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. Christmas Elf Home Workshop

    Thursday 15 December 2016, Byron Bay

    Come enjoy some time with the kids (or not) before Christmas as they teach you both how to get started building your own natural looking houses that give your Christmas Elves a cosy home to stay in while Santa is out...

    15 Dec
  2. Paper Flower Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Saturday 17 December to Wednesday 21 December 2016, Byron Bay

    Enjoy learning to make super gorgeous paper flowers to assemble into a cute and modern Christmas Wreath for this fun and creative workshop. They’ll walk you through the different types of materials and steps to use in...

    17 Dec -21Dec
  3. Awaken Meditation Retreats

    Sunday 12 February to Friday 16 June 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 -16Jun
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Byron Bay Triathlon

    Saturday 13 May 2017,

    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
  8. 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
  9. Byron Writers Festival

    Friday 4 August to Sunday 6 August 2017,

    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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