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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 Mile Dinner
    Next Event : 08 April 2019

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The F.O.O.D Week committee and the people of Molong welcome guests for the iconic 100 Mile Dinner under the stars on the Village Green in Molong. Food from Mudgee, Young, Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Molong and Bathurst – and their wines...

  • 10 Comedians Comedy Cruise – Sydney Fringe Comedy Show
    Next Event : 21 September 2018 19:30

    The Ultimate Comedy Experience at Sydney Fringe. What’s the best way to enjoy live stand-up comedy at Sydney Fringe? A comedy showcase, of course! See multiple comedians performing in one show! And what’s the best way to enjoy a comedy showcase? Join ‘10 Comedians’ on their Comedy Harbour Cruise at...

  • 10 Comedians for $25 – Sydney Fringe Comedy Show
    Next Event : 06 September 2018 19:30

    Can't decide which comedians to see at Sydney Fringe? After sold out shows all over Sydney, as well as sold out shows at Sydney Fringe in 2015/16/17, the 10 Comedians shows are back for the 2018 Sydney Fringe. 10 Comedians for $25 is a hilarious line-up of 10 experienced comedians,...

  • 10th Anniversary Sounds By The River - SOLD OUT
    Next Event : 12 January 2019 14:30

    For many years the award-winning SOUNDS BY THE RIVER has been delivering amazing national and international acts on the banks of the magnificent Murray River. 2019 brings a massive rock mix of international and Australian legends of rock to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this destination event in South Australia....

  • 10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference
    Next Event : 21 November 2018 09:00

    The 10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference will be held in November 2018. Attracting well over 250 delegates, this event continues to be one of the state’s largest major projects and infrastructure conferences. Surpassing past years with a record investment of AUD87.2 billion towards state infrastructure, the state of New...

  • 121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
    Next Event : 19 April 2019

    Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections. Come and join the fun with all the family.…

  • 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay
    Next Event : 15 September 2018 08:00

    Over four million people in Australia have some form of disability. That's one in five people. Assemble a team and pledge to break the stigma of disability by participating in the 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay. In your team of five, work together to complete a five kilometre relay amidst...

  • 1770 Art Show
    Next Event : 22 May 2019

    The annual 1770 Art Show is held each May in Agnes Water, Central Coast Queensland. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School. With a prize pool of more the AUD7000 it is one of the premier regional Art Shows. Each year the...

  • 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...

  • 2018 Archibald Prize
    Next Event : 22 September 2018 10:00

    First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its...

  • 2018 Artentwine Sculpture Biennial
    Next Event : 01 October 2018

    Tasmanian vineyards and carefully crafted outdoor sculptures created by talented Australian and International artists can all be found in the Tamar Valley for the month of October and November in 2018. You, your friends and family will be able to witness and admire the artwork by our Artentwine finalists placed...

  • 2018 Bay Sheffield
    Next Event : 26 December 2018

    The Bay Sheffield is an iconic South Australian event, first run 132 years ago to celebrate 50 years of the Proclamation of South Australia. It is a three day athletics carnival, held on 26, 27 and 28 December. Athletes come from all over Australia and from across the world to...

  • 2018 Bordertown Cup
    Next Event : 16 December 2018 10:30

    The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season. Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot. As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races...

  • 2018 Cancer Wellbeing Forum
    Next Event : 25 October 2018 08:45

    A half day event for people touched by cancer, Informative sessions presented by Health Professionals and personal cancer journeys shared. Supported by Portland District Health, Beat Cycle for Hope, Rotary Club of Portland and Arbonne.…

  • 2018 Clare Cup
    Next Event : 25 November 2018 10:30

    Wine lovers rejoice! The 2018 Clare Cup is a wonderful celebration of all that makes this region great - great food, great wine and great entertainment at the track! This year's Clare Cup will be one for the whole family with entertainment for the young and old! For the fashion...

  • 2018 Dunkeld Races
    Next Event : 17 November 2018 11:00

    The region comes alive as locals and metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia. Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free...

  • 2018 Heiniger Balaklava Cup
    Next Event : 12 September 2018 10:30

    The Balaklava Cup is the largest country thoroughbred racing event in South Australia. In excess of 8,000 people making the trip to the mid north farming town to let their hair down and have a great day at The Races At any Balaklava Cup you may find over 60 corporate...

  • 2018 IRONMAN Western Australia and IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia
    Next Event : 02 December 2018 06:00

    Incorporating the iconic Busselton Jetty, Ironman Western Australia is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global Ironman circuit. The event has become enormously popular with athletes and spectators alike and is renowned as...

  • 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
    Next Event : 12 September 2018 07:00

    More than 5,000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes will be heading to Queensland for the final race of the 2018 season. Athletes representing 46 nations will be competing at Southport Broadwater Parklands, the site of the highly successful ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast and home to...

  • 2018 Korean Film Festival in Canberra
    Next Event : 21 September 2018 19:00

    The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Centre are pleased to present the 2018 Korean Film Festival in Canberra at Palace Electric Cinema Total 5 films are selected carefully to give different tastes to audience and will be presented to the public.…

  • 2018 Lake Mulwala Rod Run
    Next Event : 09 November 2018

    Celebrating the sixth anniversary of Lake Mulwala Rod Run held over three days. Free to come and watch the spectacle of hot rods all around and about. More information to come on the programme over that weekend. Visit the Lake Mulwala Rod Run Facebook page for more information.…

  • 2018 Langhorne Creek Vignerons Day
    Next Event : 18 November 2018 10:30

    One of the most popular Sunday race days on the South Australian calendar, the Langhorne Creek Vignerons' Day, is more than just a horse race. Celebrating the best that the local region has to offer in food and wine, the day is one for all the family to enjoy the...

  • 2018 Lexus VRC Melbourne Cup Tour
    Next Event : 05 October 2018 11:00

    Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation's capital on one of the best tracks in the country at Thoroughbred Park. The Belconnen Magpies Race Day has snack bar, bookies and tote facilities available. Book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room or enjoy superb bar facilities...

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event
    Next Event : 15 November 2018 08:00

    Australia’s premier equestrian competition, the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event (Aus3de), will be held from 15-18 November. The world’s best horse and riders in eventing, the Triathlon of Horse Sport, will compete for the biggest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere at the prestigious 2018 Event. Thousands...

  • 2018 Sunshine Coast Expo
    Next Event : 12 October 2018 08:30

    The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 220 local and regional companies will be exhibiting with a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes, lifestyles, outdoor living, and outdoor adventure.…...

  • 2018 Melbourne Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 06 November 2018 11:00

    There is only one place you have to be in Canberra on TAB Melbourne Cup day - Thoroughbred Park. The TAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is one of the biggest social events of the year for racing fans, socialites and fashionista's alike. Witness the running of the TAB Melbourne Cup...

  • 2019 Ceduna Cup
    Next Event : 19 January 2019 10:30

    Style and fashion take to the field when the Ceduna Cup comes to town. The locals on South Australia's Far West Coast certainly know how to have fun, and they are more than happy to demonstrate the art to anyone who would like to make the trip to the races...

  • 2019 Coonawarra Cup
    Next Event : 17 January 2019 10:30

    Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'. Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends. Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great...

  • 2019 FedUni Road National Championships
    Next Event : 04 January 2019

    The 2019 FedUni Road National Championships is your chance to watch the best Aussie riders battle it out for the ultimate glory of the green and gold jersey. Held over five days, this ultimate festival of cycling features a criterium, time trial, and a road race. If you are keen...

  • 2019 Garrmalang Festival
    Next Event : 23 May 2019

    The Garrmalang Festival is a celebration of Indigenous culture and will be returning to Darwin in 2019. Held over four days in May, the festival will be from Thursday, 23 May to Sunday, 26 May.…

  • 2019 Great Western Games
    Next Event : 22 June 2019

    The Great Western Games is a multi sport event held biennially in north-west Queensland along the Overlander's Way between Charters Towers and Mount Isa. The Overlander's Way will take you through architecturally rich historic towns to dinosaur centres following in the footsteps of Australia's droving heroes without even leaving the...

  • 2019 Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Longest Desert Lunch
    Next Event : 19 May 2019 12:00

    Alice's Longest Desert Lunch is the premier luncheon held in Alice Springs annually and is the main fundraiser for the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp. Lunch is served by Alice's finest restaurants.…

  • 2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
    Next Event : 23 March 2019 09:00

    Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the fair, there...

  • 2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup Race Day
    Next Event : 10 March 2019 11:00

    The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward. The race day is one of the more important Autumn events on the calendar. The Black Opal Stakes program includes the Canberra...

  • 2019 Naracoorte Cup
    Next Event : 10 February 2019 10:30

    The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event. Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun...

  • 2019 Strathalbyn Cup
    Next Event : 03 February 2019 10:30

    Dubbed South Australia’s most picturesque and glamourous country race meeting, the 2019 Strathalbyn Cup on Sunday 3 February, is shaping up to one of the best yet – where glamour and country charm collide, providing the perfect opportunity for a splendid Sunday out. This is a day for the fashion...

  • 2019 Streaky Bay Cup
    Next Event : 30 March 2019 10:30

    The Streaky Bay Racing Club will celebrate its 103rd year of racing at this year's Cup, so come and help us celebrate! It will be a great day for the whole family! Saturday the gates open at 10.30am with the first race being around 12pm. As usual we will be...

  • 20th National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst
    Next Event : 19 October 2018 18:00

    Celebrating 20 years of cold climate wines at Australia's largest and coolest inland wine show. Although the judging process is a closed event, the Public Tasting held on 19 October is a great opportunity to bring your friends or group to get familiar with cool climate wines and to informally...

  • 20 Years of David’s
    Next Event : 12 September 2018 19:00

    To celebrate their 20-year anniversary, Prahran institution David’s will be hosting a two-part series, kicking off with a birthday party on Wednesday 12 September. Celebrate two thriving decades of Shanghainese hospitality with 100 kilograms of wok-fired seafood washed back with 100 bottles of Yering Station wine. The seafood will be...

  • 2168: Estate of Tomorrow
    Next Event : 04 September 2018

    This large scale commission from renowned Western Sydney artist Catherine O’Donnell was inspired by her childhood home in Liverpool’s Green Valley. O’Donnell faithfully recreates a classic 1960s suburban street scene across 20 metres of Casula Powerhouse’s Upper Turbine Gallery. Building life like representations through her flawless drawings of modernist public...

  • 2:20AM
    Next Event : 05 September 2018 20:00

    Anvil Productions, in partnership with Jesuit Social Services and Support After Suicide, proudly present the Australian premiere of 2:20AM, by Rebecca Lister and directed by Hallie Shellam. All bereaved by suicide, four ordinary people meet as strangers at a creative writing class and are forced into a reluctant bond. Together...

  • 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic
    Next Event : 26 April 2019 17:00

    The 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic is the perfect family fishing competition. Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won, with $500 of tackle for the early bird winner. Be sure to get your entries in on time. Meals are provided with compliments of the organisers on Friday, Saturday...

  • 25 OVER 25
    Next Event : 09 September 2018 10:30

    This exhibition forms part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Bundanon Trust. Over thirty years ago, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd had a vision to create a world-class centre for the creative arts where artists from all disciplines could share and draw inspiration from the Bundanon properties and Shoalhaven landscape. The...

  • 29th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
    Next Event : 24 January 2019 09:30

    An annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin. All artworks are offered for sale. Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner...

  • 2by20 Featuring Bonniesongs
    Next Event : 06 September 2018 21:00

    Why not join them for a late night spotlight session of two 20-minute live sets with Bonniesongs this September! This brief interlude into music on your Thursday night is bound to stimulate your senses and feed your soul. For a peck of audiences in Australia over the past couple of...

  • 2 Worlds Festival
    Next Event : 20 October 2018 12:00

    The 2 Worlds Festival aims to bring two cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere. It will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not-so-traditional activities, and indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking in 2 Worlds....

  • 30th Lord Howe Island Golf Open 2018
    Next Event : 10 November 2018

    Each year in early November the Lord Howe Island Golf Open week is held with over AUD8,000 in prizes to be won. The entry fee includes welcome drinks, player’s pack, all green fees, buffet lunches on playing days and the concluding presentation dinner. Players of all standards and handicaps are...

  • 360 with Pez - Vintage Modern Regional Tour Towradgi
    Next Event : 07 September 2018 19:00

    Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed Number One ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Do not miss 360's massive return!…

  • 360 with Pez - Vintage Modern Regional Tour – Woollongong
    Next Event : 07 September 2018 19:00

    Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed number one ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Kicking off in Ballarat, this run will find him, with special support...

  • 360 w/ PEZ - Vintage Modern Regional Tour – Alice Springs
    Next Event : 15 September 2018 19:00

    Following an epic sold-out national tour earlier in 2018 supporting his critically acclaimed #1 ARIA Australian album Vintage Modern, ARIA-winning rapper 360 now announces a massive national regional tour, further marking his triumphant return to the spotlight. Kicking off in Ballarat on August 22nd, this run will find him, with...

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