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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.

V-Day Flash Mob

On Saturday February 14th (6:30am) all are invited to the V-Day flash mob / swim at Main Beach, Byron Bay to unite our community in joyful peace and justice.

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015

The nation’s most sparkling film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, will return for its' 26th annual season around Australia early march until mid-April 2015.

Proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and the generous support of Principal Sponsor Peugeot, a vanguard of Europe’s automobile industry, the Festival will screen throughout eight cities at a host of glamorous Palace Cinema locations.

Byron Spirit Festival

Over the past 6 years, Byron Spirit Festival has been the meeting point for yoga, music dance and wellness in Australia. 

Nourish your Spirit at the 2018 Byron Spirit Festival 20-22nd April 2018: Over 60 workshops and panels on yoga, music, dance, healing, creative arts, sustainability, and various cultural activities. Byron Spirit Festival is an opportunity to check out of your every-day and choose your own spiritual adventure in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay. 

Which Way Festival

Thunder Gods of the Multiverse. Level H, As Chaos Falls, bayharbour, Dethrone The King, Moans Like Lisa, Chasing Wolves., The Snatchettes, Pressure, Noose for a Necktie are the final bands to be announced for the Which Way Festival 2014... WHAT A WHOPPER OF A LINE-UP!!

11 BANDS!! Some inspirational speakers in between the bands, including Byron's own Dancin' Man Tommy Franklin Digger from the Red Frogs & Nicqui from the YACROCKCAFE.

Byron YAC - Sunday Nov 20 midday - 9pm - $10 entry

Bangalow Homegrown Music Festival

The Bangalow bowling Club proudly presents “Homegrown”, Bangalow’s first mini music festival with great, well known Australian artists.
The Bangalow Home Grown Music Festival supports local emerging musicians and helps us bring their music closer to you.

The Bay FM 99.9 Christmas Discotheque

Think Xmas dress retro at the Bay FM Christmas Discotheque!
Bistro, doors and dancefloor open from 6pm to 1am.
DJs will play disco, retro, funk, and classics at the Bangalow Bowlo.
Let the hilarity and Christmas Cheer start by taking a trip on The Magic Bus up to The Bangalow Bowlo and then get down at The Bay FM Christmas Discotheque on Saturday 20th December!

Mullum Music Festival

From humble beginnings, the picturesque village of Mullumbimby has hosted the Mullum Music Festival (MMF) since its inception in 2008. Nestled amongst the surrounding mountains in the Byron Bay hinterland, this diverse community of just over 3000 people has embraced this very different type of music event. The last decade has seen 600 world-class artists and thousands of people make their way to the festival, not bad for a little festival that started on the night of the electrical storm of the decade.

Uplift Byron Bay

A 4-day celebration of co-creation in action with global pioneers in science, health, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, conscious leadership, youth activism, sustainability and arts. Together it's time to create a new story.

New Year's Eve Community Celebrations

Byron Bay 2016 NYE details TBA.


Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival

Byron Latin Fiesta

15th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta 5 - 8 November 2020. Enjoy 4 Nights & 3 Days of Latin Dance Workshops & Parties with International, National & Local instructors & performers!

Byron Bay Surf Festival

Everything in one venue! (except the surfing!)

2 days of surfing, 3 nights of live music, markets, films, artshow, special guests and more

Boomerang Festival

The Boomerang Festival is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations.

Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival

Brunswick Heads hosts the unique Old and Gold Festival every year and invites visitors to stay for the Queen's Birthday long weekend and enjoy the celebrations. The festival is an exciting day out for punters with a huge All Town Garage Sale, four collectable & secondhand fairs, horse and carriage rides, old-fashioned sing-a-longs, live music around town, free face painting, craft, raffles, competitions and always something new and different!

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

The Bangalow Billy Cart Derby is a wonderful example of a community event because there are no barriers to entry. It showcases good old fashioned fun regardless of age or social status. Everyone can take part whether as individuals, families, workplaces or schools. This year we expect many entries, showing the strength of the Derby as it embraces an even wider reach in our thriving community.


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