• lake mac carols

    Lake Macquarie City Council is proud to present a spectacular evening of fireworks, entertainment, delicious food and award winning musical artists as we count down to Christmas at Lake Mac's biggest Carols event!

    Catch the family Christmas movie, Christmas All Over Again, on the big screen from noon, with free kids' activities and live entertainment happening all day. 

  • Newkulele Festival

    A biennial feature on the Newcastle music calendar, The Newkulele Festival offers a fantastic weekend celebrating the sounds of the ukulele. This unique event is open to all the family and suitable for any age group, and has a special appeal for music lovers.

  • 2 days, 12 events, 1 big weekend!

    The Lake Mac Big Weekend, 13-14 October provides an opportunity like no other in the Hunter – from superboats and jetski racing to markets, free water sports and a food and wine festival, there’s something for everyone.

  • Newcastle NDIS Rally

    The Australian Services Union will be holding a rally in Civic Park, Newcastle on Tuesday, 9 October at 11:31 AM.

  • There’ll be stalls laden with handmade goodies, home-cooked treats, plants, books, clothing, a side-show alley for the kids and more. Soak up the live music, grab a coffee or barbecue lunch, peruse the markets and let the kids wear themselves out on the free jumping castles.

  • Living Smart Festival

    Lake Macquarie’s largest sustainability event returns to Speers Point Park this September, offering a family-friendly day out to explore how you can adopt sustainable practices in your everyday life.

    This year’s festival will be headlined by award winning presenter, Craig Reucassel, who will be bring his War On Waste message to Lake Mac during his two presentations.

  • 50+ Expo

    Be set to enjoy your

    best over 50’s Lifestyle

    Lake Macquarie is a fabulous location with all the services you might want or need

    Meet local businesses and service in the areas of

    • Activities and Education

    • Finance, property & legal services

    • Funeral services

    • Health & Wellness

  • Pico8

    Create your own retro style game with PICO-8 that you can share with friends.

    PICO-8 is a fantasy console that can be used for making, sharing and playing tiny games. You will learn how to edit and create music, sounds and maps. No previous programming skills required.

    Suitable for ages 12 to 100.

  • sonic pi

    Sonic Pi is a live coding environment based on Ruby.

    You will learn the basics of creating music with Sonic Pi and the Ruby programming language to more advanced topics such as analysing a song and recreating it in code.

    No previous programming skills required.

    Suitable for ages 12 to 100.

  • Coming from humble beginnings in 2015, the Newcastle Music Festival is an annual fine music festival held in Newcastle in August. It celebrates the musical life of the city’s musicians and singers in collaboration with stunning guest artists. The festival involves professionals, amateurs and students in an exciting mix of concerts and events performed in an array of interesting venues.