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 11: Distillations, Glasshouse Regional Gallery.
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
June 18: Kanopy Film Club presents Ride Like a Girl, 9,30am at Port Macquarie Library. Bookings mnclibrary.org.au
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. Includes Battle of the Bands, markets and film and photo competition. From 7am-5pm at Town Beach, Port Macquarie. www.madpmq.com.au/ride-the-wave
June 19: My Life, My Story and Songs of Billy Joel, 8pm at the Glasshouse Theatre.
June 19: The Lost Plot Winter Lantern Festival for Port Macquarie Steiner School. At the garden on Central Rd, Port Macquarie from 3pm-6pm gold coin donation.
June 19: Absolutely Awesome Abstract Acrylic Pouring Workshop, 12.30pm-2.30pm at Port Macquarie Community College. Ph: 0434 464 646.
June 19: Jason Singh - Taxi Ride, 7.30pm at Laurieton United Services Club.
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 19-July 31: Hastings Cancer Trust online Winter Glimmer Dinner. Hosts can register now on our website hastingscancertrust.org.au and receive a fundraising page to share with friends as well as hosting tips and invitation templates.
June 20: Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Winter Solstice Swim. 6.15am at McInherney Park, Port Macquarie. $5 entry. Hot breakfast and coffee afterwards.
June 20: Telegraph Point FUNdraiser, 9am-12 noon at the Old Butter Factory. Fundraiser for Telegraph Point School and Muddle Top House.
June 20: Buddy Holly and the Crickets Tribute Show, 2pm at Port Macquarie Panthers.
June 20: Wauchope Cup race day at Port Macquarie race track.
June 20: Port Astronomy Winter Solstice Swim, 6.15am at McInherney Park. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BRGTH
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 22-23: Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark, 6.30pm, 10am and 1pm at the Glasshouse Theatre.
June 23: Author Christine Sykes speaking about her new memoir Gough and Me, 2pm at Port Macquarie Library.
June 23-July 11: Winter Wonderland at Club North Haven on Ice. 9.30am. Bookings: www.trybooking.com
June 24: Natalie Isaacs founder of 1 Million Women will speak at the Hastings Business Women's Network cohosted by MidWaste and call on all women to take climate change action into their own hands. "In Conversation with Natalie Isaacs" will be held at the Mercure, 5.30-8pm. Tickets are $30 and include canapes and a drink on arrival. Bookings essential at hbwn.com.au/events.
June 25: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 7.30pm at Glasshouse Theatre.
June 25: Author Kaneana May speaking about her new novel at Port Macquarie Library 10.30am.
June 25: Resin Cheese Board Class, 6pm at Arthouse Industries. Ph: 6584 5443.
June 26: Port Macquarie Astronomical Association Winter Solstice dinner at Water's Edge, Port Macquarie. $65 food, drinks, entertainment. All funds raised go towards the establishment of a science centre. Bookings: To book go to www.trybooking.com/BRGTC
June 26: Shimano MTB Grand Prix Race. 9am-3pm at Jolly Nose MTB Park, Queens Lake.
June 26: Blake O'Connor, 8.30pm at Wauchope RSL.
June 26-27: Robertson Bros - 60s Variety Show, 2pm and 7.30pm on June 26; and 2pm on June 27, Glasshouse Theatre.
June 26: Traditional Aboriginal Weaving, 12.30pm-3pm, Port Macquarie Community College. Ph: 0434 464 646.
June 29: Gardening storytime for 3+ years, 0am at Laurieton library. Bookings essential.
June 29: Clay Nature Prints, 8+ years, 10am Wauchope Library. Bookings essential.
June 30: Jack and the Beanstalk Planter Craft, 5+ years, 10am Port Macquarie Library.
June 30: Book of the Month with Fran - Leave the World Behind, 11am, Port Macquarie Library.
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 4: John Williamson and his Winding Back tour in Port Macquarie on July 4 at the Glasshouse Theatre.
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 8: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show, 8pm at the Glasshouse Theatre.
July 10: Camden Haven Festival. Set near the Camden Haven River in North Haven, buskers, market stalls, live music, and kids' activities will entertain from 12 noon to 6pm.
July 10: The Camden Haven artists of the Hastings Valley Fine Arts Association are running an art exhibition in conjunction with the Camden Haven Festival. The exhibit will run Saturday and Sunday the July 10-11 between 9am and 4pm at St Peters the Fisherman Hall, 421 Ocean Drive, Laurieton.
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 21: Envoy: Shark Cull documentary screening at Majestic Cinemas, Port Macquarie. All cinema and ticket information is available at watch.envoyfilm.com.au.
July 23: Wauchope "Gets Its Glow On" Festival of Lights from 5pm-8.30pm at Wauchope Showground. Sculptures, food trucks, roving performers.
July 25: Hastings Choristers - Together Again at the Glasshouse from 2.30pm.
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 10: Todd McKenney - Sings Peter Allen at the Glasshouse Theatre. Guaranteed to give you plenty of laughs, along with all the great hits from Peter Allen and songs from Todd's all-time favourite performers including Bette Midler, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow and more.
September 25-26: Hello Koalas Festival and Treasure Hunt. 9am-5pm at various locations across Port Macquarie.
September 26: Beach to Brother Running Festival
October 1-4: Port Macquarie ArtWalk.
October 2: Vibez in the Vines at Cassegrain Winery. Port Macquarie is leading the charge for the return of live music events with the all-ages, indie music festival Vibez in the Vines, locked in for the October long weekend at Cassegrain Winery. The festival will be headlined by legendary 80s pop-rockers, GANGgajang. Tickets for the event are on sale now at www.oztix.com.au with a limited number of early bird tickets available. Children under 8 are free with a paying adult.
October 9-10: Gardenista 2021 at Comboyne War Memorial Hall and private gardens across the Comboyne plateau. Gardenista is a festival celebrating the rich diversity of Comboyne's creative landscape. Includes demonstrations of botanical art and couture, as well as the famous garden walks in beautiful private gardens spread across the plateau. For more go to www.creativecomboyne.com.au
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. Click here for tickets.
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