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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

Creative Workshops with Stacy Burgess - Mono / Block Printing Kids Taster Workshop

01 December 20107 Terralong Street

Create exciting imagery with drawing skills and printing techniques. Produce a unique set of up to 10 printed Artworks using Mono Printing and Block Printing methods. Build layers with colour and enjoy experimenting with these versatile processes. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 years and older. All materials included. Bring your own apron. Refreshments provided.

Creative Workshops with Stacy Burgess - Expressive Drawing & Painting, Kids Taster Workshop

02 December 20107 Terralong Street

Enjoy the freedom of expression with a series of fun drawing exercises. We will explore colour, texture, pattern and mark-making then experiment with paint & ink to produce a series of abstract images for you to take home. Your unique artworks could become ideas for a finished painting or you may choose to use them as decorative paper. The choice is yours! Take away a fun experience and the confidence to be creative without rules. This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 years and older. All materials included. Bring your own apron. Refreshments provided.

Ash Grunwald

02 December 2028 Stewart Street

Acclaimed as one of Australia’s finest storytellers and live performers Ash Grunwald released his new album in Mojo in 2019. A modern classic blues record which features The Teskey Brothers, Joe Bonamassa, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes, Terry Evans, Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater, Harry James Angus from The Cat Empire and Ian Collard. The album saw Ash tour Australia Nationally, head to America, as well as extensive European touring. Desserts are always on offer to purchase on the night at the concert Please note that unfortunately at this stage there is no disable access or lift Doors open 6:30pm Dining starts 7:15pm Showtime 8 pm Booking Fees Apply.

Fairgrounds Festival

05 December 2035 Alexandra Street

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Fairgrounds Festival, situated in the idyllic town of Berry, harks back to festivals of the 70's with gourmet eats, artisan markets, intimate artist experiences, Little Fairgrounds and craft workshops - there's even a pool to make a splash in! Now in its fourth year, Fairgrounds has established itself as an intimate festival experience like no other, hosting a carefully curated line-up of international and local artists across the magnificent Main Stage and the up-close-and-personal Windmill Stage. Foodie rejoice! From lovingly prepared, locally sourced, long-table dining experiences to sun soaked hangs at Garden Bar, there’s abundant places to relax with friends and indulge in gourmet food and premium wine. Fairgrounds promises to inspire and entertain all ages. As perfect for groups of friends as it is for families and everyone in between, you'll create lifelong memories, celebrating everything that makes the Australian summer so special.

Coastal Classic

05 December 20Station Road

The Coastal Classic is a 30 kilometre trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bush land, rain forest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere.

Far South Coast Open

05 December 20

The newly announced Far South Coast Open is set to land kick off on the NSW south coast this forthcoming weekend and showcase some of Australia’s best and most promising surfers. The elite two-day event is the seventh stop on the Australian Open of Surfing series and will see over 90 competitors competing across the male and female divisions. The entire series features eight events that will take place in the latter months of 2020 and provide professional and aspiring surfers with the opportunity to win prize money and gain momentum going into 2021.

Fisher Beach Party Tour - North Beach, Wollongong ** Sold Out**

05 December 20

Event Sold Out but Waitlist currently open online Fisher has put together a who’s who of his Australian and international mates for his first-ever headline tour on Australian soil, including Booka Shade (live), Maya Jane Coles and PNAU (DJ set) to St Kilda, Fremantle, Wollongong and Brisbane. The former pro surfer turned viral DJ sensation, Fisher gained international acclaim on the grammy-nominated dance hit, “Losing It”, making it one of the most played tracks in 2018. His meteoric rise has since taken him to some of the biggest international stages, including Coachella, Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, playing alongside some of the most exciting acts in the dance music scene. The Fisher Beach Party Tour will bring together his favourite acts from all corners of the world before punters experience a highly infectious and energetic set from the vivacious producer himself. This is a sand between your toes, hands in the air party not to be missed.

Gardening Basics

05 December 2011 Weringa Avenue

Dip your toe in the waters of growing an edible garden at home! Jacqui Besgrove will walk you through the basic skills to get you backyard gardening with confidence and prepared for Summer. With the change of season, now is the perfect time to make plans, learn simple skills and start thinking long-term to ensure the success of your edible garden. Build up your skills the practical way as Jacqui demystifies the growing process! Your workshop topics: Compost options for a variety of different backyard settings Wet and dry seed saving Seed storage and raising No dig gardening Pros and cons of raised garden beds Pocket planting method Mulched paths Basics of edible fruit trees Basic tool selection and care Please note that bookings are essentail

Indigo Shibori Dyeing Masterclass

05 December 20Dent Street

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. In this workshop, we will use a beautiful organic indigo dye which results in stunning shades of blue. In this half-day etc. workshop, Helena will start by introducing Indigo Shibori Dyeing, the technique, tips and tricks on how to replicate this craft at home. Helena will also demonstrate different methods and what can be achieved - all while the vat is getting ready. This will give everyone time and inspiration for the pieces they will want to make. You will then move on to practising what you have just learnt! You will get two 50cm square white cotton pieces of fabric to try out different techniques (incl. clamping, using elastic bands, tracing shapes, etc.). These pieces can then be framed or used for quilting, for example, or even to make cushion covers. You will then also get to dye a calico bag and a muslin scarf! Helena Geiger, an indigenous artist local to Jervis Bay, has over 20 years of experience devoted to creating stunning work with textile design. Her work with galleries, interior designers, furnishing and fashion retailers has earned her a stellar reputation for unique, varied and functional fabric craftsmanship. This is a COVID safe

Hydrangea, Collectable and Hardy Plant Sale

05 December 201 Old South Road

Plants grown by Friends of the Botanic Gardens, featuring an array of summer flowering Hydrangeas, collectable and hardy plants. Something suitable for everyone. Coffee cart and barbecue available

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