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Published January 29th 2020
Check out this list for free & ticketed events
There will be something for everyone to enjoy this February with the list below of free & ticketed events across Wollongong and surrounds.
1. Tess Dawson Exhibition – All The Things That Happened When: Saturday, 1-29 February 2020
Where: Thirroul Gallery, 228 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul Cost: Free Details: This exhibition event is an inquisitive nod to the way narratives compose themselves in the world around us. Through object, colour, character, perspective etc. Each piece links to at least one other, without giving anything away. Click here for the website.
2. Wollongong Museum Trail When: Sunday, 2-29 February 2020 Where: Various locations across Wollongong Cost: See website.
Details: This event will showcase the diverse range of museums that highlight all aspects of Wollongong's history. Museums include Illawarra Museum Wollongong, Shellharbour City Museum, Black Diamond Heritage Centre Bulli, Illawarra Light Railway Museum, Balgownie Heritage School Museum, HARS Historic Aircraft Museum, The Australian Motorlife Museum and Inside Industry. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Wollongong Museum Trail Facebook
4. Art & Craft on the Grass
When: Saturday, 8 February 2020: 10am-2pm
Where: Red Point Artists Association,100 Wentworth St, Port Kembla
Details: This event will showcase Red Point Artists artist's handmade art & craft. There will be stalls selling ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures, woodwork, jewellery, photography, felt crafts, candles, greeting cards, knitting, sewing, and more. There will also be live music from local talented musicians as well as Red Point Gallery current exhibitions. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Red Point Artists Association Inc Facebook
5. Foragers Market Bulli
When: Sunday, 9 February 2020: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Grevillea Park Rd, Bulli
Details: These markets will showcase an amazing mix of curated stalls including artisan wares, fashion, accessories, jewellery, local fresh produce, and more. There will also be a family area, chill-out zone, live music, and entertainment. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Foragers Market Facebook
6. Beer, Food and Wine Festival
When: Sunday, 9 February 2020: 11am-5pm
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel & Waves, 170 Pioneer Rd, Fairy Meadow
Details: This festival will showcase all things beer, food, and wine with entertainment, tasting & sampling, pop-ups, stalls, creative food producers, innovative winemakers, best craft beer and distillers, kids activities, live music, door prizes, guest speakers, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Towradgi Beach Hotel & Waves Facebook
7. Black Cockatoo
When: Wednesday, 12-15 February 2020
Where: 32 Burelli Street, North Wollongong
Cost: See website.
Details: This performing arts production is based on a story of strength, resistance, hope, and possibility, inspired by the incredible true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh. More than 150 years ago, 13 Aboriginal men picked up their cricket bats and embarked on a treacherous voyage to England and into the unknown. Risking illness and persecution, Australia's first international cricket team, including Unaarrimin (aka Johnny Mullagh), amazed the English crowds with their astonishing talent, personality and grit. They should have returned as heroes; instead, they came back to find the home they once knew no longer existed. Click here for the website.
8. Caravan Camping Lifestyle Expo Illawarra
When: Friday, 14-16 February 2020: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Kembla Grange Racecourse, Princes Highway, Kembla Grange
Details: This expo will feature all things caravan and camping with showcases of the latest caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers, tents, caravan and camping equipment, touring accessories, and more, displays, holiday parks information, pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Caravan & Camping NSW Facebook
9. Tribal Clash Australia
When: Saturday, 15 & 16 February 2020: 8:30am-6:30pm
Where: Cliff Rd, North Wollongong
Cost: See details
Details: This unique team fitness competition event is for amateur athletes and will feature a combination of lifting, shifting, climbing, running, swimming, and more. Click here for the website.
10. Illawarra Lapidary Club Rock and Mineral Fair (Rock Swap)
When: Sunday, 23 February 2020: 8am-2pm
Where: Stuart Park, North Wollongong
Details: This fFair will include stalls and displays featuring jewellery, gemstones, minerals, cabochons, opals, findings, beads, fossils, and more. Click here for the website.
11. Raw Comedy
When: Friday, 28 February 2020
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Kembla & Crown Streets, North Wollongong
Cost: See website
Details: This event is Australia's largest comedy competition and it will showcase rising comedy talent who will be taking the stage to battle it out, including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Anne Edmonds, and more. Click here for the website.
12. Farmer & Owl Festival
When: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Where: MacCabe Park, Wollongong
Cost: See website.
Details: This festival will showcase a lineup of non-stop entertainment, music performances which include acts from Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES, Hot Chip, Uncle Acid and the deadbeats, Fat White Family, Body Type, Drab Majesty, Miss June, Weyes Blood, and much more. Click here for the website.