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.

Mondrook Market

Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018, 9am-2pm Venue: Mondrook Hall Contact: mondrookmarket@gmail.com

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A seasonal event showcasing local Artisans and Producers! Fresh and localYummy food, coffee, organic gourmet goodiesEco friendly, hand made and moreLive music, visual and performance artWorkshops a...

Home Care Roadshow

Date: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 10am-12pm Venue: Club Taree Contact: 02 5514 2200

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Home Care Roadshow ... Let's talk about Aged Care services available to keep you living at home for longer. Navigating the aged care space isn't easy. If you have any questions, or you want to k...

Sunshine Hour

Date: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 2pm Venue: Forster Baptist Church, Carawa/Maneela St. Contact: 0438 471 941

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Come and tap your feet to the music of the Southern Cross Vocal Band. Sunshine Hour also provides a lovely chat spot where people can share their experience of God, and as always a lovely afternoon...

Evening BYO Picnic in the Park

Date: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 5:30pm Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0438 471 941

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Bring your own picnic or buy a sausage sandwich from the Salvation Army BBQ. Enjoy games with the kids. Live music from 6:30pm courtesy of the Southern Cross Vocal Band. All ages are wel...

Drought Relief Concert

Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Drought Relief Concert ... help us help them Hallidays Point Lions Club are presenting a great concert packed with local talent in aid of the devastating drought that is affecting our farmers. T...

Christmas Gift Fair

Date: Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov 2018, 9am-1pm Venue: Lake Street Gallery, Forster Contact: 02 6557 2880

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It's the Christmas Gift Fair at Forster's Lake Street Art Gallery! Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November, 9am to 1pm daily. Beautiful arts and crafts of quality! Pop up cafe on Saturday Hol...

'Grease' Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018, 4pm Venue: Hallidays Point Public School Contact: 0413 790 862

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Grease is the word …… Live Entertainment with Girls Night In  Come along for a night of fun. Pre-loved ladies clothing, shoes and bags stall, cookies, drinks, lots of games, k...

Taree Night Bazaar

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018, 5pm-9:30pm Venue: Manning St, Taree Contact: 0422 950 456

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Introduced in 2014 to showcase the work achieved by the Tidy Up Taree volunteers and the creation of Taree's first Civic Heart, this great family friendly celebration is now a major yearly event in Ta...

Taree Careers & Trades Day

Date: Sat 1 Dec 2018, 9am Venue: Taree PCYC Contact: glenn@distinctivebuildingco.com.au

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Meet on the day electricians, builders, plumbers, tilers, beauticians, real estate agents, property managers, retail store owners .... All of these kinds of local businesses and local employers wil...

Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale

Date: Sun 2 Dec 2018, 8am-12pm Venue: Hallidays Point Village Centre Contact: 0488 160 126

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Proudly brought to you by the Lions Club of Hallidays Point. Held on the first Sunday of every month at the Hallidays Point Village Centre car park. With approximately 15-20 stalls you can pick ...

Tiona Weddings Open Day

Date: Sun 2 Dec 2018, 10am-1pm Venue: Sundowner Tiona, Pacific Palms Contact: 0423 739 922

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Please join us to experience our unique venue, along with new menu tastings and enjoy a meet and greet with some of our talented local suppliers! Location: Tiona Conference Centre Please RSVP to...

A Taste of Irish Christmas

Date: Sat 8 Dec 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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All tickets $39 each ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance tak...

Carols in the Park

Date: Sun 9 Dec 2018, 6:30pm-9pm Venue: Fotheringham Park Taree Contact: 02 6552 1133

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Presented by LJ Hooker Taree & Viatek Join us to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas surrounded by our friends and community. Entertainment from homegrown talent, local schools, Taree Ar...

The Merry Widow

Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

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A Cinema Live Film Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, t...

Elands Market

Date: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 10am (TBC) Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

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This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

Tuncurry Carols by Candlelight

Date: Mon 17 Dec 2018, 6:30pm Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6555 6896

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This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Tuncurry Forster Christmas Carols presented by the Rotary Club of Tuncurry Forster Inc and MidCoast Council. This special event will be held at John Wrig...

Pinks Family Carnival

Date: Fri 21 Dec 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6591 7222

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Pinks Family Carnival will be back for another 18/19 summer season in Tuncurry! With all your favouriet carnival rides including swinging chairs, dodgem cars, laughing clowns, arcade games, food tr...

Wingham Summertime Rodeo

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019,12pm Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: 0427 591 680

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Prepare for some adrenalin pumping events at Wingham Showground when the Wingham Summertime Rodeo comes to town. The Rodeo attracts thousands of visitors who witness amazing action in the arena. Th...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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The Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show features all live instruments and vocals with a fantastic band of talented musicians. You will be treated to all the hit songs including Rhiannon, ...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Kids Pizza Making

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids make your own pizza! Includes chef's apron, hat and their very own pizza creation. $5 per child Bookings essential. Limited places....

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Seafood Raceday

Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. Showcasing the best local seafood that the Great Lakes has to offer. Gates open at 12 noon (subject to change). ...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Kids Pizza Making

Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids make your own pizza! Includes chef's apron, hat and their very own pizza creation. $5 per child Bookings essential. Limited places....

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Men of League Charity Raceday

Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. Gates open at 12 noon (subject to change). Entry fee: $5 members and pensioners, $10 non-members, kids under 16 ...

Wedding Expo

Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 11am-3pm Venue: Taree Racecourse Contact: 0418 697 887

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Are you engaged? Or just a forward planner? Come on down to the Manning Valley & Great Lakes Wedding Expo on Sun 24 March 2019 from 11am - 3pm. Featuring suppliers covering invitations, flow...

Ladies Raceday

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. The first 100 ladies through the gate receive a free gift bag with goodies as well as a voucher for a glass of champagn...

Manning Made Artisans' Fair

Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019, 9am-3pm Venue: Taree PCYC Contact: 0415 504 026

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The Wingham Spinners and Craft Group are organising an artisans' fair as part of the Manning Winter Festival. See spinning and weaving demonstrations and meet the artists. There will be hand made g...


Boomerang Bikes - Forster & Hawks Nest

Location:  Reflections Holiday Parks Forster Beach, Reserve Road, Forster

Cycling is becoming more and more popular, as a mode of transport, for recreation or for wellbeing. Boomerang Bikes hire s...

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