During the months of October and November each year Grafton undergoes a metamorphic transformation, as the countless avenues of Jacaranda trees turn from green to purple.
The Jacaranda Festival celebrates this natural wonder by combining the history and pageantry of yesteryear with a new, modern and inclusive
vision, ensuring the festival’s future for years to come.
Whether you’re seeking a little piece of yesteryear, where locals still line the main street of Grafton to watch (with a purple icecream in hand) the annual float parade, or you love the flamboyance and pageantry of drag queen bingo – the Jacaranda Festival has something for everyone.
This year the Jacarandas will be Illuminated, as the sun goes down, the beautiful Jacarandas of See Park light up.
Walk through the park and be mesmerised as you see the trees in a new light.
One of the most popular days during the festival is Jacaranda Thursday when the town is given license to ‘let its hair down’.
Main streets close, local businesses dress up and people meander throughout the CBD soaking up the atmosphere.
The final weekend marks the day of the Float Parade with more than 100 floats down Grafton’s Prince Street.