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July 30, 2021

Byron Bay welcomes the New Year

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Families were out in force during Byron Bay New Years Eve celebrations with plenty to keep them entertained. ‘Soul Street’, as its name promised, became the heart and soul of downtown CBD, as buskers and street performers kept crowds smiling and active.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I want to thank byron council and community centre for embrace me and my Funmaker into byron’s nye celebration. you are awesome.
    Find one other place in the world where the people are so passionate about what happens on their streets and the community – only in Byron Bay. The police and authorities here are far more giving, tolerant and nice. Its not a simple job to walk on the thin line between keeping order and let people go loose.
    Its a beginning of a new era in byron where we can be our selves and still not hurting others around us!!!

    love

  2. I am visiting from Europe and I was disappointed by all the police presence and the “NO DRinking Rules..I thought it was NEw Years Eve..should be a street party.. I didn’t want to go inside a venue, so I was celebrating on the street, because at my accommodation it would have been too loud for the neighbours.
    But then I wasn’t allowed to drink alcohol anywhere and there was so much police around everywhere. I think they were actually making some young people more frustrated and less at ease than if they had not been around.
    Also the celebrations on the street ended very abruptly and I was bored after 12oclock, when I usually start to really party on a NYE.
    So I will not be coming back, and will not recommend this place for a great time. It is very restricted and expensive and by the way, the public toilets are absolutely shocking!!!!
    I love the land and the beach here, has great potential if managed properly and without so much greed!!!

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