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Riverside Car Park
31 December 2019
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.
Maitland Park
26 January 2020
Australia Day in Maitland Park celebrates what’s special about our beautiful country. Join in the fun with a full day of activities, including rides, face painting, food stalls, live entertainment, free entry to Maitland Pool (don’t forget your swimmers) and an official ceremony. The fun starts with a free barbecue breakfast from 7.30am followed by the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony on the main stage.
The Levee Central Maitland
March 2020

Maitland Taste is a celebration of great food, wine and produce from the Hunter Region and surrounds. Focusing on sustainability, stalls and activities at Maitland Taste feature local or regional produce and organic products. The program features diverse cooking and gardening demonstrations, interactive displays and kids activities that focus on the wider interpretation of taste by embracing the ethos of ‘Grow. Create. Taste.’, Maitland Taste gives attendees the opportunity to learn something new for their kitchen or garden, whilst enjoying the ambience of live music and outdoor dining.

Maitland Railway Station Precinct
18 & 19 April 2020

Steamfest provides a fun and family friendly look into days gone by with a diverse program including historic steam train trips, vintage machinery displays and demonstrations, live music, interactive heritage walks and displays, vintage car display, market stalls, food stalls, kid’s activities and more.