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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.

2019 Brunswick Heads Old & Gold Festival

The award-winning Old & Gold Festival is just around the corner on SATURDAY 8 JUNE (JUNE LONG WEEKEND) in Brunswick Heads. 

Byron Harmony Festival 2019

About half of Australia’s citizens were born overseas or have a parent from overseas. Our nation comprises more than 200 countries of origin, claiming 300 spoken languages!

On Saturday 27 April 2019, Byron Harmony Festival, will celebrate cultural harmony and diversity, with a stellar line-up of music, dance, rhythms and exotic food and market stalls, at Mullumbimby Civic Hall and Park.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is coming back to Byron Bay this year!

After an absence of 4 years, we are happy to announce that The French Film Festival will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Byron too.

French language lovers will be able to appreciate a little bit of French Culture over 2 weeks.

The Festival will run from Wednesday 24 April to Wednesday 8 May with 34 films and 61 screenings.

Byron Comedy Fest

Byron Bay Comedy Festival will be held at the Byron Bay Surf Club located at  Bay St, Byron Bay on the 17th, 18th & 19th of May 2019.

The program runs from Friday evening to Sunday evening and it caters for all ages.

It includes kids shows and workshops, internationally acclaimed comics as well as the cream of local talent.

Byron Bay Craft Beer Festival

Saturday 4 May, sample a line-up of 20 plus of the finest breweries, showcasing 80 plus craft beers, ciders and thirst-quenchers + local food trucks, kids entertainers and live entertainment.

So, grab your ticket and join them to celebrate the wonderful world of craft beer!

Saturday 4 May, 11am - 5pm at The Sun Bistro 


RENEW FEST is Australia's festival of ecological, economic and social renewal, located in Mullumbimby in the heartland of Byron Shire, NSW.

The festival brings together hundreds of presenters and performers, and dozens of local and national organisations, working at the leading edge of regenerative culture.

Our programming features deep listening, mass action, zero waste, culture aware, renewable energy, circle processes and community arts engagement to work on both the practical innovations and inner humanity of the renewability mission.

UNITY EARTH Fields of Healing

UNITY EARTH Fields of Healing: A Journey of Awakening is a 2-day event on November 24th and 25th, 2018.

Taking place at the premier location of North Byron Parklands, Fields of Healing is bringing together an international line-up of artists, activists, musicians, healers and inspirational leaders of many modalities for a unique community experience of deep healing.

The Byron Bay Guitar Festival

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.

Headlining is Aussie punk-rock royalty Frenzal Rhomb, guitar hero protege ​Harts, and The Delta Riggs who will have their much anticipated third album​ released in September.

Festival Of The Stone

Join Stone & Wood for a night that celebrates community, live music and the release of the 2018 Stone Beer while raising money for Big Scrub Landcare. Stone & Wood are stoked to announce this year’s Festival of the Stone on Saturday, 9 June, 3-10pm (Queen’s Birthday long weekend, NSW ) at the brewery in Byron Bay. 

Come along and kick back as the sun sets and the music pumps, with your friends and family at the annual event that celebrates the release of the dark Winter seasonal ‘Stone Beer’.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle 2018

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle takes place on the Brunswick RIver, starting at Heritage Park Mullumbimby and finishing at the scout hall in Brunswick Heads, a distance of apporximately 10km. It is an annual event which provides fun and challenges for around 1000 people, while at the same time raising funds for three very worthwhile beneficiaries - Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club, Marine Rescue and Visitor Centre. What a great event the Paddle is! We have something for everybody, from laid back fun paddlers to elite athletes competing in challenge events, to flotillas of dragon boats.

The 8th Annual Mullum Festival Mother's Day Tree Planting


SUNDAY MAY 13th 2018 – 9am-12pm
113 Left Bank Rd, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

Celebrating Mums & Restoring Habitat For Threatened species!

Join us on Mothers Day and plant a local native tree for your mum!

This year will see another 1000 trees planted by the Mullum Music Festival and it’s team of wonderful sustainability collaborators & supporters.

Enjoy free live music, with Brunswick Valley Landcare providing coffee, tea, drinks and a delicious BBQ brunch for a gold coin donation.

Old & Gold 2018

Our beloved, award-winning Old & Gold Festival is just around the corner on SATURDAY 9 JUNE (JUNE LONG WEEKEND) in Brunswick Heads. There are four large Fairs to browse, music, environmental demonstrations, horse and carriage rides, amazing food, fundraising bbqs, stalls of all shapes and sizes, NEW kids drop off and cartoon at the Brunswick Picture House, the Lucky Penny prize wheel at the Memorial Hall entry, devonshire teas at the CWA, plus some awesome raffles at the Indoor Collectables Fair (Memorial Hall). For more about everything on offer, see the www.brunswickheads.org.au

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

From preschoolers to celebrities, those willing to brave the big hill congregated with their wacky carts, gravity presided and the sun did shine on the thousands watching. Sharon Shostak caught action footage of the thrills and spills from the annual Billy Cart Derby at Bangalow on the weekend.

Craft Beer and Cider Festival

It’s time for Byron Bay to have its very own Craft Beer and Cider Festival, so The Sun Bistro and 20+ of the best craft breweries in Australia have teamed up to give the craft drinker of the Northern Rivers and beyond a fantastic day of sampling up to 80 craft beers and ciders!

20+ of the best Craft Breweries in Australia.

Live entertainment.

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Local, mouth-watering food (perfect beer-food combinations).

Starlight Festival

Bathe in the Divine sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls each morning at the Starlight Festival. Enjoy all day Yoga, with Byron Bays most renowned Yoga instructors. Discover your future with a psychic reading, experience a Shamanic drumming, connect with your souls journey in a transformational workshop, or simply relax and browse the main hall markets and enjoy our live music & vegan café.


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