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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


Bob Dylan and His Band

20 August 18Corner Crown and Harbour Streets

The legendary Bob Dylan will return to Australia this August for a string of arena shows. The cross-generational icon will take in capital cities across Australia, plus a special one-off show in Wollongong. In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. He has timeless classics, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ and ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ To experience Bob Dylan live in concert is an opportunity to share an encounter with one of the last remaining musical legends of the modern era. Don’t miss out on what promises be a performance for the ages.


Comedy Nights – Cameron James, Jackie Loeb and More

22 August 1832 Northfields Avenue

Come on down for a hand-picked line up of awesome stand up comedians presented to you by Sydney's world famous Comedy Store and Yours and Owls!


Arj Barker: We Need To Talk (Wollongong)

24 August 18

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns to Wollongong with his brand new show We Need To Talk. Hey, you got a hour? Look, he's been doing a ton of thinking about people, and where they're headed. This isn't easy, but he needs to be 100 percent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard. You had better sit down for this..... Recommended for ages 15 years+. Viewer warning: Mild language used.


Circus Oz: Model Citizens

24 August 1842 Bridge Road

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2018 Season Celebrating their 40th year, Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens, the first creation for the company by Artistic Director Rob Tannion. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspective, scale and concepts of normality. In Model Citizens over-sized, everyday objects are used as unexpected circus equipment that create an intriguing new playground for the all-human ensemble. Acrobats will back-flip off a giant vertical clothes peg, become tangled in an oversized cotton reel, balance on a house of oversized collapsing cards and fly high in an enormous pair of aerial undies!


AMCA Australia Antique Motorcycle Weekend

25 August 18Grevillea Park Road

AMCA Australia Antique Motorcycle Weekend will encompass British, European, Japanese and American Motorcycles, parts and memorabilia. They are 35 years old and older. Swap Meet, Auction, Technical Seminars, Motorcycle Show, AMCA Motorcycle Judging, Motorcycle Show and Demonstrations.


Backsliders

25 August 18Corner Crown and Kembla Streets

Captivating blues and roots with Dom Turner, Rob Hirst and Joe Glover. ARIA Blues and Roots nominees Backsliders are back on the road again in 2018. The Backsliders are renowned for captivating live shows - an eclectic mix of 21st Century original blues as well as a number of versions of songs by artists as diverse as Robert Johnson, Dock Boggs and John Fogerty. Joining vocalist, guitarist and award winning songwriter Dom Turner, and drum virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst is harmonica master, Joe Glover. Recommended for ages 16 and above. Reviews: “A Backsliders show is like no other.." Far from the Mississippi delta, they took us to the water’s edge, ‘til we felt the riverbed beneath our feet” - Rhythms Magazine “It is no wonder that The Backsliders are regarded as Australia’s greatest blues outfit: they consist of four world-class exponents of their respective instruments” - Glam Adelaide


Bouquet Basics - Floral Design Workshop

25 August 18310-312 Bong Bong

In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic techniques for making a spiral, hand-tied bouquet. This style of posy forms the basis for making larger floral bouquets and even wedding bouquets. Blooms of Bowral supplies everything you need, including light refreshments. At the end, you’ll walk away with insider tips for mastering the art of posy making, along with your own beautiful bouquet creations. Once you’ve mastered bouquet making you’ll be able to adapt it to large or small vase arrangements, create a personalised gift for a friend or a beautiful bridal bouquet. No experience required.


Diesel

31 August 1828 Stewart Street

Americana. It’s music that draws from America’s roots, from country, folk, bluegrass, R and B, the blues. But to Mark Lizotte, the musician known and loved as Diesel, Americana is the very core of his being. It’s the music of his childhood and, as an artist born in America and raised in Australia, a link back to the land he’d left behind. In short, he re-traces the steps of his musical education paying respect to Tom Petty, CCR, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young. Desserts are always on offer to purchase on the night at the concert. Concert is performed upstairs in the Grand Ballroom at Centro CBD. Please note that unfortunately at this stage, there is no disabled access or lift. Doors open 6:30pm. Dining starts 7:15pm. Show time 8pm. Booking fees apply.


Eurobodalla Orchid Club - Spring Show

01 September 18Bluewater Drive

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Eurobodalla Orchid Club is a show welcoming all orchid growers, beginners to experts, young and old to showcase and admire a variety of beautiful species of orchids during this Spring Show. Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, occurring in every habitat from deserts to glaciers. A variety of beautiful species will be showcased over the weekend. Orchids and orchid accessories available for sale at the show, orchird raffles and light refreshments will be available for sale.


Coastal Classic

01 September 18Station 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.


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