Wallsend Winter Carnivale is on the 11th of August from 9am to 4pm in the western suburbs, and is a great family day that includes showbags, rides, crafts, and food stalls. Many of the attractions are free.
Way Lyrical Newcastle
Wax Lyrical is an open mic night for original musicians held on the third Thursday of the month across winter. A gold coin donation is encouraged. This event is at The Great Northern Hotel, at 89 Scott Street, Newcastle. For enquiries call (04) 0988 5259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackbutt Reserve in New Lambton is a short six kilometre trip west from the CBD, and is the home of a great range of wildlife including wallabies, wombats, and native birdlife. An ideal place for a winter BBQ, or a hike to stay active. Enquiries: (02) 4904 3344, email@example.com.