Events for August 2017

By: Rachael Doherty


Take a look at what's happening around the country this August.

QUEENSLAND

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TARA FESTIVAL OF CULTURE AND CAMEL RACES

Aug 4-6

Experience a multicultural mix of entertainment, cuisine and arts as well as the all-important camel races. A variety of free camping is available.

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GEMFEST – FESTIVAL OF GEMS

Aug 10-13

Trade in the earth’s treasures with gems, jewellery, crystals, minerals and fossils up for grabs or try your hand at panning for your own, plus private collection viewings and street entertainment.

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GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER

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Aug 24-27

Celebrate mateship, making a difference and country music in this community-run charity event attracting more than 120 artists, including Jessica Mauboy, Amber Lawrence and Graeme Connors.

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DROVERS CAMP FESTIVAL

Aug 25-27

Meet the men and women of Australia’s cattle droving industry with a street parade, auction, old-time dance, bronco branding competition, live country music, poetry competition and more!

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NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT

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THE SYDNEY KNIFE SHOW

Aug 5-6

Appreciate art and survival as knifemakers, collectors, dealers and manufacturers present some of Australia’s finest utility tools on display with knife sales and knife-related demonstrations.

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DAFFODIL FESTIVAL

Aug 19-27

Wander through the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and enjoy a picnic amid daffodils, with bulb growing workshops plus potted blooms and Cancer Council Daffodil Day merchandise for sale.

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MID NORTH COAST CARAVAN, CAMPING, 4WD, FISH AND BOAT SHOW

Aug 11-13

Featuring over 165 exhibitors, loads of family entertainment, 4WD displays, camp oven cooking, a reptile show, bike show and plenty more to give you your outdoor enthusiast fix.

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GRESFORD CAMPDRAFT AND RODEO

Aug 26

Don the boots and catch the action with bull riding, steer wrestling and bare-back bronco riding followed by music to midnight and carnival rides for the kids

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VICTORIA

WALHALLA VINTER LJUSFEST

Aug 1-28

The historic township is transformed each August through lights, sound and images, in the Swedish tradition of celebrating the winter. Daily light shows operate each evening.

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FALLS CREEK SLED DOG CLASSIC

 

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Aug 4-5

Watch Siberian huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Alaskan huskies, and hounds race through the village under lights. Together with their mushers, teams compete against each other and the elements.

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BORDER RV AND CAMPING EXPO

Aug 25-27 

Showcasing the latest release caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, 4WDs, and specialist RVs, with plenty of accessories and camping gear galore!

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MALLEE ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

August 20

Enjoy fine food and handcrafts amid carnival festivities as Mallee locals celebrate their almond crops coming into blossom in the lead up to spring, with tours of local vineyards and almond orchards.

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TASMANIA

TASTROFEST

Aug 4-5

Feed the inner astrophysicist within whatever your age with lectures on using telescopes, capturing the evening sky plus aurora galleries, space Lego models, Hubble images, and night sky viewing.

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FESTIVAL OF BRIGHT IDEAS

Aug 12

Tap into Tassie’s brightest minds for a wicked day of science and discovery, with hands on Interactive workshops, talks and spectacular science shows.

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TASMANIAN WHISKEY WEEK

Aug 4-13

Enjoy tours, fine local foods and sample unreleased whiskeys at the distillery door as Tasmanian producers, bars and hotels celebrate all things whiskey during this nine-day event.

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CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST

 

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Aug 13

Celebration of all things chocolate, indulge and immerse yourself in the ‘food of the gods’ – taste, mould, decorate and drink to your heart’s content.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

QUEEN OF THE DESERT FESTIVAL

Aug 13-17

Dress up your 4WD to celebrate Aussie films featuring far north of SA and join the massive street parade, kicking off at the Marree Hotel and continues all the way to Coober Pedy.

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KADINA ANNUAL SHOW

Aug 19-20

A family-friendly event featuring crafts, literature, photography, wood exhibitions; animal displays, sideshows, cooking, fresh produce and competitions.

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STRATHALBYN COLLECTORS, HOBBIES AND ANTIQUES FAIR

 

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Aug 19-20

This annual fair hosts sales, displays and collections across a number of venues. There will also be antique appraisal and live entertainment with shuttle buses operating between venues.

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A TASTE OF EYRE PENINSULA

Aug 9-11

Soak up the smells and tastes of the Eyre Peninsula, as established and emerging chefs transform fresh local produce into tantalising meals with wines and gourmet treats to suit all tastebuds.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CINEFESTOZ

 

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Aug 23-27

The vibrant program of film-related events in South West WA will include red carpet premieres, cosy sidebar short film selections, film-related lunches, free community screenings and industry soirees.

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MULLEWA AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Aug 26

Monster trucks headline this family-friendly event, with Quick Shear, LiveLighter Mullewa Gift, free sideshow alley rides, baby animals, market stalls and fireworks to keep you enthralled into the night.

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TASTE OF CHITTERING

Aug 27

Celebrate all things Chittering with an array of wine tasting, market stalls, live entertainment, kids’ activities, food and drinks, plus links to walk trails, drive trails and picnic spots around the Shire.

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BALINGUP MEDIEVAL CARNIVALE

Aug 26-27

Dress in your best medieval attire and experience the magic of the carnivale. The weekend begins with a sumptuous feast on the Friday evening, followed by grand parades each day, market stalls and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

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DESERT HARMONY FESTIVAL - ANYINGINYI MANU

Aug 3-7

Enjoy and partake in a line-up of artistic and cultural events celebrating the region’s unique Indigenous and multicultural community with music, stories, theatre, film, and parades.

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GARMA FESTIVAL

Aug 4-7

Embrace and learn the ways of the Yolngu community, with visual arts, ancient storytelling, dance, governance and education.

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DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR

Aug 11-13

Buy art from emerging and established artists from Arnhem Land, Kimberley and the Torres Strait Islands. Attend workshops and enjoy traditional dance performances.

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HENLEY-ON-TODD REGATTA

Aug 19

This boat race takes place in the dry, sandy bed of the Todd River, providing great entertainment as individuals and teams race through the sand in bottomless vessels. 

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