Festivals

Byron Bay is home to a whole host of world-class festivals each year. Featuring music, film, food, fashion, art, sport, spirit, environment, ideas, and more – Byron Bay is a festival destination loved by both the people who attend AND those that participate in these annual events.

There have been many canceled and re-scheduled events the past couple of years due to COVID, these are the major Byron festival and events with 2022 dates.​

14 February 2022: V-Day Byron Bay

We gather at 6.30 for a 7am dance at, Main Beach Byron Bay, to protest global violence against women and children. Wear red. Bring banners and a friend. Proudly part of OneBillionRising! Men welcome as supporters

14-18 April 2022: Byron Bay Bluesfest

Australia’s most awarded music festival, returns Easter Long Weekend 2022 (14-18 April). Tickets on sale now! This year’s headliners include Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, and Jimmy Barnes. Plus 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment.

7 May 2022: Byron Triathlon

Iconic in destination, with a spectacular ocean swim, combined with Byron’s much-loved party atmosphere… it’s easy to see why the Byron Bay Tri is one of Australia’s favourite end of season celebrations. Known for its traditional Olympic race, and an annual Teams gathering. Sprint, Kids and Aquabike are the new growing events.

8-12 June 2022: Byron Bay Comedy Festival

Byron Comedy Fest is a carefully curated event on the foreshore of Main Beach Byron Bay. The A-List of Australian and International comics grace the town over 5 days in June.

22-24 July 2022: Splendour in the Grass

Considered to be Australia’s biggest winter music festival, Splendour has evolved from a boutique one day festival held at Belongil Fields on the outskirts of Byron to a three day extravaganza of big name bands and new Australian music now held at North Byron Parklands, a dedicated site 15 minutes north of Byron.

26-28 August 2022: Byron Writers Festival

More than 100 writers and thinkers will come to the Byron Shire in August to share stories, ideas and the power of words with festival audiences. Taking place at a new site, the beautiful North Byron Parklands.

3 September 2022: Sample Food Festival

This will be our 10th Anniversary event, a taste of Northern NSW. Join us for $5 and $10 tasting plates from the region’s top restaurants, some of the best beverages Northern New South Wales has to offer, browse the market stalls and participate in our series of festival workshops. Live music, Guest Chefs and more to be announced including pop-up events.

21-30 October 2022: Byron Bay Film Festival

Held across multiple venues, the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF) is a platform for outstanding independent film talent, showcasing a uniquely rich and diverse program of entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking films. It’s a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film.

3-6 November 2022: Byron Latin Fiesta

30+ Latin Dance Workshops, 20+ Performances, Live Bands, Latin DJs, Master Classes, a Pre-Party, a Pool Party, After-Parties & Stall Holders. Dance styles include: Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba, Tango, Reggaeton, Afro, Samba & more! The event caters to beginners and seasoned dancers alike and everyone is welcome. Bring your friends!

31 Dec – 2 Jan: FALLS Byron Bay

Falls is ready to elevate your New Year in Byron Bay, and exciting new venues in VIC and WA and a fresher, deeper lineup and electronic experience than ever before! This years headliners include Arctic Monkeys, Lil Nas X and Peggy Gou. FALLS offers luxury camping, VIP options, swimming pools, fantastic food, shit olympics and more.