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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

Examples may include flower shows, comedy festivals, music festivals or sporting events.

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  • 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...

  • Albany Farmers Market
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 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...

  • Back To The Track 2020
    Next Event : 24 July 2020

    In July and August 2020, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs and make the wartime journey and travel along the track to Darwin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War in the Pacific. This...

  • Basket and Bouquet Flower Arranging Workshop
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    Arrange a beautiful basket or bouquet arrangement with Setsuko, founder of Yuga Floral Design in Glebe. She has over 13 years of experience as a florist, and is the recipient of fantastic student reviews. Setsuko will provide a curated range of the highest quality seasonal fresh flowers for you to...

  • Beginners photography workshop
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    Get off your camera's Auto mode and experience the full potential of your camera in your own home or location you choose. You'll be taught by Glenn Lockitch, who has been a photographer/photojournalist for 25 years in Australia and overseas. Glenn's photography has been widely published and exhibited. Glenn is...

  • Bellingen Community Markets
    Next Event : 20 June 2020 08:00

    For over 35 years Bellingen Community Markets is abuzz every third Saturday of the month in the beautiful heritage tree lined Bellingen Park from 8am - 2.30pm. The event showcases more than 260 diverse and colourful stalls, from local artisans, creators, producers, growers and recyclers, alternative therapies, massage and scrumptious...

  • Blacktown Markets
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 07:00

    Located in Sydney's last remaining Drive In Theatre, the Skyline Drive In, this bustling market is held every Sunday from 7am till 2pm. Complementing the wide variety of stallholders are food trucks and pop up cafes. Enjoy live music performances and a jumping castle for the kids.…

  • Bream Creek Farmers Market
    Next Event : 07 June 2020 09:00

    Bream Creek Farmers Market is a produce based market held at the Bream Creek Show Grounds on the first Sunday of every month, showcasing growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers, from South Eastern Tasmania and beyond. Bream Creek Farmers Market is a place to share the excess from your garden...

  • Bundeena Saltwater Market
    Next Event : 07 June 2020 09:00

    Bundeena Saltwater Market is run on the first Sunday of the month. Come down and chill out in the picturesque coastal town of Bundeena. From Cronulla Wharf take a scenic ferry ride across the water to this hamlet in the Hacking. If coming by car enjoy a wonderful drive through...

  • Carriageworks Farmers Market
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 08:00

    Carriageworks Farmers Market, previously known as Eveleigh Farmers Market, is an award-winning authentic Farmers Market held every Saturday in the heart of Redfern in Sydney. This renowned market features seasonal produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales. Mike McEnearney is the...

  • Chill N Glen
    Next Event : 11 July 2020

    Come and join them in the Glen Innes Highlands to celebrate the wonder of winter. Their next event will be held in Winter 2020. A Main Street Fair with loads of terrific activities and games for the children, food from around the globe with Aussie Smoked Barbecue, German pretzel, Turkish...

  • Chocolate Making Class
    Next Event : 30 May 2020 12:45

    This hands-on short course will introduce you to the fine art of chocolate making. For real fans of chocolate! You'll learn how to: Make ganache, Melt chocolate, Temper all types of chocolate (dark, milk and white) and Mould, dip and decorate chocolates. Everything is provided, so all you need to...

  • Clearview Glassboat Dinner Cruises on Sydney Harbour
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 19:15

    An elite dining experience awaits you on this premium three-hour glass boat dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, eight-course seated and served dinner at your individual reserved table. Your dining experience is further complemented by a selection of premium Australian beers, Australian wines and soft drinks, as well as the fine...

  • Cleland 50
    Next Event : 07 June 2020 07:30

    Hugely popular amongst trail runners in Adelaide, the Cleland 50 ultra marathon offers trail versatility unmatched by any other park in metropolitan Adelaide. You want technical single track? Do fire tracks do it for you? Crave some quad-busting downhills? Prefer to max your heart rate out on some steep uphills?...

  • Creative bookbinding class
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 09:00

    Learn to make your own books - leather bound, Venetian journals, both simple and intricate designs. Lots of fun and perfect for beginners, with all materials supplied. You'll be guided by an expert, with lots of detailed demonstrations and one on one attention. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied....

  • Cute box making class
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 09:00

    Make your own cute boxes, including three tiered box sets, and decorate with some very pretty paper. All materials supplied, and you'll be guided by a professional box making artist. A great relaxing way to spend a day on a weekend in Sydney's Inner West. A donation to Dementia Australia...

  • Design your own T-shirt class
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    As a warm up you will quickly sketch an item, then they will talk about language; cliches, catch phrases, slang language and using text in art. With the teacher's reference folder and the power of the internet you will create a bright Pop Art piece (like Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroes)...

  • Dessert watercolour class: eat and paint
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 11:00

    In this fun and relaxing class, the teacher will supply you with yummy desserts, which you'll draw (and of course eat). You'll be taught all the watercolour painting techniques needed to make an impressive drawing - you'll be amazed by how much you'll learn in a short amount of time....

  • DIY terrarium - Jurassic forest style
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 09:00

    Make a terrarium in a fun and easy workshop held by creative director of ‘Merchant and Green’ Christopher Saban, who has over fifteen years experience as a florist. What is a terrarium, you may ask? Basically, a terrarium is a small glass container with special soil and petite plants (as...

  • Farm Gate Market
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 08:30

    Every Sunday, come rain hail or shine, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers' market. It's all about Tasmanian produce and getting to know your farmer, and it always has been. Five years back, our market began with an honest and simple philosophy, that...

  • Field of Light Uluru
    Next Event : 24 May 2020

    The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it - Uluru. Ayers Rock Resort will host the largest Field of Light installation to date. The British artist conceived the idea at Uluru in 1992 after...

  • Flower Arranging with Australian Natives
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 11:00

    Make your own bouquet (yours to keep), with Australian native flowers and shrubs. No prior experience is needed - master florist Christopher Saban, who has over 15 years of experience, will guide you step by step in this fun and relaxing class. He will provide you with insider tips and...

  • Flower Arranging with Seasonal Flowers
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 11:00

    In this flower arrangement workshop, you'll snip and style beautiful fresh seasonal flowers to take away and gift to someone special or to beautify your home. You'll go behind the scenes at Merchant and Green, surrounded by flora and enjoying the chilled vibe. You'll be provided with the season's freshest...

  • Flower Crown Group Class
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 09:00

    Have a special event coming up? Perhaps a hen's, a birthday, or some other occasion? Create flower crowns with Helen from Lime Tree Bower, who has over 8,000 Instagram followers (for good reason). You'll get to choose from a wide variety of flowers so that you can make a crown...

  • Free Weekly Meditation Classes in Hornsby
    Next Event : 25 May 2020 19:30

    For beginners and regulars: join at any time. Finding balance in life: how to meditate at home, how to keep in balance, techniques to help reduce stress. All sessions will include guided collective meditations, video/audio lectures by Shri Mataji (founder), discussions and Q and A sessions. Sahaja Yoga aims to...

  • French kids cooking class
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 09:00

    Let your little aspiring chef learn to make classic French dishes, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for six to twelve year olds. Everything is provided, so just book, turn up, and enjoy!…

  • Friday Supper Club
    Next Event : 29 May 2020 19:00

    Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon. Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to-dine-to in the fabulous art-deco surroundings. Featured acts include Blue Mountains favourites...

  • Fun block printing workshop
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 14:00

    Carving is a beautiful form of meditation. The single focus of tool cutting rubber helps to de-stress, plus you'll have something gorgeous to print with afterwards. Carving stamps is relatively inexpensive, does not require a lot of space and is highly addictive! In this class you will be introduced to...

  • Fun brush lettering calligraphy class
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    In this fun workshop, learn the careful and calculated skill of brush lettering, and learn how to perfectly wield the pressure of the pen, to form artistic words, under the detailed guidance of Alena from ‘Moonlight Creation’. You'll cover lower and upper case letters, and deconstruct letters into individual strokes...

  • Fun Japanese Cooking Workshops with Yoshiko
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 13:30

    Enjoy a lovely afternoon with a superstar chef, who's the author of multiple cookbooks and is passionate about healthy Japanese cuisine. Yoshiko Takeuchi has worked across many of Sydney's top restaurants, including Tetsuya's. She'll provide all the ingredients and equipment, as well as step by step guidance, for you to...

  • Fun Japanese Flower Arranging Class
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 10:00

    Learn about the 'Ikebana', the Japanese classic art of flower arranging, from local expert Setsuko Yanagisawa, who has over 13 years of experience as a florist, and who has received outstanding reviews from her students. Setsuko will patiently guide you through how best to combine elements to produce elegant and...

  • Fun pottery class for beginners: Crows Nest
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 10:00

    In this series of three classes, you'll learn wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing basic cylinders. The classes are relaxed and perfect for beginners - you won't feel rushed at all. You'll get detailed demonstrations, and lots of feedback wherever you need it; the classes are deliberately kept small so that...

  • Fun smartphone photography class at The Rocks
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 14:00

    Unleash your smartphone camera's full potential and develop your photography skills in a fun class. Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the beautiful area of The Rocks and its surrounds. What you'll learn: Get off auto mode and and learn to shoot in 'manual' mode, Learn about composition, Hands on...

  • Glebe Markets
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 10:00

    Join the locals in their weekly visit to Glebe Markets. Glebe Markets is all at once vibrant, alternative, cool and chaotic. With 200 stalls you will find the most amazing objects and people. There is always great foods to try and you can sit on the lawn , listen to...

  • Grafton Farmers Market
    Next Event : 28 May 2020 07:00

    Discover the flavoursome taste of seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the way of fruity jams, pickles, olives, olive oils, honey, eggs, and home baked goods.…

  • Harbourside Market
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 08:00

    An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their philosophy is locally made, locally grown so you are guaranteed a unique...

  • High Tea at Coombe Yarra Valley
    Next Event : 27 May 2020 14:30

    High Tea decadence can be enjoyed every Wednesday and Saturday at Coombe Yarra Valley from 2:30pm. With elegant finger sandwiches, hot and cold savouries, freshly baked scones with home-made jams and whipped cream, a selection of cakes and desserts with a glass of sparkling wine and tea or espresso coffee....

  • Huntfest
    Next Event : 06 June 2020 09:00

    Set in the spectacular coastal town of Narooma, Huntfest runs over two days on the June long weekend. It primarily focuses on hunting and other recreational outdoor activities. These activities include: camping, bush walking, horse riding, fishing, four wheel driving, trail bike riding, ATVs and UTVs and archery.…

  • Japanese flower arranging course
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    You'll learn how to arrange flowers in the Ikebana style. Your teacher will be Aya, a master of the art, who has taught for decades. This is a very relaxed, calm and meditative class, perfect for getting some peace in today's hectic world. You'll learn about the history of Ikebana,...

  • Kiama Makers and Growers Market
    Next Event : 23 May 2020

    Established in 2003, the Kiama Makers and Growers Market is a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it market. It is held on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach in beautiful Kiama, featuring delectable gourmet food, produce and handmade goods. Managers, Claire Roberts and Kerrie Humphrey...

  • Kokedama Class
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 15:00

    Join them in this fun class and learn the art of making unique Japanese inspired Kokedama moss balls. Kokedama has been around for centuries. They're petite plants, living off a ball of special soil and moss, bound by string. You can hang them or even feature them in bowls. Perfect...

  • Ladies Stand Up Paddle Tour
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 09:30

    Launch yourself into the popular and fun watersport of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on this beach SUP tour. This ladies only tour runs daily at 9am and is perfect to beginners! Learn some tips and tricks on the beach before setting off on a short guided trip across the...

  • Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival
    Next Event : 03 July 2020

    Laura is the central meeting place for people from the Cape. As well as being home to Australia’s most significant collection of rock art, it hosts another internationally recognised celebration of Aboriginal culture, the Laura Dance Festival. The festival began in the early 1980s and is believed to be the...

  • Learn Japanese calligraphy
    Next Event : 25 May 2020 10:00

    Rejuvenate while improving your focus with Ren, a master in Shodo calligraphy. Ren’s work has been recognised by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, gaining the esteemed title of national property of Japan for his work ‘Furusato’ which now lives at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra, as well as having various works...

  • Learn Pottery and Make Your Own Bowls
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 14:00

    Give pottery a go in this fun workshop. You'll learn to make your own bowls (which you'll of course get to keep), both through the simple 'pinching' technique, as well as through wheel throwing - each technique creates bowls of different textures and appearances. Guiding you will be Leanne Berelowitz,...

  • Learn to draw a portrait
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 10:00

    Are you already a decent portrait drawer and want to get even better? Or maybe your pinnacle of achievement consists of stick figures? Either way, let expert artist Anya take you through how you can best create a portrait, the easy way, in this fun and relaxed class. All required...

  • Learn to draw with your iPad
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 18:00

    In this class, beginners will learn how to use Procreate app or similar drawing apps on their tablets. If you are a new to digital art, drawing on an iPad is the perfect first step. If you are trying and having a hard time using drawing apps like Procreate (or...

  • Learn to juggle in Centennial Park
    Next Event : 24 May 2020 08:00

    Learn to juggle in a fun and self-paced 1.5 hour workshop, in the beautiful surrounds of Centennial Park (or a location of your choice). Please note: This class only runs on request, please enquire ahead of time via the link. Stepan, a juggling expert, will share his tips and tricks...

  • Learn to make chocolate, in a real chocolate factory
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 12:45

    Learn to make chocolates in this fun and hands-on class. Everything is provided, so just show up and enjoy! You'll be guided by Joseph Atallah, who's been making delightful chocolates in Sydney since 1994, including winning gold in the Royal Easter Show; he's been cheerfully running chocolate classes for the...

  • Learn to make cocktails!
    Next Event : 23 May 2020 18:00

    Learn to make a variety of cocktails, with guidance from some of Sydney's best mixologists. Master the classics and try the exotics. Drink as you go and have a fantastic evening out that you won't forget, no matter how much you end up drinking!…

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