Coffs Coast & Bellingen
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
ArtUrunga - Sculpture In The Park
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Visit ArtUrunga's Sculpture in the Park Festival in September. 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.
Start Date:01/09/2019 View more details
31st Rotary Cartoon Awards
The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the National Cartoon Gallery at The Bunker, Coffs Harbour! Now in its 31st year and the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see cartoonists original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Will you agree with the judges decisions?
Start Date:07/09/2019 View more details
Doggy Date Night
Doggy Date Night is a great community event for families! You don't even need a dog to join in! The event consists of a headland walk followed by an open-air cinema screening of A Dog's Purpose. They'll have children's activities, Lucky Door Prizes and a raffle. There will be a variety of food available or you're welcome to bring your own picnic fare. Don't forget some chairs or a blanket so you can enjoy the movie in style. Money raised goes directly to supporting local RSPCA services, so get involved in this unique event. Please note: Friendly dogs are very welcome - please keep them on a leash. Due to being an outdoor event, they may need to postpone or cancel in the event of adverse weather.
Start Date:21/09/2019 View more details
Still: National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
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. First Prize AUD30,000. 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. This year’s artworks include sculpture, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, installation and video. The exhibition of finalists will be thought-provoking and engaging, prompting visitors to consider the various meanings of still life while enjoying the highest quality contemporary Australian art. See website for this year’s finalists and to book your tickets to the opening night and other Still events.
Start Date:21/09/2019 View more details
Paddling Film Festival - Coffs Harbour (Sawtell)
The Paddling Film Festival has arrived in Australia for its first national tour! The Paddling Film Festival is like other touring film festivals in that includes a selection of short films, however, this tour is dedicated entirely to paddle sports such as whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and more. The Paddling Film Festival has been running for 13 years based out of Canada and tours more than 120 cities annually around the globe. Audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and gruelling kayak fishing battles. Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event inspired by compelling films.
Start Date:24/09/2019 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
Stomping Ivories Concert
If you’ve seen them before, you’ll want to see them again. And if you haven’t had the pleasure, you’re in for a treat! Greg Agar, Hugh Murray and Murray Sheridan are the Stomping Ivories. Now touring the world with two grand pianos and a drum kit! From Gershwin to Gaga, and all musical stops between. With rock'n'roll verve, they deftly weave the hits songs of all eras, creating intimate spaces where audiences can't help but sing along. At ease with the honky-tonk of Elton John, the rock of AC/DC or Queen, from Mancini to Madonna, and the swingin' class of Frank Sinatra and the late Ella, their roguish spontaneity is a guarantee for one-off memorable moments every time they step on stage. For one night only at the National Cartoon Gallery. Not to be missed. Limited seating. Cash bar available. Book now!
Start Date:27/09/2019 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 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
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
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: four days of family entertainment in Coffs Harbour City Centre; The Friday Twlight Markets , the Sunday Harbourside Markets along the harbour waterfront; Moonee Beach Tavern and Kids Day at Park Beach Reserve, as well as three nights of adult comedy at the Pier Hotel. For a program of performances visit the website. Please note: most shows are no cover charge 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:01/10/2019 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
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:04/10/2019 View more details
Helicopter Scenic Flights - Coffs Harbour Aero Club Open Day
Helicopter scenic flights over the Coffs Coast. Flight: 15 minute flight Purchase one or two tickets or the whole helicopter. Bookings are required Departing from: Coffs Harbour Aero Club 63 Aviation Drive Limited seats available, children and adults are the same price. Children under nine years must be accompanied by an adult.
Start Date:06/10/2019 View more details
Maiden - Coffs Harbour
Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport and prove that women are the equal of men.
Start Date:16/10/2019 View more details
Amy Shark Australian Regional Tour Coffs Harbour
One of Australia's most impressive and beloved pop exports, Amy Shark is coming home this October and November for an intimate Australian regional tour. Fresh off her national tour earlier this year, which sold over 30,000 tickets and saw Amy performing at some of the country’s largest venues, she will now be bringing her critically-acclaimed debut album Love Monster and favourites from her EP Night Thinker to regional fans across the country. See Eventfinda for more information.
Start Date:17/10/2019 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
Ben Quilty: Why Art Matters
One of Australia’s most acclaimed artists, Ben Quilty, will be guest speaker at the Friends of the Gallery's gala fundraising dinner. Not afraid to speak his mind, Ben will share his thoughts on art; why it matters and the potential to enrich communities. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the brave, creative force that is Ben Quilty. Archibald Winning Painter, War Artist and Activist Believing in art’s capacity to drive change, Ben is a socially engaged artist whose work often responds to issues including human rights. A Trustee of The Art Gallery of NSW, Ben also works with corporate leaders to develop the gallery’s connection with audiences. Fine Food, Wine and Jazz: Enjoy dining while overlooking the spectacular Solitary Islands Marine Park from the Surf Club Restaurant and Bar. A special three course menu featuring the region’s best produce will be complimented by fine wines, beer and soft drinks. Georgie Chorley will lead her trio of talented musicians to deliver their distinct blend of cool jazz and silky vocals. It’s all included in your ticket price! All funds raised go towards the purchase of new artworks for the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Start Date:23/10/2019 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. AFIC provides industry professionals with a conference-style platform to: Discuss and form a collective voice key issues facing the industry; Learn about the latest innovative developments and best-practices; Exchange information, ideas and case studies from festivals occurring across Australia; Become empowered to further develop the quality of Australian festivals and Network with fellow industry professionals. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most experienced and successful professionals on topics such as: Legislative changes; Operational developments (site planning, traffic management); Marketing; Technological event management advancements; Human resource and volunteer management strategies and Destination management strategies.
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
Botanica: An Evening in the Gardens
An evening of fashion, cuisine, performance, music, silent auctions and more. This will be the event of the year for the Coffs Coast region, and you won’t want to miss it. Plus, this evening is a fundraiser for local charity, Heart and Soul Foundation, so all of the proceeds will be going towards a great cause. Heart and Soul Foundation is a Coffs Harbour-based charity established in 2012. It provides practical health and wellbeing programs that support vulnerable women who have suffered violence and are recovering from trauma; allowing nourishment of heart, mind, body and soul. All proceeds from Botanica will go towards funding these incredible programs.
Start Date:09/11/2019 View more details
Reel Rock 14 - Coffs Harbour, presented by The North Face
The Reel Rock Tour 14 presented by The North Face is here! The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this November with four new world premieres. In a battle for El Cap’s coveted Nose speed record, rock legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold go head to head with Yosemite dirt bags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright. Highball bouldering ace Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone. In rural Utah, conservative Mormon coal miners collide with an influx of out-of-town climbers - with surprising results. And two adventurous Brits, Hazel Findlay and Maddy Cope, pursue first ascents in wild and remote Mongolia. Reel Rock visits 500 locations across the world this November. Don’t miss your local show!
Start Date:12/11/2019 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
Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed*** 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:07/06/2020 View more details
Orara Valley Fair: Helicopter Scenic Flights
***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed*** 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:10/06/2020 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 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:24/06/2020 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.