Yamba Events 

Yamba has a variety of activities and events happening all year round.  For one off events a good source of information about local happenings is My Clarence Valley  meanwhile just take a look below at some annual favourites and regular markets.

Annual Yamba Events

Eat Street

Organised by Yamba Rotary and taking place on Sunday 30th September, Eat Street takes over Coldstream Street from 4pm to 8pm. Coldstream Steet will come alive with music, kids fun and food stalls, or you can enjoy a beer or wine at the Rotary bar.  Free entry, but a gold coin donation appreciated.

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

Held on New yearts Day each year, this is another event that closes Coldstream Street to traffic and keep it open for locals and visitors to enjoy the markets.  Featuring food, music, arts, crafts and more the Twilight markets are a great family event to enjoy during the heat of summer in Yamba. This is another event run by yamba Rotary and features their famous Chocolate Wheel.

Tim the Bream

Another event organised by Yamba Rotary, the annual Tim the Bream fishing competitions is proving to be a big draw card.  Yamba and the Clarence valley are already famous for excellent fishing, but now you can indulge your favourite hobby AND be in with a chance to win $20,000.  All you have to do is catch Tim the bream!

Tickets for the 2018 event are on sale already so don't miss you chance to join us for the weekend of 1st and 2nd September

Yamba Rod Run

Every year Yamba is taken over by Hot Rod enthusiastics keen to display their treasured vehicles for the admiration and awe of the locals and visitors.  This year's event is taking place on from Friday 9th November to Sunday 11th november.  You don't have to own a hot rod to enjoy this weekend, just come along and admire the brightly coloured and beautifully resored vehciles as they are driven through Yamba by their owners. 

Yamba Open Golf

Another November Event, the annual Yamba Golf Open draws hundreds of golfers to the area hosted by the Yamba Golf and Country Club  


Surfing the Coldstream 

A festival of music and culture held in the heart of Yamba on Coldstream Street every year for the last nine years.  They are taking a break in 2018 but we hope to see them back again in the future.


Annual Clarence Valley Events

Maclean HIghland Gathering

An annual gathering of bagpipe bands from all over Australia that is hosted by Maclean, Australia's Scottish Town, just a few minutes drive from Yamba.  Every Easter Maclean is taken over by people clad in tartan, and the Saturday march of the pipe bands though the centre of Maclean attracts a crowd of onlookers.  Pipe band competitions, caber toss, hammer throwing, food stalls and much more are laid on to entertain visitors, culminating in fireworks at the Maclean showground on the final night.

Grafton July Racing Carnival

The region's largest horse racing event, the Grafton July Carnival gives the racegoer the thrills and excitement of the Cup races and Fashions on the Field.  Free entry on Thursday 5th July gives the novice racgoer the opportunity to 'try before they buy'.  Live music, fashion, food and fun.  

Why not enjoy the best of both worlds by staying in Yamba for the sun, sand, surf and fishing whilst taking day trips to Grafton for the race days?


Grafton Show

There is something for everyone at the Grafton Show thanks to their wide range of crowd pleasing events.  Whether you are into cattle or reptiles, heavy horses or wood chop competitions, show jumping or FMX, there is an event at the Grafton Show fo you.  Enjoy the best of regional Australia in a great day out for the family.  Usually held in April, the 2018 dates are yet to be announced.


Maclean Show

The 2018 Maclean Show had to be cancelled due to storm damage to the old pavilion and showgrounds, but we hope to see it return in 2019.  A regular feature of the Clarence Valley for 122 years, the show will return - watch this space for updates!


Maclean Macmarket Day

Hosted and organised by Maclean Lions the annual Maclean MacMarket sees River Street in Maclean closed to traffic and filled to the brim with market stalls.  The 2019 event will be held on Saturday 5th January and promises to offer stalls, food trucks, kids fun, car boot sales and more.  This ia a great event that brings together the community and visitors alike to enjoy a great day out.


Regular local markets and events

Under construction - check back later........

Yamba River Markets

Every 4th Sunday of the month at Ford Park on the banks of the Clarence River

Yamba Farmers Market

Every Wednesday morning from 7am in the Turner's Beach car park

Maclean Community Markets 

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Iluka Markets

1st Sunday of every month

Ashby markets  

3rd Sunday of every month

Glenreagh markets 

1st Saturday of the month (excluding January)

Grafton Showground markets

Yamba Events

Yamba River Markets

Yamba River Markets

2016-09-25 - 2016-09-25 | Map

The Yamba River Markets are on the fourth Sunday of the month, located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the ...more

Yamba Farmers Market

Yamba Farmers Market

2017-07-19 - 2017-07-19 | Map

At the Yamba Farmers Market you can buy a scrumptious range of fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted delights, free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam an...more

Mal's Blues Bar

Mal's Blues Bar

2017-11-26 - 2017-11-26 | Map

Yamba Golf and Country Club's back deck becomes a 'blues central' on the last Sunday of every month with Australia's premier electric guitarist Mal Eastick and monthly invitational...more

Simply Handmade and Vintage Market Yamba

Simply Handmade and Vintage Market Yamba

2018-07-14 - 2018-07-14 | Map

Come and spend the day shopping up a storm for some local handmade goodies. Grab a coffee, wander around and do a little shopping. There is clothes, baby clothes, candles, painti...more

Tim The Bream  Yamba Fishing Classic

Tim The Bream Yamba Fishing Classic

2018-09-01 - 2018-09-01 | Map

Yamba's famous annual 'Tim the Bream' national fishing titles will return to Ford Park Yamba NSW and the Clarence River in August with a prize pool of over AUD30,000. The featur...more

Eat Street Yamba

Eat Street Yamba

2018-09-30 - 2018-09-30 | Map

Eat Street Yamba is an afternoon/evening food market being held 4pm to 8pm in Coldstream Street Yamba. This International food market includes Rotary's barbecue, cold foods, Thai,...more

Yamba Rod Run

Yamba Rod Run

2018-11-09 - 2018-11-09 | Map

Every year, the small coastal town of Yamba at the mouth of the Clarence River plays host to hot rod enthusiasts from up and down the Australian east coast. Some splendidly restor...more

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

Yamba Twilight Street Markets

2019-01-01 - 2019-01-01 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Yamba Twilight Street Markets is an annual market event held on New Years Day from 4pm to 8pm. Coldstream Street, Yamba i...more

Yamba Ocean Swims

Yamba Ocean Swims

2019-01-06 - 2019-01-06 | Map

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** A traditional Christmas holidays swim on the NSW North Coast, this swim offers a beautiful location with terrific beaches. Exc...more