Australia is one of the most sought after destinations for staging of events and festivals. It's easy going lifestyle, clean environs, world class service and facilities, make it the ideal location to participate in or view and of the international or local events. There are a large number of Australia Events located in various regions, towns and cities. But not all events & festivals happen in the cities! Country & Outback Australian events & festivals are not to miss! From camel races to mardi gras, sporting to theater, conferences to benefits, there is something for everyone everywhere. Major Current Events in Australia include:
Australian Open (14 - 27 January, 2007)
One of the four Grand Slams, the Australian Open attracts the world's top tennis players each January to one of the world's premier tennis venues, Melbourne Park.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (2 February - 3 March, 2007)
Usually held in February and early March, the festival embraces a broad spectrum of activities and culminating in a massive evening parade and an all-night party.
The Adelaide Festival of Arts (29 February - 16 March, 2007)
One of the world's greatest celebrations of the arts, The Adelaide Festival of Arts is internationally renowned and the pre-eminent cultural event in Australia. Begun in 1960, the Adelaide Festival is held in the autumnal month of March of every even-numbered year. It is actually comprised of several events, but overall features include opera, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, cabaret, and new media.
The 15th Annual Brisbane Blues Festival (24th March, 2007)
On Saturday March 24, The Fifteenth Annual Brisbane Blues Festival rolls into the Waterloo Hotel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. This event feature the best the Brisbane blues scene has to offer and this year's line up includes Natural Ball, Dillion James Band, BlankCZECH, Johnny Hucker, Big Kitty & the Scaredy Cats, Tim Gaze, Shakey Shaun, Asa Broomhall Band and Mojo Webb and Band.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show (5 - 18 April, 2007)
It is held each year at Easter time in the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, and Homebush Bay. It includes carnival shows, rodeo, stunts, races, competitions, fashion shows, food stalls, and a showcase of new and popular products.
The Reef & Rainforest Carnival (18-27 May, 2007)
The carnival is a celebration of the tropical north for 10 days includes gourmet food & wine, art exhibitions, sporting events, masquerade parties, family fun days and much more. Centered in Port Douglas and surrounds, it is the perfect reason for taking that holiday in the tropical north of Queensland.
The Melbourne International Film Festival (25 July - 12 August, 2007)
It is the largest film festival in the southern hemisphere that attracts more than 150,000 to its 19 day film extravaganza. The festival presents an annual showcase of outstanding filmmaking from all around the world.
Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival (6 October - 17 November, 2007)
The carnival is held annually in October and November. The gem of this racing and social festival is the Melbourne Cup, Australia's most renowned thoroughbred event, on the first Tuesday each November.
Margaret River Wine Region Festival (17 - 20 November, 2007)
This annual festival is held during mid November. Partake in four days of wine, food and music bliss, a feast for all senses. Taste the Margaret River Wine Regions superb wine, delicious produce and cuisine at a selection of 65 events over four days. Many events are matched with music for all tempos or combine a display of art works from regional artisans. The events match the best of wine, food, produce and live entertainment for all tastes and tempos.