What’s on inArmidale?

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.

Have an event to add to the calendar?

Hillgrove Christmas Party

Hillgrove Rural Community Hall 76 Brackin Street, HILLGROVE, NSW

All welcome! Sausage sizzle and party games. BYO drinks and a plate of goodies to share. Please bring cash for raffles. Parents please provide present for children.

Out of the Maze

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

A MODERN FIRST NATIONS X CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE Out Of The Maze - Warren H. Williams, Julie Croft, and the Western Winds Ensemble Venue and bar open at 6:30PM. Doors at 7:00PM. Show starts at 7:30PM. Imagine the unique voice of internationally acclaimed First Nations recording artist Warren H. Williams, accompanied by the effortlessly brilliant and enigmatic Julie Croft on piano. Then add Croft’s bespoke arrangements for the 9-piece classical Western Winds Ensemble, and you have Out Of The Maze. This […]

$24.50 – $49.50

2023 Fairy Festival

Uralla CBD 104 Bridge Street, URALLA, NSW

Calling all fairies and wizards to join the festivities. Dust off your wings and shake out your cloaks to celebrate this day of magic. Dragon eggs and potions, yoga and belly dancing, yoga for the wee folk, fairy mail, find a fairy treasure hunt, fairy door trail, fairy and wizard craft, Quidelf matches, build a fairy garden, flower crowns and headdresses.

Rachel Greene @ Boobooks

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

Join Rachel, Jhana Allan, and Georgina Kruger for an evening of soulful original music. Aoteorea-born singer songwriter, Rachel Greene, possesses a quiet power and presence. With emotional maturity beyond her years, she taps into themes of resilience, despair and hope, with impossibly sweet vocals, and gorgeous accompaniment on keys and baritone ukulele. Jhana is that rare combination of a musician who has a deep understanding of roots music and yet brings an entirely original perspective with her songwriting, mandolin playing, […]

$10 – $15

Armidale Dance Group

Legacy House 89 Faulkner Street, ARMDALE, NSW

$1 raffle tickets. Please bring plate of goodies to share for supper. Tea and coffee will be provided. Programme Margo Waltz, Eugene Tango, Mayfair Quickstep; 2. Emmerdale Waltz, Gypsy Tap, Idaho Foxtrot; 3. Alpine Stroll, Sally Anne, Shamrock Schottische; 4. Red Rose Saunter, Oxford Waltz, Maxina; 5. Sindy Swing, Lucille Waltz, Tangoette; 6. Queen of Hearts Rumba, Carousel, June Waltz - SUPPER  7. Dynasty Blues, Charmaine Schottische, Festival Glide; 8. Harlequin Swing, Killarney Vale, Merrilyn; 9. Lucille Waltz, domino Blues, […]


Armidale Dance Group

Hall, Masonic Retirement Village 100 Cooke's Road, ARMIDALE, NSW

$1 raffle tickets. Please bring plate of goodies to share for supper and your own cup. Tea and coffee will be provided. Just a reminder that Masonic Hall is an Aged Care Facility, so if feeling unwell, please do not attend. Dance Programme Killarney Vale Waltz, Carousel, Mayfair Quickstep; 2. Bluebird Waltz, Gypsy Tap, Queen of Hearts Rumba; 3. Alpine Stroll, Dynastry Blues, Merrilyn Schottische; 4. Red Rose Saunter, Petite Waltz, Black Knight Tango; 5. Sindy Swing, Trinity Waltz, Sally […]


Armidale Birdwatching Group

Iwata TSR Bundarra Road, ARMIDALE, NSW

Departure at 8.00am from the Visitor Information Centre carpark, 82 Marsh Street. Bring food (morning tea and lunch), water, binoculars, sunscreen and hat, and wear stout shoes. The scheduled visit may be changed or cancelled if conditions on the day are likely to affect the excursion.


High Country Markets

Uralla Showground 8 King Street, URALLA, NSW

A great day out with the family. Visit Uralla and surrounds and support the wonderful producers, artists, crafters, handmakers and more....


Guyra Lawn Bowls Carnival

Guyra Bowling and Recreation Club 192 Bradley Street, GUYRA, NSW

Bar and food available at Club. Ham raffles and Karaoke on Friday. Wednesday, 29 November - Mixed Bowls; Thursday, 30 November and Friday, 1 December - Pairs Bowls; Saturday, 2 December and Sunday, 3 December: Triples Bowls


Pottery Christmas Sale

Armidale Pottery Club behind Monckton Aquatic Centre, ARMIDALE, NSW

Get your Christmas gifts for family and friends. Fabulous handmade, unique pieces from local artists.


Armidale Cup Race Day

Armidale Jockey Club Barney Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

Full bar and catering available. Bookmakers and TAB on course.


Australian Dance Enterprises Recital

Lazenby Hall University of New England, ARMIDALE, NSW

A recital celebrating 100 Years of Disney and Selected Items. Over 136 performers, aged two years to 18 years, performing in a variety of dance styles - ballet, jazz, tap, modern and contemporary dance.

$12 – $18

Trolls Band Together @ Belgrave Cinema

Belgrave Twin Cinema 145 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

Bring your friends, family, and neighbours for an unforgettable movie night experience while supporting our local Scout troop's participation in the Into Our Future 23 Aotearoa NZ Scout Jamboree in 2023-2024. Each ticket includes a delightful treat of your choice from a special treat table. Fun games and activities, chocolate toss (gold coin donation), lollipop trees, 100's club raffle ($2 per entry), $15 cheese boxes, cans/water: $3 + a popcorn discount voucher.

$18.50 – $65.50

Guyra Christmas Party

Guyra Neighbourhood Centre 160 Bradley Street, GUYRA, NSW

Come along for lunch in the garden - it's party time! Turkey, ham, pudding, the works as well as Christmas hampers and toys.

PLC Carols in the Cathedral

St Peter's Anglican Cathedral 122 Rusden Street (cnr Dangar Street), ARMIDALE, NSW

Come for an evening of glorious music as the story of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir anthems. Seating is limited, so to ensure a seat inside St Peter's Cathedral, please book. Depending on demand, the event may also be live-streamed outside for those who are unable to sit inside.

Uralla Carols in the Park

Alma Park cnr Queen and Hill Streets, URALLA, NSW

Pantry items for the Uralla Food Bank gratefully accepted. BYO blanket, picnic and your voice. Local choirs and musicians and an appearance by Santa.

Gold coin

Open Mic Poetry Night

Australian Poetry Hall of Fame 144 Bradley Street, GUYRA, NSW

New poets, old poets and poets from far away, everyone is welcome to perform or listen.


Wednesday Night Poker @ the Grand

The Grand Hotel 251 Rusden Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

$500 jackpot! 35k starting stack, early bird 10k 30 mins prior to start, late registration end of first break,18 players.