Two of the Mid Coast's favourite family events, Fireworks on the Foreshore in both Tuncurry and Taree are set to go off with a bang.
The annual tradition has been shared by generations of local families and visitors alike, with the fireworks display being the jewel in the crown of these fantastic local, family events on the banks of the Manning River and along the banks of the harbour at Forster Tuncurry.
"The New Year's Eve celebrations are important to the local community and even more so this year, but they're also a highlight for visitors to our beautiful region. If a total fire ban is in place on the night, the fireworks display will be postponed, however there is still plenty of fun entertainment to be had on the night," council's manager of Growth, Economic Development and Tourism, Deb Tuckerman said.
Celebrations will kick off from 5pm in both John Wright Park, Tuncurry and Queen Elizabeth Park, Taree and will include a stellar line-up of live entertainment including The Southern Hold in Taree and The Big Fins at Tuncurry, as well as carnival and food stalls and rides for the children.
The fireworks display will begin at 9pm.
This year the location of the fireworks barge at Tuncurry has been moved south of the bridge to allow for more viewing areas at Lone Pine Park and Memorial Drive Forster.
"Head on down with friends and family, bring a picnic rug to claim your place," Deb said.
Both events are alcohol free, family friendly events. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, 5pm to 9pm Tuesday, December 31.