Eat, Dance & Play At Byron Bay’s Food & Culture Festival Returning This May

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By Yana Van Der Byl | 2nd May 2024

Ah, Byron. It’s hard not to love the coastal paradise, isn’t it? With incredible beaches, a spirited community and overall top-notch vibes, we’ll find any excuse to head down south and pretend we’re locals.

Well, lucky for us, Byron Bay invites all of its fans to celebrate the world-class place it is. On May 17-26, Caper Byron Bay Food & Cultural Festival is returning and you bet we’ve got our tickets secured. A 10-day affair, the festival will celebrate Byron Shire’s food, drink, wellness, music, art, and entertainment in a flurry of events (both free and ticketed). 


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What to expect

Love the flavours that come out of Byron kitchens? Then get excited for an epic lineup of the region’s top chefs, serving up delectable dishes that celebrate local flavours. Groove to the rhythm of Byron’s culinary heartbeat, at the Taste the Cape Opening Party hosted by Three Blue Ducks at The Farm Byron Bay, where you can indulge in freshly shucked oysters by Al Natural Oysters. Mix and mingle with chefs and fellow food enthusiasts under the golden autumn sunset, soaking in the atmosphere that only Byron can offer.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Join Chef Jason Saxby at Raes on Wategos for a splendid seafood feast. But wait, there’s more! Stone & Wood and Greg Cromwell Farms are hosting Get Stoned – Munchies and Beers, a BBQ experience complete with old-school games and prizes, and of course, plenty of ice-cold brews.

Meanwhile, over at Belongil Beach, Treehouse will thrum with free live music by local musos, paired with wood-fired pizza, Mediterranean-inspired delights, and of course a few signature margaritas to wash it all down and get those hips movin’. 

As the festival draws to a close, bid aloha in style at North Byron Hotel’s ‘We Like to Tiki’ party on May 26. As the official watering hole of the festival, the hotel will be abuzz with all of Byron’s lovers. Tuck into a Hawaiian buffet, cooked by famed chefs Louis Tikaram (from Brisbane’s Stanley Restaurant), Ross Magnaye (from Melbourne’s Serai Kitchen), Jedd Rifai (from North Byron Hotel) and Hawaiian legend chef Karl Kanetani (from Beach Byron Bay). 

So, if you’re down for great bites and boogies, grab your pals and venture down south to Caper Festival Byron Bay.

For all the details, head here

Images: Jess Kearney





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