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Sport. Music. Art. Food. Culture.

There are so many (yes, so many!) events happening along the Grand Pacific Drive every week. From festivals to sporting events, concerts, high teas, shows, race days and more. 

Use the Events Finder below to see what's happening while you're travelling the Drive and be sure to include an event in your itinerary. 

Events Finder

Crank It Up - Batemans Bay

02 October 206 Beach Road

Crank It Up is a three day event which will showcase some of the best Rocking music talent that Australia has to offer. Five amazing bands from Melbourne, Sydney, and right here in Batemans Bay plus the coolest Cat is flipping rock n roll tunes all day. But there's more. You want Crankin Cars? Look no further because some of the best classic, vintage and custom cars, as well as smokin hot rods will be on display.

Gourmet Grazing Platter Workshop

03 October 2038-40 Manning Street

Picnic by the Sea specialises in presenting Gourmet Grazing Platter Workshops to the Illawarra and South Coast Region where you can learn how to construct the perfect grazing platter and impress your guests. Learn all the tricks on how to design, photograph and wrap a grazing platter using delicious local south coast produce. Not only will you leave the night with lots of new tips up your sleeve, but you'll leave with a gourmet grazing platter, wooden grazing board, a goodie bag and lots more. What's included: A glass of champagne upon arrival. Light snacks courtesy of Parfaitt Patisserie. All local south coast grazing produce supplied, delivered and set up. A grazing platter demonstration with Nadia from Picnic by the Sea. Create your own platter session with your own wooden grazing board (supplied). Taking the perfect grazing platter photograph, editing secrets and lots more. Lots of fun and laughter with networking opportunities and most importantly lots of produce tasting. Plus, a special tote bag filled with treats for each guest upon departure (Valued at AUD65). Get in Quick! You don't want to miss out on this one! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Forest Bathing with Wildfest

04 October 20Jamberoo Mountain Road

At Wildfest they are delighted to work with Christie Little ( the first internationally certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide in NSW ) to run our Forest Bathing experiences in the Southern Highlands. Its all about taking in the forest through the senses or more succinctly Forest Therapy is the research-based practice of creating physical and psychological wellness through immersion in natural environments. In Germany, where it originated, it is known as “Waldtherapie”, in Japan it is called “Shinrin-yoku” (森林浴) or “Shinrin-ryōhō (森林療法)”, in Korea it is referred to as “Sanlimyok (산림욕)” and in China and Taiwan people call it “Sēnlín liáofǎ (森林療法)”. Here in Australia the practice is known as forest bathing, shinrin yoku, or forest or nature therapy. A wide range of scientific studies show that time spent in nature positively alters the biomarkers of stress and wellbeing. Your heart rates slow, blood pressure decreases, cortisol levels in the blood decline, sympathetic nervous system activity decreases and parasympathetic nervous system increase. In addition, the chemical compounds – phytoncides, released by trees positively impact your immune systems protecting you from illness and disease.

Art on the Path October

04 October 20Coronation Drive

Join them for this very popular event, which is growing with every year. It aims to highlight environmental and ecological sustainable practices when living or holidaying in the Eurobodalla. Creative artists primarily use up-cycled content in their artworks or showcase the natural environment to promote the concept of treading lightly on the planet. The event showcases Landcare works, the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, Eurobodalla Shire Council Natural Resource team, local students environmental and recycled projects, local artists use of recycled produce and environmental community groups like the Nature Coast Marine Group, Australian Seabird Rescue and Broulee Community Association. On the shared cycle way near the corner of Coronation Drive and Grant Street, Broulee.

Batemans Bay Cup

04 October 20110 Donnelly Drive

Get together with your friends or colleagues and join them for a fantastic day at the Moruya Races. With a great view of the track, so you don’t miss any of the race. The racecourse is a picturesque country field with plenty of grassed areas for picnics. You can even set up a small marquee for your group. The club runs a full bar and food is available on course. Dress up and go in the running for a prize in Fashions on the Field. Or dress down for a relaxing afternoon enjoying fresh Clyde River oysters and a glass of crisp sparkling wine. This is not just about races; this is a genuine country experience where you can meet the locals, share a yarn and maybe even pick a winner! Check out Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Australian Motorlife Museum Annual Motoring Expo

04 October 20Integral Energy Recreation Park

Australian Motorlife Museum presents their annual fundraising event. Rare display of significant racing cars. Barbecue, coffee shop, music. For further information please visit their website or email them.

Bodalla Embroiderers Inc. Exhibition

05 October 20Princes Highway

Bodalla Embroiderers Inc. presents Thread Connections, an exhibition of Exquisite Embroidery in October. Come along for raffles, embroidery demonstrations, members trading tables, guest vendors, Christmas gifts and decorations and more.

GV Block Party

05 October 202926 Illawarra Highway

Three Days - Three Huge Events, GV Block Party. Greenvalleys Mountain Bike Club presents the GV Block Party. Australia's Boutique Mountain Bike Event of the year. Featuring Dual Slalom, Northshore Challenge and the DHarCO Super D.


07 October 2042 Bridge Road

From the multi-award winning circus and physical theatre makers Asking For Trouble comes this exciting new show. The two heroes arrive in a strange world, hunting for whispers of adventure and possibility when they discover a pile of seemingly ordinary objects. In a series of vignettes a couch, table, cushions, sheets and broomsticks transform into rockets, trampolines, cliffs and tents… places to imagine and explore. Images appear and disappear. Fort is full of ridiculous clowning, spectacular acrobatics and poetic visual imagery that celebrates the kind of creative genius that has been known to turn lounge rooms into volcanoes, trees into castles and cardboard boxes into racing cars. If you’ve ever made a fort from a sofa, or helped your little one create their own, this is an inspiring and delightful new theatrical experience the whole family will enjoy.

Christmas with Watercolours

09 October 20Parkinson Street

They are thrilled to have Vicki join them to share her skills with Water Colours. No experience required, just an open mind to explore, learn and have fun. This is art and no mistakes can be made, only positive rewards. She has tailored it to suit both first timers and the accomplished. Learn and enjoy the free flow of this medium to create your own superb bespoke cards for Christmas. Freshly made morning tea included with basic materials. Numbers limited due to social distancing. Book now to secure your spot.

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