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Enjoy the Spectacular Purple of Grafton's Jacaranda Festival
We're starting to open up and NSW towns are gearing up for everyone to come back. One event everyone can enjoy is Grafton turning purple. Visit this November and enjoy the Jacaranda Festival where the Jacaranda trees lining the streets will have their full, glorious purple blooms on show. The festival, a favourite with families, locals and tourists alike, runs from Friday October 29 through to Sunday November 7, 2021.
The program might be missing some highlights of other years, but it makes the 2021 festival COVID safe so everyone can enjoy it.
Starting with the Jacaranda Ball in Market Square at 6pm on Friday 29th October to live music in the Square and live shows at The Saraton Theatre, there will be something for all to enjoy. Lots of free ticketed events as well as the paid ones.
There are many events for children to enjoy like the Bendigo Bank Children's Party, Spot the Kewpie Doll , and Market Square Performances. There are highlights for adults too, Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley in concert, Elders Real Estate Melbourne Cup Long Lunch and The Clocktower Hotel Splash of Tartan.
You can also enjoy the two hour Jacaranda Walking Tour that starts at The Saraton Theatre at 9.30am on the following dates - Sat Oct 30 Mon Nov 1 Tue Nov 2
Grafton is on the NSW north coast via the New England Highway and is a six hour drive from Sydney.
NSW Transport has information on train and bus travel on its website.
For ideas on what else to do in and around Grafton see the Vist NSW website.
The Visit NSW website also has accommodation suggestions. Grafton has lots of affordable, family friendly accommodation.
The Jacaranda Festival in Grafton is a highlight of the pre-Christmas season and is a must see for anyone, not just garden and nature enthusiasts.
The Grafton Jacaranda Festival is a COVID safe event operating in accordance with the current NSW Health Act. Please check the program closer to the dates for any changes.
For the latest on the COVID safe rules, visit the Service NSW website.
Photos are courtesy of the Jacaranda Festival website.