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.

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 ...

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Spring Ball

Date: Sat 23 September 2017 Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 9270

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Come and support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service at this years Spring Ball. The night will include raffles, acutions, fun and surprises with entertainment from Gerry Anderson. Tables of 10...

Quilts by the Myall

Date: Sat 30 Sep- 2 Oct 2017, 10am-4pm Venue: Myall Community Art & Craft Centre, 245 Myall St., Tea Gardens Contact: (02) 4997 0270

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There will be Christmas Decorations and some quilts will be for sale. Entry- Adults $3, Children FREE...

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...


Date: Sun 22 Oct 2017 Venue: Hannam Vale Contact: 0414989776


Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for just six hours on Sunday 22 October for you to visit at your leisure. Nestled in the Stewarts River valley in ...

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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