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?

Dumaresq Dam Redfin Muster

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

OzFish is celebrating the unveiling of the new amenities, thanks to the investment from Armidale Regional Council. But that’s not all – we’re also on a mission to support our native bass population! Help give this year’s bass fingerlings a fighting chance by reeling in as many redfin as possible. Get involved and join us for a day of fishing, fun, and conservation. Please bring fishing gear, bait, a hat, sunscreen, enclosed footwear and water. Children must have adult supervision.

Free

Big Chilly Dip @ Dumaresq Dam

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Come get chilly with us! Refresh and revitalise  before the second day of the Big chill Festival. Cold water plunge for mental health: short swim, mile swim and cold water plunge. Ticket includes beanie, bacon and egg roll. Participants must be aged16+.

$26.43

Beach Party @ Dumaresq Dam

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Join, federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, and Mayor, Sam Coupland, for the ultimate school holiday kick off and celebrate in style the grand opening of the new Nature Playground. Dive into adventure at the Playground where kids can explore, climb and let their imaginations run wild amidst the beauty of nature. Enjoy a delicious free BBQ lunch and ice-cream van. Plus, do not miss out on the thrill of an exciting lolly hunt through the Nature Playground.  Grab […]

Free

Duval Dam Buster Trail Run

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your event start time. 6:00am - Bib collection starts; 6:30am - 50km event starts; 7:00am - 32km event starts; 7:30am - 16km event starts; 8:00am - 8km event starts; 10:00am - 3km event starts Due to limited parking at the Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area, please try to share your travel with family and/or friends. Let’s look after our environment. The event organisers will not be providing any disposable cups at any of the drink/aid stations. Please bring […]

$10 – $120

Armidale Birdwatching Group

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

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.

Northern Tablelands Orienteering Club Bush Event

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Dumaresq Dam, Dumaresq Dam Road (follow Queen Elizabeth Drive/Boorolong Road west for about 5 km, turn right into Dumaresq Dam Road, then 5 km to picnic area). Course closes 2.00pm). Newcomers of any age and ability can join in at their own pace, individually or in small groups. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, as well as something to eat. Maps, S1 sticks (for registering controls) and a limited number of compasses are available on the day. […]