Port Stephens Legacy Market
Legacy Markets in Port Stephens are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of every month. Located in beautiful surroundings close to the water front and walking distance to the town centre. You can find us at Neil Carrol Park on the corner of Shoal Bay Rd and Cultural Close, Nelson Bay There is a wide selection of local hand made Arts and Crafts and also second hand goods. To enquire about holding a stall or for further information please contact 0419 492 009.
Start Date:18/09/2016 View more details
Port Stephens Market
Port Stephens Market is a monthly market running on the fourth Saturday of the month. It is a wonderful local community market located in Salt Ash. If you are driving to the bay it's a 'must' that you stop in to see what wonderful things this community produces. There is a jumping castle and face painting for the kids, great food and coffee including Devonshire Teas and homemade baking. Stalls range from flowers, plants, paintings and clothing to crochet beanies, hair accessories, stationery, baby goods and animal treats. This is an ever growing local market with a great atmosphere and you are invited to come along to enjoy it. New stall holders are always welcome to contact the markets for information on booking a stall.
Start Date:25/03/2017 View more details
The Tomaree Markets are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month at Tomaree Sports complex. They are a community market with craft, food products, designer items, live music and much more. From jewellery to local artists, olive oils to creative types - Tomaree Markets has it all. Come and enjoy the fun. Free off street parking in the many car parks.
Start Date:26/03/2017 View more details
Sail Port Stephens Junior Regatta
The junior off-the-beach regatta is conducted in the first week of the April school holidays. It is open to one-sail dinghy classes such as Sabots, Optimists, O'pen Bics and Lasers.
Start Date:11/04/2017 View more details
Easter Sunday Kids Funday: Family Fun for a Cause
***Latest details to be confirmed*** A giant Easter egg hunt, new Easter-themed interactive game (bring your own mobile device!), Easter-themed arts and crafts, face painting and a VIP visit from the Easter Bunny will feature at this year’s special family fundraising event, Murray’s Easter Sunday Kids Funday. Being held this Easter Sunday at Murray’s Brewery and Port Stephens Winery, Easter Sunday Kids Funday is a special event which will raise funds for the Rural Fire Service – which did a brilliant job helping with their October fire. Kids’ activities from 11am until midday, followed by the Giant Easter Egg Hunt at midday. A Brewery Bus service will run for the activities. Bookings essential. Bookings for kids’ activities essential. Parents are asked to make AUD5 donation for each child participating in the morning’s kids’ activities, with 100% of proceeds donated to the Rural Fire Service.
Start Date:16/04/2017 View more details
Blue Water Country and Blues Music Festival
Port Stephens is one of Australia's great holiday destinations, just one hour north of Newcastle and two and a half hours north of Sydney - the home of the Blue Water Country and Blues Music Festival. The festival takes place in many venues across the Port Stephens area, attracting a premier line-up of established country music artists. Enjoy free entertainment all weekend with great named acts and some of Australian Country Music's rising stars!
Start Date:08/06/2017 View more details
Murray's Winter Blues and Dark Brews
Port Stephens’ multi-award winning brewer, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, promises to warm things up this June long weekend with some sure-fired winter repellents – weird and wonderful limited edition dark beers, finger lickin’ rib specials, and Free live blues concerts. The weekend is part of Murray’s month-long celebration of dark food and even darker beers. In addition to its favourites, four big, Bad dark beers will feature including the brewer’s first ‘cinnamon chocolate donut beer’, and a ‘vanilla imperial stout. Cult favourites - ‘Wild Thing’ Imperial Stout and ‘Heart of Darkness’ Belgio Imperial Stout - will also return. Delicious, beer-infused ribs specials will feature all June – with the brewer’s famous one kilogram rack of dark beer-marinated ribs on all June long weekend. There will be free concerts on Saturday and Sunday – with Grant Walmsley Freebird and special guests headlining the weekend. Plus talented local musician, Tom Blake will play blues- inspired tunes on Saturday. A Brewery Bus is available on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings are essential. Murray’s Brewery’s large undercover facilities will ensure that events will proceed – rain, hail or shine.
Start Date:10/06/2017 View more details
PCYC Nations of Origins
Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program which culminates during NAIDOC week annually. The program has four main components: reconciliation, education, cultural identity and sport. It is aimed at increasing school retention with all participants required to have an 80 per cent school attendance to be eligible to participate. All participating sporting teams must consist of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people with a ratio of 70:30 in the formation of the teams. Cultural identity is a focal point of the project with all teams representing their community under their traditional local Aboriginal nation name from their area, with uniforms adorned with totems of their Aboriginal nation. This provides an opportunity for non-Aboriginal young people to learn about their local Aboriginal culture and foster relationships and understanding between local cultures. In 2017, the tournament will have three sports available for young people to participate: rugby league sevens, football fives and netball. Held over the past three years, Nations of Origin has quickly become the largest Aboriginal youth sporting event in NSW with more than 3500 participants since the inception of the program.
Start Date:11/07/2017 View more details
A month-long celebration of the fresh and delicious Port Stephens Seafood and the people who catch it. The month long program of activity will feature celebrity chefs and TV cooks, seafood cruises, a foodie’s weekend at D’Albora Marina, a family festival at the marina, cooking classes and demonstrations for adults and kids, markets, rides, live entertainment and discounted seafood lunches At more than 15 eateries across Port Stephens, 2.5 hours north of Sydney. Further details to be come.
Start Date:01/08/2017 View more details
TreX Cross Triathlon Series Race Two: Port Stephens
After a huge year hosting the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs, the TreX Series is back and ready to explode into the 2017/18 triathlon season with an even bigger and more action-packed season with no less than seven ‘not to be missed’ events across the country. In an all new event location for the TreX Series, Port Stephens just north of Newcastle will see a new Euro-style cross triathlon course.
Start Date:16/09/2017 View more details
Clans on the Coast
The Clans On The Coast Festival is a fun filled event where everyone is encouraged to participate in all events and frivolities. A Celtic delebration filled with traditional dancing, Highland Games, Strongman competition, pipe bands, singing groups, and a wide range of stalls with Celtic goods for sale at Tomaree Sports Oval.
Start Date:16/09/2017 View more details
Tastes at the Bay Food, Wine and Jazz Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Taste @ the Bay Festival is a key visitor and community event, set on the waterfront of the beautiful coastal town of Nelson Bay. Experience the essence of the Bay, taste the outstanding wines, appreciate the music by the sea, stroll through the markets with goods that will surprise. Book your weekend and sample the lifestyle and great activities of Port Stephens.
Start Date:05/11/2017 View more details
Brickfest at the Bay
They are back for four days of LEGO Fan Fun!! Rainbow Bricks exhibitors are getting ready for the eightth annual Brickfest at the Bay. They will have a city layout working trains and trams as well as many other amazing items on display by the creative builders. As always they will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display. As well as all the amazing creations on display they will have workshops and building competitions plus a raffle. The Action Club will be running a barbecue. Plus there will be LEGO Sets, bricks, minifigures and other LEGO Merchandise for sale at the event.
Start Date:29/12/2017 View more details
Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament
First held in 1994, the annual Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament is held at Port Stephens just outside peak holiday periods. This is a fishing tournament for small boat anglers of all ages and skill levels with a strong focus on family groups. The Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament is primarily for people who have never previously entered a fishing tournament (around 50 per cent each year). The format remains deliberately aimed at family groups and the Junior contingent is always strong and keenly contested. It is very easy to enter and enjoy with many species and lucky draw prizes to be won and you do not need to be a fishing club member. Despite the high angler numbers over the three days, there are very few (under 200) fish weighed in each year, with many of these released back into Port Stephens after the Event. This means that the Tournament is always welcome in the area because of its minimal impact on local fish stocks.
Start Date:23/03/2018 View more details
Easter Long Weekend Blue, Brews and Barbecues
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Have an egg-cellent time this long-weekend at Port Stephens’ annual Easter Blues and Brews festival. Local beer and cider maker, Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, is putting on a family-friendly show for the senses, running all long-weekend. Visitors can enjoy a dual line-up of once-a-year holiday brews – Murray’s Chocolate Easter Egg Beer and its famous Hot Cross Bun Beer! Groove to free blues concerts on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. Talented local musician, Tom Blake will play indie and roots inspired tunes on Saturday. And on Easter Sunday, the amazing Lamplighters Big Band will perform its own flavour of blues in a dazzling outdoor show. And kids can have great fun with dedicated activities on Easter Sunday morning, when Murray’s will run a special family fundraising event, Easter Sunday Kids Funday. Kids can enjoy a giant Easter egg hunt, play a new Easter interactive game (bring your own mobile device!), join the Easter-themed arts and crafts, face painting and more - including a VIP visit from the Easter Bunny.
Start Date:31/03/2018 View more details
Season of Sailing Port Stephens
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Set sail on an exhilarating program of ocean racing and leisure sails that explore the magnificent waterways, captivating natural beauty and disarming hospitality unique to Port Stephens. It’s a discovery-packed season of sailing not to be missed! A pleasant 2.5 hour drive from Sydney or a short, direct flight into nearby Newcastle Airport from Canberra, Dubbo, Melbourne, Brisbane or The Gold Coast, it is easier than ever to take part and experience the excitement of an international regatta village.
Start Date:01/04/2018 View more details
Sail Port Stephens
Sail Port Stephens is an annual yachting regatta held in the gorgeous waterways of the Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. The regatta offers great sailing for all classes of boats plus a dynamic social and entertainment program. Sail Port Stephens is one of the fastest growing regattas on the Australian calendar and becoming an internationally recognised yachting event. It's family friendly, affordable and fun! You can drive to Port Stephens from Sydney in less than three hours. Alternatively, fly from Melbourne or Queensland direct to Newcastle Airport. There's a wide range of accommodation available to suit any budget.