Looking for things to do in Wollongong tonight, this weekend or the month ahead? Welcome to What’s on in Wollongong & Illawarra Guide! Your insider guide to planning best days and nights out. Find all upcoming events in the Illawarra including Music, Arts & Theatre shows in Wollongong, Our Local Illawarra Markets, Wollongong Sports & Activity Events & Family Friendly Events & Things for Kids do Illawarra wide. We can’t wait to show off our most awesome events and things to do near you!

What’s on in Wollongong Today, this Weekend and the Month Ahead – Find Events and Things to Do

Things to do in the stunning Illawarra – photo c/o Chilby Photography

What’s On – Best Events THIS Month!

Illawarra Carnival is BACK!

Rides Fun and more at Illawarra Carnival!

Running over 3 HUGE weekends 31st May – 16 June at Kully Bay Oval, Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong!

  • Rides & Games
  • Tasty Carnival Food
  • MONSTER FIREWORKS – Saturday, 8th June 2024 – Around 9pm!
  • Showbags
  • Ride Coupons and Thursday night armbands available to purchase online and you save up to $20 – all details and ticketing here

Carnival Opening Hours

  • Fridays – 31st May, 7th & 14th June – 5pm to Late
  • Saturdays – 1st, 8th and 15th June – 1pm to Late
  • Sundays – 2nd, 9th and 16th June – 1pm to 6pm

Steamers Bar & Grill’s NEW Early Bird Street Food Share Feast!

Street Food Feast- Steamers Bar & Grill’s Early Bird Share Menu is here!

Available daily for lunch and dinner, savour the world in 6 dishes! Come & dine with them this weekend & give their new menu a try. Limited time only and bookings essential. PLUS – they have live acoustic music every Tuesday & Thursday evenings by some of Wollongong’s best music artists. Book your table now here.

Wollongong’s Wedding Expo, Sunday 16 June, Novotel Northbeach, Free Entry!

Wollongong’s annual Wedding Expo returns!

With over 70 hand-picked vendors from the Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast regions, this is an event not to be missed for all couples planning their big day…..

Vendors include everything from florists, bridal gowns, photography to reception venues, wedding cakes, wedding planners & stylists and so much more! Secure your access + VIP Bag via the link here.

FINAL WEEKS: Must-see exhibition, TALES OF LAND & SEA | Now – 16 June 2024 at Bundanon

Tales of Land & Sea – Bundanon

Immerse yourself in the visual storytelling of migration and the human experience. Tales of Land and Sea brings together themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging. An all-ages exhibition. Plan your visit now here.

All your favourite songs from popular movies come to life in Steel City Strings’ Reel Music

Reel Music with Steel City Strings

From Pirates of the Caribbean, 2001: A Space Odyssey to Edward Scissorhands, come along and be transported into the fictional world of movies with a live orchestra! An exciting & fun concert for all ages. Dates: Berry – Sunday 16th June, Bowral – Sunday 23 June & Wollongong, Saturday 22 June. Secure your seats now.

TINA The Ultimate Tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Anita’s Theatre, Saturday 22 June

TINA The Ultimate Tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Anita’s Theatre, Saturday 22 June

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner, brimming with all of Tina’s greatest hits at TINA The Ultimate Tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll! The powerful vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole, plus band, backing vocalists and dancers, making this the definitive tribute and a fabulous night out! Secure your seats now here.

Check out the Shows & Events coming to Wests Illawarra

Events and live entertainment coming to Wests Illawarra

Wests is a fantastic venue to enjoy a night out with friends with a variety of exciting, live entertainment – check out their live events lineup coming here! PLUS catch dinner before the event at their delicious Artisan Eatery, Bar & Lounge and even enjoy a sip from their signature cocktail menu! Get planning! Bookings essential for events and dinner here.

Join in for the first ever Trivia Night at The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant, Wednesday 3 July!

Trivia Night at The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

Get ready for a night of fun, BIG prizes & delicious food!
– Trivia starts 7pm
– Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 7pm
– Special bistro-style menu available

Bookings are encouraged – don’t miss out! Tag your trivia team and get ready to test your knowledge. Book now here.

Get Inspired by Wollongong’s Top Sights & Attractions, including FREE things to do Illawarra wide!

LIMITED TIME ONLY – Grab your *$50 discount on your Wollongong Skydive Experience!

Grab your *$50 discount off your Wollongong Skydive Experience!

BIGWAVE SKYDIVE is Wollongong’s most scenic skydive and only 5-star rated skydiving experience!

SAVE when you book the ultimate jump with their $50 discount offer on now. They will beat any price or deal for an adrenaline filled experience of a lifetime. *T&Cs apply. Bookings essential here.

PLUS – *Winter Wonder Special now on also! Buy 2 Skydive Experiences and get the 3rd Half Price at Bigwave Skydive

Buy 2 Skydive Experiences and get the 3rd Half Price at Bigwave Skydive

SAVE when you book the ultimate jump of a lifetime – their Winter Special makes for an awesome experience with friends or family! Hurry – offer valid only until 31 July, 2024. *T&Cs apply. Bookings essential here.

Whale Watching season has begun! Now’s the time to book your memorable Whale Watching adventure with Jervis Bay Wild

Jervis Bay Wild offers a range of breathtaking Whale Watching & Dolphin cruise options for you, your family and your friends to enjoy all year-round.

Set off in the immaculate Jervis Bay & meet some amazing Humpback Whales! A truly life-changing and rare experience set against rugged cliffs and ancient sea caves of our stunning South Coast region. Book your adventure now here.

Find The Illawarra’s BEST Beaches here. Wollongong’s coastline is stunning and diverse so we help you find the right beach or the right Wollongong ocean pool and rockpools here

Find our best Illawarra and Wollongong bushwalks, hiking trails and family friendly walks here

Want to bring your dog along for the adventure? Read our Best Illawarra & Wollongong Dog Friendly Walks, Beaches, Parks and Cafes here

Want to find the best Picnic Spots locally? Read our Wollongong & Illawarra Picnic Guide here!

Visit our sister site Parents Guide Illawarra for What to do with Kids & Families in Wollongong here

If it’s School Holidays We list all the Kids Fun, Activities, Workshops & Camps Illawarra wide here

Whether local or tourist, Wollongong’s Seacliff Bridge is a MUST DO! Click to discover best ways to enjoy the STUNNING Seacliff Bridge Guide here

Seacliff Bridge Wollongong – a must do!

Eating & Drinking Guide to Wollongong & Illawarra – with What’s On in Wollongong

Want Cheap Eats in Wollongong & Illawarra – read our best dining deals here.

Want Romantic Restaurants in Wollongong? Read our Top Illawarra Picks here

Read more Eat & Drink Inspiration Illawarra wide here

Love a Happy Hour Deal? Find Best happy Hours Wollongong wide and in your Illawarra suburb here

Discover Wollongong Best Breweries & Illawarra Distilleries here

As a team of fun loving, grateful locals, we hope our What’s on in Wollongong team have helped you navigate and discover the best events and things to do in and around Wollongong & the Illawarra!

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