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 Music Festival 18-20 June 2021

Friday 18 June 2021 to Sunday 20 June 2021


Byron Music Festival is an all-ages, community, live music event that embodies the spirit of Byron Bay by showcasing 100% local talent.

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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

Bangalow Music Festival

Thursday 12 August 2021 to Sunday 15 August 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

APRA AMCOS nominated event, the annual Bangalow Music Festival (BMF), proudly owned, operated and presented by Southern Cross Soloists (SXS), one... More info

Sample Food Festival

Saturday 4 September 2021

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

Byron Latin Fiesta

Thursday 4 November 2021 to Sunday 7 November 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Celebrate our 15th Edition, in our 16th Year, 2021! Byron Latin... More info

Splendour in the Grass

Friday 19 November 2021 to Sunday 21 November 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Splendour in the Grass reschedules to November 2021

Considered to be Australia's... More info

V-Day Byron Bay - One Billion Rising

Monday 14 February 2022

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


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.


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 International Film Festival

Friday 23 October 2020 to Sunday 1 November 2020

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron bay Film Festival team have developed a covid-safe 2020 vision which incorporates cinema screenings, a dynamic film competition and a... More info

Bangalow Film Festival 14-23 January 2021

Thursday 14 January 2021 to Saturday 23 January 2021


An annual event, held in the Bangalow Showgrounds and A&I Hall. The festival is both an outdoor and indoor event launching for the first time... More info

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Friday 26 February 2021 to Sunday 28 February 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) organisers are pleased to announce that they have applied to the appropriate authorities to run the 11th year... More info

Byron Bay Blues Festival

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thursday 1 April 2021 to Monday 5 April 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Byron Bay Blues Festival or Bluesfest is Australia's premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival with more than 200 performances of the best... More info

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food 1-2 May 2021

Saturday 1 May 2021 to Sunday 2 May 2021


Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival

Sunday 9 May 2021

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Australia’s best destination triathlon is back on Sunday 9 May 2021.

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

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