New South Wales Festivals 2017

“Art of Sydney” Awards Exhibition  2017

“Art of Sydney” Awards Exhibition

January 26, 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum, The Terrace Room (Wheelchair Accessible), Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney Festival

January, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

Flickerfest Short Film Festival 2017

Flickerfest Short Film Festival

January, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

Field Day 2017

Field Day

January, 2017

The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales

Australia Day National Maritime Festival 2017

Australia Day National Maritime Festival

January, 2017

Various Venues (Newcastle), Newcastle, New South Wales

Body Festival 2017

Body Festival

January, 2017

29R Old Dubbo Road, Dubbo, New South Wales

Corowa Federation Festival 2017

Corowa Federation Festival

January, 2017

Corowa, Corowa, New South Wales

Countrylink Parkes Elvis Festival 2017

Countrylink Parkes Elvis Festival

January, 2017

Postal code 2870, Australia, Parkes, New South Wales

Football Festival Darling Harbour 2017

Football Festival Darling Harbour

January, 2017

Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre, Granville, New South Wales

Gulgong Folk Festival 2017

Gulgong Folk Festival

January, 2017

Prince of Wales Hotel, Gulgong, New South Wales

Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival 2017

Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival

January, 2017

New England Highway, Guyra, New South Wales

Hillsong Powerhouse Summerfest 2017

Hillsong Powerhouse Summerfest

January, 2017

Cockatoo Island, Sydney, New South Wales

Howlong Community Bush Bash Festival 2017

Howlong Community Bush Bash Festival

January, 2017

Golf Club Drive, Howlong, New South Wales

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival 2017

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

January, 2017

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Leura Shakespeare Festival 2017

Leura Shakespeare Festival

January, 2017

Leura, New South Wales, Australia, Leura, New South Wales

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2017

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

January, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales

Illawarra Folk Festival 2017

Illawarra Folk Festival

January, 2017

Illawara, New South Wales

National Australia Day Maritime Festival 2017

National Australia Day Maritime Festival

January, 2017

Foreshore Park, Newcastle, New South Wales

Numeralla Folk Festival 2017

Numeralla Folk Festival

January, 2017

Numeralla Township, Numeralla, New South Wales

Sydney Fringe Festival 2017

Sydney Fringe Festival

January, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017

Tamworth Country Music Festival

January, 2017

Tamworth, New South Wales

Thredbo Blues Festival 2017

Thredbo Blues Festival

January, 2017

Friday Drive, Thredbo, New South Wales

Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2017

Saltwater Freshwater Festival

January, 2017

Westport Park, Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Parkes Elvis Festival 2017

Parkes Elvis Festival

January, 2017

Postal code 2870, Australia, Parkes, New South Wales

Tomato Festival Cocktail Party 2017

Tomato Festival Cocktail Party

January, 2017

Botanic Garden Restaurant & The Pavilion, Sydney, 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!