Our events combine our unspoilt wilderness with the talents and celebrations of its people and past times.

Due to COVID-19 some of our regular events & gatherings have had to be cancelled or postponed, so please check direct with the venue where possible.  We look forward to seeing you on your next visit – which is hopefully not too far away.

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Dreamcoat Theatre presents “Mamma Mia”

Friday 15th January, 2021 - Saturday 23rd January, 2021

Dreamcoat Theatre Productions, a not-for-profit, local Bega Valley amateur community theatre group, proudly present “Mamma Mia” at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.  A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia!

We will be donating our excess profits from our Mamma Mia! production to the ‘Sapphire Coast Advocates For Social Justice’ to aid their work in supporting bushfire affected families in our local area.

 

 

Performances at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre

7pm shows 

Friday 15th January (opening night), Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23 January (closing night)

Matinee 2pm shows 

Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th, Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21st, Saturday 23rd

Merimbula Producers Market

Saturday 2nd January, 2021 - Saturday 30th January, 2021

With a  focus on home grown and home made,  Merimbula’s Summer Producers Markets are a “must do” if you are in town over Summer.  Expect to be spoilt for choice with fruit, vegetables and plants, arts and crafts and unique design and creations – “not normally available on the High Street”.    Held in 5 locations around town on a Saturday morning, the markets will run from 10am to 2pm on the following dates:-

January 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th.

Find out more here.

Snug Cove Summer Seafood Precinct

Saturday 19th December, 2020 - Sunday 31st January, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Saturday 19th December until Sunday 31st January 2021, Eden Wharf will come alive again with a variety of food trucks providing coffee, fresh oysters, prawns and crayfish, Eden mussels and fish & chips.

Pop down for a morning coffee and a wander of the wharves, or a delicious seafood lunch or dinner by the sea showcasing Eden’s and the Sapphire Coast’s fresh and amazing seafood.   From 11am to 8pm daily.

For more information click here

Shimano Bermagui Bait & Tackle Blue Water Classic Game Fishing Trnmt

Saturday 23rd January, 2021 - Monday 25th January, 2021

Marlin catch_157aHosted by Bermagui Big Game Anglers Club, the 85th Blue Water Classic is a NSW Game Fishing Sanctioned Tournament.

Competitors who sign up will also be chasing other fish such as shark, king fish and tuna in the waters north or south of Bermagui. There are prizes in various categories in the tag and release and capture sections. Prize categories include marlin, other game fish such as yellow fin tuna and shark, junior and lady angler categories, as well as a small fry section and a lucky angler prize. More info here.

Type:

Sport

Where:

Bermagui Harbour, Bermagui NSW

Phone:

02 6493 4230

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Tathra Amateur Fishing Club Australia Day Competition

Saturday 23rd January, 2021 - Sunday 24th January, 2021

Tathra’s Australia Day fishing competition is on again, proudly sponsored by the Tathra Beach Country Club.  Everyone is welcome from the keen fishers to those who’d just like to spectate and enjoy the day.   Cash prizes on offer!!

Head down to Kianinny Boat Ramp to register!  Fishing starts from 5.30am on Sat 23rd January and concludes on Sunday 24th January.

For more information contact the club on 6494 1214

Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival

Saturday 30th January, 2021 - Sunday 31st January, 2021

Bega Cup Weekend is a HUGE weekend of racing action at Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

This event is proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese, Bateup Racing and Grand Matriarch Vodka.

Quality horses and trainers from the local area and interstate will feature and don’t miss our biggest Fashions on the Field competition of the year with spectacular prizes. For the kid’s we will have free entertainment all weekend long.

View the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, plus local &  interstate bookies.

COVID-19 Rules will apply, see their website www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au for the most up to date information.

 

 

Bega Valley Kennel & Obedience Club Dog Show

Saturday 6th February, 2021 - Monday 8th February, 2021

Championship shows and obedience trials
Dickinson Oval, Lamont Street, Bermagui

MBGLAC Dusky Flathead Competition

Saturday 6th February, 2021 - Sunday 7th February, 2021

Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club’s Dusky Flathead competition is on again.  This competition is open to all anglers holding a current NSW Fishing Licence or are exempt from holding a licence.  Competition fishing areas comprise all areas from Goalen Head to the southernmost point of Disaster Bay.

Cost: $30.  Entry Fees must paid prior to or at the briefing. Juniors under 16 are free.

Juniors are eligible for senior prizes only if the adult fee is paid.  Juniors paying the adult fee are then excluded from Junior prizes.

Species: Dusky Flathead – Catch and Release, photographed on a DPI brag mat – compulsory

Briefing:  Friday Friday 5th 2021, MBGLAC Clubrooms at Spencer Park Merimbula, . Doors open at 5:30pm

Come along, get involved and support this great local fishing club.

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Sport

Where:

Spencer Park, Merimbula 2548

Phone:

0412 149998

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Sapphire Coast Kennel & Obedience Club Dog Show

Wednesday 10th February, 2021 - Sunday 14th February, 2021

Rally-O trial Wednesday 10th February
Championship shows and obedience trials Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th February
Dickinson Oval, Lamont Street, Bermagui

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Bendigo Bank Pambula Cup Race Day

Saturday 13th February, 2021

Sapphire Coast Turf Club is located on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra. It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities.

The Pambula Cup Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.   The Pambula Cup is proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank and Wilton Logging.

Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.  Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, plus picnic and family friendly areas.

COVID-19 Rules will apply, see the website www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au for the most up to date information.

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Merimbula Realty Merimbula Cup Race Day

Monday 1st March, 2021

Sapphire Coast Turf Club3Sapphire Coast Turf Club is set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.  It is one of the newest and most modern country racecourses in NSW with great spectator facilities.

The Merimbula Realty Merimbula Cup Race Day is one of ten race meetings held during the season, with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.   The event is proudly sponsored by Merimbula Realty, Excel Printing and Linray Finance and Leasing.

Patrons can enjoy an unobstructed view of the racing action from most parts of the course including the Members Reserve and Function Centre and from the large, banked lawn areas.  Facilities include a Function Centre which is perfect for weddings as well as race day functions. The course offers visitors and members a variety of services including TAB, local and interstate bookmakers, food and beverage services, plus picnic and family friendly areas.

COVID-19 Rules will apply, see the website www.sapphirecoastturfclub.com.au for the most up to date information.

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EAT Merimbula

Friday 5th March, 2021 - Monday 8th March, 2021

March Long Weekend 2021

Our finest chefs, the freshest harvest from land and sea and innovative dishes featuring the best of local produce.
In the style of the new normal, the EAT Festival will be a little different this year. The organisers have decided that Sunday’s popular large gathering on Merimbula’s Fishpen will not run in 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19.
Instead, we’ll be serving up a different kind of festival with the focus on smaller individual events and supporting local restaurants. Our foodie fans will get the chance to travel between our towns and villages for bespoke EAT themed foodie experiences and standalone events which showcase our local cafes, restaurants and chefs in their “natural environment”.
Keep checking in with our site to see which new events have been added in the run up to the March 2021 long weekend

Follow us on Facebook and watch our videos here. #eatmerimbula

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Where:

Fishpen, Merimbula NSW

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Eden Amateur Fishing Competition 2021

Saturday 6th March, 2021 - Saturday 13th March, 2021

Running annually since 1979, the Eden Amateur Fishing Club Inc. is proud to host their 43rd Eden Fishing Competition.  Keen fisherman from all across Australia travel to the area to fish this great comp and in 2021 there’s $50,000 prizes up for grabs, including a boat!   The competition will run from March 6th to March 13th 2021.

For more information on categories and how to enter, visit the official website.

 

Where:

Quarantine Bay, Eden

Phone:

6496 3410

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Sculpture Bermagui

Saturday 6th March, 2021 - Sunday 14th March, 2021

Held annually in March in Bermagui on the New South Wales far south coast, Sculpture Bermagui includes an outdoor exhibition of large sculptural pieces in the magnificent settings of Dickinson Point Headland and the foreshore of Dickinson Park, as well as an indoor exhibition of smaller sculptures at the Bermagui Community Centre.

Visit the Sculpture Bermagui website for details of all exhibition extra events, including the symposium, entertainment and starlight conversations with artists.

All welcome.

Featured artwork “Gypsy of the Deep” by Sam Anderson

Type:

Exhibition, Festival

Where:

Bermagui

Phone:

0466 013 153

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Four Winds Easter Festival

Friday 2nd April, 2021 - Sunday 4th April, 2021

Four Winds Soundshell Pavillion & natural amphitheater near Bermagui.

This flagship event is back in 2021!  Four Winds’ Easter Festival attracts international musicians, classical and avant-garde composers, presents world premieres, Aboriginal stories and dance, commissions and is a multi-faceted sonic experience, where nature plays her part.

Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay, just south of Bermagui, the Four Winds Festival is an experience like no other. It brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the majesty of nature.

Surround yourself with music, brilliance and beauty.

Type:

Festival

Where:

Four Winds, Barragga bay, Bermagui

Phone:

(02) 64 933 414

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Merimbula Jazz Festival 2021

Friday 11th June, 2021 - Monday 14th June, 2021

Merimbula Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers adore this seaside festival, celebrating music across 3 days with hundreds of musicians and performers and in 2021 it’s the big, (belated) 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:

Festival, Music

Where:

Merimbula

Phone:

0419 445 011

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Tathra Beach & Bike Enduro

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - Sunday 13th June, 2021

Tathra EnduroThe Tathra Beach & Bike 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 Beach & Bike 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.

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Giiyong Festival

Saturday 18th September, 2021

Giiyong Story

In September 2021 (dates still to be confirmed) the Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. This multi-art form festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, theatre, food, sport, workshops and cultural tours and will be the second time an event of its type has been held in south east NSW.

Some of the most exciting Aboriginal performers in Australia will take the stage at Giiyong Festival so stay tuned as the festival develops. 

Giiyong means ‘come to welcome’ in Dhurga, the language local to the Eden and Bega area.

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The Merimbula Classic

Thursday 25th November, 2021 - Sunday 28th November, 2021

The iconic Raging Bull Merimbula Classic encompasses; wave sailing, kite surfing and stand up paddle surfing. It’s known as a celebration of wind and waves, held in the pristine waters of the Sapphire Coast NSW and draws a mix of top professional and amateur watermen, along with our fair share of total Hacks and Groms.

Competitors flock to Merimbula from around Australia and abroad for this event each year and the wind, waves, wackiness and exhilaration of mixing it with the crew no matter what your ability is a massive attraction.

RAGING BULL SURF is a new Sapphire Coast based company run by watermen for waterman.

Be part of History – Join us and “Rage with the Bull” at the 2021 RAGING BULL MERIMBULA CLASSIC

This year’s event will be the 40th, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.  Check out all the details by visiting the Merimbula Sailboard Club’s website here

 

 

 

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Festival, Sport

Where:

Ford Oval, Merimbula.

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NYE Market & Fireworks at Merimbula

Friday 31st December, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

This New Year’s Eve, come along to Ford Park and enjoy Merimbula’s festive NYE Market.  Hosted by Merimbula Rotary and Marine Rescue, the market will run from 10am to 3pm, and feature all your favourite hand made & hand grown wares as well as delicious local fare.

To continue the celebrations there will be a fireworks display at 9.30pm and again at midnight. There is no ticketed event and people are encouraged to visit the Merimbula Visitor Centre for a map of the Merimbula Lake foreshore for best vantage spots to watch the fireworks.  Make the most of the evening by packing a picnic or booking in to any one of Merimbula’s cafes, pubs, clubs and restaurants around town.