Events – What’s On in your region

Discover What’s On in Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Coffs Coast, Clarence Valley, Macleay Valley and the Barrington Coast.

Forster-Tuncurry & The Barrington Coast

Saturday 24th August – Dirty Dog Tail Run

Experience the freedom of trails away from the usual suburban dog friendly haunts and have a great day with other pooch lovers. As well as a chance to run wild, there will be displays, games, food and entertainment. Plus you will be able to support local advocacy and welfare organisations that take care of all animals.

Saturday 24th August – Renovation and Lifestyle Expo

An Expo for Mid Coast Residents to explore modern renovation ideas, to seek inspiration for their home and garden and enjoy some fun and quirky lifestyle experiences all in one place.

Port Macquarie Region

Monday 19th August to Saturday 23rd November – Your Health Link National Photo Competition

The competition’s focus is to increase health literacy through the medium of photography, where community members are given a topic (Healthy Life Healthy You) to actively participate in creating visual images that represent the subject matter. Through the photographic process, community members are required to investigate the subject, increase their knowledge base and access great websites like Your Health Link to learn about good health.

Saturday 24th August – Glasshouse Community Open House

To celebrate their 10th Birthday they are throwing open their doors and everyone is invited! The Glasshouse will be a wonder of fun, colour and creativity. Family fun community day jam packed with vibrant activities for all ages.

Saturday 24th August – Orchid and Bromeliad Winter Show

The Port Macquarie Orchid and Bromeliad Society Inc will be holding its Annual Winter Show in August. There will be a large display of orchids and bromeliads as well as a display of bonsai plants by the Hastings River Bonsai Group.

Macleay Valley Region

Thursday 22nd August to Sunday 1st September – The Seabreeze Beach Hotel German Fest

Join us for a complete German take-over for our German Fest 2019 with plenty of great music, dancing, food & of course BEER!

Saturday 31st August – Eat Street South West Rocks

We will have a variety of food trucks and food stalls offering flavours from around the world and taking street food to the next level. Our tasty events are licensed and we will have wine, craft beer and cocktails for you to enjoy. Live music and kids entertainment to keep everyone happy.

Coffs Coast Region

Saturday 17th August – Ocean Harvest Festival

Join us in celebration of the amazing seafood industry we have right here on the Coffs Coast. The festival marks the beginning of the Winter prawn season and we will be showcasing an abundance of fresh seafood. Live music by Katie Brooke and Mick Bateman.

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th September – Bellingen Fine Music Festival

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the popular Bellingen Fine Music Festival, which can rightly claim its place as one of regional Australia’s foremost fine music events. ‘Fine’ here includes fine jazz and world music as well as classical. With growing audiences and an expanding program of ticketed concerts, workshops and other events around town, the Festival offers great musical experiences at prices city people can only dream of.

Clarence Valley Region

Saturday 17th August – Shannon Noll – The Singles Tour

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the old saying goes, and as you all know there’s nothing about Shannon Noll’s gutsy voice that warrants first aid. Just give him a song to sing and he will take it to where only he can. You’ve heard it ring out from the top of the charts so many times over the past 15 years and now you’re about to hear him in the finest voice of his career on his new album, Unbroken. You’ll hear all the hits plus his new singles from the new album.

Saturday 24th August – Grafton Motor Festival

The traditional show of Vehicles Historic, Classic and Modern along with Vintage Caravans, Vintage Tractors, Mowers, Engines and Race Cars. Entertainment will be conducted throughout the event, including Rock and Roll dancing, Singers, also a constant running of Sporting Videos and a Jumping Castle for the young ones.

Byron Bay

Sunday 17th August – Natural Dye Workshop

This full day workshop will be a fun hands-on experience where traditional Lao textile dyeing techniques meets local native Australian plants, mainly local eucalyptus leaves. We will have a wander to forage, gather and learn about the history of this ancient tradition. Learn about local native plants, berries and flowers, their dyeing properties, how we extract the colour and methods used to obtain different shades of pigments.