Byron Bay Area Events

The beachside paradise of Byron Bay is a region of outstanding natural beauty, set on the stunning north coast of NSW. Home to some of the state’s most well-known beaches, it's also an area renowned for its laid-back coastal vibe and friendly locals, with plenty to see and do.

The Byron Bay area has a calendar full of events to keep you entertained. Whether you’re keen to check out local markets, enjoy food and wine at the region’s festivals, such as the Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival, or experience the local arts and music scene, there’s a variety of activities to suit a range of interests.

The region plays host to three major Australian music festivals; Byron Bay Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and the Falls Festival. All three festivals are multi-day events of music, arts and camping held annually. There’s also the 3-day Byron Bay Writer’s Festival, a cultural highlight of the region’s events calendar, with Australian and International writers, talks and panel discussions.

With its relaxed, no-worries attitude, Byron is also a natural home for sporting events, surf competitions and meditation and alternative lifestyle events, as well as ethical, sustainable and local food, and ecotourism ventures.

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  1. The Girl to Woman Festival

    Sunday 22 January 2017, Lennox Head

    Now in its third year, The Girl to Woman Festival is becoming an iconic summer event in Lennox Head near Byron Bay. The one day festival provides forums and talks for the whole community to come together and look at...

    22 Jan
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mullum Farmers Market

    Friday 27 January to Friday 28 April 2017, Mullumbimby

    Mullumbimby Farmers' Market, every Friday morning 7am-11am, is where you'll see Mullum at its colourful best.The market has become the gathering spot for Mullumbimby's vibrant community, re-inventing the age...

    27 Jan -28Apr
  6. Lennox Community Markets

    Sunday 12 February 2017, Lennox Head

    The vibrant Lennox Community Market is held on the second Sunday (and if applicable the fifth Sunday) of the month. It is located directly behind the Lennox Head central business district in the grounds of the...

    12 Feb
  7. 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
  8. Ballina Market

    Sunday 19 February to Sunday 17 December 2017, Ballina

    The East Ballina Lions invite you to the Ballina Market at Canal Road Ballina - a monthly market affectionately known as the 'friendliest market around'.Held on the third Sunday of the month, the stalls...

    19 Feb -17Dec
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Byron Spirit Festival

    Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Mullumbimby

    The Byron Spirit Festival celebrates the unique character of the Byron Bay Shire. Featuring workshops and performances in yoga, music, dance and healing. Participants attend workshops during the day and there are...

    31 Mar -02Apr
  13. 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
  14. Anzac Day Celebrations - Ballina Shire

    Tuesday 25 April 2017, Ballina

    Ballina Anzac Day Services and March is on Tuesday 25 April at River Street, Ballina. Ballina Anzac Day Dawn Service at Ballina RSL Memorial at 5.30am. Ballina Anzac Day March - Assemble at Ballina Court House at 10am...

    25 Apr
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Love Lennox Festival

    Saturday 3 June 2017, Lennox Head

    Lennox Head is having a party in the main street and you're invited!The Love Lennox Festival is a celebration of everything you love about Lennox Head as a quality cultural destination - beautiful beaches,...

    03 Jun
  18. Old and Gold Festival

    Saturday 10 June 2017, Brunswick Heads

    Brunswick Heads will once again become the festival stage for the award winning Old and Gold Festival on the Saturday of the June long weekend, thanks to the hard working volunteer organising committee and the...

    10 Jun
  19. Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival

    Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July 2017, Ballina

    Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival brings you three events over three days, showcasing the best produce, products, restaurants, culinary expertise and entertainment the region has to offer, along with premium wines,...

    30 Jun -02Jul
  20. Skullcandy Oz Grom Open

    Wednesday 5 July to Wednesday 12 July 2017, Lennox Head

    The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open returns to Lennox Head for it's sixth year on the junior calendar!The competition is renowned for the strongest line ups across the age groups of 12s to Pro Junior Age. A full...

    05 Jul -12Jul
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Lennox Longboard Classic

    Saturday 5 August to Sunday 6 August 2017, Lennox Head

    The first weekend of August sets the stage for the Annual Lennox Longboard Classic, presented by the Lennox Longboarders Club. This annual event occurs at Lennox Head and covers 10 different gendered and aged...

    05 Aug -06Aug
  24. Bangalow Music Festival

    Saturday 12 August to Monday 14 August 2017, Bangalow

    The Bangalow Music Festival returns presented by the Southern Cross Soloists.Delighting audiences from around the country with a sublime program of chamber music, the festival features the highest...

    12 Aug -14Aug
  25. Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk

    Monday 14 August 2017, Ballina

    Head to Missingham Bridge Reserve to join in the Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk. Each year the Ballina Fun-Run-Walk has been growing in popularity. This includes for all skill levels, from elite athletes through to...

    14 Aug
  26. Sample Food Festival

    Saturday 2 September 2017, Bangalow

    Sample Food Festival is a northern New South Wales festival that celebrates the creativity and wellbeing of the local food. Bright tropical flavours and bold creative flair attract over 17,000 visitor annually. Sample...

    02 Sep

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