Newcastle Region Calendar of Events – Best Family Friendly Events by Month

What’s on in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter for families throughout the year? Check out our Events Calendar below for the Newcastle region for each month. It’s packed with events you can enjoy with your babies and kids.

Looking for regular weekly events like story times, baby book times, drop in art sessions at galleries or parent & bub movies? You’ll find them in the Weekly Planner.

Like everything else, many events and activities have been affected by COVID-19. Check first with organiser to avoid disappointment.

Select your desired month and browse through the events happening that month. Note: Seasonal event listings are updated about a month before the event.

Month: Jan | Feb | March | April | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec


January Events Highlights

January School Holidays Guide

Free Art January

Australia Day

100 Things to Do This Summer


February Event Highlights

100 Things to Do This Summer

Valentine’s Day – 100+ of the best date idea around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter that you’ll love


March Event Highlights


April Event Highlights

April School Holidays Guide

Celebrating Easter in Newcastle & the Hunter

50+ camping and holiday parks to stay within a 3-hour drive of Newcastle

Commemorating Anzac Day in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter


May Event Highlights


June Event Highlights

20 Things to Do This Winter With Your Family in Newcastle


July Event Highlights

July School Holidays Guide


August Event Highlights

National Science Week Events


September Event Highlights

September School Holidays Guide

Living Smart Festival


October Event Highlights

Biodiversity Day

HMRI Open Day

Celebrating Halloween in Newcastle & the Hunter


November Event Highlights

Newcastle International Animation Festival

100 Things to Do This Summer


December Event Highlights

100 Things to Do This Summer

Christmas Events and Activities

Christmas Carols in Newcastle & the Hunter

Christmas Lights in Newcastle & the Hunter

Christmas Markets in Newcastle & the Hunter

Family-Friendly New Years Eve Events & Activities