Bright Futures Northern Rivers
North Byron Parklands
Saturday February 29 - 9am to 5pm
Sunday March 1 - 9am to 5pm
Join the thousands who've already registered their interest to help us plan the best event we can. We'd love to see you there.
Don't miss out on the fun
This is a free, fun-filled, family-orientated event for the whole community to enjoy. It's an opportunity for us to encourage more regional tourism, support communities in need, and develop a sustainable future.
There'll be a lot happening over the weekend, and all visitors are encouraged to see the event map and agenda at the Help Station, where Members will also receive a special commemorative pin.
Bright Futures Northern Rivers will be headlined by two of Australia's most iconic singer/songwriters, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton. The event also features local Byron Bay band Pink Zinc and loose knit group The Palm Wine Ambassadors.
Fun for Kids
The kids will have a great time, with musical and interactive entertainment all day long. Look out for rock 'n' roll band Bunny Racket and performing artists Spaghetti Circus Inc. For more interactivity, children will love our floral field, featuring scheduled plays, colouring workshops, exploration activities, and free giveaways.
The Sun Pavilion is where we'll discuss the collective actions we need to make to drive positive change. Expect a collection of insightful talks and presentations from a range of community groups and organisations. And, if you're keen to voice your opinion on issues impacting the community, there's a recording studio and poll for you to be heard.
Food and drink
There will be plenty of delicious food and drink to purchase over the weekend. Local food trucks such as The Salty Turtle, Crusta Woodfired, Mr Pulled, Crunchy's and Whips and Co are just some of your options. Remember, this is an alcohol-free event - no alcohol can be purchased or brought on site.
Frequently asked questions
Why is the NRMA holding public events to celebrate its centenary?
The NRMA is a bit different from most organisations. From the very beginning, we've been here to serve our Members, and everything we do is for them and the communities where they live, work and play. So it makes complete sense for us to to get out and share this milestone.
Where and when is the event being held?
The basic details for all of our Bright Futures Northern Rivers event is as follows. As we draw closer, you can check back to this event page, or better yet register your interest for the event to stay up to date with all the latest details and information.
North Byron Parklands
126 Tweed Valley Way
Yelgun, NSW 2483
- Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020
- 9am to 5pm both days
How do I get to the event?
Whether you catch a train, a bus, or road trip like us - we're working to make it as easy as possible for you to join us on the day. Check back to the event pages closer to the date as we share updated details.
Why do you want me to register to attend?
By registering, you're simply helping us plan and prepare the best event possible for all involved. It will help with a number of things such as how many staff and volunteers we might need, how much food and beverage should be available, how best to manage safety and security and even things like how many toilets we might need.
It's free to register, you're not at all locked in to that date or event, and it also means we can keep you informed of the latest news and information as we get closer to the date of the event.
Do I have to pay for tickets or an entry fee?
Not at all. Entry to all of our Bright Futures events is completely free. There will, however, be some tasty food and drinks available for purchase at each event.
Can the NRMA provide ideas on what to do and where to stay in the Northern Rivers area?
Yes, we have a local's guide which provides information on where to eat, what to do and where to stay - see our Northern Rivers local's guide.
Additionally, we've organised a road trip itinerary for those interested in driving from Sydney to attend the event - see our Sydney to Gold Coast road trip.
Can someone attend the events if they're not an NRMA Member?
The NRMA has always existed to serve both our Members, and the communities in which they live, work and play. As such, both Members and non-Members are a part of our story and reason for being, so all are welcome and encouraged to join us at these events. These are celebrations meant for everyone in our community to enjoy. So, if you or anyone you know not is not a Member, that's not a problem - we'd still love to see you all there and getting involved.