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.

Pacific Palms Real Estate Rock to Rock Ocean Swim

Date: Sun 16 Apr 2017 Venue: Elizabeth Beach, Pacific Palms Contact: 0409 540 757

Pacific Palms Real Estate Rock to Rock Ocean Swim - Show Event Block

Enjoy a 1.5km swim at one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit, one of the famed "North Coast - north facing beaches" which means it is sheltered from the vicissitudes of the nasty weathe...

HIF NSW Surfmasters titles

Date: Thu 15- Sun 18 June 2017 Venue: Boomerang Beach, Pacific Palms Contact: 0458 247 212

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DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED... The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat will once again be 4 days of competition at Boomerang Beach. Hoping to replicate the waves we have sc...

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...

Jeff Wilcox Memorial Bodyboarding Comp

Date: Thu 13- Sun 16 Jul 2017 Venue: Forster Contact: 0408 481 048

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The Jeff Wilcox Memorial returns again this year - run in honour of Jeff and his legacy. It’s time to celebrate his life, his legacy and the revival of what was one of the longest running indepe...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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