Best festivals & events in Byron Bay
Whilst the iconic Splendour in the Grass might be one of Australia’s biggest music festivals, Byron Bay’s huge list of awesome events doesn't end there… and to be honest, it doesn’t end at all! Check out our round up of the epic year-long Byron Bay event calendar!
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Byron Bay Bluesfest | 28th March – 1st April 2024
Australia’s premier blues and roots festival in 2024 celebrate its 35th edition. Five fabulous days of live music and entertainment. The lineup includes international artists Jack Johnson and Tom Jones as well as home-grown artists such as Matt Corby plus plenty more set to rock the festival. Click for all the latest info on Byron Bay Bluesfest.
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Byron Bay Triathlon | 2024 date coming soon
Catering to athletes of all levels, Australia’s most popular destination-triathlon swims, cycles and sprints through Byron next Autumn, before a well-earned party on the Saturday night. Click for Byron Bay Triathlon!
Splendour in the Grass | 2024 dates coming soon
Dance away the winter blues with 30,000 of your closest mates at the biggest mid-year music festival in the country. Sort your plans early and keep an eye out for ticket and line-up announcements – this one sells out faster than you can message the group chat, ‘Reckon we should hit up Splendour this year?’ Get the Splendour 'need to knows'.
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Byron Writers Festival | 2024 dates coming soon
This event is kind of like Splendour, if you swapped tunes for books and musicians for authors. Dozens of high-profile writers entertain huge crowds with conversations, panels, readings, lectures and book launches across five marquees and two conference rooms. Book lovers, welcome to paradise. Click for everything Writers Fest.
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Byron Bay Film Festival | 20th - 29th October 2023
The latest iteration of the BBFF promises to showcase outstanding up-and-coming talent with a richly diverse program of films screened at a number of boutique venues around Byron. Film buffs can view more details at Byron Bay Film Festival.
Byron Latin Fiesta | 2nd - 5th November 2023
Looking forward to its 18th installment in 2023, this colourful celebration of dance is one of the longest-running events of its kind in Australia, with three days of dance workshops and four nights (and early mornings…) of parties! Get your groove on at Byron Latin Fiesta.
Falls Festival | usually over NYE
After an impressive 28 years ringing in the New Year with some of the world’s biggest acts, the Falls team are taking this New Years’ season off to rest, recover and recalibrate. Be in the know for when Falls Fest returns.
Where to stay?
Looking outside of Byron? Check out YHA Coolangatta, which is only a 30-40 minute drive up the road.
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