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January Events To Add to the Calendar

  • 05 January 2023

There’s no denying 2022 offered up a dizzying array of events, activities and happenings right across the city.

Well, your 2023 event calendar promises to be just as full with another great year of markets, theatre, art, live music, comedy and more just waiting to be experienced.

Below are five events happening in Newcastle this month that we think are worth adding to the calendar. 

But wait! There is so much more happening this January. Just head here to keep up-to-date on everything happening around you!

Have a great 2023!

Friday Night Feast
The Station Newcastle
From Friday 13 January

The ever popular Friday Night Feast returns to the Station for another year of tantalising Novocastrian taste buds.

This free family (and dog!) friendly food market offers a wide array of seriously good street eats to suit all tastes as well as live music, market stalls and kids’ entertainment.

It’s a great way to welcome the weekend.

Mayfield Arts Trail
Saturday 14 January

This immersive experience will allow you to follow the trail and admire some incredible existing artworks, watch artists in their element painting new murals live and participate in a new community mural, stop and listen to local musicians, browse market stalls, explore our fabulous suburb and celebrate local artists and how they’re bringing new life to the ins and outs of Mayfield. 

Andy’s Amazing Adventure
Civic Theatre
Tuesday 24 January

Andy Day is fascinated by all creatures - big and small, existing or extinct. And now, visiting the Civic Theatre these school holidays, he’s on a mission to thrill and entertain in this live adventure. He'll have some help too - from familiar faces, new friends and hopefully you!

Written and directed by Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker) this show is full of laughter, music, interactive games and lots of surprises.

Nobbys Beach Festival and Markets
Nobbys Beach
Thursday 26 January

A great day out for the whole family, the Nobbys Beach Festival will feature a celebration of Indigenous culture with a smoking ceremony, Indigenous dancers, live music, performances and much more.

Footy fans are also in for a treat thanks to the Beach 5s Rugby Australia All Stars Game which is part of the Newcastle Beach 5s Rugby Festival which runs from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 January.

A Midsummer Nights Dream
Pacific Park
Sataurday 28 & Sunday 29 January

Whale Chorus theatre company is launching its inaugural season of Shakespeare Under the Stars this summer presenting the Bard’s iconic A Midsummer Night’s Dream amongst the iconic fig trees of Pacific Park. 

Performed by 10 local actors, and one local dog, this play is a celebration of the magic and madness of love and how the natural world can transform us and alter our ways of seeing.


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