New South Wales Festivals 2017, 2018

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival

May, 2017

The Edge Cinema, Katoomba, New South Wales

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival

May, 2017

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival

May, 2017

Event Towers Cinema, Newcastle, New South Wales

Sydney Writers Festival 2017

Sydney Writers Festival

May, 2017

Various locations around Port Stephens area, Sydney, New South Wales

Vivid Sydney 2017

Vivid Sydney

May, 2017

Sydney, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival 2017

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

May, 2017

Central Park and various other localities in Wingham, Wingham, New South Wales

Narooma Oyster Festival 2017

Narooma Oyster Festival

May, 2017

Bulli Showgrounds, Bulli, New South Wales

Casino Beef Week 2017

Casino Beef Week

May, 2017

Casino, New South Wales

ViViD SOCIAL | FRI 29 MAY | BAR100 2017

ViViD SOCIAL | FRI 29 MAY | BAR100

May, 2017

Bar 100, Sydney, New South Wales

Shakespeare Festival 2017

Shakespeare Festival

May, 2017

Church Street, Gloucester, New South Wales

Sydney Writers' Festival 2017

Sydney Writers' Festival

May, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales

Thredbo Jazz Festival 2017

Thredbo Jazz Festival

May, 2017

Thredbo, New South Wales

Head On Photo Festival Opening Night 2017

Head On Photo Festival Opening Night

May, 2017

Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney, New South Wales

Head On Festival Hub 2017

Head On Festival Hub

May, 2017

Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney, New South Wales

Riverina Dance Festival 2017

Riverina Dance Festival

June, 2017

Hunter Valley, Sydney, New South Wales

Lismore Lantern Parade Finale 2017

Lismore Lantern Parade Finale

June, 2017

Oakes Oval, Lismore, Lismore, New South Wales

Manly Food Wine and Sustainability Festival 2017

Manly Food Wine and Sustainability Festival

June, 2017

Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney Film Festival 2017

Sydney Film Festival

June, 2017

Sydney, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival 2017

Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival

June, 2017

Various locations around Grenfell, Grenfell , New South Wales

Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival 2017

Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival

June, 2017

Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales

Winter Magic Festival 2017

Winter Magic Festival

June, 2017

Katoomba, Katoomba, New South Wales

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

June, 2017

Orange Civic Theatre, Orange, New South Wales

Katoomba Winter Magic Festival 2017

Katoomba Winter Magic Festival

June, 2017

Katoomba, Katoomba, New South Wales

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2017

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

June, 2017

Steve's place, Bellingen, New South Wales

Snowy Mountains of Music Festival 2017

Snowy Mountains of Music Festival

June, 2017

Perisher Valley, Glenworth Valley, New South Wales

About Festivals in New South Wales

With all the places in the world that you could travel to, nowhere quite says “adventure” like Australia. The crown jewel of this exotic island nation is its capital—Sydney—in the province of New South Wales. New South Wales, or NSW as it’s often called, has a rich history and culture that you can certainly enjoy during your next trip “down under!”
Like most of Australia, New South Wales is known for its excellent food and beaches. There is certainly no shortage of high end restaurants or beautiful shores to explore. Those seeking adventure activities or aboriginal culture will also be blown away by all that New South Wales has to offer. New South Wales highlights these aspects of their province and culture in their festivals that are enjoyed by natives and tourists alike. Below, a couple of festivals are highlighted, from the 2015 New South Wales event calendar, that are sure to make your trip especially memorable and enjoyable.

National Australia Day Maritime Festival
What better way to enjoy Australia than to celebrate their national holiday with the locals? Australia Day—the celebration of the first Britannic peoples in Australia in 1788—is observed on January 26 each year. The residents of Newcastle, NSW carry on the tradition of a maritime festival that dates back nearly two centuries. “The Newcastle Harbour Regatta”, as it was called back in 1834, ran for over one hundred consecutive years before being placed on hold due to World War II. In 1982, residents of the town reinstituted the festival, now operating under the present name of the “National Australia Day Maritime Festival.” Since that time, this event has grown to become one of the largest maritime events in the entire nation.

Chinese New Year Festival Sydney 2015
This festival will be taking place on Chinese New Year, which is February 8. This festival is an opportunity for those living in or visiting Sydney to enjoy the special event that is Chinese New Year. Attending this festival would be an excellent opportunity to enjoy an Australian interpretation of Chinese food and culture during the New Year!

Byron Bay International Film Festival
Filmmakers from around the world will be heading to Byron Bay during the second week of March to take part in the seventh annual festival. Not only is Byron Bay an excellent place to catch some short films this time of year, but it is also an excellent place to enjoy beach activities along with shopping and fine dining. Byron Bay is Australia’s most eastern point and enjoys fantastic, sub-tropical weather nearly year round. Some ten percent of international travelers to Australia will spend time in Byron Bay during their travels, despite being away from major cities and other tourist traps. As you can see there are plenty of things to do in New South Wales. Whether it’s enjoying NSW holidays or basking in the beautiful weather and culture, there is always something to do. Enjoy the festivals in NSW, 2015!