What's On in Port Stephens?
From fishing, food and wine to surfing, sailing and singing, Port Stephens is host to a number of major events each year. With a vibrant and welcoming community, these events are eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike. The event calendar includes some of the largest fishing events in the southern hemisphere through to smaller community based events such as the artisan markets. There really is something to suit everyone.
There are also community and farmers markets on every weekend in Port Stephens. Click here for further information.
Trail Run Australia | Tomaree
Sunday 19th September 2021
3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
The Tomaree Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family. Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities. Based in Fingal Bay the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to the rocky coastline, to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay. This course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location. So whether you're a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in to the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.
TreX Cross Triathlon Series | Port Stephens
Saturday 18th September 2021
3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
TreX Port Stephens is based in beautiful Fingal Bay and Tomaree National Park. The area boasts some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches and scenic, rugged coastlines and provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of off road action. TreX is coupled with Trail Run Australia Tomaree on Sunday which includes events for all comers so you can spend the entire weekend experiencing this stunning Australian beach front destination. TreX Port Stephens features a sea swim in beautiful Fingal bay followed by a Euro-style mountain bike course in Tomaree national park and a spectacular trail run along scenic coastal paths, where whales and dolphins abound. This course has established itself as a true gem of the TreX Series. Choose the event that's right for you with Triathlon, AquaBike and Duathlon options, then choose your distance. With Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids courses there’s something for everyone no matter what your age, fitness level or ability The Port Stephens Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress Challenge includes a combination of both events across the two days in the Dirt Master, Mini Dirt Master or Junior Dirt Dude Challenge.
Love Sea Food Port Stephens
Sunday 1st August 2021 - Tuesday 31st August 2021
60 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
Love seafood! Food-lovers flock to Port Stephens each August for a taste of the fresh local seafood the region is renowned for, at the annual month-long celebration of their coastal cuisine. When it comes to seafood you are spoilt for choice in Port Stephens. From fish, prawns and oysters to crabs, lobsters, and shellfish the mouth-watering quality and range of seafood is unique to this region. This August the jam-packed month-long festival program will offer so many fun ways to experience the local seafood and meet local producers and chefs. Not to be missed is the Love Sea Food Festival Weekend being held on the first weekend in August. Throughout August you can join a seafood cooking school class, take a Munch and Move or Tasters Trail tour, enjoy the tantalising range of seafood lunch and dinner special dishes at local restaurants and cafes or attend one of the signature series dining experiences showcasing the local seafood prepared by passionate chefs.
Sail Port Stephens
Monday 19th April 2021 - Sunday 25th April 2021
An annual yachting regatta held in the waterways of Port Stephens Marine Park, with the regatta centre hosted at d'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay. The regatta not only offers great sailing opportunities for several classes of boats but also a great social atmosphere that is family friendly. Port Stephens Accommodation offers a wide range of accommodation options catering for all budgets and groups sizes.
Brickfest at The Bay A Lego Fan Event
Saturday 2nd January 2021 - Sunday 3rd January 2021
191 Gan Gan Road Anna Bay
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to for our 10th Brickfest at The Bay A Lego Fan event. Come along and help them celebrate their 10th year! This year’s event is once again supporting the hard working Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary. There are exhibitors from across the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney plus local exhibitors coming to display their creations for you to enjoy. As well as the amazing creations and collections on display there will be many activities for you to enjoy. There be a Raffle with Lego prizes to win. Plus they will have a coffee van and Barbecue. Don't forget to tell you your friends and family about their event.
Port Stephens Market
Saturday 28th November 2020
2645 Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash
Port Stephens Market is a monthly market running on the fourth Saturday of the month. It is a wonderful local community market located in Salt Ash. If you are driving to the bay it's a 'must' that you stop in to see what wonderful things this community produces. There is a free jumping castle for the kids, great food and coffee including Devonshire Teas and delicious homemade baking. Stalls range from plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, yummy hunny, variety of clothing and accessories, wonderful jewellery and copper art, beautiful cards and handmade blankets, animal treats and sweet aromas to name a few. This is an ever growing local market with a great atmosphere and you are invited to come along to enjoy it. New stall holders are always welcome to contact the markets for information on booking a stall.
Port Stephens Triathlon Festival
Saturday 21st November 2020
Gan Gan Road, One Mile Beach, Anna Bay
Just a quick trip up the coast from Sydney, Port Stephens offers athletes a brilliant weekend destination and the bonus of a completely closed bike course. Get ready for some great racing action with Standard, Sprint and Super Sprint events.
Sunday 25th October 2020 - Sunday 27th December 2020
Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay
The Tomaree Markets are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month at Neil Carroll Park, Fly Point, Nelson Bay. They are a community market with craft, food products, designer items, live music and much more. From jewellery to local artists, olive oils to creative types: Tomaree Markets has it all. Come and enjoy the fun. Free off street parking in the many car parks.