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)!
You’ll find everything from fun family events, the best gigs in Melbourne, markets and fairs, musical festivals, and even the most unique Aussie experiences on offer. Every month is jam-packed with a premiere Oz experience, so load up your caravan and camping supplies, because its time to hit the road.
Here are all the best festivals in Australia for the months of January to February 2019.
Events and Festivals in Australia January 2019
January – March | Mon Repos, Bundaberg, QLD
Start your year with an all-family event to truly experience Oz. Enjoy witnessing the circle of life with your kids during the Sea Turtle Hatching Season in the Mon Repos Conservation Park. Witness the majesty of the world’s largest concentration of nesting turtles and learn from these extraordinary animals.
9 – 13 January | Parkes, NSW
The Parkes Elvis Festival is one of Oz oldest traveller festivals, celebrating the life and the music of rock n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. Officially endorsed by Elvis’ estate, it boasts a fabulous 200 events in 5 days! Enjoy Elvis impersonators, busking, rock n’ roll competition and even Miss Priscilla contests! The Parkes Elvis Festival is one of the three major festival and events that Australia 2019 has in store for you.
11 – 13 January | Cygnet, TAS
The Cygnet Folk Festival nestled among Tasmania’s Huon
17 – 20 January | Illawarra, NSW
The Illawarra Folk Festival is a combination of the most eclectic music festivals Australia has to offer. You’ll find buskers everywhere, brass bands doing covers, belly dancers, sword swallowers and just about every type of music you can imagine. Each session in the Illawarra Folk Festival is like travelling around Australia.
18 – 27 January | Tamworth, NSW
If you’re looking for things to do in Australia and want an authentic Australian experience, the Tamworth Toyota Country Music Festival should be right up your alley. This 10-day mega music festival has not only formal performers but hundreds upon hundreds of buskers across 120 venues. Go for the country music, stay for the Country Music Awards of Australia. With 700 artists and more than 2800 events to choose from, you can choose your own adventure and customise it to your tastes.
24 – 27 January | Port Lincoln, SA
The Tunarama Festival is for people who love their seafood, and oh boy they’ve got a lot of that seafood for you. This is one of the oldest food festivals Australia has, with 58 years of celebrating food, cultural displays, food and wine and lots more. The Tunarama Festival is more than tuna. It’s one of the premiere cultural events in Australia, with fun, food and fair all in one place.
25 – 27 January | Adelaide Hills, SA
If you’re into wine tasting, parties and some good, easy beats, the Crush Festival is one of the go-to Australian wine experiences in 2019. Sit back and relax through some nice Chardonnay, picnic fair with cool summer whites and the smoothest DJ vibes this side of Australia. Travel events like the Crush Festival are the right ones to have if you want some relaxing, adult fair.
25 – 28 January | Lexton, VIC
The Rainbow Serpent Festival is one of the most exciting cultural festivals in Australia. Boasting sounds, arts, Aboriginal ceremonies and exotic things to do. Go for the full Oz experience and register for family camping and more. There’s too many things to do in the Rainbow Serpent Festival. All you need to do is decide which one.
26 – 28 January | Geelong, VIC
The Festival of Sails is one of the oldest major events in Australia, celebrated as the country’s
26 January | National
If you want the best of the best in events in Australia, there’s nothing better than Australia Day celebrations nationwide! Reflect on being an Australian and enjoy everything that we have. Celebrate life, love, culture and recognise our all our history, the good and the bad. How will you celebrate your National Day? Aussie flag tattoos, thong throwing events, cockroach races and snags and beer by the BBQ.
Events and Festivals in Australia February 2019
2, 3 ,9, 10, 16, 17, 23,24 February and 3 March | Various
Prepping for an Australian Roadtrip or your overseas holiday? The Travel Expo Australia is a traveller’s dream. The expo takes a number of exhibitors around Australia and the world and provides perks like cheap tickets, discounted tours and the best cruise deals you’ll find. If you’re planning a big holiday, this may be the best place to start!
8 – 10 February| Ballarat, VIC
Don’t you miss the Rockabilly days of old? The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival celebrates all things Rockabilly and Rock N’ Roll, with cars, fashion and lifestyles of the wonderful time. This is not just one of many things to do in Australia. This is a reminder of the good
7 – 10 February| Newcastle, NSW
Love caravanning and camping? Then the Caravan Camping Holiday Expo is for you. This convergence of travellers Australia has combined everything that you will ever need about caravans, camping and holidays. Pick up some great specials at discounted prices or talk to industry experts and grow your knowledge base. The Caravan Camping Holiday Expo is something for you to love.
8 – 24 February| Surfer’s Paradise Beach, Gold Coast, QLD
Beach is life for a lot of Aussies, and the Sand Safari Arts Festival is the epitome of an Australia travel experience. This festival transforms the sands of Surfer’s Paradise into lovely art, life-sized sculpture, artists and even mermaids. Enjoy the annual Sand Sculpting Championships and relax at this fortnight-long family traveller’s event. Who doesn’t love the sun and sand?
8 February – 3 March | Perth, WA
If you’re looking for major festivals in Australia 2019, the Perth Festival may be for you. Perth’s celebration runs for almost a month, with different events that every type of Aussie palate would enjoy. Enjoy different shades of contemporary music, Aboriginal art appreciation, theatre, dance and much, much more. Experience Oz nightlife, entertainment, food and drink and everything else. Have a real taste of what Perth has to offer.
9 February | Parramatta, NSW
15 February – 17 March | Adelaide, SA
Want a month-long arts festival that showcases the best that the South Australian region has to offer? The Adelaide Fringe Festival is 31 full days and nights of magical phantasmagoria. See the magical art parades, dance, theatre, and magic. See all the faces and taste the magic in the air in this premier Oz experience.
15 – 17 February | Boyup Brook, WA
Born around a fire, a hot meal, and some quiet drinks, the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is a celebration to everything country. Go to the Boyup Ute and Truck Muster for some testosterone powered car action, enjoy some culture with the WA Bush Poets Breakfast or have some family fun with the street carnival. Pick your poison and enjoy the community spirit that is Boyup Brook.
15 – 17 February | Redcliffe, QLD
The Moreton Bay Outdoor Expo is another great caravan and camping, outdoorsman event. The event covers everything that you will ever want to know about camping, caravan, boating and 4×4! Learn from the experts and play outdoors like a boss. Browse through a wide range of products, discounts and talk to the experts of the industry.
15 – 17 February | Apollo Bay, VIC
The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival is a delight for you and your family, offering gustatory delights and the most superior pescatarian experience for your mouth. This celebration of the gifts of the sea in Apollo Bay is one of the best food festivals in Australia, and
15 – 17 February | Echuca-Moama, VIC
Are you trying to look for the best music festivals Australia has to offer? Then the Riverboats Music Festival is one of difference and may the one for you. This multi-awarded contemporary music event is the best that the twin towns of Echuca-Moama
15 – 17 February | Agnes Water, QLD
The Agnes Blue Roots and Rock Festival is one of those one-of-a-kind Australian music festivals out there. It’s eclectic, covering indie music collabs and talented local artists. Rock on with various types music, from acoustic blues to hard rock and everything in between. Wander through the beats and relax. This intimate Oz experience is the right one for you.
15 – 17 February | Illawarra, NSW
We Aussies love our outdoor activities, so whenever there’s an outdoors expo, expect how awesome it is. The Illawarra Expo has camping, caravan, 4WD and fishing all around, making it one of the major events of 2019 when it comes to caravans and outdooring. The festival boasts over 200 exhibition sites, with a huge display of discounted products and services you can choose from. If you’re around Illawarra in the middle of February, visit the expo and see if something fits your traveller needs.
15 – 17 February | Bright, VIC
The Adventure Travel Film Festival is one of the international festivals in Australia that every Aussie would love. It’s the festival for people who love travel and we can live vicariously through other people’s adventures. It’s amazing and exciting to see how people travel. To see the unique experiences they have around the world and how it relates to us is inspiring. This is one of the travel events that is a must-visit for everyone.
15 February – 3 March | Sydney, NSW
Share the celebration with the nation’s LGBTQ community for a full half a month of parties, music, education and colourful entertainment. Share the dazzle and spectacle of celebrating openness and acceptance of our LGBTQ friends whilst enjoying premiere Aussie entertainment at its finest. This is one of the best adult-only festivals in Australia.
20 – 25 February | Ascot Vale, VIC
If you’re as interested in the caravan, camping and touring industry as we are, the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow is the industry event for you. This premier outdoors event showcases the best of the industry, with not only expert commentary but also educational sessions for everyone. If you’re a seasoned traveller and outdoors person, this is one of the events Australia has for you.
22 – 24 February | Phillip Island, VIC
Superbikes are for the thrill seekers both young and old. The 2019 Superbike Championship can be a traveller event for adults or the whole family. Enjoy three days of high-speed racing experience every last week of the month! If motorsport is your thing, share the Phillip Island Superbike Championship with your family.
22 – 24 February | Canberra, ACT
The Royal Canberra Show is a must-go. It is the of the most major events in Australia 2019, and for a reason. There’s something for everyone in the event. Eat with a nearly infinite number of food choices, both delicious and healthy. Shop to your heart’s content with different relaxation options, healthy choices, home and personal gifts and local crafts. Enjoy the many sideshows, rides for both children and adults. This is one of THE festivals in Canberra that you must visit.
23 February | Evandale, Tasmania
Do you want to go back in time and see how good the old time life was? The Evandale Village Fair is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the history of old-time Australia with its historic locale. You’ll see an approximation of how it was a century back, with steam engines, village homes, carriages and the country’s best penny farthing enthusiasts. The Evandale Village Fair is one of the best festivals in Oz, and this family affair is for everyone to enjoy.
28 February – 3 March | Adelaide, SA
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport, and for thrillseeking Aussies, this is the premiere Oz event. This shortened version of the F1 Grand Prix circuit is a spectacle for people who love racing or want to introduce their children to the thrill of motorsport. If you’re around Adelaide at this time of the month, this is something you want to give a watch.
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