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Friday 24th May

Spicy Brain

Muti-Arts Pavilion
Speers Point, 4pm

Friday Night Skate

Hunter Valley Ice Skating Stadium
Warners Bay, 7:30pm-10pm

Seafood Raffle

Club Catalina
Rathmines, 6pm-8pm

Lake Mac Inspirations

Lake Mac Libraries
Toronto, 9am – 6pm

Portraits of Water

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

Daniel O’Toole: Voices from The Void

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Chinese Dragon Year

Lake Mac Libraries
Belmont, 9am-5pm

Absolute Colour

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Curious Minds Exhibition

Lake Mac Libraries
Swansea, 10am-2pm

Mazie Karen Turner: Absolute Colour- Things The Mind Already Knows

MAC: Museum of Art and Culutre
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Amy Janes Cully: Colour Scores

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul: 9am-3pm

Westy: We Built This History

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

Inspirational Stitching

Lake Mac Libraries
Charlestown, 9am-6pm

Free Pool

Argenton Hotel
Argenton, 3pm-10pm

Ethan Beckton

Club Charlestown
Charlestown, 5:30pm

Friday Night with Luke Davis

Toronto Hotel
Toronto, 7pm-10pm

Leighton James

Swansea Workers Club
Swansea, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Free Live Music

Belmont 16s
Belmont, 8:30pm

Gen-X 

Club Charlestown
Charlestown, 8:30pm

FREE Live Music in the Boatshed

Belmont 16s
Belmont, 9:30pm

Saturday 25th May

Lake Mac Autumn Fair

Rotary Clubs of Lake Macquarie
Speers Point Park, 9am-4pm

Petquaters MAYhem

PetQuaters
Morisset, 9am

Introductory Alcohol Ink Workshop

Allettare Dezigns
Cardiff, 9am-12pm

Keep it Clean – Lake Macquarie

Oz Fish Unlimited
Speers Point, 2pm-4pm

Lake Mac Crop Swap

Lake Mac Grows
Edgeworth, 9am-11am

Batik Masterclass

Museum of Art & Culture
Booragul, 9:30am-2:30pm

Boat and Jet Ski Licence Course

Australian Boating College Hunter
Wangi, 9am

Farmers Markets

Glendale Shopping Centre
Glendale, 8am – 2pm

Riding The Wave Festival

Reading Cinemas 
Charlestown, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Inspirational Stitching

Lake Mac Libraries
Charlestown, 9am-12pm

Curious Minds Exhibition

Lake Mac Libraries
Swansea, 9am-12pm

Mazie Karen Turner: Absolute Colour- Things The Mind Already Knows

MAC: Museum of Art and Culutre
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Portraits of Water

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

Westy: We Built This History

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

Daniel O’Toole: Voices from The Void

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Amy Janes Cully: Colour Scores

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul: 9am-3pm

Chinese Dragon Year

Lake Mac Libraries
Belmont, 9am-12pm

Absolute Colour

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Daniel Arvidson

Swansea Workers Club
Swansea, 5pm-8pm

Mark Seymour and The Undertones

Toronto Hotel
Toronto, 6pm-10pm

Armageddon Rocked 4

Marks Point Sports Club
Marks Point, 6pm-10pm

FREE Live Music in The Star Lounge

Belmont 16s
Belmont, 8:30pm

LoKo

Club Charlestown
Charlestown, 8:30pm

The Crawfish Stew Band

Warners Bay Hotel
Warners Bay, 10pm-midnight

FREE Live Music in the Boatshed

Belmont 16s
Belmont, 10:30pm

The Australian Beach Boys Show

Club Macquarie
Argenton, 2:30pm

Sunday 26th May

Coastal Life Market

Markets
Whitebridge, 9am-2pm

Million Paws Walk 2024

RSPCA NSW
Speers Point Park, 9:30am-1pm

Kids Disco

Kahibah Sports Club
Kahibah, 3pm-6pm

Introductory Resin Workshop

Allettare Dezigns
Cardiff, 10am-12:30pm

Riding The Wave Festival

Reading Cinemas 
Charlestown, 3:30pm-5:30pm

ARTSPACE: Free Family Artmaking

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 10am-10:45am

Absolute Colour

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Amy Janes Cully: Colour Scores

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul: 9am-3pm

Daniel O’Toole: Voices from The Void

MAC: Museum of Art and Culture
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Mazie Karen Turner: Absolute Colour- Things The Mind Already Knows

MAC: Museum of Art and Culutre
Booragul, 9am-3pm

Portraits of Water

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

Westy: We Built This History

Sugar Valley Library Museum
Cameron Park, 10am-2pm

FREE SHOW: Lucy Watson

Argenton Hotel
Argenton, 1pm-4pm

Sunday Session with Mike Horbacz

Toronto Hotel
Toronto, 4pm-6pm

John Larder

SBSLSC
Blacksmiths, 4:30pm

Sunday Sessions – Road Dirt Trio

Hotel Wangi
Wangi, 4pm

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Out & About

Looking for family walks and places to explore? Check out our latest articles here:

Apr 27
All aboard Edgeworth miniature trains!

Buckle up, grab your closed in shoes and get ready to ride Edgeworth miniature trains! If you’re a Lake Mac local and have never experienced the delight of zooming along the tracks, you’ve been missing out. We’ve spent many a birthday, playgroup meeting or Sunday afternoon riding the rails. Operated by volunteers from the Lake […]

Apr 19
Belmont Lagoon: Walk the trails, enjoy the wildlife.

Every time we venture somewhere new we learn so much and Belmont Lagoon told a story of many tales. From the history of Cold Tea Creek to the building remains on the spit, it was like peeling back an onion with so many layers. What remains today is a body of water, connected to Lake […]

Apr 15
Exploring the Fernleigh Track

Once joining the cities of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle by rail, the Fernleigh Track now offers both communities a back-to-nature experience of travel. Come with us as we explore the various coastal habitats, our rail heritage, the five sections of the track, and what you’ll experience along the way. 1. Belmont to Jewells Railway Parade, […]

Apr 09
Are your kids ready for the Aquatic Challenger this autumn? (finished)

Cool down this autumn with a family outing that’ll test your kid’s climbing, sliding and swimming skills. The Aquatic Challengers at Lake Mac Swim Centres are perfect for a family fun-filled day. Get wet, have fun and relax at one of three swim centres in our Lake Mac region. Take some lunch and enjoy a […]

Mar 03
Caves Beach walk along the coast to Pinny Beach

Tucked away just past the sea caves at Caves Beach is a coastal walk which showcases the gorgeous cliffs and landscape of the area. You’ll stumble upon Spoon Rock Bay and the break wall that protects it. Discover scenic views right into Newcastle, and appreciate our unique Pinny Beach with it’s coarse, pebbly sand. The […]

Oct 22
Kid’s love Wilkinson Park Playground in Cardiff!

Set amongst the trees you’ll find Wilkinson Park Playground. With plenty of play equipment to keep the kids amused, choose a shady spot to settle while you watch them have fun. This playground is bordered by Myall Road so there is traffic close by, however, you can move amongst the trees, past the undercover seating […]

Oct 22
Practice your skills at Cardiff Skate Park!

Conveniently located in the centre of Cardiff, you’ll find Cardiff Skate Park. Grab your skateboard, scooter or BMX and head out for some fun. Surrounded by a large grassy area, it’s close to the local playground, and near Winding Creek. Get the kids out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. It’s worth a […]

Oct 22
Hillsborough’s Percy Street Playground is fully fenced!

Percy Street Playground in Hillsborough, is small but perfectly formed. Not overwhelming or filled with too much equipment. There’s space to sit, play or enjoy the peace. As our kids ran in to discover what was there, it was comforting to see this playground is fully fenced. Ideal for younger children, you’ll be able to […]

Oct 22
Swansea Skate Park: A big space with lots of features

Swansea Skate Park is perfectly situated along the channel at Swansea. This skate park is surrounded by playing fields, a playground, and beautiful views. It’s a really big area compared to most parks in Lake Mac, with lots of different spaces for riders to learn new skills and practice tricks. Getting here Swansea Skate Park […]