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Summer Events in the Hunter Valley

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By  Emily Nicol

Summer of Possibilities in the Hunter Valley.

Have you planned a trip to Hunter Valley this summer? There is so much to do in the Hunter Valley, it's not just all about wine and cheese (although it mostly is). Here is our list of the top summer events in and around the Hunter Valley. There is something for everyone, share with us the ones you are excited about!

Christmas Lights Spectacular – Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

Every Day/Night till January 27 2018

Back in traditional and brighter style, you won’t want to miss the Christmas Lights Spectacular. Make sure you join Hunter Valley Gardens with full Christmas Spirit. You will get the chance to explore the Southern Hemisphere’s most breathtaking and biggest display with over two million lights. Enjoy several new additions like the Ferris Wheel, Carousel and Swing Chair. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, Santa’s workshop, Santa’s Cave complete with Santa, elves and letters to Santa.

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Events at Bimbadgen, Pokolbin

The Summer line up a Bimdadgen is a good one and we cannot wait.

Saturday 16th December 2017
A day on the green featuring KC & the Sunshine Band, Village People, Sister Sledge and Marcia Hines

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Saturday 3rd February 2018
RNB Vine Days featuring Boyz II Men and TLC will lead the charge for the summer shows alongside Jamaican-American dancehall maestro Shaggy, DJ Horizon and YO! MAFIA.

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Saturday 24th February 2018
A Day on the Green presents the Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Tumbleweed and the Fauves.

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Laguna Markets – Hunter Valley

Mark the calendar for the third Sunday of the month

Taking place on third Sunday of the month, Laguna Markets comes with no site fee for stallholders. Markets are held at the Great Northern Trading Post, giving an opportunity for local artisans and to showcase their wares at this gorgeous country market. This is a great chance to display your trash, as it may be treasure for others. Laguna Markets welcome new stallholders every month.

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New Years Eve - Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin

Stay tuned for confirmed date – December 2017

New year is always something that brings smile to our faces. What are your plans and resolutions for 2018? Celebrate the start of the New Year with entertainment, amusement rides, fireworks display and the Christmas Lights Spectacular!

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Hi-5 Summer Rainbows Show, Lovedale

12th January 2018

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is proud to announce the return of the Hi-5 gang. Hi-5 Summer Rainbows Show will include all your favourite Hi-5 songs to sing and dance along to, complete with a range of family friendly activities available on the day.

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Art After Hours, Cessnock

Last Thursday of the month, 5:30PM to 7:30PM

After Hours is a monthly evening event which takes place on last Thursday of every month. It's the perfect opportunity to rewind, catch up with friends, enjoy a glass of wine, eat some tasty food and view the artworks currently on exhibition. At this event, the exhibiting artist will talk about their work and processes in creating that work. From 5.30pm. All welcome and entry is free.

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Broke Village Community Market - McNamara Park, Broke

This takes place on first Sunday of the month.

This place is a great market to find everything from local gourmet produce, veggies, handmade gifts, toys, pre-loved trinkets and collectables. Barbecue, hot food and delicious coffee is available plus the parking couldn't be easier, just 10 minutes drive from Hunter Valley.

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Riverlights Multicultural Festival, Central Maitland

10th February 2018

Celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences. The event transforms Central Maitland into a global village. You can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated. Lots activities for the entire family including music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations.

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Special Offers

Kirkton Park Hunter Valley has a range of hotel package and promotions exclusive to the hotel when you book direct. Some of our most popular packages include:

  • Weekend Special with Breakfast.
  • Seniors Discount package.
  • Locals Treat Package.

Check out our accommodation special offers page for the full list of current offers and booking details.