Arno Bay has a number of annual local events where visitors are always welcome!

New Years Day

To celebrate the coming of the New Year the local community organises a festival each year. Every year is slightly different with activities for all ages. In the past ervents have included a tractor pull, a street parade, sand-dune golf classic, and children’s craft activities. The summer weather brings more visitors to the town which brings a great atmosphere to this special event each year.

Outdoor Movies

These are held periodically throughout the year in Turnbull Park. Dates are posted on the New Years Day Facebook page a few weeks prior to screening.

Australia Day

Breakfast hosted at Cleve Lions Park. See District council of Cleve Website for details

Lunch: A community lunch is held in the Super Shed at Turnbull Park. A small fee is charged to cover costs. All Welcome.



Arno Bay Community Auction

This fundraiser for local projects is held in March each year. It is currently managed by the Hotel Arno Social Club with a percentage of proceeds going to local not for profit groups to support their activities. As well as the auction there a number of stalls offering a variety of goods including homemade food and craft.

If you have any items to auction of to book a stall please contact Colin Butcher or come along for the day and find yourself some treasure.

Ph: 0428 604 922

Christmas Pageant

This community event in held in Cleve the Friday before Christmas each year. Shops open late, food stalls, activities for kids and a chance to say hello to Santa.  Check the Facebook page for more details.


The local church groups host Carols by the Sea at the Super Shed on the Sunday prior to Christmas 7:30pm start.


Cowell Pyrotechnics night is held the Saturday after Christmas each year. Markets 4pm – 7pm.  Fireworks from 9:30pm. at the Lions Park.

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