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Lismore, Nimbin and the villages of the Northern Rivers are like no other place in the world. Tucked away in the hills of northern NSW, the region is renowned for alternative living, World Heritage national parks, extraordinary artists and gourmet produce. It's the dynamic and creative hub of the Northern Rivers, with a mix of quirky, cosmopolitan shops and an array of dining alternatives and fabulous food.

The historic city centre houses an variety of fascinating boutiques, antique and curio shops, art and craft emporiums, and lots of al fresco cafés and eateries.

featured events


7 November - 31 January 2021

The 2020 Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a national portrait prize open to any media. 2020 (more)

Blue Sox v Canberra Cavalary

22-24 January 2021

Sydney will resume its Australian Baseball League season here in Lismore. The Blue Sox will host Canberra (more)

Australia Day Celebrations

26 January 2021

The 2021 Australia Day Awards will be held at Lismore City Hall. We will welcome Doug Hawkins as this (more)

Bluey's Big Play The Stage Show

27-28 February 2021

See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before… Join The Heelers in their first live (more)

Titans v Warriors

27 February 2021

Lismore City Council is excited to announce that the Gold Coast Titans will be playing a Trial Game (more)

Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge

5-6 March 2021

The Samson Challenge is a four-person team event with each team put through nine gruelling challenges, (more)

A Taste of Ireland

24 April 2021

Experience the performances that have brought the house down night after night around the world as ‘A (more)

Nimbin MardiGrass 2021

30 April - 2 May 2021

The protest rally and parade is held on the first weekend in May, featuring the Hemp Olympix, Joint (more)

Lismore Gemfest

15-16 May 2021

Returning in 2021 for its 30th year, this the nation's largest annual show purely dedicated to lapidary (more)

World of Musicals

26 May 2021

The World of Musicals brings the very best of Musical theatre to life. This incredible production with (more)

Taylor Henderson The A-Team Tour

5 June 2021

A special two hour concert in 2 sets – Mine, His and Inspirations. A powerful and emotive performance (more)

Lismore Lantern Parade

19 June 2021

Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community event held on or around the longest night of the year, (more)

The Tap Pack

27 June 2021

Australia’s newest and hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Lismore! Picking up (more)

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