Welcome to Grafton Jacaranda Festival

Be our guest and immerse yourself in ten glorious days of celebration. Raise a glass of something good, to the all too brief natural wonder of the blossoming Jacarandas. Here’s to everything that’s great about the regional life.

Beautiful, welcoming, fun, creative…and a little bit crazy

From Jacaranda Queens to Drag Queens…and everyone in between.

It’s where we all belong.

Welcome home.

Grafton Jacaranda Festival 2020 update


The Grafton Jacaranda Festival has received $12,000 in sponsorship from the Clarence Valley Council to host a number of initiatives and plan for the 2021 event.


The sponsorship will go towards promoting this year’s Jacaranda Season through the Festival’s large social media base, the production of a series of videos to celebrate the event, and assistance for the Clocktower crowning.


Festival Manager, Mark Blackadder, said the Committee was thrilled to receive the funding as it would allow for a series of placeholder events to keep the festival top-of-mind until next year.


“While the event isn’t going ahead, there are a number of initiatives we thought important to roll out to keep the Jacaranda spirit alive,” he said.


“Crowning the Clocktower is one of these as it’s a tradition we can continue in a covid safe way, and we’ve decided to create a series of videos to show people how they can celebrate in the safety of their own homes.


“It’s also just as important to promote the Jacaranda Season, as this is what underpins what we do, and have teamed up with Council to promote the experience of this once-a-year spectacle.”


The sponsorship will also allow the Festival to continue planning for next year’s event to ensure it comes back bigger and better than the highly successful 2019 event.


Clarence Valley Council General Manager, Ashley Lindsay, said the Jacaranda Festival was important to the region both as a major event as well as a key economic driver.


“Jacaranda Season and the Festival attracts tens-of-thousands of visitors each year and has become a hallmark of our city,” he said.


“We have supported the Festival for many years as we recognise its importance, and are pleased to continue to do so this year.


“Council is also happy that we can lean on the Festival’s considerable reach through its media channels to promote the Jacaranda Season, as people will still come to see the blossoms and in turn support local businesses.”


Jacaranda season




"Celebrating the town's hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees with art exhibitions, live music, markets and parades"


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