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Jacaranda Queen Candidate Fundraisers

2nd Jun 2015-
31st Oct 2015

 

Over the next 4 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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Clarence Kids Holiday Activity Guide

26th Jun 2015-
12th Jul 2015

 

Hey parents! Are you looking for what you can do with your kids this July holidays in the Clarence Valley? There's quite a bit on this July holidays. Disco Nights, music and craft workshops, markets, fun runs, movie nights, laser skirmish and much m.. Read more...



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Free School Holiday Fun At Grafton Shopping World

29th Jun 2015-
11th Jul 2015

 

Week one of the school holidays, why not treat the kids to a FREE Minions Musical Experience with crafton and meet n greet sessions. Monday 29 June - Saturday 4th July 10.30am Minions Musical Experience 11.20am Minion Mosaic Craft 12.30pm Meet n Greet 1pm Minions Musical experience Read more...

Grafton Shopping World (map)

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July Greyhound Racing Carnival

1st Jul 2015-
13th Jul 2015

 

Greyhound owners, trainers, breeders and enthusiasts gather in Grafton from far a field to be part of this famous carnival with over $60,000 in prize money. This six meeting carnival, held over two weeks, coincides with the thoroughbred racing carni.. Read more...

Cranworth Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 3713

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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 fashion on the field. Main race days.. Read more...

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

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Arts, Crafts & Quilts Exhibition 2015

3rd Jul 2015-
5th Jul 2015

 

The 50th Annual Art, Craft & Quilt Exhibition is back again for 2015! This year the show returns to the Gulmarrad Public School with exhibitions including:

  • Fine art & sculpture
  • Junior art
  • Craft & Woodwork
  • Creative needlework & patchwork & quilting
  • Wearable art
  • Jewellery
  • photography
If you would.. Read more...

Gulmarrad Public School, Gulmarrad (map)
(02) 6645 3700

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Janet Seidel Jazz Trio

3rd Jul 2015

 

The award winning Janet Seidel Trio will be on a regional tour in June/July 2015 and visiting Grafton for one night only at the Criterion Theatre Oliver Street Grafton at 7:30pm. Smooth, sophisticated and stylish, the Janet Seidel Trio have a unique.. Read more...

Criterion Theatre, 149 Oliver Street Grafton (map)
0409 046 390

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International Tartan Day

4th Jul 2015

 

Celebrate International Tartan Day at the Maclean Hotel. Live music by Leaping Lizards 12-3pm and 7-10pm. Entertainment by Scottish dancers throughout the day. There is also a Mini Pipe Band Contest and a Mini Highland Gathering. Read more...

Maclean Hotel, 28 River Street, Maclean (map)
6645 2412

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Race Pace MX Schools

11th Jul 2015-
12th Jul 2015

 

Professional Motocross and Supercross Coaching $110 - 1 day   |   $160 - 2 days To book your place call Anthony Powell on 0409 442 922 (after hours) $20 deposit 31 years of racing knowledge and experience Courses available at 12 clubs in NSW.. Read more...

Gnudwoc Park, Lilypool Road, Grafton (map)
0409 442 922

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Kingstudio - Wonderful Watercolours Workshop with Graham Marchant

11th Jul 2015-
12th Jul 2015

 

Explore the magical medium of watercolour painting with Graham Marchant.
Graham introduces you to all aspects of watercolour by demonstrating traditional techniques, highlighting the use of colour and transparent washes, coupled with a further examination of the broader vocabulary of watercolour painting and contemporary applications

Our 2 Day Course

Explore the magical medium of watercolour painting with Graham March.. Read more...

105 River Street, Maclean (map)
(02) 6645 2042 or 0432 719 402

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Psychic Channeling & Healing Night

24th Jul 2015

 

7 Psychics come together for a night filled with psychic messages and healing for you! Katrina Neia Wai opens the evening with a short meditation and channeled messages from loved ones. The Psychics then move around the room bringing you guidance a.. Read more...

Grafton Community Centre, 59 Duke Street Grafton (map)

Clarence Classic

25th Jul 2015-
26th Jul 2015

 

Saturday July 25th will be a full day of navigating through and around the Clarence Valley in NSW. By popular demand, Sunday 26th will be a half day navigational trial followed by the option of a khanacross up the Mountainview Hillclimb track. Competitors only need a minimum of a 2NS licenc.. Read more...

262 Clarence Way Mountain View NSW 2460 (map)
0410 507 674

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Body, Mind & Soul Expo

25th Jul 2015

 

Aura photos, Astrologists, Psychics, Clairvoyants, Spiritual Healers, Books, CDs, Crystals, Sacred Geometry, Oracle cards, Jewellery, Dream Catchers, Spirit Artist, Transformational Workshop and so much more ... Come down and get in touch with your .. Read more...

South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, Wharf Street South Grafton (map)
0434 761 362

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Grafton Country Music Roundup

28th Jul 2015-
3rd Aug 2015

 

Do you love traditional country music and bush balladry? Then make this a date! Performers from far and wide will be converging on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents - singing their songs, playing their instruments and reciting their poetr.. Read more...

Grafton Greyhound Racing Club (map)
0407 299 908

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5 Writers, 5 Days, 5 Towns

1st Aug 2015-
5th Aug 2015

 

Following the success of the inaugural 2014 Five Writers Road trip, Byron Bay Writers Festival is going back on the road. Once again the 555 Road Trip will send five writers to five towns in five days, bringing a flavour of BBWF to book lovers throughout the Northern Rivers region. The 555 will hold author events at libraries, schools, pubs and clubs, finishing at the beautiful Tweed Regional Galler.. Read more...


0432 922 381

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The 2015 "Irons Prize"

1st Aug 2015-
30th Aug 2015

 

The Irons Prize is an annual prize awarded to the artwork that best articulates the theme. The $1000 prize will be awarded to the artwork which best articulates this year's theme - SMOKE. Entries are welcome up to A4 size (including the frame) in .. Read more...

Irons & Craig, 29 Coldstream Street Yamba (map)
(02) 6646 1258

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Lower Clarence Charity Masked Ball

8th Aug 2015

 

The Masked Charity Ball is a major event for the Lower Clarence Relay For Life Committee and a huge amount of effort is going into making this gala event for the people of the Lower Clarence area, which was a huge success last year! Tickets can be purchased from the.. Read more...

Yamba Golf & Country Club, River Street Yamba (map)
(02) 6646 2104

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Yamba Veterans Week Of Golf

9th Aug 2015-
14th Aug 2015

 

Yamba Veterans Week of Golf attracts in the vicinity of 220 golfers to the district. While attending the week of golf, players avail themselves of many of the sightseeing attractions in the Clarence Valley including visiting the nearby townships of .. Read more...

Yamba Golf Club, River Street Yamba (map)
(02) 6645 8145 or 0417 673 723

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Clarence Valley Camp Oven Cooking Festival

28th Aug 2015-
30th Aug 2015

 

Do you have what it takes to become the inaugural winner of the Camp Oven Cook Off Competition? Come and join us for some good 'ole fashioned family fun at the Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival. You'll be spoilt for choice in entertainment with our budding bush poet competition, our busking competition, .. Read more...

Nymboida Canoe Centre, 3520 Armidale Road Nymboida (map)
(02) 6649 4155

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Gallery Foundation Dinner and Art in the Paddock Events

29th Aug 2015-
30th Aug 2015

 

Artists and art lovers are invited to dinner and art in the Paddock This year there are two events, Dinner in Paddock 29 August from 6pm and Art in the Paddock on 30 August 10am to 4pm Dinner in the Paddock is a ticketed event at $110 per person available in early.. Read more...

Turtle Creek, Nr Alumy Creek (map)
6642 3177

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

10th Sep 2015

 

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the third year in a row, featuring the crème de la crème of the 2015 Festival right on your doorstep! Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comic.. Read more...

Saraton Theatre, Prince Street Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 1633

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Copmanhurst Campdraft

25th Sep 2015-
27th Sep 2015

 

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)
0422 000 173

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6th Annual Jacob Lollback Memorial Board Race Day

26th Sep 2015

 

The Jacob Lollback Memorial Board Race Day is held at Yamba’s Main Beach at the start of each season to commemorate the life of Jacob Lollback, who tragically drowned in a diving accident on the 22nd September 2009, at the age of 20. Starts 10am. Events:

  • Open Male and ..
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Yamba Main Beach (map)
0428664701

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Quota Int. of Lower Clarence Craft Fair

26th Sep 2015-
27th Sep 2015

 

Quota International of Lower Clarence is hosting their 12th Annual Craft Fair to be held at the Yamba Bowling Club on the Saturday (9am to 3pm) and Sunday (9am to 4pm).

With over 30 stalls full of amazing crafts there will be lots to see and do.

Great early .. Read more...

Yamba Bowling Club, 44 Wooli Street, Yamba (map)
0400 501 347

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Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race

3rd Oct 2015-
4th Oct 2015

 

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

4th Oct 2015

 

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. Enter on the day for your chance to win Great Cash prizes & heaps more. Over $5,200 up for grabs!
Men's & La.. Read more...

Wooli Sports Ground, Wooli (map)
0418 819 871 or 0407 257 285

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Surfing the Coldstream

16th Oct 2015-
18th Oct 2015

 

The 2015 festival will take place on Saturday 17th 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-friendly outdoor event. The 8th edition of Surfing The Coldstream Festival will once again feature incredible perfo.. Read more...

Yamba CBD, Yamba (map)
0418 302 465

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Culture on the Clarence Community Fair

25th Oct 2015

 

Culture on the Clarence is a community festival showcasing the amazing local talent of the Clarence Valley in Northern New South Wales. Come and join us at one of the first events for the 81st Annual Jacaranda Festival, Culture on the Clarence is a .. Read more...

Skinner Street, South Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 3959

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Clarence Valley Country Muster

26th Oct 2015-
1st Nov 2015

 

The muster is back! After the success of 2014, this year sees a cavalcade of guest artists performing, bringing you top quality country music to enjoy. Including: Tyson Colman, Clelia Admas, Errol Grey, Pete Smith, Kross Kut Showband, Dianne Coombes, Dale Duncan, Terry Gordon OAM, Lindsay Waddington, Surburban Country, Peter Coad & the.. Read more...

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

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Grafton Jacaranda Festival

31st Oct 2015-
8th Nov 2015

 

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 Dragon Boat Races

31st Oct 2015-
1st Nov 2015

 

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...


0401 634 414

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Grafton To Inverell Cycle Race

31st Oct 2015

 

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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'An Afternoon at the Proms' with the Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus image

'An Afternoon at the Proms' with the Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus

1st Nov 2015

 

Based on the Proms’ Concert Series in London, you will hear the Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus conducted by their Artistic Director Greg Butcher, performing your Proms’ favourites just like the Royal Albert Hall in London, including ‘Land of Hope & Glory’, ‘Radetzk.. Read more...

Saraton Theatre, Grafton (map)
0409 046 390

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Yamba Rod Run

12th Nov 2015-
15th Nov 2015

 

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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Troy Cassar-Daley 'A BIG Country' Swing & Big Band

13th Nov 2015

 

Multi award winning Australian country music artist, TROY CASSAR-DALEY will stage several exclusive swing and big band shows at selected venues across Australia in 2015. Named aptly “A Big Country”, Troy will be accompanied by a big band ensemble compr.. Read more...

Saraton Theatre, Prince Street Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 1633

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Bridge to Breakers (Sailing)

14th Nov 2015-
15th Nov 2015

 

This event is co-hosted by Big River Sailing Club and Port of Yamba Yacht Club. Every year this event attracts a large number of competitors in all types of sailing craft. The river banks fill up with spectators on Saturday to see the boats sail from.. Read more...

Harwood to Yamba (map)
(02) 6645 5020

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Strassman's

Strassman's "iTedE"

18th Nov 2015

 

Strassman returns with a brand new show filled with an evening of hilarious comedy and side-splitting antics from Ted E. Bare, Chuck Wood, and their crazy friends. It's hilarious! Funny and clever! A great night out! One Night Only! Wednesday 18th .. Read more...

Saraton Theatre, Prince Street Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 1633

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Simply Handmade & Vintage Markets

29th Nov 2015

 

9am to 2pm. Read more...

Raymond Lauire Sports Centre, Angourie Road, Yamba (map)
0487 111 862

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Maclean/Lawrence Twilight Rodeo

28th Dec 2015

 

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 2016

 

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 Triathlon Festival

27th Feb 2016-
28th Feb 2016

 

YAMBA is becoming NSW's own North Coast festival with a difference! The festival is held over 2 days with an event distance for all, with a Kids Miniman, popular beginners distance Enticer Triathlon, new Enforcer distance as well as the Sprint and Standard distance triathlon events. With stylish village charm, pristine beaches, national parks and award winning restaurants.. Read more...

Ford Park, Yamba (map)
(02) 4423 7775

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112th Maclean Highland Gathering

25th Mar 2016-
26th Mar 2016

 

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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