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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


Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectibles Fair

29 July 1748 Beach Road

Set in beautiful Batemans Bay in the unspoilt New South Wales south coast, the Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectible Fair is a must. Be seduced by the variety of antiques and collectibles from a large number of Australia's dealers. Enjoy delicious meals and refreshments while you buy, sell or trade.


Bay Stages Rally

12 August 17Vesper Street

The Rally of the Bay rightfully has a reputation for the best drivers' roads in New South Wales rallying. As part of the NSW Rally Championship it is sure to attract a bumper field of the state's best car drivers. Please visit our website for more information regaling this event.


Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series Round Five hydrated by Camelbak

12 August 17

For the first time, the Fox Rollercoaster #Superflow Series 2017 hydrated by Camelbak will come to the hottest new gravity mountain biking venues in NSW: Green Valleys MTB Park. Why #Superflow? The race tracks are picked so that they give the riders that "super flowy" feeling! Each track will demand different skill sets of the riders - from tricky sections around rocks and tight corners to flowy berms and quick stints that needed pedal power and endurance. This is a mountain bike event that is a competitive race but still very social - you will ride in neutral to the starts of the three race tracks and the combined race times will count. In-official practice will be offered on the Friday, race day is Sunday with all trails open for exploring and practice in the morning. Racing will start around midday - there is now a specific start list, you pick your race time! It allows riders to race with their friends and families, even if they are in different categories! Spectator entry is free and racers can register online! Junior discounts offered. Come and get your #superflow on with the Fox Rollercoaster, hydrated by Camelbak!


AMCA Australia: Antique Motorcycle Weekend

27 August 17Grevillea Park Road

International exclusive event to all makes and models of Motorcycles, parts and memorabilia, 35 years old and older, only. Event includes : Swap Meet, Motorcycle Auction, Tech Seminars, AMCA Judging, Bike Show, Rally and Rides.


BRAVO Challenge

03 September 17Various locations in the Wollongong and Illawarra Region

The Bravo Challenge is a new adventure sport event that extends the obstacle course concept to include other military-based skills. The Bravo Challenge will be a two day event with proposed locations for each of the two days.


Folk by the Sea

23 September 17Bong Bong Street

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Folk by the Sea is an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama, famous for its blowhole. This event replaces Folk in the Foothills which was held at the Jamberoo Valley Lodge. The event is a combination of ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday) featuring 45 artists from overseas and all around Australia in 70 concerts at Kiama Showground and a free day of local folk artists on the Sunday in Hindmarsh Park and other locations around Kiama.


Berry Gardens Festival

12 October 17Various locations around Berry

There is so much to see and do in this scenic part of the Shoalhaven. Why not plan ahead for a special weekend at a beautiful time of the year, when the beach crowds are not there and the countryside and its flowers are at their most bounteous? Visit the beautiful large gardens open in Berry and surrounds. Headquarters are located at Apex Park, Berry. Share in the pleasures of the beautiful festival gardens. Parking is available near all the gardens. Wheelchair access may be limited in some gardens. Refreshments will be available at two of the gardens. Pets are not permitted in the gardens.


Bong Bong Picnic Races

17 November 17460 Kangaloon Road

Bong Bong Picnic Races is one of Australia's oldest picnic race meetings. The meeting is a six race programme. This is a members only race day meeting. Membership enquiries are welcome directly to the Club. Membership forms are also available from Destination Southern Highlands. Bookmakers operate at the meeting. The meeting is not covered by the TAB and there are no ATM facilities on site. Two liquor bars are in operation. All liquor must be purchased from these bars. Due to licencing requirements no other liquor may be brought onto the course. Limited catering is available in the form of barbecue stalls, coffee stands, ice-cream stalls, and more, but many members and guests choose to bring their own picnic baskets. There are no facilities for small children. The Club does not discourage their attendance but advises that parents and/or guardians must supervise them at all times during the day. If you have not reserved a boot picnic space or will not be in a marquee, they recommend you bring some seating and possible a table and umbrella.


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