What’s On in September: Events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter

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What’s on in Newcastle for September 2021? Here’s the month’s top events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & The Hunter especially selected for families.

The Castanet Club: An Exhibition You Can Dance To

Exhibition runs until Sunday 31 October, 2021 | Newcastle Museum | 10am-5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Back in the early 1980s, there was a magic corner of grimy industrial Newcastle where you could escape from reality into a kaleidoscope of music, comedy, lamingtons, and fun, The Castanet Club. Now, just a lamington’s throw from the site of their original venue, Newcastle Museum presents ‘The Castanet Club: an exhibition you can dance to!’ You’ll be able to step inside the wonderous world of The Castanet Club and explore the story of the dags who do good!

Newcastle Transport – Spring Colouring Competition

Competition closes Friday 8 October, 2021 | Free | Details

Why you should go: A great activity for the kids during lockdown. Newcastle Transport is inviting all their customers to decorate their own Spring-themed bus, ferry or light rail with your favourite colours to win 1 of 13 $100 gift cards. Download the colouring sheet from their website and enter via post or email. Choose from Billy the Bus, Lisa the Light Rail or Frank the Ferry.

Learn 2 Swim Week 2021

Saturday 25 September to Monday 4 October, 2021 | Various Registered Swim Schools | Free | Details

Why you should go: An initiative of Poolwerx and partnered with Kids Alive, Learn2Swim Week is a national water safety campaign promoting the importance of teaching kids under five the lifesaving skill of swimming. During Learn2Swim Week, a FREE swimming lesson is offered to children under five at participating swim schools around the country. Check their website to see which local swim schools are participating.

Ramsay Health Care Lake Macquarie Running Festival

Sunday 26 September, 2021 | Warners Bay | From 7:30am | From $30 | Details

Why you should go: Registrations are now open online and there are some exciting new changes in store for the event this year including opening the 4km Family Scamper to parents and kids to enjoy.

Awabakal NAIDOC 2021 – Rescheduled from July

Saturday 28 September, 2021 | Nesca Park & Civic Park | 8.30am – 2pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Join the Awabakal NAIDOC 2021 celebration to gather as one community and celebrate culture and explore this year’s theme – Heal Country. Meet in Nesca Park at 8.30am for the Opening Ceremony and speeches and march along Darby Street to Civic Park for a community event of live entertainment, food and rides.

Photo: Newcastle China Week

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