Byron Bay Events

Events in Byron Bay

A hub for music, sports and culture, Byron Bay has a wide range of vibrant events that keep the town buzzing year-round.

Befitting Byron Bay’s reputation as a surfer’s paradise, the town hosts many surfing events throughout the year, including the three-day Byron Bay Surf Festival.

Annual music festivals are held throughout the year. Bluesfest is Australia’s premier blues and roots festival that takes over the town every Easter. Splendour in the Grass is held annually mid-year and features a mix of Australian and international contemporary performing acts. Byron Bay welcomes in the new year with Falls Festival that includes a wide range of musicians, DJs and comedians.

Byron Bay’s lively community culture is on display at the town’s monthly local markets which feature a rich assortment of art, local produce and creative retail.

With a number of outstanding events throughout out the year, Byron Bay has a lot to offer as a year-round holiday destination.

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  1. Boho Crystal Tiara Workshop

    Tuesday 24 January 2017, Byron Bay

    Learn to get started with the art of wire-wrapping jewellery to create your own beautiful Bohemian-style tiara made from real semi-precious crystals. Be the belle of the ball.You’ll get to take home one...

    24 Jan
  2. Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

    Wednesday 25 January 2017, Byron Bay

    Learn how to your own macramé plant hanger from scratch using a variety of macramé knotting techniques.You'll cover a range of knotting techniques, assembly and construction, dip-dying your work to add some...

    25 Jan
  3. Kokedama and Macrame Workshop

    Friday 27 January 2017, Byron Bay

    Super Kawaii mud pies for grown-ups!Enjoy getting your hands dirty making a Kokedama, a form of Bonsai. Learn how to make and care for your own hanging garden, then finish it off by creating decorative...

    27 Jan
  4. Awaken Meditation Retreats

    Sunday 12 February to Friday 27 October 2017, Byron Bay

    Meditation classes, workshops and retreats in Byron Bay. Awaken Meditation Retreats offer quality mindfulness retreats in northern NSW, near Byron Bay.These retreats combine yoga, healthy vegetarian food,...

    12 Feb -27Oct
  5. Byron Bay Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer 2017

    Sunday 19 March to Sunday 18 March 2018, Byron Bay

    The 2017 Byron Bay Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer will be held on March 19 2017.The ride is to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention and depression. Proceeds to Lifeline.Eight people a day take their...

    19 Mar -18Mar
  6. Byron Arts Classic

    Thursday 23 March to Thursday 30 March 2017, Byron Bay

    The Byron Arts Classic offers a rich seven day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts. The community art exhibition features over 300 works and over 11 awards are distributed to...

    23 Mar -30Mar
  7. Boomerang Festival

    Friday 24 March to Tuesday 28 March 2017, Byron Bay

    Boomerang Festival - A new world Indigenous festival for all Australians. Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music,...

    24 Mar -28Mar
  8. Bluesfest

    Thursday 13 April to Monday 17 April 2017, Byron Bay

    Bluesfest - Australia's premier blues and roots festival, with six stages and more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists.In addition to the seven performance...

    13 Apr -17Apr
  9. Byron Bay Triathlon

    Saturday 13 May 2017, Byron Bay

    With a reputation for a relaxed, party location and a friendly atmosphere, the Byron Bay Triathlon is one of the nation's must-do triathlons. The course offers outstanding natural beauty which combines the iconic...

    13 May
  10. Byron Bay to Ballina Charity Walk

    Sunday 21 May 2017, Byron Bay

    The Byron Bay to Ballina Charity Walk - a fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter - starts at Denning Park in Byron Bay, loops around Cape Byron Lighthouse, and follows the coastline through to...

    21 May
  11. Splendour in the Grass

    Saturday 22 July to Monday 24 July 2017, Byron Bay

    With plenty of on-site camping, Splendour creates its own community for a weekend that is a heady mix of contemporary performing arts. Past headline acts have included Coldplay, The Strokes, Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys...

    22 Jul -24Jul
  12. Byron Writers Festival

    Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August 2017, Byron Bay

    Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture of reading and writing. Their primary purpose is to create and deliver programs that involve and enrich professional,...

    04 Aug -06Aug

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