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.


Christmas Lights Spectacular

November 7 - January 26, 2015
This years Christmas Lights Spectacular has amazing new light displays making our display over 1,500,000 Christmas lights in total. These are on show throughout designated areas of Hunter Valley Gardens. The event includ...

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NYE at Harrigan's

December 31 - January 1, 2015
Celebrate New Years at Harrigan's Irish Pub & Accommodation. Live music from 6.30pm, DJ from 10pm, dinner reservations and spectacular midnight fireworks. Cover charge from 9pm. If you want to go all out come along t...

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Mega Bugs

January 3 - January 26, 2015
The biggest display of animatronic bugs in Australia is coming this January. Featuring Spider-saurus and a towering 8 metre praying mantis, plus many more mega creatures from the underworld. Open day and night including ...

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CESSNOCK CITY CHARITY MATCH

January 4 - January 5, 2015
CESSNOCK CITY CHARITY MATCH  This is a one off amazing opportunity for our community to see an international football game of this calibre in our LGA.  Tickets: $20pp Grandstand    $10pp General Admission Tickets ca...

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Sting & Paul Simon at Hope Estate

10:00am - 10:00pm
February 14, 2015

MUSIC legends Sting and Paul Simon will perform together in the Hunter Valley in February. The duo bring their acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Australia and New Zealand in early 2015, including a show at Hope Estate ...

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Roxette - A Day On The Green

3:00pm - 10:00pm
February 28, 2015

Legendary Swedish pop-rockers ROXETTE play Bimbadgen Winery on Saturday 28 February with special guests Eurogliders, Dragon and Boom Crash Opera.One of Sweden’s finest exports, Roxette's hit singles include Listen To Y...

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Maitland Taste Festival

March 7 - March 8, 2015
Maitland Taste Festival  Enjoy a host of entertainment and activities for all ages and interests including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrated Hunter Chefs, wine education and food matching sessions as well as w...

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Reg. Lindsay Rodeo & Music Re-union

12:00pm - 10:00pm
March 7, 2015

Reg. Lindsay Rodeo & Music Re-union  Gates open to the public at 12 noon and live entertainment will be presented by Lochinvar Music Club. Markets stalls, carnival rides, food and full bar will be operating. Rodeo a...

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The Eagles at Hope Estate

2:00pm - 10:00pm
March 7, 2015

Join the Eagles under the stars at Hope Estate as they take a journey through their remarkable catalogue of hits. Their unforgettable tunes and soaring harmonies will make this a night to remember. Watch this video to se...

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Campfire Festival

March 13 - March 15, 2015
Hunter Valley Campfire Festival Hunter Valley winery Hope Estate has announced a brand new 3-day music festival for 2015.CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL will be held March 13-15th 2015 and is set to feature a top-class lineup of resp...

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Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

March 27 - March 29, 2015
Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival The annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, Fashion, Music, Dancing and everything good about the 50's and 60's. The weekend attracts around...

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Folk in Broke

10:00am - 10:00pm
March 28, 2015

Folk in Broke A not-for-profit community event, Folk in Broke is a boutique music festival in the township of Broke. Showcasing independent artists from around the Hunter and across the country with occasional touring a...

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Billy Idol - A Day on the Green

3:00pm - 10:00pm
March 28, 2015

A DAY ON THE GREEN - BIMBADGEN Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987. The original punk turned global ...

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Rod Stewart at Hope Estate

3:30pm - 10:00pm
April 5, 2015

Rod Stewart at Hope Estate - Sunday April 5th  MUSIC legend Rod Stewart will bring his hits to the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate as part of an Australian tour next year. Following a summer of sold-out concerts, Stewart ...

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Rolling Green at Bimbadgen

10:00am - 10:00pm
April 11, 2015

Rolling Green at Bimbadgen Promoters of a day on the green have added a new show to their concert roster under the banner of Rolling Green.  As part of their Australian tour, The Black Keys will headline the first even...

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John Farnham & Olivia Newton John

10:00am - 10:00pm
April 18, 2015

John Farnham & Olivia Newton John at Tempus Two If too much classic (and cheesy) Australian pop is barely enough, prepare for double helpings as ageless icons John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John go on  tour together...

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Lovedale Long Lunch

May 16 - May 17, 2015
Lovedale Long Lunch This Hunter Valley event is a progressive-style lunch where food and wine lovers can feast and dance around seven Lovedale wineries over the third weekend in May each year. These Lovedale winerie...

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Neil Diamond at Tempus Two

3:00pm - 10:00pm
November 7, 2015

Neil Diamond at Tempus Two Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on the highly anticipated Australian leg of the NEIL DIAMOND WORL...

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