What's On - Australian Festivals
"This is only a brief resume of some of the MAJOR festivals in Australia"
Be sure to visit the sites to get the next event dates and ticketing information
What's On - Australian Festivals
This is only a brief list of the Major Festival Events in Australia. More events will appear as the site grows.
There are links to the official event websites so be sure to visit the sites to get the next event dates and ticketing information.
NOTE: As some organisations update their websites they may change their domain name. If the links do not work simply search Google for the event.
Celebrate what's great about being in the nation's capital on Australia Day with three days of celebration. January 25th
Traditionally held on the banks, and along, the Yarra River this festival has recently celebrated it's 50 birthday having started way back in 1955. Starts Friday Labour Weekend
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival will celebrate its 28th year in 2014 and is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival. Held in early March.
This traditional biennial Wine and Food Festival is a great time to see the famous Barossa Valley. Held in mid April after the crop has been picked and vatted.
Glendi is South Australia’s largest Ethnic Festival with over 40,000 people attending over the weekend. Held in April
This 6 week long festival is considered the largest Greek Festival outside of Greece itself. Held in April/May.
From modest beginnings, today’s event brings together people from all walks of life – people from Queensland, Australia and overseas. Julia Creek, based in McKinlay Shire, is proud to host what is fast becoming Queensland’s "Must go-to" event. Each year the Committee aims to reproduce the highlights of the previous years and add new attractions to continually showcase the town, its people and the true Aussie outback.
Woodford - South East Queensland
The traditional custodians for the land and surrounding area for the Woodford Festival site are the Jinibara people. This their festival presented by the Queensland Folk Federation. Early June
What a whole lot of FUN!! Every year for the past 33 years the Lions Club of Darwin has held this fun festival on famous Mindil Beach. Proceeds go to various charities. Last Weekend in July.
There is an enormous buzz all over Darwin as night after night venues around town are performing to full houses a veritable smorgasbord of quality theatre. You just have to go! August.
On the last Sunday in September each year more than 1,500 historic vehicles line up at the Start to play their part in perpetuating the legend of the Bay to Birdwood. YOU can be there too! Held in September
Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event, which is now in its 26th year, runs for 30 days over the months of September and October. It showcases one million flowers in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and entry is free. The event welcomes more than 400,000 local, interstate and international visitors each year. Held in September.
This iconic ten day community festival is held during the spring season of September each year. The locals get involved with their gardens and love showing off their productions to the visitors who can even wander through selected gardens.
A truly quintessential rural Australian experience set on the edge of the Outback! NSW Labour Day - Sept/Oct