What's on in the coming months
Put these dates in your diary for 2017!
Sat 4 March - Brunswick Heads Trivia Night (fundraiser for the local public school)
13-17 April - Bluesfest Byron Bay: www.bluesfest.com.au
Sun 28 May - Mullum2Bruns Paddle
Sat 10 June - Old & Gold Festival (long weekend)
It's back! This popular adults-only event is on again SAT 4 MARCH, 6pm til late (book the babysitter!) with Quizmaster Ron White as host, plus games you will not want to miss - this is a super fun-raiser for the kids! Book a table of 8 ($120 per table) and bring your friends along.
Call Emily for tickets on 0413 601 994.
Fleet Restaurant in Brunswick Heads was recently awarded 2 HATS for the 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, as well as best wine list in the Regional category - and deservedly so! A huge congratulations to owners Josh & Astrid. Their vision and dedication has made Fleet a truly special dining experience. Fleet now has a new website and is taking online bookings only. It's open Thursday to Sunday with a late lunch sitting from 3pm and dinner from 6.30pm. Book on their new website:
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Simon & Lorraine Freeden, the super friendly, and eminently knowledgeable owners of Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks for taking out the 2016 Gold Tourism Award. Don't miss this incredible and memorable experience of the stunning Brunswick River next time you're in town and get on board a Byron Bay Eco Cruise at the Brunswick Boat Harbour. Book at the Visitor Centre (7 Park St).
Turn off the iPads and screens for a while and follow a trail of pure fantasy and imagination on the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail. This delightful, outdoor adventure will take you to the enchanting homes of around 12 fairies who live in the trees and special nooks around town. Drop into the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and pick up a list of clues to help you on your way. This is one of life's few FREE activities for kids of all ages (and adults too!) Read more...
After 30 years laying dormant, the fabulously renovated new Brunswick Picture House is OPEN! Roll up to this mixed arts venue, with it's adjoining cafe and soak up the history and atmosphere. The Brunswick Picture House is hosting a regular schedule of classic films, live theatre, kids' shows, circus performances and cabaret. Find out what's on via the new website and put your name on the mailing list. Shows do sell out, so book online early!
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, earlier this year. 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.
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...
“Byron Shire’s Food Lifeline Service”, the Liberation Larder now provides takeaway meals for people in need every Friday from 9.30am until 12.30pm at the Brunswick Community Care (opposite the Surf Club). There is no cost but donations are welcome. There is a choice of meat or vegetarian meals and (with notice) special dietary needs can be accommodated. For more information about the Liberation Larder see our website.
The Byron Trails Map is here
As part of Byron Shire's Don't Spoil Us, We'll Spoil You campaign, the new Byron Trails Map offers comprehensive 'must see' and 'must do' information and outlines 5 fantastic trails: the arts trail, the foodie trail, the hinterland trail, the health and nature trail and the retro trail, as well as a list of the Shire's Top 12 Events and lots of other helpful hints.
Download your pdf copy of the Byron Trails Map below (please note: the map is designed to be size A2 and therefore features will be very small on any prints of a smaller size). Pick up a free printed version of the Byron Trails Map from the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre (7 Park Street Brunswick Heads) or the Byron Bay Visitor Centre (near the Railway Station).
For more information, visit www.byronspoilsyou.com.au.