November – 2023
It’s On! Lights on! Christmas Tree Celebration
Join us for a very special lighting of the Christmas tree in Apex Park, Nelson Bay – Santa will be stopping in, and there’ll be live music and giant games. Two young people will be given the opportunity… to turn the lights on to start the Christmas season by lighting the Christmas tree! Bring a picnic or shop local for some delicious take away and settle in for a magical evening.
December – 2023
Nelson Bay Summer Festival
- 98 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay NSW, Australia
- 03 Dec 2023
#NelsonBay! We are bringing our Summer Festival to town for one night only! Head on over to Neil Carrol Park this December with the whole fam! We’ve got you covered with entertainment, rides, games… and food all night! Featuring! Open Air Circus Carnival Rides – #UnlimitedRideWristbands available! Carnival Games Professor Bubbles A HUGE lineup of Food Trucks Yummy Dessert Trucks/Stalls Retail Market Stalls The Deets! $2 ENTRY Neil Carrol Park – 98 Shoal Bay Rd, Nelson Bay 3rd December, 4:30pm-10pm Leashed Pets Welcome #EntryTickets https://bit.ly/nelsonbayentry #UnlimitedRideWristbands https://bit.ly/nelsonbayrides
1927 are hitting the stage at Shoal Bay Country Club on Friday 8th December! Known for enduring hits such as ‘That’s When I Think of You’, ‘Compulsory Hero’, ‘Don’t Forget Me’, and ‘If… I Could’, 1927 made their entrance to the music scene with quintuple Platinum hit ‘…Ish’ in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans. Having followed up with their multi platinum second album ‘The Otherside’, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, you won’t want to miss this unforgettable band live at SBCC.
The Swim Port Stephens
SWIMMERS UNITE, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU! The Swim Port Stephens returns 9th December! Shoal Bay and its stunning crystal clear water will see swimmers of all sorts of experiences and backgrounds come together! With… several race distances – this event has something for everyone. 500m, 1.5km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km. The Swim will have everything you expect from an Elite Energy event, including finisher medal, water safety, AG podium medals, timing, photos, and a swag bag. Come for The Swim but stay for the weekend full of activities, with a festival atmosphere including an expo, food trucks, kids activities, and a Fisiocrem tent with Massage therapists. Partners PURE Sports Nutrition and Revvies will be supplying their goodies to competitors. For more info and to register, see: bit.ly/theswim-portstephens Brought to you by Zoggs, Port Stephens Council, Destination NSW, Revvies Energy Strips, PURE Sports Nutrition, HUUB Australia and Peoplecare.
Carols at the Bay
- Fly Point, Nelson Bay NSW, Australia
- 10 Dec 2023
Gather your loved ones for a festive evening of carols, treats, Santa, and fireworks by the bay! Carols at the Bay brought to you by the Combined Churches of Tomaree Peninsula and proudly sponsored… by Rebecca Dean First National Port Stephens is a community carols event held at Fly Point Park each year in December. This year will include performances from local primary schools, performing arts students, community groups, and professional entertainment. Community performances from 5:30pm Main act from 7:00pm Santa from 8:00pm Fireworks at 9:00pm
The Run – Port Stephens
- 10 Dec 2023
Fan favourite, The Run Port Stephens is back – and in STUNNING DECEMBER TEMPS! Starting at Nelson Bay Foreshore, with a wide road start, runners will have enough time to spread out before rolling climbs… and fast flat paths that follow the edge of the pristine coastline. Race through tree-covered paths, past the coffee shops and town centre, The Run Port Stephens is undoubtedly one of the most pristine courses in NSW! A race distance to suit everyone: Marathon 42.2km Half Marathon 21.1km 10km 5km 2km The Run will have everything you expect from an Elite Energy event, including finisher medal, event merch available, AG podium medals, timing, photos, and more. The perfect event for runners, spectators and families alike, with beaches and a kids’ play area nearby, to entertain the family while their loved ones push themselves to the limit! Come for The Run but stay for the weekend full of activities, with a festival atmosphere including an expo, food trucks, kids activities, and a Fisiocrem tent with Massage therapists. Partners PURE Sports Nutrition and Revvies will be supplying their goodies to competitors. For more info and to register, see: bit.ly/therunportstephens Brought to you by The Athlete’s Foot, Port Stephens Council, Destination NSW, Revvies Energy Strips, PURE Sports Nutrition, and Peoplecare
Giant Toy Raffle
Thundamentals are back and ready to flex their renown live show on the ‘More This Life’ tour when they hit SBCC on Friday 15th December. Fresh off the success of their largely sold out tour at the… beginning of 2023, the lads thought it only right to cap the end of the year with another run of gigs further celebrating the release of their acclaimed 6th studio album – ‘All This Life’. On main support once again will be the incredible Horrorshow, an artist well known and loved by Thundamentals fans. Not only will Horrorshow be supporting but Solo of Horrorshow will also be joining Thundamentals as part of their show adding his considerable energy and talent to Thundas already banging live set. The bill will be rounded out by upcoming Sydney rapper and soulstress Mari. Definitely a big talent in the making and one to look out for. Tickets on sale now. Please note: This is an 18+ event.
Christmas Day at The Bay SBCC
Enjoy Christmas Day the Bay way; sunshine, water views, good company and no worries in the world. Most importantly, spending Christmas at Shoal Bay Country Club means we will do the cooking, and the… cleaning… you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy! This year we have three incredible options available, choose whether to enjoy a Greek feast in Atmos, a seafood banquet on the Patio or a seafood buffet in Whitesands.
Summer School Holidays Free Kids Activities
- (02) 4981 1555
- 35-45 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay NSW 2315, Australia
- 26 Dec 2023 – 25 Jan 2024
Spend these Summer School Holidays making memories with the whole family with our free kids activities every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 12-2pm! Tue 26 Dec: Lucky Draw, Sand Art & Bubbles Thur… 28 Dec: JD’s World of Magic Tue 2 Jan: Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Thur 4 Jan: Australian Reptile Show Sun 7 Jan: JD’s World of Magic Tue 9 Jan: Elsa Visit & Face Painting Thur 11 Jan: Pony Rides & Petting Zoo Sun 14 Jan: Mr Monkey Magic Show Tue 16 Jan: Spiderman Visit & Face Painting Thur 18 Jan: Australian Reptile Show Sun 21 Jan: JD’s World of Magic Tue 23 Jan: Moana Visit & Face Painting Thur 25 Jan: Pony rides & Petting Zoo Plus jumping castle, kids disco, projector games and prizes to win at each event!
- 98 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay NSW, Australia
- 27 Dec 2023
Pop up family holiday market, with a wide variety of unique local stalls, great food and coffee, free parking in the park, and dogs welcome on leads. Come and enjoy your locally run markets, with great… stall holders, enjoy your local markets
New Years Eve at The Bay SBCC
Spend your New Year’s Eve at Shoal Bay Country Club and ring in 2024 with delicious food and drinks, stunning views and good company! This year we have something for everyone; choose to spend your… night with canapes, drinks and DJs at our Party on the Patio event, or like you’re in the Greek islands at our Bouzouki by the Bay party in Atmos.
New Years Eve at The Cheeky dog
There’s nowhere else better to celebrate your New Year’s Eve than down at the cheeky dog with Uptown band playing 9-11:30pm then Kyle to DJ finishing off the night with a blast until 1am. Food served… as normal until 9pm then pizzas to follow until 11:30pm. A special sneaky cheeky every day of the long weekend keep an eye on socials to see what’s coming up next…
It’s on! McGrath Port Stephens New Years Eve 2023
Celebrate the new year with McGrath Port Stephens New Year’s Eve Fireworks, proudly supported by McGrath Port Stephens, and D’Albora Marinas. Grab some local takeaway and set up your picnic blanket… or fold out chairs along the Nelson Bay foreshore, and get ready for a dazzling fireworks display at 9pm! This event takes place within an alcohol free zone, with alcoholic drinks and glass prohibited. There’ll be local road closures in place to support pedestrian safety.
January – 2024
The Rubens | Good Mood Australian Summer Tour | Shoal Bay Presented by Ivy League, WME & Ripple Effect Shoal Bay Country Club | Shoal Bay, NSW Wednesday 10th January, 2024 Tickets on sale now → https://bit.ly/TheRubensGMASTSB ——————–——————– To… celebrate the release of their latest summer single, ‘Good Mood’, The Rubens head back out on the road for their sizzling Australian Summer Tour presented by WME and Ripple Effect. The run will see the five-piece head down the east coast of Australia through January and February playing through the summer nights, culminating in a final date in their hometown at their own festival, ‘ValleyWays’. Joining the tour are New Zealanders turned Sunshine Coast locals, Day We Ran, plus local openers. Hitting triple’s most played track over winter, ‘Pets and Drugs’ was The Rubens’ first release since their 2021 #1 ARIA-Charting fourth album 0202, which was nominated for the prestigious Australian Music Prize (AMP) and has had album tracks ‘Live In Life’ and ‘Masterpiece’ certified 4x Platinum and Platinum respectively in Australia. Starting the new year with a bang, The Rubens will commence their Good Mood Australian Summer Tour on Thursday 4 January in Kings Beach. The massive run will see the band play 14 shows along the east coast, wrapping up on Saturday 17 February in Camden at the bands celebrated festival ValleyWays with Grinspoon, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields and more set to play
Don’t miss an incredible display of music as Crooked Colours bring their Club Nights DJ Tour to Shoal Bay on Thursday 25th January. There’s no better way to start your Aus Day long weekend than… with this incredible Australian trio. Well known for their up-tempo electronic originals and a vast catalogue of dance remixes. Presented by Australia’s premier dance label Sweat It Out these will be high energy dance parties with a curated lineup of dance royalty in every city. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets on sale now.
February – 2024
Garmin Billfish Shootout 2024
- 16 Feb 2024 – 18 Feb 2024
Garmin Billfish Shootout 2024 This year we are flipping the switch No more increase minimum weights No additional entry fee to fish for the huge cash prize of $50k No insurance under written procedures 1… entry gives you a shot at a huge cash prize pool 100’s of great boat and Angler prizes to be given away Huge possibility that this prize of $50k will be won Rules & Entry will be available from 1st December 2023 Get your entry in fast you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win $50k cash.
April – 2024
Sail Port Stephens – Passage Series
Ahoy! Entries and the NoR for the 2024 Sail Port Stephens Passage Series, comprising the Commodores Cup (PHS) and Port Stephens Trophy Series (ORC), are now LIVE! Just follow the links from the landing… page: https://www.sailportstephens.com.au/passage-series/ … the fun starts here.
Sail Port Stephens – Windward – Leeward
Get your NoR and your entries in NOW, for the Sail Port Stephens Windward-Leeward Series, April 26-28. Details at https://www.sailportstephens.com.au/windward-leeward-series/. Included are the NSW Yachting… Championships (IRC), Rob Hampshire Cup (ORC) and TP 52 Gold Cup. Yachts contesting the Australian Yachting Championships at Sailfest Newcastle from April 5-7 can get special berthing rates with Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club if they stay over for our W/L series!
May – 2024
Sail Port Stephens – Bay Series
The Bay Sailing Centre at Salamander Bay is hosting a regatta for sports boats, trailer sailers, off-the-beach classes and Windsurfers under the ‘Bay Series’ banner. The weekend of 3-5 May 2024 has… been set aside, with the dinghies and sailboards to sail 4-5 May.