Byron & Brunswick Heads
The Bangalow Markets are on the fourth Sunday of every month. It is a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends. You can hear the languages of people from far off lands. Backpackers and celebrities alike make a day of the markets. The Bangalow Market Day is a treat for day trippers, a retreat from the city and the rush of the Gold Coast. Bangalow is a window into another world. Come for the day. Part of the continuing success of the market is the beautiful grounds the markets are held in, which are dominated by eleven huge camphor laurel trees which provide welcome shade and rustling leaves and a magic forest atmosphere.
Start Date:04/01/2019 View more details
Bangalow Music Festival
The Bangalow Music Festival returns presented by the Southern Cross Soloists. Delighting audiences from around the country with a sublime program of chamber music, the festival features the highest calibre chamber and orchestral musicians from around the world. Nestled in the Northern New South Wales Hinterland, the Bangalow Music Festival is a unique experience unlike any other, complete with inspiring music, food, scenery, relaxation, and camaraderie.
Start Date:09/08/2019 View more details
Set in the beautiful hinterland of northern NSW, the Byron Bay Bluesfest is an internationally renowned blues and roots music festival held each year during the Easter long weekend. With more than 200 performances across seven stages over five days, the festival showcases music from around the world, and in previous years has boasted the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and James Brown on the bill. Since its humble beginnings in 1990, Bluesfest has won numerous tourism and music accolades and now attracts more than 100,000 festival goers over the long weekend. Held on 120 picturesque hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, 11 kms from Byron, Bluesfest is a family-friendly event, with children’s entertainment and a daily kids’ program on offer.
Start Date:18/04/2019 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Boomerang Festival - A new world Indigenous festival for all Australians. Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges, and thought provoking conversations. Boomerang is occurring right on your doorstepat beautiful Byron Bay in subtropical Northern New South Wales. You should need to travel to a remote area of Australia to experience such an amazing event, and even then it would not present near as many of the incredible artists that define the Australian Indigenous experience, as that which is Boomerang. Boomerang will feature the very best this original culture has to offer in the arts, culture and ideas, as well as emerging musicians, artists and dancers, theatre and much more.
Start Date:30/03/2019 View more details
Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk
Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk is a free community triennial event, created along the foreshore of Brunswick Heads. 40 Nationally recognised artists explore sculpture, site-specific, ephemeral and installation art focusing on themes such as nature, the endangered environment, its fragility and sustainability. It is the intention of this triennial event to acquire some works permanently into the parks of Brunswick Heads raising awareness of these themes connecting Community through Art and Nature.
Start Date:28/09/2018 View more details
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia's premier contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival. It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW. The 2019 music extravaganza is the 30th Anniversary of the iconic festival celebrating with festival favourites such as Jack Johnson and George Clinton on the line-up along with countless new performances. With camping on offer for over 6,000 and over 100,000 attending the festival over the course of the five day celebration, you are sure to find something to interest your musical taste buds in the seaside Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with five main stages over five days from Thursday 18 - Monday 22 April 2019. For the full line-up and tickets see bluesfest.com.au
Start Date:18/04/2019 View more details
Byron Bay Community Market
Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of each month, with additional markets held on the third Sunday of December and January. Byron Community Markets are a fanfare of colour and music amidst a myriad of exotic flavours and other products. Local art and craftwork fill the market site - beautiful things made by people using unusual and natural materials sit side by side with colourful imports from Africa and Asia. With the diversity of over 300 stalls, there is something for everyone.
Start Date:04/03/2018 View more details
Byron Bay Craft Beer and Cider Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** It’s time for Byron Bay to have its very own Craft Beer and Cider Festival, so organisers have teamed up with The Sun Bistro and over 20 of the best craft breweries in Australia to give the craft drinker of the Northern Rivers and beyond a fantastic day of sampling up to 80 craft beers and ciders.
Start Date:05/05/2019 View more details
Byron Bay International Film Festival
The Byron Bay International Film Festival will celebrate the unique experience this grassroots cinematic event offers by connecting international filmmakers with audiences on a shared journey of inspiration, discovery and screen magic. Byron Bay International Film Festival is now Australia's largest regional film festival, its 10 day program spanning 180+ films from 35+ countries across 60+ sessions and six venues in three regional centres. It screens and awards films of all lengths and genres. Each year hundreds of film industry professionals walk the red carpet, including international screen legends. The festival's events include sell-out gala opening and closing night parties, master classes, panels, workshops and school screenings. Virtual Reality and new visual mediums are explored at this event - both for the public and for Industry Professionals. Byron Bay International Film Festival screens across four venues in Byron Bay and the nearby centres of Brunswick Heads and Murwillumbah.
Start Date:12/10/2018 View more details
Byron Bay Triathlon
With a reputation for a relaxed, party location and a friendly atmosphere, the Byron Bay Triathlon is one of the nation's must-do triathlons. The course offers outstanding natural beauty which combines the iconic seaside with the lush hinterland. As the last Olympic race of the Triathlon Australia season, the event is a celebration of the sport and the locale – a memorable and truly ‘Byron’ experience. The Byron Bay Triathlon welcomes children as young as seven years old and offers racing in a variety of distances. Whilst the standard Olympic distance is the most popular race, you can also race in Sprint, Tempta, Teams and Kids events.
Start Date:11/05/2019 View more details
Byron Spirit Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** For over six years the Byron Spirit Festival has been the destination for people wanting more from life, attracting people with a profound desire to explore themselves and to connect with like-minded people. This is a Festival that embodies the Spirit of Byron and this is what a few people have to share about their experience. The Byron Spirit Festival celebrates the unique character of the Byron Bay Shire, featuring workshops and panels on yoga, music, culture, dance, healing and world music. Participants attend their choice of workshops during the day and then gather together for evening concerts featuring world music from local, national and international performers and dancers. The festival’s new Byron Bay home will see the program running between Byron’s premiere new events complex Cavanbah Centre and the luxurious surrounds of Elements Of Byron. With over 50 workshops and panels on yoga, music, dance, healing, creative arts, sustainability and various cultural ceremonies held over three days. Byron Spirit Festival is an opportunity to check out of your every day, and choose your own spiritual adventure in the idyllic surrounds of Northern NSW.
Start Date:19/04/2019 View more details
Byron Writers Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture of reading and writing. Their primary purpose is to create and deliver programs that involve and enrich professional, amateur and aspiring writers (and readers) of all ages. Their mission is to promote literature (particularly Australian), enhance the skills of writers, and foster a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the Northern Rivers and beyond. The Byron Writers Festival had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of locals led by Chris Hanley wondered whether authors might accept an invitation to spend a winter weekend in Byron Bay. They did, and an audience of two hundred locals enjoyed a gathering of 50 Australian writers. Since then, the Festival has grown from a single venue event to fill five huge marquees and venues around town. This major annual literary event, the largest regional Writers Festival, offers a seven-day program attracting more than 65,000 individual attendances and reaching more than 4000 school students.
Start Date:02/08/2019 View more details
Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour: Byron Bay
Their aim at the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour is to connect like-minded women and build a community of supportive, adventurous women. By Showcasing and celebrating the female adventurous spirit they hope to make women in the outdoors more visible. Touring annually, the Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour screens two hours of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining films celebrating women in adventure from independent filmmakers around the globe. The Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors who aren't afraid to get dirty in their pursuit of adventure. The 2018 tour will screen over 20 times around Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Start Date:07/07/2019 View more details
Katchafire (New Zealand) + EarthKry (Jamaica) - Byron Bay
New Zealand’s Katchafire will be joined by Jamaican maestros EarthKry on the ‘Legacy Love Today’ Australia tour! Whilst this will be EarthKry’s first trip down under, earlier this year they joined Katchafire on their USA tour and they guarantee they are going soothe your soul with their wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae and Rock! Katchafire’s new ‘Legacy’ album is exciting and fresh with messages of love, hope, togetherness, and family; with the 12 songs on this album being recorded in numerous studios around the world from New Zealand and Australia to LA and Hawaii to Jamaica, featuring collaborations with some of reggae’s finest. Recent line-up changes have added new fuel to the ‘Fire and the first three singles from the ‘Legacy’ album—‘Addicted’, ‘Way Beyond’ and 'Love Today'—have been picking up airplay on roots reggae radio and added to playlists around the world with 'Love Today' hitting the Top 20 on the Global Reggae Chart and a new video for “100” will be revealed soon! There is no stopping the Fire!
Start Date:25/10/2018 View more details
Living Colour Byron Bay
Ground breaking New York City funk-rockers Living Colour perform highlights from their debut album Vivid plus a special encore of greatest hits! An intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae, rap, punk and even country rhythms. Hear ‘Cult of Personality’, ‘Glamour Boys’, ‘Open Letter (To a Landlord)’, ‘Love Rears it’s Ugly Head’, ‘Type’, ‘Bi’, ‘Nothingness’ plus more! Living Colour had and continue to have, no limits. They are a band willing to defy convention. Their now legendary live shows are considered a “high-energy musical extravaganza.” Don’t miss your chance to experience highlights from an album and band that changed the landscape of music!
Start Date:21/12/2018 View more details
Mindfulness Escapes Byron Bay
Half a day meditation and mindfulness workshop in nature. You will learn different meditation techniques to quiet the mind and become more in control of your thoughts. The workshop includes sitting meditations and walking meditations. They teach various mindfulness techniques that are easily applied back into your days for a healthier, happier and stressless life. They practice outdoors for an enjoyable experience and to discover beautiful Byron Bay. The workshop is catered for any level, beginner to experienced. Please visit the website for more information and booking.
Start Date:28/01/2018 View more details
NRF Harvest Food Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Northern Rivers Food (NRF) is an independent, not-for-profit food industry association in the Northern Rivers region, with members from gate to plate. Their NRF Harvest Food Festival has been developed by food producers in the region who volunteer their time to help promote the region and its food. NRF have created Harvest Food Festival to connect people with real food on real farms. They offer three days of foodie events which: profiles local food producers, helps educate people about sustainable food production, how food is grown, promotes the region and celebrates their food. NRF Harvest Festival consists of many culinary food experiences, farm tours and fabulous food experience events including themed lunches and dinners that help showcase all this region offers in terms of local food. The local food producers can open their doors for just one day to offer: farm experiences, education for children, tastings, workshops. Overall, Harvest Food Festival offers a fabulous, delectable gastronomic graze over three glorious days , culinary surprises and wonderful company as you explore some of the region’s finest foodie offerings.
Start Date:02/05/2019 View more details
Old and Gold Festival
Brunswick Heads will once again host the award winning Old and Gold Festival. With four fairs and more than 80 garage sales around town, if you're on the lookout for a great bargain, this event is not to be missed! Celebrating all things collectable, antique or second hand the festival also features a Marbles Championship, face painting, music and entertainment, barbecues, cake stalls and book sales. Book accommodation for the weekend to get an early start and relax on the river or beach afterwards. Or come along on the day and pick up a boot load of bargains, enjoy the atmosphere, and see what Brunswick Heads has to offer.
Start Date:08/06/2019 View more details
Top Dog Film Festival Byron Bay
The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films. The 2018 Top Dog Film Festival will tour in the second half of the year, screening over two hours of the most inspirational, heart warming and entertaining films related to dogs and their human companions from independent film makers around the globe. Including a carefully curated selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics relevant to dogs and dog lovers.
Start Date:07/07/2019 View more details
Yoga and Meditation Retreat Byron Bay
Awaken Meditation Retreats offer quality yoga retreats in northern NSW, near Byron Bay Australia. They specialise in private meditation and yoga classes, mindfulness workshops and health retreats in Byron Bay. From one hour private sessions, to half-day mindfulness excursions or week retreats, they mainly focus on well being, inner peace and nature. The week-long retreats combine yoga, healthy vegetarian food, and meditation practice with outdoor excursions to the 'must see' places of the Byron Shire to make the most of the incredible beauty of the region with its stunning beaches and rainforests. All meals and accommodation are included to provide a unique life changing experience. For more information please visit the website.