As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly, it's time to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Hunter Valley. This summer, the region is abuzz with an array of exciting events, from wine and food festivals to live performances in picturesque vineyards.

Whether you're a music lover, a foodie, or simply looking for family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy. In this guide, we'll take you through the biggest events happening this summer in the Hunter Valley.

Concerts Under the Stars

Experience the magic of live music under the twinkling starlit skies. This summer, the Hunter Valley region comes alive with an exciting lineup of concerts featuring renowned artists from various genres.

From soulful blues to captivating jazz, let the music captivate your senses as you sip on your favourite wine and revel in the beauty of the surroundings.

There are three main venues where most concerts are held in the Hunter Valley, and you can see their full list of concerts at Hope Estate, Roche Estate and Bimbadgen. To see some upcoming gigs, click here.


Wine and Food Festivals

Indulge your taste buds and embark on a culinary journey at the wine and food festivals held across the Hunter Valley. Immerse yourself in the flavours of the region as renowned chefs and winemakers showcase their craft.

From gourmet food tastings to wine pairings, these festivals offer a perfect blend of gastronomy and entertainment. Discover the finest local produce and experience the true essence of the Hunter Valley as you explore the diverse range of flavours and aromas.


Christmas Lights Spectacular

Get into the festive spirit with the Southern Hemisphere's most extravagant display of Christmas lights, the Christmas Lights Spectacular!

The Hunter Valley transforms into a captivating wonderland, adorned with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations, and immersive installations. Take a stroll through the enchanting displays, enjoy live entertainment, and be mesmerised by the magical atmosphere that fills the air.


Vibrant Markets

Immerse yourself in the local culture and support the community by visiting the vibrant markets in villages like Wollombi, Branxton, Broke, and Singleton. These markets offer a unique opportunity to connect with local growers, artisans, and craftsmen.

Discover fresh produce, handmade goods, and one-of-a-kind treasures while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the Hunter Valley's charming villages. For a full market listing, click here.


The Hunter Valley is the ultimate destination for summer events, festivals, and concerts. Whether you're a wine lover, a music enthusiast, or a foodie, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

For a full list of what’s on this summer, visit

From sunset sessions and wine tasting experiences at Ivanhoe Wines to the vibrant markets and unmissable concerts, the Hunter Valley offers a diverse range of experiences that will leave you captivated.

Plan your visit, immerse yourself in the beauty of the region, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of wine country.