There is a wide range of things to do in Ballina, Lennox Head, Alstonville and the surrounding areas.

There is ALWAYS something to do here

Fun on the Richmond On the river, at the beach, on the golf course or a relaxing stroll through the park there is always something to do.

The beaches, Richmond River, headlands and parks offer a range of great activities for all ages. You will find picnic and barbecue facilities in most waterfront settings and our skate park is world class, as well as 25kms of cycle ways and paths that allow you to explore the waterways and beaches.
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JUNE 2017
Whats On in and around Ballina, Lennox Head & Alstonville

Love Lennox Festival
3 June 2017
- Ballina Street, Lennox Head
The Love Lennox Festival is an annual event where our community comes together to celebrate everything there is to love about living in Lennox Head!
The Love Lennox Festival was conceived by the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce in 2013, who were looking for unique and creative opportunities to promote the local business.
The first Festival was held in July 2013 and was a huge success, with entertainers, musicians, artists and businesses enthusiastic to take part and has been a successful event year after year since.
The event includes food stalls and sample plates from local businesses, surf board swap meets, dog parade, and the day finishes with Jazz by The Sea (ticketed event).

Heirlooms of the Future
Sunday 2nd. April til Sunday 18th. June 2017 - Crawford House Museum, 10 Wardell Road Alstonville
Fridays 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm - (closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday)
This exhibition displays the work by local textile and embroidery group, Loose Threads. They use traditional techniques with a contemporary interpretation, demonstrating excellence in embroidery, confidence in design and a love of textiles.
Cost: $3.00 adults, $1.00 school-age children
More info: (02) 6628 1829 or

Lismore Aviation Expo 2017
17 June 2017 9am - 4pm - Lismore Aviation Centre - Three Chain Rd, South Lismore
Attracting over 6000 visitors last year, the Lismore Aviation Expo is back for an even bigger and better celebration of all things that fly, drive and ride.
Presented by FAST Aviation the Lismore Aviation Expo will include aircraft, classic car and motorcycle displays, trade stands, joy flights, market stalls, children’s entertainment and food stalls.
There will be gravity-defying aerobatics, magnificent warbirds and old-fashioned aircraft, helicopters, hot air balloons and much more.
There is something for everyone at the 2017 Lismore Aviation Expo – experienced aviation enthusiasts, people interested in aviation careers or families looking for a fun day out.

Newrybar Public School Fireworks and Fair
17 June 2017 - 4pm - 8:30pm
- Newrybar Public School, 10 Broken Head Road Newrybar NSW
Newrybar Public School is set to light up the night sky on Saturday 17th June with its annual fireworks and bonfire spectacular.
There’s plenty to do before the fireworks spectacular with activities on the night such as Tombola, raffles with great prizes donated by local Businesses. There is also great local food with everything from a sausage sizzle, traditional Steak Sandwich, to vegetarian curries, chicken satay, homemade cakes and desserts. There’s also Bun Coffee lending its support on the night.
Entertainment includes a DJ plus plenty to entertain the kids all topped off with the night sky fireworks spectacular at exactly 7.30pm.
Gates open at 4pm Tickets: $5 per person Family (2 Adults 2 Children): $10
Parking available along Broken Head Road and the Hinterland Way!

Lismore Lantern Parade
24 June 2017 5pm
- Lismore CBD
The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, being the Winter Solstice. It is recognised as the signature event for the City of Lismore along with the North Coast National.
The festival celebrates community, arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, a spectacular parade, lanterns, parade bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more.
This a wonderful annual family friendly festival and a highlight event in the winter months! 1300 878 387

Wedding Market Day
25 June 2017 - 10am - 3pm
- Dunes on Shelly Beach, 70 Shelly Beach Road, East Ballina
Dunes on Shelly Beach is planning a wedding market day for Brides to sell their unwanted wedding items.
Decorations, dresses, table linen, chair covers, shoes etc. anything and everything wedding related to be sold (except husbands)
There will be a change room area with a mirror for those wanting to sell dresses etc. 6686 9014

Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival
30 June to 2 July 2017
- see website for program
The Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival returns for its 8th year over three great days in 2017!
Showcasing a fusion of the best produce, products, restaurants and culinary expertise our region has to offer along with premium wines, craft beers and spirits from around Australia and abroad. This year's festival has three great events over the three days.
Friday Night 30th June - Gala Dinner Evening at the Ballina RSL Club
Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July - Northern Rivers Gourmet Bus Tours
Sunday 2nd July - The main Festival Day held at the Ballina Jockey Club from 11am-5pm
Please note this is an event only for those aged over 18 years of age.
Entertainment by: Leigh James & Elizabeth Lord, Glen Massie, Bourbon Street; and Jed Zarb
Tickets available from
or: Tonic Hair and Beauty, Southern Cross Credit Union, Dan Murphy's West Ballina & Lismore Stores, Byron Cruise and Travel, and at the gate if tickets still remain (usually sold out so get in early).
Prices and further information to be confirmed.

coming in July...

Harvest Hands
1 July 2017 - 8am - 5pm
- 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar
Category: Fun for Kids
Harvest Newrybar is excited to announce a series of children's workshops. Each workshop takes inspiration from the garden to the kitchen table.
The goal is to educate the youth on the importance of looking after our environment while making wholesome dishes and treats. They hope to use this opportunity to create awareness about how bountiful our land is to the children of the community.
$40 per session 02 6687 2644

Skullcandy Oz Grom Open 2017
5 July 2017
- Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head
The Skullcandy Oz Grom Open returns to Lennox Head for it's 6th year on the junior calendar!
The competition is renowned for the strongest line ups across the age groups of 12s to Pro Junior Age. A full international field is again expected as the event has attracted surfers from ten different countries in previous years.
The event is broadcast live around the world and this year will have the added feature of drone cameras to add to the spectacular action. It is rated as the best Junior Competition in the world.
All event divisions will be broadcast live on
Website for entries: 02 9349 7055

The Airing of the Quilts
7, 8 & 9 July 2017
- 10 Wardell Road, Alstonville
Open 10-4pm on Friday & Saturday, 10am-3pm on Sunday
This is the 10th annual exhibition of this spectacular Airing of the Quilts and it will feature quilts from the Alstonville Plateau and surrounding areas. There will be a viewer’s choice award and a challenge (an A4 size mini quilt with 10 being the theme). Shiralee Stitches and the Richmond Valley Woodcrafters will be in attendance.
Adults $7 including light refreshments, children under 12 free 02 6628 1829 or Jan 0423 322 064


The North Coast is famous for its markets, with lots of local businesses and individuals mixing together to provide an alternative to supermarket shopping. A day at the markets is a day out, so we recommend you look at the Local Markets Page to get an idea of what is on.

Alstonville Community Market

8am - 12:30pm - Alstonville Showground
Contact : 0266281568. 2nd Sunday of the month.

Lennox Head Community Markets

8am - 2pm - by Lennox Head Community Centre
Lennox Head Community Markets are on the 2nd & 5th Sundays of each month and have a huge variety of stall holders including all the delicious, fresh fruit & vegetables, homemade treats, jewellery, clothes and plenty more - including over 120 stall holders!
Contact : Ph: 0266 87 8618 - 2nd & 5th Sunday of the month

East Ballina Lions Club Community Markets

7am - 1pm - Canal Drive Ballina
Ballina's craft and produce market is held on the third Sunday of the month. The Ballina Market is full of local produce from farm fresh eggs to organic avocado's as well as a vast array of handcrafted wares, crafts, and artworks of every kind. It's best to get there early and allow a few hours to take in all the stalls, indulge in some fresh nourishment and feel the culture. Buy that special gift or memento to remind you of your trip to Ballina.
Contact: 6686 4546 or 0408 166 419. 3rd Sunday of the month

North Coast Village Market

9am to 1pm - Ballina Public School 48 Crane St, Ballina ?
The NCV Market is an undercover design and lifestyle market with a Village Bazaar full of vintage, recycled and upcycled stalls. There is face painting and a secure fenced playground and sandpit for little people. Fresh brewed coffee and tea served from our vintage caravan, sweet treats, delicious street food, live music and shady garden picnic area for relaxing and socialising after a shop.
For more info or Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Bangalow Markets

9am - 3pm - Bangalow Showground
Contact : 02 6687 1911 or 4th Sunday of the month.


Alstonville Farmers Market - Every Saturday

8am - 1pm at Bugden Lane Carpark, Alstonville.
Here you will find fresh seasonal produce from the growers garden direct to you. The Alstonville Farmers Market is a great meeting place where you will find backyard delights from the rich plateau soils.
Contact : 0478 163 038

Ballina Farmers Market - Every Sunday

6am - 5pm Missingham Park, Ballina. Every Sunday.
Contact : Mary Pinzone Ph: 02 6681 6473

Bangalow Farmers Market - Every Saturday

7am - 11am at Behind Bangalow Hotel.
Contact : Mike Stack Ph: 02 6687 1137

Byron Bay Farmer's Market- Every Thursday

7am - 11am at Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay.
Contact : Mike Stack Ph: 02 6687 1137


If you don't find what you are looking for in the selection of activities above please browse through More to Do or our local Business Directory.

Fawcett Park

Among the 'Must See' Parks in the area are Killen Falls, Lumley Park, Elizabeth Anne Brown Park, Victoria Park, Mobbs Bay, South Ballina Beach and South Wall, Fawcett Park (on left), Pioneer Memorial Park, Boulders Beach, Pat Moreton Lookout, Lake Ainsworth, Seven Mile Beach.

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