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Merimbula Jazz Festival 2019

Friday 7th June, 2019 - Monday 10th June, 2019

Merimbula Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers adore this seaside festival, celebrating music across 3 days with hundreds of musicians and performers and in 2019 it will see in it’s 39th year!!

The festival was born in 1980, during an impromptu Sunday afternoon gig at Merimbula’s Fishpen, the next year it began in earnest and now includes all styles of jazz from traditional, ragtime, big bands, swing, mainstream, modern and funk.

Features of the weekend are the Jazz Street Parade and Concert, Saturday night Jazz Quest and the late night jam session which has the town rocking until well into the wee hours.  This year the ‘Jazz Hatters’ free concert will be held on Monday 10th June with the venue to be confirmed closer to the time.

 

Type:

Music

Where:

Merimbula

Phone:

0419 445 011

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Merimbula Lantern Walk

Saturday 8th June, 2019

The inaugural Merimbula Lakeside Lantern Walk will be held on Saturday June 8th.  This is an event for the whole community and as part of the 39th Merimbula Jazz Festival on the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

It is a family-friendly event where kids, parents and grandparents, individuals and community groups carry a lantern and walk beside the picturesque Merimbula Lake, accompanied by street musicians. Entire families are encouraged to be part of the event, with kids and adults alike carrying their own lanterns.

This is a free event with the only expense being the nominal cost of creating a lantern.

Come and be part of this inaugural event and transform a winter’s night into a spectacle of light and music. Assemble at 5 pm at Spencer Park, Merimbula.  The walk begins at 5:30 pm and makes its way into Beach Street, ending near Twyford Hall.

Type:

Festival, Music

Where:

Spencer Park, Merimbula

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Tathra MTB Enduro

Saturday 8th June, 2019 - Monday 10th June, 2019

Tathra EnduroThe Tathra Enduro is a mountain biking odyssey that pays homage to the early coastal pioneers and captures the best of beaches, the forests and the mountains.

The Tathra MTB Enduro has gained a cult following for its super flowing seaside single track and its enthusiastic community spirit.

The event encourages participation of all levels of mountain bike rider. It’s a mountain biking odyssey that captures the best of the beaches, forests and mountains with a rare opportunity to race along the coastline on a mix of forest roads, double track and secret stashes of single track deep in the heart of the coastal wilderness.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sapphire Coast Turf Club – Jazz Festival Race Day

Sunday 9th June, 2019

Jazz Festival Race Day is on at Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Sunday 9th June 2019

Bring your mates, grab the free buses to and from the track for a fabulous day out! There will be entertainment, free jumping castle for the kids and Fashions on the Field with Great Prizes!

The theme for the day is Masquerade Ball!

#LetsGoRacing

Proudly sponsored by Eve O’Brien Properties, Pambula & Bega Carpet Court, Sapphire Coast Buslines and Schute Bell Badgery Lumby

Type:

Sport

Where:

Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru 2550

Phone:

02 6494 1899

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Ace of Clubs

Sunday 16th June, 2019 - Friday 21st June, 2019

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The 6-day Ace of Clubs tournament is played at four of the finest clubs on the Sapphire Coast: Tura Beach, Eden, Bega & Pambula-Merimbula Golf Clubs.

From June 16th to June 21st inclusive, the 19th annual Classic will host around 400 players from across Australia.

Played on a typical tournament basis, daily prizes and a King and Queen of Clubs are crowned after four days of enjoyable, yet competitive golf.

$20,000 worth of prizes will be awarded as well as a full social calendar including a Dinner Dance, Final Presentation and a Farewell Party held across the weekend.

Type:

Sport

Where:

173 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula

Phone:

02 6495 6280

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Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo

Saturday 7th September, 2019

The Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo started life in 2010 & over the years has developed into the huge event it is today.  A great day out for all the family, the 2019 Expo will feature a show-and-shine, trade expo, live music, food vendors and more.

The Expo is held at the Bega Showgrounds and draws visitors from Canberra, Riverina, Illawarra & Wollongong, Gippsland, Sydney, Newcastle & Queensland, all keen to view the wide variety of bikes on show.  Think old iron, modern classics, choppers and adventure bikes – something for everyone to admire!

Proceeds from the 2019 event will go toward supporting community groups including Bega Oncology Unit,  Candelo School & the Children’s Ward at South East Regional Hospital.

Camping is available on site and there’s also plenty of accommodation up and down the Sapphire Coast.  Follow the link here and start planning.

Type:

Exhibition

Where:

Bega Showgrounds, Bega NSW 2550

Phone:

0402 474 514

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Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo

Saturday 7th September, 2019

The Bega Valley Motorcycle Expo started life in 2010 & over the years has developed into the huge event it is today. A great day out for all the family, the 2019 Expo will feature a show-and-shine, trade expo, live music, food vendors and more.The Expo is held at the Bega Showgrounds and draws visitors from Canberra, Riverina, Illawarra & Wollongong, Gippsland, Sydney, Newcastle & Queensland, all keen to view the wide variety of bikes on show. Think old iron, modern classics, choppers and adventure bikes – something for everyone to admire!Proceeds from the 2019 event will go toward supporting community groups including Bega Oncology Unit, Candelo School & the Children’s Ward at South East Regional Hospital.

Camping is available on site and there’s also plenty of accommodation up and down the Sapphire Coast. Follow the link here and start planning.

Where:

Bega Showgrounds, Bega NSW 2550

Phone:

0402 474 514

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The Eden Caravan Muster

Saturday 14th September, 2019 - Sunday 22nd September, 2019

The Eden Caravan Muster is an annual event held in Eden, on the beautiful Sapphire Coast.  In 2019, it will be held from the 14th – 22nd September.

The town has put together a huge series of events to welcome all “musterers” and there’s 8 days of food, wine, entertainment and adventure on offer.

5 Caravan Parks are coming together to showcase Eden and the Sapphire Coast all week long with plenty of planned entertainment and activities, including tag along events with National Parks, an open air cinema and a dedicated Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo!

Check out the official Eden Caravan Muster’s website – www.edencaravanmuster.com.au for all the details and to book your place.

Type:

Festival

Where:

Eden, NSW 2551

Phone:

6496 1953

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Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

ReBoot in Bermagui this Spring

Saturday 5th October, 2019 - Sunday 6th October, 2019

A weekend to run, refresh, relax and renew in beautiful Bermagui this spring.

For locals and visitors, ReBoot in Bermagui is two days of active participation in a variety of activities in Bermagui’s beautiful coastal environment.

ReActivate Program
Saturday 5th October

Camel to Club Fun Run — 7km
Tilba Road to Town Fun Run — 5.4km
Bridge to Beach Fun Run — 1km, for primary school kids only
Register online at rebootinbermagui.com.au
Sunday 6th October
Bermagui Breakfast — Bermagui Surf Club, from 8.00am
Point to Point Swim Race — Horseshoe Bay, 9.00am
Swim Run Swim — Horseshoe Bay, 9.30am
Register online at rebootinbermagui.com.au

ReEnergise Program
Something for everyone
Saturday 5th  & Sunday 6th October
Program includes Tug-o-War Challenge, boot camp, yoga, Tai Chi, pilates, boxing, tug-o-war, boxing, guided scenic walk, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), guided bike rides, guided kayak paddle, barefoot bowls, mixed golf competition, golf croquet, tennis clinic, badminton, croquet … and more. For the kids, as well as the fun run, there’s Oops! The Clown, hula hoop fun competition, skate and scoot competition, girls “Come and Try” cricket.

For further information on times, venues and to book your place, visit rebootinbermagui.com.au

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Type:

Festival, Sport

Where:

Bermagui

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Sapphire Coast Week of Golf

Saturday 19th October, 2019 - Sunday 27th October, 2019

The Week of Golf in October has been held for more than 35 years and is now an iconic amateur golfing event in Australia.

Held annually in the third week of October, the Week of Golf is widely regarded as one of the best tournaments for golfers. Visitors come from every state of Australia and several from overseas countries.

The event should be on every golfer’s calendar, with approximately 800 golfers playing a variety of competitions in a tremendously friendly, carnival atmosphere. The festivities include a 9 day tournament for both men and women, featuring the Men’s Annual Open Tournament played over 36 holes on the last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Eden Whale Festival

Friday 1st November, 2019 - Sunday 3rd November, 2019

Whale tails in Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast

Whales play on the Sapphire Coast.

It’s an oceanic migration like no other, and Eden has been an important part of it for centuries.

Celebrate the Humpback Highway with sightings from sea and shore, performances, exhibitions and music, and feast on local produce while whales play in Twofold Bay.

Held in and around the port, the festival embraces our maritime and bush heritage and celebrates with a huge party and fireworks on the Saturday night.

It’s the most unique whale watching experience the nation has to offer, and one that Australian Geographic ranked number one for whale watching destinations in Australia in 2014.

The whales can be seen in large numbers in the town’s stunning Twofold Bay, whether you are in a boat or on shore with a picnic of local produce.

 

Type:

Festival, Marine Science & Education

Where:

Eden Wharf, 2551

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Whale Watching Season

Sunday 1st September, 2019 - Saturday 30th November, 2019

Humpback whale breaching

The Humpback Highway.

The Sapphire Coast has been named Australia’s premier whale watching destination by Australian Geographic and spring is the best time to see these majestic creatures as they nurse and rest on their annual migration to Antarctica, often with their calves in tow.  If you haven’t ticked whale watching off your bucket list, why not make this year the one you do.  Book a whale watching boat tour or get out amongst the unspoilt wilderness and visit the shore based whale watching hot spots along our spectacular coastline.  For all you need to know about whale adventures on the Sapphire Coast click here.

The Merimbula Classic

Thursday 21st November, 2019 - Sunday 24th November, 2019

Image: Stan Squire

The Merimbula Classic is a SUP-Kite-Windsurf event like no other.   Its a 4 day celebration of wave sailing, SUP surfing and kite surfing in the wind and waves of The Sapphire Coast.  There’s no heats, no judging tent and certainly no coloured rashies. Just a long weekend of paddling, hanging out and having a good time.

Watch current and past world and Australian champions mix it with the locals on the beach and check out all the latest gear at Ford Oval, which lies just behind the dunes.

This year’s event will be the 39th, making it the longest event of its kind in the world.  Check out all the details by visiting the Merimbula Sailboard Club’s website here

 

 

 

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Sport

Where:

Ford Oval, Merimbula.

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Australian Bowls Championships 2019

Monday 2nd December, 2019 - Thursday 5th December, 2019

The Australian Championships, one of the country’s premier bowling events, will again be held at Club Sapphire, Merimbula this December.  The tournament will run over four days, from December 2nd to 5th and will showcase some fabulous bowls action at this world class venue.

Why not stay on in town for a few days after the event and explore the bowling on offer, here on the Sapphire Coast.   From companionable beachside greens at Tathra to world class covered rinks at Merimbula, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.  For a list of our clubs, click here.

George Bass Marathon

Sunday 29th December, 2019 - Saturday 4th January, 2020

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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George Bass Marathon

Sunday 29th December, 2019 - Saturday 4th January, 2020

George BassThis is the longest, toughest surfboat race in the world!

Teams and single ski paddlers undergo a gruelling seven days on the open ocean, covering 190km’s of the coastline between Batemans Bay & Eden and contending with variable and wild surf conditions to launch and land their boats. They are elite athletes, skilled lifeguards and adventurers at heart.

The very first Bass was run in 1975 and was the brainchild of Bega Newspaper editor Curly Annabel who wanted to trace the journey of early explorer Surgeon Commander George Bass in 1797.

Surgeon Commander Bass with a crew of 6-navel oarsman rowed a longboat not unlike surf’s original double-ended clinker from Port Phillip down the NSW coast and around the southern end on Victoria mapping the coastline as they went. Annabel was at first thought mad and received no support, until then NSW State Secretary and Cronulla boat sweep, the legendary Nick Dixon, took up the cause and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Tathra Wharf to Waves

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - Sunday 19th January, 2020

Getting ready for swim

Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue waters from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach to celebrate Wharf to Waves.

The swim claims centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness in Tathra, which includes a 2km Beach Fun Run and a Bega to the Beach 30km Mountain Bike Ride.

The weekend culminates with volunteers, competitors, sponsors and friends sitting back on the deck while taking in the stunning vista of Tathra Beach.

There will be lots of rides and games to keep the children amused too!

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Sport

Where:

Tathra Wharf, Tathra NSW

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Blue Water Classic

Saturday 25th January, 2020 - Monday 27th January, 2020

Marlin catch_157aHead to the NSW Sapphire Coast for the annual Bermagui Blue Water Classic game fishing tournament over the long weekend in January. A NSW Game Fishing Sanctioned Tournament, competitors who sign up for the tournament will also be chasing other fish such as shark, kingfish and tuna, in the waters north or south of Bermagui.

With a number of tournament trophies and prizes on offer, there really is something for everyone. The prize list is extensive with various categories in the tag and release sections as well as the capture. Prize categories include marlin, other game fish such as yellow fin tuna and shark, junior and lady angler categories, most meritorious, as well as a small fry section and a lucky angler prize.

Type:

Sport

Where:

Bermagui Harbour, Bermagui NSW

Phone:

02 6493 5051

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