Enjoy a range of eating places, including award winning restaurants, wine bars, cafes, gelato shop, Hearthfire Sourdough bakery, live music at the Federal Hotel and 5 Church Street. restaurants.  A new Japanese restaurant is also opening in February 2016.  Bellingen is famous for its many musical and cultural festivals. These include Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, Camp Creative, the Bellingen Winter Music Festival, the monthly Bellingen markets on the 3rd Saturday of every month and the farmers markets every second Saturday.  The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and Dorrigo National Park are also nearby attractions.