The Tweed

Events

Afrekete - Cuban Dance, Music and Cultural Festival

Afrekete is the Ocean Mother energy of the Arara Tradition. Originally from Dahomey region in Nigeria, this culture came to Cuba with the slaves. Afrekete is also Australia's unique Cuban Dance and Music cultural event where Afro-Cuban folklore is celebrated over a whole weekend on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Come and experience a real piece of Cuba at Coolangatta! It starts with an Opening Ceremony with cultural exchanges from local Indigenous knowledge holders and Afro-Cuban ritual dancers and drummers and continues with a whole weekend of dance and music workshops in the history of Cuba, with live Cuban music nights and performances by Cuba's best dance and music maestros. Feel the heartbeat of Cuba and let the rhythm move you.

Start Date:
25/01/2019 View more details

Afrekete presents - A White Hot Havana Night

The official dance party night of Afrekete Cuban Dance, Music and Culture Festival! A Hotter than Hot Cuban dance party for the whole community to enjoy! This time with a 'White Hot' theme, so dress code is anything white. Includes: amazing demonstrations by Cuba's most talented dance artists; live Cuban band with extra special guests Cuban musicians; the latest Cuban music by Cuban DJ AV El Cubano from Sydney and dance party till 2am! They would love to see you there to continue their annual Cuban Rhythm Revolution! More information about the whole weekend is on their website.

Start Date:
26/01/2019 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

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

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

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 Christmas Carols

Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas, with free Coolangatta Christmas Carols. With a music career spanning over 40 years, Melbourne's Denis Walter will again be the headlining act and the night will be hosted by MC and local television personality, Jessica Skarratt. Browse the Coolangatta Christmas Markets and food trucks open from 4pm. Show starts at 5.30pm. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and be entertained as skydiving Santa arrives in style! There will be magical Christmas performances for the whole family to enjoy. Come along and enjoy this free, family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta. Connecting Southern Gold Coast is striving towards a plastic-free event in order to preserve this beautiful area, reduce waste and to protect the environment. This will be a no plastic bottle zone. They will have four water refill-stations set up so please bring your own water bottles as no plastic bottles will be sold on site.

Start Date:
09/12/2018 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

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:
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 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

Matt Fraser - Medium with a Message Tweed Heads

Wowza Events Presents Matt Fraser Medium with a Message. Matt Fraser is an internationally-renowned psychic medium and best-selling author of The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability. Over his dynamic career, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients around the world, performed at sold-out events across the country, and appeared on numerous televisions shows and media outlets… all with the mission of reconnecting friends and family with the spirits of those who are no longer with us. His vibrant messages of hope, comfort, and healing have touched the lives of all who meet him, making Matt one of the most gifted and genuine psychics living today. Psychic Medium Matthew Fraser is Dynamic. Electric. The Real Deal. At his popular Medium with a Message live group reading events, Matt connects those who have passed with the loved ones they have left behind. The messages he is asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations he couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long-established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased.

Start Date:
12/12/2018 View more details

Saturday Solo Sessions and Music Marathon

Saturday Solo Sessions - Live Music Every Saturday Afternoon 12 noon - 3.30pm. Plus Music Marathon: Live Music Daily from 27 December until 6 January (except public holidays) 12 oon - 4pm. No cover charge any of the above events Restaurant open for lunch (except public holidays) Cellar door open for tastings and sales each day.

Start Date:
27/12/2018 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 Italian Tenors Tweed Heads

Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia-wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors. Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.

Start Date:
15/12/2018 View more details

The Murwillumbah Art Trail

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:
17/05/2019 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