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WHAT’S ON LAKE MAC: Your guide to March events in Lake Macquarie

It’s another big month for events in Lake Macquarie and we’ve got all the info you need to make the most of it.

Check out all the information below.

Major Events


Lakefest has taken to the water in Lake Macquarie and will continue until the first weekend in March.

Now in its sixth year, the festival is stacked with aquatic activities, including the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta and Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association’s Boatfest at Rathmines Park.

WHEN: Until Saturday 6 March.
WHERE: Various locations

2021 Nsw Surf Life Saving Championships

The State’s premier surf event kicked off at the end of last month at Blacksmiths and Redhead beaches and continues in March.

WHEN: Until Sunday 21 March.
WHERE: Blacksmiths Beach & Redhead

Live Music and the Arts

Live Music Lake Mac

March is your last chance to experience the Live Music Lake Mac summer gig series!

Folk, roots and gospel blues duo, Hat Fitz & Cara, are set to light up the stage on Friday 5 March at Rathmines Theatre and then Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell will deliver a world-class performance with their virtuoso band on Thursday 25 March.

Tickets $35 per person, or $30 per person when booking for groups of four or more.

WHEN: Multiple dates
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre

Music In The Podium

There’s nothing like a Friday evening on the foreshore at Warners Bay set to a soundtrack of some great local music.

Music kicks off at 6 pm every Friday until 26 March.

WHEN: Friday evenings until 26 March 2021
WHERE: Warners Bay Foreshore

Young Frankenstein The Musical

Opera Hunter’s first production for 2021 comes to Warners Bay Theatre.

Featuring some of Newcastle’s most versatile performers and headed by Zac Smith, Alex Rigby & Jody Hooker the show is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder.

It’s a show cannot be missed!

Tickets are $35 per person and on sale now.

WHEN: Friday 19 March 2021 – Sunday 28 March 2021
WHERE: Warners Bay Theatre

Sundays At Rathmines

Get a behind the scenes look at Rathmines Theatre and Heritage Centre.

Visitors will enjoy live music from Angamus performing a mix of classical and popular repertoire between 10.30am and 11.30am and then jazz ballads, movies and musical theatre tunes between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

WHEN: 21 March 2021
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre and Heritage Centre

Museum of Art and Culture


The annual First Class 20 exhibition features works selected from nominated HSC Visual Arts students. Curators Helen Willis and Melody Jones have noticed this year’s themes include the environment, family, culture and understandably health.

WHEN: Until Sunday, 2 May 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Sunday Sessions

The first Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) Sunday Sessions event is being held on Sunday 7 March. It’s your your chance to have a drink, make some art and enjoy some local music, all at the same time!

Tickets $20 per person.

WHEN: Sundays from 7 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Lino Tips Tricks and Techniques

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make repeat pattern and lino printing? Well, here’s your chance!

Tickets are just $20 and the class is suitable for children aged 12 and over.

WHEN: 6 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Four-week course: Artmaking tips for kids

Each Tuesday afternoon from 9 until 30 March, children can enjoy exploring artmaking techniques in a structured but fun environment, with inspiration from the gallery exhibitions.

The four week course costs $100 and includes all the materials you need.

WHEN: Tuesday afternoons 9 – 30 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Four-week course: Printmaking

You can try a range of different printmaking techniques in this short taster course every Wednesday from 10 – 31 March.

The four week course costs $120 and includes all materials.

WHEN: Wednesday mornings 10 – 31 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Looby Film Screening

Watch a film that captures the art, life and times of the Archibald Prize competition’s most controversial winner, Keith Looby.

WHEN: 21 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Imprinted Ceramics for Teens

A class aimed at teenagers wanting to learn some ceramic hand building techniques using clay, texture and plaster moulds.

Tickets for the class are just $20.

WHEN: 27 March 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Lake Mac Libraries and Theatres

Art on Screen: A Night at the Louvre

View art from across the globe on the big screen at Rathmines Theatre.

Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine and event catering.

WHEN: 6 March 2021
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre

Films @ Rathmines

Enjoy a glass of wine at Rathmines Theatre while watching some of cimenas most loved films.

This month it’s a screening of the classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

Tickets $25, includes all drinks and catering.

WHEN: 12 March 2021
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre

Family History Series

Want to learn more about your family history but not sure where to start? The Family History Series starts on Saturday 13 March at Speers Point Library.

Tickets are $15 per session or $80 for a six-part course and include afternoon tea and refreshments.

WHEN: From 13 March 2021
WHERE: Speers Point Library

Write Here! 2021 Festival

Join 42 local and national authors to hear first-hand how writers create and publish work Friday 26 – Sunday 28 March at Rathmines Theatre.

WHEN: From 13 March 2021
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre

All About Women – Satellite Screening

Head to Rathmines Theatre on Sunday 7 March for a free live-streamed screening of Sydney’s favourite feminist gathering.

WHEN: From 7 March 2021
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre

Find out more

For more information about all the great events happening in Lake Macquarie City Council please visit the Lake Macquarie City Council event’s directory by clicking the link below.