About The Festival

The Ballina Prawn Festival is an iconic celebration of the rich character and unique features of Ballina, home of the Big Prawn.

Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the Ballina Prawn Festival is one whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. From tasting the delicious sizzling prawns, mingling amongst the buzzing crowds, or taking an exhilarating spin on the Ferris wheel, the Ballina Prawn Festival delights young and old. This quirky celebration of rich local heritage has a raft of unique, often hilarious and very entertaining activities where audience participation is warmly encouraged.

Festival visitors can enjoy exciting rides, great music; delicious food and can even join in the hilarious DIY Raft Race!

The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid backed Ballina lifestyle and brings together thousands of local residents and visitors from throughout the Northern Rivers and beyond. There will be something for everyone, with a raft of activities and entertainment planned for the day. If you would like to stay up to date with Prawn Festival activities jump on and LIKE our Ballina Prawn Festival Facebook page.

In the meantime put Saturday 11th November 2017 in your diary and invite some friends and family to come and stay for the weekend!