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 4 - January 26, 2017
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR AT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS 4th November – 26th January 2017Closed 25th December Every year Hunter Valley Gardens bring thousands of families together to celebrate the magic of Christmas and ...

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Cessnock Christmas Races

12:00pm - 5:00pm
December 13, 2016

Enjoy a great day of country racing at Wine Country Race Club with FREE ENTRY! Hold your Christmas Party at the Races - bring a picnic and enjoy lunch on the lawn!   Or, whynot take advantage of our onsite catering and ...

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Mega Creatures

January 2 - January 26, 2017
MEGA BUGS AND DINOSAURS ROAR INTO HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Venture a little deeper into Hunter Valley Gardens these school holidays and you will stumble across a spectacular display of giants that wil...

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Hi-5 Live Summer Holiday Show

1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 14, 2017

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is proud to announce that in a special performance; Hi-5 will take to the stage on Saturday 14th January in the stunning Hunter Valley. Coming to you live from the on-site Hunter Valley Conf...

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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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Cessnock Family Fun Race Day

12:00pm - 5:00pm
January 29, 2017

Enjoy a great day of country racing at Wine Country Race Club with our Family Fun Day! Bring the kids along for some FREE School Holiday Fun, with free kids activities including Fairy Floss, Jumping Castle, Zorb Balls an...

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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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A Day On the Green - Blondie and Cyndi Lauper

8:00pm - 10:00pm
April 1, 2017

They’re two of music’s most iconic artists, the wondrous BLONDIE and the bewitching CYNDI LAUPER. In a world first, these two amazing artists are teaming up to co-headline an absolute cracker of an Australian tou...

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A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

April 7 - April 9, 2017
A Little Bit of Italy in Broke - Hunter Valley(Friday 7), Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April, 2017 Save the date, organise your family & friends, book your accommodation & transport for an Italian inspired weekend o...

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Cessnock STOMP Festival

10:00am - 4:00pm
April 23, 2017

Mark it in your calendar - Sunday 23rd April 2017 will see the Streets of Cessnock come alive again with over 10,000 people enjoying some great food, wine and fun! Further details to be provided closer to event date.

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Lovedale Long Lunch

May 20 - May 21, 2017
The Lovedale Long Lunch is a progressive style lunch where food and wine lovers are invited to discover the wonders of Lovedale. Each May, a decadent line up of the Hunter Valley’s leading chefs team up with seven of L...

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