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Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under The Stars

12th Feb 2016

 

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 lighting up at sundown. For further details please visit their website at Read more...

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

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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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The Peruvian Cultural Surfing Tour Presentation

27th Feb 2016

 

Welcome to one of the most unique cultural Surfing Tours that’s ever been seen on the East Coast of Australia from Bondi to Noosa thanks to the Peruvian Huanchaco World Surfing Reserve Delegation from February 16th to March 21st, 2016. Headed by Peru’s fir.. Read more...

Cafe Leche, 27 Coldstream Street Yamba (map)
0423 263 503

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Big River Sailing Club Annual Regatta

5th Mar 2016-
6th Mar 2016

 

Sailing dinghies, catamarans, trailer sailers and yachts race from Harwood to Iluka starting 1.00 pm Saturday. A fun filled weekend for North Coast sailors and visitors from SE Queensland and wider NSW. Read more...

Careys Lane, Harwood Island (map)
0409 664 511

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Blues, Brews & BBQs

6th Mar 2016

 

Horse Racing

Yamba Cup Day - 7 Race Program

Blues

Blues Artists Live on the Lawn. Artists include Devil's Kiosk, Dan Hannaford & Band, Nick & Sam & Keogh Maybon.

Brews

Beer tasting in the James Squire Tent
Pop in and try the great range of James Squire Beers from the Malt Sho.. Read more...

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

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Photography Adventure in the Gibraltar Range & Washpool World Heritage Area

11th Mar 2016-
13th Mar 2016

 

Wayfarer Expeditions has worked hard to create a 3 day, 2 night trip that will seamlessly combine the experience of a hiking tour with the tuition of a photography workshop. The trip will predominately be a walking tour with 2 short drives to reach some extra specia.. Read more...

Gibraltar Range & Washpool National Parks (map)
0473 171 138

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The Other Side

17th Mar 2016-
19th Mar 2016

 

A dark - Steam Punk - Cabaret world on the banks of the majestic Clarence River at The Pelican Playhouse. Where a gypsy band weave their tunes through personal journeys to answer all our questions: What is the other side, Who are these people and Why are they here? Perhaps you will want to join us... Read more...

Pelican Playhouse, Through Street South Grafton (map)
6642 3027

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Grafton Relay for Life

19th Mar 2016-
20th Mar 2016

 

The Grafton Relay For Life will be held at Jabour Park, South Grafton on 19 & 20 March 2016 in the sunsmart timeslot kicking off at 3pm on Saturday and finishing at 9am on Sunday 20 March 2016. Relay For Life is a fun, overnight community event where teams take turns to walk around a track raising money and awareness for Cancer Council NSW. The .. Read more...

Jabour Park, Vere Street South Grafton (map)
6639 1308 or 0421 971 568

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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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PLUNGE 2016

26th Mar 2016-
26th Apr 2016

 

Clarence Valley Council is proud to present plunge 2016 and invite everyone to celebrate local arts, culture and creativity. We have jam-packed plunge 2016 with opportunities for locals and visitors to soak up the many cultural experiences on offer .. Read more...


(02) 6645 0231

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Fay Boyd's Fine Art School Grafton

10th Apr 2016-
14th Apr 2016

 

The Fay Boyd Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School from Sunday April 10 to Thursday April 14, 2016 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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Maclean Agricultural Show

12th Apr 2016-
13th Apr 2016

 

This fun family event is held over 2 days. Events include: sideshows, equestrian events, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls. The Show also has exhibits in craft, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, cooking, caged birds and photog.. Read more...

Maclean Showground, Cameron Street, Maclean (map)
0487 140 572

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Grafton Agricultural Show

15th Apr 2016-
16th Apr 2016

 

A great place to take the kids or your friends to this fun packed 2 day event. Features of the show include sideshows, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, trotting and the Grafton Show Girl Quest.

 

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Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
(02) 6642 2240

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Theatre of War

18th Apr 2016

 

The Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus conducted by their Artistic Director Greg Butcher, takes you on a journey through a 'Theatre of War', commemorating 100 years since WW1 in the magnificently restored Saraton Theatre in Grafton. This performance will also commemorate 50 years si.. Read more...

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

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Grafton To Inverell Cycle Race

7th May 2016

 

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...


(02) 6643 5399

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Pro Bull Riding Tour LIVE Series

7th May 2016

 

After a hugely successful debut in 2015, The Rural Weekly and The Daily Examiner proudly present the return of the Rural Weekly Pro Bull Ridng Series event. Watch the PBR’s top bullriders in action. The competition is sure to be tough with the best bull riders in the country matched up against a line up of rank bulls. Spect.. Read more...

Grafton Showgrounds, 149 Prince Street, Grafton (map)
0417 826 809

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Clarence Valley BMX Carnival

6th Jul 2016-
10th Jul 2016

 

The Clarence Valley BMX Club will be holding a BMX Carnival incorporating ROUND 5 of the BMX NSW State Series, from Wednesday the 6th to Sunday the 10th of July 2016. Racing and practice is open to all licenced BMX members in Australia. Everyone is welcome to come along and watch this action packed sport of BMX racing at the Clarence Valley BMX Club track o.. Read more...

Clarence Valley BMX Club, Crn Abbott & Vere St, South Grafton (map)
0438424455

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July Racing Carnival

7th Jul 2016-
17th Jul 2016

 

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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Clarence River Arts Festival

8th Jul 2016-
10th Jul 2016

 

The Clarence River Arts Festival (formally known as the Annual Art, Craft & Quilt Exhibition) is back again for 2016! This year the show moves to a new venue in the Maclean Showgrounds, with exhibitions including:

  • Fine art & sculpture
  • Junior art
  • Craft & Woodwork
  • Creative needlework & patchwork & quilting
  • Wearable art
  • ..
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Maclean Showground, Maclean (map)
(02) 6645 3700

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Clarence Valley Camp Oven Cooking Festival

19th Aug 2016-
21st Aug 2016

 

Do you have what it takes to become the 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, and of cou.. Read more...

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

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Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Race

1st Oct 2016-
2nd Oct 2016

 

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

2nd Oct 2016

 

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)
(02) 6642 4508

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Surfing the Coldstream

15th Oct 2016

 

The 2016 festival will take place on Saturday 15th October, with entertainment from 9:00am to 10:00pm in Yamba’s CBD and Flinders Park overlooking the ocean. The festival is offered free of charge and is an alcohol-free, family-friendly outdoor event.
  The 9th edition of Surfing The Coldstream Festival will once again fe.. Read more...

Yamba CBD, Yamba (map)
0412 273 004

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Grafton Jacaranda Festival

29th Oct 2016-
6th Nov 2016

 

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

30th Oct 2016

 

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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Brooms Head Family Fun Day

1st Jan 2017

 

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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