Not The Bachelor Live (Perth Comedy Festival) 2017

Not The Bachelor Live (Perth Comedy Festival)

April 28, 2017

The Regal Theatre Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Lifestyle On Water Festival 2017

Lifestyle On Water Festival

April 29, 2017

Pelican Park, Clontarf, Clontarf, Queensland

ANZAC Day Parade and Memorial Services 2017

ANZAC Day Parade and Memorial Services

April, 2017

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia

Farmers' Market 2017

Farmers' Market

April, 2017

Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Gisborne, New Zealand

Comedy Night at The Cardigan Bar, Sandgate 2017

Comedy Night at The Cardigan Bar, Sandgate

April, 2017

The Cardigan Bar, Brisbane, Queensland

Conflict and Compassion 2017

Conflict and Compassion

April, 2017

City, Aitkenvale & Thuringowa, Brisbane, Queensland

Conflict and Compassion 2017

Conflict and Compassion

April, 2017

Aitkenvale LIbrary, Townsville, Queensland

Prom Coast Seachange Festival 2017

Prom Coast Seachange Festival

April, 2017

Various, Prom Coast, South Gippsland, Victoria

Clunes Booktown Festival 2017

Clunes Booktown Festival

April, 2017

Clunes Booktown, Ballarat, Victoria

Sydney Comedy Festival Gala 2017

Sydney Comedy Festival Gala

April, 2017

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

Sri Lankan Food Festival 2017

Sri Lankan Food Festival

April, 2017

James Cook Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

Folkworld Fairbridge Festival 2017

Folkworld Fairbridge Festival

April, 2017

Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra, Perth, Western Australia

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival 2017

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

April, 2017

ZINC, Melbourne, Victoria

Fairbridge Festival 2017

Fairbridge Festival

April, 2017

Fairbridge Village, South West Highway, Pinjarra, WA, Perth, Western Australia

Jane Austen Festival Australia 2017

Jane Austen Festival Australia

April, 2017

Hyatt Hotel - A Park Hyatt Hotel - Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territ

Fairbridge Festival 2017

Fairbridge Festival

April, 2017

Fairbridge Village, Mandurah, Western Australia

Enlighten Adelaide Festival 2017

Enlighten Adelaide Festival

April, 2017

Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

Spanish Film Festival 2017

Spanish Film Festival

April, 2017

Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane, Queensland

Festival of Sails 2017

Festival of Sails

April, 2017

Suttons Beach, Brisbane, Queensland

Four Winds Festival 2017

Four Winds Festival

April, 2017

Barragga Bay, Bermagui, New South Wales

Viaduct Harbour Flower Market 2017

Viaduct Harbour Flower Market

April, 2017

Floating Pavillion Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand

Gold Coast Film Festival 2017

Gold Coast Film Festival

April, 2017

42 Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland

The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour 2017

The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour

April, 2017

Wanaka, New Zealand, Wanaka, New Zealand

Groovin The Moo Festival 2017

Groovin The Moo Festival

April, 2017

Canberra, AU, Canberra, Australian Capital Territ

Bright Autumn Festival 2017

Bright Autumn Festival

April, 2017

Bright and Districts of the High Country, Bright, 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.