The Camden Haven
Back to Bonny's
The weekend is a whole-of-community celebration of Bonny Hills – past, present and future. Locals, visitors, businesses and community groups are invited to share and celebrate their special history and place in the Bonny Hills community throughout the events of the weekend which links with the bicentennial anniversary of the arrival of John Oxley. The weekend begins on the Friday night with a free outdoor movie at Rainbow Beach from 6pm, so grab a picnic rug and some of the delicious local food the area offers and relax down by the beach under the moonlight. On Saturday 29 September event highlights include an official welcoming ceremony, games and entertainment for children, market stalls showcasing local businesses, craft, produce, and music, demonstrations and dance performances. Historical exhibits will be on show from 5pm Friday in the Surf Club and will displayed throughout the weekend with a collection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia. The day will then conclude by a Back to Bonny’s dinner at the Surf Club hosted by local resident and ABC presenter Fiona Wiley. On Sunday 30 September, head out and explore everything local region has to offer – cafes, wineries, shops, beaches, bushwalks and lookouts.
Start Date:28/09/2018 View more details
Camden Haven Show
The Camden Haven Show holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Kendall and the surrounding districts, having maintained its rural charm and agricultural focus. Events and exhibitions include: horses and cattle, poultry, flowers, fruit and vegetables, baby show, stalls, dog show, showgirls, art exhibition, chainsaw racers, photography, tractor display, Camden Haven Concert Band, rides and amusements and wood chopping.
Start Date:13/10/2018 View more details
Ekam Yoga Festival
Enjoy a weekend of yoga, music events, natural health talks, community activities and a Sustainable Health and Living Expo at Ekam Yoga Festival. This is an annual, regional event for yoga enthusiasts young and old, people interested in healthy living and natural health. Learn, be inspired, connect, relax, deepen your experience of yoga.
Start Date:15/09/2018 View more details
Hannam Vale Open Garden Day
Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for just six hours on Sunday 21 October for you to visit at your leisure. Nestled in the Stewarts River valley in the heart of The Three Brother region, Hannam Vale offers you a delightful day from cottage gardens, to woodland gardens, well established gardens and work in progress gardens. Each delightful garden having the borrowed landscape of the beautiful Stewarts River valley. Sundays were made for motoring in the country and no lovelier spot could you pick than this valley.
Start Date:21/10/2018 View more details
Kendall National Violin Competition
One of the most exciting events on the Australian music calendar is the annual Kendall National Violin Competition. The competition's history dates from 1999 when renowned Australian luthier Graham Caldersmith made the generous offer to donate a concert violin each year as a prize. Young violinists (maximum age 23 on 1 January) who are citizens or residents of Australia are invited to compete for this fine instrument which is made from Australian timbers. Many of the approximately 150 young violinists who have competed to date, particularly past winners and finalists, have gone on to major achievements in Australia and overseas. The competition is administered by a small committee of volunteers under the Artistic Directorship of Violinist Goetz Richter, Associate Professor of Violin at the Conservatorium of Sydney. Since 2004, semi-finals have been held as public performances in Sydney. The final is always held in Kendall, the home of the competition.
Start Date:15/09/2018 View more details
King of the Mountain
The King of the Mountain is a five kilometre 'fun' run to the summit of Laurieton's North Brother Mountain. The event, conducted by the Camden Haven Surf Club, continues to grow and attracts runners from around the state. The course follows the road to the summit and climbs 450 metres over the five kilometre duration. The event is open to all levels of fitness and teams are welcome. Prizes are awarded for King and Queen of the Mountain, junior entries, team entries and participation.
Start Date:19/08/2018 View more details
Laurieton Riverwalk Market
Enjoy a bite to eat by the riverside, or get your kitchen in order with a range of fresh produce and gourmet foods to take home. With an extensive range of toys, clothes, fashion, plants, candles, perfumes, fishing gear, furniture and so much more you will love your day out at the Market. The Laurieton Riverwalk Markets are held every third Sunday of each month with an extra Market in January. They are held at the Bruce Porter Reserve in Laurieton. Tourists and locals alike have a great day at the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. There is something for everyone! The Camden Haven Chamber has conducted the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets for over 15 years.
Start Date:19/11/2017 View more details
Port Macquarie MTB and Trail Running Festival
Annual Port Macquarie MTB and Trail Running Festival. This event will be held over two day at two different locations in the bush surrounding Port Macquarie. Each day will have both a mountain biking and trail running event. A two day MTB stage race. The mountain biking events will gain points over the two events with both the female and male winners being crowned as the Port Macquarie MTB Festival Champions. The event will consist of a Olympic distance cross country race on the Saturday around a five kilometre course and the Bago Bluff 50 kilometre marathon on Sunday. The trail running events will be run independently of each other with a choice of a five kilometre or ten kilometre run around a five kilometre course on Saturday. You can also run a Half Marathon 21.1 kilometre on Sunday. If you're keen you may run both days.
Start Date:25/08/2018 View more details
Port Macquarie MTB Festival
Ride Port and challenge yourself! The team at 'Trail Terra' present the inaugural Port MTB Festival - a new series of events for mountainbike competitors, featuring an XCO at the Urban MTB Park on the Saturday, and an XCM event at Bago Vineyard on the Sunday. Competitions over a variety of distances and age groups will be run through both purpose built single track and rough, rocky MTB style fire roads atop the stunning Bago Bluff. Challenging and inspiring. Bring your riding buddies and your family and have a great weekend in the beautiful Port Macquarie Region.
Start Date:18/08/2018 View more details
Slice of Haven Festival
The Slice of Haven Food, Wine and Beer Festival has become a leading gourmet lifestyle event on the Mid North Coast social calendar, attracting tens of thousands of people to the Camden Haven region. Each year organisers of the event challenge stallholders to use locally-grown key ingredients, embrace the event’s vibe of indulgence and get creatively quirky to meet the yearly theme. Entry is by donation which goes towards the Camden Haven SES, Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club and volunteer organisations who help make Slice of Haven happen. Please: No pets
Start Date:26/05/2019 View more details
The Rat Pack From Vegas Laurieton
The Rat Pack from Vegas are back! Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore. Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.