Save the Date


Ballina Prawn Festival is Back in 2017!

It’s on again! Mark it in your diary; Saturday 11th November for the Ballina Prawn Festival!

Set on the banks of the glorious Richmond River, the 2017 Ballina Prawn Festival is a whole day and night of fun, laughter and community. 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 amusement rides, great music and local, delicious food.

Take part in the DIY Raft Building Competition and RacePrawn Shelling Competition or Sandcastle Building Competition.  Temp your taste buds by trying all the Prawn and Prawn themed dish’s from the local food vendors in the Signature Prawn Dish Competition and watch the skills and expertise of local kids in the Fair Go Skate Competition.  Don’t miss the much-loved boat parade celebrating the local prawn industry and the iconic Ballina Prawn!  Finally, Macadamia Castle will again light up the night with a colourful fireworks display and Busby Marou will heat up stage to finish the festival.

The Ballina Prawn Festival is a quintessential Aussie event and a wonderful celebration of the laid backed Ballina lifestyle.

If you would like to stay up to date with Prawn Festival activities, check out our new website, plus jump on and LIKE our Ballina Prawn Festival Facebook page.

Don’t miss all the family fun at the Ballina Prawn Festival on Saturday 11th November 2017!  Invite friends and family to come and stay for the weekend!  We’ll see you there!

Cristy Houghton