Top Festivals, South Coast NSW - February & March 2019

May 28, 2019 / By Penelope Barker

There's a feast of festivals on the South Coast of NSW this year! From street music to seafood you're sure to find a festival to suit your mood. Here's my guide to the top festivals on in February & March 2019. 

Stomping of the Grapes February 9-10

Enjoy some amazing food, wine and craft beer with some crazy good entertainment (Timothy Bowen, The Groove, The Barefooted Souls, The Getups) There'll also be a grape stomping station. Ever experienced grapes popping between your toes? You'll love it. 

Where: Crooked River Wines, 11 Willowvale Road, Gerringong
How Much: $15 entry 

Shimano Ultimate Husky Triathlon Festival February 22 - 24 

The Shimano Ultimate Husky Triathlon Festival has grown to become one of Australia's most loved Long Course events. Along with the Long Course race, there's an action packed program that includes Sprint and Super Sprint distance triathlons, a return of the popular Aquabike (swim, bike only), Ocean Swims, Fun Runs, a Miniman kids' triathlon (seven to 11 year olds) and a massive Health and Lifestyle Expo plus the newly added Classic Distance Triathlon. 

Where: Huskisson, NSW
How Much: See site for details

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival March 8 - 10 

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival is a free three-day South Coast signature event. It is set on the stages, streets, parks, cafes, bars and clubs across the breathtaking Kiama region. This unique jam-packed weekend celebrates two music genres that refuse to sit still, set against one of the country's most picturesque backdrops. The exciting music content tips its hat to the original genres and celebrates all forms of contemporary interpretation. 

Where: All around Kiama, NSW
How Much: Free

Coal Coast Film Festival March 8 - 9  

Enjoy watching the Coal Coast Film Festival's collection of finalist short films by Australian and international filmmakers. Love an art deco theatre? The Inaugural Live Screening of the Coal Coast Film Festival will be held in the very beautiful Anita's Theatre, Thirroul. Dress up and enjoy!There will also be a special feature film by a local filmmaker. 

Where: Anita's Theatre, 264-270 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul
How Much: TBA

Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport March 9 - 10  

The Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport is a two-day annual sporting based event and has been held since 1998. The Festival is open to all levels - from the social to the elite - to children to adults. The Festival has something to offer everyone no matter whether you are a beginner or play regularly. Everyone is welcome - it's a family event. 

Where: Shell Cove, NSW
How Much: See site for details

Wollongong Triathlon Festival March 16 - 17 (above)

The stunning harbour precinct and blue mile of Wollongong City comes alive with a festival of fitness, health, and family fun that offers everyone the chance to 'have a go' or come along and enjoy the spectacle of the sport. The Peoplecare TriTheGong Triathlon Festival offers races for all ages and abilities from the popular beginner's Super Sprint (Enticer) triathlon through to the Sprint and Standard distances, plus a Miniman for the seven - 11 year olds. 

Where: Wollongong, NSW
How Much: See site for details

White Sands Festival March 30  

The White Sands Festival is held on the Sports Ground at Huskisson by beautiful Jervis Bay and is a large market event with over 100 stalls, plus entertainment all day and exhibits. These exhibits include vintage, hot rod and display cars together with bikes, vintage machinery, and power boats. Preceding the events at the sports ground there is a large and noisy parade that starts in town at 10.30 am and passes down the main street with marching groups, bands, floats and community groups.    

Where: Sports Ground, Huskisson, NSW
How Much: Free

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