12 Months of Cultural Festivals Around Australia

Hobart Comedy Festival – some of Australia’s biggest names in comedy head to Hobart for the annual comedy festival. notas musicales

Sydney Festival – this is a superb showcase of Australian and international visual arts and performing arts and takes place across the city.

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Adelaide Film Festival – held annually, this film festival is an ideal way to keep up with the happenings in the film world, along with special advanced previews and discussion panels.

ANZ Ladies Masters Golf, Gold Coast – this annual Golf Championship is held at the Royal Pines Golf Course, attracting golfing enthusiasts from all over the world.

Launceston Cup Carnival – one of Australia’s most prestigious horse-racing events, this has become a major date in the Tasmanian social calendar.

National Multicultural Festival, Canberra – this festival celebrates the differences and similarities of the many varied cultures that make up ‘Australia’.

Perth Festival – a leading cultural event in Western Australia, this popular festival showcases various artistic mediums for almost an entire month.

Royal Canberra Show – come along to the annual Canberra show to see local wares, agriculture, livestock and produce, and experience great entertainment and food.

Tamworth Country Music Festival – Australia’s leading country music festival, with visitors travelling from across the state and internationally.

Tropfest – this is the largest short film festival in the world, with in excess of 150,000 visitors each year.

UWA Perth International Arts Festival – this long-standing arts celebration brings together a fine blend of music, theatre, literature, film and visual and street arts. Visitors can enjoy a mix of paid and free community events.


Melbourne Fashion Festival – this week-long celebration showcases some of the country’s leading fashion designers and up-and-coming designers along with the very latest in fashion trends.

Moomba Waterfest, Melbourne – this event has been a Victorian favourite for over 50 years, providing a range of free entertainment and celebrations along Melbourne’s waterfront.

Sydney Royal Easter Show – offers a solid mix of sideshows, competitions, parades, food, entertainment, rodeos and loads of fun.


Fremantle Street Arts Festival – this unique festival of top international buskers is one of the best festivals in Western Australia, with more than 100,000 attendees each year.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – comedians from all over the world converge on Melbourne to provide three weeks of laughs and entertainment.


Canberra International Music Festival – join in the festivities as national and international musicians gather to entertain the crowds.

Hunter Valley Harvest Festival – local producers display their exquisite wines, olives and cheeses.

Settlers Cove Noosa Food and Wine Festival – celebrate the diversity of tantalising food and wines in Australia with some of the country’s best chefs and winemakers, along with food and wine critics. Spend three days enjoying a sample of first-class food and wine along with a variety of entertainment.

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