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What's on February and March 2024

Updated: Feb 24

✦ Get ready to fly majestically into a fresh start with the arrival of the Wood Dragon in February!

Thrive in the Year of the Wood Dragon!

The Year of the Dragon is said to be one of the luckiest and most prosperous with unprecedented opportunities. Embrace the auspicious energies of the Wood Dragon, especially if you're aged between 25 and 45 and are contemplating launching a new business.

In the Year of the Dragon 2024, the transformative power of wood promises growth, progress, and early development for existing businesses. Curious about what the future holds for you? Join Micro Business Forum for an interactive session to brainstorm together on unlocking your creativity, fuelling your passion, and pursuing your dreams with courage and confidence in the Year of the Dragon.

21 Feb 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Building 802, Room 1334, CSU, Building 802, Room 1334/7 Major Innes Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia

Dress theme: Enhance the atmosphere by dressing in Asian-inspired attire!

Register here.

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Australia | Brilliant Online

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year starts on Sunday 10 February 2024 and the festivities will end on 24 February 2024.

There are many places to enjoy the festivities of Chinese New Year. Check out these ideas!









Lighting up with Love on Sweetheart Day

February 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day, also known as Sweetheart Day. In support of Sweetheart Day, monuments and buildings will be lit up across Australia. Check out these locations:

  • QLD: Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, and the Reddacliff Place sculptures Donna Marcus: Steam 2006.

  • WA: Optus Stadium, Matagarup Bridge, Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay Bridge, Council House, Perth Children's Hospital, Trafalgar Bridge, Sky Ribbon Bridge, Northbridge Tunnel, Joondalup Tunnel Bridge.

  • NSW: West Connect Tunnel, Manly Town Hall.

  • ACT: Telstra Tower, The Mint, Newcastle City Clock Tower.

Sweetheart Day 14 Feb | Brilliant Online

HeartKids is the only national not-for-profit organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for all people impacted by childhood heart disease, one of the largest causes of infant death in Australia.

If you wish to learn more about HeartKids and support their cause, click here.

Business Port Macquarie Calendar 2024

One can never get bored in Port Macquarie! From social to business, there is something exciting to pencil into your agenda. Check out Business Port Macquarie's Events for 2024 and mark these dates!

Business Port Macquarie Events 2024 | Brilliant Online

Micro Business Forum Calendar 2024

There is plenty lined up at the friendliest business network in town! From an evening of friendly, fun networking and learning from the best coaches to work on your business to fun business social dates to share experiences with other business owners, you'll find something that can give your business a boost.

Micro Business Forum Events 2024 | Brilliant Online

Cinema Under the Stars

Hosted by Newcastle Permanent, Cinema Under the Stars is a great way to spend summer evenings with family fun! This free event on Saturday 17 February starts with live entertainment from 5:30pm, with the feature film starting at sundown.

Watch an open-air screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) (PG) at sundown

🍿 FREE popcorn

🍿 Live music to get you vibing

🍿 Fun activities for the kids

🍿Yummy food options from local vendors

Cinema under the stars Port Macquarie | Brilliant Online

Sail into the Sunset with Port AdVenture Cruises

Check out what's happening in February and book your cruise. Take your pick from Sunset Cruises to Dolphin Spotting River Cruises or get ready for Seniors & Retirees Big Day Out!

Port AdVenture Cruises in Port Macquarie | Brilliant Online

Use this calendar to plan your next cruise! Here are the dates for February and March:

WED, 28 FEB AT 11:00 AEDT Seniors Big Day Out

SUN, 3 MAR AT 15:00 AEDT Sunday Live Music Session

SUN, 10 MAR AT 15:00 AEDT Sunday Live Music Session

SUN, 17 MAR AT 15:00 AEDT Sunday Live Music Session

SUN, 24 MAR AT 15:00 AEDT Sunday Live Music Session

WED, 27 MAR AT 11:00 AEDT Seniors Big Day Out

SUN, 31 MAR AT 15:00 AEDT Sunday Live Music Session

Seniors Big Day Out

From AUD$49.00

  • 3 Hours (approx.)

  • Departs at 11am from Town Wharf, end of Clarence Street and returning at 2pm

  • Scrumptious buffet lunch and beautiful dessert

  • Easy listening music and sing along

  • Name that tune

  • Team trivia

  • Great prizes and lots of fun

  • Private charters can be provided for groups of 40 or more passengers.

Book here.

Sunday Live Music session

From AUD$59.00

  • 3 Hours (approx.)

  • Afternoon tea and light snack of freshly made wraps, fruit and ice cream

Book here.

Open Mic at the Vines

Keep your 4th Sunday free each month and pop over to Open Mic at Douglas Vale Vineyard! It's a great plan with entertainment, drinks and good company!

Open Mic at Douglas Vale Vineyard | Brilliant Online

'Sydney Streets' Will Take Over Six Inner-City Neighbourhoods with Free One-Day Celebrations

Find out what makes Sydney great at these six free street celebrations all over the city! Sydney is closing roads to cars and opening them to festivities. See full details of the schedule here.

  • Macleay Street — Saturday, February 17

  • Stanley Street — Saturday, February 24

  • Glebe Point Road — Saturday, March 9

  • Redfern Street — Saturday, March 16

  • Harris Street — Saturday, March 23

  • Crown Street — Saturday, April 6

Seniors Festival 2024

Celebrate the NSW Seniors Festival from 11th to 24th March with community events and meeting people. Check out FREE activities such as aqua aerobics, dancing, writing workshops, weaving sessions, and more. Register here to secure your spot. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Crampfire: New Gens

Calling all new gen dancers and first time movers! Crampers x MDA is proud to present Crampfire: New Gens on Sunday 24 March 2024 at 11:45am! This community event aims to create a space for the newcomers to the dance community to experience battle culture in a safe, low stakes environment. Connect with the growing Krump community and its culture and the dance community in a friendly, fun environment.

Crampfire New Gens | Brilliant Online Australia Singapore UK | Brilliant Online

Location: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, Darlinghurst (34/40 Burton St, Darlinghurst)

Find out more here.

ArtWalk 2024 Expressions of Interest

ArtWalk 2024 is coming up on Friday, June 7 2024, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and this time, it's going Coastal!

It's a fantastic evening celebrating our vibrant creative community and our beautiful region. Port Macquarie Hastings Council is calling for expressions of interest to get involved and make this event shine even brighter.

Are you an artist, maker, or creator? Fill out the Expression of Interest form to showcase your work through installations, lighting, sculpture, or live art. You can even partner with a business or exhibit and sell your creations in our Artist's Market space. Musicians and performers are welcome too!

Businesses can also consider hosting a working artist or an exhibition. Cafes and restaurants can offer quick, standing food options for attendees to grab and enjoy as they wander. You can also light up your windows to add to the ambience of Port Macquarie’s CBD.

ArtWalk 2024 is going to be a night to remember!

Themes Days in February

Safer Internet Day is a good time to check our cyber security and make sure we stay updated on ways to improve our cyber hygiene.

The beautiful Wood Dragon flies into our lives on February 10, bringing prosperity and good fortune! Why not celebrate with some Happiness and Longevity Noodles?

How about a Valentine's Day movie marathon night? Check out our Top Five Movie Picks for a romantic evening!

Valentine's day | Brilliant-Online

Celebrate the women in your life on Galentine's Day on Feb 13, and take the chance to tell them how much they mean to you! Grandmas, best friends, school mates, sisters... have a Happy Galentine's Day!

Here are more special themes days to jazz up your February.

February 1 - February 29 Boost Your Self Esteem Month

Feb 6 Safer Internet Day

Feb 9 National Pizza Day

Feb 10 Chinese New Year

Feb 11 International Day of Women and girls in science

Feb 13 Galentine's Day

Feb 13 Mardi Gras

Feb 14 Valentine's Day

Feb 15 Singles Awareness Day

Feb 24 Emotional Health Day

February 26 - March 4 New Homes Week

Themes Days in March

When was the last time you had an eye assessment? Perhaps with March being National Save Your Vision Month, it could be a good idea to make an appointment to ensure our precious orbs are in an optimal state of health, and to learn some tips on how to better care for their sustainability. Panoptic Vision has some tips for caring for aging eye health.

National Save Your Vision Month | Panoptic Vision | Brilliant Online

With Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we pay tribute to the amazing women leaders in our communities who are doing an amazing job! Learn about TG's Child Care's women leaders.

How will you be celebrating International Day of Happiness on March 20? We know those who have pets find tremendous joy in being with their furry friends!

Here's what's happening in March.

March 1 - March 31 National Nutrition Month

March 1 - March 31 Mustache March

March 1 - March 31 National Save Your Vision Month

Mar 1 Employee Appreciation Day

Mar 1 Women's History Month

Mar 3 Clean Up Australia Day

Mar 3 World Wildlife Day

Mar 7 World Book Day

Mar 8 International Women's Day

Mar 10 Start of Ramadan

March 10 - March 16 World Glaucoma Week

Mar 17 St Patrick's Day

March 18 - March 24 Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Mar 20 International Day of Happiness

Mar 21 Harmony Day

Mar 23 National Chip and Dip Day

Mar 23 National Eucalypt Day

Mar 26 Purple Day

Mar 29 Easter Friday

Mar 31 Easter Sunday


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