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Community Events

December to January

Saturday, 14 December

Carols by Candlelight, St Helens 

Wednesday, 18 December

Van Diemens Band Presents Christmas in St Helens

Back by popular demand Van Diemen’s Band takes a whole new ‘VDB Christmas’ on the road again this year. Artistic Director, Julia Fredersdorff has put together a large 17th Century band featuring weird and wonderful instruments of the renaissance. The concerts will once again feature the Tasmanian Youth Chorale as well as soloists, Soprano Helen Thomson & Bass-baritone Thomas Flint. Join us for a family-friendly musical Christmas celebration featuring music written for Christmas, as well as some well known carols for all to sing.

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Saturday, 21 December

St Helens Volunteer Fire Brigade Lolly Run


Sunday, 22 December

Fingal Christmas Parade 

State Growth Approved Traffic Impact Assessment for Partial Road Closure – Fingal Christmas Parade 2019



Tuesday, 24 December

St Marys Christmas Eve Celebrations



Tuesday, 24 December

St Helens Christmas Parade

State Growth Approved Traffic Impact Assessment for Partial Road Closure – Lions Club of St Helens Christmas Parade 2019







Wednesday, 1 January

New Years Day St Marys Races

A great day of harness racing to bring in the new year with a strong sense of community involvement that families can come along to an enjoy the experience of harness racing with a history of 134 years of new years day racing celebrations at the St Marys Recreation Ground, from 12:00pm.


Saturday, 4 January

St Helens Shark Fishing Competition 


Sunday, 12 January – Sunday, 19 January

91st Stonehaven Cup – Details on their facebook page




Saturday, 18 January

St Helens Athletics Carnival 



Saturday, 25 January

Wheels, Wine & Dine 2020


Sunday, 26 January

Australia Day Celebrations 




Sunday, 26 January

BREATHE Pink Floyd Concert in the Portland Hall

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Sunday, 9 February

Break O’Day Community Triathlon

Olympian guest confirmed plus two new events!

With 13 weeks to go until the Break O’Day Community Triathlon on Sunday 9 February, we are excited to announce that four time Olympian and arguably Australia’s greatest ever middle/long distance runner Craig Mottram will be coming to our triathlon! The internet is full of his incredible achievements so look him up.

Craig will be supporting all events plus he will be giving a free talk – see below:

NEW EVENTS! Saturday morning 8 February – Scamander

1. 5km Fun Run (Craig has run this distance in under 13 minutes!) and then Craig will speak about Elite Running Training for 20 mins

2. Children’s Trystar Triathlon for 7-9 and 10-12 year olds

Sunday morning 9 February – St Helens

Break O’Day Community Triathlon

With the announcement of our new 5km Fun Run event, why not make this a ‘family-fitness-focus’ weekend? Whatever way you describe it, why not use this weekend as a great goal setting exercise for friends and family, motivating you to stay on track, especially as a way to enjoy the end of year festivities without wrecking your fitness plan in the process.
If you have a holiday planned at the end of the year, walking is the best way to become familiar with your holiday location. A lot of personal electronic devices can measure the distance you’ve covered, so why not set 5km as your walking, cycling or jogging goal distance, you’ll be amazed what you can discover when you’re on foot.
Camping grounds, motels or resorts will often have swimming pools or surf nearby. If you haven’t been in the water lately, here’s your opportunity to break the drought.
As we announced last month, both beginners and experienced swimmers are extended an open invitation to meet up on Saturday mornings at Beauty Bay St Helens, bright and early at 7am.
There is also a casual running group on Wednesdays meeting at 5pm at the BBQ area on the foreshore in St Helens (across from the Break O’Day council offices).
These group training sessions are friendly, casual, supportive and tailored to your abilities.
For all enquiries about group training please contact Nat Walter on 0400 750 364.

For all enquiries about event volunteer opportunities please contact Barry LeFevre on 0477 095 778 or Marika McGuiness on 0467 221 117.



Saturday, 6 March

International Women’s Day Luncheon – Details TBA




Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 March

St Helens Game Fishing Competition – Details TBA




Saturday, 14 March

Fingal Valley Festival 

Wednesday, 25 March

Anzac Day Fun Run – THRIVE Mentoring Program

Thursday, 26 March – Sunday, 29 March

Dragon Trail MTB – 3 Day Staged Race

Derby, Blue Tier, Bay of Fires, St Helens – Australia’s undisputed mecca of mountain biking. The Dragon Trail will take you on a thrilling mountain biking journey from myrtle forests, to alpine plateaus and to the stunning Bay of Fires.

On each of the three unique days of racing, you will experience the joys of sensational flowing single track, purpose-built by trail gurus World Trail, through some of the most remarkable landscapes in Tasmania.

Riders will be on their bike for 3 to 6 hours each day on a course that is 70% purpose built single track. It is a cross country event on blue and green trails making it accessible to all levels of rider.

The event will be supported with the option of airport transfers, food and tented accomodation.

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Saturday, 25 April