Featured Events

No other region does an outdoor concert or wine festival quite like the Hunter Valley. Signature events like Jazz in the Vines & Lovedale Long Lunch have been running for over 20 years. 

Read on below about some of the featured annual events that are happening this year in the Hunter Valley.


Inflatable Fun Zone

September 24 - October 9, 2016
These school holidays the Inflatable Fun Zone at Hunter Valley Gardens is the place to be with 6 awesome inflatables ready for unlimited bouncing fun. Challenge your family and friends on the obstacle courses or climb a...

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Hunter Valley Summer Theatre at Sobels 2016 Season

September 27 - November 27, 2016
There’ll be a new attraction in the Hunter Valley later this year after local theatre producer, Kath Perry, opens a pop-up venue in the barrel room at Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin.  The Hunter Valley Summer Theatre ...

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Opera in the Vineyards

4:00pm - 10:00pm
October 8, 2016

The wait is over – this October heralds the triumphant return of Opera in the Vineyards, Australia’s beloved annual celebration of food, wine and opera. This year will see its debut at the stunning Roche Estate, l...

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Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta

October 22 - October 23, 2016
Balloon Aloft's Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta is set to take to the skies over the Hunter Valley on the 22nd & 23rd October 2016 and it’s promising to be their biggest year yet! Each day will see upward of twenty h...

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Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards

October 29 - December 4, 2016
  Make our meeting place your meeting place with Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards. A month long festival of art and culture held across four boutique vineyards in the Wollombi Valley and at selected locations in the...

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Jazz in the Vines 2016

11:00am - 6:00pm
October 29, 2016

Fans of all ages will descend on Pokolbin for one of the biggest days on the Hunter’s social calendar. It’s about Music, Food, Wine and Dance, it’s Australia’s biggest mosh pit with over six hectares of freedom ...

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Christmas Lights Spectacular

November 4 - January 26, 2017
4th November – 26th January 2017Closed 25th December Every year Hunter Valley Gardens bring thousands of families together to celebrate the magic of Christmas and make memories that will last a lifetime. Bring in the f...

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A Day on the Green - You Am I, Something for Kate, Spiderbait, Jebediah & The Meanies

2:30pm - 10:00pm
November 5, 2016

NATIONAL WINERY TOUR IN NOVEMBER! In a monster bill, both complementary and inspiring, You Am I, Something For Kate and Spiderbait will team up for the first time for an onslaught through a day on the green wineries i...

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A Day on the Green - Rodriguez

3:00pm - 10:30pm
November 19, 2016

RODRIGUEZ ACCLAIMED SUGAR MAN RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA With special guests Xavier Rudd, Russell Morris, Archie Roach and Mark Wilkinson Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will be back in Australia for an extensive run ...

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A Day on the Green - Garbage & The Temper Trap

2:00pm - 9:30pm
December 3, 2016

A Day on the Green have again assembled an epic line-up for its next series of winery concerts! Alt-rock pioneers Garbage and Australia's own multi-platinum chart toppers The Temper Trap come together for five ou...

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A Day on the Green - Simple Minds & The B-52's

3:00pm - 9:30pm
February 11, 2017

A Day On The Green presentsSimple Minds, The B-52's, Models and Machinations Saturday February 11th - Bimbadgen Estate In one of the upcoming summer’s more captivating tours, the majestic Simple Minds will team with t...

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Red Hot Summer Tour 2017

1:00pm - 10:00pm
March 25, 2017

For almost a decade the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been smashing records across regional Australia, bringing some of the biggest Aussie Rock headliners to Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia...

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