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The warm aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, rich melted chocolate and decadent dishes descend on Maitland during this snug August festival.
Featuring expert chocolatiers, talented baristas and the best of the region’s winemakers it is the perfect way to ward off the winter chill.
This festival of the senses sees the riverside come alive, allowing rugged up visitors to enjoy some of the most indulgent products from across the entire Hunter Region and beyond as local entertainers take to the stage to create a light, celebratory atmosphere.
Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest, one of Australia’s premier festivals of steam attracting tens of thousands of people each year, celebrates Maitland’s rich steam and industrial heritage.
Steamfest was established in 1986 following the closure of the last coal operated steam hauled freight service in Australia on the South Maitland Railway Line in 1983, Steamfest pays homage to the end of an industrial era and the men and women involved in its operation.
Steamfest features a diverse program of fun and family friendly entertainment including historic steam train trips, vintage machinery displays and demonstrations, live music, interactive heritage walks and displays, vintage car display, market stalls, food stalls, steampunkers, mini steam train rides, kid’s activities and more.
Riverlights Multicultural Festival celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences. Riverlights transforms The Levee into a global village. Visitors can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated and activities such as live music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations.
Join us at the Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival as we celebrate beer, music and food in the grounds of Maitland Gaol.
Enjoy over 80 craft beers, the best line up of bands, food from across the globe, home brew masterclasses plus a few twisted surprises.
Each year families from across Maitland flock to the banks of the Hunter River to welcome in the new year with food, fun and fireworks. Regarded as one of the most spectacular displays of New Year’s Eve fireworks in the Hunter Region, Maitland also offers live entertainment, kids’ activities, festival food and plenty of room for twilight picnics.
Join us for Australia Day activities at Maitland Park in January 2022.
With free entry to Maitland Aquatic Centre, a free barbeque from, stalls, amusement rides, thong throwing competition, craft, beach activities and more, it’s a perfect day out for the whole family!
The 2022 Official Ceremony will take place in Maitland Town Hall.
In May 2022, Maitland Taste returns as ‘Maitland Taste Deconstructed’.
Maitland Taste Deconstructed will bring the community together in a COVID Safe way to celebrate the great food, wine and produce that comes from Maitland and the Hunter Region.
The program will include gourmet food and artisan markets, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and more, and will also extend into the night for the first time with vibrant lighting installations and pop up eateries.
Each pop up eatery will have their own distinct taste and flair and will operate in various locations throughout The Levee on the Friday and Saturday night.
Check back in for more information closer to the event.