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March 8, 2021 Visit Oceania No Comments Email Email

It’s a new season with so many reasons to celebrate in the Tweed! Autumn is here and with it comes a stellar line-up of events from March through May across the Tweed’s beautiful beach and valley settings.

Book ahead for a festival of artisan food and drink, sign up for a sporting challenge or seek inspiration with uplifting music, iconic art on show and trails that lead to creative spaces.

It’s time to say cheers, feel inspired and get the heart rate up! The Tweed is on – we’re just waiting for you.

Tweed Artisan Food Weekend: 11 – 14 March

The Tweed Artisan Food Weekend is a scrumptious, multi-day delve into the Tweed’s local food and drink provenance, showcasing our producers, chefs and farmers with 16 events across stunning coast and country venues.

From on-farm distillery tours to long table feasts and restaurant events, this irresistible long weekend includes a Picnic in the Paddock with renowned chef Christine Manfield, botanic farm tour at Husk Distillery and an indigenous connect on the Minjungbal Cultural Experience on Water. Drink in some crop to cup coffee goodness, enjoy a slow cooked smoking BBQ or get in the spirit with local rum and gin.

See more at destinationtweed.com.au/tweed-artisan-food-weekend-march-2021-live

Grow Make Eat: 2 March –  17 July

Tweed Regional Museum’s newest temporary exhibition celebrates the Tweed’s growers, producers, makers, and consumers in stories that weave together a shared culinary and agricultural past, present and future.

The Exhibition features native foods, case studies on agricultural experimentation, stories of the unique ingredients grown and made here and a display of the many food products manufactured around the region. There’s also the tasty “Eat the Exhibition” tours, a curator-led journey through Grow Make Eat with opportunities to sample some of the Tweed’s finest food and drink products.

See more at museum.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Ned Kelly Series – Sidney Nolan: 19 March to 22 August

Get up close to some of Australia’s most iconic art – and one of our most famous icons – at the Tweed Regional Gallery’s showing of Sidney Nolan’s revered Ned Kelly Series, on loan from the National Gallery of Australia.

Nolan’s 1946-47 paintings of the infamous Victorian bushranger Ned Kelly depict the main events in his life, from early encounters with police in pursuit of Kelly and his gang to the shooting at Stringybark Creek and siege at Glenrowan, ending with the Melbourne trial where Kelly was sentenced to hang in 1880.

See more at artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au

Music in the Caldera Concert Series – 19 to 21 March 

Think smooth sounds in original Art Deco venues and you’ve found an event in the Tweed that will make the heart sing!

The inaugural Music in the Caldera Concert Series features local and visiting artists paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and performing big band, swing, jazz and funk, while respected cellist Louise King brings her take on contemporary cello to evoke the spirit of the bush, didgeridoo, bird calls and the sounds of stars in the night sky.

The Concert is being held across stunningly restored venues in the Art Deco town of Murwillumbah, both at The Citadel, a century old Salvation Army music hall, and the glorious Regent Cinema, built in 1947 as a movie house and continuing its legacy today as a space for live and cinematic events.

See more at calderamusic.com.au

Kingscliff Triathlon: 28 March

Beautiful beachside location, tick! Family-friendly atmosphere, tick! Flat course with options for all fitness levels, tick! Seems the conditions are just right for you to try a Tri this year!

Sign up for the Kingscliff Triathlon to enjoy a hit out and holiday all in one. The Kingy Tri has been running (swimming and cycling!) for over 10 years and combines an Olympic Distance event, a shorter Sprint, an even shorter Tempta, the Aquabike option (no run!) and kids events too.

See more at kingsclifftri.org

Murwillumbah Farmers Market 10th Anniversary: 14 April

Locavores, slow food advocates and farm-to-plate purveyors have made regional food markets a stand-out trend over recent years, which makes the 10 year anniversary of the marvellous Murwillumbah Farmers Market a testament to hard work and a grand vision!

Every Wednesday morning since 2011, rain or shine, the Murwillumbah Farmers Market has showcased fresh, local and seasonal foods that have been sourced from within a 55-kilometre radius of Murwillumbah, from seasonal fruit and veg, berries, bread and cheese to nuts, honey, olives and basket-loads more.

Join in the decade-long celebrations on Wednesday 14 April from 7 to 11am at the Murwillumbah Showground with roving entertainment, fun for the kids, cooking demos and music by local artists.

See more at murwillumbahfarmersmarket.com.au

Murwillumbah Arts Trail: 28 – 30 May

The Murwillumbah Arts Trail showcases the work of ninety artists, makers, crafters, musicians, poets and storytellers who will share their creative talents across the Art Deco valley village that is fast-becoming known as a leading art-lovers haven.

The trail guides visitors through Murwillumbah’s iconic venues, including M|Arts Precinct and the Tweed Regional Gallery, to take in art shows, meet the creators and connect with their own creative spirit at workshops and demonstrations. From youth theatre and artist talks to local studio showings and pop-up spaces, works on show will feature painting, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, woodturning, pastels, glass and steel art and site-inspired art.

See more at murwillumbahartstrail.com.au

Plan ahead for an eventful Tweed Autumn holiday with accommodation deals via visitthetweed.com.au and more event info at whatsontweed.com.au. 

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