Major Events

From the excitement of long course triathlon to huge soccer tournaments to long weekend exhibitions and adventure racing you'll find a diverse calendar of major events in the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes has some big events in its calendar. These ‘major’ events attract thousands of participants and spectators to the region. Behind the scenes these events are run be the legendary Great Lakes Event Volunteers.

Grab your diary, gather your friends and family and make a date. The Great Lakes is alive with a busy calendar of ‘big’ events with something for everyone. They are as much a spectacle as they are an event. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out.

Forster Running Festival

Date: Sun 10 Sep 2017 Venue: Main Beach, Forster Contact: 0410 504 059

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Come and celebrate the 8th Brooks Forster Running Festival. The success from previous years has seen numbers grow to over a thousand competitors since the inaugural event in 2011. Not a runner? Tea...

PaddleNSW Myall Classic Ultramarathon

Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017 Venue: Myall River, Tea Gardens Contact: 0409 229 994

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The PaddleNSW Myall Classic Ultramarathon – kayak and canoe race has established itself as an iconic event on the Australian marathon racing calendar. It is one of the ‘Big Three’ fl...

Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival

Date: Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sep 2017, 11am-5pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

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On Sat 23rd & Sun 24th September we will be hosting the 2017 Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival. This year we will have 10 local brewers & live music all day. We will also see the re...

Bulahdelah Hill Climb

Date: Sun Sep 2017 (TBC) Venue: Wootton Way (old Pacific Highway) Contact: 02 4997 2299

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The famous Bulahdelah Hill climb claims the fastest public road hill climb in the country. Opening the doors to the general Motorsport community. Free Entry for all spectators, Great viewing areas...

Wildcat Regatta

Date: Sat 30 Sep- Mon 2 Oct 2017 Venue: Great Lakes Sailing Club, The Lakesway Contact: 02 6557 2154

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Great Lakes Sailing Club, Lakes Way, Tiona. (12km South of Forster) Saturday 30th September - Monday 2nd October 2017. THE major off the beach cat regatta of the season. All cat classes welcome....

Forster Triathlon Festival

Date: Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct 2017 Venue: Forster Contact: 02 4423 7775

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The Forster Triathlon Festival is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas. A haven for watersports, Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and home to a number of f...

Lakeside Festival

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

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Click Here to Purchase Tickets 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 locati...

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...

Opera by the lake

Date: Mar 2018 (TBC) Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0408 180 866

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THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FROM A PAST EVENT! DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018! The Rotary Club of Great Lakes and the Great Lakes Creative Network have come together to bring you an after...

Great Lakes Viking Soccer Challenge

Date: Mar 2018 (TBA) Venue: Tuncurry Sporting Complex Contact: 0427 592 137

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This annual six-a-side soccer competition attracts over 100 teams (both men and women) competing for winners honours.  Regarded as one of the best tournaments of its type in NSW, g...

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