Brunswick Heads Festivals and Events
Brunswick Heads eco-friendly family events and festivals
Brunswick Heads stages several eco-friendly family events each year, in keeping with the town's "Simple Pleasures" theme. There is considerable community group involvement with the organisation of activities to ensure that the festivals and events are affordable.
Most of our 'home-grown'festivals are held out of the peak holiday seasons, so that accommodation is available for overnight stays. The major festivals hosted by the Brunswick Heads community include:
- The Kites and Bikes Festival - TBA
- Mullum to Bruns Paddle - May 21st 2023
- The Old and Gold Festival - June 10th 2023
- Back to Bruns Hot Rod Event - July TBA
- The Simple Pleasures Photography Competition - June to September
- Byron to Bruns Beach Run - TBA
- Customer Service Awards - October/November
- McGregors Family Carnival - mid-December to late January
- The Woodchop Carnival as part of the Fish 'n Chips Festival. Wood Chop dates 12th-14th January 2023
Community groups provide fundraising BBQ's and other foodstalls and a policy of no commercial foodstalls at our community events is in place to support our local businesses who sponsor these festivals.
In addition, Brunswick Heads is the finishing point for a number of other walking, running or riding events and the parks come alive with low key activities. We also an enchanting Fairy Trail around town, housing the dainty and delightful fairy folk who've made their homes in the nooks of trees around town. Pick up a a Fairy Trail map from the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre (open every day except Christmas Day).
Brunswick Heads Events Calendar
DEC - JANUARY
Twilight Christmas market ( cancelled for 2022)
McGregor's Family Carnival continues each evening in Banner Park until mid-January (weather permitting). Try your luck at the community Housie Tent.
Woodchop Fireworks Display (part of the Festival of the Fish n Chips), 13, Banner Park
Join us from 9pm on the banks of our lovely Brunswick Heads River
Woodchop Carnival (kicks off with fireworks on in Jan and followed with Woodchop Championship
Australia Day, Saturday January 26
Come along for our Australia Day celebrations and Breakfast in the Park (Combined Services Club) in Banner Park. BBQ breakfast. Live music and sing along - Banner Park. Event Organiser - Byron Shire Council (02) 6626 7000
(not being held in 2022)
The Kites and Bikes Festival (run by the Chamber of Commerce) has been staged every two years but due to the enormous resources required, it will not run in 2022. Contact the Visitor Centre on (02) 6685 1003.
Byron Bay Blues Festival
MAY 2022 (CANCELLED) will resume in 2023
Sunday May 29
Mullum to Bruns Paddle
Fun paddle and challenges for all ages with free fun kayak and SUP activities, music & picnic in the park at the Terrace, Brunswick Heads.
Sat June 11 - long weekend
Old and Gold Festival (Chamber of Commerce Event) - Celebrating all things old, secondhand and recycled around the township of Brunswick Heads.
July - September
Simple Pleasures Photography Competition
Stay tuned for the 2022 theme. This is a Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce activity. Read more...
Contact the Visitor Centre on (02) 6685 1003.
Friday 15 - Sunday 16 July
Back to Brunswick Hot Rods
Sunday 21 August
Byron to Bruns Beach Run - This is a major fundraiser for the Brunswick Surf Lifesavers.
Tuesday 1 November
Melbourne Cup - Brunswick Heads style at the pub or the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club.
Customer Service Awards
Nominations close late November