Port Stephens Clans Festival

Clans on the Coast is Port Stephens very own Celtic Festival which is held on the 3rd weekend in September each year. This event is growing each year and with it the crowds are also becoming more intrigued as to what this is all about.

Held at The Tomaree Sport Complex No.1 oval which is our local Football field, this is just a short 6 minute drive from The Retreat and offers plenty of parking. The sports complex is also close by to the Salamander shopping Centre and only minutes from Nelson Bay Marina.

This weekend long Festival has a huge variety of all day festivities including

  • Marching Parade
  • Pipe bands Scottish/Celtic
  • Dancing and singing groups
  • Medieval fighting guild
  • East Coast Heavy Strongman & Women championships
  • Children games
  • Market stalls
  • Family ancestral information
  • Food & Beverage available
  • Wine & beer tasting

On the Saturday a Dinner function Ceilidh is held is raise funds for Cancer appeal. Full details for all the events and the dinner are available through their dedicated website Clans on the Coast The Retreat is located close to the action and adventures of the weekend especially when looking for  accommodation for large groups nsw. We have a great range of group accommodation with our Lodge and Duplexes. If you are looking for a small group, family or couple then The Ranch, Cabins or Bungalows are a better option for you. With great onsite facilities for everyone we know that you will have a brilliant stay with us and loads of fun at the festival. If you are travelling interstate, Port Stephens /Newcastle Airport is just down the road  and with the added option of hire car to make getting around quick and easy. There are regular daily flight from Melbourne & Brisbane as well and Sydney and other regional airports. Check with your preferred airline for flight days and times. Local sponsorCOC Dancerss for this amazing weekend of fun and adventure is thanks to: Port Stephens Council, The Burton Family Toyota dealerships, Port Stephens Celtic Association & Murray’s Brewery. When looking for accommodation for large groups nsw The Retreat has everything you are looking for. Please visit our website www.theretreatportstephens.com.au email us bookings@theretreatportstephens.com.au or call (02) 4982 1244