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
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:10/08/2018 View more details
*** 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
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, it’s time for Australia to get on board and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than the beautiful Gold Coast, known for it’s spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.
Start Date:12/10/2018 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:15/09/2018 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 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
Elvis An American Trilogy: Tweed Heads
Elvis An American Trilogy covers the three generations of Elvis with sincerity and sophistication. The show begins with Vic Trevino Junior who embodies the Rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young and dynamic Elvis. Gino Monopoli then recreates the movie years, with the costumes, songs and Hollywood influence that brought Elvis to the big screen. Greg Miller channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit, meticulously recreating the sound and the nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. With their full live band and choir, Vic, Gino and Greg recreate the Elvis experience like you’ve never seen before. Back by popular demand, August 2018 marks the return of Elvis An American Trilogy, the third return in two years for three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists.
Start Date:25/08/2018 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 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
Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour: Tweed Heads
Direct from The United States. Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson. William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour. The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer. The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience. With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experiencing the King of Pop.
Start Date:21/09/2018 View more details
If great value family fun is what you are after, look no further than the Murwillumbah Show. With two days of jam-packed activities, this year’s program really does have something for everyone. With new entertainment, attractions, rides and exhibits you are in for a real surprise! A historical community driven celebration of the agricultural history and diverse modern culture of the Tweed Shire! The Show will open on Friday, November 3 with a Rodeo at night and local music legend Dan Hannaford playing on the Bushman’s Stage. Festivities will continue on Saturday with a variety of entertainment including craft stalls, farm displays, sideshows, wood chopping an animal nursery and all the traditional show competitions in craft, cookery, horticulture, art and photography. All this will culminate in a performance by legendary blues band Devils Kiosk, spectacular fireworks, monster truck displays and a dare devil moto bike stunt show on the Saturday night The Murwillumbah Show is held at the Murwillumbah Showground and is now one of the oldest continually running agricultural shows in Australia, celebrating its 117th Show in 2017.
Start Date:02/11/2018 View more details
Samantha Jade: The Best Of My Love – Live at Tweed Heads
To mark the release of the spectacular third studio album 'The Best Of My Love', Australia’s pop ingénue Samantha Jade is set to take her all new touring show on the road late August and September. Presented by Sony Music Entertainment Australia, the show includes a shimmering homage to the disco era, filled with tributes to greats like Donna Summer, Diana Ross and Gloria Gaynor with songs such as ‘Best Of My Love’, ‘I Will Survive’, ‘We Are Family’, ‘Upside Down’, ‘How Deep is Your Love’ plus Samantha’s fan favourites and established pop smashes like ‘Firestarter’, ‘Always’ and ‘What You’ve Done To Me’ to name a few. 'The Best Of My Love Live' will feature support from The Voice Australia 2016 winner Alfie Arcuri. This is an unmissable show so grab your tickets now!
Start Date:08/09/2018 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
The Rat Pack From Vegas Tweed Heads
The Rat Pack from Vegas are back! Robbie Howard, Alfredo Miller and Johnny Edwards perform as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and the King of Cool Dean Martin. The Rat Pack are back Down Under to inject their own brand of swing to Australian venues. These Kings of Swing are famously known for their swingin’ sounds and hilarious improvised comedy routines. Their six-piece swing group promises to deliver the sound, the comedy and the spontaneity that they made their own throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Robbie embodies Frank at his musical best with his big band hits Come Fly With Me and New York New York; Alfredo recreates Sammy and his incredible singing talent with his rendition of Mr. Bo Jangles. Johnny channels Dean Martin at his relaxed best, crooning through Everybody Loves Somebody and That’s Amore. Don’t miss this amazing musical and comedy experience.
Start Date:06/10/2018 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!