Australia Festivals 2017, 2018

AWESOME Arts Festival 2017

AWESOME Arts Festival

September 30, 2017

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia

Perth Fashion Festival 2017

Perth Fashion Festival

September, 2017

Perth, AU, Perth, Western Australia

OzAsia Festival 2017

OzAsia Festival

September, 2017

Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide, South Australia

Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series 2017

Blossom Festival Lunchtime Concert Series

September, 2017

St Matthew's Anglican Church, Gisborne, New Zealand

Fashion for the Fairways 2017

Fashion for the Fairways

September, 2017

Hastings Golf Course, Gisborne, New Zealand

Auburn Festival 2017

Auburn Festival

September, 2017

Wyatt Park, Lidcombe, Lidcombe, New South Wales

Building Bridges for Refugees 2017

Building Bridges for Refugees

September, 2017

Marrickville Bowling Club, Marrickville, New South Wales

UC Platform Arts Festival 2017

UC Platform Arts Festival

September, 2017

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Red Centre Bird Festival 2017

Red Centre Bird Festival

September, 2017

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Mooncake Festival 2017

Mooncake Festival

September, 2017

Forest of Tranquility, Ourimbah, New South Wales

Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Cherry Blossom Festival

September, 2017

Saké Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane, Queensland

CASS Art Direct Open Studio Art Trail 2017

CASS Art Direct Open Studio Art Trail

September, 2017

Carolyn’s Art and Coffee Cafe, Randwick, New South Wales

Shinju Matsuri Festival 2017

Shinju Matsuri Festival

September, 2017

Broome, Western Australia, Australia, Broome, Western Australia

LITTLE BIG SHOTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017

LITTLE BIG SHOTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

September, 2017

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales

Langhorne Creek Writers' Festival 2017

Langhorne Creek Writers' Festival

September, 2017

The Winehouse, Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Happy Days at War 2017

Happy Days at War

September, 2017

Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco, Perth WA, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music 2017

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music

September, 2017

Sacred Heart Cathedral (Bendigo), Bendigo, Victoria

Listen Out 2017

Listen Out

September, 2017

Ozone Reserve, Perth, Western Australia

Alice Desert Festival 2017

Alice Desert Festival

September, 2017

Alice Springs CBD, Alice Springs, South Australia

Listen Out 2017

Listen Out

September, 2017

Ozone Reserve, Riverside Drive, Western Australia

Laidley Spring Festival 2017

Laidley Spring Festival

September, 2017

Laidley, Brisbane, Queensland

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival 2017

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival

September, 2017

Various locations, Kyneton, Victoria

Redcliffe Festival 2017

Redcliffe Festival

September, 2017

Redcliffe Parade, Brisbane, Queensland

Sydney Peace Day Festival 2017

Sydney Peace Day Festival

September, 2017

Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Bondi, New South Wales

Hinterland Scarecrow Festival 2017

Hinterland Scarecrow Festival

September, 2017

Multi Venue Event - Mornington Peninsula, Red Hill, 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.