Byron & Brunswick Heads
14th Edition Byron Latin Fiesta
The Byron Latin Fiesta is Australia’s longest running Latin dance festival held annually in the heart of Byron Bay. Enjoy four nights of Latin Dance Parties with Live Bands, Performances and Social Dancing plus two days of Latin Dance workshops as well as Pre-Parties and After-Parties, Master Classes and Seminars. The 2019 festival features International Artists Kim and Geo (Canada) teaching and performing Dominican Bachata and Mambo along with a huge line-up of Australia’s finest talent. The event also features Live bands and Latin DJs from around Australia. Learn, and dance to the rhythms of Salsa, Samba, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, Reggaeton and other popular Latin styles. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced dancers plus friends and spectators. This is a popular event so they recommend buying your tickets in advance.
Start Date:31/10/2019 View more details
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:23/06/2019 View more details
Big Country Byron Bay
Legendary Scottish indie rockers Big Country return to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of their classic album “Steeltown”. As an added bonus, they will play an Encore of Greatest Hits. Big Country’s live show is always full of energy and enthusiasm with a set list that includes all their Classics - In A Big Country, Fields of Fire, Chance, Look Away, Wonderland, East of Eden and more! Don’t miss this.
Start Date:01/10/2019 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 various 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:09/04/2020 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:03/02/2019 View more details
Byron Bay Craft Beer Festival
Grab your ticket and join them at the Byron Bay Beer Festival, where you can sample a line-up of 20 plus of the finest breweries, showcasing 80 plus craft beers, ciders and thirst-quenchers. And don’t forget the local food trucks that will be serving up the goods and live entertainment from local talent. Hot on the heels of the success of the previous festival, they have once more teamed up with the incredible team at The Sun Bistro to bring their beer-friendly and family-friendly festival to Byron Bay! This year they have more space to play with - which means more breweries, food trucks and entertainment to create an even better festival for 2019! They are also partnering with ticketing platform Humanitix and the charity Ozharvest to ensure that their festival can make a positive difference in the community. To help achieve this, Humanitix will be donating 100 percent of the profits from their booking fees to help the charity partners at Ozharvest. So, grab your ticket and join them to celebrate the wonderful world of craft beer!
Start Date:03/05/2020 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 175+ films from 35+ countries across 75+ sessions and five 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 three venues in Byron Bay and the nearby centres of Brunswick Heads and Murwillumbah.
Start Date:18/10/2019 View more details
Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic and Mitre 10 Mini Swim is held on the first Sunday in May each year. The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic is approximately 2.2 kilometres from Wategos Beach to Main Beach. The Ocean Swim Classic is a buoyed course from the start area, around The Pass and across the Bay to Main Beach. The Mitre 10 Mini Swim, is run prior to the major Ocean Swim Classic. The swim is a shorter distance, starting from Clarkes Beach and finishing at Main Beach. It is designed as an introductory swim for novice ocean swimmers and also for children who are good swimmers down to age nine years. The Byron Bay Ocean Swim has been running for over 30 years and the mini swim for over 10 years. A great annual charity event, set in beautiful Byron Bay. See you in the Bay in May!
Start Date:05/05/2019 View more details
Byron Bay Triathlon
Byron Bay offers an idyllic world class venue for the Byron Bay Triathlon, at the end of the triathlon season. It's an event like no other, in a beautiful setting with so many options for a perfect seaside holiday. Triathlon in Byron Bay is steeped in history and is going into its 25th year. It is an Olympic Distance event and attracts around 1,200 competitors from many different countries. Traditionally it is held on the Mother’s Day weekend every year and signals the last race in the QLD/NSW triathlon calendar. As a result, it is often seen as an end of season party for many competitors with a big party on the Saturday night. Due to its fantastic location, many competitors also bring their family, stay for a week and relax in the beautiful Byron Shire. The Byron Bay Tri is regarded by many as one of the friendliest triathlons on the coast. Competitors enjoy a 1.5km ocean swim in the crystal clear, tranquil waters of Byron Bay; a 40km cycle past rainforest, coastal bush and the gently rolling farmland of Northern NSW; then top it all off with a run along the foreshore, under the picturesque Byron Bay Lighthouse.
Start Date:09/05/2020 View more details
Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour: Byron Bay
***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed*** 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:07/07/2020 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:01/05/2020 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:08/06/2020 View more details
Radical Reels Tour Byron Bay
A collection of short action-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The Radical Reels Tour shows an entirely different set of films to those screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in May. Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. The original and the best mountain film festival. The Radical Reels Tour offers up a second serving of award-winning adventurous films of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of short films packed full of action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps and skilful stunts, the films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today's most out-there adventurers. This year's tour includes seven adventure, inspiration and adrenaline-packed films Sorry no refunds. This event is exempt from classification but would have a G rating with all swearing beeped out.
Start Date:06/11/2019 View more details
The Animals Byron Bay
The Animals are one of the most important bands in the British Invasion. The Animals legacy is undeniable with original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely delivering The Animals live experience. This Greatest Hits Tour will include all their classics—The House of The Rising Sun, We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down, Boom Boom and more.
Start Date:12/12/2019 View more details
Top Dog Film Festival Byron Bay
***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed*** 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:05/07/2020 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.