Thousands of spectators are expected to line the northern end of the lake for the 13-14 October Lake Mac Big Weekend, which includes Round Two of the 2018 Offshore Superboat Championships.
Jet ski races – part of the Lake Mac PWC (Personal Water Craft) Race Series – will keep the adrenaline pumping afloat, while aerobatic displays across the weekend by Matt Hall Racing will turn the crowd’s attention skyward.
A host of activities, attractions and entertainment will be on offer on dry land, including markets, Lions Club displays and children’s amusement rides at Warners Bay and a pop-up bar, eateries and free water sports activities at Marmong Point.
“Past instalments have shown us this is one of the biggest, best and most exciting annual events in Lake Macquarie,” Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser said.
“And the best thing is that all the waterborne action is free.”
Speers Point Park will host a show-and-shine car display and farmers markets on Saturday 13 October, and a food and wine festival on Sunday.
The weekend will kick off with a free “Jet and Jive” concert at Warners Bay foreshore, held 6pm-9pm.
Warners Bay, Eleebana and Marmong Point, which will act as the staging and pits area for the Superboats, will be among the best vantage points for all the action.