HERE is a guide to the weekly markets and major community, arts and sporting events on the calendar for the remainder of 2020. Yes, there's still something on!
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- The Local: fresh food market at Port Macquarie Maritime Museum grounds. The first, second and third Sunday of the month from 8am to 12 noon.
- The Foreshore Markets: every second Saturday of the month at Westport Park reserve, Port Macquarie. Unique handmade arts and crafts highlight the event with an eclectic mix of other stalls, from gourmet foods, locally grown produce, flowers, vintage clothing and handmade jewellery and clothing.
- Wauchope Farmer's Markets: on the fourth Saturday of the month from 8am to 12 noon at the Wauchope Showground. The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety of produce and hand crafted gourmet food products direct to the public.
- Laurieton Riverwalk Market: on the third Sunday of the month at Bruce Porter Reserve at Laurieton. Enjoy a bite to eat by the riverside, or get your kitchen in order with a range of fresh produce and gourmet foods to take home.
- The Artist Market: on the fourth Sunday of the month at the Port Macquarie Maritime Museum grounds. It is an eclectic market bringing together a vibrant and colourful collection of works by local artisans and artists..
- Real Food Markets: every Tuesday from 12pm the Port Central-Glasshouse forecourt comes alive with local passionate food stalls boasting a diverse range of locally made of produced food.
- Tourist's Paradise Online: May 29-September 30 - a stunning online exhibition by Port Macquarie Museum. Port Macquarie is known for its beautiful river and coastal setting, nearby pristine hinterland and ideal climate. It is a place of happy memories for generations of holiday makers. Discover why Port Macquarie is the Tourists Paradise. Go to touristsparadise.com.au.
- The Big Bike Film Night: September 7 from 7pm to 9.15pm at Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie. These short films are a great reminder of why people love to ride their bike. With stories that captivate, stories that make you think and most importantly, all- inspiring to make you want to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much more.
- Paddling Film Festival, Port Macquarie: September 22 from 6pm to 8.30pm at Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie. The Paddling Film Festival is like other touring film festivals in that includes a selection of short films, however, this tour is dedicated entirely to paddle sports such as whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and more.
- Manhattan Short 2020: October 3 from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. Manhattan Short Film Festival is one of a kind, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents over one week.
- The Wharf Revue 2020: Good Night And Good Luck: October 13 from 7.30pm to 9pm at the Glasshouse. Don't miss out on this one last hurrah as the indefatigable trio of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott reunite with dazzling accomplice Mandy Bishop for one final victory lap of The Wharf Revue.
- Edward the Emu: November 10 from 9.30am to 10.25am at The Glasshouse. Tired of his life as an emu, Edward decides to try being something else for a change. He tries swimming with seals. He spends a day lounging with lions. He even does a stint slithering with snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may be the best thing after all, so he heads back to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him.
- A Lot Like Christmas: December 11 from 11am to 12 noon at the Glasshouse. Get into the Christmas spirit with two of Australia's favourite musical theatre stars in A lot like Christmas. Danielle Barnes and Scott Irwin will share many Christmas favourites, mixed with some of the greatest hits from classic musicals.
- Virtual Paint pARTies: From May 29-June 30, have fun creating in the comfort of your own home with live paint pARTies. Choose your artwork from their monthly calendar and they will walk you through the fun creative process step-by-step. It's a virtual paint pARTy. Their classes are for beginners so no experience required, all levels welcome. Go to www.paintyourtown.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show: from August 7-9 at the Wauchope Showground. With over 165 exhibitors, loads of entertainment for the whole family, 4WD display, camp oven cooking, reptile show, bike show and so much more.
- Kendall National Violin Competition Finals Weekend: September 12. If you are a lover of the violin and classical music make sure you are at the Kendall School of Arts in September when you will be spoilt for choice with both the Kendall National Violin Competition Finals on the Saturday and a celebration concert on the Sunday. The finals will feature the best young violinists in Australia. Go to www.kendallviolin.org.au
- Wauchope Motofest: September 19 at Wauchope Showground. If you love motorbikes, you will love Wauchope Motofest.
- The Annual Big Dig Fundraiser: September 20 on Town Beach, Port Macquarie from 9am to 1pm. The Annual Big Dig is a major fundraising event now in its ninth year and raises funds for Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise local and overseas community projects.The Big Dig Treasure Hunt on Town Beach, Port Macquarie was initially created by the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise to add value to the community by hosting an annual family fun day. Go to sunrise-rotary.org.au
- Hello Koalas Festival and Treasure Hunt: September 26-27 from 9am to 5pm at various locations around Port Macquarie. Building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail with 70+ koala sculptures in Port Macquarie, Hello Koalas Festival is great fun for all ages - including the second Hello Koalas Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Go to www.hellokoalas.com
- Ekam Yoga Festival Port Macquarie: September 26-27 at Francis Retreat, Bonny Hills. Ekam is an annual, regional yoga festival held in Port Macquarie with appeal to community members that are interested in yoga, natural health and living, and spiritual and world music. Go to www.ekamyogafestival.org.au
- ArtWalk: October 8 in Port Macquarie's town centre from 5pm to 9pm. ArtWalk is an edgy, intense and surprising night of discovery illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop up performances, artistic interventions and creative installations. Go to www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Community-Culture/Arts-and-Culture/ArtWalk
- Gardenista: October 10-11 from 9am to 4pm at Comboyne Showground and surrounds. A festival of flora, food and fine art. Go to www.visitcomboyne.com
- Twilight Tastings: October 16 from 5pm to 9pm at the Wauchope Showground. Hastings Co-op's Twilight Tastings return for its fifth year and it is set to be the biggest event yet, with a record number of exhibitors and some new entertainment. The popular annual event, held at Wauchope Showground, brings together quality beer, wine, spirits and food, with a focus on showcasing local producers.
- Oysters in the Vines - Seafood and Wine Festival: December 31 at Cassegrain Wines. A highlight in the local calendar, don't miss this very popular celebration of oysters, seafood and fine wine, with live music, masterclasses and over 30 artist and market stalls.
- Elephant Trail Race: from July 17-19 from 10am to 1pm in Cairncross State Forest. The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest. You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai people. Go to www.elephanttrailrace.com.au
- Port Macquarie Trail Festival: from August 31-November 3.at Jolly Nose MTB Park, Houston Mitchell Drive, Bonny Hills. Annual Port Macquarie MTB and Trail Running Festival. This event will be held over two day at two different locations in the bush surrounding Port Macquarie. Each day will have both a mountain biking and trail running event. Go to www.trailterra.com.au
- Bright Night Run: September 11 on Port Macquarie's Town Green. There will be pre-start entertainment on the Ironman stage, including a warm-up, prizes for best and worst outfits and some great dance music. All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to local organisations in the Port Macquarie region.
- Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival: October 4 from 6.30am to 2.30pm starting Town beach, Port Macquarie. Currently, the Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival is still scheduled to run in the middle weekend of the September/October NSW school holidays. Should this change, registered participants will be notified. Go to www.beachtobrother.com.au
- Halloween Dusk to Dawn: October 31-November 1 in Cairncross State Forest. Seven kilometre and Dusk to Dawn 12 hour solo and teams runners will brave the forest first, followed by the Moonlight Marathon and Twilight Half Marathon runners. Go to www.halloweendusk2dawn.com.au
This information was correct as of July 13, 2020 with updates available via the direct web links provided or at https://portmacquarieinfo.com.au/whats-on
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