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Annual Calendar

 There are a number of annual events that occur in and around Byron Bay throughout the year. We’ve started listing them, if you know of any others that should be listed here – let us know.

Sample Food Festival

Sample Food Festival

Saturday 3 September 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Bangalow Showgrounds – Bangalow

The Sample Food Festival showcases qualities that create the mark of local distinction and excellence for Northern NSW food. with 200 exhibitors that participated.

Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay International Film Festival

Friday 14 October 2016 to Sunday 23 October 2016

Repeats:

Held across multiple venues, the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) is a platform for outstanding independent film talent.

Byron Lighthouse Run

Byron Lighthouse Run

Sunday 23 October 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Denning Park – Byron Bay

The annual Byron Lighthouse Run is a community event proudly supported by local business. The race is a 6.7 k walk or a 10 k run to raise charity.

Byron Latin Fiesta

Friday 4 November 2016 to Sunday 6 November 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The annual Byron Latin Fiesta is a weekend celebration of Latin dance and music held annually over four nights and three days.

Annual Day of the Dead

Sunday 13 November 2016

Repeats:
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

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

Mullum Music Festival

Mullum Music Festival

Thursday 17 November 2016 to Sunday 20 November 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Mullum Music Festival is a four day event that takes over the halls, clubs and streets of Mullumbimby.

The Falls Music & Art Festival

The Falls Music & Art Festival

Friday 30 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017

Repeats every year on the 30 of December.
North Byron Parklands – Byron Shire

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.

New Year's Eve Community Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Community Celebrations

Saturday 31 December 2016

Repeats every year on the 31 of December.

The Byron Community Centre hosts this family friendly event featuring interactive shows at allocated spots along Jonson Street, Byron Bay.

East Coast Blues & Roots Festival

Bluesfest (East Coast Blues & Roots Festival)

Thursday 13 April 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm – Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Blues Festival or Bluesfest is Australia’s premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival with more than 200 performances.

 

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.

2016 Byron Spirit Festival

Byron Spirit Festival

Friday 15 April 2016 to Sunday 17 April 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Mullumbimby Township

Featuring accomplished teachers, musicians and visionaries from Byron and way beyond, the new program is composed of dozens of daily workshops.

Byron Bay Internatioal Fashion Festival

Saturday 30 April 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Elements of Byron

This annual event showcases the emerging “Byron Style” abreast to established Interstate and International designers.

Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival

Saturday 7 May 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

Australia’s best destination triathlon is back on Saturday 7 May 2016.

 

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby

Sunday 15 May 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Bangalow Billy Cart Derby is a wonderful example of a community event because there are no barriers to entry.

Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle

Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle

Sunday 22 May 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is an annual event held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park, Mullumbimby.

Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival

Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival

Saturday 11 June 2016

Repeats every year on June on the first Saturday.

Brunswick Heads hosts the unique Old and Gold Festival every year and invites visitors to stay for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Byron Yoga Day Festival

Saturday 25 June 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
Denning Park – Byron Bay

NEW DATE – Saturday 25th June. Join the world wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga

The Lismore Lantern Parade

Saturday 25 June 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.

The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice.

Splendour in the Grass

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 24 July 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
North Byron Parklands – Byron Shire

Considered to be Australia’s biggest winter music festival, Splendour has evolved from a boutique one day festival held at Belongil Fields

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Byron Bay Writers’ Festival

Friday 5 August 2016 to Sunday 7 August 2016

Repeats: Future dates to be confirmed.
North Byron Events – Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Writers’ Festival had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of locals led by Chris Hanley

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Friday 19 August 2016 to Saturday 20 August 2016

Repeats:
Bangalow Showgrounds – Bangalow

Dust off those denims ‘n boots. Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its third annual not-for-profit community event,

 

 Byron Bay Market Day

The weekly roving markets of the Byron area are famous for their range of produce, new age funkiness and great atmosphere. Byron Bay, The Channon and Bangalow have the biggest and best markets on the first, second and fourth Sundays of each month respectively.

Byron Bay Markets Butler Street reserve 1st Sunday
The Channon Markets The Channon via Lismore 2nd Sunday
Bangalow Markets Bangalow Showground 4th Sunday

Have a look at our handy upcoming markets guide to see what markets are coming up in the next month in the Byron region. You’ll also find a guide to all of the monthly markets throughout the region and the time of the month that they’re held below.

Ingenious art and craftworks fill the markets. Beautiful things made by local people using unusual natural materials sit side-by-side with colourful imports from Africa and Asia. Give your house a gift and yourself a lift with something made or bought in Byron.

Got enough ‘things’ already? Then fill your larder with freshly-harvested and home-made produce. Food stalls offer a sumptuous range of goodies for consumption on site or to take home and savour later. For a different, refreshing drink try some sugar cane juice, squeezed before your eyes.

If your body needs some attention it will get it here: slide onto a massage table and have experienced hands soothe away your aches and pains. Indulge in a full massage, or just have your neck and shoulders treated, or go the holistic path with reflexology. The markets have a wonderful range of skin and hair care products made from natural ingredients.

And for the kids? Let them have their faces painted as angels or devils, pixies or goblins. They’ll love the original toys and games and the funky clothes. And you’ll be able to do all your gift shopping at once!

If you’re looking for accommodation close to the regional markets, browse through our Byron Hinterland accommodation guide where you’ll find a range of places to stay in the towns and villages around Byron Bay.

First Week of the Month

  • Brunswick Heads Markets – 1st Saturday of the month
  • Byron Bay Markets – 1st Sunday of the month (+ 3rd Sunday Dec & Jan)
  • Pottsville Markets – 1st Sunday of the month
  • Lismore Car Boot Market – 1st Sunday of the month

Second Week of the Month

  • Byron Flea Market – 2nd Saturday of the month
  • Kingscliff Markets – 2nd Saturday of the month
  • The Channon Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Alstonville Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Lennox Head Markets – 2nd Sunday of the month

Third Week of the Month

  • Byron Bay Markets – 3rd Sunday December & January
  • Lismore Car Boot Market – 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Mullumbimby Markets – 3rd Saturday of the month
  • Pottsville Markets – 3rd Sunday of the month
  • Uki Buttery Bazaar – 3rd Sunday of the month

Fourth Week of the Month

  • Kingscliff Markets – 4th Saturday of the month
  • Nimbin Markets – 4th and 5th Sunday of the month
  • Bangalow Markets – 4th Sunday of the month
  • Murwillumbah Markets – 4th Sunday of the month

Additional Byron Bay Markets

  • Byron Beachside Markets – three held annually Jan, Easter & the Sep/Oct long weekend
  • Byron Artisan Market – every Saturday October to March annually – Railway Park Byron Bay

Farmers Markets

How good is it to take a basket to the Farmers Market and fill it with fresh, organic, locally-grown food? Extra good, that’s how. This is the old idea of a market to support local growers and feed the townsfolk, refreshed and updated to include the innovative alongside the traditional. Byron’s produce includes both tropical and temperate fruit and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, coffee and a whole range of gourmet items to enhance your cuisine. See below for a list of dates and locations of farmers’ markets.

Weekly Farmers Markets

  • New Brighton Farmers Market (New Brighton Oval River St New Brighton) – every Tuesday (8am – 11am)
  • Rainbow Region Organic Market Lismore (Lismore Showground, Alexandra Pde, Lismore) – every Tuesday (7.30am – 11am)
  • Byron Farmers Market (Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay) – every Thursday (8am – 11am)
  • Bangalow Farmers Market (Bangalow Hotel Carpark, 1 Byron St, Bangalow) – every Saturday (8am – 11am)
  • Lismore Farmers Market (Lismore Showground, Alexandra Pde, Lismore) – every Saturday (8am – 11 am)
  • Mullumbimby Farmer’s Market (Mullumbimby Showground, 51 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby) – every Friday (7am – 11am)
  • Blue Knob Farmers Market (10 min north of Nimbin) – every Saturday (8.30am – 12.30pm)