Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Calendar of Events, Festivals and Shows in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and Gold Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia

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Tweed Food Festival 2013, Murwillumbah Showground, Murwillumbah

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Events, Festivals and Shows

Every town and village has its own cultural events and celebrations, which give the region a distinctive flavour and flair.  Often, these events are just for the locals to celebrate common histories and interests.

And sometimes, these events become well known outside the local area and attract visitors from near and far to enjoy and share the local culture.

We hope you'll join us, and see you there!

Listed below are a few of the more well established events, and maybe some newer ones too.

Murwillumbah Chamber Business BreakfastNew listing

Join us on the first Friday morning to network, exchange skills, ideas and leads, and to be updated on issues that affect Murwillumbah and District, over a delicious gourmet breakfast catering for all dietary needs. All welcome. $25

Date:
First Friday of every month, 6:45-8:30 am

Locality
Greenhills on Tweed 131 River St Murwillumbah 2484

Telephone:
-
Gold Coast Theatre Alliance

Gold Coast Theatre Alliance is the directory for live theatre and performances in the Ballina, Byron, Tweed and Gold Coast region, with upcoming shows and seasons, online bookings for performances, audition notices and links to local theatre groups.

Date:
Check web site for details

Locality
Ballina - Gold Coast region

Telephone:
-
Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra (NRSO)

A non-profit organisation offering a wide variety of high quality, affordable musical productions to local communities.

Originally an eighteen-member chamber ensemble founded by Barry Singh in 1993 in Murwillumbah, the Orchestra now draws as many as 60 players from as far afield as Lismore, Brisbane and Toowoomba.

The orchestra offers preformances ranging from classics and opera through to movie soundtracks and Pops.  Ticket prices depend on the venue, and are generally around Adults $40, Concession $35, Students 18+ $25, School students $10

Date:
Check web site for updates.

Locality
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers

Telephone:
Contact Details

Tickets can be purchased online with credit card at our website, or alternatively by phoning (07) 5536 6063 or (07) 5513 1083.

Murwillumbah Show 

It's show time again, and 116th Murwillumbah Show is schedulded for the first weekend of November 2016, on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th.

Free gate entry (with a Gold Coin donation appreciated) the show includes the usual sideshow alley, a full Pavilion competition schedule, horse events both days and a trotting programme on Saturday.  Monster fireworks and a Rodeo on Friday night.

Date:
November 1st weekend

Locality
Murwillumbah

Telephone:
(02) 6672 5507
CoolHeads

Friday Fun Nights. Lyons Park Cabarita Headland from 5pm - 8pm (weather premitting): 12y-18y.  Alcohol and drug free.  Free sausage sizzle and drinks, activities and arts and crafts workshops.

Date:
3rd Friday of the month at the Lyons Park Cabarita Headland.

Locality
Cabarita

Telephone:
(07) 5589 1800
CoolHeads

Friday Fun Nights.  Murwillumbah Community Centre: 12y-18y.  Alcohol and drug free.  Free sausage sizzle and drinks, activities and arts and crafts workshops.

Date:
4pm-8pm, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month

Locality
Murwillumbah

Telephone:
(07) 5589 1800
Lismore Symphony Orchestra.

Formed in the latter half of 2003, the Orchestra is relatively small, with 40 players.  Totally self funded, it receives its money from ticket sales, members fees and donations, it is committed to providing affordable, top quality performances to a wide audience.

Date:
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Locality
tba

Telephone:
(02) 6628 5361
Agricultural Shows and Field Days


Killarney Show & Rodeo Society Inc. Updated
Fri 24 to Sat 25 February 2017
Killarney
0459 408 788
Showtime Carnival: Tamborine Mountain AH&I (Show) Society Updated
Sat 18 March 2017
Mt Tamborine
0412 981 045 or (07) 5545 2155
Annual Rathdowney Heritage Festival
April
Rathdowney
(07) 5544 1222
Bonalbo Show Updated
Fri 28th to Sat 29th April 2017
Bonalbo
(02) 6665 3324
Woodenbong Annual Show Updated
Sun 30th April 2017
Woodenbong
(02) 6634 6106
Norco Primex
June
Casino
(02) 6768 5800
Mudgeeraba Show
Sat 25th and Sun 26th June 2016
Mudgeeraba
(07) 5530 2754
Canungra Show
Sat 20 Aug 2016
Canungra
0403 278 556
Gold Coast Show
Fri 26 - Sun 28 Aug 2016
Bundall
(07) 5504 5587
Farmarama Expo
September
Lismore
(02) 6624 2611
Tamborine Mountain Show
September
North Tamborine
(07) 5545 2155
Nimbin Agricultural Show
Sat 24th to Sun 25th September 2016
Nimbin
0428 341 992
Casino Agricultural Show
Fri 14th to Sat 15th October 2016
Casino
(02) 6662 5991
Kyogle Show
Fri 7th to Sat 8th October 2016
Kyogle
(02) 6632 1220
North Coast National Show
Thu 20th to Sat 22nd October 2016
Lismore
(02) 6621 5916
Alstonville Show
Fri 28th to Sat 29th October 2016
Alstonville
(02) 6628 0358
Murwillumbah Show
Fri 4th to Sat 5th November 2016
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 5507
Mullumbimby Show
Sat 12th to Sun 13th November 2016
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6838
Bangalow Show
Fri 18th to Sat 19th November 2016
Bangalow
(02) 6687 1033
Arts, Cultural Events and Music Festivals


Caldera Kin Folk Club
1pm, 3rd Sunday of month
tba
(02) 6679 5432
Tweed Valley Jazz Club
6pm, last Friday of month
tba
(02) 6672 4778
Annual Blues Harp Blowout Competition
late March
Byron Bay, Bangalow
(02) 6677 1819
East Coast Blues & Roots Festival
Easter
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8310
Cooly Rocks On
3rd - 13th June 2017
Coolangatta/Tweed Heads
(07) 5599 2081
Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts
June
Murwillumbah
0418 647 355
Lismore Lantern Parade
20 Jun 2015
Lismore
(02) 6622 6333
Tamborine Mountain Christmas in July - Yulefest on the Mountain
July
Tamborine Mountain
-
Byron Bay Writers Festival
July/August
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 5115
Lismore Music Festival
August
Lismore
(02) 6621 6015
Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week
Last week in August
Murwillumbah
(02) 6672 6186
Tyalgum Music Festival
1st weekend September
Tyalgum
(02) 6672 6100
Ukitopia : A Celebration of Uki, Life Arts and Culture New listing
Third Thursday - Sunday in September
Uki Hall and Village Green
-
Tweed Valley Country Roots Fest New listing
1st-2nd October (Long weekend)
Murwillumbah
-
Mullum Music Festival
Last weekend in November
Mullumbimby
(02) 6684 6195
Tweed Foodie Festival
Last weekend in November
Murwillumbah
(02) 6679 5276
Carols by Candlelight
December
Lismore
(02) 6620 0505
Outdoor, Sport & Recreation


NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Malfunction Surf Festival
late March
Kingscliff
-
Kites & Bikes Festival
late March every second year
Brusnwick Heads
-
Whale watching
June - October
coastal headlands
Byron Underwater Festival
April
Byron Bay
(02) 6680 9134
Tweed Harbour Fireworks Spectacular
May
Jack Evans Boat Harbour
-
Greenback Tailor Fishing Competition
June Queens B'day Weekend
Cabarita Beach
0400 042 192
4WD Caravan Camping & Marine Show
3-5 Jul 2015
Lismore
(02) 6627 4444
Gold Coast Midyear Caravan and Camping Expo
July 24 - July 26
Bundall
1800 671 588
Casino Gold Cup
August
Casino Racecourse
(02) 6662 1729
Rainforest Rescue Big Scrub Rainforest Day
September
Rocky Creek Dam
(02) 6627 0114
Tweed River Festival
late November
Tweed River
(02) 6670 2577
Nimbin Youth Festival
December
Nimbin
(02) 6689 1966
NPWS Ranger Discovery Tours
December - January Holidays
various National Parks
(02) 6628 1177
Special Interest Events


Starlight Wellbeing Expo
January
Bangalow
-
Lismore GEMFEST
16-17 May 2015
Lismore
(02) 6688 8280
Lismore Herb Festival
August
Lismore
-
Northern Rivers Vintage Car Club
August
Lismore
(02) 6628 1207
Lismore Garden Week
September
Lismore
(02) 6624 3855
Uki Expo
November
Uki Public School
-
Tropical Fruits NYE Festival
30 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
Lismore
(02) 6620 6440
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