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The surfing disciplines include short board, longboard, loggers and body board. MSFW connects runway to retail, with every look featured in the runways available for purchase from retailers. Snowtunes offer snow-goers a unique festival experience in the pristine setting of Lake Jindabyne. It all takes place within the idyllic and picturesque surrounds of Rottnest Island. A celebration of world-class music, food, arts and local culture.
By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, Melbourne Fringe create a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of this great city. Byron Bay Film Festival Byron Bay, NSW a festival that fuses artistry, education and innovation, enhancing our worldview and collective social dialogue through the power and storytelling of film.
Indulge yourself in a sensory feast, including soul shaking sound, world class decor. The amazing location, stellar lineups with the best of house and electronica and up-for-it crowd are just a few. Southbound Busselton, WA Located in the beautiful South West town of Busselton Southbound sees the biggest and brightest in indie, rock, folk and dance. Need a rest from all that dancing? Grab an inflatable floaty and your crew and float down the heavenly river.
Top-notch line-up, amazing venue, and one of the best New Years Eve music festivals in Australia! Music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, workshops, debate, street theatre, films, forums, visual arts. The information in this calendar is presented in good faith. The names of certain events may have alternative spellings or be recognised on different dates by groups and individuals within communities. Please be advised the Calendar is not exhaustive of all events that are celebrated around the world and should be considered a guide only.
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St Basil was one of the greatest leaders and thinkers of the Orthodox Christian church. On this day people of Sikh faith honour the birth of the founder of the Khalsa who lived from — Khalsa refers to the collective body of all baptised Sikhs. Observed in over 80 countries, the aim of World Religion Day is to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising the common elements underlying all religions. The Buddhist New Year depends on the country of origin or ethnic background of the people.
In Mahayana countries the new year starts on first full moon day in January. Burns Night is a night for all Scots to celebrate their heritage. Australia Day celebrations are held in communities across the country.
Vietnamese people celebrate Tet with family reunions, special foods and gifts. This festival is also an opportunity for Vietnamese Australians to share their cultural heritage with the wider Australian community. Losar is an occasion to dispel the obstacles and negativities of the old year and is marked with activities that symbolise purification. The motion was supported by the Opposition and passed through both houses of Parliament; Brendan Nelson former Leader of the Opposition gave a formal response.
Many members of the Stolen Generations were present in the Chamber to hear the Apology and thousands more filled the Great Hall of Parliament House and flowed out onto the lawns to watch it on big screens. The Apology was broadcast across Australia. The National Multicultural Festival features local, national and international music, dance, food and creative arts.
Also known as Sangha Day, this day celebrates the community of followers of the teachings of Buddha Theravada tradition. Pako Festa is a celebration of cultural diversity and attracts thousands of people to enjoy food, folk dancing, art exhibitions, films, craft, activities for children and the Pako Parade. St David is the patron saint of Wales. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection.
It begins with Ash Wednesday. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and brought Christianity to Ireland in the early days of the faith. Features pipe bands, Scottish culture, livestock, merchandise, music, dancing and haggis hurling.
Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther and her uncle and adviser, Mordechai. Work is suspended on this day. The ancient celebration of Nowruz is shared by many peoples from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and others in the Black Sea basin, the Balkans, the Caucasus and western, central and southern Asia.
Every year people are encouraged to hold their own event on National Close the Gap Day to raise awareness about the year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Since , the Close the Gap campaign has achieved an enormous amount with community support.
More than , people took part in separate National Close the Gap Day events across Australia in The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us of our collective responsibility for promoting and protecting this ideal. Holi is a boisterous festival with people smearing each other with coloured water and bright powders. Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi also commemorates some key figures in Hindu mythology.
Brigadoon in marks the 41st anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon. With 20 pipe bands, highland games, the tartan warriors, dancers, stalls and clan representatives, this is the largest event of its kind in Australia.
Thai communities across Australia celebrate this festival with food, crafts and entertainment. The day involves the telling of stories and attending temples. Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Baisakhi also marks the founding of the Khalsa in the 17th century, which is the collective body of all baptised Sikhs.
Holy Thursday is the day that Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples, four days after his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Passover is the first and most significant of the Jewish pilgrim festivals i.
It celebrates the redemption by God of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, and marks the birth of our nation. Set in the award winning TYTO wetlands and parklands. Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival . Broadbeach Country Music Festival. Broadbeach Jazz Festival . Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Big Day Out . Brisbane International Film Festival . Bris Funny Fest . Burleigh Heads Single Fin Festival. Cairns Winter Solstice Festival . Cairns Ukulele Festival .
Caloundra Music Festival . Camooweal Drover's Camp Festival . Carnival of Flowers . Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival. Dead of Winter Festival. Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Festival . Earth Roots Culture Festival . Gayndah Orange Festival . Gladstone Harbour Festival . Go Troppo Arts Festival .
Gold Coast Film Festival. Golden Days Festival . Golden Mount Festival . Home Beach, North Stradbroke Island. Two-and-a-half-day Music and Arts festival in late November that celebrates the Brisbane Music scene and the arts, with a range of visual, performance based and interactive artists creating the ultimate wonderland.
The whole festival is alongside Yabba Creek where festival goers are constantly in our of the water. The festival promotes an inclusive community and is outwardly LGBT friendly. Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest . Mary Valley Art Festival. May Day Fair . Milking the Cow Beer Lovers Festival. Noosa Jazz Festival .
Noosa Festival of Surfing. Queensland Music Festival . Redlands Spring Festival . Reggaetown World Music Festival . Rockhampton River Festival . Splendour in the Grass was held near Woodford in and before returning to its regular site in Byron Bay.
Straight Out of Brisbane . Sunshine Coast Ukulele Fest. Swell Sculpture Festival . Urban Country Music Festival . Wallaby Creek Festival . Woodford Folk Festival . Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.
Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. Adelaide Fashion Festival . Adelaide Festival of Arts. Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Adelaide International Guitar Festival. A Day On The Green.
Fleurieu Folk Festival . Kadina , Moonta and Wallaroo. Leafy Sea Dragon Festival. Held annually on the October Labour Day long weekend. South Australia's History Festival. SA's largest festival, 1—31 May; over individual events in Mutonia , Alberrie Creek , Oodnadatta Track. Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The Cygnet Folk Festival. Tamar Valley Beer Festival. TastroFest - Tasmania's Astronomy Festival. Ulverstone , North West Tasmania.
The Taste Of Tasmania Festival. Beers by the Bay. Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival . Castlemaine State Festival of the Arts . Dancing Ground Festival . Weekend dance and movement workshop festival. Camping based, includes meals.
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne . Annual festival - Bluegrass music performances and workshops Website. Festival held annually in November.
Festival held annually around Australia Day. Grampians Grape Escape . Great Australian Beer Festival. Annual music festival - performances, workshops Website.
Annual music festival with performances, workshops in a variety of venues Website. A NYD gathering for electronic music lovers featuring artisanal food, manicured gardens and art installations Website. Maldon Folk Festival . Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Melbourne International Singers Festival. Held over the Queen's Birthday Weekend in June. Please go to our website for details.
Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival. Melbourne International Arts Festival. Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Melbourne School Bands Festival. Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival. Traditional and contemporary Jazz in fabulous riverside and city heart locations with local food and wine. Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. One of Australia's leading regional arts festivals, offering a rich and vibrant program in March each year. Bringing together some of Australia's best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums.
Murray River International Music Festival. Electronic music and arts festival Website. Port Fairy Folk Festival. Pyramid Rock , Phillip Island. St Jerome's Laneway Festival. Sex Camp is a weekend of workshops, discussion, food, film and performance exploring the spectrum of sexuality. Strawberry and Cherry Weekend is a celebration of the start of the growing season, picking from the farms, food, markets, carnival, live music and more. Sydney Road Street Party. Thai Culture and Food Festival.
The Village Continuum Festival. Toast to the Coast. Wandong Country Music Festival. Wine and Cheese Fest. Woodend Winter Arts Festival. Boyup Brook Country Music Festival . Country music, ute and truck muster, markets, bush poetry, art exhibitions, workshops, held in February. Blues at Bridgetown Festival .
A festival of words. An annual event celebrating children, and reflecting the diversity of the Fremantle community, held in Samson Park. Fremantle Heritage Festival . Fremantle Street Arts Festival . Jazz By The Bay . Leederville Street Festival . Margaret River Wine Region Festival .
Free Event summer across Sydney, enriching the lives of the city's residents and visitors. Go deeper into the shows and artists from Sydney Festival See the exciting NSW events calendar of festivals, exhibitions, concerts. Aug 30, Find out what's going on and what to do in Sydney every day of the year, from Sydney's summer festivals to winter activities like Vivid Sydney.