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
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
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
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
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:26/10/2018 View more details
ProAg Field Days - Supported by bcu
Come along to the New South Wales Mid North Coast's premier industry field days. Showcasing hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of agricultural and rural lifestyle products and services over two big days.
Start Date:02/11/2018 View more details
Surf's Up Exhibition
Just in time for the holidays and summer is the Surf’s Up Exhibition at the National Cartoon Gallery. Featuring a great collection of surfing-related cartoons, original artworks on loan from local artists, with children’s activities organised for the young visitors. To complement all this, there will be items of historical relevance on loan from the Coffs Harbour Surf Club and from members of the community for the duration of the exhibition. Given Coffs Harbour’s strong surfing culture, many aspects of the surfing community are covered with this child- and family-friendly exhibition, combining a fun, educational, and community focus. Surf’s Up is open every day 10 am to 4 pm (closed Christmas Day).
Start Date:07/12/2018 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 September 27, with the full SWIFF 2019 program released on December 8.
Start Date:10/01/2019 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:14/01/2019 View more details
Design Your Own Tote Bag
An engaging two-hour workshop of creative expression and fun, during which each participant will design their own artwork onto their tote bag. Suitable for all ages. Participants younger than seven years need to be accompanied by an older responsible sibling or adult. Bookings essential. Bookings can be made by email or phone. Cost is also payable on booking.
Start Date:23/01/2019 View more details
Coffs Harbour Cinema Under the Stars
Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Coffs Harbour! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars! Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website.
Start Date:02/02/2019 View more details
NSW Oztag Junior State Cup
The Australian Oztag Sports Association hosts a Junior State Cup tournament annually. This is the largest tournament for New South Wales with around 300 Junior teams competing to be crowned New South Wales Champions. Associations across the state compete against each other over a three day tournament. The Junior tournament caters for players aged nine to 17 years old.
Start Date:08/02/2019 View more details
SummerSalt Coffs Harbour
Zaccaria Concerts and Touring are proud to announce SummerSalt Coffs Harbour with blue-chip Australian talent, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, The Teskey Brothers and Stella Donnelly. With sun, salt air, and sweet music to wash over Park Beach Reserve, SummerSalt will create the perfect setting to dance the afternoon away with your friends, enjoy the festival food and beverages, or chill in the SummerSalt Lounge. Australia's most successful independent artist, the John Butler Trio have launched a new single and a massive tour, and they're bringing their good friend Missy Higgins along for the ride. After the top five success of her recent album “Solastalgia” - and the birth of a baby girl just last month - Missy Higgins will return to perform alongside her longtime musical compadre John Butler and his new five-piece band. They will be joined in Coffs Harbour by crowd favourites, The Teskey Brothers, and upcoming singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly. John Butler Trio "Home" will be available to order as part of an Album / Ticket Bundle at the point of ticket purchase through Ticketmaster.
Start Date:17/02/2019 View more details
Australian Ladies Classic - Bonville
Come and watch some of the best players in the world, at one of the most beautiful courses in the world! The field will include some of the best professionals and amateurs from Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Come and walk alongside your favourite players on the fairways, as they battle for the title in a most spectacular setting.
Start Date:21/02/2019 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:22/02/2019 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 12; '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:02/03/2019 View more details
Annual Community Festival
Come and join the fun, something for everyone including: Live music, Delicious food, Stalls, Pamper sessions, Workshops (Circus skills, yoga, model boats), Bring a model boat to race, Fun auction (could you be having dinner with George Negus?), Race your home made raft with them.
Start Date:10/03/2019 View more details
Touch Football Australia National Touch League
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:13/03/2019 View more details
Ocean Film Festival World Tour Coffs Harbour
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. Find out more at their website.
Start Date:26/03/2019 View more details
Macksville Music Muster
The Macksville Music Muster is a new addition to the national country music muster circuit, a well-established series of events that targets people who have a strong interest and love of country music. It is well placed to fit into this country music muster circuit considering the date and location. The Macksville Music Muster is a four day camping/caravanning event featuring concerts with established artists, and bush poets, less formal "walk -ups" with performances by fellow attendees and informal and impromptu camp fire jam sessions. The quality of performers on the program for the Friday and Saturday night concerts will also attract many others from the local community and visitors. The event location at the Macksville Showground is on the banks of the beautiful Nambucca River.
Start Date:28/03/2019 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:28/03/2019 View more details
Macksville Show 2019
Come along to the 107th Annual Macksville Show. This annual event promotes agriculture, farming and many great organisations and activities in the Nambucca Valley. Come along this year and see all the exhibits. There will be horse events, cattle, poultry, pavilion displays, Young Farmers Challenge, Demolition Derby, Fireworks and the Rooftop Express.
Start Date:03/05/2019 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:04/05/2019 View more details
Japanese Festival of Children's Day
Celebrated on the first Sunday in May, Coffs Harbour hosts the annual Japanese Festival of Children's Day in the Japanese Gardens within the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden. With more than 100 Koinobori (Koi Kites) flying in the sunshine over the arched bridge and teahouse, there is food, entertainment and cultural celebrations throughout the day. The Koi Society in partnership with the Bonsai Society, Friends of the North Coast Botanic Gardens and Coffs Harbour City Council will be hosting this year's event starting at 10am with the official opening at 11am by Mayor Councillor Denise Knight RN and a welcome by the Japanese Consul to Australia. There will be Kensei Karate demonstrations, Taiko Drumming, Watermelon smashing, Koi fish judging, music, face-painting, calligraphy available throughout the day. Entry will be with a gold-coin donation.
Start Date:05/05/2019 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:19/05/2019 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
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 JetRanger with Precision Helicopters. See you at the Fair. Fairgrounds - Dairyville Road, Upper Orara. NSW
Start Date:10/06/2019 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
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
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:12/07/2019 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
*** 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:03/08/2019 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
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
Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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
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
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
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.