Lismore & Nimbin
Yoga with Jo
Join Jo for Ashtanga Yoga at Birth and Beyond (behind Nimbin Apothecary on Cullen Street Nimbin) on Wednesdays. Ashtanga is a modern form of classical Indian yoga.
Start Date:11/11/2015 View more details
Blue Knob Farmers Market
Blue Knob Farmers Market is a weekly market focusing on sustainability, particularly encouraging the growing and buying of local goods. This friendly market features a fabulous range of fruit, veggies, seedlings, wood-fired breads and delicious pastries, as well as local homemade produce. The grain mill is also available to grind your own grains or buy them from the market.
Start Date:26/12/2015 View more details
Yoga with Maz
Join Maz for Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa is the Sanskrit word for "flow", and vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures.
Start Date:05/01/2016 View more details
Channon Craft Market
Australia's oldest art and craft market is held in the picturesque village of The Channon at Coronation Park on the second Sunday of each month. There are 250 stallholders offering arts, crafts, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, therapies and clothing. There are children's activities such as candle making, a jumping castle and rides, live music and buskers. The Channon is a 20 minute drive from Lismore, in the heart of the Rainbow Region hinterland.
Start Date:10/01/2016 View more details
Lismore Car Boot Market
Relying on the all-weather venue, over 200 stalls of all kinds gather together in the heart of the region's diversity, creativity and bounty on the first and third Sundays each Month (except third Sunday in December). Over 30 garage sales undercover all in the one place. Stall bookings: waiting lists are open one month in advance, two - three weeks notice is strongly recommended.
Start Date:07/02/2016 View more details
Dahlia and Flower Show
St Mark's Anglican Church are again holding the annual Dahlia and Flower Show. Starting at 8.30am and finishing at 12.30pm and there are a variety of stalls, cooking, sweets, produce, plants and raffles as well as the competition. Entries must be received between 7.30am and 9am with judging taking place at 10am, welcome at 10.30am and the presentations of trophies at 12noon. Morning tea will be available from 9am and lunch from 11.30am. Gold coin admission
Start Date:20/02/2016 View more details
Lismore Organic Market
The Lismore Organic Market is a weekly market committed to providing local organic produce, reducing the carbon footprint. Stallholders have travelled an average of 20 kilometres rather than at least 1000 kilometres you would expect from most supermarket produce. Enjoy the atmosphere - this toddler/child-friendly market not only supplies you with the freshest vegetables you are likely to find anywhere (except from your own garden), you can also get growing tips as you do your shopping.
Start Date:14/06/2016 View more details
Opera at The Channon
Opera at The Channon, is a unique cultural event that brings an afternoon of the joys of opera and song to the picturesque Coronation Park, The Channon, on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Organised by the combined Rotary Clubs of Lismore, Opera at The Channon invites guests to dress formally and enjoy a 'fine dining' luncheon under a grand marquee, purchase a barbecue lunch or bring their own picnic lunch. Following lunch, guests will be treated to an afternoon of fine music featuring a stunning selection of songs from popular operas, performed by world class entertainers. Bus services will be running especially for this event. Pick up is available from Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Alstonville, Wollongbar, Lismore, Kyogle, Casino, Southport, Burleigh Heads, Tweed Heads, Brunswick Heads and Bangalow. Charges apply. Please visit the web site for details.
Start Date:24/07/2016 View more details
Nimbin Markets are on every fourth and fifth Sunday of the month. The markets feature a variety of arts and craft stalls including local and handmade jewellery and clothing. The markets often have up-cycled and vintage clothing and homewares as well as great local food stalls and produce. Each market has a unique vibe depending on what musical act is performing. Great food. Great music. Great community.
Start Date:30/10/2016 View more details
Nimbin Farmers Market
The Nimbin Farmers' Market is held each Wednesday afternoon from 3pm. A great opportunity to buy fresh produce with very limited food miles, including bread, meat, vegetables, tofu, cheeses, and other seasonal fruit and veges. All produce is grown locally, by local farmers, for the enjoyment and health benefits of locals and visitors to the village.
Start Date:23/11/2016 View more details
Windara Carols by Fireworks
What a wonderful way to start the festive season! Join Windara Communities as they herald the festivities at Casino's Queen Elizabeth Park, not by carols, but by fireworks. There will be a bouncy castle, food stalls, a bar and even a visit by Santa Claus. The night will help raise funds for Windara Communities, supporting disabled employment in the Casino district.
Start Date:29/11/2016 View more details
Richmond Valley Christmas Street Party
The Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party is back and bigger than ever! Walker Street comes alive with a host of exciting Christmas fun for the whole family. There will be amusement rides, Christmas carols, face painting, Santa, Christmas tree, food, fun and much, much more! Source: Richmond Valley Council
Start Date:01/12/2016 View more details
Woodburn Carols by Candlelight
Woodburn Carols by Candlelight will take place in the Riverside Park on Saturday, December 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be entertainment from local primary school choirs and dance schools, as well as community singing of traditional carols, and it is expected that Santa will be paying a visit too!
Start Date:10/12/2016 View more details
Casino Lions Club Hosts Carols By Candlelight
The annual Casino Lions Club Carols by Candlelight celebrations will be held at the BIG4 Casino Resort in December. Come along and join this very special evening under the stars. People will be encouraged to sing along to their favourite carols, with song booklets available on the night. There will also be a special guest for the kids!
Start Date:11/12/2016 View more details
Fun Activities at the Evans Head Library
Lego Club from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12noon. Colouring-In and Games from Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 5pm. Pop Up Library – Outside of the Evans Head Library. There will be a great range of books available for everyone to read. Membership not required
Start Date:17/12/2016 View more details
Coraki Carols by Candlelight
Coraki Carols by Candlelight will be held at the Coraki Hotel. A special Christmas movie will be played, with raffles and sausage sizzle plus a visit from Santa. Come along and join in.
Start Date:17/12/2016 View more details
Santa visits Evans Head
From 5.30pm throughout Evans Head, Santa will visit Evans Head. Listen out for the NSW Fire Brigade Truck as Santa visits the residents before flying back to the North Pole.
Start Date:19/12/2016 View more details
Casino Riverside Market
Event organisers are proud to host the inaugural Casino Riverside market and are planning to offer big range of arts, crafts, clothing and food under the New South Wales sun by the edge of the Richmond River. Home to lots of market stalls selling local and imported handcrafts, food and beverage vendors and potentially also performers right near Hickey Street, the riverside will be the perfect destination to find special gifts for someone you love or just to treat yourself to a relaxing day by the river. Markets will be held every fourth Sunday of the month starting from January 2017 from 9am to 2.30pm.
Start Date:22/01/2017 View more details
Lismore Vintage and Handmade Market
Lismore Vintage and Handmade Market is held on the first Saturday of the month. Be inspired by an eclectic and diverse range of evolving stalls, from upcycled clothing, jewellery, homewares plus more, handmade by crafters and makers from the Northern Rivers New South Wales region. You will find the market in the heart of Lismore's historic city centre and in the grounds of the original High School (now The Conservatorium Of Music). Come along and be inspired.
Start Date:04/02/2017 View more details
Autumn Arts Extravaganza
*****Latest event details are yet to be confirmed**** The Autumn Arts Extravaganza is a major annual exhibition curated by the Nimbin Artist Gallery located within the School of Arts complex. The gallery is open daily and can be accessed from the main street next to the hall. During the exhibition, which occurs for four weeks, the gallery is joined to the hall, stage and back stage areas for one of Nimbin's largest art exhibitions. The exhibition includes daily recitals and performance art.
Start Date:24/03/2017 View more details
Be entertained by Joey every Thursday evening with live music, and a variety of live entertainment at the Nimbin Bowling Club. Courtesy bus available for members.
Start Date:18/05/2017 View more details
Lismore Produce Markets
The Lismore Produce Market is held in the heart of Lismore's central business district with around 30 stalls selling 100 per cent locally grown seasonal goods. Stalls include produce, seedlings, handmade cosmetics, cleaning products, candles, seafood, wines, cheeses, freshly baked bread, coffee, cakes, pickles, jams, dips and other home-cooked treats. Markets held every Thursday.
Start Date:18/05/2017 View more details
Casino Beef Week
The Casino Beef Week Festival is an energetic and vibrant show of united community. The festival runs for 11 days and has approximately 100 events. It is one of the region's most widely known and popular festivals with around 26,000 people converging on Casino and attending events during the week. The distinctive difference with the Casino Beef Week is the unique focus on Australian beef industry and life on the land. On the main Saturday, the country comes to town, with cattle competitions followed by a live auction. There are rides, rodeos and many more fun events like the free Breakfast with the Butchers that draw crowds of visitors seeking a fun rural experience. The Beef Week Festival really puts Casino and its region on show. There is so much to see and do at this unique festival that you must come along and see for yourself!
Start Date:20/05/2017 View more details
Northern Rivers Drag Racing
Northern Rivers Drags are the premier racing event in the Richmond Valley. 2017 is set to see four Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA) endorsed events take place. There is a bit of fun for everyone. Whether you like to race or want to be a spectator, come and join in the fun!
Start Date:21/05/2017 View more details
Beef Meets Reef
The fun takes place in Oak Street, Evans Head. Beef Meets Reef is a huge celebration of seafood, salt air and beef skewers for all the family to enjoy. Come and taste the local offerings of scrumptious Reef and Beef while you are entertained by dancing, live music, farm animals, cattle display, clowns, and much more.
Start Date:21/05/2017 View more details
Lismore Farmers Markets
Lismore Farmers Market is a fabulous place in Lismore to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the growers. There is plenty of parking as well as undercover shopping, kids entertainment including a bouncy castle, coffee, cakes and breakfast to make the shopping experience a pleasant one. You will find a lovely range of local seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, preserves and jams, plants, meat and seafood. Lismore Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning.
Start Date:10/06/2017 View more details
Lismore Aviation Expo
Attracting over 6000 visitors last year, the Lismore Aviation Expo is back in 2017 for an even bigger and better celebration of all things that fly, drive and ride. The Lismore Aviation Expo will include aircraft, classic car and motorcycle displays, trade stands, joy flights, market stalls, children’s entertainment and food stalls. There will be gravity-defying aerobatics, magnificent warbirds and old-fashioned aircraft, helicopters, hot air balloons and much more. There is something for everyone at the 2017 Lismore Aviation Expo – experienced aviation enthusiasts, people interested in aviation careers or families looking for a fun day out.
Start Date:17/06/2017 View more details
Viking Village Solstice
An authentic Viking Village encampment, featuring tents and cooking, crafts, battles, sword-fighting and archery. Entertainment throughout the day with historical talks, displays and re-enactors who will answer all your questions. Open to the public, this event is family-friendly. Gates are open 10am to 4pm. Come and learn all about Vikings and their way of life. Due to unfortunate weather conditions the event was postponed from to August 19/20.
Start Date:24/06/2017 View more details
Friendship Festival - Piazza in the Park
The Friendship Festival pays tribute to Lismore’s ‘friendship relationship’ with Conegliano in the Veneto of northern Italy with a marketplace festival in Spinks Park to celebrate the contribution made by Italian settlers to the district over the last 100 years. The Piazza in the Park invites all to come and ‘be an Italian for a day’. Held on the day after the Lismore's iconic Lantern Parade, the Piazza in the Park features a spectacular variety of musical entertainment from choirs to accordions, fabulous Italian cuisine, food stalls, Italian themed merchandise, a display of Italian cars and bikes, competitions and Italian conversation so people can actively embrace the culture, food, and art of Italy in the centrally located Spinks Park. The adjacent Lismore Regional Gallery, Historical Society Museum, CWA, and the Croquet Club will also be open to attract visitors. Due to unfortunate weather conditions the event was postponed from Sunday June to Sunday October 1.
Start Date:25/06/2017 View more details
Lismore Flood Release Concert - Opera Australia
Opera Australia is putting on a special fundraising concert to support NORPA’s rebuild after the recent flood. The gala concert will feature the entire cast from The Marriage of Figaro (touring QLD, NT and WA July 8 – August 22) with a live chamber orchestra performing a selection of arias and ensembles from some of the world’s most loved operas including The Barber of Seville, Carmen and The Marriage of Figaro.
Start Date:27/07/2017 View more details
Quota Art, Craft and Quilt Fair
The diverse talents of the women of the Richmond Valley will be showcased again at the Community and Cultural Centre, Walker Street at the Quota Art, Craft and Quilt Fair. Interesting demonstrations throughout the day of spinning and weaving, jewellery making, paper crafting, decorative painting, scrap booking and tapestry will educate and inspire craft lovers. Merchandise and light refreshments will be on sale throughout the day. Entry will be by gold coin donation. Casino Quota is a group of local women who work together having fun while raising funds for those who are hearing and speech impaired, disadvantaged women and children and for the local community.
Start Date:29/07/2017 View more details
Bentley Art Prize
The Bentley Art Prize has been held annually at the Bentley Public Hall since 1985. “The Bentley” is a vehicle for emerging artists to showcase their talent to the wider community. All proceeds raised from the event go toward the upkeep of the Bentley Public Hall, a focal point for the Bentley Community. The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that attracts all ages from surrounding districts, the attraction being the diversity of artwork created locally and from afar. The family orientated event has grown over the years into a great benefit for the Bentley Community.
Start Date:04/08/2017 View more details
Casino Truck Show
The North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show will again be held in the main streets of Casino's Central Business District. The free event starts at 10am with a rolling parade through the Casino Central Business District, followed by a line-up of blinged-up trucks in the heart of Casino, with kids' amusement rides, industry displays, food and market stalls.
Start Date:06/08/2017 View more details
Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse as the Casino Racing Club hosts this popular race meet. There is plenty of fun to be had at this years annual Casino Cup so round up your friends, get dressed up and have a great day out.
Start Date:12/08/2017 View more details
Be Your Self Redux
Australian Dance Theatre has thrilled sellout audiences around the world with performances of cutting edge dance. Now the internationally acclaimed company brings Be Your Self Redux to NORPA for the first time. In Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self Redux, audiences are engaged in a complex dialogue in which they are compelled to explore what makes you ‘you’. The athletic dancers of ADT are transformed into erupting, powerful, and emotional entities, projecting startling physical images. Arising from conversations with a Buddhist monk, neurologist, physiologist and literary academic, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry and reveals that despite civilising cultural influences, the body is still a force to be reckoned with. A distilled version of the original Be Your Self, Be Your Self Redux fuses Stewart’s audacious choreography with spoken word to create an exciting dance work that leaves audiences questioning the underpinnings of who they are.
Start Date:18/08/2017 View more details
Blue Moon Cabaret
The Nimbin School of Arts has been producing a series of hugely popular Blue Moon Cabarets for over 20 years. The Cabarets present a wonderfully diverse array of the performance arts: comedy, poetry, music, dance ensembles, acrobatics and circus. The licensed events feature an evening of fine food, wines and stunning entertainment that have developed into sellout shows over many years. The Cabarets are held three times each year in March, August and October. Tickets and table reservations are available at least six weeks before each show. The show is fully catered and licensed. Tickets and table bookings at Perceptio book shop. Doors open at 6.30pm for dinner and drinks.
Start Date:19/08/2017 View more details
Woodenbong Seasonal "Yowie Country" Market
Woodenbong Seasonal "Yowie Country" Market is a revamped seasonal routine for Woodenbong Market. Held on the last Saturday of the month at the end of each season in February, May , August, and November. Held at the Woodenbong Public Hall grounds 8am-2pm. A variety of stalls, food and coffee, country atmosphere and a children's playground on-site. Insured Stall sites available. Contact Marian on the number provided for further information.
Start Date:26/08/2017 View more details
Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup
The annual Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup is a community sponsored event that each year grows in popularity, not only with the performers but the audience who attend. Performers travel from all over Australia to be part of this gruelling poetry marathon. Poets have eight minutes to perform one or more original poems throughout the weekend. Heats are run on the Saturday with poets vying for a position in the semi-finals, which are run on Sunday. The Grand Final is held on Sunday evening at the Nimbin School of Arts. Heats are held all day Saturday, semi-finals kick off from 12noon on Sunday and the Grand Final of eight poets starts in the School of Arts Hall from 7.30pm. Dinner and supper will be available on the veranda from 6.30pm.
Start Date:02/09/2017 View more details
ACO Collective Concert
Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet. Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from the heart. The clarinet’s mellow and haunting sound suited Brahms’ musical temperament and it was perfect for expressing the autumnal mood of his later years. Bartók too was writing from his soul. But rather than stripping it bare, his Divertimento was a diversion from the pervasive gloom of his surroundings.
Start Date:03/09/2017 View more details
Fathers Day Pig Races
Casino RSM is this years major sponsor of the fifth annual Fathers Day Pig Races and, as always, promises to be full of fun for the whole family and totally entertaining. There will be seven big races to be run at half hourly intervals, entry is by gold coin donation. There will be food and drinks available, a licensed bar for dad and don't forget to check out the kids playground area and the amazing maze.
Start Date:03/09/2017 View more details
The Merchant Of Venice: Bell Shakespeare
Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it. Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it. This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice. Featuring three time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production will be directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea), this masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.
Start Date:07/09/2017 View more details
Casino Fun Run
The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10 kilometre, Greater Casino five kilometre and Parker and Kissane Solicitors two kilometre distances. They encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker Street and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.
Start Date:09/09/2017 View more details
Lismore Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival
The Lismore Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival will be held at Oakes Oval. There is prize money on offer for this year's winners. Team numbers will be capped.
Start Date:16/09/2017 View more details
Casino Carp Muster
Carp are once again on the agenda as the annual muster is about to happen for the Richmond, Wilson's and Bungawalbin catchments in the Casino Carp Muster. This year the, Casino RSM Social Fishing Club is offering AUD4,000 in prizes for some of the best carp catches. Carp is a well-known pest because of its destructive bottom-feeding habits, which is why it's a great idea to fish them out of the rivers. You can register at the Casino RSM Club or online through the website. Weigh-in will be behind the Casino RSM Club. All fish presented must be caught on rod and reels and handlines in accordance with NSW rules and regulations. For more information please viit the web site. Fishing licenses are required for entrants over the age of 18. For more details, please contact the organisers on the numbers provided. Source: Casino RSM Fishing Club
Start Date:16/09/2017 View more details
St Mark's Anglican Church Spring Fair
Green thumbs are encouraged to bring their cut flowers to enter the competition at St Mark's Anglican Church, to be judged from 10am. Submissions must be benched between 7.30am and 9am and no entry fee is applicable. The official opening is between 10.30am and 11am, presentations between 12pm and 12.30pm, and morning tea and lunch will be available. While you're there, browse an array of stalls full of plants, cooking, sweets and produce, craft, Solomon's, and jewellery.
Start Date:17/09/2017 View more details
Adapted from Shaun Tan’s multi-award winning book, The Arrival will take you on one man’s moving journey to an unknown world. This unique theatrical experience traverses themes of freedom, migration, survival, love and acceptance. Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again? The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry.
Start Date:19/09/2017 View more details
Woodburn Spring Orchid Show
The Woodburn-Evans Head and District Orchid and Foliage Society will again host the popular annual Woodburn Orchid Show, the biggest of its kind on the Northern Rivers. Friday and Saturday from 8am-4pm and Sunday 8am -2pm. The three-day Show draws orchid lovers from across the State, as well as from Queensland, to view the exquisite 400 plus orchids on display. It is also a great opportunity to pick up a bargain on the hundreds of propagated items available. The Show is held in the Woodburn Hall. Benching of plants between 1pm - 5pm Thursday September 15.
Start Date:21/09/2017 View more details
Lismore Masters Games
The 10th Lismore Masters Games will be held in September 2017. With 14 different sports over 13 venues in the area for competitors aged 25 to 80, it's all about getting out and having some fun on the field. Sports to be included will be Baseball, Softball, Netball, Cricket, Lawn Bowls and many, many more. Also featuring three days of entertainment. The Masters Games is a great opportunity to catch up with everyone over a sport you love and have a bit of fun along the way.
Start Date:22/09/2017 View more details
The Nimbin Country Show had its beginnings in 1919 and is the first show in the North Coast show circuit. The show is held each year in September and is a traditional style agricultural show with horses, cattle, poultry, dog trials, arts, crafts, fruits, vegetables, and horticulture. The Nimbin Show also demonstrates the alternate nature of the local area with displays of industrial hemp, beekeeping, and Biochar. Enjoy the sustainable farming expo, promoting natural farming methods and building technologies, with an opportunity to sample food and wares from the Paddock to Plate Café.
Start Date:23/09/2017 View more details
Casino Spring Orchid Show
Casino and District Orchid Society are hosting their annual Spring Orchid Show in the Anglican Church Hall Casino. Benching from 3pm to 6.30pm Wednesday 28 September and judging starts 7pm. Open from 9am to 4pm on the 29-30 September and 9am to 1pm on Saturday 1 October.
Start Date:30/09/2017 View more details
Casino Agricultural Show
The Casino Agricultural Show will again showcase a wide variety of events and displays at this year's agricultural show. Again, it will be a great event focusing on family and fun for the children with a great variety of ring events, trade and industry displays, show jumping, cattle dog trials, side show alley and of course, the crowning of Miss Showgirl! Join now and save a bundle on gate entry prices. Become a member of the Casino Show Society today and receive discounted family show entry tickets. To join, visit the Casino Show Society Office located at the showground.
Start Date:13/10/2017 View more details
Woodburn Riverside Festival
A full day of family-oriented activity and entertainment in the Riverside Park at Woodburn and on the adjacent Richmond River from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Amusement rides, performances by local schools, raft race, biathlon, markets, barbecue, live band in the evening, culminating in a fireworks display from the bridge over the river.
Start Date:14/10/2017 View more details
Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular
Casino's Albert Park Rugby grounds will be transformed into motor enthusiast heaven for the Northern Rivers Auto Spectacular - and there will be more than just cars. Car lovers of all ages will be able to browse hundreds of desirable machines, from antiques and classics to the latest and greatest fuel injected models.
Start Date:15/10/2017 View more details
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Lismore)
A Brand New Show Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed". Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education. Recommended for Mature Audiences 15+ Duration: 1hr 20 mins (no interval)
Start Date:20/10/2017 View more details
Coraki Art Prize
The Coraki Art Prize is open to all ages in the Northern Rivers. Friday night opens with an official prize ceremony on October 20, and the exhibition continues all that weekend. The art prize began in 1997 as part of the Coraki Tea Tree Festival. It is a great community art show which offers generous prizes in the many categories. If you are an artist working in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW then they would love to see your work in the show in 2017!
Start Date:20/10/2017 View more details
St Mary's Cup
Enjoy all the action at the Casino Racecourse as the Casino Racing Club hosts the St Mary's Cup Race Day. Dress up in your best and enjoy a day in the field! The meeting of eight races will be complemented by full TAB facilities on course, plus bar and food outlets.
Start Date:22/10/2017 View more details
International Barbarians v Classic Wallabies
International Rugby is set to descend on Crozier Field in Lismore, with the International Barbarians playing the Classic Wallabies. The twilight fixture will see some of Rugby's biggest stars on display in one of only two fixtures in the Barbarians tour of Australia. Tickets will be on sale to the General Public on Monday July 24 at 10am via the Visit Lismore web site.
Start Date:24/10/2017 View more details
Lady Beatle by Naomi Price and Adam Brunes
Based on true accounts, Lady Beatle, an original pop culture cabaret, weaves a fictitious narrative about the women who inspired many of British pop royalty The Beatles’ most famous songs, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, She Loves You and Yesterday. The production incorporates world-class musicianship, original and surprising arrangements of popular songs, shrewd social commentary and emotional resonance. Lady Beatle reunites long time writing partners Adam Brunes and Naomi Price and regular collaborators Jason Glenwright (lighting designer) and Jamie Taylor (sound design). Australian fashion designer Leigh Buchanan joins the team for the first time. Lady Beatle also features four of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: Michael Manikus (piano) has been touring the world for the past decade as pianist and music director for international pop-opera group The Ten Tenors; Jason McGregor (guitar) is one of Australia’s most sought after guitarists and a regular collaborator with leading Australian recording artist Adam Brand; Andrew Johnson (bass guitar) has countless major music theatre credits to his name including The Lion King and Wicked; and Mik Easterman remains one of Australia’s most in-demand drummers.
Start Date:10/11/2017 View more details
Auto Barn Lismore XXXX Classic presented by Woodburn Evans Head Golf Club
Woodburn Evans Head Golf Club will be hosting the Auto Barn Lismore XXXX Classic. The event is open for Men and will be run in all grades with some great prizes on offer. Call the Golf Club on the number provided for further enquiries.
Start Date:12/11/2017 View more details
Mamoonh, a Bundjalung revolutionary fatigued by war, hears the lament of his mother Gammi as she conjures the wind. As the wind gathers into a force, Mammoth returns to Bundjalung country to attend to his dying father with his wife and two sons, only to find there is war afire on his very own country. Mamoonh realises he must urgently invoke the magic of ancient Bundjalung customs to guide his sons through lore in order to heal the trauma of the past, make sense of the present, and to envision a future. Told through a series of vignettes, strong physicality and First Nation voices with themes of magic realism, they see Mamoonh transition into a law man, guiding his sons from boys to men, followers to leaders. Djurra – the magic is here, the magic is now.
Start Date:29/11/2017 View more details
The Tropical Fruits New Year Festival
The Tropical Fruits New Year's Festival is a celebration held in the city of Lismore in sub-tropical Northern NSW, an area rather appropriately known as the Rainbow Region. This is a celebration of LGBTI culture, which has a strong presence in the region. For 2017 the four day Tropical Fruits New Year's Festival includes: Street Parade (Molesworth Street), New Year’s Eve Party (Showgrounds), Pool Party Recovery (Lismore Memorial Baths) and Recovery Party (Showgrounds).
Start Date:29/12/2017 View more details
The Great Eastern Fly-In
The Great Eastern Fly-In is a unique Australian aviation event. Pilots, their families and friends, Fly-In from all over Australia, to enjoy a great summer holiday with a difference! Locals, young and old, come to marvel at the latest in aircraft, air displays, and have the ride of their lives.
Start Date:06/01/2018 View more details
Blue Knob Farmers Market Fermentation Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Each year in March a Fermentation Festival is held at the Blue Knob Farmers Market. Highlights include speakers, market stalls, demonstrations and samples. Learn how to improve your health with probiotics in your everyday diet.
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
Casino and District Kennel Club Dog Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Championship Show to be held at Kyogle Showground. Dogs must be on a leash at all time, any dogs off leash causing a problem will be asked to leave the grounds. All shade tents to be secured by the owners for the safety of others. Please keep the area clean and pick up after yourself and your dogs. Camping is available.
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge is an annual event which raises money for Our Kids. Samson Kids will have their own separate course and is being run by Trinity College (entry is by gold coin donation). The goal of the Fitness Challenge is to continue running this exciting event which promotes Lismore as a driving force behind fitness and exercise but also to raise vital funds to help keep children local when needing medical care via the Our Kids Charity. Our Kids has raised funds to purchase paediatric equipment at Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding hospitals in the Northern Rivers.
Start Date:04/03/2018 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Dress up in your best and enter the Fashions in the Field competition to be in the chance to win from a pool of prizes at the Rappville Cup Day at the Casino Racecourse. The meeting of eight races will be complemented by full TAB facilities on course, plus a host of bar and food outlets.
Start Date:25/03/2018 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Celebrate the area's rich history of Italian settlement at the Carnivale Italiano, a celebration of all things Italian. The descendants of New Italy will celebrate the anniversary of fifty Italian families who immigrated to Australia in April 1881. The knowledge that has passed down through the generations has seeped into the Australian psyche - the love of fresh Italian food, Italian wine and Italian music. Carnivale Italiano is a day to immerse in this culture. The day commemorates the original immigrants who settled at New Italy. These Venetians, mostly contadini - tillers of the soil - fulfilled a desire to escape the harshness of their homeland to sail to paradise. What took place was anything but that and this story is now part of the historical makeup of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Come celebrate!
Start Date:08/04/2018 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Crankfest is the Far North Coast of NSW's largest Regional Youth Festival. Set at beautiful Evans Head's Main Beach area this one day event celebrates Youth Culture and Arts. The event is a youth driven collaboration between the Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre, young people across the region, volunteers, and various youth focused organisations in Health, Education and Community Services throughout the Far North Coast. There are Mentoring and Education opportunities, information on Programs, Services and Youth related issues as well as the opportunity for young people to showcase talents in Sports, Music, Dance and other Arts.
Start Date:22/04/2018 View more details
ANZAC Day Lismore
Returned and Services League of Australia - City of Lismore Sub Branch ANZAC Day committee wishes to invite the community to Lismore's ANZAC Day March and Services, commemorating the fallen from Gallipoli and all other subsequent wars and deployments in which Australian Defence personnel have been involved - this year will also celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC. The Dawn Service is at 5am. Departing the Old Post Office on the corner of Magellan and Molesworth Streets, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths. The March commences at 9am. Departing Clyde Campbell car park, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths.
Start Date:25/04/2018 View more details
MardiGrass is a weekend held in the colourful village of Nimbin that includes events such as comedy, music, product presentations, forums, politics, movies, art and much more. Key features include Protest Parade, March and Rally, Kombi Konvoy, various music venues, stand up comedy, MardiGrass Mind Candy Forums, pot art and pot poetry, Ganja Faeries, Harvest Ball, Pickers Ball, hemp rope tug of war, and Indigenous events. Camping is available at Nimbin Showground.
Start Date:05/05/2018 View more details
Lismore Gemfest is the biggest annual event in the country devoted to lapidary and allied arts and is organised by the Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc. Exhibitors come from all parts of the country and range from amateurs to the most experienced professionals. Everything from rough stone for cutting, through to finished jewellery in all price ranges, along with mineral specimens, fossils, gold nuggets and meteorites are to be found on display. There are gem sieving activities for children, demonstrations of jewellery making and other craft activities. A range of food outlets are available, along with free parking in the Lismore Showground. Visitors from outside of the local area can enjoy special deals for camping on site. There is something for all ages and tastes at this event. Come once and you just might become a regular.
Start Date:19/05/2018 View more details
Australian Senior League Baseball Championship
Lismore is proud to be hosting the 2018 Australian Senior League Championship in May at Albert Park. The championship will feature Senior League teams from across Australia over a six day tournament. The Lismore region warmly welcomes the Australian Senior League, players, families and friends. They also look forward to Senior League Championships joining them for future events.
Start Date:20/05/2018 View more details
Autumn Orchid Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Come along and view the magnificent array of orchids on display from the passionate growers within the Richmond Valley at the annual Autumn Orchid Show. Held every year throughout Beef Week. View competition orchids, and buy pot plants and other items over the three days. Open from 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
Start Date:24/05/2018 View more details
Bendigo Bank Australian Little League Championship
Lismore is proud to be hosting the 2018 Australian Little League Championship in June at Albert Park. Little League is the world's largest youth sports program. The championship will feature twenty All-Star Little League teams from across Australia over a six day tournament. The winning team will receive automatic qualification for the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania, USA. The Lismore region warmly welcomes the Australian Little League, players, families and friends.
Start Date:06/06/2018 View more details
Lismore Lantern Parade Festival
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice. The Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 25,000 people each year and provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all those involved. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, a spectacular parade, lanterns, parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics. There will be market stalls and entertainment in the heart of the city throughout the day, followed by the dazzling parade through the streets, culminating in the mesmerising fiery finale at Oakes Oval.
Start Date:23/06/2018 View more details
Outdoor Leisure Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Outdoor Leisure Show is for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, from grey nomads to families buying their first recreational vehicle or camper trailer to young adventurers looking for all the latest gear. Exhibitors include 4WD and accessories, caravans, motorhomes, fifth wheelers, camper trailers, roof top campers, slide on campers, motor bikes, trail bikes, all terrain vehicles (ATVs), marine, boats, kayaks, camping, fishing, outdoor accessories, mountain bikes, trekking, rock climbing, adventure, holiday destinations, tourism, products and services, food, wine, and breweries. Entertainment has been increased for the twentieth anniversary celebration and includes a 4WD Experience in the Show Ring; Flair Riders Motor Bike and BMX Show; Flair Action Sports Kids Electric Bikes Come and Try; Base Zero Climbing Wall; reptile display; music and roving entertainment; jumping castles, face painting, and puppet shows.