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The ultimate guide to the Easter Long Weekend in Newcastle

Beyond the chocolate, bunnies and hot cross buns there’s a long weekend to take advantage of. Check out some of the great things happening around town and across the region.

JUMP INTO EASTER – YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE SKYDIVE!!

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Want to get the adrenaline pumping this Easter? We have eggs-cellent news!

Skydive The Beach & Beyond Newcastle are offering a long weekend special – $20 off when you jump with a friend!

If you’re feeling lucky… Newcastle Live are giving away a FREE TANDEM SKYDIVE to one lucky winner with huge thanks to Skydive The Beach & Beyond Newcastle! Simply enter your email below to go in the draw – The winner will be announced on Tuesday 7th April. Good luck!

EASTER BLUES & BREWS

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Easter has inspired local craft brewer, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co., to combine three of its favourite things for this year’s Blues & Brews festival – blues, craft beer and chocolate. To celebrate, Murray’s will release its first ever Chocolate Easter Egg Beer to be savoured while listening to free blues concerts from Catfish Soup (Easter Sunday) and The Elvis Show by Norm Bakker (Easter Saturday).

WHAT: Easter Blues & Brews

WHERE: Murray’s Brewery

WHEN: Saturday 4th April & Easter Sunday 5th April

GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT AT HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS

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Come and enjoy the Easter Long weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens!

With lots of activities for the kids to enjoy including Face Painting, Hatching Chicks, Jumping Castle, and the Giant Easter Egg Hunt where every child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt.

An for those who are kids at heart, HVG will also hold the two very special Golden Egg Hunts on Saturday and Sunday. On each day, the lucky winner who finds the giant golden chocolate eggs hidden in the gardens will also receive a Family Annual Pass worth $275!

WHAT: Giant Easter Egg for kids and the Golden Egg Hunt for all

WHERE: Hunter Valley Gardens

WHEN: Saturday 4th April & Easter Sunday 5th April

KICK OFF YOUR GOOD FRIDAY AT HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL

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Honeysuckle Hotel has your Easter Long Weekend sorted!

Open from Good Friday through to Easter Sunday, with all day dining and face painting from 1PM for the kids (and the big kids if they’re game!). You can also get your Easter dancing mojo on over the three big nights of live entertainment:

Good Friday from 6:30PM – The Rattle

Easter Saturday from 8PM – Loko

Easter Sunday from 3PM – Dave Carter, and from 6PM Crocq Trio

AN AFTERNOON OF TEAPOTS & TUNES FOR YOUR EASTER SUNDAY

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Get down to The Cambridge on Easter Sunday afternoon for their first edition of ‘Sunday School’ feat. a huge lineup of DJs incl. Kato, Sleepers, Ned Kelly, Tim Coffey, Loods, Desir & One nil. $20 Teapots and drink specials that you get to choose! FREE ENTRY!

WHAT: Sunday School ft. Sleepers & Kato

WHERE: The Cambridge Hotel

WHEN: Sunday 5th April


Other Great Events for Easter Long Weekend 2015

3/4/15 – D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay – Matt McLaren
3/4/15 – Hombre Records – Nunchukka Superfly / Witch Fight / Zombonimo / Just Ace
4/4/15 – Civic Park – Olive Tree Market
4/4/15 – Hamilton – Hamilton Clock Tower Markets
4/4/15 – Maitland Showground – Maitland Harvest Markets
4/4/15 – Cambridge Hotel – Congregation
4/4/15 – King Street Hotel – Marcus Santoro + Ivan Gough
5/4/15 – Morisset Showground – Morisset Markets and Auctions
5/4/15 – Swansea Public School Grounds – Salt Water Market
5/4/15 – John Street Car Park Warners Bay – Warners Bay Lions Club Markets
5/4/15 – Newcastle Showground – Newcastle Farmers Market
5/4/15 – Hunter Stadium – Newcastle City Farmers Markets
5/4/15 – murrays brewery – CATFISH SOUP
5/4/15 – Lizotte’s Newcastle – Bluesfest Sideshow – Jake Shimabukuro

Weekend Gig Guide

FRIDAY APR 3

BELMONT 16’S – RAVE ON – 8:30 PM
CENTRAL CHARLESTOWN LEAGUES CLUB – GARETH HUDSON – 7:00 PM
CESSNOCK LEAGUES CLUB – DANIEL ARVIDSON – 8:00 PM
CHARLESTOWN BOWLING CLUB – DAVE CARTER – 8:00 PM
D’ALBORA MARINA, NELSON BAY – MATT MCLAREN – 12:00 PM
HOMBRE RECORDS – NUNCHUKKA SUPERFLY / WITCH FIGHT / ZOMBONIMO / JUST ACE – 6:00 PM
HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL – THE RATTLE – 6:30 PM
NELSON BAY DIGGERS (RSL) – SCRATCH – 8:30 PM
PEARL BEACH CAFE – MATT BRUCE – 6:30 PM
WESTS NEW LAMBTON – THE MARBLE BAR – TALK OF THE TOWN – 9:30 PM
WESTS NEW LAMBTON – THE PIANO LOUNGE – WARREN HUNTER – 4:00 PM

SATURDAY APR 4

5 SAWYERS – DJ PATSAN – 9:00 PM
BEACH HOTEL – LITTLE BLACK BOOK – 8.30PM
BELMONT 16’S – THE CRUISERS – 8:30 PM
BELMORE HOTEL – ZAC AND BEN – 9:30 PM
BUCKLEY’S – DAVE CARTER – 1:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL – CONGREGATION – 8:00 PM
CENTRAL CHARLESTOWN LEAGUES CLUB – DANIEL ARVIDSON – 7:00 PM
CESSNOCK LEAGUES CLUB – THE BIG BANG – 8:00 PM
CLUB KOTARA – JANEY’S ALIBI DUO – 8:00 PM
DUKE OF WELLINGTON – THE RATTLE – 8:30 PM
FINGAL BAY HOLIDAY PARK – PETE HIBBERT – 6:00 PM
HEXHAM BOWLING CLUB – THE ANDY SHOW – 7:00 PM
HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL – LOKO – 8:00 PM
HOTEL JESMOND – GABRIEL EMILIA DUO – 8:30 PM
IRON HORSE INN – MATT GAUDRY – 7:30 PM
KING STREET HOTEL – MARCUS SANTORO + IVAN GOUGH –
LUCKY HOTEL – JOSH & JOEY – 6:00PM
NELSON BAY DIGGERS (RSL) – IGUANA – 8:30 PM
PEARL BEACH CAFE – HOLLY WILSON – 6:30 PM
ROYAL CROWN HOTEL – HAYDEN JOHNS – 6:30 PM
ROYAL FEDERAL HOTEL – GARETH HUDSON DUO – 8:30PM
STAG AND HUNTER – BONES JONES & THE SKELETONES (W/ SUPPORT) – 8:30 PM
STAR – DJ PERRY CARTER – 9:00 PM
SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL – GEN-X – 10:00PM
THE GREENS – DR. ZOOM DUO – 8:00PM
WARNERS AT THE BAY – DV8 – 8:30 PM
WESTS NEW LAMBTON – THE MARBLE BAR – GEN-R-8 – 9:30 PM
WESTS NEW LAMBTON – THE PIANO LOUNGE – STUART HAMILTON – 4:00PM
WINDSOR CASTLE HOTEL – THE NICK RASCHKE DUO – 8:00 PM

SUNDAY APR 5

5 SAWYERS – DJ TONE – 5:00 PM
BEACH HOTEL – DLOVE – 6PM
BELMONT 16’S – BLOOM – 3:00PM
COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL – DALEY HOLLIDAY – 3:00 PM
CRITERION HOTEL – TY – 3:00PM
DENMAN HOTEL – TANGLE UP DUO – 4:00 PM
DOYALSON-WYEE RSL – GARETH HUDSON DUO – 7:30PM
DOYALSON-WYEE RSL – JAKE FOLBIGG – 12:00PM
HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL – CROCQ TRIO – 6:00 PM
HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL – DAVE CARTER – 3:00 PM
LIZOTTE’S NEWCASTLE – BLUESFEST SIDESHOW – JAKE SHIMABUKURO –
MARY ELLEN HOTEL – MARK WELLS – 6:00 PM
MURRAYS BREWERY – CATFISH SOUP – NOON
NELSON BAY DIGGERS (RSL) – HOLLY WILSON – 6:30 PM
ROYAL HOTEL SINGLETON – ZAC AND BEN – 1:00 PM
SHOAL BAY HOLIDAY PARK – JAMES OSBORN – 6:00 PM
SYDNEY JUNCTION HOTEL – FISH FRY – 6:00 PM

If you would like your event featured in our  Ultimate guide to the Easter Long Weekend in Newcastle you can email us at rockon@newcastlelive.com.au

Written by Newcastle Live

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