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.
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
Examples may include flower shows, comedy festivals, music festivals or sporting events.
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Enjoy a great family day out at the Vacy Village Country Carnival. Music, country food, wine tasting. Local entertainment plus helicopter, camel and pony rides. Market stalls, Children's activities with a crocodile encounter. Free parking and entry.
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Throughout Australia, you will find a wide variety of attractions, events and activities being held to entertain both locals and visitors alike. These events appeal to wide range of tastes and interest and many are family-friendly venues and suitable for tots to teens.
Some events, festivals and shows are held annually, but there are also new shows springing up - keep an eye on what's happening by checking out the pages of our directory. You'll find an array of: music festivals, dance shows, sporting events, film festivals, arts festivals, carnvials and Christmas parades, food and wine festivals, bridal and wedding shows, fashion shows, horticultural and flower shows and more.
If there's an occasion to celebrate, there's nearly always live music to hand as Australia enjoys a wealth of home-grown musical talent which performs throughout the country including: Cold Chisel, Wolfmother, Airbourne, Midnight Oil, Hilltop Hoods, Cody Simpson plus hundreds of talented acts. You can enjoy live music at a host of venues including bars, clubs, wineries and festivals.
Not surprisingly for a country geared up to enjoy its great outdoors to the max, sporting events in Australia are prolific throughout the year and throughout its regions. Some of the most popular include: fishing, golfing, mountain biking, horse trekking and surfing. Most major events publish programme and entry details online and entrants are welcome from overseas competitors. With a strong emphasis on 'give-it-go', many sports events in Australia are welcoming and friendly, as well as competitive, and include competitions for all levels of ages and abilities.
If you see a wine or food festival advertised, it's almost always worth making a detour. Not only can you see the locals enjoying themselves, but you can sample the very best of Australia's cuisine. You may be able to time your visit to coincide with the Granite Belt Spring Wine Festival, Days of Wine and Roses or Margaret River Wine Region Festival, but in all the major wine regions, events and tastings are held throughout the year.
Talent in Australia is huge, and this extends to dance in all categories: ballet, jazz, salsa and ballroom. Dance festivals, performances and exhibitions are held regularly throughout Australia.
Australia also has a wealth of film-making talent including: actors Tom Green, Geoffrey Rush, Mia Wasikowska, Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett and Hugh Jackman, directors Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), George Miller (Happy Feet) and Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence). Australia and international film-making is celebrated in festivals throughout the major centres, but many smaller towns also play host to specialist film festivals.
Many cities and towns in Australia have a park or botanical gardens, where beautiful displays of introduced and native species are displayed in outdoor gardens or specialised houses. Horticultural talents and special interests are also showcased in festivals throughout the country including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.