Top Ten Events in Byron Bay

If you’re planning to visit Byron Bay sometime soon (and if you’re not, why not?) then here’s a list of some of the spectacular events that the town hosts throughout the year.

 The Falls Music & Art Festival
New Year

Falls is a multi day camping event, held over the New Year holiday, featuring bands from around the globe plus dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other art forms.

Byron Bay International Film Festival
Early March

Now Australia’s largest regional film festival, the BBIFF showcases feature films, documentaries animation and short films from more than 35 countries.

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Easter Weekend

Bluesfest is Australia’s premiere Blues & Roots Music Festival, featuring more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists plus camping grounds, licensed bars, undercover food courts and market stalls.


Byron Bay Tri & Multisport Festival
Second Weekend in May

The Byron Bay Triathlon is an Olympic Distance event, which attracts around 1,300 competitors from many different countries. Competitors enjoy a 1.5km ocean swim; a 40km and finally a 10km run. Sprint and Tempter events plus a children’s Aquathon are also held for the younger and more inexperienced.

Splendour in the Grass
Late July

Splendour is Australia’s biggest winter music festival, featuring three days full of big name bands.

Byron Bay Writers’ Festival
Early August

The Byron Bay Writers’ Festival features the most significant and respected contemporary Australian writers participating in lectures, lunches, panels, conversations, launches and readings.


Boomerang Festival
Early October

The Boomerang Festival is a first-of-its-kind, Indigenous festival, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations. Camping is available at the festival.

Byron Lighthouse Run
Mid October

The annual Byron Lighthouse Run is a charity event proudly supported by local business. Participants can choose from a 6.7 k walk or a 10 k run


Byron Bay Surf Festival
Late October

The annual Byron Bay Surf Festival focuses on the creative culture within surfing and features plenty of amazing surfing plus surf art, music, film, history, workshops, literature, markets, presentations, youth art and swap-meets.

Uplift Festival
Early/Mid December

Uplift is a global festival of transformation where pioneers in science, spirituality, health, indigenous wisdom, business, sustainability and creativity can come together to collaborate, present and inspire.


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