Lismore & Nimbin

Events

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

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

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 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

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:
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

Storytime Readings

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

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

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

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

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 2018 Spring Arts Exhibition will be open daily, and will feature a series of grand piano and other music recitals. Entry is free.

Start Date:
29/09/2018 View more details

The Dawn Wall - Lismore

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all.

Start Date:
05/10/2018 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

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

In The Mood - A 1940’s theatrical musical revue show

In The Mood, direct from America, is a 1940s theatrical musical revue show presenting a retro look at the life and times of a Great Generation with fabulous singers, hypnotic swing dancers and a Big Band orchestra. 2018 sees the show’s fourth Australian Tour combined with celebrating the tour’s 25th Anniversary. Show goers will be taken back in time with up-tempo Swing hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In the Mood and Chattanooga Choo Choo. There is no other show of this era like it – full of outstanding singing, incredible dancing and colourful costumes, don’t miss out!

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

North Coast National Norco Lismore Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The North Coast National is one of Australia's largest, most colourful and diverse regional shows, a true celebration of the unique region - embracing the areas farming and community, promoting the produce, artists and performers and also championing local business. Farmers and families have been making the trip to the annual North Coast National Lismore Show. The North Coast National embraces visitors, exhibitors and the growing number of locals, showcasing the best produce, animals, arts and craft and entertainment the region has to offer. It truly celebrates the region, blending old show traditions with more modern ideals, in sustainable living and alternative lifestyles. In days of old the Agricultural Show Society brought the community together to experiment, share and learn how to move forth with changes in agriculture and society. The North Coast National keeps these values alive in the ever changing world.

Start Date:
18/10/2018 View more details

The Coat of Many Colours - Dolly Parton

The Coat of Many Colours – A tribute to Dolly Parton When you think of Country Music one name comes to mind, Dolly Parton. From rags to riches, her life story has remained humble and honest in her performance. After 60 years she continues to be America’s sweetheart of Country Music. The Coat of Many Colours is performed by Brooke McMullen and will feature all your favourites, from “9 to 5”, “Jolene” and the award winning, “I Will Always Love You”. A world class performance not be missed. Backed by The Outlaws of Country.

Start Date:
20/10/2018 View more details

Festival of Small Halls

Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this Spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales throughout October and November. The tour kicks off in Rocky Creek, and will dip into inland New South Wales before it works its way through the Queensland outback, finally finishing in Felton, where just under 300 people call home. Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kilometres away. A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Start Date:
25/10/2018 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

Festival of Small Halls Jiggi

Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this Spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales throughout October and November. The tour kicks off in Rocky Creek, and will dip into inland New South Wales before it works its way through the Queensland outback, finally finishing in Felton, where just under 300 people call home. Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kilometres away. A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.

Start Date:
26/10/2018 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:
27/10/2018 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

Eireborne

Australia’s hit new Irish rock show is taking off around Australia. Eireborne is a tribute to Ireland’s contribution to the world of music and dance. More than an Irish dance show, Eireborne is a theatrical experience like nothing you’ve seen before. The best Irish dancers in the world perform live with a band to a soundtrack comprised purely of the greatest Irish hits from artists such as U2, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, Ronan Keating, Enya and many more. Eireborne showcases the extraordinary talent of music and dance that has come from a country of less than five million people. At O’Hennessy’s pub, the barman, played by Adrian Espulso of X-Factor and Channel Ten’s I Will Survive fame, welcomes the audience to a traditional ceili night where his rocking band perform both traditional and modern world-wide hits. Dancers from international Irish shows such as Riverdance and Lord Of The Dance kick up their heels performing traditional and modern Irish dance as well as ballroom and tap dance. You’ll meet the locals, be regaled with stories, clap your hands and sing along to the incredible list of Irish hits.

Start Date:
28/10/2018 View more details

Lismore Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Lismore! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars!

Start Date:
03/11/2018 View more details

Ian Moss

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. 2018 will bring a new chapter in Ian’s career as he releases the new self-titled studio album, his sixth, and heads to regional Australia armed with his acoustic guitar and incredible songs.

Start Date:
23/11/2018 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

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

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

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

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:
08/03/2019 View more details

Eat the Street Lismore

Lismore Business Panel is pleased to announce the fourth 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, live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, plus a children’s entertainment area and activities.

Start Date:
09/03/2019 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:
24/03/2019 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

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.

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03/05/2019 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.

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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.

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18/05/2019 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.

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19/05/2019 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.

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20/05/2019 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.

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06/06/2019 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.

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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.

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24/06/2019 View more details

Crankfest

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

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