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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


Ayres and Graces: Brandenburg Ensemble in Berry

22 March 1919 Alexandra Street

Join members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for an evocative musical journey through the streets and homes of eighteenth-century England and the palace of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France. Musicians Melissa Farrow Baroque flute/recorder Rafael Font Baroque violin Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola Laura Moore Viola da gamba Kirsten Barry Baroque oboe Tommie Andersson Baroque guitar/theorbo Repertoire Works by Handel, Purcell, Lully, Playford and more. Eighteenth-century London was a bustling entrepreneurial centre with a cosmopolitan concert life and a growing market for domestic music-making in wealthy households. This musical richness of the city attracted many foreign musicians including George Frideric Handel. The musical items from Paris and Versailles performed in this program are by contrast uniformly in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashionable director of music at the Court of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France. The concert features heavenly trio sonatas, gorgeous pastoral folk tunes and intimate chamber music alongside stately works of grander scale.


Bryan Adams, Shine a Light Tour

22 March 19Corner Crown and Harbour Streets

Bryan Adams is returning to Australia! He will be hitting WIN Entertainment Stage on Friday 22 March 2019, supported by Mahalia Barnes. As an icon in the industry, Adams is well known for his signature brand of feel-good rock’n’roll hits, having achieved a string of number ones in over 40 countries and having sold over 65 million records worldwide. With hit singles including; 'Summer of '69', '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' and 'Heaven'. Over the course of the last 40 years, Adams has collected an impressive number of achievements including a Grammy, three Academy Awards and five Golden Globe nominations. As one of the most loved performers of the last 40 years, tickets for Bryan Adams’ upcoming Australian tour are sure to be snatched up quickly.


Corey Legge Debut Album Launch Thirroul

22 March 19138 Phillip St.

With special guests Wolf Gordon, Black Moon Band, Kay Proudlove. Growing up in South Coast NSW’s fertile music scene, Corey Legge started playing music at a very young age and quickly established himself as a guitarist to watch on the coastal festival circuit with his band ‘The Swamp Stompers’. Fast forward a few years and Corey Legge has made the move to flex his musical muscle in a different direction with solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’. Legge has taken an introspective turn away from the grit of The Swamp Stompers on his first solo outing, allowing his writing to be influenced by the great songwriters he grew up listening to, including James Taylor, City and Colour, Passenger, and Bernard Fanning among others. See Eventfinda for more information.


Football Writers’ Festival

23 March 1912 Allowrie Street

A celebration of football (soccer), writing and ideas at Australia’s only Football Writers’ Festival over one weekend in Jamberoo. The Festival includes one-on-one conversations and panel discussions on a range of football writing: journalism, blogs, investigations, biographies, non-fiction and fiction, as well as hearing from met figures in the game. There will also be some fun with a Festival dinner and Trivia Night as well as - of course - a football game! The Festival is a collaborative event of Fair Play Publishing and the Johnny Warren Football Foundation.


Corey Legge Debut Album Launch Merimbula

23 March 19119 Main Street

With special guest Erin McMahon. Doors 8pm. Music from 8:30pm. Call the club to purchase tickets in advance, or buy them on the door on the night. Growing up in South Coast NSW’s fertile music scene, Bega musician Corey Legge started playing music at a very young age and quickly established himself as a guitarist to watch on the coastal festival circuit with his band ‘The Swamp Stompers’. Fast forward a few years and Corey Legge has made the move to flex his musical muscle in a different direction with solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’. Legge has taken an introspective turn away from the grit of The Swamp Stompers on his first solo outing, allowing his writing to be influenced by the great songwriters he grew up listening to, including James Taylor, City and Colour, Passenger, and Bernard Fanning among others. See Eventfinda for more information.


A Place to Call Home - Works from the Collection

23 March 19Kembla and Burelli Street

The homes of Wollongong as captured by artists past and present. Includes works by Riste Andrievski, John Bokor, Bill Brown, Jasmin Carter, Lavinia Figtree, Robert Hoddle, Charles Kerry, Elspeth McCombe, Noel McKenna, Alice McKenzie, Frank Nowlan, Kathryn Orton, Redback Graphix, Garry Shead, Sophie Steffanoni, Adam Stephan, Christopher Zanko Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Weekends 12-4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays


Disabled Surfers South Coast Hands on Day

24 March 19Seven Mile Beach

*** 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!


Bowral Autumn Music Festival

29 March 1938 Bendooley Street

In the heart of the Southern Highlands, the Bowral Autumn Music Festival has established itself as one of the highlights of the year. The festival has become known for its international calibre performers and varied programs attracting music lovers of all ages and tastes. Artist Program is being finalised for 2019.


360 Allstars

02 April 1942 Bridge Road

360 Allstars connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion break dancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, and a World Record holding roue cyr artist, 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture. Add to this a stunning live soundtrack composed by award-winning master musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 Allstars is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding. A magnificent, colourful and astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented public performance, 360 Allstars is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!


Enabling Conversations Public Event

04 April 1993-109 Princes Highway

The Illawarra Centre for Enablement (ICfE) has created the Enabling Conversations Program to consider issues that matter to then, share their insights, listen to others and enable each other. ICfE’s first Enabling Conversation focuses on the question, ‘What makes a good life and a good death?’ A panel of leaders from the Illawarra and a national leader have been invited to consider this question based on their own unique lived experiences and insights. This discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Panellists are: Catherine McGregor Professor Gordon Wallace Eugenia Pyne Dr Michael Barbato The Hon Gareth Ward MP Dr Diann Rodgers-Healey, Director of ICfE will facilitate this program.


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