Wollongong Events

Events in Wollongong

Wollongong hosts an exciting range of sporting contests, musical performances, markets and other events throughout the year.

Wollongong’s coastline provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of sporting competitions including charity runs, triathlons and cycling events. The town also hosts many national and international tournaments including A-League football matches.

Wollongong’s food scene is celebrated at the weekly Foragers Farmers Markets and fortnightly Foragers Makers Market at the Bulli Showground. Explore the diverse stalls showcasing fresh local produce and artisan creations.

Wollongong also hosts several arts and culture events. The seaside town is home to a number of talented artists whose works can be seen exhibited at the Wollongong Art Gallery, one of the largest regional art museums in Australia.

Stop by the local visitor information centre while you’re in Wollongong for the latest information on upcoming events and spectacles.

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  1. Beyond Fleur: an art exhibition by Limzy

    Thursday 8 December to Sunday 8 January 2017, Wollongong

    These days many artists are pushing the boundaries of creativity by incorporating everyday objects and the world around them in their art. While people have previously ogled at the viral works of artists who have been...

    08 Dec -08Jan
  2. Tony Ameneiro Head over Head

    Thursday 8 December to Sunday 5 February 2017, Wollongong

    This exhibition explores issues around mortality and regeneration. Head Over Head draws on a research project carried out at the Shellshear and JT Wilson Museums at Sydney University, and images from the life drawing...

    08 Dec -05Feb
  3. Postcodes from the Edge

    Thursday 8 December to Sunday 12 March 2017, Wollongong

    Postcodes from the Edge is a Wollongong Art Gallery Friends event.An art prize and exhibition featuring small format contemporary art works which reflect the Illawarra region through people, places or events...

    08 Dec -12Mar
  4. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 8 December to Saturday 10 June 2017, Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by learning to paint and draw with Violetta Strabic.Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal life...

    08 Dec -10Jun
  5. The Making of Midnight Oil

    Thursday 8 December to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    A major public exhibition celebrating the 'power and the passion' of one of the world's most inspirational rock bands Midnight Oil. Showcasing rare and iconic items including stage props, instruments, protest banners...

    08 Dec -26Feb
  6. Figtree Community Carols

    Saturday 10 December 2016,

    Figtree Community Carols is a spectacular outdoors carols by candlelight event which seeks to bring together people from across the local community, in a safe environment during the festive season. Proudly hosted by...

    10 Dec
  7. Christmas Table Centrepiece

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollongong

    Learn how to design a stunning Christmas centrepiece of seasonal flowers and greens, beautifully captured in a low bowl arrangement. Perfect for your festive celebration, as a table centrepiece or on a mantle.

    10 Dec
  8. Santa Claus Pub Crawl for Charity

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollongong

    The Santa Claus Pub Crawl for Charity is an annual event that raises funds for Charity through donations and ticket sales.The Santa Claus Pub Crawl (SCPC) is celebrating it's 23rd anniversary this year...

    10 Dec
  9. Culinary Classes

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollongong

    Join the experienced kitchen team from Sage Hotel Wollongong and Coldwater Creek Restaurant Bar as they teach tips, tricks and techniques in their culinary classes. Offering a different class topic...

    10 Dec
  10. A Concert of Carols

    Saturday 10 December to Sunday 11 December 2016, Wollongong

    A Concert of Carols will be the Illawarra Choral Society's annual Christmas concert at The Church on the Mall in Wollongong. Meryl Jackson-Kew is the choir's musical director.The concert will be presented...

    10 Dec -11Dec
  11. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollongong

    Red Point Artists members showcase their handmade art and crafts in their studios and in the lovely grassed courtyard every second Saturday of the month at Art on the Grass.Meet the working artists...

    10 Dec
  12. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 11 December to Sunday 28 January 2018, Wollongong

    Discover more about Illawarra’s rich history on the Wollongong Museum Trail. The Illawarra is home to a diverse range of museums that highlight all aspects of the region’s history, including the Black...

    11 Dec -28Jan
  13. Pepe's Turns Two

    Sunday 11 December 2016, Wollongong

    Wollongong’s favourite beach bar is turning two, so they’re throwing a huge Cali Themed Party to say thanks for all of the good times, the late nights and the fun.There will be palm trees, sunset drinks on...

    11 Dec
  14. 12 Days of Aussie Christmas

    Sunday 11 December to Saturday 24 December 2016,

    They're getting right into the festive season, celebrating 12 Days of Christmas each day but with an Aussie twist! Instead of partridges, calling birds and French hens – they’ll have kookaburras, emus and lizards!...

    11 Dec -24Dec
  15. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 14 December to Wednesday 6 December 2017, Wollongong

    The Meatery is perfectly poised overlooking City Beach. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Wollongong Lighthouse from the terrace - an idyllic spot to soak up the afternoon sun with a cold beer or...

    14 Dec -06Dec
  16. Bike Maintenance and Safety Workshop

    Wednesday 14 December 2016, Wollongong

    As Steer North undertakes a 4,000 kilometre cycling journey from Melbourne to Cairns, they will be stopping in each community they pass through to promote cycling as a means for active and healthy living...

    14 Dec
  17. Sunset Cinema Wollongong

    Thursday 15 December to Saturday 18 February 2017, Wollongong

    Make memories under the stars this Summer with Sunset Cinema Wollongong.Returning for another fantastic year, this popular Outdoor Cinema event has something for everyone!Round up the crew, sit...

    15 Dec -18Feb
  18. Carl Barron Drinking With A Fork

    Saturday 17 December to Saturday 4 February 2017, Wollongong

    After making over 300,000 Australians laugh on his last tour, Carl returns to Wollongong with his brand new show. Don’t miss Australia’s most popular comedian and the opportunity to see one of our country’s great...

    17 Dec -04Feb
  19. Splash and Dash Festival

    Sunday 18 December 2016, Wollongong

    Kick start summer fun as they invite you to the seventh edition of the popular Splash and Dash Festival, set on the sensational Illawarra coast city of Wollongong.The new format Summer Edition of the popular...

    18 Dec
  20. High Tea Fit for a Queen

    Sunday 18 December 2016, Wollongong

    Indulge yourself at the Sage Hotel Wollongong's monthly High Tea event. Enjoy the chef's award-winning selection of finger fancies including ribbon sandwiches, home-made sweets, savouries, cakes, slices, tarts, and...

    18 Dec
  21. Harbourside Artists present Art In The Park

    Sunday 18 December to Sunday 19 February 2017, Wollongong

    Art In The Park is an outdoor exhibition of paintings in oils, watercolours, acrylics, and pastels by members of Wollongong Traditional Arts Society. Held at one of Wollongong's most picturesque places, the...

    18 Dec -19Feb
  22. Nan Tien Cultural Festival

    Saturday 24 December to Sunday 1 January 2017, Wollongong

    Nan Tien Cultural Festival is held between Christmas and New Years Day as it is a time when Nan Tien Temple attracts many visitors. During the Cultural Festival, they bring together different cultures through...

    24 Dec -01Jan
  23. Christmas Day at City Beach

    Sunday 25 December 2016, Wollongong

    Kick back and relax this Christmas – Let someone else do the cooking this Christmas day!Traditional Christmas fare in the elegance of City Beach with beverages and a visit from the big guy in red...

    25 Dec
  24. The Villains and SGT Retro

    Saturday 31 December 2016,

    The Villains exploded onto the entertainment circuits in and around Sydney in early 2007 and have since been rockin' out to a range of great venues, including TBH! The Villains bring to life on stage your...

    31 Dec

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