Fireworks, markets and more

Each New Year's Day, Harrington celebrates John Gollan Day.

The day is filled with family friendly entertainment such as carnival rides, live music, hundreds of markets stalls, food stalls and a model train expo.

The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display from 9pm.

The event is part of Harrington Festival celebrations.


  • Taree parkrun. The run will start at Endeavour Place Reserve, Taree at 8am.


  • Bobin Hall markets, 9am to 2pm at the hall on Bulga Road, Bobin. 
  • Pacific Palms markets, 9am to 1pm at the Pacific Palms Community Centre, Elizabeth Beach. 
  • New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Taree foreshore. Activities start at 5pm before fireworks display at 9pm. 
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations at John Wright Park, Tuncurry. Face painting, balloon animals, glow sticks, food stalls and much more. Starts at 6.45pm before fireworks at 9pm.


  • The Lower Manning Tagged fish round-up commences. Cash prizes to be won. Concludes on January 31.
  • New Year’s Day Taree parkrun, starts at 8am at Endeavour Place Reserve, Taree. 

Next week

  • Twilight Storytime at Hallidays Point Library on Thursday, January 4 from 5.30pm to 6.15pm. Ages 4 to 8 and supervision is required.