Red Hot Summer Tour: Port Macquarie, February 24
The Red Hot Summer Tour will kick off in Port Macquarie on Saturday, Feburary 24 at Westport Park. For series three, this star studded-line-up will feature Suzi Quatro taking centre stage, playing with international juggernauts Cheap Trick, alongside Aussie favourites Jon Stevens, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, and Chocolate Starfish. The outdoor shows will take place in various locations across the country. All areas of Westport Park have full view of the stage. Patrons in the General Admission areas are encouraged to bring a camp chair or small rug to the event. The official ticketing agency for this event is Ticketmaster.
Road Safety Awareness Talk: Laurieton, March 16
Hannah's Blue Butterflies is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness in road safety with a particular focus on young drivers. They will be joining us at Simplicity Funerals, Laurieton to share their knowledge and support through their personal story that led them to begin talks on this crucial topic. It will be held at Simplicity Funerals Laurieton on March 16 at 10am. RSVP to Michelle on 0407 517 607 or email@example.com by March 14.
Get it Girl Networking Event: Port Macquarie, March 27
Our Women in Business event is for businesses to connect, encourage and support our local businesses to build relationships and keep our business local. Get dressed up and enjoy a few hours of resetting for the week. It will be held on March 27 at The Local at Flynns Beach. Set up for stall holders is 10am and general admission is from 11.45am with a finish time of 2pm. A kid friendly event. There are strictly only 160 tickets available.
Oyster Festival: North Shore, March 30
The first North Shore Oyster Festival will be held on Saturday, March 30 at Kangaroo Park. It will be a chance to meet Hastings oyster farmers and try the freshest oysters. There will be food, wine and beer as well as free activities for the kids. Live music will keep the crowd entertained and there will also be an oyster shucking competition. A free shuttle bus will also pick up pedestrians heading over on the ferry. The festival will be held from 12 - 4pm.
Ride the Sound Wave: Port Macquarie, April 6
The Make A Difference Charity (MAD) have announced that Xavier Rudd, The Dreggs, Emily Wurramara, Mama Kin Spender and Round Mountain Girls will all hit the picturesque beachside stage next year for the 2024 Ride the Sound Wave. The MAD team will bring another powerhouse line-up to Port Macquarie for the fourth iteration of Ride the Sound Wave on April 6, 2024. The event raises much needed funds for MAD, a not-for-profit volunteer run charity, who support a growing number of families and individuals in need across the Hastings region having served meals to over 5000 adults and 1000 children in 2023.
ArtWalk 2024: Port Macquarie, June 7
Join us on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 5.00pm - 9.00pm for ArtWalk, an evening like no other, celebrating our incredible creative community and our beautiful region. We are inviting expressions of interest for you to be involved. Embrace the 'Coastal' theme and tell us how you'll help to shine a spotlight on our CBD on the evening.
State Forests, Mid North Coast
Families wanting to get out in nature should consider the activities the Mid North Coast's state forests have to offer. Guulabaa (Place of Koala) in Cowarra State Forest, incorporates the Wildnets Adventure Park. There are also visitor and camping areas in Swans Crossing, Coopernook HQ and Cobrabald. For more information, visit forestrycorporation.com.au
There are many local markets on the Mid North Coast. Just go to the following online guide to visit one near you: Markets around our region
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