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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


Beep

07 August 2042 Bridge Road

A slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit, and learning to mix it up a little. In Mort’s village everything has its place, every day is the same and everyone likes it that way. Until one morning, crash, boom, bang… down comes Beep. What is this annoying interruption to Mort’s breakfast molly melon, who is this noisy robot girl, and how will she find her home? With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the tale of what happens when someone new comes to town.


Candle and Diffuser Workshop

08 August 20128 Willowvale Road

Come and join Caroline, the owner of Willowvale Road for an afternoon of education, fun and food in the beautiful countryside of Gerringong. In this three hour personalised (12 maximum) workshop you will be guided through the art of candle making. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of fragrances and will take home: A large glass candle A smaller glass candle Melts Tea lights A Reed Diffuser The Workshop Booklet with everything you need to know to go home and make your own candles and diffusers Where are the workshops held? The workshops are held in Caroline's purpose built barn, overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards out to the ocean and quaint sea side village of Gerringong, just up the road from Crooked River Winery. Please note there is limited parking on site so car pool if you can. Please note: For insurance purposes every attendee must be at least 16 years old.


Bloom Sings Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt

08 August 2028 Stewart Street

Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt are arguably three of the world’s most recognisable voices. With combined record sales topping in excess of over 300 million units sold as well as an endless wealth of top 20 hits between them, they truly are three of the world’s greatest. In this brand new show, Melbourne singer/songwriter, Bloom, will have you experience the incredible hits that span several decades from the Grammy Award winning artists. Bloom is highly applauded as one of Australia’s greatest power vocalists in her own right and has already garnered International acclaim for her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele and Amy Songbook tour and more recently a national tour performing the hits of one of her idols in the Linda Ronstadt Songbook. See Eventfinda for more information.


Bush Cocktails - The Art of Native and Wild Food Drink Making

08 August 20Parkinson Street

They are continually monitoring the current situation and will advise if events will be postponed to a later date. Check their page on Facebook or Instagram for updates. These ingredients are perfect steeped in booze, used as garnish or as a key ingredient in delicious botanical mixers. Learn about the edible native and wild plants that surround, while you create your own drinks and enjoy a tasty cocktail, or few. The team at Trolly'd embracing the qualities of sustainability, foraged Australian wild foods and local organic produce, bring you a cocktail class experience like no other. Cocktails, and tasty non-alcoholic mocktails included.


Art Exhibition: Interplay at Fern Street Gallery

10 August 20131 Fern Street

Duo Exhibition by Resident Artist Lissa de Sailles and Visiting Artist Nicole Berlach at Fern Street Gallery. Interplay brings together Lissa’s woven sculptural forms and Nicole’s intricate watercolour work to explore the nuances of nature. Utilising the formal geometric structures found in the natural world overlaid with organic rhythmic cycles of life and death and growth, this exhibition brings new language and light to the experience of the environment. Open daily Fern Street Gallery - The South Coast Destination for Art Lover, is a contemporary award-winning gallery in beautiful Gerringong, run by professional artists. Here you always get to meet the artists in person - offering you a contemporary art experience with a personal touch.


Bluey's Big Play

11 August 2032 Burelli Street

BBC Studios, Andrew Kay in association with QPAC’s Out of The Box and Windmill Theatre Co. This is Bluey’s Big Play! And it’s really for real life! See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful. Bluey’s Big Play is an original story written by Bluey’s creator, Joe Brumm with new music created by Brisbane’s Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. This is an experience you can only take home with you in your memory, so please remember to bring that along with your tickets.


Creating Desserts

15 August 201 Parkinson Street

They are continually monitoring the current situation and will advise if this event needs to be postponed to a later date. Check their Facebook or Instagram pages for updates. Life is too short - Eat dessert first! Learn from Edoardo, their young chef from Northern Italy. His speciality is Desserts so they've asked him to focus on the sweet treats. This is a hands on class, or you may prefer to sit back and watch. The choice is yours. And the best part is you get to eat the finished result after! Come for the day or the weekend! A great experience for a special celebration weekend like a Hens or a 'big' birthday. One and two night accommodation packages available which include meals, and activity.


Fabrication

15 August 20Cnr. Burelli & Kembla Streets

Fabric is a resource which is created, worn, used and discarded in vast volumes every day. This exhibition includes sculpture, textiles, photography, film, painting and prints from Wollongong Art Gallery’s collection and is supported by loans from Artbank, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Contemporary Art. Katthy Cavaliere, Christo (AGNSW), Mikala Dwyer (MCA), Michele Elliot, Anne Ferran (AGNSW), Lesley Goldacre, Richard Goodwin, Anne Graham (AGNSW), Penny Harris, Geoff Harvey, Marine Ky (Artbank), Anita Johnson Larkin, Kerrie Lester, Kim Mahood, Robert Parr, Ian Pearson, Bernard Plossu, Elizabeth Powell, Joanne Saad, Kathy Temin, Leonie Watson, Jemima Wyman (MCA) Open Tuesday to Friday from mid morning and weekends from noon. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays


Amanda Harrison in Judy - The Songs of Judy Garland

17 August 2093 Crown Street

Music in the Morning presents Amanda Harrison in July - The Songs of Judy Garland Capturing the essence of an extraordinary musical legend. Helpmann Award-winning musical theatre performer, Amanda Harrison, is back with a brand new show! The star of the original Australian productions of Wicked, Officer and a Gentleman, We Will Rock You and most recently The Rocky Horror Picture Show is now performing her one-woman show to audiences around Australia. Yes, having played Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz alongside Todd McKenney, Amanda thought it was time to step it up a notch and pay tribute to Liza’s legendary mum! Amanda’s soaring vocals capture the essence of Judy Garland as she delivers a fresh take on these classic tunes and shares hilarious and heartbreaking anecdotes from the extraordinary life of this legendary artist. Don’t miss captivating renditions of Judy’s hits, including ‘Get Happy’, ‘The Man that Got Away’, ‘The Trolley Song’, ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’, ‘Zing Went the Strings of My Heart’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’ and so much more.


Girls Big Day Out Southern Highlands

22 August 20Boronia Street

Girls Big Day Out is an afternoon filled with boutique shopping and beauty treatments complemented by a sparkling high tea - the perfect girly time. Be treated to bottomless bubbles, afternoon tea, exclusive shopping and complimentary pampering. Take home your own bomboniere, access your own cash bar and maybe even win a prize or two.


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