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What’s on in Casino and the Northern Rivers Region, NSW

Events in the Richmond Valley.

The Richmond Valley offers visitors a wonderfully diverse holiday experience. With a landscaped that extends from the majestic rural countryside, complete with rainforests and meandering inland waterways, to our stunning coastline featuring beautiful beaches and rugged headlands.

Taking advantage of our country-to-coast landscape are a wonderful range of year-round events and experiences that give visitors an insight into our eclectic way of life here in Casino and surrounds.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that some of these events may be postponed or altered due to COVID. Please contact our friendly team at Casino Holiday Park for up to date information. 

AUTUMN EVENTS

Casino Beef Week

May – Claiming the title of the Beef Capital of Australia, Casino becomes abuzz with events during this annual celebration including fashion parades, horse racing, rodeo, art, music and dance.

Craig Shepherd Memorial Ski Race

March – Waterskiiers and speed demons from around the country converge on the Richmond and Wilson rivers where boats race up to speeds of 150 km/hour.

Carnivale Italiano

April – Join in the food, wine and dancing as we celebrate everything Italian and commemorate the descendants of New Italy who immigrated to Australia in 1881.

Crankfest

April – Youth festival celebrating music, culture and the arts. Includes skate and surfing competitions, amusement rides and market stalls.

More Autumn Events

  • Music Muster
  • International Women’s Day Celebrations
  • Race Day at Casino Race Club Showgrounds
  • Casino Relay for Life
  • Casino Poultry Show
  • Woodburn Orchid Show

WINTER EVENTS

Evans Head Fishing Classic

July – With $80,000+ in prize money, this 7 day fishing event is based at Evans Head. There are categories spanning from juniors, cadets, adults and teams.

Harnessing Heritage Horsepower Weekend

July – Held in the Casino Showgrounds, you can step back in time to our rural past and heritage. Some of the event features include damper cooking over the campfire, vintage car and machinery displays, and draught horse displays.

NAIDOC Week

July – A highlight of the Richmond Valley, we celebrate the history and traditions of the Bundjalung nation with a week of food, sporting activities, music and dance.

Casino Truck Show

August – With the main street of Casino lined with 150+ trucks, this is an annual salute to the industry that carries our nation. With 40 competitions to be won, rest assured, each truck is shined and polished to perfection.

More Winter Events

  • Jazz and Shiraz
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Reconciliation Week Celebrations
  • Primex Field Days
  • Quota Craft Fair

SPRING EVENTS

Casino Carp Muster

September – Meet the locals at the annual carp muster, a round-up of these river pests.

Northern Rivers Ski Club Elevated Barefoot Figure 8

September – Whether you’re a competitor or spectator, this barefoot waterskiing competition is a sight to behold. From the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, it looks like the waterskiiers are walking on water! Over the years this has become a battle of the states between NSW and QLD with each team trying not to be the first to take a tumble.

Greater Bank Casino Fun Run

September – Held as part of the Run NSW Series, the event goes from the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park, over the picturesque Richmond River, through the Casino town centre, past grazing cattle under the shade of our native eucalypt trees. There are 10km, 5km and 2km distances.

Woodburn Riverside Festival

October – The town of Woodburn comes alive with live music, community performances, arts, market stalls and even a fireworks display.

Evans Head Malibu Classic

Spring / Summer – This 4-day surfing event is one of Australia’s renowned longboard competitions. This is a family-friendly event with a wide range of day and night time activities organised to enjoy.

More Spring Events

  • Spring Show Ball
  • Father’s Day Pig Races
  • Quota Spring Fashion Parade
  • Spring Orchid Show
  • Casino Show

SUMMER EVENTS

Evans Head Malibu Classic

Spring / Summer – This 4-day surfing event is one of Australia’s renowned longboard competitions. This is a family-friendly event with a wide range of day and night time activities organised to enjoy.

Northern Rivers Craft Beer and Cider Festival

November – This event is a must for connoisseurs of craft beer and fine ciders. Held outdoors at the Clydesdale Hotel and Steakbarn, there is plenty of live music and entertainment.

More Summer Events

  • Australia Day Celebrations
  • St Marks Flower Festival
  • Carols by Candlelight – various locations
  • Richmond Valley Christmas Street Party

Other Events

Dates to be announced. Ask our friendly team for a list of events taking place during your visit.

  • Northern Rivers Drag Racing – Airstrips aren’t just for planes! This event is held quarterly.
  • Supa Cheap Auto Spectacular – Attracts hundreds of vehicles with market staffs, kids activities, raffles and more.
  • Markets – Held regularly at various locations in Casino, Woodburn and Evans Head. Ask our staff for dates and locations.
  • Casino Campdraft
  • Rappville Dog Trials
  • Primex Field Days – A 3 day trade show featuring hundreds of exhibitors, plus new and innovative products and services for agribusinesses large and small.
  • Great Eastern Fly In – A unique Australian aviation event where you can discover the amazing history of the WWII RAAF Base at Evans Head.