LOVE SEA FOOD TASTES PORT STEPHENS – TOOLKIT
The renowned Port Stephens events, Love Sea Food and Tastes of the Bay, have joined in 2019 to create one of the biggest events on the winter calendar in Port Stephens.
Presented by Destination Port Stephens and Tomaree Business Chamber, this year the program of events has expanded .
This August we will celebrate our coastal cuisine with a Port To Plate Gala Dinner on 3rd August, Seafood Lunch and Dinner specials, Signature Dining experiences, weekly seafood cooking classes and the finale event of the month-long celebration, the Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend.
Tickets to see the Hot Potato Band, a 10 piece brass band like no other, are on sale now for the evening of Saturday, 31 August during the Tastes Port Stephens weekend event to encourage overnight visitation.
For members to leverage the opportunities of the event, we have developed the Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens Event Toolkit. DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKIT which features suggested copy and social media tiles as well as the event video to use in your own marketing channels.
Be sure to watch the Port Stephens’ social media platforms to access content to share and repost #portstephens. Keep up to date with all things Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens 2019 at portstephens.org.au/loveseafood
INVITATION – FOOTGOLF ASIA CUP INFORMATION DAY – Thursday, 11 July from 2.30pm
Horizons Golf Resort will host the FootGolf Asia Cup in November 2019 and is inviting all DPS Members to an Asia Cup Information Session. The briefing will cover an overview of the the sport, Asia Cup business opportunities and Horizons plans to bring more international tournaments to the region. Following the briefing, there is also an open invitation to play a few holes of FootGolf. Click here for more information.
PORT STEPHENS HUSTLE – SATURDAY 20 JULY
The Hustle is a treasure hunt through the bays, forests, beaches and streets of Nelson Bay In similar style as the popular TV show ‘Amazing Race’. In teams of 2, you will explore on foot answering questions, solving puzzles and completing challenges all with the end game of being the team with the most points at the finish.
It is going to be fun, fast (or slow if you want) with a hint of adventure. All you need is a pair of joggers and sense of humour + perhaps be up for anything. The Port Stephens Hustle is a going to be great fun so get a team together from work, bring your family and friends and get out and about and have some fun exploring our amazing little piece of paradise.
Port Stephens Hustle commences at Fly Point, Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay. For more information on how to enter the Port Stephens Hustle CLICK HERE.
NO VACANCY: HOTEL + HOSPITALITY BUSINESS EXPO 24-25 July
Australia’s largest annual accommodation industry exhibition will be held at the world class ICC Sydney on 24th – 25th July. It brings together the latest trends and ideas to help inspire you in your accommodation business. It is free for trade to attend (not open to the public) REGISTER HERE
WELLNESS TOURISM SUMMIT I March 2020 – Early bird registration on sale until 31 August.
Join Australia’s first Wellness Tourism Summit in Noosa, and be part of a global movement that is changing the way we look at travel and well being. The wellness tourism sector is now worth a staggering $639 billion a year in global visitor spend, with Australia receiving 10 million wellness trips a year from local and international visitors. REGISTER HERE.
JULY AND AUGUST EVENTS 2019
American Beer Month at Murrays Brewery I Thursday 4th July to Sunday 28th July.
Murray’s Brewery is celebrating American Independence Day from Thursday 4 July – for a whole month! Yes, the distinctive aromas, colours, flavours and sounds of America will be showcased again at its Bobs Farm brewery and winery right across the month of July. Full flavour American beers, burgers and ribs and live American themed performances. Read more.
NAIDOC Week Celebrations I Monday 8th to Friday 12th July
A week of celebrations held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. NAIDOC week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Read more.
Gin and Jazz at Murrays Brewery I Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July
Free live jazz and rockin blues concerts will feature across the weekend. Murray’s will be serving up a range of non-traditional gin-based cocktails – as you probably haven’t experienced before. There will be Gin masterclasses, a release of a new Gin, Gin Sin and the kitchen will be serving up finger lickin American food. Read more.
Human Whale I Sunday 14th July
A World Record attempt to create the biggest human humpback as we celebrate the annual whale watching season. Join all the fun as the mammoth mammal takes shape on the sand of Fingal Beach. Keep an eye on the website, more details to come.
PCYC Nations of Origin I Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th July.
Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program which culminates during NAIDOC week annually at Raymond Terrace. The program has four main components: reconciliation, education, cultural identity and sport. Full details.
Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens I 1st August to 1st September
This August we will celebrate our coastal cuisine with a month-long festival featuring a Port to Plate Gala Dinner, Seafood Lunch and Dinner specials at 15 participating restaurants, weekly seafood cooking classes, Signature Dining Events and the finale event of the month-long celebration, the Tastes Port Stephens food, wine and jazz weekend. Keep up to date with the full program which is updated regularly on the website.
Middle Rock Coastal Rhythm and Blues I Saturday 31st August
Middle Rock Coastal Rhythm & Blues is back by popular demand! Enjoy a day of live music and entertainment. The 2019 boutique festival is set to bigger and better this year, with a fantastic line up of talented Australian musicians ready to take to the Middle Rock stage, playing an array of chilled and relaxed tunes in the grounds of our holiday park. Child friendly with kids activities. More information.