The Byron region is known for its community markets, and although it’s winter in Byron Bay, the sunny weather has been perfect for a stroll through the colourful stalls. Take a day trip this August to check out one of the many markets. Or, make a weekend of it and take advantage of Byron Bay’s Winter Specials.
Here’s an overview of the markets on this August.
August 5 – Brunswick Heads Markets PLUS New North Coast Village Market
Brunswick Heads is a small, picturesque town situated on the Brunswick River a short 17 minute drive from Byron Bay.
The Brunswick Heads Markets take place on the first Saturday of each month in Memorial Park. With the beautiful river as a backdrop, the many stalls offer clothing, homewares, beauty, jewellery, and more, plus delicious food and excellent coffee.
Learn more at www.byron-bay.com/markets/brunswick-heads-markets
August 5 marks the very first North Coast Village Market, which will also be held on the first Saturday of each month. Taking place in the art deco Memorial Hall (a short walk from Memorial Park), market-goers can expect a range of designer homewares, artisan jewellery, quality vintage, and a kids’ hang out.
Learn more at www.facebook.com/ncvmarket
August 6 – Byron Bay Markets
On the first Sunday of each month from 8am to 3pm, the Butler Street Reserve is transformed into a colourful display of Byron’s community spirit, with rainbows and glitter galore. With a uniquely Byron vibe, the Byron Markets offer a diverse range of handmade wares, artworks, local and imported clothing, jewellery, souvenirs, fresh produce, baked goods, and more.
Come early and stay for lunch – there’s plenty of delicious food and drink options available. Take a seat in the shade, enjoy the live entertainment, and watch the world go by.
Learn more at www.byron-bay.com/markets/byron-community-markets/
August 12 – The BYRON FLEA Market
Held on the second Saturday of the month at the Youth Activity Centre (also known as the YAC) in Byron Bay, the BYRON FLEA is unlike any market in the region. Market stalls are free for people under the age of 25, allowing young creatives to showcase their work to the public. You’ll find a variety of arts, crafts, and second-hand goods.
What’s more, all live music is performed by music students from Byron Bay High.
Learn more at www.byron-bay.com/blog/byron-flea-market/
August 13 – The New Mullum Twilight Market
Check out the Byron Shire’s newest afternoon market this August – the Mullum Twilight Market. Held at Poinciana cafe and bar in scenic Mullumbimby from 2pm to 8pm, this exciting new Eco Market will take place once every 2 weeks after August 13.
With a whole host of tasty food, boutique stalls, live entertainment (including DJs), and more, the Mullum Twilight Market is set to become a local favourite.
Join the Facebook Event at www.facebook.com/events/1398583826886273
August 13 – The Channon Market
“Make it. Bake it. Grow it.” That’s the Channon Market’s motto. And it’s diverse collection of stalls deliver stunning handmade arts and crafts, delicious treats, fresh produce and more.
The markets take place in Coronation Park in The Channon, a hinterland village about a 45-minute drive from Byron Bay.
Learn more at thechannonmarket.org.au
August 19 – Mullumbimby Markets
On the third Saturday of the month, the Mullumbimby Markets take place in Summers Park, located on the corner of Stuart and Myocum Streets. A short 25-minute drive from Byron Bay, the Mullum Markets showcase some of the best artists, food vendors, and musicians from the Northern Rivers region.
The Mullumbimby Markets run from 9am until 2pm.
Learn more at www.mullummarkets.com.au
August 19 – Murwillumbah Makers & Finders Market
Taking place at Knox Park on Brisbane Street in lush Murwillumbah (approx. 50-minute drive from Byron Bay), this new makers and finders market showcases the very best art, craft, music, and vintage wares in the region. Discover beauty, jewellery, home wares, pottery, top quality second hand, exciting food stalls and local entertainment.
The Murwillumbah Makers & Finders Market runs from 10am to 3pm.
Learn more at www.facebook.com/makersandfindersmarkets
August 26 – Bangalow Markets
Set below the camphor laurel and fig trees, the beloved Bangalow markets are some of the best on the North Coast. On the fourth Sunday of the month, the Bangalow Showgrounds fill with over 300 stalls selling ceramics, clothing, jewellery, beauty products, fresh produce, baked goods, hot food, and great coffee.
Open from 9am until after lunch, the Bangalow Markets are a quick 20-minute drive from Byron By.
Learn more at www.byron-bay.com/markets/bangalow
Weekly Farmers Markets in the Byron Bay Region
In addition to the monthly community markets, many of the towns and villages in the region play host to their very own weekly farmers market. These provide the perfect opportunity to sample the Byron Shire’s outstanding fresh produce.
- New Brighton Farmers Market at the New Brighton Oval, River St, New Brighton (25-minute drive from Byron Bay). Tuesdays from 8am – 11am.
- Byron Farmers Market at Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay. Thursdays from 8am – 11am.
- Mullumbimby Farmers Market at the Mullumbimby Showground, 51 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby (25-minute drive from Byron Bay). Fridays from 7am – 11am.
- Bangalow Farmers Market at the Bangalow Hotel Carpark, 1 Byron St, Bangalow (20-minute drive from Byron Bay). Saturdays from 8am – 11am.