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17 great events coming soon to Lismore

Lismore Lantern Parade will be one of many exciting events hosted in Lismore over June and July.
Lismore Lantern Parade will be one of many exciting events hosted in Lismore over June and July. Hamish Broome

SAVE the date - the next two months will see a packed calendar of events for Lismore, which will help bring visitors and more than $12 million in to the region.

Council and sporting events, music and performance shows and various cultural highlights will be happening across the city in June and July, bringing positive economic benefits to help Lismore on the road to recovery after the flood.

The Senior League Baseball Championships which started on Monday and the Little League Baseball Championships is a big draw card for sporting fans.

Senior League Baseball Championships Tournament Director, Michael Ibbotson said the Lismore facility is one of the best in the country and it has potential to become one of the best high performance event holding facilities in Australia.

The Senior League Baseball Championships is a five-day event with nine under 16s teams competing against one another, bringing around 350 visitors to Lismore and injecting more than $1 million into the Lismore economy.

Also among the events, the Little League Baseball Championships starting June 7, is an Under 13s comp with the winner representing Australia at the World Little League Series in USA.

More than 20 young teams will be competing, bringing upwards of 750 people and more than $2 million to Lismore.

"That's just the tip of the iceberg," Council's Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said.

"Over the next eight weeks we've got an action packed calendar, not only for the Lismore community to enjoy but the large influx of visitors is really going to help in our recovery economically."

Council events, music and performance shows and various cultural highlights will be happening across the city in June and July.

"The key focus of the Lismore events team over the next six to 12 months is to attract further events to Lismore, with a primary focus on bringing positive economic benefits to the city," Mr Lowe said.

 

Upcoming events:

  • Lismore Gemfest, May 20-21, Lismore Showground

 

All ready for Gemfest at the Weekend President of the Lismore Gem and Lapidary club Bruce Copper showing off a Calcite,and Gypsum. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
All ready for Gemfest at the Weekend President of the Lismore Gem and Lapidary club Bruce Copper showing off a Calcite,and Gypsum. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star Doug Eaton
  • Felix Riebl of The Cat Empire, June 3, Lismore City Hall

 

Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire at Bluesfest 2016.
Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire at Bluesfest 2016. Lyn McCarthy
  • Little League Baseball Championships, June 7-12, Albert Park Baseball Complex
  • ACO Virtual, June 8-24, Lismore City Hall
  • The Idea of North workshop and concert, June 10, Northern Rivers Conservatorium
  • Lismore Speedway Queen's Birthday Spectacular and Fireworks, June 11, Lismore Showground
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, June 14, Lismore City Hall

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is based on the children's book of the same name, where Eric Carle's stories that come to life on stage.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is based on the children's book of the same name, where Eric Carle's stories that come to life on stage.
  • Lismore Aviation Expo, June 17, Lismore Aviation Centre
  • Rock the Rivers with Regurgitator, June 17, Southern Cross University

 

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  • The Wiggles-Wiggle Around Australia, June 19, Lismore City Hall

 

DREW Brownhill-Feain, 2, of Lismore, meets The Wiggles in Lismore.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
DREW Brownhill-Feain, 2, of Lismore, meets The Wiggles in Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg
  • Twilight Concert, June 20, Northern Rivers Conservatorium
  • Lismore Lantern Parade, June 24, Lismore CBD/Oakes Oval

  • Friendship Festival Piazza in the Park, June 25, Spinks Park

 

Julie de Nardi , organisers of Lismore's inaugural Friendship Festival - Piazza in the Park hands over lantern commissioned by The Italo-Australian Club to Lantern Parade, CEO, Jyllie Jackson.
Julie de Nardi , organisers of Lismore's inaugural Friendship Festival - Piazza in the Park hands over lantern commissioned by The Italo-Australian Club to Lantern Parade, CEO, Jyllie Jackson.
  • Stocktake Sale, June 26 - July 1, Lismore CBD
  • Coranderrk, June 30, Lismore City Hall

 

Ilbijerri Theatre Company and Belvoir will bring their piece Coranderrk to Lismore.
Ilbijerri Theatre Company and Belvoir will bring their piece Coranderrk to Lismore. Tyson Mowarin
  • Outdoor Leisure Show, July 7-9, Lismore Showground

 

Kelly, and Garry Lee owners of Pacific RV Australia Pty Ltd in Lismore at the 4WD Caravan camping and Marine show at the Lismore show ground. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
Kelly, and Garry Lee owners of Pacific RV Australia Pty Ltd in Lismore at the 4WD Caravan camping and Marine show at the Lismore show ground. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star Doug Eaton
  • Timberjacks Friendship Series Tournament, July 7-9, Albert Park Baseball Complex

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