4 Unmissable Charity Events in Byron Bay
In Byron, there’s always something fun, exciting and often out of the ordinary going on for visitors and locals to get involved with. We wanted to share some of our favourite charity events you should strongly considering joining, or at least coming along to watch and support. They’re all great days out and help raise money for some fantastic causes.
1. Byron Bay Paddle, January – It only seems right that first on the list is Byron’s very own annual surfing charity event. Each January surfers gather to have a fun filled day and cross our stunning bay for charity. The surf goes from Wategos Beach over to the Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club on Main Beach. The event dates back to 2009 and has seen more than 1000 participants take to their boards across the bay since.
2. Byron Coast Charity Walk, May – If you love your walking tracks, this event is a must do. Stretching from Byron Bay to Ballina, the walk begins in Dening Park and walkers can choose from three distances: 12km to Broken Head, 24km to Lennox Head or the full 36km to Ballina Surf Club.
You can enter solo or in teams of up to 20 people. This is a non-competitive social event so you can take it at your own pace.
3. World Naked Bike Ride, March –This fun and freeing international event sees participants take to their bikes or skates in the nude! Their tagline: “Clothing optional, helmet compulsory”. Bare as you dare in this global biketivism event and take a magical bicycle tour of Byron Bay.
The event takes place in the afternoon, 1pm-5pm, and aims to spread the message of delivering a vision of a cleaner, safer, more body-positive world through human-powered transport en masse.
4. Nimbin Masquerade Fundraising Ball, October – Hosted by the Yuru Aboriginal Corporation, the Nimbin Masquerade Ball is a fabulous excuse to get dressed up, have a dance and raise some money for the community.
Tickets can be purchased online or from Perceptio Nimbin. Performing artists include Blackboi, Jex Lopez, Jannali Doncaster, The Boy of Many Colors, DIDJ Guy and many more. 5.30pm until late. Alcohol free event.
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