Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Saturday 26 October 2019 to Sunday 03 November 2019

From the last weekend in October to the first weekend of November every year the longest running floral festival in Australia, the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, is held under canopies of purple blossoms.

The festival commences regally with the crowning of their Jacaranda Queen and Princesses. Local arts, crafts and sporting groups take the week long opportunity to showcase their work. The city of Grafton comes to a standstill on Jacaranda Thursday with the main street lined with market stalls, rides and entertaining skits performed by local businesses. The mighty Clarence River is a spectacular backdrop for the Riverlight event on Friday evening where spectators line the riverbank to watch local performers before a fantastic finale of fireworks. The festival culminates with a float parade of enormous proportions on Saturday afternoon followed by a sunset family concert on the Riverbank.

Sunday morning, for one last chance to tread the Jacaranda blossom carpeted streets, there is a Fun Run which includes a run across the famous bendy bridge.

Nearby events

  1. Grafton Farmers Market

    Thursday 22 November 2018 to Thursday 27 July 2028 , Grafton

    Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the…

    22 Nov - 27 Jul
  2. December Weekend of Rowing

    Sunday 09 December 2018 , Grafton

    The Clarence River will come alive with boats, competitors and officials, when the river's two major rowing regattas are held at Memorial Park in Grafton. The Head of the Clarence River Regatta is expected to draw a large number of…

    09 Dec
  3. Grafton Cinema Under the Stars

    Friday 01 February 2019 , Grafton

    Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Grafton! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before…

    01 Feb