Lake Macquarie

Events

Loop the Lake

They're 21 years old in 2018. Come along and help them celebrate this iconic event on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Loop the Lake is a charitable cycle ride around Lake Macquarie. A project of the Rotary Club of Warners Bay, all profits go to charities. Serious riders can ride the complete circuit of 90 kilometres, however there are shorter options. Official start 7am at Speers Point Park. The inaugural Family Charity Ride was a hit in 2017 with over 100 riders participating in the seven kilometre event from Speers Point Park to Warners Bay and return. Riders are well catered for with the registration price including morning tea, fruit, lunch and a free pass to the Speers Point Swim Centre. The road is swept the night before the ride and Marshals and police patrol to assist. Come along for a fun day, and raise some much need funds for worthy causes. Proudly sponsored by Pacific Euro Peugeot .

Start Date:
12/03/2017 View more details

Music in the Podium

Music in the Podium is an iconic Lake Macquarie event that runs from the beginning of November until the end of March each year. MIP is a free, family-friendly event that has been running continuously for 19 years, with the assistance of sponsors and the Warners Bay Chamber of Commerce. The event is well recognised as a safe environment for young children, elderly, disabled and physically challenged visitors. The event is also a destination for many overseas visitors that are brought along by family and friends to experience the unique and picturesque atmosphere. Music in the Podium is the perfect setting to unwind on a Friday evening, watch the sunset across the lake and catch up with friends whilst listening to a fantastic mix of popular covers, rock, jazz, blues, swing, brass and big bands.

Start Date:
03/11/2017 View more details

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

Experience the passion at the Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market. On the second and fourth Saturday of every month you'll find the Speers Point Park promenade flanked by a vast range of farm fresh produce, gourmet foods and gifts. From goat and sheep cheeses to in season fruit and vegetables, sourdough, honey, eggs, oils, wines, oil, meats, poultry and seafood. It's not just about buying farm-fresh groceries, there's an array of breakfast, brunch and lunch options including Modern Australian, Turkish, Tibetan, Chinese and Spanish dishes to try, along with plenty of coffee. The market is on rain, hail or shine, so head to Speers Point Park and talk to the person who grew, nurtured and harvested your food. NSW Farmers Markets have been running farmers markets for 20 years and bring a wealth of experience and a passion for what they do direct to you. From 'Paddock to Plate', 'Farm to Fork', farm fresh and hand made is best.

Start Date:
27/01/2018 View more details

Lakefest

Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie's aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history. The Heaven Can Wait regatta involves sailing yachts, dinghies and skiffs racing around Lake Macquarie for up to 24 hours and raises money for Cancer Council NSW. Lakefest will include sailing events and water-based sporting and social activities including a Twilight Race, Paddlefest, and Junior Pirate Fun Race.

Start Date:
16/02/2018 View more details

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships

The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships will be hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club. The State's premier surf event attracts tens of thousands of people to the Hunter region, with more than 7,000 competitors from all over NSW, along with 600 volunteer officials and up to 15,000 family members and spectators. Events will be held through late February and early March.

Start Date:
24/02/2018 View more details

Art Bazaar Speers Point

Art Bazaar will be returning to the new-look Speers Point Park near Speers Point Swim Centre. Bring the family and enjoy the beautiful views of the northern shores of Lake Macquarie, The Lake Macquarie Variety Playground and Sal’s by The Lake Café and Kiosk.

Start Date:
25/03/2018 View more details

Lakemac Heritage Festival

The Lakemac Heritage Festival is a significant National event with boats coming from all over Australia and around 80 classic boats on display - steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1990 but may have been built at anytime from any material. Over the two days of the event, visitors are treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays, market stalls, kids games, vintage farm machinery, an art exhibition, historical displays, vintage cars and trucks, entertainment and, of course, the "Quick and Dirty" boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the rich history of Lake Macquarie.

Start Date:
31/03/2018 View more details

Caves Beach Ocean Swim

*** 2018 event details are yet to be confirmed *** The inaugural Caves Beach Ocean Swim was conducted on March 18, 2004 and every year since swimmers assemble at Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club for pre-race registration and instruction prior to the swim start. The area provides a lovely secluded beach for the swimmers and a great starting point for the race. Unique from most other swims, the race can be viewed in its entirety from the elevated headland, placing you, the spectator, close to all the action in the water.

Start Date:
22/04/2018 View more details

Diamonds in the Dirt

Rocky Trail's womens only event at Awaba MTB Park in Cooranbong! This will be a two to three hour event for any woman who rides and already races a mountain bike, from first-time racer to podium chaser. Expect a friendly and encouraging event environment, where it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have kids or not, prefer lycra or baggy shorts, whether you’re into pink or not at all. Whether you’ve just started riding or never participated in a mountain bike event before. This is for you also, if you love racing - come and share your passion for riding and pass on that racing bug. The guys are welcome too, as long as they come along to support the girls and look after the kids! Check out the event website for the race packages!

Start Date:
25/08/2018 View more details

Newcastle Permanent - Lake Macquarie Running Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Lake Macquarie Running Festival includes a Half Marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10.5 kilometres Fun Run and four kilometre Kids Scamper. This event is a first class (Athletics Australia accredited) event. Events will attract over 3000 competitors to the region. The course is arguably one of the best in Australia. There are very few events run with a total waterfront aspect and boasting total road closure. With all aspects taken into account this could easily become the most desirable running event in Australia. The Half Marathon competitors will complete two loops between Warners Bay and Speers Point. The Fun Run will complete one loop. It is waterfront for the complete distance and boasts spectacular views across magnificent Lake Macquarie. The surface is extremely good and the terrain is basically flat with some minor undulations. This is an exceptional runner's course.

Start Date:
26/08/2018 View more details

Greater Toronto Spring Fair

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Greater Toronto Spring Fair will have things such as entertainment, stalls, activities, and displays from local businesses. Three stages will present a great range of entertainment. Showtime will house local performers or groups along with some special guests. Fashion Parades, Fun for Kids stage will be keeping younger folk entertained with a great variety of performances. Town Criers will keep you informed of What's On during the day. From the artisans in the art and craft area to the homewares on sale in Homemaker Central, you are sure to find something to please. All the local cafes and restaurants will be open along a selection of fair food and treat stalls. Come along to enjoy the fun of the fair.

Start Date:
21/10/2018 View more details