paddlers and families, this exciting event is sure to inspire.

More information coming soon.
Wollongong/Coniston Beach Soft Pastels Art Workshop
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
This soft pastel drawing class is suitable for nine year olds to adults. Makes for a great family day out at Coniston Beach - located at the Wollongong golf course!

Violetta will guide you through the basic techniques to create an expressionistic beach scene of the Wollongong lighthouse and South beach.

All materials included. Runs for two hours.

You will be sitting on the sand, so please pack comfortable wind proof clothing, jumper, hat, sunscreen, sunnies, camping chair, towel and water. If you like, you may bring a camping chair.

Will reschedule in case of bad weather. Meet at corner of Bank and Harbour Streets Wollongong.

Must book twenty four hours prior to the event.

The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers present New Beginnings in Berry
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
The Lydians, under the baton of their new Musical Director Katharina Raffelsberger, are delighted to present a variety of beautiful music on the theme of New Beginnings.

Two highlights on the program will be:
The Gloria in D, RV589, by Antonio Vivaldi and The German Magnificat, SWV426 by Heinrich Schütz.

The Lydians will also present two songs from Ola Gjeilo, whose Sunrise Mass inspired them at Christmas, and two from Karl Jenkins - the Ave Verum from his Stabat Mater his Cantate Domino. Some shorter works of Mozart, Handel and Bach will also feature in the program. This is a program not to be missed! The audience should look forward to new challenges, new surprises, and new delights from The Lydians in 2019.
Macrame Workshop
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Will you need time out from the school holidays? Is it time you gave yourself a little you-time, got away from the busyness, connected with like-minds and created something you can truly be proud of?

Join them for this four hour workshop hosted by Le Workshop and taught by the local and talented Sara Chamberlain, owner of Tibbles Studio. You will learn the most popular macrame knots, choose your own colour of 100 percent Australian made cotton cord to make your very own 40 centimetre wide hanging piece to take home!

Sara is also generously offering participants a discount on her rope, if you are truly hooked and want to make some more!

They will take a short break for a lovely Devonshire tea in the grounds of the picturesque Jervis Maritime Museum.

This unique experience will take place in the historic classrooms, nestled amongst the trees.

A minimum of six participants is required for them to host this unique experience and they'll take a maximum of eight lucky people so they can keep it nice and intimate!
NSW Touch Junior State Cup Final
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The New South Wales Touch Association is extremely pleased to announce that the Junior State Cup State Finals will be played in Wollongong for the next three years.

Due to the growth and success of the Junior State Cup, the state body has been forced to split the event into a North and South Conference culminating in a state final with teams qualifying from both conferences.

Thomas Dalton Park, the home of Wollongong Devils Touch Association, which previously hosted the Junior State Cup for some 12 years, will see 160 teams across ten divisions once again grace their playing fields. When added to the officials, families, friends and spectators it is expected that more than 6000 people will venture to the precinct over the course of the weekend. Making it one of the most significant representative touch football events in the world.
Phil Jamieson Ulladulla
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Phil Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades. An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jamieson's generation-defining lyrics and vocal melodies first became etched into rock fans' DNA in 1995, when the Lismore-born quartet rode a new wave of alternative music to become the first act Unearthed by national youth radio station triple j with its debut single 'Sickfest'.

So began a love affair that maintained its heat and passion for over one thousand live shows, six consecutive Top 10 debuts and multi-platinum album sales. That initial romance with triple j's listeners blossomed into full-bloom infatuation: an incredible 17 Grinspoon songs have polled in Hottest 100 countdowns over the years.
The Shoalhaven Lydian Singers present New Beginnings in Nowra
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
The Lydians, under the baton of their new Musical Director Katharina Raffelsberger, are delighted to present a variety of beautiful music on the theme of New Beginnings.

Two highlights on the program will be:
The Gloria in D, RV589, by Antonio Vivaldi and The German Magnificat, SWV426 by Heinrich Schütz.

The Lydians will also present two songs from Ola Gjeilo, whose Sunrise Mass inspired them at Christmas, and two from Karl Jenkins - the Ave Verum from his Stabat Mater his Cantate Domino. Some shorter works of Mozart, Handel and Bach will also feature in the program. This is a program not to be missed! The audience should look forward to new challenges, new surprises, and new delights from The Lydians in 2019.
Kiama I Do
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
The Kiama wedding trail is a contemporary fresh approach to traditional wedding expos.

This exciting new concept will highlight Kiama as the perfect wedding destination showcasing all participating venues and their amazing setups.

Each venue will have the area’s most creative and inspiring suppliers, displaying the essential ingredients required to make the day perfect.

Yin Yoga: Six Week Series of Bliss
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The ultimate call to bliss!

Inviting you to take a deep journey within during this 90 minute practise that includes, Meditation, Pranayama and Yin postures, that are supported with props.

Based on the ancient Daoist teachings, Yin Yoga, is a true calling to connection of the mind, body and breath. By finding stillness in the body muscles and tissues soften and release, leaving the body feeling supple, mobile and free from tension.

There is a focus on remaining still in the physical body and tapping into the underlying continuous movement of the energetic body. Expect to leave each class feeling deeply nourished and rested.

Bookings Essential by email or phone
Stephen K Amos
Date Thu 2nd May 2019
Comedy superstar Stephen K Amos returns to Australia with a show celebrating the very best of the last 10 years.

An evening of brilliant favourites, classics and new material. Stephen has been touring the world and in 2019 brings his uplifting, sometimes cynical, always witty and feel good comedy back to Australia. This could be the swan song, a farewell and you won’t want to miss this strictly limited season.
Beeswax Wraps Workshop
Date Thu 2nd May 2019
It’s time to go plastic cling wrap free!!

Join Trina from One Wise Wombat in this fun workshop and you’ll learn how to make your very own Beeswax Food Wraps.

Beeswax Food Wraps are easy to make and a great alternative to plastic cling wrap - and much more environmentally friendly.

This workshop runs from 10.30am to 1pm. You will take home three wraps plus instructions. All materials and equipment will be provided as well as a light morning tea.
SurfLife Gerringong Surf and Music Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Held in the beautiful coastal town of Gerringong surrounded by world class surf breaks and green rolling hills, Surf Life is a weekend of music, surfing, food, fun and good times.

Just 90 minutes south of Sydney.

The SurfLife weekend also includes talks by Australian surf legends, Classic Surf Car Expo, films, local fashion, a surfboard swap meet, art and fashion stalls as well as local beers, food, wine and of course loads of great live music.

The annual Werri Slash surf competition is also held the same weekend.

Marina Prior and David Hobson: The Two of Us
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
After selling out their 2017 show, soprano and tenor powerhouse legends of musical theatre and opera, Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their 2019 encore show. Such is their vast careers and repertoire, there’ll be new songs and stories, so best you come along.

The Two Of Us, Up Close and Personal is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance. Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.
Backsliders
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Backsliders return to The Music Lounge, Friday May 3, 2019 playing tracks from their latest album plus music from their 30 year history.

Over a century ago, north of the steamy Mississippi delta, a certain strain of the blues manifested, feeding off the hardship of the people who lived there, their lives and stories set to a sound now regarded as part of the blueprint for modern music.

It’s from this almost primeval sound that Australian blues stalwarts Backsliders take their sonic cues. That driving, repetitious groove, its minimal chord changes giving it a distinct feeling and focus, something Backsliders have proven adept at mastering, all while adding their own, unique Australian way to it.
Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival, a celebration of music, theatre performances and a stunning sculpture exhibition, takes place on the first weekend of May in beautiful Kangaroo Valley.

The A-list of great performers includes artists such as Piers Lane AO-piano, Andrew Haveron-violin, Umberto Clerici-cello, Michael Endres-piano and Kristian Chong-piano. The Royal Australian Navy Band will also appear at free open-air family concert.

The Festival includes a performance of Nick Enright’s witty poem, The Maitland and Morpeth String Quartet, performed by actress Jillian O’Dowd as the narrator and accompanied by the Acacia Quartet.

A major part of the Festival is Sculpture in the Valley, a beautiful exhibition of indoor and outdoor sculpture held at Cedar Grove, 189 Jarretts Lane, Kangaroo Valley over the three days of the Festival.



A popular component of the Festival is the Hausmusik concerts, held in some of the Valley’s most beautiful homes. These intimate concerts feature many of the artists appearing throughout the Festival including a special concert appearance by baritone Peter Coleman-Wright AO who will take you on a journey of discovery into the world of Percy Grainger.

Please visit website for more information and tickets.

Science Space Up Late Family: Star Wars Night
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Come along for this family Funfest at Science Space Wollongong on the eve of May the Fourth. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

It will be another family evening to enjoy in costume as you explore the Science Space after dark, fully equipped with their version of Galactic Science activities!

Your family will get the opportunity to see their special immersive Planetarium shows, play in their exhibition space at night and try your hand at viewing their beautiful southern night sky through their research telescope weather and time permitting.

This is a great chance for anyone looking for a special treat for their children to learn about their beautiful universe at Australia’s most advanced Planetarium and right at your doorstep.

Special Note: Telescope viewing will be strictly weather permitting.

What to expect:

Games and activities throughout the exhibition
Free sci-fi face painting
Live Music
A wide range of refreshments available
Hot and cold food available
Narooma Oyster Festival
Date Sat 4th May 2019
This festival has already won three tourism awards because it always delivers something special for everyone – from foodies to families, combining a cosmopolitan quality food experience with excellent music and family entertainment.

At the heart of Australia's Oyster Coast, this festival celebrates the region's oysters and their growers, their natural clean quality produce, chefs and rich artistic and cultural talents.

Enjoy it all from the festival’s stunning location at Forster’s Bay, Narooma – one of the most beautiful locations on the NSW South Coast.

Live music, local art and culture, fresh produce, and the world’s best oysters!

Full program will be available closer to the date.
Wings Over Illawarra
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Australia's best annual airshow, and situated right on Sydney's doorstep.

See jaw-dropping aerobatics, relive the past with a spectacular display of classic warbirds and amazing vintage aircraft of yesteryear. Be inspired by the Australian Defence Force as they present the best Australia has to offer.

Loud, fast jets and formation flying will delight and provide you with an unforgettable experience as they perform breath-taking manoeuvres above the beautiful Illawarra.

Enjoy a joy flight in a helicopter before immersing yourself in history as you wander through rare displays of vintage and classic aircraft including the fully-restored 1955 Super Constellation and the history making Qantas 747 VH-OJA.

Don't miss heart stopping aerial antics, flying displays, fantastic static displays, classic cars and motorbikes, a free Kid's Zone presented by McDonalds Illawarra, souvenirs and simulators - there is no better way to spend an unforgettable day with family and friends!

There will be a huge carnival filled with rides for the young and the young at heart.

Be captivated by the Freestyle MotoCross Team who will be performing throughout the weekend.

Wings Over Illawarra is the perfect way to spend a weekend away with the family.

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
The monthly Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market is held on the first Saturday of each month 10am - 3pm.

Ease into your weekend with family and friends in the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful Jervis Bay Maritime Museum grounds. Unwind by the pond with hot coffee and a slice of cake while enjoying the live music and fresh delicious food. Stroll among the stalls selling a range of local arts and crafts, interesting home wares and fresh produce.



Entry is Free.

Winter Wine Festival
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Come and enjoy the Winter Wine Festival at Crooked River Wines.

They've got amazing entertainment lined up over the weekend.

Their amazing range of wines will be available to taste and enjoy through each day, along with their specialty craft beer Uncle Joe's.

Oak Room Eleven is offering A La Carte Lunch - bookings are essential.
Bloomin' Art
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
Local florists respond to collection works in a festival of flowers.
A Friends of Wollongong Art Gallery event

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12 noon-4pm.

Closed Mondays and Public Holidays

J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Date Sat 4th May 2019
St Matthew Passion is a sacred oratorio composed in 1727 by Johann Sebastian Bach. This deeply moving work is both sorrowful and powerful. Musical Director Meryl Jackson-Kew will conduct the Illawarra Choral Society as a double choir with four guest soloists and organ accompanist.

The work begins with a dramatic chorus of the double choir with a soprano ripieno soaring over the top.

With gripping drama, it retells the compelling story of the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Bring Your Own Furniture Painting Workshop
Date Sat 4th May 2019
This workshop is a totally hands-on five hour workshop that will teach you the basics of furniture painting. Learn how to prepare your piece, how to achieve different looks through applying gorgeous Australian chalk-based paints, how to distress and antique your piece, and how to achieve a beautiful decorative and protective finish with waxes, decorative glazes and other furniture finishes.
Walk to dFeet MND Illawarra
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Please join the Walk to d'Feet MND Illawarra. The name of this event reflects the hope and inspiration these special days provide for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Community.

The Walk will commence at 10am, starting and finishing at Bulli Reserve, Trinity Row behind the Bulli Surf Club. The Walk is approximately five kilometres, and is wheelchair, stroller and dogs on lead friendly. They encourage you to walk and wheel with your family, friends and pooches.
Trek for Timor
Date Sun 5th May 2019
The fourth fabulous Valley Trek will be held on Saturday, May 5. Teams of two to six participants can walk or run an option of 50 kilometres, 35 kilometres or or enjoy a more leisurely day and choose the 14 kilometre option. Participants can get people to sponsor their efforts.

Education is a key to changing lives in Timor Leste, and this year's Trek is aimed at enabling young people from remote parts of Remexio to get an education and to make a contribution to their communities and local and regional economies.

Having completed the Remexio Solar Lighting Project with the funds raised in the 2009, 2011 and 2013 treks, they now intend to expand their education program, including building a second student house in Dili and providing more scholarships for young people to stay at school and go on to further tertiary studies.
Clubs Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Sapphire Coast Turf Club – A Jewel in the Country Racing Crown.

Located just 15 minutes from Merimbula on the far south coast, it is with good reason that the Sapphire Coast Turf Club is fast becoming one of the most popular tracks in regional NSW. An immaculately presented racecourse set within beautiful bushland, it is a stunning vision that sets the scene for exhilarating and fun-filled race days.

Boasting modern and sophisticated facilities, the Club hosts eleven race meetings each season which attract large crowds of up to 3000 people. Local and interstate jockeys, trainers, owners and punters are drawn to the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, ensuring high class fields at all race meets.

Gates opne at 11:50am for a seven race TAB meet. Free buses to and from the track and a free jumping castle all day for the kids.

Proudly sponsored by Tathra Beach Bowling Club, Merimbula RSL, Bermagui Country Club, Tathra Beach Country Club, Club Bega, Club Sapphire Merimbula and Tura Beach Country Club
Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc - Open Day
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc Open Day Free Entry.

Stalls selling Mineral Specimens, Fossils, Lapidary Materials, Jewellery and more.

Morning Tea (proceeds to the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea) and Sausage Sizzle Lunch available. Great Mother’s Day gifts available!

Strength to Surrender
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Om Sweet Om is excited to have Robbie Baldwin back in the studio for two unique offerings. Robbie loves to combine Eastern wisdom of the energetic body and intuition with Western anatomical science to provide a practice that is accessible to all levels.



Workshop 1: Core Strength - 10am to 12pm AUD45.

Learn how intrinsic core muscles are key to both Pranayama and Asana practice is this strength based Vinyasa practice with a focus on back bending.



Workshop 2: Conscious Surrender - 1pm to 3pm AUD45.

Learn how to intelligently connect to your body in this gentle yin practice with a focus on kidney and heart meridians.

Book both workshops for AUD70.

Paint and Sip art classes with Dr Gill
Date Sun 5th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Enjoy a great workshop with professional artist Dr Gillian Rhys at Jasper Vally Function Centre.

The centre is in an old renovated winery established in 1976, just outside of beautiful Berry.

We will make a different artwork every Sunday in May.

Dr Gill will demonstrate techniques and guide you through making an original artwork.



Bring Your Own favourite beverage and/or enjoy teas and coffees provided.

Nibbles provided.

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael World Tour Thirroul
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Get ready for an unforgettable evening with a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove: A tribute to George Michael.

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties.

This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation.

Disclaimer: This show is not affiliated with or endorsed by George Michael or his estate.
Open Day Market
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Great Mother’s Day gifts available! There will be stalls selling mineral specimens, fossils, lapidary materials, jewellery and more. Morning tea (proceeds to the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea) and sausage sizzle lunch available.

Visit the Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc. or like them on Facebook.
Froggy Prinze With Buddy Glass and Wifey
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Sydney's brand new shiny thing, Froggy Prinze, play their final show in a string of gigs to celebrate the release of their brand new five Track Debut EP Is This Supposed to Be Happening?

This is the perfect intimate venue for Froggy P so pop in after a surf to end the weekend listening to skewed and sweet jangly indie pop. They are joined by the most excellent special guests, Buddy Glass (in solo mode), and Wifey (in acoustic mode).
Narooma Wellness Retreat
Date Mon 6th May 2019 to Mon 2nd Dec 2019
The Southbound Escapes Three Night Wellness Retreat is and event for those wanting to get away and enjoy a few days full of healthy activities with like minded people in a beautiful coastal setting.

Enjoy a yoga class each day including a beach yoga session (weather permitting), e-bike ride around the Narooma area with an experienced guide and some beautiful coastal walks.



Their chef will prepare healthy meals and juices taking in to account special dietary requirements.

Learn how to ferment your own food.

Your retreat includes three nights accommodation twin share.



These retreats are perfect for hens' groups, birthdays, corporate retreats, conferences, girls getaways and basically for those looking for an escapes to be healthy and get away from it all.

There is a strict no party policy so this retreat is only for those looking for a healthier wellness experience.

Transport to Narooma is not included in the retreat unless arranged separately at extra cost.

Human Nature - Little More Love Tour
Date Tue 7th May 2019
Australia’s most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019. Embarking on a dazzling national tour that will be a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group’s amazing 30 years of making music together.

With an impressive 13 studio albums to their name, Human Nature will be giving fans more than a little bit of love on tour as they go through the hits from their career including ‘Tellin’ Everybody’, ‘Wishes’, ‘Everytime You Cry’ and ‘Last To Know’ through to their work exploring Soul and Motown classics such as ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘People Get Ready’ and ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’.

They will also be joined by musician and superstar vocalist Dami Im as special guest on all shows.
Human Nature 'Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration' Tour
Date Tue 7th May 2019
Australia's most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019.

They will embark on a dazzling national tour that will form a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group's amazing 30 years of making music together.

Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency - where they have performed in excess of a staggering 1770 shows - Human Nature's Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.

Human Nature's "Little More Love" tour will be their biggest live show ever produced. Kicking off on the Gold Coast on 26 April 2019, taking in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle and concluding in Sydney on Friday 10 May.
South Coast Beef School Steer Spectacular
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
This is a one-week long hoof and hook competition for secondary school students to prepare one or more steers to meet specifications for the domestic beef markets.

Students will be assessed on the preparation of their cattle (hoof), a report presentation on their project and the ultimate carcass attributes (hook) of their steer(s).

The event also involves two days of seminars and workshops based on beef industry skills and knowledge development.
The event concludes with a presentation dinner.
Possum Magic
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Wed 8th May 2019
A brand-new stage adaptation of a magical Australian classic.

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food people food.

Possum Magic takes them on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.
The Humours of Bandon
Date Wed 8th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
By Margaret McAuliffe.

Internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, Fishamble (Swing, 2016), returns to Wollongong with a coming of age story that’s full of heart, humour and wisdom. The Humours of Bandon is for anyone who ever had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Nobody knows just how far their child will take that first after-school activity. To the surprise of her mother, Annie takes it all the way to the top echelons of the Irish Dancing Championships. On the eve of the biggest competition of her teenage life, Annie shares her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way?

A vivid portrait of a world far removed from the showbiz glitz of Riverdance, this award-winning work is a charming reminder that there’s more to life than learning the right steps.
Path to Everest - Wollongong
Date Wed 8th May 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing.

In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers.

Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration.

Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo.
Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
They're excited to announce the Culburra Beach Festival is back.

Coinciding with Mother's Day, it's a family friendly event with something in the program for everyone.

Surrounded by stunning beaches, the surf, the lake, the bay and the river, it's an unspoilt natural wonderland in the Shoalhaven only two hours drive from Sydney or Canberra.

The festival is a celebration of beach, surf, music, art, food, coastal lifestyle and culture.

Over three nights and two days you can experience the very best of local talent, entertainment, arts, music, multicultural food, culture, products and produce.

The festival program is designed to showcase and give young, in the middle or a bit older visitors access to events and activities across three festival hubs in Culburra Beach.
Burradise - it's not just a place, it's a way of life!

Comic Gong
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Comic Gong is Wollongong’s original pop culture festival. Presented by Wollongong City Libraries, this annual one-day event celebrates a love of comics, graphic novels, gaming and cosplay throughout the Illawarra.
Culburra Beach Surf Bash
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
The Culburra Beach Surf Bash competition is an annual surfing event hosted by the Culburra Beach Boardriders Club during the Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach.

Surfers from the local region, state, interstate and overseas are welcomed to compete and enjoy the amazing swell and waves Culburra Beach has to offer over this two day surfing tournament.

Who will win the Surf Bash Crown? Come along, bring your mates or family or both and enjoy the Surf Bash plus treat yourself to amazing multicultural food, markets, arts, live bands and music plus more.
Big Country
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Pink Salt Productions presents Big Country, a day filled with country-style entertainment suitable for all ages. Australian country-rock icons will soundtrack the evening, with bull riding, kids’ activities and more rounding out the festivities.

The event will feature popular well-known headline acts, local up and coming bands and solo performers, celebrity MC's and Big Country DJs.

In addition to the music, the festival will host an array of food, craft beer and wine options showcasing the Shoalhaven to a wide audience.
Some Blonde – Set You Free Tour Nowra
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Commencing a huge run of forthcoming releases, Some Blonde is back and ready to take names. In amongst her relentless touring schedule, she is hitting you with her brand new single Set You Free. Cutting straight to the mustard, ‘Set You Free’ features an undeniably catchy vocal from Reigan, which only gets juicier on every listen. Partnered with an uplifting wall of synths, the record is bound to make some serious noise—in the best kind of way.
Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour Berry
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'.

Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Mother's Day Luncheon
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Mum deserves the very best, so why not treat her to a delicious buffet lunch at the Fraternity Club for Mother's Day?

Ticket price includes: Buffet lunch including fresh seafood, Glass of sparkling wine on arrival, Special gift for Mum, Dessert buffet including gelato bar offering mini cones of traditional Italian gelato plus pampering station offering mini massages for Mums.
Mother's Day Classic Huskisson
Date Sun 12th May 2019
The Mother's Day Classic is a nation-wide event that raises funds for breast cancer research. Huskisson is holding their second annual fun run and walk. There will be a three kilometre walk and a six kilometre run as well as family friendly events.

Huskisson is a beautiful place to spend the weekend with amazing beaches, great cafes and restaurants and a variety of accommodation on offer.

Bring the whole family and make a weekend of it.

Mothers Day at Steamers Bar and Grill
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate the special woman in your life with a Mothers Day meal to remember.

Breakfast: The only thing better than breakfast in bed is breakfast on the balcony from 8am - 10.30am with an A la carte menu.

Lunch: From 12pm - 3:30pm. Tell mum to hang up her apron and treat her to a delicious three course lunch.

Dinner: A La Carte menu available.

Bookings Required.
Mother's Day Buffet at Altitude 1148
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Treat your mum to a delicious buffet lunch overlooking breathtaking views of the Illawarra. Indulge in their hot and cold seafood dishes, traditional Indian curries and an assortment of delectable desserts this Mother’s Day at Altitude 1148 Restaurant.

Buffet Menu
Breads: Naan with dips
Salads: Greek and Garden Salads
Hot and cold seafood: Sydney Rock Oysters, Chilled Prawns, Cajun Dusted Squid, Tempura Barramundi fish pieces, Mussels with tomato concasse and parmesan cheese
Main Dishes: Wild mushroom risotto, Chicken tikka, Lamb curry, Peri Peri roast lamb, Pilau Rice, Grilled barramundi with lemon and Smokey Paprika, Kharachi chicken,
Roasted vegetables: Pumpkin, Potato, Carrots and minted Peas.
Assorted cakes including:
Tiramisu, Ferro Rocher, Passion Fruit Coconut Slice, Gluten Free Rice pudding, Fresh fruits,
Gluten Free Berry compote, Whipped cream, Chocolate sauce.

Menu subject to change - does not include beverages
Mothers day at the Lagoon
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate your mum at The Lagoon with a beautiful breakfast, lunch or dinner on Sunday, May 12.

If your mum likes a casual celebration, the Lagoon Deck Bar will host a lovely Mother's Day breakfast on the al fresco deck overlooking the beach. For groups over eight, please book by phone.

If you'd like the full Lagoon restaurant experience, join them for lunch or dinner in the restaurant.

Browse the full menu here and book online or phone.

Be quick to book your Mother's Day table!

Mothers Day Coniston Beach Soft Pastels Art Workshop
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate Mothers Day with this soft pastel drawing class down by the beach.

This two hour workshop is suitable for nine year olds to adults. Makes for a great family day out at Coniston Beach - located right next to the Wollongong golf course!

Violetta will guide you through the basic techniques to create an expressionistic beach scene of the Wollongong lighthouse and South beach.

All materials included. Runs for two hours.

You will be sitting on the sand, so please pack comfortable wind proof clothing, jumper, hat, sunscreen, sunnies, camping chair, towel and water. If you like, you may bring a camping chair.

Meet at corner of Bank and Harbour Streets Wollongong. Look for the rainbow art classes sign.
Will reschedule in case of bad weather at Violetta's Voart studio.

Must book at least twenty four hours prior to the event.

Mother's Day Lunch at Headlands Austinmer Beach
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Know a special mum that deserves to be spoiled this Mother's Day? 

Join them for delicious a three-course lunch in their stunning Ocean View room where Mum will be greeted with a glass of sparkling on arrival!
Celebrate Mothers Day at Steamers Bar and Grill
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Celebrate the special woman in your life with a Mothers Day meal to remember

Breakfast
The only thing better than breakfast in bed is breakfast on the balcony
8am - 10.30am
A la carte menu

Lunch
12pm - 3:30pm
Tell mum to hang up her apron and treat her to a delicious three course lunch

Dinner
A La Carte menu available.

Bookings Required
Mother's Day Decadent High Tea
Date Sun 12th May 2019
It's All About Mum!

Spoil your mum at Sage Hotel Wollongong’s Decadent High Tea this Mother’s Day!

Enjoy Chef’s high tea treats, Free flowing bubbles, Live Entertainment and a Gift for Mum.
Pint of Science Festival: Wollongong
Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

    You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

    The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
Caruso to Carreras
Date Wed 15th May 2019
Once again one of Australia’s finest tenors Roy Best will be at the helm performing many of the classic hits from the likes of Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza, Domingo, not to mention Enrico Caruso and Jose Carreras.

Having performed with Opera Australia, Vic Opera in leading roles, Roy Best is currently a guest soloist with the Australian Pops Orchestra and has recorded albums for ABC Classics.

Every tenor has a leading lady and Promac is delighted to welcome on board one of this country’s versatile sopranos, Alison Jones who will sing all the wonderful solos and duets narration and compering this new production will be perennial favourite, Chris McKenna who will guide audiences through the fascinating story of the greatest tenors the world has ever known and their leading ladies.

Concert pianist virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano, providing wonderful backing to some of the greatest songs ever recorded.

Classic hits will be performed by Roy and Alison including, Be My Love, Nessun Dorma, O Solo Mio, La Donna E Mobile, Granada, and stunning duets include Time To say Goodbye, Amigos Para Sempre, Strangers in Paradise, Loveliest Night of the Year and more.

Free morning tea served from 10am.
National Trust: Connecting People, Places and the Past at Australian Heritage Festival
Date Wed 15th May 2019
Take time to meet and listen to descendants of Northern Illawarra at Govinda Valley's People, Places and the Past exhibition.

Special Luncheon/ Program on Wednesday 15 May from 10am to 2pm at Govinda Valley Retreat.

Keynote speakers:
Bruce Watt, President of the Sutherland Shire Historical Society and Author of The Shire a journey through time. Bruce will be talking about the launch of a significant Indigenous publication, his new book, Dharawal: The First Contact People.

John Arney, Historian, presents the story of the Bulgo Beach shack community. The talk will give you an insight into the historic occupation by the Aboriginal inhabitants and early European settlers.

Margaret Bradford, Author of Bindi-eye bop, Singer, Songwriter from Sydney, Margaret will be performing an eclectic mix of suburban folk music. Her song writing and performances spans solo, choral, instrumental and political.

John Shipp, AM, Australian Medal, Manager of the Illawarra Heritage Museum, John will be speaking on the Hamilton family, one of the first Pioneer families in Otford.

Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer National Parks Association of NSW, Gary will be speaking on the history of the Royal National Park.
World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
The NSW South Coast will host the world’s richest campdraft competition, in which the winning horse and rider will take home AUD100,000.

The World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft, to be held at Bawley Point’s Willinga Park on May 17 to 19, offers a total prize pool of more than AUD225,000 – a figure not seen before in horse sports outside of racing.

Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport, developed as a recreational activity for riders with an interest in cattle-horses. It is popular with spectators, thanks to the speed and agility of the horses and the superior horse and cattle skills demonstrated by the riders. At this event, men and women will compete alongside one another.
World Championship Gold Buckle Campdraft
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Now in its second year, the 2019 Gold Buckle will be hosted on the grounds of Willinga Park, a world-class equestrian centre set on 2000 acres of the NSW South Coast in the seaside town of Bawley Point.

It’s been called the best equine facility in the Southern Hemisphere and combines stunning architecture, sculptures, and a native botanical garden, with the latest in equine technology, luxury stables, and extensive facilities for the agistment and training of horses.



Campdrafting is a uniquely Australian sport, developed from a recreational activity in rural areas. The sport requires excellent skill and horsemanship, and cleverness to select a cow that will run well, but is not too fast for the horse.

Last year 147 riders and 350 horses who came from across Australia to compete. Pete Comiskey rode his mare Paris for the top score across two final rounds of competition. He travelled more than 20 hours from Nebo in Central Queensland.



The event promises an enjoyable day for spectators, with excellent food including local produce, shopping, and a pop up bar.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Gwynneville
Date Thu 16th May 2019
The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
River of Art
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Mon 27th May 2019
This multi-award winning festival returns to the spectacular far South Coast for 10 days in May.

Explore live music, visual arts, theatre, film, literature, creative workshops and cultural activities.



River of Art's fun-filled program features more than 100 events across a range of venues including Durras, Batemans Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Congo, Bodalla, Narooma, Tilba and Bermagui.

Come along to vibrant exhibitions, exciting performances and free family entertainment.

Meet some of the innovative local artists who thrive in this beautiful and inspiring region.

The full program will be available on the River of Art website in the lead up to the festival.

Three back-to-back South Coast Regional Tourism awards celebrate the festival’s success.

You will need to get in early as some of the major events sell out quickly.

Like a Rhinestone Cowboy Starring Darren Coggan
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Multi-award-winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.
Down Under CrossFit Championship
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Down Under CrossFit Championship will take place over three unforgettable days in the iconic beach city of Wollongong.

Be there as Australia's finest CrossFit Athletes take the competition floor against athletes from all over the globe with their eyes on the ultimate prize, a first place finish.

World class programming of multiple events designed to test the determination and skills of 160 elite individuals and 40 elite teams will provide an unrivalled spectator experience that must be seen to be believed.

The action will not be limited to the arena floor, the athletes will be tested in the elements and must be both physically and mentally prepared to endure the intensity of a three day competition.

This not to be missed celebration of all things CrossFit will culminate on Sunday afternoon when the fittest Male Female and Team will be crowned having earned the right to call themselves the Down Under CrossFit Champion securing a much sought after invitation to the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Join them at WIN Entertainment Centre as the entire city of Wollongong hosts this outstanding showcase of fitness.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide. With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone. Grab a mate, grab a date… grab a ticket to the Roadshow!
Darren Coggan: Like a Rhinestone Cowboy
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots Like A Rhinestone Cowboy, delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.

During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. His guitar touched the landmark recordings of his time. That’s his rhythm line on Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night, he played bubble-gum riffs for the Monkees; his guitar rings out on the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack album by Presley and, alongside his voice, his guitar playing grooved on the Beach Boys landmark album Pet Sounds.
Save Sophia's Leg Charity Appeal Gala Night
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Join them for a night of entertainment and help them raise awareness of Fibular Hememilia through this fundraising event for Sophia's second surgery. Sophia is the beneficiary of the Save Sophia's Leg Charity Appeal.

Tickets includes:
Smooth sounds from Peter Teodorescu of Theodore's School of Music - Piano, Composition, Singing, on keyboard as guests arrive.
Three course meal and four hour drinks package at the gorgeous City Beach Function Centre.
1.5 hours of Live and Loud Entertainment by Cover X Show.
Seamless presentation and auctioneering by Luke Hannan.
Floor show by Ambitions The Art of Entertainment.
Lucky Door Prize ticket.
Meet and Greet Sophia.

The event will also include Auctions, Raffles, Presentations and Games.

Cant make the event? You can make a contribution to Sophia's my cause page.

If you are interested in Sponsorship, which includes ticket to this event, please email them.
Sacred Sound - Kirtan with Rachael
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Chanting is a significant and mysterious practice. It is the highest nectar; a tonic that fully nourishes your inner being. Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within you. It releases such intoxicating inner bliss and enthusiastic splendour, that simply through the nectar it generates, you can enter the abode of the Self – Swami Muktananda.



Join your local community Kirtan for a sweet evening of chanting for charity.



No experience required! Just an open heart and mind.



Chai tea will be served.

Please bring a small plate to share for Pranam.

Donations are invited which will be donated to a local charity

An Autumn Day of Music in the Jazz Lounge
Date Sun 19th May 2019
This year, instead of a Festival, the Illawarra Jazz Club will host an Autumn Day of Music in the Jazz Lounge at the Unanderra Hotel.

The Jazz Club works very hard to create a social feel to all of their events where visitors to the Illawarra, local residents, musicians and jazz lovers can gather to share a common love of jazz music.

For more information, please visit their website.

Shoalhaven City Turf Club: Country Motor Company Nowra Cup/Girls Day Out
Date Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Spend a weekend on the beautiful South Coast and have a day at the races!

    The Country Motor Company Nowra Cup/Girls Day Out Showcase Race Meeting is held in May each year.

    This is one of our biggest race days and offers great prize money for participants.

    Book one of their many packages and enjoy a fantastic day of fashions, fillies and fun!

National Motoring Heritage Day Berry
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Shoalhaven Historic Vehicle Club is hosting the National Motoring Heritage Day which pays tribute to Australia’s Motoring Heritage.

The theme this year is a “Salute to European Vehicles” however all owners of Vintage, Historic and Classic vehicles of all years and marques, and vehicles of special interest are invited to come and enjoy the day.



The Day is open to clubs and individuals, entrants are asked to register.

The Gates open from 7am and the Day will finish at 3.30pm.

Refreshments will be available, with Gerringong Lions providing a sausage sizzle, and other vendors supplying food, coffee, ice cream and soft drinks.

Castagne Day
Date Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The Fraternity Club presents Castagne Day!

    Enjoy food stalls, market stalls, live entertainment, demonstrations and there will be heaps of rides for the kids.

    See you this Castagne Day at The Fraternity Club!
KidsFest Shellharbour
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
This event celebrates and connects Shellharbour's children 0-12 years, their families and carers.

Past events have been overwhelmingly successful drawing strong media attention with over 5,000 people participating in hundreds of activities across 60 odd festival events around Shellharbour City.

Planning for KidsFest is underway and they are inviting organisations now to join them and be involved in this unique celebration of Shellharbour's children next year.

The project partners local businesses with community organisations across Shellharbour City.

The overall goal is to work together to celebrate Shellharbour's children.
(aged 0-12 years).
Jump First, Ask Later
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Jump First, Ask Later is a high-octane multi award-winning urban portrait of the streets of Western Sydney.

Featuring members of the Dauntless Movement Crew and directed by Byron Perry, this multi-award-winning show tells the stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community.

See every flip, trick and drop of sweat in this celebration of the will to succeed of those growing up in one of Australia’s most vibrant areas.

Urban freestyle, parkour and dance intersect to create a killer theatre experience about finding your path by jumping over life’s obstacles.
Australian National Busking Championships Narooma Region
Date Sat 25th May 2019
The Australian National Busking Championships is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music Festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music.

The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music to the event. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical, the Australian National Busking Championships reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.

The Australian National Busking Championships enrich communities culturally and economically around Australia by staging regional busking competitions. It provides a stage for community based music groups and individual performing artists to present street performance to larger public audiences. The festival encourages, mentors, promotes and develops career pathways for emerging musicians and performing artists.

The annual music and busking festival in Narooma will become of national significance.
Berry Celtic Festival
Date Sat 25th May 2019
The Berry Celtic Festival this year highlights the Celtic nation of Ireland and introduces a number of additional features to the Program. Along with a day full of entertainment including the spectacular jousting medieval knights, there are various workshops for Irish dancing, traditional tunes for kids, Gaelic singing, instrumental sessions along with country dance. Following the Festival, you can dance the night away at the Berry Celtic Ball.



Jousting has been one of the real hits and is full of excitement. Heavily armoured noble knights gallop at each other on horseback with a clashing of lances. You can hear the thunder of hooves. Whilst other knights resplendent in shining armour are staging battles in hand to hand combat .

The Festival kicks off with the grand street parade through Berry at 9.30am, with pipe bands marching in all of their distinctive kilts, together with representatives of the Clans, medieval knights, and Scottish Terrier dogs.

Come see the marching of the massed bands, musical items, Celtic fiddlers, highland dancing, enchanted singing, and of course, the battle of the medieval knights.

10th Annual Marine Science Forum - Underwater and Marine Photographic and Film Festival
Date Sat 25th May 2019
The Annual Marine Science Forum is a unique event in that it brings highly regarded marine scientists and educators from across Australia to present to community members in a relatively relaxed and informal setting, while providing marine science, education and awareness to everyone.

In 2019 the forum's theme and title, Underwater and Marine Photographic and Film Festival will bring together some of Australia's best, award winning, professional, local and national experts and enthusiasts in their respective fields of marine photography, video and remote operated vehicles (ROV's) to a wide and diverse audience to celebrate the stunning underwater world.
Girls Big Day Out
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Girls Big Day Out is a day filled with boutique shopping and beauty treatments complemented by a sparkling high tea - the perfect girly time.
Held in the Grand Pacific Ballroom at the Sage Hotel, guests are treated to exclusive pop up stalls and a 2.5 hour unlimited sparkling high tea with a gift bag to take home - it's all about fun

Proudly supporting Camp Quality
Art on the Path May
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Join them for this very popular event, which is growing with every year.

It aims to highlight environmental and ecological sustainable practices when living or holidaying in the Eurobodalla.

Creative artists primarily use up-cycled content in their artworks or showcase the natural environment to promote the concept of treading lightly on the planet.

The event showcases Landcare works, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource team, local students environmental and recycled projects, local artists use of recycled produce and environmental community groups like the Nature Coast Marine Group, Australian Seabird Rescue and Broulee Community Association.

On the shared cycleway near the corner of Coronation Drive and Grant Street, Broulee.
Bulli Burn
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Bulli Burn is a two, five and ten kilometre fun run held on the south coast of NSW starting and finishing at the northern tip of Bulli Beach, Sandon Point. The track follows the coastal strip from Bulli to Thirroul boasting exceptional views of the ocean and escarpment.

The 'Burn' will come from the hill you tackle at the very beginning and again at the finish of the run.

The Bulli Burn proudly supports beyondblue and the continuing care of Mark Scott, the events inaugural winner.

AUD5 from every registration for the Mark Scott five kilometre event will go to the Mark Scott Trust Fund and will assist in the ongoing care and treatment for Mark and support for his young family. Mark Scott won the event in 2011, the inaugural year. Mark is currently recovering from a serious cycling accident which happened in June 2011.
Bearded Villains NSW Chapter and Town Hall Chamber Presents Beards’n’Brews
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Big beards, small beards and all the beards in between are welcome to come along and showcase their whiskers and maybe even take out the coveted title, God Of Beard in the Bearded Villains NSW Inaugural Beard Competition. There are some great prizes on offer and every comp entrant enjoys a free crafty compliments of The Chamber.

All proceeds on the day will go to The Homeless Hub and the fantastic work they do in the Wollongong local area.

Why not make a night of it and stick around after the official judging to indulge in some great food and scorching tunes from Wollongong outfit Turpentine Road.
St George Illawarra Dragons V Cronulla Sharks
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Round 11 - Be there for the NRL Indigenous Round as the St George Illawarra Dragons take on the Cronulla Sharks.

Gates open 1:30pm

NSW Cup 1:45pm

NRL 4:10pm
The Sapphires: Bega
Date Thu 30th May 2019
The Sapphires is one of Australia’s best-loved stories. This multiple award- winning musical play, that inspired the film, is coming to the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre stage for the first time.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of Tony Briggs’ mother – the incredible journey of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing Motown hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams.
Choirboys Bulli
Date Fri 31st May 2019
Choirboys authentic pub rock icons, have given you a swag of enduring Australian pub rock anthems such as Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die and more.

The lads have embarked on a new venture to bring you the six pack of classic hits.

Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded and performed in their own inimitable style. This first six-pack is a salute to six of the best songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Not only have Choirboys recorded these hits but they have decided to take them to a small number of selected venues for the full live experience - loud sweat driven, gritty and in your face!

SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
SeeChange is a vibrant winter event celebrating the creativity, culture and cuisine of the beautiful Jervis Bay region. Spread over ten days, the festival gives you the choice of weekend and mid-week cultural getaways.

Join locals to launch the festival with a Feast for the Senses. Immerse yourself in a spectacle of light, sound, dance, song and ceremony. Indulge your tastebuds in their street food extravaganza, Seefood@SeeChange.

Delight in world class cabaret and circus in the The Pocket pop-up theatre. Wonder at strange and beautiful roving performers.

Hangout at The Haven where you'll find something different happening every day: tour the major art show; drop-in to the studio for an art experiment; meet the artists, performers and poets in residence.

Discover all this and much more. SeeChange has something wonderful for everyone. See you there.
Brush and Bubbles Art Escape Experience
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Get creative whilst sipping your choice of tipple! Explore the essence of their stunning South Coast environment using acrylic paints, easy printing techniques and collage using the local natural environment as your muse. This workshop is great for the beginner and more experienced alike who want to experiment with paint, colour and textures in a playful and expressive way. Most importantly don't take yourself too seriously!
Materials and personal grazing plate supplied.
Pksa Niugini - The Portraits and Diaries of Stephen Dupont
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Stephen Dupont explores the human condition.

Through photographs and artist’s journals, he has documented the Westernisation of traditional society in Papua New Guinea, from lawlessness in urban Port Moresby to cultural struggles throughout the Highlands and Sepik River region. The exhibition is an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12noon-4pm. Closed Mondays and Public holidays

Skills for Living
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Enjoy a weekend away in beautiful Wollongong.

Practice new energy medicine techniques to treat your loved ones.

Learn powerful exercises to help yourself feel better.

Immerse yourself in AcuEnergetics, a powerful healing modality that you can start treating friends and family with immediately.

AcuEnergetics has been used by professional athletes, like Wayne Pearce, to treat chronic back pain and injuries.

You will learn: Skills to bring you more joy, love and energy; How to feel your own and other people’s energy centres; How to release held emotions which cause illness in the body; The basics of the physiology of the bio-electrical system; How to feel the bio-electrical system in your body; How to open your bio-electrical field and balance another persons; Simple and profound meditations to still the mind and open the heart.


You take home: A five-star 40+ page coloured booklet packed with lots of techniques, information, tips and tricks; Access to an online portal with videos of what you learned; A belly full of delicious local produce; AcuEnergetics Level One Qualification, which equips you to start your journey to become an AcuEnergetics Practitioner.
Warren Miller's Face of Winter Shellharbour
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Loving the pure joy of winter is something they have in common with the late, great Warren Miller-who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th instalment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world's best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honour a face that launched a thousand quips and got them all started on this long, crazy ride.

Visit some of Warren's favourite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.
Three Day Photography Tour Kiama
Date Mon 3rd Jun 2019
Embark on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter.

The photography tour will take place at Bombo Quarry and Cathedral Rocks, two beautiful natural formations located near Kiama in New South Wales. From Monday night to Wednesday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography and rustic seascapes at each location. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a moderate level of fitness is recommended.

The workshop includes a total of 15 hours of photography direction. This includes:

Day One - 2.5 hours shooting sunset/astrophotography
Day Two - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise
Day Two - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast
Day Two - 2.5 shooting sunset/astrophotography
Day Three - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise
Day Three - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast

See booking link for more details
Barbara and the Camp Dogs
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
By Ursula Yovich and Alana Valentine.

Barbara fronts a pub rock band, captivating crowds with her cutting wit and unrepentant sexuality. She may be fun, she may be dangerous, and she may be speeding headlong towards a dead end.

When her sister (and fellow muso) René hears that Mum is sick, they set out on a long and winding motorbike adventure from Sydney, through Darwin, and finally to Katherine – where the pair come face to face with some home truths.

Ursula Yovich (Diving for Pearls) is a force of nature at her remarkable best. The singer, actor, writer and modern songwoman is joined by Elaine Crombie (star of ABC TV’s Black Comedy and Rosehaven) in this fiercely entertaining, critically acclaimed play that is part madcap buddy comedy, part electrifying rock gig, and part clarion call against the taint of inequality.

Co-authored by prolific playwright Alana Valentine (Dead Man Brake, Letters to Lindy), this effervescent play with songs sold out its original season at Belvoir, and will charm the pants off Wollongong.
KLC Gold Country Music Festival (Kiama Loves Country)
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Bringing Australian Country Music to the scenic and beautiful Kiama region, where the Country meets the Sea.

Come see the sights and enjoy a weekend of Country Music by some of Australia's most laureated country musicians With a string of multiple Golden Guitars, CMC and various award winners including Amber Lawrence, Luke O'Shea with a string of multiple Golden Guitars, CMC and various awards Plus 2018's CMC Female Artist of the year 2018 and 2017 Female Artist Golden Guitar Winner Christie Lamb.


Enjoy local surrounds, incredible restaurants, eateries, Pubs, Clubs and Accommodation, plus a jam packed country music program.

Kiama Loves Country!
Batemans Bay Open
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The Batemans Bay Open is a Silver rated ATM Tennis Tournament with AUD10,000 in prize money. This is the South East Region's most prestigious and valuable Tennis event.

There is free entry for spectators, with breakfast, a barbecue and all day canteen available.
South Coast Regional Exhibition of Woodwork
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
Bringing together the versatility, visual beauty and tactile experience of wood, and the magic of the wood artisan’s craftsmanship and designs, the annual Tilba Woodwork Exhibition and Sale will be held on the June long weekend.

The Exhibition showcases the work of fine wood crafters from north of Batemans Bay to south of Eden, with hundreds of exquisitely handcrafted items on display and for sale, and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Explore the fantastic range of toys, furniture, vases, vessels, ornaments, signs and much more.

Be it joinery, carved, turned, sculpted – decorative, functional or just plain quirky, you’ll find it on show or for sale.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration, to buy some fine woodwork, to have those ‘how do they do that?’ questions answered, to watch an artisan at work, or you just want to appreciate the look and feel of finely finished timber, the Tilba Woodwork Exhibition and Sale is for you.

Enter the raffle and cast your vote in the ‘People’s Choice’ award.

Derry messum - Migrations and Other Journeys
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
These works are a personal response to the experience of migration, and to other historical journeys including those of the very first people to cross unknown seas.


Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12-4pm. Closed Mondays and Public holidays
Kiama Fun Run
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Kiama Fun Run is a community event where entrants run or walk along the beautiful Kiama Coastal Walk. The 21.1 kilometre event (being a half marathon distance) is open to serious runners.

There are also nine kilometre and five kilometre distances for walkers and runners. The Kiama Fun Run is open to everyone both young and old.

Kiama has lots of attractions including the famous Kiama Blowhole and many cafes and tourist shops.

Jamberoo Action Park is close by as well. Come along to Kiama Fun Run and visit Kiama's beautiful coastal attractions as well.

Jazz Festival Race Day
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Jazz Festival Race Day is set to be a terrific day at the Turf Club!

Located just 15 minutes from Merimbula on the far south coast, it is with good reason that the Sapphire Coast Turf Club is fast becoming one of the most popular tracks in regional NSW.

The theme for this race meet is Masquerade Ball - so dress up and enter fashions on the field for a chance to win terrific prizes!A free bus service to and from the race track each meet with collection and drop off points in Bega, Tathra, Tura Beach, Merimbula, Pambula and Eden. See their website for pick up times and locations.

Proudly sponsored by Carpet Court Pambula, Eve O'Brien Properties, Sapphire Coast Buslines, Schute Bell Badgery Lumby, Monaro Wool and Merimbula Health and Fitness
Tathra Beach & Bike MTB Enduro
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
SUNSHINE, SURF AND SINGLE TRACK THIS JUNE LONGWEEKEND - TATHRA BEACH & BIKE MTB ENDURO

Forget the snow, the only mountains you want conquer this June long weekend are those in the 2018 Tathra Beach & Bike MTB Enduro.

Make the most of our sunshine, surf and 100 per cent awesome single track! Yes why slide when you can ride on some of the south coast's best XC trails?

There’s devious new track deviations to keep you intrigued and plenty of ride options to satisfy all the family and all levels of fitness.

Options include the grand marathon man himself – The King Nelba 75km, the Mitas 50km and the rough’n’tuff Bundadung 25km.

There’s also Lap it Up (5, 10, 15 and 20km) for those teenagers who just can’t get enough! Or those finding their feet on single track.

Kids, the Bega Cheese Children’s Chase is also back – in 1km and 3km formats.

Plus there’s new our trademark new dose of single track to leave you smiling.

Entries are open– so save the date – June 9-10, 2018.
All proceeds go to local community organisations and the up-keep of the Tathra MTB trail network

The Wine Bluffs
Date Thu 13th Jun 2019
Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja.

After intoxicating sold-out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best: talk about wine. Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will take you through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist.

They’ll help you match wine to Chiko Rolls, translate over-written bottle blurbs and identify the biggest Wine Wanker in the room: if you have a wine fridge set on two temperatures… it’s probably you.

The union of Callinan (Melbourne Fringe Comedy winner and three-time Barry Award Nominee) and Calleja (stand up and writer on Before The Game and countless other television shows) has everyone’s palate salivating as they prepare to uncork their latest vintage and let the comedy breathe.
The Tap Pack
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Direct from sold-out houses and rave reviews in London, Berlin and Beijing, Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to town!

Picking up where The Rat Pack left off, The Tap Pack conjures up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50's through to the noughties!

Featuring songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr to Sheeran, Buble and Beyonce. The Tap Pack mix slick humour, high energy entertainment and world-class tap dance.

A show of pure entertainment inspired by the legendary kings of swing, The Rat Pack, freshly created for the audience today. Cool classics with a fresh new twist. All your favourites including “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Come Fly with Me”, “One for my Baby”, “Me and my Shadow” and much more.

They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!

For truly memorable experience purchase VIP Tickets! These tickets include a premium seat, exclusive access to sound check, meet and greet with the cast and a signed poster!

Created by Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard and Thomas J Egan. Co-created and directed by Nigel Turner Carroll. Produced by Kym Halpin.
Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends Wollongong
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends skates into Wollongong. This year, the Aussie family favourite will include the highly anticipated arrival of Disney’s Moana.

The 2019 tour celebrates 90 years of Mickey Mouse and honours Walt Disney’s legacy by bringing acclaimed stories to life on the ice.

Mickey Mouse is joined by his friends on a journey to discover his favourite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “Mouse Pad”, the show’s hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture though Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. Along the way, families sail away with Moana as she displays courage to save her island on a high-seas adventure with the demigod, Maui.

Families will continue the journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes brooms come to life. Follow the unforgettable Dory through the unexplored seas of the Pacific Ocean, join the Toy Story pals on an exciting adventure and experience the emotional roller coaster of Inside Out.
Kiama Coastal Classic Running Festival
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
They're looking forward to another great Kiama Coastal Classic in June.

Held right in the heart of the running season, giving runners of all ages and abilities the perfect lead up event to other major events or as an opportunity to enjoy themselves amongst friends and family.

Each section of this incredible run will keep runners, joggers and walkers mesmerised, taking in the coastal vista and South Coast icons including the Kiama Blowhole, Werri and Kiama Beaches, with rolling green hills on one side and rugged coastline on the other.

The running festival boasts three race distances; 2.5 kilometres, 10 kilometres and the main event, the 14 kilometre Kiama Coastal Classic. The three distances go past the iconic Kiama Blowhole, taking in the breathtaking outlook of the beautiful NSW South Coast. The finish line for all three distances is at Black Beach Reserve where there will be an onsite expo and prize giveaways.

Apia Good Times Tour Thirroul
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its seventh anniversary with seven of Oz music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Boo Seeka Millennium Drive Tour
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
The road is the spiritual and literal home for Boo Seeka with the pair of dream-tronic beatmakers today announcing the Millennium Drive tour in support of fiery single Millennium Drive.

With an infectious live show that brings out an explosive energy impossible to replicate on record, Boo Seeka are ready to test-drive upcoming releases on new audiences across the nation. Taking Millennium Drive for a spin, they'll hit eleven locations in June and July ahead of the release of their second album - the follow up to 2017's hugely successful Never Too Soon.
Race Against Homelessness
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Join IRT Foundation to raise funds for it's fight against homelessness. Their inaugural Race Against Homelessness Race Day will provide an opportunity for a fun day at the Races whilst raising funds and awareness of the plight of vulnerable older Australians.

Tickets include:
Entry to Kembla Grange Racecourse
Reserved seating in the Bert Lillye Lounge
Race books
Antipasto platters on arrival
A sit down lunch consisting of two options served alternately
A buffet style dessert
Afternoon tea platters placed on tables consisting of Party Pies and Sausage Rolls
Five hour drinks package including beer, wine and soft drinks
StoryFest
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
StoryFest celebrates the art of storytelling in all its forms.

In 2019, the festival opens with a choice of creative workshops.

Friday night kicks off with a panel of award-winning Australian crime writers. Criminal Minds will explore the how and why of this most popular genre.

Or visitors can enjoy a meal at one of their fabulous South Coast eateries and listen to two bestselling authors of historical fiction talk about the attractions of setting stories in the past.

The main festival will run across three venues on Saturday June 22, all within the Milton town precinct. Whether you love fiction, non-fiction or children's literature, join authors, film makers, and industry experts as they range across a diverse platform of storytelling.



Located halfway between Sydney and Canberra, the Milton-Mollymook-Ulladulla area is a popular destination for lovers of fine food and wine, surrounded by lush rolling valleys and some of the finest surf breaks on the coast. So when not indulging in the love of storytelling, there is plenty of other distractions to make this a weekend of pure pleasure.

Many of these events will sell out quickly, so make sure you get in early to secure your spot!

Illawarra International Day of Yoga
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Yoga Festival officially opened by Lord Mayor Bradbery, starting with Sunrise Yoga, 108 Surya Namaskar, followed by breakfast at Govinda Valley Retreat, Speakers and Workshops, including Michael de Manincor from the Yoga Foundation, Astrid Pickup, President IYTA and Dr Rama Prasad speaking on Yoga and Ayurveda.

Please book your tickets through Eventbrite on the Facebook event page.

Fpr further information or any enquires please contact Wendy by email or phone.

Free parking at Bald Hill and Govinda Valley Retreat.
Billy Ocean
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Presented by Lennard Promotions and Mellen Events.

Following his sold out 2018 UK tour, Billy Ocean has announced he is coming to Australia in June, as part of his world tour, where he will perform his greatest hits and favourite tracks. He will be joined on stage by his super band to put on a show that will get everyone out of their seats.

Billy Ocean is one of Britain’s greatest ever soul stars with 30 million record sales to his name. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, he has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records in many countries.

Smash hits such as Caribbean Queen, When the Going Gets Tough, Get Outta My Dreams, Suddenly, Love Really Hurts Without You, Loverboy and There’ll Be Sad Songs have topped the singles charts the world over.
Desperado, the Eagles Show
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Desperado are arguably the best Eagles tribute in Australia and winning multiple Awards is testimony to this! In 2012 and 2013 they won the MO Award and again in 2015 and 2017 they took out the ACE Award for The Best Tribute Show and The Best Production Show.

The Eagles are amongst the most popular bands worldwide, and their melodic country-rock sound has spawned numerous hits that are constantly played on major radio stations all over the world. Desperado, The Eagles Show was created to fill that void left by this prolific band.
Nights on Crown: Down the Rabbit Hole
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Intrude, one of the most highly acclaimed major public art installations in the world, will make its Wollongong debut this June in Crown Street Mall.

This imaginative piece was created by Australian artist Amanda Parer in 2014 and has been seen on four continents, in over 50 cities by over a million people.

Nights on Crown will feature these fabulous large scale inflatable installations alongside live music and performance in and around various shopfronts and outdoor spaces changing the landscape of lower Crown Street Mall.

This free and accessible three night celebration is open to the public from 5pm – 10pm.

Special food and beverage options are available at selected restaurants, cafes and bars throughout the City Centre.

Angels at Work: Hats, Heels and Sparkling High Tea
Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
The ANZ Angels at Work Hats Heels and Sparkling High Tea is being held at the Sage Hotel in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

For the third year running this much-loved event will raise funds to help fund local community services provided by the Leukaemia Foundation. The attendees will enjoy 2.5 hours of sparkling wine, a chef’s selection of high tea delicacies and unlimited loose leaf teas and espresso, all while overlooking the spectacular Wollongong ForeShore and shining in Hats and Heels.

The High Tea has become signature event of the Angels at Work event across the Illawarra region, and is all thanks to the initiative and efforts of local Vi Blazevska, a long term supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation and blood cancer survivor, her colleague Ioanna Alexopoulos and their hardworking angels.



This year’s Sparkling High Tea will take place from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Sage Hotel, Wollongong, there is still time to book a table but places are limited! Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite.

Boys in the Band: Jukebox Revolution Tour
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts, internationally acclaimed Boys in the Band is proud to present their brand new show Jukebox Revolution, every record tells a story! celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.

Boys in the Band have performed among star-studded company such as Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pseudo Echo, entertaining audiences across the globe.

Highlight concert performances including Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mandela Theatre Johannesburg, The Star Gold Coast, Arts Centre Melbourne and festivals such as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Sydney Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series.

Get ready to join the revolution!
TAB Race Day June
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Rally of the Bay
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
The Rally of the Bay rightfully has a reputation for the best drivers' roads in New South Wales rallying. As part of the NSW Rally Championship it is sure to attract a bumper field of the state's best car drivers.

With so many possible routes hiding in the forests around Batemans Bay they have spent time picking the best roads they can find and joining them together into eight stages of challenges, skids and fun.

All are welcome to the ceremonial start on Clyde Street, while Corrigans Beach Reserve will be the event service park where cars are prepared and serviced.

Please visit the web site for more information regarding the event.
Mercedes-Benz Wollongong National Dancesport Championship
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
This Championship has been run for three years and grown immensely in this time.

Couples come from Iceland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and all states of Australia to compete.

This Championship is not just for elite athletes in Dancesport but also for beginners in the recreational field where they have dancers as young as six competing, The event is broken up into two days allowing dancers to compete in many events and provide a spectacle of dance for those attending to watch.

Crystal and Gem Show Primbee
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
An annual show featuring crystals big and small, in all shapes and sizes, raw and polished! This is a family friendly event for enthusiasts and all members of the community. Share your love of crystals and gemstones by visiting the show.
John Williamson: The Butcherbird Tour
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
This new tour comes off the back of his recent new album by the same name. The new album and tour continues to see John celebrate and pen the stories into song that he continues to be passionate about, the country, the people and the fight for what is right.

Having created some of Australia’s most recognised unofficial anthems, he is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture.

You can call him what you want, Mallee Boy, True Blue or just plain Fair Dinkum; but there is no denying that after more than forty years in the music industry, John Williamson is truly an Australian icon.
Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
Set in beautiful Batemans Bay in the unspoilt New South Wales south coast, the Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectible Fair is a must.

Be seduced by the variety of antiques and collectibles from a large number of Australia's dealers. Enjoy delicious meals and refreshments while you buy, sell or trade.
Hidden Coil Basket Weaving Experience
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Brooke from Mr and Mrs Munro is returning to do one of her favourites. Even a first timer will succeed with this class!
She will demonstrate varied techniques and will be hands on to guide you.

With a combination of soft materials, each participant will create and play with the sculptural medium that is basketry.

This is more than just a class - it is an experience where you will be taken care of the minute you arrive.

Morning tea will be served prior to the class commencing at 10am.

Once the class is finished around 1pm, lunch will then be provided.

This gives you a chance to keep working on your creation.

You won't want to stop!

Let them spoil you and make it a special day out or weekend away!

The basic materials required are included in the experience and Brooke will have her hand dyed raffia for purchase if you would like to take some home for other projects.

Wollongong Roller Hawks
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Roller Hawks entered the National Wheelchair Basketball League in 2001, becoming the first regional team to play in the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL), which made its appearance in 1984.

Although many of the athletes who play in the League are Australian representatives and / or Paralympians, they are not professional athletes as their NBL able-bodied players are.

The Wollongong Roller Hawks are the reining NWBL Champions. Come out a support the team at either Snakepit Stadium or Shellharbour City Stadium on the following dates:

Sunday April 8 - Shellharbour City Stadium
VS. Sydney Metro Blues

Friday May 4 - Sunday May 6 - Snakepit Stadium
VS Kilsyth Cobras

Saturday June 16 - Shellharbour City Stadium
VS Adelaide Thunder

Sunday June 17b- Snakepit Stadium
VS Adelaide Thunder

Saturday July 7 - Shellharbour City Stadium
VS Queensland Spinning Bullets

Sunday July 8 - Snakepit Stadium
VS Queensland Spinning Bullets
The Canberra Burns Club Sounds of Scotland Merimbula Concert
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
The Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band presents their Sounds of Scotland concert at the Merimbula RSL.

The concert includes traditional and modern tunes such as Amazing Grace, Scotland the Brave and more.

Featuring Highland Dancers, their very own Mad Kelpie Playdate Scottish folk group and backed by their talented band members on harp, guitar and drums.

The afternoon promises something for all.

Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Wed 17th Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The Sussex Inlet sixty-second annual Family Fishing Carnival is a fishing competition in which all the family can participate, with over AUD25,000 in valuable prizes including cash to be won. The emphasis is on children enjoying the joys of fishing in a family atmosphere.

    This year the carnival runs from Friday, 5 pm 13th July and continues until Wednesday 4 pm 18th July. Weigh-in from 10 am Saturday 14th July until 4pm each day.
    All Mystery weights will be determined by the Committee and placed in sealed envelopes prior to the event. Winners will be displayed at the Tackle Shop the following day after competition ceases.

    Competitors can fish from the river bank, a boat, inside the basin or out in the ocean or off the rocks. This event is the longest running event of its type in Australia.

    The Carnival is sponsored by local businesses of Sussex Inlet, The Shoalhaven City Council Tourism Board, Sussex Inlet RSL Club, Sussex Tackle Shop and Toy Box, Sussex House Caravan Park and Holiday Cottages and Sussex Inlet Mechanical Services
Acca Dacca
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019
The AC/DC Story, a three hour plus interactive performance that documents the life and times of one of Australia's finest ever musical exports.

Taking you on a journey from the humble beginnings of the legendary band through the Bon Scott era and the fallout from his death, through to the many highlights with Brian Johnson at the helm, The AC/DC Story succeeds where others have failed through the use of visual mediums such as film clips, interviews, and rare photographs and combines them with a live performance from Accadacca in selected increments, performing songs from each album and adding an authenticity to the show that takes you back to the days when this cheeky group of Aussie underdogs defied all odds to reach the summit of rock and roll.

It is a show that will inform and entertain, with the famous bells from 'Hells Bells' and the cannons from 'For Those About to Rock' making a welcome return. It is an all encompassing spectacular that tells the story of AC/DC with music and allows you to actually feel and enjoy the journey from a unique and rewarding perspective.

See Eventfinda for more information.
AMTC's production of Wicked: the untold story of the witches of Oz
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
The multi (CAT) award winning Albatross Musical Theatre Company's next production is Wicked.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular, Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

This will be the first major production in 2019 for the Albatross Musical Theatre Company following on from their successful 2018 season.
With a full orchestra in the pit and over fifty in the cast, this show promises to make Witches fly, levitate and of course you can’t go past the magic of theatre.
Wicked is a family musical event not to be missed this July school holidays.
Skatefest Kiama
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Skatefest Kiama is a celebration of skateboarding in New South Wales highlighting the wonderful assets of the Kiama region.

The event is a united event from a number of different skateboarding organisers across the state coming together to showcase all the best things about skateboarding in New South Wales.

The event will span two the three days with coaching programs, shops, demonstrations, contests, games of skate and so much more.
Eurobodalla Orchid Club - Winter Show
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
The Eurobodalla Orchid Club is a show welcoming all orchid growers, beginners to experts, young and old to showcase and admire a variety of beautiful species of orchids during this Winter Show

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, occurring in every habitat from deserts to glaciers. A variety of beautiful species will be showcased over the weekend.

Orchids and orchid accessories available for sale at the show, orchird raffles and light refreshments will be available for sale.
Make a Set and Tell a Story Workshop
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
Explore the world of theatre design with professional Set and Costume Designer, Imogen Ross. Developed for primary school students who love to create things, this series of holiday workshops will encourage your child to see everyday objects as potent performance-making tools.

This workshop is a great introduction to basic model making and set design for young designers.
Licorice Allsorts Art Exhibition
Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
Looking for a little culture in a glorious South Coast Setting?

Licorice Allsorts Art Exhibition is located in the historic Old Court House opposite Wollongong's beautiful harbour. It showcases works from nine local artists including paintings, drawings, cards and prints.

Sip on a glass of complimentary wine with finger food at the Opening Night on Friday 13 July from 6pm till 9pm.

The exhibition continues that weekend from 9am till 4pm each day.

Come and enjoy some beautiful art and you may even find a special piece to take home with you.

Robot Song
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Wed 17th Jul 2019
When eleven-year-old Juniper May receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ her life is thrown into complete meltdown. Juniper stops eating, she refuses to return to school and her parents become increasingly desperate. Finally, after exhausting all other avenues her parents’ resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.

Based on a true story, Robot Song illustrates the profound, transformative nature of creativity that when combined with unconditional love, becomes an unstoppable force. For Juniper, creativity opens doors into places she never knew existed allowing her, for the first time, to be defined on her own terms.

Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer, director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.

Robot Song is a genuine family show. It is joyful and full of hope. It is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help. The show employs cutting edge digital technology, startling animatronics and a beautiful original musical score.
July Merrigong Creativity Camp
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
Filled with interactive theatre, performance and design workshops, their popular Creativity Camp is back in 2019!

Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, children will be set on a journey of creative exploration. Designed to activate kids’ imaginations and build self-confidence in a fun, educational environment where Campers can develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children.

The July Merrigong Creativity Camp is themed around the school holiday kids’ show The Surfer and the Mermaid. The cost includes a ticket to see this show with the group.

New!
Claim your AUD100 Creative Kids voucher today. As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with them and let your child develop new skills.

For more information regarding the Creative Kids program visit the website.
TAB Race Day July
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
The Surfer and the Mermaid
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
A beautiful theatre experience for the whole family in the July School Holidays.

The feel-good stage adaptation of Tim Baker’s gorgeous children’s book follows the tale of a young surfer on a magical underwater journey. Captured by a mermaid, the boy is led to the depths of the ocean to meet her marine friends – the whales.

Written by renowned Australian surf writer Tim Baker, and featuring stunning images by Ted Grambeau, this fun, elevating show has an eloquent environmental message for kids of all ages to absorb while soaking in all the magic of great children’s theatre!

The July Merrigong Creativity Camp will be themed around The Surfer and the Mermaid and includes a ticket to see the show with the group.
NSW Cycling Team Time Trials
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The annual Cycling New South Wales Team Time Trials (TTT) will return to the Shoalhaven for a two day cycling festival that will include the annual 'Ride for Robbie' a tribute to local champion rider, Robbie Williams, who tragically passed away in 2012.

Day one will be all about the teams with close to 500 riders anticipated to converge on the Nowra Airport as part of the event which will see teams of four cyclists, starting at regular intervals, racing in either a 40 kilometre (one lap) or 80 kilometre (two lap) race.

Day Two will see hundreds of road riders take part in the ‘Ride for Robbie’ a graded scratch from Nowra to Sassafras in honour of Nowra’s own champion rider Robbie Williams who tragically passed away on a ride in Canberra in 2012 after suffering a fatal cardiac arrhythmia.
Jamberoo Music Festival
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Jamberoo Music Festival is a boutique, family friendly, community driven festival, bringing the beats back to the Village.

In its first year, this unique festival will include over 14 hours of local and National blues, roots, folk, indie and rock music Acts in three local venues in the picturesque town of Jamberoo.

An event for the whole family; markets, exhibitions, workshops, music and so much more.

They are a Festival that supports local creative music and arts and involves their local community.

The Disability Trust Gala Night
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The dress-code is formal attire. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, a themed cocktail bar and two fabulous acts with over 300 supporters from the region’s leading businesses in the room.

The funds raised at the Gala Night will go towards supporting The Disability Trust’s Kids Fund.

To purchase tickets for The Disability Trust’s Gala Night, call The Disability Trust.
Magic Mike XXL
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The stage is set! Music playing, Lights shining, Smoke fills the stage, hearts are racing, and blood is pumping. As the curtains open the guys appear in the opening routine direct from the Movie Magic Mike. Every girls fantasy is fulfilled as the Hottest Guys from around the world work their way through dance routines in what only can be described as electrifying entertainment. The night promises to be an unforgettable evening as the Ultimate Male Revue Show explodes on stage for next two hours.

The show also promises interaction with the audience including lucky girls being invited onstage for part of the dance routines and for games giveaways and prizes making sure that every girl celebration is indulged. It’s the most fun a girl can have standing up, they will be screaming and laughing and thoroughly entertained for an unforgettable night.

Presented by Sydney Hotshots.
Christmas in July at Mt Keira
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019 to Mon 22nd Jul 2019
Come celebrate Christmas in July in a rainforest setting at Mt Keira Scout Camp.

Cost is AUD30 per person, BYO drinks.

Funds raised go to help Scouting in the Illawarra.

Please contact Sue and Scouts Region Office for more information.
Camellia Show Wollongong
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
Free, a great day out for the family, this is the biggest camellia show in Australia.

2000 or more blooms on display with expert advice offered.

Refreshments available and extensive range of camellia plants for sale.

New exhibitors welcome.

This Girl Starring Rachael Beck
Date Tue 23rd Jul 2019
One of Australia’s leading performers and educators, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress.

Rachael Beck is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release. Her outstanding credits include her Green Room Award nominated performance as Fantine in Les Misérables and Rumpleteaser in Cats, both produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Most recently Rachael has completed filming the lead role of Vivian in Alex Lyko’s film A Long Night and opened The Long and the Short of It with Rhonda Burchmore at the Thebarton Theatre.

In This Girl Rachael Beck’s new cabaret show is an enchanting insight into the life of a lady who has been in the limelight since the tender age of 13. They travel with Beck through her formative years, where she was seemingly unbeatable at the local eisteddfods, through to her child prodigy years and beyond. With beautiful renditions of classics such as Send in the Clowns, I Dreamed a Dream, and many more.

Free morning tea is served from 10am.
Once
Date Wed 24th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Book by Enda Walsh , Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.

From the very first note, Once draws you in by the heart strings and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only Broadway show to have music that’s won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award.

Set in modern day Dublin, Once is a tender love story of a struggling Irish musician on the verge of giving up, and a piano-playing Czech immigrant who reminds him how to dream. This exhilarating musical is performed by an extraordinary ensemble of actor-musicians. With songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord, speaking to the power of music to connect us all.

A show like this only comes around Once.

A vivid portrait of a world far removed from the showbiz glitz of Riverdance, this award-winning work is a charming reminder that there’s more to life than learning the right steps.
Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix - Round Four Coondoo
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019
Be a #rockytrailracer at the Shimano MTB Grand Prix and join fellow mountain bikers for a 'seriously fun' racing experience! This one of the longest-standing cross-country racing series in Australia and offers classic cross-country lap racing at its best - race solo or in teams for four or seven hours!

The organisers from Rocky Trail Entertainment deliver a set of events that is less of an elite- and winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all participants - on awesome trails at fun and exciting destinations ideal for groups of riding mates and perfect for bringing along the whole family! Every race is a stand-alone event and offers points for a series ranking. In 2019 six races will be held at some of the most popular MTB tracks across NSW and the ACT!

Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday!
The Coondoo trails at Nowra are some of the most talked-about last season - seriously fast and furious trails that promise exciting and rewarding racing action! Bring the whole family for the perfect riding and racing weekend getaway close to the beaches of the South Coast!
Greenacres Mountain to Mountain Challenge
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    From experienced athletes to weekend walkers, everyone who takes on the Greenacres Disability Services Mountain to Mountain Challenge will feel like a champion after competing this gruelling course.

    Starting at the base of Mount Keira and finishing at the heights of Mount Kembla, the Mountain to Mountain Challenge is a 13.6 kilometre run or walk past some of the region's most stunning scenery.

    Participants will tackle a series of steep ascents and dips finishing at Mount Kembla with all the food and fun of the Mount Kembla Mining Heritage Festival. A free shuttle bus will take people back to Mount Keira.

    All money raised will go to Greenacres Disability Services to support nearly 1,000 people with a disability living in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.
Eden Fishermen's Club Eden Cup Race Day
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
Its Eden Cup at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

Get involved, grab a mate, buy a ticket and enjoy a fantastic day at the races! Proudly sponsored by Eden Fishermens Recreation Club and Eden Cellars and Great Southern Inn.

Free buses to and from the track, please see the website for pick up times and locations.

Proudly sponsored by Eden Fishermen's Club, Great Southern Inn, Eden Supa Cellars, Green Homes Sapphire Coast and Ron Doyle Motors Eden.
Nowra Chilli and Chocolate Festival
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
The Nowra Chilli and Chocolate Festival is a one day Festival to embrace promote and sell chilli and chocolate products in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere.

On display and for sale will be a variety of exhibitors.

Food and drink can be purchased on site and an ATM is available for use.

The venue is pram friendly and a change table / disabled bathroom is available on site.

Cooking demonstration, chilli eating competition, live entertainment and lots more makes this a fantastic and fun Festival for all ages.

Visit the website for more information, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

This will be a great day out in the beautiful Shoalhaven. The Archer Racecourse is located in Albatross Road and is less than 10 minutes drive from the heart of Nowra.

There is plenty of on site parking including disabled parking for those displaying Mobility Parking Permits.

The Chilli and Chocolate Festival will be a great day out for everyone.

Narooma Forest Rally
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
The forests surrounding Narooma will again be filled with the action and thrills of the Narooma Forest Rally.

Come and enjoy the best roads in New South Wales in a fun and laidback event which attracts some of the top competitors in rallying. Returning for its fourth year, the rally is a round of the New South Wales Development Rally Series and the ACT Regional Rally Series. With a bumper field of 50 cars, the event showcases the best rally drivers from the east coast of Australia in a wide variety vehicles including the ever popular classic rally cars like Ford Escorts and Datsun 1600’s.

Information regarding the event can be found on the web site or by visiting the Brindabella Motor Sport Club page on Facebook.
Travelling Film Festival Wollongong
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) treats Wollongong to the best in world cinema at Greater Union Cinemas. They will be returning with an exciting new program in 2018.

The always-popular Opening Night celebration will include free drinks after the screening.

Make sure you stay in the loop by 'liking' the dedicated Facebook page for updates, special offers and exclusive competitions!
South Coast Wedding Fair and Wedding Trail
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
This year's wedding fair is split into two parts.

The Wedding Trail and The Wedding Fair. On Saturday and Sunday you will have the opportunity to go on a wedding trail and view some of the most amazing wedding venues the beautiful South Coast of NSW has to offer.

On the Sunday only between 10am and 3pm you will have the opportunity to meet some of the finest south coast wedding vendors at Pyree School of Arts near Nowra NSW.

This is not your ordinary wedding expo, the South Coast Wedding Fair is the perfect way to spend a weekend meeting local south coast wedding suppliers, tasting delicious food and listening to live entertainment, and also viewing some stunning wedding venues.

Please visit the website for more information and subscribe to stay up to date with event details and go in the draw to win prizes.

The South Coast Beer and Burger Festival
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
A mega burger festival is coming and they're quitting their diets. Join them for their annual "Burger and Beer Festival" presented by Uncle Joes Brew and Crooked River Wines. This event will be held at largest winery on the South Coast of NSW, Crooked River Wines on Saturday August 3.

A selection of gourmet burgers have been carefully designed and will be available on the day for all. But what are burgers without refreshing craft beer to wash it down with? A variety of all natural Australian craft beers will freshly poured via their 1971 VW Kombi Kegerator and selected bars all day long! Enjoy a paddle, jug or schooner of Uncle Joes Australian craft beer. If you don't enjoy a frothy, don't worry, because they cater for wine lovers too.

There will be:
Craft beers poured by our 1971 Kombi Keg.
Beer Paddles.
Happy Hour AUD5 beers from 11am to 12pm and 5pm to 6pm.
Beer Pong.
Live Local Tunes.
Burger Competition (nominate a friend).
Gourmet Burgers (menu soon to be released, vegan and healthy options available).
Plenty of their famous alcoholic ginger beer.
Kids have free entry and there will be free parking.
Spanish Cooking Class Experience
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
This time they are going with a Spanish theme! Edoardo is a young chef from northern Italy with experience locally and overseas. He is going to teach them how to make Paella.

And of course you get to eat your finished work along with matching dessert and a glass of Sangria!

Come for the day or the weekend!

Lower South Coast Veterans Week of Golf
Date Mon 5th Aug 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
If you cant get enough of golf then the Veterans Week of Golf Tournament is for you. Running over five days, the tournament is open to registered Veteran Golfers. The event is shared across three courses, each offering their own unique challenges to golfers:

Catalina Country Club (two days); Moruya Golf Club (two days) and Tuross Head Country Club (one day).

Events include Medley 2BBB, Four Person Medley, Ambrose (Drop Out) Medley, Irish Four Ball and two rounds of Individual Stableford for both Men and Ladies for the NSWVGA Shields.

All registered Veteran Golfers are welcome to enter.
Hitler's Daughter
Date Tue 6th Aug 2019
The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of story-telling. As they shelter in the bus stop from a raging storm Anna creates an intriguing story and simultaneously on stage we begin to hear the bombing of Berlin and we see Heidi crawl from a bunker. With a large birthmark across her face, we discover that Heidi is the disfigured daughter of Hitler. Caught in the turmoil of war, she is hidden away by her father, one of the most dreaded men in history.

Back at the bus shelter, Mark becomes so engrossed in Anna’s story; he begins to wonder how it would feel to be the child of someone as evil as Hitler. As the play evolves, Mark’s search for truth in a world of half-truths becomes clearer and the story culminates in the bombing of Berlin, the fall of the Third Reich and the end of Heidi’s innocence.

Hitler’s Daughter poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices.
TAB Race Day August
Date Tue 6th Aug 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
The Elton Experience
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
The talented Danny Elliot returns to Wollongong as the star and director of The Elton Experience, bringing you an evening of filled with music by the wonderful Elton John.

Danny will lift you to your feet with a combination of prodigious piano and vocals that will captivate you in the intimate setting of The Music Lounge.
Diplomacy
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
After a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in this unmissable production of this high-stakes WWII thriller.

In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and the German General, Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life or death situation for the city of Paris.

On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this highly entertaining thriller by Cyril Gély.
I Want to Know What Love Is
Date Wed 14th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
By Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Caroline Dunphy, Kieran Swann and Lauren Clelland.

Joyous. Sexy. Heartbreaking. Based on 800 anonymous love stories submitted by the public (that’s you, your friends and your exes!).

I Want to Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Secret confessions are transformed into magnificent declarations live on stage.

This wonderfully original, hugely entertaining and highly physical performance comes from one of Australia’s hottest contemporary theatre companies, The Good Room. Incorporating story, movement and song, it is wildly surprising, at times moving, and enormously fun.

This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Winter Orchid Show
Date Fri 16th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club's Winter Show is a most spectacular orchid show and will be held at Twyford Hall in the centre of Merimbula on the NSW far South Coast. This annual event attracts growers from all over the south coast vying for the coveted awards.

Cymbidium orchids are at their best at this time of the year, and visitors can see state of the art blooms on show.

Along with the rapidly expanding Australian native orchid section there are many other exotic varieties of orchids on show. Potting demonstrations and tips on orchid culture will be given by some of the South Coast's top orchid growers.

There is a sales table where members sell excess plants, this provides an opportunity for both the enthusiast as well as the public to purchase quality plants at very reasonable prices. Entry is free. For more information go to the web site.

Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show
Date Fri 16th Aug 2019
Relive the good old days with the Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show featuring direct from the hit musical Jersey Boys, Simon Brook McLachlan. An amazing interactive live Variety television style show, featuring hits from The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees and The Hollies.

Take a trip down memory lane with hit after hit that will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! With half a million record sales, 22 MO and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are unquestionably Australia’s leading vocal duo. Oh What A Night - you’ll have!

You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying to songs like Spicks and Specks, To Love Somebody, New York Mining Disaster, Massachusetts, I Started A Joke, Words, Got To Get A Message To You, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What A Night, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On, Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Bird Dog, Let It Be Me, Til I Kissed You, plus so many more in this special celebration of your favourite Rock n Roll Superstars!
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Delight in a program of Mozart and Respighi.

Mozart bequeathed wind players some of their most seductive and expressive music – including delightful concertos for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has assembled an excellent line-up for an irresistible quartet-concerto.

Despite coming of age in turn-of-the-century Italy, Respighi’s fascination with the antique world inspired his Ancient Airs and Dances, gorgeous tributes to the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. The Symphony No.29 has a magnetic appeal that could only be conjured by Mozart. The vivid theatricality of its first movement draws us to the edge of our seats, and the dazzling finale sparks like a firework.

Over almost nine decades, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has come to be acclaimed as Australia’s leading orchestra. Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony is dedicated to performing regularly across New South Wales, presenting a wide array of music – from classical to popular – in collaboration with artists and composers from around the globe.
Husky Half Running Festival
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
Get ready for the annual Husky Half Running Festival with the ever popular Husky Half Marathon in August. It is sure to be another crowd pleaser – a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is nothing short of perfection, you’ll wish the race was longer!

With the half marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as five kilometre and two kilometre races, there is a distance for everyone.

Pack the family up and make a weekend of it!
Registered Clubs Day
Date Sun 18th Aug 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019
The KidzWish Christmas Party for 4,300 special children, siblings and carers is an annual event where many of the families throughout the Illawarra region have experienced firsthand the love and laughter that comes with attending this amazing event.

Each year in November, The WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong is filled with thousands of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children having the time of their lives.

Each child that attends receives a gift from Santa to remember the day, McDonald's Happy Meal for lunch and a gift bag with all the essentials: chocolate, chips, cookies and a whirling, light-up toy.

Thousands of special children from around the Illawarra look forward to the event each year and when it arrives spirits run high.
Southern Stars
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019
The Department of Education and Communities is very proud to present Southern Stars 2019!

Once again, over 3000 talented public school students and teachers will pack the WIN Entertainment Centre in a flurry of colour, music and movement to bring to life this years edition of this brilliant arena spectacular!

Southern Stars is set to dazzle audiences with the amazing talents of these brilliant young stars! The arena style event, held annually at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, is a powerful, inspiring and energetic show featuring vocalists, dancers, drama students, a 700 voice choir, and a live orchestra. Featuring the very best performers from NSW public schools, this event attracts an audience of more than 12,000 every year.

This event forms part of the Illawarra 200 Calendar of Events.
Camellia Spectacular
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
This will be the 64th annual show of the longest running and biggest camellia event in Australia.

There will be in excess of 2000 blooms on display in classes for reticulata, japonica, hybrids and miniatures at the Camellia Spectacular.

Why not come along to get expert help from awarding winning growers? All ready, willing, and able to help with any and all problems relating to camellias.

Morning and afternoon teas are available, a wide range of camellia plants for sale.
Off street parking is also available in the school parking lot.
Moruya Country Market Seniors Tennis Tournament
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    It's on again! Come to the beautiful Moruya region to enjoy an exciting Over 35's Tennis Tournament.

    All events will be round-robin format so, win or lose, everyone will get plenty of tennis.

    Entry forms are available on the Moruya Senior Tennis website.
South Coast Soul Festival
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
They're passionate about a few things. The Earth, The Yoga Tradition, Genuine Human Connection and assisting in your Growth and Development.

South Coast Soul Festival is a life event. They don’t care about the new range of yoga pants, how long you can hold your handstand or who has the greatest social media following.

They want to know what get’s you out of bed in the morning, what thoughts follow you to sleep at night, which beliefs place a limitation on your capacity for growth, and what you plan on doing with this life?

SCSF isn’t just for yoga teachers. It’s for students, non-yogi’s, creatives, seekers, men, women, the LGBTQ community, the ‘old’, the ‘young’. It’s an event for the open-minded, the curious, the hopeful, the doers, the feelers, the thinkers, the dreamers.

They’re an all inclusive event.

Their guest list and their ticket holders will practice, laugh, breath, eat, sing, dance, learn, experience and grow alongside each other.

Bring your guitar, poetry, hula hoop, art, creative writing, voice, heart, lungs, beautiful mind, and smiling face to South Coast Soul Festival 2019.

Sculpture on Clyde
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Sculpture on Clyde will expand to include the world class sculpture park at Willinga Park, north of Batemans Bay. Outdoor sculptures entered for the competition will be exhibited alongside the stunning international collection that already exists at Willinga Park. Indoor sculptures will again be exhibited in the heritage shop on Clyde Street, overlooking the beautiful Clyde River.

    A Student Sculpture Walk has also been added to the event. Batemans Bay’s CBD will be alive with interest for artists, art lovers and anyone who loves to explore new ideas.

    The unique Acquisitive Prize of AUD50,000 has attracted widespread attention from sculptors. The AUD5,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize, Emerging Artist Award and several other categories will ensure a variety of themes and forms – all for your interest, enjoyment and enlightenment.

    The winning sculptor will have their work permanently displayed in the Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk, which will grow incrementally, with the addition of each year’s winning sculpture.

    And how wonderful for local artists to have their work exhibited alongside the international and national masters willingly shared by collector Terry Snow at Willinga Park– as well as be in contention for the top prize!
A View from the Bridge
Date Wed 28th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
By Arthur Miller.

Following its smash-hit, sold out season at Sydney’s Old Fitz Theatre, this award-winning, critically acclaimed production lands on their stage. Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge has a special place in the canon of English-speaking theatre, electrifying audiences around the world since it first premiered in 1955. Director Iain Sinclair’s 2017 production swept the Sydney Theatre Awards and was universally praised for its raw power and breathtaking performances.

1950s Italian-American immigrant life colours this searing drama of love and revenge set in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece confronts the American dream in a stripped-back, muscular drama that simmers with tension and explodes with passion. It might be 1950s Brooklyn, but the themes of family, loyalty, immigration and justice are as relevant for contemporary Australia as ever before.
Lady Sings it Better
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019
One of Australia’s most well-loved comedy cabaret acts.

Smashing expectations one soaring harmony at a time, four women take on the western world’s most famous male musicians and reinvent them. A high energy, hilarious and devilishly bizarre adventure through the darkest corners of pop, rock, hip hop and RnB, Lady Sings it Better gets audiences dancing in their seats, faces aching from laughter.

From Tom Jones to George Michael, Usher to Justin Bieber, Prince to Bruno Mars, Meat Loaf to The Beatles to every 90s boyband you can name, Lady Sings it Better rips through your expectations of well-loved songs revealing strange themes, surprisingly hideous lyrics and untapped musical potential.

Lady Sings it Better have sold out shows around the country, playing to critical acclaim at Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Festival of Voices, Sydney Fringe Festival, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond. With backgrounds in musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock, folk and improvisation, the Ladies consistently deliver an incredible hour of entertainment for all tastes.
Father's Day at The Lagoon
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019
Race into the Lagoon Seafood Restaurant this Father's Day and give Dad an experience he will never forget.



The Lagoon is open lunch and dinner from 11am for Father's Day and will feature live entertainment.

Picasso and His Dog
Date Tue 3rd Sep 2019 to Wed 4th Sep 2019
One fine spring morning in 1957, Lump arrived for lunch. Lump was an elongated sausage dog with floppy ears and an inquisitive nature. He looked around at Picasso’s villa and then into the deep, brown eyes of the man himself and decided he was home. From this first meeting, a deep love was forged between Picasso and Lump. He was also an inspiration for Picasso, appearing in fifty-four of the artist’s works. Lump lived with Picasso for 16 years. In a perfect ending, perhaps not content with life on earth without each other, both died in the same year.

Inspired by this true story, Picasso and His Dog is a delightful show that celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.

This work is a unique children’s puppet play that combines the art and story of Picasso with the extraordinary poems of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the text of Picasso’s contemporary and lifelong friend, Gertrude Stein. It is a refreshingly original work, wild and adventurous.
TAB Race Day September
Date Tue 3rd Sep 2019 to Tue 17th Sep 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Berry Small Farm Field Days
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
The eighth annual Berry Small Farm Field Days will be held at the Berry Showground with even more exhibitors to interest both small landholders and backyard gardeners alike.

Following the success of last year the feature called “Eat Local” will again showcase locally produced food delights – guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and not to be missed.

The Millpaca Livestock Pavilion has a huge variety of farm animals and chooks on display, and is sure to be a big hit with the kids, as will the Heavy Horses and Brahman Bulls.

There are a number of interesting talks and demonstrations - for example last year featured Jason Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens, along with John Gabriele from The Compost Heap, Anthony and Brydon from the Berry Vets and a special demonstration of hot shoeing a horse by one of Britain’s first female farriers, Helena Tomsett.

The garden section is always a highlight being creatively designed, and set up like a garden fair featuring a variety of stalls where you can wander through and view all sorts of items for your garden.

Friday and Saturday 6 and 7 Sept 2019
Coastal Classic
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
The Coastal Classic is a 30 kilometre trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bush land, rain forest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere.
Bondi2Berry
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
Bondi2Berry is a boutique bike ride from Bondi beach to Berry, a challenging distance of 155 kilometres and elevation of 1700 metres.

The ride raises awareness and raises funds to help find a cure for dementia.

There will be 100 riders, riding in five groups. Starting at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club and riding to the Royal National Park, following the coast to Wollongong, Kiama and finishing in the historic town of Berry on the NSW South Coast. There are three pit stops on the way, at Stanwell Tops, Wollongong and Kiama.
Music in the Morning presents Frankly Sinatra: A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes
Date Mon 9th Sep 2019
A frankly fabulous tribute to one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th Century.

The talented Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the adored Frank Sinatra. Charming classics including My Way, Three Coins in a Fountain, Fly Me to the Moon and High Hopes to name but a few.

The performance will follow a skillfully written narration of Frank Sinatra’s fascinating life story with a big screen backdrop showcasing wonderful stills from his incredible life.

Hits from the wonderfully talented women in Franks’ life including Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Judy Garland will highlight this production.

Music in the Morning concert springs open at 10am with a free morning tea, where the audience can meet and mingle in a relaxed setting before the live music begins at 11am.
Sculptures at Killalea
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
The Sculptures at Killalea festival is back in 2019!

The ten-day festival is a celebration of art, colour, creativity and culture and is expected to be bigger and better than ever with a jam-packed schedule of workshops, artist talks and education, events and activations.

Sculptures at Killalea is a celebration of talent - locally, interstate and abroad and they can't wait to reveal the entire 2019 lineup and schedule shortly!
South Coast Food and Wine Festival
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
Hosted in picturesque Berry NSW, the Festival will celebrate all things good about Food and Wine from Southern NSW .


Combining an award winning Food and Beverage line up featuring the regions’ best Chefs, Caterers, Restaurants, Food Producers Wineries, Craft Breweries, Distilleries and Coffee Roasters coming together in Berry this September.

At the heart of the Festival is the must-see Festival Village. Pop Up Restaurants, Culinary Theatre, Master Classes, Boutique Food and Wine Matching, Cooking Schools plus over 50 artisan producers and some of the Region’s biggest and best-known Food and Wine Icons all together for one amazing weekend.

With renown Chefs and Producers demonstrating their skill and knowledge at the Nowra Farmers Market Master Classes there is plenty to see, smell, taste and aspire to.

Additionally, Olsson Salts present their Ultimate Workshops where guests can sample award winning local produce matched with local beverages all prepared by outstanding Chefs, this is something not to be missed!

There is no other place to be in September than Berry, NSW.
Eat, Drink, Love Berry

Illawarra Relay For Life
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
Relay For Life is an overnight, community event where teams of 10 to 15 participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise funds for the Cancer Council. The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer.
Heroines Festival
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The Heroines Festival celebrates women writers who write women’s stories. With a focus on speculative and historical storytelling, the festival’s inaugural theme is “Finding your past and imagining your future".

Heroines Festival includes an opening night literary launch event, a full day festival with panels and readings and a Heroines themed writing workshop.
Eden Caravan Muster
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Eden Caravan Muster is a week long event providing eight days of food, entertainment and adventure in Eden and the Sapphire Coast.

A Caravan, Camping, Fishing and Boating expo will start the week long event, followed up by organised events for all.

Five Caravan parks in Eden are coming together to help you enjoy your week long stay with activities at the parks along with events and activities that you can sign up for.

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) Open Day
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) Open Day - they're opening their doors, come along and join them for a fun-filled day of Sustainable Building Inspiration.

    Free activities include: Building Tours, Expert Speakers, Featured Research Projects, Living Building Challenge and Green Star, Sustainable Building Products Showcase and Refreshments.

    For more information please go to the web site.
Batemans Bay Writers Festival
Date Wed 18th Sep 2019
Book lovers can experience inspiring author talks, lively panel discussions, informative workshops and sensational readings with award-winning authors at the Batemans Bay Writers Festival. Share the experience with readers, writers, budding authors, those who enjoy being entertained, and those who simply take pleasure in a good book.

Refer to the website for further information and program details.
Evening Stars with Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens
Date Wed 18th Sep 2019
West End musical star, Peter Cousens, and legendary flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres) take you on a romantic journey, with best-loved songs from Peter’s starring roles in West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera, and Les Misérables and featuring luscious romantic pieces from Jane’s 23 solo albums.

Performing popular classical pieces and romantic songs by some of the world’s greatest popular composers including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more.

Jane and Peter have attained National Treasure status in Australia - a sensational duo that sold out its debut Sydney Opera House Concert Hall performance.

Don’t miss this endearingly intimate, witty take on all things romantic. Evening Stars: an evening of elegance, guaranteed to make your heart sing!

Free morning tea is served from 10am.
Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Spring Orchid Show
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Spring Orchid Show will be held in the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre in Zingel Place Bega.

The Spring Orchid Show at Bega is an annual event on the Sapphire Coast and follows the Winter Orchid Show in Merimbula. The Gulaga Foyer is the perfect room to show Orchids at their best. The well lit and open glassed room makes this a spectacular event.

Whilst this show has a strong Cymbidium class it is becoming to be a showplace for Australian Native orchids with many top class plants on display. These are well supported by a large variety of other exotic orchids that are in flower at this time of the year.

Entry is free and there is a sales table where club members sell plants excess to their needs. It's a great place to pick up quality plants at very reasonable cost but be early. For more information go to the website.
Shoalhaven Heads Saltwater Fishing Classic
Date Fri 20th Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Estuary, Beach or Deep sea fishing Classic Competition for the whole family over three days.

Great prizes and trophies for the winners, great weekend on the coast.
Kiama Folk by the Sea
Date Fri 27th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
Want to enjoy an enchanting variety of music sessions right next to the crashing waves of beautiful Surf Beach, Kiama?

Folk by the Sea is an intimate folk festival event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music held over three days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole.

The event is ticket only entry (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) featuring 50 artists from overseas and all around Australia in 100 concerts at Kiama Showground and surrounds.

This is the chance to get together with your mates and relax with world class music right next to the sea or why not become involved with the dancing, sessions or poet's breakfast?

Camping is available at the Kiama Showground or there are variety of accommodation options in Kiama, from luxurious Bed and Breakfasts and hotels to tents and cabins at the caravan parks.
ReBoot in Bermagui
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
ReBoot in Bermagui 2019 will held on the October long weekend Saturday 5 and Sunday 6. It is two days of active participation in a variety of activities in this beautiful coastal environment.

The ReActivate Program includes adult and kids fun runs, teams tug-o-war, ocean swims and healthy Bermagui breakfast. To participate in the ReActivate program, register online through the website.

The ReEnergise Program offers something for everyone with boot camp, yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, guided scenic walks and bike rides, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, golf, barefoot bowls, badminton and lots lots more.

For further information as well as times, venues and to register for fun runs and the ocean swim, visit the website.
Heritage Farm Machinery Rally
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
Come along to the Heritage Farm Machinery Rally - a two day show at the Moruya Showground, featuring vintage tractors, trucks, cars, engines, pumps, tools, and much more.

See the working stationary engines driving various items of machinery plus general farming memorabilia.

They will display machinery from their pioneering and early farming years, for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Refreshments will be available.

A great day out for the whole family and entry is free!

SkyBlaze
Date Sun 29th Sep 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Don’t miss out! Come along to SkyBlaze, a fantastic family event with fireworks, rides, food, fun at St Peter’s College, Train Street, Broulee.

    Free entry from 3.30pm.

    There will be Dodgem cars, the Giant Slide, the Zoomer and Jumping Castles to name a few rides. Food stalls, entertainment, an amazing skydiving exhibit and of course the incredible fireworks!

    Fair favourites such as prizes, face painting, fairy floss, slushies, cake stalls will delight children and adults of all ages.

    SkyBlaze is a great event for the whole family.

    More information can also be found on the web site or on Facebook or Instagram.
October Merrigong Creativity Camp
Date Mon 30th Sep 2019 to Fri 4th Oct 2019
October school holiday fun filled with interactive theatre, performance and design workshops!

Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, children will be set on a journey of creative exploration. Designed to activate kids’ imaginations and build self-confidence in a fun, educational environment where Campers can develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children.

The October Merrigong Creativity Camp is themed around the school holiday kids’ show Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts. The cost includes a ticket to see this show with the group.

New!
Claim your AUD100 Creative Kids voucher today. As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with them and let your child develop new skills.

For more information regarding the Creative Kids program the website.
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Adapted for the stage by shake and stir theatre co.

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

From the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine, you’ll be delighted and disgusted in equal measures by the boundless imagination of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller.
Batemans Bay Cup
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Yours and Owls Festival
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Yours and Owls is Wollongong's biggest and most exciting annual music festival, which runs for two days across the October long weekend. It features art installations, food and markets stalls and attracts Australia's biggest bands and International touring musicians.
GV Block Party
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019
Three Days - Three Huge Events, GV Block Party.

Greenvalleys Mountain Bike Club presents the GV Block Party. Australia's Boutique Mountain Bike Event of the year.

Featuring Dual Slalom, Northshore Challenge and the DHarCO Super D.
Art on the Path October
Date Sun 6th Oct 2019
Join them for this very popular event, which is growing with every year.

It aims to highlight environmental and ecological sustainable practices when living or holidaying in the Eurobodalla.

Creative artists primarily use up-cycled content in their artworks or showcase the natural environment to promote the concept of treading lightly on the planet.

The event showcases Landcare works, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource team, local students environmental and recycled projects, local artists use of recycled produce and environmental community groups like the Nature Coast Marine Group, Australian Seabird Rescue and Broulee Community Association.

On the shared cycle way near the corner of Coronation Drive and Grant Street, Broulee.
Mirrabooka Show Jumping Cup
Date Fri 11th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The 2019 Mirrabooka Show Jumping Cup is a Show Jumping Cup being presented by the Mirrabooka Riding Club at the Moruya Showground.

This event is a two day competition across two rings, including a 1.4 metre Grandprix and Roger Whyte Memorial Speed Derby.

More information including schedules and entry forms available early October on the Mirrabooka Riding Club Website.
Shoalhaven Timber Festival
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019
The Shoalhaven Timber Festival highlights the history of the timber industry and its valued past, present and future.



Festival goers will get to view some of the important parts of the timber history of the Shoalhaven. View photos and displays of the early Timber Getting Days dating back to the 1800’s. Historic information of the timber industry, past and present. Talk to representatives of the past and present building, timber and logging days.

View the many tools used in the late 1800′s and the 1900’s to cut and prepare timber for housing, fencing, wharves, boats and so much more. Take a stroll through the many woodwork and other handcrafted stalls, and watch wood chops and chain saw demonstrations.

Discover the heritage of people and places from Milton Ulladulla, Shoalhaven on the South Coast. Take in a piece of Australian history.

Benn Gunn will be preforming at Shoalhaven Timber Festival. The laid back Aussie bloke with that sound and music, a good time for all.

There will be an animal nursery and pony rides for the kids, plus other fun rides and activities for the kids. Milton Show Society will be hosting an Arena Sorting event at the Timber Festival.

The Illawarra Festival of Wood
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The Illawarra festival of Wood is a modern reimagining of the traditional wood festival.The festival will be showcasing local and regional wood artisans as well as celebrating a variety of wood related crafts and forest industries.

The wood related industries would be spoon carving, knife makers, traditional toolmakers, timber surfboard makers, woodturning, basket weaving, jewellery, floristry, sculpture and timber milling.

Each stall will have a wood artisan demonstrating their craft. The public will be able to learn, reconnect, discover and discuss woodwork from these skilled makers. Lucas milling of timber, chainsaw carving and wood chopping will be able to be observed.

An extensive range of hands-on workshops will be held over the three days. These workshops will be spoon carving, milk stool making, possum boxes and solitary bees nests.

The workshops will be three hours in length and two age categories: Children eight to fourteen years as well as 14 and over.

Free workshops will be happening over the weekend in chopstick making for everyone and bush critters for children.

The Divine Miss Bette
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019
Prepare to be mesmerised by award-winning stage sensation Catherine Alcorn in her hilarious portrayal of Bette Midler when she channels the People’s Diva in this thoroughly rapturous performance!

Trained by Steve Ostrow, the man who discovered Midler, Alcorn and her electrifying live band will take you on a thrilling roller coaster ride back to the Palace Theatre, New York 1973 when she belts out the diva’s early classics including ‘Stay With Me Baby’, ‘You’re Moving Out Today’, ‘The Rose’, ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, and ‘In The Mood’.
Montmartre! Rendezvous In Paris
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019
An era of artists, romance and red lights.

Montmartre! Rendezvous in Paris presents an evocative musical journey depicting tales of lost love in the famous red light district of Paris, written and performed by Nikki Nouveau.

The allure of Montmartre inspired many famous artists from Picasso to Toulouse-Lautrec and films such as Amelie and Moulin Rouge. An openly romantic and nostalgic time of decadence, typified by the cafes where the bohemia of Paris dream and where night birds and cabaret singers thrive. A time when artists sip on absinthe musing over the books they would write, symphonies they would compose and masterpieces they would paint.

This captivating show weaves intimate tales of the lives transformed by Paris’ most notorious district. Set to a beautiful soundscape of song and story featuring the iconic music of Cole Porter, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, and Edith Piaf, along with original scores. Delivered in French and English with accompaniment by piano, accordion and violin.
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival - a three day celebration of music, poetry, dancing, art and craft in Australia's most beautiful valley.

Enjoy over 50 fabulous acts from around Australia and overseas in six intimate venues.

The fun starts 3pm Friday and continues all weekend until 5pm Sunday.

There are lots of hands-on activities too, such as dancing, poetry, tune sessions, instrument and singing workshops.

It's a family friendly event. Accompanied children under 12 get in free and can enjoy the kids' craft and kids' performers.

See you there!
DP Battle Royale 2019
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Dylan Perese from DP Surfboards Thirroul is again providing a platform for some of Australia's most talented surfers to showcase their skills in a fresh new format of surf competition. The concept of invitee only makes for an exclusive and special line-up of surfers and this year will see a large prize pool with many give-aways on the day. Come down to Thirroul beach to experience it for yourself with live music, incredible surfing, giveaways and board testing.

Thanks to the sponsors
- Beaches Hotel Thirroul
- Futures Fins
-Sky-Dive the Beach
-Ocean & Earth
-Adelio
-Spyoptics
-Farking Surf
-Liive Vision
-Scarborough Boardriders
-ISHS surf program
Annual Narooma Boats Afloat Festival
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Narooma BoatsAfloat Inc comprises a group of people with an interest in enjoying and celebrating Traditional Boats in all their varied forms – from clinkers and putt-putts to launches and cruisers and yachts.

In spring every year since 2006 a weekend festival is held on and around the pristine waters and colourful boat sheds of Wagonga Inlet in Narooma on the New South Wales south coast.

Come join the 13th festival, a special celebration of traditional boats and boating! Entry is free and is open to any traditional style boat – Putt Putts, Steam, Sail, Rowing and Kayaks.

Each year they provide a relaxed program of boating activities on the crystal clear waters of Wagonga Inlet in scenic Narooma on the New South Wales South Coast.

Before or after the event, enjoy a few days cruising your boat in the Eurobodalla Shire – The “land of many waters”.
Bird Haven Festival
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Bird Haven Festival is a celebration to promote an appreciation and understanding of birds and their habitat. It is an annual event in Shoalhaven Heads, based around the themes of Science, Conservation, Education, Community and Creativity. BirdLife Shoalhaven are delighted to be a supporter of this exciting initiative.

This second Bird Haven Festival is planned for Friday October 18, Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20, 2019.

So please put it in your diary now. The opening night will be held at the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club. Talks and workshops will be held at the Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre over Saturday and Sunday. Please check their website for further details and to book.

Berry Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Come and enjoy the lush green fields and beaches of the NSW South Coast and the town of Berry. There is something for everyone at the Berry Antiques Fair.

The fair runs over two days with NSW and interstate dealers offering a wide range of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, books, linen, lamps and many other interesting items that are all for sale.
Eurobodalla Orchid Club - Spring Show
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Eurobodalla Orchid Club is a show welcoming all orchid growers, beginners to experts, young and old to showcase and admire a variety of beautiful species of orchids during this Spring Show.

    Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, occurring in every habitat from deserts to glaciers. A variety of beautiful species will be showcased over the weekend.

    Orchids and orchid accessories available for sale at the show, orchird raffles and light refreshments will be available for sale.
Mt Kembla Two-Stroke Cup
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Wollongong Motorcycle Club will be hosting their fourth running of the Mt Kembla Two-Stroke Cup in October 2019.

Previous events were a massive success thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors, attracting riders and spectators from all over the world.

The event is unique in the Motocross world as only Two-Stroke motorcycles may compete.

It is open to both senior and junior competitors, males and females. Eligible motorcycle Classes range from 50cc nippers right up to 500cc. There are also races for pre 1995 and pre 1985 motorcycles of any capacity.

Spectators are most welcome to enjoy the facilities of the complex for the event with many great vantage points situated around the race course to see, hear, smell and feel the action.

This year they are hoping to make the event even bigger and better. If you would like to sponsor this event or can support in some way, please contact event organisers.
Eurobodalla Spring Show
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Saturday Open and Hunter Hacks and Breed Classes as well as a huge Australian Stock Horse Ring - with led, ridden and working Stock Horses. Australian Stock Horse and Hunter and Open Show Horse Classes along with a great Encouragement Ring!

Sunday will host a family fun day with a Team Penning Challenge, Sporting Events, Pony Club and Show Jumping Challenge.

Camping and Horse Yards are available along with the canteen facilities.
Gravity Racing National Championships
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
The Gravity Racing National Championships (GRNC), is bringing gravity racing back to life after a sleepy four year period. The GRNC will hold seven divisions of its own as well as the Australian All-American Soap Box Derby National Champions (ASBDNC) with three divisions: Stock, Super and Engineering Challenge.

The winner of the ASBDNC will win the Golden Ticket into the 2020 All-American Soap Box Derby Gravity Racing World Championships in Akron, Ohio USA. The 2019 GRNC will start at 7am with the scrutineering of all gravity cars. The National Championship will commence racing at 8am sharp. There will be many juicy stalls tantalising the taste spuds of all spectators with local to international cuisines.
Olivia Magic: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John
Date Tue 22nd Oct 2019
From her early days on television on The Go Show to the hugely successful movie Grease and beyond Olivia Newton-John has delighted, charmed and entertained them for more than fifty years and along the way this extraordinary entertainer was honoured with both The Order of Australia and an OBE.

Come with them as they celebrate her remarkable career. Hear some of her greatest hits, If Not For You, The Banks of the Ohio, Let Me be There, I Honestly Love You, Physical, the hits from Grease and many more.

Olivia Magic is brought to you by a talented team of musicians led by the gifted Seona Murley, recording artist and star of the highly successful The Complete Carpenters, The Beatles tribute show With a Little Help From My Friends and the wartime musical tribute show Over There.

She is supported by the talents David Cameron on piano, Paul Cengia on drums and Gerard Assi on guitar with narration by Christopher McKenna.

Don’t miss this entertaining and touching story of your own Olivia Newton-John.

Free morning tea is served from 10am.
The 39 Steps
Date Wed 23rd Oct 2019 to Sat 26th Oct 2019
Adapted by Patrick Barlow.
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan.

Strap yourself in for the riotous retro spy caper that’s broken box office records around the world! 10 years after the original smash-hit Wollongong season, this brand new production will fill our stage with a dose of hilariously imaginative theatre mayhem.

A night at the theatre goes spectacularly wrong for dashing adventurer Richard Hannay. Pulled into a web of intrigue and deceit, he must evade shadowy organisations, femme fatales, corrupt constables and frisky farmers’ wives to solve the mystery of the 39 Steps and save the motherland.

Equal parts farce, clowning masterclass, stage wizardry and heart-stopping noir, this thrilling laugh-a-minute wartime conspiracy features four incredible actors performing 139 roles in 100 minutes.

With a knowing wink to the audience, this is Hitchcock at top speed.
Lady Beatle
Date Thu 24th Oct 2019
A kaleidoscopic journey through The Beatles’ most monumental hits.

From the creators of celebrated Australian work Rumour Has It comes the must-see live music event of the year.

Starring UK-born Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rumour Has It, Ladies in Black, The Voice Australia) and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle is a rollicking magical mystery tour soundtracked by The Beatles’ biggest chart-toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane.

Flanked by a live band, Price transports audiences to 1960s Liverpool, taking the audience along for the ride as she riffs off the cuff, invites them to join in the big numbers, and ultimately has them on their feet for the show’s epic mega-mix finale dance party.

Lady Beatle proved a runaway hit when it premiered at La Boite in 2017, drawing capacity audiences and standing ovations at each performance and unanimous critical and audience acclaim. It epitomises The Little Red Company’s unmistakable brand of cabaret: tremendous heart and charm, world-class musicianship, seamless audience interaction, striking design and a triumphant central performance from Naomi Price.
Sand And Sea Festival
Date Fri 25th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
Sand and Sea festival is a three day beach festival for all ages and abilities. With technical water based events and plenty to watch, be entertained by, chill or look at - there is something for everyone.

This event will be based around Huskisson Beach in the Shoalhaven, South Coast NSW. It includes Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kite Surfing, Ocean paddling, Windsurfing, Ocean Swimming, Beach Water Polo, Sailing plus Beach Netball. The event format allows participation by those of all abilities, be they seasoned campaigners through to beginners

There is plenty to watch for the spectator and activities such as Sunrise Yoga, Sand Sculpture watching and games, face painting and an expo displaying apparel, sporting equipment, food vendors and more.
Shoalhaven River Festival
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
The Shoalhaven River Festival is a one day community event celebrating life in the beautiful Shoalhaven. A free event held in October each year, the Shoalhaven River Festival unites the wonderful community and visitors to the region for an action packed day of family friendly festivities.

Held on the last Saturday in October, on the southern banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, there will be live entertainment, market stalls, water activities, kids amusements, a marina expo, the arts precinct, ending with an exceptional firework display Saturday night.



The Shoalhaven River Festival is an initiative of the Shoalhaven Tourism Advisory Group.

Wollongong Traditional Arts Society Spring Exhibition
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
Wollongong Traditional Arts Society Annual Spring Exhibition of Paintings will be held in Belmore Basin from 9am to 5pm daily.

All items Original and for Sale.

A Donation from proceeds goes to a local charity.

Festival of Choirs - Rotary Club of Kiama
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Rotary Club of Kiama is hosting a Festival of Choirs.

    This event is as a celebration of choral achievement and helps raise funds in support of Rotary’s local and international community service projects.

    Performers young and old will provide an outstanding afternoon of choral entertainment.

    Ample parking is available and the Pavilion is fully accessible. For those who prefer public transport the Kiama Railway station is an easy walk from this event.
New South Wales Two Person Ambrose
Date Mon 28th Oct 2019 to Wed 30th Oct 2019
The New South Wales Two Person Ambrose is a newly created annual Golf New South Wales sanctioned event that will be a first of its type in New South Wales. The unique format is highly appealing to social and the more serious male and female golfers and will be played at the highly rated Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course, the venue for the New South Wales State Mid-Amateur Championships in April 2019.

The event runs for three days from Monday 28 October to Wednesday 30 October.
Bega District News Network Race Day
Date Thu 31st Oct 2019
Get ready for a fantastic day of racing at Bega District News Race Day!

Suitable for all ages, with free buses to and from the track, its set to be terrific!

Phone or jump on to the facebook page for more details.

Proudly sponsored by Bega District News, Merimbula News Weekly, Eden Magnet and Bombala Times
Eden Whale Festival
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Eden Whale Festival is an annual event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales. If you want to get up close and personal with these magnificent animals, there is no better place to be in Australia than Eden on the NSW south coast.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town's stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or, indeed, just from the shore.

For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on Australia's Coastal Wilderness becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There's a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children's entertainment, live music, and - of course - the best whale watching experience in Australia.
Illawarra Lapidary Club: Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
A great time for the whole family!

There will be demonstrations of Gemstone Faceting, Cabochon Cutting, Silvercrafts, Jewellery Making and have Valuations of your jewellery, Mineral Group information, Club and Fossicking Information, Refreshments, a Raffle, Lucky Door Prizes and Kid’s Games.

They will have Dealers selling Lapidary Supplies, Minerals, Jewellery, Crystals, Findings, Fossils. Beads and Opals.

Please see the web site or Facebook for further information.
triHusky Huskisson Triathlon Festival (Little Husky)
Date Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Elite Energy brings all motivations triathlon distance racing to the idyllic location of Huskisson. Husky is famous for hosting the second largest Triathlon in the southern hemisphere in February each year, with over 6000 athletes competing.

November's 'Little Husky' Triathlon has a full day's program for all ages and motivations!

The triathlon events and distances to choose from are;

Standard - 1,500 metre swim; 40 kilometre cycle; 10 kilometre run.
Sprint - 750 metre swim; 20 kilometre cycle; five kilometre run.
Super Sprint - 200 metre swim; eight kilometre cycle; two kilometre run.
Try A Tri - 200 metre swim; eight kilometre cycle; two kilometre run.

First event Free!

Bring the family for a weekend of fun, sun and all things South Coast in the amazing unspoilt Shoalhaven.

The Wharf Revue 2019
Date Tue 5th Nov 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
The all-singing, all-dancing, side-splittingly funny solution to all the world’s problems returns.

The West is crumbling, democracy is besieged, and the world is run by morons with funny hair. You have to laugh. And that’s exactly what The Wharf Revue delivers. The indefatigable team is destined to dig through the year’s political dirt and unearth comedy gold.

The choreography is tight, the wigs are loose, and the punchlines are loaded.
Prepare for mayhem.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga Escape Experience
Date Sat 16th Nov 2019
Whether it's your first time or you've done it before, you will enjoy what they have planned.

This involves a two hour tour and suitable for all.

If you're lucky and keen, you might even get to do some yoga while on the board.

After lunch it's time to relax the body and the mind with a yoga session by the beach.

They will spoil you with lunch in between.

You might like to make a weekend of it by booking either their Deluxe Weekend Escape package or their Overnight Escape package.

Both include accommodation and meals supplied plus the Experience. Or book in for the experience for the day.

You can book by going to the website or email them for more information.

Starting and finishing times may be need to be adjusted to suit tides.

Will advise closer to the day.

Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Rounc Five Greenvalleys
Date Sun 17th Nov 2019
No start order, no worries!

The Fox Superflow is the series that has been taking their Rocky Trail gravity community by storm - ideal for those who are keen to take on an endurance challenge of a different kind! At these events riders of all ages and many different XC or gravity backgrounds race on 'super-flowy' singletrails for fun or are hunting down those seconds for the win.

How it works - within a set timing window you complete a set of timed race stages, which are predominantly downhill - the faster you go, the more challenging it gets! No big jumps or drop-offs though and you ride to the starts un-timed - at your pace! Spend all day together, whatever category you're in - perfect for families, groups of mates and couples of different ages and riding preferences! Who's going to clock in the fastest time?

Each race is a standalone event and you can collect points for the series ranking! The trails at Greenvalleys MTB Park have been very popular with the Fox Superflow crowd and in 2019 they are concluding the series there.
Merimbula Classic
Date Thu 21st Nov 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
A festival of wind and waves in the pristine waters of the Sapphire Coast.For wind surfers and kite surfers and Stand Up Paddle surfers and exhibitors of all to do with the water.
Kiama Auto Expo - Rotary Clubs of Gerringong and Kiama
Date Sun 24th Nov 2019
Displays of vintage, veteran and classic cars and bikes at Kiama Showground.

Stalls with auto supplies and accessories, judging of cars.

Rotary barbecue and refreshments.

JetBlack Wild Wombat MTB Challenge
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
Indulge your love of nature and race the Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Event, the perfect getaway for young, enthusiastic and experienced mountain bikers! Join fellow riders for an awesome experience riding and racing amongst the natural beauty of tall forests, rivers and beaches of Batemans Bay in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire.



Ease into a fun riding and racing weekend with a "Sand and Dirt Criterium Race" on Saturday evening and enjoy a beautiful sunset by the river at the beach event centre right in the heart of Batemans Bay at Corrigans Cove. The Sunday starts with a fun 'Wild Scavenger Hunt' - team up with family and friends and make your way to the Dam Loop hunting for points along the way, then collect your finisher prize from the Rocky Trail bazaar. In the afternoon join in the 'serious fun' and race against the clock at the ‘Wild Solo Challenge’ - chase your personal distance goal back on the 7.1-kilometre Dam Loop!

This event is all about riding and racing at your own pace and ideal for families - free kids activities in the event centre and the older kids can join special 'Wild Shredders' categories in the main events.

Wollongong Makers Market
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
The Wollongong Makers Market: creators of artisan goods coming together to showcase their work at the UOW Innovation Campus in North Wollongong.

Jewellers , Potters , Blacksmiths , Fine Art, Sewing , Knitting, Fashion Design, Woodwork and more - its a market for the handmade, wonderful, unique items in time for Christmas.

It's the makers movement in Wollongong and will be supporting The Threatened Species of the Illawarra in Conjunction with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
You can also find an Art teacher at the market offering the latest classes and workshops for children and adults to pursue their creative interests.

Band 2gether Music Festival
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
Large outdoor rock music festival held on the Sapphire Coast, catering to several thousand local and non local attendees. It is a one day event held on the last weekend in November each year.
Disabled Surfers South Coast Hands on Day
Date Sun 1st Dec 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The annual Disabled Surfers South Coast Hands on Day will be held in Gerroa at Seven Mile Beach. It is a fun day surfing experience for any person with a disability, no matter how challenging, with complete water supervision. All wetsuits, rash vests and soft surfboards are supplied for the day.

    All participants receive a bag of goodies - thanks to participating local surf shops!
Restaurants Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Date Mon 2nd Dec 2019
Sapphire Coast Turf Club – A Jewel in the Country Racing Crown.

Located just 15 minutes from Merimbula on the far south coast, it is with good reason that the Sapphire Coast Turf Club is fast becoming one of the most popular tracks in regional NSW. An immaculately presented racecourse set within beautiful bushland, it is a stunning vision that sets the scene for exhilarating and fun-filled race days.

Boasting modern and sophisticated facilities, the Club hosts eleven race meetings each season which attract large crowds of up to 3000 people. Local and interstate jockeys, trainers, owners and punters are drawn to the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, ensuring high class fields at all race meets.

To make life easier for patrons, they run a free bus service to and from the race track each meet with collection and drop off points in Bega, Tathra, Tura Beach, Merimbula, Pambula and Eden. See their website for pick up times and locations.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Date Tue 3rd Dec 2019
You loved them in the 2018 Morning Matinee show What’s New Pussycat? Now Melissa Langton and Mark Jones are back to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

You’ve never been to a Christmas party quite like this! Bette Midler sipping on the eggnog, while Nat King Cole plays swinging versions of Silent Night and Come All Ye Faithful!

Fabulous vocal arrangements, jokes about Three Wise Men walking into a stable - and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a good sing-a-long round the Steinway!

Mary’s Boy Child, Cool Yule, Santa Baby and of course Santa Claus Is Coming to Town! And let’s not forget classic Aussie Christmas songs like Deck the Sheds with Bits of Wattle and Have Yourselves a Ripper Christmas!

Don your Santa hats and strap your tinsel on. It’s going to be a bumpy sleigh ride!

Free morning tea is served from 10am.
Fairgrounds Festival
Date Fri 6th Dec 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
Fairgrounds Festival, situated in the idyllic town of Berry, harks back to festivals of the 70's with gourmet eats, artisan markets, intimate artist experiences, Little Fairgrounds and craft workshops - there's even a pool to make a splash in!

Now in its fourth year, Fairgrounds has established itself as an intimate festival experience like no other, hosting a carefully curated line-up of international and local artists across the magnificent Main Stage and the up-close-and-personal Windmill Stage.

Foodie rejoice! From lovingly prepared, locally sourced, long-table dining experiences to sun soaked hangs at Garden Bar, there’s abundant places to relax with friends and indulge in gourmet food and premium wine.

If you're keen to stay, play and explore, there are shuttles to and from a host of regional areas. Wanna camp? Rivercamp is situated on a scenic riverbank where you can take a refreshing before venturing into the festival. For something extra special, indulge the inner VIP in a luxury bell tent.

Fairgrounds promises to inspire and entertain all ages. As perfect for groups of friends as it is for families and everyone in between, you'll create lifelong memories, celebrating everything that makes the Australian summer so special.
Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival
Date Fri 6th Dec 2019 to Sun 15th Dec 2019
Join them for a sporting, music and art experience at the Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival.

With a wide range of activities ranging from surfing and skateboarding competitions, board art and exhibitions, entertainment with a music festival finale.



More details to follow.

IGA Callala Triathlon Festival
Date Sat 7th Dec 2019
The IGA Callala Triathlon Festival is much loved by those who know this as the “Boutique Triathlon”. Set on the northern shores of Jervis Bay, Callala Beach is a pristine location with a laid back feel. The festival features the popular distances Standard, Sprint, Super Sprint and an Aquabike event (Swim, Bike only – Standard Distance), ensuring there is something for all ages and abilities!

Get in early as there is limited space and join Elite Energy this December for a hit before the Santa season kicks in.
Christmas Race Day
Date Sun 8th Dec 2019
The Christmas Race Day will be held in December and Archer Racecourse is the perfect venue to celebrate with family and friends.

Live entertainment, jumping castle, on course bistro and bar along with live horse racing makes this a fun day out.
A special visit by Santa and his Elf.

Book one of their packages or just come along with your blanket and picnic lunch and sit on the lawn.

Shoalhaven City Tuf Club is the place to be for a great day out celebrating Christmas with family and friends.
Art on the Path December
Date Sun 15th Dec 2019
Join them for this very popular event, which is growing with every year.

It aims to highlight environmental and ecological sustainable practices when living or holidaying in the Eurobodalla.

Creative artists primarily use up-cycled content in their artworks or showcase the natural environment to promote the concept of treading lightly on the planet.

The event showcases Landcare works, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource team, local students environmental and recycled projects, local artists use of recycled produce and environmental community groups like the Nature Coast Marine Group, Australian Seabird Rescue and Broulee Community Association.

On the shared cycle way near the corner of Coronation Drive and Grant Street, Broulee.
Bells Family Carnival
Date Thu 19th Dec 2019 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
Come one, come all!

Bells Super Family Carnival has been visiting Batemans Bay for over 20 years - providing endless enjoyment to young and old alike.

This summer holidays the carnival beside the seaside at Corrigans Beach is a ritual for many enjoying the fireworks on New Years Eve and Australia Day. Treat yourself and the kids to dagwood dogs and fairy floss, lots of fun rides for all ages with the giant slide and of course the big one - the ferris wheel!

Open daily from 7pm to 10pm (weather permitting). Special family tickets available at the show.
Callala Carols
Date Sun 22nd Dec 2019
Callala Bay will come alive with the spirit of Christmas.

At 4pm they will start the festivities with Market Stalls, Free Jumping Castles, Face Painting and Games all while their lovely performers get the festive spirit happening on stage.

Come on down and get a photo with Santa and get into the Christmas Spirit.

At 6pm the main event starts where they have their MC Sam Blacker introduce the Carols Celebration.

The evening will conclude at 8.30pm.
Christmas Cup
Date Sun 22nd Dec 2019
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Boxing Day Pambula Cup Race Day
Date Thu 26th Dec 2019
The Bega Valley Shires biggest social Race Day.

A chance to get together with old friends and celebrate good times. Free entertainment along with quality racing makes for a fantastic day out!

Free buses running with pick ups in Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tathra and Bega.

Check the website or facebook for bus times and locations closer to the big day.
George Bass Surfboat and Ski Marathon
Date Sun 29th Dec 2019 to Sat 4th Jan 2020
The George Bass Marathon is 42 years old this year, a phenomenal feat in today’s high pressure sporting environment. It is the longest and toughest surfboat marathon in the world.

Covering 188 kilometres of the most spectacular piece of Australia coastline from Batemans Bay to Eden.

The George Bass Surfboat Marathon commenced in 1975, with skis added to the event in the 1990’s.

It is a truly unique experience for competitors, support crews and organizers.

An event where personal challenges are met.

Held every second year the 2018 George Bass is the 20th event commencing on December 31, 2017 and finishing at Eden on January 6, 2018.

The event 300 competitors, plus families and support crew and is great to watch from the beach or boat.

Broulee Sand Modelling Competition
Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
Come along and enjoy watching Broulee Beach get transformed into a sand model haven this New Years Eve! Or, if you are an avid sand modeller yourself, take part in the competition for your chance to win heaps of prizes.

Registration time will be confirmed nearer to the date. It will take place at the lookout near North Broulee Beach toilet block with building shortly after.

Entry is AUD10 per team, each team can have a maximum of five people.

The Three Categories are Open Sculpture or Open Sandcastle or Junior (have not started high school).

All funds go towards projects run by the Broulee Mossy Point Association.
IFAF World Championship of American Football (Gridiron)
Date Wed 1st Jan 2020
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The IFAF Men’s World Championship is an international American football competition contested by teams representing member nations and continental federations from around the globe.

    The 2019 World Championship will be the sixth instance of this event marking the 20th anniversary of international tournaments. There will be eight countries in attendance at the championship and they will play a total of 16 games over the four days.
Tathra Cup Family Race Day
Date Thu 2nd Jan 2020
Its Family Day at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club with a Hawaiian Flavour to it!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a great day out at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru. For those that dress up in their best Hawaiian gear, then you will get a complimentary corona or soft drink (coronas for those over 18 only).

There will be a beach themed fashions on the field, with fantastic prizes, free jumping castle all day for the kids, games and much more!

Free buses to and from the track, with locations and times of pick ups on their website about one week before the race meet.
Art on the Path January
Date Sun 5th Jan 2020
Join them for this very popular event, which is growing with every year.

It aims to highlight environmental and ecological sustainable practices when living or holidaying in the Eurobodalla.

Creative artists primarily use up-cycled content in their artworks or showcase the natural environment to promote the concept of treading lightly on the planet.

The event showcases Landcare works, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource team, local students environmental and recycled projects, local artists use of recycled produce and environmental community groups like the Nature Coast Marine Group, Australian Seabird Rescue and Broulee Community Association.

On the shared cycle way near the corner of Coronation Drive and Grant Street, Broulee.
Moruya Cup
Date Mon 6th Jan 2020
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Honk! Oz - Street Music Festival
Date Fri 10th Jan 2020 to Sun 12th Jan 2020
Honk! Oz Fest is three days of revelry in Wollongong, featuring acoustic, mobile and somewhat eccentric street bands. Think Mardi Gras and Carnival. Blaring brass and drums. A parade. Outdoor jam sessions. New Orleans, Gypsy, Klezmer, funk, folk and jazz all fused together for a sensation for the ears and eyes.

Honk! Oz is a not for profit community driven festival made possible by the incredible energy and enthusiasm of the local Wollongong community and in particular the members of the Illawarra Folk Club and The Con Artists Community Music Band.

Musicians will travel from all corners of Australia and possibly the world to play at Honk! Oz. The festival is a fringe event of the Illawarra Folk Festival and presented by the Illawarra Folk Club.
Pambula Show 2020
Date Sat 11th Jan 2020
Pambula Show is the friendly show, providing a really good family day out, with something for everyone. A traditional country show with a carnival atmosphere.

The 2020 program has not been finalised but typically includes an all day equestrian program with hack, breeds, sporting rings, showjumping, funkana and dressage, all day woodchop events, free kids entertainment including clown/magician/children's entertainer, face painting, balloon modeller Penny Pirate, farm animals and free jumping castle. There are also pavilion exhibits, local produce displays including the coveted Pambula Show Champion Oyster competition, the oyster shucking competition, pig racing and dog high jump.

Also side show alley and rides. Lots of food stalls, and the famous Pavilion Tea Room serving Devonshire tea.

Go the Show's website or Facebook page for updates on entertainment and events.

Illawarra Folk Festival
Date Thu 16th Jan 2020 to Sun 19th Jan 2020
The Illawarra Folk Festival originated at Jamberoo in 1985, and has grown to be one of the largest festivals in Australia run entirely by volunteers.



Now nestled in the northern Illawarra escarpment at Bulli, the festival presents approximately 150 acts over four days. Performers, volunteers and audiences alike continue to return to the festival to experience and participate in the diversity of music and performances, and enjoy the intimate, vibrant, community atmosphere the festival has become renowned for.

As well as performances by some of the best national and international traditional acts, the program features a two day intensive folk school, workshops, sessions, dancing, the Youth Folk Traditions awards, instrument makers, spoken word events and beautiful international cuisine and craft stalls.

Tollgate Island Classic Tournament
Date Fri 17th Jan 2020 to Sun 19th Jan 2020
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    One of the premier events on the NSW Gamefishing Tournament calender, The Tollgate Island Clasic, is on again, hosted by the Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club. With a host of events, entertainment and prizes on offer for competitors.

    Registration will start at 5pm on Thursday 16 January, with fishing starting at 6am on Friday 17 January. Fishing will continue on Saturday, finishing on the afternoon of Sunday 19 January.

    2020 Registration forms and event details including prizes, times and rules will be available on the Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club website.
TAB Race Day January
Date Mon 20th Jan 2020
Gates open 11am, with the first race at approximately 1pm.

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race.

The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course.

Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner!

Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Kiama Show
Date Fri 24th Jan 2020 to Sat 25th Jan 2020
Kiama will host the Annual Kiama Show in January. Located at the Kiama Showground right beside Kiama's Surf Beach, it is one of the most picturesque showgrounds in Australia. The Kiama Show is the major event of the year that brings together business, agriculture and the community.

The Kiama Show includes traditaional agricualtral events including cattle, horses, showjumping, and woodchopping , the Kiama Showgirl competition, pet show, a wonderful array of over 2000 pavilion exhibits and gardening and cooking demonstrations. A good selection of food venues are also provided on site.

In addition the Show offers first class entertainment which includes rodeo, camel races, farmyard nursery, reptile show, street theatre, petite grande circus, climbing wall, carnival rides, stunt cars and stunt motor bikes events. Saturday night's grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display.
Eurobodalla Agricultural Show
Date Sat 25th Jan 2020 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Eurobodalla Agricultural Show will be full of interesting events including horse ring events, wood chopping, competitions for local produce including food, plants, and animals with very strong competition ensuring quality exhibitions.

There is a fireworks display and lots of stalls displaying the many talents of local arts and crafts people. There are also competitions for the local stock, including cows, sheep, goats as well as dogs and cats.

This is a very enjoyable and interesting agricultural show with much to offer both young and old, held in the picturesque Moruya Showgrounds.
Australia Day Celebrations across Kiama
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Kiama area celebrate Australia Day on the 26 January with morning activities and food across some of their townships: Kiama Downs; Jamberoo; Kiama and Gerringong.

These events are free, family-friendly and inclusive to everyone!

More information will be added to this event closer to the date.
Bega Cup Two Day Carnival
Date Sun 2nd Feb 2020 to Mon 3rd Feb 2020
Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is going to be fantastic!

Held the first weekend in February every year at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, it will be a huge weekend with masses of prize money on offer, entertainment and much more. Bringing trainers/horses and jockeys from all over Australia to compete at the the best country race course, Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

There is entertainment on throughout the two days, as well as free buses to and from the track. See the website for details of bus times and pick up location points.

There is also loads of entertainment for kids over the two days, including a free jumping castle both days, slime station, kids craft, pony rides and Superhero fashions on the Field on the Saturday. Sunday sees their biggest Fashions of the whole year being held.
Kangaroo Valley Show
Date Fri 14th Feb 2020 to Sat 15th Feb 2020
Kangaroo Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Show is a great family event, to be held at the Kangaroo Valley Showground on Moss Vale Road.



It will have plenty of action with equestrian events, cattle and horse judging, a rodeo, amusement rides, pavilion events, sideshow alley, dog show and lots more fun.

This event is ideal for people of any age.

Cobargo Folk Festival
Date Fri 28th Feb 2020
The Cobargo Folk Festival is a volunteer-run, folk and roots music festival held over the first weekend in March every year. The Festival's three-day program of music, dance, ideas and performance arts celebrates its unique location in the historic village of Cobargo in the foothills of Gulaga Mountain, an area rich in culture, history and stories.

In the 24 years since its establishment, the Festival has grown to become one of Australia’s best-loved small festivals because of its intimate size and friendly vibe, its high quality artistic program, featuring local, national and international performers, its opportunities for active participation and its commitment to showcasing regional produce and arts/crafts.

The Cobargo Folk Festival's reputation is growing both at home and overseas. A place to reconnect, relax and be creative with family and friends, the Festival offers a warm and authentic experience in a beautiful part of the Far South Coast hinterland.
The Great Ocean Pool Crawl
Date Sun 1st Mar 2020
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Great Ocean Pool Crawl is an annual charity event, raising much needed funds for Cancer Council NSW - swim two laps in seven Ocean Pools (in the Illawarra).

    The fun day begins at the Corrimal Hotel where you jump on the free courtesy buses that will take you from pool to pool. The first pool, Coalcliff will be a 10am start. Enjoy two laps in each rock pool before heading onto the next: Wombarra, Coledale, Austinmer, Bulli, Woonona, Towradgi.

    On completion of the seventh pool (Towradgi), visit the surf club for a warm shower and then on to a nearby location for entertainment, prizes and some yummy lunch.

    Bring your favourite Sunday swimmers/bathers/boardies/budgie smugglers, sun protection (including sunscreen/zinc, t-shirt/rash and vest/steamer and hat), towel (a couple would be handy). Be creative with your attire, you could win Best Outfit!

    See you on the day!
Sculpture Bermagui
Date Fri 6th Mar 2020 to Sun 15th Mar 2020
Held annually in March in Bermagui on the New South Wales far south coast, Sculpture Bermagui includes an outdoor exhibition of large sculptural pieces in the magnificent settings of Dickinson Point Headland and the foreshore of Dickinson Park, as well as an indoor exhibition of smaller sculptures at the Bermagui Community Centre.

Visit the Sculpture Bermagui website for details of all exhibition extra events, including the symposium, torchlight tours and starlight conversations with artists.
Merimbula Cup Race Day
Date Fri 6th Mar 2020
Celebrate Merimbula Cup in style!

At the Sapphire Coast Turf Club it will be a day to remember. Great races, TAB and bookmaker facilities, bar and kiosk!

Meet up with friends, dress to impress and enjoy your day at the races.

Free buses running to and from the track from Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Tathra and Bega. See website for pickup times and locations.



Proudly sponsored by McDonalds Merimbula and McDonalds Bega,

Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition
Date Sat 7th Mar 2020 to Sat 14th Mar 2020
This annual week long event sponsored by the Eden Amateur Fishing Club Competition is on again in March 2020.

Commencement date is March 7, with the event finishing on March 14.

Available prizes total over AUD50,000. The major prize is a AUD29,995 boat package.



Competitors from all over Australia join the Eden Amateur Fishing Club in this week of fishing and fun with the competition divided into five categories: mens, ladies, boys and girls, and little tackers.

The largest fish in each category attracts AUD400 in the mens section, as well as in the ladies section, AUD50 cash or voucher in the boys/girls section plus a trophy and under sixes a medallion and certificate.

Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport
Date Sat 7th Mar 2020 to Sun 8th Mar 2020
The Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport is a two day annual sporting based event and has been held since 1998.

Brought to you by Shell Cove, the Festival is open to all levels - from the social to the elite - to children to adults.

The Festival has something to offer everyone no matter whether you are a beginner or play regularly. Everyone is welcome - it's a family event.

Please visit the website for dates, times and registration for the events.
Broulee Bay to Breakers Annual Swim
Date Sun 8th Mar 2020
Broulee Bay to Breakers Annual Swim is a 1.4 kilometre ocean swim from Shark Bay on Broulee Island out to the ocean and around the headland to the Broulee Surf Beach. Cash prizes for Open Division and prizes for all other Divisions.

This is a joint fundraiser for Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association.

Start training now and give it a go!
Eat Merimbula
Date Sun 8th Mar 2020
Eat Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event held on the foreshore of Fishpen Merimbula, overlooking pristine waters and working oyster leases.

The event features local chefs and restaurateurs gathering in a market style setting to create bespoke dishes featuring local produce.

The dishes are presented in entrée sizes and prices are capped per dish.

In 2019 the menu included tempters like steamed pork boa buns, Eden Mussel pies, slow cooked beef brisket, rock oysters harvested from only metres away, local craft beer and wines, 12 hour fermented artisan donuts and much much more.

The event will enter its eighth year in 2020, with growing demand from visitors seeing more and more vendors participating each year.



The event is free to enter and runs from 10am- 2pm.

In 2020 the event will be held on Sunday 8 March.

Tradies Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Date Fri 27th Mar 2020
Mitre 10 Tradies Race Day. There will be free buses to and from the track and entertainment making it suitable for all ages. See the website for pick up points and collection times.

The Sapphire Coast Turf Club is a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.

They are a modern country racecourse with great spectator facilities. Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.

The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, free buses to and from the course from major local centres, and picnic and family friendly areas.

Proudly sponsored by Coast 'n' Country Scaffolding, Tru Finish Paint Services and Clark Equipment
Sculpture in the Garden
Date Sat 4th Apr 2020 to Sun 31st May 2020
Sculpture in the Garden is a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition held in Wollongong Botanic Garden. The exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a beautiful and unique botanical garden setting. The inaugural exhibition and AUD30,000 acquisitive award began in 2016 and featured local, national and international artists. Finalists also vie for the Gardener’s Choice and People’s Choice Award.

The exhibition will run over eight weeks in the Wollongong Botanic Garden and include accessible guided tours, workshops and artist talks.