Yamba Events 

 

 

Yamba has a variety of activities and events happening all year round.  For general  information take a look at the links from Australia Tourism for you just below, but for more personalised information continue to the bottom of the page for insider knowledge from the Holidays Team.

 

Yamba,Grafton,Clarence Valley,MacLean Events

Yamba River Markets

Yamba River Markets

2016-09-25 - 2016-09-25 | Map

The Yamba River Markets are on the fourth Sunday of the month, located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the ...more

Grafton Farmers Market

Grafton Farmers Market

2016-11-17 - 2016-11-17 | Map

Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grow...more

Mal's Blues Bar

Mal's Blues Bar

2017-11-26 - 2017-11-26 | Map

Yamba Golf and Country Club's back deck becomes a 'blues central' on the last Sunday of every month with Australia's premier electric guitarist Mal Eastick and monthly invitational...more

Maclean Community Monthly Markets

Maclean Community Monthly Markets

2018-02-10 - 2018-02-10 | Map

Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clo...more

Yamba Handmade Boutique Market

Yamba Handmade Boutique Market

2018-07-14 - 2018-07-14 | Map

Their handmade markets are back. Come and join them for a fun-filled morning. Local talent is growing and they have a huge variety of stall holders. Products include candles, soa...more

Yamba Farmers Market

Yamba Farmers Market

2018-07-18 - 2018-07-18 | Map

At the Yamba Farmers Market you can buy a scrumptious range of fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted delights, free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam an...more

Tim The Bream  Yamba Fishing Classic

Tim The Bream Yamba Fishing Classic

2018-09-01 - 2018-09-01 | Map

Yamba's famous annual 'Tim the Bream' national fishing titles will return to Ford Park Yamba NSW and the Clarence River in August with a prize pool of over AUD30,000. The featur...more

Circus Rio Grafton

Circus Rio Grafton

2018-09-13 - 2018-09-13 | Map

Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro! You'll be left speec...more

Yamba Gourmet Street Food Truck Festival

Yamba Gourmet Street Food Truck Festival

2018-09-23 - 2018-09-23 | Map

Join them on Sunday September 23 for their second annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival! Taste delicious food from 30 food trucks showcasing cuisine from all over the world, listen ...more

Circus Phoenix Extreme - Yamba

Circus Phoenix Extreme - Yamba

2018-09-27 - 2018-09-27 | Map

A thrilling and spellbinding show gathering all elements of new generation circus where performance and extreme sports collide in a two hour high energy performance....more

Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic

Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic

2018-09-29 - 2018-09-29 | Map

An extreme adventure sporting event of the highest calibre! A 108 kilometre water ski race from Grafton to Harwood Bridge and return, with boats reaching speeds in excess of 120 ki...more

Quota Lower Clarence Art and Craft Fair

Quota Lower Clarence Art and Craft Fair

2018-09-29 - 2018-09-29 | Map

The Quota International of Lower Clarence Art and Craft Fair is fast approaching. So, save the date of the long weekend at the Yamba Bowling Club. Members are very excited this ye...more

Eat Street Yamba

Eat Street Yamba

2018-09-30 - 2018-09-30 | Map

Eat Street Yamba is an afternoon/evening food market being held 4pm to 8pm in Coldstream Street Yamba. This International food market includes Rotary's barbecue, cold foods, Thai,...more

Yamba Yoga Festival

Yamba Yoga Festival

2018-10-13 - 2018-10-13 | Map

Invoke peace and clarity with an entire weekend of Yoga at the 2018 Yamba Yoga Festival. Immerse yourself with unlimited yoga, sound and mindfulness experiences every day. The per...more

NSW Gone Fishing Day - Grafton

NSW Gone Fishing Day - Grafton

2018-10-14 - 2018-10-14 | Map

DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate the love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're th...more

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Grafton Jacaranda Festival

2018-10-27 - 2018-10-27 | Map

From the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November every year the longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopie...more

Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

2018-10-27 - 2018-10-27 | Map

A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in Ne...more

Jacaranda Festival Busking Competition

Jacaranda Festival Busking Competition

2018-10-27 - 2018-10-27 | Map

Do you have performance skills and entertainment potential for street and stage? Do you want to put all this on display in Grafton during Jacaranda Festival? Would you like to wi...more

Yamba Rod Run

Yamba Rod Run

2018-11-09 - 2018-11-09 | Map

Every year, the small coastal town of Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River plays host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian east coast. Some splendidly restor...more

Yamba Triathlon

Yamba Triathlon

2018-11-17 - 2018-11-17 | Map

Say yes to Yamba - the chillest tri on the coast! Bring your mob, grow your mo' for Movember and get active together. They've got your multi-fun vibe covered with a Fun Run, McDon...more

December Weekend of Rowing

December Weekend of Rowing

2018-12-09 - 2018-12-09 | Map

The Clarence River will come alive with boats, competitors and officials, when the river's two major rowing regattas are held at Memorial Park in Grafton. The Head of the Clarenc...more

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

2019-01-01 - 2019-01-01 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Yamba Twilight Street Markets is an annual market event held on New Years Day from 4pm to 8pm. Coldstream Street, Yamba i...more

Maclean Macmarket Day

Maclean Macmarket Day

2019-01-05 - 2019-01-05 | Map

The Maclean MacMarket is an annual market held on the first Saturday of the year hosted by Lions in the main street of the town. Thousands of people descend to this riverside vil...more

Yamba Ocean Swims

Yamba Ocean Swims

2019-01-06 - 2019-01-06 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** A traditional Christmas holidays swim on the NSW North Coast, this swim offers a beautiful location with terrific beaches. Exc...more

Simply Handmade and Vintage Market Yamba

Simply Handmade and Vintage Market Yamba

2019-04-14 - 2019-04-14 | Map

Come and spend the day shopping up a storm for some local handmade goodies. Grab a coffee, wander around and do a little shopping. There is clothes, baby clothes, candles, painti...more

Maclean Highland Gathering

Maclean Highland Gathering

2019-04-19 - 2019-04-19 | Map

Grab your kilt and get to Maclean, the 'Scottish Town in Australia'. Walk among the clans that invade the town for the Highland Gathering every Easter from around the country. Pip...more

Grafton Agricultural Show

Grafton Agricultural Show

2019-04-20 - 2019-04-20 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Grafton Agricultural Show will be held over a two day period. Features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarat...more

Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod

2019-05-03 - 2019-05-03 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** From ballet to jazz, modern to tap and even song and dance, the Lower Clarence Dance Eisteddfod is full of competition and ente...more

Maclean Agricultural Show

Maclean Agricultural Show

2019-05-04 - 2019-05-04 | Map

The Maclean Agricultural Show is held over two days. Events include sideshows, equestrian events, trotting, exhibitions, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls. ...more

Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic

2019-05-12 - 2019-05-12 | Map

This one day event, beginning in Grafton passing through Glen Innes and finishing in Inverell, is a 228 kilometre ride over some of the most demanding terrain in worldwide cycling,...more

State Hockey Championships - Under 15 Girls

State Hockey Championships - Under 15 Girls

2019-05-27 - 2019-05-27 | Map

State Hockey Championships in Grafton are full of colour, action and fun. If you're a coach or parent assisting the girls, you have scored, as Grafton in May is beautiful. If you a...more

Annual Grafton Truck Show

Annual Grafton Truck Show

2019-06-06 - 2019-06-06 | Map

The Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club is a community Social Club for people in the transport industry. They are responsible for the organisation and running of the Annual Grafton ...more

Grafton Open Art Exhibition

Grafton Open Art Exhibition

2019-06-08 - 2019-06-08 | Map

The Grafton Open Art Exhibition was established in 2013 by members of the Grafton High P and C. The opening night is a free event with live music and nibbles. The purpose of th...more

Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale Yamba

Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale Yamba

2019-06-15 - 2019-06-15 | Map

The Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale is on the move again and heading to Yamba. Once again, there is free entry to Carnivale. Enjoy over 15 of the yummiest food trucks, the beach bar ...more

Music Eisteddfod - Lower Clarence

Music Eisteddfod - Lower Clarence

2019-06-23 - 2019-06-23 | Map

Making music is one of the most wonderful past times in life. Their Eisteddfod is a celebration of vocal, instrumental and everything in between. They have choirs, big and small, s...more

Grafton July Racing Carnival

Grafton July Racing Carnival

2019-07-05 - 2019-07-05 | Map

The Clarence River Jockey Club, located in the picturesque jacaranda tree-lined city of Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is home to the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australi...more

Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition

Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition

2019-07-10 - 2019-07-10 | Map

The annual Clarence River Arts Festival will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography. There ...more

Upcoming Events 

Yamba Food Festival September 23rd 2018

 

Annual Yamba Events

Eat Street

Organised by Yamba Rotary and taking place on Sunday 30th September, Eat Street takes over Coldstream Street from 4pm to 8pm. Coldstream Steet will come alive with music, kids fun and food stalls, or you can enjoy a beer or wine at the Rotary bar.  Free entry, but a gold coin donation is appreciated.

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

Held on New Years Day each year, this is another event that closes Coldstream Street to traffic and keeps it open for locals and visitors to enjoy the markets.  Featuring food, music, arts, crafts and more the Twilight Markets are a great family event to enjoy during the heat of summer in Yamba. This is another event run by Yamba Rotary and features their famous Chocolate Wheel.

Yamba Rod Run

Every year Yamba is taken over by Hot Rod enthusiasts keen to display their treasured vehicles for the admiration and awe of the locals and visitors.  This year's event is taking place on from Friday 9th November to Sunday 11th November.  You don't have to own a hot rod to enjoy this weekend, just come along and admire the brightly coloured and beautifully restored vehciles as they are driven through Yamba by their owners. 

Tim the Bream

Another event organised by Yamba Rotary, the annual Tim the Bream fishing competitions is proving to be a big draw card.  Yamba and the Clarence Valley are already famous for excellent fishing, but now you can indulge your favourite hobby AND be in with a chance to win $20,000.  All you have to do is catch Tim the Bream!

Tickets for the 2018 event are on sale already so don't miss your chance to join us for the weekend of 1st and 2nd September

Yamba Open Golf

Another November Event, the annual Yamba Golf Open draws hundreds of golfers to the area hosted by the Yamba Golf and Country Club  

 

Surfing the Coldstream 

A festival of music and culture held in the heart of Yamba on Coldstream Street every year for the last nine years.  They are taking a break in 2018 but we hope to see them back again in the future.

 

Annual Clarence Valley Events

Maclean HIghland Gathering

An annual gathering of bagpipe bands from all over Australia that is hosted by Maclean, Australia's Scottish Town, just a few minutes drive from Yamba.  Every Easter Maclean is taken over by people clad in tartan, and the Saturday march of the pipe bands though the centre of Maclean attracts a crowd of onlookers.  Pipe band competitions, caber toss, hammer throwing, food stalls and much more are laid on to entertain visitors, culminating in fireworks at the Maclean showground on the final night.

Grafton July Racing Carnival

The region's largest horse racing event, the Grafton July Carnival gives the racegoer the thrills and excitement of the Cup races and Fashions on the Field.  Free entry on Thursday 5th July gives the novice racegoer the opportunity to 'try before they buy'.  Live music, fashion, food and fun.  

Why not enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in Yamba for the sun, sand, surf and fishing whilst taking day trips to Grafton for the race days?

 

Grafton Show

There is something for everyone at the Grafton Show thanks to their wide range of crowd pleasing events.  Whether you are into cattle or reptiles, heavy horses or wood chop competitions, show jumping or FMX, there is an event at the Grafton Show for you.  Enjoy the best of regional Australia in a great day out for the family.  Usually held in April, the 2019 dates are yet to be announced.

 

Maclean Show

The 2018 Maclean Show had to be cancelled due to storm damage to the old pavilion and showgrounds, but we hope to see it return in 2019.  A regular feature of the Clarence Valley for 122 years, the show will return - watch this space for updates!

 

Maclean Macmarket Day

Hosted and organised by Maclean Lions the annual Maclean MacMarket sees River Street in Maclean closed to traffic and filled to the brim with market stalls.  The 2019 event will be held on Saturday 5th January and promises to offer stalls, food trucks, kids fun, car boot sales and more.  This is a great day out that brings together the community and visitors alike to enjoy browsing the wares on display.

 

Regular Local Markets 

 

Yamba River Markets

Every 4th Sunday of the month at Ford Park on the banks of the Clarence River

Yamba Farmers Market

Every Wednesday morning from 7am in the Turner's Beach car park

Maclean Community Markets 

A large market with a wide variety of stalls, fresh coffee and music, held in the main car park behind River styreet

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Iluka Markets

Famed for being friendly and relaxing, the Iluka markets are set amongst the trees at the Iluka sports Ground

1st Sunday of every month

Ashby Markets  

3rd Sunday of every month

Glenreagh Markets 

1st Saturday of the month (excluding January)

Grafton Showground Markets

3rd Saturday of the month