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art + exhibitions

The output of the region’s busy creative community can be viewed (and purchased!) in Lismore’s many boutique galleries. The Lismore Regional Gallery, the City’s visual arts epicentre, showcases local and national ideas and creativity ‘through a distinctive and innovative program of exhibitions and events (more)

community

Lismore celebrates its vitality and community spirit with a full calendar of social, sporting and charitable events. There are fabulous fun-runs, fetes and fundraisers, Australia Day, Women’s Day and Naidoc celebrations Christmas Carols in the Heart and so much more (more)

festivals

Everything from our abundant local produce and innovative regional cuisine to our rich and diverse culture and heritage are celebrated throughout the year in a cornucopia of festivals, shows and expos (more)

film

Cinema buffs are spoiled for choice in Lismore, with the latest blockbusters screening in the Birch Carol and Coyle multiplex and art-house features and live shows at the historic Star Court Theatre (more)

major events

Every year, Lismore welcomes visitors from around the country (and the world) to a variety of exciting cultural and sporting events. The City's famed Lantern Parade lights up the heart of the CBD for thousands of spectators and participants in June each year. The North Coast National brings together the region’s farming community for the annual Lismore show while the Masters Games (more)

markets

The Northern Rivers is the home of the weekend market. Each weekend, towns and villages throughout the region host craft and farmers markets brimming with everything from handmade furniture and vintage apparel to the freshest organic veggies (more)

music

Lismore’s vibrant live music scene has spawned some legendary Oz luminaries including Grinspoon, Skunkhour, and the Button Collective. Highly regarded music programs at Southern Cross University and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium nurture talent across a broad spectrum of styles and genres and their work can be heard in bars, clubs and pubs throughout the region (more)

sport

Lismore has been called the ‘City of Sports’ and, throughout the year, local and visiting athletes contest an enormous variety of disciplines at local, state, national and international level competitions. The Lismore Cup has all the action trackside including live music, food trucks and plenty of bars (more)

theatre + performance

Regional performing arts organisation, NORPA, creates, produces and presents innovative original work and important theatre productions from its home in the Lismore City Hall. NORPA is one of only a handful of regional theatre companies that create and produce their own work (more)

workshops

Lismore is a community of creators and ‘doers’. It’s people are ‘into’ things. Throughout the region locals and visitors alike get busy participating and learning with everything from yoga groups to lantern making, cooking and pottery classes (more)

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