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.

Ocean Rhythms Music Festival

Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018, 10:30am Venue: Old Bar Reserve Contact:

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Ocean Rhythms Music Festival is set to be epic in 2018! A family friendly all day live music event with delicious food and bar in the heart of our little seaside village. LINEUP: Amy Shark&...

Mothers Day Classic

Date: Sun 13 May 2018 Venue: John Holland Park, Forster Contact: 0400 313 759

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The Mother's Day Classic is one of Australia's largest charity events and raises money for breast cancer research. 100% of fundraising is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There are...

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...

Stroud's International Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Contest

Date: Sat 14 Jul, 11am-5pm Venue: Stroud Showground, Cowper Street Contact: (02) 4994 5221

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The beautiful historic village of Stroud holds this annual event which has taken place since 1961.  It is an event not to be missed and held in July between the four townships all named Stroud!&n...

Travel Play Live Women's Adventure Summit - 2018

Date: Thu 30 Aug- Sun 2 Sep 2018 Venue: Forster Contact:

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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 ...

Forster Running Festival

Date: Sat 23 Sep 2018 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...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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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't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. ...

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