What's happening on the Coffs Coast

Maggie's Christmas party

What: A Christmas party for every member of the family. There's kids entertainment with the Smiley's and face painting, Santa photos for kids, dogs and everyone else. At 12.45pm there will be a best dressed competition for the pups with a great prize for the winner plus specials happening all day.

Where: Maggie's Dog Cafe.

When: Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

Maggies dog friendly cafe Moonee.. 30 march 2017
Maggies dog friendly cafe Moonee.. 30 march 2017 Trevor Veale

Christmas Eve party at The Coffs

What: Looking for somewhere to meet friends, enjoy a night out and have a few beverages? Head on down to the Coffs Hotel for karaoke, local DJs and free entry.

Where: The Coffs Hotel.

When: Sunday from 7pm to 12.05am.

Benny Black Band and DJ Helmy

What: To celebrate Christmas Eve, the Sawtell Hotel will have the Benny Black Band playing from 4pm followed by DJ Helmy from 8.30pm until midnight. A courtesy bus will be available from 5pm.

Where: Sawtell Hotel and Fishtales restaurant.

When: Sunday from 4pm to 12am.

Benny Black.
Benny Black. Contributed

Summerfest art exhibition

What: An exhibition showcasing works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members across various disciplines including calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour and more. All artworks are for sale.

Where: Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery.

When: Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm until Monday, February 8.

Uptown markets

What: The only undercover market on the Mid North Coast and open rain, hail and shine every Sunday. Stall capacity reaches over 100 and the market has been trading non-stop since 1990.

Where: Castle St car park, Coffs Harbour.

When: Sunday from 7am to 2pm.


What: Screenwave International Film Festival will kick off in early January with heart-racing adventure on the big screen and a warm welcome to locals for three weeks of film, networking, art and culture.

Where: The Jetty Memorial Theatre.

When: Wednesday, January 10.

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Austen Tayshus

What: Don't miss the Australian comedy legend Austen Tayshus whose famous track Australiana is still, three decades after being released, the highest selling single in Australian recording history. He has performed over 10,000 shows in nightclubs, universities, comedy clubs, pubs and theatres throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Fiji and Bali.

Where: The Pier Hotel.

When: Monday, January 8 from 8pm to 11pm.

Cost: $25, from the Pier.

Austen Tayshus.
Austen Tayshus.

2017 Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast yacht race

What: The RMYC Broken Bay in association with Coffs Harbour Yacht Club has announced that the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race will start in Pittwater on Wednesday, December 27. This will mark the 37th staging of the Coffs Harbour race which in its new format will be named the Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race.

Where: 30 Marine Drive, Coffs Harbour.

When: Thursday, December 28 running all day.

Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race.
Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race. Andrea Francolini

Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

premium_icon Coffs Harbour's Most Influential - Part 11

The Coffs Coast Advocate lists the people effecting change

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Mayor named Coffs' Most Influential

Results are in, mayor Denise Knight is the city's most influential.



Sawtell Cup sponsor has extra special interest in the race

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