Lismore & Nimbin

Events

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.

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

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

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

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

Joe Blow

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

Nimbin Markets

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:
30/07/2017 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

Nimbin Spring Arts Exhibition

The annual Spring Arts Exhibition has been a feature presentation on Nimbin's cultural calendar for over 20 years. The exhibition presents an incredible variety of works by Nimbin's fine artists, craft workers, designers, photographers and installation artists. The show is held annually during the Spring school holidays when thousands of local, interstate and international visitors are attracted to Nimbin. Applications are at Nimbin Artists Gallery and Perceptio's Bookshop at Nimbin Hall, or phone number provided. The 2017 Spring Arts Exhibition will be open daily, and will feature a series of grand piano and other music recitals. Entry is free.

Start Date:
23/09/2017 View more details

Weave and Mend Festival

This annual event is organised by the Wednesday Women Weavers and is a three day weekend camp on the grounds of the Blue Knob Gallery Cafe. The festival features workshops, food and acoustic music. It is community based with the initiative focused on Weaving and Mending the fabric of their society. All donations to Young People's Arts Trust Fund, established 2005.

Start Date:
29/09/2017 View more details

Casino Golf Club Markets

Casino Golf Club Markets is a community event held at the Casino Golf Club with a variety of stalls. Come and spend the morning browsing the local stalls in the beautiful golf course. A not for profit organisation benefiting the community and raising funds for local charities. Open from 8am to 1pm on the second Sunday of every second month. EFTPOS is available in the clubhouse. Off street parking. To book a stall please contact them on the number provided.

Start Date:
10/12/2017 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

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:
30/01/2018 View more details

Bryce Anderson: Rodeo Role Play

Stockmen have resided on the Australian landscape, rearing the livestock they’re named after since the early 1800s. Revered for their knowledge of the land and their stock, a stockman is someone who cares for livestock on rural properties, doing anything from mustering, keeping track of or looking after the basic health of a herd cattle or sheep. In Australia, there has been much cultural interest in the figure of the stockman and it has become an archetype of nationalism and masculinity. Re-evaluating the milieu of stockmen today is painter Bryce Anderson. Drawing upon reflections of regional Australia, his series Rodeo Role Play acts as an interrogation of the transition of Australian ‘stockmen’ into Americanised ‘cowboys’ through the first appearances of rodeo in Australia. Anderson’s ongoing series (begun in 2016) is the result of visits to rural New South Wales rodeos and the gathering of kitsch rodeo and ‘outback’ images from magazines and books published since the 1950s. The key figure captured within the Rodeo Role Play works is that of the cowboy in to whom the stockman transitioned with the rise of rodeo.

Start Date:
12/02/2018 View more details

The Wonders of the Hannah Cabinet

The Hannah Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s masterpiece and was made over a six year period using 34 different Australian and international timbers, four species of shell and 17 varieties of precious stone with extensive marquetry inlays on 18 doors and on, and in, 140 drawers. The Hannah Cabinet will be presented every Wednesday by Geoff Hannah's talented students: Paul Armour, Barbara Riordan, Rick Stewart, Gary Shallala-Hudson, Brian Henry.

Start Date:
14/02/2018 View more details

Geoff Harvey: Dogged

Geoff Harvey is a Sydney based artist who has been a practicing artist for over forty years. His practice moves across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, assemblage and sculpture. He has exhibited widely in Australia including fifty solo shows. He has won numerous art prizes including 2012 Gallipoli Art Award. His work appears in collections in Australia and internationally, including Art Gallery NSW, National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House and Lismore Regional Gallery.

Start Date:
17/02/2018 View more details

Hobie Porter: Unnatural History: The Tower Hill Project

Unnatural History: The Tower Hill Project commemorates over 160 years since Australian artist Eugene von Guérard painted Tower Hill VIC (1855). In this exhibition Hobie Porter interrogates the environmental impacts that colonial settlement has had on this special place. Guided by von Guérard’s painting, a major revegetation program began in the 1960s to restore the flora and fauna native to the region. Porter’s depiction of Tower Hill celebrates this renewed state, while also alluding to the complexities of the restoration program. Porter’s sublime panoramic landscapes are overlaid with configurations of the minutiae that the artist discovered while exploring these sites. Feathers, leaves, flowers, botanical specimens, ceramic shards and beach shells (often used to represent Aboriginal midden shells) – forge meaningful connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm. This exhibition has been developed by Warrnambool Art Gallery in conjunction with the artist.

Start Date:
17/02/2018 View more details

Beguile: European Masters: 17th-20th Century

Looking back at the greats of European art history one cannot help but be impressed by the mastery of the art, and captured by the artistic, social and political climate around which it was made. Lismore Regional Gallery is truly privileged to host this jewel of an exhibition which includes some of history's most revered artists. Beguile: European Masters: 17th – 20th Century brings together 21 prints from the Lakeview Collection. The collection spans from the work of Rembrandt through to Goya and Renoir, Picasso and Miro. It ends in the 20th century with Destino, which represented a fascinating collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.

Start Date:
03/03/2018 View more details

Lady Rizo - Red, White and Indigo

New York Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice. Backed by a choice trio, Rizo leads you to your own utopian island nation … with no walls, only velvet curtains. Come experience the trademark titillating humour and soulful, soaring voice that has created a cult fan base around the world.

Start Date:
03/03/2018 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

Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge is an annual event which raises money for 'Our Kids'. Samson Kids will have their own separate course and it 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:
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

Nimbin Women's Dinner and Comedy Gala

The 15th Annual Nimbin Women's Dinner and Comedy Gala will be held in celebration of International Women's Day. Featuring a bunch of funny gals to be confirmed. All women welcome.

Start Date:
08/03/2018 View more details

Lismore Laughs - Merrick Watts

Lismore's one and only comedy festival returns in 2018 with a spectacular, star-studded line up. Featuring Merrick Watts in his first solo show. Josh Earl, host of Spicks and Specks bringing family-friendly mayhem with songs, stand-up and cartoons, in a show which is bound to have everyone in stitches. And finally Tommy Little, who has fast-evolved into one of the country’s most exciting comedians. A great weekend for Lismore, held in conjunction with Eat The Street on Saturday, while their pop-up diner on Friday evening will be operated by Secret Chef.

Start Date:
09/03/2018 View more details

World Naked Bike Ride

World Naked Bike Ride - Nimbin: Protest for Peace and the Environment. This year will be Nimbin's tenth year participating in the WNBR festivities. Please come and support the Nimbin WNBR. The ride is not expected to be difficult for any riders. They paint up first. When painted the ride will begin. They do a few laps of the main street to rapturous applause from the assembled throng. Mission: They face automobile traffic with their naked bodies as the best way of defending their dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism and non-renewable energy. Protest Themes: Biketivism, Naturism, Environmentalism, and Pacifism. Dress code: Clothing is optional - The dress code for the World Naked Bike Ride is Bare As You Dare! The choice is yours to decide how naked you wish to be. If you choose to be full clothed or partially clothed or in costume or painted or if you choose to be completely naked, the decision is entirely yours. This ride is immense fun. The joy and exhilaration and the confidence you will get from it will warm your heart for years to come.

Start Date:
10/03/2018 View more details

Lismore Laughs - Tommy Little

Tommy Little is as stupid as they come. Lucky for the rest of you stupid makes for great comedy. He sold out shows all over the country in 2017 so why wouldn’t you forget your troubles and come have a laugh with the best of all the idiots.

Start Date:
10/03/2018 View more details

Lismore Laughs - Josh Earl

Josh Earl has a weird family. You think your family is weird? They’re nothing compared to Josh’s. From a dad who can’t read maps, a mum who can’t be spoken to her when her TV shows are on, a Nan who needs table manners, and a dog that burps bubbles. And don’t get him started on his brother. From the award-winning comedian and host of Spicks and Specks and Stand and Deliver comes a show just for kids. (Alright, adults can come – but you have to behave.) It’s family-friendly mayhem with songs, stand-up, and cartoons, bound to have everyone in stitches. (Ideal for ages four to ten).

Start Date:
10/03/2018 View more details

Eat the Street Lismore

Lismore Business Panel is pleased to announce the third annual Eat the Street Food Festival. Lismore’s central business district is vibrant and unique and will offer 'street themed strip' of a diverse range of foods, retail and arts experiences. This one day Festival is a showcase of Lismore's outstanding local produce. Market stall marquees will be arranged in Magellan and Carrington Streets and the Back Alley Gallery, alongside a beer garden and trade stalls. This is a community fun, free family event in the Lismore central business district. A music stage will run throughout the event, plus a cooking stage with a celebrity guest chef, live cooking demonstrations, plus a children’s entertainment area and activities.

Start Date:
10/03/2018 View more details

Peggy Popart

Peggy is back. Bigger and better than ever. On the second Sunday of each month, their charismatic and informative tour guide, Peggy Popart will conduct exhibition tours of current exhibitions, and associated art making activities.

Start Date:
11/03/2018 View more details

Penny Evans: Death to a Stereotype

Ceramic and mixed media wall pieces exploring women as carriers of culture, history and information which also pick away at stereotypes and their uneasy history and continuing treatment of Aboriginal Australians.

Start Date:
17/03/2018 View more details

Circa - Peepshow

Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents, and Lismore is the first stop for this brand new show before it takes on the world. Explosive and lyrical, watch as Peepshow delights your eyes with dynamic group acrobatics, astonishing solo acts and tantalising duets that describe a world that’s at once sensual and playful. From the company that brought you Wunderkammer and Beyond, Peepshow sets the stage for a jaw-dropping night at the theatre.

Start Date:
22/03/2018 View more details

Rappville Cup

*** 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

North Coast Seniors Expo

The North Coast Seniors Expo will bring the senior community together with local services and businesses in a positive and interactive environment offering over 55’s the resources and opportunities to help inform their choices and access appropriate services and community groups through a series of information booths and presentation/workshop style activities. The North Coast Seniors Expo will provide government agencies, health organisations, financial planning institutions, community groups, aged care and health and well-being services an opportunity to directly access this burgeoning market and the public with a useful tool for accessing information, products and services to help them plan for retirement and enhance lifestyle choices, health and well-being for those who have already retired.

Start Date:
07/04/2018 View more details

360 Allstars

A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 Allstars connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion break dancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, and an exceptional roue cyr artist, 360 Allstars is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture. Add to this a stunning live soundtrack performed by award-winning master musicians Gene Peterson — a Lismore local — and Sam Perry, coupled with spectacular AV projections, 360 Allstars is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding. A magnificent, colourful and astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented public performance, 360 Allstars is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement.

Start Date:
13/04/2018 View more details

Crankfest

*** 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

A Prudent Man

A conservative politician, a leader, a man in a snappy suit, an athlete in a bad tracksuit, meet A Prudent Man. A well-groomed, confident looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on the table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong? What makes the Trumps, the Abbotts and the Hansons of this world tick? What would happen if their world started to shift ever so slightly? Written and directed by Katy Warner, A Prudent Man is a darkly comedic political thriller exploring what it means to be right, in more ways than one. In a tour-de-force solo performance Lyall Brooks embodies all the slogans, mannerisms and headlines of the world’s conservative politicians in a way that is so true to life it is unsettling.

Start Date:
03/05/2018 View more details

Nimbin Mardigrass

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:
04/05/2018 View more details

Lismore Gemfest

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

Resident Alien

From his early years as an androgynous nude model in 1930’s London, to finding fame as the first to speak so openly about life as a gay man, there was no-one quite like Quentin Crisp. In Tim Fountain’s Resident Alien, the legendary author of The Naked Civil Servant opens the door to his famously filthy New York apartment for an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it. Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana, oral sex — no topic is off limits as Quentin explains, in his inimitable way, how to be happy. Starring five time Helpmann Award winner Paul Capsis as Crisp, and directed by Green Room Award winner Gary Abrahams, Resident Alien shares Quentin’s unforgettable philosophies, and asks, are they truer today than even he would have imagined?

Start Date:
23/05/2018 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

Urzila Carlson: Studies Have Shown

Every time you hear, Studies Have Shown, you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous. Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat. Who cares. How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face. Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you’ve tucked them in 20 times already!

Start Date:
08/06/2018 View more details

Julia Morris: Lift and Separate Golden Jubilee Tour

As a woman in her extreme 30’s, Julia will deliver her signature full tilt, high octane stand up storytelling, leading directly to what Julia calls ‘hurty tummy laughter’. It’s trying to make sense of day to day life while trying to actually Lift and Separate. It’s a delicious and raucous romp through the last two years, complete with a dissension into general madness and finding her way back.

Start Date:
17/06/2018 View more details

Viking Village Solstice

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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.

Start Date:
23/06/2018 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

Friendship Festival - Piazza in the Park

The Lismore Friendship Festival – Piazza in the Park is an authentic, free, family friendly community event that encourages residents and visitors to the city to become Italian for the Day! Past festivals have attracted over 3000 attendees to Spinks Park in Lismore’s town centre, with 25 per cent joining the fun from outside the region. The outdoor riverside location is filled with music, food and wine and diverse activities with a distinctive Italian twist. Lismore’s friendship relationship with Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto in Italy is a long-standing connection that this public celebration acknowledges. It recognises the contribution made by Italian settlers to the district over 100 years. Dress up in the Italian colours of the flag (green, white and red), book in to learn how to dance the Tarantella or a few words in Italian, savour the delights of Italian fare and meet up with family and friends on the day after Lismore’s iconic Lantern Parade. Why not make a weekend of it?

Start Date:
24/06/2018 View more details

[Mis]conceive

Extracting contemporary gestural motif from Aboriginal archetypes, [Mis]conceive’s hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate. Through the assertion of a continuous Aboriginal dance canon, the aesthetic rejects, reveals and re-educates modern (mis)-understandings of Indigeneity, [Mis]conceive argues that knowledge does not equal comprehension. Books are not their covers. One size does not fit all. Kelly and his ensemble move with assured physicality in this high-energy work that pulses with humour, play and personal stories. Voice and body become pathways to traditional dance and song, as repetition and disguise make way for moments of discovery. [Mis]conceive brings audiences through the past, to understand the present, and move forward into a better future.

Start Date:
29/06/2018 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.

Start Date:
06/07/2018 View more details

Evans Head Fishing Classic

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Evans Head Annual Fishing Classic is the perfect place for you to experience a week of fun and fishing, with your family or solo. Held each year during the June/July NSW School holidays, Evans Head offers a unique holiday experience for you and your family. Pristine beaches, local atmosphere, and a range of accommodation options to suit any budget. It is the ultimate school holiday destination. Each year hundreds of people, ranging from children to the experienced fisherman, travel to Evans Head to participate in the Evans Head Fishing Classic, where they get to experience all that the North Coast of NSW has to offer. With 21 draws every night, daily winners and amazing prizes - there is much to keep you entertained for the seven days. For more information, please visit the web site.

Start Date:
07/07/2018 View more details

The Events

A mesmerising piece of playwriting: generous, compassionate and subtle - The Events was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival. For this Australian production, the brilliant Catherine McClements is joined by a host of community choirs in an extraordinary blend of theatre and music. Claire is a minister and the director of a choir that meets regularly in a local hall. It’s made up of all sorts, but when a disaffected young man enters the hall and opens fire with a semi-automatic, this community, and the ideals that formed it, are blown apart. After the event, Claire is left asking the big question: How do people live together knowing it can all come apart in a moment? The Events, in a co-production by the Actors Touring Company, the Young Vic Theatre, Brageteatret and Schauspielhaus Wien, was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2013.

Start Date:
20/07/2018 View more details

Opera at The Channon

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
22/07/2018 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:
28/07/2018 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:
03/08/2018 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:
04/08/2018 View more details

Casino Cup

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
12/08/2018 View more details

Rovers

Australia breeds its women tough – and adventurous. Intrepid performers Roxanne McDonald and Barbara Lowing get behind the wheel and navigate into risky terrain, journeying through the heart line of their lives and into the hilarious misadventures of the women who made them who they are today. Celebrate the grit and daring of women trailblazers with two of the best-loved actors in the rough and tumble of multiple stories and characters. Rovers comes from the awardwinning Belloo Creative team and is a bold, original work, premiering at NORPA. Woven from true stories and wild machinations, this rigorous and poetic work will resonate with audiences of all ages. This project is supported by NORPA, Caroline Dunphy is a NORPA associate artist. This project was supported by Queensland Theatre through the provision of in-kind venues.

Start Date:
17/08/2018 View more details

Red Racing Hood

Grinalong was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong Classic. Fifty years ago the race stopped when a wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed racing cars and the drivers fled in terror. Now, the new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon becomes obvious that he is more interested in furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets than helping the town. And he doesn’t mind hurting Red and Gran in the process. Red and Gran fight for survival, relying on their wit, determination and cunning to overcome the Mayor and win The Classic. Environmental and civic responsibility, the survival of small towns and the strength of women, young and old, are all themes that are explored via the medium of slot car racing. An inventive reimagining of the classic fairytale — catch it before it races away!

Start Date:
31/08/2018 View more details

Fathers Day Pig Races

The annual Fathers Day Pig Races is going ahead again this year at Windara and 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. Food and drink will be available, a licensed bar for Dad and don't forget to check out the kids playground area and the amazing maze.

Start Date:
02/09/2018 View more details

Viral

Viral is a story about Art and Zane, two boys who seek to attain internet fame in order to become more popular at school and to make some money. It examines the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way people record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse and violence in their community. The show investigates the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events. Inspired by true events, Viral uses physical theatre, multiple rolesharing, verbatim, political theatre and an evocative musical score and to create a visceral and dynamic theatrical experience. Viral is an example of Shock Therapy Productions signature style of doing as much as possible with as little as possible. As society attempts to keep up with the rapidly changing and thrilling new world of social media and viral videos, how do people define their social responsibilities?

Start Date:
12/09/2018 View more details

Nimbin Roots Festival

Nimbin Roots Festival is a three day celebration of Roots music, Old Blues, Folk, Old Timey, Folk Rock and Tradtional music set in venues around the colourful town of Nimbin. With musicians and audiences world wide attending Nimbin Roots Festival, they are looking forward to bringing a bigger and better festival to the Lismore shire this year.

Start Date:
14/09/2018 View more details

Woodburn Spring Orchid Show

They would like to apologise for any confusion caused with dates of the 2017 Woodburn Spring Orchid show. The incorrect dates were put on the website and the event was held on September 15-17. Next year's dates will be announced in January 2018. They sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to their guests and look forward to having you next year.

Start Date:
14/09/2018 View more details

Casino Carp Muster

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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 visit 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:
15/09/2018 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:
16/09/2018 View more details

Men's Masters Australian Hockey Championships

The Men’s Masters Australian Championships is an annual event that has been held since the early 1980's. Players compete in age groups ranging from over 35 to over 75 with more than 300 games played across 16 days. The Men’s Masters Australian Championships is Hockey Australia’s largest participation event with 85 teams comprising of over 1,800 participants from across the country playing in excess of 300 games of hockey in 16 exciting days of competition. The matches will be split across Lismore and Ballina. Lismore has two pitches and will host approximately 200 matches, while Ballina will host approximately 100 matches.

Start Date:
21/09/2018 View more details

Casino Spring Orchid Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Casino and District Orchid Society are hosting their annual Spring Orchid Show in the Anglican Church Hall Casino.

Start Date:
26/09/2018 View more details

Wildskin

Darkness exists in the underbelly of every community, and in characters they may have met – a darkness that dwells within everyone. Wildskin acknowledges that most people harbour secret longings for the wild; to escape into nature as a way of finding their true selves, to act upon their craziest impulses and secret desires in order to feel truly alive, to break out of the rut of the everyday in search of adventure. To let oneself go wild is to take a journey into the unknown — far away into the world, and deep into the soul. With an all female cast, Wildskin is a celebration of wildness by a bevy of seductively dark clowns through joyous explosions of song and dance — because to be wild at heart is to re-connect to the lost child that was so full of play and wonder. From the makers of NORPA hit shows Railway Wonderland and Dreamland comes this latest work.

Start Date:
27/09/2018 View more details

Nimbin Show

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:
29/09/2018 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:
13/10/2018 View more details

Casino Agricultural Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
13/10/2018 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:
14/10/2018 View more details

Big Bad Wolf

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply he has no friends. But then he does have incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene, and he is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. No one likes him. Luckily one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. This hilarious, table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.

Start Date:
25/10/2018 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 27, and the exhibition continues all 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 this year.

Start Date:
27/10/2018 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:
27/10/2018 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.

Start Date:
06/12/2018 View more details

Santa visits Evans Head

From 5.30pm on Christmas eve, 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:
24/12/2018 View more details

The Great Eastern Fly-In

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
05/01/2019 View more details

Nimbin Swimming Pool Olympics

This annual event is a fundraiser for the Nimbin pool featuring Synchronized swimming competitions, The Great Marathon Float, poolside fashion parade, fun races and a surprise event. Barbecue, cakes and drinks available.

Start Date:
26/01/2019 View more details