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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

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 on Friday night.

Date: 1st weekend November.

Locality Map
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:
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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:
Contact Details

Tickets can be purchased online with credit card at our website, or alternatively by phoning (07) 5536 6063 or (07) 5513 1083.

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.

Formed in the latter half of 2003, the Orchestra is relatively small, with 40 players.  Totally self funded, it receives its money from ticket sales, members fees and donations, it is committed to providing affordable, top quality performances to a wide audience.

Date:
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Locality
tba

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


Killarney Show & Rodeo Society Inc.
TBA (usually last weekend) February 2018 Updated
Killarney
0459 408 788
Showtime Carnival: Tamborine Mountain AH&I (Show) Society Updated
Sat 17 March 2018 - St Patricks Day
Mt Tamborine
0412 981 045 or (07) 5545 2155
Annual Rathdowney Heritage Festival
April
Rathdowney
(07) 5544 1222
Bonalbo Show
Fri 13th to Sat 14th April 2018 Updated
Bonalbo
(02) 6665 3324
Norco Primex
June
Casino
(02) 6768 5800
Mudgeeraba Show
TBA (usually last weekend) June 2018 Updated
Mudgeeraba
(07) 5530 2754
Canungra Rodeo and Show
Sat 26 Aug 2017
Canungra
0403 278 556
Gold Coast Show
1st - 3rd Sept 2017
Bundall
(07) 5504 5587
Beaudesert Show New listing
8th - 9th Sept 2017
Beaudesert
(07) 5541 3200
Farmarama Expo
September
Lismore
(02) 6624 2611
Woodenbong Annual Show 
Sun 17th September 2017 
Woodenbong
(02) 6634 6106
Nimbin Agricultural Show
23rd - 24th September 2017
Nimbin
0428 341 992
Casino Agricultural Show
13th - 14th October 2017
Casino
(02) 6662 5991
Kyogle Show
6th - 7th October 2017
Kyogle
(02) 6632 1220
North Coast National Show
19th - 21st October 2017
Lismore
(02) 6621 5916
Alstonville Show
27th - 28th October 2017
Alstonville
(02) 6628 0358
Murwillumbah Show
3rd - 4th November 2017
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 5507
Mullumbimby Show
11th - 12th November 2017
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6838
Bangalow Show
17th - 18th November 2017
Bangalow
(02) 6687 1033
Arts, Cultural Events and Music Festivals


Caldera Kin Folk Club
1pm, 3rd Sunday of month
tba
(02) 6679 5432
Tweed Valley Jazz Club
6pm, last Friday of month
tba
(02) 6672 4778
Annual Blues Harp Blowout Competition
late March
Byron Bay, Bangalow
(02) 6677 1819
East Coast Blues & Roots Festival
Easter
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8310
Cooly Rocks On
3rd - 13th June 2017
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 2081
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
July/August
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5115
Lismore Music Festival
August
Lismore
(02) 6621 6015
Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week
Last week in August
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 6186
Tyalgum Music Festival
1st weekend September
Tyalgum
(02) 6672 6100
Ukitopia : A Celebration of Uki, Life Arts and Culture
Third Thursday - Sunday in September
Uki Hall and Village Green
-
Tweed Valley Country Roots Fest Updated
1st-2nd October (Long weekend)
Murwillumbah
0414 290 237
Mullum Music Festival
Last weekend in November
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6195
Tweed Foodie Festival
Last weekend in November
Murwillumbah
(02) 6679 5276
Carols by Candlelight
December
Lismore
(02) 6620 0505
Outdoor, Sport & Recreation


NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Malfunction Surf Festival
late March
Kingscliff
-
Kites & Bikes Festival
late March every second year
Brusnwick Heads
-
Whale watching
June - October
coastal headlands
Byron Underwater Festival
April
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 9134
Tweed Harbour Fireworks Spectacular
May
Jack Evans Boat Harbour
-
Greenback Tailor Fishing Competition
June Queens B'day Weekend
Cabarita Beach
0400 042 192
4WD Caravan Camping & Marine Show
3-5 Jul 2015
Lismore
(02) 6627 4444
Gold Coast Midyear Caravan and Camping Expo
July 24 - July 26
Bundall
1800 671 588
Casino Gold Cup
August
Casino Racecourse
(02) 6662 1729
Rainforest Rescue Big Scrub Rainforest Day
September
Rocky Creek Dam
(02) 6627 0114
Tweed River Festival
late November
Tweed River
(02) 6670 2577
Nimbin Youth Festival
December
Nimbin
(02) 6689 1966
NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
December - January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Special Interest Events


Starlight Wellbeing Expo
January
Bangalow
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Lismore GEMFEST
16-17 May 2015
Lismore
(02) 6688 8280
Lismore Herb Festival
August
Lismore
-
Northern Rivers Vintage Car Club
August
Lismore
(02) 6628 1207
Lismore Garden Week
September
Lismore
(02) 6624 3855
Uki Expo
November
Uki Public School
-
Tropical Fruits NYE Festival
30 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
Lismore
(02) 6620 6440
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