What's on this weekend in Lake Mac City

Date posted: 10 August 2017

There is something for everyone in Lake Macquarie City this weekend.

Art and culture

Soul Food

Sunday 13 August, 10.30am-noon
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Soul Food is a unique monthly event which provides an opportunity to unite in a tranquil environment and reflect on inspiring themes and common threads that tie us all together. The theme for this month is ‘Planet Dreams’, exploring the unity and diversity of the human family and how this can be celebrated and encouraged through collective vision. For more information, visit soulfood.com.au/lakemacquarie.


Wrap with Love knit-in

Friday 11 August, 9.30am-4pm
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Knitters from far and wide will gather at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery this Friday to knit hundreds of squares for cosy wraps. The wraps are distributed to needy people all over the globe. Call in for half an hour or stay the whole day. Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. For more information, call the Gallery on 4921 0382 or email artgallery@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

Science of Sustainability

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, 9am-noon
Progress Hall, 197 Skye Point Road, Coal Point

Celebrate Science Week with Science of Sustainability and Questacon’s travelling Earth Quest exhibition. Featuring 16 hands-on exhibitions, a mini science film festival, and an observation trail through nearby bushland. The exhibition can be enjoyed by everyone, but is targeted at visitors aged 8-12. Visit eventbrite.com.au to book.

Dudley Community Garden working bee

Saturday 12 August, 9am-noon
Behind the Dudley Pensioners Hall, 96 Ocean Street, Dudley

Join Dudley Community Garden’s working bee. Visitors and community members are welcome. Please wear protective clothing, covered shoes, a hat and sunscreen. All children participating must be accompanied by an adult. Tea and coffee will be provided. BYO snacks, water, drinks and chairs. For more information, call Simon on 0411 310 338, email dudleycommunitygarden@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page.

Planting at Pit Pony Park

Sunday 13 August, 10am-noon
Pit Pony Park, Waratah Street, Kahibah

Join the Greater Charlestown Sustainable Neighbourhood Group as they celebrate the transformation and official naming of Kahibah’s Pit Pony Park. Lend a hand and help plant native habitat for local wildlife. There will also be pony rides for children as part of the event. For more information, visit lakemac.com.au.


Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets

Saturday 12 August, 8am-1pm
Tighes Hill TAFE (temporary location while Speers Point Park upgrade is completed)

Sample a wide variety of fresh produce and dairy products, artisanal products, local meats and so much more. Our farmers market is the perfect place to pick up a few ingredients for your next meal or a gift for a loved one.

Car boot sale

Sunday 13 August, 9am-1pm
Cardiff Bowling Club, 175 Myall Road, Cardiff

Repurpose, reduce, reuse and recycle at the Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group’s car boot sale. There will be plenty of quality items for sale, entertainment from Cardiff High School students, fun activities for the kids, a sausage sizzle and a coffee van. If you’re interested in holding a stall, visit sustainableneighbourhoods.org.au/rrr-car-boot-sale.

Feast Fest

Sunday 13 August, 10am-4pm
Blacksmiths Beach

Come and enjoy some delicious international food, food products, fashion, homewares, arts and crafts, entertainment and kids’ activities at beautiful Blacksmiths. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a day in the sun.


Lakeview parkrun

Saturday 12 August, 8am
The Shores Way, Belmont

Take part in this free weekly 5km run along the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. Make sure you register with parkrun online before the event and bring along your barcode on the day!

Lake Mac parkrun

Saturday 12 August, 8am
First Street, Booragul

Take part in this free weekly 5km run along the beautiful shores of Lake Macquarie. Make sure you register with parkrun online before the event and bring along your barcode on the day!

Lake Macquarie Games

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August
Belmont 16s, The Parade, Belmont

An annual two-day regatta hosted by Sailability Belmont, racing in 2.3 and 303 dinghies, pairs and singles. Come along and support the sailors.

Northstars vs Melbourne Mustangs

Sunday 13 August, 3.30pm
Hunter Ice Skating Stadium

Cheer on the Northstars as they go head to head with the Melbourne Mustangs. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for under 16s, or $60 for a family of four (two adults and two children or one adult and three children) and can be purchased by phoning 4954 4499. Doors open at 3.30pm and the puck drops at 4pm.

Page last updated: 10 August 2017