Australia Festivals

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Festivals in Australia

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Adelaide Festival of Arts

Adelaide Festival of Arts

For more than half a century Adelaide Festival has been delighting audiences with a world-class mix of inspiring, challenging and entertaining artists and performers. With ...
Pacific Australia Adelaide Performing Arts Festivals March
AFL Grand Final Day

AFL Grand Final Day

They build 'em big and tough down under! If you find yourself in Australia come the last Saturday in September, gear up for an Aussie ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Sporting Events October
Australia Day Cockroach Races

Australia Day Cockroach Races

Aussies are mad punters. Add beer and a little sunshine to any situation and they'll come up with something to bet on. Australia Day at ...
Pacific Australia Brisbane Bizarre Festivals January
Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

With the Great Barrier Reef a mere matter of miles offshore, Townsville has never had a problem attracting a crowd, but for chamber music enthusiasts ...
Pacific Australia Townsville Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

Melbourne's Avalon Airport is home to the Australian International Airshow. For three days each summer, the Airshow features a vast array of the latest military ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Air Shows Family Festivals February
Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Late in the winter every second year, Central Victoria becomes Australia's focal point for photography. Beautiful Ballarat, once famous for its gold rush, today draws ...
Pacific Australia Ballarat Photography Festivals Art Festivals August
Bathurst 1000

Bathurst 1000

Petrol-heads descend upon the New South Wales town of Bathurst on the second Sunday in October for an Australian motorsport institution, the Bathurst 1000. Held ...
Pacific Australia Bathurst Motor Sports Events Sporting Events October
Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Each and every Easter since 1962, Victoria's popular Bell's Beach in Torquay has hosted the The Rip Curl Pro — the world's oldest and most ...
Pacific Australia Torquay Surfing Competitions Sporting Events April
Birdsville Races

Birdsville Races

On the first Saturday of September, the two-horse town of Birdsville gears up for one of Australia's most iconic race meets, the Birdsville Races. Located ...
Pacific Australia Birdsville Horse Racing Events Sporting Events September
Brisbane Festival

Brisbane Festival

Pervading all corners of Brisbane's city centre for three weeks each September, the Brisbane Festival is synonymous with Spring in the Queensland capital. More than ...
Pacific Australia Brisbane Performing Arts Festivals Family Festivals September
Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest

If you're in Australia around Easter and eager for a little authentic blues and roots music, head east my friend, as far east as you ...
Pacific Australia Byron Bay Blues Festivals April
Camel Cup

Camel Cup

As Aussie as eating a meat pie on a rainy day at the footy, the annual Camel Cup is a true slice of Australiana. Come ...
Pacific Australia Alice Springs Bizarre Festivals July
Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Canberra Balloon Spectacular

For nine days each March, the skies over Canberra's Parliamentary Zone are filled with all manner of floating shapes during the annual, Canberra Balloon Spectacular. ...
Pacific Australia Canberra Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals March
Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

A collection of hand-chosen, world-class buskers descend upon sunny Coffs Harbour for a week each September to entertain, enthrall and occasionally even hypnotise. The Coffs ...
Pacific Australia Coffs Harbour Busking Festivals Performing Arts Festivals September
Compass Cup Cow Races

Compass Cup Cow Races

Come January, you'd be a flamin' gallah if ya didn't pack the esky in the back of the ute and head for Mount Compass (about ...
Pacific Australia Mount Compass Community Festivals Bizarre Festivals January
Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Combine a population of just over a hundred thousand with year round temperatures that top 30 degrees Celsius and the unquestionable Australian zeal for a ...
Pacific Australia Darwin Bizarre Festivals July
Floriade

Floriade

Join 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors as they descend upon Canberra, for Floriade, Australia's biggest celebration of Spring. For 30 days, Canberra's Commonwealth Park ...
Pacific Australia Canberra Flower Shows Family Festivals September
Garma Festival

Garma Festival

Join more than 2,500 attendees as they head to Gulkula — home of the Yolngu people in Arnhemland, Northern Territory — for the annual Garma ...
Pacific Australia Gulkula Indigenous Festivals Cultural Festivals July
Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape

Halls Gap, adjacent to Victoria's breathtaking Grampians National Park, plays host to wine lovers and foodies from all over the country each May, during the ...
Pacific Australia Halls Gap Wine Festivals Food Festivals May
Head On Photo Festival

Head On Photo Festival

For the month of May, Sydney's Head On Photo Festival celebrates a wide range of photography across all genres, ranging from photo-journalism and documentary reportage ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Photography Festivals Art Festivals May
Illawarra Folk Festival

Illawarra Folk Festival

Renowned for its intimate, vibrant, community atmosphere, the Illawarra Folk Festival has been attracting visitors from near and far since 1985. It began life in ...
Pacific Australia Illawarra Folk and Folk Music Festivals World Music Festivals January
Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

Now a Victorian institution, the Lorne Pier to Pub has been pitting swimmers against the tricky waters off Victoria's west coast for more than 30 ...
Pacific Australia Lorne Sporting Events January
Mackay Wine and Food Day

Mackay Wine and Food Day

If you find yourself in Mackay come July, make a beeline for the G&S Engineering Wine and Food Day. Part of the Mackay Festival of ...
Pacific Australia Mackay Food Festivals Wine Festivals July
Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

In Australia it's known as the race that stops a nation. In Victoria it's got its own public holiday. In Melbourne it's an institution, the ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Horse Racing Events Sporting Events November
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival started as a spark of an idea in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events. More than twenty years ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Food and Wine Festivals Food Festivals February
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The leafy capital of Victoria laughs long at hard at the annual, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Since being launched by Sir Barry Humphries and the ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Comedy Festivals March
Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Each August, Melbourne's iconic Forum Theatre hosts the annual Melbourne International Film Festival. Two and a half weeks of international premieres, red carpet glamour and ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Film Festivals August
Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Since 1986, the Melbourne Writers Festival has been a cornerstone of the city's literary culture attracting novelists, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, journalists, songwriters and bloggers and ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Literature Festivals August
Moomba Festival

Moomba Festival

As Melbourne as meeting a mate beneath the Flinders Street clocks, Moomba has been entertaining locals and visitors alike since 1955. Each March for four ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Community Festivals Sporting Events March
National Multicultural Festival

National Multicultural Festival

Canberra's National Multicultural Festival serves up a kaleidoscope of colours, sounds, sights, flavours and fun over three days each February. Renowned for it's cultural diversity, ...
Pacific Australia Canberra Multicultural Festivals Cultural Festivals February
Newtown Festival

Newtown Festival

Vibrant Newtown has long been considered one of SydneyÂ’s most creative, conscientious, and inclusive communities. On a Sunday each November that sense of community is ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Community Festivals November
Noosa Jazz Festival

Noosa Jazz Festival

Noosa on Queensland's glorious Sunshine Coast gets its jazztastic groove on for four days each September, during the annual Noosa Jazz Festival. Noosa Lions Park ...
Pacific Australia Sunshine Coast Jazz Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals September
Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

Elvis has left the building...and made his way to the Parkes Elvis Festival. The King and a million and one clones descend on the Australian ...
Pacific Australia Parkes Fan Festivals January
Perth Festival

Perth Festival

Once again, Australia's cultural spotlight will turn west this summer as the Perth Festival — the longest running annual international multi-arts festival in the southern ...
Pacific Australia Perth Performing Arts Festivals February
Rainbow Serpent Festival

Rainbow Serpent Festival

Beautiful Beaufort in Western Victoria slithers into the spotlight come late January for the Rainbow Serpent Festival, a unique combination of music, art, performance, spiritual ...
Pacific Australia Lexton Electronic Dance Music Festivals January
St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

Set aside the second Sunday of February for the St Kilda Festival — an eclectic celebration showcasing Australian artists and talent, set against the spectacular ...
Pacific Australia Melbourne Community Festivals Family Festivals February
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Sydney)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Sydney)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began life as a Sunday session at the now defunct St. Jerome's bar in Melbourne's Caledonian Lane. Over time, the sessions ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Indie Rock Festivals February
Surfest

Surfest

Surfest originated back in 1985. It was a time when Newcastle was looking to banish its grime-ridden, industrial rep' and showcase the unheralded beauty of ...
Pacific Australia Newcastle Surfing Competitions Sporting Events February
Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney Comedy Festival

The Sydney Comedy Festival is the harbour city's biggest annual comedy event. For four weeks, every April and May, hundreds of the world's finest comedians ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Comedy Festivals April
Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival

Each and every January, Sydney Festival transforms the city with an audacious cultural celebration. The program is far-reaching in its diversity, from burlesque circus to ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Art Festivals Cultural Festivals January
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Each summer sensational Sydney hosts one of the world's largest and most anticipated LGBTQI celebrations, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. For three and ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Pride Festivals Street Parades Carnival and Mardi Gras February
Sydney Science Festival

Sydney Science Festival

Connect with the science geek within at this year's Science Science Festival. For 13 fact-filled days each August enjoy a programme brimming with talks by ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals August
The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

Kicking the West Coast since 1993, Lorne's Falls Festival is a bit of a Victorian New Year's Eve institution. Set high amongst the ancient mountains ...
Pacific Australia Lorne Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals December
The Taste of Tasmania

The Taste of Tasmania

Following the culmination of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, when the nation's gaze is squarely on the Apple Isle, the Tasmania Taste Festival takes ...
Pacific Australia Hobart Food Festivals New Year Events December
Tunarama

Tunarama

Dare I say it? Something fishy takes place each January in South Australia as fish flingers from far and wide descend on the coastal town ...
Pacific Australia Port Lincoln Bizarre Festivals Community Festivals January
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

At Vivid Sydney, a spectacular combination of light, music and ideas share the spotlight. Vivid's light program transforms the city into a wonderland of light-art ...
Pacific Australia Sydney Light Festivals Family Festivals May
Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival

Growing tired of the same old staid summer festival experience? Get yourself way down under my friend — all the way to the top of ...
Pacific Australia Woodford Folk and Folk Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals December

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