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Be entertained this year with these festivals
Below is a list of both free and ticketed festivals to be enjoyed.

There is something for everyone and the whole family...

1. Surfest
When: 12- 22 February 2015
Where: Merewether Beach, Newcastle
Cost: Free
Details: This festival is the largest surfing festival in Australia! The event is all about hosting a number of the world's very best professional men and women surfers. There is plenty to see and do and the event will keep everyone entertained. See website for all information.

2. Shimmy Shenanigans Dance Party Bellydance Festival
When: 20 February 2015: 7:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Birdys Tighes Hill, 169 Maitland Rd, Newcastle
Cost: General admission: $25pp
Details: This is a 18 only event. Join in on all the fun with a night filled with Bellydance! Do not forget to bring your hipscarf and your shimmy dress and compete in the Best or Worse Bellydance Costume. There will be prizes to be won throughout the event. All tickets include Hors d'oeuvres, competitions & prizes. Drinks can be purchased at the event. Click here for website.

3. Flickerfest 2015
When: 21 February 2015: 7pm-9pm
Where: Tower Cinemas, 183-185 King St, Newcastle
Cost: General admission: $15pp & Concession: $10pp
Details: This festival brings a 'Short Film' program to the Hunter Region. Celebrating 24 years of short film excellence, it is certainly an event to attend. There will be a screening, entertaining, inspiring and award winning ' Best Of Australian Shorts' programme to be enjoyed. Click here for the website.

4. The Performers Bazaar Newcastle Bellydance Festival
When: 22 February 2015: 10:30am-4:30pm
Where: Wallsend Diggers, 5 Tyrell St, Newcastle
Cost: Adult: $10pp, Children (5-12): $5pp under 5 free
Details: This fun day includes dancing, shopping, performances and entertainment with an exciting abundance of glorious treasures at the Bazaar to pick up; this is one event not to be missed! This is a family friendly event.

5. Ocean Film Festival Australia
When: 19 March 2015: 8pm-11pm
Where: Tower Cinemas, 183-185 King St, Newcastle
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Child: $22pp & Group: $25.50pp
Details: Be prepared to be mesmerized as you are taken to a journey of more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface! See website for all information including ticket purchase.

6. Newcastle Writers Festival
When: 4- 6 April 2015
Where: Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle
Cost: see website
Details: Lovers of literature you are going to love this festival! Be inspired by the diverse mix of writers attending the Newcastle Writers Festival. There is also a kids program to keep the little ones entertained. Click here for website.

7. Travelling Film Festival
When: 20-22 June 2015
Where: Tower Cinemas, 183-185 King St, Newcastle
Cost: See website
Details: There will be screenings including free drinks after the screening. The festival showcases Australian and international features, documentaries and short films screening, theatrical screening and plenty more... Click here for website.

8. Newcastle Food & Wine Expo
When: 28-30 August 2015: 28th: 12pm-8pm, 29th: 10am-6pm &30th :10am-5pm
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Showground, Brown Rd, Newcastle
Cost: Adults: $25pp for day pass & $55pp for 3 day pass see website for all ticket details.
Details: This 3 day festival is celebrating gourmet food, wine and celebrity chefs! There will be more than 150 local and national exhibitors in the food & wine industry, celebrity cooking demos, interactive cooking shows, Celebrity Dining Room, tastings and plenty more scrumptious events... See website for all information including ticket purchase.

9. Newcastle Health Harmony Soul Expo
When: 28-30 August 2015: 10am- 6pm & 10am-5pm (30th August)
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Showground, Brown Rd, Newcastle
Cost: General admission: $18pp
Details: With over 100 exhibitors and leaders including the popular Psychic Reader's Room, free entertainment, workshops, activities, yoga/mediation classes, performances, products & services, free seminars and plenty more. Click here for website.

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Why? Fill up your year with festivals to be enjoyed
When: 12 February 2015- 30 August 2015
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & Ticketed Events
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