To help you plan your holiday in the Port Stephens - Nelson Bay area, we have put together a list of upcoming festivals, events and markets.
23-25 March 2018
An all-weather festival of Bluegrass music with something for all the family.
9-15 April 2018
Sail Port Stephens is billed as one of the fastest growing regattas in Australia.
Queens Birthday Long Weekend - 8-11 June 2018
An annual music festival for country music fans.
19-31 August 2018
Enjoy cooking demonstrations, tastings, seafood lunch and dinner specials, oyster shucking competition and tastings, educational talks, children's activities and more. Festival weekend is Saturday 18 August (11am-5pm) and Sunday 19 August (10am-2pm), D'Albora Marinas, Nelson Bay.
Saturday, 15 September 2018
Held every year on the third Saturday in September.
Saturday, 20 October 2018
Held annually in October and features wood chopping events, local oysters, stalls, food, displays, games and the Great Karuah River Duck Race.
Where: Longworth Park, Karuah, Port Stephens
Friday 2 November - Sunday 4 November 2018
For more information contactTomaree Business Chamber 02-4984-4751.
Anna Bay Markets
When: First Saturday of every month, 8.30am - 2.00pm
Where: Baylife Church, 4236 Nelson Bay Road, Anna Bay.
Buy craft, clothing, books, plants, tools and household accessories.
Contact 0429 506 802.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month
Where: Bull & Bush Motel
Contact David Plummer on 02 4982 9123
Sacred Tree Markets, Nelson Bay
Run seasonally throughout the year, this market features up and coming designers, artists, local creatives and producers plus music, street food and cultural displays. Check the website for details - sacredtreemarkets.com.au/nelson-bay-market/
Nelson Bay Legacy Craft Markets
When: First, third and fifth Sunday of every month
Where: Neil Carroll Park (Fly Point), Nelson Bay, 9am-3pm
Contact Jeanette Murray on 0419 492 009
Nelson Bay Regatta Markets
When: 21-22 April 2013
Where: Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay
The Regatta Markets are part of the Sail Port Stephens festival.
Newcastle City Farmers Market
When: Most Sundays from 8am until 1pm
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre or McDonald Jones Stadium (check website)
Contact: Telephone 4934-3013 mobile 0427 586 079 or email email@example.com
Raymond Terrace Community Markets
When: Third Saturday of every month from 9am - 1pm
Where: Riverside Park, Hunter Street, Raymond Terrace.
Contact: 0422 144 441
When: Second and fourth Sunday of every month
Where: Tomaree Sports Complex, Salamander Bay
Contact Elinor on 4981 3565 for more information
Port Stephens Market
When : Fourth Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm
Where: Port Stephens Market is a wonderful local community market located in Salt Ash, Nelson Bay Road (Port Stephens Church of Christ).
Contact : 0408 263 760
Tanilba Bay Markets
When: Third Saturday of each month from 9.00am - 12 noon
Where: Kooindah Shopping Centre car park, President Wilson Walk, Tanilba Bay
Contact 02 4984 5931 or 02 4982 3059
When: 2nd & 4th Sunday every month, 8am-2pm
Where: Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay Rd, Nelson Bay
Contact: 0431 303 638