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Exciting Events on the Tweed Coast

Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017

Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival.

It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.

Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with up to 7 stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment.

Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few.

From a modest crowd of 6,000 when it began in 1990, Bluesfest now attracts an audience of over 100,000.

It is regarded as the foremost destination festival in Australia & renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly event

http://www.bluesfest.com.au/

Mt Warning Cycling Spectacular – Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May 2017, Murwillumbah

A weekend all about the bike, featuring some of the most challenging riding in Australia set amongst an idyllic mountain backdrop.

The event has grown to become one of the leading cycling festivals on the East Coast of Australia, providing a competitive staged racing tour and social rides to participants from across the nation and South East Asia.

For 2017 we are excited to be welcoming the National Road Series for both men and women, the classic Battle on the Border graded tour, a new Challenge on the Border age group program and Legends Tour, and expanded Fondo social rides including the new FamFondo on closed roads.

Our new home base at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds brings a number of integrated travel, accommodation (glamping), and dining options and we are excited about the new partnerships we are forming to create an exciting space that celebrates the Tweed Valley’s food, drink, and culture.

http://www.battleontheborder.com.au/

Paddle For The Planet Kingscliff – 3 June 2017

Uniting paddlers around the world for a one day global relay taking place at 9am on the 3 June in each time zone as part of World Environment Day, with the aim of raising awareness and financial support for marine conservation efforts specifically in Marine Protected Areas and No Take Zones.

All paddle powered watercraft, such as, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, surf skis, outriggers and dragon boats, are invited to make a donation and join the flotilla going up Cudgen Creek setting off at 9am.

Come along and paddle for the planet.

Cost: Donation

Ed Parker Rotary Park

31-41 Sutherland Street, Kingscliff, NSW 2487

Contact: Brendan Byrne on 0410 206 326

http://www.paddlefortheplanet.org/

Harvest Food Festival – 5 to 7 May 2017

Northern Rivers Food invites you to the most fabulous, most local and most delectable gastronomic graze over three glorious days at this year’s Harvest Food Festival.

Clear your calendar to make room for local food, beverages, culinary surprises and wonderful company as you explore some of our region’s finest offerings.

Select from our range of ticket options or book in for the entire epicurean experience.

Day One: Friday 5 May

Exclusive Opening Event: Brilliant Botanicals @ Cape Byron Distillery

2 – 5pm, Cape Byron Distillery

Day Two: Saturday 6 May

Coast to Country Foodie Tour: Discover the marvels of Cheese, Carool and Cane Sugar Rum

8am – 4.30pm, Tweed region, tour departing from and returning to Elements of Byron

Day Three: Sunday 7 May

Farms and Feasting: Big Harvest Food Discovery Day

8.30am – 12.20pm, depart from and return to Clunes

Rustic Harvest Finale Feast at Historic Clunes Hall with Chef Francisco

12.30 – 4pm, Coronation Hall Clunes, 7 Walker St, Clunes.

 

For all the details visit www.harvestfoodfest.com.

Twin Towns Entertainment

The state of the art showroom is Tweed / Southern Gold Coast’s heart of entertainment. See live music, bands and shows at Twin Towns.

Upcoming Events:

  • 24 March 2017 – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • 25 March 2017 – John Paul Young and All Star Band
  • 31 March 2017 – Violent Femmes
  • 8 April 2017 – ELVIS – An American Trilogy
  • 13 April 2017 – Adam Brand
  • 22 April 2017 – Doug Parkinson
  • 20 May 2017 – Harrison Craig
  • 8 July 2017 – Bay City Rollers
  • 08 September 2017 – Lee Kernaghan

http://www.twintowns.com.au/showroom.html

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) will be staged from 4 – 15 April 2018. It will be the first time the Games have been held in an Australian regional city and the fifth time Australia has staged the Commonwealth Games. GC2018 will be the largest sporting event held in Australia this decade, and the largest the Gold Coast has ever hosted. More than 6500 athletes and team officials will take part over the 11 days of competition, with 71 nations and territories represented across 17 different sports and para-sports. Events will be hosted across 18 competition venues located on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane with preliminary Basketball matches contested in Townsville and Cairns. The teams, friends and families will be made to feel right at home by 15,000 of the finest and most dedicated volunteers and a community intent on delivering a great Commonwealth Games.

http://www.gc2018.com

Kingscliff Markets – 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month

With a beautiful beach front location and an array of local produce, Kingscliff Markets in Northern NSW Australia are truly enjoyable for all ages. Spend a relaxing Saturday morning strolling through the vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion, jewellery, flowers, gifts and food stalls. 

Why not pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables and have an afternoon feast or swim after browsing through the stalls? 

Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am – 1pm on the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets.

http://www.kingscliffmarkets.com/