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We are lovers and supporters of small independent businesses and hosting these events embodies where we can combine a relaxed community environment with shopping, good vibes & good food in combination with live music from local artists in one amazing location as the sun sets. So, Gather your tribe for an afternoon of summer fun & good vibes at our ON DUSK, our local artisan markets.”

Either on top of the plateau or down by the river.

Join us in Alstonville & Ballina.


Missingham Park



4:15PM – 6PM

Animal Ventura is the solo project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fernando Aragones. Growing up playing punk rock and reggae in noisy garage bands in Southern Brazil, Aragones ventured to Australia where the eclectic sounds of the Sydney music scene beckoned.

With the release of his critically acclaimed debut record “Forrest Street’ late 2017, Animal Ventura gathered a healthy amount of media attention, seeing the elegantly effervescent single ‘Animal’ spinning on the airwaves across Australia getting air time on Triple J, ABC Radio National and multiple community radio stations.

The release followed by a massive National tour supporting Australian surf music favorites The Beautiful Girls. With his solo and electrifying ‘one man band’ performance, charming the stage to sold out crowds across the country.

We are excited to have Animal Venture back with us on the stage for another great afternoon of Christmas Shopping, Food & Music.


6:15PM – 8:15PM

Formerly known as solo acoustic artist Paul Appelkamp, the songwriter, producer and performer started operating in 2012 as Lionheir – an artistic rock-pop project under which he’s released two albums and received several awards.  

His debut album, Lair (2012), had tracks played on JJJ and radio across Australia and the follow-up album, Dangerous Happiness (2015), took an alternative-rock direction. 

After the 2015 Dangerous Happiness tour, Appelkamp took a hiatus from Lionheir and fathered three children – an experience which, in turn, gave new life to his songwriting. Euphoric, spacey 2018 single Only Love indicated where Lionheir was venturing stylistically, and his acoustic neo-folk follow-up tune All My Life captured it and more.

You can find us on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 4pm – 8:30pm. Our ON DUSK Ballina market, is located on the river at the Missingham Bridge Amphitheatre Park. Wonder through our market stalls and explore our unearthed small businesses, indulge in the delicious food & drinks trucks.

We are a local grass roots market always looking to give back to the community, so bring a shopping bag, picnic blanket & good vibes along with you. Gold Coin donation at the entrance.

*COVID-19 restrictions asks our visitors to please: when eating be seated, if your not shopping come and sit down and enjoy the music, please keep groups to small numbers or SHOP, EAT, GO & KEEP THE FLOW. You will be able to scan our QR code at any stall. Your information is kept on our secure platform and not used for any other purpose.  

Kingsford Smith Drive, Ballina  

Who you’ll find at the Markets

Stall Holders
* Boat Channel Boardracks  
* Marn’s Macrame
* Two Busy Beez 
* Tea by Birdy
* The Paper Quill 
* The Cork Shop
* Wildforest Folk
* Navari Rose
* Otherwise Dreaming
* Divine Flower
* Henna Harem
* James Road Creations
* White & Wicker
* The Patch
* Rustic Boots
* EcoGlit
* Salty Society
* Sunday Best
* The Healthy Minds Club
* Anne’s Green Thumb
* Webster Lane Designs
* Frosty Flow Designs
* By Sea & Stars
* Curry Spices  
Food Vendors
* Pocket Curries
* Sweet & Sourdough
* Yum Cha
* Taste of Indonesia
* Samburger
* Holy Nuts
* Caju Br Flavour 
* Ambruna’h
* Byron Bay Twisters
* Two Papa Pizza
* Gelato Vibes


Elizabeth Anne Brown Park

Due to Social Distancing Measures we have had to postpone the Alstonville Markets. We can not wait to get back to the gorgeous Elizabeth Anne Brown Park but for now we are unable to fit you all in that intimate space under the big trees. 

Keep your eyes on our socials and hopefully we will be back real soon. 

In the meantime join us in Ballina.