Lake Macquarie

Events

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:
27/04/2019 View more details

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:
18/05/2019 View more details

Heavy Water Glendale

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

Float Your Boat

A spectacular two-night parade of illuminated boats on Lake Macquarie. Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to decorate their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade. By participating, boat owners can win one of three cash prizes, while spectators are treated to a lakefront light show, with foreshore activities taking place at Toronto on the Friday night and Warners Bay on the Saturday.

Start Date:
28/06/2019 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

Dogs In the Park Lake Macquarie

The event will be based on drawcard attractions where locals can participate in all activities. Dog Demonstrations like Sheep Herding, The Rescues all-stars will be performing. Also there will be Hawkesbury Dog training club offering demonstrations. There will be market stalls, Dog Suppliers, Free Dog Show bags, Grooming Shoot out demonstrations, Food. The most popular competitions like Cutest Puppy, Cutest Dog, Fancy Dress, Golden Bone Dog Races. Come and meet the Dog breeds on display. DOGS NSW will be there along with Dog Rescues. This is an action-packed day for your pooches, and all are welcome to attend.

Start Date:
21/07/2019 View more details

The Bloody Long Walk - Newcastle

The Bloody Long Walk is a 35 kilometre challenge owned and operated by the Mito Foundation. Walk, jog or run and enjoy spectacular scenery whilst raising vital funds to help find cures for mitochondrial disease (mito). Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to convert food into the energy needed to power muscles and major organs; one in 200 people are at risk of developing mito. One Australian child born each week suffers a severe or life-threatening form of mito making it the second most commonly diagnosed serious genetic disease after cystic fibrosis. Walk the beautiful Fernleigh Track, along Throsby Creek, Lee Wharf and honeysuckle drive, before meandering through the city. Then head up to Merewether taking in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean to join Yuelarbah Track and Newcastle Memorial Walk before finishing next to the white sands of Newcastle Beach. Enjoy the 35 kilometre challenge at your own pace, be it a walk, jog or run, knowing that every step is one step closer to finding a cure for mito! Fully supported course with checkpoints and refreshments.

Start Date:
28/07/2019 View more details

Newcastle Permanent - Lake Macquarie Running Festival

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:
25/08/2019 View more details

Living Smart Festival

Living Smart Festival is one of the largest environmentally focused community events in Australia, raising awareness of environmental issues, fostering a love of the outdoors and inspiring people to live more sustainably. They’re celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2019 with an even bigger and better festival, featuring a weekend of workshops, cooking demonstrations, eco-living displays and more! For the first time ever, the festival will be spread across three exciting days, feature a family-friendly Sunday program of live music, entertainment and other activities. Living Smart's ongoing success was recognised at the 2018 Australian Event Awards, with the 2017 instalment named Australia’s Best Community Event of the past 12 months.

Start Date:
27/09/2019 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

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:
16/02/2020 View more details

Rathmines Catalina Festival

May 2020 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:
16/05/2020 View more details