Events and Festivals of Australia (with free printable PDF): March to April 2019 Edition

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Events and Festivals in Australia March 2019

Nannup Music Festival

1 – 4 March| Nannup, WA

The Nannup Music festival is one of the most soulful music festivals in Australia. It combines great music, traditional art and nature appreciation. The busking competition is a must-see, and the emphasis of the locals on loving and honouring the land of the local tribes is amazing.

Adelaide Festival

1- 17 March| Adelaide, SA

The Adelaide Festival is one of the best cultural events in Australia, with the best of dance, theatre, ballet and classical music. It’s high culture at its finest. The eclectic array of world-class musicians, awesome dance pieces and high-art display is a premiere event Australia needs.

Adelaide Festival | March 2019, SA

Sculpture by the Sea

1 – 18 March| Cottesloe, WA

The Sculpture by the Seas is an eclectic Oz experience, putting the best of the best modern art and sculptures by the beach. It’s degustation for the eyes, feeding your senses with both human-made arts and the natural beauty of the beach.

Sculpture by the Sea | March 2019, WA

Noosa Festival of Surfing

2 – 10 March | Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD

The Noosa Festival of Surfing is the biggest 5-day amateur surfing competition in Australia. This all genders competition is perfect for every thrillseeker who loves to either hit the waves or watch the extreme sports enthusiasts play it out by the sea.

Noosa Festival of Surfing| March 2019, QLD

Enlighten Canberra

1 – 17 March| Canberra, ACT

Enlighten Canberra is one of the biggest major events in Australia 2019 for the whole family. Eat your heart out, see the beautiful lights, explore the wonderful carnival and enjoy the Canberra Balloon Spectacular with your family. Finish the night with fireworks and relax with this wonderful festival.

Minerama Fossicking Gem & Jewellery Show

7 – 10 March| New England, NSW

One of the most chill events in Australia, Minerama is for people who have interests in mineralogy and fossicking. See the beautiful natural and gems, together with fine jewellery for the exhibition. Simple and introspective, it’s a great event for the whole family.

Moomba Festival

8 – 11 March| Melbourne, VIC

The Moomba Festival is one of the few free community festivals in Australia and is among the biggest events in Melbourne.  Enjoy the elaborate parades and floats, carnivals and various water activities. End on a high note with the highly controversial Moomba Monarchs, which crowns the most influential man and woman from Melbourne as stars for the event.

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WOMADelaide

8 – 11 March| Adelaide, SA

For people who are looking for a fun, hippie cultural festival, WOMADelaide is a fun family-friendly event. There’s a lot of music, fanfare and family-centric activities. The music runs from morning to evening, so you’ll surely enjoy every act.

WOMADelaide | March 2019, SA

Great Outdoor Expo Mornington

14 – 17 March| Mornington, VIC

The Great Outdoor Expo is among Victoria’s biggest industry travel event. Tailor-made for the Aussie outdoor enthusiasts, the event gathers the authorities in camping and caravan in helping the growing number of travellers with their questions – even giving discounts and great product sales!

Blue Mountains Music Festival

15-17 March| Blue Mountains, NSW

The Blue Mountains Music Festival is one of the best music festivals in Australia that tickles all the senses for a unique experience. Apart from top music and joyous revelry, you can also enjoy the natural wonder of the rural area by being one with the land.

Blue Mountains Music Festival | March 2019, NSW

Mandurah Crab Fest

16 – 17 March| Mandurah, WA

The Mandurah Crab Fest is a delicious feast of the taste buds. Fun events, cultural dances and party with the family through the best tasting food fare. All of these centre around the delicious blue manna crab, which creates succulent dishes for the discerning palate.

World Science Festival

20 – 24 March| Brisbane, QLD

The World Science Festival is a great event for the family, which is among the most enjoyable and educational things to do in Australia. Combine science, discovery and teach science through art. Family-friendly, it’s a joy to relax and learn at the same time. We’ve been and loved it.

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Perth Caravan & Camping Show

20 – 24 March| Perth, WA

If you’re around Perth and looking for some help with your outdoor skills, the Perth Caravan & Camping Show is the right traveller event for you. Learn more about camping, caravan and other outdoor activities, together with a slew of products that can help you in your caravanning.

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Melbourne International Flower Festival

27 – 31 March| Melbourne, VIC

The Melbourne International Flower Festival is the biggest Autumn festival in the entirety of Australia, which is a wonderful event in itself. This family-friendly nature event has all the makings of a great Autumn event, including flowing autumn food, floral fashion and pumpkins from the local diggers’ club.

Albury – Wodonga Caravan, Camping 4WD Show

29 – 31 March| Albury-Wodonga Settlement

The bordering Albury – Wodonga settlement hosts one of the biggest traveller traffic. It makes sense that the locale’s premiere caravanning event happens here. Find educational information and even promotional discounts for camping, caravanning equipment and even 4WD products.

Staircase to the Moon

March – October | Broome, WA

One of the best scenic events in West Australia, the Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon which “occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay”. This happens at specific times every month from March to October, typically in the 3rd week of the month for 2 – 3 days at a time.

Staircase to the Moon | March to October 2019, Broome, WA
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Events and Festivals in Australia April 2019

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival

4 – 7 April | Corryong, VIC

Another one of Australia’s awesome country shows, this event pays homage to the  “Man from Snowy River” poem by Aussie bush poet Banjo Peterson. Experience the most authentic rodeo, cattle dog championships, the best ute musters in town and many other challenges for the certified cowboy. Watch buskers and even taste the bush markets. It’s all you need in a country show!

Man from Snowy River Bush Festival | April 2019, VIC

Camden Show

5 – 6 April | Camden, NSW

The Camden show is a proud country show through and through, with tons of family fun up stake for you. Enjoy Lumberjacks, Freestyle motorbike and bicycle trial stunts and the Isuzu D-Max precision driving team do breathtaking laps. Bring your kids and family and unwind in one of the best country festivals in Australia 2019.

National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

5 – 7 April | Brisbane, QLD

The National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo is the adventuring Aussie’s dream. There’s a lot in store for the discerning Aussie and this is among THE travel events for camping enthusiasts. Watch the 4WD proving grounds for 4WD enthusiasts, catch and cook events and see the best industry exhibitors, from campers, trailers, camping equipment and everything in between.

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Parrtjima: A Festival in Light

5 – 14 April | Alice Springs, NT

The Parrtjima festival acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pays its respect to their Elders past and present. Done through art, lights and educational events with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

Aboriginal Cultural Festivals of Australia | March & April 2019
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5 – 14 April | Adelaide, SA

Tasting Australia

Australia’s food basket festival, Tasting Australia celebrates food, drink and everything gourmet. Taste delicious foods, gastronomic delights and wine experiences and masterclasses. Stay for the Spirit Awards and taste delicious fair from world-class chefs and the best wines in the region.

Orange F.O.O.D Week

5 – 14 April | Orange, NSW

The Orange F.O.O.D Week is one of NSW’s premier travel events. This jubilation of food celebrates all the local produce fresh from harvest, cool climate wines and amazing farm food. Enjoy one of the best night markets, an autumn grazing dinner and a Sunday producers’ brunch. Taste a bit of Australia with every morsel and experience Oz through its food.

Orange F.O.O.D Week | April 2019, NSW

The End Festival

12 – 14 April | Mudgee, NSW

The End Festival is one of the premiere cultural events in Australia put on by NSW National Parks. Enjoy good food, family fun, historical heritage for the local culture, eclectic music and historic arts. Get village and ghost tours, depending on your tastes. Relax and enjoy the colours for you and your family.

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Great Outdoor Expo & 4×4 Expo (Ballarat)

12 – 14 April | Wendouree, VIC

The Great Outdoor Expo is a multi-leg camping and outdoors expo that aims to bring the joys of travel to every Aussie around the country. The Ballarat Showgrounds in Wendouree will be jam-packed with people all over Australia who wants to see the best of the best from the outdoors industry.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

12 – 23 April | Sydney, NSW

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, festivals in Australia. Enjoy seasonal events you’ll only find at this time of the year, which includes carnival rides, animal competitions for your pets, tasty food all around, art events and many more. If you’re up to it, there’s the annual woodchopping and the honey competition for everyone.

Sydney Royal Easter Show | April 2019, NSW

Byron Bay Bluesfest

18 – 22 April | Byron Bay, NSW

Th Byron Bay Bluesfest is one of the biggest contemporary blues and roots music festivals Australia has to offer. Enjoy performances from international artists and local musicians and introduce activities for both kids and adults. Sit down and relax in the bars for adults and let the kids run around during kids events. There’s something for the whole family, and there’s no reason not to go.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

18 – 22 April | Bells Beach, VIC

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach put Australia’s most treasured trophy up for grabs again for 2019. This is THE pro surfing event of the year, and the second leg of the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) World Tour. See the best surfers in the world ride the waves and traverse big waves with ease.

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Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach | April 2019, VIC

Australian Street Entertainment Carnival 2019

19 – 22 April | Gold Coast, QLD

If you’re looking for the Carnival style event of Australia 2019, the Australian Street Entertainment Carnival is the place to go, and it’s FREE. Travel with the family and enjoy buskers, sword swallowers, BMX stunts, juggling knives and much more. Watch the best professional street entertainers show you fun like no other.

Anzac Day

25 April | National

The ANZAC Day is our national commemoration of soldiers and heroes who have given their lives to protect this country, specifically the ANZACs of WWI and WWII. In memorial, we help educate children about their accomplishments, their history and 100 years of war.

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South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing & 4×4 Expo

26 – 28 April | Nambour, QLD

The South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing & 4×4 Expo is the region’s largest caravan and camping industry event. It combines the offerings of over 160 companies in one neat locale. Learn more about caravanning, the ins and outs of Australian camping, fishing tips and the best 4×4 in the country.

South Queensland Caravan, Camping, Fishing & 4×4 Expo | April 2019, Qld

Fairbridge Festival 2019

26 – 28 April | Pinjarra, WA

The Fairbridge Festival is one of the calmest, most entertaining music festivals Australia has for April. Cap off the month with professional string music that soothes the soul, some Americana and even celtic-bluegrass crossover bands. Watch international singers from all over the world and the local talent share their music with everyone.

Bright Autumn Festival

26 April – 5 May | Alpine High Country, VIC

Do you like autumn? If you do, the Bright Autumn Festival is for you. Celebrated in the Alpine High Country, it’s a magical week of food, streets and nature for everyone. Participate in the Wandi Nuts Festival, listen to music in the streets, gallery exhibits, the grand parade and the much-awaited Gala Day.

Bright Autumn Festival | April 2019, VIC

NSW Caravan Camping RV & Holiday Supershow

30 April – 05 May | Rosehill, NSW

If you’re into RVs, caravanning and enjoying your holidays, then NSW Caravan, Camping, RV & Holiday Supershow is for you. This travel event features the best and latest in RVs, accessories and camping equipment. You can shop the best equipment, compare and even learn a thing or too from the industry experts.

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