Lake Macquarie

Events

Respect All Markets Cooranbong

The Respect All Markets Cooranbong held in Cooranbong Park from 9am to 2pm each third Sunday of the month. With an overall theme of respecting all – the environment, yourselves and each other, you will find vendors showcasing the best of local produce, products, art and crafts. Attending the market will be Farmers and Market Gardeners, various gourmet artisan produce such as jams, olives and olive oils, condiments, handmade candles, wooden homewares, children’s clothing and toys. A number of delicious food and beverage vendors will also be there for a late breakfast, morning tea or lunch. The park is charming and has lots of room plus many shady options for spending sometime enjoying a coffee and bite to eat also including a children’s playground and small stage. Lookout for local and visiting entertainment to add to the atmosphere and various other activities and demonstrations.

Start Date:
20/05/2018 View more details

Paint pARTy Lake Macquarie Tavern

Paint, sip and have a great time at Lake Macquarie Tavern. They're there every second Thursday of the month 6pm-9pm. You don't have to be good at art to take this fun class! It's a great experience to explore acrylic paint on canvas. Arrive at 5:45pm to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. Painting begins at 6pm. There will be a designated 20 minute break for drying time and to enjoy a meal together. They'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. Their artist will walk you through step-by-step so no experience required. Besides, it's Fun art, not Fine art. Bookings are essential! Price includes your 2.5 hour paint class, canvas, and all paint supplies. Food and drinks sold separately.

Start Date:
12/07/2018 View more details

Toronto Monthly Markets

The Toronto Monthly Markets on the first Thursday of each month however if it rains then it will be held on the third Thursday. With a Buy Smart, Shop Local message you will see a great variety of vendors and products. Whether you are a local or are visiting Toronto for the first time, come visit the markets, enjoy the beautiful location, have a delicious lunch at one of the local cafes, or food stalls and enjoy the atmosphere and colour. The market runs from 9am to 3pm and is held within Toronto Town Square and the south side of The Boulevarde and outside the Alec Rice Centre. For further information email or phone them.

Start Date:
07/02/2019 View more details

Kid's Fishing Workshop- Toronto, Lake Macquarie

NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe location. Cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag-all to take home. Bookings are essential - please email. Maximum 25 participants. NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Start Date:
18/04/2019 View more details

Art Bazaar Speers Point

Hunter Arts Network, the group behind the popular and long running Art Bazaar, is bringing Art Bazaar back to Speers Point Park in May. Crowds will be treated to a wide variety of carefully selected stalls featuring premium handmade products. The Hunter Arts Network, better known as HAN, is a non-profit incorporated membership of artisans from the Hunter. HAN is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers. HAN has worked hard to celebrate all modalities of visual arts.

Start Date:
04/05/2019 View more details

Damien Leith Belmont

Damien Leith combines the best of Roy Orbison and the soul of Elvis Presley for one massive night of Rock n Soul. When it comes to iconic performers, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley are at the top of the list. Their timeless songs and magnificent voices are easily recognisable the world over—both left behind a legacy that helped write the musical history books. Singer-songwriter Damien Leith feels a deep affinity with both artists and is no stranger to their back catalogues. Now, for the first time, he is combining his love of these two great musicians into a one-night only Rock N Soul concert event, exploring the rock hits of Roy Orbison and the soul gospel classics of Elvis Presley. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
18/05/2019 View more details

Rathmines Catalina Festival

May will see the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Inc. host the annual Catalina Festival at Rathmines, Lake Macquarie. The festival will be one of largest yet with a large air display, a wide range of land based activities for families to see, touch and experience, sea planes, gliders and a lot of history. At the former RAAF seaplane base at Rathmines, once the largest flying boat base in the South Pacific, a tightly packed and spectacular air show will have visitors in awe of breathtaking stunts and flying manoeuvres.

Start Date:
19/05/2019 View more details

Belmont Beers, Blues and Barbecue

A lakefront celebration of craft beer, live music and mouth-watering barbecue, featuring food and drink vendors from the Hunter and beyond. Sample barbecue cuisine from around the world, meet the brewers, and kick back with mates to the smooth sounds of live blues! Check out their Facebook event for exciting announcements on the brews and barbecue they will be bringing to Belmont, as well as set times closer to the date.

Start Date:
25/05/2019 View more details

Walk to d'Feet MND Hunter

Please come along for the Walk to d'Feet MND Hunter 2019. The name of this event reflects the hope and inspiration these special days provide for the motor neurone disease (MND) community. The Walk will commence at 10am, starting and finishing at Speers Point Park, Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point. The Walk is approximately five kilometres, and is wheelchair, stroller and dogs on lead friendly. They encourage you to walk and wheel with your family, friends and pooches.

Start Date:
26/05/2019 View more details

Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Round Three Awaba

No start order, no worries! The Fox Superflow is the series that has been taking the Rocky Trail gravity community by storm - ideal for those who are keen to take on an endurance challenge of a different kind! At these events riders of all ages and many different XC or gravity backgrounds race on 'super-flowy' singletrails for fun or are hunting down those seconds for the win. How it works - within a set timing window you complete a set of timed race stages, which are predominantly downhill - the faster you go, the more challenging it gets! No big jumps or drop-offs though and you ride to the starts un-timed - at your pace! Spend all day together, whatever category you're in - perfect for families, groups of mates and couples of different ages and riding preferences! Who's going to clock in the fastest time? Each race is a stand alone event plus collect points for the series ranking! Awaba guarantees singletrack fun and exciting racing action! There are great trails to explore also for the little shredders with kids and junior trails at Awaba MTB Park - bring the whole family for the perfect MTB weekend getaway!

Start Date:
30/06/2019 View more details

Diamonds in the Dirt Women's Only MTB Event

This is a women’s only mountain bike event that let’s the female mountain bikers sparkle! Its home is at Awaba MTB Park where amazing trails and big smiles are guaranteed! 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. The guys are welcome too, as long as they come along to support the girls and look after the kids! 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.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

NSW Junior Golf Championships

240 of the best Junior golfers from NSW and Australia converge on the Newcastle area where they will compete in the NSW Junior Golf Championships. Former champions include 2014 Shell Houston Open and 2015 Australian Open Champion Matthew Jones, 2011 Mid West Classic Winner James Nitties and 2012 New Zealand Open Champion Jake Higginbottom. The 2018 tournament will be held at Charlestown and Belmont Golf Clubs from Tuesday 10 July to Friday 13 July. For any information for participants or spectators please visit the Jack Newton Junior Golf website.

Start Date:
10/07/2019 View more details

Raffertys Coastal Trail Run

A 12 kilometre, 22 kilometre and 36 kilometre trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. With a inclusive, family friendly vibe including kids activities and fun run during the event this is one trail run you can bring the whole family too.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 View more details

Raffertys Coastal Run

If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. You will find all this plus more at Raffertys Coastal Run. The event is hosted from the magnificent Raffertys Resort on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. Nestled amongst beaches and bush on the quiet bay of Cams Wharf, the self catering resort offers visitors an opportunity to experience 38 acres of pure relaxation and rejuvenation—just 90 minutes north of Sydney. It provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend of running and activities for the whole family. On offer are three course distances—12 kilometre, 22 kilometre and 36 kilometre to accommodate runners/walkers of all abilities. Starting and finishing at Raffertys Resort, the trail snakes through the Wallarah National Park taking in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. The terrain is varied—bushland single track, fire trail, coastal tracks, rock platforms and beach running all feature to challenge and excite the most discerning of trail runners.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 View more details

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Championships - Awaba

Be a #rockytrailracer at the Shimano MTB Grand Prix and join fellow mountain bikers for a 'seriously fun' racing experience! This one of the longest-standing cross-country racing series in Australia and offers classic cross-country lap racing at its best - race solo or in teams for four or seven hours! The organisers from Rocky Trail Entertainment deliver a set of events that is less of an elite- and winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all participants - on awesome trails at fun and exciting destinations ideal for groups of riding mates and perfect for bringing along the whole family! Every race is a stand-alone event and offers points for a series ranking. Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday! For the first time in the Shimano MTB Grand Prix history the series will conclude its racing season with a Championship event and the Awaba MTB Park has been selected as the inaugural venue - singletrack fun and exciting racing action guaranteed! There are great trails to explore also for the little shredders with kids and junior trails at Awaba MTB Park - bring the whole family for the perfect riding and racing weekend getaway!

Start Date:
26/10/2019 View more details

Lake Mac Festival

A family friendly celebration on Australia Day with live music, kids’ activities, a movie on the big screen and a spectacular fireworks finale! Get in early to catch the family movie on the big screen, free kids' activities, and the annual Scouts canoe race. A spectacular fireworks finale will cap off the night at 9pm.

Start Date:
26/01/2020 View more details