RED HOT: One of the vehicles from the Yamba Rod Run in 2017. It's on again this year.
RED HOT: One of the vehicles from the Yamba Rod Run in 2017. It's on again this year. Jenna Thompson

Whats on: Coffs and Clarence


The SummerSalt festival is set to bring some of Australia's biggest music names to Coffs Harbour in February 2019.Missy Higgins and the John Butler Trio will headline the family-friendly event at Park Beach Reserve, supported by a line-up of established and emerging Aussie and international talent including crowd favourites Tesky Brothers and Stella Donnelly. For more information and tickets, go to


Tamworth Textile Triennial at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from November 16 to January 25 celebrates the open-ended nature of textile practice today. The participating artists are all linked with things outside of themselves and their studios. Through the process of creating, talking and exhibiting, the artists join together with visitors as equal participants in an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome.


Coffs Harbour Library welcomes all knitters and crocheters to come together and share their love for their craft at our regular Yarn & Yak morning from 10am to 12pm on November 6. No need to book; just come along with your needles and hooks and connect with like-minded people.

We look forward to seeing you in the library. Enquiries: please phone the library on (02) 6648 4900 or email


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 canopies of purple blossoms. The festival begins regally with the crowning of their Jacaranda Queen and Princesses and culminates with a float parade on the Saturday afternoon followed by a sunset family concert on the Riverbank.


To be held November 9, 10 and 11, the Yamba Rod Run is held ever year with the town playing host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian East Coast. Some splendidly restored modern and vintage rods can be seen tootling around Yamba streets, adding an extra layer of colour to the sun and surf.


Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016 and running at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery until November 10. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice: Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11's Colin Hopkins and Ilona Topolcsanyi.


Some of Australia's top country music stars will head to the Clarence Valley Muster from October 22 to 27. The stage is set for the magnificent country music festival that in 2013 broke new ground on the NSW North Coast The artists for the 2018 lineup have been confirmed: Beccy Cole, Wayne Horsburgh, Col Finley, Kiara Rodrigues, Charmaine Pout, Samantha Bellamy and Ray Pratley, Owen Blundell, Terry Gordon OAM, Justin Standley, Craig Giles, John and Christine Smith, Dale Duncan, Graeme Hugo, Laura Downing, Lindsay Waddington and Digger Revell.


The Yamba Tri will be held November 17 and 18. It's the chillest tri on the coast. Bring your mob, grow your mo' for Movember and get active together. They've got a multi-fun vibe covered with a Fun Run, McDonald's Kids Tri, and Tempta/Sprint Triathlon. Early Bird entries now open. This is not one you'll want to miss.


The Yamba River Markets will be held November 25 at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the Yamba River Markets which feature around 120 stalls, and more in the peak seasons. It's the best way to spend a Sunday morning in the beautiful coastal town of Yamba. The stalls range from fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, plenty of food stalls including Asian foods, second hand furniture, books, jewellery, clothing, arts and craft among many others.

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