What's on in the coming months
Put these dates in your diary for 2017!
19 June - 25 August - Simple Pleasures Photographic Competition (CLOSING DATE EXTENDED BY 1 WEEK!)
Sun 27 August - Byron to Bruns Beach Run
Sat 2 September - Sample Food Festival
Wed 13 December - Twilight Markets and Fireworks
Welcome to 2017's Simple Pleasures photo comp! This year's theme is 'Postcards from Brunswick Heads' so start snapping. If your photo was sent to the other side of the world as an example of Brunswick Heads, what would you like it to say? CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 4PM FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST.
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Brunswick Heads is an excellent spot for Whale Watching, with some sightings within metres of our South Wall and from the surrounding beaches until early November. Don't miss your chance to take a Whale Watching tour, heading out from the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. This is a highly recommended and exhilarating experience! Book your seat now. Find out more ...
The Brunswick Picture House has a fabulous lineup of classic and doco films, live music, kids' shows, circus performances and cabaret. And Sunday Jam is on every weekend, featuring breakfast and live music served in the lush garden. See the whole program and book tickets on the website. Shows do sell out, so book early! 30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads.
See the Brunswick Picture House come to life on Sydney Weekender
Be part of Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2017 and visit our amazing local potters and ceramicists. In Brunswick Heads, don't miss Lucy Vanstone in action at the Wheel Of Life Studios at 21 Fingal St (behind the church) as well as a bevvy of other talented artisans in Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and other locations. Find out more...
Byron2Bruns Beach Run - Sunday 27 August
REGISTER NOW for the super fun Byron2Bruns Beach Run, 10km walk/run from Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) to the Brunswick Surf Life Saving club in Brunswick Heads. The 5km run (starting at the Bruns Surf Club) is once again an option this year. To be held on Sunday 27th August, the Byron2Bruns Beach run is a major fundraising event for the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club proudly sponsored by Step into Life Brunswick Heads. Show your support for the volunteers that save lives on our beaches every year... and come along to this fun, family friendly day out. See the website for online registrations or more information: http://byron2brunsbeachrun.com/
Launched on Sunday 11 June, the Fishing Seat is the fourth in the series of seats along Tweed St being created to depict important aspects of Brunswick Heads’ history and culture. Brunswick Heads has a long and rich fishing history, both commercial and recreational. The original design was by Robyn Venn from Brunswick Heads Anglers & Deep Sea Fishing Club and was lovingly crafted by members of U3A Mullumbimby Men's Shed with David Ashton & Stuart Cole. The Fishing Seat can be found at the Brunswick Heads Seafood picnic area at the Boatharbour. Watch our youtube video here.
Held in Bangalow, this is a much-loved festival, jam-packed full of delicious temptation, offering the finest local ingredients and passion of our very own local chefs. Enjoy the activities of the Northern Rivers Food Cooking stage plus live music and a fabulous selection of market stalls selling food products, arts and crafts, clothing and much more. See the website for more info
The Australian Marbles Championships has been re-scheduled to Sunday 10 September in Brunswick Heads. If you have fond memories of playing marbles in the schoolyard, why not join in this year’s Australian Marbles Championships, which will be held from 10.00-2.30. Several teams will be battling it out to take out the Schools Teams Championships. Watch this space for more information closer to September.
Wednesday December 13, 3pm to 10pm
This is a special night on our calendar. Come along to the Twilight Christmas Market on Wednesday 13 December from 3pm to 10pm for an evening of outdoor market shopping, delicious food, rides for the kids, entertainment and a fun, festive atmosphere. Christmas Tree lighting commences at 8pm (on the Banner Park riverbank) and don't miss the spectacular family fireworks from 9pm.
Nightly mid-December until late January 6.45pm to 9.45pm
On the banks of the Brunswick River, this family-friendly, night-time carnival offers lots of rides, amusements and good old-fashioned fun! It's held in the Memorial and Banner Parks and open each evening, weather permitting.
Kicking off with fireworks
Pull up a picnic rug by the Brunswick River and enjoy an evening of fireworks from 9pm.
Woodchop Program Jan 2018
Come along and witness the skill of nearly 100 competitors, including many of the world's best. Day and evening session times and programs will be available on the Woodchop Festival website. Or get your free program at the event, from the blue caravan near the Housie Shed with a full listing of the schedule.
The Frank Mills Seat
Situated under the Cypress Pine, in front of the Tweed Street IGA Supermarket courtyard, the new Frank Mills Seat embodies key elements of Mr Mills' colourful life. This is his story...
A beautiful new community seat depicting local flora and fauna in mosaic has been unveiled on Tweed Street, in front of the Catholic Church. This is the second community seat on Tweed St, following completion of the Frank Mills Historical seat near the IGA Supermarket on Tweed St. The stunning artwork for the flora and fauna mosaic seat was created by local artist Renee Gordos and mosaicist Pauline Ross. The seat was lovingly crafted to life with assistance from students at Brunswick Heads Public School.