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What’s Happening in Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Camden Haven and Hinterland

What’s Happening in Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Camden Haven and Hinterland July 2024

July in Port Macquarie offers a vibrant array of activities and events for all ages and interests. The month kicks off with exciting school holiday programs including Sami Bayly’s illustration workshop on July 6, NAIDOC Storytime on July 9, and the engaging Vegetable Plot performance on July 11. Additionally, families can enjoy the Fluro Glow Party for kids on July 10 and Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day at Billabong Zoo on July 11. For those interested in creative activities, there are workshops on texture painting, pottery, and traditional Aboriginal basket weaving, ensuring a fun and enriching experience for all participants.

Music lovers have a lot to look forward to with live performances scattered throughout the month. Highlights include the Indie Sounds from Newy & The Hunter on July 5 at Planet Skate, The Beach Boys Experience at Glasshouse Theatre on July 13, and Travis Collins’ “Don’t Get Me Started Tour” at Wauchope RSL Club on July 20. The Glasshouse Theatre also hosts a performance of “The Grandparents Club: A Comedy Musical” on July 7, while the Queen Forever tribute show on July 20 promises an unforgettable night.

Special events this month include the Archibald Prize 2023 Gala Opening on July 5, the Elephant Trail Race from July 12 to 14, and several themed parties and competitions such as the Long Flat Bake Off on July 14 and the Christmas in July celebrations. The latter includes festive cruises on July 17, 24, and 31, featuring Santa visits, Christmas trivia, and DJ entertainment. These events not only highlight the community spirit but also offer a fantastic way to enjoy the winter season in Port Macquarie

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Summary of Events and Activities in Port Macquarie for July 2024

Regular Daily Events

Eastern Air Services Seaplane Adventure: Available Thursday to Monday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting.
Port Macquarie Helicopters: Luxury wine helicopter packages and scenic flights available daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital: Open every day for visits.
Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries: Open daily for strawberry picking and café visits.
Facade Escape Room: Open Wednesday to Sunday and daily during school holidays.

Weekly and Monthly Highlights

Weekly Events:

Real Food Markets: Every Tuesday from 12:00 PM at Port Central/Glasshouse Forecourt.
‘Uncovering Our Past’ Walking Tour: Held Wednesday to Saturday.
Long Point Vineyard Tastings: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Wave Bowl + The Terrace: Open daily with varying hours, featuring live music and bowling.
Port Macquarie Driving Range & Mini Golf: Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Monthly Markets:

Real Food Local Produce Markets: Every Tuesday.
Kendall Bazaar and The Meeting Place: Every Thursday.
Port Macquarie Art Society Market Bazaar: Every Sunday.
Uniting Church Markets: First Saturday of each month.
Johns River Markets: Second Saturday of each month.
Special Events and Activities

Cultural and Entertainment Events:

Archibald Prize 2023 Gala Opening: July 5, from 6:00 PM at Glasshouse Regional Gallery.
Bastille Day Screenings: July 14, with special screenings at Majestic Cinemas.
The Australian Eagles: Life In The Fast Lane: July 27 at Glasshouse Theatre.

Workshops and Creative Classes:

Wheel Throwing: July 3, at Seed Creative.
Beginners Pottery: July 6, at Seed Creative.
Essential Oil Rollers: July 13, at The Witchy Nook.
Live Music and Performances:

Leigh I’Anson at Black Duck Brewery: July 5.
Bounty Hunters Band at The Terrace: July 6.
Live Music with Rhys Callinan at Beechwood Hotel: July 20.
Family-Friendly Activities:

Senior’s Big Day Out Cruise: July 3, with interactive entertainment and a buffet lunch.
Junior Zoo Keeper for a Day: July 11 at Billabong Zoo.
World Snake Day: July 16 at Billabong Zoo.

Theatre and Performing Arts:

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap: July 17-19 at Glasshouse Theatre.
Queen Forever: A Night At The Theatre: July 20 at Glasshouse Theatre.
Pubs, Clubs, and Breweries

Live Music and Entertainment:

Panthers Port Macquarie: Live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Little Shack: Live music and DJ sessions from Thursday to Sunday.
Tacking Point Tavern: Live music every Sunday afternoon.

Regular Trivia and Bingo Nights:

Tacking Point Tavern: Trivia every Tuesday.
Hibbard Sports Club: Bingo and raffles several times a week.
Club Lake Cathie: Free trivia on Tuesdays and bingo on Thursdays.
Libraries and Educational Activities

Port Macquarie Library:

Toddler Time: Every Monday.
Storytime: Every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Baby Bounce: Every Thursday.
Tech Talks for Seniors: July 12.
Collage Workshop: July 13.

Wauchope Library:

Seniors Rights Service: July 23.
NAIDOC Storytime: July 11.

Laurieton Library:

Seniors Rights Service: July 5.
DIY Photo Frames: July 9.

Noteworthy Events

Elephant Trail Race: July 12-14, featuring various race distances.
Never Ending 80’s vs 90’s – Battle of the Decades: July 13 at Laurieton Services Club.
Christmas in July Cruises: Held on July 17, 24, and 31, featuring festive activities and meals.

Outdoor and Adventure Activities

Beach to Bush Trike Tours: Available daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Billabong Zoo Personal Animal Encounters: Available every day.
Hydro Golf & 27 Hole Putt Putt: Open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.