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.

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 19 Apr 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 19 Apr 2017, 6pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 20 Apr 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 Show

Date: Fri 21 & Sat 22 April 2017 Venue: Stroud Showground Contact: 02 4994 5907

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The annual Stroud Show is one of the few traditional two day Agricultural Shows still in existence. Pavilion displays of needlework and craft, cookery, art flowers, wine & beer are still tradit...

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day&n...

ANZAC Day @ Pacific Palms Rec Club

Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017, 6am Venue: Pacific Palms Recreational Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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6am service in front of community centre Breakfast @ the club $7 (free for servicemen & ex-servicemen) 2up @ 2pm...

Anzac Day March & Services

Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017 Venue: Venues across the Great Lakes Contact: 02 6554 5959

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TUNCURRY 6:00am- Forster Tuncurry RSL Sub Branch Dawn Service. Conducted at the Lone Pine Memorial Park, Tuncurry. 6:45am- ANZAC Day Breakfast at Club Forster (Ex-Service personnel only) 10:3...

Dirty Dog Tail Run

Date: Sat 29 Apr 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 ...

Colour ya World

Date: Sat 6 May 2017 Venue: Oyster Parade Park Contact: (02) 4423 7775

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It’s time to let your inner colour shine! Colour Ya World is here to help you paint ya mates, your family and your town! Run, walk, dance and laugh your way through family friendly, colour madne...

Weekend on Wheels

Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 May 2017 Venue: Jack Neal Oval Contact: 02 6551 5550

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Taree Rescue Squad presents Weekend on Wheels in conjunction with the Manning Valley Cruzers on the 27th and 28th May 2017. This is a major fundraiser for the Taree Rescue Squad and all cars, bikes...

Silver Schoolies

Date: Mon 5 Jun- Fri 9 Jun 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 the 5-9 Ju...

Nissan Great Lakes Motorfest

Date: Sun 11 Jun 2017, 8:30am-2pm Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6555 9807

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Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club present the 'Nissan Great Lakes Motorfest' Open to all types of Vehicles; Classic, Vintage, Customs, Nissan Sports, Motorbikes, Vintage Caravans. ***PUBLIC F...

Bridal Expo

Date: Sun 25th June 2017, 11am Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 0437 726 635

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It's On Once Again!! Forster Tuncurry Bridal Expo at Club Forster. We would love to see you all back here for this years expo on the 25th June in the Auditorium @ Club Forster from 11am This is ...

Forster Keys Family Fun Day

Date: Sun 2 Jul 2017 Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 0400 448 501

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This year the very centre of the Forster Keys Fun Day is the FAMILY. Apart from the Classic cars joining us from Clubs throughout our State, for this day, the Reserve will become the biggest playgroun...

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...

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 ...

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...

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: Fri 3 - Sun 5 Nov 2017 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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Saturday 4 November 10.30am - 6pm Music Art Market Food Wine Saturday brings a feast for all your senses. Relax with great music while enjoying delicious food and wine. Whet your appetite watch...

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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