The Tweed

Events

'Seijaku' Group Exhibition

Level Up Studio + Gallery at The Strand at Coolangatta will showcase the works of local artists at the upcoming group exhibition, Seijaku: tranquility in the midst of activity. The exhibition will feature the work of three female artists from the Gold Coast: Olivia Gyne, Kiana Larkins and Bree Sorrell. Through the use of ocean photography, monochromatic illustration and painting, the artists will invoke a sense of Seijaku, a Japanese aesthetic principle that describes tranquility found in the midst of activity. There will also be an opportunity to Meet the Artists with Bree Dalgliesh (Mi Alma Photography) in the gallery on Wednesday 17 April from 10am to 1pm and Olivia Gyene on Wednesday 1 May from 10am to 1pm. Level Up is an initiative of the City of Gold Coast designed to provide access to art experiences for young people and adults within the local community and beyond. Image: Bree Dalgliesh

Start Date:
04/04/2019 View more details

Alice in Wonderland

This the first show of the 2019 Season commencing with a Children's Pantomime. Usually three shows per year sometimes four ending with a Youth Variety Showcase in late October. They also produce Comedy and Musicals.

Start Date:
27/04/2019 View more details

Apia Good Times Tour Tweed Heads

The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its seventh anniversary with seven of Oz music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
01/06/2019 View more details

Australian Longboard Surfing Open

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 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:
30/05/2019 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 surfmasters, longboard, loggers and bodyboard. 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:
10/08/2019 View more details

Battle Recharge

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Festival 2019 at Kirra Beach

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its second year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for its spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Rainbow Bay

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
27/04/2019 View more details

Billabong Occy's Grom Comp 2019

Based at Duranbah Beach (Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads, Australia) and running from Saturday 6 July to Thursday 11 July, the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp is a truly international event with competitors travelling from all surfing states of Australia along with international surfers from South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Tahiti and Japan.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

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 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 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:
12/10/2019 View more details

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2019 - World Series Swims

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. In 2019, the Cooly Classic celebrates its 10th birthday with the introduction of a new five kilometre marathon distance course. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great new opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances Events: Junior Giants 1000 metres, one kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, five kilometres.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s 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:
05/06/2019 View more details

Farm2Plate Exchange

Regionality’s Farm2Plate Exchange is the ultimate gathering of those involved in the producer to consumer value chain. Where farmers, food and drink producers, chefs, tourism and hospitality businesses gather to exchange knowledge, ideas and learn from experience. It’s where big challenges meet big ideas and real solutions are shared, debated and evolved. It’s where people can come together to learn from out of the box speakers with real world experience.

Start Date:
14/05/2019 View more details

Five Week Course in Photography with Brad Delaney

Mentored by professional photographer Brad Delaney, over five weeks you will learn photography fundamentals including the following: Studio Photography, Shooting People, Landscape and Nature, Image Editing in Adobe LR and PS, Business and Marketing. Participants will be offered a discount on Brad’s Five Week Photography Course in Micro where each of the five modules will be explored over six hours on a Saturday commencing May 4. Please note this course is non accredited. Book Early as places are limited.

Start Date:
04/05/2019 View more details

Kingscliff Markets

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:
23/03/2019 View more details

Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour Tweed Heads

Lee Kernaghan is kicking off the year in a big way announcing his most extensive tour to date and an epic new album, 'Backroad Nation'. Lee says his Backroad Nation tour is set to cover a lot of country over the coming year with concert events planned Australia wide. The extensive run includes 45 shows that go on sale today and coincide with the release of the first radio single, 'Wheels'. The new song from the forthcoming Backroad Nation album features the accompanying music video that was filmed on location in outback Northern Territory. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
29/11/2019 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 a cheese platter 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

Respect [Angie and Aretha]

Experience the heart and soul of the iconic Aretha Franklin as Australia’s own ‘Soul Mama’ Angie Narayan presents an unmissable and unique show combining storytelling, song and soul! Respect is the ultimate tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul. Angie digs deep into her own deeply personal connection to Aretha as we journey through the artist’s life— love, tragedy and triumph. Angie not only sings from the timeless Aretha songbook, she sings the praises of a woman who fought inequality and injustice in an era of discrimination and racism.

Start Date:
14/06/2019 View more details

Roy Orbison – Reborn Starring Dean Bourne Tweed Heads

Come and relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits of music legend Roy Orbison in an international production starring the world's number one Roy Orbison tribute star Dean Bourne’. In 2019, Dean Bourne enters his 22nd year of performing and paying the ultimate tribute to The Big O showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration of The Traveling Wilburys. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
31/08/2019 View more details

The Aints! Kingscliff

Ed Kuepper, Peter Oxley, Paul Larsen Loughhead, Alister Spence and Eamon Dilworth comprise The Aints! Formed in 2017, The Aints! original brief was to recreate the sound and energy of The Saints, the band co-founded by Kuepper in 1973, as they celebrated 40 years since the release of that band's groundbreaking debut (I’m) Stranded in 1977. With such talent at play though, it wasn’t long before this inspired five piece created material of their own. An album The Church of Simultaneous Existence, comprised entirely of Kuepper originals written in the period 1969–1978, was was released internationally to much fanfare and was a hit with fans and critics alike. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
22/06/2019 View more details

The Animals Australian Tour Tweed Heads

The Animals return this November bringing with them more than 50 years of iconic rhythm and blues rock. Founding member and drummer John Steel will be joined by Mick Gallagher, the bands original keyboardist, Danny Handley on guitar and vocals and Roberto Ruiz on bass and vocals, as they perform all the classic hits. ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’, ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ and more.

Start Date:
16/11/2019 View more details

The Celtic Tenors The Irish Songbook Tour Tweed Heads

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling classical, folk, irish, gaelic and pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have The Celtic Tenors. The charismatic globe-trotting trio are the most successful classical crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland and are returning to Australia in May and June 2019. They just sing songs they love, and they most certainly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. Three unique solo voices, but when called upon—one tenor sound! While each of The Celtic Tenors have been influenced by the musical traditions from their own individual parts of Ireland, Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate genres. The Celtic Tenors will also perform The Irish Songbook on their Australian tour with such classics as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, You Raise Me Up and many more favourites.

Start Date:
18/05/2019 View more details

The Female of the Species

A witty, funny play from one of Australia's most outstanding playwrights comes this satire about celebrity feminists, loosely inspired by Germaine Greer's experience of being held captive in her country house in Essex in 2000. It walks the tightrope between satire and farce with quick wit, big ideas and ridiculous revelations.

Start Date:
29/03/2019 View more details

The Murwillumbah Arts Trail 2019

"Now I see it, Now you don't" is the theme underpinning four days of art, food, music and performance. Murwillumbah shines with the work of local artists exhibiting in surprising places. Highlights include collaborations with M-Arts around performance (think DJ and street art, physical theatre), the (almost secret) Arty Party to celebrate the opening of the pinkest pub in the Northern Rivers. A music program that is as off-the-wall as some of the art installations will complement a coalition of festivals from May 16 to 19. The Kinship Festival celebrating indigenous family and culture dovetails neatly with the Makers&Finders Markets that lead into a night of celebration with the Tweed Foodie Fest. And of course art everywhere as regional artists showcase the creativity and talent that makes the region what it is. All the information is available on their website and there is a downloadable app where you can buy the art on exhibition - even if you aren't there! This puts their regional art on the Australian tourism map. Don't miss them - it's an experience of a lifetime where a small town's big idea puts art and celebration front and centre.

Start Date:
16/05/2019 View more details

Tweed Foodie Fest

Tweed Foodie Fest is a celebration of local food and the vibrant culture that has grown around it. You’ll find them popping up in all kinds of events showcasing local Tweed producers and restaurants at their popular market-stall street events. Taste the many flavours of the Tweed and be inspired by local chefs, whose creative interpretation of seasonal ingredients will excite your senses. Their events reflect their pride in the Tweed’s impressive food culture: 98 per cent of stallholders are based right here in the Tweed. You’ll be surprised how much of the delicious food you sample at events is grown here in their own backyard. From the rich volcanic soils of the caldera to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, the Tweed region produces a diverse and generous bounty!

Start Date:
01/12/2018 View more details

Wintersun 2.0

A weekend of retro rockabilly music and classic custom cars, Dance your socks off in the quaint town of Murwillumbah. Nestled in the spectacular Tweed Valley, Wintersun 2.0 is a revival of all the good things about a driving holiday combined with a passion for classic cars. Camp at the showground and be in the centre of festival action, or stay in town for an easy stroll home after a big night of dancing to rockabilly bands in the local hotels. Be immersed in the culture of the custom car scene, enjoy fashion bargains in the retro couture market, find that long lost vintage part for your classic car, while enjoying a large selection of food and beverages from local vendors. A family friendly event featuring carnival rides and chrome, with opportunities for car enthusiasts to cruise the scenic Tweed Valley and visit local attractions

Start Date:
31/05/2019 View more details