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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...

  • 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...

  • 1770 Festival
    Next Event : 24 May 2019 17:00

    Each year in May, on the weekend closest to 23 May when HMB Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay on the Queensland coast, they celebrate with a family friendly Festival. In 2019 the 27th annual 1770 Festival theme is Experiences in Paradise. They think their towns of Agnes Water and 1770...

  • 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...

  • 1 RAR Band Presents
    Next Event : 19 June 2019 11:00

    The Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment is made up of a group of exceptional professional Army musicians based in Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks. Amazingly versatile, they can step off a parade ground and put on exciting rock shows, intimate small group events, and masterful big band jazz...

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
    Next Event : 16 May 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 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 Holden State of Origin Game II Perth
    Next Event : 23 June 2019

    For the first time ever Holden State of Origin is coming to Perth in 2019! Be there to witness the spectacular tries and exploding passions of Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry as Rugby League's biggest stars go head-to-head in Perth at Optus Stadium on June 23, 2019! Optus Stadium, is a...

  • 2019 Masters QLD State Titles- Event 2 (Sunshine Coast)
    Next Event : 08 June 2019

    In a bid to provide the state's Male Masters and Female Masters competitors with additional competitive opportunities in 2019, Surfing Queensland is once again bolstering the Queensland Masters Surfing Championship to a combined two-event series presented by Nusa Cana Rum. The two-event series will crown Queensland Masters State Champions across...

  • 2019 McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival
    Next Event : 08 June 2019

    The McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival will be held over the 2019 June long weekend! The program includes more than 50 events across 25 venues – From intimate 10-course degustations, chef’s table demonstrations and wine flight master classes to, rock n’ roll music and cabaret shows – there’s an...

  • 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...

  • 3D Copper Foil Box - Tiffany Style Stained Glass Workshop
    Next Event : 29 June 2019 10:30

    In this two day workshop learn the traditional skill of creating a copper foil box in the Tiffany style that can to be used and passed down for generations. You will receive a delicious lunch and afternoon tea on the first day from Home Grown on Piper, a cafe on...

  • 500 Miles of Music - William Creek
    Next Event : 10 July 2019 18:00

    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...

  • 500 Miles of Music - Wombat Flat
    Next Event : 06 July 2019 18:00

    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...

  • 50km Feast
    Next Event : 17 May 2019 06:30

    The 50km Feast is a food delight, celebrating locally sourced ingredients and inspiration across a 50km range. This feast is a showcase of some of our exceptional food, join us and connect with the people who make local food happen. Territory chefs, cooking Territory food, celebrating local industries. Inclusions: Five...

  • 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...

  • Aberdeen Highland Games
    Next Event : 06 July 2019 08:30

    The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week. During the day a number of events take place together with stalls providing food and Scottish / Celtic displays all of which represent...

  • A Brush With Poetry
    Next Event : 14 May 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 : 15 May 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...

  • ACT Parks Critters of the Eucalypt Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
    Next Event : 18 May 2019 14:00

    Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”. Meet at the koala enclosure in the Eucalypt Forest. This wildlife walk is suitable for all ages, there are no...

  • ACT Parks Koalas in the Canopy
    Next Event : 18 May 2019 14:45

    Every Saturday you can search for koalas and enjoy a ranger guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Hear a ranger's story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park. Normal entry fees to Tidbinbilla apply. No bookings required for Koalas...

  • 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...

  • Adventurethon Townsville
    Next Event : 29 June 2019

    In line with popular demand, Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks around Pallarenda. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors...

  • 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 : 14 May 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...

  • Aircraft Museum Tarmac Day - HARS Aviation Museum
    Next Event : 14 June 2019

    The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Aviation Museum (HARS) holds Tarmac Days displaying some of the unique aircraft held at its headquarters at the Illawarra Regional Airport at Albion Park. HARS is now home to the 747-438 City of Canberra - Longreach, Qantas Passenger Jet, which is part of the permanent...

  • Albany Classic Motor Event "Round the Houses"
    Next Event : 02 June 2019 09:30

    It's unique! It's fun! It's exciting! Australia's first "Round the Houses" race, the Western Australian 50 Mile Tourist Trophy was held in Albany Western Australia. On this Western Australian Day June long weekend, in a re-enactment of this event, the Central Business District of Albany is converted overnight into a...

  • Albany Farmers Market
    Next Event : 18 May 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 Parkrun
    Next Event : 18 May 2019 08:00

    Parkrun organise free, weekly five kilometre timed runs around the world. You can run, walk, push a pram or even take your dog, it's a great way to meet others and get out and enjoy the beautiful parks. Albury's Parkrun starts at Hovell Tree Park, behind the Albury Swimming pool,...

  • Albury Wodonga Farmers' Market
    Next Event : 18 May 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...

  • Alicia Bickett Psychic Medium
    Next Event : 17 May 2019 18:00

    An Australian psychic medium, Alicia Bickett is currently touring extensively around Australia, NZ, UK & the USA, with around 100 shows a year. Her second book and oracle card deck are well underway and it all just keeps getting bigger! The show interacts intimately with a live audience and 10...

  • Alive in Autumn
    Next Event : 14 May 2019

    To celebrate the change of seasons and encourage everyone to come explore the Adelaide Hills this Autumn, we are running an Autumn special. Book 2 nights and stay the 3rd night free.…

  • All British Day Townsville 2019
    Next Event : 02 June 2019 10:00

    All British Day is a display of British vehicles and machinery current and past, highlighting aspects of British culture and heritage and promoting a military theme. The festival was first held in Townsville in 1992 and since 1999 has been hosted annually as a free community event by the Jaguar...

  • 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...

  • Alpha Races
    Next Event : 29 June 2019 11:00

    Alpha Jockey Club Inc. presents the Alpha Community Cup. The day will include a six race programme, Fashions on the Field, full catering facilities on the day/night, On Site Bookies, Children's Entertainment, Live Entertainment, Over Night Camping and Sunday Morning Recovery Breakfast. …

  • 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...

  • Alstonville Rotary Antiques and Collectables Fair
    Next Event : 18 May 2019 09:00

    *** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Alstonville Rotary's Antiques and Collectables Fair has grown substantially from its humble beginnings. This year's fair will attract a large number of antique companies, organisations, and dealers. This is an opportunity for you to travel back in time and enjoy...

  • 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 Husbandry for Small Farm Animals
    Next Event : 19 May 2019 09:30

    The day focuses on how to care for and manage poultry, sheep, pigs and other small livestock organically so that they provide you and your family with the most delicious meat, eggs, milk and fibre. The workshop is designed to introduce you to basic animal husbandry practices particularly humane handling,...

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