Event Program for 2018

Bendigo Bank’s Jacaranda Children’s Morning

Saturday 27th October 2018

Market Square

It’s all about the kids on the first morning of the Festival. Come down to Market Square, check out the market stalls, rides and amusements. A morning of games and dancing for kids of all ages. Please find a breakdown of events:

Parade of Youth and Banner Competition

A parade of youth from Schools and Community Groups across the Clarence Valley, proudly carrying banners they have designed in response to this year’s theme, which is “Jacaranda Avenue”. The parade starts at the River end of Prince Street to Market Square. The banners will be displayed at Grafton Shoppingworld for the remainder of the Jacaranda week.

Time: commences from 9am

For more information please phone Pauline on 0419 986 554.


Beautiful Baby Photo Competition

Bring in your favourite professional** or candid photo to the Jacaranda Office to enter into the annual Jacaranda Festival Baby Competition.

Great prizes for First & Second place in four sections for Boys & Girls aged:

*0-6 months = Boys & Girls

*7-12 months = Boys & Girls

*13-18 months = Boys & Girls

*19-24 months = Boys & Girls

Photos need to be on a USB and labelled with the child’s name and with completed registration form (please see below)

Entries will be taken only on Wednesday 20th August to Wednesday 26th September 2018 between 9am and 12 noon

** You must have permission from the photographer to use the photograph

Announcement and Presentation of Prizes will be at the Jacaranda Children’s Morning Market Square, Saturday 27th October 2018, after the Parade of Youth and before the Children’s Party & Dress-up Competition (between 9.30-10.00am approximately).

Great prizes up for grabs!

Please click HERE for the entry form


Children’s Party

Come dressed as your favourite character and join in the fun. The Party Princess and Prince (ages 8-11) and the Jacaranda Flower Girl and Page Boy (ages 4-7) will be drawn from the entrants. Children that are awarded these titles will need a suitable outfit to participate in the Westlawn Finance Jacaranda Queen Crowning that very evening and also be available for the following Saturday for the Newcastle Permanent Jacaranda Float Parade (3rd November 2018)

Please check back here closer to the Festival for the entry form

Time: 9am to 1pm

Cost: gold coin donation

This event is proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Grafton Jacaranda Festival Sponsor


Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Westlawn Finance Queen Crowning Ceremony

Saturday 27th October 2018

Market Square

Westlawn Finance Queen Crowning Ceremony

Watch as the Jacaranda Queen is crowned under the canopy of Jacaranda Trees.

A traditional and regal evening which is the opening event to the 9-day Jacaranda calendar. An event not be missed where we witness the crowning of the Jacaranda Queen and the Jacaranda Queens Party.

The Saturday begins with the Jacaranda Children’s Morning and then moves onto the Jacaranda locally made markets under the cooling canopy of Jacaranda trees. Stay on in the afternoon to watch local entertainment, where from 6pm we move into the ceremony element of day one of the Jacaranda Festival for 2018.

During the Queen Crowning, watch in delight as the traditional ceremony pays respect to the 2017 Jacaranda Queens Party, listen to the Guest of Honour for 2018 and behold the little girls dancing the homage to the Jacaranda Queen’s Crown before the 2018 Jacaranda Queen is crowned. Join us at the GDSC afterwards and enjoy a light supper to finish off the festivities.

Time: from 5pm onwards

Seating: free seating/picnic area available

VIP Experience: check back here closer to the date

Reserved Seating: check back here closer to the date

**Supper at the GDSC is an additional cost.


This event is proudly sponsored by Westlawn Finance & Insurance

Westlawn Finance Grafton Jacaranda Festival



Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

2018 Jacaranda Ball

Saturday 13th October 2018

The Barn, Grafton Showground

Join us for the annual Jacaranda Ball where the fun and festivity of the Festival begins to take shape. There will be only 2 weeks left until our Candidates are crowned as the Jacaranda Queen or Junior Jacaranda Queen, and the Ball will be your first glimpse at our wonderful ladies who have been working hard for the past 6 months, raising much needed fundraising dollars.

Enjoy delicious local catering by Erin Brown, whilst listening to the ever popular local band – Roadtrain! A night not to be missed, grab your friends together and enjoy local entertainment and gourmet food to kick start your Jacaranda for 2018!

Time: from 6pm onwards

Drinks: available for purchase from the bar, where Redman Rugby will be serving.

Tickets: $80 per adult and $40 for children under 14 and can be purchased from HERE





This event is proudly sponsored by Crowe Howarth

Crowe Horwath Silver Sponsor Graton Jacaranda Festival


Sunday 28th October 2018

Market Square. Grafton CBD


A celebration of everything vintage. Visit Market Square for entertainment, vintage cars, Miss Retrofest Pinup Competition plus much more.

Food vendors and mini retro markets will also feature during the event. A lovely afternoon in the sunshine with a look back to the good old days.

Time: 10:30am to 3pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

To download the entry form to the Miss Retrofest Pinup Competition  = please check back here closer to the event

To become a stallholder at the Retrofest Event = please check back here closer to the event

If you have a Vintage car or motorbike and would like to display it = please check back here closer to the event

Grafton Dragon Regatta

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018

Clarence River / Via Memorial Park, Prince Street

Grafton Dragon Boat Racing Jacaranda Festival

A thrill to watch but a bigger thrill to actually race with 19 of your team mates plus a drummer and sweep over a 200m course. Community teams welcome, form a team with your work mates or family or both! The Jacaranda Dragon Boat Races is the largest regatta in Australia.

A great colourful event to watch from the riverbank and enjoy a coffee from one of the food vendors.

Cost: free for spectators

Fee for participants. Please check back here closer to the event for the entry form and fees

Time: from 1:30pm on Saturday 27th Oct and from 8:30am Sunday 28th Oct(main event)

For further details, please contact Judy Keeley on 0401 634 414 or: www.graftondragonboatclub.com.au

Jacaranda Souvenirs & Information Shop

Friday 26th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Grafton Shoppingworld


Jacaranda Souvenirs & Information Shop

Purchase all your purple souvenirs for Jacaranda 2018

Visit the Jacaranda Souvenir & Information store to browse our range of official

souvenirs for the oldest floral festival in Australia. We also provide visitor information

and will have the official program on hand to pick up and plan your visit.

Time: 10am to 3pm daily

For further enquiries please phone Helen Templeton on 0448 423 989

A pop up tent of Jacaranda Souvenirs will be available to purchase daily

in Market Square and from major Jacaranda events

Bunnings Warehouse Jacaranda Open Gardens

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Various Locations

Grafton Jacaranda Open Gardens

Browse residential & commercial gardens in the Clarence Valley!

Private and Commercial gardeners have a chance to showcase their beautiful work over the 9 day Jacaranda Festival.  A gorgeous collection of gardens from bush landscapes, gardens full of fragrant roses to modern environments. Don’t forget to take in Grafton’s avenues of lilac blossomed – Jacaranda Trees! Locations will be announced closer to the Festival.


**Some gardens may have an entry fee to visit and view, please check back in with the website closer to your planned visit.**

List of Gardens:

Annette’s Garden – Scott Baker (offers refreshments) with $2 Garden Entry
17 Edgecombe Avenue, Junction Hill NSW 2460

Helen Redman
80 Arthur Street, Grafton NSW 2460

Glenda and Glenn Pummeroy
343 Dinjerra Road, Glenugie, NSW 2460

Goodwood – Cheryl Sillis
52 Exchange Drive, Waterview Heights NSW 2460

Geoff & Fran Hiatt
18 McHugh Street, Grafton NSW 2460

Institution Gardens:

Grafton District Golf Club (Offers Refreshments)
425 Bent Street, South Grafton NSw 2460

Schaffer House
190 Fitzroy Street, Grafton NSW 2460

Southgate Community Hall Garden
School Lane, Southgate NSW 2460

Event proudly sponsored by Bunnings Warehouse Grafton

Bunnings Wharehouse Sponsor Grafton Jacarabda Festival

Jacaranda Tree Tours

Monday 29th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

Various Locations

Grafton Jacaranda Open Gardens

Tours run twice daily! 10am & 2pm

Enjoy a guided 2 hour bus tour around our avenues of Jacaranda Trees, including morning or afternoon tea with a photo opportunity in See Park.

Cost – $30 for adults and $25 for concession holders

Bookings Essential – please call 02 6642 3959 to reserve your seat


Pick Up Points:

South Grafton Bus Terminal (10am & 2pm)

Cathedral Bus Stop Fitzroy Street (10.10am & 2.10pm)

Bus Stop Prince Street, Market Square (10.15am & 2.15pm)


Please click HERE to download your tour booklet

Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business & Spot It Competition

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Grafton, Ulmarra and South Grafton Businesses

Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business & Spot It Competition

Spot the item in the business window that does not belong!

Our annual Spot It & Business Competition is back in 2018! Any shop with a ‘Spot It’

arrow has an item in the window display that does not belong. Can you spot what it is?
On Jacaranda Thursday – our local businesses will dress up to entertain you.

Watch their live performances from 1pm in Market Square.

Entry forms will be available from The Daily Examiner, Jacaranda Souvenir Shop or the Jacaranda Website.

Great prizes are up for grabs!

For more information please phone Nicholas on 0408 758 505

Please click HERE for the entry form

This event is proudly sponsored by The Daily Examiner

Daily Examiner Grafton Jacarada Festival

Instagram Competition

27th October to 9th November 2018

Enter the annual Instagram competition to win fabulous prizes! For terms and conditions, please check here closer to the festival

insta contest grafton jacaranda festival

Event proudly sponsored by:

Bendigo Bank Grafton Jacaranda Festival Sponsor

Meet the Royal Party

Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November 2018

Market Square & See Park


Meet the Royal Party Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Between 10am & 11am the Jacaranda Queen’s Royal Party will be available in Market Square and See Park to meet and mingle with local & tourists. Here is your chance to have a picture taken with the Jacaranda Queen and pick up your Jacaranda Souvenirs.

Time: 10am daily

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Parks: See Park Grafton and Market Square Grafton

Jacaranda Afternoon Tea

Monday 29th October 2018

Clarence River Jockey Club, Powell Street

Jacaranda Afternoon Tea

The Jacaranda Afternoon Tea is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, sipping tea and eating delicious treats. Gather your friends & enjoy freshly baked scones, petite sandwich’s plus more. Lucky door prizes and tombola also feature during the afternoon. The Jacaranda Queens Party will be in attendance, where you can meet the ladies and have a photo taken with them. This event is wheelchair friendly with lift access.

The event will begin 1pm for a 1:30pm start.

Tickets are available from Harvey’s Jewellers with ticket sales closing on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Pre-sale only, regrettably no ticket sales can be made on the day

Cost: $15 per person

Jacaranda Lunchtime Concert Series

Mon 29th Oct / Tues 30th Oct / Wed 31st Nov 2018

Market Square, Grafton CBD

Jacaranda Lunchtime Concert Series

From 11am each day, Grafton’s local schools, bring you entertainment up on the stage at Market Square. See our children sing, dance and bring joy to your lunchtime break. BYO chairs or picnic blankets. Food vendors will be available for meals.

Time: 11am to 1pm daily

Cost: Free to watch

Jacaranda Thursday

Thursday 1st November 2018

Grafton CBD & Surroundings

Girl Eat Icecream Grsfton Jacaranda Festival

The Grafton CBD is a hive of activity on Jacaranda Thursday. Begin the day with a delicious breakfast brought to you by Radio 2GF and The Independent, providing their annual FREE breakfast in Market Square. The Independent will once again challenge 2GF to see who are the breakfast master chefs!

Market Square will be packed with vendors, amusements and a live radio broadcast whilst you listen to the performances from the Jacaranda Buskers Competition. From 8am, markets line Prince Street with a vast range of products for you to browse.

Whilst you enjoy the roving entertainment, ensure that you pop into the many local shops that are immersed in the fun of Jacaranda Thursday and dress up their stores and team members to different themes.

Lunchtime in Market Square is not to be missed, grab lunch at the food vendors and settle in to watch as local businesses entertain us, with their creativity and talent competing for the highly-coveted Jacaranda Gold Cup. Performances begin at 1pm.

Jacaranda Thursday is one day not to be missed, where the town comes alive and shows us how Grafton is fun, beautiful and a little bit crazy.

If you are a market holder and would like to attend the Jacaranda Festival, please see the Jacaranda Thursday Vendor Application Form

Order of Events:

From 6am = 2GF & The Independent Free Breakfast in Market Square

From 8am = Market stalls down Prince Street Grafton

From 9am = Local businesses and shops dress up in theme

From 9:30am to 1pm = FM 103.1 Loving Life Jacaranda Thursday Stage.

From 1pm = Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business Competitions. Watch a showdown of talents in Market Square where businesses entertain you for the prestigious ‘Gold Cup’


FM 103.1 Loving Life Jacaranda Thursday Stage

FM 103.1 Loving Life Radio brings some of our great local talent together to ensure that Market Square is filled with music all morning, whenever you need a break from the crazy fun of Prince Street on Jacaranda Thursday. Don’t forget to bring the kids down to the stage at 10am for the children’s entertainment

Time: 9:30am to 1pm

Event proudly sponsored by Newcastle Permanent

The Daily Examiner Jacaranda Thursday Business Skits:

Please find performance times:

Clarence Valley Council – 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am

Crowe Horwath – 9am, 10am, 11am

Cranes – 9.30 10.30am, 11.30 am

Westlawn Finance – 9.45am, 10.45am, 11.45am

Ford & Dougherty Property – 8.45am, 9.45am & 10.45am

Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business Competitions

The Grafton CBD is a hive of activity on Jacaranda Thursday where you find local businesses dress up and add to the fun and festivity of the day. Watch local businesses perform skits set up along Prince Street and surrounds culminating in a showdown of talents in Market Square at 1pm

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Event proudly sponsored by The Daily Examiner

Daily Examiner Grafton Jacarada Festival


Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Telstra Riverlight Festival

Friday 2nd  November 2018

Memorial Park, River end of Prince Street

Telstra River Festival Grafton Jacaranda

A showcase of Clarence Valley’s local talent with singers, dancers and entertainment to surprise and delight you. Enjoy various scrummy food options whilst you take in the show on the big screen. As well as enjoying local onstage entertainment and circus acts.

After you have tucked into a delicious array of dinner options, sneak in a special treat and watch the night sky come alive with a spectacular firework show, held over the mighty Clarence River.

The Telstra Riverlight Festival – a perfect way to end your Jacaranda week and enjoy the company of friends and family. Keep an eye out for our entertainment announcements closer to the Festival.

Seating: free seating/picnic area available

Reserved Seating: please check back here closer to the Festival

Time: from 5:30pm

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Proudly Sponsored by Telstra Store Grafton and Blanchard’s

Telstra Store Grafton Gold Sponsor Jacaranda Festival


Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Newcastle Permanent Float Parade

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Prince Street Grafton

Watch as Grafton’s CBD comes awash with a riot of colour and sound for the annual

Float Procession down the main street of Grafton.

Consisting of approx. 60 clubs, schools and local organisations –

each parading vehicles decorated to the theme of ‘purple’.

Stay afterwards and enjoy the “Optus Jacaranda Festival Feast” event at Memorial Park, River end of Prince Street.

Time: from 5pm onwards

FREE to watch

Please find the entry form HERE


This event is proudly sponsored by Newcastle Permanent

Newcastle Permanent Gold Sponsor Graton Jacaranda Festival


Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Optus Jacaranda River Festival Feast

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Memorial Park, River end of Prince Street

Feast, is an event for the tastebuds! Enjoy locally crafted beer and wine, delicious locally sourced produce and listen to the sounds coming from the Riverbank’s stage. During the evening, the lucky winner of the Festival’s major raffle will be drawn. The first prize winner will walk away with a brand new car! The Feast event will pause whilst the Newcastle Permanent Float Parade makes it journey down Prince Street and then will recommence once finished, Approx 6pm.

A night to enjoy and relax after your week of Jacaranda fun and festivities.

Time: from 3pm onwards

Cost: Gold Coin Donation & paid VIP ticketed experience section.

Please find a handy map and our best tips to experience a great night at ‘Feast’

Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Jacaranda River Fun Run

Sunday 4th November 2018

Memorial Park, River end of Prince Street

Enjoy running under the canopy of the Jacaranda Trees!  


Exciting news again this year! Due to the overwhelming success from last years event, we will start the Fun Run from Memorial Park, Prince Street. Come along with your friends and family for a Jacaranda Fun Run morning and enjoy the magnificent view of the Jacaranda Trees, whilst completing an invigorating morning run (or walk!)

We encourage you to register online, however you can pre-register with information coming soon on where and how. And, of course you can still register on the day from 6am until 6:45am (there is an additional $5 fee to the entry cost)

Please watch this space for the registration link – coming soon!


Westlawn Finance Jacranda Festival Map

Jacaranda Busking Competition

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Grafton CBD

busker jacaranda thursday didgeridoo

Fancy yourself a busker?

Back again in 2018, the Jacaranda Busker’s competition gives artists the chance to sing their way into the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

Busk in front of a business shopfront to earn money & media exposure PLUS earn the title of ‘Jacaranda Busker 2018’. The winner will have the chance to showcase their talent at the Jacaranda River Festival FEAST on Saturday the 3rd Nov.

If you are a business & would like to sponsor the Busker’s Event, please contact the Festival Office on 6642 3959

Check back here closer to the event for entry form & fee’s plus the terms & conditions of the competition.

Schaeffer House Museum

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

190 Fitzroy Street, Grafton

Schaeffer House Museum Clarence Tourism

At Schaeffer House Museum surrounded by perfumed floral gardens, you will be immersed in history with one of the most interesting, furnished homes of the Clarence River District. Come and be delighted – wheenchair access is available.

Cost: Adults $5 –  Family $12

Time: 10am to 4pm daily

For more information: please contact [email protected] or 6642 5212

Grafton Gem Club

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 2018

Grafton Showgrounds, Prince Street Grafton

Grafton Gem CLub

An in-house treasure hunt for children will be available – only 50c to participate.  Surprise display theme! Club members will be demonstrating, displaying their own gem, mineral, crystal & rock collections. Fossicking bin and lucky dip activities for the children. Jewellery and Gems for sale.

Time: 9am to 5pm daily

Entry: cost is $2 per person, Children under 12 years old free

For further information ,please contact:

Elaine on 02 6643 5659 or 0435583021 [email protected]

St Andrews Christian School Jacaranda Fair & Open Day

Saturday 27th October 2018

St Andrews Christian School, 84 Washpool Road, Clarenza via Grafton

St Andrews Christian School Jacaranda Fair & Open Day

Giant Auction starting at 12 noon, market stalls including:

Dolphin water slide, jumping castle, Wipeout, giant soccer darts, Aerojump trampoline, barbeque lunch, Devonshire teas, live music, children’s activities, displays, school tours and much more.

For more information please phone: 02 6643 4770 or for stall bookings contact [email protected]

Time: 10AM TO 2PM

Cost: Free entry

Jacaranda Antique Bottles and Collectables

Jacaranda Antique Bottles and Collectables

Come take a walk down memory lane as the local collectors of the Clarence Valley come together to exhibit some of the region’s best collections. The event also offers one hundred meters of swap and sell which includes bottles, china, pottery, toys, garagenalia and much more. For serious collectors there is also a small auction on the Friday night. Come along meet the collectors from all over the state. You never know what you might find!

Cost: $6 Entry, Children under 12 free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

For more information: Please contact Nick on 0401 641 202

Grafton Street O

Friday 26th October 2018

Memorial Park Grafton

Armed with a map and clue sheet, you have 45 minutes to get as many points as you can. It’s a great way to explore the streets of Grafton. Street-O, will help you discover areas and landmarks of Grafton that you didn’t even know existed! All levels of age and abilities catered for.

Cost: $2 per person, includes a map and insurance

Time: 5:00pm to 5:45pm, will close at 6:30PM

For more information: please contact Gavin on 0467 819 769 or [email protected]

Streeton Trio

Sunday the 4th November 2018

Described by Musica Viva as “Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio”, the Streeton Trio was formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. from three of Australia’s leading young musicians. The trio had performed to great acclaim at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre, Trondheim Festival and the Pablo Casals Festival.

Cost: Adult $25 / Concession $15  / Child $5

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Address: Clarence Valley Conservatorium, 8 Villers Street Grafton

For more information: please see www.cvcon.com.au

Jacaranda Woodwork Exhibition & Competition

Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November

South Grafton Ex-servicemen’s Club, Wharf Street South Grafton

A display of more than 2000 items crafted in wood. The exhibition includes an immensely diverse range of handcrafted items – many of which are for sale. Competition items include work from school students, as well as experienced craftsmen and women. Australia’s biggest single-club woodcraft exhibition.

Times – 9am to 5pm daily and Sunday the 5th November 9am to 1pm

Cost: $2 entry per person

For more information please contact Colin on 0428 421 473

Jacaranda Organ Recital

Sunday 28th October 2018

Christ Church Cathedral, Duke Street Grafton

A selection of works to show off the versatility and range of this significant instrument once used for examinations by the Royal College of Organists in London. It will be followed by Devonshire Tea from 4pm onwards at a cost of $5 per person.

Time: 3pm to 5pm

Cost: Entry by donation towards the maintenance of this wonderful instrument.

For further information, please contact:
www.graftoncathedral.org.au or 02 66422844

An Afternoon at the Proms

Sunday 28th October 2018

Saraton Theatre, 99 Prince Street Grafton


An ‘Opera to Jazz’ theme featuring Soprano Dominique Fegan, Mezzo Soprano Jessica Low, Baritone Jason Barry-Smith and local vocalist Lisa Butcher with a full variety of entertainment including all your usual Prom’s favourites!

Tickets can be purchased from the Saraton Theatre, Grafton on 6642 1633

Time: 2pm to 4:15pm

Cost is: $45 Adult / $40 Concession / $20 Children

For more information, please see www.saraton.com

Combined Churches of Grafton Church Service

Sunday 28th October 2018

Christ Church Cathedral, Duke St Grafton

Grafton Cathederal Jacaranda Festival

The Grafton Minister Association has held for a number of years a combined church service for Jacaranda. All are welcome as we celebrate this special time to thank god for the beauty of this city and its people.

Cost: Offertory for SRE

Time: 6pm to 7pm

For further information please contact: Rev Adrian Van Ash 66449650 [email protected]

Jacaranda Ecumenical Service

Sunday 28th October 2018

Christ Church Cathedral, Duke Street, Grafton

Jacaranda Ecumenical Service

This is a joint service for all Christian denominations in Grafton in celebration of Jacaranda to which we are all invited to take part after which there is a bring and share supper.

Cost: Contribution to Grafton Ministers Association for Scripture in Schools.

Time: 6pm to 8pm

For more information, please contact: www.graftoncathedral.org.au or 02 66422844

Grafton Presbyterian Church 65th Annual Jacaranda Church Service

Sunday 28th October 2018

116 Oliver Street, Grafton

Grafton Presbyterian Church 64th Annual Jacaranda Church Service

The Jacaranda Service every year has a guest speaker. Please come along for a relaxed, welcoming, family friendly service. The service is followed by a delicious morning tea.

Cost: Free

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Church Service, Morning Tea to follow

For more information: please see Michael Eleveld on 6642 2463 (Church Office) or  www.graftonpc.org.au

The Jacaranda Inner Wheel Luncheon

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Grafton District Golf Club, Bent Street South Grafton

Includes a visit by the Jacaranda Royal Party, numerous raffles to be won on the day. Get a table together and come along for a great day.

Cost: $35 per person

Time: 11:30am to 3pm

For more information, please call Rose on 0266 425577

Grafton Art Club 50th Jacaranda Art Exhibition

Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

“The Barn” Grafton Showgrounds, Prince Street, Grafton

Grafton Art Club Jacaranda Art Exhibition

A wonderful community event. The club’s 50th Exhibition is a true celebration showcasing local artists. Highlighting the Bendigo Bank & Den Art Prize and Bendigo Bank Student Art Award. Cafe open daily for light refreshments with the presentation of awards Tuesday the 30th October from 6pm to 8pm.

Cost:$3 per person, with children free

Time: 9am till 5pm

For more information:  please see www.graftonartclub.net

Telstra Morse Codes

Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

Outside of the Telstra Store, Grafton Shoppingworld

The Telstra treasures, ‘The Morscodian’ travel around Australia putting on a spectacular display of sending telegrams via Morse Code. Just outside the Telstra Store, in Grafton Shoppingworld you will be able to send a message to a loved one and watch while it is transmitted using equipment that dates back 50 years.

Times: 9am to 4pm (Tuesday to Friday) and 9am to 12noon on Saturday

Cost: Gold coin donation

Grafton Salvation Army’s Jacaranda Rally

Wednesday 31st October 2018

The Salvation Army, 91 Oliver Street

An annual fundraiser morning for development projects overseas that support the health and well-being of women and children. The morning will include special guest speakers as well as musical items from a local trio. Includes morning tea, trading tables with clothes and items for purchase.

Cost: $10 per person

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

For more information: Please contact, Kylie 0401 053 058 or email [email protected]

Cathedral Festival of Flowers

Wednesday 31st October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

Christ Church Cathedral, Duke Street Grafton

grafton cathedral jacaranda festival

The Jacaranda Flower Festival “In God’s Garden” will be the 35th annual Festival of Flowers to be opened by the Dean of Grafton on 1st November at 9:00am. Morning and afternoon tea ($5 per person) will be served in the grounds.

Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Concession, Children under 15 free

Time: 9am to 4pm

For more information, please contact www.graftoncathedral.org.au or Phone: 6642 2844

The Clarence 100

Thursday 18th October to Sunday 21st October 2018

Clarence River –  from Copmanhurst to Yamba

A three day, three stage paddle over 100kms from Copmanhurst to Yamba with competitive and social divisions. Supporting youth sporting activity on the mighty Clarence River

Time: from 7am

Cost: 1 Day = $50 / 2 Days = $80 / 3 Days = $120

For more information, please see www.clarence100.com.au

Remember When Cottage Museum

Saturday 28th October to 4th November 2018

28 Eatonsville Road, Waterview Heights, NSW 2460

Come and visit the Cottage Museum aiming to preserve the rich history of the beautiful Clarence Valley. Fabulous displays with lights refreshments available. Just a short 7 minute drive from South Grafton. Retro/vintage homewares and fashions are available to purchase. Good access for disability toilets and ramps.

Time: 9am to 7pm

Cost: Adults – $8     Concession – $7     Children – $6

For more information please email [email protected]

River Basketball Shoot

Thursday 1st November 2018

Clarence Riverbank – Rowing Sheds area

River Basketball Shoot Jacaranda Festival

Come and try your luck shooting balls into baskets on the river, either from the river bank or for a bigger prize, from a canoe on the river!

Time: 10am to 12pm

For more information, please contact Dave on 0402 641 817

This event will also be held on Saturday the 3rd November, same location from 10am to 4pm

Tafe Markets

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Grafton TAFE Grounds, 7 Clarence Street Grafton

Tafe Markets Grafton Jacaranda Festival

A fantastic market day held within the grounds of Grafton Tafe Campus. A large variety of interesting market stalls, live music, food and dedicated kids area.
There will be something of interest for everyone!

Entry cost is free

Grafton Vintage Motor Vehicle Club

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Duke Street, Grafton (River end)

Jaca 2 Day Rally

A varied static display of beautifully restored heritage, vintage & classic cars. Stroll under the tree covered street and take a step back in time as you enjoy marvellous moments in history.

Time: 8am to 1:30pm

Cost: Free

For more information, please visit www.graftonvintagecars.com

Jacaranda Art Crawl

November 2018

Yamba Museum, River Street, Yamba

Tour galleries and exhibitions including the prestigious JADA and the popular Jacaranda Art Exhibition. From Yamba to Grafton return, get ready for a day packed with laughs, art and adventure. For more information please see the Clarence Valley Culture Facebook page @clarencevalleyculture

Time: 9am to 5pm

Cost: $28

For more information, please email [email protected]

Grafton Handicraft Minimart

Saturday 27th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

133 Prince Street South Grafton

Displays and sales of locally made craft items. 46 years of trading and run solely by volunteers as a non-profit organisation. Come and visit the lovely wares on offer

Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm with Sat 9am to 12noon

Cost: Free

For more information, please email Cynthia on 66 424 234

Jacaranda Embroidery Group Inc Biennial Exhibition

Wednesday 31st Oct to Saturday 3rd November 2018

South Grafton Ex-Servicemans Club, Wharf Street South Grafton

An exhibition of hand embroidered items made by members of the Jacaranda Embroidery Group, will be on display. All proceeds from the exhibition are donated to local charities.

Time: Wed to Fri 9:30am to 5pm with Sat 9:30am to 4pm

Cost: $4 per person

For more information, please email Val at [email protected]

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney

Wednesday 31st Oct 2018

Criterion Theatre Grafton, 149 Oliver Street Grafton

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney follows the relationship of Melissa and Andy through letters from their first meeting as children through to their twilight years. A story of love unfulfilled, sometimes funn,, raw but always relatable. Love Letters is intimate theatre at it’s best. An event not to be missed.

Time: Wed 31st Oct 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Cost: $15 per person

For more information, please phone Mariea on 0448 585 486

Grafton U3A Men’s Shed Open Day

Wednesday 31st Oct 2018

Old Brewery Complex, Gate 1 – 170 North Street Grafton

Come and see the men working in the shed and look at some of the items made by the volunteers. $2 sausage sizzle available on the day

Time: Wed 31st Oct 9am to 2pm

Cost: free

For more information, please phone Bruce on 0409 225 536

Jaca Evolution Feat. Rave Radio & Special Guests

Saturday 3rd Nov 2018

Crown Hotel, River end of Prince Street Grafton

Get ready for our official Jacaranda Festival edition of Evolution, Grafton’s No.1 Nightlife Event! With a line up of killa DJs, the hottest dance music and one of the BIGGEST laser shows on the North Coast, this is one night not to be missed

Time: 8pm to 1:30am

Cost: $30 per person

For more information, please see Jempire Events Facebook page HERE

Shades of Purple

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Market Square

Enjoy live entertainment from some great local young artists and check out the market stalls and rides. Bring your friends along and enjoy a fun, chilled afternoon.
This event is brought to you by CYA (Clarence Youth Action) in partnership with the Jacaranda Festival.

Time: 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Cost: Free

For more information, please visit their Facebook Page

Secrets of Portraiture Clay, Paper and Paint

Saturday 27th Oct to Sunday 4th November 2018

Secrets of Portraiture in drawing or sculpting your family portrait. Bring photographs for a full day workshop which will leave you surprised!

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Various Locations, bookings are essential!

To book, please visit www.terrybouton.com