A calendar of Aussie festivals and events to add to your travel diary.


January

Australian Open
Victoria, January 17-30
The best tennis players in the world compete in the first Grand Slam event of the year at Melbourne Park.

February

Adelaide Fringe
South Australia, February
18-March 20
The biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere transforms the city with a program of eclectic, colorful and fun events.

March

Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe
Western Australia, March 4-21
The world’s largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition is held along the shorefront at Perth’s Cottesloe beach.

Sculpture by the Sea

The world’s largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition. (Image: Louise Coghill)

April

Parrtjima – A Festival In Light
Northern Territory, April 8-17
Artworks by Indigenous artists are transformed into luminous light installations projected onto the Alice Springs landscape.

May

Vivid Sydney
NSW, 27 May-18 June
Sydney transforms into a canvas of brilliant light installations alongside a packed schedule of music and workshops.

June

Truffle Kerfuffle
Western Australia, June 24-26
A weekend-long celebration of all things truffle-related in the heart of Australian truffle country.

Man holding truffles

A weekend-long celebration of all things truffle-related.

July

Boulia Camel Races
Queensland, July 15-17
The Kentucky Derby of camel racing, this quirky event is a one-of-a-kind Australian Outback experience.

August

Darwin Festival
Northern Territory, August 4-21
Australia’s tropical Top End comes alive for 18 dazzling days and nights of cabaret, theater, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and family-friendly events.

Festival grounds of Darwin Festival 2021

Australia’s tropical Top End comes alive for 18 dazzling days and nights.

September

Floriade
Australian Capital Territory, September 17-October 16
Canberra’s Commonwealth Park is transformed into a vibrant display of over one million flowers alongside music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, and activities.

October

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Victoria, October 14-16
Among the many reasons to visit Phillip Island is this adrenaline-charged race and its entertainment events.

MotoGP pre-season testing

Visit Phillip Island to catch this adrenaline-charged race.

November

Melbourne Cup Festival
Victoria, October 29- November 5
The racing elite descend on Flemington Racecourse between October 29 and November 5 for four days of sport, fashion and food. Make sure you dress to impress!

December

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Tasmania, December 26-January 1
One of the world’s most prestigious ocean races, watch the flotilla of colorful yachts race out of Sydney Harbour, following Australia’s east coast to the finish line in Hobart.

Yachts at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart

One of the world’s most prestigious ocean races. (Image: Rolex Sydney Hobart)

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