Port Stephens Events






December 2022:

Saturday 10th: Tilligerry Country Carols
7pmpm on the grounds of the Tilligerry RSL Sports Club, Tanilba Bay.
Join Gina Jeffreys, Karen O'Shea, Lyn Bowtell and Kate Ballantyne for a Country Carols with guitar virtuoso Rod McCormack. Entry is only a gold coin donation and seating is limited - first in best dressed
Contact details: Facebook Events Page ph: Tilligerry RSL Sports Club 4982 3889

Saturday 10th: Medowie Christmas Carnival
From 4pm at Ferodale Oval, Medowie
Presented by the Rotary Club of Williamtown, the Medowie Christmas Carnival will feature a range of children’s rides, amusements and showbags; carefully curated artisan market stalls; gourmet food vendors; live music and entertainment; as well as activity involving local schools, sport/dance/community groups, local businesses, Christmas carols, Santa and much more! Free entry.
Contact details: Facebook page ph:4982 9388

Sunday 11th: Carols At The Bay
From 5.30pm at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
Carols At The Bay is presented by Combined Churches of Tomaree Peninsula with performances from local primary schools, performing arts students, community groups, and professional entertainment.
✨Community performances from 5:30pm ✨Main act from 7:00pm ✨Santa from 8:00pm ✨Fireworks at 9:00pm

Sunday 18th: Carols Under The Stars
From 5:30pm on the lawn at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 43 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay.
Bring a picnic rug, bring chairs, and bring your household to join us for an enjoyable evening for the whole family.Various activities for kids will begin from 5:30pm, including face painting and camel rides. Our main show will begin from 7:30pm. We sell affordable food however you are welcome to BYO picnic. Contact Details: Facebook Event page ph:4982 5022

Sunday 25th: Christmas Day
Monday 26th: Boxing Day
Monday 27th: Additional Public Holiday

Saturday 31st: New Year's Eve
• At Nelson Bay:
Fireworks at 9pm (only) at d'Albora Marinas. Live bands, entertainment.
• At Tea Gardens: Fireworks at 9.30pm at Tea Gardens Country Club. Family friendly with giant slide, jumping castle.
• At Tanilba Bay (To Be Confirmed): Fireworks at 9pm at Tilligerry RSL Sports Club.



January 2023:

Sunday 1st: New Year's Day
Monday 2nd: Additional Public Holiday

Thursday 26th: Australia Day
• Nelson Bay:
Celebrations begin at 9am with Parade to Fly Point where celebrations continue until 4pm.
You can Download the full day's program here
• Lemon Tree Passage:
Celebrations begin at 8am with the Lions Club breakfast, followed by Welcome to Country at 8.30am, then music and entertainment until 12 noon.
• Hawks Nest: At the park near the Singing Bridge, commencing at 8am with the Lioness Club breakfast, followed at 9am with the Flag Raising and National Anthem, and at the Fly-past by Hawk Squadron RAAF Williamtown at 11am. Music and entertainment throughout the morning.
Friday 30th January: NSW School Resumes - Term 1



February 2023:

Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th (To Be Confirmed): Port Stephens Game Fishing Club "Port Stephens Classic"
Weighing Station, Public Wharf, Nelson Bay.
Contact Details: Website ph: 4981 0021



March 2023:

Sunday 5th: Clean Up Australia Day.
Various sites. Be part of Clean Up Australia Day. It's easy to get involved, simply go online and nominate your site, or volunteer at an existing one.
Contact details: Website ph: 1800 282 329

Friday 31st (and Sat 1st & Sun 2nd April see below): Trailerboat Sportsfishing Tournament. Nelson Bay harbour.


April 2023

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd: Trailerboat Sportsfishing Tournament.
Nelson Bay harbour.
Held each year with up to 1500 competitors and 500 boats competing for around $100,000 in species and lucky draw prizes.
Contact Details: Website ph: 0416 282 022 or 9029 6554

Sunday 2nd: Daylight Saving ends Sunday 4th April at 3:00 am.
Put your clocks & watches back one hour. Remember, Spring forward, Fall back!

Friday 7th: Good Friday PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
Saturday 8th: Easter Saturday PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
Sunday 9th: Easter Sunday PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
Monday 10th: Easter Monday PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

Monday 10th: School Holidays commence.

Monday24th: NSW School Resumes - Term 2

Tuesday 25th: ANZAC Day.
ANZAC Day. Apex Park, Nelson Bay.
Dawn Service: 5.25am: Assemble at Apex Park. Commemoration at 5.30am
Main service: 10.30am: March assembles at Nelson Bay Bowling Club. 10.40am: March moves off down Stockton Street. 10.50am: Main Commemoration Service begins at Apex Park.
Contact details: Nelson Bay RSL Sub-branch c/- Nelson Bay Diggers Club ph: 4984 1344

You can download the full list of local Port Stephens ANZAC Day commemorations here

Saturday 29th: Bay FM - 25th Birthday. Port Stephens' oldest permanently licenced radio station, Bay FM, turns 25.



May 2022

Sunday 14th: Mother's Day



June 2023:

Wednesday 1st until 30th November: Whale Watching Season: Leaving from the Nelson Bay Waterfront. To book for a Whale Watch Cruise you can contact either Moonshadow-TQC Cruises or Imagine Cruises.
Contact details: Destination Port Stephens

Sunday 4th (To Be Confirmed): Port Stephens Dolphin Census: Nature lovers are invited from 11am - 12 midday, to count how many of Port Stephens’ famous dolphins live in the bay’s blue waters.
Contact details: Marine Parks Association

Thursday 8th: World Oceans Day: People all over our blue planet are celebrating under the theme of Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.
Contact details: World Oceans Day

Monday 6th: Queen's Birthday PUBLIC HOLIDAY



July 2023:

Saturday 1st: NSW School Holidays commence.

Monday 17th July: NSW School Term 3 commences.



August 2023:

Monday 14th to Sunday 20th (To Be Confirmed): Port Stephens Golf Classic (aka Spring Cup)
Played at various golf courses around Port Stephens. The Port Stephens Golf Classic is a mixed event for visitors ONLY and offers golfers a unique experience with the tournament being played on three premier golf courses, Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes.
Contact Details: Website ph: 4981 1132



September 2032:

Sunday 3rd September: Father's Day

Saturday 16th (To Be Confirmed): Clans on the Coast
9am-4.30pm at Tomaree No 1 Sportsground, Nelson Bay.
Pipe Bands, Scottish & Celtic Dancing, Singing groups, Stalls, Ancient battle re-enactments, Food & Beverages, and more...
Contact Details: Website ph: 0418 495 336

Saturday 23rd: NSW School Holidays commence.



October 2023:

Sunday 1st: Daylight Saving begins Sunday 1st October at 2:00 am.

Put your clocks & watches forward one hour. Remember, Spring forward, Fall back!

Monday 2nd: Labour Day NSW PUBLIC HOLIDAY

Monday 9th: NSW School Resumes - Term 4

Saturday 14th (To Be Confirmed): Karuah Oyster & Timber Festival at Longworth Park, Karuah.
Something for everyone, woodchopping events, market stalls, local oysters & entertainment.
Contact details: Event Website ph: Dawn Lyall 4997 3088

Saturday 21st (To Be Confirmed): Myall River Festival on the Tea Gardens Waterfront. 10am to 8.30pm.
The Festival is a family-friendly day, with a large variety of market stalls,stage entertainment, river activities, games and competitions for the kids, all taking place on the magical waterfront of Tea Gardens, beside the Myall River.
Contact Details: Facebook page Contact: Margie Tierney ph: 0435 492 982



November 2023:

Saturday 11th: Remembrance Day
• Nelson Bay: at the War Memorial in Apex Park.
Assemble at 10.30am. Service commences at 10.40am. Catafalque and Flag Party supplied by RAAF, Williamtown, with a RAAAF Fly Past. Luncheon and Drinks at Nelson Bay Diggers Club for RSL sub-Branch members.
• Tanilba Bay: at the Tilligerry RSL Sports Club. Form up at 10.45am for 11am service.
• Medowie: at Medowie Memorial Park, cnr Medowie and Ferodale Rds, Medowie. Assemble by 10.45am for 11am service.
• Karuah: in Memorial Park on the corner Memorial Drive and Tarean Road. 10.30am for a 10.45am start .Back to Karuah RSL Club after the service.
• Stockton: at the Rawson Park Memorial on the corner Mitchell and Hereford Streets. 10.45am start
• Raymond Terrace: at the Anzac Park Memorial. 10.30am start. Back to Raymond Terrace Bowling Club after the service, which is expected to finish 11.15am.

Saturday 18th (T0 Be Confirmed): Tilligerry Festival 10am - 9pm at Henderson Oark, Lemon Tree Passage
There will be market stalls, rides, live music, a sail past with blessing of the fleet, fireworks over the water and even Santa will be making an appearance
Contact details: Event Website ph: Sue Hamilton 0407 374 384



December 2022:

Saturday 2nd (To Be Confirmed): Carols on the Green
From 5.3opm on the grounds of the Tilligerry RSL Sports Club, Tanilba Bay.
Musical performances, visit by Santa, 9pm fireworks. Entry is $2. BYO food but no drinks.
Contact details: Website ph: 4982 3889

Saturday 9th (To Be Confirmed): Medowie Christmas Carnival
From 4pm at Ferodale Oval, Medowie
Presented by the Rotary Club of Williamtown, the Medowie Christmas Carnival will feature a range of children’s rides, amusements and showbags; carefully curated artisan market stalls; gourmet food vendors; live music and entertainment; as well as activity involving local schools, sport/dance/community groups, local businesses, Christmas carols, Santa and much more! Free entry.
Contact details: Facebook page ph:4982 9388

Sunday 10th (To Be Confirmed): Carols At The Bay
From 5.30pm at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
Carols At The Bay is presented by Combined Churches of Tomaree Peninsula with performances from local primary schools, performing arts students, community groups, and professional entertainment.
✨Community performances from 5:30pm ✨Main act from 7:00pm ✨Santa from 8:00pm ✨Fireworks at 9:00pm

Sunday 17th (To Be Confirmed): Carols Under The Stars
From 5:30pm on the lawn at Gateway Presbyterian Church, 43 Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay.
Bring a picnic rug, bring chairs, and bring your household to join us for an enjoyable evening for the whole family.Various activities for kids will begin from 5:30pm, including face painting and camel rides. Our main show will begin from 7:30pm. We sell affordable food however you are welcome to BYO picnic. Contact Details: Facebook Event page ph:4982 5022

Monday 25th: Christmas Day
Tuesday 26th: Boxing Day


Sunday 31st: New Year's Eve
• At Nelson Bay:
Fireworks at 9pm (only) at d'Albora Marinas. Live bands, entertainment.
• At Tea Gardens: Fireworks at 9.30pm at Tea Gardens Country Club. Family friendly with giant slide, jumping castle.
• At Tanilba Bay (To Be Confirmed): Fireworks at 9pm at Tilligerry RSL Sports Club.