Lake Mac Big Weekend: Events guide

Weekends don’t get much bigger than the Lake Mac Big Weekend, with nine fantastic events over three days on and around the Lake.

About 30,000 people are expected to flock to the lake on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to watch the aquatic action and enjoy the on-shore activities.

“After launching in 2016, the Big Mac Lake Weekend has quickly become one of the biggest events on our City calendar,” Lake Macquarie mayor Kay Fraser said.

“It brings our community together, shows off our beautiful lake to a national audience and supports local business by bringing visitors and increased spending into Lake Macquarie.”

Here is a list of what’s on offer.

1.    Gibbo’s Auto Electrics Superboat Championships

Races on Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 11am and 1pm. Best viewing from Marmong Point Marina, Warners Bay, Speers Point and Eleebana foreshores.

2.    Lake Macquarie PWC (Jet Ski) Series

Races all day Saturday and Sunday, demonstration events on Friday. Best viewing on the Eleebana Foreshore and Red Bluff Shared Pathway.

3.    Matt Hall Racing Aerobatic Display

Saturday 11.45am and 2pm, Sunday 9.45am and 11.45am.

4.    Jet and Jive Concert

Friday, 6pm to 9pm in the Podium on the Warners Bay Foreshore.

5.    Markets

All day Saturday and Sunday on the Warners Bay Foreshore.

6.    Food of the World Fete

All day Saturday and Sunday at Lake Macquarie High School (across from Marmong Point Marina).

7.    Come and Try Water Sports

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm at Marmong Point Sailing Club.

8.    Wood Turners Open Day

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm at Marmong Point Community Hall.

9.    Exhibitions

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm on the Warners Bay Foreshore, with a sausage sizzle and displays from Scouts, Guides, the RFS and the Shark in a Bus.