RELISH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Maryborough's heritage streetscape will play host to a delicious feast of culture and cuisine, with celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music
as well as art.
COOLY ROCKS ON
Itching to kitch? Check out the retro action at this free five day event, with a street parade, poodle parade, peddle car show'n'shine and more.
RICHMOND FIELD DAYS
More than 100 regional exhibitors display livestock, agricultural supplies, fashion and homewares with a sideshow alley, a beef dinner and dance, a race day on Saturday, and nighttime shows.
THE VISION SPLENDID OUTBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Jun 28-Jul 6
Classic and contemporary Australian films air in the historic outdoor Royal Theatre, alongside conversations, yarns, masterclasses, filmmaking competitions, tag-a-long tours and related events.
An outdoor feast at dusk kicks off this 10-day event on the beautiful NSW south coast celebrating local food, art and culture with cabaret, pop-up theatre in its festival hub dubbed The Haven, various exhibits, plus Indigenous fireside stories and song.
HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL
Celebrate the fine prose by one of Australia’s most astute social commentators and best-loved literary icons at the longest running arts events in NSW — now in its 62nd year.
THE MERIMBULA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Now in its 39th year, the festival includes a street parade, jazz breakfast, musicians' picnic day, and fantastic jazz performances across four days.
COONAMBLE RODEO AND CAMPDRAFT
Spectators catch all the action as cowboys and cowgirls vie for a slice of $30,000 prize money in steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc, bareback and bull rides.
PINE CREEK GOLDRUSH
May 31-Jun 2
Step back in time and pan for gold! The weekend features the annual gold-panning championships, a damper-making contest, nugget hunt, food stalls and a free concert.
Pine Creek, (08) 8976 1391
Experience the ways of the Indigenous people in this remote region, with a sports program plus didgeridoo workshops, dance, arts and crafts demos, bush tucker and spear throwing.
Barunga, (08) 8941 8066
THE ALICE SPRINGS BEANIE FESTIVAL
Jun 28-Jul 1
Choose from more than 4000 'beanies' on display during a weekend of music, Beanie Olympics, textile workshops and kid crafts. You can also see prize-winning beanies paraded on the opening night.
BORROLOOLA GULF SHOW
The show combines a gymkhana with displays of agriculture, gardening, lifestyle, arts and crafts as well as several competitions making it an entertaining day out.
Borroloola, (08) 8975 8763
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
Featuring the best local, national and international artists, with an eclectic program of classic and contemporary performances.
Various venues throughout Adelaide
FAT TYRE FESTIVAL
Mountain bike riders gather for a relaxed, welcoming celebration where novices and enthusiasts can access trails normally closed to the public. Visitors can expect, live music and plenty of entertainment.
Melrose, (08) 86 662 222
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY RACE DAY
Celebrate the long weekend with a fun day at the races where everyone is welcome! Murray Bridge Racing Club also offers a variety of race-day marquee hospitality packages, providing a memorable way to entertain and enjoy the day.
Murray Bridge, (08) 8532 2310
TASMANIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL
Compete in a relaxed 5km or 10km run or cheer participants on before sampling local produce and beverages from local producers amid festivities and live entertainment.
City Park, Launceston
A multidisciplinary tribute to ancient and contemporary mythologies spanning 10
days with all-night performances until dawn concluding with the infamous Dark Mofo
Nude Solstice Swim.
BAY OF FIRES WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy a diverse array of exhibitions, workshops and events held from Four Mile Creek to Binalong Bay, including the Bay of Fires Art Prize, an arts market, dance, live music and open gardens.
Various venues along Tasmania’s East Coast
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW
Enjoy a night in as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival hits the road spreading cheer with a delectable ensemble of tasty comic treats by local and international artists.
Theatre Royal, Hobart
NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL
Immerse yourself in Celtic tradition as local and international artists take centre stage at Portarlington, with Scottish artists Inyal and Duncan Chrisholm as leading acts.
STEAM RALLY ECHUCA
Hundreds of moving exhibits parade twice daily tributing the Clydesdale and machines. Family
entertainment includes woodchopping axe men, stalls, face painting, pony rides as well as animal farms.
Rotary Park, Echuca, 1800 804 466
TRAILS, TASTINGS AND TALES FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
Discover and enjoy regional wines, live music and rustic, heart-warming food. There will be wine appreciation and educational sessions, muscat blending workshops and art exhibitions.
MANSFIELD LANTERN FESTIVAL
Help light up the night at this family-friendly community festival held on the Winter Solstice, with arts, crafts, workshops, regional food, a parade, street theatre, music and more.
DENMARK FESTIVAL OF VOICE
May 31-Jun 3
Enjoy free community concerts and workshops that celebrate vocal dexterity, with local, national and international artists performing a cappella and accompanied by choirs, ensembles and groups.
Denmark, (08) 98 483 623
MULLEWA MUSTER AND RODEO
Don your boots, hats and chaps and catch the rodeo action, country music and big skies of WA’s wheatbelt. There will be bull riding, barrel racing, Beaut Ute and whip cracking events galore as well as kids’ workshops.
Mullewa, (08) 9956 6643
MARGARET RIVER READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL
Examine the stories that shape us as authors engage in inspiring talks and panel discussions, and join in on aspiring author workshops, conversations and experiences.
TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE — AUSTRALIAN TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
An all weekend celebration of fresh black truffles, just minutes from where they’re unearthed. Meet with farmers and growers, discover local wine and produce, and indulge in ‘truffle experiences’ with world-class chefs.