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August 24

Archibald prize regional tour


The 2017 Archibald Prize will bring its roadshow gallery of winning portraiture to the Glasshouse on 24 August.


The Archibald is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize and over the years it has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.


The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money to the winning artist.


The regional tour will be on display in Port Macquarie until 7 October at the Glasshouse.

September 29

Wildwood Music Festival


Nestled within the trees of Cassegrain – find your groove soaking up some of the best of our  Australian music scene!


The Annual Wildwood Music Festival is back.  Promoting the biggest and most diverse line-up yet, this year will no doubt be the BIGGEST ever!


Folk often come from near and far to enjoy the incredible atmosphere and laid-back vibes of the Cassegrain grounds, Cassegrain wines, Hops & Tales Beers and of course the MUSIC.


October 5

Port Macquarie race cup carnival


The Port Macquarie Racecourse comes alive on Friday 5 October with the Carlton Draught Port Macquarie Cup Day.


It’s a chance to dress up, sip champagne and enjoy the racing track side, with the spectator event Fashions on the Field featuring the region’s best dressed.


For more information, visit https://www.portmacquarieraceclub.com.au/index.php

October 28

Port Macquarie bicentenary celebrations


Our region’s bicentenary commemorates 200 years since John Oxley and his team of 15 explorers traversed the mountains, surveying our region for early European settlement.


It also recognises the traditional custodians of the land, the Birpai people.


To commemorate the history, heritage and people who have made our region what it is today, a flagship bicentenary celebration will take place between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 28 October.


The event 200 Together: An Exploration Through Time, will provide an opportunity to immerse ourselves in stories from the past, amidst a picnic setting on the Port Macquarie Town Green.


To learn more about our bicentenary, visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/bicentenary or call Council on 6581 8111.

December 13

Festival of the Sun


Celebrating its 15th year in December 2018, Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) returns to the Port Macquarie Breakwall Tourist Park over three days in December (13 – 15th).


Festival of the Sun is Port Macquarie’s flagship live music event bringing in the summer with some great live Aussie and International bands, tasty markets and three days of camping in the sun next to the beach.

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