Making the most of Byron Bay

Byron Bay Festivals & Events

Discover the heart and soul of Byron Bay through its lively and diverse festival and event scene. Byron Bay, a hub for world-class festivals, plays host to an array of events spanning music, film, food, fashion, art, and more. It’s not just a destination but a vibrant community where attendees and participants alike cherish the diverse and rich experiences on offer.

Bangalow Film Festival

7-16 March 2024

Delve into the cinematic world at the Bangalow Film Festival, where the charm of Bangalow meets global screen magic from 7th to 16th March 2024. This festival is any movie lovers dream, showcasing a rich tapestry of films that range from eye-opening documentaries to world premieres and award-winning features. 

Enrich your experience with masterclasses, engaging Q&A sessions, and unexpected encounters with special guests. Set in the picturesque Northern Rivers, this event is not just about films; it’s a celebration of the arts, encouraging attendees to explore the local creative talents. Secure your spot and be part of an event where film, community, and creativity intertwine.

Huts at Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

28 March - 1 April 2024

Experience the soulful rhythms of Bluesfest, Australia’s leading blues music festival, from 28th March to 1st April 2024. Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this iconic event at the scenic Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah, NSW. Bluesfest is a haven for music lovers, featuring a stellar lineup of artists across genres, from legendary blues musicians to contemporary stars. With past performances by icons like Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar, Bluesfest promises an unforgettable musical journey.

Beyond the music, enjoy the festival’s vibrant atmosphere, enhanced by site upgrades for an even better attendee experience. Surrounded by the idyllic settings of Mullumbimby and Byron Bay, Bluesfest offers the perfect blend of music, culture, and coastal vibes.

Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic

5 May 2024

As proud sponsors of the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic, we are pleased to share that they are coming back for 2024.  

On the first Sunday of May,  you’ll find the Byron Bay Winter Whales hosting an ocean swim – raising thousands of dollars for local charities in the process.

There are two events, the Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic, and the Byron Bay Chocolate Co Dash, these are divided into three different age categories in each event.  Click here to learn more!

Three Runs Doing Byron Bay Triathlon

Byron Bay Triathlon

11 May 2024

Dive into the heart of Byron’s sporting scene with the Byron Bay Triathlon on 11th May 2024. Revel in the unique blend of competition and celebration as athletes tackle the Olympic distance amidst breathtaking ocean views. With events including a Sprint, Kids races, and an Aquabike, there’s something for every fitness level. 

This greatly anticipated event not only challenges participants with its swim, cycle, and run components but also invites families to bask in Byron’s festive atmosphere. A perfect culmination to the triathlon season, it’s an experience that combines sporting prowess with the joy of community spirit.

Caper Byron Bay

17-26 May 2024

Caper Byron Bay, running from 17th to 26th May 2024, is a vibrant showcase of the region’s rich cultural fabric and culinary excellence. This festival is an homage to Byron’s diverse community, offering an array of activities from restaurant takeovers and bush tucker tours to live music and immersive workshops. 

Delight in the creativity and natural beauty that define Byron, with events spread across its stunning landscapes. Whether you’re a foodie, art enthusiast, or nature lover, Caper Byron Bay provides a unique opportunity to engage with the local scene and celebrate the essence of this dynamic community.

The Love Lennox Festival

1 June 2024

Early June brings the Love Lennox Festival back to the shores of Seven Mile Beach. The main street of Lennox Head will be sectioned off, presenting the opportunity for local artists and businesses to set up stalls for the day. This is family-friendly event offers activities for kids, live music as well as a host of artists and entertainers. We personally can’t wait for the cutest dog show!

Sunny day of people enjoying the Love Lennox Festival 2024

Brunswick Heads Old & Gold Festival

8 June 2024

Celebrating its twentieth year, the Old and Gold Festival returns on Saturday the eighth of June. This town-wide garage sale is anticipating more than 100 registered sellers, so vintage lovers and knick-knack enthusiasts should make this local event a high priority! If that wasn’t enough, there will be 3 fairs on around Brunswick Heads on the day. 

Splendour In The Grass Attendee at Byron Bay Festival

Byron Bay Music Festival

17 June 2024​

Mark your calendars for an unparalleled celebration of sound and spirit at the Byron Bay Music Festival, date yet to be announced. This festival stands out as a beacon of local talent, showcasing an all-ages lineup that captures the essence of Byron’s vibrant music scene. It’s not just a festival; it’s a community gathering in the heart of Byron Bay, celebrating the rich tapestry of music that the area is renowned for. From the streets to the stages, experience the unique vibe and energy of Byron through the power of music.

Back To Brunswick Hot Rod Event

12-14 July 2024

The Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run revs up for another thrilling three-day event, a must-attend for all vintage car lovers. Expect live music, local auctions, impressive car shows, and trophy presentations that celebrate the best of classic automotive culture.

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Byron Bay Writers Festival

9-11 August 2024

The immensely popular Byron Bay’s writing festival returns for another year. Attracting attendees from all around Australia, this cultural exchange not only inspires future writers but also celebrates the power of language. 

The 2024 edition of the festival will host a string of international bestsellers including Jane Harper and Trent Dolton, as well as Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. Across the three days, there will be over 100 sessions for you to choose from, but for those looking just for more specific or niche topics, one-day passes are available.

Byron Bay Surf Festival

15-18 August 2024

Celebrate all that surf culture has to offer at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. As well as amazing surf competitions, there are also a wide range of activities to get involved with, we particularly enjoy the surf-focused art displays.

Kids Enjoying Sample Food Festival

Sample Food Festival

7 September 2024

Feast your senses at the Sample Food Festival on 7th September 2024, celebrating a decade of culinary excellence in Northern NSW. This event promises an array of $5 and $10 tasting plates from the region’s premier dining establishments, complemented by an exquisite selection of local beverages. 

Wander through market stalls, immerse yourself in festival workshops, and enjoy the vibrant backdrop of live music. With guest chefs and pop-up events yet to be announced, prepare for a gastronomic journey that showcases the best of Northern NSW’s food scene.

Byron Bay Film Festival

18-27 October 2024

Immerse yourself in the cinematic world at the Byron Bay Film Festival, taking place from 18th to 27th October 2024. This festival stands as a beacon for independent filmmakers, offering a diverse program that spans entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking films. Set across various venues, BBFF is not just a film festival; it’s an amalgamation of artistry, education, and innovation. 

Engage with films that challenge, inspire, and open dialogues, enhancing our collective worldview. Join us for an experience that transcends the screen and ignites conversations long after the credits roll.

Byron Latin Fiesta

31 October - 3 November 2024

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and colours of the Byron Latin Fiesta, running from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November 2024. This electrifying celebration is a melting pot of Latin dance, with over 30 workshops, 20 spectacular performances, live bands, and the hottest Latin DJs spinning tracks into the night. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn or a seasoned dancer looking to strut your stuff, there’s something for everyone. 

From salsa to bachata, zouk to kizomba, and tango to reggaeton, the Fiesta captures the essence of Latin culture. Dive into master classes, kick back at the pre-party, splash around at the pool party, and dance till dawn at the after-parties. With stallholders adding to the festival vibe, the Byron Latin Fiesta is a not-to-be-missed event that welcomes all to celebrate the joy of Latin dance and music.

Heading to Byron Bay for an event? Make your experience unforgettable by staying at Beach Suites, the epitome of luxury by the ocean. Located at the main beach’s doorstep, our pet-friendly accommodations promise comfort, style, and the perfect base for any festival or event.