Macleay Valley Coast
Crescent Head Rugby Sevens
Crescent Head Rugby Sevens is one of the most prestigious rugby sevens tournaments held in the NSW Country, with over AUD16,000 prize money on offer. There are Mens and Womens divisions. All teams must be an ARU registered club or ARU recognised organisation. Each team will play a minimum of three games.
Start Date:04/03/2017 View more details
South West Rocks Running Festival
The South West Rocks Running Festival, formally the Macleay River Marathon, in its 35th year, is a scenic riverside run along the banks of the beautiful Macleay River and back to Trial Bay Gaol. It is held every year on the June long weekend Sunday. All proceeds go to local charities and community groups. The programme includes Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 kilometre run, five kilometre Enticer Run, plus Junior events. Please visit the web site for more information. All marathon competitors are expected to reach the 32 kilometre mark (Rotary Park) by 10.30am and to finish by 12pm (midday), due to road closures. Road closures are from Spencerville Bridge to Hat Head turnaround. Competitors must run on the left hand side of the road at all times, and in town area must run on footpaths where available.
Start Date:11/06/2017 View more details
Head to Head Walk Run
The Head to Head Walk Run Event is a Healthy Communities activity held along Killick Beach, Crescent Head. The event is held by the Lions Club of Crescent Head to raise funds this year for Diabetes New South Wales. Teams, families and individuals of all ages have the chance to walk or run five, 10 or 20 kilometres, as an individual or a team of four. Please refer to the website for full program details.
Start Date:27/08/2017 View more details
Old Malibu Longboard Classic
Old Malibu Longboard Classic Competition is open to surfers aged 30 years of age and over. The venue is the Crescent Head Reserve. Live entertainment in the evenings at the Crescent Head Country Club from 7pm. Crescent Head is a popular spot for surfers from around Australia and the world as it is one of the longest point breaks in Australia.
Start Date:02/09/2017 View more details
Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon
The annual Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Watch competitors swim 500 metres, cycle for 25 kilometres and run six kilometres around South West Rocks. Fore more information about Coastline Credit Union Trial Bay Triathlon, please visit the website.
Start Date:10/02/2018 View more details
Crescent Head Malibu Classic
Crescent Head Malibu Club presents the Crescent Head Malibu Classic at Killick Beach, Crescent Head. In the 1960s, longboarders surfing north along the coast found the home of one of the longest and most classic point breaks in the world. National parks, nature reserves and the Pacific Ocean border Crescent Head, and its cobblestone point is famous. Event organisers respectfully acknowledge the Dunghutti People as the traditional custodians of the Crescent Head region and welcome them, competitors, families, friends, kids, locals, mates, media, spectators and visitors to the annual Crescent Head Malibu Classic. Proceeds support local community groups.
Start Date:24/05/2018 View more details
Sculpture in the Gaol
For the duration of the event the historic grounds of Trial Bay Gaol will be transformed into a dramatic landscape filled with sculptures for this stunning exhibition. Why not also take the opportunity to read about the Gaol’s famous history and its hidden secrets whilst you're there. Awe in amazement at the cleverly crafted sculptures, produced by local school students and regional artists. Whilst you're there make sure to browse the delicious local food stalls, coffee, kids entertainment, local stalls and historical information.
Start Date:05/08/2018 View more details
Mark Oats and Matty Zarb at the Hot Club
A Mark Oats and Matty Zarb show is full of laughs, lots of fun and exciting musicianship. Mark and Matty have been great friends and musical mates since 1986 and never tire of playing together. Mark is without a doubt Australia’s most loved rascal fiddler with a style that is all his own that has taken him all around the world. Mark has been in the iconic Aussie band the Bushwackers line up for over 23 years now and is a favorite go see in whatever outfit he is playing with. His happy go lucky way is signature of what you see is what you get in total entertainment. He is an exceptional musician and a must see! Matty is an accomplished guitar player and the perfect match to play alongside Mark. Matty has picked his way around the world too on his 23 year old Maton and just loves to entertain and sing his songs and tell his yarns. His ability to create beautiful music from his old Maton guitar is certainly grown out from his own style and sound. The two lads together is a very unique sound and a wonderful experience.
Start Date:24/08/2018 View more details
Yarrahapinni Festival at Stuarts Point
The Yarrahapinni Festival returns to Stuarts Point on Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. At 9.30am on Friday, the Small Schools Spectacular begins, involving students from Stuarts Point, Scotts Head, Eungai and Medlow in the Festival Games Pentathlon. At 6pm on Friday, the official opening of the Festival and the Art Exhibition will take place at the Stuarts Point Community Hall. Festival matriarchs Nicky Smith and Elaine Coleman will officiate, with the Yarriabini Choir and Stef Edwards entertaining. Refreshments will be included, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Saturday is a day of non-stop activity. The markets open at 8am, a Welcome Parade will arrive at the festival precinct, and there will be more than forty stalls selling everything from duck curry to dog coats. For the kids, there’ll be Troppo Bob, Jumping Castle and Face Painting. Don’t miss the Fun Pet Show and the Dog and Owner river swim! From 10am the Riverside will be rocking. The live music line up is 9.30am Klepta Klezm, 10.30am Gar, 11.30am Stef, 12.30pm Rory Ellis, 1.30pm Pelican Smugglers, 2.30pm Bulldog Blues, 3.45pm Johnny Thunderbolt and headlining at 4.45pm Vault.
Start Date:25/08/2018 View more details
Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz - Afro Brazilian Jazz Moods in Kempsey
Synergetic duo Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz return. Since they first graced the Hot Club stage, they have been on an exciting creative journey together, which has seen Anna set lyrics to a few of Guy’s compositions, such as Fijindia and the APRA award-winning “Mandela”. Guitar master Guy Strazz is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists such as Slava Grigoryan, Matt McMahon and Vince Jones. Singer/guitarist Anna Salleh performs both nationally and internationally and has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’. Join Anna and Guy as they breathe new life into classics such as Berimbau and Chega ('No More Blues'). Along with irresistible rhythms and melodies of other styles from Brazil and beyond, and virtuosic instrumentals, this performance is a must for music lovers.
Start Date:07/09/2018 View more details
Paint pARTy at South West Rocks Country Club
They'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. A Paint Your Town class is for beginners and those wanting to explore acrylic on canvas. Their artist will walk you through every step of the way so no experience required! Arrive at 12:45pm to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. Painting begins at 1pm. There will be a designated 20 minute break for drying time and to enjoy a meal together. Price includes your 2.5 hour paint class, canvas, and all paint supplies. Food and drinks sold separately. South West Rocks Country Club offers a great selection of food for the entire family, fine wines, beer, and non alcoholic drinks to purchase and enjoy while painting.
Start Date:09/09/2018 View more details
Slim Dusty Festival
Fun and Friendly Country Music Festival for all ages in October with camping on site - choose powered and unpowered sites. Their great bus tour this year will be to Slim Dusty's childhood homestead and The Pub with No Beer with morning tea at Perry's Lemon Myrtle Farm. On Tuesday join them in the hall for the old time dance night followed by their indoor and outdoor program at the Kempsey Showground with 27 of Australia's great country music Performers over seven days. Their volunteers will have the canteen up and running for seven days. Join in Friday and Saturday at Bush Poet's breakfast and Sunday's the Gospel concert with Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson. The Entertainers this year are the three Generations of the Dallas Family which includes 2018 Golden Guitar winner Ashleigh Dallas and Brett Dallas. Rex Dallas Pioneer of Australian Country Music and Lindsay Dallas. Also Amos Morris will perform along with Golden Guitar winner Anne Kirkpatrick and David. Indigenous singer songwriter Ron Callaghan will also be performing along with Norma O'Hara Murphy, Graham Rodgers and many others throughout the weeks festival.
Start Date:15/10/2018 View more details
Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club Toy Run
Every year the Natureland Classic Motorcycle Club conducts a Toy Run in December, collecting toys to make Christmas a little brighter for disadvantaged children in the Macleay Valley. More than 80 motorcycle riders travel from South West Rocks into Kempsey followed by vehicles to collect and transport the donated items that have been left at various points on the route. Santa, travelling in a sidecar, does a grand job greeting children along the way. All bike riders are welcome to join the run, with a 10am start at South West Rocks Country Club.
Start Date:16/12/2018 View more details
NSW Envirobank Surf Life Saving Country Championships
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** As one of the biggest events on the surf sports calendar, Kempsey Shire Council and South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club will together host the event. The NSW Envirobank Country Championships are open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor. The event showcases some of the state's best surf sports athletes who are determined to not only continue their preparation for the State and National titles, but also to help drive their club to supremacy in the Junior, Senior and Overall pointscores. The Championships is the only event on the surf sports calendar to feature a full range of events including surfboats, as well as all age groups from Under Eights through to Masters, within a two-day surf carnival. Come along and check out this great event.
Start Date:02/02/2019 View more details
Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered. The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.