A Jam-Packed Events Calendar and Seasonal High Country Drawcards

The first half of every year in Glen Innes Highlands is jam-packed with exciting events and sees holidaymakers and festivalgoers flocking to the region during summer and autumn. During this time, our high country climate and picturesque backdrops are desirable to those seeking reprieve from higher temps and wishing to experience true seasonal beauty.

Read on to ensure you don't miss out on some of our biggest annual events to give you even more reasons to visit. And if you find yourself visiting Glen Innes with an unplanned day up your sleeve, we've got just the itinerary for you! 

Read on for ideas to inspire your next visit. And check out our website to find local accommodation and more information about our region.

2023 Australian Celtic Festival: Year of Scotland

4-7 May: Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now

Get your tickets now to attend the 2023 Australian Celtic Festival in Glen Innes, which attracts thousands of people from near and far each year to the Australian Standing Stones (Australia's national monument to Celtic people, past and present) and our region.

The four-day festival runs from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 May and is celebrating its Year of Scotland with an action-packed program, as well as many events hosted by various venues around Glen Innes Highlands.

Visit the website to get your tickets now, and follow the event's Facebook and Instagram accounts for more information and updates. 
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2023 Minerama Fossicking, Gem & Jewellery Show

10-12 March: Save The Date

Minerama is one of NSW’s largest annual fossicking, gem and jewellery shows, attracting visitors and traders from all over Australia to Glen Innes Highlands every year on the 2nd weekend in March. It's a must-attend event for rockhounds, outdoor adventurers, and gem & jewellery lovers! 

This year's event program runs from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March and will feature trade stalls, workshops, kids' activities, a steam & machinery show, a car, truck & bike show, food & drink stalls, and heaps more! 

Visit the website to find out more, and follow the event's Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates.
Discover Your Next Adventure
Glen Innes-based travel writer, Amanda Woods, toured Glen Innes Highlands to help us share the best regional experiences to enjoy during your next visit. 

How to Spend a Summer Day in Glen Innes

Enjoy deliciously warm rather than scorching hot summer days. Avg min 12°C and max 26°C, with around 100mm of rain a month.  


On Saturdays start your day with coffee and a pastry at the Cottage Markets in the Lions Park where you can find locally grown fruit, honey, preserves and more. Every other day, grab a fresh sandwich from the Glen Pie Shop, where pineapple is an unexpected standard on their salad rolls, and head to the park.


Take a stroll through the series of connected parks in the heart of town. See the rotunda and ANZAC memorial and cross vine covered bridges over Rocky Ponds Creek.


Discover the joys of garagenalia at John and Josie Ellis’ incredible collection of more than 100 vintage petrol bowsers from around the world. Bookings are by appointment on 0419 030 222.


Enjoy delicious Thai food at the New England Club's Yim Thai  Restaurant (also open for dinner).


Do some laps or simply laze around the pool at the Glen Innes Aquatic Centre where a total overhaul in 2017 saw a new hydrotherapy pool, toddler’s pool and change rooms added to the facilities.


Treat your taste buds to a gelato at The Furry Cow where the flavours can include burnt caramel and popcorn, and strawberry cheesecake before a spot of shopping along Grey Street.


Drive to Lex Ritchie Park to see just how huge a wind turbine blade really is. Get up close for a happy snap and you’ll never see wind farms the same way again.


If you’re visiting on a Friday or Saturday it’s cocktail time at The Local After Dark. Try unique local twists on a classic or an entirely new tipple before settling in for dinner. Here another night? The Hereford Steakhouse Char Grill has you covered with grass-fed local beef and interesting New England wines.
Upcoming Events
There is always something to look forward to in Glen Innes Highlands, including regular events like movies, theatre productions & open mic nights at the Chapel Theatre, as well as weekend markets in town. To find out about more events, visit our Events Calendar and follow us on Facebook.

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Cottage Markets

Every Sat in Feb
7.00am to 12.30pm
Lions Park, Cnr East Ave
& Ferguson St, Glen Innes 

Check out this great little community market, with stallholders selling fresh produce, plants, craft, gifts, food, coffee & so much more. More info. 

Felted Hat Making Workshop

Sat 4 Feb
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes
Design and make something special with Walcha-region milliner, Jo Barr, who will assist you to create a wet-felted brooch and a wet-felted cloche or small-brimmed hat. Book now.  

Dinner with Dipper

Fri 10 Feb
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes
Attend a small, intimate dinner with AFL legend, TV and media personality, and motivational speaker, Robert DiPierdomenico ‘Dipper’, hosted by the Glen Innes Show Society for the opening of the 155th Annual Glen Innes Show. Tickets are limited. More info

Glen Innes Show

Fri 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12 Feb
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes
Come along to one of NSW's best country shows, with three days packed with entertainment for all age groups and interests, including the annual campdraft, livestock and show jumping competitions, Gourmet Fiesta, wood chop and so much more! More info

Silversmithing Workshops with Richard Moon

Sat 11 Feb
10.00am to 4.00pm
The Makers Shed, 123 Grey St, Glen Innes
Get across the entire silversmithing process with Richard Moon (resident Silversmith at The Makers Shed) as your guide, from designing your piece through to cutting, soldering, heating, cold-connecting, fold-forming, bezel-setting and polishing. More info

Writing Workshop with Michael Burge

Sat 11 Feb
9.00am to 1.00pm
Highlands HUB, 167 Grey St, Glen Innes
Write Regardless - Resuscitate Your Manuscript: Learn how to apply tried-and-true storytelling principles to unlock your own fiction and non-fiction projects. More info

Matt Scullion Tour

Sat Feb 18 - More info
4.00pm to 6.00pm at Glen Elgin Sports Ground, 1278 Glen Elgin Rd, Glen Elgin
Sun Feb 19 - More info
3.00pm to 5.00pm at Pinkett Community Hall, 3998 Pinkett Rd, Pinkett
Join Golder Guitar-winning Australiana singer-songwriter, Matt Scullion, for a FREE 2-hour show & sausage sizzle, proudly funded by the NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council. 

‘Summer' Exhibition

Until Fri 24 Feb
10.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri;
10.00am to 1.00pm Sat
Glen Innes Art Gallery, 71 Grey St

The Glen Innes Art Gallery proudly represents local artists, hosting exhibitions that reflect our wonderful region and helping artists connect with their audience. More info.

Glen Innes Highlands Shop
Supporting Local Business
When it comes to homegrown and handmade, we've got you covered! Visit us at the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to browse our range of local goods, unique souvenirs, and gifts or shop online.

Glen Innes Highlands
Leather Key Ring

These genuine leather key rings feature a rectangular metal plate with Glen Innes Highlands branding and come presented in a black gift box.
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Glen Innes Highlands Wireless Phone Charger

Use the supplied Micro USB cable to plug the charger into a USB port on your PC, laptop or mains adapter, then place your phone on top so it can conveniently recharge each time you place it back down after use.
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