Australia Festivals 2018, 2019

Redcliffe KiteFest 2018

Redcliffe KiteFest

August 25, 2018

Clontarf, Queensland

Down South MTB Festival 2018

Down South MTB Festival

August, 2018

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

The Shire Business Festival 2018

The Shire Business Festival

August, 2018

Sutherland Basketball Stadium, off Old Princes Highway & Rawson Avenue, Sutherland, Sydney, New South Wales

Inner Fest 2018

Inner Fest

August, 2018

The Factory Floor, Marrickville, New South Wales

Redcliffe KiteFest 2018

Redcliffe KiteFest

August, 2018

Pelican Park, Clontarf, Redcliffe, Queensland

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars 2018

Melbourne Comedy's Rising Stars

August, 2018

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, Victoria

Garma Festival 2018

Garma Festival

August, 2018

Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival 2018

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

August, 2018

Nannup, Western Australia

Maggies' Festival of Performing Arts 2018

Maggies' Festival of Performing Arts

August, 2018

Boundary Street, Townsville, Queensland

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2018

Brisbane Marathon Festival

August, 2018

Brisbane Marathon Festival, Brisbane, Queensland

Supersense 2018

Supersense

August, 2018

The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Central Coast Ukulele Festival 2018

Central Coast Ukulele Festival

August, 2018

46 Marine Parade, The Entrance, New South Wales

Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival 2018

Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival

August, 2018

McGuires Hotel, Mackay, Queensland

Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2018

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

August, 2018

Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Townsville, Queensland

Brisbane Running Festival 2018

Brisbane Running Festival

August, 2018

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Canberra, Canberra

Armidale International Film Festival 2018

Armidale International Film Festival

August, 2018

Belgrave Cinema, Armidale , New South Wales

Chand Raat Eid Festival 2018

Chand Raat Eid Festival

August, 2018

Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales

Australian Surf Festival 2018

Australian Surf Festival

August, 2018

Town, Port Macquarie , New South Wales

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2018

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

August, 2018

Hurstbridge Township, Hurstbridge, Victoria

Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2018

Adelaide International Guitar Festival

August, 2018

King William Road, Adelaide, South Australia

Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe 2018

Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe

August, 2018

Various locations in and around the town of Latrobe, Latrobe, Tasmania

International Food Festival 2018

International Food Festival

August, 2018

Werribee Racecourse, Werribee, Victoria

Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

Melbourne Writers Festival

August, 2018

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

South Asia Food Festival 2018

South Asia Food Festival

August, 2018

Werribee Racecourse, Werribee, Victoria

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2018

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

August, 2018

Hurstbridge Township, 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.