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  1. Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival

    Friday 18 August to Sunday 20 August 2017, Grafton

    The Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival is a feast for the senses!The tastes, the smells, the sights, the sounds.....the wonderful feeling of sitting around a camp fire with good food, good people and good...

    18 Aug -20Aug
  2. Grafton Farmers Market

    Thursday 24 August to Thursday 16 November 2017, Grafton

    The Grafton Farmers Market continues to attract new stallholders while still maintaining its core of regulars. The market is held weekly on a Thursday, in the Christ Church Cathedral Op Shop Car Park on the corner of...

    24 Aug -16Nov
  3. PBR Grafton, NSW

    Saturday 2 September 2017, Grafton

    The concept is simple enough: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an eight second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a...

    02 Sep
  4. The Village Market Place - Glenreagh

    Saturday 3 June to Saturday 2 December 2017, Grafton

    Take a drive into the countryside and experience an old-fashioned village marketplace at Glenreagh on the first Saturday of each month. Buy locally grown produce, home baked goodies, arts and...

    03 Jun -02Dec
  5. Clocktower Gallery Markets

    Saturday 2 September to Saturday 2 December 2017, Grafton

    The members of the Clocktower Gallery hold their regular markets on the front veranda at the Clarence River Information Centre on the first Saturday of the month.The markets start at 9am and run till around...

    02 Sep -02Dec
  6. Grafton Jacaranda Festival

    Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November 2017, Grafton

    From the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November every year the longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopies of purple blossoms. The...

    28 Oct -05Nov
  7. Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races

    Sunday 29 October 2017, Grafton

    A spectacle usually seen only in metropolitan areas, the Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races held on the beautiful Clarence River in Grafton is the largest regional dragon boat event in New South Wales. With over 30 teams...

    29 Oct
  8. Adventurethon Demolish

    Saturday 25 November to Sunday 26 November 2017, Grafton

    Coming this November, the New Adventurethon Demolish format will be unleashed for the first time in the Clarence Valley, NSW.The Clarence Valley event will feature an amazing tour of the area taking in some...

    25 Nov -26Nov
  9. Grafton July Racing Carnival

    Thursday 12 July 2018, Grafton

    The Clarence River Jockey Club, located in the picturesque jacaranda tree lined city of Grafton on the NSW North Coast, is home to the richest non-metropolitan carnival in Australia, the famous Grafton July Racing...

    12 Jul

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Renowned for its jacaranda trees which gently blanket the region with their purple blossoms each spring, the North Coast town of Grafton is a popular tourist destination. The town is also the immortalised in Cold Chisel’s song ‘Flame Trees’, and is the commercial hub of the Clarence region. There’s plenty of sights to see and places to stay in Grafton, making it a great place to base yourself for exploring the wider Clarence Coast.

Every year, Grafton hosts a Jacaranda Festival, which has been taking place since 1935, and includes the crowning of the jacaranda queen, street theatre and entertainment, markets, and a bit fireworks finale. The Grafton July Racing Carnival is another important event on the local calendar, attracting crowds of more than 30,000.

The beautiful Clarence River is the setting for many of Grafton’s events, from sailing to dragon boat races to river canoeing. Clarence Coast events also include vibrant local markets, sporting events such as triathlons, music festivals and more.