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

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

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:
26/01/2019 View more details

Behind the Lines: Best Political Cartoons Exhibition

Venture down the rabbit hole to Behind the Lines, the perennially popular exhibition of the year’s best political cartoons. After a topsy-turvy 2018, the theme this year is Curiouser and Curiouser, inspired by the surreal charm of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Did the political landscape of the last 12 months have you thinking you’d stepped through the looking glass to a world where nothing is as it seems? You’re not alone! Australia’s best political cartoonists worked tirelessly to make sense of the goings-on. Section 44 claiming more heads than the Queen of Hearts, Barnaby’s dramas and, of course, the federal leadership spill that gave the nation yet another new prime minister. Behind the Lines 2018 is a travelling exhibition, proudly supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians. (Excerpt from the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House)

Start Date:
03/05/2019 View more details

RSPCA NSW 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. Coffs Harbour Dog Training Club will put on obedience and agility demonstrations. 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:
19/05/2019 View more details

Movie Night - Casablanca

Casablanca, the 1942 classic with two unforgettable and iconic movie stars at the helm: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This Best Picture Academy Award winner tells the story of a cynical American expatriate’s struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco. Join them at the National Cartoon Gallery at the Bunker, Coffs Harbour on Thursday 23 May and enjoy the movie all over again, or maybe for the first time. One night only, with strictly limited seating. Book your ticket at the Gallery or through Eventbrite now!

Start Date:
23/05/2019 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:
25/05/2019 View more details

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Coffs Harbour

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada. More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour. This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Presented by World Expeditions. For more details visit the website.

Start Date:
29/05/2019 View more details

Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour Coffs Harbour

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'. Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
31/05/2019 View more details

Ball Park Music Good Good Mood Tour Coffs Harbour

Ball Park Music have announced their Good Good Mood Tour, taking their latest album Good Mood and favourite hits to regional towns and cities all around Australia. Joining them on the road will be indie singer-songwriters Tia Gostelow and Butternut Sweetheart.

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

The Bellingen Readers and 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:
08/06/2019 View more details

Orara Valley Fair: Helicopter Scenic Flights

Helicopter scenic flights of the spectacular Orara Valley. Soar through the skies in the LongRanger with Precision Helicopters. 10 minute flight in the LongRanger helicopter (six passengers) See you at the Fair. Fairgrounds - Dairyville Road, Upper Orara. NSW

Start Date:
10/06/2019 View more details

Warren Miller's Face Of Winter - Coffs Harbour

Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.

Start Date:
16/06/2019 View more details

Warren Miller's Face of Winter Coffs Harbour

Loving the pure joy of winter is something they have in common with the late, great Warren Miller-who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th instalment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world's best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honour a face that launched a thousand quips and got them all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren's favourite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.

Start Date:
16/06/2019 View more details

Path to Everest - Sunshine Coast (Nambour)

Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers. Path to Everest, directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration. Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo.

Start Date:
19/06/2019 View more details

Coffs Coast Charity Walk

The Coffs Coast Charity Walk - a fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service - starts at Boronia Park and proceeds to Bonville Headland, Sawtell and follows the Solitary Islands Walk on Murray’s Beach through to Boambee Headland, Boambee Beach to the Coffs Harbour Jetty a distance of 14km. A 21km half marathon distance is also offered with a 7km track from the Coffs Jetty to Coffs Headland (return). 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 2-20 people. Minimum age is 12 years old (with a paying adult).

Start Date:
24/06/2019 View more details

Heavy Water Coffs Harbour

Directed by Michael Oblowitz and produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge Entertainment, Heavy Water follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of his surfing and his relationship with big waves. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu's North Shore, Fletcher and fellow surf and skateboard legends share stories of the pursuit of their passion. It's a voyage through the eyes of the surfing community that delves deep into the roots and mindset of board sports culture, culminating in a spectacular, never-before-performed stunt, as Fletcher once again attempts to raise the bar of what's possible.

Start Date:
26/06/2019 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:
06/07/2019 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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