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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

Eurobodalla Agricultural Show

25 January 20Albert Street

The Eurobodalla Agricultural Show will be full of interesting events including horse ring events, wood chopping, competitions for local produce including food, plants, and animals with very strong competition ensuring quality exhibitions. There is a fireworks display and lots of stalls displaying the many talents of local arts and crafts people. There are also competitions for the local stock, including cows, sheep, goats as well as dogs and cats. This is a very enjoyable and interesting agricultural show with much to offer both young and old, held in the picturesque Moruya Showgrounds.

Cold Chisel – Blood Moon Tour Wollongong

25 January 20George Hanley Drive

Legendary Australian band Cold Chisel will be hitting the roads with their massive Blood Moon Tour 2020 this December through to February next year. They will be playing very special outdoor shows in Perth, Busselton, Adelaide, Hunter Valley, West Tamworth, Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra as well as winery shows in Orange, Wahgunyah, Brisbane, Yarra Valley and Geelong for A Day On the Green. Special guests: Birds of Tokyo Magic Dirt Busby Marou 19Twenty

Australia Day Weekend at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

25 January 20182 Knights Hill Road

Visit Illawarra Fly this Australia Day long weekend for some true blue Aussie fun! Try your hand at their thong throwing competition and see if you can reach their eskies positioned across their open field to win prizes. Watch all the fun and games from their outdoor seating area at their own Café 106 - and cheer on your family and friends! Plus enjoy a sausage sizzle with proceeds going to the RFS and of course the breathtaking Treetop Walk which allows incredible views over the Illawarra escarpment. Not only are they celebrating with a little Aussie competition, but families can also follow their Gruffalo Spotters Trail adventure. New for this summer The Gruffalo Spotters Trail takes your visit to the next level, as you search the Treetop Walk to bring the characters to life using the free augmented reality app – ‘The Gruffalo Spotters AUS’. Identify special markers across the Treetop Walk to activate Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and The Gruffalo! Watch as the storybook characters enter your world, and jump beside them to get your photo together! No matter your age, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures this Australia Day Long Weekend!

Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake

26 January 20Reddall Parade

Celebrate Australia Day with Breakfast by the Lake. The day includes a huge AUD4 breakfast, citizenship ceremony, civic ceremony including presentation of the Australia Day Citizen Awards and ambassador address and free entertainment. Breakfast from 7am to 10am. Enjoy live music, sand modelling competition, animal farm, pony rides, face painting, live entertainment plus much more.

Australia Day Celebrations across Kiama

26 January 20Manning Street

The Kiama area celebrate Australia Day on the 26 January with morning activities and food across some of their townships: Kiama Downs; Jamberoo; Kiama and Gerringong. These events are free, family-friendly and inclusive to everyone! More information will be added to this event closer to the date.

Australia Day Celebrations Wollongong

26 January 20Wollongong Harbour

This family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong's calendar. Activities start early in the morning with the Illawarra Aquathon and continue throughout the day with multiple entertainment stages, stalls, amusement rides, hands-on children's activities, street theatre and beach and water fun culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Wollongong harbour. Introducing new activities such as Ozzy Doggy Show, UOW Global Corner, Remondis Youth Chill Out Zone and much more

Australia Day Aquathon and Fun Run-Walk

26 January 20Cliff Road

Australia's favourite swim-run, the MMJ Australia Day Aquathon is back for the 21st annual edition come Australia Day 2020. Aquathon day is what the locals call it, and what a blast it is. Near 2000 take part, participants travel far and wide, and its on for all ages, all abilities. Held at picture perfect Wollongong Boat harbour, a little over an hour south of Sydney, the spectacular venue offers the the perfect venue. Wollongong has become one of NSW's destination hot spots and the harbour is central to the city, shops, cafe and vibrant centre. There are four swim and run distances which can be enjoyed by kids to adults, beginners to the competitive and in individual or tag team categories. Rounding out the morning activities, the four kilometre Warrigal Fun Run-Walk-Roll is for anyone. Come with the family, friends or own your own and get set for a very special event- be cheered on by a huge crowd, smile as you receive your finisher medal. Organisers go all out ensuring a fun, safe event for all. Plus stay on, as a full program of activities takes place concluding with a spectacular fireworks show in the evening.

Australia Day Long Weekend at Towradgi Beach Hotel

26 January 20170 Pioneer Road

Friday they're kicking off the long weekend paying homage to one of their country’s most popular and successful bands, INXS! Saturday has TripleJ Hottest 100 Party, they're all set to host yet another cracker get-together this year for the Triple J Hottest 100! They'll be airing the entire countdown throughout the venue, listening up to the hottest songs of 2019, carefully selected by you. Let's be honest, because it was such hard work choosing a mere 10 tunes, you deserve a drink. Sunday: Sit, back and relax in their bean bag chill-out zones, while they host their biggest Australia Day Party to date! Where better to have the Ultimate Summer Australia Day Backyard Party than in their very own Beer Garden? Giant Beer Garden Games Meat Pie and Lamington Eating Competiton Live Entertainment

Australia Day Minnamurra

26 January 2085 Charles Avenue

Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony Minnamurra Public School Gerringong, Werri Beach Breakfast and Live music and novelty games Jamberoo, Kevin Walsh Oval Breakfast, Live music and Novelty games Kiama, Coronation Park/Surf Beach Breakfast Kiama Downs, Surf Club - Jones Beach Breakfast, Novelty games, Live music

Bega Cheese Bega Cup Two Day Carnival

01 February 201695 Sapphire Coast Drive

Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is going to be fantastic! Held the first weekend in February every year at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, it will be a huge weekend with masses of prize money on offer, entertainment and much more. Bringing trainers/horses and jockeys from all over Australia to compete at the the best country race course, Sapphire Coast Turf Club. Combined with the Sapphire Coast Caravan and Lifestyle Expo, its the place to be. There is entertainment on throughout the two days, as well as free buses to and from the track. See the website for details of bus times and pick up location points. There is also loads of entertainment for kids over the two days, including a free jumping castle both day. Sunday sees the biggest Fashions on the Field of the year. Day One is proudly sponsored by George Grant Memorial, Eve O'Brien Properties, Wilton Logging, Sapphire Plaster and USG Boral Day Two is proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese, ilg, Power FM, 2ec, Bega Betta Electrical, Walcott Exploration Services and Tanja Park Stud

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