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Creating a special Day in The Bay a group of locals have come together to create a grassroots day of fun for all the ages. This Saturday December 8 from 11.30am till 10pm at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron you can enjoy  a great variety of local businesses from food trucks to boutique beverage stalls, boutique clothing pop-ups, live music, children’s entertainment.

A Day in The Bay festival gives local businesses the chance to showcase their craft to the wider community along with being an eco-friendly, sustainable event.

‘A day that showcases grassroots music, creative culture and everything we love about this beautiful region. Created by locals – built for everyone,’ said festival organisers.

There will be two stages that will feature great local entertainment including Fat Picnic, Indigenoise, Mt Warning and Jai Piccone as well as performances by Spaghetti Circus and the fun of kids activities including giant slides and junking castles and more.

Organisers are estimating that the event will have a great impact on the local economy as all the participating businesses are 100 per cent local.

‘We have estimated that this event will employ approximately 200 local workers on the day and leading up to the event. Things like increased availability of jobs, boosts in tourism and increases in community participation will have a significant contribution to a positive quality of life for residents of the Byron shire.

Donating to charity

The $5 entry fee for adults – kids are free – is being donated to local non-for-profit charities.

‘Our charity of choice for the event will be the Ingrained Foundation. This charity

supports grassroots environmental and social charities in the local areas where we work and live. Essentially, they partner with aligned charities to create progress in our community and respond to urgent situations of need,’ said the organisers.

‘We consider ourselves as hardworking, active members of the community, looking to give back, and have fun whilst doing it.’


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