Naturefest Port Stephens 2020 – The Human Whale @ fingal beach
Jul 12 all-day

The Human Whale Fingal Beach, Marine Drive, Fingal Bay.  To celebrate the whale watch season in Port Stephens, holiday visitors and locals alike are invited to help form the shape of a giant human whale on Shoal Bay Beach.

Love Seafood Tastes Festival 2020
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

If you love seafood, this one’s for you. a month long festival where you will be spoilt for choice.  Head to glorious Port Stephens, two and a half hours north of Sydney in August for a month-long celebration of the fresh and delicious Port Stephens seafood and the fisherman who put it from trawler to table.

With an array of activities, there will be something for everyone. Taste the best of the region’s mouth·watering fish, oysters and shellfish at signature dinners and enjoy fish to dish lunch specials at venues across town.

put Love Seafood in your diaries now.

Port Stephens (Spring Cup) Golf Classic – 2020
Aug 14 – Aug 20 all-day

Played at various golf courses around Port Stephens. Event details to be confirmed. The Port Stephens Classic offers golfers a unique experience with the tournament being played on three premier golf courses, Nelson Bay, Horizons and Pacific Dunes.

Tastes Port Stephens – Food, Wine & Jazz Festival 2020 @ Nelson bay CBD
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm

A festival of flavours and quavers!

“Tastes Port Stephens” proudly invites you to savour the flavours and the quavers with three days of fun, food, wine and jazz in the Nelson Bay CBD and Apex Park. Get your feet tapping and your taste buds dancing at this popular annual bayside bash!

Its free entry so get your groove on with some hot jazz on 3 stages.  Freshly shucked local oysters to taste or buy, cooking demonstrations showcasing our local seafood and much more!  Over 70 stalls including 10 wineries, 2 breweries, gourmet provisions, food trucks & local eateries.

Fathers Day 2020 Special
Sep 6 all-day

Treat your very special dad this Fathers Day.   Spoil dad with a Wanderers Eco Retreat gift certificate.

Tastes Port Stephens – Jazz Luncheon Cruise @ Moonshadow TQC
Sep 6 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Cruise with Moonshadow-TQC and enjoy a 2 course buffet lunch including a selection of fresh local seafood and live jazz by Eric Gibbons New Orleans Market Trio.

Tomaree Trail Run Festival 2020 @ Fingal Bay, NSW 2315
Sep 20 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for some of the most scenic and challenging trail run courses found anywhere in Australia.

Cash prise pool.  Marathon | 11.5k | 6k | Kids Mud Rats

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 a rocky coastal section 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 your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone at Trail Run Australia Tomaree.

Clans of the Coast 2020 @ Tomaree Sports Complex
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


The Clans On The Coast Festival is a fun filled event where everyone is encouraged to participate in all events and frivolities.  Everyone is welcome.

Their Celtic festival is held in the Port Stephens Region at the entrance to Nelson Bay.

A Celtic celebration, everything from Scottish Pipe Bands, Celtic band, Variety and Celtic Stalls, Food Stalls, Caber Toss, Tug-Of-War, Celtic Dancers, Highland Dancers, Celtic Choir, Dog Parade, Vanguard Medieval Fighting Demonstrations and more.

Daylight Saving 2020 Begins
Oct 4 @ 3:00 am – 3:00 am

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

Carols By The Bay 2020 @ Fly Point, Nelson Bay
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:45 pm

From 5.30pm at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
Carols At The Bay will be held from 5.30pm at Fly Point, Nelson Bay on Sunday 15th December, with market and food stalls and community performances from 5:30pm. Main act will be from 7:30pm, Santa around 8:30pm and Fireworks at 9pm.

Carols Under The Stars @ Gateway Family Church,
Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This year’s event will feature the very popular camel rides, face painting, two free jumping castles and other kid’s activities. The Carols and Nativity Play include real camels, donkeys and sheep.

Festivities at 5.30pm with live performances from local musicians, as well as lots of activities and great food for all the family. The highlight of the evening, the Carols and Nativity Play, will begin at 7.30pm.

New Years Eve Fireworks @ d'Albora Marinas
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fireworks at 9pm (only) at d’Albora Marinas. Live bands, entertainment.