family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

Bridal Expo

Date: Sun 25th June 2017, 11am Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 0437 726 635

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It's On Once Again!! Forster Tuncurry Bridal Expo at Club Forster. We would love to see you all back here for this years expo on the 25th June in the Auditorium @ Club Forster from 11am This is ...

Forster Keys Family Fun Day

Date: Sun 2 Jul 2017, 9am Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 0400 448 501

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The day will commence around 9am, with a welcome to country at 9:30am in conjunction with Wingham Pipes & Drums & Major Rod O'Regan V A OAM of the Light Horse taking the salute at the Flag Rai...

Stroud International Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing Contest

Date: Sat 8 July 2017 Venue: Stroud Showground, Cowper Street Contact: 02 4994 5221

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The Stroud International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Contest is the quirkiest event you can attend but it is a must.  The contest is shared between four Stroud locations including Glouceste...

Silver Schoolies

Date: Mon 24 Jul- Fri 28 Jul 2017 Venue: BIG4 Forster/Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Park Contact: 02 6554 6827

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Why should teenagers get all the fun? Recycled teenagers, Grey Nomads, Geriatric Gypsies and everyone in between are invited to come along to the BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry during 24-28 July...

Dirty Dog Tail Run

Date: Sun 20 Aug 2017 Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 0402 519 521

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Grab the mutts, get outside and explore with the Dirty Dog Tail Run series. Join us for a barking mad doggy run or walk at one of our adventure filled locations. Experience the freedom of a trails ...

XXXX Gold Cup

Date: Fri 8 Sep 2017 Venue: Tuncurry Race Course, Chapman Rd, Tuncurry Contact: 0429 967 823

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The Tuncurry Gold Cup is a six race programme, with the Gold Cup Race run over 2100 metres. Also Fashions on the Field! Free bus service Forster, Tuncurry, Wingham, Taree, Blackhead and Wallam...

Hawks Nest Wildside Festival

Date: Sept 2017 (tbc) Venue: Hawks Nest Community Hall, 71 Booner St. Contact: 02 4997 1550

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Discover the Wildside of Hawks Nest! Enjoy a weekend jam-packed with fun activities for everyone. With nature walks & talks, a series of guided wildflower and koala spotting walks, a wildflower...

The Forster Fellas Big Book Arvo

Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017, 2pm-5pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 0408 002 541

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Love reading? Love books? Then why not join us for... THE BIG BOOK ARVO! (an outstanding local literary event). The Forster Fellas Book Club and Great Lakes Library Service invite you to join in a ...

Old Bar Festival

Date: TBA Venue: Old Bar Road Contact: 02 6553 3666

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Great family fun day! -Kombi Display -Classic Car Display -Mega Markets -Live Music -Kids Entertainment -Fireworks...

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Date: Fri 13- Sun 15 Oct 2017 Venue: Wingham Showground Contact:

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The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. Previous festivals have seen performances from James Rey...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 4 - Sun 5 Nov 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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A festival of music and arts on the first weekend in November. Relax with great music while enjoying delicious food and wine. The art market has a new name and location, it’s now called “C...

New Years Eve Celebrations- Forster/Tuncurry

Date: Sun 31 Dec 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 8799

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BELOW DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED!!! Celebrate New Years Eve Great Lakes Style! From 6:45pm John Wright Park, Tuncurry will be filled with music and entertainment for the entire family. Featuring...

Grey and Thespian Mardi Gras

Date: Apr 2018 (TBC) Venue: Hawks Nest Contact: 0431 250 563

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INFORMATION AND DATES TO BE CONFIRMED!!! The Grey & Thespian Mardi Gras is an initiative of the Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens Progress Association Inc and Myall Coast Chamber of Commerce and Tourism...

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