Grafton Jacaranda Festival
Friday 25 October 2024 to Sunday 03 November 2024
During the months of October and November each year Grafton undergoes a metamorphic transformation, as the countless avenues of Jacaranda trees turn from green to purple.
The Jacaranda Festival celebrates this natural wonder by combining the history and pageantry of yesteryear with a new, modern and inclusive vision, ensuring the festival’s future for years to come.
Whether you’re seeking a little piece of yesteryear, where locals still line the main street of Grafton to watch (with purple icecream in hand) the annual float parade, or you love the flamboyance and pageantry of drag queen bingo – the Jacaranda Festival has something for everyone.
Walk through the town and be mesmerised as you see the trees and community.
One of the most popular days during the festival is Jacaranda Thursday when the town is given license to ‘let its hair down’. Main streets close, local businesses dress up and people meander throughout the town centre soaking up the atmosphere.
The final weekend marks the day of the Float Parade with more than 100 floats down Grafton’s Prince Street.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.