Stay up-to-date with upcoming public events and community engagement activities from the Revitalising Newcastle team. Newcastle city centre is still open for business and we have a range of events to keep our city buzzing.

With major construction in full swing throughout the city centre, it's never been more important to plan your journey into town. There's still plenty of ways to get in and around the city while temporary traffic diversions are in place. Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road, King Street and roads in from The Hill are open, and public transport, cycling or walking are great choices.

Visit our getting around page for all the options including where to park.


FREE events in April

Our city is still buzzing, and the fun continues in April with more free events in the city centre.

See the April events calendar for all the details.

Skate & Scoot

Wheeler Place will come alive again these April school holiday's as Playgrounds Park bring their set up back for another Skate & Scoot event.

Wednesday 18 April

4-9pm (Twilight Skate Competition)

Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April

9am-1pm: scooters welcome

1pm-5pm: skateboarders welcome

View the event post here.

Free lunchtime yoga

Find your inner peace with a free yoga session at Civic Park from 12.30 – 1.15pm, Tuesday 24 April. No need to change, it will be a gentle session to help revitalise you for the afternoon. We will bring the mats, see you there!

Avengers superhero red carpet event

Join us at Crown Street (across the road from Tower Cinemas) for a superhero themed red carpet event to mark the opening night of Avengers: Infinity War.

Be entertained with live music, free finger food by The Lucky and Lulus, face painting, and photo and gif booths.

The event runs from 5pm, for a 7:30pm screening.

The first 200 people to arrive dressed as their favourite superhero will receive an Avengers prize pack. Prizes for best costumes (junior, teen and adult).

Pre-buy your movie ticket NOW for a great rate of $8


View the event poster here


Circus in the park

2 day event: Thursday 26 – Friday 27 April

Pacific Park

FREE circus workshops

Roll Up. Roll Up. Join in the circus fun and learn new skills and performance tricks, including hula hooping, juggling and basic acrobatics!

With face painting, balloon animals, stilt walkers and professional aerialist performances, there'll be circus fun for everyone!

Circus workshops with skilled instructors:

9.30am (30 minutes)

10.30am and 12.30pm (90 minutes)

Suitable for kids aged 7 to 15 years.

Aerial circus performances (30 minutes):

10am, 12pm and 2pm

Parent supervision is recommended

While you're in town be sure to visit one of the nearby cafes or take in some retail therapy.

View the event poster here.

Market Street Lawn

Market Street Lawn, at the intersection of Market and Scott streets in the city, opened in December 2016 as a community space with a variety of activities for you, your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy.

The community's vision for Market Street Lawn, which we will deliver, is underpinned by the themes of connection, culture, engagement and wellbeing. All events proposed for the Lawn will align with one or more of these themes.

Newcastle City Council has approved a development application to landscape the Lawn and repurpose the Signal Box. These works will take place in 2018.

We are happy to take your booking request. Construction may affect the availability of the Lawn so please get in touch with us so we can talk about your event idea. 

Who can use the Lawn?

Everyone is welcome to use the space. Market Street Lawn is available for community, charity and other events that meet our essential criteria.

These criteria include considerations around the type of use, hours of operation, number of people permitted on the site at any one time, noise levels, serving of alcohol, and operation within designated site boundaries.

Market Street Lawn has been used for a variety of events including the Hunt&Gather Events 'Street Feast', Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon, NewRun Newcastle’s Festival of Running, World Tai Chi Day, as well as family friendly activities like Blackbutt Reserve's reptiles on the Lawn and Oakvale Farm's mobile petting zoo during the school holidays.

Please contact us for further information.

Will it cost to use
the Lawn?

In line with our vision to make the space as accessible and affordable as possible, there is no fee for community events and not-for-profit activities to use the Lawn.

How to apply

Please complete an application form to use the Lawn. Your application will be reviewed and we may seek additional information depending on the impact and scale of your event. If your application is approved, you will need to sign a sub-lease to use the space.

Contact us if you have any questions about using the Lawn.

Market Street Lawn opening fiesta

In December 2016 we celebrated the opening of Market Street Lawn