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.

Pond Detectives

Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:30am-11:30am Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Join MidCoast Council Water Officers as you investigate the fascinating world of life in a pond. Kids will discover all sorts of critters and learn what they tell us about the water. Ages 4+ years....

WilderQuest Activity- Its Gold!

Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10am-12pm Venue: Gloucester Contact: 02 4946 4112

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Join this great WilderQuest adventure. Take part in lots of hands-on activities and understand the history of gold mining in this historic settlement. 4-12 years. $15, Adults free. Bookings Esse...


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 ...

Haunted Horrors Murder Mystery Night

Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017, 6:30pm Venue: The Costume Party Shop Contact: 02 6557 2012

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Do you love Miss Fischers, Mid Summer Murders or Murder She Wrote? Then why not join us for a fun night of mystery and mayhem ... Whilst enjoying the company of your fellow guests a blood-curdli...

Myall River Festival

Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017, 10am-8:30pm Venue: Myall River, Tea Gardens Contact: 0428 685 232

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The Myall River Festival is a free family friendly event, with a large variety of market stalls, stage entertainment, river activities, games and competitions for the kids, plus a fireworks finale, al...

Lakeside Festival

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

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3 great events make up the 2017 Lakeside Festival... Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won'...

Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under The Stars- Forster

Date: Sat 18 Nov 2017, 5:30pm Venue: Bicentennial Park, Forster Contact: 02 4927 4219

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Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to Forster! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly e...

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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