The Clarence Valley

Events

92nd North Coast Tennis Championships

Welcome to the 92nd North Coast Championships 2019! Held in the Grafton City Tennis Club, the surroundings are wonderful, with tall trees and lots of open spaces to enjoy. They hope to see yet another fantastic turnout, with much preparation having been put in place to ensure this tournament will bigger and better than ever before! If you enjoy tennis as a player or a spectator, there is a spot available for you.

Start Date:
07/06/2019 View more details

Adventurethon Clarence Valley Stage Race

For some time they have wanted to put on an event with every leg being a stunner in its’ own right, with no need to compromise on quality. They often found that there were people who would love to do one discipline but not all of them and that finding teammates was kind of a hard process if they weren’t already part of the multisport circles. Hence the evolution of the Adventurethon Demolish Format onto the scene. Demolish is essentially an Adventurethon event which has been pulled apart to create three stand alone individual races, with times that can be tallied together in a stage race format at the end to find an overall champion. However, it can also can be raced as a team, in pairs, or simply just attempt your favourite leg. The Clarence Valley event will feature an amazing tour of the area taking in some challenging but fun mountain biking, adventure running and paddling over two days. Bring your family and mates and settle in for some great camping and entertainment with seriously easy logistics and a warm, country atmosphere at the heart of the weekend.

Start Date:
23/11/2019 View more details

Annual Beach Volleyball Day

Hosted by the Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club, the Annual Beach Volleyball Day is their major fundraiser event for the community. All you need to participate is a team of five – all must be over 14 and you must have two women in the team. Time: 9am - 2pm; registration opens at 8am.

Start Date:
29/12/2019 View more details

Annual Grafton Truck Show

The Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club is a community Social Club for people in the transport industry. They are responsible for the organisation and running of the Annual Grafton Truck Show on the June Long Weekend each year and enjoy meeting people from around the area as well as from other stretches around the country. In their spare time, you'll find them supporting the local community and charity organisations, as well as giving their 'Rigs' a bit of TLC to make sure they look on point when they roll out for the week.

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition

The annual Clarence River Arts Festival will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography. There will also be a number of daily demonstrations and crafts stalls. Entry forms for all sections will be available from Ferry Park Gallery or you can download them from the web site, where you will find more information and up to date news on the latest things happening around the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association. You can also follow them on Facebook. So put the date into your diary so you don't double book the weekend. Please visit the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association's website for further details and entry forms.

Start Date:
10/07/2019 View more details

Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships

The Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships, based in Wooli, has been running annually since 1985. It is seen as the flagship event in the small coastal town of Wooli NSW and attracts upwards of 3000 visitors to the town each October long weekend. It is seen as a fun event, for all ages, with not just Goanna Pulling, but a range of other events such as: Tug-o-war, North Coast Axemen event, Brick Carrying races, Sprint Age Races, Market Stalls, Food and Beverage Stalls, Carnival Rides and Live Music. The Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships is an event targeted at families. The day holds events aimed at all ages and gender. The focus on the day above all else is a sense of family fun supported by the local community.

Start Date:
06/10/2019 View more details

Australian Open Waveski Competition

Australia's best waveskiers are on their way to Yamba to contest the Waveski Surfing Australian Open. The national championships are the biggest competition on the annual waveski calendar and the last event of the Australian Circuit Championship and will be held 21-26 October. A high level of competition is expected, from all competitors. This is the third year WSA have held the titles in Yamba, and Mr Butterworth said they couldn’t wait to return.

Start Date:
21/10/2019 View more details

Banjo - a Contemporary Dance Piece

An exhilarating ride of Contemporary Dance, the music of Coldplay and the spoken word of A.B ‘Banjo’ Paterson. This production is like no other. Banjo brilliantly intertwines the life of Banjo Paterson through arrangements of Coldplay’s greatest hits and his very own verse. Cast:Steph Maddren, Mat Brooker, Darren McIntyre, Michael O’Mullane and Tim Maddren Director: Nicholas Christo

Start Date:
23/03/2019 View more details

Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale Yamba

The Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale is on the move again and heading to Yamba. Once again, there is free entry to Carnivale. Enjoy over 15 of the yummiest food trucks, the beach bar and sports bar, live music all weekend long, carnival rides, jumping castles and more. There will be Dodgeball, Darts, Table Tennis, 3x3 Soccer, Net4ball, 2 x 2 Volleyball and a Colour run.

Start Date:
15/06/2019 View more details

Big Bat and Wildlife Festival

To celebrate the precious wildlife of the Clarence Valley and its habitat, they are holding a free entry family fun day. Want to join an environmental organisation – they'll all be there to chat with you or answer your questions! Keen to collect Cane Toads to help protect wildlife? Sign up for a toad event! At dusk, choose some delicious food and enjoy the fly-out of their Flying-fox colony. Dr Greg Clancy will explain where they go and how much they do for the forests.

Start Date:
30/03/2019 View more details

Brooms Head Family Fun Day

Dust off the excesses of the night before and join in with some family fun at Brooms Head. There are a multitude of races including sprints, distance, family relay, beach boat races, sandbag races, water carrying tug of war and the only place in Australia where you can compete at tossing a broom head in Brooms Head. There are market stalls through the park with food and refreshments available on the day. Gold coin donation is appreciated. This event is run in collaboration with Wires, Gulmarrad Bush Fire Brigade, Lions, and Lower Clarence Rugby League Club.

Start Date:
01/01/2020 View more details

Clarence Valley Art Market

Join them at the Plunge Art Market at the Yamba River Markets, Sunday 28 April. Meet artists from the Clarence Valley. Pick up original art at market prices.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Creative Writing Workshops

Join the Long Way home team for their annual creative writing workshops. Whether you’re working towards submitting a story in the annual short story competition or searching for motivation to put pen to paper, these workshops will have you writing, telling stories, developing characters and imagining plots in the short space of a morning. You’ll leave with a story or two, plus tools to inspire you to keep writing.

Start Date:
06/04/2019 View more details

Dami Im – Dreamer Tour Grafton

Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019. Bringing her exciting band along, concertgoers can expect to see something special in Dami’s live show, an array of established hits and fan favourites from X Factor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, “Sound of Silence” and a mix of new material including ‘Dreamer’. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
03/08/2019 View more details

December Weekend of Rowing

The Clarence River will come alive with boats, competitors and officials, when the river's two major rowing regattas are held at Memorial Park in Grafton. The Head of the Clarence River Regatta is expected to draw a large number of schools to compete. In the past crews have came from New Zealand, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast and, of course, the competitive Clarence Valley schools. On Sunday, the Grafton Rowing Club's annual regatta will be held, with the majority of teams staying over to compete, plus the addition of the North Coast's many master competitors.

Start Date:
09/12/2018 View more details

Eat Street Grafton

Another tasty event is headed your way Grafton! Join them for a night of outdoor dining, street food and live entertainment in Turf Street. There will be a variety of food trucks and food stalls to tempt your taste buds. Eat Street is licensed and they will have wine, craft beer and cider for you to enjoy with your food. Live music and kids entertainment to keep everyone happy in their relaxed Eat Street. They look forward to seeing you there! Don't forget to Bring Your Own chair and picnic rug.

Start Date:
23/03/2019 View more details

Eat Street Yamba

Eat Street Yamba is an afternoon/evening food market being held 4pm to 8pm in Coldstream Street Yamba. This International food market includes Rotary's barbecue, cold foods, Thai, Indian, seafood, chipstars, tornado twisters, organic foods, Churros, nibbles, ice-creams. sweets, pizza , paella and unique gourmet food products available to purchase. Hot and cold drinks including coffee, beer and wine will also be available for your pleasure. Tables and chairs are provided for you to sit and enjoy. The Yamba Eat Street Markets is an annual market event held from 4pm to 8pm. Walk down the middle of Coldstream Street as it is closed to traffic especially for this community event. What a great holiday atmosphere and a great way to spend the long weekend at the end of September during the twilight evening in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba. Celebrate the first day of NSW Daylight Savings as the evening twilight adds atmosphere to the markets. The markets are organised by the Rotary Club of Yamba. For further details or if you are interested in having a stall, please contact the organisers on the phone number or email address provided.

Start Date:
06/10/2019 View more details

Family Fun Day

Fun for young and all will be had at Rotary Club of Yamba's Annual Family Fun Day. Mr Steve Machel has become the resident expert Sandologist for the Family Fun Day sand modelling competition and offers contestants hints and tips before this popular event at Yamba's Main Beach. Come down to Main Beach early and watch his design take shape using nothing more than sand, water, bucket, a butter knife and brush. Teams of four then compete against each other in making their own sand modelling design. Cars, sea creatures, mythical animals, space creatures and the traditional sandcastles are seen each year. They have a junior section (under seven year olds) and a senior section (over seven) with trophies for the winning teams. Only natural items found on the beach can be used in the design and the use of normal beach bucket and spade is allowed to carry water and sand. No house hold garden equipment will be allowed. There is a barbecue sausage sizzle and steak burgers held by Rotary and the beach kiosk is always open. Entry fee is per team with all money going to Yamba Rotary for use on local projects.

Start Date:
12/01/2019 View more details

Fay Boyd's Fine Art School in the Jacaranda City of Grafton

Twenty five-day visual art workshops led by professional tutors! This boutique art school offers workshops that have been carefully designed by Fay to provide professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist. Workshops will be under the guidance of tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of Visual Arts. The tutors are chosen for their professionalism and ability to teach. They are dedicated to the exploration, encouragement, and creativity of art in all mediums. The passion and expertise that these leading Australian and International tutors impart will allow all students to explore and expand their creative talents over all mediums of Visual Art. The workshops will be daily, informal sessions with handy tips, demonstrations, personal critiques, and explanations of new skills and techniques that will make the learning process much easier. Communication is high on the list of priorities of all tutors. Fay brings some of the biggest names in Art to Grafton, and their workshops are often booked out many months before the event. Students come from every State and Territory of Australia, as well as internationally.

Start Date:
13/04/2019 View more details

Festival of the Bike

Grafton Cycle Club proudly presents the Festival of the Bike 2019 to celebrate 127 years of cycling in Grafton. The festival includes film previews and screenings, bike rides for everyone and The great race the 228 kilometre Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic. See Festival of the Bike Facebook page for times and event details.

Start Date:
08/05/2019 View more details

Flickerfest Kapowerful Short Films

Flickerfest Australia’s leading Academy Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to the Saraton Theatre with the Best Of Australian Shorts and Short Laughs Comedy programs. Flickerfest remains a platform for celebrating the most entertaining and innovative short film making from Australia and around the world. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short film making Australia and the world has on offer.

Start Date:
28/03/2019 View more details

Gate to Plate - Regional Masters Expo

Gate to Plate: Regional Masters Expo is a product showcase and social gathering comprising educational masterclasses, cookery showcases and a Roman Banquet-style evening feast. Experience exquisite artisan produce, made with passion, presented in person by the makers. Participate in our cheese making workshop, discover a closely-guarded family recipe for Mann River Rissoles, taste macadamia oils from the Clarence Valley and mouthwatering prawns cooked on the spot. Don't miss a rare opportunity to meet the head brewer of the north coast’s newest craft beer producer Seven Mile Brewing. Walk away with recipe cards from inspirational cooking demonstrations by our award-winning chef Charly Preterét of The French Pan Tree. Imagine what culinary delights would feature in a Roman Banquet set on the NSW North Coast. Live acoustic music, plus wall paintings and sculpture that will be available for auction, all contribute to a convivial atmosphere for dining, or as the Romans called it: convivium [living, feasting together]. But rest assured, your wine won’t be watered down!

Start Date:
30/03/2019 View more details

Gem Crystal and Fossil show

Grafton Gem Club will be hosting many traders from around NSW and Queensland. From high quality Natural Gems, Crystals, Fossils and equipment for sale . They have a great selection of traders from top of the rang, to the hobbyist. On Saturday night they hold a Cent Auction from 7pm on the grounds, you never know what you will pick up at the Cent Auction. Great fun is had by all. The Grafton Girl Guides will be doing the barbecue again, and the Grafton Scouts will be doing the morning and afternoon teas . They have an area set aside for food and entertainment. Face painting, and items for the kids to do.

Start Date:
23/03/2019 View more details

Grafton Agricultural Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Grafton Agricultural Show will be held over a two day period. Features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarating rides, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, trotting, and the Grafton Show Girl Quest. Other attractions include Showmens Guild Rides, Quad Bike Super Ball Challenge, Demolition Derby, Working Dogs, Chain Saw Post Splitting Challenge, Notaras and Sons Clarence River Championship Woodchop, Young Farmers Challenge, daily display of Lego consisting of competitions and prizes for children, Model Train Display and Blacksmiths Working Exhibition. It is always a great place to take the kids or your friends, full of activity and fun. Head to the show and enjoy the fun.

Start Date:
20/04/2019 View more details

Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic

An extreme adventure sporting event of the highest calibre! A 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 kilometres per hour towing two skiers. The event attracts competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and is considered one of the toughest events on the water ski racing calendar. The 2018 running of the event will be the 45th Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic and includes live music, food vendors, and attractions for the whole family.

Start Date:
29/09/2018 View more details

Grafton Dog Obedience Club Jumping Agility Games Trial

Come along and enjoy the amazing art of Dog Jumping and Agility right here at the Grafton Dog Obedience Club. Right in the centre of Grafton CBD. Be amazed as a viewer or enter you pet if trained and ready to fly. In Agility competition your dog must negotiate an obstacle course of jumps and tunnels, weaving poles and contact obstacles. Contact obstacles require the dog to touch a specific marked colour on the way on or off the obstacle. To qualify, your dog must get a clear round under the time limit set by the judge. Jumping Dog competitions are similar to Agility but without the contact obstacles to slow the dog down. Agility and Jumpers competitions are fast and exciting and dogs that compete in these sports need to be fit and athletic. They also require a certain level of fitness in the handler as the handler needs to run with the dog to guide it over the obstacles.

Start Date:
15/06/2019 View more details

Grafton Farmers Market

Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the way of fruity jams, pickles, olives, olive oils, honey, eggs, and home baked goods.

Start Date:
17/11/2016 View more details

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

From the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November every year the longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopies of purple blossoms. The festival commences regally with the crowning of their Jacaranda Queen and Princesses. Local arts, crafts and sporting groups take the week long opportunity to showcase their work. The city of Grafton comes to a standstill on Jacaranda Thursday with the main street lined with market stalls, rides and entertaining skits performed by local businesses. The mighty Clarence River is a spectacular backdrop for the Riverlight event on Friday evening where spectators line the riverbank to watch local performers before a fantastic finale of fireworks. The festival culminates with a float parade of enormous proportions on Saturday afternoon followed by a sunset family concert on the Riverbank. Sunday morning, for one last chance to tread the Jacaranda blossom carpeted streets, there is a Fun Run which includes a run across the famous bendy bridge.

Start Date:
26/10/2019 View more details

Grafton July Racing Carnival

The Clarence River Jockey Club, located in the picturesque jacaranda tree-lined city of Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is home to the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia, the famous Grafton July Racing Carnival. The Club provides amenities equal to metropolitan tracks to cater for the July Carnival attracting crowds in excess of 30,000. The Clarence River Jockey Club at Grafton was founded in the same year that the first Melbourne Cup was held and only one year after the AJC opened its racecourse at Randwick. It has grown to become one of Australia’s most important country race clubs and the host of one of the major annual race carnivals outside the metropolitan areas. Come to Grafton in July to experience one of the greatest country racedays, enjoy the atmosphere and back a winner. Special functions and extra entertainment are conducted over the carnival as well as fashions on the field.

Start Date:
07/07/2019 View more details

Grafton Open Art Exhibition

The Grafton Open Art Exhibition was established in 2013 by members of the Grafton High P and C. The opening night is a free event with live music and nibbles. The purpose of the exhibition is to allow emerging and professional artists in the area to display their work and gain exposure. The exhibition is also for students both primary and secondary, to showcase their works and celebrate their skills. The exhibition is open to all schools in the Clarence Valley, most mediums are excepted with prizes in all categories. Grafton High School is the only school in the Clarence Valley to hold such an event.

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

Grafton Regional Gallery Term One After School Clay Play

Grafton Regional Gallery Term One After School Clay Play, come along and create Clay Monsters and Wind chimes with Cassandra-Lyn Palmer. Aimed at children aged 10 - 15 years, price includes all materials, firing and glazing.

Start Date:
19/02/2019 View more details

Grafton Regional Gallery Little Smarties

The Little SmARTies program is jammed packed with fun interactive activities for young children. There are sing-a-longs and dancing with a musician from the Clarence Valley Conservatorium. There are fabulous hands on craft activities as well as a lively tour through an exhibition with a local art educator who has stacks of childhood and art experience. The Gallery is wheelchair and pram friendly.

Start Date:
05/02/2019 View more details

Grafton Show 2019

The 2019 Grafton Show brings the Clarence Valley community together, showcasing the region’s rural activities and interests. You can enjoy an impressive display of Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Preserves, Floral Art, Pot Plants, Cut Flowers, Home Brew and much more in the unique heritage listed Barn. Further features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarating rides, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, and the Grafton Showgirl Competition. Other attractions include Showmen’s Guild Rides, Demolition Derby, Clarence River Championship Woodchop, Young Farmers Challenge, and Blacksmiths Working Exhibition. The main arena showcases the Equestrian events, including led and ridden classes featuring a variety of horse and pony breeds, show jumping, hack and rider classes, Polocrosse demonstration & Team Penning demonstration. The Grafton Showgirl Competition presentation also takes place in the main arena on Saturday. … And don’t forget side show alley and show bags to keep kids of all ages entertained, and the fireworks on Saturday night at the show finale! Truly an event packed with something for all the family to do – full of activity and fun. Get your tickets at the gate; you will be sure to enjoy the 2019 Grafton Show.

Start Date:
10/05/2019 View more details

Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

This one day event, beginning in Grafton passing through Glen Innes and finishing in Inverell, is a 228 kilometre ride over some of the most demanding terrain in worldwide cycling, starting at 25 metres above sea level and climbing to 1060 metres, then finishing in Inverell at 590 metres. The race is six to seven hours long, depending on weather conditions. The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic is one of the main events throughout the year in world cycling. Each year at the finish line in Vivian Street, Inverell where various street activities are held. Why not bring the family along and enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

Start Date:
11/05/2019 View more details

Iluka Markets

Run on the first Sunday of the month and set amongst the trees on the Iluka Sports Ground, the Iluka Markets have become widely recognised as having a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Wander through this market and you will find variety and quality stalls. There is locally inspired art, original craft and woodwork, handmade jewellery, locally produced soaps, cakes and preservatives - the list goes on with this growing market, only 12 minutes off the Pacific Highway.

Start Date:
01/07/2018 View more details

Join the Circus Day

Roll up, roll up. Join Ringmaster Rosie as she presents the most incredible circus in the world and you are the stars. In this combined workshop and performance, participants learn a wide variety of circus skills. At the end of the day, they perform alongside a professional performer for family and friends. Spinning plates, hula hoop, balances, tumbling, devil sticks, magic and more. This workshop is suitable for participants aged six and above. Sunday 28 April 9am-5pm. Performance at 4:30pm.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

From ballet to jazz, modern to tap and even song and dance, the Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod is full of competition and entertainment. An annual event in the lovely township of Maclean, if you or your kids are passionate dance performers, make sure you book this event in to your family calendar.

Start Date:
02/05/2019 View more details

Maclean Agricultural Show

The Maclean Agricultural Show is held over two days. Events include sideshows, equestrian events, trotting, exhibitions, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls. The Maclean Show also has cane exhibits, craft, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, cooking, championship dog show, caged birds, photography, school exhibits, and trade exhibits. The Agricultural and Industrial Show in Maclean has now become a yearly attraction where not only farmers and industry workers can present their wares, but it also allows exhibitors from all walks of life to display their talents and to gain knowledge and learn from fellow exhibitors. Bring the family and head to the show for a great time full of fun entertainment.

Start Date:
07/05/2019 View more details

Maclean Community Monthly Markets

Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes and a great range of fresh produce. So bring yourself and the family and come on down to the Maclean Community Markets.

Start Date:
10/02/2018 View more details

Maclean Highland Gathering

Grab your kilt and get to Maclean, the 'Scottish Town in Australia'. Walk among the clans that invade the town for the Highland Gathering every Easter from around the country. Piping competitions take place non-stop at different venues, as well as street concerts with dancers, pipers and singers. A parade along the main street of all participating bands takes place on Easter Saturday (8.30am sharp) and is followed by traditional Scottish games and dancing - tossing the Caber and hammer throwing, food stalls and Scottish products await the bands and visitors at the Showgrounds before a Grand Scottish Concert at the Civic Hall.

Start Date:
19/04/2019 View more details

Maclean Macmarket Day

The Maclean MacMarket is an annual market held on the first Saturday of the year hosted by Lions in the main street of the town. Thousands of people descend to this riverside village for the event. River Street is closed to traffic and the street is filled with over 80 market stalls, second hand car boot sales, entertainment, kids activities and much more! This event brings the community and tourists together in the centre of town for a day out of fun and festivities!

Start Date:
04/01/2020 View more details

Menopause the Musical

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flushes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years.

Start Date:
26/04/2019 View more details

Music Eisteddfod - Lower Clarence

Making music is one of the most wonderful past times in life. Their Eisteddfod is a celebration of vocal, instrumental and everything in between. They have choirs, big and small, solo vocalists and all sorts of instruments enter and leave the stage. Come along and participate or wander in and enjoy the pleasures of live passionate performance.

Start Date:
23/06/2019 View more details

Nia Yamba Community Dance Jam

Leave your shoes and worries at the door, quiet your mind and be guided into the sensations of your body with Nia. Move in fun ways, sharing the joy of movement to global music and leave sweaty and smiling! Nia teachers will help get your groove on. Everybody is welcome including those with two left feet! Bring your water, dress comfortably and prepare to have fun. Donation at door with proceeds going to a local charity. No bookings required.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

Ocean Film Festival World Tour Yamba

With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Start Date:
27/03/2019 View more details

Plunge Art and Culture Festival

The plunge Art and Culture Festival is a month long program of events right across the Clarence Valley in northern NSW. From exhibitions, local art and craft, workshops, live music, theatre, film and shows there is something for everyone. Drop in to a local gallery or book into a workshop to learn a new skill - from acapella singing to shibori fabric dyeing or coptic book binding there's plenty to inspire you. Their favourite venues showcase visiting and local musicians for plenty of fun and entertainment.

Start Date:
28/03/2018 View more details

Professional Bull Riders Grafton Invitational

The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement to the Grafton Showgrounds on Saturday, 7 September. For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you won’t want to miss. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience. This is a sport where eight seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the PBR.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 View more details

Quota Lower Clarence Art, Craft and Garden Fair

Arts and Crafts wares on display and for sale - Raffles - Plant Stalls - Children's Activities. AUD2 Gold Coin Entry - Everyone Welcome. Funds raised will support local charities. Raffle First Prize AUD500 - Try your luck.

Start Date:
13/04/2019 View more details

Riverside Picnics - Maclean

Riverside Picnics promise lavish, locally-sourced food, craft beer and cocktails, a laid-back mood, for a sumptuous sunset. Riverside Picnics are free to attend. Customers may book picnic platters and a limited number of picnic settings in advance, or purchase a picnic on site. Additional freshly cooked food including Speedo's famous sausages, falafel and veg and 'Tartan' blood sausage options will be available for purchase. A licensed bar will serve cocktails, wine and craft beer. Complimentary art activities are provided to occupy children. Gentle sunset-flavoured recorded music will be mixed for the setting.

Start Date:
06/04/2019 View more details

Shaping My Soul II

Island Collective proudly presents their next Cultural Art Event- Shaping My Soul II. Artists have been invited to respond to the theme using surfboard blanks in any way they wish. Celebrating the ocean and all that she provides them. Join them for an evening of Art, Performance and Music.

Start Date:
06/04/2019 View more details

St Andy's Markets

Jump into the beginning of each season at St Andy's Markets. With a wide variety of stalls you can pick up pre-loved books and other goodies to keep you entertained on your travels plus loads of local fruit and vegetables, up-cycled goodies and hand made craft items. Grab a bacon and egg rolls at their barbecue or they also have hamburgers, sausage sangers, drinks and devonshire teas plus a coffee van. Be entertained by live music from the Grafton Ukettes and hi-abilities band. St Andy's Market has something for Everyone. St Andy's Market runs three times a year in autumn, winter and spring.

Start Date:
02/03/2019 View more details

State Hockey Championships - Under 13 Boys

State Hockey Championships in Grafton are full of colour, action and fun. If you're a coach or parent assisting the boys, you have scored, as Grafton in May is beautiful. If you are a friend or relative spectating, make sure you book in some other activities while you are here!

Start Date:
04/07/2019 View more details

The Idea of North

The Idea of North take songs people know and songs they don’t and tell the stories through their arresting vocal arrangements all without touching an instrument. Ballads by Candlelight explores songs of love lost and found, reconciliation and breakdown, heartache and joy. Come and hear these five exceptional singers pour their hearts out in song. This moving performance is both amusing, heartbreaking and beautifully uplifting all at once. A wonderfully emotional, musical journey.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

The Journey - 8x8 Exhibition

Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association’s Annual 8 x 8 Small Works Exhibition. With the theme ‘The Journey’, artists and creators have been invited to create works in any medium within the confines of the supplied canvas.

Start Date:
22/03/2019 View more details

Yamba Bear Making Event

Back again these school holidays. Join with Stufflers Bear Building to make your own furry friend for only AUD8. Bring down the family and make a Pawsome day of it. Find bears, animals and creatures to become a brand new keep sake. Also win the opportunity to take home a super party pack on facebook and bring super smiles to your kids for their birthday.

Start Date:
15/04/2019 View more details

Yamba Annual Golf and Bowls Family Day

Yamba Golf and Country Club, annual Golf and Bowls Day is a family friendly event - no experience required! Join them for nine holes of golf, lunch on the Deck, then walk over to Yamba Bowling Club and play barefoot bowls for the afternoon.

Start Date:
13/01/2020 View more details

Yamba Farmers and Producers Market

A few years ago the seaside village of Yamba in Northern NSW was voted by the Australian Traveller Magazine 'the Best Town In Australia'. Not a whole lot has changed except with the introduction of the Yamba Farmers and Producers Market located at the Whiting Beach Carpark. This market also acts as the agri-food tourism portal for the Clarence Valley region. There is a broad range of locally grown, hand crafted and wild gathered produce available ranging from organic, chemical free and free range. Here is a list of some of the amazing products available. They have around 25 stalls. Free Range Eggs Organic Fruit and Veggies Free Range Lamb Free Range Pork Fresh farm house made cheeses Fresh house made French Pate Fresh house made Vegan Tarts and cakes Honey Avocados Bananas Fresh house made Japanese Sushi Chemical free vegetables Gourmet mushrooms Local salami Wood fired bread Orchids Tomatoes/Garlic Maccas and Pecans Seedlings Olives/Tapenades/Marinated Jams, Relish Middle Eastern Food Plants Granola, curry paste, spiced nuts Micro greens and flowers Bread boards and grazing platters Hand crafts soaps Coffee/quiches/smoothies

Start Date:
17/10/2018 View more details

Yamba Handmade Boutique Market

Unique and handmade gift opportunities abound at these markets. Local talent is growing and there is a huge variety of stall holders. Products include candles, soaps, children's clothes, ladies fashion, jewellery, natural products and so much more including the most amazing pastries from Cicley Nurse will be available along with coffee to get you through the morning. These markets have been apart of Yamba for over six years and will continue on growing to provide the Clarence Valley with one of the best handmade markets around. Hope to see you there.

Start Date:
20/04/2019 View more details

Yamba Ocean Swims

A traditional Christmas holidays swim on the NSW North Coast, this swim offers a beautiful location with terrific beaches. Excellent way to get oneself feeling good again after Christmas indulgences. With its picturesque beaches and pristine surrounds Yamba always puts on a show, so bring friends and family along to a day filled with excitement and community involvement. This is one of the most spectacular settings on the Australian coast, and you should never be surprised at whom you might run across in town for the swim or just a holiday break. There is a good alternative course, in relatively sheltered waters, if conditions close out the ocean beach.

Start Date:
05/01/2020 View more details

Yamba River Markets

The Yamba River Markets are on the fourth Sunday of the month, located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the Yamba River Markets, which feature around 120 stalls, and more in the peak seasons. It's the best way to spend a Sunday morning in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba. The stalls range from fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, plenty of food stalls including Asian foods, second hand furniture, books, jewellery, clothing, arts and craft among many others. The market features local and regional food and provides free live entertainment, showcasing local emerging talent as well as touring bands and musicians in a village atmosphere.

Start Date:
25/09/2016 View more details

Yamba Rod Run

Every year, the small coastal town of Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River plays host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian east coast. Some splendidly restored modern and vintage rods can be seen tootling around Yamba streets, adding an extra layer of colour to the sun and surf.

Start Date:
09/11/2019 View more details

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Yamba Twilight Street Markets is an annual market event held on New Years Day from 4pm to 8pm. Coldstream Street, Yamba is closed to traffic for this community event. There are plenty of market stalls featuring Rotary's Chocolate Wheel. Fossick amongst the jewellery, clothing, arts and craft, purchase hot and cold foods, buy fresh produce and gourmet products, and cool down with a drink. There is jumping castle for the kids, fairy floss, sno-cones and a sausage sizzle . It's a great holiday atmosphere and the best way to spend New Years Day during the twilight evening in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba. The markets are organised by the Rotary Club of Yamba and a gold coin donation at the entrance would be appreciated. For further details or if you are interested in having a stall, please contact the organisers on the phone number or email address provided.

Start Date:
01/01/2019 View more details

Yamba Ukes Jam Session

Yamba Ukes have a fortnightly Jam Session at Latitude 20 Cafe where they play ukulele, laugh, learn and sign their hearts out. Playing music in a group is wonderful therapy for everyone. All levels are welcome from beginners to advanced players.

Start Date:
10/04/2019 View more details

Yamba Veterans Week of Golf

Yamba Veterans Week of Golf attracts in the vicinity of 220 golfers to the district. While attending the week of golf, players avail themselves of many of the sightseeing attractions in the Clarence Valley including visiting the nearby townships of Maclean, Iluka, Lawrence, Brushgrove and Ulmarra. Yamba Golf and Country Club, situated in the centre of town, is unique as you can walk from your accommodation to the course which is very rare these days. The golf course offers a challenging layout of undulating fairways, strategic bunker placements and greens that contain subtle breaks and contours. Yamba Golf and Country Club offer tremendous facilities for the week of golf, with a fully stocked Pro Shop with highly qualified PGA staff, bistro and bar facilities and verandas that look out onto the 10th tee and 18th green. Please phone tournament director John Daley for more information.

Start Date:
12/08/2019 View more details