March 28, 2023
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From music festivals and art exhibitions to autumnal celebrations and sporting events, here is the ultimate guide to what’s on in your state this April.
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Across eight fantastic nights, the Maybe Cocktail Festival is set to showcase 16 international bars from 10 different countries. Hosted by The Maybe Group and Public Hospitality, guests will see bar talent from 12 of the 2022 World’s 50 Best Bars, plus three from their 51-100 list.
Maybe Cocktail Festival will be held across four Maybe Group venues in Sydney – Maybe Sammy, Dean & Nancy on 22, Sammy Junior and the recently opened El Primo Sanchez. Public Hospitality’s newest hotspot, The Strand Hotel Rooftop, will also host an event.
The series of bar events are free and open for anyone to attend, and are run on a first-come, first-served basis. Keep your eye out for industry masterclasses and panel discussions as well.
Back for its third rendition, Newcastle Food Month is set to blow your tastebuds out of the water this April. Highlighting the culinary and creative talent of Newcastle’s burgeoning food scene, the event is poised to boast a plentiful program inclusive of all foodie types.
Other than the food of course, attendees can expect wine, beer, gin, music and lots of cheese. Join local winemakers at their favourite hangouts, dine at hatted restaurants and experience a Plate Date, in which over 40 dining establishments offer brunch, lunch or dinner plus a beverage for only $25.
The program’s signature event – Le Dîner En Blanc – is a posh pop-up picnic originating in Paris in 1988. It’ll kick off the program in style on the opening night of Food Month, so pop your name on the waiting list ASAP. Just don’t forget to dress in all white, as the name suggests.
Held annually at Sydney Olympic Park, the Royal Easter Show is a favourite on many Sydney-sider calendars. The Show began in 1823 and is now commonly known as Australia’s largest annual ticketed event. It is a celebration of Australian culture, from rural traditions to modern-day lifestyles, with a specific focus on agricultural programs, competitions, education and youth.
The Royal Easter Show is the perfect family event, with something for everyone to enjoy. Step right up for hands-on animal experiences, amazing displays, world-class entertainment and exhilarating thrills.
There will be food trucks offering delicious treats, a petting zoo, a scarecrow competition, arts and craft displays, interactive activities, fun rides and plenty of showbags to choose from – and that’s just a taste of what’s on offer. Tickets are on sale now.
Now in its 34th year, BluesFest is one of the most anticipated events on the Australian live music calendar. This year, Byron Bay will be throwing a crazy party when headline acts such as Gang Of Youths, Counting Crows, The Doobie Brothers and Tash Sultana take to the stage.
Pace yourself to save some energy for Xavier Rudd, Buddy Guy, Loose Content and Clarence Bekker Band, who all attract a gathering of different vibes and tribes.
Keep yourself going through the over 70 acts by dipping into a curated line-up of local food vendors and market stalls selling jewellery, clothing, art and plants.
The Man from Ironbark Festival honours the Banjo Paterson poem, The Man from Ironbark. Stuart Town was once called Ironbark, named after the gum trees that surround the village, but had a name change in the 1880s when the railway arrived.
Visitors to this year’s festival can expect over 100 market and food stalls, a reptile show, vintage cars, live music, bush poetry and the ever-popular best beard competition. There will be a wide range of food vendors too, selling everything from vegetarian delights to delicious pizzas. The Wellington Lions will also be cooking up a storm on the barbecue.
Kids will have a blast throughout the day, with a jumping castle, rides and a special visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be running an Easter Egg Hunt.
Don’t have any plans this Easter? Gather a group of friends and head out to wine country in the Hunter Valley for Scarborough Wine Co.’s month-long Swirl, Taste, Bowl event.
Sip in the sun while enjoying a game of pétanque on a pop-up boule green. The session is accompanied by its own wine cart carrying a selection of five to six of Scarborough’s Offshoot wines paired with a share plate of cheese and crackers. Friendly cellar door staff will guide you through each tasting while you play.
While this experience is adults only, Scarborough offers a fun-filled Kids Zone right next to the boules green. Lawn games, colouring kits and hula-hoops will keep them busy while you hit the green to have a boule.
Enjoy a fab line-up of live music and raise funds for a local charity at Ride The Soundwave Festival in Port Macquarie. By attending this awesome event, guests will be supporting local charity Make A Difference.
In a bid to raise both funds and awareness, 100 per cent of the entry fees to Ride The Soundwave will go to the charity, which feeds and supports those in need across the Port Macquarie and Hastings regions.
The all-ages music festival will feature a mix of indie, folk and rock acts, with markets, food stalls, a junior surf pro and skate competition all included in the program. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $90 for adults and $20 for kids, with those under five attending for free.
Set amongst one of Australia’s most beautiful wine regions, the 2023 Mudgee Classic is returning for another year of road and gravel cycling. Riders can expect a range of races, from the 35-kilometre Social Classic to the 175-kilometre Maxi Classic.
There’s also the 55-kilometre Dirty Mudgee, a specially chosen gravel course that showcases Mudgee’s spectacular rural scenery. The mixed-surface race covers fast sections of smooth rural lanes, trails and country roads, with almost 700 vertical metres of climbing.
While in the region, a visit to Mudgee’s famed wineries is a must, such as Lowe Family Wine Co, First Ridge Wines and 791 Estate. You can also check out boutique shops, amazing accommodation options and restaurants showcasing locally sourced ingredients.
Esteemed First Nations artist Danny Eastwood, proud Ngemba man and resident of the Darug area of western Sydney, presents I Talk Through My Art and My Art Talks Through Me. Hosted by the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, the exhibition is curated by Eastwood’s son, Jamie.
Explore the artists’ new and existing paintings, prints, cartoons and ceramics, while Eastwood adds new creations to his featured ‘cartoon wall’ at the Arts Centre throughout.
Painting, drawing and cartoons, jewellery making, mould making and plaster casting for sculpture workshops are also on offer for free. Registrations are essential and spots are limited.
Taking place at both Rosehill Gardens and the Royal Randwick, the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is a great excuse to dress up and go out. Both racecourses will become a kaleidoscope of fashion, fine dining and entertainment, with performances by PNAU and Hot Dub Time Machine.
Executive chef of The Star Sydney’s Flying Fish, Adam Hall has been appointed by the Australian Turf Club as Culinary Ambassador for the 2023 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Hall will be working with the Australian Turf Club’s award-winning hospitality team, led by group executive chef Gerry Maher.
The two chefs will craft a range of fresh, modern Australian menus focusing on local produce, native ingredients and sustainable seafood. The menus are set to include an estimated 2000 fresh prawns, 200 locally-sourced mussels and 100 juicy lobsters.
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. The month is spent by people of Muslim faith fasting from dawn to sunset. At the end of each day’s fast, Muslims gather for Iftar, an evening meal to break their fast. This year, one of Sydney’s most popular cultural events, Ramadan Nights in the suburb of Lakemba is back.
The month-long global food bazaar runs across 31 nights in total, kicking off a dusk every night and running until 3 am. Break your fast or try new foods and experience the rich culture and traditions of Ramadan. Discover over 70 street food vendors offering a delicious range of food amongst an atmosphere like no other.
Not sure where to start? Take an immersive Taste Tour to experience Ramadan Nights like a local. A free shuttle bus will be running between Lakemba, Campsie and Roselands throughout the festival.
The lights of Melbourne shine a little bit brighter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over the capital each year. Regarded as one of Melbourne’s most-loved events, the city will load up on laughs, with comedians hitting stages across the CBD and further afield.
Celebrate the joyful, the inspiring and the silly with a line-up of acts that veer from the visceral to biting satire and acute observations. This year’s program features big names including Bert Kreischer, Urzila Carlson, Mitchell Coombs, Kurtis Conner and Kitty Flanagan.
This year’s festival has something to tickle everybody’s funny bone, with free family entertainment, world-class special events, trail-blazing solo shows and late-night fun.
There’s more to autumn in this charming region than Macedon’s famous oak-lined Honour Ave and the heritage gardens of Mt Macedon. The very best of the changing seasons can be found on show at the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival, which runs throughout the month of April.
Autumn colours wash the landscape marmalade around Macedon, considered one of the best Aussie towns to visit in autumn. The festival, which runs across nine villages in the region, welcomes this change of colours with open arms.
Expect everything from farmers’ markets showcasing autumn flavours that celebrate the season’s bounty to audio-guided walking tours through some of Macedon’s most stunning bushland.
Gippsland Country Music Festival is a celebration of all things country. You can boot-scoot to big names in the country music scene like Lee Kernaghan and Troy Cassar-Daley, or kick back to see alt talents like Jade Gibson and Josh Setterfield.
As well as showcasing some of Australia’s best country music artists and the most exciting up-and-coming live acts, there is much more plaid-clad festivalgoers can enjoy. Treat yourself to food trucks, smokehouse barbecue, line dancing, whip cracking, wood chopping, rides, market stalls and on-site bars.
For the first time in the event’s history, attendees can now camp or glamp; whether you’ve got a swag, tent or caravan, you can now sleep out under the stars. If you’re more of a glamper, fear not. Gorgeous Premium Pre-Pitched and Deluxe tents are available.
Queen of the kitchen, Poh Ling Yeow will be cooking up her first in-restaurant experience, The Singleton’s Delicious Discoveries, exclusively available at QT Melbourne. The Singleton’s Delicious Discoveries aims to upend the traditional notion of aperitivo hour. Diners can now drool over desserts and delights passing them on a sushi-train-style conveyor belt.
Sip on The Singleton’s signature Plus Two cocktails in between mouthfuls of eight different sweet, savoury and surprising dishes. The menu is a suitably colourful affair including a roster of never-before-tasted delicacies inspired by Poh’s globetrotting escapades. Bookings are essential and available from Thursdays to Sundays.
Known as one of the most anticipated events on the Australian art calendar, TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 to identify new trends in contemporary Australian art through an experimental curatorial platform. Nine years later, the event is still running, bringing new artists and their work into the limelight.
This year, TarraWarra Biennial will be curated by Dr Léuli Eshrāghi. The exhibition is titled ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, a Samoan proverb meaning ‘the canoe obeys the wind’. It is set to showcase newly commissioned works by 15 artists/artist groups highlighting the interconnectedness of the peoples of Australia, Asia and the Great Ocean.
TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili will focus its attention on artists tied by ancestry or materiality to the many lands and waters constituting Australia and its immediate neighbours.
Whether you’re a die-hard revhead or you’ve binged the recent Netflix show, you’ll be thrilled to know that Formula One (F1) is heading Down Under for its 2023 season. Arguably one of the biggest sporting events across the globe, the speedy event encompasses everything fast and furious.
Held at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, guests can expect the ten teams to tear up the track in a high-stakes, head-to-head race. Keep your eye out for the unmistakable crimson flash of Ferrari or legendary driver Lewis Hamilton from Mercedes.
Head away from the burning rubber and noise to discover all the F1 has to offer off-track. Check out the dedicated Fan Zone with its merchandise outlets, food trucks and car displays. Or, head to the Beaurepaires Legends Lane for vintage cars and demonstrations. The Green is also great for kids, with carnival rides, cars, sports activities and even puppies.
Starting in the town of St George and heading over 500 kilometres northwest to Tambo in Queensland, The Outback Trail run by Qld Music Trails is perfect for musos with Aussie wanderlust. Trail-goers will have the rare opportunity to voyage between five of the finest musical events in the state; Oasis Afternoon, Light It Up at the Outback River Lights Festival, The Big Base Party, The Sundowner and On the Road with The Barleyshakes Duo.
Unravelling across 10 epic days, immerse yourself in some of the most charming remote towns in Queensland. Travel through ancient Country and learn local stories in rural towns filled with quirk, character, heritage, hardship and charm.
Guests can expect musical guests like folk artists Hussy Hicks, Karl S Williams, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks and Alice Skye. There will also be live performances, handcrafted markets, opportunities to visit local drinking holes and inclusive jam sessions along the way.
Calling all rosé lovers – run don’t walk; there is a whole festival dedicated to your favourite type of wine. The Rosé Festival in Brisbane celebrates all there is to love about that deliciously pink wine, whether it’s sweet or dry.
Get amongst it with wine-making and masterclasses or get your hands (and feet) dirty in a wine-stomping barrel to create a vintage rosé. If you prefer to sip back and watch the action, enjoy a range of live music, roving entertainment and food trucks.
Enjoy your wine with views across the city from Westoria in West End, right on the Brisbane River. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $36 per person.
The G’Day Group acquired the Undara Experience in Tropical North Queensland in 2021 and spent $3.2 million on its refurbishment to get it up to the standard of the other historical homesteads in its portfolio (El Questro in WA, Kings Canyon in the NT, and the Discovery on Rottnest Island). What this means is the experience of attending Undara Outback Rock & Blues Festival is even better equipped to cater to an increasing flow of visitors.
Three separate shows are scheduled over the three-day event, which gives visitors time to explore the ancient landscape around Undara Volcanic National Park. The Undara Outback Rock & Blues Festival attracts a great mix of both performers and visitors held in one of Australia’s most celebrated natural locations.
If you love travelling and music, especially the two combined, then this is the event for you. The Long Sunset is a wanderlust music and camping festival that takes place in the gorgeous Canungra Queensland hinterland.
The set list this year does not muck around. Hottest 100 favourites Lime Cordiale will be headlining the show, with performances from other insane Aussie acts like Winston Surfshirt, Hatchie, Sycco and Tia Gostelow. Kick back on the Friday evening beforehand for campfire sessions with Laura Frank, Seasoning and The Inadequates.
The Scenic Rim has got to be one of the most picturesque locations for an Aussie festival. With lush rainforests, mountainous backdrops and unrivalled sunsets, your Instagram feed will be on fire months after The Long Sunset is over.
The annual Gold Coast Film Festival brings more than 100 films, panels, awards and parties to the beachy region in a distinctly Gold Coast way. The 12-day event brings 150 panellists, industry guests and world premieres together, all in the name of good films.
Expect intimate panel discussions from Australia’s leading producers, writers and directors, all while watching acclaimed cinema from both local and international talent. Book now to secure your spot at this film festival with a beachy twist.
TrailGraze in the north west region of Tasmania turns the usual food festival format on its head by inviting some of Australia’s best chefs and beverage professionals to discover the region for themselves ahead of the event. In doing so, a series of recipes is created that highlight the champions of Tasmania’s food bowl with delicious drink pairings to match.
Explore this inspiring yet untapped region of Tasmania through all it has to offer your tastebuds. The event will include workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, tastings, live music and exceptional food. Discover offerings like wine, cider, craft beer and spirits, cheese, meats, seafood, condiments and confectionery from more than 30 producers.
TrailGraze is an initiative of the popular Tasting Trail, a year-round self-guided touring experience across northern Tasmania. Come along to TrailGraze for free, however, registration is required.
Known as Tasmania’s biggest festival of sustainability, the North West Ecofest is returning to Camp Clayton in Ulverstone this year to celebrate all things green and sustainable. Established by the North West Environment Centre, the festival is now in its seventh year of running, with a goal to reach the wider community this year.
North West Ecofest invites you to browse through market and information stalls, feast on delicious food and participate in workshops, all in the name of sustainability. There are also plenty of Ecokids activities to not only entertain but enrich and educate children.
Special guest Hannah Moloney, author of Good Life Permaculture and resident permaculture expert on ABC’s Gardening Australia, will be joining the festivities this year. As will Anthony, Anton and Sam from the Good Car Company, Australia’s first 100 per cent electric car enterprise that sells second-hand, quality cars from Japan.
Named after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s imaginary country from the 70s, Nutopia is a local harvest festival situated on an organic hazelnut farm in Tassie. The dreamy landscape is straight out of a Pinterest mood board, with a boutique farm stay backdropped by fog-laden mountains.
This cultural celebration invites you to savour the past and taste the future across the weekend, with the main event falling on Saturday night. Harvest hazelnuts from the farm and enjoy a live performance by local Tassie band, Racoon Dog. In honour of John and Yoko, guests are encouraged to dress up retro-style.
Book yourself in at the Cherry Top Eco Village, which offers cosy cabins with a blooming garden, room service and a terrace with views across the valley. Alternatively, BYO swag, tent or caravan to camp out under the stars. Furry friends are allowed!
Celebrate Easter at the Tasmanian Made Easter Market this April. Held across both the MAC 02 and Silverdome in Hobart, the market spreads across approximately 140 stalls offering handmade goods including art, food, accessories, fashion and crafts.
The Easter Market is run under the banner of Tasmanian Made, which also hosts Christmas, Winter and Destash markets throughout the year. Entry to the Easter Market is free.
Wander through the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on the first day of April and you’ll stumble across Day On The Lawn, which pairs curated live music with some of Tassie’s best food and drink.
This year, Tones and I, Dope Lemon, Safia and The Vanns will take to the stage among a handful of other awesome acts. Send off summer in style with a boogie in the sun, tastings of delicious regional foods and quality time with friends. Tickets are priced between $109 to $129 and are on sale now.
The inaugural Moonbird Festival invites you along to experience music, art, food and wine at one of the most spectacular locations in Australia. King Island sits in the middle of the Bass Strait between Australia’s mainland and Tasmania.
Founded and directed by the Bowerbird Collective, the event brings together some of Australia’s finest musicians for a series of spellbinding concerts. Artists including Emily Sheppard with her violin, Anthony Albrecht with his cello and Andrew Blanch with his guitar will perform across a series of intimate performances.
With a focus on art and conservation, there will also be guided nature walks and local culinary delights. The festival has been named after the Moonbird or Short-tailed Shearwater, a bird species of great cultural and ecological significance to the islands of the Bass Strait.
The historic streets of Fremantle will come to life this April with the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. Guests will witness performers transform the city into a world stage, with acrobatics, circus acts, dancing and live music.
Starting as a celebration of local busking culture, the festival has grown to showcase some of the world’s best street theatre. Make your way through roving acts to find places to eat, drink and even stay.
Access to the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is completely free. However, it’s a common courtesy to put some change in a busker’s hat if you enjoy the show.
All roads lead to Geraldton for the Shore Leave Festival, known across WA as the ultimate celebration of seafood. The location of the festival in the state’s Midwest region is just as important as the produce. Everything from the seafood itself to the history and culture is produced in Midwest.
This year’s program is jam-packed with events. Think a bustling seafood market, marine discovery tours, live local music and even a lobster cook-off. The Midwest Paddock to Plate is one of Shore Leave’s highlights, featuring Aussie food icon and TV star Matt Moran.
Guests can also join the Abrolhos Long Table Lunch, a rare dining experience on the Abrolhos Islands with guest chef Brendan Pratt. Tuck into a curated menu of world-class seafood paired with premium Vasse Felix wines. Tickets are on sale now.
Local and interstate talent will take to the stage this April for Hyperfest, an all-ages, drug, smoke and alcohol-free event presented by Drug Aware in Perth. Headlining the show is powerhouse performer Thelma Plum, alongside best-mates-turned-band King Stingray. Other killer acts include Teenage Dads, Old Mervs, Smol Fish and Spici Water.
In between these astounding artists, enjoy a range of fun additions. There are gourmet food vans, a silent disco, a fun photo booth, free 18-hole adventure golf, games and even a signing tent. Tickets are priced at $35 and are on sale now.
Welcome to foodie paradise. Savour the best the country has on offer at Tasting Australia, which spans 150 events, 10 days and 12 stunning South Aussie regions. From flying to the Flinders Ranges onboard a Tasting Australia Airlines flight to taking an agave masterclass in the heart of Adelaide, there’s truly something for everyone.
Choose a destination or event and transport your tastebuds. Think intimate tastings hosted across Adelaide, chef’s tables with only 20 seats, winery tours in the Barossa and lunch amongst an olive grove near the Murray River. And that’s just a taste of what’s to come.
Sit in for the Spirit Awards, a celebration of all things distilled around Australia. Get an insight into which distilleries were named the nation’s best in 2022. Tickets to all Tasting Australia events are on sale now.
For the first time ever, Vintage Vibes will take over Tomich Wines in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. The two-day festival delivers a pumping line-up, headlined by award-winning artists like Gang of Youths and The Temper Trap.
Soak up the last rays of the gorgeous southern sun and farewell summer surrounded by stunning vineyards and stellar acts. Enjoy an array of delectable food trucks, a bar and a merch stand.
Get your groove on at Touch Bass this month at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The line-up sees local and international DJs including Rezz, Svdden Death, Macky Gee and Hedex take the stage, among other jumping artists.
American rapper, producer and DJ, Wreckno will make their Australian debut at the festival. Catch this triple threat on the mic, spinning discs and performing in drag on stage. Tickets are on sale now.
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is the only First Nations festival of its kind in the world. The event showcases the oldest continuous cultures on Earth through the latest technology in Alice Springs. Parrtjima translates to ‘lighting up’ and conveys two meanings: physically illuminating an object with light and shedding light or understanding on a subject.
The festival takes place on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas in the Red Centre. This year’s theme is Listening with Heart. Inspired by the artwork surrounding the Statement from the Heart, it embodies the concept of coming together; meeting and making time to contemplate and reflect.
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is a free event. Held over 10 nights, it includes incredible artwork and light installations. Plus, an immersive public program of interactive workshops, films, talks and music from some of Australia’s top Indigenous performers.
In the need of a good belly laugh? Head to the Multicultural Comedy Gala in Darwin to get a dose of comic relief delivered by professionals. Celebrate diversity and Australia’s multicultural identity through a mix of hilarious stories from some of the country’s best stand-up comedians.
The world-class selection of celebrated comics includes Georgie Carroll, Ting Lim, Andy Saunders, George Kapiniaris, Dilruk Jayasinha and Diana Nguyen. The line-up is set to poke fun at everything that makes us different, but so much the same. Tickets are on sale now.
Love good music but hate enclosed spaces? This one’s got your name written all over it. Wide Open Space held on Eastern Arrernte Country is back to celebrate the desert. Head to Australia’s Red Centre, home to the Tjoritja / MacDonnell Ranges, for a feast of music, arts and performance.
The festival is heavily inspired by both traditional and contemporary desert culture and the ancient landscape it unfolds upon. Held at the Ross River Resort, those trekking it in will have somewhere to rest their heads.
This year’s line-up features music, burlesque, cabaret, spoken word, panel discussions, dress-up parties, workshops, exhibitions, interactive installations and roving performances. There will also be a dedicated kids’ space, making the event family-friendly as well.
The Joy of Many Colours Fashion Show and The Taste of Many Colours Food Expo are taking over Katherine in April. The events celebrate multiculturalism in this tiny Northern Territory town. Unfolding across two days, the events are free and invite locals and those passing through to explore what each event has to offer.
The Joy of Many Colours Fashion Show will showcase the talents of over 120 women from both migrant and First Nations backgrounds. It includes five segments, featuring pieces that have been created, upcycled or repurposed by Katherine community members. There will also be dance and singing performances from local talents.
The Taste of Many Colours Food Expo is a collaboration between the Katherine Town Council and the Connected Women group of the Australian Red Cross. The event will feature over 25 cultural dishes to enjoy, along with live music, photo walls and so much more.
Music, culture and good times all combine at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. This five-day concert brings together members of the Canberra community and beyond to celebrate folk culture while supporting local musicians and businesses.
This year’s lineup includes Billy Bragg, Miss Ohio, The Waifs, Luke Plumb Band, Frank Yamma and The Blues Cowgirls among an all-out cast of artists and performers. There will also be plenty of food and drink on offer to keep energy levels high and options to camp throughout the festival to avoid travel and transport.
Ticketing options are split into three: Season, Day and Camping. Season tickets give you access to the full five days, including music, food, workshops and markets. Day tickets give you a day of unlimited access with 24 hours of folky fun. Camping tickets allow you to camp at the Folk Festival, meaning all the benefits of a Season ticket but with no commute!
‘Sharing Stories’ is the theme for this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, encouraging locals and visitors to awaken their sense of place and belonging. 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the event, meaning guests are in for a big one.
All up, there are more than 170 diverse events scheduled during the three-week festival. From tours and exhibitions to workshops and a dedicated Kids Week, there will be something the whole family can enjoy. There are also several First Nations-run events, including Ngunnawal language sessions.
Not only does the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival celebrate community, but it also raises awareness for the ongoing need to conserve our natural, historic and Indigenous heritage. It is a great way to engage with locals and help elevate the rich and enduring heritage of the region.
Gather at the Australian War Memorial this April to commemorate the 108-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings and honour those who served in military operations there. A well-organised program invites you to participate in a number of ANZAC Day services.
From a Dawn Service at 530 am and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans Association Commemorative Ceremony to the ACT RSL Veteran’s March and the Last Post Ceremony in the evening, there are more ways than one to remember ANZACs this year. Tickets are not required for most attendance. However, they are needed to enter the galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony.
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