Macleay Valley Coast

Events

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

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

Sunday Sessions featuring Delma and Pete

Delma and Pete each have decades of experience in more bands than either of them care to remember! And that means the duo can play almost anything, and that's exactly what they do with super smooth renditions of most of your all time favourite tunes. The perfect start to their easy listening Sunday Sessions! Grab your wine or your thermos, maybe a few snacks, and get on down to Oddfellows Hall for an afternoon of sheer delight. See you there!

Start Date:
16/09/2018 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

Darren Jack Band at the Hot Club

Multiple award-winning Australian Blues musician Darren Jack has been electrifying audiences with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues and original music for over twenty years. Darren has appeared in most major Blues Festivals in Australia, including: East Coast Blues Festival – Byron Bay, Great Southern Blues Festival – Narooma, Thredbo Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australian Blues Music Festival – Goulburn, Southern Blues and Roots Festival – Hobart, Gympie Music Festival, Cross Roads Festival – Central Coast, Manly Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Bridgetown Blues Festival W.A. and The Forth Valley Blues Festival Launceston, Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival.

Start Date:
19/10/2018 View more details

A Taste Of Irish Christmas: South West Rocks

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe. ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance. Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under. The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.

Start Date:
01/12/2018 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.

Start Date:
09/02/2019 View more details

GermanFest

The Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks will be turned into a Bavarian heaven once again for this year's 11 day GermanFest. GermanFest is a celebration of all things Bavarian including food, drink and entertainment with a special menu, Bavarian beers on tap and music from Sentosa Trio, who are sure to get anyone yodelling, slapping their thighs and raising their steins. Concurrent with GermanFest is the annual Sculpture in the Gaol at nearby Trial Bay Gaol. A special accommodation offer is available - for details please check the web

Start Date:
01/08/2019 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:
05/08/2019 View more details

Sculpture in the Gaol - Opening Day

Sculptures in the Gaol exhibition will be on again this year. Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into dramatic artistic landscape, with an abundance of sculptures to be displayed in the historic precinct. The Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition will run for four weeks.

Start Date:
05/08/2019 View more details

Head to Head Walk Run

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
18/08/2019 View more details