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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

29th Southern Highlands Antiques Fair

29 April 17Bendooley Street

****LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED**** There is something for everyone at the Bowral Antiques and Collectables Fair, even those not interested in antiques and collectables. A two day event with local, Sydney and interstate and country dealers offering a wide selection of furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, linen, books and many other interesting collectables. All items are for sale. Lucky door prize. Come and enjoy the beautiful tranquillity of the Southern Highlands.

Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest 2017

05 May 17264 Princes Highway

They are aiming for a bigger and better festival in 2017. They aspire to create a really social feel to their festival where locals, musicians and music lovers can gather to share a common love of jazz music. The Corrimal Hotel will be home for their Festival and its two and a half days of jam packed fun and above all else, excellent music. So why not come to Wollongong and if you are coming from Sydney you can take the scenic route and head on down via the Seacliff Bridge……stay in the “Gong” and enjoy their heavenly beaches, fine food and the best jazz music they can offer. Early Bird and Weekend/Session Passes Available on their website.

Arts in the Valley

05 May 17177 Moss Vale Road

Arts in the Valley is an intimate festival of music, sculpture and art in Australia's most beautiful valley, Kangaroo Valley. This three day event is renowned for the creation of intimacy between performers and audience, made possible by the scale of the venues. With an exciting line up of talented musicians and exhibitions of diverse artworks, it's an event that you wont want to miss. Please visit the web site for more information.

Bridge2Bridge Challenge

06 May 17

Kayak 'paddle' challenge. Join this exciting event on the beautiful Clyde River in the magic waters of the NSW South Coast. Categories for professional and amateur paddlers alike. Race categories include family and youth races over modified shorter course with great support crews and emergency craft on river during races. Enjoy a weekend away on the South Coast in the Land of many waters. Great accommodation offers from beach camping to fully catered cabins and motel offers. All prizes sponsored by local businesses with all entries eligible for a major prize in the final ticket draw.

Gerringong Surf Music Festival

07 May 17Fern Street

The Gerringong Surf Music Festival is a free all day music festival held during the first week of May, in conjunction with the Autumn Werri Slash surf competition. Come down to the NSW south coast and check out a range of bands and music styles all inspired by surfing and surf lifestyle. There will also be a vintage surfboard display.

Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach

13 May 17Fred Evans Lane

Come along for the Burradise Festival weekend experience at beautiful Culburra Beach in May 2017. Surrounded by stunning beaches, the surf, the lake, the bay and the river, it's an unspoilt natural wonderland in the Shoalhaven only 2.5 hours drive from Sydney or Canberra. The 2017 Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach will be 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. The full festival program will be launched in December-January 2017.


10 June 17Blue Water Drive

Huntfest 2017 will take place on the June long weekend in Narooma and run over the two days. Exhibits include hunting and equipment, four wheel drives, camping, clothing, bikes and quadbikes, bow hunting, field cooking equipment, meat processing and preserving equipment, field dressing, cooked and fresh vendors (including seafood) and other outdoor exhibits. There will also be demonstrations in skinning and processing meat from game animals. Huntfest started as a combination of educational event and photographic/media competition.

Batemans Bay Annual Yellowfin Competition

10 June 17Beach Road

The Batemans Bay Annual Yellowfin Competition is one of the first and one of the biggest events on the game fishing calendar with entrants from NSW and ACT. The tournament attracts men, women and children to the seaside town of Batemans Bay for the two days with the aim of serious fishing, tall tales of the one that got away and loads of enjoyment.

Batemans Bay Open

10 June 17Hanging Rock Place

The South East Region's most prestigious and valuable Tennis Event with AUD10000 in total prize money. There is free entry for spectators, with breakfast, a barbecue and all day canteen available.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

15 June 17Corner Crown and Harbour Streets

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award winning tale you love is now live and skating into your town. Be magically whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including "Let It Go". Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favourites like Disney Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney's The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

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