Live music is set to sound through Lake Macquarie once again

BySandra Cain

Live music is set to sound through Lake Macquarie once again

Lake Macquarie City Council has launched a new series called Live Music Lake Mac which will give music lovers a chance to sit back and enjoy the sounds of local and NSW-based musicians perform live and in a COVID Safe setting.

Gigs will be staged at the newly refurbished Rathmines Theatre and Warners Bay Theatre from November 2020 to March 2021.

The series will kick off on Friday, November 6 with a performance at Warners Bay Theatre from iconic country music singer and Golden Guitar winner Shane Nicholson.

The first Live Music Lake Mac performance by Nicholson is also part of Great Southern Nights gig schedule.

Tickets to see Nicholson perform in Warners Bay are $35 each or $30 each for groups of four or more (purchased in one transaction).

Due to COVID restrictions, tickets are strictly limited. Click here to purchase tickets.

BySandra Cain

Lake Macquarie Homegrown Markets

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Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market is held at Speers Point Park, SPEERS POINT on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month – 7.00am till 1.00pm.

The produce and products available at the Farmers Market currently includes:

  • Organic and conventionally grown/prepared foods including lamb, beef, pork, goat, chicken, duck, trout, salmon, oysters, eggs, salamis, charcuterie, pate, terrines, cured meats
  • Homegrown Fruit and vegetables
  • Hand crafted patisserie delights
  • Hand made pasta
  • Cheese – goat, sheep and dairy cheeses organic and conventional
  • Milk, yoghurt, cream
  • Preserved foods including jams, sauces, chutneys, chillies, herbs
  • Cakes, biscuits, slices, home made pies sausage rolls and pasties, French pastries, German pretzels, cakes and biscuits, Greek cakes and biscuits, quesadillas, Colombian food, Lebanese food, Tibetan food
  • Hot breakfasts, brunches and lunches
  • Olive oil, stuffed olives, tapénades, infused oils
  • Chai Tea
  • Spices
  • Wines
  • Gourmet coffee, teas and cordials
  • Organic sourdough and breads
  • Hemp clothing and skin care products
  • Orange Juice
  • Ladies handmade clothing
  • Fair Trade Products
  • Handcrafted Soaps and beauty products
  • Lavender
BySandra Cain

Temporary Closure

Given the recent renewed concern with Covid-19, we have decided to temporarily close Watersedge Boathouse again until the 1st of November, 2020.

We will honour our current confirmed bookings with contactless check-in and check-out. The boathouse will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before arrival.

BySandra Cain

Watersedge Boathouse B&B will be re-opening from 1st of July, 2020.

We have decided to ‘tentatively’ re-open our bookings from 1st of July, 2020.

We will be committing to an enhanced cleaning protocol, and a ‘booking buffer’, where we will be blocking a date between stays.

We look forward to welcoming you!

BySandra Cain

Are you ready to take the plunge?

February 15th to March 7th, 2020

Lakefest is a celebration of Lake Macquarie’s aquatic lifestyle and rich maritime history.

The Heaven Can Wait regatta involves sailing yachts, dinghies and skiffs racing around Lake Macquarie for up to 24 hours and raises money for Cancer Council NSW.

Lakefest will include sailing events and water-based sporting and social activities including a Twilight Race, Paddlefest, and Junior Pirate Fun Race.

BySandra Cain

Loop the Lake

https://www.lakemac.com.au/Events-directory/Council-events/The-Loop-Charity-Ride

Grab your bike and get ready for The Loop Charity Ride! This feel-good Sunday event is a great opportunity to take in the scenery of beautiful Lake Macquarie while raising money for kids’ charities.  

The Loop Charity Ride has course options to suit everyone, from the keenest of cyclists to families wanting to peddle together:

  • Main Ride – approx. 88km
  • Team Ride – 88kms
  • Short Ride – approx. 45kms
  • Family Ride – 7-11kms
  • When:
  • Sunday, 08 March 2020 | 07:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Location:
Speers Point Park, Park Road, Speers Point 2284  View in Google Maps

BySandra Cain

Lake Macquarie Food and Wine Festival, 2019

Lake Macquarie Food and Wine Festival, Saturday 19th October, 2019
Speers Point Park, Park Road, Speers Point. 

BySandra Cain

Spring

Dear Winter, I’m sorry for the things I said about you.  Helloooo Spring!

The perfect time to book a last minute break at Watersedge Boathouse B&B.  

BySandra Cain

Float Your Boat – 28th & 29th of June, 2019

Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to dress up their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade held over two nights on our beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Now in its third year, Float Your Boat will be held on 28 and 29 June 2019, from 6-9pm.

The parade of illuminated boats will make their way along the western side of the Lake on Friday night and the eastern side the following evening.

BySandra Cain

Lake Macquarie – Upcoming Events

Lake Macquarie Heritage Festival.  20th April, 2019

https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events/lakemac-heritage-festival/

The Lakemac Heritage Festival is a significant National event with boats coming from all over Australia and around 80 classic boats on display – steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1990 but may have been built at anytime from any material. Over the two days of the event, visitors are treated to model boat demonstrations and races, displays, market stalls, kids games, vintage farm machinery, an art exhibition, historical displays, vintage cars and trucks, entertainment and, of course, the “Quick and Dirty” boat building competition held on the Sunday of the festival. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the rich history of Lake Macquarie.

Toronto Monthly Markets

https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/events/toronto-monthly-markets/

The Toronto Monthly Markets on the first Thursday of each month however if it rains then it will be held on the third Thursday. With a Buy Smart, Shop Local message you will see a great variety of vendors and products. Whether you are a local or are visiting Toronto for the first time, come visit the markets, enjoy the beautiful location, have a delicious lunch at one of the local cafes, or food stalls and enjoy the atmosphere and colour. The market runs from 9am to 3pm and is held within Toronto Town Square and the south side of The Boulevarde and outside the Alec Rice Centre.

 

Rathmines Catalina Festival, 19th May, 2019

https://www.rathminescatalinafestival.com/

This great community event showcases Rathmines and Lake Macquarie, with an awesome air show, featuring formation AEROBATIC display, seaplane rides, seaplanes on display, live music, great food and much more.