Happy 2023! With summer in full swing, school holidays, extra markets and a few festivals, there is plenty to do in Byron this January.

Be sure to check out the markets, tours, and restaurants – and if you’re looking to stay a few days, browse our accommodation guide.

Falls Festival Byron Bay 31 December – 2 January

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.

Byron Beachside Market – Wednesday 4 January

The Byron Beachside Market takes place four times a year in early January, Easter, July and late September. A ‘make it, bake it, sew it and grow it’ market held on the Byron Bay foreshore east of the Surf Club. This is the perfect location to experience some of the most original products alongside one of Australia’s most famous beaches.

Starlight Festival 5-8 January in Bangalow

The Starlight Festival encourages growth, oneness and awakening over four days. Bringing together exhibitors, presenters and workshops focused on health, wellbeing, sustainability, healing, lifestyle and enlightenment.

McGregors Family Carnival, Brunswick Heads through to 22 January

A family owned and run carnival with your favourite rides, games and carnival food for all ages. Saturday 10th December and our final night will be Sunday 22nd January!

Bangalow Film Festival 12-21 January 2023

Featuring a line up of over 20 acclaimed films, including a world premiere first, BFF’s 2023 program is its biggest yet. Film buffs can settle in for exclusive premieres of critically acclaimed award winning feature films, brilliant documentaries, beloved classics, plus with special guest encounters and surprise events.

School Holidays – back to school late January

There is plenty of fun things to do in Byron through the summer school holidays. On top of all the usual things to do in Byron Bay, there are a range of extra activities for school aged kids.