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: Sat 23 Sep 2018 (TBC) Venue: Main Beach, Forster Contact: 0410 504 059

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Come and celebrate the 9th 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...

Battle of the Boats - Pacific Palms Surf Boat Carnival

Date: Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb 2018 Venue: Elizabeth Beach, Pacific Palms Contact: (02) 6554 0468

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The Battle of the Boats commenced in 1999 as a carnival for boaties and with their needs in mind. That first year 63 crews competed. In 2017 we hosted 180 crews. Pacific Palms offers an ideal locat...

Great Lakes Viking Soccer Challenge

Date: Sat 3 & Sun 4 Mar 2018 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, games are quick, ...

Wildside Adventure Race

Date: Fri 8 Jun - Mon 11 Jun 2018 Venue: Great Lakes Contact: 0402 519 521

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The Wildside Adventure Race is about the journey - discovering that adventure is everywhere. It is about challenging you, taking you to new places and out of your comfort zone. You will become explore...

Travel Play Live Women's Adventure Summit - 2018

Date: Thu 30 Aug- Sun 2 Sep 2018 Venue: Forster Contact: http://www.travelplaylive.com.au/

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“Explore Your Outdoor Passions & Discover A Love For New Ones” at the Travel Play Live Women’s Adventure Summit a ‘build your own adventure’ three day mammoth ...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov 2018 (TBC) Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FROM A PAST EVENT & IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018. 3 great events make up the 2017 Lakeside Festival... Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live m...


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