Byron Bay

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Byron Bay and the surrounding region is host to a number of Australia's leading festivals and other celebrations. Browse through our guide below and click on the links for more information on each event.

Old & Gold Festival 2017

Our beloved, award-winning Old & Gold Festival is just around the corner on SATURDAY 10 JUNE (JUNE LONG WEEKEND) in Brunswick Heads.

There are four large Fairs to browse, horse and carriage rides, music, environmental demonstrations, amazing food, fundraising BBQs, stalls of all shapes and sizes, a new barn dance and kids show (at the Brunswick Picture House), the Lucky Penny prize wheel at the Memorial Hall entry, Devonshire teas at the CWA, plus some awesome raffles (win a retro bike from Brunswick Heads Bikes) at the Indoor Collectables Fair (Memorial Hall).

Mullum2Bruns Paddle

We are pleased to announce the Mullum2Bruns Paddle will take place on Sunday 28 May. You may fancy a leisurely 10k paddle down the Brunswick River or maybe you would prefer a 10k Sunday morning workout via a Paddle Challenge.

Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival

Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival promises to be a unique event in a beautiful parkland setting adjoining Elements Of Byron Resort.

Exhibitors include Australian boutique wineries, unique craft beer, cider and distillers, as well as 12 of the top local chefs plus Artisan Producers from all over Australia

Register on the day for complimentary food and beverage masterclasses; maximum 50 people per class. Sit back relax and enjoy the live music.

Saturday June 3rd, 2017. 11am till 7pm. The grounds of Elements Byron Bay, Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay.


Test your Trivia talents at our Easter-themed Trivia Night at 7.00pm on Wednesday, April 12th at the Hotel Brunswick. Fun prizes for best Easter outfit, so bring on your bunny ears, shake your tail feathers or don your fancy bonnet!

Seniors Expo

You are invited to the Seniors Expo coming up next Tuesday 7th March at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 9am – 12:30pm

This is a FREE community event – a delicious brunch will be served; the Winner of 2017 Positive Ageing Award will be presented by Mayor Simon Richardson and then there will be delightful entertainment from talented seniors in the region Musician Peter Haddock, Comedian June Hordern, Nai Dancers, Swing Dancer, Ukulele band and much more!


​Cabaret and Burlesque Festival
Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
May 12-14 2017

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association located in Byron Bay’s beautiful vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads.

Simple daytime pleasures of sand and surf give way to three outrageous nights ​of seaside speakeasy fun.

Blue Flame Dreaming


“Womyn of the Sun” and “Green Beautiful” present “New Flame Dreaming”

It’s time to celebrate and invoke a new way of being through connection to the earth and experiencing her frequencies through music and sound.

“The dreaming is big, so open your hearts completely and surrender to its trust. BREATH” Jingki – Womyn of the Sun

The wisdom of indigenous people is based on practices that unblock and recharge life – the flow of life. The song of Mother Earth.

Short Laughs Comedy - Flickerfest

Enjoy an evening of laugh out loud comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme, Highlights include the hilarious ‘5 Tales About Technology’ from Canada, (view trailer) an anthology short that takes a darkly comic look at the absurd realities of how modern technology affects our daily lives; whilst ‘Facon’ from Australia is a funny and quirky insight into our modern diet, ‘Tia is an avid meat eater who is strictly a vegan hipster in public.

Best Of Australian Shorts - Flickerfest

oin us as we celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, Highlights include ‘Messiah’ written & directed by Damian Walshe-Howling, (view trailer) ‘In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger (David Gulpilil) in the spectacular Australian wilderness’. Also included is the fun short ‘The Spice Sisters’ starring local comedian Sandy (Ghandi) Arunha.

Byron All Shorts

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 12th year presenting the best of local shorts from the Northern Rivers; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 16 local short films will screen across this 120-minute programme. Highlights include ‘In A Cane Field‘ In a beachside tourist town the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field.

Opening Party - Flickerfest

Friday 27 Jan, 7.30pm – Opening Party & 8.30pm – Best Of International 1 Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International 1 Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® Accredited Sydney competition.

V-Day Byron Bay

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

Paradise Found NYE Party

Beach Hotel Byron Bay presents PARADISE FOUND NYE PARTY! The biggest party in Byron Bay! Food Stalls, Bodypainting, Cocktail Bars, DJ's, Live Acts,!! Paradise theme dress up.

Early bird tickets available at our bottle shop, calling direct 02 6685 6402 or Oztix. $90 + booking fee.

Local tickets are $50+ booking fee at bottleshop only and must show ID (max 2 per person).

Over 18's only

Street Food Festival

Dec 23rd at the massive Red Devil Park across from Byron High! The Byron Bay Street Food Festival is hosting a party for the town and you are all invited! A very family friendly event with kids activities and fun, live music, gourmet street food trucks selling delicious world food with Vegan & Gluten free options, Bar stocking all your fav beers, vintage & handmade stalls! Bring a picnic blanket and indulge under the stars. 3pm-9pm!

Free Entry

Lets feast, relax & celebrate Xmas in paradise.

Festival of Design

We love the creative vibes in the sunny Byron Bay shire and have created a new and free-entry festival to showcase the amazing local talents!

Our BYRON BAY FESTIVAL OF DESIGN lets you enjoy a day of Christmas shopping from new and upcoming designers along with delicious food and drinks from local taste-makers and live music at the Byron YAC.

Spend your day relaxing on the lawn listening to Byron’s finest tunes and spoil yourself with delicious dishes. Bring your blanket and have an amazing time with your friends!


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