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Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

29th Apr 2016-
8th May 2016

 

Dance competition for solo a groups of dancers. This event is sponsored by the Clarence Valley Council. Read more...

Maclean Civic Hall (map)
0448 639 294

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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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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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Lower Clarence Relay for Life Masked Ball

7th May 2016

 

It’s that time of year again to glam up with your friends, find your mask and come along to the Lower Clarence Relay For Life Masked Ball at the Yamba Golf and Country Club on 7 May 2016.

This event is the major fundraiser and the launch of the Cancer Council NSW Lower Clarence Relay For Life.. Read more...

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

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Veteran Car Club of Queensland Rally

22nd May 2016-
27th May 2016

 

Celebrating the clubs 60th birthday, this relaxed, low key week of veteran motoring and general freindship is based at the Calypso Caravan Park in Yamba, NSW. This park is situated right in the heart of town, within walking distance of surfing beaches, a variety of shops. Calypso Caravan Park requires your bookings ASAP as it is a popular park.  For alternative accommodation, there are plenty of motels and caravan parks in the local area. .. Read more...

Calypso Caravan Park, Yamba (map)
07 5536 2717

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Tour de Woodford

22nd May 2016

 

The Rotary Club of Maclean began The Tour de Woodford in 2008 as a way of bringing the community of the Clarence Valley together in a way that gave not only families and individuals the opportunity to have a great time together, but encourage the more competitive rider to pace themselves against their fellow cyclist on one of two open road course, 25km or .. Read more...

Woodford Island (map)
0419 638 553

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Yamba Surfing Festival

28th May 2016-
31st May 2016

 

Surfing NSW has combined the NSW open state shortboard, longboard & logger for men & women in 2016. The event will be held in Yamba from Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st May, 2016 Sat 28 & Sun 29 May - Open Shortboard State Titles (Men & Women) Mon 30 & Tues 31 May - Open Logger & Longboard State Titles (Men & Women.. Read more...


(02) 9349 7055

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North Coast Tennis Championships 2016

10th Jun 2016-
13th Jun 2016

 

It’s tennis all weekend, over the June long weekend in Grafton. The annual North Coast Championships including a Silver Australian Money Tournament will be held at the Grafton Tennis Centre, one of the best centres in regional NSW, including 12 hardcourt.. Read more...

Grafton Tennis Centre, (map)
0422 580 089

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Grafton Open Art Exhibition

11th Jun 2016-
13th Jun 2016

 

All visitors are invited to come and enjoy first class works of art and the opportunity to purchase any that appeal to them. There will be a wide range of sale prices, ranging from $10 to about $1000. Artists from students to adults are welcome to enter their artistic works. A prize of $1000 will be awarded to the entry judged for the most outstanding adult art work. If entrants wish to sell their artworks they can nom.. Read more...

Grafton High School Multi Purpose Centre, Fry Street Grafton (map)
0408 418 486

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Clay Target Shooting - June Open Classic

11th Jun 2016-
12th Jun 2016

 

A two day Clay Target shooting program consisting of approximately six individual 'Down the Line' events over two days   This event is part of Clarence Valley Council's Sports Tourism Program Read more...

Club grounds, 604 Lawrence Road, Alumy Creek (map)
(02) 6642 4636

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Grafton Gem & Craft Show

11th Jun 2016-
12th Jun 2016

 

This 2 day event showcases mineral, gems, semi precious stones, the tools to work these items as well as quality crafts. The event is organised by the Grafton Scouts and funds raised will benefit Scouts.   For more details please contact 0429 618 331 or email to Read more...

Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton (map)
0429 618 331

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Lower Clarence Music Eisteddfod

18th Jun 2016-
26th Jun 2016

 

The Music Eisteddfod is a musical performance event of an educative and competitive nature. It is designed to encourage and promote amateur performers and students in contributing to the musical and artistic life of the community. This event is sponsored by the C.. Read more...

Maclean Civic Hall (map)
6645 2063

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Brooms Head 3Bs

19th Jun 2016

 

The Brooms Head 3Bs fun run takes place in June each year and raises funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. One of the very best courses in NSW, run over 5 and 10km through beautiful coastal scenery over bitumen, bush and beach. 

Organis.. Read more...

Brooms Head (map)
0418 302 465

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AUSTRALIAN FORMULA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX

25th Jun 2016-
26th Jun 2016

 

Formula powerboat racing returns to the Clarence River for 2016! The Australian vs New Zealand Challenge  is coming to Grafton on the 25th and 26th of June, to battle it out in Round 3 of the Australian Formula Powerboat Grand Prix! Formula pow.. Read more...

Corcoran Park, Kirchner Street, Grafton (map)
0488 289 987

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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 on the corner of Abbott &am.. 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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U13 Boys State Hockey Championships

7th Jul 2016-
10th Jul 2016

 

Grafton loves hockey and hockey loves Grafton … head to Fisher Park (better  known as Hockey Central) to see the best of our state play in the U13 Boys State Championships. Teams from near and far will visit Grafton for the weekend and do their b.. Read more...

Grafton Hockey Centre, Oliver Street Grafton (map)
(02) 9764 1911

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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
  • Jewellery
  • ..
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Maclean Showground, Maclean (map)
(02) 6645 3700

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Maclean Veterans Week of Golf

17th Jul 2016-
22nd Jul 2016

 

Join in the fun of this 4 day golf tournament which has attracted more than 150 visiting (non-local) golfers for the past 3 years. Program Details Sunday 17th

  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm Registration and complimentary sausage sizzle
 Monday 18th
  • “Red ball” 2 Ball Aggregate and Multiplier 8:30 to 10:30 am time sheet start off the 1st and 10th tees
  Tuesday 19th
  •  Single Stableford and First round of 36 holes (NSWVGA..
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0417 047 605

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Grafton Country Music Roundup

26th Jul 2016-
31st Jul 2016

 

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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Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival

19th Aug 2016-
21st Aug 2016

 

Located amidst the glorious natural surroundings of Nymboida Camping & Canoeing (Nymboida Canoe Centre) the Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival is a celebration of our wonderful outdoor Aussie lifestyle, our love of the bush, camping, wholesome family fun, cooking outside.. 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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Clarence Valley Country Muster

24th Oct 2016-
30th Oct 2016

 

The muster is back! After the success of 2015, this year sees a cavalcade of guest artists performing, including country music superstar Adam Harvey, bringing you top quality country music to enjoy. Including: Adam Harvey, Dave Prior, John O'Dea, Glenn Jones, Ray Essery, Greg Bain, Lawrie and Shelley Minson, Clelia Adams, Lindsay Waddingt.. Read more...

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

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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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An Afternoon at the Proms

30th Oct 2016

 

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

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

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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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