Looking for the best of the best in Australian Events and Music Festivals of Australia? Then look no further, with this comprehensive list of 150 Events and Festivals Australia-wide (also available in FREE printable)!
- Edition #1 January to February 2019: Events and Festivals of Australia
- Edition #2 March to April 2019: Events and Festivals of Australia
- This post! Edition #3 May, June and July 2019: Events and Festivals of Australia
- Edition #4 August to September 2019: Events and Festivals in Australia
- Edition #5 October, November and December 2019: Events and Festivals in Australia
Events and Festivals in Australia May 2019
3 – 5 May | Woodfordia, QLD
The Planting is one of the best natural and cultural events in Australia. Celebrate the nurturing of our forested parks with expressions through music, dance, art and folk lore. Plant trees, attend workshops and entertain yourself with the entire family. Enjoy the music, enjoy the trees.
16 – 19 May | Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD
The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival has been giving beautiful music to Queenslanders for 18 years now. With up to 20 performance areas, you can relax, wine and dine and taste the amazing food from the local bars and resto. Listen to awesome blues music and participate in the street fest for all ages. It’s family-friendly fun for all.
16 – 20 May | Eulo, QLD
Music in the Mulga is a simple event of country music lovers and families who want some slow time around a campfire. It’s country music and country rock four days full of simple events. It’s the true outback that everyone is made to feel welcome. Enjoy Music in the Mulga with a lot of smiles.
17 – 26 May | Kununurra, WA
Do you enjoy country events? If you do, the Ord Valley Muster has a lot of exciting events and experiences for you and your family. Do some rodeo, dine under the stars, relax with country music, yoga boats and some of the best country comedy. Enjoy the local flavour and see the beauty that make Kununurra and East Kimberley worth it.
18 – 19 May | Cable Beach, WA
Do you want to indulge even for a bit? The Cable Beach Polo lets you spoil yourself in some luxury with the event’s premium food and wine packages, together with fashion and entertainment for the discerning taste. It’s the best polo event that you will see for the year.
18 – 19 May | Adelaide, SA
Do you do some extensive Australia travel like us? The Live Life + Travel Expo is one of the best travel events in Australia. Enjoy travel exhibitors providing steep discounts, lots of educational opportunities and even some competitions. Learn packing tips, health advice, find communication tools and learn how to avoid scams.
18 – 19 May | North Lismore, NSW
The Lismore Gemfest is one of the more obscure events Australia has to offer. It is Australia’s largest Annual Gem and Mineral show hundreds upon hundreds of tailgaters and dealers. Over two massive days of selling and displaying minerals, gems, fossils, jewellery and equipment worldwide. There’s sand sieving events, gem fossicking, food stalls and many more.
19 May | Melbourne, VIC & 26 May | Sydney NSW
Australia does not have much of a winter snow, so the Snow Travel Expo brings in up to more than 70 resorts all over the world and give exclusive snow vacation offers to Aussies. Find exclusive offers from up to 20+ snow travel specialists and enjoy Rail Jam! Presentations, Snow gear, Ski Utah Photo Booth, demos and even huskies!
25 May | Yulara, NT
Camels are wonderful creatures, and the Uluru Camel Cup is the place to see how these hardy creatures run. This is one of the special things to do in Australia, with qualifying races, a dash for cash event, the plate race and the main race itself. If you need other things to do, there’s helicopter flights, outback games, a reptile show and even a fashion of the fields.
24 – 26 May | Hunter Valley, NSW
There’s a lot of things to do in Australia if you like to travel. The Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat show held at Maitland Showground is another great industry event out there! The Hunter Valley’s number one outdoor event has over 200 exhibits, including a Camp Oven cooking, fishing show, 4WD display and even a freestyle bike show. Learn how to travel from the experts.
Fishing in the Dry Season
May – September | Top End Coast, NT
The Dry Season in Australia is something of a boon for Aussies who like fishing. Enjoy ‘The dry’ from May to September with its azure skies, cool breeze and majestic sunsets, you’re sure to get tidal river fishing on the ready. Enjoy the great blue waters and relax with the entire family. Clear blue skies, south-easterly breezes and sensational sunsets mean great bluewater and tidal river fishing.
24 May – 15 June | Sydney, NSW
Vivid Sydney is one of the best cultural events in Australia, and for a reason. It’s a gorgeous confluence of magical lighting, some of the world’s best musical events and various talks about creativity and success. It’s a new horizon of Sydney, set for us to discover.
Events and Festivals in Australia June 2019
1 June | Brisbane, QLD
If you’re around Brisbane, the International Ski Travel Expo is one of the best travel events in Australia. Meet the world’s great resorts at Australia’s #1 international ski travel show and get great discounts, learn some tips and up your travel knowledge with the best of the best within the industry.
2 June | Maroochydore, QLD
The World Environment Day is a free family fun event that showcases innovations in sustainable arts, fashion and food. Raise awareness and educate yourself as you have fun! Learn tips and tricks on saving and household sustainability from experts in the industry.
7 – 10 June | Aputula (formerly Finke), NT
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is the premiere two-day racing event and a must-watch Oz experience. This multi-terrain off road race has bikes, cars, buggies and even quads stretching from Alice Springs to the Aputula (Finke) community. It’s one of the major events in Australia 2019 for off roading enthusiasts and is known as one of the most difficult off-road courses in the world.
7 – 9 June | Barunga, NT
The Barunga Festival is one of the much-loved Territory festivals in Australia 2019 and attracts thousands of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from around the globe. Enjoy 3 days of music, sports, traditional arts and cultural activities welcomed by the traditional owners.
TBA | Kuranda, Cairns, QLD
The Kuranda Roots Festival is one of the best music festivals Australia has in the reggae genre. Enjoy this winter solstice event with one of the biggest lineups of soul, reggae, ska, dancehall, Drum’n’Bass and traditional culture music all on one stage. Kuranda Roots is the ultimate camp out musical experience, where you can enjoy a didge competition, spear throwing, and a market village on the nearby Billabong.
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22 – 23 June | Winneline, NT
The Northern Territory is ripe for adventure, and what else do you need but the latest and greatest product ranges across the 4 Wheel Drive, Boating, Fishing, Touring, Camper Trailer, Camping Equipment and Accessory industries. Enjoy an action-packed two-day event filled with food, kids’ activities, displays, demos and just about every giveaway fit for Australia travel.
28 – 30 June | Mildura, VIC
The Great Outdoor Expo is among Victoria’s biggest industry travel event and the Mildura leg is something to behold. Made for the Aussie outdoor enthusiasts by Aussie outdoor enthusiasts, the event gathers the authorities in camping and caravan to help everyone who wants to travel with their questions.
June – July | Pilbara/Goldfields/Coral Coast, WA
West Australia has the largest wildflower collection on Earth, with more than 12,000 species, 60% of which are unique flora. Their six-month blooming season begins June and July on the outback plains of Pilbara, Goldfields and Coral Coast. See vibrant blooms contrast with the red deserts of pindan Earth, craggy canyons and azure seas.
Events and Festivals in Australia July 2019
Hervey Bay Whale Watching
July 2019 | Hervey Bay, QLD
Want a unique Australia travel experience? Visit Hervey Bay and start whale watching! At this time of the year, humpback whales visit the locale during their migration to cooler waters. More than 7,000 whales are ready for viewing from different parts of Queensland. Watch and show the beauty of the event to the kids and relax.
12 – 21 July 2019 | Fremantle, WA
The Fremantle Festival is an immersion of pageantry and colour, bringing people together in a celebration of community through various events. Enjoy the “Blessings of the Fleet”, discover the beauty of the Australian culture at Wardarnji and enjoy the return of the Kraken. Enjoy intimate performances, which includes song, storytelling, puppetry, dance any many more.
13 – 14 July 2019 | Cairns, QLD
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is one of the biggest cultural festivals in Australia, garnering a solid 50,000 visitor turnaround. It’s an awesome fair that supports the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait people, with an all-inclusive cultural and ethical marketing. Enjoy an art market, workshops, dance, music, fashion, film and the annual CIAF Art Awards for your express enjoyment.
13 July 2019 | Alice Springs, NT
The Alice Springs Camel Cup has a funny, if not very Aussie origin. The entire event came from a classic Aussie bet between mates Noel Fullerton and Keith Mooney-Smith. The race is a unique Oz experience, providing a thrilling race for thousands of people every year. It’s a big part of Alice Springs’ mid-year festivals and something the entire family would love.
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14 July 2019 | Alice Springs, NT
The Darwin Lions Beer Car Regatta is one of the awesome family-friendly festivals in Australia 2019. Depending on your imagination, you can get a boat built up from anything like a plastic bottle to a milk carton. As long as it floats, you’re in. It’s a fun day out for everyone in Mindil Beach, which includes sand castles, running races, kayaking and the “Battle of Mindil”.
16 – 18 July 2019 | Simson Desert, QLD
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26 – 28 July 2019 | Adelaide, SA
Adelaide is Australia’s food basket, and it’s also the wine state for the entire country. The Adelaide Hills Winter Reds celebrate the harvest, enjoying the offerings of up to 30 wineries and delicious, cultured weekend food. Enjoy vegetarian or gluten-free food options, delicious pinot tasting and high class truffle dinners for your family.
12 – 14 July 2019 | Huon Valley, TAS
The Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival is one of Tasmania’s much-awaited event. This is one of the great festivals in Australia, with great music ready to blow your mind. The 2019 event will rock your soul, with beautiful storytelling, flock music, artists and street theatre for everyone.
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