Lifestyle & Culture

Springtime in Newcastle

Spring is here and it is time to enjoy the warmer weather. Luckily, Liv Beveridge has your guide to what’s on the calendar this Spring.

Spring has officially sprung and with it has come the typical bindis, bees and swooping birds. It can be pretty hard to avoid hidden bindi patches, and angry magpies which always seem to be aiming for you no matter how many googly eyes you stick to your helmet. But, there are still plenty of great things to look forward to this September.

Events in Newcastle

Live Music at the Cambo

Live music is back at the Cambridge and there’s nowhere better to catch some great Aussie artists. Highlights for September include Poison the Vein playing on October 9, and multiple shows from Boo Seeka from 21- 24 October.

And keeping the good times going into November Winston Surfshirt is stopping by Newy as part of his Apple Crumble Australian tour. You can check out the other artists that the Cambridge is hosting here.


The weather is perfect to peruse some market stalls, and to support small local businesses and artisans.

Every Sunday: Newcastle City Farmers Markets at the Newcastle Showground are a must for your fresh veggies and an array of interesting and yummy stalls.

Saturday 26 September: Spend your morning at Soul Ko Markets in Merewether for local makers, music, coffee and food.

Scavenger Hunt

Let’s Roam have created an app-led outdoor scavenger hunt taking you throughout the city starting at Workshop Way. This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful spring day and maybe discover parts of Newcastle that you haven’t noticed before. Learn more about it here.

Life Drawing

25 September: Led by Fuchsia Sable this free online event will give you the opportunity to sketch from live models and will surely have you drawing like Botticelli in no time.

Spring Time at Hunter Valley Gardens

Everything is in bloom at Hunter Valley Gardens and September is the perfect time to visit their signature gardens and experience the Carnival of Colour.


Cinemas and theatres are also back up and running with the new inclusion of the Civic Cinema. A new projection screen has been installed in the Auditorium and is kicking off with a more eclectic array of films from Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars to Ride Like A Girl.

Further Afield

For those of you who are looking for something to do outside of the Newcastle bubble there are some great options.

Van Gogh Alive

An immersive multimedia exhibition located in Moore Park, displaying Van Gogh’s works as you have never seen them before. Surrounded by light, sound and even fragrance, this is a wonderful new way to experience an art gallery. Showing from 26 Sept -11 October, you can get your tickets here.

Grow Your Own’ music and produce festival

Celebrating home grown talent and produce in Forster. Dates TBA.

Gosford Night Markets

The night markets are held at the Gosford Entertainment Grounds and are a great way to spend a warm spring night. Happening the first Friday of every month.

Spring Style

Heading into the new season you’re probably due for a wardrobe change and there’s no better place right now than Fever Dream in Mayfield. Offering ethical fashion and homewares, Fever Dream is the place to go this season to fill your wardrobe with bright and bold clothing, swimwear, art, and gives you the chance to support creators from Newcastle and across Australia.

Feature Image: Xavier Williams, Yak Media Designer

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