Camp Creative (Early January)
CAMP CREATIVE is a summer camp for families and individuals, a fun learning event where you mix with people of widely differing interests and ages in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. It's all about imagination, innovation and enjoyment!
It gives everyone the opportunity to find new creative expression within. Camp Creative will open your eyes to new ways of looking at things and at yourself.
The tutors, who are leaders in their fields, support this vision by giving generously of their time and expertise to provide you with the means to pursue or find a new passion.
Bellingen Writers Festival (June long weekend)
The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival has become a popular annual cultural event showcasing leading authors and celebrating all things literary. With workshops, talks, forums, book launches, competitions, entertainment and school programs, its a diverse and inspiring weekend with something for everyone.
Annual show featuring top Jazz and Blues acts. The Festival’s “boutique” feel has given the music an immediacy that is so important to create a link between the performers and the audience. Bellingen Jazz Festival is run by dedicated volunteers and enjoys widespread community support and strong local business sponsorship.
Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival (October)
An intimate and friendly three-day weekend of acoustic music featuring some of the very best Folk and Bluegrass and Old-Time country musicians from around Australia and overseas.
Bellingen Community Markets
Operate the 3rd Saturday of every month. A popular meeting and social event drawing people from all over the mid north coast. Features live music, outdoor cafes and over 200 market stalls including handmade arts and crafts, local food and fresh produce and massage and alternative therapies.
Featuring 200+ stalls.
Bellingen Growers Markets
Operate the 2nd and 4th of each month between 8am and 1pm. Features an amazing range of freshly picked, locally grown produce which is predominantly certified organic. The markets are located at the Bellingen Showground, cnr Hammond & Black Streets, Bellingen.
Bellopy Organic Farmers Markers
Operate the 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday of every month from 8am to 1pm. Features 100% organic and humane choice produce from local growers. Find fresh seasonal fruit, vegetables, dairy produce, bread, honey, juices, meats, skincare and more. The markets are located at the Anglican Church, Oak Street, Bellingen.
Bellingen Arts Prize (October)
Huge exhibition gaining national interest.
Bellingen Agricultural Show (April / May)
Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016.
For anyone wanting an active holiday or getaway, theres plenty to keep you occupied...
Bellingen Valley Lodge offers a kid-safe pool area with plenty of recliners, a sun-protected pool and full BBQ facilites. Put your feet up and relax by the pool. Check out other options and things to do on bellingen.com.
Bellingen Valley Lodge is close to seven National Parks. A short 30min drive west takes you to the Skywalk at Dorrigo National Park. Or an hours drive takes you to Cathedral Rocks's intriguing stacks of granite bolders and the spectacular views of Point Look Out in the New England National Park.
Nearby Glenreagh in the Coffs Harbour hinterland is home to the Glenreagh Mountain Railway. The Railway is a live display with about 800 metres of track restored and much more planned for the near future.