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March 19th 2020: At this difficult time many of our events & gatherings have had to be cancelled or postponed, so please check direct with the venue where possible.  Please keep us in your thoughts  for when you are able to start planning your next visit – which is hopefully not too far away.  

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Merimbula Jazz Festival 2020

Friday 5th June, 2020 - Monday 8th June, 2020

Merimbula Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers adore this seaside festival, celebrating music across 3 days with hundreds of musicians and performers and in 2020 it’s the big 4-0.  Yes, the Merimbula Jazz Festival is turning 40 !!

The festival was born in 1980, during an impromptu Sunday afternoon gig at Merimbula’s Fishpen, the next year it began in earnest and now includes all styles of jazz from traditional, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern and funk.

Features of the weekend are the Jazz Street Parade and Concert, Saturday night Jazz Quest and the late night jam session which has the town rocking until well into the wee hours.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Merimbula

Phone:

0419 445 011

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Tathra MTB Enduro

Saturday 6th June, 2020 - Sunday 7th June, 2020

Tathra EnduroThe Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains.

The Tathra MTB Enduro has gained a cult following for its super flowing seaside single track and its enthusiastic community spirit.

The event encourages participation of all levels of mountain bike rider with a rare opportunity to race along the coastline on a mix of forest roads and secret stashes of single track deep in the heart of the coastal wilderness.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 7th June, 2020

Jazz Festival Race Day is on at Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Sunday 7th June 2020.

Bring your mates, grab the free buses to and from the track for a fabulous day out! There will be entertainment, free jumping castle for the kids and Fashions on the Field with Great Prizes!

Type:

Sport

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1899

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Saturday 4th July, 2020

Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country!

Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone.
Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we’re home-delivering Australia’s largest comedy festival in one jam packed night of the biggest and best belly laughs you’ll have all year.

For over twenty years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song to towns and cities across Australia. From Mandurah to Mackay, Devonport to Darwin and 80 destinations in between, this really is the rip-roaring road trip of a life time!

PERFORMANCE DURATION

Show running time is approximately 2 hrs 15 mins including 20 min interval

SHOW WARNINGS

Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.

Type:

Festival

Where:

Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550

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Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Friday 24th July, 2020 - Saturday 12th September, 2020

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is one of Australia’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prizes.

Hannan was a gifted realistic portraitist and well known in the Bega Valley as a staunch supporter and generous patron of the arts.

Her legacy was carried by her husband Brian Settle, and now by Hannan’s son Peter, who is himself a talented photographer. The purse is $50,000, with an additional $3000 for people’s Choice and $500 Mailroom Prize.

Visit the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to view the exhibition until September 12th 2020.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Council Chambers, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

(02) 6499 2202

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Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Friday 24th July, 2020 - Saturday 12th September, 2020

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is one of Australia’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prizes.

Hannan was a gifted realistic portraitist and well known in the Bega Valley as a staunch supporter and generous patron of the arts.

Her legacy was carried by her husband Brian Settle, and now by Hannan’s son Peter, who is himself a talented photographer. The purse is $50,000, with an additional $3000 for people’s Choice and $500 Mailroom Prize.

Visit the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to view the exhibition until September 12th 2020.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Council Chambers, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

(02) 6499 2202

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Tathra Rockabilly Retro Week

Thursday 3rd September, 2020 - Thursday 10th September, 2020

Back by popular demand, Tathra’s week of retro is on again.  A full program,  with the spotlight firmly on vintage cool, events include the favourites – vintage market day and street parade, plus  show ‘n’ shine, rockabilly dance workshops, rockqwiz evenings, Op Shop tours, loads of live music and much more.   Follow the link here to Tathra Beachside where you can check out the full program and book your accommodation and events.

 

Type:

Festival

Where:

Tathra NSW

Phone:

1300 527 010

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The Eden Caravan Muster

Saturday 12th September, 2020 - Saturday 19th September, 2020

The Eden Caravan Muster is an annual event held in Eden, on the beautiful Sapphire Coast.  In 2020, it will be held from the 12th – 19th September.

The town has put together a huge series of events to welcome all “musterers” and there’s 8 days of food, wine, entertainment and adventure on offer.

5 Caravan Parks are coming together to showcase Eden and the Sapphire Coast all week long with plenty of planned entertainment and activities, including a country music showcase, an open air cinema, markets, local produce long table and a dedicated Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo!

Check out the official Eden Caravan Muster’s website – www.edencaravanmuster.com.au for all the details and to book your place.

Type:

Festival

Where:

Eden, NSW 2551

Phone:

6496 1953

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Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award

Friday 24th July, 2020 - Saturday 12th September, 2020

The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award is one of Australia’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prizes.

Hannan was a gifted realistic portraitist and well known in the Bega Valley as a staunch supporter and generous patron of the arts.

Her legacy was carried by her husband Brian Settle, and now by Hannan’s son Peter, who is himself a talented photographer. The purse is $50,000, with an additional $3000 for people’s Choice and $500 Mailroom Prize.

Visit the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to view the exhibition until September 12th 2020.

 

 

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Council Chambers, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550

Phone:

(02) 6499 2202

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ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

Saturday 3rd October, 2020 - Sunday 4th October, 2020

A weekend to run, refresh, relax and renew in beautiful Bermagui this spring.

For locals and visitors, ReBoot in Bermagui is two days of active participation in a variety of activities in Bermagui’s beautiful coastal environment.  Held over the October long weekend it offers something for everyone so come along and join in the fun!

2019’s program included a Tug-o-War Challenge, boot camp, yoga, Tai Chi, pilates, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), barefoot bowls, Ambrose golf competition, golf croquet, badminton, croquet … and more. For the kids, as well as the fun run, there’s Oops! The Clown, hula hoop fun competition, skate, scoot  & BMX competition.

2020 events will be added closer to the time so be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram

Type:

Festival, Sport

Where:

Bermagui

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Sapphire Coast Week of Golf

Saturday 17th October, 2020 - Sunday 25th October, 2020

Now entering it’s 40th year, the annual Sapphire Coast Week of Golf is the high point of the golfing calendar for the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club and for the Far South Coast region at large.

Described by the influential Inside Golf magazine as ‘the finest tournament of its type in Australia’, the competition annually attracts around 700-800 entrants from every state and territory as well as numerous overseas visitors from such places as the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.

Highly regarded for its friendly atmosphere and professional organisation the tournament has encouraged many return visits from golfers, some having participated for more than 30 years.

The Week of Golf comprises nine days of women’s, men’s and mixed competitions. The week concludes with the Pambula Merimbula Men’s Open Championship on the final Saturday and Sunday.

Eden Whale Festival

Friday 30th October, 2020 - Sunday 1st November, 2020

Whale tails in Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast

Whales play on the Sapphire Coast.

It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

Celebrate the Humpback Highway with sightings from sea and shore, performances, exhibitions and music, and feast on local produce while whales play in Twofold Bay.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates with a huge party and fireworks on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

 

Type:

Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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Eden Whale Festival

Friday 30th October, 2020 - Sunday 1st November, 2020

Whale tails in Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast

Whales play on the Sapphire Coast.

It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

Celebrate the Humpback Highway with sightings from sea and shore, performances, exhibitions and music, and feast on local produce while whales play in Twofold Bay.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates with a huge party and fireworks on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

 

Type:

Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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