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.

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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Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta

6:00am - 5:00pm
October 23, 2016

Update 21 October 2016: Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta is cancelled for Saturday 22 October due to weather inclement and rescheduled for Sunday 23 October. Click here for up to date details. Balloon Aloft's Hunter Valley...

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Dungog Festival

October 27 - October 30, 2016
Film, Food and Fresh Air, Music, Markets and More...The Dungog Festival has it all! We have a wonderful programme of feature films and documentaries to compliment the short-film competition finalists, which will be scree...

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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 his...

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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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Folk in Broke

11:00am - 10:00pm
November 12, 2016

Described as "Intimate Musical Glory at its Sweetest Roots” Folk In Broke is returning to picturesque McNamara Park Broke on Saturday November 12 2016. After a fantastic first year organisers are keeping it intimate w...

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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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Slideapalooza Hunter Valley

January 26 - January 29, 2017
Slideapalooza - The World's longest inflatable water slide in the Hunter Valley, is the first event of its kind that the world has ever seen from January 26-29, 2017. Thursday 26 JanuarY: Official World Record attempt ...

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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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