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Sport. Music. Art. Food. Culture.

There are so many (yes, so many!) events happening along the Grand Pacific Drive every week. From festivals to sporting events, concerts, high teas, shows, race days and more. 

Use the Events Finder below to see what's happening while you're travelling the Drive and be sure to include an event in your itinerary. 

Events Finder

An Autumn Day of Music

25 May 1997-99 Church Street

Once again the Illawarra Jazz Club will host an Autumn Day of Music, but this year, they have chosen the Illawarra Leagues Club as the venue. The Jazz Club works very hard to create a social feel to all 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 the website.

Australian National Busking Championships Narooma Region

25 May 19Narooma

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

25 May 19Alexandra Street

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.

30th Annual Wollongong Antiques and Collectables Fair

25 May 19Princes Highway

Rotary Club Wollongong South, Invites you to their 30th Annual Wollongong Antiques and Collectables Fair. Be part of history. Over 20 dealers displaying and selling their items. Also, a valuer will be there for valuations on-site. Come and enjoy and make it a family day

10th Annual Marine Science Forum - Underwater and Marine Photographic and Film Festival

25 May 19119 Main Street, Merimbula

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.

Bulli Burn

26 May 19Sandon Point Reserve

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.

Art on the Path May

26 May 19Coronation Drive

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.

Bearded Villains NSW Chapter and Town Hall Chamber Presents Beards’n’Brews

26 May 1910 Town Hall Place

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.

Botanic Gardens Day

26 May 19Murphys Avenue

The Garden will be buzzing with activities from 10am to 2pm to celebrate the Botanic Gardens Day. Visit the website for the full program. More than 70 botanic gardens from Australia and New Zealand will be participating in this national event that will highlight the significant work undertaken at botanic gardens to ensure plants survive into the future. They hope you'll be able to join them at the Garden on Sunday 26 May, and who knows, you may find your inner botanist.

Claude Hay Give Me Something Tour

26 May 19272 Lawrence Hargrave Drive

Claude Hay drops ‘Give Me Something’ single and tour dates. Blue Mountains blues-rocker and award-winning independent artist Claude Hay stakes his claim on the Australian music landscape with the release of his new single "Give Me Something." A fast-paced and upbeat foot-stomper with all the dirty, funky blues he effortlessly instills in all his work, Claude says ‘Give Me Something’ is about the pressures of life in general and working to crazy deadlines. See Eventfinda for more information.

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