Events, festivals and shows in Australia. Australia enjoys a wide range of events, festivals and shows, capturing local or international talents. Australia events may include wine festivals, flower shows, comedy festivals and sports events. Australia festivals and shows suit all tastes and budgets, and entertain locals and visitors alike.

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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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  • 19th and 20th Century Works
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 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...

  • 4hr Christmas Lunch Cruise aboard the historic PS Marion
    Next Event : 02 December 2017 10:30

    Come aboard the restored historic Paddle Steamer and enjoy a superb Chrismas feast prepared by our renowned Chef whilst cruising on the mighty Murray River. Embarkation 10,30am from Mannum Town Wharf, Mary Anne Reserve for 11am departure. Bar facilities available, NO Smoking Return to Mannum Town Wharf at 3pm…

  • 4hr Christmas Lunch cruise aboard the PS Marion
    Next Event : 04 December 2017 10:30

    Enjoy a unique experience cruising the magnificent Murray River whilst enjoying a superb buffet Christmas feaast lunch Embarkation 10.30am from Mannum Town Wharf, Mary Anne Reserve for 11am departure Bar facilities available NO Smoking Return Mannum Town Wharf at 3pm…

  • 4 Wheel Drive Spectacular
    Next Event : 30 January 2018

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED*** The Four Wheel Drive Spectacular is held biennially in Queanbeyan to encourage responsible and recreational use of 4WD vehicles in the Australian environment. The event provides four wheel drivers or potential drivers with access to information and products that will encourage responsible...

  • AACTA Awards
    Next Event : 07 December 2017

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join your favourite Australian film and television stars this December, as they honour screen excellence at the sixth AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel, telecast on Channel Seven. Walk the red carpet alongside your favourite Australian film and television stars before...

  • Acoustic Open Mic Night at Queenscliff Brewhouse
    Next Event : 30 November 2017 19:00

    Acoustic Open Mic Night at Queenscliff Brewhouse - the first Sunday of every month. Come down to the Queenscliff Brewhouse and join in on their acoustic open mic Sunday Session. Whether you have a style for music, poetry or comedy, come and put your talents on the table. Bring your...

  • Adaminaby Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 25 November 2017

    Adaminaby Cup Race Day is a great local event, held annually in November. This is a fantastic day of country racing. Enjoy fashions of the field, there are prizes to give away, and lots of action on the race track. The feature race is the Snowgoose Cup. Bookmakers will operate...

  • Adelaide's Newest Market - THE GUILD MARKETPLACE
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 10:00

    The Guild Marketplace is a new weekly marketplace launching in Adelaide's CBD, 4.02.17. The market is held under cover at 230 Flinders Street in the city and is open both Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3pm. Featuring a curated selection of Art, Hand Made and Vintage stalls each week, The Guild Marketplace...

  • Adelaide Youth Orchestra GALA CONCERT - CELEBRATE
    Next Event : 19 November 2017 15:00

    Come Celebrate a great year of music-making as AdYO's four orchestras bring their favourite works to the concert stage in a wide ranging program highlighting the talent and passion of 250 young musicians. Featuring Strauss's ever popular Tales From the Vienna Woods and heralding the holiday season, a rousing rendition...

  • Adelaide Youth Orchestra Summer Strings
    Next Event : 03 December 2017 12:00

    Join Adelaide Youth Strings in early summer for this delightful FREE concert of classical, folk and world music. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy music al fresco. Adelaide Youth Strings - Martin Butler Conductor…

  • Afternoon Tea Cruise
    Next Event : 03 December 2017 12:00

    Have you got a special event coming up or just looking for something unique and exciting to do? Well your Sunday’s at Glenelg just got better. How about join Temptation Sailing on the first Sunday of the month between November and March from 12 noon till 2:00pm (boarding at 11:45am)...

  • Airlie Beach Foreshore Markets
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 08:00

    The Airlie Beach Saturday Markets are located on the foreshore of Airlie Beach, every Saturday morning. Complete with local produce, art, craft and all locally made souvenirs, it is a great place to spend some time, have a coffee or purchase a unique gift. The Saturday Markets on the Airlie...

  • Albury Wodonga Doll, Bear, and Hobby Show
    Next Event : 25 November 2017 10:00

    The Albury Wodonga Doll, Bear, and Hobby Show is an annual two day event held on the last weekend of November every year. It is held at the Mirrambeena Community Centre in Lavington. The event features competitions, exhibitions and demonstrations from artists and crafters who specialise in making porcelain and...

  • Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets
    Next Event : 30 November 2017

    Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets are held once a month from August through to November. They are often themed and compliment major events such as the Alice Desert Festival, Alice Springs Masters Games and offer a variety of local performance. With entertainment for everyone, you can bring the family,...

  • American Car Nationals
    Next Event : 19 November 2017

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** If you love American metal don't miss this show! The American Car Nationals are open to all makes, models and years of American cars, hot rods, trucks, boats, caravans and machinery. Queanbeyan Swap Meet will be held all weekend at...

  • Animal Encounters
    Next Event : 23 November 2017 11:30

    Why not get up close and personal to some of the native wildlife of Central Australia and the chance to chat with an expert. The staff from the Alice Springs Desert Park will introduce you to one of their most striking residents- The Barn Owl. This beautiful bird is the...

  • Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 08:00

    This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the skills of owner and dog as they work amongst the sheep....

  • Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
    Next Event : 10 February 2018 07:00

    The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks. Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years,...

  • Apia International Sydney
    Next Event : 08 January 2018

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Apia International Sydney promises to be one of the best tennis experiences in the nation. Apia International Sydney, proudly supported by Apia and Destination NSW on behalf of the NSW Government, is a key international sports event on the NSW...

  • ARIA Week
    Next Event : 18 November 2017

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Welcome to ARIA Week - A week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music in the lead-up to the Annual ARIA Awards. ARIA Week will see Sydney abuzz with...

  • Armidale Australia Day
    Next Event : 26 January 2018 10:00

    Come and celebrate being Australian at Curtis Park in Armidale on Australia Day. The official Citizenship and Awards Ceremony starts at 10.30am in Armidale Town Hall, followed by fun activities for the whole family.…

  • Art Classes with Violetta Strabic
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 10:30

    Bring out your artistic flare by painting, drawing and ceramics with Violetta Strabic. Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal life and loves illuminating the attractiveness with a surreal fine art fractal style. Classes are open to all age...

  • Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
    Next Event : 19 November 2017 10:00

    Every Sunday local artisans fill Arts Centre Melbourne's lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies. Everything on offer is produced locally, making the market a real favourite for those seeking one-of-a-kind treasures for themselves or as gifts. Just a short walk...

  • Ashby Monthly Markets
    Next Event : 19 November 2017 07:00

    Relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby, and head along to the local markets held on the third Sunday of each month. Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy a stroll around the variety of stalls on offer. Stalls include fruit and vegetables,...

  • Auburn Central Market
    Next Event : 18 November 2017

    This Weekly market takes places in the Forecourt area of Auburn Central Shopping Centre. Stalls are varied and vendors are super friendly and excited to show their gorgeous wares.…

  • Audax Alpine Classic
    Next Event : 26 January 2018

    Every January, cyclists flock to Bright for the challenge and camaraderie of the Audax Alpine Classic. Whether you are a novice or a hardened climber, this event with nine rides of 60-320 kilometres has a course to suit. For those who want a more leisurely ride, the Alpine Raid with...

  • Australia Day Celebrations - Narrandera
    Next Event : 26 January 2018 08:00

    Australia Day Celebrations at Narrandera are part of the celebrations of the wider Australian community held on Australia Day each year. There is lots to do in the Narrandera Shire on Australia Day. In Narrandera, the day starts with a Lions Club Breakfast, Official Awards Ceremony, Thanksgiving Church Service and...

  • Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance
    Next Event : 26 January 2018 12:00

    Celebrate all things Australian at The Entrance. Bring the whole family along for an action packed day full of free entertainment and fun activities at Memorial Park. Entertainment will be held on both stages including live bands, ice cream eating competition, NSW Corps of Marines, firing of the original 1820...

  • Australia Day Celebrations Young
    Next Event : 26 January 2018

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Australia Day celebrations in Young will take place at Carrington Park from 8.30am - 11.30am on Friday January 26, 2018. There will be a Breakfast Barbecue, entertainment, and the official Australia Day Ceremony.…

  • Australia Day in Yass Valley
    Next Event : 26 January 2018 07:00

    Celebrate Australia's National Day with celebrations in the Yass Coronation Park. The Rotary Club of Yass provide breakfast in the park from 7am. Winners of the Australia Day awards are announced in the park at 9.15am. Yass Valley Australia Day Citizen Awards are to recognise outstanding individuals and groups who...

  • Australia Day Maitland
    Next Event : 26 January 2018

    Australia Day in Maitland Park celebrates what’s special about this beautiful country, with this year’s event being all about the great Australian backyard. Join in the fun with a full day of activities including rides, face painting, food stalls, live entertainment and free entry to Maitland Pool (bring your swimmers)....

  • Australia Day NSW
    Next Event : 26 January 2018

    On January 26 each year, Australians come together to celebrate Australia Day, their national day. Around New South Wales, local celebrations, official ceremonies and lots of community fun take place and everyone's invited. From Balranald to Bathurst and Bryon to Young, there are special art exhibitions, sports events, family fun...

  • Australia Day Sydney
    Next Event : 26 January 2018

    On 26 January each year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. The date commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain, reflecting the nation's diversity and achievements, its past and its future. The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are fit for Australia's oldest...

  • Australian Blues Music Festival
    Next Event : 08 February 2018

    The Australian Blues Music Festival is held on the second weekend of February every year in a variety of venues throughout the historic city of Goulburn in New South Wales. It is The National Festival of Australian Blues Music and showcases the very best of emerging and established Aussie blues...

  • Australian Open of Surfing
    Next Event : 25 February 2018

    Mix the world's best surfers, skateboarders, music and lifestyle, all for free and all on Manly Beach, and you get the Australian Open of Surfing! The World Surf League's (WSL) best will hit Manly Beach to launch the country's largest surf, skate, music and lifestyle festival, the Australian Open of...

  • Australian Open - The Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific
    Next Event : 15 January 2018

    Summer in Australia is tennis. Balmy nights, world-class tennis players, colourful fans, live entertainment at Grand Slam Oval and all the tennis action live on the big screen at Garden Square. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all. Witness the drama unfold as the world's greatest athletes...

  • Australian Surf Rowers League Open
    Next Event : 17 February 2018

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Australian Surf Rowers League travels to Shellharbour for its Grand Final of events this season. This event has been embraced by the surf lifesaving community all around Australia, and together surf lifesavers look forward to continued relationships for many...

  • Australia's Role in Looking for Life on Mars
    Next Event : 05 December 2017 17:30

    Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to listen to some of Australia's leading scientific minds and experience the heritage-listed Canberra icon, the Shine Dome, while you’re in the nation’s capital. December talk: Australia's Role in Looking for Life on Mars Speaker: Professor Dr Carol Oliver, University of New South Wales This...

  • Avoca Beachside Markets
    Next Event : 26 November 2017 09:00

    Avoca Beachside Markets is a multiple award winning boutique event held the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore and the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. With an overwhelming response from the community, shoppers, stallholders, and local artists, it has become one of the premier artist and musician...

  • Avoca Market
    Next Event : 09 December 2017

    Avoca market is a country market where you can browse for bric-a-brac, craft, refreshments. Undercover at Memorial Hall, with plenty of parking, enjoy this little town's hospitality while unearthing a treasure! Second Saturday of each month.…

  • Avoca Riverside Market
    Next Event : 26 November 2017

    The tranquillity of the venue on the grassy banks of the Avoca River adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the Riverside Market. Browse stalls providing a variety of goods including wine, crafts, fresh food, plants, garden care and clothing. Held on the fourth Sunday of every month.…

  • Ballina Market
    Next Event : 19 November 2017 07:00

    The East Ballina Lions invite you to the Ballina Market at Canal Road Ballina - a monthly market affectionately known as the 'friendliest market around'. Held on the third Sunday of the month, the stalls offer a wide variety of goods from food to fashion, and gadgets to gifts. Visit...

  • Bangalow Market
    Next Event : 26 November 2017 09:00

    The Bangalow Markets are on the fourth Sunday of every month. It is a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends. You can hear the languages of people from far off lands. Backpackers and celebrities alike make a day of the markets. The...

  • Barefoot Cinema
    Next Event : 28 December 2017 18:00

    Barefoot Cinema - more than just a movie. Barefoot Cinema is a unique outdoor cinema held over summer in Point Nepean National park in Portsea, set amongst the picturesque grounds adjacent to the historic Commanding Officer’s House, offering stunning views of Port Phillip bay. When you arrive at Barefoot Cinema...

  • Barossa Farmers Market
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 07:30

    Every Saturday morning from 7.30am to 11.30am, you can taste and take home the best the Barossa has to offer. Over 50 stallholders provide a cornucopia of the freshest vegetables, meats, breads and cheeses. Delicious oils, preserves and local specialities give you everything you need for the week ahead. The...

  • Basement Comedy Club - Saturdays at European Bier Cafe
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 20:30

    Basement Comedy Club at the European Bier Cafe is the biggest and best night of comedy in Melbourne every Saturday night. The absolute biggest names in Australia comedy all drop in to this cool underground comedy night. Names like Fiona O'Loughlin, Dave Hughes, Celia Pacquola, Tom Ballard, Jimeoin and more....

  • Bathurst Farmers' Market
    Next Event : 25 November 2017 08:00

    Bathurst Farmers' Markets - a Lions Club project. Come along on the fourth Saturday of the month to meet the local growers and taste their healthy fresh seasonal produce. Boutique cordials, free range chickens and eggs, meat, gourmet pies, honey, jams and mustards, plants, shrubs, fresh and dried flowers, fresh...

  • Bathurst Outdoor Expo and Christmas Markets
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 08:00

    Bathurst Outdoor Expo and Christmas Markets is an annual event which has been running for over 20 years, they aim to bring a wide variety of exhibitors together for this one event. Held at the Bathurst Showground, they try to cater to everyone’s taste. They have diversified the event over...

  • Beach. Arts. Music (BAM Markets)
    Next Event : 02 December 2017 14:00

    Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month from 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Featuring food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more making this event an awesome family friendly outing. Don't forget to bring your...

  • Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Masterclass
    Next Event : 18 November 2017 10:00

    Ever wanted to spend the day in a chocolate factory, where you will learn all about the 'bean to bar' chocolate making process? Let them take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey to experience chocolate that is as exotic as its 'origin'. Located at Origin's production facility in Orange only...

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