What’s on in Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast

whats on in merimbula
Events in Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast. 
The Sapphire Coast is a stunning slice of the NSW Far South Coast. Our unique landscape stretching from the Southern Pacific Ocean, dotted with pristine beaches, soaring headlands and rugged escarpments, across lush, green farmland and quaint country towns, through pristine waterways and beautiful national parks.

Merimbula Lake Holiday Park provides the perfect base to explore everything the Sapphire Coast has to offer and to partake in the wide range of events that are held throughout the year.

IMPORTANT : During COVID-19, some events may have been postponed or changed. Please contact our friendly team for up to date event information. 

Summer Events

Pambula Show

The annual Pambula Show blends elements of what you would expect of a traditional country show with a family-friendly, carnival atmosphere.  There is an extensive equestrian program, wood chopping, entertainment, farm animals and market stalls.  Highlights reminiscent of the local area include local produce displays, arts and crafts, oyster shucking competition, pig racing and dog high jump.

Bega Cup Race Carnival Weekend 

When: January

Enjoy a full weekend of racing action at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club.  Free buses run to and from the track all day. Adults can partake in Fashion on the Field. Kids entertainment is run across the weekend.

Autumn Events

Sculpture Bermagui

When: March

Held each year in March, this outdoor exhibition sees large sculptural pieces dotted along Dickinson Point Headland and the foreshores of Dickson Point Headland. Indoor exhibitions are also held at the Bermagui Community Centre.

Four Winds Easter Festival

When: Easter Long Weekend

Set on Barragga Bay, just south of Bermagui, the Four Winds Festival attracts world-class musicians and performers into this purpose-built facility. Enjoy music, brilliance and beauty in an exceptional location.

EAT Merimbula Festival

When : March

The EAT Merimbula Festival is the Sapphire Coast’s premium food festival run each year to celebrate local chefs and produce. The quality is outstanding and there is always an emphasis on the region’s award-winning seafood and oysters.

Winter Events

Merimbula Jazz Festival

When : June

Jazz lovers unite for this seaside festival that attracts hundreds of musicians in a celebration of music across three days. Features of the festival include the Jazz Street Parade and Concert, Saturday night Jazz Quest and the late-night jam session which has the town rocking until well into the wee hours.

Tathra Beach and Bike Enduro

When : June

This mountain bike odyssey sees competitors ride through a mix of forest roads and deep tracks in the heart of Tathra’s wilderness country. The event is open to riders of all levels.

Spring Events

Eden Whale Festival 

When: October / November

This annual event highlights the southern whale migration. The event includes a street parade, market stalls, food and wine, works from local artisans and live entertainment. It’s a great event for all ages.

Giiyong Festival

When : September

This cultural festival celebrates traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance, art, music, film, theatre and food.  The Festival is held in Jigamy, just north of Eden.

Local Markets

  • Merimbula Rotary Market – Held monthly each Sunday.
  • Cabargo Markets – Each Saturday morning.

Merimbula Lake Holiday Park

Explore the beauty of the Sapphire Coast from Merimbula Lake Holiday Park. 

Escape the crowds and enjoy peaceful camping in a serene setting at Merimbula Lake Holiday Park on the magical NSW South Coast.

Our caravan park offers extra large powered and unpowered campsites sites (10 metres x 10 metres), with and without slabs, most with views of the beautiful Merimbula Lakes. We are a pet friendly caravan park all year round (limit of one animal per site).

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