The Clarence Valley

Events

Adventurethon Demolish

Coming this November, the New Adventurethon Demolish format will be unleashed for the first time in the Clarence Valley, NSW. 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 or 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. Adventurethon Demolish will be a weekend of demolishing, rebuilding and enjoying the atmosphere. They can’t wait to share it with you.

Start Date:
25/11/2017 View more details

An Afternoon At The Proms - Clarence Valley Orchestra and Chorus

Modelled on the famous ‘Last Night at the Proms’ held annually in the Royal Albert Hall UK, the Clarence Valley Orchestra and Chorus, with their Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Butcher, take you on a journey with the music from Elgar to Allen. This year’s concert will showcase internationally acclaimed pianist Mr David Helfgott, of whom Australian actor Geoffrey Rush portrayed in the award winning film 'Shine', celebrating the 21st anniversary of the movie this year. They are very thankful to Bendigo Bank, South Grafton, the major sponsor for this year bringing David to Grafton. ‘An Afternoon at The Proms’ has become one of the largest audience attractions during Grafton’s famous Jacaranda Festival and will be held for one show only commencing at 2pm, with seats available on both upper and lower levels. Tickets are now available online through the website, or by calling the Saraton on the phone number provided. With the success of the previous Proms series held at the Saraton, tickets are selling fast!

Start Date:
29/10/2017 View more details

Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix The Clash on the Clarence

Round Five of the Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix, 'The Clash on the Clarence', is to be held on the scenic Clarence River at Grafton. Formula powerboat racing is an extreme sport that is both fast and colourful. Explosive starts, hairpin turns, and high speed passing manoeuvres provide continuous action and excitement for spectators of all ages. You can view the entire course from any vantage point, ensuring that you don't miss any of the action.

Start Date:
12/08/2017 View more details

Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships

The offbeat, all Australian sport of Goanna Pulling dates back to the nineteenth century. Contrary to the name, it's a test of strength between two people, whereby contestants get down on all fours and are linked by a leather belt over their heads, enabling them to pull backwards, tug of war style. Enter on the day for your chance to win cash prizes in the Men's and Ladies' Age and Weight Divisions. The Goanna Pulling Championship includes many other events on the day including wood chop, men's, ladies' and children's novelty races, dog obedience trials, tug of war teams, market stalls, and food and drinks. Making a fun filled experience for the whole family. Fun for the kids with a jumping castle, Old McDonald's Farm, Australian Reptile Show, bungee trampoline, giant ferris wheel, dodgem cars, and cup and saucer ride.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

Big River Brew Fest

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual quest to find the best home brewers in the Clarence Valley culminates in the Big River Brewfest Home Brew Competition. Their team of judges have the unenviable task of deciding which backyard brewer will take out the prize. The competition is open to all homebrewers (over 18 years of age, of course). Simply drop two* long necks of your brew off at Irons and Craig before 10am on the big day, together with your entry fee (per category) and you'll be in the running. For more information and to book tickets, please visit their web site or Facebook page.

Start Date:
07/10/2017 View more details

Bridge To Breakers Sailing Classic

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Bridge To Breakers Sailing Classic is co-hosted by Big River Sailing Club and the Port of Yamba Yacht Club. Every year this event attracts a large number of competitors in all types of sailing craft. The river banks fill up with spectators on Saturday to see the boats sail from Harwood Bridge to Yamba and return.

Start Date:
14/11/2015 View more details

Brooms Head 3Bs Fun Run

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Brooms Head 3Bs fun run takes place in June each year and raises funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. One of the very best courses in NSW, run over five and ten kilometres through beautiful coastal scenery over bitumen, bush and beach. Organised by the Maclean Lions Club and with generous support from the Brooms Head Bowling Club, this event is kilometre marked, marshalled and timed. It's an ideal training run for the Gold Coast Marathon weekend in July. A great event for all ages, including prams, walkers and families.

Start Date:
17/06/2018 View more details

Brooms Head Family Fun Day

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
01/01/2018 View more details

Eat Street Yamba

Eat Street Yamba is an afternoon food market being held 4pm to 8pm in Coldstream Street Yamba. There will be plenty of food stalls including Rotary's barbecue, cold foods, 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 in October 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:
01/10/2017 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:
08/01/2017 View more details

Grafton Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic

The Grafton Bridge to Bridge is a 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 miles 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 2016 running of the event will be the 43rd Bridge To Bridge Ski Classic and includes live music, food vendors, and attractions for the whole family.

Start Date:
01/10/2016 View more details

Grafton Country Music Roundup

Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date! Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their songs, playing their instruments and reciting their poetry! This will be seven days filled with fair dinkum country music and entertainers, so grab some friends or head along on your own. No matter what, there is sure to be something on offer to get you rockin' and entertained throughout these great four days. Yeehaaa! Camping sites are available anytime at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club and Caravan Park prior to and after the roundup. Contact the Greyhound Club for details. For Camping and Entertainment Packages during the week - please refer to the "Country Music Roundup" website for details.

Start Date:
26/07/2016 View more details

Grafton Farmers Market

The Grafton Farmers Market continues to attract new stallholders while still maintaining its core of regulars. The market is held weekly on a Thursday, in the Christ Church Cathedral Op Shop Car Park on the corner of Duke and Fitzroy Streets. There is street parking available. 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

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:
04/06/2017 View more details

Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in New South Wales. With over 30 teams competing in a variety of categories, this is an event well supported and loved by locals and visitors alike. Held in late October, at the beginning of the famous Jacaranda Festival, the riverbank is dotted with purple and the whole of Grafton is alive with festivities. With the river front abuzz with the sights, sounds and colours of over 1500 people, it's a delightful day out and worth a visit. Free for visitors who would like to watch the races.

Start Date:
29/10/2017 View more details

Loving Life Day

Loving Life Day will be much bigger and better this year. There will be more of everything! More top quality entertainment, market stalls, food vendors and activities and attractions! On stage, they're once more presenting Valley's Got Talent (young talent quest), this time for trophies and cash prizes! The stage entertainment is continuous from 10am to 4pm, and free! On the grounds, Magician Troppo Bob is back again with his free, funny and mystifying magic shows. Have you ever wondered how fast is your tennis serve or how fast you can bowl a cricket ball or kick a footy? With the Speedball Camera you can find out for free at Loving Life Day. There will be free face painting, a concourse of sports cars and a Lucky Key competition for fabulous prizes and much more. So, it's fun, food, free stage entertainment, market stalls, and food vendors all day at Market Square, in the centre of Grafton, on the corner of Prince Street (the main street) and Pound Street. Loving Life Day is proudly presented by Loving Life FM 103.1, Grafton's community radio station.

Start Date:
19/08/2017 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:
11/02/2017 View more details

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean is known as the 'Scottish Town in Australia' and clans invade the town for the highland gathering 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 to the showground of all the participating bands takes place 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:
14/04/2017 View more details

Maclean Macmarket Day

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Maclean MacMarket is an annual market held on the first Saturday of the year hosted by the Maclean Chamber of Commerce in the main street of the town. River Street is closed to traffic and the street is filled with 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:
06/01/2018 View more details

Mal's Blues Bar

Yamba Golf and Country Club's back deck becomes a 'blues central' on the last Sunday of every month with Australia's premier electric guitarist Mal Eastick and monthly invitational guest performing. Mal has been a long time performer playing with some of the best acts on the Australian music scene Mal. He has performed at high profile events such as Broadbeach Blues Festival, Bimbadgen Blues festival,Thredbo Blues Festival, and as a guest in a premiere guitar show featuring Kevin Borich, Phil Emmanuel, Phil Manning and others. Catch Mal and special guest on the last Sunday of every month at Yamba Golf and Country Club. For details about the guest acts or for more information visit the Club's website or Facebook page. Entry is free and the Club courtesy bus is in operation from 2pm. Seafood Steak and Seafood will be open for lunch and dinner.

Start Date:
25/10/2015 View more details

PBR Grafton, NSW

The concept is simple enough: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an eight second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a tough and determined 70 kilogram cowboy to the back of a temperamental 900 kilogram bull. The result is unparalleled action where danger, drama and heroic accomplishments are just a part of the game. The PBR brings “The Toughest Sport on Dirt” back to Grafton, NSW this September, where each minute is wrapped into a rock concert environment, complete with pulsating music, explosive pyrotechnics and fast-paced production. Gates open: 5:00pm Event starts: 7:00pm Event concludes: 10:00pm This event is open to all ages with food, bar and ATM facilities on site. Please note: DSLR cameras, chairs, umbrellas, eskys, alcohol and glass are not permitted inside the venue.

Start Date:
02/09/2017 View more details

Tim The Bream Yamba Fishing Classic

Yamba's famous annual 'Tim the Bream' national fishing titles will return to Ford Park Yamba NSW and the Clarence River in August with a prize pool of over AUD30,000. The featured prized catch for catching tagged 'Tim The Bream' is worth a whopping AUD20,000 with another 10 tagged fish having a value of AUD1000 each. There will be prizes for the heaviest Yellow Fin Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Mangrove Jack, Jew Fish (or Mulloway), Trevally and Whiting in a catch, weigh and release competition. The main weekend event , held by Yamba Rotary, is at Ford Park Yamba with daily prizes for biggest catch of the day. Bring your Yellow Fin Bream, Flathead, Luderick, Mangrove Jack, Jew Fish, Trevally and Whiting for weigh in. There will also be prizes for the most fish weighed, smallest and strangest fish caught over the weekend. Tickets are online at "Sticky Tickets" and will be available at all bait and tackle shops in Maclean, Yamba and Iluka. There will be in-person registration available Friday, August 18 at Yamba Shores Tavern. Day of Registration is available at Ford Park on Saturday from 5am to 10am. See Facebook "Tim The Bream".

Start Date:
19/08/2017 View more details

Yamba Farmers Market

The Yamba Farmers Market operates every Wednesday at the Whiting Beach car park. The range of products for sale includes free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic veggies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jams, relishes, bread, pork and beef. The combination of location, community and quality local produce make for a great all-round experience.

Start Date:
19/07/2017 View more details

Yamba Ocean Swims

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** A traditional Xmas holidays swim on the NSW North Coast, timed to attract the hordes of holidaymakers who flock to the region between Xmas and New Year. Yamba is a beautiful holiday town on the NSW North Coast. Wonderful atmosphere, especially when dining at the Pacific Hotel above the beach looking over the sea. 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. Yamba is a stunning place. This swim offers a beautiful location with terrific beaches. Excellent way to get oneself feeling good again after Christmas indulgences. There is a good alternative course, in relatively sheltered waters, if conditions close out the ocean beach. 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.

Start Date:
06/01/2018 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 80 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:
10/11/2017 View more details

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

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 will be lots of stalls featuring Rotary's Chocolate Wheel. jewellery, clothing, arts and craft, hot and cold foods, fresh produce and gourmet products, drinks among many others. 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. 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:
01/01/2017 View more details