Lismore & Nimbin

Events

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

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, music, 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

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

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:
21/02/2018 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:
22/02/2018 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.

Start Date:
24/02/2018 View more details

Eltham Valley Pantry Private Dining Experience

Enjoy an intimate breakfast or lunch at a private table set in a pecan plantation in the picturesque Eltham Valley. This stunning property offers local produce and a French-style breakfast of freshly baked croissants, petite Danish pastries, pecan granola with vanilla bean yogurt, seasonal compote, fresh juice, tea/coffee and a glass of champagne. Breakfast available Wednesday to Sunday from 9am. Lunch includes a ploughman's style platter, sample homemade relishes and pickles, local artisan cheeses and meats. Taste fresh pantry dips, spiced pecans, grilled vegetables and marinated olives. Includes sparkling water, beer or wine. Lunch available Wednesday to Sunday from 12 noon. Bookable exclusively through Ballina Visitor Information Centre

Start Date:
04/08/2018 View more details

Buns and Hops

Every week The Bank Cafe welcomes fantastic artists to entertain Lismore. Offering 16 tasty craft beers, loads of burgers, live music and bookings are welcomed.

Start Date:
10/08/2018 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:
15/09/2018 View more details

Malibu Classic

The best provincial longboarding in Australia will feature120 longboarders from Victoria to the Sunshine Coast competing in the annual Evans Head Malibu Classic, formally the Evans Head Longboard Invitational. Over the long weekend there will be live music, barbecues and refreshments available and on the public holiday Monday a beachside market. Spectators should get along to see surfboards from another era. The increasingly popular 'retro' competition division featuring pre 1982 single fin shortboards and the pre-1968 under 40's Old Mal division will provide all the nostalgia from the days of old. Come along to celebrate the start of summer surfing!

Start Date:
28/09/2018 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:
13/01/2019 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:
29/01/2019 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 precinct. The grounds currently are home to The Conservatorium Of Music, The Lismore Library and The Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Come along and be inspired.

Start Date:
02/02/2019 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:
03/02/2019 View more details

Casino Golf Club Markets

Get ready for the Casino Golf Club market day. Come along and find a treasure. There will be crafts, jewellery, bags, clothing, plants, food and lots more. You can even have a scrumptious breakfast in the club house to start your day right. Starting from 8am until 1pm. 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.

Start Date:
10/02/2019 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:
10/03/2019 View more details

Casino Golf Club Veterans Week of Golf

A week of golf for travelling and local veteran golfers, with a rest day on Wednesday. Players compete for over AUD3000 value of trophies as well as the NSW Veteran Golfers Association major prize for both men (over 55 years) and women (over 50 years). Casino golf course is a fairly flat course of a par 70 for men and 72 for women. Slope rating of 131. Presentation night on Thursday. Major raffle prize of AUD500 travel voucher. All players must be registered veteran golfers.

Start Date:
13/05/2019 View more details

NCMC Casino Beef Week

There’s more to the beef industry than the steak on your plate or the meat in your burger. Make your way to Casino, NSW, for Casino Beef Week, an annual celebration of this iconic Australian industry and the rural way of life. Taking place from 18 to 28 May, the Festival provides a program of entertainment, education and an authentic country experience for the whole family. There will be markets, music, competitions, rides, a street parade and plenty of appearances from the cattle and farmers. The farm tours provide an opportunity to escape to the country and learn about local farming practices and the paddock to plate process. For the industry, the seminars, cattle sales and beef competitions provide opportunities to network, exchange knowledge, and learn about the latest industry developments. While you’re here, why not explore this stunning pocket of Australia! You will need to get in early as some of the major events sell out quickly. Visit the website and make sure you sign up to the mailing list, so you don't miss out when tickets go on sale.

Start Date:
18/05/2019 View more details

The Blue Knob Gallery Fibre Show

The annual Fibre Show at Blue Knob Hall Gallery ranges from wool to wood, felting to carving, weaving to stitching. Textile artists exhibit alongside woven baskets and felted garments. The exhibition runs between the end of May and mid July, open Thursdays to Sundays.

Start Date:
31/05/2019 View more details

Under 21s National Hockey Championships

The Under 21 Women’s and Men's Australian Championship will take place at the Lismore Hockey Centre in Lismore. The most talented young athletes from all over Australia will come together to compete in the most exhilarating display of hockey of the year.

Start Date:
10/07/2019 View more details

Timberjacks Friendship Series Tournament

Welcome to the annual Timberjacks Junior Baseball Carnival. There are over 20 teams entered, and a host of teams from Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Great opportunity for everyone to check out Junior baseball in Lismore.

Start Date:
12/07/2019 View more details

Outdoor Leisure Show

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:
12/07/2019 View more details

Evans Head Fishing Classic

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 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 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 website.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 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:
03/08/2019 View more details

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Open Day

The Rescue Helicopter's annual Open Day is a community event to meet and mingle with the pilots and crew, and get up close to the aircraft. Great family day out offering children's rides and activities, entertainment, winch rides, sausage sizzle and much more!

Start Date:
09/08/2019 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. A diverse array of performance artists include aerial acrobat Emma McGovern and the Tuntable Falls Youth Circus, Brisbane stand up comics Michael Toon and Erin Michelle, hoops artiste Rachelle Hoops, the Out Of Range quartet, Tullara Connors, Circustrain, Yael Dance Group, singers Willy McElroy and Croatian sensation Slavka, plus poets Christine Strelan and Sarah Temporal, and poet/host David Hallett and more. The show is fully catered by Barefoot Affair and licensed. Tickets and table bookings at Perceptio book shop. Doors open at 6.30pm for dinner and drinks.

Start Date:
17/08/2019 View more details

Nimbin Poetry World Cup

The annual NPPWC is held on the first weekend of September and is sponsored by the community of Nimbin. Thanks to all the volunteer support the event is growing in size and reputation each season. After the Saturday heats and Sunday semi-finals, eight finalists perform at the Nimbin Town Hall for the Grand Final Prize on Sunday night. An exciting annual event showcasing unbelievable and exceptional wordsmith talent from wide and far. Since the first NPPWC in 2003, hundreds of performers have entered the annual event and displayed their talent to an appreciative audience. Poets have eight minutes to perform one or more poems. This is a hugely popular Nimbin event not to be missed. Treat yourself and enjoy poetry at its best during an entire weekend of brilliant performance. Thanks to all the volunteer support the event grows in size and reputation each season.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 View more details

Nimbin Roots Festival

Nimbin Roots Festival is a three day annual music festival celebrating Roots music, Old Blues, Folk, Old Timey, Folk Rock and Traditional music set in venues around the colourful town of Nimbin. A celebration of organic Roots music, peace, love and art in Australia's counter cultural capital.

Start Date:
13/09/2019 View more details

XXXX Gold Lismore Cup

The XXXX Gold Lismore Cup is one of the most popular race days in regional New South Wales. It is a unique racing experience that draws crowds of 5,000 and more to the picturesque Lismore Racecourse. The XXXX Gold Lismore Cup is held on a Thursday in September every year. Special package deals are available including marquee packages. Free shuttle buses will be in operation on the day. From 11am to 1pm, return from 4pm to 6pm. Please check the website or contact the operator for further details.

Start Date:
19/09/2019 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. This year’s Nimbin Show will be the 100th, and the Nimbin A and I Society’s members and volunteers intend to mark the milestone with a number of special events and innovations. Admission to the 2019 show will be free!

Start Date:
21/09/2019 View more details

Lismore Workers Club Masters Games

The 11th Lismore Masters Games will be held in September 2019. 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:
27/09/2019 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 presenting an incredible variety of works by Nimbin's fine artists, craft workers, designers, photographers and installation artists. It is held annually during the Spring school holidays when Nimbin hosts thousands of local, interstate and international visitors. Applications are available at Nimbin Artists Gallery and Perceptio's Bookshop at Nimbin Hall. Entry is by donation.

Start Date:
28/09/2019 View more details

Weave and Mend Festival

This annual event is organised by the Wednesday Women Weavers and is a three day weekend of workshops. The festival also features 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:
04/10/2019 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:
11/10/2019 View more details

Harrison Craig sings Elton John Love Songs

Australia’s Prince of crooning and love ballads, Harrison Craig, returns in 2019 to embark on a national tour honouring the emotional, intimate and soulful love songs of the great, Sir Elton John. This show will be a delicately curated set of Elton John’s love ballads the likes of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, “Candle In The Wind”, “Sacrifice” and more, all performed with Harrison Craig’s trademark rich vocal tones and accompanied by piano.

Start Date:
29/11/2019 View more details

Richmond Valley Christmas Street Party

Set in the heart of the Richmond Valley, the streets of Casino will come to life with the spirit of Christmas when Richmond Valley Council hosts its annual Christmas Tree Lightup and Street Party on Thursday 5 December. The CBD will be closed for great entertainment to start from 6pm until 9pm. Visitors can enjoy Christmas carols, amusements, markets, delicious food, face painters, and of course a visit from Santa and his Elves. More entertainment will include pooches on parade just after 6.30pm, student performances and a fireworks finale around 8pm. Richmond Valley Council is also offering free microchipping for dogs and cats at the event starting from 6pm. No litters of dogs or cats allowed. This event is a wonderful celebration of everything Christmas and brings together thousands of local residents and visitors from the region and beyond. There will be something for everyone with lots of fun things to see and do for young and old!

Start Date:
05/12/2019 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:
30/12/2019 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! All types of aircraft are welcome, warbirds, models, microlights, jets, sport and GA, helicopters, gyros, come and have fun. All are invited, a great day out for all the family. Air displays, joy flights, onsite activities, Markets Saturday, Classic Car Show on Sunday. The Aviation Museum is a must see, check out the latest from some of Australia's most popular aircraft businesses, aircraft and electronics. Kids Fun, Flight Sims, merchandise, RFS and Aviation Rescue Fire Truck, re-enactment groups, old military vehicles and much more. Great for a flying family holiday, everything you need, underwing camping, walk to the beach, onsite food and amenities, kids stuff, friendly atmosphere. Saturday dinner and live music. All amenities, great food, ATM. No Dogs, Drones or Smoking - they don't mix with aviation - alcohol free event.

Start Date:
11/01/2020 View more details

Lismore Harmony Day

Harmony Day will include: World music and dance performers, Traditional indigenous games, Interactive fun family activities, Participate in multicultural activities and crafts for families, Face painting and jumping castle, Light meal provided.

Start Date:
21/03/2020 View more details

ANZAC Day Lismore

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
25/04/2020 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, Ganja Faeries, Harvest Ball, Pickers Ball and Hemp Olympics. Camping is available at Nimbin Showground.

Start Date:
01/05/2020 View more details

Lismore Gemfest

Gemfest is the biggest annual lapidary show in the country. Large numbers of traders with minerals, gems, fossils, jewellery, tools and equipment from all over the world. Displays and demonstrations, children's activities and catering on site. On site camping (powered) is available at very attractive rates from noon Thursday until noon Monday, giving visitors a chance to see the Northern Rivers as well as visiting the show. All trading space has been fully booked in recent years, so potential traders must be booked in advance.

Start Date:
16/05/2020 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:
24/05/2020 View more details

Lismore 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.

Start Date:
21/06/2020 View more details