We try to keep this up-to-date however please consider that COVID restrictions changes may impact some events.
Until mid-November: The Matilda Street Art Gallery in Macksville will be displaying works by three Nambucca Valley artists until mid November. Titled "A Passion for Printmaking," the showcase of talent brings together the works of Catherine Eadie, Juliet Tilson and Jenny Thorsby.
November 10-28: Crescent Head based artist Robyn Jackson will launch her eighth solo art exhibition at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone. 'In My Backyard', will run from November 10 until November 28, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.30am to 4pm at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone.
November 13-December 12: Operation Art 2020 - 10am-2pm at The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. Operation Art is an annual exhibition celebrating its 26th Anniversary this year. These 50 artworks created by students across New South Wales will tour the state before finding their home at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, where they will help make sick kids feel better through the power of art.
November 26: (Last Friday of every month) - Open Mic Night 7:30pm to 9pm - Theatre Oz - Unit 3, 1a Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.au www.theatreozpm.com.au Ph: 0490 441 724
November 26-28: Volleyball NSW is excited to announce NSW Beach Volleyball Tour Round #3 will take place in Port Macquarie. 8am-8pm Town Beach.
November 27: Rainbow Gold Enduro. The Coolangatta Gold-style 10km ski paddle, 2km swim, 3km board paddle and 5km beach run will relaunch at Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills.
November 27: Fire Museum official opening,12 Stevens Street, Port Macquarie, from 10.30am.
November 27: Port Macquarie's Wicked Elf and the Country Brewer host amateur beer competition. For more information, including how to enter and what prizes are on offer, please visit www.wickedelf.com.au
November 27: The Eagles Show 'Rocking Down the Highway' 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Club North Haven, 1 Woodford Road, North Haven. Tickets available: stickytickets.com.au Ph: 02 6559 9150
November 27: A Community Christmas party at the Kendall Community Centre on Saturday 27 November from 9am till 12 noon. Sponsored by the St Agnes' Catholic Parish Recovery Support Service there will be free, fun activities for the kids including a jumping castle, balloon animals, Troppo Magic and face painting. There will be market stalls to browse and the café will be open
November 27: 3x3 Basketball Tournament at Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium.
November 28: Hastings Old Holdens Car Club of NSW Inc will host the Hastings Holden Pride family event at Wauchope Showground on November 28 from 9am-2pm.
November 28: Music of the Night: An International Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, 2pm, Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
November 28: Hello Sailor 1st Birthday, Reggae Sunday, 3pm Hello Sailor, Park Street, Port Macquarie . Bookings essential bookings.nowbookit.com
November 28: The annual Coastal Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence returns this year, with community members invited to wear white and walk any part of the Coastal Walk from Lighthouse Beach to Westport Park on Sunday 28 November. For more information and to download the quiz visit libertyservices.org.au/coastalwalk. To fundraise or donate head to libertycoastalwalk.raisely.com
November 28: Coastal Claymakers to fill empty bowls and empty stomachs at Coramba Hall. Local ceramicists are making and donating beautiful handmade and hand painted ceramic bowls and are offering a healthy lunch of mixed salads, soups and crusty bread for $25. Bowls can be taken home by the purchaser. This is the group's third event and judging by last year's keen interest and success they have introduced a pre-booking opportunity on Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/empty-bowls-tickets-203617183477.
November 30: Book of the Month 'The Other Side of Beautiful' via Zoom 2.30pm live online, Port Macquarie library. Ph: 02 6581 8755. Register for link at: mnclibrary.org.au/whats-on
November 30: Port Macquarie Hastings Pipes and Drums will play at Town Green, Port Macquarie between 6pm and 7.30pm in honour of St Andrew, the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Christmas Countdown events: Time to get jingly - Christmas countdown begins across our region
December 3-5: NSW State Cup touch football tournament, Tuffins Lane, Port Macquarie
December 3: National Day of People with a Disability event at Davis Farm, 128 Rawdon Island Road, Sancrox, 10am-2pm. The Davis Farm in collaboration with Benevolent society is proud to be hosting the inaugural Celebration of National Day of People with Disability. The event will hold live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, BBQ and coffee, stalls and more from 10am - 2pm. The event aims to celebrate strengths, be proud of differences and come together in an inclusive environment for a fun day out on the Farm.
December 4: NSW local government elections.
December 4-5: Comboyne Campdraft, at the Comboyne Showground from 7am on Saturday, December 4 and 7am on Sunday, December 5.
December 8: Bonny Hills CWA Christmas Stall at Bonny Hills Community Hall, 10am-2pm
December 9-12: Festival of the Sun. POSTPONED UNTIL May 2022. Click here for tickets.
December 9-31: Kempsey Rotary Club is holding its annual Book Sale. Thousands of second-hand books will be sold on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm from December 9-31. The book sale will be held in the shop next to NRMA in Smith Street, Kempsey. Volunteers to help with the sale are welcome.
December 10-12: Wildside Adventure Race Port Macquarie Edition - The Wildside Adventure Race will have everything - challenging trek legs, demanding mountain biking and scenic paddle legs. The course is rich in history. You and your team will get a real adventure experience while you get to know the Camden Haven region of Port Macquarie. www.wildsideadventurerace.com.au
December 10: Australia's most successful Tenor, internationally acclaimed sensation Mark Vincent will be presenting his popular new concert "The Impossible Dream" at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
December 11: Low N Slow at Hastings IGA, Sovereign Hills, Port Macquarie. Tastings and book signings with Adam Roberts 10am-12 noon. Some great in-store all-day specials in the delicatessen, produce, grocery and meat departments.
December 12: Christmas with the Choristers 2pm at St Agnes Church, Port Macquarie. Tickets from the Glasshouse Box Office and at the door. $20 or $10 for those under 18. QR check in and proof of vaccination is required.
December 12: Christmas Under The Stars at Westport Park Port Macquarie from 6pm. Santa, carols, entertainment and special guest Gina Jefferys. Tickets $5 from Westport Club.
December 19: Mid-North Coast musicians, Phil Jamieson and Blake O'Connor are coming together this holiday season for a little bit of country and a little bit of rock n roll to raise funds for headspace Port Macquarie. On a mission to support local youth, this duo who are actual neighbours are joining forces for a one-off, all ages gig at Hello Sailor, Sunday 19th December 4pm. Click here for tickets.
December 30: Oysters in the Vines, 11am-7pm at Cassegrain Winery, 10 Winery Drive, Port Macquarie