Now-May 14: Hastings Bonsai Group. They meet on the first Saturday of each month at the Rotary Community Hall.
Now - June 12: Expressive Drawing with Jill Cairns at Glasshouse Regional Gallery 1pm-3.30pm.
Now-June 30: Tourists Paradise Online Exhibition. 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 in this online exhibition at the Port Macquarie Museum.
Now - June 30: Winnie the Unicorn. Make history with Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail by celebrating the special release of our brand new sculpture Winnie the Unicorn for Port Macquarie-Hastings' bicentenary year. The shop in Bellbowrie Street opens on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm.
Now - July 4: Landescape at Glasshouse Regional Gallery from 10am-2pm. Inspired by the water and the natural environment: Water and the natural landscape are close to our heart in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Glimpses of water, the sound of crash waves, the dappled bush light and the raw beauty of the lush hinterland are the undercurrent of everyday. Escape into the landscapes of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art Collection.
Now-July 14: The Hastings Fine Art Gallery is located in Port Macquarie, overlooking Oxley Beach. The latest exhibition of beautiful artworks by their talented members opens mid-April to mid-July 2021. All artworks are for sale. Their gallery is located on the grounds of the Maritime Museum.
Now - August 22: The Artist's Market. The Artist Market is staged on the fourth Sunday of each month in the grounds of The Maritime Museum, Port Macquarie.
Now-September 30: Buddy Bonding Pottery Wheel Workshop at The Seed Creative. This is an intro wheel class - great for beginners. 6pm-8pm at Belah Rd, Port Macquarie. Book online at theseedcreativeworkshops.com
Now-December 3: Hand Built Pottery Class at The Seed Creative. You will learn hand-building techniques including slab construction, coil and pinch, and create up to two medium-size pieces. 2pm-4pm at Belah Rd, Port Macquarie. Book online at theseedcreativeworkshops.com
Now - December 11: Contemporary Embroidery Class at Sunset Framing and Gallery, Central Rd, Port Macquarie from 10am-12 noon.
Now - December 12: Prussingart. Sunday afternoon art sessions at Bluewater Bar and Restaurant, Ocean Street, Port Macquarie.
Now - December 25: Wauchope Farmer's Market, 8am to 12 noon at Wauchope Showground.
Now-December 30: Beginners Pottery Wheel Workshop at The Seed Creative. In this workshop, you will learn basic throwing techniques. Each person can create 2 final pieces which we will clear glaze and fire for you. All supplies, an apron, firing and clear glaze included. 6pm-8pm at Belah Rd, Port Macquarie. Book online at theseedcreativeworkshops.com
Now-December 30: Intro to Pottery Wheel at The Seed Creative. 10am-12 noon at Belah Rd, Port Macquarie. Book online at theseedcreativeworkshops.com
May 11: Joan McCarthy Author visit 2pm Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room Limited spots - bookings essential mnclibrary.org.au
May 12: Magic Beach Show 11.30am & 1.15pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au
May 14: Wine and Watercolour Workshop at The Seed Creative. 6pm-8pm at Belah Rd, Port Macquarie. Book online at theseedcreativeworkshops.com
May 14: Mirusia - A Salute to the Seekers and the Classics 8pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
May 15: Isaac Butterfield - Outlaw 7.30pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
May 15: Franki Valli and The Beach Boys 8pm Port Macquarie Panthers Auditorium
May 15: Watercolours, Charcoals, Inks & Soft Pastels Workshop 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Port Macquarie Community College Ph or text 0434 464 646
May 15: Isaac Butterfield - Outlaw 7.30pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
May 16: Human Nature - People Get Ready 2pm & 7ppm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
May 16: Rotary Sunrise Big Dig Treasure Hunt. Registration commences at 8:30am with the first dig (3 & Under) commencing at 10:30am. The Family BIG DIG will start at 12 noon on Town Beach.
May 16-November 21: Laurieton Riverwalk market. Held every third Sunday of each month with an extra market in January at the Bruce Porter Reserve in Laurieton.
May 17: Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Day with special guest EPL Liverpool FC Legend - Craig Johnston. Info at portchamber.com.au
May 18-19: Legal Health Check - for Law Week 10am Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room. Limited spots - bookings essential mnclibrary.org.au
May 18: Races at Port Macquarie Race Club 11.30am, Port Macquarie Race Club Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie
May 19 and 21: Gardening with Soul - Kanopy Film Club 10.30am to 1.00pm Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room. Limited spots - bookings essential mnclibrary.org.au
May 19-20: Les Misérables 6.30pm - The Iona Theatre, St Columba Anglican School 3 Iona Avenue, Port Macquarie. Register: scas.eventbrite.com
May 21: This World, jazz showcase at Wauchope Arts Hall. Artists are Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson and Jonathan Zwartz. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/BQMSN
May 21: Climate Strike, Port Macquarie
May 22: Opera Australia Strings Masterclass 9.30am Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
May 22: Mesmerising Abstract Acrylic Pour Workshop 12.30pm - 2.30pm at Port Macquarie Community College Ph or text 0434 464 646
May 22: Carmen by Opera Australia 7.30pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au
May 22: Next Exit Festival. Westport Park. Next Exit Festival will deliver live music from psych-rock outfit Ocean Alley; Spacey Jane, who recently became the highest-ranking Australian artist of the Hottest 100; Northern Beaches four-piece Dear Seattle; NSW local Merci; Mercy and sister duo Clews. Tickets mjrpresents.com.
May 23: Port Macquarie Brickfest - a Lego fan event. Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium.
May 24: High Tea on the Hastings - Port AdVenture Cruises 11.00am to 1.00pm - Town Wharf (end of Clarence St, Port Macquarie) Bookings Required Ph: 0434 393 199
May 25: Greg Blaze Author visit 2.30pm Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room. Limited spots - bookings essential mnclibrary.org.au
May 26: Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea at Mrs York's Garden in Port Macquarie from 9.30am.
May 27-June 3: National Reconciliation Week.
May 28: Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 7.30pm Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie www.glasshouse.org.au
May 29: Alive in the 70's 8.30pm Wauchope RSL Club Young Street, Wauchope Tickets available at outix.com.au www.wauchopersl.com.au
May 29: U3a Port Macquarie Hastings Concert 9:30 am - 10:30am & at 11:00am - 12 noon Tenison Woods Centre, St Agnes Village (off Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie) www.pmhu3a.org.au
May 29: Port Macquarie Hastings Municipal Band together with the Brisbane Waters Brass Band (NSW Central Coast) are holding a joint flood concert at 7pm at the Laurieton United Services Club. Tickets at the door adults $10, U16s $5.
May 30: Mental Health Ball hosted by Hastings Rotaract at Panthers Port Macquarie.
May 30: Butter Factory Blues and Roots with Kevin Borich, Minnie Marks, Keanu Jai and Emir. 2pm-7pm at the Old Butter Factory at Telegraph Point. Tickets: trybooking.com/bqbob
May 30: Hastings Education Fund Charity Golf Day. A fundraiser to further HEF's work in providing grants to local students needing help with their post-school education or training costs. For golf bookings phone Port Macquarie Golf Club Pro Shop on 0478818330.
May 31: Book of the Month with Lee - all welcome. The One Hundred years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin 10am Port Macquarie Library Meeting. Room Limited spots - bookings essential mnclibrary.org.au
May 31: Races at Port Macquarie Race Club 11.30am, Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie
June 3-12: A Night at the Museum. Discover our fascinating maritime history, at the Port Macquarie Maritime Museum from 12pm-8pm.
June 4-5: Port Macquarie West Rotary fundraiser and Guinness World Record sock challenge. Funds raised will be distributed to Endeavour Club House, YP Space, Soldier On and the Hastings Education Fund.
June 5: Stars of the Hastings Dance for Cancer at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. To support the stars through a donation or to purchase tickets, visit stars.cancercouncil.com.au/event/stars-of-hastings or follow the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/starsofhastings.
June 12-14: Hastings Farm Gate Tours. A self-drive tour in the greater Port Macquarie region over the June long weekend, visiting properties where farming and food production happen by working with nature, regeneratively. 9am-4pm. www.pmhsn.org.au/hastings-farm-gate-tour
June 12-14: Port Macquarie Bodyboarding Teams Challenge. Bodyboarding clubs from all around Australia pit the best 10 riders from their clubs against each other to claim the title of 'best club in the nation'. 6am-6pm Town Beach, Port Macquarie.
June 18-20: Ride the Wave Festival. This is a charity community event which will see 150 competitors compete for major prizes in a combined surfing and skateboarding Festival. 7am-5pm at Town Beach, Port Macquarie.
June 19-20: Fox Super Flow Sealed by Stan's Race. Rocky Trail's 2021 Superflow season is going to rock your world and this event will feature many of the 'must-ride' trails at Jolly Nose MTB Park. 9am-3.30pm.
June 21: Emma Walker - Mark Making Workshop. Emma Walker consistently and evocatively engages with the natural world, looking at the patterns and rhythms that recur in nature. Carving, sanding, digging, grinding, glazing, dripping and scratching into layered timber, the artist creates a unique process and approach to her sculptural wall paintings. 9am-3pm at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery.
June 26: Shimano MTB Grand Prix Race. 9am-3pm at Jolly Nose MTB Park, Queens Lake.
July 1-September 30: Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tours. Take a tour of the Glasshouse, explore the stage, dressing rooms and back of house areas and find out more about the magic of theatre. 1pm-2pm at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
July 8: Steve Kilbey, live and acoustic at Hello Sailor, Port Macquarie. Playing two of The Church's iconic albums. Tickets available from Hello Sailor.
July 10-12: The Elephant Trail Race. ETR offers participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and Ultra Distance Runner. Distances of 200 kilometres, 160 kilometres, 100 kilometres, 50 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 13 kilometres, five kilometres and a free Kids Race 2.5 kilometres. 10am-1pm in Cairncross State Forest.
July 16-17: Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella. 7pm-9.30pm at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
July 23: Wauchope "Gets Its Glow On" Festival of Lights from 5pm-8.30pm at Wauchope Showground. Sculptures, food trucks, roving performers.
July 31: 2021 Coastline Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards. For more go to www.portchamber.com.au/business-awards.
July 31: Alex Lloyd live and acoustic at Long Point Vineyard
August 6-8: The Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show at Wauchope Showground.
August 22: Bottlebutt Bash Trail Run. The 'Bottlebutt Bash' is a 21 kilometre bash through the magical Burrawan State Forest. 5.30am to 3pm.
September 5: Ironman Australia. At the home of the Oceania TriClub Championship, you'll experience a truly unique swim in the calm water of Hastings River, a spectacular ride alongside the Pacific Ocean and a high-energy run in the heart of Port Macquarie.
September 9-11: Patchwork Treasures. In 2021, Wauchope Quilters' show will take a different form. They are taking their quilts to the streets of Wauchope. Instead of in just one location, the quilts will be displayed outside shops and in a number of venues: halls, churches, the Department Store, to name a few. 9am-4pm.
September 25-26: Hello Koalas Festival and Treasure Hunt. 9am-5pm at various locations across Port Macquarie.
October 1-4: Port Macquarie ArtWalk.
October 30-31: Halloween Dusk to Dawn. 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. Held in Cairncross State Forest.
November 6: Red Hot Summer Tour. The show features an all-star line-up of Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney. On the green at waterside Westport Park from 12 noon to 8.30pm.
November 20: Nitro Circus Live. Witness Nitro's thrill-loving daredevils brave the world's largest jumps as they launch 60 feet into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never imagined could fly. 4pm-6.30pm at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium.
December 9-12: Festival of the Sun. Festival of the Sun is Port Macquarie's flagship live music event bringing in the summer with some great live Aussie and International bands, tasty markets and three days of camping in the sun next to the beach.
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