Smoke In Broke BBQ Festival Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 7pm, McNamara Park, Broke.
Hunter Valley Fair Saturday to Monday, 9am to 3pm, Pokolbin Hall, 128 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin.
World Gin Day 12.30pm to 5pm, Earp Distilling Co, 41 Darling Street, Carrington.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 8pm, Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Hosted by Kevin Kropinyeri with special guests Andy Saunders, Chris Ryan, Lizzy Hoo and Sam Taunton.
Rudderless Records Market Day 9am to 3pm, The Edwards, 148 Parry Street, Newcastle West.
Record Store Day 8am to 4pm, Hiss & Crackle Records, Tyrrell Street, Wallsend.
Dobell House - Open to the Public 1pm to 4pm, 47 Dobell Drive, Wangi Wangi.
Lake Macquarie Winds 2pm to 4pm, Rathmines Theatre, Stilling Street, Rathmines.
Handmade In The Hunter Markets Saturday & Sunday 9am to 3pm, Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin.
Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market 7am to 1pm, Speers Point Park, Speers Point.
Long Weekend Block Party 4pm, Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle. Performances from Eves Karydas, Cxloe, Carla Wehbe and more.
Newcastle City Farmers Market 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.
Tomaree Markets 8.30am to 1pm, Neil Carroll Park, Nelson Bay.