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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 Big Chill Festival, The Bach Festival, St Peters Open Gardens, 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. Armidale loves sport. The calendar is littered with premier sport events including The Armidale Spring Games, TAS Rugby Carnivals, Tour de Rocks and the 12hr Mountain Bike Enduro.

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Magic Jake @ the Bowlo

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

Abra-KID-Abra - the ultimate kids' magic show.

$5

ANZAC Service @ Wollomombi

St John's Presbyterian Church 78 Wollomombi Village Road, WOLLOMOMBI, NSW

For more information, phone 02 6778 1336.

Anzac Day – Armidale and Guyra

Memorial Fountain, Central Park Dangar Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

Anzac day is the time for the community to come together and pay tribute to the first ANZACs and to all the brave servicemen and women who have since followed in their footsteps. Programme - Armidale 4.45am               Gunfire refreshments at Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club, 137 Dumaresq Street 5.25am               Remembrance service for past members of Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club 5.50am              Dawn service at Central Park, Armidale 6.30am               Fellowship for veterans and service personnel at Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club 7.00am               Breakfast for […]

ANZAC Day – Hillgrove

Recreation Ground 265 Wood Street, HILLGROVE, NSW

The service will be followed by morning tea at the Hillgrove Museum, Scouler Street, Hillgrove. Discover ANZACs from Hillgrove, Jeogla and Wollomombi at the museum. Tea, coffee, ANZAC biscuits and BBQ egg and bacon sandwiches will be available at Museum immediately following the service.

Hillgrove versus Wollomombi Cricket

Chandler Primary School Waterfall Way, WOLLOMOMBI, NSW

2-up will be at the Wollomombi General Store (110 Wollomombi Village Road) commencing at completion of cricket (approximately 3.00pm). All profits to Chandler Primary School - come and enjoy a fabulous fun day out.

Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog

Welder's Dog cnr Marsh and Rusden Street, Armidale, NSW

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale's grooviest venues. Josh Kreusler Quintet showcases a series of compositions inspired by the local landscape. The band features Joshua Kreusler (guitar), Pat Harris (bass), Dave Van Tongeran (kit), Steve Harris (percussion) and Jhana Allen (violin). Fusing Cuban-infused drumming cycles with jazz and folk sensibilities, this group sits in expansive improvisation. Music washes away the dust of everyday life - Art Blakey

UNE Graduation – Science, Agriculture, Business and Law Awards

Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah" University of New England, ARMIDALE, NSW

UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.

UNE Graduation – Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education Awards

Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah" University of New England, ARMIDALE, NSW

UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.

UNE Graduation – Medicine and Health Awards

Southern Lawn, "Booloominbah" University of New England, ARMIDALE, NSW

UNE is pleased to announce the resumption of Graduation ceremonies. Invitations are currently going out to graduating students who have completed their degree since December 2021. It is especially exciting to also offer additional ceremonies to our alumni who had to sadly miss out on their 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduation ceremonies. In the event of wet weather, the ceremonies will be held in Campbell Hall at Sport UNE due to the damage Lazenby Hall sustained during the October storm.

Armidale Dance Group

Memorial Hall (adjacent McCrossins Mill Museum) 23 Salisbury Street, URALLA, NSW

5.30pm - Dinner at the Top Pub (23-27 Bridge Street). Dancing commences at 7.00pm. A great social night with dances by request. Dances requested so far are Bluebird, Serenade, Blue Wren Cha Cha, Animation Saunter, Shamrock Schottische, La Bomba, Fascination Waltz, Engagement Waltz, Trinity Waltz, Presentation Waltz, Firefly Tango, Emmerdale.

Breath Transformed: Riley Lee and Alana Blackburn

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

Breath Transformed: Grand Master Riley Lee (Shakuhachi) and Alana Blackburn (Recorders) will be performing works arranged for shakuhachi and recorder from the medieval period through to the 21st century, including a selection of works from Riley's new 3CD release of Hildegard music. Come, sit back, relax and clear your mind of any pressures. Allow the sweet, zen-like sounds take you to another moment in time.

$25.50 – $35.50

Opera New England – Marriage of Figaro

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

Come along for the screening of Opera New England's celebrated productions sung in English. Ticket price includes drink from the bar. All proceeds to the Armidale Playhouse.

$20.50

Travels with Mary – Stories from the Suitcases Exhibition

Saumarez Homestead 230 Saumarez Road, ARMIDALE, NSW

TIMES: 10.00am-4.00pm Wednesday, 4 May, Friday, 6 May and Sunday, 8 May only. The Mary White Saumarez Collection is made up of a newly discovered array of stunning art deco travel posters and original documents collected by Mary White throughout her voyages from 1939-1947 which were found inside a set of attaché cases, now on show for the first time. Redeem your NSW Discover voucher when you purchase your ticket on arrival.

$8 – $25

Pub Choir @ Impies

Imperial Hotel 103 Faulkner Street (cnr Beardy Street), ARMIDALE, NSW

For those of you yet to experience the delight of group singing - in harmony - with your mates - at a pub - here's the dealio. No experience needed, no commitment required - just you, some mates, some classic tunes and a cheeky bevie or three. Grab a meal if you are peckish and a bevie, pick up a lyric sheet and we will fill you up on solid gold classics and send you home before bedtime with a […]

“What We Know About Mary” Guided Tour

Saumarez Homestead 230 Saumarez Road, ARMIDALE, NSW

Tickets also available at door. Please note: You are welcome to use the Discover voucher from Service NSW, however, it cannot be processed with an online purchase at this time. Please present your voucher (printed or digitally on a device of your choice) on arrival and your ticket will be discounted. After viewing the Travels with Mary exhibition, join our ‘What we know about Mary’ tour set to delve into Mary White’s interests, works and deeds through various works and […]

$11.39 – $37.39

ADFAS: A Painter in Revolutionary Times: John Singleton Copley and the American Revolution, 1760-1780

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 89 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

This lecture will examine the harrowing story of an outstanding portraitist caught in the deadly divisions of Revolution.  Copley, born in 1783 to poor Irish parents in Boston, became a highly sought after painter of the professional and mercantile elite of this small colonial port.  Increasing friction between Britain and her American colonies after 1763 polarised this elite into warring camps.  Copley found himself caught between old friends and family and by 1774 had to make a choice which would […]

$5 – $25

Musica Viva Concert – Ensemble Liaison

Auditorium (2nd floor), Armidale Teachers' College Cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets, ARMIDALE, NSW

David Griffith will deliver a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’ and praised by Gramophone (UK) for their ‘innate sense of style and finely calibrated emotion’, Ensemble Liaison is one of Australia’s leading ensembles. Originally from Armidale, David Griffiths, the ensemble’s clarinettist, has curated a program not to be missed. Programme: Young - Für Elise Fantasy; Novacek - Trio Marlenita; Solima - Il Bell'antonio; Novacek - Four Rags for Two Jons; Brahms - Trio […]

$21 – $51.75

Jazz, Blues & Alt. Grooves @ the Dog

Welder's Dog cnr Marsh and Rusden Street, Armidale, NSW

Come and enjoy jazz at one of Armidale's grooviest venues. Buddy Knox - Born into an Aboriginal family of country rock performers, Tamworth-based musician, Buddy Knox, is a sensational funky blues artist. From Bridgetown to Bluesfest, Buddy has been carving up the Blues scene around Australia. Armed with his signature 335 Gibson, his devotion to the artform is genuine, playing with an authentic, effortless style of the old masters, though without losing his own unique identity.

The Big Chill Festival 2022

Civic Park Dumresq Street, Armidale, NSW

Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration. The Big Chill Festival is coming - celebrating all that is beautiful and unique to our region; sampling local craft beers, boutique wines as you enjoy a succulent gourmet steak burger made with locally sourced beef. Come and spend the weekend with family and friends from near and far, around glowing fire-pits, enjoying the aromas of slow cooked BBQ and being entertained by a range of national and local artists. If that […]

$25 – $50

Keith Urban & Bryan Adams Tribute Show @ the Bowlo

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

VENUE: Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street. TIME: 7.30 (doors open), 8.00-11.00pm (show). COST: $30pp - available at https://events.humanitix.com/somebody-like-you-bryan-adams-and-keith-urban-tribute/tickets - $1.19 booking fee applies). Somebody Like You Tribute Show, starring Craig Woodward. For more information, phone 02 6772 5666.  

$30