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 (13 - 22 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 2, 2010)
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. The theme for this year is Celebrating Diversity and will feature the music, dance, costumes, food, art and craft and stories of the culturally diverse communities of the Tweed including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.The UNITY festival is now in its second year and growing. The event is being extended to a 12 hour event and will offer a main stage, a dance stage and an alternative stage with non stop locally grown entertainment plus market stalls, interactive workshops, cultural displays and numerous food vendors offering flavours from around the world. There is also a dedicated Kidz Korner offering free children's entertainment and activities.
Speed on Tweed (September 10, 11 & 12, 2010)
Murwillumbah’s newest festival is fast becoming one of its favourites. Historic vehicles from around Australia converged on Murwillumbah to celebrate motor sports history by taking part in a 1.4km circuit through the streets of town.
Grandstands line the streets to ensure great views of the race and the showground provides a space to walk amongst the cars and meets the drivers.
Many other social events and a street parade lead up to an exhilarating weekend of racing.
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.