Enjoy warm days and cooler nights with autumn kicking in in March. The subtle change in weather is perfect for a longer sunset walk, or a visit to the lighthouse while still enjoying a day at the beach.

Catch the very end of summer this March and be sure to check out the markets, tours, and the very best restaurants in Byron Bay – and if you’re looking to stay a few days, browse our accommodation guide.

Here’s the highlights of what’s happening this month.

Bangalow Film Festival 7 – 16 March

Bangalow Film Festival is back for its fourth year and the full program is available in all its cinematic glory!

Grab the popcorn and settle in for exclusive world and Australian premieres of critically acclaimed feature films, award-winning documentaries, beloved classics, plus masterclasses with industry experts and special guest encounters.

The 2024 program features over 20 premieres, 4 special film events, 3 masterclasses and a specially curated program to showcase local talent.

Great Southern Nights 8 – 24 March

Follow the tunes to the heart of the Northern Rivers where the vibrant town of Byron Bay, Lismore, Brunswick Heads and Kingscliff sets the stage for a star studded Great Southern Nights line up from 8-24 March. There’s multiple headline gigs as part of the 17 night music festival.

World Naked Bike Ride Byron Bay 10 March 2024

World Naked Bike Ride Byron Bay’s annual ride is the largest gathering of World Naked Bike Riders in Australia.

Ride starts at 3pm (riders prepare from 1pm at Butler St Reserve). See you all there. Share the road. Bare As You Dare. A great event to put in your bucket list.

The World Naked Bike Ride encourages drivers to take notice of cyclists, and promotes cyclist safety, and a colourful spectacle for riders and the crowds that line the streets to watch.

The Blackmores Australian Pro Adaptive Surfing Championship 17 – 22 March

In 2024 the third year of the Visit Oceanside Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Championship tour will be adding a fourth stop to the roster, the “Blackmores Australian Pro Adaptive Surfing Championships” in Byron Bay Australia, at the incredible surf break “The Pass in Byron Bay”.

Bluesfest Byron Bay 28 March – 1 April

Bluesfest showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay.

Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with up to 7 stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment.