Festivals & Celebrations

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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.

Seniors Expo

You are invited to the Seniors Expo coming up next Tuesday 7th March at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 9am – 12:30pm

This is a FREE community event – a delicious brunch will be served; the Winner of 2017 Positive Ageing Award will be presented by Mayor Simon Richardson and then there will be delightful entertainment from talented seniors in the region Musician Peter Haddock, Comedian June Hordern, Nai Dancers, Swing Dancer, Ukulele band and much more!


​Cabaret and Burlesque Festival
Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
May 12-14 2017

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association located in Byron Bay’s beautiful vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads.

Simple daytime pleasures of sand and surf give way to three outrageous nights ​of seaside speakeasy fun.

Blue Flame Dreaming


“Womyn of the Sun” and “Green Beautiful” present “New Flame Dreaming”

It’s time to celebrate and invoke a new way of being through connection to the earth and experiencing her frequencies through music and sound.

“The dreaming is big, so open your hearts completely and surrender to its trust. BREATH” Jingki – Womyn of the Sun

The wisdom of indigenous people is based on practices that unblock and recharge life – the flow of life. The song of Mother Earth.

Short Laughs Comedy - Flickerfest

Enjoy an evening of laugh out loud comedy from Australia and across the world with the Short Laughs Comedy programme, Highlights include the hilarious ‘5 Tales About Technology’ from Canada, (view trailer) an anthology short that takes a darkly comic look at the absurd realities of how modern technology affects our daily lives; whilst ‘Facon’ from Australia is a funny and quirky insight into our modern diet, ‘Tia is an avid meat eater who is strictly a vegan hipster in public.

Best Of Australian Shorts - Flickerfest

oin us as we celebrate a diverse range of stories from across Australia that celebrate our unique identity and culture with our Best Of Australian Shorts programme, Highlights include ‘Messiah’ written & directed by Damian Walshe-Howling, (view trailer) ‘In a playful collision of cultures, a hapless Irishman and his Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger (David Gulpilil) in the spectacular Australian wilderness’. Also included is the fun short ‘The Spice Sisters’ starring local comedian Sandy (Ghandi) Arunha.

Byron All Shorts

Also returning is Byron All Shorts, for the 12th year presenting the best of local shorts from the Northern Rivers; encouraging audiences to experience the many amazing films & local stories that are produced in the region each year. 16 local short films will screen across this 120-minute programme. Highlights include ‘In A Cane Field‘ In a beachside tourist town the body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found in a cane field.

Opening Party - Flickerfest

Friday 27 Jan, 7.30pm – Opening Party & 8.30pm – Best Of International 1 Shorts

Following the Opening Party, Flickerfest is thrilled to present its Best Of International 1 Shorts programme, a selection of film gems from our Academy® Accredited Sydney competition.

Paradise Found NYE Party

Beach Hotel Byron Bay presents PARADISE FOUND NYE PARTY! The biggest party in Byron Bay! Food Stalls, Bodypainting, Cocktail Bars, DJ's, Live Acts,!! Paradise theme dress up.

Early bird tickets available at our bottle shop, calling direct 02 6685 6402 or Oztix. $90 + booking fee.

Local tickets are $50+ booking fee at bottleshop only and must show ID (max 2 per person).

Over 18's only

Street Food Festival

Dec 23rd at the massive Red Devil Park across from Byron High! The Byron Bay Street Food Festival is hosting a party for the town and you are all invited! A very family friendly event with kids activities and fun, live music, gourmet street food trucks selling delicious world food with Vegan & Gluten free options, Bar stocking all your fav beers, vintage & handmade stalls! Bring a picnic blanket and indulge under the stars. 3pm-9pm!

Free Entry

Lets feast, relax & celebrate Xmas in paradise.

Festival of Design

We love the creative vibes in the sunny Byron Bay shire and have created a new and free-entry festival to showcase the amazing local talents!

Our BYRON BAY FESTIVAL OF DESIGN lets you enjoy a day of Christmas shopping from new and upcoming designers along with delicious food and drinks from local taste-makers and live music at the Byron YAC.

Spend your day relaxing on the lawn listening to Byron’s finest tunes and spoil yourself with delicious dishes. Bring your blanket and have an amazing time with your friends!

Bangalow Street Food Festival

The incredible and picturesque Bangalow Heritage Museum will be the backdrop to our next Gourmet Street Food Truck Party!

3pm-9pm settle in with a picnic under the stars!

Delicious food from QLD & Northern NSW will be on offer, vintage & handmade stalls and of course that groovy vintage caravan stage will be back with live music on offer! Free entry, family friendly!

Let's party and eat!

10th Annual Day of the Dead Ceremony

The annual Day of the Dead ceremony is an opportunity for everyone to come together to honour and remember loved ones who have died, are dying, or who are lost to us in some way. Although it has the same name as the South American celebration, this is a uniquely Australian cultural experience, open to any religion, spirituality, belief or culture.

Girls Night In 2016

Gather the girls......for another fantastic Girls Night In of fun, frivolity, and fundraising for a very important cause, womens cancers. There will be comedy, raffles & prizes, Karaoke, and a cery special guest speaker....! And a lil eye candy from the boys behind the bar!

Tickets are $20 per head including bubbles & nibbles on arrival, but you can pre purchase yours now over the bar for $15 earlybird rate!

So gather your posse & frock up for a fabulous night with Team Tav, AND dont forget to check your pink bits!

Music of the Plants Experience

Launching Saturday 29th November
& same time on Sunday 30th
~11:30am & 2:15pm~
Then continuing as a daily experience at 2:15pm

It is with the greatest excitement and delight that we announce the launch of the deeply moving, often life-changing Music of the Plants experience at the Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.


Byron’s Main Beach foreshore will become a hub for the creative artists of our local region, hand made, hand baked or hand grown.

This Beachside Market is to be held Saturday 24th September ’16 from 8am to 4pm during the school holidays amidst the shade of trees dotted along Denning Park.

This market will showcase a diverse collection of high quality art, sculpture, ceramics, glass, home wares, jewelry and clothing created by our local artisans.


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