Byron Bay
Byron Bay Annual Events

Enjoy your comprehensive, user friendly guide to the region!

Byron Bay Annual Calendar of Events

You are here

There are a number of annual events that occur in and around Byron Bay throughout the year. We've started listing them, if you know of any others that should be listed here - let us know. If you're looking for current events and nightlife, we also have a list of what's on in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay International Film Festival

Friday 6 March 2015 to Sunday 15 March 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

Held over over 10 glorious days across 5 venues, the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) is a platform for outstanding independent film talent,... More info

2015 Byron Spirit Festival

Byron Spirit Festival

Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 22 March 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

Featuring accomplished teachers, musicians and visionaries from Byron and way beyond, the new program is composed of dozens of daily workshops in... More info

East Coast Blues & Roots Festival

Bluesfest (East Coast Blues & Roots Festival)

Thursday 2 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Blues Festival or Bluesfest is Australia's premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival with more than 200 performances of the best... More info

Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic

Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic

Sunday 3 May 2015
Repeats every year on May on the first Sunday

Since 1988 an ocean swim from Wategos Beach to Main Beach has been held annually to raise money for selected charities and local organisations.... More info

Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival

Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival

Saturday 9 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Triathlon is an Olympic Distance event and attracts around 1,300 competitors from many different countries. Traditionally it is held... More info

Splendour in the Grass 2015

Splendour in the Grass

Friday 24 July 2015 to Sunday 26 July 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

Considered to be Australia's biggest winter music festival, Splendour has evolved from a boutique one day festival held at Belongil Fields on the... More info

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Byron Bay Writers’ Festival

Friday 7 August 2015 to Sunday 9 August 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Writers' Festival had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of locals led by Chris Hanley wondered whether authors might accept... More info

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Friday 7 August 2015 to Saturday 8 August 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

A celebration of good food and great music! Almost everyone has a secret specialty barbeque dish they love to cook up for friends. This is your... More info

Boomerang Festival

Boomerang Festival

Saturday 3 October 2015 to Monday 5 October 2015
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Boomerang Festival is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array... More info

The Falls Music & Art Festival

The Falls Music & Art Festival

Wednesday 30 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016
Repeats every year on the 30 of December

Falls is a multi day camping event kicking off at the end of December in Lorne, Victoria + Marion Bay, Tasmania +Byron Bay, New South Wales. The... More info

New Year's Eve Community Celebrations

New Year's Eve Community Celebrations

Thursday 31 December 2015
Repeats every year on the 31 of December

The Byron Community Centre hosts this family friendly event featuring interactive shows at allocated spots along Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Full of... More info

 

Annual Events - Future Dates to be Confirmed

The following events are typically held annually but have yet to confirm the upcoming dates that they will be held. The dates that appear for each of the events below are included to let you know the time of year that this event has been on in the past. Click on the title of the event for more information.

Byron Bay Christmas Carols By The Sea

Byron Bay Christmas Carols By The Sea

Friday 13 December 2013
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

A traditional community event, held every year in mid-December in at the beach end of Jonson Street in Apex Park, opposite the Beach Hotel.

 
Byron Arts Classic

Byron Arts Classic

Friday 10 January 2014 to Wednesday 15 January 2014

The Byron Arts Classic offers a rich 6-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts. The community art exhibition... More info

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

Sunday 18 May 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Bangalow Billy Cart Derby is a wonderful example of a community event because there are no barriers to entry. It showcases good old fashioned... More info

Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle

Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle

Saturday 24 May 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is an annual event held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park, Mullumbimby and ending at the Terrace Park in... More info

Byron Bay to Ballina Chopper Walk

Byron Bay to Ballina Chopper Walk

Sunday 25 May 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay to Ballina Chopper Walk starts at Denning Park in Byron Bay, loops around Cape Byron Lighthouse and follows the coastline through to... More info

Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival

Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival

Saturday 7 June 2014
Repeats every year on June on the first Saturday

Brunswick Heads hosts the unique Old and Gold Festival every year and invites visitors to stay for the Queen's Birthday long weekend and enjoy the... More info

Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade

Saturday 21 June 2014

Considered to be Lismore's 'signature event’, the annual Lantern Parade is held every year around on or around the longest night of the year,... More info

Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Show

Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Show

Friday 11 July 2014 to Sunday 13 July 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Show gets a lot of cars from South East Qld as well as northern NSW. The seaside town of Brunswick Heads is close... More info

Bangalow Music Festival

Bangalow Music Festival

Friday 15 August 2014 to Sunday 17 August 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Bangalow Music Festival, presented by the Southern Cross Soloists, is an ongoing musical tradition located in the heart of Bangalow.

... More info

Sample Food Festival

Sample Food Festival

Saturday 13 September 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Sample Food Festival showcases qualities that create the mark of local distinction and excellence for Northern NSW food. 200 exhibitors to... More info

Byron Lighthouse Run

Byron Lighthouse Run

Sunday 28 September 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The annual Byron Lighthouse Run is a community event proudly supported by local business. The race is a 6.7 k walk or a 10 k run to raise charity... More info

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Friday 24 October 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Surf Festival is a three day fusion of surf culture now, including surfing, art, music, film and lifestyle. The festival is non-... More info

Byron Latin Fiesta

Byron Latin Fiesta

Friday 31 October 2014 to Sunday 2 November 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The annual Byron Latin Fiesta is a weekend celebration of Latin dance and music held annually over four nights and three days. The fiesta's focus... More info

Mullumbimby Show

Mullumbimby Show

Saturday 8 November 2014 to Sunday 9 November 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Mullumbimby Show is a rural affair showcasing the best of the region's farm fair. Highlights inlcude a talent quest, pavillion displays, trots... More info

Mullum Music Festival

Thursday 20 November 2014 to Sunday 23 November 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

The Mullum Music Festival is a four day event that takes over the halls, clubs and streets of Mullumbimby. On top of over 80 national &... More info

Bangalow Homegrown Music Festival

Saturday 29 November 2014

The Bangalow bowling Club proudly presents “Homegrown”, Bangalow’s first mini music festival with great, well known Australian artists.
The... More info

Uplift Byron Bay

Thursday 11 December 2014 to Sunday 14 December 2014
Repeats annually. Future dates to be confirmed.

A 4-day celebration of co-creation in action with global pioneers in science, health, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, conscious leadership, youth... More info

Latest Stories from the Byron Insider

Thank you to our community & corporate partners: