Bring in 2018 Byron style at the family-friendly Soul Street party. Hosted by the Byron Bay Community Centre, the upbeat, colourful spirit of Soul Street attracts thousands from the local region and beyond.
Byron’s main street, Jonson Street, will be closed off (see details below) and transformed into a celebratory community hub. Expect fun for the whole family, as you stroll through live performances (cabaret, DJs, and more), kids play zones, comedy sets, drag shows, circus acts, graffiti workshops, henna tattooing, tarot reading, and more.
Keep in mind, Soul Street is an alcohol-free event, but there will be plenty of delicious foods and drinks available for all.
The aim of Soul Street is to create an inclusive, immersive New Years Eve event in Byron Bay that everyone in our community – young and old – can enjoy. You and your loved ones will be safe and secure from start to finish.
Soul Street Byron Bay New Years Eve Details
Soul Street runs from 4pm to midnight, December 31, 2017. The event is all-ages, and alcohol-free.
Jonson Street will be closed between Byron and Lawson St from 6am on December 31, 2017 until 8am on January 1, 2018.
There will also be no parking permitted in the Lawson Street South car park, the Main Beach car park, the Middleton Street car bark, or in Bay Street between Jonson and Middleton Streets from 6am on December 31, 2017 until 8am on January 1, 2018.
Free parking will be available at the Butler Street Reserve, which is located a short walk from the Soul Street festivities.
Signed detours will be available, but please expect delays.
You can download the road closures map here.
Taxi and bus services
Byron Bay’s taxi rank will be located at the main bus stop for the duration of the above road closures. The bus stop will relocate to the taxi rank near Marvel Street.
Taxis will offer the Nightrider bus during peak times. The Nightrider will depart from the taxi rank at a flat fee of $5 to Sunrise and Suffolk Park.
The Falls Festival Shuttle bus will run along Ewingsdale Road into town, and between Byron Bay’s centre and Suffolk Park. Non-festival-goers can catch the Falls bus for a flat fee of $5.
Plus, Blanchs Bus Lines will offer a 24-hour timetable during New Years Eve. Phone 6686 2144 or visit www.blanchs.com.au for timetable information.
Learn more at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/new-years-eve