There are a number of colourful events and festivals in the Northern Rivers region and the Far North Coast offering entertainment catering for a wide variety of interests throughout the year.

Grandview Apartments Ballina is in the perfect central location in which to attend one of these fantastic events. Keep away from the hustle and bustle before and after the event and relax in your beachside haven here at Grandview Apartments.

There’s Always a Market

Ballinas Canal Road Market is the 3rd Sunday of each month .The famous Bangalow market is a short drive on the 4th Sunday of every month and the Byron Farmers Market is every Thursday from 7am. Also a number of other markets with great local produce from; fresh farm eggs to organic avocado’s the variety is huge! Plus that special gift or craft to take home. Entry is free!

Easter Blues and Roots Music Festival

17 – 21 April 2014
We are booked out with this and holidaymakers

Splendour in the Grass Music Festival

26 – 28 July 2014

Ballina Rivafest

November – annual event
A vibrant event celebrating the history, culture and lifestyle of the Richmond River community in Ballina, . Entertainment and activities showcase the importance of the river to this thriving community over the past century.

ICON Australia All Girls Surf Showdown

Queen’s Birthday Weekend – annual event
The ICON Australia All Girls Surf Showdown is the largest women’s surfboard riding competition in Australia possibly the world, hosted and organized by the All Girls Surf riders Club Inc. of Lennox Head.

North Coast Street Machine Car Show

January – annual event
Vintage car enthusiasts will gather at Ballina for the annual North Coast Street Machine’s Show and Shine event. More than 200 vehicles from muscle cars to classic Holden’s and Cadillac s to Hot Rods and Motor Bikes are expected to be on display.

Boxing Day Races – Ballina

26 December – annual event
Continue to join in the Christmas festivities by heading to the Boxing Day Races at Ballina. Catch all the action of horse racing and non-stop entertainment at the Ballina Racecourse.

Ballina Cup Races – Ballina Jockey Club

September – annual event
This annual event is celebrated as a one of the communities calendar highlights of the year – not to be missed!

Alstonville Agricultural Show

Oct/Nov – annual event
There’s something about the atmosphere of a show; prized animals are paraded, smells of fairy floss and hot dogs, children yelling as they enjoy a ride in a sideshow alley. Capture all the action at the Alstonville Show – one of the oldest shows on the North Coast circuit.

Southern Cross Arts and Craft Festival

November – annual event
More than 600 entries of unique arts, and a huge range of craft will be on display at the annual Southern Cross Arts and Craft Festival.

Other interesting events…

  • Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic
  • Orchid Show, Ballina
  • Byron Bay Triathlon
  • North Coast Jazz Festival, Bangalow
  • Gromfest Surfing Contest – Lennox Head
  • Lennox Longboard Classic
  • Thursday Plantation Jazz in the Rainforest, Ballina

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