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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.

Woodchop Carnival

The Brunswick Carnival is currently regarded as the biggest woodchopping event outside the Sydney and Brisbane shows.

The 2016 Woodchop Carnival runs from January 9 – 16.

Woodchop Carnival

The Brunswick Carnival is currently regarded as the biggest woodchopping event outside the Sydney and Brisbane shows.

The 2016 Woodchop Carnival runs from January 9 – 16.

Woodchop Carnival

The Brunswick Carnival is currently regarded as the biggest woodchopping event outside the Sydney and Brisbane shows.

The 2016 Woodchop Carnival runs from January 9 – 16.

Family Fireworks

Weather permitting fireworks in Banner Park that mark the beginning of the Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival.

Breaking Bread: A Byron Community Feast

Breaking Bread: A Byron Community Feast – “For Peace & Unity”

Saturday 19 December, 2015

11am-2pm

Railway Park, Byron Bay

Food & Music provided by community donations

BYO knife, fork, plate & blanket

Hotel Brunswick 75th Birthday

Join the Hotel Brunswick in celebrating their 75th Birthday with a huge day of fun and games for this local and Australian Icon.This Saturday 14th November 2015 Back in 1940, The Hotel Brunswick was established and throughout the years it has maintained it's illustrious image, style and grandeur. Still the pinnacle of the town, Brunwick Heads, the Hotel it's owners Delvene and John Cornell invite you to celebrate the establishment's 75th birthday in style. Come dressed up in your best 1940's outfit, or just come along and enjoy the day with us.

Newrybar Makers Market

Newrybar Makers Market. A boutique handmade market held in the gorgeous Newrybar Hall. Come and meet the local artisans and designers while you shop for unique Christmas gifts or a little something to spoil yourself. Held 5th and 6th of December, 8-3pm. We hope to see you there.

Newrybar Makers Market

Newrybar Makers Market. A boutique handmade market held in the gorgeous Newrybar Hall. Come and meet the local artisans and designers while you shop for unique Christmas gifts or a little something to spoil yourself. Held 5th and 6th of December, 8-3pm. We hope to see you there

Halloween Ball

SAVE THE DATE for the Bangalow Community Childrens Centre annual fundraiser. Known for raising the roof the BCCC fundraising team are working on our spookiest party yet. Details to follow but book the babysitter and get ready for a night of entertainment, thrills and spills, all for a great community cause.

Annual Day of the Dead

The Crystal Castle is hosting the Natural Death Care Centre’s annual Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday 8th November with free entry from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

The Natural Death Care Centre’s annual Day of the Dead will be celebrated this year on Sunday, November 8th at the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens with free entry from 3:30pm for those attending this vital community event.

Breast Cancer Foundation High Tea

Fundraiser for the national breast cancer foundation. Tickets are $30 all proceeds going to the cause.

The Byron Bay Public School Carnivale of Arts

The Byron Bay Public School Carnivale of Arts is a festival style event aimed at raising the profile of visual arts in the school and to celebrate students’ achievements in visual arts. Bringing together the strong sense of family and community within the school through the children’s art.

Friday 11th September 5-8pm at Byron Bay Public School
• art show • live music • eat street • craft market •

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

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 local craft brew by Byron Bay Brewery, or a Brookies Gin cocktail and enjoy the bluegrass line-up Pickers & pickle comps and kids entertainment makes this event a family favourite with locals in the iconic Bangalow Showgrounds

Plus, for those in the know, the Old Time Variety show (MA15+) – 

The Mullum Music Festival Tree Planting

Come and join landowners, landcarers and landusers to plant 1000 riverbank and koala food and shelter plants to provide much-needed habitat along the riverbank in Mullumbimby in the Mullumbimby Showground on March 28 10am - 3pm.

Valentines Day

Live Game Show - Free Entry

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