Events for September 2017

By: Rachael Doherty


Yet another month of music, theatre, art, food festivals!

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QUEENSLAND

BRISBANE FESTIVAL

Sep 9 - 30

Location: Fortitude Valley

Enjoy a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire in an event that aims to connect artists and audiences in ways that lift the spirit, disrupt the conventional and open our city to the world.

Website: www.brisbanefestival.com.au

MONTO DAIRY FESTIVAL

Sep 23 - 24

Location: Monto

Gain insight into the region’s diverse agricultural industries through interactive displays, a festival parade and various workshops throughout the week.

Contact details: montodairyfestival@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/Monto-Dairy-Festival-528193490630651

NSW/ACT

FLORIADE 2016

Sep 16 - Oct 15

Location: Canberra

This free, iconic Canberra event celebrates the beauty of spring, showcasing a stunning array of exotic bulbs and annuals in bloom throughout Canberra’s Commonwealth Park.

Website: www.floriadeaustralia.com

CURRYFEST

Location: Woolgoolga

Sep 25

Woolgoolga celebrates its Punjabi heritage with a beachside festival featuring more than 150 stalls, with curries, treats, conserves and crafts plus mindfulness demonstrations, rides and entertainment.

Contact details: info@curryfest.com.au

Website: www.facebook.com/WoolgoolgaCurryfest

VICTORIA

HORSHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Sep 30 - Oct 4

Location: Horsham, (03) 5381 1187

Enjoy classic country show action with a dog high jump, food and wine, a stockman’s challenge, BMX stunt riding, quick shear competition, a treasure sand pit and boss muscle car and 4WD exhibition.

Website: www.horshamshow.com.au

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Sep 14 - 21

Location: Various venues

Challenge yourself to see the world differently and celebrate independent thought in this a brave, boundary breaking program exceeding 400 events hosted in more than 160 venues across Melbourne.

Website: www.melbournefringe.com.au

TASMANIA

THE GREAT EASTERN WINE WEEKEND

 

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Sep 8 - 10

What better way to enjoy Tasmania’s fabulous East Coast than with cellar door crawl on the Great Eastern Drive culminating with a Meet the Maker and enjoy Great Eastern Wine and Dine gala event at Freycinet Lodge.

Website: www.freycinetlodge.com.au/WineWeekend

TASMANIAN MICRO BREW FEST

Sep 9

Location: Princes Wharf 1

ExBEERience Tasmania’s finest boutique beers and ciders at this Drysdale Tafe student-organised event

in conjunction with some of Tassie’s finest microbrewery icons such as Moo Brew, Captain Bligh’s and Pagan Cider, to name a few!

Website: www.facebook.com/tasmicrobrewfest

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Ceduna Oysterfest

Sep 28 - Oct 1

Location: Ceduna 

Try your hand at shucking, watch cooking how-tos or sample locally- grown and prepared oysters alongside art, wine and the One and All Sail-training vessel and live entertainment.

Contact details: (08) 86 253 407, council@ceduna.sa.gov.au

Website: www.ceduna.sa.gov.au/oysterfest  

OZASIA FESTIVAL

Sep 21 - Oct 8

Location: Adelaide

Immerse yourself in Asia’s contemporary arts boom with unique live performances, with the Moon Lantern Festival kicking off 10 days and nights of free international music programming at the Good Fortune Market in Elder Park.

Website: www.ozasiafestival.com.au 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SHINJU MATSURI FESTIVAL

Sep 2 - 10

Location: Broome

Celebrate the dawn of Broome’s pearling industry that attracted Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans to the region, and resulted in the multicultural dynamic that exist today.

Contact details: (08) 9192 6461

Website: www.shinjumatsuri.com.au

CHITTERING SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL

Sep 15 - 17

Enjoy Bindoon at its brightest or, for a bit of history, take in the Bindoon Tale Trail through Bindoon and Chittering. With garden open days, a display of wildflower specimens and a lovely exhibition of Quilts in Spring a short drive from town.

Website: www.chittering.iinet.net.au/WildflowerFestival2014.html

NORTHERN TERRITORY

NUMBURINDI FESTIVAL

 

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Sep 14 - 16

Location: Joshua Park, Numbulwar

Enjoy a rare opportunity to celebrate the cultural practices and traditions of the Numbulwar community, with traditional intergenerational dance and music performances presented by remote indigenous clans.

Website: www.artbacknt.com.au

ALICE SPRINGS TENNIS INTERNATIONAL

Sep 16 - 23

Location: Alice Springs

Watch tennis champions in the making or have a crack at the Alice Springs Open yourself, with junior and adult sportspeople competing on international circuits hailing from Australia-wide.

Website: www.tennis.com.au/nt/tournaments

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