Major events

Maitland puts on a great show. If you’re looking for an excuse to put your hair up or let your hair down, then you’re welcome at one of the many Maitland events.

Who doesn't love a great community event, the sounds, the smells, the sights and the action are a great way for the community to come together to celebrate what we love about our region.

Each year Council organises the delivery of seven flagship events for the city. These events include:

  • Australia Day celebrations
  • Maitland Taste
  • Hunter Valley Steamfest
  • Maitland Aroma
  • Riverlights Multicultural Festival
  • Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival
  • New Year’s Eve festivities.

These flagship events are a key attraction for the city, popular with both residents and visitors, attracting over 130,000 people and annually injecting $20 million into the local economy.

For more information about our events, their dates and locations head to the Maitland Events website.