Surf and Music Festival
Gerringong, May 3-5
SurfLife is a festival all about creating good vibes with live music, food, wine, beer, and surf stories with surfing legends. There will be an after-dark surf movie, art and fashion, a classic surf car expo, board swap, board trials and the Werri Slash Annual Surf Competition, along with plenty of music. For more info visit, gerringongfestival.com.au
Total Havoc 8
Nowra, May 4
It's an occasion where Muay Thai and Kickboxing fighters will compete in an epic fight series to raise cash money for the Fighters Against Child Abuse Foundation. From 7pm, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, the havoc begins. There are four titles up for grabs and sixteen fights currently matched. Watch the worlds best fighters from beginners to pros.
Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival
Kangaroo Valley, May 3-5
This year's festival is themed, Australian Made, and features a stellar line-up of home grown talent. Performers include internationally acclaimed artists such as Piers Lane AO, the Acacia Quartet, Paul Goodchild & Sydney Brass, Peter Coleman-Wright, Kristian Chong and many more. On Sunday, the village will come alive to the rousing sounds of the Royal Australian Navy Band, during a free open air concert in the Osborne Park Showgrounds. Bring a picnic and friends and kick back and relax. Visit, artsinthevalley.net.au
Milton, May 11
Snap up remaining tickets to see guitar maestros Slava and Leonard Grigoryan at the Milton Theatre. With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, the Grigoryan Brothers are regarded as some of Australia's finest classical guitarists. They will perform their own compositions and pieces from the movie soundtrack, A Boy Called Sailboat.
Narooma Oyster Festival
Narooma, May 3-4
A free family concert and the inaugural Long Table Dinner launches the festival this Friday. On Saturday, estuaries from the Shoalhaven to the Victorian border will showcase their oysters - providing a chance to taste them all. The festival includes, cooking demonstrations by celebrated chefs, an oyster shucking competition, an Indigenous Australian program of the Yuin culture, live music and oyster tours in the Wagonga Inlet. Visit, naroomaoysterfestival.com
Steampunk at Altitude
Nimmitabel, May 4-5
The town's colonial backdrop is ideal for the steampunk festival, which aims to bring something "different and interactive" to the town. Street circus performers, parasol dueling, classic films, entertainment and market vendors, all with a touch of the steampunk subculture aesthetics.