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.

Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival

Date: Sat 23 & Sun 24 Sep 2017, 11am-5pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

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On Sat 23rd & Sun 24th September we will be hosting the 2017 Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival. This year we will have 10 local brewers & live music all day. We will also see the re...

Bulahdelah Hill Climb

Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017 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...

Forster Weekend of Surf

Date: Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct 2017 Venue: Main Beach, Forster Contact: 02 6555 2227

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Forster SLSC presents the 22nd year of the Weekend of Surf. This event will take place over two days and welcomes competitors from U10 to Masters. Saturday Start 10am - Endurance Iron ($15 entr...

Wildcat Regatta

Date: Sat 30 Sep- Mon 2 Oct 2017 Venue: Great Lakes Sailing Club, The Lakesway Contact: 02 6557 2154

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Great Lakes Sailing Club, Lakes Way, Tiona. (12km South of Forster) Saturday 30th September - Monday 2nd October 2017. THE major off the beach cat regatta of the season. All cat classes welcome....

Forster Ultimate Triathlon

Date: Sun 8 Oct 2017 Venue: Forster Contact: 02 4423 7775

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The Forster Triathlon Festival is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas. A haven for watersports, Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and home to a number of f...

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'...

Grow Your Own Music Festival

Date: Fri 22nd Dec, 1pm-11pm Venue: Harry Elliot Oval, Beach St, Tuncurry Contact:

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The Hopeless Utopian presents ... Grow Your Own Set in Forster-Tuncurry on NSW’s Mid-North Coast, Grow Your Own is a music and produce festival centred on homegrown talent & produce....

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...

Great Lakes Viking Soccer Challenge

Date: Mar 2018 (TBA) 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, g...

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