Byron Bay Annual Events

Byron hosts many world class festivals and events each year!

Byron Bay annual calendar of festivals & events

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There are a variety of world class festivals and events that take place in and around Byron Bay each year. Featuring music, film, food, fashion, dance, surf, spirit, science, sport, art, ideas and more, there is definitely something for everyone.

If you're looking for current events and nightlife, check our Byron Bay gig guide.

Byron Latin Fiesta

Thursday 5 November 2020 to Sunday 8 November 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

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V-Day Byron Bay - One Billion Rising

Sunday 14 February 2021

Repeats every year on the 14 of February 24 times.

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012,... More info

Byron Bay Blues Festival

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thursday 1 April 2021 to Monday 5 April 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

With the 2020 Byron Bay Bluesfest cancelled, the 31st annual event is set for 1-5 April 2021... More info

Splendour in the Grass

Friday 23 July 2021 to Sunday 25 July 2021

Repeats: 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 Writers Festival

Friday 6 August 2021 to Sunday 8 August 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (2020 event cancelled)

For three days in August, 140 writers and thinkers will come together... 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.

 

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Friday 17 August 2018 to Saturday 18 August 2018

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

You be the judge as over 50 teams battle it out for the Firebrand BBQ competition bragging rights. Wash down your tasting plates with a... More info

Sample Food Festival

Saturday 7 September 2019

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Sample a taste of Northern New South Wales, is the premier food event for Northern NSW. It takes place... More info

The Byron Bay Guitar Festival

Saturday 12 October 2019 to Sunday 13 October 2019

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Guitar Festival (BBGF) is returning on​ Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2019​ at the Byron Bay Brewery​ for its third year.

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Byron Bay International Film Festival

Friday 18 October 2019 to Sunday 27 October 2019

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Held across multiple venues, the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) is a platform for outstanding... More info

The Falls Music & Art Festival

Tuesday 31 December 2019 to Thursday 2 January 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

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

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Friday 14 February 2020 to Sunday 16 February 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Everything in one venue! (except the surfing!)

2 days of surfing, 3 nights of live music, markets, films, artshow, special guests and... More info

NRMA Bright Futures Northern Rivers 29 February

Saturday 29 February 2020

Repeats:

Bright Futures is a free, fun-filled, family-orientated event for the whole community to enjoy. It's an opportunity for us to encourage more... More info

*Cancelled* The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic

Sunday 3 May 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The 2020 Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic will be held on Sunday 3th May 2020, check-in at 7am at the surf club. 

This is our... More info

*Cancelled* Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival

Saturday 9 May 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Australia’s best destination triathlon is back on Saturday 9 May 2020.

The Byron Bay Tri is like no other. It is regarded as one of the... More info

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