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Events in Armidale

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale.

Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Big Chill Festival, The Bach Festival, The New England Garden Festival, Armidale International Film Festival and Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival. Other great annual events include New England Sings, The Armidale Cup, Guyra Trout Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, Vintage Truck, Machinery and Heavy Horse Show and the NEGS Equestrian events. The calendar is full with premier sport events including the TAS Rugby Carnivals, Tour de Rocks and the 12hr Mountain Bike Enduro.

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Event Series Mamma Mia @ Lazenby

Mamma Mia @ Lazenby

Lazenby Hall University of New England, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Come along for a night (or afternoon) of joyous entertainment and community spirit. Whether you're a lifelong ABBA fan or new to the story of "Mamma Mia!," this production promises an unforgettable experience with the vibrant energy of UNE's own student performers. Music and Lyrics by: Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; some songs with Stig Anderson; Book by: Catherine Johnson; Originally conceived by: Judy Craymer.

$15 – $65

“The Koalas” @ Belgrave Twin Cinema

Belgrave Twin Cinema 145 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

This engaging feature documentary sheds light on a disturbing truth; the very entities entrusted with safeguarding our cultural treasures are contributing to the demise of these emblematic creates. The Koalas embraces a spirit of hope with insights from those on the frontline of wildlife rescue and ecology. It challenges viewers to become aware of wildlife, support wildlife carers and preserve native habitat in their local areas. The special screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with John Lemon (JML […]

$20.50

Tinderella @ The Playhouse

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Tinderella & the eight unique uses of Tinder is a one human, comedy, cabaret, created and performed by Alyce Fisher. It explores real-life tales of her very own Tinder escapades, investigates contemporary app dating culture, and aims to empower people to take control of their own app dating experience. Strongly influenced by Disney characters, it features a bespoke mockumentary film, an informative Ted Talk (or as we call it TIT Talk), audience interaction/participation, a magic wand, two life size condom costumes […]

$30.50

Rick Cuthel @ the Bowlo

Armidale City Bowling Club 92-96 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Come along for a great night of good company and foot tapping music.

Free
Event Series Armidale Brick Show

Armidale Brick Show

Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club 137 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Sessions: 10.30am-12.30pm; 12.30-2.30pm; 2.30-4.30pm (Saturday), 10.30am-12.30pm; 12.30-2.30pm (Sunday). For the first time ever, Playwell Events are excited to be heading to Armidale. This amazing LEGO exhibition features over 35 tables of custom-built LEGO models, with a wide-ranging variety of themes, there will be something for everyone. Kids can get creative and build their own models at the ever-popular play tables. There will an opportunity to purchase LEGO sets and parts on the day from vendors.

$10.50 – $58
Event Series Chilli Jam @ Alternate Root

Chilli Jam @ Alternate Root

The Alternate Root 48 Bridge Street, URALLA, NSW, Australia

Chilli Jam is a local Armidale Band bringing you a variety of songs from Blues, Rock, World Latin, Jazz and originals with a unique twist. Chilli Jam - Massiel, Gary Daly and Mick Houlahan share a unique connection, provide a great mix of sounds and vocals, and a fun vibe that caters for chilling and upbeat fun.

Free

Musical Bingo @ Hillgrove

Hillgrove Rural Community Hall 76 Brackin Street, HILLGROVE, NSW, Australia

$10 BBQ dinner, raffles and prizes, Finish the lyrics for extra points, free to play, a huge range of decades.

Free

Isla Biffin: Masterpieces for Solo Harp

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Isla Biffin was born in 2001 in Armidale, Australia. She first started harp in 2007 with Sayo Lipman in Brisbane and later with Sebastian Lipman and Jane Rosenson. She has played with the Opera Australia Orchestra and as principal harpist with the Australian Youth Orchestra on multiple occasions. She has been a soloist with many orchestras, she played works such as the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, the Handel Harp Concerto and Debussy Danses sacrée et profane with the Armidale […]

$5 – $40

Isla Biffin: Masterpieces for Solo Harp

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Isla Biffin was born in 2001 in Armidale, Australia. She first started harp in 2007 with Sayo Lipman in Brisbane and later with Sebastian Lipman and Jane Rosenson. She has played with the Opera Australia Orchestra and as principal harpist with the Australian Youth Orchestra on multiple occasions. She has been a soloist with many orchestras, she played works such as the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, the Handel Harp Concerto and Debussy Danses sacrée et profane with the Armidale […]

$5 – $40

Armidale Birdwatchers

Gwydir Park Road TSR Gwydir Park Road, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Regent Honeyeater survey week. 8.00am departure from Visitor Information Centre, 82 Marsh Street. Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes, bring a picnic chair as many bush spots do not have facilities. The scheduled visit may be changed or cancelled if conditions on the day are likely to affect the excursion.

Free

Ben Lee @ Big Welder’s Dog

Welder's Dog Brew Bar and Entertainment Centre 101 Beardy Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

The "Heavy Metal" Tour On the eve of announcing his new solo album (This One’s For the Old Headz to be released on his very own Weirder Together Records later this year) Ben Lee returns for a night of romantic anthems, clever wordplay and indie pop classics. A multi-ARIA winning Australian “national treasure” who Rolling Stone recently declared is “just getting started”, a Ben Lee gig always guarantees an evening of pure fun.

$41.50 – $45

ArtsNational Lecture: “What Have the Huguenots…”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

What Have the Huguenots Ever Done for Us?  Mass Migration and the Arts in Britain - Vivienne Lawes (UK) The mass migration of the French Protestant Huguenots in the 16th and 17th centuries impacted the arts, the military and finance sectors of the countries to which they fled after suffering Catholic persecution in their homeland. It is estimated that upwards of 50,000 Huguenots settled in the British Isles alone and this lecture looks at how the artistic works of the Huguenots changed […]

$25
Event Series Backgammon in the Mall

Backgammon in the Mall

Boobooks Books and Coffee Shop 176 Beardy Street Mall, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Come and enjoy a relaxed morning of Backgammon and coffee. For all ages and stages. Lapsed players and complete beginners welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one from the bookshop. Feel free to approach any players you see and ask to join. For more information, visit armidale-backgammon-fanciers.mailchimpsites.com.

Free

Super Family Fun Day

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

A range of affordable family rides, fun carnival games and delicious food trucks, $2 rides, games and markets. Thrills, games and laughter await around every corner.

Free

Scout Group Trivia Night

Railway Hotel 222 Rusden Street, Armidale

A Fun-Filled Family Trivia Night! Gather your family and friends, and join the 2nd Armidale Scouts, for an evening of laughter, competition and community spirit. Challenging Trivia: Test your knowledge across a variety of fun and engaging categories. Lucky Door Prizes: Everyone has a chance to win fantastic prizes just for attending! Key Raffle: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win big with our exciting key raffle. Support the Venue: Please show your support for the Railway Hotel by […]

$5.28 – $44

Reimagined @ The Playhouse

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Reimagined is a quintet from Bellingen (Gumbaynggirr country), presenting original “re-imaginings” of well-loved songs by The Beatles in an exciting format featuring improvising musicians. The idea to rework selections from the The Beatles’ extensive discography was inspired by a desire to place the masterful lyricism and songwriting of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison in a totally new context. By incorporating explorations of complex rhythms, elements of jazz harmony, and plenty of space for improvisation, Reimagined invites audiences to appreciate the beauty […]

$30.50
Event Series Armidale Farmers’ Market

Armidale Farmers’ Market

Curtis Park 75 Faulkner Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

A monthly open-air market that offers fresh seasonal produce, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, coffee and other food products from growers and producers around the New England and Coffs Coast regions. Celebrate our community and the unique offerings of this wonderful region! BYO bags and re-useables.