Get ready for a busy weekend on the lake as the Fast and Loud Festival returns to Lake Macquarie this weekend! With action happening on and off the water, be prepared for exhilerating boat races, live musical performances, markets, car shows, roving performers, and kid’s entertainment.
2023 Offshore Superboat Championships
The 2023 Offshore Superboat Championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Hitting speeds of up to 240km per hour the superboats will compete in 6 races starting at Marmong Point Marina. The best viewing spot for enjoying the races will be at Warners Bay Foreshore.
Darren Nicholson from the all-conquering 222 Offshore team said,
“It’s really special for me to come home to Lake Macquarie and race on the water I grew up sailing on,,,,kind of feels like I’ve come full circle in some respects. It’s a nice feeling knowing we’ll be finishing up the Australian series at home, in front of family and friends.”
For the full schedule of the Offshore Superboat Championship races click here Offshore Superboat Championships – Lake Macquarie City Council
Australian Powerboat Grand Prix 2023
The Australian Powerboat Grand Prix 2023 will also be held on Saturday and Sunday. Did you know that a powerboat can move from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds? Your adrenaline will be pumping as these small but powerful boats take to the waters to battle for the winner’s cup. The best place to watch these races is from Rathmines Foreshore.
For a full schedule of the Australian Powerboat Grand Prix races click here: Australian PowerBoats Grand Prix 202 – Lake Macquarie City Council
The Fast and Loud festival is not all about the racing. On Saturday night you can enjoy the legendary Australian band, Skunkhour who will be supported by local band, SF Wrens. They’ll be playing at the MAP mima at Speers Point Park under the stars. Tickets for this event are available here: Fast and Loud Festival – Skunkhour supported by SF Wrens – Lake Macquarie City Council
Show and Shine Car Show
On Sunday the Newcastle Restored Vehicle Club will be at Speers Point Park between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Featuring vintage muscle, classic, custom cars, hot rods, and motorbikes. There’ll be over 42 lucky car prizes as well as 10 trophies. Alongside the car show, you’ll find DJ Vinnie playing some great tunes alongside coffee, soft drinks, and food stalls. This is the perfect place to watch the Superboats on the lake.
Feast Fest Market
At Catalina Park Rathmines on Sunday between 10 am and 3 pm, you can enjoy a diverse range of cuisines at the outdoor feast fest. There’ll be a kid’s zone for family fun as well as live music. On-leash dogs are welcome. If you want to watch the Powerboats racing you won’t find a better spot.
Warners Bay Live Site
At Warners Bay there will be a range of market stalls, a variety of mouthwatering food trucks, as well as rides for the kids and buskers. Warners Bay Foreshore times include:
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Get out and about this weekend and enjoy all that Lake Macquarie has to offer. For more details check out the Fast & Loud Festival 2023.