The very first Living Coast Festival will take place from
November 1-30 celebrating the natural beauty of the Bellingen, Coffs Harbour
and Nambucca regions and providing sustainable living inspiration.
The Coffs Harbour Sustainable Living Day on Sunday, November
1, at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden will open the festival and is the
signature event for the Coffs region.
Join special guest Costa
Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia in the beautiful setting of
the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens. Visit the stalls to buy native plants, herbs
and veggie seedlings, local artisan foods, arts and crafts, investigate solar
power for your house and get advice on the best way to rid your garden of
Try the Kids Zone with live reptile shows, story-time and
hands-on craft and gardening activities, relish the delicious tastes from
myriad food stalls, just kick back and enjoy the live music, or enjoy guided
Coffs Creek Bush Tucker Walks with expert guides.
The Festival Gold Sponsor is the Coffs Coast Advocate and
Silver Sponsor is 105.5 Star FM. Entry to the Sustainable Living Day is by gold
The headline Festival event for the Bellingen region is the
Bello Spring LEAF Festival from November 2-29. Highlights include the opening
of the Sustainability Learning Centre at the Stables in Bellingen, the launch
of the Bellingen Shire Local Food Guide, Permaculture Workshops at Northbank
Community Garden, EcoFaith and Active Hope Workshops, a Love Food Hate Waste
workshop, as well as a Bellingen Environmental Youth Experience (EYE) camp and
Centre for Ecological Learning bushwalk for adults.
In Nambucca, the focus will be the Nambucca River Festival from
November 28-29 in Macksville. The Festival includes water fun, water ski show,
kayaks and paddle craft, raft racing, power boat races, as well as the Brian
Cockbain Memorial Cycle Ride around the river. Plus there will be heaps of
entertainment, food and wine stalls showcasing local produce, various market
stalls and carnival rides. The climax will be the Lantern Parade down the river
after dark, followed by fireworks over the river and a musical street party to
dance the night away.
There really is
‘something for everyone’ at the Living Coast Festival with over 50 events being
held across the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Regions throughout
To check out what’s
on offer, or for more information on events in the lead-up to the Festival, go
The Living Coast Festival is an
initiative of the Our Living Coast Regional Sustainability Alliance of Coffs
Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council.