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  1. International Artist Solo Exhibition

    Tuesday 21 February to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Wollongong

    In her works Victoria Velozo bridges reality and imagination; painting realistic elements of nature, then overlays with contrasting collage. The artist uses dream symbolism drawing on her psychology degree...

    21 Feb -28Feb
  2. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Tuesday 21 February 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...

    21 Feb -10Jun
  3. This is where they travelled

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    An exhibition presented by the Illawarra Museum. It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul...

    21 Feb -26Feb
  4. Postcodes from the Edge

    Tuesday 21 February 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...

    21 Feb -12Mar
  5. The Making of Midnight Oil

    Tuesday 21 February 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...

    21 Feb -26Feb
  6. This is where they travelled

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    An exhibition presented by the Illawarra Museum. It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul...

    21 Feb -26Feb
  7. International Artist Solo Exhibition

    Tuesday 21 February to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Wollongong

    In her works Victoria Velozo bridges reality and imagination; painting realistic elements of nature, then overlays with contrasting collage. The artist uses dream symbolism drawing on her psychology degree...

    21 Feb -28Feb
  8. Frugal Forest

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    Wander along a meandering path through a twilit rainforest world, or take a seat on a rock to listen to the evening chorus. But look closely, and you’ll find that everything - down to the last leaf, and the last...

    21 Feb -28May
  9. Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Encounters with Pelagic birds and sub-Linguistic form.Paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.Artist Talk will be on Wednesday...

    21 Feb -14May
  10. Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Encounters with Pelagic birds and sub-Linguistic form.Paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.Artist Talk will be on Wednesday...

    21 Feb -14May
  11. Sarah Goffman Exhibition

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 18 June 2017, Wollongong

    A site-specific installation simulating many of the Asian ceramic pieces and objects donated to the Wollongong Art Gallery collection in 2003 by William S. Tatlow and Gora Singh Mann. The replicas combine many...

    21 Feb -18Jun
  12. Frugal Forest

    Tuesday 21 February to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    Wander along a meandering path through a twilit rainforest world, or take a seat on a rock to listen to the evening chorus. But look closely, and you’ll find that everything - down to the last leaf, and the last...

    21 Feb -28May
  13. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 22 February 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...

    22 Feb -06Dec
  14. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 22 February 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...

    22 Feb -06Dec
  15. Sir Joseph Banks Maiden Tour

    Saturday 25 February 2017, Wollongong

    Join the celebrated British botanist Sir Joseph Banks on his maiden walk through the Botanic Garden. You will explore the Sir Joseph Banks Plant House, named in his honour, discover some marvellous native...

    25 Feb
  16. Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop

    Saturday 25 February 2017, Wollongong

    Learn how to design and create a beautiful hand-tied bouquet using fresh seasonal blooms wrapped in their signature style. They will teach you how to select blooms and to properly care for them, along with tips and...

    25 Feb
  17. Illawarra Memory Walk and Jog

    Sunday 26 February 2017, Wollongong

    Memory Walk and Jog is an annual fun run and walk to raise awareness and much needed funds to support local people living with dementia and their carers. Open to everyone from keen runners to those just out for a...

    26 Feb
  18. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 26 February 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...

    26 Feb -28Jan
  19. Baby at the Beach

    Sunday 26 February 2017,

    Wollongong’s largest children and baby expo.With a diverse range of suppliers from baby and children’s wear, nursery and baby products, cloth nappies, castings and sculptures, photography, education and lots...

    26 Feb
  20. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 26 February 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...

    26 Feb -28Jan
  21. Golfies Kids Disco

    Friday 3 March to Friday 2 February 2018, Wollongong

    Wollongong Golf Club has a new Kids Disco on the first Friday of every month. This supervised kids disco allows the kids to have a fun night at a disco and the parents to enjoy a night out. It’s perfect for Birthday...

    03 Mar -02Feb
  22. Wollongong Triathlon Festival

    Saturday 4 March to Sunday 5 March 2017, Wollongong

    The stunning harbour precinct and blue mile of Wollongong City will again come alive in March with a festival of fitness, health, and family fun that offers everyone the chance to 'have a go' or come along and enjoy...

    04 Mar -05Mar
  23. Blood, Sweat and Beers

    Saturday 4 March 2017, Wollongong

    Blood Sweat and Beers - The Concert is a three part show, blistering over three hours with former members of AC/DC, The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Screaming Jets. This assault features the cream of rock n roll outfits....

    04 Mar

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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.