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Festivals & Events


A journey back in time … a snaphot of Festival 2000 Event.

The Festivals & Events of the Brunswick Valley reflects the unique history of the area, which is celebrated by locals and visitors together at selected times throughout the year. The Brunswick Valley community welcomes visitors all year round and endeavours to provide enjoyable activities for all members of the family.

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Event
The Commonwealth Games is being hosted on the Gold Coast in 2018. Less than 1 hour away from the beautiful Brunswick Valley, this event will provide the opportunity for visitors to the games, taking some time out visiting the Brunswick Valley.

Splendour in the Grass Music Festival
The festival takes place annually at North Byron Parklands at Yelgun in the north of Byron Shire. (July)

Falls Music Festival
The festival takes place annually at North Byron Parklands at Yelgun in the north of Byron Shire. (December – January)

Festival of the Fish n Chips
The festival takes place annually in Brunswick Heads during January. Summer nights, cool breezes and the reflection of lights on the water provide an excellent back-drop for this kind of family entertainment. The side-show, carnival rides, housie and lucky envelopes which are all part of the festival, provide leisurely entertainment for visitors. Many visitors are drawn to the township to see the enormous fireworks display which heralds the start of the festival. (January)

Brunswick Valley Woodchop Carnival
This festival also hosts the annual Woodchop Carnival.  At this carnival axemen from all over Australia and New Zealand compete in first class woodchop events. The annual “State of Origin” teams relay between NSW and Queensland is always a crowd pleaser. Tent painting, auctions, model railway displays, art and photographic exhibitions, fishing contests, surf carnivals, live entertainment and special sports events are all part of the Brunswick Valley Festival of the Fish and Chips. (January)

Back to the Hot Rods
Custom car and hot-rod enthusiasts converge on Brunswick Heads mid-year (usually in July) to showcase the glitz and glamour of the auto world.  This must-see event is always a a crowd-pleaser.

Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club (Carnivals & Events)
The Brunswick SLSC attends a number of carnivals and competitions throughout the year. Please access link above for information relating to Brunswick SLSC competition.

Art Expo
An annual art expo is held at the Ocean Shores Public School. Comprising of photographic and artistic exhibits, this display and art competition allows all age groups to showcase their creative talent. A new theme is explored each year, inspiring competitors to unleach their creative flare.

Kites and Bikes
The streets and skies of Brunswick Heads come alive with the Kites & Bikes Festival. An enjoyable day out for family and friends!

Old & Gold Festival
The streets of Brunswick Heads have a great selection of pre-loved treasures.
“Celebrating all things old, secondhand and recycled”

Training and fitness camps
The Brunswick Valley is an ideal setting for sporting groups to conduct their training and fitness camps. The natural layout and features of the valley allows teams and individuals to enjoy their activities in a holiday atmosphere.

The Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle
Join the colourful flotilla and paddle from Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads down the beautiful Brunswick River. This eco-friendly, family fun event involves paddling your own or hired non-motorised craft including kayaks, surf skis, rowboats, dragonboats or stand up paddle boards and is open to all ages and abilities.