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.

Mid Winter Back Paddock Blues

Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017, 1pm-4pm Venue: Great Lakes Winery Contact: 02 4997 7255

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Come and enjoy Mid-Winter Blues with some of the East coasts finest blues musicians 'Tomcat Playground' Delivering a high energy, swinging style of traditional blues reminiscent of an era of Saturd...

Power Boats on the Great Lakes

Date: Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jul 2017 Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: (02) 6555 2662

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Fred Williams Boaties Reunion 10th Anniversary presents 'Power Boats on the Great Lakes'. There will be over 100 boats old and new on display and in the water this Weekend. The event will start ...

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...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 3 Jul, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 5 Jul 2017, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Disco

Date: Wed 5 Jul 2017, 6pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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 Dancing, games & prizes! Free entry!...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 6 Jul 2017, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

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...

15TH ANNUAL TUNCURRY FORSTER ROTARY BOOK FAIR

Date: Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jul 2017, 9am-4pm Venue: Forster Primary School Contact: 0409 743 855

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The 15th annual Book Fair will be run by the Rotary Club of Tuncurry Forster at the Forster Public School Multi-Purpose Centre, Head street , Forster over the weekend of the 8th and 9th July 2017 from...

Kids Free Movie

Date: Mon 10 Jul, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games star...

Kids Disco

Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017, 6pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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 Dancing, games & prizes! Free entry!...

Free Whale Talks

Date: Sat 15 July 2017, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm Venue: Bennetts Head Lookout Contact: 0414 414 291

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Humpback Whale numbers are growing annually and this year there are expected to be around 25,000 whales pass our east coast. They are an awesome sight even from land and learning about them adds to th...

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: http://www.akoostik.com.au/

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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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