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Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Disclaimer: The details of each event are subject to change and may be weather reliant. Please contact individual event holders prior to attendance to confirm details. Some events require pre-booking.

FREE Wine & Cheese Event for women seeking to launch or grow their business! Empowering Women's Programs.

Thursday, 24th October

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ages: For women of all ages looking to launch or grow their business.
Cost: FREE
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Zig Zag Hub are excited to launch their Empowering Women’s Program! Come along and learn how our Start-Up, Growth and Mentoring programs can help you to develop your business or accelerate your current business!
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FREE Illawarra Foster Carer Information Evening - Woonona/Bulli

Thursday 24 October, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE
Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
If you have ever thought about becoming a foster carer or have wondered what it may be like to become one, Caring with Carers is running a FREE information Evening to provide you with an insight about the role of foster carers.
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The Joy of Food with Pete Evans: I3 2019 Spring Speaker Series. Kiama. Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Friday 24 October, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: Tickets from $45
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion, Kiama as part of the Institute of Interesting Ideas (I3) 2019 SPRING SERIES, featuring Pete Evans, The Joy of Food, our Death + Sex series and Matt Preston.
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Children's Halloween Disco - City Diggers Wollongong. Featuring Rock and Roll Wresting stars! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume!

Thursday 31 October, 2019

5.30pm - 9pm

Ages: The disco is most suitable for children aged 5 -12 years old.
Cost: $20 single ticket / $50 for four children. Includes finger food, soft drinks, glow sticks and a treat bag PLUS a FREE child ticket to the up and coming ROCK N ROLL wrestling show!
Venue: City Diggers Wollongong
We're putting on a huge Children's Halloween Disco! Featuring Rock and Roll Wresting stars!
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Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival - families welcome, kids games PLUS kids U12 FREE!

Saturday 2 November - Sunday 3 November, 2019

9am - 2.30pm

Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: $3pp.Children under 12 FREE
Venue: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre Dapto
The Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc. welcome families to the 57th Anniversary Exhibition of their Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival on Saturday 2 November - Sunday 3 November at the Ribbonwood Centre in Dapto!
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The Lord Mayor's Picnic in the Park! For 2020 School Starters & their families!

Sunday 3 November, 2019

10am - 12pm

Ages: For 2020 school starters & their families
Cost: FREE
Venue: MacCabe Park - southern end
Join Billy Backpack and the Transition to School Program along with Wollongong City Council at MacCabe Park on Sunday 3rd November between 10am - 12pm. FREE entertainment and giveaways for 2020 School Starters!
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Large Toy/Resource SALE - Illawarra Toy Libray

10am  to 3pm   Tue 15 October 19 to  Mon 4 November 19

Venue: Illawarra Toy Library
Address: Suite 11A, 102 Princes Highway (upstairs) Unanderra NSW 2526
Ages: Babies - Preschool
Cost: SALE

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Year 5 Try TIGS

8.30am  to     to  Tue 15 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: Students currently in Year 5 and commencing high school in 2021
Cost: FREE

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Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers (Shellharbour)

6pm  to 8pm    to  Wed 16 October 19

Venue: Kiama City Council
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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Budding Bookworms - Wollongong Botanic Garden

Every Friday (weather permitting)

10am  to 11am    to  Fri 18 October 19

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: FREE

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DP Battle Royale: Surf Competition

Refer website for times.

 to    Fri 18 October 19 to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: Thirroul Beach
Address: The Esplanade Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

9am  to Till late   Fri 18 October 19 to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: Kangaroo Valley
Address: 179 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for ticket prices. Kids U12 years FREE

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Star Wars Family Trivia - Corrimal Library

5.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 18 October 19

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: Families
Cost: FREE

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Cloth Nappies Workshop

10am  to 11am    to  Sat 19 October 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: Families
Cost: FREE

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JindyAndy Community Market

Third Saturday of every month

9.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 19 October 19

Venue: Jindyandy Mill
Address: 719 Greenwell Point Road Pyree NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Foragers Market Bulli - October

Second Sunday of every month.

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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NSW DPI Gone Fishing Day - Huskisson

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: Lake Illawarra, Judbooley Parade foreshore (north side of Windang Bridge)
Address: Windang NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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TRUE RETREATS - Mindfulness Women

9.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: City Beach Function Centre
Address: 1 Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Made for all fitness levels.
Cost: $130

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Community Wills Day - Salvation Army, Wollongong

9am  to 6pm    to  Tue 22 October 19

Venue: Salvo's Wollongong Centre
Address: 11 - 13 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $70

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TIGS Prep Tours

10.30am  to     to  Tue 22 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10-12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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NDIS Information Session - Wollongong

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Wed 23 October 19

Venue: Northcott Illawarra
Address: 31 Kenny Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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FREE Information Evening about becoming a Foster Parent

6pm  to 8pm    to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
Address: 455-459 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages:
Cost: FREE Information Evening

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Halloween Trick or Treating at Warrawong Plaza

3.30pm  to 6pm    to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Address: Cnr Cowper and King St Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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Try TIGS Junior School

8.30am  to     to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: Students currently attending primary school
Cost: FREE

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CareWays Children's Week Event

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Dapto Neighourhood Centre
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 0 - 12 years
Cost: FREE!

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Celebration of Spring - with the Illawarra Nature School

4pm  to 6pm    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Sharkies Beach - Coledale
Address:
Ages: All welcome
Cost: Donations welcome but not essential. Money raised will go to our continued fundraising for the Illawarra Nature School.

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Sand And Sea Festival

 to    Fri 25 October 19 to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Jervis Bay
Address: 9 Beach Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages:
Cost:

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SPOOKFEST: Annual Halloween Party Wollongong at Science Space!

5.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Science Space
Address: Squires Way, UOW Innovation Campus Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Children under 2 – free; Children over 2 – $12; Adults – $18

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Wollongong Light the Night

5.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Registration required.

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All Hallows Fest - SoulTribe Events

10am  to 6.30pm    to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: 89 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5

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Exploring Strengths and how to use them - Supporting you and your neurodiverse Family! @ Village Practice

10am  to 12pm    to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Village Practice Woonona
Address: 24 Park Rd Woonona East NSW 2517
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: Refer booking link

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Helensburgh Country Fair

Stalls will be active in the park from 8am, with the opening at 10am.  to     to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Charles Harper Park, Helensburgh
Address: Parkes Rd Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Shoalhaven River Festival

 to     to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Nowra
Address: Scenic Drive Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Sussex Inlet Light the Night

2pm  to 12pm    to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Sussex Inlet Tavern
Address: 191 River Road Sussex Inlet NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Car Show & Family Day @ Jamberoo

From 9.30am  to 2pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Jamberoo Oval
Address: Churchill Street Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation

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Coledale Markets

4th Sunday of the Month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Colour Me for MND

 to     to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Coniston Public School
Address: 123 Auburn Street Coniston NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer event link

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Couples Retreat @Village

11am  to 5pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: THe Village Practice, Woonona East
Address: 24 Park Rd Woonona East NSW 2517
Ages: Couples
Cost: Refer Eventbrite ticket link

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Dogs in the Park Shellharbour

9.30am  to 3.30pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Albion Park Showground
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Festival of Choirs | A Spring Music Celebration

1pm  to 5pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: 1 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: $30.00 at the door

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Jamberoo Car Show and Family Day

From 9.30am  to     to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Jamberoo Oval
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Admission is by gold coin donation, with the money raised going towards Jamberoo Red Cross and Jamberoo Rural Fire Brigade.

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NSW Grandparents Day at Jamberoo Action Park

10am  to 5pm    to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Jamberoo Action Park
Address: 1215 Jamberoo Rd Jamberoo NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Seniors entry to Jamberoo Action Park for just AUD10.

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Kooky Spooky Halloween Party - Early Start Discovery Space

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Thu 31 October 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong ( Early Start Building 21, off Ring Road) Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15 per person (non-members) $12.75 per person (member discount. USE CODE: KOOKY) OR Purchase a $50 FAMILY PASS and save! Includes entry for any 5 people (minimum 1 adult and 1 child) Be quick! Limited quantity available.

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Try TIGS Senior School

8.30am  to     to  Thu 31 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: This event is for students currently in Year 7 – Year 11 who are considering changing high schools.
Cost: FREE

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Illawarra Lapidary Club: Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival

9am - 4pm (Saturday) & 9am - 3pm (Sunday)

 to    Sat 2 November 19 to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Heininger Hall - (part of the) Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Address: 109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $3. Children under 12 years FREE

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The Fathering Project Big Camp Out

 to    Sat 2 November 19 to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: WIN Stadium
Address: Corner Crown and Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: For Dads and Kids (aged 5 - 18 years)
Cost: From $20

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Girl Revolution: Transition to puberty workshop for girls

11am  to 5pm    to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Village Practice
Address: 24 Park Road Woonona East NSW 2517
Ages: Teenage girls
Cost: $130 for the full day workshop including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

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MS Wellness Run

10km Start time – 7.45am, 5km Start time – 8.00am

 to     to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Start at Lang Park, Wollongong
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer event link

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triHusky Huskisson Triathlon Festival (Little Husky)

 to     to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Huskisson
Address: Hawke Street Huskisson NSW
Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer website

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Australian Supercross Championship

5pm  to     to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Croner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: Refer website

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Getstoned Crystal & Gem Show

9am  to 4pm    to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: The Showground Dapto
Address: 89 Princes Hwy, Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: Entry fee: Gold Coin.Under 16’s FREE. No concessions.

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Illawarra Plant & Garden Fair

9am  to 4pm    to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: 89 Princes Hwy Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Viva La Gong

11am  to 8pm    to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: MacCabe Park, Wollongong
Address: 63b Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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An Afternoon on the Green - Community Fete

12pm  to 4pm    to  Sun 10 November 19

Venue: Austinmer Public School
Address: 90 Lawrence Hargrave Austiner NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Library Storytime - Warrawong Plaza

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 14 November 19

Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Address: Cnr King & Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Dapto Camel Races at The Showgrounds

3pm  to 9pm    to  Sat 16 November 19

Venue: Dapto Showgrounds
Address: 89 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer event link

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McHappy Day - Across Wollongong!

 to     to  Sat 16 November 19

Venue: McDonald’s restaurants across Wollongong
Address:
Ages:
Cost:

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The Wiggles Party Time! Big Show!

10am, 1pm & 4pm  to     to  Sat 16 November 19

Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party

10am doors open  to 1pm    to  Thu 21 November 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Illawarra & South Coast children aged under 18 years who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability and their carers
Cost: FREE

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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019

10am  to 4pm   Sat 23 November 19 to  Sun 24 November 19

Venue: HARS Aviation Museum
Address: Illawarra Regional Airport Albion Park Rail NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: $20 Adults - $15 Senior/Concession - $8 Children 5-14yo Children under 5 are FREE - Must be accompanied by an Adult at all times.

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Kiama Auto Expo - Rotary Clubs of Gerringong and Kiama

 to     to  Sun 24 November 19

Venue: Kiama
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 29 November 19

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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Wollongong Makers Market

8.30am  to 4pm    to  Sat 30 November 19

Venue: UOW Innovation Campus North Wollongong
Address: Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Donation

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Fairgrounds Festival

Various times

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sat 7 December 19

Venue: Berry Showgrounds
Address: 35 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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IGA Callala Triathlon Festival

6.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 7 December 19

Venue: Calalla Beach
Address: Quay Rd Calalla Beach NSW
Ages: All ages and abilities!
Cost: Refer website

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Surf and Skate Festival Shellharbour

Various times - check event schedule

 to    Sat 7 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour Skate Park
Address: The Farm- Killalea Reserve Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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ROCK THE BLOCK 2019 - Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong End of Year Concert

11am  to 6pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong
Address: Unit 8 / 83-85 Montague St Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer ticket link

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Callala Carols

4pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sun 22 December 19

Venue:
Address: 44 Emmett Street Callala Bay NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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New Year’s Eve - Wollongong

 to     to  Tue 31 December 19

Venue: Belmore Basin, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Australia Day Fireworks

From 9am  to     to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Australia Day in Wollongong

8am  to 9pm    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill & Lang Park
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Events

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Australia Day Ozzy Doggy Show

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: The Ozzy Doggy Show will be held opposite the northern end of Lang Park, near Wollongong Harbour.
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Pre-registrations are open until 5pm Monday 13 January. Use our online form to sign up.

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Maggie Dent: From the Sandpit to Adulthood

7pm  to 9pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: St Luke's Dapto
Address: Moombara Street Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: Early Bird Ticket - $20 until Nov 30th 2019. Tickets - $35 each

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Wings Over Illawarra 2020

Gates open: 9am. Flying Display begins at 10:30am  to    Sat 2 May 20 to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets start from $20

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