As we round the corning into spring, Byron prepares to host a few varied festivals and events + all the whale watching.

Here are some highlights of what’s happening this month.

Byron Writers Festival 11-13 August

Featuring Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Heather Rose, Tracey Spicer, Nakkiah Lui, Myf Warhurst, Holly Ringland, Kevin Jared Hosein, Robbie Arnott, Ellen van Neerven, Pip Williams, Joel Birnie, Peggy Frew, Gabriel Krauze, Jeff Goodell, Rhoda Roberts, Mandy Nolan, Kate Morton and many more…

Byron Writers Festival 2023 Program is LIVE! Themed ‘Wild Imagination’, dive in and discover the writers and thinkers who will inspire and uplift us this 11—13 August at Australia’s favourite regional literary festival.

North Coast Mud Trail 2023 19 & 20 August

Every year our ceramicists across the Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires will open their studios to visitors so you can meet the artists, discuss their work and processes and find out what inspires these creatives to do what they do.

Byron Bay Surf Festival 24-27 August

The multi-day festival activates several events including surfing, art, music, film, special guests and environmental aspects with an awareness and focus on sustainability, education and innovation.

SAVE on weekday flights! Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning In Byron Bay

Watching the morning’s sunrise over the Australian mainland and blue ocean, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon over the Byron Bay region.

SAVE on weekday flights! Valid until 31st of August 2023

Sample Food Festival 2 September

Experience sample plates from the region’s best restaurants, alongside local brews and cocktails from award-winning Northern Rivers distilleries. Browse the market stalls showcasing passionate and innovative local artisans and producers. Catch leading chefs cook off against one another, foodie tips and masterclasses. There is so much for the whole family to explore.