Lismore & Nimbin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:19/05/2018 View more details
Thursday Night Live
Join them for the next Thursday Night Live event in the Lismore Regional Gallery Event Space. Thursday Night Live is an evening of provocation, dialogue and discussion presented by Lismore Regional Gallery and Southern Cross University. Each month provocations are set for a panel of people who discuss and exchange ideas. Please check the website for the topic and provocation for the next Thursday Night Live event. Thursday Night Live is a free event and accessible event. Please contact them to request an Auslan interpreter for this event.
Start Date:14/06/2018 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
Calling all mums and bubs! Join them in the new Kids Central Zone (located next to Zaza Kebab Lismore central) for some free Storytime Fun! There'll be heaps of free fun including storybook reading, singing and dancing. Dates/Themes: 4 September - Dad 25 September - Flowers in Spring 9 October - Magic 23 October - Pirates 13 November - Teddy Bears Picnic 27 November - Santa Comes to Town Storytime is free for everyone to enjoy!
Start Date:04/09/2018 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
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
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:05/10/2018 View more details
The Russian National Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake
DR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd presents the Russian National Ballet Theatre, a cut above many of its rivals. It was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Its creation was driven by a passionate belief in offering generations of theatre goers an experience of classical and contemporary works of highest creative value. With the instantly recognisable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet, and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all works in the repertory. It is impossible to imagine the ballet world without it. This production by Evgeny Amosov for The Russian National Ballet Theatre is an especially appealing and popular one.
Start Date:09/11/2018 View more details
Ian Moss: Lismore
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s. Born and raised in Alice Springs, Ian started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia and that made such an undeniable impact that they are now etched in the Australian music psyche forever. That band was Cold Chisel. Moss has released five incredible and dynamic studio albums – The number one and multi-platinum, Matchbook, Worlds Away, Petrolhead, Let’s all Get Together and Soul on West 53rd.
Start Date:23/11/2018 View more details
Mad Professor Dub Electronic Tour: Lismore
The question is often asked, just how sane is The Mad Professor? Judging by the contents of his character and by the results of his recordings, and the variety of the artists who have passed through Ariwa studios then he is certainly one of the sanest producers around. Neil Fraser began his musical career on the technical side of things as a service engineer for mixing desks and amplifiers. That skill and a good ear for "on key" music became his asset when he began building a four track studio at his home in Thornton Heath. At school Neil was christened Mad Professor by friends who were amazed by the experiments he was carrying out. By the turn of the Eighties, Mad Professor launched the Ariwa label and released "Come back Again" by Sgt. Pepper, then came "Young Girl" by Family Love, "Love Power/Love On A Two Way Street" by Divinia Stone, "True True Loving" by Aquizim. Catch him in the Auditorium for a night of magic by the Mad Professor! Support by powerhouse Dub Collective, Dub Zoo, with the amazing Lizzie O'Keefe on vocals! Don't miss this show!
Start Date:24/11/2018 View more details
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Casino
A Taste of Irish Christmas hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe. ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance. Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under. The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Start Date:29/11/2018 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
Nimbin Youth Film Festival
Nimbin Youth Film Festival celebrates youth culture and creativity. Each year entries are invited from young people across the New South Wales Northern Rivers Region. Prize money of over AUD2000 plus unique trophies are awarded to the best films entered into the festival, as judged by a panel of independent industry professionals.
Start Date:08/12/2018 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:08/12/2018 View more details
Carols in the Heart
Come and sing along to some of your favourite carols along with Justice Crew, Santa, Face Painting, Jumping Castles, fireworks and lots, lots more. There will be a wide variety of food and drink stalls. Gates open from 4.30pm and it is a free event. Glass will Not be permitted in the venue for safety reasons. Dogs are also not permitted. Sponsored by Shop Baby, Lismore Business Promotion Program, Lismore City Council.
Start Date:09/12/2018 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:09/12/2018 View more details
The Italian Tenors Lismore
Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia-wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors. Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.
Start Date:22/12/2018 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
Autumn Orchid Show
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:16/01/2019 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
World Naked Bike Ride
World Naked Bike Ride - Nimbin: Protest for Peace and the Environment. This year will be Nimbin's 11th year participating in the World Naked Bike Ride festivities. Please come and support them. The ride is not expected to be difficult for any riders. They paint up first and then 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:16/02/2019 View more details
Dahlia and Flower Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:17/02/2019 View more details
Blue Knob Farmers Market Fermentation Festival
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:02/03/2019 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 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:03/03/2019 View more details
Nimbin Women's Dinner and Comedy Gala
The 16th Annual Nimbin Women's Dinner and Comedy Gala will be held in celebration of International Women's Day. All women welcome. Local, National and International guests will entertain, with stylish catering by local foodies.
Start Date:07/03/2019 View more details
Eat the Street Lismore
Eat the Street is a food, arts and music event celebrating the cosmopolitan and eclectic culture of Lismore. Going into it's fifth year the event attracts ‘foodies’ and ‘culture’ buffs from far and wide and is fast becoming a highlight on the North Coast’s event calendar as an event not to be missed! The event is held in the Lismore’s Central Business District (CBD) in the heart of the city which is transformed into a sea of beautiful white marquees with fabulous food and wine and art and craft stalls for a fabulous celebration of food, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and classes, music, children and art activities. Inspired by a world of street food styles their local and regional cafes and restaurants showcase fresh regional cuisine proving fabulous tasting plates priced at AUD5 and AUD10. There are tempting treats from every corner of the globe, luscious libations from their region’s boutique beverage purveyors and stalls brimming with spectacular local product. Tickets for the Progressive Dinner, Farm Gate Tour, Barbecue Breakfast and Foraging Excursion will be on sale in early 2019. Subscribe to their website to keep abreast of all the latest news.
Start Date:09/03/2019 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:24/03/2019 View more details
Kyogle Fairymount Festival
Kyogle Fairymount festival is a family friendly, authentic country festival full of contemporary activities that get you out into the local environment and exploring the regional villages.
Start Date:29/03/2019 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:25/04/2019 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:03/05/2019 View more details
Yes that's right Lismore, it's that time of year again. Mazstock returns for a huge day of the best local and interstate rock n roll. The Mazstock team are in negotiations with venues and will let you know the event location once confirmed. This year's line up will be announced soon. Follow the Mazstock facebook page for the most up to date information.
Start Date:10/05/2019 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 AUD3,000 value of trophies as well as the NSW Veteran Golfers Association major prize for both men (over 55 years) and women (over 50 years). 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
Primex Field Days
Imagine a truly country experience where you can immerse yourself for business and pleasure into the epicentre of one of Australia’s most naturally gifted, agricultural and tourism destinations. Primex is one of the most diverse primary industry events, located on the North Coast of NSW. As a celebration of their country’s leading “food bowl” production areas, the program includes farm visits and agri-tourism experiences, with over 1000 companies presented on a special 80-acre events venue to around 30,000 visitors over three days. Almost AUD100 million of equipment, services and technology is on display annually, offering an amazing range of action-packed exhibits, entertainment and activations including cattle dog trials, machinery and heavy equipment demonstrations, stud / commercial livestock sales, judging and competitions. Some of the Australia’s leading country entertainers and world class chefs and collaborators across the food, distillery/agri-tourism industries provide a wonderful paddock to plate experience. Family-based events offer social and educational activities and presentations where you can sample, taste and buy local produce, find the latest trends in rural lifestyle, house and garden, cutting edge technologies & innovation. Visit their website and make sure you sign up to their latest newsletters, program and special offers.
Start Date:16/05/2019 View more details
Northern Rivers Euchre Tournament
The annual euchre tournament is here again and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever. An attractive weekend prize pool of AUD3,000 is again up for grabs plus plenty of excitement with raffles, lucky spot prizes and the First Perfect Hand draw for both days. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at no charge to players, along with a meal voucher for Sunday for all competitors. The Northern Rivers Euchre Club has again provided discount accommodation for those travelling long distances, but is conditional on vacancies, so please check the website or contact the Secretary, Doreen, for more information. A fun, social weekend for all those that love playing cards.
Start Date:18/05/2019 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 19 to 29 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
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:19/05/2019 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:19/05/2019 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:06/06/2019 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:07/06/2019 View more details
Lismore Friendship Festival: Piazza in the Park
The Piazza in the Park is an authentic, free, family friendly community event that encourages residents and visitors in Lismore to become Italian for the Day! The festival celebrates Lismore’s friendship relationship with Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto in Italy that was formed in 1991. It also recognises the contribution made by Italian settlers who migrated to the district in the last century. The festival is growing in reputation both locally and outside the region. Held in Lismore's beautiful Spinks Park, in the town centre, the 105 year old rotunda comes to life with the sounds of Domenico and The Latin Mafia. The outdoor riverside location is filled with music, food, wine and diverse activities with a distinctive Italian twist. Dress up in the Italian colours of the flag (green, white and red), 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 - their 25th! Why not make a weekend of it? Lismore is a regional town worth the visit.
Start Date:23/06/2019 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:24/06/2019 View more details
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:30/06/2019 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 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:06/07/2019 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
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:14/07/2019 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
Nimbin Poetry World Cup
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** An exciting annual event showcasing unbelievable and exceptional wordsmith talent from wide and far. After the Saturday heats and Sunday semi-finals, the eight finalists perform at the Nimbin Town Hall for the Grand Final Prize on Sunday night. 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. The winner of the Grand Final receives AUD2000. Heats are held in the Nimbin School of Arts Town Hall with the Grand Final on Sunday evening. 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. Sponsored by the community of Nimbin and thanks to all the volunteer support the event grows in size and reputation each season.
Start Date:31/08/2019 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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.