Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and Gold Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia

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Events, Festivals and Shows

Every town and village has its own cultural events and celebrations, which give the region a distinctive flavour and flair.  Often, these events are just for the locals to celebrate common histories and interests.

And sometimes, these events become well known outside the local area and attract visitors from near and far to enjoy and share the local culture.

We hope you'll join us, and see you there!

Listed below are a few of the more well established events, and maybe some newer ones too.

Events, Festivals and Shows

Murwillumbah Show
Murwillumbah Tweed River Show Updated

Established in 1890, the Murwillumbah Show is an annual agricultural show held on the first weekend in November at the Murwillumbah Showground. The show is a great family day out with FREE gate entry (a Gold Coin donation is appreciated), and includes the usual sideshow alley, a full Pavilion competition schedule, horse events on both days and a trotting programme on Saturday.  Monster fireworks and a Rodeo feature on Friday night.

Date: 1st weekend November.

Locality
Murwillumbah

Telephone:
(02) 6672 5507
Murwillumbah Chamber Business Breakfast

Join us on the first Friday morning to network, exchange skills, ideas and leads, and to be updated on issues that affect Murwillumbah and District, over a delicious gourmet breakfast catering for all dietary needs. All welcome. $25

Date:
First Friday of every month, 6:45-8:30 am

Locality
Greenhills on Tweed 131 River St Murwillumbah 2484

Telephone:
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Gold Coast Theatre Alliance

Gold Coast Theatre Alliance is the directory for live theatre and performances in the Ballina, Byron, Tweed and Gold Coast region, with upcoming shows and seasons, online bookings for performances, audition notices and links to local theatre groups.

Date:
Check web site for details

Locality
Ballina - Gold Coast region

Telephone:
-
Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra (NRSO)

A non-profit organisation offering a wide variety of high quality, affordable musical productions to local communities.

Originally an eighteen-member chamber ensemble founded by Barry Singh in 1993 in Murwillumbah, the Orchestra now draws as many as 60 players from as far afield as Lismore, Brisbane and Toowoomba.

The orchestra offers preformances ranging from classics and opera through to movie soundtracks and Pops.  Ticket prices depend on the venue, and are generally around $40 for Adults, Concession $35, Students 18+ $25, School students $10

Date:
Check web site for updates.

Locality
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers

Telephone:

Tickets can be purchased online with credit card at our website

CoolHeads

Friday Fun Nights. Lyons Park Cabarita Headland from 5pm - 8pm (weather premitting): 12y-18y.  Alcohol and drug free.  Free sausage sizzle and drinks, activities and arts and crafts workshops.

Date:
3rd Friday of the month at the Lyons Park Cabarita Headland.

Locality
Cabarita

Telephone:
(07) 5589 1800
CoolHeads

Friday Fun Nights.  Murwillumbah Community Centre: 12y-18y.  Alcohol and drug free.  Free sausage sizzle and drinks, activities and arts and crafts workshops.

Date:
4pm-8pm, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month

Locality
Murwillumbah

Telephone:
(07) 5589 1800
Lismore Symphony Orchestra

The Lismore Symphony orchestra was formed in 2003 from a group of dedicated musicians living in the Northern Rivers. Our goal is to bring classical orchestral music to the people of the Northern Rivers and we do that with our two concert series each year.

Totally self funded, it receives its money from ticket sales, members fees and donations.  LSO is made up of a wonderful team of musicians who volunteer their time to come together to make music and then perform that music for you. It is with great delight that we do this and we look forward to making more music for you with your support.

Date:
Events

Locality
tba

Telephone:
(02) 6628 5361
Agricultural Shows and Field Days

Regional town shows usually occur on Friday and Saturday with two show days for livestock judging and breeding animals displays, agricultural and produce displays (accompanied by cooking competitions), showjumping, and other competitive events.  Smaller villages will hold shows for a full day on a Saturday or Sunday only.  (See also Agricultural show; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

The free listings below are provided to ensure the most comprehensive local directory possible.
  When you contact folks listed here, please mention that you found them via Big Volcano.  Thanks.



Killarney Show & Rodeo Society Inc.
21 Feb - 22 Feb 2020
Killarney
0459 408 788
Tamborine Mountain Show
14 March 2020
Mt Tamborine
0412 981 045
Bonalbo Show
Fri 17th to Sat 18th April 2020
Bonalbo
(02) 6665 3324
Woodenbong Annual Show
19 April 2020
Woodenbong
0488 510 817
NORCO Primex Field Days
21-23 May 2020
Casino
0411 740 374
Mudgeeraba Show
27 June - 28 June 2020
Mudgeeraba
(07) 5530 2754
Canungra Rodeo and Show
Sat 22 Aug 2020
Canungra
0403 278 556
Gold Coast Show
28, 29, 30 August 2020
Bundall
(07) 5504 5587
Beaudesert Show 
04 September - 05 September 2020
Beaudesert
(07) 5541 3200
Nimbin Agricultural Show
Sat 26th to Sun 27th September 2020
Nimbin
0428 341 992
Casino Agricultural Show Updated
Fri 16th to Sat 17th October 2020
Casino
(02) 6662 5991
Kyogle Show
Fri 9th to Sat 10th October 2020
Kyogle
0414 640 431
North Coast National Show
15,16,17 October 2020
Lismore
(02) 6621 5916
Alstonville Show
23, 24 October 2020
Alstonville
(02) 6628 0358
Murwillumbah Show
6,7 November 2020
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 5507
Sat 14th to Sun 15th November 2020
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6838
Bangalow Show
20th, 21st November 2020
Bangalow
(02) 6687 1033
Arts, Cultural Events and Music Festivals


Tweed Valley Jazz & Blues Club
6pm, last Friday of month
Condong Bowls Club
(02) 6677 9371
Tweed Foodie Festival
Various dates
Various localities
(02) 6679 5276
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Easter
Byron Bay
(02) 6639 9800
Cooly Rocks On
3-7 June 2020
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads
(07) 5534 3500
Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts
June
Murwillumbah
0418 647 355
Lismore Lantern Parade
Held on or around the Winter Solstice
Lismore
(02) 6622 6333
Tamborine Mountain Christmas in July - Yulefest on the Mountain
July
Tamborine Mountain
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Byron Bay Writers Festival
7 -9 August 2020
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5115
Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week
Last week in August
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 6186
Tyalgum Music Festival
1st weekend September
Tyalgum
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Ukitopia : A Celebration of Uki, Life Arts and Culture
Third Thursday - Sunday in September
Uki Hall and Village Green
0497 656 624
Mullum Music Festival
Last weekend in November
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6195
Lismore Carols in the Heart
December
Lismore
(02) 6620 0500
Outdoor, Sport & Recreation


NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Australian Longboard Surfing Open
27th -31st May, 2020
Kingscliff
0414 569 208
Whale watching
June - October
coastal headlands
Byron Underwater Festival
April
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 9134
Lions Greenback Tailor Fishing Competition
June Queens B'day Long Weekend
Cabarita Beach
0400 042 192
Outdoor Leisure Show
10-12 July 2020
Lismore
(02) 6623 7300
Gold Coast Expo
July 24 - July 26 2020
Bundall
1800 671 588
Casino Gold Cup
Saturday 15th August 2020
Casino Racecourse
(02) 6662 1729
Rainforest Rescue Big Scrub Rainforest Day
September
Rocky Creek Dam
(02) 6687 1143
NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
December - January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Special Interest Events


Starlight Expo
1st week of January
Bangalow
0413 270 756
Lismore GEMFEST
16-17 May 2020
Lismore
(02) 6688 8280
Lismore Friendship Festival
June
Lismore
0428 216 079
Northern Rivers Vintage Car Club
August
Lismore
(02) 6628 1207
Tropical Fruits NYE Festival
NYE - NY day
Lismore
(02) 6620 6440
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