Coffs Coast & Bellingen

Events

Harbourside Market

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 community 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

Bellingen Community Markets

For over 35 years Bellingen Community Markets is abuzz every third Saturday of the month in the beautiful heritage tree lined Bellingen Park from 8am - 2.30pm. The event showcases more than 260 diverse and colourful stalls, from local artisans, creators, producers, growers and recyclers, alternative therapies, massage and scrumptious food. Yes: food, food and more food. Tantalise your tastebuds with a smorgasbord of delicious multicultural hot and cold delights. Live music plays all day with spontaneous performances and buskers throughout the park. Kids will love the jumping castle, pony rides, swings, face-painting and bargain hunting. There's plenty of variety, loads of good energy and heaps of great buys for the whole family. It's certainly worth a visit to beautiful Bellingen and why not stay a while to enjoy, appreciate and embrace our wonderful, welcoming town. All profits made by Bellingen Markets goes back into the community. Bellingen Community Markets is not just a marketplace but a great place to be.

Start Date:
19/05/2018 View more details

Bollywood Beach Markets

Vibrant markets at the Woolgoolga beach reserve held every first and fourth Saturday and only a 15 minute drive north of Coffs Harbour. Enjoy the architecture of two Sikh temples on your way to the beach. Dance to the beats of Bollywood with locals. Relaxing, pet-friendly market. Have a dip in the ocean, then sip coffee, eat pancakes, followed by spicy samosas, naan or butter chicken and enjoy local fresh mocktails. Now you are ready to learn another dance move or show off your own moves. Shop for a gift, buy some clothes, books, honey, fresh local produce, lavender soap and more.

Start Date:
22/06/2019 View more details

Bello Winter Music

The acclaimed Bello Winter Music festival uses existing infrastructure within picturesque township of Bellingen, 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:
11/07/2019 View more details

Bird's Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

Where would the world be without women? Back by Popular Demand! You asked, you get a showcase of a special selection of cartoons, from a Bird’s Eye View: women cartoonists and their take on the world. The exhibition will run from mid July until early August, daily.

Start Date:
12/07/2019 View more details

Xmas in July Xmas Market

Join in some festive fun with delicious fine food, kids clothing and toys, gorgeous homewares, art, doggie dress up parade, a Winter Wonderland edible houses workshop as well as gluhwein and other tasty treats.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 View more details

Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls

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:
15/07/2019 View more details

Woolworths NSW Junior State Surfing Titles

The Woolworths NSW Junior State Surfing Titles presented by Ocean and Earth will see 136 of the best junior surfers in NSW compete across four divisions for the prestigious State Titles. As in 2011- 2018; Surfing NSW is proud to manage the NSW School Titles in conjunction with the event for 2019. Thanks to event sponsors Woolworths, Ocean and Earth, Reflections Holiday Parks, AirAsia, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Carve, Mothernest, Coffs Harbour Council, Volkswagen Australia and H2coco.

Start Date:
19/07/2019 View more details

South Solitary Island Exclusive Helicopter Tour

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:
03/08/2019 View more details

Crusty Demons: Rise of the Demons World Tour - Coffs Harbour

The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019! They are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demon OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set for one hell of a show. This tour is not something you’re going to want to miss.

Start Date:
17/08/2019 View more details

Woolgoolga MTB Festival

The Woolgoolga MTB Festival is a three day Mountain Bike extravaganza situated in the beachside town of Woolgoolga, near Coffs Harbour. Highlighting the beautiful landscape of the Coffs Coast the Woolgoolga MTB Festival offer riders of all disciplines, abilities and fitness to take part premium mountain biking racing. Topped off with Taste of Woolgoolga Curry and Beer Food Market. Something for all the family.

Start Date:
23/08/2019 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:
25/08/2019 View more details

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour Sawtell

Hot on the trail of the Queen movie, Thomas Crane and Bohemian Rhapsody are back to tour in 2019 with their Greatest Hits tour. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not the world, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour. Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 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:
08/09/2019 View more details

Still: National Still Life Award

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. Call for Entries for the 2019 award will open on Monday 11 February and close on Monday 10th June, 2019. Over AUD20,000 in prize money is on offer. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre. Judge: Rebecca Coates (Director, Shepparton Art Museum).

Start Date:
20/09/2019 View more details

Bellingen Fine Music Festival

2019 is the 10th anniversary of the popular Bellingen Fine Music Festival, which includes fine jazz, world and classical music. 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. Ticketed concerts for 2019 include David Helfgott, Ensemble Q, the Acacia Quartet, Joseph Tawadros with James Tawadros, Lachlan Wilkins with Suzanne Sherrington, Jazz Supergroup Wilson-Zwartz-Dewhurst-Stuart, Bellingen Youth Orchestra, and Coffs Con’s The Academy. As well, there are many other fringe events including a huge Chorus of Choirs. Mark the date in your diary as the time to come and visit the beautiful Bellingen valley and experience sublime music from many fine traditions.

Start Date:
26/09/2019 View more details

Curryfest

Curryfest celebrates the unique Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga, immediately obvious from the Sikh temple on the hill as you enter town. For the last 13 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 a main entertainment stage. As well as main festival day, increasingly lead up and follow on events are encouraging a longer stay.

Start Date:
28/09/2019 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, Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre; The Harbourside Markets along the harbour waterfront; Botanic Gardens,and Moonee Beach Tavern and Kids Day 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:
28/09/2019 View more details

FFA National Youth Championships for Boys

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:
30/09/2019 View more details

Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers Australian Tour Coffs Harbour

Three time Grammy winner, Actor, storyteller and country music superstar Kris Kristofferson returns to Australia and New Zealand for a national tour with band The Strangers this September and October! Having accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers dream of, Kris Kristofferson has recorded over 30 albums and written some of the greatest songs of all time. Music fans will not want to miss the opportunity to see the original A Star Is Born legend and Country Music Hall of Fame’s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers live on stage performing the hits from the Kristofferson songbook.

Start Date:
01/10/2019 View more details

Junior Australian Oztag Championships

The Australian Championships is Oztag’s toughest tournament. Local Associations throughout New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland merge to form 13 Regions which enables the best of the best Oztag players aged 8 to 17 years to compete over a three day tournament.

Start Date:
18/10/2019 View more details

Australian Festival Industry Conference

The inaugural Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) is a brand new nationally focused event. AFIC is the only conference in Australia dedicated exclusively to servicing the thousands of festival industry professionals that produce quality music, arts and culture, food and drink, “intellectual and ideas” and sporting festivals.

Start Date:
24/10/2019 View more details

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

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:
25/10/2019 View more details

Rewind - The Aretha Franklin Songbook Tour Coffs Harbour

Australia’s iconic Indigenous entertainer, Christine Anu, is returning to stages nationwide to celebrate the life and legacy of legendary soul diva Aretha Franklin in her hugely successful show, Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook. In this must-see show, Christine delivers a passionate and energetic performance to pay tribute to her idol, the Queen of Soul, who passed away August 2018. During the show, Christine will sing Aretha’s most memorable and powerful tunes, including (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Angel, Today I Sing The Blues and many more unforgettable classics. Christine will also sing songs from her own incredible back catalogue of hits, including the iconic My Island Home and Sunshine On A Rainy Day.

Start Date:
02/11/2019 View more details

Blues and Berries Festival

Bringing Blues and Berries to the beach. They hit the ground running in 2017 and are keen to bring an even bigger and better event for their third year in 2019. Join them for a day of all things Blues and roots music and berries by the beach. They will have their Pie Eating competition, Farm tours to Costa Berries Farm and loads of food and market stalls. Live music all day!! Bring your chair, picnic blanket and sunscreen for an awesome outdoor family friendly event.

Start Date:
03/11/2019 View more details

Kennards Hire Rally Australia World Rally Championship

The beautiful Coffs Coast of New South Wales will play host once again to Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the annual Australian leg and the closing round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship. Only Australia's second world championship event, alongside Formula One, this epic competition features some of the world's greatest drivers battling for supremacy in the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. Multi-million dollar "factory" teams from Japan, France, Korea and Britain, plus the cream of privateer outfits from around the world and Australia tackle open-country and forestry stages across 300 kilometres in spectacular sub-tropical scenery. Fully-catered, family-friendly viewing points, easily accessible from Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region, will be available around the stages. Don't miss the Destination NSW Super Special Stage around the beautiful Coffs Harbour Jetty foreshore. There will be plenty of free entertainment to keep the kids and adults amused. The rally's climax will be the NSW Forests Rally Village on Sunday, providing great spectating, food and entertainment as the best in the world battle toward a globally-televised finish.

Start Date:
14/11/2019 View more details

Melinda Schneider: A Farewell To Doris Day Woolgoolga

Following the recent passing of the legendary Doris Day, acclaimed Australian singer Melinda Schneider pays tribute to her childhood idol in A Farewell To Doris, performing all of Doris’ timeless hits, including Que Sera, Sera, Sentimental Journey, Everybody Loves a Lover and Secret Love, backed by the wonderful Young At Heart Orchestra. A nostalgic concert celebration of a remarkable life.

Start Date:
23/11/2019 View more details

Screenwave International Film Festival

Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) is the premier film and screen culture festival of Northern New South Wales, hosted in the beautiful Coffs Coast - where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean. This two week film festival includes nearly 100 feature film screenings in Coffs Harbour and the creative mountain town of Bellingen, including 'questions and answers' from filmmaker guests, networking events for filmmakers and a film program that focuses on world cinema, Australian films, documentaries - and the new Nextwave Youth Film Awards. Many events and screenings sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale from August 1, with the full SWIFF 2020 program released on December 8, 2019.

Start Date:
09/01/2020 View more details

Camp Creative Bellingen

A week long creative summer school for families and individuals. It's an immersive and super fun week of learning and experimenting. It's all about imagination, innovation and enjoyment! Creativity is for everyone. Find new creative expression. From visual arts, crafts, music, voice, writing, dance, lifestyle and kids courses. For advanced creatives and beginners. Never tried playing an instrument or painting or building a canoe before? Come along and choose a course. Camp Creative will get you going. The tutors are leaders in their fields and give generously of their time and expertise. But there's more! Most evenings are filled with concerts and performances - included in your ticket price - for your entertainment. There's the Celebrity Concert of top local musicians (Bellingen has a few surprises), the Open Mic night, the Party in the Park and the Grand Finale at the end of the week where Campers get to show off their new skills. Who can come? Anybody and everybody from age six to 106 – especially families, grandparents, parents and children. If you come alone, you’ll have the opportunity to make new likeminded friends in a notably friendly and encouraging environment.

Start Date:
13/01/2020 View more details

Elton John at C.ex Coffs International Stadium - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career, superstar icon Sir Elton John will perform his last ever Australian and New Zealand shows as part of the global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as energetic, dazzlingly-original, bombastic, and a musical masterpiece. The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, stopping off in Australia 2019/20 for record-breaking shows. More than a concert; an unforgettable memory. Tickets will sell fast, so don’t miss your chance to say farewell to music’s greatest treasure.

Start Date:
25/02/2020 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 13; 'Enticer' Triathlon (300 metre swim, seven kilometre cycle, two kilometre run) for ages 13+; and the Standard Distance Tri (1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run) open to Individuals and Teams. The Standard Distance Tri is 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:
07/03/2020 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:
05/04/2020 View more details

Dorrigo Easter Arts Exhibition

Founded in 1990, the DEAE celebrates the areas wonderful artistic talent in an exhibition open to everyone living on The Dorrigo Plateau. The Dorrigo Easter Arts Exhibition (DEAE) brings together all these communities on the Dorrigo Plateau. Since its inception, the DEAE has become a flagship event of the area, attracting over 2,000 visitors a year. Initiated by the Dorrigo Visual Arts Group, the exhibition is now organised by a subcommittee of the Arts Council of The Dorrigo. For further information please contact the DEAE Convenor Lynne Tarleton on the number provided.

Start Date:
09/04/2020 View more details

Dorrigo Agricultural Show

The Dorrigo Show is one of the highlight annual community events on the Plateau. The beautiful showground is right in Dorrigo, which is a charming town in the centre of an area of breathtaking beauty and with lots to do and see and places to stay. The Show's attractions are wide-ranging but it is still agriculturally focused and has a wonderful country atmosphere.

Start Date:
18/04/2020 View more details

Bellinger River Agricultural Show

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:
16/05/2020 View more details