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2017 / 2018 Australia Holidays, Festivals & Events

Planning a trip in 2017 / 2018 and want to know whats going on in Australia through out the year? Maybe you want to avoid the crowds? Find out what Events, Festivals & Holidays are going on in Australia using our event guide. You know it sucks when you barely miss out on something, make an informed decision when planning your Australia trip, don't miss that favorite DJ by a week because you didn't do your research when you picked the date!

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What Events, Holidays & Festivals Are Happening in Australia

1st Saturday of May for 2 days
Nimbin, Australia
Often confused with the Christian celebration of Mardi Gras, the MardiGrass festival held every year in Nimbin, News South Wales, Australia is anything but religious. The annu... Read More
January
Sydney, Australia
Every year in January, the Harbour City comes alive to celebrate of one of the most popular festivals in Australia, the Sydney Festival. The event is one big cultural celebra... Read More
Jan 26
Australia
Every 26th of January, Australians displays their biggest smiles as they celebrate Australia Day. This is the official national public holiday, observed in every state and ter... Read More
Spans 3 weeks from Febuary to March
Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is a colorful annual celebration in the city to show its support for the LGBT community. It is an annual gay pride parade featuring large... Read More
Apr 25
Australia
Australia and New Zealand celebrate the Anzac Day every April 25. This is a national holiday honoring the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) members who sacrificed ... Read More
1st Saturday of September for 22 days
Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland in Australia holds a biennial event supporting the arts, known today as the Brisbane Festival.The Queensland Government a... Read More
1st Tuesday of November
Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Cup is often dubbed as “the race that stops a nation.” It is a race for Thoroughbreds held on the first Tuesday of every November. This two-mile event is one of ... Read More
1st Thursday of July for 4 days
Cairns, Australia
The Cairns Ukulele Festival is a one-of-a-kind musical event that has attracted a lot of attention from music lovers from many parts of the world. Considered a very young even... Read More
3rd Sunday of January for 8 days
Adelaide, Australia
The first stop on the world cycling calendar is this week-long event bringing the top World Tour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide,and regional Sou... Read More
Aug 6
Brisbane, Australia
The Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Sunday 8th June with a ravishing selection of seafood, street food, wine and music. What began... Read More

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