Jacaranda Thursday

Grafton CBD & Surroundings

The Grafton CBD is a hive of activity on Jacaranda Thursday. Begin the day with a delicious breakfast brought to you by Radio 2GF and The Independent, providing their annual FREE breakfast in Market Square. The Independent will once again challenge 2GF to see who are the breakfast master chefs!

Market Square will be packed with vendors, amusements and a live radio broadcast whilst you listen to the performances from the Jacaranda Buskers Competition. From 8am, markets line Prince Street with a vast range of products for you to browse.

Whilst you enjoy the roving entertainment, ensure that you pop into the many local shops that are immersed in the fun of Jacaranda Thursday and dress up their stores and team members to different themes.

Lunchtime in Market Square is not to be missed, grab lunch at the food vendors and settle in to watch as local businesses entertain us, with their creativity and talent competing for the highly-coveted Jacaranda Gold Cup. Performances begin at 1pm.

Jacaranda Thursday is one day not to be missed, where the town comes alive and shows us how Grafton is fun, beautiful and a little bit crazy.


Breakfast proudly brought to you by:


Order of Events:

From 6am = 2GF & The Independent Free Breakfast in Market Square

From 8am = Market stalls down Prince Street Grafton

From 9am = Local businesses and shops dress up in theme

From 9:30am to 1pm = Jacaranda Thursday Stage.

From 1pm = Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business Competitions. Watch a showdown of talents in Market Square where businesses entertain you for the prestigious ‘Gold Cup”


FM 103.1 Loving Life Jacaranda Thursday Stage

The line up for the Loving Life 103.1FM Jacaranda Busking Competition, at the Jacaranda Thursday stage (in Market Square) is:

  • 9am to 9:10am = Welcome to Country
  • 9:10am to 10:00am = Performance by the ‘Valley Performers’ with Mitch Reynolds
  • 10:00am to 11:00am = ‘Fun for Kids’ – compere Maree Hickson with special guests Alana Madden (dance) and Holly Cooper (speech)
  • 11:00am to 12:45pm = ‘Living Proof’  – Battle of the Bands winners featuring Mitch Reynolds with special guests, 2017 Jacaranda Busking Competition Winner, other Buskers and 2018 SCRAM winners

For more information, please check out the website HERE


Event proudly sponsored by Loving Life 103.1FM:


Daily Examiner Jacaranda Business Competitions

The Grafton CBD is a hive of activity on Jacaranda Thursday where you find local businesses dress up and add to the fun and festivity of the day. Watch local businesses perform skits set up along Prince Street and surrounds culminating in a showdown of talents in Market Square at 1pm

Time: 1pm to 4pm


Event proudly sponsored by The Daily Examiner: