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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Whats On in and around Ballina, Lennox Head & Alstonville

Morning Melodies with Dean Doyle
Friday 10 February 2017 - 9:30am - Ballina RSL 240 River St.
Morning Melodies with Dean Doyle presents Anything Goes! Come down to the Ballina RSL club and join in the fun with Dean Doyle.
Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online at or through the box office on 6681 9557.

The Ways We Play
4 Nov 16 to Sunday 19 March 2017 - 10am to 4pm - Crawford House Museum, 10 Wardell Road Alstonville
Fridays 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm
An exhibition to celebrate the creative art of play. Can you make a daisy chain or build a mighty bridge, spin a top or paint with mud and ink? Then you are ready to explore this action-packed exhibition. Featuring pre-loved toys, games and activities from our collection and the community, this exhibition is for everyone: family, friends and especially children! Bring your smiley self and come play.
Cost: $3.00 adults, $1.00 school-age children

Tintenbar Up Front
Friday 10 February 2017 - 7:30pm
- Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar
Tintenbar Up Front gives the opportunity for performers of all kinds: musicians, poets, comedians, dancers, whoever... to strut their stuff in a wonderful old hall.
Head along just for the show or take the night of from cooking and book in for Bev Singhs Indian Banquet before the show! Engaging performances, warm audiences.

Painting with Glass - Glass Mosaics
Saturday 11, 18 & 25 February 2017 - 10am to 4pm
- Shop 1 Wigmore Arcade River St Ballina
This is a standalone workshop with Jenny Sayer where you will learn how to create a gorgeous work of art using glass along with other materials. This will be a fun and productive day for everyone!
This full day workshop (6 hours) and cost $140.
Contact 0435 941 591

Aeroplane Race Game at Crawford House
Sunday 12 February 2017 3pm to 5pm
- 10 Wardell Road, Alstonville
So you think you know all there is about toys and playing!
Well, what do you know about this Aeroplane Race Game? To find out more, come to a “one off” behind-the-scenes session with the curator of Crawford House Museum.
It’s part of the current exhibition, “The Ways We Play”, and the museum is filled with historic toys and games - some you will recognise, others you won’t!
$15 per person, which includes light refreshments with a playful theme. Bookings are essential, as places are limited.
Contact 6628 1829

Aphrodisiac - A Lovers Feast at Harvest Restaurant
Tuesday 14 February 2017 - 6pm
- 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar
Take your lover on a journey of the senses this Valentines Day with aphrodisiac ingredients used in each sensual course, to share with your valentine...
Harvest's Lovers Feast features 4 courses with the option of beverage pairing also.
$69 per head, with beverage pairing $115 per head.
Bookings from 6pm, limited seats available so book today!
Contact 02 6687 2644

Resin Art with Kim Oke
Friday 17 February 2017 - 10am to 2pm
- Shop 1, Wigmore Arcade, River St, Ballina
Uncover your inner artist in the Creative Artisans latest workshop! Kim will guide you through the creative processes necessary to create your own gorgeous piece of Resin Art ready to hang on your wall or give to a friend.
The 1/2 day workshop (4 hours) costs $150 and includes ALL your materials.
Contact 0435 941 591

Regional Table
Sunday 26 February 2017 - 6pm
- 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar
Regional Table is a 5 course menu celebrating flavours of the region and featuring a dish from 5 different chefs including: Bret Cameron (Harvest), Darren Robertson & Mark LaBrooy (Three Blue Ducks), Simon Hammer (Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads), Ben Devlin (Paper Daisy, Cabarita Beach) and Zeb Gilbert (Wasabi, Noosa).
Each dish will be wine matched with non-alcoholic options available.
Tickets are $175 per person and numbers are limited so book today!
Contact 02 6687 2644

This page will be updated as we are notified of more events during each month.
If you have an event you'd like to see included on this page, please email

COMMUNITY MARKETS - start your Christmas shopping this weekend!!

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

Ballina 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.

The most important thing we want you to do is... have fun discovering Ballina!

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