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AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND 2020: What’s on in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter?

Looking for something to do over the Australia Day Long Weekend? Well, we’ve got you covered.

From markets and community events, to live music and family-friendly activities.

Check out our guide below to find something to fill your long weekend in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter.

SATURDAY 25 JANUARY


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Feast Fest – $5 tasting plates – Stockton
Feast Fest - $5 tasting plates - Stockton Sunday, 16 June until Saturday, 14 March
4:00 PM

VX One National titles 2020
VX One National titles 2020 Friday, 24 January until Monday, 27 January
9:00 AM

2020 Youth Trans-Tasman Test Series
2020 Youth Trans-Tasman Test Series Friday, 24 January until Sunday, 26 January
5:00 PM

Boney Rivers & Chad Shuttleworth Duo // Friday Nights at Pippi’s
Boney Rivers & Chad Shuttleworth Duo // Friday Nights at Pippi's Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
5:00 PM

Microwave Jonny, Jimmi Carr Band (album launch!) & The Gudangs
Microwave Jonny, Jimmi Carr Band (album launch!) & The Gudangs Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
7:30 PM

Jellybean Jam at Mingara Recreation Club!
Jellybean Jam at Mingara Recreation Club! Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
8:00 PM

Amigos will be rocking The Wickham Park Hotel Friday
Amigos will be rocking The Wickham Park Hotel Friday Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
9:00 PM

Cruzers at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers
Cruzers at Wests Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
9:00 PM

Matt Mclaren – Live This Friday Night
Matt Mclaren - Live This Friday Night Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
9:00 PM

The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm!
The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm! Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
9:00 PM

The Oils tribute
The Oils tribute Friday, 24 January until Saturday, 25 January
9:00 PM

Australia Day Market
Australia Day Market Saturday, 25 January
8:00 AM

Swansea Historical Society Market
Swansea Historical Society Market Saturday, 25 January
8:00 AM

Swansea Quinn Park Market
Swansea Quinn Park Market Saturday, 25 January
8:00 AM

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Saturday, 25 January
9:00 AM

The Big Bounce Australia | Sydney NSW
The Big Bounce Australia | Sydney NSW Saturday, 25 January
9:00 AM

Australia Day Weekend
Australia Day Weekend Saturday, 25 January until Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Celebrate Chinese New Year Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Free Art January 2020
Free Art January 2020 Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Inflatables on the Green is back
Inflatables on the Green is back Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

January School Holiday Art & Craft Workshops
January School Holiday Art & Craft Workshops Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Meet the Makers – Celebrating Australia
Meet the Makers - Celebrating Australia Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Summer Sensory Garden
Summer Sensory Garden Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Waterworld Central Doyalson
Waterworld Central Doyalson Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Waterworld Central Newcastle
Waterworld Central Newcastle Saturday, 25 January
10:00 AM

Australia Day weekend at The Prince
Australia Day weekend at The Prince Saturday, 25 January
11:00 AM

Back to School & Australia Day activities
Back to School & Australia Day activities Saturday, 25 January
11:00 AM

Hottest 100 Countdown at The Regal
Hottest 100 Countdown at The Regal Saturday, 25 January
11:00 AM

Jim Velich Memorial Race Day
Jim Velich Memorial Race Day Saturday, 25 January
11:30 AM

Hottest 100 Courtyard Party!
Hottest 100 Courtyard Party! Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

Hottest 100 Party at The Cambridge ⁞ Sat 25th Jan
Hottest 100 Party at The Cambridge ⁞ Sat 25th Jan Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

The Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival
The Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

Triple J 2019 Hottest 100!
Triple J 2019 Hottest 100! Saturday, 25 January
12:00 PM

Family Fun by the Green
Family Fun by the Green Saturday, 25 January
1:00 PM

January School Holiday Art & Craft Workshops
January School Holiday Art & Craft Workshops Saturday, 25 January
2:00 PM

SUNDAY 26 JANUARY


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Feast Fest – $5 tasting plates – Stockton
Feast Fest - $5 tasting plates - Stockton Sunday, 16 June until Saturday, 14 March
4:00 PM

VX One National titles 2020
VX One National titles 2020 Friday, 24 January until Monday, 27 January
9:00 AM

2020 Youth Trans-Tasman Test Series
2020 Youth Trans-Tasman Test Series Friday, 24 January until Sunday, 26 January
5:00 PM

Australia Day Weekend
Australia Day Weekend Saturday, 25 January until Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Hottest 100 Courtyard Party!
Hottest 100 Courtyard Party! Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

Hottest 100 Party at The Cambridge ⁞ Sat 25th Jan
Hottest 100 Party at The Cambridge ⁞ Sat 25th Jan Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

The Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival
The Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
12:00 PM

Triple J Hottest 100 Courtyard Party
Triple J Hottest 100 Courtyard Party Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
2:00 PM

Redline // Saturday Live Music at Pippi’s
Redline // Saturday Live Music at Pippi's Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
5:00 PM

Gwyn Ashton in Newcastle (Australia)
Gwyn Ashton in Newcastle (Australia) Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
8:00 PM

Solid Gold Party Night
Solid Gold Party Night Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
8:00 PM

Anthems • Only the best tracks from 2000 to 2012
Anthems • Only the best tracks from 2000 to 2012 Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Feels XL. – Australia Day ’20
Feels XL. - Australia Day '20 Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

KISStory rocks Central Charlestown
KISStory rocks Central Charlestown Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Loaded Acoustics at The Swansea Hotel
Loaded Acoustics at The Swansea Hotel Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Misbehave LIVE!
Misbehave LIVE! Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Original Sin – INXS Show live at Jewells
Original Sin - INXS Show live at Jewells Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Pocket Aces at Peden’s Hotel
Pocket Aces at Peden's Hotel Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Project X – Live and Loud
Project X - Live and Loud Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Saturdays at The AH – Indoor Outdoor Party Place
Saturdays at The AH - Indoor Outdoor Party Place Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Shivoo Belmore
Shivoo Belmore Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Sound of Sunday
Sound of Sunday Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm!
The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm! Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
9:00 PM

Gen X
Gen X Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
10:00 PM

Sound Check // Saturday at Finnegan’s
Sound Check // Saturday at Finnegan's Saturday, 25 January until Sunday, 26 January
10:00 PM

Australia day @the station
Australia day @the station Sunday, 26 January
12:00 AM

Islington Market DAY
Islington Market DAY Sunday, 26 January
6:00 AM

24th Australia Day Newcastle Harbour Swim
24th Australia Day Newcastle Harbour Swim Sunday, 26 January
8:30 AM

Australia Day 2020 – Nelson Bay
Australia Day 2020 - Nelson Bay Sunday, 26 January
9:00 AM

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Sunday, 26 January
9:00 AM

Karen O’Shea // Australia Day at Pippi’s
Karen O'Shea // Australia Day at Pippi's Sunday, 26 January
9:00 AM

Old Cow markets
Old Cow markets Sunday, 26 January
9:00 AM

The Big Bounce Australia | Sydney NSW
The Big Bounce Australia | Sydney NSW Sunday, 26 January
9:00 AM

Australia Day – Free BBQ
Australia Day - Free BBQ Sunday, 26 January
10:00 AM

Australia Day – Toronto Workers Club
Australia Day - Toronto Workers Club Sunday, 26 January
10:00 AM

Australia Day 2020
Australia Day 2020 Sunday, 26 January
10:00 AM

MONDAY 27 JANUARY


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Feast Fest – $5 tasting plates – Stockton
Feast Fest - $5 tasting plates - Stockton Sunday, 16 June until Saturday, 14 March
4:00 PM

VX One National titles 2020
VX One National titles 2020 Friday, 24 January until Monday, 27 January
9:00 AM

Australia Day Weekend
Australia Day Weekend Saturday, 25 January until Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Australia Day Fire Fundraiser Courtyard Party | Bump x The Newy
Australia Day Fire Fundraiser Courtyard Party | Bump x The Newy Sunday, 26 January until Monday, 27 January
2:00 PM

Australia Day in the Bay
Australia Day in the Bay Sunday, 26 January until Monday, 27 January
2:00 PM

Wharflife
Wharflife Sunday, 26 January until Monday, 27 January
5:00 PM

Laneway Party feat. Odd Mob • January Long Weekend
Laneway Party feat. Odd Mob • January Long Weekend Sunday, 26 January until Monday, 27 January
6:00 PM

The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm!
The DJ List- Every Friday/Saturday from 9pm! Sunday, 26 January until Monday, 27 January
9:00 PM

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Monday, 27 January
9:00 AM

Free Art January 2020
Free Art January 2020 Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Summer Sensory Garden
Summer Sensory Garden Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Waterworld Central Doyalson
Waterworld Central Doyalson Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Waterworld Central Newcastle
Waterworld Central Newcastle Monday, 27 January
10:00 AM

Mick Jones live at Honeysuckle Hotel
Mick Jones live at Honeysuckle Hotel Monday, 27 January
2:00 PM

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