Arts Festivals in Australia


If you’re looking for an arts festival to attend, Australia has some of the best in the world. From art shows and comedy festivals to strawberry fields festivals and surfers paradise street spectacles, there are plenty of options for any type of traveler.

Barossa in Bloom

Barossa in Bloom is a must-do for anyone who loves floral displays, or simply wants to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this region.

The event takes place over two weekends in March and April, with more than 30 venues participating each year. There are many different events to choose from including guided tours, lunches and dinners at local wineries, markets selling homemade jams and baked goods–and even live music performances! The organizers say that “the best way to experience Barossa in Bloom is by walking through it.” If you’re looking for something specific but can’t find it on your own (like where all the food vendors are located), don’t worry: there will be volunteers stationed along every route who will happily point them out for you!

Maryborough Apple and Produce Festival

The Maryborough Apple and Produce Festival is a three-day event held at the Maryborough Showgrounds in October. There are over 100 stalls selling local produce, crafts and food, there are live music performances by local artists, kids’ activities and even an apple bobbing competition.

Byron Bay Writers Festival

If you love books and want to hear some great writers talk about them, then Byron Bay Writers Festival is for you. The festival takes place at the end of May each year and features a variety of events, including talks by bestselling authors such as Jodi Picoult, Richard Ford and Benjamin Law.

The focus of this festival is on fiction writing but there are also sessions that focus on non-fiction topics such as politics or science. You can attend any session that interests you because they’re all free! There are also workshops available if you want extra help with your own writing projects (or just want some tips).

If you want to get involved in this event but don’t know where or how yet then don’t worry – we’ve got answers!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in the world, running for a month from April to May. It’s held in Melbourne, Australia and has been doing so since 1987. The festival features over 300 comedians and comedy writers from around the globe, including big names such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart.

Port Stephens Seafest

Port Stephens Seafest is a festival of food and wine held in May in Port Stephens, New South Wales. It has been running since 1992 and is a popular event for tourists to attend during their visit to Australia.

The festival features various entertainment acts as well as cooking demonstrations from local chefs. There are also tastings of different types of seafood from vendors at the event, including oysters and prawns (shrimp).

Sydney Writers’ Festival

The Sydney Writers’ Festival is a great opportunity to see some of Australia’s best writers and some of the world’s best writers. The festival takes place in May, with events held around Sydney. It features talks, workshops and readings by both established and emerging authors.

The festival is a fantastic way to spend a weekend if you want to meet new people while learning about literature at the same time.

Strawberry Fields Festival and Art Showcase

The Strawberry Fields Festival is an annual celebration of the arts held in Melbourne, Australia. It showcases local and international artists through a variety of mediums including painting, photography, jewelry making and more. The event also includes food stalls as well as live music performances by local musicians.

The festival runs over two weeks in June with an opening night party on June 1st followed by eleven days of exhibitions until June 12th when there will be another closing party at The Butterfly Club on Flinders Street West at 6pm where you can enjoy live music from some great acts like Michael Paynter or Amy Shark!

Surfers Paradise Street Spectacular

The Surfers Paradise Street Spectacular is a massive, family-friendly event that takes place over five days in the middle of February. The festival features live music and dance performances, food stalls and activities for kids (it’s free to get in).

The event takes place on Cavill Avenue between Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Kings Beach Road – so it’s easy to get there by public transport or car if you don’t want to walk from your accommodation!

Australia is a great place to see arts festivals.

Australia is a great place to see arts festivals. There are so many festivals in Australia, and they take place all over the country. Many of these festivals are held during summer and winter, which means that you can enjoy them no matter what time of year you visit!

The best thing about Australian arts festivals? They’re all free! You don’t have to pay any money at all – just show up and enjoy yourself!


If you’re looking for an adventure, Australia is the place to go. You can find lots of arts festivals in this beautiful country and they are all different from each other. If you want something more laidback and relaxing then maybe go to one of these festivals: Barossa in Bloom or Surfers Paradise Street Spectacular. If you like comedy then check out Melbourne International Comedy Festival! However if adventure is what gets your blood pumping then maybe try some surfing at Byron Bay Writers Festival?

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