With so much to celebrate, living in such a beautiful part of Australia, Murwillumbah is home to several festivals.
Festival of Performing Arts (June/July)
Staged in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre, this festival showcases young talent from across the region. Performances include music, speech, drama and dance.
Tyalgum Diggers Sports Day & Rodeo (July)
Tyalgum village host this popular event which combines a rodeo with a variety of local horse riding competitions.
Tweed Valley Banana Festival (Last Week of August)
Running for over 50 years makes the Banana Festival the second longest running festival in Australia. The fortnight long celebrations include the Festival Queen Quest and many community events such as art and craft exhibitions, fashion parades, a charity ball and a colourful street parade and carnival.
Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music (September)
This internationally renowned festival has been held in Tyalgum Village since it’s inception in 1991. Recognised as one of Australia’s premier classical events, numerous artists have ranked the 1908 Tyalgum Hall alongside some the best concert venues in the world.
Superb music, combined with the magnificent scenery of the Tweed Valley, makes this annual festival a unique and exhilarating experience.
UNITY Festival (October)
The UNITY festival (produced by Ethical Events) is an eclectic mix of rich, diverse cultural influences from the Tweed Shire, infused to create an exciting family focused event.
Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest (October)
The long week end in October. Contact Gary Dahan 0407 758 040, Lou Bradley 0421 549 259
Tweed River Festival (October)
With events held in several locations across the Tweed Shire, the Tweed River Festival celebrates our magnificent Tweed River and is aimed at raising awareness of the river and it’s importance to our lives and lifestyle.
Tweed Food Festival (November)
The Tweed Region of Northern NSW celebrates its culture and cuisine with a five-day festival of foodie delights. From farm tours and cooking classes through to food, films and farmers' markets, the jam packed program focuses on the journey from paddock to plate, canpoy to coast. Signature events include the Scoot Long Table Dinner at Kingscliff and the Tweed's Biggest Dinner Party at Murwillumbah. Leading up to five day festival there are three food events around Murwillumbah with local cafes and restaurants showcasing fresh seasonal produce with $5 and $10 tasting plates to highlight their individual style of cuisine. Full details of events are on www.tweedfoodiefest.com.au