April - BLUESFEST - EASTER LONG WEEKEND - www.bluesfest.com.au Blues festival is a blues and roots festival that is held near Byron Bay every year over the Easter long weekend. Australia’s premier blues and roots festival, with multiple marquees and stages and more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world famous artists.
June LOVE LENNOX FESTIVAL - www.lovelennox.com.au ‘Love Lennox Festival’ is a street fair when the main street is closed and then filled with food stalls and a broad range of interesting exhibits and market style vendors but far different to the usual run of the mill markets - held in June each year this is a lively celebration of all things "Lennox Head" has to offer. This is a great day for the kids with plenty of activities and fun events to keep them entertained.
June - THE LISMORE LANTERN PARADE - www.lanternparade.com As dusk falls on the longest night of the year in June a 1,000 lanterneers and performers create a dreamscape of lanterns, giant illuminated sculptures and dancers. Spectacular outdoor theatre performance features lanterns, original music, pyrotechnics.
July - SKULL CANDY OZ GROM OPEN - www.skullcandyozgromopen.com.au Top junior surfers make their way from all over Australia and New Zealand to Lennox Head for their shot at a title. Held in the July school holidays this is the largest Junior surf comp in Australia especially for the surfing grommets and sponsored by Skull Candy.
July SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS - near BYRON BAY - www.splendourinthegrass.com Over three monumental days, revellers can shuffle their feet between 80+ of the hottest local and international acts on offer, all in the beautiful surrounds of the Byron Shire. People come from all around to visit this festival. Click here for more information, bus timetable and information on how to get there. August - THE BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL - www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au The Festival has grown from a single venue event to fill four huge marquees and venues around town and sells 45,000 individual tickets. The most significant and respected contemporary Australian writers have participated through lectures, lunches, panels, conversations, launches and readings featuring over 150 writers and thinkers.
BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - www.bbff.com.au It’s a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film. Held over 10 days, Multiple Venues, 200+ films, 50+ Sessions, World & Australian Premieres.
October - BALLINA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL - www.ballinafoodandwine.com.au Celebrated at the Ballina Racecourse, a huge and entertaining event including a myriad of regional food and wine producers with tastings and live entertainment. There are 3 separate events with the major event on Sunday. Tickets $25 and return buses to the resort only $5. This is now one of Australia's largest regional food and wine festivals and is one event you do not want to miss out on.(over 18's only)
THE BALLINA PRAWN FESTIVAL - www.ballinaprawnfestival.com.au The Ballina Prawn Festival is a whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. Delighting both young and old Festival visitors can enjoy exciting rides, great music; delicious food and can even join in the hilarious DIY Raft Race!
Ballina Country Music Festival - http://www.ballinacountrymusic.com/ This event gets bigger and better every year. This year there are 30 "free entry" performances playing over 6 different venues and then there are the 2 big ticketed concerts on the Friday and Saturday night. Travis Collins - Australian Artist of the year 2017 will be performing along with golden guitar winner Ashleigh Dallas and many other top line performers already confirmed.
December - THE FALLS FESTIVAL - www.fallsfestival.com 3 Day Music Festival held at the "Splendour" site near Byron Bay over the New Year holiday break.
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