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Jacaranda Queen Candidate Fundraisers

29th Apr 2014-
31st Oct 2014

 

Over the next 6 months there will be a raft of events & fundraisers happening across Grafton and the Clarence in support of the Jacaranda Festival Queen Candidates. For more information on these fundraisers, you can check the Jacaranda Festival website at Read more...


(02) 6642 3959

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Fay Boyd's Fine Art School Grafton

21st Sep 2014-
24th Sep 2014

 

The Fay Boyd Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School from Sunday September 21 to Thursday September 25, 2014 inclusive. This small boutique art school has been carefully designed by Fay for professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist .. Read more...

Cnr Oliver & Mary Streets, Grafton (map)

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Holiday Fun @ Your Local Library

23rd Sep 2014-
1st Oct 2014

 

Maclean Library

Storytime every Thursday from 10.30am. Friday 26th September
2.30pm - 3.30pm Kamishiba Theatre Storytelling (8+)

Yamba Library

Storytime every Tuesday from 10:30am Monday 29th September
10am - 11am Kamishiba Theatre Storytelling (8+)

Iluka Library

Storytime every Wednesday from 10.30am Monday 29th September
2.30pm - 3.30pm Kamishiba Theatre Storytelling (8+)

Grafton Library

Storytime every Thursday from 10:30am Tuesday 23rd Septemb.. Read more...


(02) 6641 0100

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Copmanhurst Campdraft

26th Sep 2014-
28th Sep 2014

 

Join in the fun of this free to spectate campdraft.  Hot food available and music on Saturday night with the Cowcutter Open Draft.   Campdraft for all ages with multiple events for:

  • Open
  • Novice
  • Maiden
  • Encouragement
  • Ladies
  • Junior and Juv..
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Copmanhurst (map)
0488 781 765

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Dungeons & Dragons

27th Sep 2014

 

Dungeons & Dragons Spring Delves Short adventures for beginners or experienced players. For teens and adults. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends may tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, b.. Read more...

Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, 126-144 Pound Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6641 0100

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Swap Meet

28th Sep 2014

 

BUY, SWAP OR SELL Vintage machinery and car display. Gates open 6am. Sites available - cost $8. Camping available Saturday night. Catering available Saturday night and from 6am Sunday. Organised by the Grafton Vintage Car Club Inc. Read more...

Maclean Showground, Cameron Street, Maclean (map)
(02) 6645 2950

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Behind The Truth

29th Sep 2014-
9th Oct 2014

 

Delve into the fascinating stories behind some of Australia’s most iconic photographs in Behind the Truth, a new travelling display opening at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre from Monday 29th September – Thursday 9th October. The.. Read more...

Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, 126-144 Pound Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6641 0100

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eBay Workshop

30th Sep 2014

 

Grafton Library is offering a free workshop introducing keen shoppers to eBay. The workshop is aimed at beginners to intermediate level users, but all are welcome to attend. Limited places available, so book early. Starts at 10.30am. Read more...

Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, 126-144 Pound Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6641 0100

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Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race

4th Oct 2014-
5th Oct 2014

 

From its conception in 1973 with 27 competitors, the Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race is now recognised as a leading event in the waterski racing calendar and a longstanding event in Grafton’s sporting fixtures on the long weekend in October. Com.. Read more...

Clarence River, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
0412 282 280

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Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships

5th Oct 2014

 

Two combatant’s face-off on all fours in a tug-o-war like contest for a cash prize with a thick leather strap tied between their heads.  This fun filled family day also has a woodchoppers event, jumping castle, fun rides, food and market stalls. Read more...

Wooli (map)
(02) 6642 4508

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Jacaranda - Your Perspective

10th Oct 2014-
22nd Oct 2014

 

Tell us your stories. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Jacaranda Festival, Grafton Library is hosting a series of discussions led by special guest speakers. So come along and listen as they recollect their memories of festival activities. Light refreshments provided but feel free to bring y.. Read more...

Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre, 126-144 Pound Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6641 0100

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Helping Hands Trivia Night

11th Oct 2014

 

The Helping Hands Trivia Night is being run to assist raising funds for Sam Carroll. Proudly supported by Grafton District Services Club, Ron Skinner Marina (Grafton & Yamba). Where: Grafton District Services Club When: Saturday 11 October 2014 Time: 7pm shar.. Read more...

Grafton District Services Club, Cnr Fry & Mary Streets, Grafton (map)
0418 662 818 or 6640 3200 (Club)

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Surfing the Coldstream

18th Oct 2014

 

Surfing the Coldstream is back for 2014! This year’s festival will take place on Saturday 18th October, with entertainment from 9:00am to 10:00pm in Yamba’s CBD and Flinders Park. The festival is offered free of charge and is an alcohol-free, family-frien.. Read more...

Yamba CBD, Yamba (map)
0418 302 465

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Louise Page & Phillipa Candy

24th Oct 2014

 

Nellie Melba:  Queen of Song is a beguiling tribute to Australia's first international diva, beloved, legendary soprano Dame  Nellie Melba.  Louise Page performs as the epitome of glamour, fame and notoriety in this recital/theatre  piece which .. Read more...

Clarence Valley Conservatorium, 8 Villiers Street Grafton (map)
(02) 6643 3555

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Grafton To Inverell Cycle Race

25th Oct 2014

 

The Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic – THE toughest one day cycling race in Australia!  Starting on the banks of the Clarence River in downtown Grafton and finishing a grueling 228km later in Inverell, after a scenic yet challenging ride over the.. Read more...


0408 092 592

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Grafton Jacaranda Festival

25th Oct 2014-
2nd Nov 2014

 

Join Grafton in celebrating the oldest family floral event in Australia. Jacaranda Queen Crowning, the Grand Float Procession, and Venetian Carnival & firework display are some of the highlights of this event. Read more...

Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 3959

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Jacaranda Woodwork Exhibition & Competition

25th Oct 2014-
2nd Nov 2014

 

Working with wood, there is something earthy, calming and connecting about it. The craftsmen and women involved with the Northern Rivers Woodworkers Association know all about the delights and feel-goodness about wood and how to work with it. This e.. Read more...

South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, 2 Wharf Street, South Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 8501 or (02) 6642 3851 or 0427 370 300

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Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

25th Oct 2014-
26th Oct 2014

 

A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in New South Wales. With over 30 teams competing in a variety of categories.. Read more...


0429 379 927

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An Afternoon at The Proms

26th Oct 2014

 

The Clarence Valley Orchestra conducted by Greg Butcher performs your Proms favourites just like the Royal Albert Hall in London, including ‘Land of Hope & Glory’, ‘Radetsky March’, ‘Sailor’s Horn Pipe’ and much more for an afternoo.. Read more...

Saraton Theatre, Grafton (map)
0409 046 390

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Clarence Valley Country Muster

27th Oct 2014-
3rd Nov 2014

 

The muster is back! After the success of 2013, this year sees a cavalcade of guest artists performing, bringing you top quality country music to enjoy. Including: Glenn Jones, Tom Maxwell, Lindsay Waddington, Kross Kut Showcase, Ray Essery, Dale Duncan, Ged & Trudy Hinze, Ken Lindsay, Surburban Country, Terry Gordon OAM, Dianne Lindsay & Peter Simp.. Read more...

11 Coulters Lane, Calliope (Ulmarra) (map)
02 6644 8012 or 0432 741 947

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Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club 2 Day Jacaranda Rally

1st Nov 2014-
2nd Nov 2014

 

This Jacaranda the Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club will be hosting a number of exhibitions showing off their vintage cars to the public. On Saturday morning there will be a static display of the vehicles on Duke Street (near the Cathedral) from 8.. Read more...

Various locations around Grafton (map)
0427 665 200

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Yamba Rod Run

14th Nov 2014-
16th Nov 2014

 

Every year the small coastal town of Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River plays host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian east coast for the Yamba Rod Run. Some splendidly restored modern and vintage rods can be seen tootling a.. Read more...

Yamba & Coldstream Streets, Yamba (map)
(02) 6685 0107 or 0487 403 681

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Australian Boardriders Battle

15th Nov 2014

 

Yamba will host the northern NSW state qualifying rounds of the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle, the country’s biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with $120,000 in prize money. 

The series will involve more than 100 of Aus.. Read more...

Pippi Beach, Turners Beach, Main Beach, all Angourie Beaches (not the point break) (map)

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December Weekend of Rowing

6th Dec 2014-
7th Dec 2014

 

The Clarence River will come alive with boats, competitors and officials, on December 6 and 7 this year, when once again the river’s two major rowing regattas will be held at Memorial Park in Grafton. The Head of the Clarence River Regatta is agai.. Read more...

Memorial Park, 1 Prince Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 7239

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Maclean/Lawrence Twilight Rodeo

27th Dec 2014

 

The Maclean Showground hosts an action packed evening with a full range of rodeo events such as Bull riding; Saddle Bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies and junior events plus heaps more.  With live action replay, you’ll be able to s.. Read more...

Maclean Showground, Maclean (map)
0404 053 141

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Brooms Head Family Fun Day

1st Jan 2015

 

Dust off the excesses of the night before and join in with some family fun at Brooms Head. There are a multitude of races including sprints, distance, family relay, beach boat races, sandbag races, water carrying tug of war and the only place in Aust.. Read more...


(02) 6645 3599

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Yamba Twilight Street Markets

1st Jan 2015

 

Coming back for another year, the Yamba Street Markets will bring in the new year with a fun, community minded market down the Main Street of Yamba. Attractions include market stalls, chocolate wheel, food vendors, face painters and much more. Read more...

Yamba Street, Yamba (map)
0422 055 355

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Maclean MacMarkets

3rd Jan 2015

 

Come along and join in the fun at this Car Boot/Trash & Treasure Market. This year there will be the Maclean pipe band, buskers, street painting for children, face painting, rides, along with displays from the Grafton Vintage Car Club and local .. Read more...

River Street, Maclean (map)
0437 051 000 or 0438 007 263

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Maclean Lions Club Billy Cart Derby

26th Jan 2015

 

The Maclean Lions Club Billy Cart Derby is gearing up for what will be yet another successful outing down the hills of the Maclean Showground! There are 3 age groups and 2 classes of billy carts that contestors can compete in: Age Groups: 8 - 11 Years 12 - 16 Years &  Opens... Read more...

Maclean Showground, Maclean (map)
6645 3253

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111th Maclean Highland Gathering

3rd Apr 2015-
4th Apr 2015

 

The Scottish town in Australia comes alive to the sounds of bag pipes and drums for this 2 day festival of music, dancing and competitive Scottish sport. This festival has it all, a Ceilidh, a parade of pipe bands, highland games and market stalls. Contact: Bob MacPherson - (02) 6645 2887 Read more...

Maclean (map)
(02) 6645 2887

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July Racing Carnival

2nd Jul 2015-
12th Jul 2015

 

Celebrate in Style with the Clarence River Jockey Club for the running of the Grafton Cup - the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia which attracts crowds in excess of 30,000. Special functions and extra entertainment are programmed into this exciting event with luncheons, dinners as well as .. Read more...

Powell Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 2566

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