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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  • 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
    Next Event : 11 August 2017 10:00

    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 purchase a vibrant range of art including: paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture, didgeridoos,...

  • 1966: The Year That Changed The World
    Next Event : 27 June 2017

    1966 was the year that Australia sent a Task Force to Vietnam, the year the first National Servicemen served in the war and the year of the battle of Long Tan. Australia felt the heat of the Cold War and the throes of a youth revolution, in the year the...

  • 1984
    Next Event : 25 July 2017 19:30

    April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Now with a brand new Australian cast, don’t miss 1984, one of the 20th century’s greatest and most chilling novels, given new life by some of British...

  • 1984 By George Orwell
    Next Event : 04 August 2017

    April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Published in 1949, George Orwell’s book helped define the twentieth century. Now, 1984 is re-examined in this radical, award-winning international theatrical blockbuster seen by more than a...

  • 19th and 20th Century Works
    Next Event : 27 June 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...

  • 2017 Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival
    Next Event : 04 July 2017 11:00

    The festival will start with a "Welcome to Country" by an elder from the community of Ali Curung, and then the Hon. Gerry McCarthy MLA, the member for Barkly, will officially open the Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival. There will be demonstrations on painting, artefact making and jewellery making, throughout...

  • 2017 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
    Next Event : 20 October 2017

    The Phillip Island race track is a sacred place for any fan of two wheels. Where epic turns are cast against a stunning backdrop. World class athletes race against gravity and mates unite at the track where the piston pounding, adrenalin pumping action is set to return. This is motorcycle...

  • 2017 Australian University Games
    Next Event : 23 September 2017 09:00

    Since its inception in 1993, the Australian University Games has grown to be Australia's largest annual multisport event. Held each September/October, the Games is renowned for providing a friendly but competitive environment for Australian university athletes and is the flagship event on the national university sporting calendar. The Games are...

  • 360 Degree Barrel Tasting @ Rolf Binder
    Next Event : 30 June 2017

    Enjoy a more in depth tasting, showcasing the process of winemaking - past, present and future. A structured tasting to compare one of our iconic wine styles in 360 degrees. Taste a back vintage and current release wine alongside the components of this year’s vintage still maturing in barrel. Our...

  • 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...

  • 62nd Townsville Art Awards and Townsville Open Art Awards
    Next Event : 01 September 2017

    The Townsville Art Society has held an annual or biannual Arts exhibition since the society’s inception, and The Townsville Art Society’s Awards Exhibition is now a major exhibition in the cultural life of the city. Held in the Townsville’s Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, this exhibition provides an opportunity for North...

  • 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon
    Next Event : 20 August 2017 06:00

    7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia.  Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over one million dollars for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland near the barrier reef and Steve Irwin’s...

  • 80's Fest
    Next Event : 04 November 2017 13:30

    Get ready to return to the 80s in November 2017! Abstract Entertainment and Hope Estate is proud to announce five of the biggest 80s International music acts Paul Young, Go West, The Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Taylor Dayne will be joined by Australia’'s own John Paul Young and the...

  • 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...

  • Abbey Medieval Festival
    Next Event : 08 July 2017

    Find you Medieval Magic! Australia's largest Medieval Event, experience Medieval times up close and personal, hold a Bird of Prey, meet a Jouster, hear the clash of swords, taste the medieval foods and delight in the colour and pageantry of the dark ages. One of Queensland's most loved and iconic...

  • Abbey of the Roses - Christmas in July
    Next Event : 01 July 2017 18:00

    Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night and include a three course set dinner, four hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July...

  • Aberdeen Highland Games
    Next Event : 01 July 2017 09:00

    The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week. During the day a number of events take place together with stalls providing food and Scottish / Celtic displays all of which represent...

  • Aboriginal Heritage Tour
    Next Event : 28 June 2017

    Discover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city. Located in a spectacular harbourside setting , the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is one of Sydney’s most treasured and iconic destinations. On the traditional land of the Cadigal people, the land now occupied...

  • A Boutique Life Design Market
    Next Event : 27 August 2017 10:00

    A Boutique Life design event is a quarterly market which is held in the lovely school grounds of St John's Grammar School Secondary Campus at Belair. A Boutique Life design event showcases handpicked South Australian market stalls who proudly display and sell their handcrafted items including homewares, furniture items, gifts,...

  • Above and Beyond
    Next Event : 27 June 2017 09:00

    Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond! Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster,...

  • Ace Girls Tennis Workshop for experienced players
    Next Event : 26 June 2017 19:00

    Experienced women players will enjoy a tennis training session where you work up a sweat. A medium level of fitness is needed to complete the session. Ace Girls, Melbourne's lesbian tennis training team will help you keep fit, improve your tennis, meet people and have fun. Women of all ages...

  • ACO Collective Concert
    Next Event : 03 September 2017 14:30

    Britain’s leading clarinetist, Matthew Hunt, joins violinist Pekka Kuusisto and ACO Collective as the soloist for Brahms’ soulful Clarinet Quintet. Brahms came out of retirement to write the Clarinet Quintet after hearing Richard Mühlfeld play. Brahms modelled his quintet on Mozart’s, to create a work that is clearly written from...

  • Acoustic Open Mic Night at Queenscliff Brewhouse
    Next Event : 29 June 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...

  • Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole
    Next Event : 21 September 2017

    As individual artists, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have stayed at the forefront of Australian country music for close to two decades, each with an impressive list of awards and top selling albums. The combination of these two dynamic performers has proven to be a hit with live audiences having...

  • Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole - The Great Country Songbook Vol. 11 Tour
    Next Event : 26 August 2017 20:00

    ‘The Great Country Songbook Volume II Tour’ will see Adam and Beccy performing songs from their long awaited and first full album together, “‘The Great Country Songbook Volume II.’ The pair have handpicked the most classic country music duets of all time for volume two of this album project which...

  • 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 River Markets
    Next Event : 26 June 2017 08:00

    The Adelaide River Markets are held four times a week in the "Dry Season". The markets are in Glen Huitson Park in the heart of Adelaide River. Sat, Sun, Mon and Wed the markets are open from 8am and close around 12midday. Stalls showcase local handmade craft: cards, beanies, preserves,...

  • Adelaide's Newest Market - THE GUILD MARKETPLACE
    Next Event : 01 July 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 Maestro Series: Pines of Rome
    Next Event : 02 July 2017 15:00

    Skeletons in a graveyard, virtuosic trumpet, music hot off the press and a highly evocative walk around Rome will make this an unforgettable concert. Adelaide Youth Orchestra - Keith Crellin OAM Conductor Owen Morris Trumpet Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre Op.40 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major Student Composer New Work...

  • Adelaide Youth Orchestra Maestro Series: The Planets
    Next Event : 24 September 2017 15:00

    One of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players, acclaimed musician William Barton, adds special vision of the outback in Sculthorpe’s Earth Cry and then join us on a journey to outer space with Holst’s ever-popular Planets. Along the way enjoy Don Banks’ rarely performed Nexus, a unique blend of jazz and classical...

  • 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…

  • Adventurethon National Challenge Townsville
    Next Event : 01 July 2017 06:00

    Adventurethon is a multi-sport outdoor activity incorporating paddling, mountain biking and trail running. Each event offers five exciting off-road courses to suit all types of fitness levels including pain seekers, the casual trainers to parents, family members and even juniors! Routes can range from one to eight hours, depending on...

  • Adventure Travel Expo
    Next Event : 11 November 2017

    You talk to world experts at Australia's only Adventure Travel Expo series and ignite the adventurer within. The exhibition promises to be a huge meeting of like-minded travellers at Sydney Town Hall in November. Warning: attendance is guaranteed to inspire a debilitating bout of wanderlust.…

  • A Festival of Russian Ballet
    Next Event : 04 November 2017 20:00

    The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics. This stunning and diverse program consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote and the dramatic Bolero to the beautiful Giselle and Dying Swan.…

  • AFL 2017 - Hawthorn v GWS
    Next Event : 08 July 2017 13:45

    There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 16 Hawthorn will face Greater Western Sydney. Organise your tickets and arrange...

  • AFL 2017 - Hawthorn v North Melbourne
    Next Event : 13 August 2017 15:20

    There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 21 Hawthorn will face North Melbourne. Organise your tickets and arrange a...

  • AFL 2017 - North Melbourne v Melbourne
    Next Event : 29 July 2017 13:45

    There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final. In Round 19, North Melbourne meets Melbourne at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Hobart. The game...

  • AFL - Melbourne Demons vs Adelaide Crows (Round 17)
    Next Event : 15 July 2017

    Round 17 of the AFL Premiership Season sees the Melbourne Demons take on the Adelaide Crows at TIO Stadium in Darwin, and is brought to you by the Northern Territory Government.…

  • Afternoon Tea Cruise
    Next Event : 05 November 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 Festival of Music
    Next Event : 09 November 2017

    Located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is set in the most beautiful tropical waterfront location in Australia. Geared to an over 30s audience, escape for an entertaining weekend of quality live music and glorious days under the sun. In past years...

  • Airlie Beach Festival Of Music
    Next Event : 10 November 2017 09:00

    Airlie Beach Festival Of Music runs over three days and is located at the Airlie Beach Whitsunday Sailing Club with many side shows at local venues around Airlie Beach. The whole town comes alive with 74 Bands in 18 venues over three days. November 10, 11 and 12 in 2017!…

  • Airlie Beach Foreshore Markets
    Next Event : 01 July 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...

  • Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing
    Next Event : 10 August 2017

    Airlie Beach Race Week, is renowned amongst sailors Australia wide as a vibrant, exciting, fun and well run event. It is now the largest keelboat regatta staged on Queensland's mainland coast, last year attracting an equal size fleet to the 2015 Sydney to Hobart (108 vessels). The event is focused...

  • Airlie Beach Running Festival
    Next Event : 16 July 2017 06:00

    The fifth annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival will, for the first time, include a full 42.2 kilometre Marathon; plus the ever popular Half Marathon (21.1 kilometre); the 10 kilometre and five kilometre Fun Runs; and the always popular two kilometre Junior Dash; and the inaugural Turtle Club one...

  • Airlie Beach Triathlon Festival
    Next Event : 03 September 2017 07:00

    Triathlon event with junior races, beginner (shorter distance) and established athlete elements, all with team options, a support swim event and an accompanying community/event fair. The triathlon itself involves a swim in the azure waters of a sheltered bay just meters from the vibrant heart of the Great Barrier Reef;...

  • 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...

  • Alfred six hour charity mountain bike race
    Next Event : 17 September 2017

    Test your endurance and support a great charity at the same time in the Alfred six hour charity mountain bike race. The Alfred six hour charity mountain bike race challenges individuals, pairs and teams to a three or six hour mountain bike endurance race on a six and a half...

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