Coffs Coast & Bellingen
Dorrigo Community Markets
Dorrigo Community Market is a small country market where locals, community organisations and regional marketeers get together to offer locals and visitors a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, pre-loved goods, food, jams pickles and preserves, hand made jewellery, and all manner of other goodies. The Market runs from 8.30am to around noon on the first Saturday of the month. Come to the market to meet the locals and enjoy real, 'fair dinkum' country hospitality!
Start Date:07/05/2016 View more details
An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their philosophy is locally made, locally grown so you are guaranteed a unique experience. Fun and entertainment for everyone with activities, live music and performers every week. They regularly host workshops, festivals and events. Join the community for the day and see why they love living there.
Start Date:09/04/2017 View more details
Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets
The Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets are held every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) under the Castle Street car park. It is the largest all weather markets on the Coffs Coast. There is a large variety of stalls ranging from fresh produce, plants, jewellery, books, coins and stamps bought and sold, sunglasses, clothing, retro gaming, tools, baby items and nappy cakes, licorice, soap, and hot food, but that's not all.
Start Date:14/05/2017 View more details
Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival
Entertainment includes artists from across the globe, including a strong Australian and local contingent, in Australia's largest gathering of professional buskers. Shows include: family entertainment in Coffs Harbour City Centre ,performances in Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre; the Harbourside Markets along the harbour waterfront; Botanic Gardens:Park Beach Hotel (Hoey Moey), and Moonee Tavern near Moonee Beach and Kids Day at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club. For a program of performances visit the website. Please note: most shows are free with a requested donation to the performer's hat at the end , but check website for full details. Kids Day is a ticketed event.
Start Date:23/09/2017 View more details
Caricatures You Have Known
Coffs Harbour's Bunker Cartoon Gallery's exhibition Caricatures You Have Known is especially selected from the Bunker's own collection, where you can revisit some familiar faces and meet a few new ones.
Start Date:02/02/2018 View more details
Australian Ladies Golf Classic - Bonville
Come and see some of the world’s best female athletes compete in Australia’s newest professional golf tournament for women, the Australian Ladies Classic - Bonville, including: Dame Laura Davies World Hall of Fame member and winner of 84 professional tournaments; Hannah Green the young Perth prodigy who has gained full status on the 2018 LPGA tour after a stellar season on the 2017 Symetra tour and Rebecca Artis who has also earned full playing rights on the 2018 LPGA tour after several successful seasons on the Ladies European Tour. Often described as the most beautiful golf course in Australia, if not the world, the new home of the event, Bonville Golf Resort is located just a short drive from Coffs Harbour – with gorgeous beaches, adventure sports, whale watching, nature reserves and some of regional NSW’s finest restaurants and cafes.
Start Date:22/02/2018 View more details
Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour
The Twilight Food Market is open every Friday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog friendly too. Bring a blanket or chair, bottle of wine or beer and kick back and enjoy the entertainment. Located in one of Coffs Harbour's premier beach side locations, Park Beach Reserve, with the crystal clear water of Coffs Creek on it's doorstep. Eat, relax, walk, swim and enjoy.
Start Date:23/02/2018 View more details
Sgt. Matthew Locke MG Charity Event
Celebrating Sgt Matthew Locke MG and those veterans past and present sees the Army Thunder Rugby League team play Bellingen Magpies in an annual match up. This event has built up over the past nine years and encompasses a 18 hole, three ball Ambrose at Bellingen Golf Club. The main event on the Saturday and a concert by the Army Band on Sunday. The three day event attracts a wide range of visitors from as far a field as Perth and is supported by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley (retreat) AC DSC and Mrs Linda Hurley and Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith.
Start Date:23/02/2018 View more details
Women's NSW Open
The Women’s NSW Open will return to the ALPG calendar for the first time since 2015 and will be contested at Coffs Harbour Golf Club, boasting immaculately manicured fairways and greens, in a beautiful natural setting. The field will include the some of the best professionals and amateurs from Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Past winners of the event include Dame Laura Davies (who will again contest the title in 2018), and Lydia Ko, who won the 2012 Women’s NSW Open as a 14-year-old amateur. Come and walk alongside your favourite players on the fairways, as they battle for the title.
Start Date:01/03/2018 View more details
bcu Coffs Tri
Village Sports Coffs Harbour is hosting a weekend of Triathlon events for ages six and over in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour. All proceeds will go to local children's charities. Events include the Coffs Kids Tri - Aquathons and Triathlons for children aged six to 14; 'Enticer' Triathlon (375 metre swim, 10 kilometre cycle, 2.5 kilometre run); and Standard Distance Tri (1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run) open to Individuals and Teams. The Standard Distance Tri is a National Standard Triathlon Qualifying Race and Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race. The Coffs Harbour event will also be the NSW State Championship Race to determine the best triathletes in NSW. The inclusion of short distance events for novices and children means the event promises to be fun for everyone, regardless of age or fitness. It is a fantastic weekend of events for the whole family on the beautiful Coffs Coast.
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
Made with Love Markets
Made with Love Markets are the first and only dedicated boutique handmade market for the Coffs Harbour region. Starting in August 2011, they are one of the biggest dedicated markets on the North Coast! They aim to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love. With between 80 and 100 stallholders at every market, you can find a wide variety of items - everything from jewellery, homewares, bags, clothing, accessories, toys, woodwork, soaps, candles, artwork, gourmet goodies and much more! Their handmade market is held four times per year, and stallholders come from all over New South Wales. Please have a look at the "Stallholder Directory' page on the website for a list of their stallholders for the upcoming markets. You can also find them on Facebook.
Start Date:04/03/2018 View more details
Touch Football Australia National Touch League and Elite Eight Series
Bigger, better, best! The aim of the tournament is to showcase representative Touch Football on a national stage, as well as provide an opportunity for the country's best athletes to come together and compete against each other. The tournament will showcase the best the sport has to offer, with amazing talent on-field, and must-see celebrations off-field. Coffs Harbour will host the monumental event, which will see 120 teams descend to the C.ex International Stadium over four spectacular days. The event has proven to be a highlight on the Touch Football calendar, and every year shows the further development of the sport.
Start Date:07/03/2018 View more details
Creative Mountain Art Exhibition - Dorrigo
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual Creative Mountain Art Exhibition in Dorrigo is a wonderful presentation of a diverse range of artistic works created by local artists and craft people living on the Dorrigo Plateau. The works exhibited include: painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, fabric craft, jewellery and photography. Amateur artists are particularly encouraged to exhibit as it gives them an excellent opportunity to participate in an open exhibition. The Creative Mountain Art Exhibition also attracts local professional artists to display and sell their work.
Start Date:28/03/2018 View more details
Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims
The Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims are a fun, charity fundraising event offering participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and the more competitive with a 600 metre swim around the iconic jetty structure, 2,000 metre swim across the harbour and fun races for children, all held inside the beautiful, protected harbour. Coffs Harbour is the ideal location for an ocean swim, being one of the only open water swims to be held inside a protected harbour. The iconic 300 metre long jetty also provides the perfect birds-eye viewing platform for spectators. Events include a 600 metre Jetty Swim (ages 10 plus); 2,000 metre Harbour Swim (ages 12 plus); 150 metre swim for eight to 10 year olds; and a 300 metre swim for 11 to 14 year olds. Entries open soon, visit the Village Sports website.
Start Date:08/04/2018 View more details
Billabong Oz Grom Cup
The Billabong Oz Grom Cup, presented by Flight Centre, is a prestigious Australia wide annual event held in Coffs Harbour in the New South Wales Easter school holidays each year for junior surfers ranging from under eights to under 16s.
Start Date:13/04/2018 View more details
Thundamentals Regional Tour: Decade Of The Thundakat Coffs Harbour
One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, are celebrating their tenth anniversary with an epic regional tour - Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on Triple J’s Breakfast Show after a special Like A Version performance of Frank Ocean’s Ivy, Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across regional Australia in early 2018, with tickets on sale now.
Start Date:15/04/2018 View more details
Coffs Harbour Airshow
Fantastic weekend fun for the family, come and see a full days worth of action from Jet planes to classic cars and everything in between. Kids rides and live music will be there to keep the little ones entertained while you stand there in amazement of these death defying stunt pilots.
Start Date:21/04/2018 View more details
Scotts Head Festival
The Scotts Head Festival is a unique event that hosts some of the best live entertainment, art, food and wine that the area has to offer. It is a fun day out for family and friends with loads of diverse entertainers including Fiona Boyce and her blues sounds and their big brass number Bullhorn. Kids will be amused with the reptile awareness shows as well as carnival rides and adults will enjoy the art exhibition, the show and shine and the local wine stall to name a few. A wide range of foods from local to international tastes will also be a feature all located in the beautiful coastal town of Scotts Head.
Start Date:22/04/2018 View more details
Bellinger River Agricultural Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show has been going since 1881.
Start Date:19/05/2018 View more details
Million Paws Walk - Coffs Harbour
The Million Paws Walk is guaranteed to be another great day for Coffs Coast animal lovers. Whether you want to show your support for the RSPCA, help your doggy companion make some new pals, or need an excuse to walk for a cause, you are invited to participate in the Coffs Coast’s furriest event of the year. There will be activities and attractions for participants to enjoy and the Walk itself winds four kilometres to the beautiful Coffs Beach Jetty and back. The walk is relatively flat and has an optional beach walk on the return leg. Participants may enter their pet in one of the fantastic novelty competitions, with winners receiving a commemorative ribbon; or choose to throw down a picnic blanket and simply enjoy the surrounds. All proceeds will help assist the local RSPCA in operating the animal shelter, supporting local Inspectors and providing community education regarding animal care and welfare. Spread the word - they look forward to seeing a great crowd of animals and supporters alike.
Start Date:20/05/2018 View more details
Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest. The program focuses exclusively on Australian writers to showcase the diversity of talent in this country.
Start Date:09/06/2018 View more details
Orara Valley Fair: Helicopter Scenic Flights
Helicopter scenic flights of the spectacular Orara Valley. Soar through the skies in the JetRanger with Precision Helicopters. See you at the Fair. Fairgrounds - Dairyville Road, Upper Orara. NSW
Start Date:11/06/2018 View more details
Coffs Coast Charity Walk
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Coffs Coast Charity Walk - a fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service - starts at Moonee Park Reserve in Coffs Harbour and follows the Solitary Islands Walk through to Lower Park Beach Reserve - a distance of 14 kilometres. A 21 kilometre half marathon distance is also offered, which extends from the 14 kilometre walk to the bottom of Mutton Bird Island and back to Lower Park Beach Reserve. The walks are an all-terrain challenge across sand, bush track and roads and should not be underestimated by any walker. The spectacular scenery creates an awe-inspiring backdrop for the Charity Walk. Participants can walk or run at any pace however it is a non-competitive social event. Participants can enter Individually or in teams of four to 20 people. Minimum age is 12 years old (with a paying adult).
Start Date:17/06/2018 View more details
Sawtell Chilli Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** One of the hottest events on the Coffs Coast events calendar. Even though it's the middle of a Coffs Coast (mild) winter, the event is guaranteed to turn up the heat a few notches. Each year, the popular festival attracts thousands of people to the pretty seaside village, keen to sample the wide range of chilli-related foods and products, take part in fun activities and competitions and be entertained by live music, dancing, cooking and other performances. The festival is an incredibly fun day out for the whole family. There will be street performances, rides for the kids, live music and dancing and, of course, the by now very famous annual Chilli Eating Competition! Less fiery but equally fun competitions you can take part in are the Spanish/Mexican style Fancy Dress Competition and the Chilli-themed Hat Parade.
Start Date:01/07/2018 View more details
Bello Winter Music Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Image Credit: Kurt Peterson Photography Bello Winter Music is the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend and shake off the winter blues. As well as the music, Bello Winter Music comes alive with street theatre, workshops, free events and walking tours. Situated roughly half way between Brisbane and Sydney and 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour, Bellingen sits in a spectacular countryside on the banks of the Bellinger River. Small cottages line the river, and a host of bed and breakfast guesthouses can be found close to the town as well as eco huts and farmstay accommodation. Camping is also available at the nearby Bellingen Showgrounds for the duration of the festival, and bookings can be made through the festival office. The Bellingen community is deeply involved in every aspect of the festival. It has been inspiring working with them to create a unique, authentic celebration of their town.
Start Date:06/07/2018 View more details
Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The National Youth Championships are FFA’s primary national football competition for the 13 and 15 Years Girls. Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls have been held in Coffs Harbour since 2006. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA National youth development and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 15 year old girls from all States. The Championships have in the past and will continue to produce the next generation of players to represent Australian men's football and offer an outstanding quality of competition.
Start Date:10/07/2018 View more details
Bello Winter Music
The festival uses existing infrastructure within the town, reinforcing the community vibe and reflecting the sustainability consciousness of the organisers. It also runs Bellingen LeaF – a sustainability focused program, and organisers are also very passionate about the Youth Mentorship program, where young aspiring musicians are given the opportunity to be mentored by selected artists appearing on the bill, and to then perform as a part of the festival lineup. Bello Winter Music is dedicated to programming an exciting and eclectic mix of new and emerging artists - local, national and international, while showcasing everything that Bellingen has to offer.
Start Date:12/07/2018 View more details
South Solitary Island Exclusive Helicopter Tour
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Fly by helicopter and land on South Solitary Island which is located 18 kilometres from Coffs Harbour. Rarely does an opportunity like this present itself as it is normally closed to the public. Inspect the lighthouse keepers quarters which were built in 1880 and imagine living in this isolated outpost. The lighthouse and keepers quarters were built in 1880 are the oldest in the area, the lighthouse was automated in 1975 with all residents leaving the island. The only way to access the island is by helicopter and public access is restricted to these open days only. Included in this fantastic offer is an interpretive guided walking tour for one or two hours by National Parks and Wildlife Rangers and return helicopter flights. Be one of the lucky few visitors to have ascended the ancient spiral staircase of the lighthouse to finally step out onto the narrow balcony suspended some 50 metres above the raging ocean below. The public are only allowed access for two weekends per year.
Start Date:11/08/2018 View more details
Bellingen Spring Plant Fair
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm! The Bellingen Spring Plant Fair is on at the Bellingen Market Park. It features over 70 plant nursery stalls, with a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical, native, exotic or food-bearing plants, garden supplies, and plenty of expert horticultural advice available. Workshops, activities with undercover seating, information stalls from local organisations, fine food, musicians, free entry, lots of bargains and the chance to win a barrow full of plants donated by the stallholders, make this a great day out for garden lovers. The Spring Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.
Start Date:09/09/2018 View more details
Coffs Harbour Running Festival
The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1 kilometre half marathon, 10 kilometre fun run, five kilometre fun run, and a three kilometre family fun run/walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek Walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees, from the centre of town to the coast and back. The event raises funds for local children's charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality, Early Connections Coffs Harbour and St John Ambulance.
Start Date:09/09/2018 View more details
Curryfest celebrates the unique Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga, immediately obvious from the Sikh temple on the hill as you enter town. For the last twelve years thousands have descended on the beachside town to soak up Indian music and dancing and sample curries from all over the world. The main festival day features over 180 food and market stalls, a special kids zone with rides and entertainment, a mindfulness and meditation zone for those seeking inner peace and two stages of entertainment. As well as main festival day, increasingly lead up and follow on events are encouraging a longer stay.
Start Date:29/09/2018 View more details
FFA National Youth Championships for Boys
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The National Youth Championships are Football Federation Australia's (FFA) primary national football competition for the 13 and 14 Years Boys. Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys have been held in Coffs Harbour since 2006. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA National Youth Development program and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 14 year old boys from all States. The Championships have in the past and will continue to produce the next generation of players to represent Australian men's football and offer an outstanding quality of competition.
Start Date:30/09/2018 View more details
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is rated highly on the festival circuit for folk and bluegrass followers and the program includes some of the best home-grown talent in both folk and bluegrass genres. It is a three day event so people can enjoy all the supporting activities. Family groups can camp in the showground and jam around the camp fire, dance and participate in workshops run by performers along with special programs for the children. There are many visitors who return to Dorrigo every year for this Festival because of the great atmosphere, and the opportunity to jam with fantastic and sometimes famous musicians under a shady tree or round the campfire. Come along and add a twang to your life in Dorrigo.
Start Date:26/10/2018 View more details
ArtUrunga - Sculpture In The Park
Visit ArtUrunga's Sculpture in the Park Festival in January. An exhibition of over 30 sculptures, displayed in Urunga's beautiful riverside park for all to enjoy. Prizes, including a 'People's Choice for Best Sculpture' will be awarded to winning artworks. There will be live music on the outdoor stage, children's creative workshops, and food and beverages available. Bring the family and a picnic rug for an enjoyable day of fun and creativity. For more information, visit the web site or contact David Southgate on the details supplied.