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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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  • 100 Years of The History of Dance
    Next Event : 25 July 2019 11:00

    100 Years of the History of Dance as told by one man in 60 minutes with an energetic group finale. Suitable for ages 12+. Jacob arrives at school for his presentation on his favourite topic: the most influential choreographers since the 1920s. He's booked the projector, he's prepared his slides,...

  • 12x12 Plays
    Next Event : 12 December 2019 19:00

    Presented by Theatre 3Triple2, local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles. This very popular series of original works...

  • 17th Australian Masters Games
    Next Event : 05 October 2019 08:00

    The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as Australia's greatest multisport event and is set to be held 5-12 October 2019 in Adelaide. The Games will also comprise a variety of social events throughout the week including an opening and closing ceremony and a mid-week...

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
    Next Event : 25 July 2019 09:30

    Om Sweet Om Milton invites you to develop a deeper understanding of the ancient teachings of yoga and how to implement them into your daily life. Learn the skills to become a yoga teacher or simply expand on your knowledge and passion of yoga. This training is designed to guide...

  • 2019 Presidents Cup
    Next Event : 09 December 2019

    The 13th Presidents Cup will be contested at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Royal Melbourne Golf Club becomes the only international venue to host this prestigious international team competition for the third time. Since its inception in 1994, the Presidents Cup has become one of the most eagerly awaited...

  • 2019 SA Spring Garden Festival - Mount Pleasant
    Next Event : 21 September 2019 08:00

    The South Australian Spring Garden Festival at Mount Pleasant will showcase a wide selection of plants, garden accessories and information to get you blooming and ready for spring! For garden enthusiasts this should be a stand-out local spring gardening event to look forward to. Specialist Garden Clubs will be in...

  • 2019 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) Rounds 8 & 9
    Next Event : 31 August 2019 08:00

    It's the penultimate rounds of the 2019 AORC season! As we head to Coonalpyn for the first time, come along for the ride as we witness history made with riders competing to extend their lead ahead of the pack. Both days of the weekend will feature Sprint formats, testing each...

  • 24 Hours of LEMONS world record event - The BEND Motorsport Park
    Next Event : 11 October 2019 07:00

    Be part of history - It don't get bigger than this!! OUR AIM IS TO BREAK THE WORLD RECORD FOR: The most participants in a car race BUT, we will also break other records in Australian motoring history!!! In association with The Bend Motorsport Park SA, 24 Hours of LEMONS...

  • 39th FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
    Next Event : 30 November 2019

    Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019. An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some...

  • 500 Miles of Music - William Creek
    Next Event : 11 July 2019 14:00

    500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat to William Creek, our inaugural roadshow entertaining a huge chunk of rural South Australia for one magic week in July 2019. The Tour has been designed to showcase some of Australia’s BEST musical talent to local audiences, as well as SA and interstate...

  • ABC Young Performers Awards Finals Concert
    Next Event : 21 July 2020

    An experience beyond music. Who will win Young Performer of the Year? Don’t miss your chance to be in the audience for the Young Performers Awards. After eight months of intense preparation and memorable performances, three gifted musicians remain to battle it out for the coveted title of Young Performer...

  • A Brush With Poetry
    Next Event : 12 July 2019

    Enjoy coffee, cake and conversation sprinkled with metaphors and sometimes music at A Brush with Poetry. Hear contemporary and traditional voices. Relax in the rustic ambience of the studio at Café on Queen, nestled on the banks of the Balgalal Creek. Free open mike event. Donations appreciated. All genres of...

  • A Butcher, A Baker, A Bunch of Makers - Celebrating Makers and Artisans of the Southern Highlands
    Next Event : 12 July 2019 10:00

    The Berrima District Museum brings you a beautiful exhibition in its new digital gallery celebrating the talented artisans of the Southern Highlands. Showcasing the very best of local art, design, food and wine, the exhibition utilises state of the art technology to bring to life the stories of the artisans...

  • Adventurethon Charters Towers
    Next Event : 22 September 2019

    Following from the fun, frivolity, and spirited competition of the inaugural event in 2018, we will once again see an awesome course set around the scenic Burdekin River. An exciting paddle course, that may include some small rapids, will set the event in motion and lead participants towards a relatively...

  • Adventurethon Mackay Stage Race
    Next Event : 12 October 2019

    Start your weekend of adventure with a mountain bike ride around the always interesting Rowallan Park tracks. Look out for inclusion of the ‘floating bridge’ and ‘spiral of doom’, they may re-appear for the race. Follow your ride with a flat water paddle on Kinchant Dam to enjoy the sights...

  • AFL Premiership Series - Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles
    Next Event : 21 July 2019 14:50

    AFL returns to Alice Springs in Round 18 and see Melbourne take on the West Coast Eagles. Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Territory.…

  • Afternoon Tea Cruise
    Next Event : 03 November 2019 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)...

  • After the war exhibition, Australian War Memorial
    Next Event : 11 July 2019 10:00

    After the war is a new exhibition exploring the personal stories of hope, loss, and love of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war, from those who have served to loved ones left behind. Take an intimate journey of the personal costs and consequences of war, unfolding over...

  • Albany Farmers Market
    Next Event : 13 July 2019 08:00

    At the Albany Farmers Market, a car park in the heart of Albany is transformed every Saturday into a busy thriving market place - local producers bring their fresh, seasonal product and sell direct to locals and visitors. The quality and range of product every week is enormous. Not only...

  • Albury Wodonga Farmers' Market
    Next Event : 13 July 2019

    The AlburyWodonga Farmers Market is the place to spend your Saturday morning. Shop for the best seasonal fare while supporting the local growers and producers of freshly prepared foods - all sourced from Southern New South Wales and North East Victoria regions. The markets are held each Saturday in alternate...

  • Alexandra Community Christmas Tree Festival
    Next Event : 06 December 2019 10:00

    Each year the community, including schools, businesses, groups and many more, all get together to decorate Christmas Trees which are on display for everyone to enjoy throughout December. This year 300 trees will fill the hall and will be a sight to behold. This event is purely run by the...

  • Alice Springs Camel Cup
    Next Event : 20 July 2019 11:00

    The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world. While camels may have a reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Racing them can prove a nightmare for riders and handlers but fantastic viewing...

  • Alliance Française French Film Festival Wagga Wagga
    Next Event : 14 July 2019

    The 12th annual French Film Festival organised by the Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga in conjunction with the Forum 6 Cinemas. Your chance to see eight just released and well reviewed French films normally only shown in the capital cities. The festival opens with a celebration of Bastille Day, French...

  • Alstonville Quota Craft and Garden Fair
    Next Event : 24 August 2019 09:00

    A premier Craft and Garden Fair showcasing craftspeople, artisans, professional plant growers and all related products. Stall holders from all over NSW and interstate. A two day event held annually in August . Guest speakers, demonstrations and activities for children. A barbecue and cafe on site. ATM available. Community stalls...

  • André Rieu's 2019 Maastricht Concert – Shall We Dance?
    Next Event : 27 July 2019 13:00

    André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages—and, of course, magnificent music. This year’s theme is a dedication to the waltz. The...

  • André Rieu's Maastricht Concert East Maitland
    Next Event : 27 July 2019 13:00

    André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages—and, of course, magnificent music. This year’s theme is a dedication to the waltz. The...

  • A Night at the Opera
    Next Event : 22 August 2019 18:30

    Opera Queensland will be coming to Ingham to tour "Songs to Die for" . Come along to experience the wonder, magic and joy of opera at close range. Enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars at the TYTO Ampitheatre overlooking our tranquil lagoons.…

  • Animal Training and Conditioning - August
    Next Event : 03 August 2019

    Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this...

  • An Intimate Evening of Magic: Dinner and Show
    Next Event : 14 July 2019

    An Intimate Evening of Magic: Dinner and Show comprises of a two-course light dinner followed by a classic 20th Century style magic parlour show. The evening is family friendly. So come enjoy an intimate evening of wonder and enchantment over a candle lit dinner.…

  • Annual Beach Volleyball Day
    Next Event : 29 December 2019 09:00

    Hosted by the Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club, the Annual Beach Volleyball Day is their major fundraiser event for the community. All you need to participate is a team of five – all must be over 14 and you must have two women in the team. Time: 9am...

  • Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
    Next Event : 09 February 2020 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,...

  • Annual Queensland Wine Awards
    Next Event : 04 September 2019 18:00

    The Queensland wine industry is unique in Australia as having the highest proportion of boutique wineries producing the majority of Queensland wine. This means that you are tasting the fruits of small businesses who strive for perfection in their yearly vintages. The 35th Annual Queensland Wine Awards has settled into...

  • April School Holiday Ceramics Workshops
    Next Event : 12 July 2019 10:00

    Use your Service NSW Creative Kids Voucher. They are a Ceramics Studio based in Wollongong. A great place to slow down, get together and have creative fun with family and friends. Kids can paint and take ceramics moulds in one workshop or make with clay and glaze over two workshops....

  • APU Australian Classic Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships 2019
    Next Event : 08 November 2019

    The Australian Classic Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships is a national level competition for the Australian Powerlifting Union (APU), the provisional affiliate for the International Powerlifting Federation. The Australian Powerlifting Union Western Australia will be hosting this event at the state Powerlifting venue, Rucci's Gym. Please note that 7 November...

  • ARIA Week
    Next Event : 28 November 2019

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** ARIA Week returns to Sydney with its biggest, dynamic and exciting line-up yet. ARIA Week presents a program of special one-off gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music. This week of...

  • Armidale Markets in the Mall
    Next Event : 28 July 2019

    Armidale Markets in the Mall are held on the last Sunday of each month with 50 plus different stalls making a regular appearance. Stalls include a huge range of quality handmade and handcrafted items, cupcakes, candles, bath and body products, skincare and makeup, handmade clothing, bags, shoes, linen, pottery, woodwork,...

  • Art After Dark
    Next Event : 02 August 2019 18:00

    Art, Music, Drinks. Be inspired. Listen to free live music and enjoy some drinks while you peruse the latest exhibitions at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery exhibition opening night. Free entertainment, live music, nibbles and a cash bar is available.…

  • Art Group
    Next Event : 03 August 2019 10:30

    The Old Sunday School Art Group comes together on the 1st Saturday of each  month from 10.30am - 3pm. New participants are most welcome. The group's aim is to encourage, develop, and foster the love of art, provide a meeting place for artists and those wishing to learn how to...

  • Art on the Grass
    Next Event : 13 July 2019

    Red Point Artists members showcase their handmade art and crafts in their studios and in the lovely grassed courtyard every second Saturday of the month at Art on the Grass. Meet the working artists and browse the studios and stalls. Items include ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures, wood work, jewellery, photography,...

  • Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
    Next Event : 14 July 2019 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...

  • ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons & Fun Run
    Next Event : 09 March 2020 07:00

    The ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons were created back in 1993 and are still going and growing today. The day has 6 events in succession catering for whole family participation with a strong presence to safety and a keeping in mind the dollar factor. Participants can choose from 5km fun run,...

  • Astronomy Night
    Next Event : 20 July 2019 19:00

    The Western Sydney University Observatory holds astronomy nights on various topics and feature expert guest speakers. Astronomy Nights: Explore the night sky, there's a whole universe out there! The WSU (Western Sydney University) Penrith Observatory runs astronomy nights designed to enhance exposure to astronomy, science and space science. These nights...

  • Audi Centre Townsville ICN Nth Qld Championships
    Next Event : 14 September 2019

    The Tropix is the largest regional fitness show in the country and continues to deliver the ultimate fitness experience to Townsville and surrounds. This event is the showcase of models, bikini divas, fitness models and body builders with something for the whole family of all ages. Now averaging over 350...

  • Australia Day Celebration in Boorowa
    Next Event : 26 January 2020

    This event is brought to you by Hilltops Council. The day begins at 8am with Lions Breakfast in the Park followed by a Fishing Competition, Face Painting and Jumping Castle and CWA Devonshire Tea. At 9.30am the Australia Day Official Ceremony, Flag Raising and National Anthem, Blessing of the Day,...

  • Australia Day Celebrations Gunnedah
    Next Event : 26 January 2020

    Australia Day is the nation's day to celebrate what's great about living in Australia and being Australian. The Gunnedah Shire celebrates the national day with a variety of free community activities for all residents and visitors to share. Celebrations begin in the lead up to Australia Day with the Australia...

  • Australia Day Celebrations in Greater Hume
    Next Event : 26 January 2020

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Celebrate all things Australian at the Greater Hume Australia Day celebrations. Enjoy breakfast and the official ceremony where the Australia Day ambassador will present awards to outstanding citizens with the presentation of the citizen, young citizen, sports award, community event...

  • Australia Day Celebrations in Harden-Murrumburrah
    Next Event : 26 January 2020 08:00

    Enjoy a breakfast in Newson Park and celebrate local shining stars at the Australia Day award ceremony 2020 (8am Breakfast). Meet the Ambassador. Entertainment by local musicians and singers. Bring your own chair or rug. This event is brought to you by Hilltops Council, Bendigo Community Bank and Sibelco.…

  • Australia Day Celebrations in Wombat
    Next Event : 26 January 2020

    Come and join them in Wombat for Australia Day. The day is jam-packed with all day activities; including a Tractor Display and Tractor Pull , Markets, Sausage Sizzle, Raffle, Antique Engines, Vintage Cars and Art Exhibition. At 12pm there is a Street Parade, displaying bikes that children have decorated. Followed...

  • Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise
    Next Event : 26 January 2020 10:00

    Their Australia Day Dinner Cruise is the best way to watch the fireworks in style whilst avoiding the crowds on land. Enjoy magnificent views of the fireworks complemented by a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet. Three hour dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, see all the sights from spacious indoor...

  • Australia Day in Queanbeyan
    Next Event : 26 January 2020 16:00

    The official festivities begin at 4pm with ceremonies, live music, food, drinks, face painting and rides for the kids. The evening culminates with an exciting fireworks display at 9pm. Official Program: Ambassador: Ben Farizanno - known for his work in raising awareness of mental health issues and his stellar effort...

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