Byron Bay

Festivals & Celebrations

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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.

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!

Bangalow Street Food Festival

The incredible and picturesque Bangalow Heritage Museum will be the backdrop to our next Gourmet Street Food Truck Party!

3pm-9pm settle in with a picnic under the stars!

Delicious food from QLD & Northern NSW will be on offer, vintage & handmade stalls and of course that groovy vintage caravan stage will be back with live music on offer! Free entry, family friendly!

Let's party and eat!

10th Annual Day of the Dead Ceremony

The annual Day of the Dead ceremony is an opportunity for everyone to come together to honour and remember loved ones who have died, are dying, or who are lost to us in some way. Although it has the same name as the South American celebration, this is a uniquely Australian cultural experience, open to any religion, spirituality, belief or culture.

Girls Night In 2016

Gather the girls......for another fantastic Girls Night In of fun, frivolity, and fundraising for a very important cause, womens cancers. There will be comedy, raffles & prizes, Karaoke, and a cery special guest speaker....! And a lil eye candy from the boys behind the bar!

Tickets are $20 per head including bubbles & nibbles on arrival, but you can pre purchase yours now over the bar for $15 earlybird rate!

So gather your posse & frock up for a fabulous night with Team Tav, AND dont forget to check your pink bits!

Music of the Plants Experience

Launching Saturday 29th November
& same time on Sunday 30th
~11:30am & 2:15pm~
Then continuing as a daily experience at 2:15pm

It is with the greatest excitement and delight that we announce the launch of the deeply moving, often life-changing Music of the Plants experience at the Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.


Byron’s Main Beach foreshore will become a hub for the creative artists of our local region, hand made, hand baked or hand grown.

This Beachside Market is to be held Saturday 24th September ’16 from 8am to 4pm during the school holidays amidst the shade of trees dotted along Denning Park.

This market will showcase a diverse collection of high quality art, sculpture, ceramics, glass, home wares, jewelry and clothing created by our local artisans.

Twilight Street Food Market

The Design Collective Markets known on the Gold Coast as the best travelling pop up markets & street food festivals will be launching in Byron Sept 17th, former Byron Shire Local and event coordinator Kat Creasey is excited to bring her vision to her home town with many of the gourmet food vendors travelling from as far as The Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, The GC & of course local foodies! to spoil the Northern Rivers locals.

Byron Bay Tango Festival

After an absence of six years the Byron Bay Tango Festival is on again. All events take place at the Community Centre, right in the heart of the unbelievably beautiful Byron Bay, where spirituality, alternative lifestyles, tourism and beach culture live in harmony and peace.

The core of the festival has been the “immersion”class, where experienced and dedicated dancers are guided by“master”teachers to experience fresh and unique insights into their personal understanding and expression of Argentine Tango.

Mexican Night

Every second Tuesday of the month join us for a Mexican Fiesta. To change up our menu we host a Mexican night full of delicious Mexican food and drink specials. Feel free to get in the spirit and dress up and enjoy the Mexican ambience. Afterall this does only happen once a month.

Renew Fest

Set under magnificent fig trees in the lush foothills of Mt Chincogan, this community collaboration brings together an inspiring collection of hearts and minds to showcase cellular intelligence for sustainable futures. Feeding your heart and mind Renew Fest will ripen your world.

Byron Yoga Day Festival

NEW DATE - Saturday 25th June. Join the world wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga at the first Byron Yoga Day Festival, a FREE community event featuring inspiring teachers, artists, food, stalls and musical performers. A day of fun and festivity for all the family.

Senior’s Week Celebration

Come along to celebrate Senior’s Week at the Byron Community Centre.

Tuesday 5 April, from 10.30am

Program of events:

10.30am – Elderbeats with Gareth Jones

11.30am – Mayor’s Brunch

2pm – Bay Community Singers perform “If Your Heart Says Sing”

2.40pm – The Seniors Short Film Festival


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