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Events Byron Bay

  • Byron Farmers Market Byron Farmers’ Market

    Byron Farmers Market is the alternative way to shop. Local producers and local product. Connect with the land and put a face to your food. Producing organic, conventional & hydroponic food from our local friendly farmers. Supporting community and sustainable agriculture.

    Freshness & taste is guaranteed.

    8am to 11am, Thursdays in Byron Bay and Saturdays in Bangalow.

  • True Nature Cuisine True Nature Cuisine

    True Nature Cuisine is catering from the heart and soul of byron bay with vibrant and creative menus. A strong connection to the local area and its growers provides the best the seasons have to offer. Our aim is to support your celebration of love with beautiful uniquely crafted food and service.

  • Franti Bluesfest

    Bluesfest is a world renowned music festival – held in Byron Bay, New South Wales – where both international and local artists come together to perform in this celebration of Blues and Roots music.

    Held over Easter weekend each year, music lovers from all over Australia and afar come together for a fun, music-filled Easter weekend.

  • Buddha Bar Byron Bay Brewery & Buddha Bar Restaurant

    The Byron Bay Brewery offers several bar areas, a beer garden, premium beer, food, wine, live entertainment and huge plasma screens for all major sporting events. The Buddha Bar / Restaurant seats over 300 people and blends the old with the new at one of Byron Bay’s most iconic locations.

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Don't let Byron Bay's laid-back feel fool you: Byron Bay has an events calendar that's busier than the average socialite's diary. Regardless of the time of year you visit, you're all but guaranteed to find that there's a significant event taking place in Byron Bay. Byron Bay's events run the gamut from the musical to the cultural to the athletic, so whatever your preferences you're likely to find activities and events that interest you.

Byron Bay is home to two popular annual cultural events: the Byron Bay International Film Festival, and the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, both of which attract notables from far and wide. Music-themed events in Byron Bay include the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Splendour in the Grass, and the Byron Latin Fiesta. If you're athletically inclined, you'll enjoy watching, and perhaps participating in, events such as the Ben King Memorial Surf Classic, the Ocean Swim Classic, the Byron Bay Triathlon, and the Byron Lighthouse Run.

Other fun events worth seeing include the East Coast Sculpture Show, the Underwater Festival, the Big Joke Comedy Festival, and the Bangalow Show. Seasonal holiday events include Schoolies Week, when recent high school graduates descend on Byron Bay for all sorts of fun and entertainment, and also Christmas, Easter, and New Year's celebrations.

Not all events run on an annual basis, or take place during the same calendar month each year, so it's worth keeping an eye on Byron Bay's calendar to ensure that you don't miss the Byron Bay event that you're hoping to see.


Byron Bay Events Calendar

March 2013

Byron Bay Blues Festival
Thursday 28 March - Monday 1 April

Ben King Memorial Easter Surfing Classic
This is a historic event being the longest running amateur surfing event in Australia. Catering for surfers of all ages the Easter Classic is fun for the whole family. Cash and prizes are spread across all divisions with new surfboards also up for grabs in most divisions.
check the website for dates


May 2013

Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic
Beach Hotel Ocean Swim Classic and Westpac Mini Swim
Sunday 5th May

Byron Bay Triathlon
Byron Bay’s Olympic Distance Triathlon
Saturday 11th & 12th May

Billy Cart Derby
dates to be advised

Malibu Classic  

June 2013


July 2013

August 2013

Byron Bay Writers Festival
Celebrating its sixteenth year, the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival takes place between 2nd and 4th August, with workshops beginning 1st August. As well as some superb authors travelling from overseas and across Australia’s length and breadth, many of the participants hail from the Northern Rivers region. Audiences are advised not to wait until August to purchase Festival Passes. Early Bird discounted 3 day passes are released Friday 8 April and provide access to the full marquee program on the Festival site.
2nd – 4th August

September 2013


October 2013

Byron Bay Surf Festival
The festival will bring together people that want to celebrate surfing and the associated arts, music, film, literature, surfboard design and environmentally friendly sustainable surf craft.     
22nd - 27th of October 2013


Byron Bay Lighthouse Run
check site for latest dates


November 2013

6th Annual Byron Latin Fiesta
a weekend feast of Latin music & dance
dates to be confirmed
An International & National event.
35+ Latin Dance Workshops
3 Nights of amazing Parties
Live bands CLUB HAVANA & OLB
Pre Parties & After Parties
All this & more plus the gorgeous beaches of Byron Bay!