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

This year, we’ve teamed up with Lake Macquarie City Council to showcase some of the great events planned for each month.

From major events, sport and live music, to art, culture and unique discoveries, Lake Macquarie’s event calendar for February is stacked.

Check out all the information below.

Major Events


The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships return to Lake Macquarie in 2021!

The State’s premier surf event returns to Lake Macquarie for another year of competition.This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, water events will be held at Blacksmiths Beach and beach events will be held at Redhead.

WHEN: Thursday, 25 February 2021 – Sunday, 21 March 2021
WHERE: Blacksmiths Beach + Redhead


Lakefest will be taking over Lake Macquarie from 13 February!

Now in its sixth year, the 2021 edition of Lakefest will see the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere come alive with a huge range of aquatic activities, including the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta and Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association’s Boatfest at Rathmines Park.

WHEN: Saturday, 13 February 2021 – Saturday, 06 March 2021
WHERE: Various locations


Short, fast and fun for people seeking an adventure!

While the Maxmium Adventure Race Series is sold out for 2021, you’ve now got plenty of time to prepare for next year. And if you’re really keen to be involved, the Max Adventure team is still on the lookout for volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday, 13 February 2021 – 08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
WHERE: Crangan Bay Drive, Cams Wharf

Live Music and the Arts


The series that’s bringing some of Australian’s favourite musicians to Lake Macquaire.

While tickets for the Ash Grunwald show have now sold out, there are still some great spots available for Steve Balbi (of Noiseworks) this Saturday, and for 19-Twenty later in the month.

WHEN: Multiple dates
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre & Warners Bay Theatre


Grab your picnic basket and blanket because Music in the Podium is back!

The 8-week program kicks off in February and will feature some of your favourite local musicians. The Friday evening shows, held in the podium on the Warners Bay foreshore, are family-friendly and entry is free.

WHEN: Friday evenings in February and March
WHERE: Warners Bay Foreshore

FILMS @ RATHMINES: Roman Holiday

Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The Films @ Rathmines program gives you the opportunity to enjoy some cinematic favourites from the last few decades while enjoying a glass of wine at Lake Mac’s newest venue, Rathmines Theatre. This American romantic comedy film was directed and produced by William Wyler and stars Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

WHEN: Friday, 12 February 2021- 6:00 PM
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre, Stilling Street, Rathmines


Enjoy live music, afternoon tea and get a behind the scenes look at Rathmines Theatre and Heritage Centre.

WHEN: Sunday 21 February – from 10.00 AM
WHERE: Rathmines Theatre, 25 Stilling Street, Rathmines

Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Installation view, Body Language, A National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition, Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie, 2020


This Weekend is your last chance to take the family to see the National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition, Body Language.

Explore the iconography of language as expressed through symbols and patterns and the identity of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

WHEN: Until Sunday 14 February 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), 1A First Street, Booragul


First Class 20 kicks off this weekend!

The annual 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: Saturday, 13 February 2021 – Sunday, 02 May 2021
WHERE: Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), 1A First Street, Booragul

Lake Mac Libraries


Here’s an event for lovers of mystery and all things Agatha Christie.

A celebration of the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie and her great detectives – Marple and Poirot. Visitors will immerse themselves in an afternoon of refreshments, quizzes, prizes and vintage mayhem. Dressing up as your favourite Christie sleuth is encouraged, as is entering the Fan Fiction competition. There’ll also be an included Devonshire tea!

WHEN: Saturday, 27 February 2021 – 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
WHERE: Toronto Library – Cnr Brighton Avenue and Pemell St, Toronto

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.