Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp 2017

Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp

March 23, 2017

Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth, Western Australia

Wank Bank Masterclass 2017

Wank Bank Masterclass

March 28, 2017

Butterfly Club, Adelaide, Victoria

3 Course Comedy at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

3 Course Comedy at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March 28, 2017

Fort Delta, Melbourne, Victoria

Jewish-ish at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Jewish-ish at Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March 30, 2017

Trades Hall, Melbourne, Victoria

Bendigo Easter Festival 2017

Bendigo Easter Festival

March, 2017

Capital Theatre, Bendigo, Victoria

Newtown Festival Street Fair 2017

Newtown Festival Street Fair

March, 2017

Streets of Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand

Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017

Port Fairy Folk Festival

March, 2017

Southcombe Park Sporting Complex, Port Fairy, Victoria

Motor City Music Festival 2017

Motor City Music Festival

March, 2017

Geelong Showgrounds, Melbourne, Victoria

Waikato Creative Market 2017

Waikato Creative Market

March, 2017

Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton City, New Zealand

World Science Festival 2017

World Science Festival

March, 2017

World Science Festival, Brisbane, Queensland

Homegrown 2017

Homegrown

March, 2017

Wellington Waterfront, Wellington, New Zealand

Mardi Gras Party '15 2017

Mardi Gras Party '15

March, 2017

Entertainment Quarter, Sydney, New South Wales

Apple And Grape Harvest Festival 2017

Apple And Grape Harvest Festival

March, 2017

Locations in and around Stanthorpe, Stanthorpe, Queensland

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival 2017

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

March, 2017

Ararat North PS, Ararat, Victoria

Pasifika Festival 2017

Pasifika Festival

March, 2017

Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

Bathurst Autofest 2017

Bathurst Autofest

March, 2017

Mount Panorama Racing Circuit, Bathurst NSW, Bathurst, New South Wales

BMW Sydney Carnival 2017

BMW Sydney Carnival

March, 2017

37 Reservoir St Sydney, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales

Barefaced Stories March 25 FULL DISCLOSURE 2017

Barefaced Stories March 25 FULL DISCLOSURE

March, 2017

The Bird, Perth, Western Australia

Brooks Trail Run Festival 2017

Brooks Trail Run Festival

March, 2017

Mt Baw Baw, Baw Baw, New South Wales

Sets on the Beach: End of Summer Party 2017

Sets on the Beach: End of Summer Party

March, 2017

Port Beach, North Fremantle, North Fremantle, Western Australia

Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest 2017

Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest

March, 2017

Peel-Harvey Estuary, Mandurah, Western Australia

ChillOut Festival Daylesford 2017

ChillOut Festival Daylesford

March, 2017

Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, Daylesford, Victoria

Maitreya Festival 2017

Maitreya Festival

March, 2017

Sea Lake, Victoria

Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival 2017

Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival

March, 2017

Albury Racing Club 16-46 Fallon St, Albury NSW 2640, Australia, Albury, New South Wales

Crookwell Potato Festival 2017

Crookwell Potato Festival

March, 2017

Crookwell District, Sydney, New South Wales

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.