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Australia has plenty to see and do at any time of the year, entertaining both locals and visitors alike. Events, festivals and shows in Australia may be cultural, sporting or recreational events. Some events and entertainment may be offered free. more

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  • 10 Days in the Towers
    Next Event : 27 April 2018

    The 10 Days in The Towers Festival brings the historic North Queensland town of Charters Towers to life in a very unique way. Staged during April each year, 10 Days in The Towers is a celebration of many things. To the fore is the sound of country music which can...

  • 10th Annual Windfire Music Festival
    Next Event : 04 May 2018

    The Basilica's 10th Anniversary, Windfire Music Festival will span from 4 to 13 May and will include seven wonderful concerts, a series of free organ recitals, as well as other events. The festival begins on 4 May with a gala opening at the Basilica with the combined talents of massed...

  • 121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
    Next Event : 19 April 2019

    Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections. Come and join the fun with all the family.…

  • 125th Anniversary of the Peoples Conference Dinner
    Next Event : 04 August 2018 06:30

    125th Anniversary of the Peoples Conference Dinner held in Corowa on July 31, 1893. A dinner to be held at the Corowa RSL Club on Saturday, August 4. Special Guest Speaker will be Mr Jeff Brownrigg - a noted historian and very entertaining speaker.…

  • 125th Celebrations of Kalgoorlie
    Next Event : 22 April 2018

    Patrick Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Dan Shea may have discovered the gold that began the building of Kalgoorlie, but the riches that established a regional economy that still thrives today was found a few kilometres away just weeks later. During the following months, William Brookman and Samuel Pearce pegged and...

  • 12th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
    Next Event : 10 August 2018

    We are proud to host over sixty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned Art Centres, collectively representing over 2000 emerging and established artists. The fair provides an opportunity ethically to purchase a vibrant range of art including: paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture,...

  • 13th Cousin Jack Motorcycle Rally, Kadina
    Next Event : 06 May 2018 09:00

    The 13th Cousin Jack Rally organised by the Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula Inc. will be held on Sunday 6th May 2018. Start time and place to be advised closer to the event date. The event is open to all registered and insured motorcycles of any...

  • 140 Years Street Party at Queen Victoria Market
    Next Event : 29 April 2018 10:00

    To celebrate Queen Victoria Market’s monumental 140th Birthday, they are throwing the Street Party of all street parties. Join in the festivities as they celebrate the rich history and exciting future of Melbourne’s Marketplace. With an exciting program of free family friendly activities, roving performers, epic food stalls and live...

  • 1770 Art Show
    Next Event : 23 May 2018 10:00

    The annual 1770 Art show is held each May in Agnes Water, Central Coast Queensland. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School. With a prize pool of more the AUD7000 it is one of the premier regional Art Shows. Each year the...

  • 1968: Changing Times
    Next Event : 22 April 2018 10:00

    Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll…and a missing prime minister 1968 was momentous. A time of tumultuous world events, including the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. At home in Australia, we struggled with the fallout from the December 1967 disappearance of Prime Minister Harold...

  • 19th and 20th Century Works
    Next Event : 22 April 2018 10:00

    View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden...

  • 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum
    Next Event : 22 April 2018 09:30

    From an Egyptian mummy to Ned Kelly, uncover the hidden stories of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum in the Westpac Long Gallery. This magnificently restored gallery showcases 100 objects and 100 people that have influenced the museum, nation and region and reveals the unexpected stories that make them treasures....

  • 2018 AFL Port vs Geelong
    Next Event : 21 April 2018

    Join Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval as they take on Geelong in a blockbuster game on Saturday. Show your colours and be there live with 50,000 other Port fans on Saturday April 21 at 7:10 PM…

  • 2018 Australian Open - Bowls
    Next Event : 09 June 2018

    After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 15 host clubs on the Gold Coast. Over 2,000 bowlers from across Australia, and indeed the world are expected to attend again, with...

  • 2018 Barossa Gourmet Weekend
    Next Event : 31 August 2018

    It's the highlight on the Barossa's annual event calendar, and 2018 Barossa Gourmet Weekend will raise the bar again, offering the most indulgent and authentic food and wine experiences over three days amazing 31 August, 1 & 2 September. Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a true Barossa celebration, showcasing authentic regional...

  • 2018 Beach Week
    Next Event : 02 June 2018 09:00

    Come & try some of Darwin's premier off-the-beach sporting options at a free family fun day! Featuring sailing, surf life saving, dragon boating, outrigging, water skiing, beach volleyball and beach touch football just to name a few! Kids entertainment, information stalls, food & drinks stalls; fun for the whole family!…

  • 2018 Canberra International Film Festival
    Next Event : 26 October 2018

    The 2018 Canberra International Film festival is coming! The program will feature an exciting blend of retrospective and contemporary programming, offering some of the world’s best cinema, past and present, emphasising new works from Australia and Asia, and providing a proud national platform for Canberra’s own filmmakers. This eclectic collection...

  • 2018 Canberra International Music Festival
    Next Event : 27 April 2018

    A vibrant fusion of expertly curated music, performances both daring and intimate, exceptional music mixed with culinary surprises – that’s the Canberra International Music Festival! The 2018 Canberra International Music Festival celebrates the notion of RETURN with events, concerts and forums with 23 ticketed concerts spanning across 10 incredible days....

  • 2018 CWA State Creative Arts Exhibition
    Next Event : 03 August 2018 09:00

    The Country Women's Association (CWA) of Victoria Inc. is holding its State Creative Arts Exhibition in Leongatha in 2018. This prestigious event showcases the skills of members in over 270 categories, including crafts, knitting, embroidery, art, cookery, preserves, floral art, toys and dolls and many more. Come along to the...

  • 2018 Dunkeld Races
    Next Event : 17 November 2018 11:00

    The region comes alive as locals and metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia. Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free...

  • 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize
    Next Event : 09 June 2018 10:00

    The 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. Justin Paton - Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Rebecca Coates - Director, Shepparton Art Museum,...

  • 2018 Great Ocean Road Running Festival
    Next Event : 19 May 2018

    The fourteenth edition of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival will take place on May 19 and 20 with the event offering one of the most spectacular marathons in the world. The course stretches along the coastal towns from Lorne to Apollo Bay and runners of all distances can soak...

  • 2018 Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Longest Desert Lunch
    Next Event : 19 May 2018 12:00

    Alice's Longest Desert Lunch is the premier luncheon held in Alice Springs annually and is the main fundraiser for the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp. Lunch is served by Alice's finest restaurants.…

  • 2018 Holden State of Origin - Game II
    Next Event : 24 June 2018

    Nothing hits you like the roar of 80,000 fans inside ANZ Stadium. Nothing hits you like the sea of Blatchy’s Blues wigs rising just before kick-off. Nothing hits you like Origin. In 2018, Sydney’s ANZ Stadium host’s the only standalone Sunday night State of Origin match and it’s an event...

  • 2018 Ipswich Festival
    Next Event : 22 April 2018

    The Ipswich Festival is the city's annual art and cultural celebration showcasing nationally acclaimed artists and emerging local talents through the presentation of specialised community activities, and diverse and artistic programs. Festivities commence on Thursday 12 April and continue with an 11 day program of theatre, exhibitions, visual and public...

  • 2018 IRONMAN Western Australia and IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia
    Next Event : 02 December 2018 06:00

    Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, Ironman Western Australia is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global Ironman circuit. The event has become enormously popular with athletes and spectators alike and is renowned as...

  • 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
    Next Event : 12 September 2018 07:00

    More than 5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season. Athletes representing 46 nations will be competing at Southport Broadwater Parklands, the site of the highly successful ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast and home to...

  • 2018 Kerferd Oration
    Next Event : 29 July 2018 11:00

    This year’s Kerferd Oration is to be delivered by Northern Territory Senator Malarndirri McCarthy. Senator McCarthy is a Yanyuwa woman from the Gulf country in the Northern Territory. She first entered the public sphere as a journalist with the ABC and more recently for SBS/NITV. With a focus on bringing...

  • 2018 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival
    Next Event : 22 April 2018 11:30

    Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 14th April! Saturday 14th April: The Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day features the Ladies Day Luncheon, Best Dressed competition and great prizes, plus the Champagne Bar, Blokes Drop Off Bar and all the racing action!...

  • 2018 Lake Mulwala Rod Run
    Next Event : 09 November 2018

    Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run held over three days. Free to come and watch the spectacle of hot rods all around and about. More information to come on the programme over that weekend. Visit the Lake Mulwala Rod Run Facebook page for more information.…

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event
    Next Event : 15 November 2018 08:00

    Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), will be held from 15-18 November. The world’s best horse and riders in eventing, the Triathlon of Horse Sport, will compete for the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere at the prestigious 2018 Event. Thousands...

  • 2018 Pacific Test Invitational
    Next Event : 23 June 2018

    The mighty warriors of the Pacific come back to Campbelltown Sports Stadium in 2018 for the annual NRL Pacific Test. Fresh out of the Rugby League World Cup, Pacific powerhouses Tonga, Samoa and Papua New Guinea will be joined by Lebanon in what will be the biggest international event on...

  • 2018 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta
    Next Event : 18 August 2018 10:30

    Talk about quirky?? - It's A boat race with a unique difference - on the dry sands of the Todd River. In fact - it is the worlds ONLY dry river bed boating regatta! The Henley on Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because...

  • 2018 Melbourne Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 06 November 2018 11:00

    There is only one place you have to be in Canberra on TAB Melbourne Cup day - Thoroughbred Park. The TAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike. Witness the running of the TAB Melbourne Cup...

  • 2018 TV WEEK Logie Awards
    Next Event : 01 July 2018 16:00

    The TV WEEK Logie Awards are an Australian icon. They are Australia’s premier television awards show and the biggest and most glamorous red carpet event. TV WEEK founded the awards in 1958, so 2018 marks their milestone 60th year.…

  • 2018 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series
    Next Event : 06 May 2018 10:00

    HPV racing, or Pedal Prix racing as it’s more widely known in SA, is a spectacular, fast paced activity with teams ranging from year 6 students through to adults. Teams will compete over a 6 hour period from 10am to 4pm riding single seat, recumbent, fully faired trikes. Speeds in...

  • 2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
    Next Event : 23 March 2019 09:00

    Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the fair, there...

  • 21st Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic
    Next Event : 28 April 2018

    The 21st Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic is the perfect family fishing competition. Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won, with $500 of tackle for the early bird winner. Be sure to get your entries in on time. Meals are provided with compliments of the organisers on Friday, Saturday...

  • 24 Hour Enduro OCR World Championships
    Next Event : 09 June 2018 14:00

    The world's first 24 Hour Enduro Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is coming to Sydney! The 10 kilometre course encompasses over 30 military inspired obstacles designed to challenge your mental and physical limits. Participants have 24 hours to race the clock, and conquer as many laps of the course as...

  • 2 Bro's at Zhou Zhou - Good Beer Week
    Next Event : 17 May 2018 19:00

    Have a beer with the makers as Andrew and Dave Ong, owners of 2 Brothers Brewery, host a special evening that introduces five different beers and free-flowing yum cha-style canapés. The passion project behind 2 Bro’s first started in Manhattan, with the Aussie expat brothers eventually bringing it back home...

  • 30th Anniversary Dinner Cruises
    Next Event : 21 April 2018 19:00

    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in April 2018! Join the Kookaburra Queen II in April to celebrate her 30th Anniversary. Join a commemorative Dinner Cruise on the Brisbane River. Enjoy chef’s celebratory menu, live entertainment and free bottle of commemorative wine to take home. The 30th Anniversary Dinner Cruises include:...

  • 30th Lord Howe Island Golf Open 2018
    Next Event : 10 November 2018

    Each year in early November the Lord Howe Island Golf Open week is held with over AUD8,000 in prizes to be won. The entry fee includes welcome drinks, player’s pack, all green fees, buffet lunches on playing days and the concluding presentation dinner. Players of all standards and handicaps are...

  • 34th Annual Muscat Run
    Next Event : 10 June 2018 08:30

    Putting the fun back into fun run. Rutherglen Rotary Club are proud to present their 34th Annual Muscat Run. There are three events including the Classic Run, The Challenge and the Kids Run. The classic run features the challenging 10 kilometre run, avoiding the busier roads, but still with a...

  • 3.5hr Christmas in July Lunch Cruise aboard the historic PS Marion
    Next Event : 14 July 2018 11:30

    Come aboard the restored historic Paddle Steamer and enjoy a superb Chrismas in July lunch prepared by our renowned Chef whilst cruising on the mighty Murray River to Bowhill. Enjoy Live entertainment along the way. Bus transfer included back to Mannum Embarkation 11am from Mannum Town Wharf, Mary Anne Reserve...

  • 38th Annual Horsham Calisthenics Competition 2018
    Next Event : 31 August 2018

    The Horsham Calisthenics College is pleased to be hosting the 38th Annual Horsham Country Competition, featuring solo and team performances by competitors from across Victoria and South Australia. Calisthenics is uniquely Australian and promotes team work, self confidence and friendship. Team members develop an appreciation for music, dance, acting, strength,...

  • 39 Forever Amity dry
    Next Event : 17 November 2018 19:30

    Do you still think you're 25 even though your birthday stubbornly insists you're not? Do you look at J-Lo and hope you can look that good at 47, even though you may never have looked that good? Do you wonder how adults were born in the 1190's? This hilarious new...

  • 3D Printing Workshop for Kids powered by Me3D
    Next Event : 10 July 2018 09:30

    Let's get kids excited about 3D Printing! A fun, half-day interactive 3D Printing Workshop where you and your child discover an exciting future technology together. For children aged six to 6 years. Working as a team, you and your child will discover the endless possibilities of 3D Printing through fun...

  • 3 Peaks Festival
    Next Event : 20 October 2018 10:00

    The popular 3 Peaks Festival is set to return to Dunkeld on Saturday 20 October 2018, so mark your calendar for a weekend of sunshine, shopping and festivities. With a large range of unique local craft stalls, gourmet food, boutique beer, local wine, music and a great range of kids...

  • 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted
    Next Event : 03 July 2018 13:30

    The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted. In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and - you won’t believe it - even more stupid characters in this absurd,...

  • 3 Speed Crunch Rebooted
    Next Event : 04 October 2018 10:30

    Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish. The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted. In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus...

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