Festivals in Australia

Australia being a melting pot for various cultures, faiths and races, it is unnecessary to say that its festival calendar is choc a bloc with events during throughout the year.

Festivals have become omnipresent in Australia, with hundreds held each year. Some festivals are as little as the community-based Apollo Bay Music Festival and Thirroul Seaside & Arts Festival. while others afford the occasion to bring international performers to Australian audiences and showcase Australian works, such as the Falls Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Each capital city has a festival and events. Main festivals are:

Big day out festival

Among the most admired festivals / events in Australia is the Big Day Out, when the sounds of song and merry making rule the day in cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast. Ten Days on the Island is an significant cultural festival in Tasmania that was inaugurated in 2001.

Tulip festival

One of the most trendy festivals of Australia include the Tulip Festival, which is one of the most fabulous flower festivals of Australia. Add to it other food festivals like the Taste of Cowra, chiefly Food and Wine Festival and the like.


Carols By Candlelight is another most popular events in Adelaide held the occasion on Christmas. It is the time when families collect, sing carols and usher in the spirit of Christmas.

Sports festival

Sports are an essential part of Australia and there are a excellent number of events dedicated to it. They contain the Melbourne Cup, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Jacob's Creek Open Golf Championship, Australian Open Tennis Championships , Australian Grand Prix and so on. Indeed, the list is everlasting.

Some of the important and famous festival are like Sydney Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts, Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, WOMADelaide, Dreaming Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Revelation Independent Film Festival.