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The Fun Starts Here

09 Mar 2023 - 12 Mar 2023
Newcastle CBD + Hamilton

The fun starts here, as Newcastle hosts the season-opening race of the Supercars Championship!  

This is your destination for all things happening off the racetrack, so regardless of whether you're a fan of the black and white checkered flag or a red velvet curtain, we've got you covered with things to see and do. 

The city will be activated with a range of events so both race spectators and locals can make the most of buzz that's in the air over this super March weekend.  

Free Community Events on Newcastle 500 Weekend

Head to Gregson Park to meet all 25 Newcastle 500 Supercar champions and get their autograph. Food trucks, kids' entertainment and the filming of a live FOX sports broadcast all on site.  

Newcastle Museum Forecourt is the place to be as car enthusiasts unite at this stunning display of pristine vehicles from all eras.  

Newcastle, the fun starts here! Experience the buzz of the Newcastle 500 from Civic Park with this free family-friendly weekend featuring an epic 27m long slide, free face painting and tasty snack stalls.  
 
On Saturday, experience all things art and dance with hands-on creativity and messy play for toddlers.  
 
On Sunday, local bands will battle it out on stage while community members are encouraged to get involved in the drumming workshops and a silent disco.  

SEEK OFFBEAT When You're Off Track

You can always SEEK OFFBEAT when you're off track during Newcastle 500.  

  • Uncover the outdoor street art and murals decorating our City of Newcastle  
  • Experience gourmet fine dining to casual cafes and locally produced artisanal delights 
  • Dive into the refreshing waters at the Merewether Ocean Baths and hit the Bathers Way coastal walk
  • Take your pick of beer gardens to experience the best in live music. 

    Find out more at https://www.visitnewcastle.com.au/insider-guides/off-beat-off-the-grid

    Newcastle's Visitor Information Centre will be your one-stop-shop for all the insight on what to see, do and explore in Newcastle, plus the best spot to pick up some Supercars souvenirs.  

What (else) Is On?

If racing's not your thing, or you need to balance your days filled with sports with nights full of arts and entertainment, there are plenty of events happening across the city during the Newcastle 500 Weekend. Here are just a few.

Newcastle Fringe Festival
Various Venues

March 9-19

Brawl At City Hall III

City Hall
Friday 10 March

Friday Night Comedy
Newcastle Comedy Club
Friday 10 March

Surfest
Various Venues
11 February - 26 March