Australian Longboard Surfing Open
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Held annually, at Kingscliff on the wave rich Tweed Coast, the Australian Longboard Surfing Open is the premier World Surf League longboard surfing event in Australia. Over 5,000 surfers and spectators alike are attracted to this celebration of longboard surfing. The age demographic is diverse, as the event caters for 10 year old grommets to grandparents in their 70's. They all share a love of the ocean and the surfing lifestyle that promotes a sport powered by the clean raw energy of nature, to active families in a friendly festival atmosphere that is a celebration of the surfing lifestyle.
Start Date:28/02/2019 View more details
Australian Surf Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Australian Surf Festival will take place on the Tweed Coast. The annual event will see over 500 competitors from around the nation for a shot at being crowned an Australian Champion. Many prestigious Australian Titles will be decided across multiple surfing disciplines joint to create a full surfing festival. The surfing disciplines include short board, longboard, loggers and body board. This is a "mobile surfing event" to ensure the competition is hosted each day in the best waves. Call the event hotline to find the event location and running schedule each day. During the festival, visit the event website for live scores, results, daily photos, video highlights, and event news.
Start Date:28/07/2018 View more details
The spirit of cycling in the Tweed is ready to get recharged at the Battle this July! The purpose of the not-for-profit Battle Recharge is to bring the cycling community together for some great country laneway racing and to support the return of sports tourism in the region. This is a weekend all about the bike, featuring some of the most challenging riding in Australia set amongst an idyllic mountain backdrop. Battle Recharge is Australia's most sought after weekend of cycling; showcasing the best of the Tweed's natural environment, food, accommodation and cycling. For 2018 they are excited to be welcoming the National Road Series for both men and women, the classic Battle graded tour, and a Challenge on the Border age group program. There will also be an option to opt-in to individual races within the full tour.
Start Date:27/07/2018 View more details
Boxing Day Cruise: Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour is the place to be. The harbour comes alive with activity to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. With Spirit Fleet you get front row seats to see all the action. Their knowledgeable skippers keep up with the action and you get the best views for your Boxing Day cruise. Spirit Fleet offers private boat charters on Boxing Day for small groups. Choose from Silver Spirit’s spacious comfort for up to 40 guests or Free Spirit’s action packed trip with her off shore license follows the yachts outside the heads being part of the action for longer. Enquire now about packages available for both boats. This is a prime date and books in advance.
Start Date:26/12/2018 View more details
Coolangatta Gold 2018
The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 6 and 7, 2018, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the grueling 41.8 kilometre long course or the 21 kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!
Start Date:06/10/2018 View more details
Cooly Classic Ocean Swim - World Series Swims 2018
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic offers competitors a rare opportunity to conquer three of Australia’s most revered surf breaks – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. If you’re a seasoned swimmer or aspiring triathlete, the new 3 kilometre course is a great opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances. Events: Junior Giants (300 metres and 1000 metres), 1 kilometre, 2 kilometres, 3 kilometres.
Start Date:13/05/2018 View more details
Cooly Rocks On™ Festival
Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s and 60s, bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.
Start Date:06/06/2018 View more details
Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets. With a beautiful beachfront location and an array of local produce, Kingscliff Markets in Northern NSW Australia are truly enjoyable for all ages. Spend a relaxing Saturday morning strolling through the vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion, jewellery, flowers, gifts and food stalls. Why not pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables and have an afternoon feast or swim after browsing through the stalls?
Start Date:14/10/2017 View more details
Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines
Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or nibbles at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month.
Start Date:02/10/2016 View more details
Makers and Finders Market Murwillumbah
Located in the family friendly Knox Park, take the time to relax time in the park, throw a blanket on the grass and and enjoy the live music while the children play at the newly renovated park and skate facilities and enjoy the creative activities and workshops provided by local arts groups. Murwillumbah Makers and Finders Market is an excellent venue for artists, vintage wares and musicians from the Tweed Region. It showcases what the Tweed Region has to offer, with products ranging from local art, skincare, jewellery, home wares, pottery, vintage, quality second hand, food stalls and entertainment by local musicians. Visitors can meet 40+ hand-selected makers, take part in creative workshops and enjoy lunch or a snack from one of the many street-food vendors. Bring your friends and family to this curated marketplace in Knox Park and shop local artists selling Handcrafted goods such as jewellery, handbags, ceramics, glassware, soaps, succulents, candles and more. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor park and support local small businesses every third Saturday of the month, 9am-2pm.
Start Date:17/03/2018 View more details
School Holidays with Circus Rio
A new, never before seen, International spectacular is about to explode in Australia. Brought to you by the team that have produced shows in all corners of the globe from Europe and Japan to the USA and Russia. Circus Rio has landed in Australia. A performance that was conceptualised in amidst the explosive party scene of Rio’s Carnival in Brazil has been transformed into an epic celebration of colour, magic and the capability of the human form. The performers involved in bringing Circus Rio to Australia are internationally renowned for their work in the performing arts sector, individuals that have mastered tricks rarely performed within the industry have finally been given the opportunity to wow Australia with their talent. Bursting through the backstage curtain and into the ring you will find aerialists who will dangle from the ceiling, acrobats that will flip over your seats, ballet dancers gliding to that Brazilian rhythm, a fiery motorbike show and hold your breath for their dangerous capoeira fight! Experience the sparkle of their lavish Carnival costumes adorned with an outlandish amount of sequins and feathers. Feel the heat of Rio!
Start Date:20/04/2018 View more details
The Murwillumbah Art Trail 2018
Murwillumbah becomes the gallery for art, performance, sculpture, film, projection art, dance and workshops as we celebrate the region's art and artists. Themed 'Moving On', the ten-day event invites artists and the community to examine what this means, particularly in light of the catastrophic flood in early 2017. Moving on to better things, moving on to new lives. Pop-up galleries, street events, a sculpture park, interactive events, awe inspiring performance mingled with a sense of beauty tempered by a bit of humour. Murwillumbah invites you to experience what a small town arts festival should be.
Start Date:18/05/2018 View more details
Uki Buttery Bazaar
Uki Buttery Bazaar runs every third Sunday of the month. Come along and enjoy the wonderful village atmosphere that is Uki. Just a country drive away - 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, less than an hour from Byron Bay. Half the fun is getting there - leave the populace behind, breathe fresh air, and take in the spectacular mountain scenery. The village Bazaar keeps buzzing all morning. Stay for a scrumptious lunch from one of the 'foodies' or just mellow out under the shade trees, river side with a quality beverage from 'coffee oasis'. If you're lucky, you can listen to the hillbilly sounds of the local but famous 'Perch Creek Jug Band'. Cruise the trash and treasure bargains, take home a plant or two, and meet the friendly locals. It's a great morning out, but better still, come for the weekend and enjoy Ukitopia - a weekend experience!
Start Date:17/12/2017 View more details
Women Like Us
Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. They've had more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival and are constantly touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the Australia. Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories. Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two smalltown Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and 35 years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations and most importantly, who unpacks the dishwasher. Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q&A, SBS's Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.