Pussy Play Masterclass 2017

Pussy Play Masterclass

February 23, 2017

Garden of Unearthly Delights - Spare Room, Adelaide, South Australia

Sydney Mardigras Festival - BODY MAP 2017

Sydney Mardigras Festival - BODY MAP

February 24, 2017

Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales

Off the Radar 2017

Off the Radar

February 29, 2017

Spectacle Lake, 181 Atkins Rd Te Arai, New Zealand, Te Arai, New Zealand

Brisbane Comedy Festival 2017

Brisbane Comedy Festival

February, 2017

Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent, Brisbane, Queensland

Festival Artisan Bakery and Bar 2017

Festival Artisan Bakery and Bar

February, 2017

Queensbridge Square, Melbourne, Victoria

Link Festival 2017

Link Festival

February, 2017

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2017

Byron Bay International Film Festival

February, 2017

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, Byron Bay, New South Wales

soirees Mysterieuses 2017

soirees Mysterieuses

February, 2017

The Stables, Perth Cultural Centre (facing the WA Museum), Northbridge, Western Australia

Apollo Bay Music Festival 2017

Apollo Bay Music Festival

February, 2017

Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

February, 2017

Various locations on Victoria's Coast, Portsea, Victoria

Hataitai Community Monthly Market 2017

Hataitai Community Monthly Market

February, 2017

Hataitai Bowling and Petanque Club, Wellington, New Zealand

Stage One International Film Festival 2017

Stage One International Film Festival

February, 2017

Warner Bros Movie World, Brisbane, Queensland

Sydney Chinese New Year Festival 2017

Sydney Chinese New Year Festival

February, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

So Frenchy So Chic In The Park 2017

So Frenchy So Chic In The Park

February, 2017

St Johns College, Sydney University , Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

February, 2017

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales

Nannup Music Festival 2017

Nannup Music Festival

February, 2017

Nannup, Western Australia, Australia, Nannup, Western Australia

Gimblett Gravels Showcase 2017

Gimblett Gravels Showcase

February, 2017

The Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland, New Zealand

Camper Care NZ Motorhome & Caravan Show 2017

Camper Care NZ Motorhome & Caravan Show

February, 2017

Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand

International Kai Festival 2017

International Kai Festival

February, 2017

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand

South West Craft Beer Festival 2017

South West Craft Beer Festival

February, 2017

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

South West Craft Beer Festival 2017

South West Craft Beer Festival

February, 2017

Busselton, Western Australia, Australia, Busselton, Western Australia

Fringe World Festival 2017

Fringe World Festival

February, 2017

Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Western Australia

St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2017

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

February, 2017

Fremantle Esplanade, Fremantle, Western Australia

Riverboats Music Festival 2017

Riverboats Music Festival

February, 2017

Echuca Moama & District Tourism, Melbourne, Victoria

Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride 2017

Yamaha NZ Festival of Freeride

February, 2017

Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, New Zealand

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.