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.

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. ...

Forster Dragon Boat Regatta

Date: Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov 2018, 8am-4pm Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 0407 724 089

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Come along, enjoy a full day of racing. Cheer on your local team as they compete against clubs from NSW regions. Watch the community teams as they experience the thrill of dragon boat racing. &n...

Grow Your Own Music Festival

Date: Sat 12 Jan 2019 Venue: Harry Elliot Oval, Beach St, Tuncurry Contact: media@growyourown.tv

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Ready for a summer getaway? Gather your gang and start your engine. Chuck the boards on the roof and the esky in the back. Windows down. Music up. Then tell Siri to get you to Grow Your Own 2019! G...

Battle of the Boats - Pacific Palms Surf Boat Carnival

Date: Sat 23 & Sun 24 Feb 2019 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...

Rock to Rock Ocean Swim

Date: Sun 21 Apr 2019 Venue: Elizabeth Beach, Pacific Palms Contact: 02 6554 0468

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Enjoy a 600m or 1.5km ocean 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 th...


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