The first weekend is a long weekend and the start of daylight savings time (clocks forward one hour). The school holidays are finishing up – QLD on the third and NSW on the ninth… all in all, it’s starting to feel a lot like summer.

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

Here are some October highlights…

Art Byron 30 September – 3 October 2022

After two years of postponements due to the pandemic and floods organisers of Art Byron will forge ahead with the four day celebration of creativity, culture and diversity starting on September 30 at venues across Byron Shire. Asking the question do we choose Love or Fear?, the inaugural Art Byron will gather local and nationally celebrated artists for a feast of events including exhibitions, gallery talks, music, film, a multi-media installation and an art dinner.

Byron Twilight Market – Saturdays October 2022 – April 2023

Every Saturday in Railway Park, from 4-9pm. The Byron Twilight market provides a fantastic opportunity for artists, designers, healers, producers and musicians to showcase their talents as well as handmade, high-quality designs in a vibrant, family-friendly atmosphere. This relaxed market is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend a warm summer evening as it welcomes everyone to enjoy Byron’s local arts, crafts and culture.

Nimbin Roots Festival 15-16 October 2022

A celebration of organic Roots music, peace, love and sustainability in Australia’s counter cultural capital. 2022 is bringing iconic acts Ross Wilson and Eurogliders along with a swag of other Aussie acts to Nimbin village for 2 days of music and celebration that you will not forget. Over 50 roots music acts over 2 days in venues throughout Nimbin Town.

Boobfest – Stand Up Comedy Beast Cancer Fundraiser 19 October 2022

Mandy Nolan hosts Boob Fest, a stand up comedy Fundraiser with the brightest lights in comedy. Featuring the star of the latest Just for Laughs, Bev Kilick, Women Like Us Ellen Briggs and the two joint winners of this years RAW Comedy Nationals, Bron Lewis and Alexandra Hudson.

TEDxByronBayWOMEN – Sunday 23 October 2022

TEDxByronBayWOMEN is about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. This year we have 10 incredible women and some amazing performers telling stories from the frontline of a terrorist attack, the heartache (and celebration) of divorce, the story of boobs, the joys of having a disability, the complex issues around first nations food and so much more.

Byron Bay International Film Festival 21-30 October 2022

Australia’s leading regional film festival returns in October with a 10-day celebration of cinema that is a favourite cultural event for locals and visitors from around the world. Leading with the tagline, Shining Light in Darkness, the 2022 Festival marks a return to connecting local and visiting filmmakers with film-lovers and a full program that embodies the zeitgeist and honours age-old traditions and pastimes.