Australia Festivals 2017, 2018

Regional Arts Australia Summit: Arts & Edges 2017

Regional Arts Australia Summit: Arts & Edges

October, 2017

Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia

5 Rivers Outback Festival 2017

5 Rivers Outback Festival

October, 2017

Balranald, New South Wales, Australia, Balranald, New South Wales

Yours & Owls 2017

Yours & Owls

October, 2017

Stuart Park, Wollongong, New South Wales

Markus Schulz 2017

Markus Schulz

October, 2017

170 Russell, Melbourne, Victoria

Goolwa Alive 2017

Goolwa Alive

October, 2017

Cadell Street, Goolwa, Goolwa, South Australia

Soulfest 2017

Soulfest

October, 2017

Victoria Park, Goulburn, New South Wales

Soulfest 2017

Soulfest

October, 2017

Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane, Queensland

Balranald's 5 Rivers Outback Festival 2017

Balranald's 5 Rivers Outback Festival

October, 2017

Balranald, Balranald, New South Wales

Move Shake Dance Festival 2017

Move Shake Dance Festival

October, 2017

Central Coast Dance, Erina, New South Wales

Canberra Latin Dance Festival 2017

Canberra Latin Dance Festival

October, 2017

North Road, Canberra, Australian Capital Territ

Port Pirie Music Festival 2017

Port Pirie Music Festival

October, 2017

28 Afford Road, Port Pirie, South Australia

Melbourne Festival 2017

Melbourne Festival

October, 2017

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival 2017

Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival

October, 2017

Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Victoria

Transitions Film Festival 2017

Transitions Film Festival

October, 2017

Mercury Cinema, Adelaide, South Australia

AWESOME Festival 2017

AWESOME Festival

October, 2017

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia

Listen Out 2017

Listen Out

October, 2017

RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Queensland

Island Vibe Festival 2017

Island Vibe Festival

October, 2017

Island Vibe Festival, Brisbane, Queensland

Listen Out 2017

Listen Out

October, 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra, Victoria

Adelaide Film Festival 2017

Adelaide Film Festival

October, 2017

Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival 2017

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

October, 2017

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Soulfest 2017

Soulfest

October, 2017

Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria

Main Street Mornington Festival 2017

Main Street Mornington Festival

October, 2017

Main St Festival, Mornington, Mornington, Victoria

Melbourne Arts Festival 2017

Melbourne Arts Festival

October, 2017

Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival 2017

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

October, 2017

Federation Square , Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne Marathon Festival 2017

Melbourne Marathon Festival

October, 2017

Brunton Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria

About Festivals in Australia

The Down Under is awash with travellers and abound with remote adventures and cosmopolitan cities. It has beautiful nature, unique landscapes, a mixture of cultures and loads to do. Australia also hosts a number of brilliant festivals every year, with events dedicated to food, drink, cinema, theatre, arts, music and plenty more.

Many of Australia’s festivals are weird and wacky, including Tunarama, an event which promotes the tuna-fishing heritage of Port Lincoln. Local people pay homage to their favourite fish by… throwing it around in tuna-tossing competitions. The festival also hosts music, food and live entertainment, so it’s not all bizarre. Other strange festivals include the Beer Can Regatta, in which sailing boats are constructed from beer cans, and The Elvis Festival, where coiffed wannabees dress up as the king of rock and roll and shake their hips to some tributary fun.

Music festivals in Australia cover loads of genres and styles, and some of the biggest and best include the dance-oriented DEFQON.1, Woodford Folk Festival, with its alternative entertainment and bohemian atmosphere, and Falls Festival, which happens around the turn of the year. Many of Australia’s music festivals are inner-city affairs, while others take advantage of the vast swathes of remote land.

If you’re keen to eat your way through Australia, there are ample opportunities to do it. You can get your bellyful at events such as Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, the practical and hands-on Kangaroo Island Food Safari, where you can take part in demonstrations, classes and expeditions, and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which hosts hundreds of events including feasts dedicated to particular countries, wine tasting sessions and plenty of food trucks.

Artistic and cultural festivals in Australia provide loads of opportunities for culture vultures to get their hands on – and their brains around – plenty of unique and interesting works. Events such as Perth International Arts Festival, Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island and Melbourne International Arts Festival offer lots of dance, theatre, cinema, exhibitions, installations and lots of new and established brains in the worlds of creativity and craft.

Many festivals also celebrate the diverse nature of the country, including Chinese New Year celebrations, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and events to celebrate the indigenous people of Australia.