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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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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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Big Splash Water World

Big Splash Water World "Trippo" Water Slide

22nd Oct 2014-
2nd Nov 2014

 

Ride the world's biggest inflatable waterslide: Trippo! 40ft high wan 180 feet long. Open 10am - 6pm daily from October 22nd to November 2nd. Rides from ONLY $5. Read more...

Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)

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Kim McCosker Author Visit

23rd Oct 2014

 

Cook 4 a Cure is a stunning collaboration of recipes using just 4 ingredients or less written in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to meet one of Australia's most favourite authors. Fun and fl.. Read more...

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

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My Yamba - Graham Mackie Exhibition

24th Oct 2014

 

Past and present works (1981 - 2014) by local artist, Graham Mackie. Exhibition opening night: 5.30pm Friday 24 October, 2014. The exhibition will run until Friday 21 November 2014. Read more...

The Old Kirk, Yamba Museum, River Street, Yamba (map)
(02) 6646 1399

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Stardust Circus

24th Oct 2014-
26th Oct 2014

 

Australia's largest animal circus will be in Grafton - October 24 to October 26. Featuring performing lions, horses, dogs, monkeys, pigs and goats, flying trapeze, 12 person springboard act, clowns, comedy, acrobats and much, much more. A fantastic show for the whole family. Show Times: Friday 24th Octo.. Read more...

Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
0418 247 287 or 0428 247 287

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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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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

Jacaranda Collectors Fair & Car Boot Market

25th Oct 2014

 

8am to 3pm. FREE public entry to the grounds and car boot market! Classic Surf Board & Surf Memorabilia Exhibition - over 50 boards on display! Admission to Pavilion & Classic Surf Board Display: Adults $3; Students/Conc. $2 Sausage Sizzl.. Read more...

Showgrounds Pavillion, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 5016

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Out of the Box Art Workshop

25th Oct 2014-
1st Nov 2014

 

Free art workshop for 7 - 18 yrs, making Jacaranda Wings with Pamela.  Allow an hour to make your own wing set.
Workshops will be held October 25th and November 1.
For more information please contact Pamela Denise on the number listed above.
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Market Square, Pound Street Grafton (map)
0427 728 450

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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 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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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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46th Jacaranda Art Exhibition & Youth Art Exhibition

25th Oct 2014-
1st Nov 2014

 

46th Jacaranda Art Exhibition & Youth Art Exhibition with a fine display of original artworks by Clarence Valley artists including the Bendigo Bank Open Art Prize & the Jacaranda Portrait Prize. Read more...

Grafton Community Centre, 59 Duke Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6649 5077

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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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Jacaranda Embroidery Group 'A Treasure Trove of Needlework'

27th Oct 2014-
1st Nov 2014

 

The Jacaranda Embroidery Group Inc. present their 2014 Exhibition 'A Treasure Trove of Needlework'. Monday 27th October to Saturday 1 November 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday There will be a sales table where you can pick up that perfect Christmas .. Read more...

South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, Wharf Street, South Grafton (map)
(02) 6643 5528 or (02) 6643 3124

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Steve Grace Shed Night 2014 Tour

28th Oct 2014

 

A Night with Steve Grace. Steve Grace is an exciting and vibrant Australian singer/songwriter with a heart for world evangelism. Twenty years ago, Steve Grace was driving trucks. Answering the call of God, he pioneered a concert ministry that has taken him to hundreds of cities and region.. Read more...

The Barn, Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
(07) 5478 0433

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Out of the Box Art Workshop

30th Oct 2014

 

Make a Jacaranda Pod Pendant with Abbey at this free workshop for 7 - 18 yr olds.   9am - 12 noon Read more...

Market Square, Pound Street Grafton (map)
0414 284 150

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Show 'n' Shine Grafton

1st Nov 2014

 

Gates open: Entrants from 7.30am; general public from 9am. Presentation at 2pm. Live entertainment all day. Kids entertainment. Smileys Performance from 11am - 1pm. Facepainting. Jumping castle. RFS BBQ and coffee available all day. Entry by .. Read more...

Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
0428 992 020

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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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Notes Tremendous

2nd Nov 2014

 

Concert by Lismore chamber choir Vox Caldera, in Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton - Sun 2 Nov, 3pm. Directed by acclaimed conductor & composer, Nicholas Routley. Works by Bach, Monteverdi, Bruckner, Britten. The choir performs by memory – wow! Tickets available at the Clarence Valley Cons.. Read more...

Christ Church Cathedral, Duke Street, Grafton (map)
0403 564 904

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Gbomb 2014 Mountain Bike Race

8th Nov 2014

 

  • Teams
  • Solo
  • Juniors
6 hour or 12 hour Starts at 10am.
  • Free camping
  • Live music
  • BBQ
  • Coffee
Online entry fee of a crazy $60 for solo riders and $40 per person for teams except juniors (15yo and under) who pay $20. Online ent.. Read more...

Bom Bom State Forest, Old Lilypool Road, South Grafton (map)

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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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David Roland Author Visit

17th Nov 2014

 

How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist's remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma is a memoir covering David's amazing application of neuroplasticity to heal his own brain. David Roland has a PhD in clinical psychology and is trained in neuropsych.. Read more...

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

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TAFE Music Student Concert

18th Nov 2014

 

In these concerts, TAFE music students perform both covers and original songs they have written themselves. The concerts take place at TAFE, either on the verandah of the music building or in the large rehearsal room next to the music building and st.. Read more...

North Coast TAFE Grafton Campus, 1 Clarence Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6641 1600

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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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Clarence Valley Rummage & Craft Market

14th Dec 2014

 

A fantastic indoor Christmas market featuring new, pre-loved, handmade, upcycled and recycled goods for sale. Live music, kids activities, food and refreshments available. Open 9am till 1pm. Read more...

Grafton Sports Centre, 300 Powell Street Grafton (map)
(02) 6643 1188

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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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Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under The Stars

13th Feb 2015

 

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest FREE outdoor cinema program and is coming back to Grafton for another show! Gates open at 5:30pm for a fantastic afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, with the big screen showing the Lego Movie from sundown. For further details pleas.. Read more...

Memorial Park, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
13 19 87

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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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Fay Boyd's Fine Art School Grafton

12th Apr 2015-
16th Apr 2015

 

The Fay Boyd Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School from Sunday April 12 to Thursday April 16, 2015 inclusive. This small boutique art school has been carefully designed by Fay for professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist in Visua.. Read more...

Cnr Oliver & Mary Streets, Grafton (map)
02 6643 1528 or 0428 180 754

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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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