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Beer Day Out 2018
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Beer Day Out 2018 (BDO) will showcase 20+ Australian and international craft beer breweries. Enjoy a range of beers, cider, gin & wine with entertainment, street food, free master classes, charity activities and all things beer.



The BDO Festival Bar features special release beers for you to sample via the BDO Tasting Paddle.

Tickets available online from Eventbrite or the beerdayout.com.au website

Note: You need to be 18+ to attend this event.

Beaufort Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sat 4th May 2019
Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from local produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery.

The market also includes a sausage sizzle raising money for local charities.

Stay for lunch and see what this great little town has to offer. The market is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Beechworth Farmers' Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sat 4th May 2019
Beechworth Farmers' Market is held on the first Saturday of every month and specialises in a great variety of fresh, local produce.

Come by and have a chat with passionate growers and producers of the region, pick up some fresh local produce or grab a bite to eat from one of the many food stalls.
Black Mist Burnt Country
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Testing the Bomb. Maralinga and Australian Art

In the 1950s Australia became the nuclear testing ground for the British Government. A total of 12 atomic tests were conducted. Sixty years after the events Black Mist Burnt Country revisits the history of the test program at Maralinga, Emu Field and Monte Bello Island, through works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists across the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, music and new media spanning seven decades.

An award winning Burrinja national touring exhibition.



“Powerful, though-provoking, moving - a must-see.” - 2017 Audience member

Basement Comedy Club
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sat 29th Dec 2018
Basement Comedy Club is the hottest comedy club in Australia. It is a New York-style underground comedy club that has the absolute best lineups in the country. It has seen Wil Anderson, Stephen K Amos, Ari Barker, Dave Hughes, Celia Pacquola, Tony Martin, Fiona O'Loughlin and heaps more.

Always a big headliner, and always surprise big name guests.
Air Canada Ice Rink at Queen Victoria Market
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
The Market has partnered with Air Canada to create Melbourne’s first outdoor summer ice rink for Christmas.

The Air Canada Ice Rink will pop-up under the Market’s 140-year-old historic sheds and invites you to enjoy the magical spirit of a northern hemisphere Christmas during the first three weeks of Australia’s summer, from 1 to 24 December 2018. Closed Mondays.

The rink will offer cool, festive fun for skaters of all ages and rink-side treats will include coffee, maple syrup ice cream from the Market’s Geloso Gelateria, Canada’s legendary poutine (a national treasure of French fries, cheese curds and gravy), plus fairy floss and popcorn for little ones.

So whether you are a total pro, a little bit wobbly, or have to hold onto the rink for dear life, it is time to get your skates on.

Located in C Shed, enter via Peel Street.
A Sanctuary Cove Christmas
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Wed 26th Dec 2018
The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove will be the place to eat, drink, shop and be merry this holiday season with a host of festive events to mark on your advent calendar for A Sanctuary Cove Christmas. The Christmas spirit will be high in the waterfront shopping and dining precinct as a month-long string of Christmas-themed events unite the Sanctuary Cove community and visitors with good-will and Christmas cheer.

During your visit to the The Marine Village try your chance at winning the ultimate Christmas giveaway. Shoppers have the chance to win a Christmas in July trip for four people to Marritz Hotel, Perisher valued at over AUD9000. By simply guessing what’s in the box, shoppers have the chance to win. The competition runs until Wednesday, December 26 with the winner drawn on Friday, January 4. Embrace the festive season and enjoy all that Sanctuary Cove and the Marine Village have to offer this Christmas, with plenty of family fun on offer!
Brickman Awesome's LEGO Exhibition Brisbane
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Queensland LEGO® fans, prepare to be awed! Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is bringing his latest exhibition, Brickman Awesome, to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1 to 22 December. Tickets are on sale now.
Armidale Farmers Market
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018 to Sun 15th Dec 2019
The Armidale Farmers Market occurs on the first and third Sunday of the month. Head along to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce, home made gourmet food, wine and plants. Get a hot cup of organic fair trade gourmet coffee and catch up with friends, or relax under a shady tree in the park. Find a real bargain and help reduce landfill by buying second hand treasures at the car boot sale.

The Armidale Farmers' Market is a great outing on a Sunday morning. Come on down and have some fun shopping for seasonal produce or that special bargain.

Located at Curtis Park near the Armidale Visitor Information Centre on Dumaresq Street.
Body Worlds Vital - Sydney
Date Mon 3rd Dec 2018 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Body Worlds Vital, stationed at Town Hall, will give all Australians young and old the chance to see the intricate workings of the body’s interior through the visual display of donated human specimens.

Body Worlds is the only exhibition of real human bodies with its own established and ethically reviewed donor programme based in Heidelberg, Germany.

More than 150 anatomical specimens – all donated for the benefit of public education and exhibition – have gone through a meticulous year-long process of plastination. The resultant specimens illustrate how lifestyle decisions impact the well being and health of the body.

The Body Worlds exhibitions were founded by anatomist and scientist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of the plastination process and Dr. Angelina Whalley, physician and conceptual designer. Curating one of the world’s most successful travelling exhibitions since their inception.

Body Worlds Vital tickets are on sale now.
A Fairytale Christmas
Date Mon 3rd Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
The QVB has opened its doors to A Fairytale Christmas. Visit the centerpiece of Christmas in the City, the Swarovski Christmas tree. 24 metres tall, spanning three floors, covered in 100,000 crystal ornaments and 65,000 lights.

On level two, the QVB Enchanted Garden welcomes visitors amongst blooming wildflowers, woodland creatures and spell binding lights to see Santa Claus and the Christmas fairies. On selected dates, come and delight in the all singing, all dancing QVB cast of Christmas Porters, Usherettes and Gifting Assistants, who will be on hand to make your Christmas shopping a breeze.

Throughout the festive season carollers will echo underneath the QVB dome, preforming a line-up of Christmas carols to keep the festive spirit truly alive. With an exclusive QVB Christmas brochure and online gift guide highlighting the picks of the season, bespoke QVB gift wrapping from the team at It’s a Wrap, Christmas workshops and Tea Rooms bespoke Christmas High Team the QVB’s 2018 festive season brings the magic of Christmas to life in the most mesmerising way.
Bawdy Panto ~ Bumbelina
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
The annual Bawdy Pantomime is an eagerly anticipated theatrical event in Hobart that features local media and theatre personalities.

The Panto always takes a well-known fairy story and tends to destroy it with an overlay of social and political comment dripping with hilarity, silly songs and beautiful dancers.

This year 'Thumbelina' gets a bit of a makeover and re-emerges as 'Bumbelina'.

Not to be taken too seriously but a good fun night out!

Bell City Square
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018
All December, Bell City Square will be taking up residence at Grace Darling Hotel.

2018 has been a crazy year for them, and they're so excited to spend the last weeks of it with you.
BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal
Date Tue 4th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
The Light Collective return to fortyfivedownstairs with their new aerial photographic series, BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal.

The first chapter 'Red' in The Light Collective’s RGB project presented a refreshing interpretation of one of the great natural wonders of the Australian interior: Kati-Thanda - Lake Eyre. With the second chapter ‘Blue’, The Light Collective initially set out to capture the immense beauty and grandeur of the largest living organism on earth and one of the great natural wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef. A global icon of pure(st) blue.

However, the reef has suffered catastrophic loss in recent years from recurring bleaching events caused by rising sea temperatures, and after deeper discussion, it seemed socially irresponsible not to address this. Therefore, The Light Collective present to you – BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal. An artistic and symbolic exploration of the modern relationship between the extraction and consumption of old world resources (fossil fuels) and the well-being of one of our world’s great natural ecosystems.

Coral or Coal. How do we meet the growing energy needs and still act responsibly towards the environment?
Ashburton Drop-in Meditation
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. You can drop in any week. Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a second guided meditation based on the topic. There is also an opportunity for discussion, followed by refreshments.


At a Life without Stress, explore Buddhist meditations that help us calm the mind, overcome stress and respond to difficulties in positive ways. Class dates are November 28, December 5, 12.

At the Power to be Happy, give yourself the power to be happy in 2019. Learn methods for awakening your potential, overcome relationship problems and experience a joyful life. Class dates are February 6, 13, 20, 27.
Anticipation Is Half of The Seduction
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
Anticipation is Half of the Seduction is an investigation into the fascination with gravity. From the tension before objects collide, or release of ones body weight onto another, the crescendo of gravity is everywhere. Manifesting in a myriad of mediums from choreography to glass and light installations, this exhibition is curated to observe the sensations felt before the inevitable inertia.

Blindside 2018 Emerging Curator Mentorship. Artists include: Helen Grogan, Christopher Boots, Shannon May Powell, Honey Long, Prue Stent, Kathleen Campone-Burn, Isabella Whawhai Mason. Curated by Jonathan Homsey and mentored by Hannah Matthews.

Anticipation Is Half of The Seduction will open on Thursday 7 December from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
A Colourful Life Exhibition
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sun 30th Dec 2018
Then & Now...works by local artist Sue Catt.

Exhibition opens 3pm on Sunday 2nd of December anda will be splashing the walls with colour all month. Pop in for a look!
Benchmark Interactive Wine Sessions
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Fri 6th Dec 2019
On the first Friday of every month at Rusden Wines, we invite you to share in our Benchmark Interactive Wine Sessions.



Benchmark is about inspiration. Wine is what we’re passionate about... and we’d love to share that with you.



Our family tradition at Rusden has been to regularly open and enjoy our wines along with similar varieties, styles and blends from Australia and around the world.

Come get inspired, meet some locals and learn more with us. Soak up the relaxed vibe and diverse wines, paired with a main course crafted from local produce, followed by cheeses and nibbles. Come have Friday night drinks in Cellar Door with the Rusden family. Share and explore wines from Australia and around the world.

Bookings essential, please call to book your seat.

Alexandra Community Christmas Tree Festival
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Each year the community, including schools, businesses, groups and many more, all get together to decorate Christmas Trees which are on display for everyone to enjoy throughout December. This year there will be nearly 300 trees filling the hall and will be a sight to behold.

This event is purely run by the community and its volunteers and truly captures the Christmas spirit.
A Christmas Carol
Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Experience a Christmas tradition cherished each year by families all over the world. This December, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption is brought to magical life in a brand-new adaptation by award-winning theatre company, shake and stir.

It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is spending his night like every other – hunched over his coals, counting his fortune and cursing the happiness of others – until a few unexpected visitors come knocking on his door...

Starring acclaimed Brisbane actor Eugene Gilfedder as Scrooge, and featuring live musicians, yule-tide carolling, innovative video design, lavish costumes and, of course, snow, A Christmas Carol is a large-scale, visual feast to set your spirits soaring!
'Evening Glow' in Studio Glass
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
'Evening Glow in Studio Glass' showcases kiln-formed glass mantle lamps by Patricia Parker with natural wooden bases by Mark Setter that are designed to create a soft evening glow to a family home.

Lamp cupola designs feature the Canberra BlueBell, Sturt's Desert Pea, the Jabiru, Aurora Australis and ribbed Fantasia.

The bases have been turned in African Mahogany, Walnut and Mango to house the discreet led lighting and to compliment each individual design theme.

The bases are coloured and then lime lacquered to compliment the lamp cupolas.

Art Exhibition "Manda-Ngurni Warna-gu" - Land and Sea
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Red Poles gallery presents the Indigenous exhibition "Manda-Ngurni Warna-gu" - Land and Sea. The Aboriginal artists featured represent the communities of Ceduna, Koonibba, Oak Valley and Yalata. Artworks include paintings and artefacts plus jewellery from Maruku Arts.
Aboriginal Art Class
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
On the backdrop of the stunning Centennial Parklands you can discover native art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.

Learn contemporary Aboriginal art techniques and culture with a respected artist. Tap into your creative talents and paint an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep, whilst gaining an understanding of local Aboriginal culture through the stories of traditional culture and customs.

Enjoy morning tea and a walk through the local environment, which has local authentic Aboriginal art utensils and artefacts. Shared Knowledge will show how Centennial Parklands is a special place to enjoy and share in a genuine, hands-on Aboriginal cultural experience you will never forget.

The event will be at The Wild Play Discovery centre.
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Cooma
Date Tue 11th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under. The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm.

See Eventfinda for more information.
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Queanbeyan
Date Tue 11th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Balaklava Race Day
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Join us at Balaklava Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 12th of December. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
A Spanish Evening
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
As the warm weather heats up, so do our vibrant array of Spanish wines. To celebrate WINE1160 are holding an intimate affair of matched Spanish food and wine. This dinner is limited to 15 guests only, so reserve your space early.

Guests will be treated to four courses, including tapas, baby octopus, croquettes, and lamb and chorizo. Each course features a Spanish wine match to immerse the senses and make you feel like you are at a family dinner in the streets of Barcelona.
Big Christmas Comedy Night
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Have one last Huzzah before the Christmas and New Year roller coaster hits! Enjoy a delicious two course Indian Cuisine Dinner with all sides included (Broad menu includes vegan and gluten free options) along with a host of fantastic Comedians: David Perry, Jason Starrett, Evan Ferguson and Sandy Bigara. There will be a Christmas Hamper, and luck draw prizes on the night, along with some live Christmas Music. A full and enjoyable Dinner Theatre experience all for one ticket.
Annie's Provedore Shopping Night
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Join Annie and the team in celebrating Christmas with their Annual Shopping Night. Experience some of their favourite products with lots of tastings and great gift ideas.

The team welcomes the below suppliers who will be onsite to showcase their products and provide you with some Christmas Inspiration:

Dench Bakery, Monica from Lard Ass Butter, Tony from Surfcoast Honey, Jo from Farmgate Cheese, Di from Cantering Cusine, Roberto from Quoco Wine and Jason from The Bellarine Smoked Fish Co.

Be one of the first 20 guests to receive a glass of bubbly on arrival.

The team look forward to seeing you then.
A Very European Christmas
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Celebrate a European Christmas at the Gallery. Shop for unique gifts, enjoy drinks and treats, and take in a performance by the Choir of St James’ King Street with a French and Russian influence. Bring the whole family to join in their festive art-making workshop.
Bah! Humbug! Christmas Bar Choir
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Come sing ya guts out.

A Christmas Bar Choir to end the year on a high.

No bookings taken. Drop in, and shout, yodel, hum or throat sing. It's bloody good fun.
Borderville
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
Borderville is Albury-Wodonga's annual summer arts festival, serving up an exciting program of the world's finest circus, physical theatre and cabaret.

Produced by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia's national youth circus, Borderville has showcased international guests such as Micheline Van Hautem and the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, as well as performances by the 'Fruities', and many Australian acts.

With a feast of circus and cabaret works on offer each year, there is something for everyone at Borderville, set against the backdrop of the magical Murray River.

Visit Albury-Wodonga for Borderville and you'll be blown away by the exciting program, and all the cultural attractions of the Riverina and North East Victoria region.
Berry Merry Christmas
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
This year the ever popular Berry Merry Christmas is moving to the Berry Showground and will take place in conjunction with the Berry Farmers' Market.

Berry Merry Christmas will kick off at 5pm with the Grand Parade on the showground oval.

Santa has been lured away from the North Pole and will be happily staying around for Santa photos and all the post parade fun!

The Berry Farmers' Market is held every Thursday afternoon at the Berry Showground from 3pm - 6pm but will stay open until 7pm so friends and families can enjoy local food, produce and live music after the Grand Parade has taken place.

Borderville
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
The circus is unleashed.

Following last year’s runaway success, the world famous circus-in-residence returns to The Cube Wodonga with their popular summer festival of thrills and skills.

The entire National Youth Circus ensemble of young artists aged between eight and 18 perform across three exciting productions - Circus Allsorts, The Grad Show and The Last Hoorah.

Full of dynamic fun with plenty of special guests and surprises. Unpredictable, unmissable and uniquely Albury-Wodonga.
A Little Lunch Music: Future Stars of Musical Theatre with Bev Kennedy
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Bev Kennedy, one of Australia’s leading musical directors and accompanists, presents and directs a performance by the musical theatre stars of tomorrow. Featuring hits from the shows you know and love performed by dynamic and talented up-and-coming artists.
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Wagga Wagga
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Breakfast with the Birds
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden is home to over 20 species of birds?

Join the Volunteer Guides for a magical morning bird watching in the heart of Sydney and learn about the beautiful birds that inhabit the Garden. Species may include Tawny Frogmouths, White-necked Herons and Chestnut Teals.

The tour will conclude with brunch on the Foundation and Friends Terrace. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Atelier at La Buvette
Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

Discover the finer things in life with the 'Atelier at la Buvette' workshops. Learn all about French Spirits, Parfum , Apéro and La Séduction, while enjoying the fabulous venue that is La Buvette Drinkery.
Beachport Film Society presents - Crazy Rich Asians
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The Beachport Cinema is a fantastic Old Style Cinema. And the Beachport Film Society holds films on the fourth Friday of every month from February to November.
And Special Times for December & January

The MOVIE this month is "Crazy Rich Asians"

New Members are always Welcome.
Membership is $80 for the year.
Non Members are welcome to join us at $12 per film.
Bring a Plate to share for supper.
Thankyou for your Support
2018 Twilight Races at Morphettville
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The festive season will be here before we know it and what better way to wrap up 2018 than at Morphettville with an evening of Twilight Races!

Kicking off in the afternoon, head down with friends, family or colleagues, and enjoy a warm summer night at the races with plenty on offer on the menu and at the bar.

Dress up in your summer best or take a more casual approach to race wear – everyone is welcome at the Twilight Races at Morphettville.
After Hours @ Peter Lehmann Wines
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Join Peter Lehmann Wines....After Hours.

Bring friends and family to enjoy a relaxed balmy night on the lawns of cellar door. we are extending our trading hours to 8pm!

Held on Friday 14th December 2018, this will be a great addition to the Summer calendar with live music by Free Genie, delicious food including a selection of gourmet tacos, a lavish Peter Lehmann Wines' cheese platter and fudgy chocolate brownies - as well as an assortment of our award winning wines by the glass or bottle, tea and coffee.

Please BYO chairs, picnic rugs and glassware to this event.

We look forward to a 'knock off' with you!
Back to The 90s – Ultimate End of Year Christmas Party
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The ultimate end of year Christmas party. We're taking it back to the 90s! You asked for it, so we're doing it!
After an overwhelming response to the now sold out Back to the 90's Party, we're now taking bookings for a Friday night party for the first time ever! The exact same deal, just on the night before-Friday the 14th December! Saturday 15th is completely full and sold out, all new bookings will be for the Friday night only.
We are taking you back to the 90’s with this year’s end of year celebration. You can expect classic hits from the Backstreet Boys, Nirvana, Oasis and of course the Spice Girls. All you have to do is turn up on the night and we will do the rest. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your team along to celebrate the end of the year with your favorite party people!
We will take care of all the arrangements from the delicious buffet dinner menu, house beverages, theming and live entertainment.
Dress Code: 90’s/Smart Casual
Bloods Summer
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
With the announcement of their sophomore album 'Feelings' Bloods have also announced two summer parties to celebrate the release.

The parties held in Melbourne and Sydney this December will feature live performances, special guests and DJ sets.

Ticket Bundles Available with the pre-sale: Ticket and a copy of Bloods latest album 'Feelings' on CD or Vinyl and a free Bloods record bag.

Merch is available for collection upon entry to the venue. Bundles not available with door sales.
A Taste Of Irish Christmas Kingsford
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Anne of Green Gables
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
A musical version of the classic tale of an orphan girl, Anne, who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Anne's adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers, are both comical and heartwarming.

With a wonderful local cast featuring Issy Darwent as Anne, Deborah Caddy as Marilla and Adrian Barnes as Matthew, this immersive theatre experience will take place at Collingrove Homestead in Angaston. Directed by Benjamin Maio Mackay with choreography by Vanessa Redmond and musical direction by Emma Knights.

Originating in Canada, the play left capacity audiences there to journey to London, where it opened to acclaim. The musical has been performed annually ever since 1965, making it Canada's longest-running musical. In March 2014, the production was officially recognized as the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world by Guinness World Records. The original Anne of Green Gables novel is the first in a prized series by writer L.M. Montgomery.
Allegri Ensemble: A BOY WAS BORN, Hobart December 14
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Allegri Ensemble Chamber Choir, Andrew Bainbridge, director, Joshua Ryan, organ
Allegri Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bainbridge, is pleased to present a colourful Christmas program of favourite carols and festive songs featuring excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s atmospheric youthful masterwork “A Boy Was Born”.
Other works on the program include John Rutter’s “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” and “What Sweeter Music” Bob Chilcott’s “The Shepherd’s Carol” John Tavener’s “The Lamb” Orlando Gibbons’ “This is the record of John” and Thomas Tallis’ wonderful extended motet “Videte miraculum”. We will also present mid-20th-century classics by William Mathias, Colin Brumby, Stephen Jackson, Andrew Carter, William Walton, Richard Rodney Bennett, interspersed with Robert Parsons’ sublime “Ave Maria” and Samuel Scheidt’s rousing “Ein Kind’ geborn”.
Audience members will be invited to join in singing “O come all ye faithful” and “The First Nowell” in well‐loved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks and the program will conclude with a rousing rendition of William James’ Australian carol “Merry Christmas”.
Allegri Ensemble is delighted to be joined by Joshua Ryan, one of Australia’s best young organists.
Seating is general admission
Further information and bookings through Centertainment.
Blackrock - in conversation with producer David Elfick
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Heath Ledger is part of the ensemble of Blackrock, an emotionally charged story of toxic mateship and murder among a young surfing community.

Directed by Steven Vidler, the film includes a special introduction by producer David Elffick, the man who also helped bring Newsfront and Rabbit-Proof Fence to the big screen.

1918-2018 ANZAC Re-enactment Concert
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Welcome home Beechworth ANZACs.

Featuring the Historic Pipe Organ and songs from local singer-songwriter Bonnie Melbourne the program will echo the original Welcome Home Concert which was held exactly 100 years ago in the same place.

Drinks and nibbles from 7:30pm and the show will commence at 8:00pm.
Ambra Experience
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018 to Fri 7th Jun 2019
Taste our South Australian Liqueurs, including our handcrafted Ambra Limoncello. Come and experience the intense citrus flavour of our Ambra Limoncello Spritz and select tastings of our liqueurs and more... A unique taste sensation not to be missed! This event is from 6:00 - 7:30pm with the Spritz Bar opening to the public and drinks available for purchase after 7:30pm.

You are welcome to bring a friend or partner!
Please RSVP via Eventbrite, direct messaging Ambra or calling our Spritz Bar to secure a place. Free admission (limited numbers).
Ambra Liqueurs, from our hearts to your lips.
Australian String Quartet
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Celebrate Summer with a captivating twilight concert at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Following a whirlwind tour to Italy, the ASQ will bring a selection of its favourite music to South Australia to celebrate the festive season in style.

For over 30 years, the ASQ has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, its purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.The distinct sound of the ASQ is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, on loan for the Quartet's exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.

The culmination of the ASQ's Limestone Coast summer resdiency, don’t miss this special opportunity to hear four of Australia’s finest musicians in concert.

Duration: 70 minutes plus interval

Mount Gambier, Riddoch Art Gallery: 15 December 2018, 5.30pm
The Australian String Quartet will conduct a summer residency in the Limestone Coast December 12 – 15 2018.

Big Bash Christmas Party Wollongong
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season and year of hard work than with their Christmas Big Bash package.

It’s the perfect event for corporates or any sized small groups to come together for one huge night of festive fun.

This event is an annual sell-out.

Saturday December 15 from 7pm – Midnight.

Festive cocktails on arrival, Four course plated dinner, Five hour beverage package, Live entertainment – John Field Band, Photo opportunities with Santa, Christmas decorations and theming, Games and prizes, MC – Dave Gorr.
BeachCare Activity Day - North Burleigh
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline.

BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!
A Very Vaudeville Christmas - Ballarat
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Jingle your bells and deck the halls as The Old Married Couple presents a Very Vaudeville Christmas Variety show.

The vintage styled novelty jazz duo will fill your stocking with cheer as they share a night of distinctive 20’s inspired Dixieland toots and hoots with some extra special Christmas treats thrown in. These treats include devilishly delightful Christmas burlesque, a live music, comedy and more yuletide silliness than you can shake your candy cane at for a night of toots, hoots and naughty gifts to boot.
Allegri Ensemble: A BOY WAS BORN, Launceston December 15
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
Allegri Ensemble Chamber Choir
Andrew Bainbridge, director
Joshua Ryan, organ
Allegri Ensemble, directed by Andrew Bainbridge, is pleased to present a colourful Christmas program of favourite carols and festive songs featuring excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s atmospheric youthful masterwork “A Boy Was Born”.
Other works on the program include John Rutter’s “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol” and “What Sweeter Music” Bob Chilcott’s “The Shepherd’s Carol” John Tavener’s “The Lamb” Orlando Gibbons’ “This is the record of John” and Thomas Tallis’ wonderful extended motet “Videte miraculum”. We will also present mid-20th-century classics by William Mathias, Colin Brumby, Stephen Jackson, Andrew Carter, William Walton, Richard Rodney Bennett, interspersed with Robert Parsons’ sublime “Ave Maria” and Samuel Scheidt’s rousing “Ein Kind’ geborn”.
Audience members will be invited to join in singing “O come all ye faithful” and “The First Nowell” in well‐loved arrangements by Sir David Willcocks and the program will conclude with a rousing rendition of William James’ Australian carol “Merry Christmas”.
Allegri Ensemble is delighted to be joined by Joshua Ryan, one of Australia’s best young organists.
Saturday 15 December, 5:00 pm Holy Trinity Church, Launceston
Seating is general admission
Booking and enquiries through Centretainment or via door sales from 4:30 pm
ArtBlast!
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
ArtBlast! is Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s monthly workshop program for children aged six to twelve years. Participants will explore the exhibitions and collections to develop ideas, then work with experienced tutors to bring their ideas to life. ArtBlast! is all about having fun in a creative environment. This month participants will be exploring Recent Acquisitions from the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Collection.

The 2019 ArtBlast program will kick-off on Saturday 23 February with Small things workshop looking at creating and embellishing small artworks inspired by Griffith Jewellery Prize.

Bookings essential are places are limited
André Rieu – Sydney Town Hall Concert
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
The King of Waltz André Rieu will bring to millions of fans across the world his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia. The first full production from Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney’s iconic Town Hall.

Join the Maestro, André Rieu, for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun it promises to be a great way to start the new year!

Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen for 2 days only. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. The evening will be hosted by ITV’s Charlotte Hawkins, a familiar face for all those who continue to enjoy André’s annual Maastricht concert each July.
Ashby Monthly Markets
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018 to Sun 19th Jan 2020
On the third Sunday of each month, relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby, and head along to the local markets held in the grounds of the local Community Centre.

Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy a stroll around the variety of stalls on offer. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, homemade cakes and slices, second hand goods, and the arts and crafts of the talented locals.

If you get peckish on your stroll through the array of goodies, the Community Centre canteen has some delicious food, hot and cold, lunch and snacks for sale.
2018 Bordertown Cup
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The annual Bordertown Cup is a great excuse to get together with family and friends to toast the festive season.

Bordertown is renowned for its specialty Sunday sessions at the races, with the Pavilion a popular meeting spot.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

There will be live music and free kids entertainment.
Beechworth Christmas Carols
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
Join the Beechworth Combined Churches as they celebrate the festive season with Carols by Candlelight in the Beechworth Town Hall Gardens

From 6:30pm there will be a sausage sizzle, with the Carol Service running from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Enjoy a nativity play by local children, items by local schools, real candles, community singing, guest soloist Sarah Lockwood and the Beechworth Concert Band.

A Taste Of Irish Christmas Lithgow
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
Aladdin High Tea
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
Experience a magicial afternoon where wishes come true at Stamford Plaza Adelaide's Aladdin High Tea!

Arrive on your royal magic carpet for this dazzling event, filled with lavish savoury and sweet treats and fun entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!

The menu:
Aladdin’s Magic Carpet slice
Genie’s Meringue tart
Star of the East macaroons
Sultan's Hat gâteau

Golden Puffs
Little Thief’s finger sandwiches
Princess Jasmine's chicken potion
Abu Monkey tartlets
Beach bingo in Lincoln National Park
Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
A family-friendly outdoor activity with an emphasis on nature play and learning. Children aged four accompanied by a parent or guardian will be able to accompany the park rangers and volunteers to comb the beach for natural treasures and explore the rock pools. Using colourful nature bingo card families will be able to match and identify many weird and wonderful plants and animals that inhabit the park coastline.

There is two sessions available:
Monday 17 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday 21 December 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A Very Kransky Christmas
Date Tue 18th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Returning with their sell-out show, the multi award-winning Kransky Sisters and QPAC bring you A Very Kransky Christmas.

Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmas festivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, pantyhose and painted chokos. From Enya to “Silent Night”, Daft Punk to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, the nutty sisters bring back their cracker show.

With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.
A Very Vaudeville Christmas - Geelong
Date Tue 18th Dec 2018
Jingle your bells and deck the halls as The Old Married Couple presents a Very Vaudeville Christmas Variety show.

The vintage styled novelty jazz duo will fill your stocking with cheer as they share a night of distinctive 20’s inspired Dixieland toots and hoots with some extra special Christmas treats thrown in. These treats include devilishly delightful Christmas burlesque, a live music, comedy and more yuletide silliness than you can shake your candy cane at for a night of toots, hoots and naughty gifts to boot.
Adelaide Central Market – Christmas Edition
Date Tue 18th Dec 2018 to Wed 2nd Jan 2019
The Adelaide Central Market is ready for a fruitful festive season. More than 300,000 shoppers are anticipated to walk through the Market’s doors in the last week of Christmas trade and more than 150,000 shoppers in the final days before Christmas.

Christmas favourites including plump local cherries and juicy stone fruit, South Australian leg ham on the bone, organic free-range turkeys, Christmas puddings, fruit mince pies, gingerbread and more.

The festive spirit will fill the Market with Christmas carols, free cooking demonstrations, workshops, live music and, of course, Australia’s biggest Father Christmas standing at 16.4m tall on the Market’s iconic tower.

Opening times can also be accessed at the link provided.
Brad Williams
Date Thu 20th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
One of the most in-demand comedians working in the US today, funnyman Brad Williams will dish out his raunchy, no-holds-barred comedy when he makes his Australian debut this December.

As seen on Legit with Jim Jefferies, Ricky Gervais’ Life Is Short, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a highlight of Netflix’s new stand-up showcase #TheDegenerates – Brad’s high energy performances and hilarious observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race are proof that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.

Do not miss Williams on his Australian debut – tickets will not last long.
Ardrossan Christmas Street Party
Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
Ardrossan annual Street Parade including floats, old cars and individual entries.

Various stalls for purchasing last minute gifts and food stalls for food.
Santa arrives at the end of the parade with goody bags for the children.
Santa pics are taken.
Various sporting bodies provide food and drink.
Entertainment for the children and young at heart.

Brewed Christmas Bonanza
Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
Get ready for Paradise Point's biggest ever fireworks display over the water! Come down and watch this spectacular display.

Watch from either Addictions or Brewery's waterfront balcones and enjoy Santa photos and canapés from 5pm till late. The fireworks will be at 7.30pm.

Bookings are essential by email or by calling them.
Andy Penkow Album Release
Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
Andy Penkow's album is coming along really well and he is super excited to get it out. The album 'Sad Love Songs' will be released on December 16 and celebrated on December 21

The night will be held at the Blue Fig Bar on Enmore Road, Newtown. Please come and bring your friends, family and anyone else with you.
Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Get your dancing shoes on and head down to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a fun night with the local group, Band of Trolls.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Benalla Country Racing
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Mon 6th May 2019
Benalla racecourse is one of Victoria's more picturesque and only a short distance from the town centre.

Benalla has 11 race meets per year with the main race meet being the Benalla Gold Cup, which is held on the AFL Grand Final Long Weekend.

Benalla is also fortunate enough to host weekday racing.

So put on your best attire, grab the kids and make the most of all the action at the Benalla Racing Club.
Believe - A Magical Christmas Experience
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Join them for a magical day celebrating the magic of Christmas.
Breakfast with Santa - This event includes a delicious buffet breakfast at The Australian Botanic Gardens. Meet Santa, enjoy kids activities and all kids tickets receive a gift.
BBL08 - Brisbane Heat versus Hobart Hurricanes
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
The Brisbane Heat is Summer's hottest ticket and they know you won't want to miss a minute of the action at Metricon Stadiums' first Big Bash.

Be a part of the electric atmosphere, fireworks, family entertainment and non-stop action but be quick, tickets are selling fast!

A Very Vaudeville Christmas
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Jingle your bells and deck the halls as The Old Married Couple presents a ‘Very Vaudeville Xmas Variety show’.

The vintage styled novelty jazz duo will fill your stocking with cheer as they share a night of distinctive 20’s inspired Dixieland toots and hoots with some extra special Christmas treats thrown in. These treats include devilishly delightful Christmas burlesque, a live music, comedy and more yuletide silliness than you can shake your candy cane at for a night of toots, hoots and naughty gifts to boot.
Aussie World Christmas Spectacular
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
It's almost the most wonderful time of the year!

And to celebrate the festive season our annual Christmas Spectacular is back on Saturday 22nd December.

Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, come face to face with Christmas characters, enjoy the roving Carollers, watch the fireworks, meet the Aussie Kids and watch our Christmas show in The Shed.

There's also snow, pyrotechnics, laser-shows, Christmas lights and live entertainment.

Our gate prices will be higher so save time and money by booking online.
Beats & Treats at Bond Street
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
It has been a year of creativity and good times at Bond Street Event Centre.

Help them celebrate with a Christmas gathering for all performers and supporters that have made 2018 such a wild ride.

Live music, interviews, trivia, Christmas raffle and food.
Bach to the Bush - Adamstown Uniting Church
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Celebrate the end of the year with this rare opportunity to hear one of the Hunter Region’s finest musical exports. Cellist Anthony Albrecht, known for his dramatic flair and fluent and virtuosic performances (Seen and Heard International, Sydney Morning Herald) will perform two recitals at Adamstown and Woodville.

Anthony invites you to escape the Christmas mania by immersing yourself in the sounds of his 300-year-old cello.

Since graduating from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program in 2014, Anthony has become a passionate advocate for classical music touring in regional Australia. He is renowned for his accessible, informative and moving Bach to the Bush solo recitals, in which he performs two of J.S. Bach’s cello suites and other works for baroque cello, interspersed with fascinating commentary.

Anthony was a soloist and featured performer at the 2017 Newcastle Music Festival, and returns to Australia regularly from his home in London to play with groups such as Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Adelaide Baroque.

A Word From Ned
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Tue 29th Jan 2019
Ned Kelly is remembered as many things. But what about his own memories?

Get a deeper glimpse of the man beneath the armour with a code-breaking activity that will send you and your friends on the hunt through every nook and cranny of the Old Melbourne Gaol.

An important message in Ned’s words awaits those who keep their wits sharp.

A Word From Ned is designed for children aged five and over.
Albury Carols by Candlelight
Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.

The iconic Carols by Candlelight is one of Albury’s most loved and much anticipated community events. It’s anything but a Silent Night, as families and friends come together to celebrate the festive season.

Set in the heart of Albury, QEII Square will be lit up and bustling with lights and Christmas cheer. With performances from an array of talented community singers and musicians the show never disappoints.

Bring your best caroling voice and sing the night away.

Pre-entertainment to commence from 6pm - Albury City band

Live Broadcast from 7pm - catch all the magic of this year’s Carols by Candlelight live on 1494 2AY.

A selection of street food available for sale, or bring along a picnic. Meet Pat water bottle and drink station available so remember to bring your reusable drink bottles!

Carols by Candlelight is a smoke-free event

Limited reserved seating is available for persons with special needs. To book a seat, contact the Events Team by phone or email.
Breakfast with Santa
Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Campbelltown R.S.L Club have invited Santa for breakfast! Enjoy an all you can eat buffet breakfast including waffles and all the kids favourite cereals plus giveaways for the kids!
Bach to the Bush - Woodville
Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Celebrate the end of the year with this rare opportunity to hear one of the Hunter Region’s finest musical exports. Cellist Anthony Albrecht, known for his dramatic flair and fluent and virtuosic performances (Seen and Heard International, Sydney Morning Herald) will perform two recitals at Adamstown and Woodville.

Anthony invites you to escape the Christmas mania by immersing yourself in the sounds of his 300-year-old cello. Since graduating from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program in 2014, Anthony has become a passionate advocate for classical music touring in regional Australia. He is renowned for his accessible, informative and moving Bach to the Bush solo recitals, in which he performs two of J.S. Bach’s cello suites and other works for baroque cello, interspersed with fascinating commentary.

Anthony was a soloist and featured performer at the 2017 Newcastle Music Festival, and returns to Australia regularly from his home in London to play with groups such as Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Adelaide Baroque.
Boris Driver, Men From Uncle and Zenith 17 Concerto
Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
Boris Driver, The Men From U.N.C.L.E. and Zenith 17 are to play the much coveted Christmas Eve Eve Slot!

Zenith 17 are a three-piece combo, writing tunes that veer towards the Nirvanaesque and have been heard at times, busking on King Street itself.
An Australian Christmas at The Calyx Experience
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
An abundant feast of succulent seafood and Australian Christmas Classics surrounded by the ‘Plants with Bite’ display in the stunning Calyx. A truly unique way to spend Christmas Day.

Start by sharing a generous Australian seafood platter, then move onto to the Artisan grazing board, followed by the carvery station, filled with Christmas favourites like pork crackle and apple sauce, then top it all off at the dessert station, featuring mince pies, tarts, macaroons, assorted fruits and much more.
Bohemian Wine Bar X Meat Market Christmas Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Celebrate Christmas Day with a modern take on at Bohemian Wine Bar. Due to popular demand for Meat Market's sold out Christmas lunch, Bohemian Wine Bar have teamed up with their brother venue to bring you their three-course lunch with all the trimmings, serving traditional Australian Christmas favourites like turkey, ham and seafood.

Food by Meat Market and wine by Bohemian.

Meat Market chef's will be serving up traditional menu of seafood, turkey and ham with the opportunity to enjoy a few specially matched wines by the Bohemian Wine Bar.
A Grand Christmas Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Join the ultimate Christmas festivities at Stamford Grand Adelaide in our Grand Ballroom this Christmas.

Relish in a delicious buffet selection of Christmas favourites and a three hour premium beverage package whilst you enjoy the brilliant live music.

Bring the whole family as kids can will enjoy a visit from Father Christmas and adults will enjoy a fun-filled dance floor.
A White Christmas Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
This Christmas, let us do the cooking while you enjoy quality time with family and friends. Indulge in a traditional Christmas lunch and enjoy the perfect Christmas afternoon filled with outstanding food, premium beverages and live entertainment. Includes a 3 hour premium beverage package.

Our Christmas lunch buffet features a selection of salads, a sushi board, antipasto boards, cheese boards, a soup station, our chef's selection of hot dishes, a carvery station, seafood selections and a range of delicious desserts.
Aussie Christmas at Beach House Avalon
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
Enjoy an easy breezy Christmas celebration overlooking beautiful Avalon Beach.

Sitting One: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sitting Two: 2pm - 4pm

Includes three course feast and glass of sparkling on arrival.
Bazaar Christmas Lunch
Date Tue 25th Dec 2018 to Wed 25th Dec 2019
Bazaar’s Christmas Lunch will take you on a sensory journey and leave you in a pleasant state of nostalgia, and possibly a food coma. The chefs are excited to put together a feast like no other with classic Australian Christmas dishes, themed cocktails and of course, celebratory bon-bons.

Bazaar will be stocked and channelling those sweet Christmas vibes with the best foraged hams and meats, finger licking food charcuterie station and all the Aussie Christmas trimmings with a focus on farm gate dining.

Christmas is a time to indulge and enjoy good food, wine and company, so Bazaar Marketplace are proud to announce the first annual local indulgence of finest Christmas day celebration that brings together the Kiewa Valley through the people, food and wine.

A Bazaar Christmas Feast Interactive Marketplace with a four hour beverage package of local wines, beers and selected soft drinks and juices.
Ballina Bowls Summerland Series
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Fri 4th Jan 2019
Summerland Series is a prestigious bowls series attracting players from interstate, New Zealand and other overseas countries. There will be approximately 300 bowlers who participate in the event, as well as spectators in excess of 300. Participants will be competing for AUD24,500 in prize money.



The event is divided into Summerland Singles and Summerland Pairs. The Pairs tournament will run over three days, with three days break and then the Singles tournament runs a further four days. Finals are held the day after the Singles tournament.

Please refer to the website for further details.

Boxing Day Cruises
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
Boxing Day is the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centered around the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world's greatest ocean races.

Enjoy an a la carte or buffet lunch cruise on flagship Sydney 2000, or pack a picnic and join the fun on their spectator craft.

Sky Deck Lunch - four course premium lunch with drinks on MV Sydney 2000 Sky Deck.

Club Deck Lunch - special seafood buffet lunch with drinks on the Club Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000.

Show Deck Lunch - buffet lunch with drinks on Sydney 2000 Show Deck.

Boxing Day Race to Bondi - Cruise aboard rocket catamarans and follow the race outside `The Heads’ of Sydney Harbour towards Bondi, with commentary.

Bring Your Own Picnic and drinks (no onboard sales)

10:30am Boxing Day Race Picnic - Cruise aboard premier sightseeing vessels to the Heads, includes sweet and savoury morning tea box, one free beer, wine or soft drink, plus tea or coffee and commentary. Bring Your Own Picnic. Beverages are available for purchase onboard (no Bring Your Own alcohol).

Bendigo Bank Boxing Day Pambula Cup Race Day
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
The Bega Valley Shires biggest social Race Day.

A chance to get together with old friends and celebrate good times. Free entertainment along with quality racing makes for a fantastic day out!

Free buses running with pick ups in Eden, Pambula, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Tathra and Bega.

Check the website or facebook for bus times and locations closer to the big day.

Proudly Sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Heffernan Lending Solutions, Pambula Little Bottler, Hotondo Homes, ColorCraft Kitchens and Sails Real Estate
Boxing Day Lunch Cruise
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
Join them for a Boxing Day to remember aboard a fantastic three hour lunch cruise to witness the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Over the past 65 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to the beautiful waters and scenic foreshores of their harbour each year.

Be a part of the action this year and join them as they venture into the midst of the start of one of the world’s most arduous yacht races and share the excitement of the start and see who achieves the honors of first through the heads.

Three hour Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with three course international seafood and carvery buffet. Refreshing sliced fresh fruit platters. Freshly percolated coffee and tea with delicious desserts. Live harbour and race commentary from the captain.

Fully licensed cash bar. Great bar packages available. Spacious observation decks for comfortable viewing. Great views of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Photographer on board. Cruise Director to ensure everyone has a great time.
Boxing Day Cruise: Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour is the place to be. The harbour comes alive with activity to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. With Spirit Fleet you get front row seats to see all the action. Their knowledgeable skippers keep up with the action and you get the best views for your Boxing Day cruise.

Spirit Fleet offers private boat charters on Boxing Day for small groups.

Choose from Silver Spirit’s spacious comfort for up to 40 guests or Free Spirit’s action packed trip with her off shore license follows the yachts outside the heads being part of the action for longer. Enquire now about packages available for both boats. This is a prime date and books in advance.
2018 Bay Sheffield
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Fri 28th Dec 2018
The Bay Sheffield is an iconic South Australian event, first run 132 years ago to celebrate 50 years of the Proclamation of South Australia. It is a three day athletics carnival, held on 26, 27 and 28 December. Athletes come from all over Australia and from across the world to compete. The hallowed turf of Glenelg's Colley Reserve creates a very special amphitheatre for this wonderful South Australian tradition.
Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
What better way to celebrate the festive season than spend Boxing Day at Optus Stadium with the Perth Scorchers! This will be your only opportunity to catch both Perth Scorchers teams in action at the same venue. Big Bash League Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers at 4.15pm and Women's Big Bash League Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat at 7.45pm.

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Bella Vista Boxing Day
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
As every Australian knows, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race defines Boxing day in Sydney, Australia. What better way to experience the adrenaline bursting from the starting line than on board the amazing Bella Vista with bars on each level, spacious wrap around side decks as well as large decks at the front and rear of the boat, Bella Vista provides prime race viewing.

Their Boxing Day cruise promises old-fashioned family hospitality and the best vantage points as they watch some of the world’s toughest sailors venture out of the safety of Sydney Harbour headlands, into the wild waters of Australia’s east coast.
Boxing Day Races
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
It’s almost that time of year again! Time to get down to Morphettville and enjoy a fun filled day of activities at Boxing Day Races.

The Boxing Day races is about coming together with friends and family. With multiple play areas and a myriad of food and beverage offerings, Morphettville promises to be a buzz trackside.

This year we introduce our family picnic package - featuring a reserved, shaded picnic space next to the track, bottle of wine (for the big kids), antipasto box and two fruit boxes for just $60! Spaces are limited so book early to avoid missing out.
Boxing Day Beach Bash
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
Boxing Day Brunch 10am – 3pm. Brunch Platters available with VIP Cabana bookings.

Boxing Day Beach Bash from 3pm.

Free entry all day.
DJ Ace from 4pm on the back deck.

Boxing Day Train
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
With one departure only on Boxing Day rediscover the magic of a bygone era aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler.

The Mary Valley Rattler fleet is made up of heritage diesel and steam locomotives and carriages each with their own unique story.

The fleet also boasts vintage railmotors.

The historic Gympie Station on Tozer Street, has been restored to its former glory. Make sure you arrive early enough to take time to wander through the Station where you will learn the stories of the Mary Valley Rattler line, its people and its history.

The popular Platform No.1 Cafe offers a dine in experience before or after your rail journey, or you can buy take away treats to enjoy on board. You can even purchase a bottle of wine and a local cheese platter for the ride.

The gift shop offers a selection of local goodies as well as speciality giftware and souvenirs.

Departs Gympie Station at 10am, Returns Gympie Station at 1pm.

Barefoot Cinema - Portsea
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
Fusing spectacular settings with the silver screen, Melbourne’s beloved Barefoot Cinema is back for the 2018/19 summer.

Recline in the Spectacular surrounds of the Point Nepean National Park as a sensational program of films lights up under the stars.

Launching Boxing Day, Barefoot Cinema will host 44 evening screenings with the program consisting of family-friendly favourites, cult hits, musicals, comedies, and some of the best films of 2018.



Throughout the season, Barefoot Cinema will celebrate summer in quintessential Australian style by presenting themed surfing nights as well as Australia’s most heralded comedy on Australia Day. There will also be many opportunities for the perfect date night, including the perfect rom-com for Valentine’s Day to get the girls together or take that special someone out for an unforgettable night under the star-studded sky.

Offering so much more than just a movie, Barefoot Cinema invites you to relax, absorb the spectacular views and ambience and experience a memorable summer evening complete with pre-show live music and tasty treats from the food trucks and candy bar.

Australian Jazz Convention
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
Ballarat will come alive with the sounds and colours of Jazz between Christmas and New Year, when as many as 1,000 musicians and delegates will attend the 73rd Annual Convention and play and enjoy music in programmed performances in eight venues in Ballarat’s CBD.

The convention commenced in 1946 and is the longest continually run event of its kind in the world. Although primarily a Jazz Musician Convention, visitors and lovers of jazz are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy the vast presentation of Jazz music on offer.

Over the period of the Convention, lovers of Jazz can participate, listen or simply enjoy the many components of the Convention, including the programmed performances, piano recitals, street parade, original tunes competition, workshops as well as a free public concert at Alfred Deakin Place.

Single day passes can be purchased for $40 either online, at Her Majesty's Theatre or at the convention main information centre, located at the Mining Exchange, during the Convention.

Day passes are for performances 27 to 31 December.
Anglesea Roo Run 2018
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018
The Anglesea Roo Run falls the night before the ASLSC Rock 2 Ramp ocean swim each year and offers elite and serious runners, recreational runners and teams, kids under 12 and physically challenged kids and young adults the fun and incentive of family friendly competition.



Offering visitors and locals a family-based summer fun run, the breathtaking location utilises our beautiful back beach, coastal walk tracks and the Anglesea river walk, attracting runners far and wide.

The Roo Run and Grommet Gallop will take place on Thursday 27 December. Starting times for each event are as follows:
Grommet Gallop: Under nine and 9-12 start together at 5:30pm
Roo Run 4km: Starts at 6:00pm
Roo Run 8km: Starts at 6:45pm

Arty Hoey Music Fest - Moyneyana Festival
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018
Artie Hoey and his friends ‘The Streamline Band’ will take you back to your country-rock'n'roll roots. Bring your family, meet your friends, throw a rug on the grass and relax.



Top local artists with new songs and old favourites.

Arty and the Streamline band will also play at the Country Music Afternoon from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday 13 January at Fiddlers Green.

Proudly sponsored by The Standard.

Bernie Dieter's Little Death Club
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side of Berlin. Hosted by the deliciously salacious, utterly hilarious, über-award-winning Queen of Weimar punk Kabarett, Bernie Dieter.

Fresh from a smash hit Edinburgh Festival run, join Bernie and her international family of circus superstars for a hazy night of dangerously funny kabarett, breathtaking circus and fire-breathing sideshow at its most inappropriate, provocative and hilarious best.

The most fun you will have in Barwon Heads these Summer Holidays. Terms and conditions apply. Please see website for full details.
Beach Life - The Kooks
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
Beach Life is an epic sunset festival by the water, a shimmering oasis of music, food, fun and good times spent with friends old and new.

Beach Life will kick off the 2018 New Years weekend with headliners The Kooks touring their new album "Let's go Sunshine" for their first show in South Australia in 5 years.

Joining The Kooks will be laid back indie rock with a splash of r’n’b, Winston Surfshirt, as well as The Last Dinosaurs - hot off the release of their third studio album and Adelaide’s newest brightest shining star - MANE.
BeachFest
Date Fri 28th Dec 2018 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
BeachFest on the Warrnambool Foreshore is a fantastic family event where visitors and locals will be enthralled by a range of free and low cost beach activities.

Now in its third year, BeachFest favourites like sand sculpting workshops, The Big Beach Bash (Beach Cricket), Tunes in the Dunes, Twilight Movies in the park, Summer Night Markets and the much loved Rockpool Rambles will be back this Summer.
Best Night Ever with Dune Rats at NightQuarter
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
Returning to the Gold Coast’s NightQuarter in a nearly-New Year’s Eve bash, the Best Night Ever will be the Dune Rats’ final 2018 performance Australia wide.

The Gold Coast bender will be your last chance to catch Brisbane’s rule-breaking pranksters before they grab some downtime to work on the follow up to their red hot second album. Keeping with the theme of the event, to make a ‘Best Night’ even better the Dunies have recruited Ratbag Records label mates The Gooch Palms and Totty to join the fun, as well as Gold Coast locals Crum. Special guests DZ Deathrays, WAAX and RAAVE TAPES will be joining the lineup!

NightQuarter is open every Friday Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.

Music , Markets , Food , Fashion
Andrew "The Wizard" Farrell at Fenian Wines
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
A magical afternoon with the magnificant Andrew Farrell, also known as - The Wizard. His musical talents need to be seen to be believed. Gather your friends and enjoy fine wines whilst sharing a cheese platter on our deck overlooking the vineyard of Fenian Wines.
Black Belts Band - Moyneyana Festival
Date Sun 30th Dec 2018
These funky guys from Western Victoria, led by Richard Crawley, rock the stage with their renditions of your favourite indie rock numbers.



Stamp your feet, clap your hands, join them and have fun.

Blues and Soul Extravaganza
Date Sun 30th Dec 2018
Blues and Soul Extravaganza is back for a special end of year show with Multi award winning Soulful Blues Artists Pat Powell (Aria-winner Melbourne Ska) stunning Soulful Blues queens Liza Ohlback, Kate Lush (multi-award-winning artists) plus internationally renowned Clayton Doley on organ/piano/vocals, Dave Longo on guitar/bass and Greg Ohlback on drums/vocals.

This is a revue style show with each artists popular originals, plus some classic Blue and Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more, sizzling vocal duets, gospel harmonies and mighty tempting grooves.
A New Year's Harvest
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Ring in the new year with friends and family at their bespoke market event, in celebration of the harvest of Hunter Valley. Savour locally sourced produce set against a Bohemian style décor, a live band and festive fireworks. There’s no better way to begin 2019 than a celebration of life and abundance in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region.
A New Year's Eve Harvest
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Ring in the new year with friends and family at our bespoke market event, in celebration of the harvest of Hunter Valley. Savour locally sourced produce set against a Bohemian style décor, a live band and festive fireworks. There’s no better way to begin 2019 than a celebration of life and abundance in the heart of Australia’s oldest wine region.
Black and Gold New Year's Eve Party
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Join them for the countdown to 2019. Join the Black and Gold New Year's Eve Party featuring Whooshka and DJ.

Doors 8pm - Starz Room
Plus fireworks from 9pm
A Casino Royale New Year's Eve
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Ring in 2019 at Stamford Grand Adelaide's Casino Royale New Year's Eve.

The night will begin with an outstanding three course dinner menu and premium beverage package followed by live entertainment to party into the new year. Have a chance to try your luck as we transform our Grand Ballroom into a high class casino and finish the night off on a high note with the best seats in town to Glenelg's famous fireworks.

Join us for the ultimate black tie soirée this New Year's Eve!
Beached As Boogie Down: Beach Theme New Years Eve Party
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Retro Rehash and The Baroque present Beached As Boogie Down: A Beach Themed New Years Eve Extravaganza. You will enter a world where Surfers will be strutting the dance floor with sea creatures, while partying with Pirates. In the tune to such sweet acts as:

Michael Smith of The Atlantic’s
Psyc Funkers Hibiscus Biscuit
Avant- Punkers InLärm
Classic Rockers K.T.B project
With Feel good Folk-ers Tally Ho and more.

Plus secret band jam (to be revealed at a later date). For bookings call the Carrington Hotel.

Partnered with:
Baroque Room
Resilience Festival
Blue Mountains Music Academy - BMMA
The Haze Mag - Blue Mountains
Katoomba Music
And Design Heroes
BBL08 - Brisbane Heat versus Sydney Sixers
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Brisbane Heat is Summer's hottest ticket and they know you won't want to miss a minute of the action at Metricon Stadium. Be a part of the electric atmosphere, fireworks, family entertainment and non-stop action but be quick, tickets are selling fast!
Blank Canvas: New Year New You
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
Blank Canvas: New Year New you.

Join them on their sun drenched deck for a few cold ones, good banter and beach views.

Free entry all day, Live DJ’s from 11am – till late.

Music by Bread and Butter, Dance Floor.

Bean bags to chill on the back deck.
Sombrero’s recommended for Dress.

2019 Oceania and Australian Laser Sailing Championships
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
World class sailing is coming to the challenging waters of Bass Strait as the Mersey Yacht Club and Tasmanian District Laser Association host the 2019 Oceania and Australian Laser Sailing Championships.
The Laser is the Olympic single-handed sailing dinghy with the current Olympic Champion, Australia's Tom Burton, commencing his Gold Medal defence in Devonport.


The Championship is an Olympic qualifying event, with a number of top-ranked Australian and International men and women sailors coming to Devonport.

Furthermore, the Championship will be the only Australian qualifying regatta for the 2020 World Laser Sailing Championships being held in Sandringham, Victoria, guaranteeing a top-class field.
With racing being conducted in the Bass Strait, there will be unprecedented spectator vantage from the Mersey Bluff.

Coupled with the ample tourism opportunities in the local area, from World Heritage wilderness to stunning local produce and food experiences, the Championships promises to deliver both world class sailing and a unique Tasmanian visitation experience.
Supported by Events Tasmania and the Devonport City Council, the 2019 Oceania and Australian Laser Sailing Championships will be a highlight event of the sporting calendar.

Beachport VACSWIM Lessons
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
VACSWIM SA is a South Australian Government supported program which provides primary school aged children with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in the areas of water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.



The program is conducted by qualified instructors in controlled environments located at school pools, public and private pools, beaches and lakes throughout South Australia.

Enjoy a lifetime of safe recreation on, in and around the water by enrolling your children in the 2018 SA Water VACSWIM program.

Borrowed Scenery
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.

With over 50 artworks from the Campbelltown City collection including ceramics, weavings, sculpture, paintings prints and new media, Borrowed Scenery celebrates and acknowledges the significance and influence of individual practice. Rather than becoming a subject of a scene, Borrowed Scenery creates a reflection of unique achievement and explores the discourses of female representation within collections and exhibitions. In response to Borrowed Scenery, The Countess Report will be critiquing the permanent collection addressing institutional accountability within contemporary arts.
Aussie Outlaws at the NFSA
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
A short season of Australian cinematic antiheroes and villains, featuring two classic Heath Ledger roles.

Wed 2 Jan - Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome at 3pm
Thu 3 Jan - The Legend of Ben Hall at 3pm. Includes Q&A with filmmaker Matthew Holmes.
Fri 4 Jan - Animal Kingdom at 3pm.
Sat 5 Jan - Two Hands at 3pm.
Sun 6 Jan - Candy at 3pm
Bo Jenkins - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019
Ben Jenkins grew up in the heart of the Delta, cotton-growing Mississippi River land, where Blues met Country and rock and roll was fashioned, and where music came from soul seeped in life’s harsh realities of pain, love, freedom and much more.

Growing up as a child while listening to his father singing and to his full-blooded Native American grandfather-playing guitar, it is no wonder that the blues and country soul was fused into his being. He is left handed but he simply turned the right handed guitar upside down and taught himself how to play. Which is an amazing feat in itself. Bo Jenkins is the real deal.

This talented American blues musician will be performing at the Brewhouse, a performance you do not want to miss.
Alice in Wonderland at Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Australian Shakespeare Company proudly presents Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll’s much loved classic Alice in Wonderland is coming to life again these Summer holidays in the beautiful surrounds of Rippon Lea House and Gardens.

Join Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole and follows the White Rabbit into the magical world of Wonderland. She’ll get taller and smaller, dance with the Dodo, talk with a Caterpillar, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and battle the Queen of Hearts.

With riddles and rhymes, singing, dancing and even acrobatics, there is lots of fun participation for everyone. The audience will even play croquet with the Queen of Hearts – or it is off with their heads.

This captivating promenade-style children’s production has been performed to sell out audiences in Australia and overseas, and is a delight that will keep the whole family enthralled.
Adulting – Fringe At the Edge of The World
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019
If you've ever been engaged at 19 or racked up parking fines worth a house deposit, then like Tash York you've probably not mastered "Adulting". Known for her ballsy voice, witty repartee and wine loving antics, award-winning cabaret artist Tash York (The Desperate, The After Hours Cabaret Club) explores why growing up is so hard!
Winner, of Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018
Fringe World, Runner Up Best Cabaret 2016: These Things Take Wine
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Annual Corowa Federation Art and Photographic Competition Exhibition
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Come and enjoy the many different types of art work produced by local and interstate artists at the Annual Corowa Federation Art and Photographic Competition Exhibition. Some of the paintings are for sale after the exhibition. There are various categories for Art and Photography.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list please contact the organisers by phone.
Bangalow Market
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019
The Bangalow Markets are on the fourth Sunday of every month. It is a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends. You can hear the languages of people from far off lands. Backpackers and celebrities alike make a day of the markets.

The Bangalow Market Day is a treat for day trippers, a retreat from the city and the rush of the Gold Coast. Bangalow is a window into another world. Come for the day.

Part of the continuing success of the market is the beautiful grounds the markets are held in, which are dominated by eleven huge camphor laurel trees which provide welcome shade and rustling leaves and a magic forest atmosphere.

2019 FedUni Road National Championships
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
The 2019 FedUni Road National Championships is your chance to watch the best Aussie riders battle it out for the ultimate glory of the green and gold jersey.

Held over five days, this ultimate festival of cycling features a criterium, time trial, and a road race.

If you are keen to get involved, 2019 will see the return of the Gran Fondo National Champs.

With heaps of national titles up for grabs and an unforgettable five days of racing, organise the family and make the most of it.
Brendan Fraser and The Drive - Free Live Music
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019
Home Grown Boogie. Brendan Fraser and The Drive is a talented blues band full of energy and passion for music. These guys won several awards including: Australian Blues Album of the Year (Chain Awards 2000), Male Artist of the Year (VicTas Awards 2003) and Australian Blues Band of the Year (Chain Awards 2006).

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Ananda Mela Yoga and Meditation Festival
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
The Ananda Mela Festival is a family friendly event offering yoga, meditation, an abundance of healthy gourmet vegetarian/vegan food, social development workshops and spiritual philosophy.

This is a unique, vibrant, spiritual festival which celebrates cultural diversity, encourages environmental sustainability initiatives and promotes health and well-being.

The festival is held near Stanthorpe, Queensland, located at the heart of the Granite Belt. The area boasts spectacular countryside, massive granite outcroppings, rolling farmland and an abundance of flora and fauna.
Australian Indoor Hockey Festival
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
The 2019 Australian Indoor Hockey Festival will take place in Goulburn, NSW, throughout the month of January.

More than 100 Indoor Hockey teams are expected to compete in the tournament across Under-13, Under-15, Under-18, Under-21 and Open divisions.
Brickfest at the Bay: Lego Fan Event
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
Rainbow Bricks is excited to be returning to Anna Bay Public School and so are their exhibitors.

Venue: Anna Bay Public School
Display times: 10am - 4pm

Like all their community events they are supporting local schools and charities.

This year’s event is supporting the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary.

They have exhibitors from across the Hunter and Central Coast plus local exhibitors coming to display their creations for you to enjoy.

As well as the amazing creations and collections on display there will be many activities for you to enjoy.

There be a Raffle with Lego prizes to win.

Plus we will have a coffee van and Barbecue.

Don't forget to tell you your friends and family about their event.

Beach Water Polo Fours
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
This is a modified format water polo tournament, encouraging people of all ages, skills and abilities to try this fantastic sport in a location that is not only beautiful but completely different from playing in a swimming pool.

The event aims to bring families, friends and newcomers to a part of the Sutherland Shire that, although very accessible, seems a bit hidden from the rest of Sydney.

Combine the location with playing a fantastic sport, participants are sure to have a memorable experience.
Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
Enjoy the facilities on offer at Optus Stadium and help support your Perth Scorchers in their quest for a fourth Big Bash League title! Come dressed in orange to ensure Optus Stadium becomes a sea of orange as the boys take on Brisbane Heat in the second home match of the season!

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Beddy Rays – Bloodhound Single Launch
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
The soundtrack to your Friday afternoon, a freshly cracked tin, scrub up and give em hell kid. From a friendship formed on a primary school oval, to the sticky soles of mosh pit floor. The aptly named Redland Bay quartet “Beddy Rays”, have managed to solidify not only life long friendships, but also a community that continues to spread throughout Brisbane and beyond.

Four apprentices went from bedroom jams to the fast paced, dynamic ballads showcased on the bands debut EP "Lost Found Beat Around". Having supported the likes of Polish Club, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and the Pretty Littles, as well as playing Valley fiesta, a proven powerhouse live performance, with a wrecking ball of momentum.

“Bloodhound" is the bands first single from their forthcoming sophomore EP, and sees the band take a new direction. Recorded at Airlock studios with renowned producer and engineer Konstantin Kersting (Waax, the Belligerents, Mallrat), the track encompasses a more polished sound, and is the perfect benchmark for the next year to come.

Supported by Victor Bravo and more to be announced.
AquaSonic
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
An ethereal underwater concert performed by five musicians submerged in aquariums. Playing custom-made instruments and singing in an invented style reminiscent of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, the result is a musical performance that both looks and sounds haunting and otherworldly.

Avant-garde ensemble Between Music spent years researching the possibilities of performing music underwater, conducting experiments with scientists, deep sea divers and craftspeople to develop entirely new instruments that can be played in water. The result is a concert experience of improbable feats of melody you won’t see or hear anywhere else on dry land.

Lockouts apply – Latecomers will not be admitted.

Credits:
Composed and performed by Laila Skovmand.
With Robert Karlsson, Morten Poulsen, Dea Marie Kjeldsen, Nanna Bech.
International producer and representation: FuturePerfect Productions
Bartercard Sail Paradise
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
Australia’s east coast offshore sailing scene will take on an exciting new look with the staging of the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta to start out of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on January 2, 2019.

Entries are now open for the two exciting curtain raisers for the 2019 east coast offshore sailing season – the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta and the Bartercard Sail Paradise series.

The 380 nautical mile Pittwater to Paradise race will start in Sydney, and finish off Main Beach on the Gold Coast while Bartercard Sail Paradise will be decided over four-days of racing from January 6 to 8. The courses for Sail Paradise will be set just off the surfline of the Gold Coast’s famous sandy beaches with a full range of passage and windward/leeward courses.

The Queensland Australian Yachting Championships, AMS Championships and Queensland Sports Boat State Championships, will be incorporated with over 80 vessels expected to participate.

SYC will host a series of special on-shore social events. And, with it being high summer, a relaxing and festive holiday atmosphere will prevail at the club and across the Gold Coast.
Andrea Weel - Moyneyana Festival
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019
Local singer and song-writer Andrea writes songs about life on the farm. She sings out about current issues, and also treats the crowd to renditions of classic country and folk songs.
Bach to the Bush - Salamander Bay
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019
Celebrate the new year with this rare opportunity to hear one of the Hunter Region’s finest musical exports. Cellist Anthony Albrecht will perform at Port Stephens for the first time, on his 300 year old cello.

Since graduating from The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program in 2014, Anthony has become a passionate advocate for classical music touring in regional Australia.

Anthony is renowned for his accessible, informative and moving “Bach to the Bush” solo recitals, in which he performs two of J.S. Bach’s cello suites and other works for baroque cello, interspersed with fascinating commentary.

Anthony was a soloist and featured performer at the 2017 Newcastle Music Festival, and returns to Australia regularly from his home in London to play with groups such as Pinchgut Opera, the Australian Haydn Ensemble and Adelaide Baroque.

Billy Tea with a Bushman
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Wed 17th Jul 2019
Pull up a chair by the campfire and enjoy a cup of traditional Billy Tea in the Blue Mountains National Park. Your ranger will regale you with fascinating stories about local wildlife, engage the kids with some great hands-on activities, and even roast a marshmallow or two.
A Ghost in My Suitcase
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
A breathtaking and magical adventure about grief, hunting for ghosts and a secret family gift, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling novel, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

Leaving behind her grieving father and brother in Australia, twelve-year-old Celeste travels to Shanghai to scatter her Chinese mother’s ashes in the Isle of Clouds, her 500-year-old ancestral home.

In a land she finds puzzlingly familiar, Celeste meets her gutsy, ghost-hunting grandmother Por Por for the first time, and also discovers her own spirit-chasing powers. Soon, Celeste is swept into a hair-raising battle, defying dangerous ancient spirits and teaming up with the hostile Ting Ting, Por Por’s adopted child, in a race to save her grandmother.

Written by Vanessa Bates and directed by Matt Edgerton and Ching Ching Ho, Barking Gecko’s beguiling and breathtaking stage production is suitable for ages eight and over.
Always
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Barangaroo headland hosts a large scale outdoor sculpture by local Bangarra artist in residence Jacob Nash, featuring the declaration Always: always was, always will be. Visit the sculpture at Barangaroo Reserve at any time during the Festival.
Apollo 11 at Barangaroo South
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The collective adventure that is space travel has many more heroes than the two men who walked on the moon in 1969.

Apollo 11 at Barangaroo South pays tribute to the diverse and under-appreciated heroes of space travel, from astronauts to mathematicians and beyond.

Sydney Festival has commissioned artworks and participatory experiences, free for the public to explore around Barangaroo South, as part of a city-wide commemoration of Apollo 11, the 1969 space flight that first landed people on the moon.

Cycle down to Barangaroo (and add your kilometres to the Fly Me To The Moon at World Square project) to see artworks including larger than life Sydmonauts, celebrating the work of the diverse heroes of space exploration.
Blak Box
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
In Urban Theatre Projects' Blak Box, elders and future leaders from Blacktown’s Aboriginal community invite audiences into a surround-sound listening pavilion, to hear stories and gain a deeper and broader understanding of contemporary Aboriginality.

In a 21st century campfire experience inspired by the concept of deep listening, a soundscape of music and storytellers ranges over thousands of years: a cross-generational dialogue bridging the past and the future.

After a successful opening season at Barangaroo, Blak Box moves to Blacktown – the largest Aboriginal community in Australia – for Sydney Festival. Blak Box is designed by award-winning architect Kevin O'Brien and the deep listening experience Four Winds is curated by Daniel Browning, with lighting by Karen Norris.

Auslan interpreted performance 19 January at 6pm.
Bordertown Race Day
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
Join us at Bordertown Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 9th of January 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Blue Child Collective Album Launch
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
Join Emjay Angeni and Dan of Blue Child Collective for an intimate acoustic performance of songs from their new album to celebrate its release, plus some old favourites in the Bedouin Tent at Saharan Daze in Cowaramup!

Tickets limited to 30 - Bring-Your-Own drinks and nibbles, seating and Moroccan Mint Tea provided.
Annual January 2016 Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019
The Myall Community Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale is held over three days and all work presented is locally produced by members of of the Craft Centre.

Each year, an organisation is selected to be the recipient of the proceeds of a selection of donated paintings.

This is a very successful event held each year with many visitors making a special effort to come back, year after year. They will be celebrating their 25th birthday in 2016.
2019 Port Lincoln Art Prize
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
The Port Lincoln Art Prize is an annual exhibition open to all Australian residents, entering its 11th year in 2019.

The event provides a prestigious competition for the many artists who enter and the opportunity to have their efforts publicly acknowledged with the chance to win cash prizes.

Exhibition on show from 10th January to 16th February 2019 at the Nautilus Arts Centre.

Official opening and award presentations to be held on Thursday 10th January 2019 from 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

All entries must be in by 4pm Monday December 3rd 2018. Full details on how to enter can be found on our website.

Prizes awarded include:

$5000 Major Award
$1000 Highly Commended
$500 Local Artist Award
$500 Youth Award
$100 Youth Award Highly Commended
$500 Peoples Choice Award


Winners announced at the opening night and in the Port Lincoln Times.
Bohemian Nights With Klezmer, Gypsy, European Music
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019
Special Hobart Synagogue concert features Klezmer, Gypsy music—Bohemian Nights.
Melbourne world music duo Bohemian Nights will perform a special concert at Hobart Synagogue, featuring songs and tunes from their Klezmer and other Jewish repertoire, as well as Gypsy and European music.
Bohemian Nights is in Tasmania to perform for the Cygnet Folk Festival (4th time). Their 2015 concert for the Hobart Synagogue was held at Mathers Hall and sold out, and people are advised to book early for the 2018 concert.
"Accordion fiddle fire." - Fairbridge Festival, WA
"Loads of enthusiasm, brilliant musicality." - Wellington Folk Festival, NZ
"Imagine 1930s Paris café." - Wyreena Arts Centre, VIC
Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin, vocals) and Phil Carroll (vocals, accordion, kaval) play Klezmer, Gypsy, French, Italian, Russian, jazz and tango music ranging from soulful to wild. They’ve both played and recorded together in bands including Klezmeritis & Yalla! (seen on ABC TVs Spicks n Specks).
They’ve studied overseas in Cracow, Budapest, Montreal, Istanbul, New York and recorded 2 CDs. Australian concerts highlights include several National Folk Festivals, the National Multicultural Festival, tours around regional Victoria, and West Australia. Phil and Ernie’s 7 New...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019
This summer, The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum proudly presents Essential Theatre’s performance of Shakespeare’s magical comedy – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The cast of eight professional actors will take you on a spell binding ride, as the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum grounds are transformed into the magical land of Athens.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been loved for over four hundred years and continues to weave it’s spells world wide.

Bring a picnic rug and friends for an outdoor, midsummer theatre treat.

Doors open at 6pm, performance start time 7pm.
Two Acts of 55 minutes, 20 minute interval.

This is an outdoor performance.
If wet weather, performance will be at Vincentia High School.
Aerialize Workshops
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Discover your inner acrobat in a series of active and immersive workshops with Sydney’s leading circus training centre.

Aerialize hosts a range of affordable workshops for all ages and abilities, covering everything from aerial skills and flying trapeze to and mini-tramp, including a new Circus Ninja Warrior Course for children and adults.

Aerialize workshops includes Thisability, a fully accessible workshop for kids aged four and over with disability.

These highly skilled performers and teachers specialise in inclusivity, with sessions ranging from aerial adventures for toddlers aged over two to sensory exploration for kids with special needs. Learn how to swing, soar and leap, and try your hand at becoming a circus star of tomorrow.
1918 Barossa Blend Challenge
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro; three grape varieties that have long flourished in the Barossa Valley so much so that G.S.M. has come to be known as the ‘Barossa Blend’.

These three grape varieties blended in the right way can produce a beautifully balanced wine that suits most palates and most occasions.

But who does the best Barossa Blend?

From January 11th to 13th 1918 Bistro and Grill will be offering their guests the opportunity to vote for their favourite Barossa Blend.

An expert panel of wine judges have done a blind tasting and come up with a top 10 of the Barossa's best G.S.M’s.

These 10 wines will be available for tasting over the Barossa Seasons: Summer festival weekend.



Enjoy a wine flight of all 10 wines and indulge in a 1918 Winemakers board for only $20 per person.

Guests will vote for their 3 favourite blends and go in the draw to win all 10 wines.

At the end of the weekend a Barossa Blend Challenge winner will be crowned.

Biladurang
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
A dark, funny and intimate solo work by dancer, choreographer and proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray, performed for an up-close, bathrobe-clad audience in a hotel room.

Inspired by a period of upheaval in his life, and loosely based on the Dreamtime story of the Biladurang – the platypus – the winner of Best Performance at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe is a sexy, tender and affectingly autobiographical piece of dance-theatre about heritage, identity and yearning for home.

As a gay man meeting middle-age, a dancer toiling at the peak of his powers and a Wiradjuri man with ties to Israel and country Australia, Bray took a long look at his life and wondered, “Who am I?” In Biladurang, he chases his demons and goes soul-searching in the neutral space of the hotel room, inspiring audience members to chat, drink and dance together as he weaves his story across every part of the room.
Barossa Seasons: Summer
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
With longer days, lingering sunshine and warmer nights upon us, Barossa Seasons: Summer is all about getting together with friends and enjoying the good things in life.

With seven events over three days (January 11-13) Barossa Seasons: Summer invites you to experience and celebrate everything that is Summer in the Barossa.

From Riesling and Semillon, local ales and gin to smoked meats, tropical feasts and chilled out music sessions, it's all right here waiting for you over one big weekend.
Barefoot Cinema - Mount Martha
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Fusing spectacular settings with the silver screen, Melbourne’s beloved Barefoot Cinema is back for the 2018/19 summer.

Recline in the Spectacular surrounds of The Briars as a sensational program of films lights up under the stars.

Launching Boxing Day, Barefoot Cinema will host 44 evening screenings with the program consisting of family-friendly favourites, cult hits, musicals, comedies, and some of the best films of 2018.



Throughout the season, Barefoot Cinema will celebrate summer in quintessential Australian style by presenting themed surfing nights as well as Australia’s most heralded comedy on Australia Day. There will also be many opportunities for the perfect date night, including the perfect rom-com for Valentine’s Day to get the girls together or take that special someone out for an unforgettable night under the star-studded sky.

Offering so much more than just a movie, Barefoot Cinema invites you to relax, absorb the spectacular views and ambience and experience a memorable summer evening complete with pre-show live music and tasty treats from the food trucks and candy bar.

Blue Sky Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac in the garden - Victor Harbor
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian. Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in. Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?

Join us in the garden for a witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles, complete with romance, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.

Brook Rd Garden Victor Harbor Jan 11, 12 & 13
Collingrove Homestead Angaston Jan 19 & 20
Carrick Hill Springfield Jan 25, 26 & 27
Stangate House Aldgate Feb 1 & 2

Gates open 4pm. All shows start at 6.30pm
Tickets $35
Last season sold out so book early!

For more information please visit our website.
Adelaide French Festival 2019
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Celebrate life, summer and the best of French culture over one weekend, magnifique!

MUSIQUE , THÉÂTRE , DANSE , GASTRONOMIE , FAMILLE
We are thrilled to welcome some of the very best artists from France as we celebrate the return of Adelaide French Festival in 2019.

Our program features an eclectic program of music, theatre, dance, food, wine, art, fashion, film and family activities including a number of Australian exclusive performances just for Adelaide.

Adelaide French Festival has something for everyone, from francophiles to those just discovering all that French culture has to offer.

Come and immerse yourself in this feast of French art and culture, spectacular performances and free activities over one weekend.
Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Bass Coast Summer Show at Wonthaggi is a dynamic living, breathing event full of fun. Experience the agriculture and tradition and stay for most entertaining day.

Visit the poultry, clydesdales, alpacas, pig and other livestock and taste, try and buy the fantastic food, coffee and stalls from local producers.

Enjoy a full equestrian event, live music and singing, totally wild magic, stilt walkers, dogs fly ball, the woodchop, Harry Fergie tractors and machinery, Bass Coast Historical Automobile Club, the ute show, a chainsaw artist and an SES display as well as hay bailing and sheep sheering.

There is plenty for the kids to do including Barn buddies animal nursery, clowns, a circus workshop, balloons, face painting, carnival shows and showbags.

See the website for more details.
A TasteFest on the Manning
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Taree Lions Club will again be coordinating this very successful and engaging community event.

TasteFest on the Manning brings this community and producers event to Manning Valley for the people of the Mid Coast region and its visitors. Please join them as they take your taste-buds and other senses on a wild ride at TasteFest, on the beautiful foreshore park of the Manning River. There will be lots of shade whilst enjoying the coastal breeze.

TasteFest will showcase the best the Manning Valley and beyond has to offer and will include craft beer, food, wine, entertainment and music, as well as activities on the river.

TasteFest on the Manning is conducted by Taree Lions club as a charity that benefits the community and celebrates life in the Manning Valley. They look forward in having you join in the fun, fine food and festive spirit.

Sample TasteFest from 10am through to 9pm in Queen Elizabeth Park in the central business district of Taree.

Visit the TasteFest on the Manning Facebook page and register your interest in coming.

10th Anniversary Sounds By The River - SOLD OUT
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
For many years the award-winning SOUNDS BY THE RIVER has been delivering amazing national and international acts on the banks of the magnificent Murray River. 2019 brings a massive rock mix of international and Australian legends of rock to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this destination event in South Australia.
SOUNDS is the only South Australian date as part of series one of the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR featuring Australia’s favourite son Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish, the run of eight dates takes in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. With such a stellar line-up, it isn’t hard to see why the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has earned the reputation as one of the best regional festivals on the touring circuit.

We are excited about 2019 and Series One is going to rock the socks off of music fans! It was an absolute thrill to receive the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Best Event and Festival in South Australia award last year for the third year in a row bringing Sounds into the State’s Hall of Fame”.“
Bridge of Dreams
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
India’s rich musical palette meets top Australian jazz talent, in a collaboration that includes revered Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal, jazz saxophonist Sandy Evans, tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan and his disciple Bobby Singh, and classical harmonium player Sudhir Nayak. They are accompanied by 17-piece jazz super-collective Sirens Big Band, who showcase Sydney’s leading female and trans musicians.

With music composed by Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan and Sandy Evans, and recorded between Mumbai and Sydney, the Bridge of Dreams project is all about exchanging ideas between world-class collaborators working in complex, ever-evolving genres. Bridge of Dreams spans everything from improvisational jazz to Hindustani, classical, Bollywood and Indipop.
Australia's Centenary 1888
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
They had a spectacular celebration of the Bi-Centenary in 1988, but Mary Small will tell them the story of what happened 100 years earlier. During 1888, the year of Australia’s Centenary, the city of Sydney offered wonderful and amazing entertainments by the seaside for the public at Manly, Coogee and Bondi.

The innovation of bathing machines at Coogee Beach was also an item of great interest! Sydney was caught up in the celebration of the first hundred years of British settlement in Australia. A fortnight of festivities all over Sydney included band contests, a cricket match, the dedication of Centennial Park and a Government House dinner. But as usual for Sydney residents the focus was on the beaches!
Austen Tayshus
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Austen Tayshus is an Australian Comedy legend having performed over 10,000 shows in nightclubs, universities, comedy clubs, pubs and theatres throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA, Fiji and Bali.

In 1983, Austen Tayshus released ‘Australiana’ which is still, three decades later, the highest selling single in Australian recording history!
Ben Frost
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
​A powerful and highly volatile multi-point sound environment performed in the round and created in residency at Germany’s ZKM Karlsruhe.

Minimalist and experimental Australian composer Ben Frost evolves his critically acclaimed album The Centre Cannot Hold into a new live performance concept. Synthesis, analogue tape and live guitars are fed in real time through an array of digital objects, relentlessly pushing and pulling against one another in a new kaleidoscope of sonic ecology.
AYO Summer Concert Series
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Whether you’re a classical connoisseur or you simply love music, there’s something for everyone at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s free summer concert series. Audiences can expect symphonic greats by Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler and more, alongside some hidden gems by composers such as Hugo Wolf, Manuel de Falla and Melody Eötvös. Join them in Adelaide from 12â€㥿 January 2019.

Admission is free!
Artlab: Glam Your Guitar
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Get your hands on a cardboard guitar and give it some rock style in this glam workshop. This workshop is free (drop in before or after the Regurgitator concert).
Black Snake Productions - Moyneyana Festival
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
With a wide range of the world’s most venomous snakes, experts from Black Snake Productions will be performing a number of snake safety and awareness demonstrations in our unique snake pit. With a focus on safety and first aid, they will showcase snakes such as death adders, king browns, taipans and the locals such as browns, tigers and copperheads.

Come down to Fiddlers Green and learn about these amazing creatures. You may like to hold some of their crocodile and python friends.
#UsTwo - the hilarious his and her versions of our lives
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
National TV stars, Gretel Killeen and Glynn Nicholas will premiere a new show at Adelaide’s Holden Street Theatres in January 2019.

#UsTwo will artfully and hilariously compare the male and female versions of life.

Both Glynn and Gretel have raised children (not with each other), been married, divorced and joined that league who think they look much younger than their actual age.

Now, after 30 years of avoiding working together Gretel and Glynn are doing it again.

#UsTwo had its seeds sown back in the mid 1980s when Gretel Killeen and Glynn Nicholas first performed together.

Since then Gretel has hosted award-winning television, written best-selling books, performed as a comic for troops around the world and raised awareness of AIDS orphans, refugees and asylum seekers and global poverty.

And Glynn? Where did he go? Cruise ships for f*&k’s sake. Although admittedly he was a legend on the ground-breaking Big Gig and his company managed and presented more than twenty original stage productions, including shows in Europe and London’s West End.

It’s full of stories, comedy, music, nostalgia, sexual tension, tears, outright lies, familiarity and a bit of tango that is simply not to be missed.

Guaranteed no forced audience participation.
Adult Summer Sewing Sessions at the Creators Nest
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Adult Summer Sewing Sessions at the Creators Nest have limited places available.

Three sessions of three hours each from 10am – 1pm.
Basic Sewing Class no previous sewing experience required, bringing your own machine is recommended.

What you’ll learn and receive: You’ll create a simple Kimono pattern to suit your size and height. Be guided through choosing fabric for your kimono. Learn to thread and tension your machine. Layout and cut your fabric. Learn pin and sew your kimono. Take your completed kimono, pattern and instructions home with you, so you can make more!

Visit Creators Nest website for more details on these sessions.
Bon Vivant
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

France/Australia
Australian Exclusive

Indulge in an authentic evening of French food, with a sumptuous seafood menu created and cooked by Breton chef Nathalie Beauvais, using the best seasonal produce from South Australia.

Passionate about her French culture, Nathalie’s cooking emphasises provenance, market freshness and quality with instinctive creativity.

Immerse yourself in a summer soirée of music, French food and wine.
Bon appétit!
This event is part of the 2019 Adelaide French Festival
Berrigan Show and Shine Swap Meet and Farmers Market
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
The Berrigan Show and Shine Swap Meet and Farmers Market is a great family day out.

The event gives car enthusiasts and other interested people an opportunity to browse through displays of beautiful cars and motorbikes with the backdrop of the picturesque Berrigan Golf Course.

The event also offers market stalls and other family friendly activities to keep all age groups happily entertained for hours.

Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
What better way to enjoy your Sunday night than coming along and viewing some of Australia's best cricketers in action! With crowd favourite's Ashton Agar and AJ Tye in line to be in orange, come and watch your favourite players light up at Optus Stadium as they take on the men in magenta.

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
A Trip to The Moon
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

French illusionist and film director Georges Méliès was a pioneer of special effects at the turn of the twentieth century. Astounding, joyous and often surreal, Méliès’ short films revolutionised the early days of cinema through his whimsical approach and development of new techniques.

Following a sold-out premiere performance at the 2018 Adelaide French Festival, join The Zeitgeist Orchestra, innovative drummer Jarrad Payne and jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto as they curate individual musical responses to a selection of Méliès’ films.

Join these talented musicians as they present original compositions that celebrate the spectacular nature of Méliès’ works.
Australian Open
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
After non-stop action and entertainment for the best Australian summer? Head to Melbourne and get ready for the most thrilling and highly anticipated Grand Slam at Australian Open.

Over two adrenaline-charged weeks, see the world’s best tennis players hit the global stage at Melbourne Park to battle it out for the ultimate glory.

Every year the Australian Open gets bigger, better, more intense and more breathtaking as these stunning athletes leave nothing to chance in their quest for the championship trophy.

With more entertainment, food and family friendly options than ever before, there is something for everyone at the Australian Open.

Visit the Australian Open website for tickets and travel packages, or sign up to Australian Open Update for all the latest news and offers.
Article 14.1
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14.1

For this 10-day durational performance, Australian artist Phuong Ngo invites viewers to join him as he relieves a momentous journey – his parents' immigration by boat from Vietnam in 1981. Join Ngo as he folds thousands of origami boats and listen to recorded interviews with Vietnamese refugees.

On the last night of the performance a special boat burning ceremony takes place at sunset in memory of those lost at sea.
Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
AlburyCity and the City of Wodonga are proud to be again hosting the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup which marks the 33rd anniversary of the competition.

They are very pleased that New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria continue to support the cup as they have since its inception, and would also like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone who has travelled from Tasmania and of course, New Zealand.
Aboriginal Experience at Walls Cave
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Journey with their Aboriginal Ranger as you descend down into the magnificent Walls Cave at Blackheath.

Hear stories and legends of this country’s first people, and retrace their steps along this beautiful waterway, formerly occupied for thousands of years.

Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and lunch, and you’re ready to explore.

Abzorbing Balls - Moyneyana Festival
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019
Bring the kids along to roll in the giant zorb balls.

Which way is up? Where are you going? Like a full body dodgem, roll and bounce around Fiddler’s Green. Free event.
Autumn Orchid Show
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Thu 21st Mar 2019
Come along and view the magnificent array of orchids on display from the passionate growers within the Richmond Valley at the annual Autumn Orchid Show. Held every year throughout Beef Week.

View competition orchids, and buy pot plants and other items over the three days.

Open from 9am to 4pm Thursday and Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
Batemans Bay Kids Fishing Workshop
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Tue 16th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight-14 year olds.

    The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment.

    NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe location.

    Cost per child includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag-all to take home.
    Bookings are essential - please email.
    Maximum 25 participants.

    NSW DPI fishing workshops are run with the assistance of the Fishcare Volunteers and are supported by funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Angaston Wheels & Wine
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019
Explore the Barossa’s thriving wine and food scene in historic Angaston when the Santos Tour Down Under comes to town.

Follow the wine and food trail and gather local produce for a picnic on the Village Green before soaking up all the excitement of the Stage 2 finish of the Santos Tour Down Under in the town centre.

Bring the family along and enjoy the carnival atmosphere against the backdrop of beautiful regional, wine, food, culture, heritage and community.
Animal Mash-Ups
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019
Have fun mashing, mixing and muddling up your own artistic animal creations.

Suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old.

This is a free event.

Botanica: A Village Among the Oak Trees
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Back by popular demand, this beautiful free school holiday event is returning to Melbourne Gardens.

Curated by artist Darryl Cordell and inspired by his childhood in the bush, Botanica offers families the opportunity to work together to build their very own special world. Use your imagination and build a new community village with natural materials collected from the Gardens. Build cubbies and creatures and enjoy nature-based creative activities for all ages.
2019 Coonawarra Cup
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Summer is the time for South Australia's 'best country race meeting'.

Get your hats ready for the Coonawarra Cup! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.

Indulge in some track side hospitality and experience a great day out in one of South Australia's most iconic wine regions.
Alister Turrill - Free Live Music
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

Alister Turrill has shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA National Championships
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Hi-Tec Oils Speedway Toowoomba is excited to announce a spectacular double header Australian Championship weekend as a major season highlight for the 2018/2019 season.



The Australian V8 Dirt Modified and Australian AMCA Nationals Championship will share the bill in what will be an historic and significant weekend for the iconic Toowoomba venue.

The Australian Titles will run for both categories over both nights as well as other classes, Street Stocks on Friday and Compact Speedcars, Production Sedans, F500 and Microsprints on the Saturday night.

The Hi-Tec Oils Speedway is an iconic venue operating since 1977 with improved and upgraded facilities completed over the past two years.

Bring a picnic rug and sit on the hill, in the grandstand or even hire a Catered Corporate Box for family, friends and work functions.

Buy a Pit Pass and view the Race Teams in action prepping their cars and drivers before and after the events, this is a real spectacle to watch.

Hi-Tec Oils Speedway prides itself as being a family-friendly, value for money, excitement plus entertainment option not only for rusted-on speedway fans but to a significantly wider audience.

Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
The rematch of last year’s semi-final at Optus Stadium is not to be missed! With added entertainment from the Scorchers Fan Zone and many activities happening around the ground and precinct there will be plenty on offer for fans of all ages!

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Blanc de Blanc - Fringe World
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Thu 28th Feb 2019
From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna's Rebel Heart tour, Blanc de Blanc returns to Perth! Come to the place where the champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer and the sensual and salacious combine for an evening of breathless abandon. “Simply unforgettable” On In London.

This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

FRINGE WORLD is from 18 January to 17 February. More information is at fringeworld.com.au
Boombox
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Boombox is back with a killer line-up of local Hip Hop & street art.

Fortay At Large, Lee Monro, That Kid Kearve, Needham, Redbak/Bravo Linguista, Prolifik The Gifted, The Rachael Rose Show, U-T£ll, The MaVeriq Illwave and more.

Boombox is a drug and alcohol free event brought to u by Project Youth, KRC, ADF and Sutherland Shire council. This all ages event is free, but you must register for tickets from the link below or pick up a ticket from one of the Project Youth offices. Menai, Miranda or Hurstville. Event is strictly drug and alcohol free, Anyone under the influence will not be permitted entry.
Albion Park Show
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Come along to the Albion Park Show for a great day of family entertainment.

    See the Show Girl Competition. Enjoy the showjumping in the main area, miniature ponies and the animal farmyard. Vintage cars provided by members of the South Coast Vintage Car Club, dog high jump, motor cycle display, hay rolling team competition, Shellharbour tug of war competition, novelty events, parade lap of derby cars, demolition derby - last one on wheels wins - and closing Fireworks.

    Plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
2019 Ceduna Cup
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Style and fashion take to the field when the Ceduna Cup comes to town.

The locals on South Australia's Far West Coast certainly know how to have fun, and they are more than happy to demonstrate the art to anyone who would like to make the trip to the races at Ceduna.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

The main highlight of the day will of course be the running of the Ceduna Cup. Soak up the action from the comfort of the upgraded race club facilities or sit back and relax on the adjacent lawn.
Barnbougle Polo
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo.
Attracting Australia's best polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.
Ballarat Beer Festival
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
The Ballarat Beer festival is a family friendly festival filled with Australia's leading craft beer brewers, a great range of live bands, children's activities, many gourmet food trucks and craft beer master classes.

Recently voted Australia's most popular regional craft beer festival, Ballarat Beer Festival moves to a new venue in 2019. Situated in the North Gardens near Lake Wendouree, the new site offers plenty of natural shade from the abundant trees, and a relaxing rural picnic style atmosphere.

With shade aplenty from the abundant trees offering respite to the summer heat, this is the perfect day to round up your mates, grab a picnic blanket and take in over 20,000 square metres of garden beer action.

A boulevard of brewers will offer a kaleidoscope of tastes and flavours – take your pick from over 200 different brews from across Australia and regional award winning wines.

The 2019 Ballarat Beer Festival is held on the Saturday, 19 January and is preceded by a degustation dinner on the prior Friday night, with each course matched with beers or a cider, and is hosted by the inimitable Professor Pilsner, Pete Mitcham and Beer Diva, Kirrily Waldhorn.
2019 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
The 2019 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup promises to showcase the best in Harness racing action and entertainment.

The Terrace Restaurant caters for the whole family. Dining package are priced from $32.00 to $75.00 which include admission, a delicious three course meal, race book and table service. Drinks additional.

If you are after a more casual feel, look no further than the CUB Beer Garden. Located track side, pre-purchased tickets are $20.00 offering you admission, $10.00 food voucher and complimentary drink.

On the night the CUB Beer garden is open to public where food and drinks are available to purchase.
A Day on the Green ft. Florence + The Machine
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
For the first time since their epic sold-out November 2015 tour, which featured four back-to-back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their captivating live show on Australian audiences.

Released globally this week, Florence + The Machine's latest offering, Big God, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out Friday June 29.
Ballina Brick Event
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The biggest and best Lego Fan Expo is coming to Ballina for the very first time in January 2019 for the inaugural Ballina Brick Event. The Ballina Brick Event is set to showcase amazing dioramas, custom Lego creations from many talented local brick builders who will be exhibiting creations built entirely from Lego.

The Ballina Brick Event is a Lego fan event for all ages and will be one of the biggest yet showcasing over 30 different exhibits all made from Lego bricks.
Australian Line Dance Championships
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Get yourself to Tamworth in January for the annual Australian Line Dance Championships. It’s the nation’s longest running line dance competition, featuring the widest variety of events of all line dance competitions across Australia.

Hosted by Line Dance Association of Australia, the Championships proudly supports all levels of line dancer, from novice to experienced, and is held over four jam-packed days.

During Days One and Two, enjoy the Standard Line Dance Competition highlighting choreographed competition dance routines to all genres of music.

On Day Three is the Basic Line Dance Competition featuring social line dances performed at competition level.

Day Four features the Choreography Competition: a showcase of the social dances new to dance floors in the last six months. This is followed by the Winners Workshop, a chance for you to learn the latest award-winning dances.

The prestige event of the Championships, The Open Country Duo “ALDC Award Buckle Section”, is held in the morning on Day Two of the competition where you'll experience the pinnacle of today's line dance talent.

Line Dance socials and workshops will also be available.

Join line dance enthusiasts from across the country at the Australian Line Dance Championships: the national line dance spectacular!
Aligned Focus with Emily
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Learning to practice yoga intelligently takes commitment, discipline, consistency and guidance.

In this workshop Emily McGregor provides the guidance needed to establish an integral and enjoyable yoga practice.

Learn to develop precision in alignment to build both stability and mobility in the postures.

Learn to use props to facilitate and enhance the postures.

Learn to practice safe movement patterns.

Learn to integrate body, breath and intellect in the moment.

This workshop will benefit beginners and experienced students.

Bookings Essential
Baw Baw Sustainability Network Creative Harvest
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Local home and community food gardens open to the public with local artists set up on site in the gardens.

Celebrate both the creativity and sustainable living opportunities in Gippsland. Learn more about growing your own food and see what local talent we have in the field of arts.
Blue Sky Theatre presents Cyrano de Bergerac in the garden - Collingrove Homestead
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian. Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in. Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?

Join us in the garden for a witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles, complete with romance, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.

Brook Rd Garden Victor Harbor Jan 11, 12 & 13
Collingrove Homestead Angaston Jan 19 & 20
Carrick Hill Springfield Jan 25, 26 & 27
Stangate House Aldgate Feb 1 & 2

Gates open 4pm. All shows start at 6.30pm
Tickets $35
Last season sold out so book early!

For more information please visit our website www.blueskytheatre.com.au
Australian Deaf Games
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Australian Deaf Games is the pinnacle multi-sport event for Deaf people in Australia involving up to twenty sports and attracting more than 1000 competitors and participants from all over Australia, some neighbouring Pacific nations and, potentially, one of two other overseas countries.

    All athletes, most officials and the majority of visitors are Deaf or hard of hearing.

    The Games gives Deaf and hard of hearing people an opportunity to be exposed to a national competition format that promotes the development of Deaf sport.

    The essence of the Games is “Passion and well being through sport”.
Adelaide Bike Hire Tour to Willunga
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Join Adelaide Bike Hire’s “Tour to Willunga” for the incredible final stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under.

The Adelaide Bike Hire team will be riding to McLaren Vale and Willunga on our inaugural “Tour to Willunga”. Overseas, interstate and local riders are more than welcome to join us on our morning ride along the scenic Coast to Vines Trail.

Once we arrive then we say our goodbyes and everyone goes off and does their own thing before they find their spot on the jam packed Willunga Hill. Some options include brunch along the coast at Aldinga Beach, while watching the first few laps of the race, or maybe visiting a winery or two at McLaren Vale.

This is an unsupported one way ride so to help out we will provide maps for the ride home, or if you get a flat or want to stop and take some photos along the way.

DEPARTURE

Where: Old HMS Buffalo Restaurant (end of Anzac Hwy Glenelg)
When: 8:00am Sunday 20th January 2019

RIDE DETAILS

Distance (one way): approx 50km
Elevation (one way): approx 500m

REGISTRATION

Visit the events page where a link to the Facebook event will be found
Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 Santos Tour Down Under
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 is a favourite for the spectators. In 2019 it will be promoted to the 'King' stage, where the final winner of the Santos Ochre Jersey will be decided.

The day will start in McLaren Vale, famous for its winemaking. The town is always in party mode during the race, when the peloton head for the iconic Willunga Hill.

Fans flock roadside to cheer on their heroes in what is the deciding stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Subaru King of the Mountain #1: Brookman Road, Willunga Hill (Category 1) – 7.5% gradient - ETA: 2:24pm

Subaru King of the Mountain #2: Brookman Road, Willunga Hill (Category 1) – 7.5% gradient - ETA: 2:58pm

Ziptrak Sprint #1: The Esplanade, Snapper Point - ETA: 12:46pm

Ziptrak Sprint #2: The Esplanade, Snapper Point - ETA: 1:46pm

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone: Main Road, Willunga (at Kell Street) - ETA: 1:19pm


The Santos Tour Down Under is the first stop for the world's best cycling teams and riders, and is the opening event of the UCI WorldTour.

First held in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.
Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal Exhibition
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
A provocative, participatory installation that reinvents their national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Step up to artist Ryan Presley’s Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal, where you can swap your Australian dollars for Blood Money (aka limited edition prints).

Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal is the latest in a series of works exploring contemporary Australian history through the lens of important Aboriginal figures, with valuable lessons to teach on the legacies of dispossession and oppression.

Presley has redesigned Australia’s banknotes to feature Aboriginal people as the key figures. The public is invited to purchase BMD – Blood Money Dollars – from an exchange booth. All funds raised go to Aboriginal youth organisations.

Born in Alice Springs, Presley works across different media – drawing, painting, etching and installation – to unpack the social, political and cultural baggage Australians have been gathering since first contact.

Challenging the iconography of Australia’s distinctively colourful, high-tech banknotes, and replacing white faces with those of Yagan, Truganini, Vincent Lingiari, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and Fanny Cochrane Smith among others, Presley zooms in on the fundamental values of their nation and asks the question: Australia’s Aboriginal history – what’s it worth to you?
Beware of Pity
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Schaubühne Berlin (Hamlet, Sydney Festival 2010) presents its first work with Complicité (UK) director Simon McBurney (The Encounter, Sydney Festival 2017). This bold, technically adventurous and sexually charged staging of Austrian Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel is a masterful and newly prescient portrait of a Europe stumbling toward chaos.

Written over a period of years and completed when Zweig was exiled in London, Beware of Pity follows the misadventures of Anton Hofmiller, a young cavalry officer who falls in love with Edith, the partially paralysed daughter of a local landowner, then breaks her heart. Overwhelmed by guilt when the girl takes her own life, Anton enacts a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to put things right.

Schaubühne Berlin premiered Beware of Pity in 2015, before playing a critically acclaimed 2017 season at the Barbican in London. Adapted and directed by Complicité co-founder Simon McBurney, Beware of Pity arrives as old certainties and diplomatic niceties are being swept away; when international relations have become a compulsive soap opera.
29th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
An annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin.

All artworks are offered for sale.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

29 years is an amazing success story of which we are extremely proud – especially as CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.



The Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.

34th Yea Rotary Art Show
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
The 34th Yea Rotary Art Show will feature varied displays by many talented artists from Yea, The Murrindindi Shire, Victoria and interstate.

Generous prizes encourage outstanding entries and the exhibits are available for purchase during the course of the Show. The Art and Craft Show is held in the beautifully restored Yea Shire Hall in the centre of the lovely township of Yea.

Attend opening night to have first opportunity to purchase paintings, enjoy a drink, view some outstanding art and also hear first hand from the Judge as to who won the prizes and why.
Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder - 2019
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Perth Scorchers will be looking to continue their record and remain as the most successful Big Bash League club!

Grab your friends, brothers, sisters and cousins and come along to support your Perth Scorchers as they look to turn on the fireworks at Optus Stadium on a week night!

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and the famous Annual Gnome Convention in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.

There will be a flag raising ceremony, market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, Gnome competition, Aussie family fun activities on the oval, and much, much more.

Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a great day - a country fair with extra flair! Gnomes come from all over to join the fun!
Australia Day Celebrations - Goulburn
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day with a range of free activities in Victoria Park, Goulburn.

The day features an official ceremony and presentation of awards and the family fun will include markets, rides, activities and entertainment.

A talented line up of local musicians will entertain, while classic cars and vintage farm machinery will roll into town.

There will be so much for you to see and do.
Australia Day Celebrations Wagga Wagga
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
With something for everyone, the Wagga Wagga Australia Day celebrations will feature a free community breakfast, the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony, and lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family!

Join them in the Victory Memorial Gardens in Wagga Wagga for the celebrations of Australia Day!
American Express Openair Cinemas - Bondi
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 4th Mar 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Capture the spirit of summer with American Express Openair Cinemas, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.

    The festival vibes will be in full swing each night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

    Further details to come.
26th International Island Classic
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The International Island Classic is set to celebrate 26 years of historic racing in 2019.

The southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet is returning to Phillip Island on January’s Australia Day long weekend, January 25 to 27 2019.

Further event information and tickets will be released in the coming weeks.
Beechworth Music Festival
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Beechworth Music Festival kicks off again on 25 and 26 January with two nights of free camping, great local food and refreshments and a killer line up of artists and it is kid friendly.

Beechworth Music Festival is renowned for its diverse and fabulously curated line ups with rising artists such as Remi, Stonefield, Briggs, Beaches and The Bennies gracing the Madman’s Gully stage in the past. Alongside these starring headliners have been some amazing local, regional and Melbourne based musicians and DJ's who bring their complimentary and crowd pleasing artistry. Add to this the BMF Rock School performance and you have an outstanding weekend of top notch music for all tastes.

Two great days of music, good safe times, free camping and a complete sensory overload. We aim to give you – a chance to wind down – connect to the environment and the local community – a new sense of freedom – time and space – the company of good friends – and above all, unparalleled enjoyment of great music and a chance to be part of some great traditions at BMF.
Afrekete - Cuban Dance, Music and Cultural Festival
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Afrekete is the Ocean Mother energy of the Arara Tradition. Originally from Dahomey region in Nigeria, this culture came to Cuba with the slaves. Afrekete is also Australia's unique Cuban Dance and Music cultural event where Afro-Cuban folklore is celebrated over a whole weekend on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Come and experience a real piece of Cuba at Coolangatta! It starts with an Opening Ceremony with cultural exchanges from local Indigenous knowledge holders and Afro-Cuban ritual dancers and drummers and continues with a whole weekend of dance and music workshops in the history of Cuba, with live Cuban music nights and performances by Cuba's best dance and music maestros. Feel the heartbeat of Cuba and let the rhythm move you.
Alpine Quest Adventure Race
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
The Alpine Quest Adventure Race is a navigation-based team event. Unlike most other events in which participants follow a marked course on set roads or trails, adventure racing is a journey in which racers travel an unknown landscape using only a map and compass.

It is an exploration, an expedition! Teams of four will navigate their way between control points on mountain bike, kayak or on foot for between 50 kilometres and 150 kilometres (depending on the course) during both the day and night.



The race will be extremely tough, and it is the ultimate challenge for your body and your mind. No sport demands more concentration, physical effort and teamwork and challenges your mental toughness.

Adventure Junkie are adventure racing specialists and will create a challenging but extremely exciting and rewarding course.

Australian Crawl Show
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
The Australian Crawl Show is a fun and uniquely true-to-original live show with a strong focus on the original Australian Crawl band. An outstanding fully-live production, the Australian Crawl Show is the most authentic tribute showcasing their greatest hits.

Their authentic sound is a time machine taking music fans back to their favourite memories of weekends full of music, sun, surf and beach. Being fans of Aussie rock music, they also play a selection of other classic Aussie rock songs.

This is an Over 18’s event. A valid membership card must be shown when collecting tickets from reception.
Best of Eyre Dinner
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
This spectacular food and wine event is held in Spencer Gulf King Prawn’s Eyre Square and offers food and wine lovers a fantastic taste of the Eyre Peninsula’s best local produce prepared by our talented local chef Kris Bunder and complimented by our award winning local wines. Limited tickets

Includes prime viewing of The Flaming Sambucas’ Abba Gold show live on the Tunarama Festival Stage featuring an exciting set list of the original ABBA complete with costume and music.
Australia Day Eve Twilight Farmers Market 2019
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
The opportunity to purchase all local Australia Day food fare will be a reality due to a special twilight Farmers Market being held in the lead up to Australia Day on Friday 25th January 2019.
From Limousin beef to free range pork there is no better way to celebrate being an Australian but to support our farmers through your fresh food shopping for your Australia Day BBQ goodies at the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market.
The Market will be themed with all the Australian trademarks, a thong throwing competition and a special backyard cricket pitch put in just for the event.
The market will be held in the picturesque Mt Pleasant showground, and over 40 stallholders present, plenty of parking will be available, plenty of tastings and dinner options available, the twilight is the perfect start to your Australia Day long weekend.
Blue Sky Theatre presents Cyrano de Bergerac in the garden - Carrick Hill
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian. Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in. Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?

Join us in the garden for a witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles, complete with romance, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.

Brook Rd Garden Victor Harbor Jan 11, 12 & 13
Collingrove Homestead Angaston Jan 19 & 20
Carrick Hill Springfield Jan 25, 26 & 27
Stangate House Aldgate Feb 1 & 2

Gates open 4pm. All shows start at 6.30pm
Tickets $35
Last season sold out so book early!

For more information please visit our website.
Aussie Cowboys Bring the Bush to Bawley Point
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
For the first time ever, Willinga park is opening its doors on Australia Day weekend!

Catch the Rooftop Express at 7pm, as they perform their Brand new Brumby Muster, an action-packed show that takes Horse and Cattle play to a new level, it’s a show the whole family will love.

Take a walk around their world-class equestrian centre, sculpture garden and native botanical gardens.

Treat yourself with award winning local food stalls and enjoy local handmade markets.

Learn from some of Australia’s best show jumpers as they compete for glory and watch extreme carriage driving where teams of horses and their drivers compete to win!

Enjoy horse drawn tours of the award-winning Willinga Park.
Australia Day in the Capital
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sit back and relax as the perfect live soundtrack fills the air at Regatta Point.

Justice Crew will headline the Australia Day in the Capital concert with their legendary moves and epic beats. Crowd favourites Jess & Matt and popular locals Tuchasoul will also take to the stage, showcasing their stunning vocals and much loved lyrical style.

If a picnic setting is what you’re after, bring family and friends to Patrick White Lawns, where there will be plenty of entertainment for children on offer. Kids can challenge themselves with a game of cricket, get an adrenaline rush on a giant slide, live out fairy tales with face paint and bounce their way through Australia Day on jumping castles.

Indulge your inner foodie at our marketplace featuring local food trucks before an impressive pyrotechnic display lights up the night sky at 9pm. Marvel as this colourful show bursts to life. Bring a camera and capture the perfect shot of the fireworks reflecting off the lake.

Australia Day at Woy Woy
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come celebrate Australia Day at Woy Woy from 2pm - 9pm along the amazing Brisbane Water's edge. There will be loads of free interactive activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

So grab your thongs, your zinc and your bucket hats and come and enjoy live entertainment, great food, lantern parades, jet planes and of course the amazing fireworks display!!

You do not want to miss out on this patriotic, fun filled community event!
Australia Day Aquathon and Fun Run-Walk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The ever popular MMJ Australia Day Aquathon is Australia's favourite swim and run.

2019 celebrates the 20th edition with a huge crowd expected, making for an experience not to miss.

Held at picture perfect Wollongong Boat harbour, a little over an hour south of Sydney, the spectacular venue offers the the perfect venue.

Wollongong has become one of NSW's destination hot spots and the harbour is central to the city, shops, cafe and vibrant centre.

There are four swim and run distances which can be enjoyed by kids to adults, beginners to the competitive and in individual or tag team categories.

Rounding out the morning activities, the four kilometre Warrigal Fun Run-Walk-Roll covers all ages.

Aquathon finishers all receive a medal, the event has all the safety and professional services you expect. A huge crowd comes to cheer, whether your out for a fun time or race, Aquathon is for you.

Go it on your own, with the family, and friends and get involved.

Aquathon is a key feature event of the all day activities featuring entertainment, stalls, children's rides, fire works to celebrate the special day.
Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day with Breakfast by the Lake.

The day includes a huge AUD4 breakfast, citizenship ceremony, civic ceremony including presentation of the Australia Day Citizen Awards and ambassador address and free entertainment.

Breakfast from 7am to 10am.

Enjoy live music, sand modelling competition, animal farm, pony rides, face painting, live entertainment plus much more.
Australia Day at Dungog
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come along to the Australia Day barbecue breakfast at the historic James Theatre, which will be followed by a welcoming from the Ambassador for Dungog. There will be speeches and a presentation of awards. Afterwards, yourself, family and friends will be invited to stay and enjoy the Australia Day cake. Come and join in the day.
Australia Day Celebration Inverell
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day in Inverell at Victoria Park from 7.30am. Enjoy a free barbecue breakfast supplied by the Inverell-Macintyre Lions Club and live entertainment by the Inverell Pipe Band.

The official ceremony will begin at 8.30am with official speeches, performance by Danthonia Choir and the presentation of the awards for Community Event, Young Citizen, and Citizen of the Year, Flag Raising and singing of the National Anthem.

Australia Day is a time to reflect on this nation's journey. To acknowledge the past, rejoice in the present, and look confidently to the future.
Australia Day Celebration in Balranald
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Balranald Shire will celebrate Australia day in Balranald Township commencing with breakfast followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador and Awards Ceremony.

Following the Balranald ceremony, an Australia Day barbecue lunch followed by an address from the Australia Day Ambassador, Citizenships and Awards Ceremony will commence in Euston Township at the Euston recreation Reserve.

This celebration is to be an alcohol free event.
Australia Day Sydney
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
This Australia Day, join in the fantastic events around Sydney with live music, family entertainment and awe-inspiring fireworks. Australia Day is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Australia, from the country, cities and in the heart of Sydney.

There’ll be family entertainment on offer with the Children's Festival taking place between 11am and 3pm at Summer Playground at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. The Wiggles will be performing their favourite songs from 11am. Spectators can also enjoy seeing The Vegetable Plot, The Beanies, the Big Science show and workshops at the Circus Playground.

Witness Australia’s biggest music stars rock out at Australia Day Live, taking place from 6.30pm at Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and at Campbells Cove.

Throughout the day you can look out to the water to see a flotilla of yachts, jet skis, fly boarders and more putting on a show like no other. You’ll also be treated to a series of dazzling firework displays, lighting up and transforming the skies.

Keep a lookout as free tickets to The Wiggles and Australia Day Live will be released soon.
Australia Day Celebrations across Kiama
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day kicks off with traditional bacon and egg rolls for breakfast from 7.30am at:
Jones Beach, Kiama Downs
Jamberoo Kevin Walsh Oval and Park
Kiama Surf Beach Park
Gerringong Old School Park on the Main Street, Gerringong

Music, jumping castles and facepainters for the kiddies 8am-11am (approx)

The Citizenship ceremony and Australia Day Awards ceremony will be held 8.30-10am in Gerringong Town Hall with light refreshments.

The event is free family friendly event.
Australia Day Celebrations The Entrance
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day by the water with a stunning ocean backdrop at the Entrance.

There is something for everyone. Enjoy an amazing musical line up on the main stage, the kids can splash around in the water park or enjoy amusement rides and activities and this year we are bringing an exciting ‘lawn game zone’ for the whole family to enjoy!

The event will finish off at with a 9pm fireworks spectacular over the water.

Not to be missed!
Australia Day in Yass Valley
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia's National Day with celebrations in the Yass Valley at Coronation Park. The Rotary Club of Yass provide breakfast in the park from 8am.

Face painting, jumping castle, playground to keep the children entertained! A lovely atmosphere so bring the whole family.

Yass Valley Australia Day Citizen Awards are to recognise outstanding individuals and groups who make a real contribution and difference to their community.

The Australia Day Ambassador will also address the audience. The winners of the Australia Day awards are announced in the park at 9.15am.

Entry is free so head along and enjoy a true Australia Day like no other in the Yass Valley.
Australia Day Celebrations Young
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day celebrations in Young will take place at Carrington Park from 8am to 11am. There will be a breakfast barbecue, entertainment and the official Australia Day Ceremony. Come along and join in the fun.
Australia Day Celebrations Gunnedah
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day is the nation's day to celebrate what's great about living in Australia and being Australian.

The Gunnedah Shire celebrates the national day with a variety of free community activities for all residents and visitors to share.



Celebrations begin in the lead up to Australia Day with the Australia Day Awards Dinner being held the night before, so all the community have an opportunity to attend the many planned activities on the programme.



The day starts early with triathlon events, combined church service, free family breakfast sausage sizzle, raft and craft Race, PCYC duck race, people and pets parade, cake bake off, chess game, dash for cash, athletic events and a free movie screening of Blinky Bill will be on at The Civic Theatre mid afternoon.



Gunnedah's Australia Day Programme varies from year to year and is made possible by Gunnedah Shire Council and the many great volunteer organisations they have in Gunnedah.

Australia Day Celebrations Wollongong
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
This family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong's calendar.

Activities start early in the morning with the Illawarra Aquathon and continue throughout the day with multiple entertainment stages, stalls, amusement rides, hands-on children's activities, street theatre and beach and water fun culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Wollongong harbour.

Introducing new activities such as Ozzy Doggy Show, UOW Global Corner, Remondis Youth Chill Out Zone and much more
Australia Day Celebrations Bathurst
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Each year Bathurst Regional Council run Australia Day celebrations and it's another great opportunity for locals to celebrate what's great about Australia and the Bathurst Region.

Every Australia Day is based around a theme, however the days events will focus on showcasing what there is to love about Australia Day. Each year celebrations become bigger and better with a growing number of participants joining in on the fun every year. Come along to take part in some of their great events.
Australia Day Celebration in Singleton
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Singleton's Australia Day Celebrations will take place on the Civic Green in Singleton.

    Entertainment, kids activities, multi-cultural food, craft stalls, and displays from the military and emergency services are some of the highlights of this event for the whole family.

    For more information contact the Singleton Visitor Information and Enterprise Centre on the phone number or email address provided.
Australia Day Big Breakfast
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day.

    The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on the northern beaches, with tens of thousands of people attending every year.

    Commencing at 7am, it includes, a hot breakfast, Car and Bike Show, Thong Throwing Competition, rides, entertainment and flag raising.

    From 8am why not cool off and enjoy the waterslides or kick back and relax to the roving entertainment and live music on offer.
Australia Day at Sydney Fish Market
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Fish Market will be open from 7am on Australia Day for you to stock up on plenty of prawns (and lots of other yummy seafood) for the barbie!

Celebrate Australia day with a delicious seafood lunch on the boardwalk in the sunshine.

Whether you’re in to prawns, oysters, sushi, sashimi, yum cha, salt and pepper squid or good old fish and chips – if it's seafood you want to eat, Sydney Fish Market will be sure to have it.
Australia Day at Sydney Olympic Park
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The whole community is invited to Australia Day Celebrations at Cathy Freeman Park.

Bring along your family and friends and enjoy our celebrations of everything about this great land we call home!

On Australia Day you are invited to our free community celebration including FREE entertainment, rides, kids' activities, delicious food stalls, fireworks display and film screening of Lion.

Finish the day of celebrations off with a bang and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.

Australia Day Parramatta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party.

Featuring the spectacular aerial hot-air balloon display, the Big Barbecue competition, the popular CARivale vintage car display and plenty of kids activities, workshops and amusement rides.

Don't miss the main stage concert including the Parravision talent competition grand final at The Crescent followed two Australian headline performances and a massive fireworks finale.
Australia Day in Maitland Park
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day in Maitland Park celebrates what’s special about this beautiful country, with this year’s event being all about the great Australian backyard. Join in the fun with a full day of activities including rides, face painting, food stalls, live entertainment and free entry to Maitland Pool (bring your swimmers).

The fun starts with a free barbeque breakfast from 7.30am followed by Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony on the main stage.
Australia Day in Newcastle
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come celebrate Australia Day in Newcastle! All celebrations take place on the beautiful Newcastle Harbour and Foreshore with attractions occurring all day! You won't be disappointed.
Australia Day Cessnock
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
A huge range of activities have been planned which include welcoming Australia’s newest citizens, recognising those in the community who do an outstanding job, sharing a bite to eat and enjoying the Mayoral Cup Cricket.

The day will kick off with a Citizenship Ceremony and the Australia Day Awards at the East Cessnock Bowling Club from 10am to 12pm.

The official proceedings will be followed by a free barbecue lunch from 12pm to 2pm at East End Oval, Victoria Street.

The Mayor’s eleven starts as 12.30pm with the presentation of the trophy at 3.30pm.

In true Aussie style the weather will likely be warm so be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and a comfortable chair to sit on for the oval activities.
Australia Day Celebrations in Horsham
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Whether you are a local, an interstate traveller or visiting from abroad, you will enjoy Australia Day celebrations in the Wimmera.

Head to Sawyer Park in Horsham, celebrations will be held on the banks of the Wimmera River. Horsham welcomes you to the Australia Day festivities of 2019.

Horsham Rural City Council with the wonderful support from the combined Service Clubs of Horsham, will provide a free barbecue breakfast from 7:00am which including bacon, eggs, orange juice and fruit.

The official ceremony will commence at 8:00am sharp. Followed by a naturalization ceremony, Australia Day Awards and other entertainment
Australia Day Celebrations in Myrtleford
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Start your 2019 Australia Day with a barbecue breakfast and live music under the shady trees of Jubilee Park in Myrtleford.

Join with the local community to celebrate everything that's great about being Australian and applaud those individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to make sure the North East is a great place to live.

Bring your own chairs or picnic rug and a gold coin donation for the barbecue breakfast, proudly provided by the Rotary Club of Myrtleford.

Free entry, temporary tattoos and flags for the kids. Starts at 8:00am.
Australia Day Celebrations in Bright
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Start your 2019 Australia Day with a barbecue breakfast and live music next to the Ovens River in Howitt Park, Bright.

Join with the local community to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian and applaud those individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to make sure the North East is a great place to live.

Bring your own chairs or picnic rug and a gold coin donation for the barbecue breakfast, proudly brought to you by the Rotary Club of Bright.

Free entry, temporary tattoos and flags for the kids. Starts at 7:00am.
Australia Day Celebrations in Harrietville
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Start your 2019 Australia Day with a flag-raising ceremony and live music in Pioneer Park followed by a morning tea.

Join with the local community to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian and applaud those individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to make sure the North East is a great place to live.

Free entry, temporary tattoos and flags for the kids. Starts at 10:00am.

Proudly supported by the Harrietville Historical Society.
Australia Day Celebrations in Mudgegonga
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Start your 2019 Australia Day with a barbecue breakfast and entertainment at the Mudgegonga Community Hall.

Join with the local community to celebrate everything that is great about being Australian and applaud those individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond to make sure the North East is a great place to live.

Free entry, temporary tattoos and flags for the kids. Starts at 7:30am.
Australia Day at the Woolshed
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day at the Woolshed at Jondaryan.  

What better way to spend this national day other than immersing yourself in the culture and history that makes Australia great.  

Accommodation available on site, stay in Heritage Listed Cottages, Rustic cabins or even the authentic Shearers Quarters or camp under the stars on powered and non-powered camping and caravan sites.

Entry is by a gold coin donation (Australia Day only).
Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day starts at 8.30am on the Bellerive Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast while entertained by some of Tasmania's finest musicians.
From 10:30am the Clarence City Band will light up the stage before the Clarence Australia Day Ambassador begins the formal proceedings.


The Mayor of Clarence will then preside over a Citizenship Ceremony and the Clarence Australia Day Awards.

Australia Day Lunch Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, or take the kids out on a fun family sightseeing cruise.

Lunches are departing 10am from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf One. Choices of premium four course menu, Seafood buffet or special Aussie buffet, all with drinks included.
Australia Day in Wangaratta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
On Australia Day the community comes together as a nation to celebrate what is great about Australia and being Australian. It is the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.

Celebrate Australia Day under the beautiful trees in the King George V Gardens. The official event will include a flag raising, awards, citizenship ceremony, followed by a free barbecue morning tea, proudly cooked by the Wangaratta Lions Club.

The Wangaratta Australia Day Ceremony is an alcohol free event.
Australia Day with Rural Events Wangaratta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia day in the rural city of Wangaratta is a chance for towns to celebrate what’s great about Australia.

Boorhaman recreational reserve, 8:30am free community breakfast, flag raising and presentation.

Carboor hall - 6:30pm barbeque, children's activities, flag lowering and speeches.

Cheshunt Hall - 6:30pm barbeque.

Eldorado Memorial Hall - 6:30pm dinner, flag lowering, children's gold nugget hunt and classic car display.

Everton hall - 8:00am breakfast, speeches, flag raising, presentation and games.

Glenrowan Lions Park - 10:00am breakfast, speeches and flag raising.

Greta/ Hansonville hall - 10.00am flag raising, presentation and morning tea. Viewing of memorabilia and heritage artifacts.

Hamilton park, Kurrajong lane barbeque area - 9:00am barbeque breakfast, flag raising and presentations.

Milawa, John McAleese park - 6:30pm presentation and local awards, lowering of the flag, entertainment and barbeque.

Moyhu Lions park - 8:00am breakfast, flag raising, award presentations.

Murmungee, old Murmungee hall - 7:30am breakfast, flag raising, presentation and activities.

Peechelba bushland reserve - 8:30am flag raising, presentation and breakfast.

Springhurst Community Hall - 5:00pm children's activities, dinner and awards ceremony.

Tarrawingee hall - 7:30 am breakfast, speeches and awards.

Whorouly recreation reserve - 9:00am flag raising, presentations, barbecue and activities.
Australia Day Celebrations in Greater Hume
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate all things Australian at the Greater Hume Australia Day celebrations.

Greater Hume’s Australia Day celebrations will be held at Walla Walla Sportsground, William Street (East), Walla Walla on Saturday 26 January 2019.

Enjoy breakfast and the official ceremony where the Australia Day ambassador will present awards to outstanding citizens with the presentation of the citizen, young citizen, sports award, community event of the year and school citizenship awards.

Its a great day to celebrate all things Australian.
Australia Day Celebrations Windorah
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Barcoo Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards and Celebrations will be held at Windorah Community Centre.

Commencing at 6pm, there will be a barbecue, indoor bowls and a Jumping Castle for the kids and bingo.

A great way to celebrate Australia Day with the people of the Barcoo Shire communities. All are welcome.

This event is bring your own and a shared plate.

Australia Day - Coleraine
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Coleraine Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre.

Activities include breakfast, flag raising, award presentation and music.

Guest speaker is to be confirmed.
Australia Day - Balmoral
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Balmoral Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at Balmoral Swimming Pool on Glendinning Street.

Activities include guest speaker, award presentation, welcome to new residents and free community breakfast.
Australia Day - Tarrington
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Tarrington Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Tarrington Community Park.

Includes flag raising and a free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day 2019 - Cavendish
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Cavendish Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at the Town Square, Cavendish.

Activities include community recognition awards, shared morning tea, barbecue lunch at the Bunyip Hotel and music.

Guest speaker to be announced.
Australia Day - Byaduk and North Byaduk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, combined Byaduk and North Byaduk Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Byaduk Sports Pavilion.

Activities include free breakfast and flag raising ceremony.

Guest speaker: To be announced.
Australia Day - Glenthompson
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Glenthompson Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Glenthompson Recreation Reserve.

Activities include the a flag raising and official ceremony with Guest Speaker.

Roast lamb lunch and fruit salad dessert.

Australia Day - Penshurst
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Penshurst Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Penshurst Botanic Gardens.

Activities include a flag raising, official ceremony with local awards and Guest Speaker and free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day - Dunkeld
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Dunkeld Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Dunkeld Memorial Park.

Activities include a flag raising, local award presentations and free breakfast.

Guest speaker: TBA
Australia Day - Branxholme
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Branxholme Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the Old Railway Station Reserve, Railway Terrace, Branxholme.

Guest Speaker: TBA.

Enjoy cold meat and salads, but bring your own chairs.
Australia Day Lunch Cruise
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join in the day time action on Sydney Harbour this Australia Day for the annual Ferrython and Australia Day parade.

See the Sydney State Ferries dressed up in spectacular colours as they race for first place under the Sydney Harbour Bridge followed by a fine parade of tall ships, small ships, big boats and beautiful classics.

Enjoy the famous annual Ferrython on spectacular Sydney Harbour with your choice of a light refreshment meal or a delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet Lunch, live commentary, followed by freshly percolated coffee and tea.
Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Their Australia Day Dinner Cruise is the best way to watch the fireworks in style whilst avoiding the crowds on land.

Enjoy magnificent views of the fireworks complemented by a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet.

Three hour dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, see all the sights from spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

Allocated indoor seated dining.

Mouth-watering seafood and carvery buffet prepared fresh on board. Tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters with tea and coffee.

Cash bar available for beer, wine, soft drinks, spirits and other beverages unless bar package selected. Great views of the Circular Quay Fireworks Show. Prizes and giveaways - Lots of fun! Professional DJ playing something for everyone. Photographer on board - Brilliant way to celebrate Australia Day!

Australia Day Native Lunch in the Vines
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
You're all so lucky to celebrate Australia Day embracing some of their native herbs and spices!The Contentious team will barbecue locally grown and produced food, matched with their Summer range of wines, such as the 2017 Come The Raw Prawn Riesling and 2018 Rose. Entertainment will feature as will games for the kids.

Of course complimentary tastings of the new Dry as A Dead Dingoes Donga 2018 Riesling, planned for 2019 release, will make an appearance.

Australia Day on Mt Kosciuszko
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Thredbo is inviting Aussies to celebrate Australia Day at the highest point in Australia, on top of Mt Kosciuszko 2228 metres.

Perfect for the family or a long weekend away with mates, Thredbo will be taking Australia Day festivities to new heights celebrating with an exciting line up of iconic Aussie entertainment and activities, offering an unforgettable Australia Day!
Australia Day Penrith
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Penrith is the place to be on Australia Day, so grab friends, family and neighbours and head to Jamison Park to enjoy the free family fun.

Join them in celebrating Australia's heritage, diversity and traditions with a family fun day in the heart of the City.

More information to come, closer to the event date.
2019 Loxton Free Australia Day Breakfast
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The day kicks off with a free breakfast and is followed by the official ceremony and presentation of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event of the Year, Australia Day Awards.
Situated under the shady Jacaranda trees at the Loxton Rotunda in East Terrace.
Australia Day BBQ Breakfast, Moonta Bay
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
An Australia Day BBQ Breakfast will be held at the Moonta Bay foreshore car park from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on Australia Day, Saturday 26th January.

Come and enjoy the bbq breakfast with gluten free options available. All proceeds from this annual fundraising event go to Variety, the Children's Charity.

Australia Day Party
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate all that is Australia and where you live with us at the Belmore Sports Ground - spiritual home of the Bulldogs. There will be music, fun, laughter and fireworks!

Come along for all the fun!
For more information visit their website or call Canterbury Bankstown Council.
Australia Day Dinner Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Cruise aboard MV Sydney 2000, Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship, for front row seats to Australia Day’s new evening spectacular.

Departing 6.30pm from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf No.1 and disembarking approximately 10.30pm, with three choices of dinners.

Sky Deck dinner: four-course premium menu, first-class individual table seating, drinks included (house spirits, superior wines, beers and soft drinks).

Club Deck dinner: three-course premium menu, popular individual table seating, drinks included (superior wines, beers and soft drinks).

Show Deck dinner: three-course premium menu, expansive individual table seating, with welcome glass of bubbly.
Australia Day in Queanbeyan
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
While full details of the 2019 event are still to be confirmed, visitors to, and residents of, Queanbeyan will be treated to a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.

With an entertainment extravaganza for the entire family, the QPRC Events Team have created a delightful event with fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
A Day on the Beach
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Family fun day featuring children's entertainment, live music, ocean swim, sand sculpture competition, inflatable race, food stalls, hurdy gurdy, giant inflatable slide, tug-o-war, 7HOFM live broadcast, beach volleyball, gaelic football, Aussie rules handballing, treasure hunt, balloon twisting and much, much more.
2019 Australian Sprintcar Championship
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Australian Sprintcar Championship is the only National Australian championship for Sprintcar Racing in the country and is the most prestigious Sprintcar event on the Speedway Calendar.

It is attended by competitors from all around the country and is only allocated to Queensland once every six years.

It will be held on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019.

It is quite possibly the last time Brisbane will be able to host the event.

It is the only form of motorsport that happens all right in front of you and a Sprintcar has a greater power to weight ratio than that of a Formula 1 car.

Australia Day - Hamilton
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
You are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton.

Celebrations will also take place throughout the region where all members of the community, as well as visitors to the region, are invited to come together as a community for Australia Day 2019.

For further information, please contact the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
Australia Day in Blacktown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Featuring live performances by headliners The Screaming Jets and TMG as well as Boys Light Up, Original Sin INXS Show and Oz Icons.

Join in the festivities of Australia Day 2019 on The Rooty Hill! Enjoy free amusement rides, Australiana demonstrations, food stalls and fireworks spectacular to close the event!

3.30 pm Gates open on Eastern Road, Rooty Hill
4pm Boys Light Up
5pm Original Sin INXS Show
6pm Oz Icons
7pm TMG
8.15 pm The Screaming Jets
9.15 pm fireworks Spectacular
9.30 pm event Close

This is an alcohol free event.

The Rooty Hill is a 10 minute walk from Rooty Hill Railway Station or can be accessed by car via Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Limited free parking is available.

Australia Day 2019 is proudly presented by: Blacktown City Council and supported by Featherdale Wildlife Park.

For more information contact the Events Team.
Australia Day Wake Up With the Wildlife Breakfast in Blacktown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join them this Australia Day for an experience like no other! Breakfast with your favourite feathered and furry animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Entry time One: 7am to 9am
Entry time Two: 10am - noon

Bookings are essential and limited spots are available for each session. Tickets available 8am, Tuesday 8 January, online or in person at Blacktown City Council Civic Centre.

All money raised will be donated to the Koala Plantation Fund. Children three years and under do not require a ticket. Maximum 10 tickets per booking.

Ticket only valid on Australia Day for entry during the session booked. Once you have entered, Featherdale welcome you to stay as long as you wish. Park closes at 5pm.

A sausage sizzle breakfast is available for purchase at the event.

This unique Australia Day experience is proudly sponsored by Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is located on Kildare Road, Blacktown.

For more information contact the Events Team by phone.
Australia Day fun at Lake Talbot Swimming Complex
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Relax and cool off this Australia Day at the Lake Talbot Swimming Complex.

With a live DJ and coin toss for the kids, the whole family can relax in the shade, have a barbecue and celebrate all the great things that make Australia great.



Don't forget to check out the gum trees behind the pool to see if there's a koala or two!!

Australia Day Campbelltown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate the national day with a host of family-friendly activities in Campbelltown City! Australia Day is your chance to celebrate what’s great about Campbelltown - come and join the party!

Council hosts a variety of activities and free entertainment in Campbelltown to celebrate the national day.

There will be something for everyone, so join in the Australia Day celebrations at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown giving residents of all ages an opportunity to reflect on what’s great about the country and the local community.
Australia Day Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join in the day time action on Sydney Harbour this Australia Day for the annual Ferrython and Australia Day parade.

See the Sydney State Ferries dressed up in spectacular colours as they race for first place under the Sydney Harbour Bridge followed by a fine parade of tall ships, small ships, big boats and beautiful classics.

Enjoy the famous annual Ferrython on spectacular Sydney Harbour with your choice of a light refreshment meal or a delicious Seafood & Carvery Buffet Lunch, live commentary, followed by freshly percolated coffee and tea.
Australia Day Celebrations Mount Warrigal
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join them at Reddall Reserve for the annual Australia Day Celebrations!

Breakfast by the Lake will kick off at 7am with a huge breakfast available for just AUD4.

Stick around to enjoy a morning of live music, stalls and loads of fun free activities for the kids.
Australia Day Beer and Barbecue Festival
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Gledswood Homestead and Winery's Australia Day celebration planning is underway for an outstanding day. Full details coming soon: barbecues, beers, live Aussie Rock bands, Gin Bar, Prosecco cart, Grape stomping championship, more, more, more. This one will be epic!

Music line up to be announced.
Aussie Magic Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
As Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, New South Wales in 1788 Sydney Harbour is the focus point for celebrations! So throw on your thongs and join them aboard Aussie Magic as they celebrate the best of Australian food, music and of course Australia’s finest beers and wine!
Australia Day at Campbelltown Active
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come on down for a family friendly splash! Half price swim entry, lucky door prizes and giveaways, pool inflatables, jumping castle fun and character visits for the kids!

Campbelltown Council’s three swimming centres will operate on Australia Day, with lots of fun activities and giveaways on offer to celebrate our national day.

The Fun pool inflatables will be operating at each centre for kids aged from seven to 12 years!
Afrekete presents - A White Hot Havana Night
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The official dance party night of Afrekete Cuban Dance, Music and Culture Festival!

A Hotter than Hot Cuban dance party for the whole community to enjoy! This time with a 'White Hot' theme, so dress code is anything white.

Includes: amazing demonstrations by Cuba's most talented dance artists; live Cuban band with extra special guests Cuban musicians; the latest Cuban music by Cuban DJ AV El Cubano from Sydney and dance party till 2am!

They would love to see you there to continue their annual Cuban Rhythm Revolution!

More information about the whole weekend is on their website.
A Taste of Morrocco ~ Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
‘A Taste Of Morocco’

Saturday 27th January 2019
Eyre Square, Port Lincoln Foreshore, in the Bell Tent

Relax in an intimate setting and experience a food journey with traditional dishes from Marakesh, Fez and Casablanca.

Port Lincoln’s very own home cook ‘Nada Gobin’ brings a thousand and one flavours of Morocco with an inspiring 3 course menu rich in flavour and spice paying homage to the regions seafood, lamb and local produce.
Bran Nue Dae - Summer Movie, Moyneyana Festival
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Bran Nue Dae is a coming-of-age musical comedy that celebrates family, forgiveness and aboriginal reconciliation.

The Port Fairy Film Society will host free after dark screenings of family movies on Fiddlers Green.

Bring a chair, or a rug, some nibbles and maybe some insect repellent and enjoy some great fun and a great atmosphere.
Australia Day - Moyneyana Festival
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
As part of Moyneyana Festival, Australia Day festivities will be held on Fiddlers Green from 8:00am.

There will be a free Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club Community Breakfast, an Australia Day Ceremony and Arty Hoey and his Streamline Band and some old-fashioned games for kids on the grass, organised by the Sea Scouts. Free family movie at dusk (weather permitting).

Come along for a hot dog lunch and Aussie lamingtons.
Australia Day Barbecue by the Bridge
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join them for a free Australia Day party with live music, food stalls and kids activities!

Bradfield Park in Milsons Point will host a traditional Aussie Barbecue with an exciting multicultural twist!

Come and join the day's exciting festivities, while taking in breathtaking Sydney Harbour views. With delicious cuisines from around the world, amazing local bands and DJs, a jumping castle, face painting, circus activities and native wildlife displays, it's an event not to be missed - you can even bring your doggie!

Bradfield Park is one of the most spectacular vantage points for the Sydney Harbour Australia Day festivities and a wonderful place to watch the Harbour Parade, Ferrython, Salute to Australia, Tug and Yacht Ballet, Tall Ships Race, and, of course, the 181st Australia Day Regatta.
Australia Day celebrations
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day celebrations consists of a Free Barbecue Breakfast and Lunch, Citizenship Ceremony, Mayoral Fishing Competition, Raising of the Australian, Aboriginal and Wollondilly Flag, Presentation of Australia Day Awards, Live Entertainment, Community Groups Displays and many more family Activities.
Australia Day Aussie Spectacular
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Strike a pose with their famous Australian icon, the Koala! Meet other Aussie friends from Shoalhaven Zoo including Joey the Kangaroo, Pete the Python and Sally the Saltwater Crocodile!

They will be firing up the barbie for a great Aussie feed! Sausage sizzle available.
Australia Day in the Gardens 2019
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come and celebrate what’s great about Australia and the region at Warrnambool’s Australia Day celebrations in the Botanic Gardens.

Entertainment, food and fun for the entire family.
Australia Day Ferry
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
It’s back again—the annual Australia Day Ferry gives you the best seats in the house to one of the Harbour’s most eventful days. Enjoy three hours on the water, an Australian-themed hamper, plus alcohol available for purchase on board.

Member price available for valid SFS members only—a valid membership number must be entered at time of purchase. Additional guests may be purchased at the non-member price.
Alpine Classic
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Alpine Classic - The ride of a lifetime.

Victoria’s beautiful high country is waiting. Take the challenge on the 33rd instalment of Australia’s best supported ride and surprise yourself by doing something you never thought possible.

Set you, your friends and family a challenge and see the world from a whole new perspective – from a bicycle at the top of a mountain.

Riders are men and women, boys and girls from 10 years old to 80 and up – you do not need to be a super hero to have the time of your life.

The Alpine Classic format is now catering to around 2,000 riders and provides supported routes over eight courses providing moderate to seriously challenging courses: 60 kilometres - Mount Beauty, 70 kilometres - Mount Buffalo, 130 kilometres - Falls Creek, 140 kilometres - Mt Buffalo and Mt Beauty, 200 kilometres - Alpine Classic, 250 kilometres - Alpine Raid, 250 kilometres - ACE and 320 kilometres - Ultimate.

See you at the top.
An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
She is one of the most successful food writers of all time, having sold more than ten million cookbooks worldwide, teaching us How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess
. Now it’s time to meet the woman behind the cookbook.
Direct from London’s West End, An Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON is Nigella’s brand-new show, where she tells her own remarkable culinary story, live on stage.
Nigella is one of the most talked-about celebrities in the world, but now she’s doing the talking.
An Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON is interactive and intimate, allowing the audience to ask questions, with Nigella sharing her thoughts, food stories, and insights into what she’s eating and cooking now.
Entertaining and eminently quotable, Nigella is one of the world’s most intriguing stars: mother, former book reviewer (she became the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times at the age of 26), TV host, award-winning author and a compulsive collector of cookbooks.
Her food is a celebration of life.
An Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON will be an unforgettable experience.
Ain't No Cure for The Summertime Rhythm and Blues
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
For your aural and dancing pleasure the Stray dogs bring you a feast of Rambunctious Rockabilly, Red Hot Rhythm and Blues and Vintage Rock n Roll. And it's a public holiday the next day, so let your hair down and get all shook up!
A Taste of Italy - Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
'A Taste Of Italy'
Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners

Sunday 27th January 2019
Eyre Square, in the Bell Tent on the Port Lincoln Foreshore


Relax on the foreshore overlooking the sea of a plenty and experience an ultimate traditional Italian seafood feast.

Renowned Italian home cook Karen Dubois will utilise the regions seafood. Her menu is described as a celebration of Italian flavours held together by a singular appreciation of high quality seasonal ingredients, presented in elegant simplicity.

Karen pays homage to traditional Italian Family recipes passed down through the generations.

Limited tickets of 20 seats only on sale through SA Tickets
Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades - 2019
Date Mon 28th Jan 2019
The penultimate home game for the Perth Scorchers this season will mean they boys will be at their prime. The Scorchers will be clearing the boundary, bowling fast and taking outrageous catches, so what better way to start the week than heading to the cricket! Come down after work with your mates to enjoy the spectacle!

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
Balloonatics 2: Get Pumped - Fringe World
Date Mon 28th Jan 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Balloonatics is the award-nominated, world-travelled family comedy show for anyone crazy about balloons! Scottish comedian Chris Henry guarantees a chaos-filled, fun-packed hour of inflatable buffoonery, with never a dull moment for parent or child. Join the Balloonatics army and prepare to GET PUMPED!

Chris Henry is an award-nominated Scottish Comedian, who not only wows audiences with his unique brand of stand up comedy (currently touring with his how Around The World In 80 Dates) but also gets families rolling about with laughter with his infectiously silly show Balloonatics.

This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

FRINGE WORLD is from 18 January to 17 February. More information is at fringeworld.com.au.
Barefoot Cinema - Ripponlea Estate
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
Fusing spectacular settings with the silver screen, Melbourne’s beloved Barefoot Cinema is back for the 2018/19 summer.

Recline in the majestic gardens of Ripponlea Estate as a sensational program of films lights up under the stars.

Launching Boxing Day, Barefoot Cinema will host 44 evening screenings with the program consisting of family-friendly favourites, cult hits, musicals, comedies, and some of the best films of 2018.



Throughout the season, Barefoot Cinema will celebrate summer in quintessential Australian style by presenting themed surfing nights as well as Australia’s most heralded comedy on Australia Day. There will also be many opportunities for the perfect date night, including the perfect rom-com for Valentine’s Day to get the girls together or take that special someone out for an unforgettable night under the star-studded sky.

Offering so much more than just a movie, Barefoot Cinema invites you to relax, absorb the spectacular views and ambiance and experience a memorable summer evening complete with pre-show live music and tasty treats from the food trucks and candy bar.

Andrew McClelland's Mix Tape
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
A celebration of music with jokes.

Andrew McClelland is a comedian who loves music. From chart top, indie-pop, soul and hip hop to hard, grind and various other '-cores’.

In 2006 he wrote a comedy show about music and it did very well. Since then he’s won comedy awards, but he has also started Time Out Melbourne’s Number One Club Night and toured as Cher’s official support act DJ for her Australia/New Zealand 2018 tour.

Then Andrew re-wrote his music comedy show. They may not use cassettes any more, but you won’t want to miss his Mix Tape.

Andrew McClelland's Mix Tape is directed by Alan Brough.
AOCRA 2019 National Outrigger Sprint Titles
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s (AOCRA) National Sprint Titles are a flat water outrigger canoe regatta held for paddlers from all states of Australia.

As a pinnacle event in the Australian outrigging calendar, the National Sprint Titles hosts hundreds of competitors and encourages paddlers to compete in all disciplines, which include V1, OC1, OC6 and V12 races. This is an action packed three days held on Lake Kawana, Sunshine Coast.

The action on the always water is fast and furious as teams push themselves to be the best that they can be!

The Va’a World Sprint Titles held in May 2016 at Lake Kawana was a highly successful and premier international event which showcased Lake Kawana and the Sunshine Coast as a world class venue.

Aussie paddlers return to their favourite sprinting grounds again in February 2019.

A Lunar New Year Celebration
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra capture the festival excitement of the Lunar New Year as they perform the Spring Festival Overture. The piece is so popular that it was broadcast into space on China’s first lunar probe. It ushers in an East-meets-West musical celebration with dances from the heart of China and thrilling moments from opera by Borodin and Tchaikovsky. And the Jin Wu Koon Lion Dance Troupe ensure the year gets off to an auspicious start.

Qigang’s exquisite Iris Unveiled brings shimmering Chinese colours, instruments and voices to the orchestra. The striking, sensuous sound of Peking Opera Singer Meng Meng with erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute) and zheng (zither) contributes to a dreamlike atmosphere, with music that is by turns refined, abandoned and seductive.

Directing the celebrations is ‘impeccable and virtuoso’ young conductor Elim Chan. She’s one of Hong Kong’s brightest musical stars.
Blue Sky Theatre presents Cyrano de Bergerac in the garden - Stangate House
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian. Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in. Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?

Join us in the garden for a witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles, complete with romance, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.

Brook Rd Garden Victor Harbor Jan 11, 12 & 13
Collingrove Homestead Angaston Jan 19 & 20
Carrick Hill Springfield Jan 25, 26 & 27
Stangate House Aldgate Feb 1 & 2

Gates open 4pm. All shows start at 6.30pm
Tickets $35
Last season sold out so book early!

For more information please visit our website.
2019 Summer Sounds Concert Series
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
As the sun goes down over the Gardens, enjoy live music, dancing and delicious food and drink in the picturesque Eucalypt Lawn setting.

Bring family and friends for a picnic or enjoy the onsite catering including wine and beer.
Berry Show
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Berry's annual Agricultural and Horticultural Show is a great family event.

    Some of the major attractions include: Double Dan Trick Riding, Rodeo, Beaut Utes, The Bullock Team, Heritage Machinery Parade, Dog High Jump Contest, Mullins Working Dog Demonstrations, Hay Stacking Competition, Trail Bike Rider stunts, Showgirl Competition Fireworks and more.

    There will be loads to see with horse and cattle judging, goats, poultry, animal nursery, wood chopping, art, amusement rides and sideshow alley, a food and wine show, flowers, show jumping and equestrian events.

    The Rodeo which is always a popular event will commence at 8pm on Friday evening. The Grand Finale on Saturday night after the Show Girls will be the fabulous fireworks.



    Lots for the whole family to enjoy together.

Bega Cheese Bega Cup Two Day Carnival
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is going to be fantastic!

Held the first weekend in February every year at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, it will be a huge weekend with masses of prize money on offer, entertainment and much more. Bringing trainers/horses and jockeys from all over Australia to compete at the the best country race course, Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

There is entertainment on throughout the two days, as well as free buses to and from the track. See the website for details of bus times and pick up location points.

There is also loads of entertainment for kids, including a free jumping castle, slime station, Superhero fashions on the Field on the Saturday and Sunday sees their biggest Fashions of the whole year being held with over AUD1500 worth of prizes for Best Dressed Lady.

Bega Cheese Bega Cup Carnival is proudly sponsored by Bega Cheese, Momsen Motors Bega, Tanja Park Stud, Betta Home Living Bega, Power FM, 2EC, Bega Commercial Hotel, Walcott Explorations, Bega Bobcats, George Grant Memorial Race, Eve O'Brien Properties, Tanner and Salt Accountants, Longstocking Brewery, Sapphire Plasterers and USG Boral and Wilton Logging.
Adventures of The Improvised Sherlock Holmes
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
No-script Sherlock returns to Perth after sold out seasons in 2016�. Stars of United Kingdom Improv (Racing Minds and Impromptu Shakespeare) take you on a thrilling new adventure each show through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London's greatest detective. Light your (imaginary) pipe as a completely spontaneous and engrossing mystery tale unfolds, with rollicking plot twists and hilarious characters—different every time and based on audience suggestions!

Presented by Flash in the Can.
Beerwah at Night
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Night time trail run in the Stunning Glasshouse Mountains National Park. The event is staged at the base of Mount Beerwah National Park.

Bring your Headlamp and experience night running in a safe and fun environment. It's always more fun in the dark!

Animal Training and Conditioning - February
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this course. Leave with skills to try with your own pets and animals.

Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.
2019 Northpoint Fleurieu Strathalbyn Cup
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Dubbed South Australia’s most picturesque and glamourous country race meeting, the 2019 Strathalbyn Cup on Sunday 3 February, is shaping up to one of the best yet – where glamour and country charm collide, providing the perfect opportunity for a splendid Sunday out.

This is a day for the fashion conscious and the racing purist, with quality racing, Fashions at the races and entertainment for the whole family.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

Located less than one hour from Adelaide, punters can get up close to the action and enjoy an unrivalled home straight view of the quality fields and jockeys.

Please call for more information, or email for any large ticketing requirements.
7 Brighton Jetty Classic
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The 7 Brighton Jetty Classic is a family-friendly swim event and street festival held at Bindarra Reserve, Brighton.

The Jetty Classic is South Australia's largest open water swim and is held on the first Sunday of February.

Visit the website to register for the event. The street festival is a free event with entertainment, arts and sculptures, street vendor dining and shopping.
A Midsummers Night Dream
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The cast of eight professional actors will take you on a spell binding ride, as Byramine Homstead transforms into the magical land of Athens.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their bumbling mates presenting a play within a play.

Leading mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been loved for over four hundred years and continues to weave it’s spells world wide.  Bring the whole family, as this one delights and tickles everyone’s imagination!
Big Bash League - Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The final home match of the Big Bash League season will not be one you will want to miss. What better way to cap off the holiday season than watching the Scorchers in action for the final time! Gather up your best orange outfit and come along to ensure the school holidays finish on a good note!

Your Perth Scorchers will be back in action this summer looking to make the finals series for the eighth straight season and add to their three previous Big Bash League titles. With a move to Optus Stadium this season for all matches, the opportunity to view quality cricket at a world-class venue is not to be missed.

With the class of Mitch and Shaun Marsh, crowd favourite Ashton Agar and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile due to be in Scorchers colours again this season, get your friends and family to the games and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment!
BBBRun
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The BBBRun is a fun and exciting run. The event comprises of a 10 kilometre run (or walk), a free family two kilometre dash and a wheelchair event.

It is an all-inclusive community run, the course is flat and takes in the picturesque and flourishing surroundings of Rhodes, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park.

The BBBRun attracts a wide range of participants, right from walkers, casual joggers through to elite runners.

Autorama Illawarra Car and Bike Show for Lifeline South Coast
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Family Fun Day: Fathers and Mothers display their pride and joy cars and motorbikes while their kids are occupied by Jumping Castles, Face painting, Reptile animal display.

Formula One car on display, Chitty Chitty Baang Bang and 250 Cars and Bikes. Over 70 trophy will be handed to their pride and joys, plus two people-choice trophies and 10 top ten trophies.
Boy Zoned - Fringe World
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
First there was Backstreet Boys, then there was NSYNC, now there's Boy Zoned, a new superpower in the boy band world! Performing exclusively, covers of other boy bands, Boy Zoned is ready to take you on an emotional journey in time to relive some of the feels that only frosted tips, indulgent harmonies and weird patches of facial hair can provide.

This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

FRINGE WORLD is from 18 January to 17 February. More information is at fringeworld.com.au
Bitch On Heat - Fringe World
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Expect a steamy hot mess in this work by psycho-siren Leah Shelton (Terror Australis, La Clique), directed by United Kingdom performance art provocateur Ursula Martinez. This decadent banquet of lip-sync, dark comedy and anti-burlesque is a pop-fuelled critique of sexual politics in the age of implied consent. Welcome to the doghouse. Beware. This Bitch bites.

This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

FRINGE WORLD is from 18 January to 17 February. More information is at fringeworld.com.au.
Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March
Date Wed 6th Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Mar 2019
Love animals? Want to learn more?

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native
wildlife.

It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries.

This course is conducted as an eight week course.
Bellarine High School Music - Live at the Brewhouse
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
Year 11 and 12 of Bellarine Secondary Music Students are performing at the Brewhouse. Support the local music students and help them raise funds to get to Los Angeles. Pass by for a beer and watch these musical talents perform.

Situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff Brewhouse is home to over 300 craft beers and ciders, showcasing the extensive Prickly Moses handcrafted range, rotating guest taps and hundreds of bottled beers from around the globe.

Their onsite microbrewery is a must visit, along with their upstairs distiller’s bar and balcony and regional tasting room and cellar door, full of local produce and flavours to sample and take home. Enjoy delicious meals, seven days a week or listen to the region's best live music. Queenscliff Brewhouse is the place to sit by the fire, relax in the beer garden or overlook Swan Bay from the balcony upstairs.
Barbara and the Camp Dogs
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Roar in on a motorbike, pull up a seat at the bar and settle in for unforgettable power ballads.

Barbara fronts a pub rock band, captivating crowds with cutting wit, diabolical rage and unrepentant sexuality. She may be fun, she may be dangerous, and she may be speeding headlong towards a dead end.

Rene, her ‘sister’, hears that Mum is sick. So, they set out on a wrenching road trip to reconnect with their disconnected family. The roar of motorbikes and growling dialogue are intercut with guitar-driven arias.

Malthouse Theatre’s Merlyn stage is made over into a sticky-carpet band venue - a transformation that will see some lucky audience members seated up-close and personal with Barbara and the band. There, Ursula Yovich (Heart is a Wasteland) and Elaine Crombie (Blaque Showgirls) are ready to rock out again after a sell-out season in Sydney. Their powerful vocals are accompanied, live, by an all-female three-piece outfit.

So, take a stool at the bar and amp up for a noisy night with Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
ACT Brumbies v NSW Waratahs Pre-season Match
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
The last pre-season and home match for the Brumbies before the 2019 Super Rugby. Expect all the big names from both teams to be on show in this clash.
Australian Blues Music Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Australian Blues Music Festival is held on the second weekend of February every year in a variety of venues throughout the historic city of Goulburn in New South Wales.

It is The National Festival of Australian Blues Music and showcases the very best of emerging and established Aussie blues talent. The line-up includes acoustic and electric acts with a range of styles from the roots of blues music to the music that has been influenced by blues.

Confirmed artists:

The Vibrolators feat. Peta Lee - Lazy Eye - PJ O'Brien Band - Leanne Paris Band - The McNaMarr Project - 8 Ball Aitken - Kane Dennelly (from 19twenty) - Kings & Associates - Simon Kinney Lewis Band - Jan Preston - Rhythm X Revival - The Squeezers - Key Grip - Kerrie Sweeney Blues Duo -Mike Elrington - Anna Scionti - Big Gumbo - Julian James - Bill Barber - Christina Crofts Band - Garth & The Apprentices - 500 Pounds of Joy - Dean Haitani -Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes - Bluestone Specials - Jack Best - Rory Phillips - Doggn It! - Blues Roulette
Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Blue Mountains Ukulele Group presents one of the most unique and fun events of the year with the Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival.

The festival is the largest ukulele festival in the world with over 130 acts across nine stages and thousands of visitors taking in the ukulele fun.

The festival opens Friday night with a dinner and show (bookings required at the Carrington Hotel). All are welcome to the performances and free workshops all day Saturday and then more performances and free Jam and Strum sessions on Sunday – bring your ukulele!

This free event is run by fun loving volunteers who believe that there are two types of people in the world - those who play the Ukulele and those who want to.

One thing for sure, the many visitors who come along can't help tapping their feet, singing along and having fun.

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is a three day event hosting events off The Lane in and around The George Hotel and in Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. The Festival celebrates all things Rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun.

Ticketed events include Rockabilly and Rock and Roll bands from all over Australia.



As well as fabulous music, the festival includes a Tiki bar, dance floors, Burlesque shows, fashion parades, best dressed competition and the much loved Ballarat Beat Pinup Competition.

The free party held in Alfred Deakin Place is family friendly and includes a classic and hot rod car show, live entertainment, trade stalls, dancing, fashion shows and so much more.

Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Mon 11th Feb 2019
Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront.
This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend.
The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!
Boorna Waanginy - Perth Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Mon 11th Feb 2019
The extraordinary hit of Perth Festival 2017, Boorna Waanginy, is back to transform Perth’s Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland over four spectacular nights. In this epic work Noongar culture, science, cutting edge technology and breathtaking artistry come together to celebrate and explore the interconnectedness of all life and the fragile beauty of South Western Australia’s landscape.

Huge projectors transform the trees and avenues of Kings Park into an ever moving canvas, where trees and flowers bloom, flocks of birds descend, wetlands fill, bush fires rage and the stories of the formation of Western Australia’s unique landscape unfurl all around you.

Be part of a river of light, story and humanity, as it winds its way along a 1.5 kilometre journey designed to transform the way we see our landscape and to inspire us to become part of a movement that guarantees its future for all the species who call it home.

Bring the family along for an unmissable free Festival experience that is truly awe inspiring.

This event is part of Perth Festival which runs from 8 February to 3 March 2019. It’s one of Western Australia's premier cultural events and is a feast of joyous and cutting-edge performances.
2019 ACT Athletics Championships
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The ACT Athletics Championships attracts some of the best track and field athletes from all over the ACT, Australia and overseas.

With more than 700 athletes converging on the AIS Athletics Track for a three day championships this event has become a regular fixture on the national athletic event calendar. With Olympic, Commonwealth and world championship medalists headlining the event it has continued to draw in huge numbers from around Australia and overseas.

The 2019 event will also play host to more than 50 international para-athletes as part of an international classification.

The ACT Athletics Championships offers free entry to spectators.
2-Way Split
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019
2-Way Split is one of the most versatile wedding/party live cover bands for hire in Sydney playing all the songs you know and love.

Friday Duo time! With a huge amount of experience and a vast catalogue under their belts, they're sure to smash out tonnes of your favourite tunes from the last few decades and maybe even a few special requests! Come on down and make the most of your Friday night and get excited for the weekend!
Annual Nestle Junior Triathlon - Trial Bay
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The annual Nestle Junior Triathlon will be held at Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon State Conservation Area in South West Rocks.

Racing is for five to 15 year olds. There will be five races - for five year olds, six to seven years, eight to nine years, 10 to 11 years, and 12 to 15 years. A separate entry form will be required for each race entered.

The Junior Triathlon is held on the third Saturday of February each year.
Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
  • BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS SMASH HIT SHOW**
    ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!!
    Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.
    When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.

    Adult $59.90*
    Concession $54.90*
    Group 10+ $54.90* - Group bookings are not available to purchase online, please phone 8561 4299
  • Armidale Cinema Under the Stars
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Armidale!

    The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown.

    So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars!

    Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website or Facebook page.
    7 Peaks Hosted Ride - Mt Buller
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Tackling the 7 Peaks is a tough challenge, but one that is made easier and more enjoyable with the company of like-minded cyclists.

    Join your hosts 'The Soup Boys' on a group ride to conquer Mt Buller's picturesque 7 Peaks climb. There will be multiple ride leaders offering a suitable pace and just the right level of support, no matter whether you are tackling your first ever Peak or an experienced campaigner. Make sure you have registered for the 7 Peaks Challenge and have the 7 Peaks Ride app downloaded.

    Meet at 7:30am at ticket box, Mirimbah (base of Mt Buller).
    Brian Cadd and Russell Morris
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Australian music icons, Brian Cadd and Russell Morris, have been friends for over forty years and toured together for just a little over nine years.
    A Morning of Weaving
    Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Now that the children are back at school and life has settled back into a rhythm, why not give yourself some time out of your busy week and allow yourself to be immersed in the creative world of weaving.  Never sat at a loom before?  that will not hold you back.  You will quickly learn the basics of the loom and how to weave on it.



    For those already familiar with weaving you will be able to extend on what you have already learnt.  The loom will have a warp already wound on and ready for weaving.  You will have time to make a piece that you can choose to have as a table runner, a mat or a wall hanging. Or purchase some soft alpaca for a scarf.  (please note, weaving a scarf can take more than the three hour class, you will be very welcome to come back to finish your project).

    Craft wools in a wide array of colours are available and included in the cost.  You are also very welcome to bring along some special wool of your own.

    2019 Naracoorte Cup
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event.

    Come along to Naracoorte Cup and join thousands of locals and visitors alike at the racecourse for a great day of fashion fun and the thrill of the race!

    Enter the Nutrimetics Beauty Bar and Fashions at the races.
    Gourmet food vans
    Free kids activities
    Live band from 4pm - 8pm
    Affordable Wedding Exhibition - Malvern
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    Planning your perfect wedding can be expensive, so this very special event is catered just for you. By attending this event you can have your perfect wedding day whilst saving time and money.

    Yes, you can have the same fabulous services and products from this selection of Melbourne’s finest wedding service providers but at a discounted price, without sacrificing the quality of your event.

    Imagine what you could do with all the money you will be saving, enjoy a honeymoon, put it towards a deposit for your house or a new car, splurge on something you couldn’t previously afford. Your friends will be amazed at how much you’ve been able to achieve on your budget.

    There is a limited number of free tickets available via our website. Gets yours today, before they are all gone.
    All British Day
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    All British Day 2019 will be held on Sunday 10th February.
    A multi-club, picnic day in the Adelaide Hills, it has grown to become a leading event in South Australia. With hundreds of British vehicles from 1900 to the present day, including cars, motorbikes, commercials, farming and stationery engines plus for 2019 an aerobatic display by Chris Sperou and a working Rolls Royce Merlin Engine.

    Our theme this year is British Racing Heritage. The Bathurst winning Walkinshaw V12 Jaguar will be there, as well as other British racing vehicles.

    Held in the beautiful Adelaide Hills at Echunga Oval, after a drive into the Hills, our Trade stands and local food bring a fete atmosphere to Echunga.
    Added this year for youngsters, we have a climbing wall and indoor video racing, with sit on cars, to have fun with.
    Visitors have free parking and car display will be ready for public entry from 10.30am to 3pm.

    This year, we will again be supporting Guide Dogs SA and NT. So, come along and support this event.
    Entrants can now apply via the website - Visitors just turn up on the day.
    Further information via Facebook or our website.
    Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock Classic Car Show
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The Annual Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show brings together enthusiasts from far and wide to showcase an extensive range of vehicles rarely seen together all at one time.

    Starting over 30 years ago the event has blossomed from a casual picnic get together of friends in local motoring clubs to become one of the largest annual classic motoring events in Australia.

    At the picturesque Hanging Rock Reserve near Woodend in Victoria, vehicles of 25 years and older will gather and park amongst the acres of trees and on the Race Tracks to allow visitors to wander at will and and bask in motoring history be it Australian or international.

    While enjoying a picnic in the park, free entertainment and even a walk up the famous Hanging Rock, the event is an intentionally low key and affordable family event .

    The event website has further details on the event and a map to help access the park. Entry is 'on the day at the gates' with fees of $20 per car or $5 per motorcycle.
    2019 Lock Cup
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    Lock Race Club will be hosting its 53rd race meeting in 2019, at picturesque McLachlan Park racecourse.

    Appropriately named 'The Oakbank of the West Coast,' for that experience of a really relaxed picnic atmosphere with beautiful green lawns, shady trees and under cover shelter. Races can be seen from our full lawn viewing mound giving full vision over the racecourse.
    It is a great day of racing for the whole family!

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.
    Beer, Food and Wine Festival
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    The Towradgi Beach Hotel Beer Food and Wine Festival is a showcase of local and international products guaranteed to delight the taste-buds.

    Not only will there be internationally renowned wineries and breweries, the day will include live entertainment, kids activities, local produce, market stalls and guest speakers.

    They are bringing the best Illawarra has to offer to one location.

    Gather a group of friends, purchase your goblet and taste a variety of wines, beers, ciders and cocktails. Choose from an array of food from a variety of cultures or simply munch down a meal from the restaurant.

    Ashram Getaway – Authentic Day Retreat
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
    Treat yourself to a day of self-exploration and soulful practice. Join for a Sunday full of connecting to nature and the traditional roots of Yoga.

    Rocklyn Ashram is a beautiful space nestled within the depths of Wombat State Forest (approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne) and welcome over 5000 visitors per year to experience traditional aspects of Yoga and Yogic lifestyle programs.

    The Rocklyn Yoga Ashram believe in the vision of sharing a diverse range of wellbeing programs to suit people from all walks of life seeking Yogic lifestyle and awareness practices. In a world that is time poor, they believe that individuals need an authentic place of retreat to rediscover inner balance and peace in a natural sustainable environment.

    This full day, 9:00am to 5:00pm, program includes: Yoga Asana and Pranayama practice, Meditative Bush Walk, Yoga Philosophy talk, Mantra Chanting session, Yogi – vegetarian lunch, morning and afternoon tea plus many good vibes.
    Anh Do: the Happiest Refugee 2019
    Date Tue 12th Feb 2019 to Wed 13th Feb 2019
    Anh Do the happiest refugee live.

    Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

    When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

    “irrepressible good humour, infectious energy and bright optimism” The Sydney Morning Herald

    “the happiest audience experience I have ever had” Arts Hub

    “Two thumbs, five stars, show of the season” www.themusic.com.au
    Aurora Galore and the Glamorous Weirdos - Fringe World
    Date Tue 12th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Presenting the award-winning Aurora Galore and her band of misfits in a show that features a unique blend of fire, circus, burlesque and more.

    Enter the toy box of Aurora's raw, unedited mind and witness furious high-energy that aims to entertain, inspire and unsettle. "Intriguingly textured – at times disturbing" Out in Perth, 2016. 

    This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

    A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.

    FRINGE WORLD is from 18 January to 17 February. More information is at fringeworld.com.au
    Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
    Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
    David Robertson begins his final season as Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor with a concert of music celebrating the power of the orchestra.

    Taras Bulba is composer Janáček’s homage to the fearless spirit of Russia, personified by the 16th-century Cossack hero. Depicting three scenes from Nikolai Gogol’s epic novel, Taras Bulba is intense, vast, violent and vividly colourful.

    Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is a modern classic – a sensational showcase for a hundred brilliant musicians in full flight, especially in the thrilling whirlwind of a finale.

    Steve Reich’s iconic minimalist works have influenced classical, electronic and pop music. In the same tradition as Bartók’s concerto, his latest work is for an ensemble of soloists within a larger orchestral background. Reich’s shimmering music pulses with life.
    Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Orange and its surrounding region celebrate the Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February every year.

      Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson was born at 'Narrambla' Orange on February 17, 1864. Banjo is an Australian legend.

      He lived in Yeoval until he was about seven. This festival highlights not only Banjo Paterson but is an opportunity to celebrate all Australian Poetry and Poets in general.

    Adventure Travel Film Festival 2019
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Now in its ninth year, The Adventure Travel Film Festival showcases the best adventure travel films and talent from Australia and overseas.

    The Festival is a three-day event guaranteed to appeal to adventurers, armchair travellers and dreamers alike. The festival will be brimming films and inspirational talks, featuring celebrated local and international adventurers, covering everything from trekking, motor cycling and four wheel driving to kayaking, climbing, cycling, long-distance horse-riding and much more.

    Against the scenic backdrop of Victoria's Great Alpine Valleys in beautiful Bright, where you can watch screenings of some of the best adventure travel films ever made, as well as a hosting the big names from the adventuring world.

    The festival will showcase many other spectacular travel films from the last 100 years. And to add to the vibe, there will be an open-air Starlight Screening each evening.
    Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival is back! Three days of the best blues, roots and rock music that they can fit in, 15 to 17 February 2019!

    The 2019 Performer Line Up is underway, stand by for announcements!
    Headline acts of recent years include the legendary GANGAjang, Choirboys, Russell Morris and Kevin Borich! Other awesome artists who rocked the Agnes Blues Fest stage are 19 Twenty, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, 8 Ball Aitken, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, The Twine, The Floating Bridges, 4 String Phil, Angela Fabian Band, Shag Rock and many more!

    Mark your calendar now for the 2019 Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival!

    You'll probably even meet your favourite artist in person at this great event. Some artists are hosting unique and inspiring group workshops, so put the dates aside now and be ready for ticket sales announcements coming soon!

    If you ever needed an excuse to make a big blues weekend of it in paradise, this is it! Tour the region, surf, swim, play and still enjoy some of the best music on the planet.
    Boyup Brook Country Music Festival presented by LiveLighter
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival presented by LiveLighter is the premier Country Music Event in Western Australia held over four days.

    This fantastic event is held annually on the third weekend in February in the southwest town of Boyup Brook. The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is known not only for its amazing headline acts but also for its incredibly diverse line-up that always has something for everyone. The West Australian Country Music Awards on Friday night, showcases the sensational talent of Western Australia.

    Saturday kicks off with a free street carnival, full of captivating buskers, children's activities, charming stalls and delicious food, followed by the Ute and Truck parade, with a roaring parade through the streets before heading down to the festival for a full 12 hours of boot-scooting and singing along to premium country music artists.

    Sunday starts with Australia's largest Bush Poets Breakfast then heads into another day packed with delightful country music.
    Adelaide Fringe
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The Adelaide Fringe is Australia's largest Arts Festival and the second biggest Fringe Festival in the world!

    We completely take over Adelaide and its’ surrounds for 31 magical days and nights each year, and if you ask anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to experience the Fringe, they’ll tell you that it’s the best time of year to be in Adelaide.

    Our atmosphere is indescribable, but here are some words that almost do the job; mythical, magical, fantabulous, fantasmagorical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You get the idea – we’re one in a million.

    Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent, house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub; a laundromat, or an abandoned hospital, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.

    With free events, ground breaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, we’re here to unleash the fun.

    Want to join in? Visit our website to find out what's on!
    2019 NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Harvey Norman NRL All-Stars event is transforming in 2019.

    In what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures, the Australian Indigenous All-Stars are set to take on the New Zealand Maori Kiwis for the very first time at AAMI Park Melbourne on Friday 15 February 2019.

    A marriage of cultures, history and community on the field for one night only.

    Power. Passion. Pride. It’s more than just a game. Don't miss out.

    For more information about tickets, please refer to the official Ticketek website.
    Aloe Blacc - Perth Festival
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
    He was the smooth operator who needed a dollar, then he rose up to be “The Man”, not to mention adding vocals to Avicii’s smash hit “Wake Me Up”. In a flurry of funk-fuelled singles, a modern soul man of Marvin Gaye-esque flair emerged as Aloe Blacc: a charismatic gentleman with a velvety tenor, a taste for neo-soul and a penchant for well-crafted, richly textured contemporary Rhythm and Blues classics.

    A Perth summer isn’t complete without it. Funk, soul or rock ‘n’ roll – they’ve curated a line-up of irresistible music to make your nights unforgettable.
    Local legends light up the Gardens Stage before the action heats up with some of the biggest names from across the globe. From the dance to the swoon and everything in between. Move or be moved at Chevron Gardens. Don’t miss a beat.

    The Chevron Gardens are free to access for everyone to enjoy the beautiful surrounds at Elizabeth Quay.

    This is a ticketed event and part of Perth Festival, one of Western Australia's premier cultural events.
    Adelaide Fringe: Opening Night Party
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
    The summer festival season starts with a bang as we throw a fabulous party including the Adelaide Night Markets, artist performances and the switching-on of our latest light projection project, Yabarra - Gathering of Light.

    Live performances on the Music SA (Frusic) and the Fringe caravan stages from 6 pm - 10 pm.

    Opening Night will feature our traditional Tindo Utpurndee, or ‘Sunset Ceremony’ to recognise the living culture of the First Nations, pay respect to the spirit of the land and give thanks to elders past and present.

    Bar facilities available from our Fringe Beverage partners. Strictly no BYO.

    Accessible Drop-Off Zone:

    An accessible drop off/pick up point is available from 6pm to 12am, located on Frome Road at the intersection of War Memorial Drive, closest to North Adelaide. This is the best place to access the event if you have limited mobility and coming by car.

    There is, however, no provision for accessible parking at this site, for a full list of accessible parking please refer to the Adelaide City Council website.

    The 2019 Opening Night is proudly supported by City of Adelaide and Channel 9.

    Adelaide Fringe: Yabarra – Gathering of Light
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    A story for the senses, as projected light and sound guide you through an interactive cultural landscape, sharing stories of Kaurna country along Tarndaparri (the original name for the River Torrens).

    Artworks:
    •Immersive Sound Walk: Perkendi tappa
    •Breath Trees: Karra Kattendi
    •Sit Look Listen: Tikkandi, Nukkondi, Yurringarnendi
    •Above Below: Karra Karra - Womma
    •Dreaming Hands: Munaintya Murra
    •Schultz Building: Karrarendi Meyunna
    •Water Screen: Kauwemela
    •Animals Alive: Burro Mandi

    GFG Alliance Presents Yabarra - Gathering of Light, by Adelaide Fringe, illuminart and Yellaka. Brought to life by Novatech and Epson

    With thanks to our Program Partners City of Adelaide, The University of Adelaide and Fisher Jeffries.
    Adelaide Fringe: Tindo Utpurndee (Sunset Ceremony)
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
    Adelaide Fringe’s Opening Night will feature our traditional Tindo Utpurndee, or ‘Sunset Ceremony’ to recognise the living culture of the First Nations, pay respect to the spirit of the land and give thanks to elders past and present.

    Tindo Utpurndee is presented by GFG Alliance and City of Adelaide.
    Akmal – Open for Renovations – Adelaide Fringe
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Have you always wanted a perfect body, with rock hard abbs and buns of steel without ever getting out of bed?

    Imagine having enough confidence to get out of your car during a road rage incident that wasn't your fault, instead of apologising and cowardly driving off as quickly as you can.

    If you have ever wanted to be so financially wealthy that you could pay Rupert Murdoch to drop his pants and perform a silly dance while singing in a high pitch voice, just for a laugh.

    Well in this one-hour show, Akmal will be asking the audience if they know how he can achieve these things.

    A life changing experience or your money back.

    "Random, improvised and hilarious..." - www.crickey.com.au

    "No one wanted the show to stop...he seemed to own the stage." - Sydney Morning Herald

    4.5 stars - The Advertiser
    Aussie Night Markets
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Aussie Night Markets, is the place where people come together to delight their taste buds with different flavours from around the world.

    Something for everyone, what a night out! Over 30 International street food and dessert vendors.

    Some of the biggest NSW Street Food Vendors.

    Kids rides and entertainment.

    DJ till late.

    Amity Dry: Fortified – Adelaide Fringe
    Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    After the 5-star sell out success of her cabaret show 39 Forever in the 2017 and 2018 Fringe Festivals, Amity Dry will be premiering her latest show Fortified at this year's Adelaide Fringe.

    Now, after turning 40 and experiencing a year she’d rather forget, Dry turns her trademark honesty and humour to the experience of divorce in a brutally candid exploration on love, loss and starting again.

    Fortified premieres with 11 shows in the Octagon, Gluttony from February 15 to February 24.
    Australian Surf Rowers League Open
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Australian Surf Rowers League has been embraced by the surf lifesaving community all around Australia, and together surf lifesavers look forward to continued relationships for many years to come. The sport of surf rowing requires effective team work and a high level of fitness, two attributes of the Royal Australian Navy. Surf rowing as a sport is an ideal means to promote the healthy ideals of the Royal Australian Navy.

      The Australian Surf Rowers League and its members provide an important community service by conducting Surf Lifesaving duties, beach patrols on many Australian beaches. The partnership alliance aims to increase public understanding of Navy and the importance of the Navy values ... Honour, Honesty, Courage, Integrity and Loyalty.

      An event not to be missed.
    Bathurst Street and Custom Bike Show
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      A large number of colourful and popular motorcycles are expected to arrive Bathurst for the Bathurst Street and Custom Motorcycle Show.



      Everyone is welcome with plenty to amuse adults and children with a free jumping castle and live music from 11.30am to 2.15pm. Entry is free for the general public and those displaying their motorcycles.

      Amongst the expected throng will be displays organised by local motorcyclists such as Bathurst's Beard Brothers Motorcycles and Taylor Motorcycle Services, as well as Capital Motorcycles from Orange, Shannons Insurance, Skillmaster Motorcycle Services, Little Mick Clothing and Accessories, Bikers Australia and Brotherhood Christian Motorcycle Club. Bathurst Scout Group will be running a sausage sizzle and drink stand to raise funds for their work in Bathurst.

    2019 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    The 2019 Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one! Join a crowd of around 3,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Kangaroo Island Cup.

    The Cup Carnival always attracts a stylish crowd and this year will be no different. Especially with such great prizes up for grabs in the Fashions at the Races competition!

    This year's best dressed racegoer will not only win a Southern Ocean Lodge luxury escape, but they'll also secure themselves a place in the Fashion at The Races state final for the chance to win a shopping spree thanks to BKNR.
    A Day On The Green - Rodriguez
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Frontier Touring and Roundhouse Entertainment are thrilled to announce the return of acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez, to Australia next February.

    The legendary singer-songwriter will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of headline shows, including a day on the green at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley on Saturday February 16.

    This will be our 70th show at this stunning winery, since the first Rochford Wines event in 2002.

    Joining Rodriguez for the a day on the green shows will be Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers and new rising star Alice Skye.
    A Remarkable Life - Trish Oktober
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Trish Oktober will be speaking at Everglades Historic House and Gardens on her remarkable life.

    She is an extremely talented gardener who has made her home, Rose Briar, into a paradise featuring many rare and unusual plants; an oasis for her menagerie of little dogs and her doves.

    As well as being a superb gardener, Trish is a gifted artist and botanical illustrator, and an equally accomplished writer and illustrator of children’s books.

    Some signed copies will be available for purchase.

    Trish will present a fascinating and wide-ranging talk about life, art, botanical drawing, writing books and her garden.

    Bookings Essential.

    Alemay Fernandez Dance Party – Fringe World
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
    Join international vocal sensation Alemay Fernandez (SIN) for one final dance party event to finish Perth Fringe World Festival! Live at the Sewing Room, playing dance hits from Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and all the great soul music classics. Presented with a full band by award-winning local musician Adam Hall.

    "I'm knocked out by how wonderful she sounds." - Director Count Basie Orchestra

    The Underground presented by Halmak Music.

    This event is part of FRINGE WORLD Festival, Perth’s favourite annual festival.

    A visit to Perth during FRINGE WORLD is the best time of year to experience the city, when you can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and experience hundreds of shows from local and international artists.
    Barossa Declaration of Vintage
    Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
    The official start to the Barossa grape harvest, Declaration of Vintage is a unique event in Australia. It begins with the Blessing of the Grapes at Tabor Church, continues with a colourful procession of regally robed Barons of Barossa, a parade of vintage vehicles and 'grape girls', led by the pleasing brass sounds of the Tanunda Town Band. The Barossa Winemaker and Viticulturist of the Year are announced and the grapes are crushed in a hand-cranked 100 year old press. The juice is distributed to everyone and the vintage is finally declared!
    Ballarat Cycle Classic
    Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Ballarat Cycle Classic is the primary fundraiser for Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. 100 percent of all registration fees go directly to cancer research.

    There are a range of races to choose from, including: Road Rides (50km, 60km, 80km or 100km), Mountain Bike (33km or 50km) or Lake Ride (six kilometre) around Lake Wendouree or a Fun Run and Walk (pet friendly), 6kms around Lake Wendouree.
    Bombing of Darwin Day, A National Day of Observance Commemorative Service
    Date Tue 19th Feb 2019
    The Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin is commemorated each year on 19 February at the Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade to pay tribute, honour and remember those who defend Darwin and the top end of Australia.

    On 19 February 1942, World War II came to the shores of Australia when the Japanese dropped bombs over Darwin. On this day over 243 people, both armed forces personnel and civilians, lost their lives. Eight ships were sunk and 11 damaged. A section of the wharf was destroyed, killing 22 waterside workers. Over the next 21 months, Darwin, Adelaide River, Katherine and Milingimbi in Arnhem Land were bombed 64 times.

    The service begins at 9.30am with the sounding of the WWII air raid siren at 9.58am - the same time it sounded years ago as waves of Japanese bombers flew over the city.
    Bianca Del Rio – It's Jester Joke
    Date Wed 20th Feb 2019
    The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Sure to keep audiences in stitches with her comical “tell it like it is” views, covering life from politics and travel to family and social media. It isn’t all fun and games, though. There is an important life lesson to be learned through this fearless comedy show…sometimes we all just need to lighten up!

    Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock, has well and truly taken the world by storm. She quickly became a front-runner on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was crowned the winner in May 2014. A popular contestant amongst fans, Bianca’s Instagram following soared to over one million followers and her shows The Rolodex of Hate, Not Today Satan and Blame It On Bianca Del Rio sold out to audiences all over the world.

    Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.
    Bianca Del Rio
    Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
    After three consecutive sell-out Australian tours, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio returns to Australia with her brand-new comedy show, It’s Jester Joke.
    The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Sure to keep audiences in stitches with her comical “tell it like it is” views, covering life from politics and travel to family and social media. It isn’t all fun and games, though.

    Don’t miss your chance to see the The Queen of Mean in her fiercely funny new show in 2019.
    Australian Ladies Classic - Bonville
    Date Thu 21st Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Come and watch some of the best players in the world, at one of the most beautiful courses in the world!

    The field will include some of the best professionals and amateurs from Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA.

    Come and walk alongside your favourite players on the fairways, as they battle for the title in a most spectacular setting.
    ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show
    Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Get ready to be entertained, excited and educated at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show!

    The award winning ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show features more than 150 attractions, 5000 animals, 450 trade displays and 1500 competitors.

    Stay for the day. Play under the night lights. Get in fast to buy your favourite show bags. There's something for all the family.

    Check their website for full details.
    Barellan Masters Games
    Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    It's never too late to participate.

    Come to Barellan for a Weekend of Fun, Sports and Entertainment.

    Includes Barellan Run, Tennis, Golf, Team Penning, Barefoot Bowls, Walk, Triathlon, Cricket, Netball and Basketball (All to be Confirmed).

    Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary Tour
    Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
    Belinda Carlisle returns to Australia with a special concert series celebrating 30 years of her iconic album ‘Runaway Horses.’

    Her 2019 Australian tour will feature all her hits in a catalogue of music that influenced a generation.

    Joining Belinda Carlisle on her Runaway Horses tour will be Australia’s very own 1927 whose hit songs include “If I Could” and “That’s When I Think Of You,” which has become an anthem in Australian pop culture.

    The pairing of both of these artists will provide a truly great concert experience so don’t miss out this February live at The Cube.
    Arbus & West
    Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Hollywood bombshell Mae West built her career on lookin' good - walkin' the walk and talkin' the talk - while legendary photographer Diane Arbus was famous for finding beauty in the everyday. When Diane turns up at Mae's glistening LA apartment in 1964 to take her portrait, tensions quickly flare. Mae's vision of herself is very different to the one Diane wants to catch on film. But whose version wins out when a master of illusion meets a master of truth?

    Drawing on actual events, award-winning Australian playwright Stephen Sewell imagines what might have transpired between these to extraordinary women, creating a powerful portrait of beauty, sexuality, wildness and longing.

    Melita Jurisic (The House of the Bernarda Alba) takes on the role of the irrepressible Mae West, with Diana Glenn (The Slap) as Diane Arbus in this World Premiere production, directed by MTC's 2018 Helpmann Award-winning Associate Director Sarah Goodes (The Children).

    Performing daily except Sundays.
    Australian Bowl-Riding Championships
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Bowl Riding Championships (ABC) is the first true Nationals skateboard competition for any discipline within skateboarding in Australia. This all-inclusive Australian event welcomes skateboarders from every skill level and age, to sign up and compete for huge cash and prizes.
    Bendigo Bank Tumbafest
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to 'Bendigo Bank Tumbafest' - a celebration of music, wine and food.

    Truly a celebration of country lifestyle, this two-day Festival is overflowing with country hospitality. Attractions include a jam-packed schedule of Main Stage entertainment, sublime local wines and tastings, food stalls, market stalls, as well as activities and entertainment for children.

    The festival program ensures a magical time for Festival-goers. Tumbafest continues to grow each year and has become a fixed event on many local and visitor's calendars.

    A showcase for the region, Tumbafest is the culmination of a community's effort to deliver a first class visitor experience.
    2019 Loxton Mardi Gras
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    The 62nd Loxton Mardi Gras is a family fun day featuring a colourful pageant of community floats, marching band, vintage cars and the crowning of ambassadors, with money raised going towards community projects. Find a spot on the lawns of East Terrace and enjoy this wonderful parade. This year's theme is "Showtime".
    East Terrace is also filled with food, craft and market stalls to enjoy. Enjoy a bite to eat while watching the ambassador crowning which is part of the program of events.
    2019 Nippy's Loxton Gift
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is one of the richest foot racing events in South Australia after the Bay Sheffield, and features the richest 1,000m Open race of Professional Athletics in Australia. The annual twilight event attracts over 130 high calibre athletes competing in 50 non-stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes. With FREE admission, Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is a great night out for the whole family to enjoy the spectacle and competition of the State's top athletes, as well as local sporting teams, racing for lucrative prize money. Full catering provided by the Loxton Sporting Club, or bring a picnic dinner and soak up the atmosphere of this unique and exciting event in the Riverland.
    AGHA Sydney Gift Fair
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Tue 26th Feb 2019
    AGHA Sydney Gift Fair is the season’s essential gift and homewares trade exhibition.

    Held from 23 to 26 February 2019, this important industry trade event is the place for all business owners in the gift and homewares industry to discover thousands of new brands and products over four huge days.

    Centrally located in Sydney’s retail heartland at Sydney Olympic Park, dynamic buying destinations Design Life and The Launch Pad are set to return to Sydney Gift Fair in 2019 with a compelling showcase of the finest and most original retail products the industry has to offer.

    This year, brand new buying destination Unique and Boutique will also make its Sydney debut.

    Inspired by the creativity of Australian designers, it’s here you’ll find original products with a difference.

    With a huge range of buying categories and exhibitors to explore, don’t miss this key opportunity to source fresh and exciting new season ranges alongside thousands of Australian retail buyers, store owners, managers, interior designers and stylists.

    Online registration is simple and entry is free for trade buyers. Visit the website to register now, confirm your details or for more information.
    Bay Escape - Food, wine & lifestyle
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    A vibrant family-friendly festival that sees the main street of the small South Australian coastal town of Port Macdonnell filled with entertainers, stallholders, lifestyle vendors and the best food and wine from the Limestone Coast's many award-winning producers. A celebration of the coastal lifestyle.

    Come to sample the lobster pies but stay for the entertainment!

    The long-running event, previously known as the Bayside Festival, is famous for the Octopus Toss, where the bravest lads and lasses compete to throw the ungainly sea creature the furthest. The unique competition attracts thousands of spectators every year.
    ARTHC Tractor Pull and Swap Meet
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    The Tractor Pull and Swap Meet is normally on the last Saturday in February just after the Gundagai Show, and is situated at the Gundagai Racecourse and Showgrounds in Gundagai.

    There are Vintage Tractor Pulls in many classes operating all day, this also include a Ladies Tractor Pull and a 4x4 Ute Pull.

    AROLMRA Australian Ride On Lawn Mower Racing Association will be having a office event day there too.

    Also on this day too there is Truck Show and Shine, Market Stalls, Swap Meet, Collectables, Jumping Castle for the Kids, Heavy Horses Display, Vintage Machinery Display, And Much More.

    All car and Truck clubs are welcome to display.
    There is Powered and Unpowerd camping available.
    A Day With the Devils
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    'A Day With the Devils' is a family friendly day/night event brought to you by Gunnedah Rugby Club which consists of musical performances throughout the day and into the night, boutique market stalls and a range of diverse food and drink outlets. They look forward to welcoming everyone to the Club for a day of relaxation and satisfaction!
    Banjo Paterson Festival Dinner - Molong
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    Come along for a night of poetry, the region’s finest food and wine and dancing on Molong's Village Green under starry skies.

    Enjoy a complimentary wine on arrival, three course dinner prepared by Eugowra Eat Your Greens with music and famously good times provided by the talented Cecelia Rochelli and Trouble With Johnny Band.



    Local wine, beer and cider will be available for purchase. If you love regional food and wine than this festival event will be perfect for you. A night not to be missed.

    Bananarama
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    Wildly popular British pop duo Bananarama will touch down in Australia for one peformance in Canberra.

    With a slew of hits to their name, including Shy Boy, Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s Waiting and the eternally iconic Venus, it’s no wonder they’re the most successful female band ever, with the most charting singles in the world.

    The band’s 1987 album WOW debuted at number one on the ARIA Album Chart, and featured the smash hits I Heard A Rumor, Love In The First Degree, I Can’t Help It and Venus, cementing them as instant legends.

    Now, nearly 10 years after the release of their last album Viva and three years since their last performance on our shores, the iconic duo will be coming back to Australia.

    Special guest Tiffany, whose tracks I Think We’re Alone Now and Could’ve Been catapulted her to pop stardom.
    Blues At The Briars
    Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
    Blues At The Briars brings the house party feel to a one-day festival featuring a combination of great food, great people, great music and a child-friendly location, Blues At The Briars has fast become the best kept secret of the Mornington Peninsula.

    When people come, it is a community feel. Held on the stunning location of The Briars historic homestead in Mount Martha, you can take a picnic rug, enjoy non festival bar prices, local food and fabulous music.

    A family friendly event children 14 years and under are free and there is a free dedicated children's area.

    The Briars is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest properties first settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid and the event is held within the natural amphitheatre amongst a stunning rural setting. The views and location for this event make it the perfect setting for a family day out and to experience international and Australia wide music.
    Balranald Cup
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Balranald has two race meetings per year that are a 'must see' - the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup or Victorian Derby Day and the Balranald Cup in February.

    The Balranald Cup race meeting is held at Greenham Park, which is affectionately known as 'Little Randwick'.

    The event is a family day and there are many activities for the children including merry-go-rounds, jumping castle, sand-pit and entertainment. There will be live music throughout the day. Sky Channel, TAB facilities and on course bookies will also be available. Bar and catering will be available all day or why not hire a gazebo or a marquee. Enjoy refreshments and shady surrounds.
    Binnaway Show
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      A beaut little country show. A great day out for families with free entry for kids under 12, free face painting, animal nursery, reptile show, rides and all of the show favourites.
    Beer and Bite Festival
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    The Beer and Bite Festival is an annual beer and food festival in the town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.

    The Beer and Bite Festival is the largest beer and food event in the hills boasting over 15 breweries from around australia and the world as well as cider, wine and even a cool cocktail bar area for those who arent huge fans of beer.

    As the name suggests we have a large selection of amazing food including pigs on spits, gourmet burgers, ribs, paella, curry, loads of international flavours and some of the Adelaide Hills best kept culinary secrets.

    We also have our signature Beer Hall, music and loads of fun for the whole family.
    2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
    Walk through an exhibition of contemporary sculpture staged in the beautiful grounds of The Cedars, home and former studio of one of Australia's foremost landscape artists, Sir Hans Heysen.

    Works by 24 artists/artist teams, including 2 international artists, will be installed throughout the grounds, with small sculpture shown and for sale inside the Nora Heysen Studio.

    This exhibition is curated by Adelaide writer, editor, art critic and artist, Stephanie Radok. The theme of the 2019 Heysen Sculpture Biennial is 'Dweling'.

    Artworks range from formal sculpture to ephemeral, site-specific works.
    Affordable Wedding Expo - Brunswick
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Planning your perfect wedding can be expensive, so this very special event is catered just for you. By attending this event you can have your perfect wedding day whilst saving time and money.

    Yes, you can have the same fabulous services and products from this selection of Melbourne’s finest wedding service providers but at a discounted price, without sacrificing the quality of your event.

    Imagine what you could do with all the money you will be saving, enjoy a honeymoon, put it towards a deposit for your house or a new car, splurge on something you could not previously afford. Your friends will be amazed at how much you have been able to achieve on your budget.

    Secure your ticket online via our website for free, but hurry there is a limited number available.
    Bananarama Australian Tour
    Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
    The wildly popular British pop duo Bananarama will touch down in Australia in February next year for a series of shows. Fresh from this year's 'Reunion Tour', they will be performing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast. Joining them at all shows will be Tiffany and Amber.

    With a slew of hits under their belt, including 'Shy Boy', 'Cruel Summer', 'Robert De Niro's Waiting' and the eternally iconic 'Venus', it's no wonder they're the most successful female band ever, with the most charting singles in the world.

    Childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward came up through the London punk scene, starting out as backing vocalists before joining forces with Siobhan Fahey and starting to write songs and perform with their friends’ bands.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    ActewAGL Canberra Classic
    Date Mon 25th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    This is a Women's Professional Golf tournament, with a field of 144 players coming from more than 32 different countries. The tournament is 54 hole event with the final round cut to the leading 50 professionals plus ties compete for the championship trophy
    Baba Yaga
    Date Tue 26th Feb 2019 to Wed 6th Mar 2019
    A new theatrical take on an old Russian folktale guaranteed to give you lots to chew on.

    Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.

    Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?

    Direct from a critically acclaimed, sell out season at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Baba Yaga is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by Windmill Theatre Co director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Christine Johnston (The Kransky Sisters) and Shona Reppe (The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean).

    A Windmill Theatre Company and Imaginate production presented in association with Adelaide Festival.
    Adelaide Writers' Week Opening Address
    Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
    Ben Okri: Imagination Redeems

    Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri is renowned for writing that is both poetic and profound. He speaks of storytelling as a transformative act of great mystery and inspiration, of stories possessing a rare power.

    To mark the publication of his major new novel, The Freedom Artist, we are delighted that Ben Okri will deliver the inaugural Adelaide Writers' Week Opening Address.
    Beach House - Perth Festival
    Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
    Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House delve into the twisted double edge of glamour with an overwhelming cinematic live show.

    Exploring the beauty that arises from darkness, the band say they were ‘channelling some kind of heavy truth’ for their seventh record, and transcendent forces are indeed at work.

    At once intimate and cosmic, Beach House explode onto the stage with glorious finesse and grandeur, bringing their adored songbook to kaleidoscopic life.

    A Perth summer isn’t complete without it. Funk, soul or rock ‘n’ roll – they’ve curated a line-up of irresistible music to make your nights unforgettable.
    Local legends light up the Gardens Stage before the action heats up with some of the biggest names from across the globe. From the dance to the swoon and everything in between. Move or be moved at Chevron Gardens. Don’t miss a beat.

    The Chevron Gardens are free to access for everyone to enjoy the beautiful surrounds at Elizabeth Quay.

    This is a ticketed event and part of Perth Festival, one of Western Australia's premier cultural events.
    Art for Lunch: The Pre-Raphaelites with Angus Trumble
    Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
    Angus Trumble, a former Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and curator of Love & Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria (Art Gallery of South Australia, 2002) and Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century, will talk about the Pre Raphaelite exhbition.
    Brewhouse Comedy
    Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Thu 14th Mar 2019
    Presented By Brisbane Comedy Festival and Newstead Brewing Co.

    They’re brewing up a surprise act at The Brewhouse for Brisbane Comedy Festival. Blow-off your Netflix plans and make your Thursday memorable with these secret gigs sure to surprise and delight. With 12 craft beers available on tap from Newstead Brewing Co, including the limited edition Brisbane Comedy Festival beer, all you have to do is choose your beverage and they’ll look after the laughs.
    Australian International Airshow
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    A high voltage array of combat aircraft takes centre stage at Airshow 2019. See the most potent assets in the air defence arsenal strut their awesome stuff at Australia’s world famous aviation spectacular.

    Marvel as jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans are joined by swarms of attack helicopters, from home and abroad, for a series of breathtaking routines and simulated combat manoeuvres. The event also features the best collection of aerobatic daredevils ever to be gathered together for an Australian air show.

    There will also be historic aircraft from the classic years of aviation and the most impressive collection of World War II aircraft ever to soar skyward at Avalon.

    The aerospace showcase will feature the technology of tomorrow with special insights into space exploration and man’s foray into the final frontier.

    Hundreds of the world’s leading innovators will display their latest and most exciting aerospace, aviation and defence products and inventions.

    Airshow 2019 will be the most dynamic pageant of its kind ever staged in Australia.

    By any reckoning this is going to be a very special day out the ultimate family adventure.
    2019 Port Lincoln Cup
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    The Port Lincoln Cup is one of the premier features on the Eyre Peninsula sporting calendar!

    The Eyre Peninsula produces some of the finest seafood and wine in the state so check out their fantastic Food and Beverage Packages for Cup Day.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Enjoy lunch with friends at the local wineries, restaurants or hotels while you are in the region for the Cup.
    Boorowa Show
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Come and enjoy the annual Boorowa Show, with Dog Show Judging. It is a hands on opportunity to see the area's majestic fine wool merinos, gorgeous stud cattle, speed shearing displays by skilled shearers, horse events, stunning craft displays, the Miss Showgirl and much more.

    Unlike major shows this is a very hands on experience when you can get up close and personal to the farm scene. Great things to see and do and a true country experience.
    Bloom performs Linda Ronstadt Songbook
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

    Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award.

    In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.

    Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60s and 70s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.
    Adelaide Festival 2019
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The Adelaide Festival is an iconic Australian arts festival that runs for two weeks in March. It is internationally recognised as Australia's pre-eminent arts festival. Along with festivals in Edinburgh and Avignon, the Adelaide Festival is often cited as one of the top three festivals in the world, providing audiences with a survey of the most original and acclaimed artists and performing arts organisations working in the world today. The program traverses a cross-section of music, theatre, dance, literature and visual art from artists of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    "Every major capital city in Australia has its own arts festival, but ask those who work in the industry and most will tell you the same thing: Adelaide Festival is the big one.
    It has a history of attracting the most significant artists in the world. It’s been running since 1960, but its scope is so big it only became an annual event in 2012. Basically, it’s where to go if you want to binge on cutting-edge, high-profile, large-scale international art."
    - Timeout, October 2018
    Baby Et Lulu
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    Enjoy a night out in Paris - in Wollongong!

    ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu bring their six-piece band to the Music Lounge for a show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi!

    Lara Goodridge (FourPlay String Quartet) and Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France.
    Breakout Showcase
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival.

    They have handpicked some of Queensland’s finest emerging comedians for their 2019 Breakout Showcase! Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone, come and catch the next wave of talent before they make it big.

    Line up to be announced.
    After Hours
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Presented by Brisbane Comedy Festival.

    Don’t miss the Brisbane Comedy Festival’s late-night variety show with a mix of Festival acts and Brisbane’s best local comedians.

    Hosted by Dusty Rich and a special guest, After Hours line up changes every night. This is where your favourite comedians go to get loose, try new material and bring back some old favourites. Anything can happen at After Hours!
    bcu Coffs Tri
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    Village Sports Coffs Harbour is hosting a weekend of Triathlon events for ages six and over in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour.

    All proceeds will go to local children's charities.

    Events include the Coffs Kids Tri - Aquathons and Triathlons for children aged six to 12; 'Enticer' Triathlon (300 metre swim, seven kilometre cycle, two kilometre run) for ages 13+; and the Standard Distance Tri (1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run) open to Individuals and Teams.

    The Standard Distance Tri is the NSW State Championship Race to determine the best triathletes in NSW.

    The inclusion of short distance events for novices and children means the event promises to be fun for everyone, regardless of age or fitness. It is a fantastic weekend of events for the whole family on the beautiful Coffs Coast.

    Blue Knob Farmers Market Fermentation Festival
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Each year in March a Fermentation Festival is held at the Blue Knob Farmers Market. Highlights include speakers, market stalls, demonstrations and samples. Learn how to improve your health with probiotics in your everyday diet.
    12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race -Stand Up Paddle Board event - embraces an ocean course that tracks across 12 x Gold Coast Lifeguard Towers out to sea from Snapper Rocks Coolangatta to Burleigh Heads.
    7 Peaks Hosted Ride - Falls Creek
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Tackling the 7 Peaks is a tough challenge, but one that is made easier and more enjoyable with the company of like-minded cyclists. Join your hosts 'The Soup Boys' on a group ride to conquer Falls Creek's demanding 7 Peaks climb. There will be multiple ride leaders offering a suitable pace and just the right level of support, no matter whether you are tackling your first ever Peak or an experienced campaigner. Make sure you have registered for the 7 Peaks Challenge and have the 7 Peaks Ride app downloaded.

    Meet at 7:30am at Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre.
    and the earth sighed by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    An interactive display that allows visitors of all ages to explore the impact of climate change on natural ecologies.

    All ages event

    Pacific Cultures Gallery, South Australian Museum

    Sat 2 Mar – Sun 17 Mar

    10am-5pm daily

    Entry: FREE

    An immersive installation by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski that presents the land and oceans as spectacular living organisms and shows the impact of human intervention on fragile environments.
    People of all ages can play with large scale floor projections as they observe landscapes filmed from drones. With a focus on delicate environmental areas where climate change is observable in real time, the underlying fragility of Australian landscapes and waterways is revealed.

    Presented in association with Adelaide Festival.
    Adelaide Writers' Week 2019
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Thu 7th Mar 2019
    Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Each program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.
    Blaas
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Everywhere this event has played, its protagonist has become the unlikely star of the festival. Unlikely, because it’s a large white blob. It’s an “experiential meditation on the boundaries between outside and in” and audiences respond to it in innumerable ways: for some it’s profound and intense, others can’t stop giggling for long after it’s over.
    Annual Tarago Show
    Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      This relatively small show once more prides itself on giving everybody a wonderful variety of events and displays that will not break the budget.

      There are so many things to see and do in a very accessible site, including:
      Main pavilion full of exhibits by CWA, Tarago Tomato Tourney, State shearing championships, Horse show, Dog show in Tarago Village, Ben Britton's Wild Animal Encounters, Jester/Magician Shane, Many and varied childrens activities, A wonderful variety of stalls and displays, Adult and childrens Tug of War, Cow pat lotto, Plenty of parking within walking distance, Two fantastic food outlets and a bar.

      Full details are available on Tarago Show website and on their speical Facebook site.
    Bowls World Cup
    Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Wed 13th Mar 2019
    The Bowls World Cup will be staged at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in NSW, and will see over 20 nations compete from Asia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America in both male and female singles events.


    Free entry and rink-side viewing.
    A Man of Good Hope
    Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
    A modern African odyssey. One man’s remarkable life as it crisscrosses some of the world’s most charged contemporary issues: human trafficking, migration, poverty and xenophobia. Joyously sung and performed live by the 22-member cast of Isango Ensemble.
    Australian Tattoo Expo
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Tattoo Expo will return to Sydney with VIP guests.

      Over the three days, the Expo will feature a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and performances including daily tattoo contests, the Stealth Photographics Pin and Pageant, and more.

      Rounding out the Expo will be a car and motorcycle display and a fully stocked bar.

      It's the event not to be missed for tattoo enthusiasts!
    Armidale Music Foundation Choral Weekend
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Armidale Music Foundation Annual Choral and Orchestral Weekend again provides an opportunity for singers from NSW and further afield to rehearse and perform another large scale choral masterpiece with symphony orchestra under the guidance of one of Australia's foremost choral tutors.
    Bathurst Autofest
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The Mountain is set to Rock again when the Bathurst Autofest returns to the World renowned Mount Panorama Racing Circuit, Bathurst NSW during the weekend of March 8 to 10.

    The Bathurst Autofest was again a huge hit this season and this event is only going to get bigger but remember that they have said that they have a cut off of just 350 driving event entrants so get yourself booked in and submit your entry form early.

    So forget the hustle and bustle of the City and get yourself trackside to take in the sights and sounds as these weekend warriors unleash onto Australia’s best venue for a weekend of Horsepower, Action and Carnage where only the Strong Survive.

    If you would like to go onto the mailing list for the event or would like information on becoming an Event Partner, simply email them your contact details.
    Barraba Show
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The Barraba Show is a long established traditional annual agricultural show, showcasing the stock, produce, and art and craft of this rich farming and grazing area of north-western NSW. Held over three days in March each year, it features cattle, horses, poultry and sheep, as well as hosting a major rodeo and campdraft. A truly family focused event.
    A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
    To be human is to make music.

    Australian indigenous people have the oldest living tradition on the planet. They have been singing for millennia, their music passing through thousands of generations of ears, hands, and hearts.

    In Western classical music, we speak of ‘early’ music; music from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.

    A brief history of time sets Western early music, up to a millennium old, within the time-expanding universe of indigenous music making. Here, we are the youngsters.

    The musicians for A Brief History Of Time come from different cultures, generations and genres. They are distinguished not only by their extraordinary skill, but also by their generosity and courage as artists.

    Listen with us through performances where time, place and belief converge in sound.

    Various concerts across the 4 days, please visit website for further details.
    Bjorn Again: Thank ABBA for The Music Tour
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
    ABBA fans, it’s time to get excited!

    Bjorn Again, the world’s leading ABBA show (and who have the endorsement of ABBA) are thrilled to be touring Australia in 2018 on their national Thank ABBA for the Music Tour. Bjorn Again are renowned for their musical excellence, authentic voices, costumes, energetic onstage performances, and of course their Swenglish accents.

    Bjorn Again will perform all the biggest ABBA hits including Waterloo, Fernando, SOS, Money Money Money, Does Your Mother Know, Take a Chance on Me, and of course Dancing Queen. Their internationally acclaimed, world-class production has been delighting audiences for over 29 years, and as the world’s most successful tribute act, are household names world-wide!

    So take a chance on Bjorn Again, send out an SOS to all your friends, grab your best 70s outfits and get ready to party!
    Bermagui Seaside Fair
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    The Bermagui Seaside Fair, held annually on the Saturday of the Canberra long weekend in March, is a free fun-filled day of entertainment and activities for everyone.

    This multi-award winning community and tourism event attracts thousands of people, many staying for the weekend and longer.

    Saturday is the main event day and includes Poet's Breakfast, Umbrellas of Bermagui, fancy dress street parade, over 100 market and food stalls, sandcastle competition, charity auction, free children's entertainment and novelty events, music and entertainment on two stages, pet pageant and much more. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Horseshoe Bay.

    There is also arts and crafts and photographic exhibitions held from the Friday before to the Sunday after the Fair.
    2019 Penong Cup
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    A tiny township on the road across the Nullarbor Plain renowned for world class surf breaks, Penong will again hold an excellent demonstration of country racing and hospitality.

    This meeting is exceptionally popular among locals and tourists who visit the town over the Cup period. On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

    On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

    Heaps of activities for everyone with Fashions on the Field, R.I.C.E Kids Entertainment and Live Band 'Ill Starred Captain' playing after the last race.

    Make a day of it and stay for dinner and music at the racecourse after the races!
    Beer InCider Experience
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    Australia's leading beer, cider and music festival! Beer InCider Experience celebrates independent beer, cider and great music. Featuring over 300 beers and ciders from 60 breweries and cider producers, the festival is a tasting event and concert combined into one.

    In previous years, bands such as The Smith Street Band, The Jungle Giants, Ball Park Music, Holy Holy, Josh Pyke, City Calm Down, Cub Sport have performed at the event.
    A View from the Bridge
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
    Brooklyn dockworker Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice agree to take in two Sicilian relatives - illegal immigrants trying to find work. Hardworking Marco is sending money home to his wife and sick children. Rodolpho is chasing the American dream, but finds being different makes him an outsider. When Rodolpho falls for Eddie's niece Catherine, the protective uncle must confront his own feelings and his jealous mistrust threatens to expose an unspeakable secret.

    Arthur Miller's tragic masterpiece A View from the Birdge confronts the American dream in a stripped back, muscular drama that simmers with tension and explodes with passion. We might be in 1950s Brooklyn, but the themes of family, loyalty, immigration and justice are as relevant for contemporary Australia as ever before.

    Since it first premiered in 1955, A View from the Bridge has electrified audiences around the world. In the hands of award-winning director Iain Sinclair (The Beast), whose 2017 Sydney staging for Red Line Productions created a chorus of critical acclaim, this brand new production promises to be riveting and emotionally-charged night at the theatre, featuring Daniela Farinacci (Lantana).

    Performing daily except Sundays.
    Barossa Made Market
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    The Tanunda Town Square precinct will again become a hive of activity this March long weekend; showcasing the talents of artists, craftspeople and local producers in a vibrant, family friendly atmosphere.

    Come and enjoy the opportunity to purchase authentic Barossa made products – hand made in the Barossa with integrity, authenticity and passion.
    There will be live music, food and drinks for sale and a range of beautiful Barossa made products on offer.

    The Market will feature jewellery, textiles, candles, cards, stationary, bags, baskets, cheeseboards and more! Purchase authentic Barossa made products – hand made in the Barossa with integrity, authenticity and passion.

    Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am -2pm.
    The Tanunda Town Square - In front of the Barossa Visitor Centre.

    For more information contact the Barossa Visitor Centre
    phone 8563 0600, email visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au
    ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons were created back in 1993 and are still going and growing today.

    The day has 6 events in succession catering for whole family participation with a strong presence to safety and a keeping in mind the dollar factor. Participants can choose from 5km fun run, a 10km fun run, short fun triathlon (150m swim, 8 km bike ride and 1.5 km ) or the Olympic distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10 km run. If that was too hard, why not a 750 swim in the smooth clean warm, inland seawater lake. Cycle out in country on roads closed to traffic, and run around the subdivision. There is also an adults & even a kids event - 50m swim/wade, 2 km bike ride and 400m run for children aged 4 to 16.
    After the last event stay around for presentation & random draw prizes.
    Participants are welcome to come and cheer on the participants.

    Please refer to event website for event maps and registration.
    A Taste of the Huon
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
    ‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.
    This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the 'Apple Isle', cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival.
    Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied.
    This Festival is one of the most popular regional events in Tasmania. The Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania are now being recognized as one of Tasmania’s leading tourist destinations.
    Tasmania’s renowned Huon Trail winds through this region and as such it has become synonymous with fine food and wines which can be found in the abundant cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms that are scattered amongst the rolling hills and along the stunning Huon River.
    2019 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes and tab.com.au Canberra Cup Race Day
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is Canberra's premier race day. The inaugural Black Opal Stakes in 1973 was won by Rich Reward. The race day is one of the more important Autumn events on the calendar. The Black Opal Stakes program includes the tab.com.au Canberra Cup. The eight race program includes; the $300,000 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes (Group 3), the $200,000 tab.com.au Canberra Cup (Listed), $130,000 (Canberra) National Sprint (Listed) and the XXXX Gold $130,000 Canberra Guineas (Listed).

    The full racing program is available under the racing drop down menu.

    The action takes place both on and off the track at Thoroughbred Park on John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes day.

    Enter the Canberra Centre Fashions on the Field competition for the best prizes in the region. Please note that the Fashions on the Field competition has strict guidelines for each category entry. Categories are Classic Ladies Race Wear, Classic Mens Race Wear, the Millinery Award and Lady of the Day (Over 40s only).

    Free childrens entertainment including a jumping castle and face painting.

    Great day out for the racing fantatic, socialite or family.

    Blades of Glencoe
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Blades of Glencoe, 10th March 2019, at Glencoe Woolshed.
    50 shearers, half of them women, over 1000 sheep, 40 stalls.
    All-day live music
    4 years since our last big day.
    Bio intensive poly culture: Growing more while more using less
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    This is an on-farm workshop focusing on a cool climate adapted regenerative market gardening approach which allows growers to produce more vegetables using less space while conserving resources such as water, and building healthy soils. Poly culture, as specifically adapted and developed by Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House Urban Micro Farm, makes use of the many distinct characteristics of vegetable species and their adaptability to cool and cold climate zones, to grow a wide variety of species in the one plot.

    Home or small commercial market gardeners who want to produce more with less, who want develop a unique range of vegetables for Market or their families and who want to achieve environmental sustainability by building soil health and conserving resources will be excited by the techniques delivered in the workshop. Everything learned is scaleable to small commercial market gardener and to the backyard grower.

    Bronwyn Richards is a successful small commercial market gardener of 12 years experience with a focus on sustainability, soil health, water conservation and organic growing principles.
    Helen M Lynch, BA, DipEdStud, MEdAdmin, PostGCOEd, CertIVTAE , is an educator having spent 15 years across the TAFE and University sectors designing educational experiences for adults
    B2BEXPO 2019 Melbourne
    Date Wed 13th Mar 2019 to Thu 14th Mar 2019
    B2BEXPO 2019 is Australia’s major business-to-business expo with a mission to help small and medium businesses to engage, connect and grow.

    Recognising the many challenges that SMEs face from increased competition, the ability to adapt to rapidly changing market demand, technological change, and capacity constraints relating to knowledge, innovation, and creativity B2BEXPO 2019 serves as a platform for SMEs to showcase products and services, network, forge new business opportunities. B2BEXPO 2019 provides new and innovative ideas to manage and grow their business across all industry sectors.
    Augie March
    Date Wed 13th Mar 2019
    The poetic, distinctive indie-rock five-piece from Melbourne has enjoyed great acclaim and popularity over the last decade, including numerous ARIA and APRA Awards. Their sixth album Bootikins released in 2018 brings their distinctive style to the forefront , with input from the late masterful sound engineer Tony Cohen. Hear the band’s distinctive rock‘n’roll, nostalgic vocals and sharp, eloquent lyrics come to life at The Palais.
    Alejandro Escovedo
    Date Wed 13th Mar 2019
    Alejandro Escovedo is a seminal figure in American music and one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation. He’s a recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and, as has been recently announced, he will be honored with the Townes Van Zandt Songwriter Award at next year’s Austin Music Awards. He’ll be only the third recipient of that honor in the Awards’ 37-year history, in a town that he helped put on the musical map.

    Alejandro has released 11 solo albums and contributed to numerous others, as both band member and guest. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, and Calexico, and he’s shared stages with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to John Prine to Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter.

    Alejandro will be performing completely solo—just one of the many configurations in which he works—enabling fans down here to hear something akin to what early fans heard in the small clubs and holes in the wall in Austin and elsewhere when he was starting his solo career.
    Armidale Autumn Festival
    Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Armidale Autumn Festival weekend is a great weekend for visitors to get a taste of the community spirit and everything Armidale stands for. Armidale looks its best in Autumn, especially with the corridors of trees changing colours. Enjoy the atmosphere of the parade and relaxing down at the Creeklands for the afternoon, having a shop, enjoying the food and listening to music. The Autumn Festival began in 1992 and has grown with the population to become a highlight and celebration of the year for Armidale's community.

      Some of the event highlights include the Night Markets, laser light show, traditional breakfast with the band, grand parade, carnival atmosphere, stalls down at the Creeklands, and to finish off a wonderful weekend, the Armidale Cup on the Monday.
    Australian Mountain Biking Interschools
    Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The 2019 Australian MTB Interschools gives school students that special chance to experience mountain biking and the enthusiasm and energy of this rapidly growing sport in a competitive, educational and supportive atmosphere.
    Blue Mountains Music Festival
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

    All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, bouzoukis, banjos, pianos, drums, percussion, flutes, pipes, whistles and voices. Food and craft stalls, the poet's brunch, children's entertainment and performance workshops fill out the on site atmosphere.

    The festival precinct is a short stroll from Katoomba railway station and the buzzing strip of cafes, restaurants and shops that lead you down to the site.

    See website for more details.
    Baradine Show
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
    The Baradine Show has lots on offer including agriculture, a display of local talent's art, equestrian events, sheep and cattle, local produce, photography displays, demonstrations, rides, show bags, and live entertainment.

    Come along and check out the pavilions displaying the best produce across a range of categories, including sheep, wool, cattle, horticulture, and handicrafts.

    The sheep dog trials, vintage car and engine displays, tractor demonstrations, magic show with Toot the Magician, bull rides, and side show alley will keep you entertained from dawn till dusk.

    A champagne marquee with live music will be open from 4pm till late. The fireworks display will entertain and delight both young and old after nightfall.

    Open from 6am until late.
    Biennale of Sydney
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    Australia’s leading contemporary art event presents its 22nd edition. Expect extraordinary art in unexpected locations. And it’s free!

    From March to June, 70 artists from 35 countries will present their works across Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
    Alex Rousos Duo
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019
    Alex Roussos is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist with a warm, rich and unmistakable voice. Bloody awesome on stage!

    Alex was the lead singer for Sydney duo After the Storm for twelve years 1992�. During that time, the band built up a loyal following at many venues around the city including: The Orient, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Observer, Bondi Hotel and the Bridgeview.

    See you at the Inn!
    Bombala Show
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    The Bombala Show is a traditional country show that offers a unique experience for people of all ages and showcases the local regions produce and country hospitality.

    This wonderful day and night event is jam-packed with attractions including traditional livestock exhibits and art and craft displays. The pavilion is brimming with homemade cakes, preserves, floral displays, paintings and needlework to name but a few.

    Other great attractions include the Bombala show girl, yard dog trials, historic engineer and machinery displays and trade exhibits. The ring events are always well contested.
    BOWLZILLA Gold Coast
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Bowlzilla Gold Coast is getting everyone together for the largest gathering by skaters for skaters in Australia fora third awesome year.

    Bowlzilla Gold Coast grows each year building a platform for the future of Australian skating, keeping it fun and owned by skaters. Creating opportunities for local skaters to celebrate all that makes skateboarding great with art, music and the competitions is the goal.

    It is a unique skateboard festival on the Gold Coast to celebrate the end of summer. It brings the world to the Gold Coast and takes the Gold Coast to the world through music, celebrating and skating. It is part of the International Skateboarder’s Union bowl world skating series and the Australian Skateboarding Federation national bowl skating series. A showcase of the most dynamic and fastest growing discipline in skating; park and bowl.
    Bathurst Cycling Classic
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The Bathurst Cycling Classic incorporates several events across two days; Criterium Racing, Hill Climb Championships and the much anticipated Blayney to Bathurst (B2B). The premier event has been confirmed on the UCI calendar as part of the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Series. With the inclusion of The Village located at the end of the B2B finish line, the Bathurst Cycling Classic offers you a cycling experience you’ll want to return to.
    Bard on the Beach: Burwood Pavillion
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Bard On The Beach (BOTB) are proud of their Sydney summer experience, classical theatre as it was meant to be: raw, traditional, honest and entertaining, and all while you picnic under the stars as the waves roll nearby. There really is no other theatre company like this.

    Performing 'The Life and Death of King John' and 'The Comedy of Errors'.

    The season begins at Balmoral Beach Band Rotunda, running Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Then on to Cronulla (Gunnamatta Park), Canobolas (Borrodell Vineyard), Avalon (Dunbar Park), Watsons Bay (Robertson Park), Carss Park and then Burwood Pavillion .

    Please check the website for dates and times.
    140th Annual Maitland Show, SA
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Come to our 140th Regional Show - Loads of competitions, Horses in Action - check our booklet on the website.

    It's Half-Price rides this year, V8 Utes battle it out, go vertical on the 8M rock climbing wall or compete in our new Country Challenge - a test of skills and humour in over-sized gum boots!

    Plus MTV Promotions Australia's only Pig Racing and Diving team, Hamish and Annie's interactive children's production of song and dance, Wild West Whip Cracking and Rope twirling shows … snap the kids with the big characters not-blending in the crowds.

    There's a Model Railway, Animal petting zoo, Remote-controlled trucks and our annual Piston Cup – standard and hotted-up ride-on mower Races.



    Hours of entertainment with IN DA FACE’s easy listening Rock n Roll and ME 'N ME MATES’ Australian music and storytelling.

    Extra Special Fireworks to top it all off - keep your wrist bands on from entry into the show, to get your car in for free.

    Variety of food, wine, beer, softdrinks, carnival food including our own Pumpkin Kitchen.

    Join our 140th Birthday Party for our best show ever - just 2.5 hrs drive from Adelaide CBD, on the Yorke Peninsula!

    Alice.D Magazine Launch Event
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Alice.D is a Melbourne based, fashion arts and culture magazine and is formally introducing themselves to the fashion world in an expected underground degenerate warehouse space in Melbourne.

    The event incorporates fashion installations, referencing themes of repression, gender identity, ethnic diversity and the desire for freedom, all with alluring fashion, music and intriguing style.

    The installations throughout the event will feature the abundance of upcoming artists and designers, showcasing the raw, homegrown and creative talent within Melbourne.

    Whether you are a fashion savvy individual, a person who embraces Melbourne’s creative unconventional culture or a fan of anything with artistic style, there is something for everyone to appreciate at Alice’s launch event.

    Follow Alice down; feed your head.

    2019 Kimba Cup
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The 2019 Kimba Cup is held at Eyre Peninsula's jewel of the racing crown, Ravendale Park in Port Lincoln.

    The Kimba Cup day now holds a strong reputation as being an excellent racing day for the racing enthusiasts, fashion savvy racegoers with fashions on the field and plenty of children's entertainment.

    The Kimba Cup has achieved an excellent reputation for providing a high quality country race meeting and will also host the presentation of the awards for Horse of the Year, Jockey of the Year and Trainer of the Year for the Eyre Peninsula Racing Association.

    Club Marquee Prices start at $135pp for a table of 10 and $150pp for single tickets.
    Aon Sydney International Rowing Regatta
    Date Mon 18th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Held at Penrith's Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, Australia's largest rowing event features a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. This will include the Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King's and Queen's Cups Interstate Regatta.

      For more information please visit the SIRR website.
    2019 Canberra Comedy Festival
    Date Mon 18th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The Canberra Comedy Comedy festival is Canberra's premier comedy event!

    Held over one hilarious week, the festival feature comedians to suit everybody, from international superstars to homegrown talent. With over 60 shows from all walks of life crammed into 7 days the streets and roundabouts of Canberra will be filled with laughter.
    Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair
    Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair is coming to a brand new venue in 2019!

    Exclusive to Adelaide!

    Two amazing international exhibitions, two international quilters, plus talented Australian quilters’ work … all at the fair in one great new location.

    Danny Amazonas
    Meet the man who has enthralled quilters around the world. Enjoy his exhibition and gallery tour.

    Elizabeth Dackson
    Well known for her blog ‘Don’t Call Me Betty’ and online classes, meet Elizabeth who will conduct two talks each day on aspects of modern quilting and techniques.

    See the Best of QuiltCon 2019 – exclusive to Adelaide! Coming direct from Nashville, Tennessee. This will be the only place in Australia to see Best of QuiltCon 2019 – don’t miss it!

    Also, Collage to Stitch by the Four X Four group, Blessington Quilt Challenge, #Fabric Trail by SAlt, The Experimentalists…and more.

    Plus lots of retailers all under one roof, for all your craft supply needs.
    Animal Farm
    Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    A blistering new one-man version of George Orwell's political classic.
    Presented by State Theatre Company
    By George Orwell

    Revolution is coming to Manor Farm.

    Under the guidance of some rebellious pigs, a group of farm animals unite to drive out their cruel human oppressors and build utopia. But the swine are not as united as they appear and their division gives rise to a terrifying new system of power and repression.

    Written in the 1940s as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments around the world, Animal Farm is a searing and timeless examination of extremist rule.

    In his final production as Artistic Director, Geordie Brookman and the mercurial Renato Musolino join forces to create a scintillating take on one of the greatest stories of English literature. A sublime and unadorned piece of theatrical storytelling Animal Farm will see Musolino inhabit upwards of 20 characters, from the revolutionary pigs to the stoic draft horse and the tyrannical Mr Jones.

    Animal Farm plays a strictly limited season. Seize your chance to be part of an exceptional changing of the guard at State Theatre Company.
    17th National Heritage Machinery Association National Rally 2019
    Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    National Vintage machinery show
    With three massive days to squeeze all the sights and sounds of yesteryear.

    open from 10am to 5pm Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd and 10am to 3pm sunday 24th March 2019

    With over 1000 exhibits expected including vintage working Machinery and engines, live steam, vintage Cars, bikes and tractors, a tractor pull and much much more there is something for the whole family. 

    Held at Sturt reserve, Murray Bridge, right on the river allowing access to the paddlesteamers and vintage wooden boats, making a beautiful backdrop to a great rally.
    Alabar Gold Crown Carnival
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Alabar Gold Crown Carnival runs for 10 days and is a mix of harness racing action (six race meetings) and social events. The social events include the Honouree Dinner, Golf Day, Gold Crown Ball and the yearling sale. Also the Miss Gold Crown Competition is held over the carnival and entrants raise money for the charity chosen for the year.

      The harness racing action lures the best two and three year olds in Australia to compete. The racing is exciting and the carnival offers prize money of over AUD500,000.

      There are several race book competitions included over the carnival and excellent meals available at the Gold Crown Restaurant and the Steakhouse.

    Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Ultra Festival is specifically designed to be one of the world’s most gruelling challenges. The festival includes three trail runs - 12 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 50 kilometres.

    You’ll cross through the scenic Kosciuszko National park, with a stunning start and finish at Charlotte Pass Village; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.

    This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.
    Bendigo Yoga Festival
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The Bendigo Yoga Festival is a unique two-day event focused on promoting physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing to yoga participants of all levels. Taking place in the heritage buildings and laneways of Bendigo against the backdrop of the beautiful northwest Victoria countryside, it is the perfect opportunity to completely immerse in the flow of your personal practice away from your daily life.

    The organisers believe Yoga is for everyone and recognising this diversity, have incorporated workshops in a range of styles for the festival, catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis. With workshops delivered across the whole day from some of the countries most prominent instructors, this is the perfect opportunity to hone your practice in a focused and supportive environment.

    In addition to workshops there will be market stalls, live music, a chill out tee pee and much more; with ample opportunity to sit back, reflect, and unwind. Take this opportunity to turn your routine to ritual, start with intention, move to purpose and excel with clarity in 2019.
    2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

    The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase.

    Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale.

    Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning.

    Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend.

    Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free.

    9am - 4pm both days.

    A Day On The Green featuring Bryan Adams
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Following a limited run of regional shows in January, Canadian rock icon Bryan Adams will return to Australia next March for his Shine A Light Tour.

    He will be performing shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong plus two A Day On The Green concerts happening in Hunter Valley and Perth.

    He will be supported at all shows by special guest Mahalia Barnes. Meanwhile, Busby Marou and Pierce Brothers will join the Hunter Valley show while Mark Seymour and the Undertow will hop along for the Perth ride.

    See Eventfinda for more information.

    Annual Paterson Historical Walk
    Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The annual Paterson Historical Walk will be held on Sunday 25 March, starting at Paterson Court House Museum at 1pm.

    Dr Cameron Archer AM will take visitors around the village and describe the origins of European settlement and the rich heritage that remains.

    He will also acknowledge the thousands of years of Aboriginal habitation of the landscape. After the walk, participants can visit the adjacent Rail Motor Society Museum.

    Alpine Colour Fun Run - Myrtleford
    Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
    The Alpine Colour Fun Run is a fun run with a splash of colour. The Colour Fun Run is a youth focused all age event partly funded by Victorian Youth Week and FReeZa encouraging everyone to enjoy fitness and promote good health.



    Young people, families and the whole community is welcome to come together to celebrate Victorian Youth Week (a little early) in the Alpine Shire.

    You can walk or run the course and volunteers will splash you with colorful powder at the five colour stations, ensuring you look like a rainbow when you cross the finish line.

    Early Bird registrations will open in January via the Eventbrite website and a discounted price will be available to purchase up to Sunday 10 March.



    On the day registrations will open at 8:30am. The first wave of serious runners will start at 9:30am, followed by the intermediate runners, families and walkers.

    Bin Laden: The One Man Show
    Date Tue 26th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Osama Bin Laden as hated as he is, is a man whose achievements as the leader of Al Qaeda changed the world in which we live. From increased airport security to constant surveillance, the 9/11 terror attacks did more than kill a huge number of innocent people, they ushered in a time in which we’ve begun to value security over freedom.



    The One Man Show asks its audience to walk into the theatre with an open mind and a willingness to listen. If they can do that, they have the chance to meet one of the world’s most notorious figures, not as a monster, but as a person.

    “Here he’s just a man telling you about his life, his family, his hopes and dreams, and explaining how and why things came about the way they did.” Broadway World, 2013

    Barry Douglas performs Brahms
    Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Called to action by a soaring horn melody, the piano is hero in Brahms’s noble second piano concerto. This concerto is virtually a symphony with piano.

    Composer Johannes Brahms had a gift for creating moments of tranquil intimacy within his most expansive works, and Irish pianist Barry Douglas has been exploring the complete solo piano music of Brahms in a series of acclaimed benchmark recordings: ‘this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority’ (International Record Review).

    The remarkable unbroken arc of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony accelerates across an enigmatic landscape of emotion. Coiled tight within it is all the drama and variety of much bigger works – serene, violent and passionate. It is Sibelius’ final word: a ‘profession of faith’.

    Aeolian Caprices by Australian composer Richard Mills is an orchestral firework of glittering colour.
    Albury Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive, Fish and Boat Show
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    The Albury Caravan, Camping, Four Wheel Drive, Fish and Boat Show with loads of exhibits and entertainment over the three days. It's a day not to be missed!

    There will be Four Wheel Drive Demonstrations, Fishing Show, Camp Oven Cooking, Reptile Awareness display, and the Freestyle Bike Show not to mention the latest products for your next big adventure!
    Bowral Autumn Music Festival
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
    In the heart of the Southern Highlands, the Bowral Autumn Music Festival has established itself as one of the highlights of the year. The festival has become known for its international calibre performers and varied programs attracting music lovers of all ages and tastes.

    Artist Program is being finalised for 2019.
    #Feminist: Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic.

    This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

    This is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay (professor, cultural critic, author/novelist, blogger) and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers (professor, philosopher, author, vlogger) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism in #Feminist, coming to Sydney in March 2019.

    Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in media and popular culture, political correctness.
    360 ALLSTARS
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a supercharged urban circus.

    Boasting a stellar international cast, including an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion break dancers, a world record holding roue cyr artist, and award-winning musicians, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.
    Boomerang Festival
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Mon 1st Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Boomerang Festival - A new world Indigenous festival for all Australians. Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges, and thought provoking conversations.

      Boomerang is occurring right on your doorstepat beautiful Byron Bay in subtropical Northern New South Wales. You should need to travel to a remote area of Australia to experience such an amazing event, and even then it would not present near as many of the incredible artists that define the Australian Indigenous experience, as that which is Boomerang.



      Boomerang will feature the very best this original culture has to offer in the arts, culture and ideas, as well as emerging musicians, artists and dancers, theatre and much more.

    2019 Streaky Bay Cup
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    The Streaky Bay Racing Club will celebrate its 103rd year of racing at this year's Cup, so come and help us celebrate!

    It will be a great day for the whole family! Saturday the gates open at 10.30am with the first race being around 12pm.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress. This is open to all people over 18.

    We have oncourse bookmakers, punters club, TAB, EFTPOS and full bar facilities.


    For those looking to let their hair down there is a shuttle bus service that leaves the Streaky Bay Hotel every half hour.
    Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Tour 2019 - with special guest Brian McFadden
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour. Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit our shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the “boy band” music sphere and 90s commercial pop. They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the United Kindgom.

    The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits (including six Number One singles and five Number One albums).

    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father and Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer/songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t miss your opportunity to farewell Boyzone – it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

    2019 Millicent Cup
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Racing Millicent Cup day is the day that Millicent district residents descend on the Penola Racecourse in their droves to celebrate Millicent’s biggest sporting and social event of the year.

    An exciting day of action-packed racing for the whole family. The highlights on the track include the Millicent Cup with prize money of $35,000 and the Allen Liston Millicent Flying Handicap worth of $17,500.

    Races will attract quality fields.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    For all bookings and enquiries contact us via email or phone.

    Back to Holbrook Fly-in
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
      Latest details yet to be confirmed ***

      Why Back to Holbrook? Holbrook airfield was the venue, and HULC was the host, for the first three AUF (now RA-Aus) national ultralight fly-ins which went on to become, up until recently, the annual NatFly. The first of these national ultralight fly-ins was held at Easter in 1990.
    32nd Annual Penrith Working Truck Show
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    The Penrith Working Truck Show is on at the Museum of Fire on Sunday, March 31 from 8am to 4pm.

    Country Music extravaganza has always been a major attraction at the Truck Show and this year will be no exception.

    Live on Stage will be Dan Murphy, Brad Butcher, Viper Creek Band, Christie Lamb, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, The Wolf Brothers.

    Up to three Children, are admitted Free with a paying adult and will enjoy twenty of the best thrill rides and other amusements absolutely free.

    Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the Ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event.

    Buy Tickets online and Pre Plan your parking.

    Alpaca Magic Open Day
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
    The Alpaca Magic biannual Open Day is coming up again on the last Sunday of March!

    If you're after a fun day out for the family, looking to find out a bit more about the events they run, or thinking of investing in llamas, alpacas, cattle, or donkeys as pets or livestock, please come along to meet the lovely animals (who will be wandering amongst their human guests) and have a chat with the staff.

    There'll be several staff available on the day to answer all the questions you have, coach any nervous children through interacting with our animals for the first time, and point out the animals that are up for sale - at reduced prices throughout this Reduction Sale period.

    One of our local clubs will be holding a sausage sizzle and cake stall.

    No bookings required, however there is a facebook event set up for you to invite your friends.
    Basil Sellers Art Prize
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019
    This AUD15000 art prize and exhibition features works from the region's artist. The winning work will be acquired by businessman and philanthropist, Basil Sellers and placed in his extensive private art collection.

    All artworks are original, one-off works . The entries have been exceptional and well worth viewing.
    Bike SA Velo Vino
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Fri 5th Apr 2019
    The Inaugural Velo Vino gourmet cycling tour grants riders exclusive access to winemakers, orchards and chefs normally operating behind closed doors.

    This producer to plate experience will not only enable the group to meet some of the wonderful producers and growers in the region but also indulge in their produce at delicious dinners each evening. Daily supported rides will offer breathtaking routes which will conclude each day at 4 -5-star accommodation across the Southern Fleurieu. To keep this exclusive experience intimate numbers will be strictly limited.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Brisbane for six huge nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
    A-List Comedy Sampler hosted by Lawrence Mooney
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
    Hosted by Triple M’s Lawrence Mooney, the A-List Comedy Sampler features the hottest rising stars of the comedy world and a secret special guest or two, lovingly hand-picked to provide you with the ultimate comedy sampler.

    If you are not sure what to see this Comedy Festival what better way to check out a short set from some of the best acts in the Festival?
    Autumn Colours Program
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover the moments, events and characters that make up the story of Bathurst.

    The ‘Autumn Colours’ heritage tour program commences following the Easter long weekend, with a diverse program of tours, walks and talks for the following six weeks.
    A Taste Of Ireland - Bairnsdale
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    Australian Surfing Awards
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
    The Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame were first convened in 1985 by the Australian Surfriders Association (now Surfing Australia) to preserve the history of Australian surfing and honour its great achievers.



    Each year the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame are presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the development of surfing in this country.



    The awards include a number of support categories that recognise the broad spectrum of individuals and organisations who are involved in the sport through events, business, media, photography, movies, clubs, travel, administration or pioneering new initiatives.

    BOYZONE - Thank You & Goodnight Tour
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

    Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March & April next year when the Irish superstars hit our shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the “boy band” music sphere and 90’s commercial pop.

    They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK.

    The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums & arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits (including six No. 1 singles & five No. 1 albums).

    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father & Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer / songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone
    – it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

    A Taste Of Ireland - Traralgon
    Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    A Taste Of Ireland - Sale
    Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Thu 4th Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Tour
    Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it is time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

    Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit these shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the boy band music sphere and 90’s commercial pop. They arere also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK. The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits including six number one singles and five number one albums.



    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture of You, No Matter What, Love Me For a Reason and Father and Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer and songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone.

    Australian String Quartet - Dunkeld Festival of Music
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Tranquility and calm in the Southern Grampians of Victoria. Australian String Quartet with guest artists Li-Wei Qin, cello and Konstantin Shamray on piano.

    The divine music of Schubert, Brahms, Bartók, Shostakovich, Kodály and a world premiere by Kate Moore will pulse through Victoria’s Southern Grampians across these effervescent three-day festivals.

    With intimate concerts in the charming Mt Sturgeon Woolshed and Myers’ Library and the warm hospitality of the iconic Royal Mail Hotel, tickets to this festival are in high demand.

    Dunkeld is a truly magical regional environment within the Southern Grampians and lends a unique charm to this sought-after highlight of the ASQ’s touring calendar.
    Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Sydney with Brian McFadden
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

    Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit these shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the boy band music sphere and 90’s commercial pop.

    They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK.

    The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits.

    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father and Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer / songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone, it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

    Australian Body Art Festival
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas.

    The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see.

    There is so much more to see also with wearable art (funky fashions from recycled items), photography, street performers, market stalls, music and parades each day with finished artworks.

    The theme for the 2019 event is "Other Worlds" which will provide a wealth of inspiration for artists.

    Come along as a competitor or a spectator - you'll be amazed!

    Located in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy, it will be worth your while staying for the weekend or even a week to check out all that the region has to offer!

    Betoota Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    The annual Betoota Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana brings Australia's smallest town alive. Watch bushmen and women compete in exercises of true horsemanship and skillful dirt bike riding.

    Saturday you can expect barrel racing, flagging plus much more at the Horse Gymkhana followed by Motorbike Enduro later in the afternoon. Remember, plan ahead and camp overnight to see the motorbikes kick back into action on Sunday.

    You won’t go hungry with onsite catering (outback style) and plenty of cold ale at the bar, available Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
    Albany Wine and Food Show
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Enjoy the best of Great Southern’s wine, craft beer, cider, spirits, food, local produce and tourism in a festival to celebrate this great region! With plenty of award-winning wines, fresh produce and great people, it will be an enjoyable day out!

    You can also sit in on a wine seminar, watch a cooking demonstration and be inspired by their guest chefs, buy some local produce and delicious tapas from some great foodies and for the kiddies, get their face painted, all while listening to some great live music! Or for something special you can upgrade and indulge yourself in the VIP Lounge, an exclusive lounge retreat with wine and food included or learn and cook with a talented local chef in one of their Cooking Classes.

    No matter what you do, it all adds up to a delightful day where you can discover new wines, taste great food, learn something new and enjoy indi tunes in a relaxing park setting in the heart of Albany!
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Family Program
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
    This special edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has been curated with the young adventurer, and the young at heart, in mind.

    Ideal for short attention spans, those with a love of adventure and adrenaline, this compact program of predominantly short films will take you around the globe, get your heart racing and introduce you to some unique mountain wildlife.

    Only two films in this program are duplicated in the main program which means mum and dad adventurers can get a double dose of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2019 and share their passion for adventure and wild places with the up and coming adventurers in their life.

    The program includes the big air and deep powder you’d expect of a Banff Mountain Film Festival program, downhill bike descents and climbing and much much more.

    One show only at the Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre. Suitable for all ages and knee conditions! For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour website.
    A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music and Dance Sensation
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nation wide, The Irish Music and Dance Sensation ‘A Taste of Ireland’ is touring Nationally in 2019.

    Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

    Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100 percent live!

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

    Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit Australian shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the “boy band” music sphere and 90’s commercial pop.

    They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK.

    The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went on to release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits (including six number one singles and five number one albums).

    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father and Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer / songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone – it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

    2019 Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide TSCEA
    Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
    Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide (TSCEA)

    The 10th annual Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide (TSCEA) presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities.

    With exhibitors including Australian-wide and international universities, private education providers, TAFE, graduate employment, local, national and government employers and agencies, VET training, higher education colleges, Defence Force Recruiting, student support services and employers; TSCEA provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof.

    Incorporating the South Australia Work & Skills Expo again in 2019, visitors can go into the draw to win multiple prizes. For further details on the event please visit our website or social media.
    2019 SA Work & Skills Expo
    Date Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
    South Australia Work and Skills Expo

    Sunday 7th & Monday 8th April 2019
    Sunday 10am – 4pm & Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm
    Adelaide Convention Centre
    Admission is FREE!

    In 2019, the South Australia Work & Skills Expo (SAWSE) will showcase a vast range of organisations, comprising of VET providers, apprenticeship information and support industry associations, locally-based and national employers and service providers. The South Australia Work & Skills Expo (SAWSE) will also offer visitors a “hands-on” activity zone to try a range of vocational skills and other activities. This event will be staged in conjunction with the upcoming 8th annual Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo, Adelaide (TSCEA) to provide a diverse range of study and career options from an expanded range of exhibitors. Visit www.careersevent.com for further event details.
    A Taste Of Ireland
    Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship 2019
    Date Tue 9th Apr 2019 to Fri 12th Apr 2019
    The Australian Junior Age Division Championship is a unique event in Junior golf.

    The AJADGC uses a distance system based on the age of the golfer, the same system that is used in the United States and worldwide.

    The younger the player, the shorter the course.

    No handicaps are needed as the course is set to test the skill of each golfer according to their age. That means every young golfer, regardless of age, has the opportunity to par the course if they’re good enough!

    The AJADC is open to and attracts golfers ranging from 4 years of age right up to 18 years old. The event is the Australian Qualifier for the World Stars of Junior Golf in Las Vegas and the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games Golf Championship held in Temecula, California.

    The winners of each age division are given the opportunity to join the AJADGC team to travel to America to compete in these two world tournaments.

    Winning a spot on this team is on everyone’s wish list.



    A fantastic experience for all junior golfers and their families.

    A Taste Of Ireland
    Date Thu 11th Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
    Australasian Quilt Convention
    Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    The Australasian Quilt Convention is Australia's international quilting event. Come along for classes with some of the best local and overseas quilting and textile art tutors, as well as a spectacular quilt show with pieces specially selected from Australia and around the world.

    Add to this an expo packed with specialty patchwork and quilting suppliers, expert talks and sewing rooms, and you have got quilting paradise.
    Bell Shakespeare's The Miser
    Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Wealthy skinflint, Harpagon is so cheap he’d rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent.

    Welcome to the world of The Miser, where passion and penny-pinching go head to head in a ribald comedy of manners. John Bell stars as the stingy, avaricious and obnoxious Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenezer Scrooge look generous. This is a man who loves nothing more than his beloved cash — not even his own children.

    With his eye on the prize — an inappropriately young bride who already has her sights set on his son — Harpagon is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.

    First performed in 1668, The Miser is the well-known satire by French playwright Molière, known for other classics such as Tartuffe and The Misanthrope.

    Bell Shakespeare’s Founder John Bell will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans in this deliciously mean comedic Molière adaptation, exploring the depth of human greed, lust and manipulation.
    200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
    Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Om Sweet Om Milton invites you to develop a deeper understanding of the ancient teachings of yoga and how to implement them into your daily life. Learn the skills to become a yoga teacher or simply expand on your knowledge and passion of yoga. This training is designed to guide your body, mind and soul towards an understanding of wholeness and how to extend the practice of yoga beyond the four corners of your mat.

    Style of Yoga: Vinyasa Flow, the marriage of breath to movement. Incorporating traditional elements with intelligent sequencing, creativity and an uplifting approach, that offers knowledge and reverence for yoga’s deep roots.

    Contact Chantal at the Yoga Studio by email or review the Facebook event for further information on modules, book list and teacher profiles.
    A Taste Of Ireland
    Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
    After performing to thousands of audience’s nationwide, The Irish Music and Dance Sensation ‘A Taste of Ireland’ is touring nationally in 2019.

    Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

    Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100 percent live.

    Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.

    ‘A Taste of Ireland’ is the quintessential Irish tale, a show never to be missed.
    Australian String Quartet - Margaret River Festival of Music
    Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    An exclusive weekend celebrating fine music, food and wine

    Picture a trail through ancient eucalypt forests, past pristine surf beaches and the promises offered in hectares of vines leading to your next cellar door. Awaiting you are intimate performances with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ), exceptional guest artists and indulgent gourmet experiences.

    Savour the best of the spectacular Western Australian wine region with unforgettable adventures at Voyager Estate, Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle and Leeuwin Estate. With matched food and wine from the region’s finest wineries, enjoy a feast for the senses as the ASQ, along with guest artists Li-Wei Qin and Konstantin Shamray present an exhilarating program of chamber music.

    They are excited to be performing this festival with guest cellist Li-Wei Qin and pianist Konstantin Shamray.
    2019 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
    Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 13th April!

    Saturday 13th April: The Mercure Alice Springs Resort Ladies Day features the Ladies Day Luncheon, Best Dressed competition and great prizes, plus the Champagne Bar, Blokes Drop Off Bar and all the racing action!

    Saturday 20th April: Family Day brings great kids activities and fun for the whole family, plus more great racing. Children under 16 free with an adult.

    Saturday 27th April: The Rock Bar Young Guns Day combines first class racing plus the Young Guns 18-35s Party Marquee with a live band after the last race.

    Friday 3rd May: The Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival weekend starts with the Cup Luncheon, followed by the Calcutta and Horse Sale.

    Saturday 4th May: Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint Day will be another day of great racing with the club’s premier sprint race, the Holdfast Insurance Brokers Pioneer Sprint.

    Monday 6th May: Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Day is the biggest day of the Carnival, with the Cup Luncheon, Fashions on the Field, Beer Garden and the running of the $110,000 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup.

    Visit www.alicespringsturfclub.org.au for all the details! #RedCentreRacing
    Australian Running Festival
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    With over 7,000 runners set to converge on the city of Canberra, the festival has something for everyone with a 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, The Canberra Times Marathon and the 50km Ultra Marathon.

    The festival also celebrates a full weekend of healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun with immersive village experiences including entertainment stage, event expo, elite athlete district, and a plethora of kids’ activities

    Prices vary depending on race and time of registration.
    Bobby Jack's Festival
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
    Bobby Jack's Festival is a celebration of local original music and arts for all ages and is held at the Walcha Showground during Autumn.

    The festival’s aim is to promote original music and performing arts in the New England area.

    Enjoy unique local food stalls, local beers and creative workshops.

    There are also activities for children.

    Onsite camping is available as well as a range of great accommodation options in Walcha.

    April Weekend Aircraft Showcase
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    The April Weekend Aircraft Showcase will feature all serviceable aircraft from the Temora Aviation Museum’s collection, which includes the Supermarine Spitfires, CA-13 Boomerang, Cessna O-2A, Gloster Meteor, Lockheed Hudson, Wirraway, Tiger Moth and Ryan STM S2.

    At Temora you can get closer to the action as you witness a themed selection of Australia’s ex-military flying history come alive.

    The two day April Weekend Aircraft Showcase in 2019 promises to deliver a full day of entertainment for all generations.

    The Mess Hall serves freshly cooked food and cold refreshments. Barista coffee is available and you are welcome to bring your own picnic and seating.
    Allen Stone
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
    Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and â€㮦s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



    Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on ‘American Idol’, performing a powerful duet of ‘Unaware’ with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals, including Lionel Richie who amazed, said - ‘That was spectacular’. His latest release, ‘Warriors’ was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir. Commenting on the song, Allen stated ‘This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified’.



    Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

    Allen Stone
    Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
    Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and â€㮦s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



    Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on American Idol, performing a powerful duet of ‘Unaware’ with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals, including Lionel Richie. His latest release, ‘Warriors’ was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir.

    Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

    Bleach* Festival
    Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs.

    Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.

    Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike.

    Bleach* Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012.

    The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

    Allen Stone (US)
    Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
    Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R and B of the 60's and 70's, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



    Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on American Idol, performing a powerful duet of Unaware with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals. His latest release, Warriors was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir.

    Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

    Bluesfest
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Set in the beautiful hinterland of northern NSW, the Byron Bay Bluesfest is an internationally renowned blues and roots music festival held each year during the Easter long weekend.

    With more than 200 performances across seven stages over five days, the festival showcases music from around the world, and in previous years has boasted the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and James Brown on the bill.

    Since its humble beginnings in 1990, Bluesfest has won numerous tourism and music accolades and now attracts more than 100,000 festival goers over the long weekend. Held on 120 picturesque hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, 11 kms from Byron, Bluesfest is a family-friendly event, with children’s entertainment and a daily kids’ program on offer.
    Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under 2019
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
    Welcome to the fastest event in the Southern Hemisphere, Australian Rocketry's Thunda Down Under (TDU).



    After the huge success of Australian Rocketry’s Thunda Down Under 2015, the Aussies are doing it again, bigger and better in 2019!

    The inaugural four-day event in 2015 saw over 1,500 onlookers descend onto a farming property in Western Darling Downs where over 1,000,000 feet in altitude was flown by rocketeers from all over the world.

    Three world records were obtained including the world’s largest flying amateur rocket (full scale V2). International participants from New Zealand, USA, India, Germany, Netherlands, England, Namibia and Japan attended this true world stage of rocketry and now the invitation is being extended to the far reaches of the globe.

    Allen Stone (US)- Brisbane
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
    Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R&B of the 1960s and â€㮦s, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



    Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on ‘American Idol’, performing a powerful duet of ‘Unaware’ with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals, including Lionel Richie who amazed, said - ‘That was spectacular’. His latest release, ‘Warriors’ was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir. Commenting on the song, Allen stated ‘This song came in a period of struggle. Inspiration hadn’t come through to visit for a while. I had felt like I was just pushing a big rock up a hill while wearing flip-flops. I was reminded in that moment that true success comes when you face adversity head on and push through those moments of hardship. Walk tall like Warriors even when terrified’.



    Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

    Bendigo Tafe Bendigo Easter Festival
    Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    The Bendigo Easter Festival promises to be filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family.

    Be in the hunt for over 170,000 Easter eggs on Good Friday and Easter Saturday at Vision Australia Easter Egg Hunt, and enjoy loads of fun family friendly activities and great entertainment at Rosalind Park.

    Dance, drums, Lion Teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and Awakening of the Dragon as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage on Saturday on the Dai Gum San Precinct. As the sun sets, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated fl oats in the Laser Electrical Torchlight Lantern Procession, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city.

    Join thousands as the line the streets on Easter Sunday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Sun Loong, the world’s longest Imperial Chinese Dragon, weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo.

    Bendigo's CBD comes alive during this four day festival. There will be family friendly activities and events within walking distance of each other and heaps of parking nearby.
    121st Annual Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
    Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Yarrawonga Lawn Tennis Club is pleased to be hosting the 121st Annual Easter Tennis Tournament in 2019. This event will suit all players, from novice to open events, including juniors, veterans and graded sections.

    Come and join the fun with all the family.
    Bike SA Easter Cycle
    Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Our Easter Cycle is the ideal long weekend of relaxed fun for family and friends. From long day-trips chasing the horizon for committed roadies, to little loops for tackers on trainer-wheels - as well as our famous Night Ride - our Easter Cycle has plenty in the program to keep the entire mob occupied all long-weekend.

    There will be rides of varying distances sufficient to challenge roadies and the mountain bikers. Rides have also been planned for those looking for a more leisurely time out on their bikes, and, of course, the younger members of the group including the ever popular Easter Egg Hunt.

    Round up the family, get your mates together or just bring yourself along - it's a great way to meet people and make new friends. You can ride as much or as little as you like - it's your weekend to enjoy!
    Booligal Sheep Races
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Celebrating 20 years - Enjoy a great fun family day out at the annual Booligal Sheep Races.

    Relax on the green lawn of the Booligal Cricket Ground, enjoy the barbecue and the thrill of racing your sheep. There are great prizes throughout the day.

    The day kicks off with the Best Decorated Sheep Judging and then the races begin. Don't worry if your sheep is not a finalist as there is a chance to buy a sheep in a heat in the sheep auction in the middle of the day. Get a syndicate together and your sheep could be the winner of the Booligal Cup!

    It's a great event to get involved in as all proceeds go to local charities. Come along and see how the locals have fun in the outback.

    Camping spots available.

    Entertainment also at Booligal Hotel.

    Adaminaby Easter Fair
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Held every Easter Saturday, the Adaminaby Easter Fair is a day for the whole family

    Highlights include market and food stalls, Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parade, dog high jump, tug-of-war, cooee, pie eating, and the family favourite Wacky Quacky Duck Race with AUD700 in prize money on offer.

    There will be competitions and something for everyone happening on the Main Street in Adaminaby.
    2019 Clare Valley Easter Races
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy an Easter escape to one of South Australia's most beautiful wine regions. With gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and wine and the thrill of live racing all at your fingertips, there's something for everyone at the Clare Easter Races.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Plan ahead and book your own private marquee or pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the rails.
    2019 Oakbank Easter Saturday
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Easter Saturday at Oakbank is one of the jewels in the South Australian racing calendar.

    The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by the time racing begins the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.
    ArtOut Artisan Market
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    The ArtOut and VintageOut Market is run by the Edward River Sustainability Group, with the support of the Edward River Council.

    Local artists and artisans come together in the beautiful Waring Gardens on Easter Saturday Morning. The open-air sales event includes all types of creative artworks from across the region and beyond. The atmosphere is bound to be lively and encourage visitors to meet the maker at the exhibitor stalls.

    Join in the atmosphere this Easter.
    Beechworth Fun Run
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    The Beechworth Fun Run is growing each year. More than 660 participants enjoyed the Beechworth Fun Run last year, taking away over $2,000 in cash prizes and 'spot prizes' provided by local sponsors.

    The 10 kilometre event is a very scenic and diverse route through the wonderful bushland gorge, the streets of Beechworth historic town, past Lake Samball and finally through the golf course. The course is a good challenge for very experienced runners but also just a lovely walk for those who are not so fit.

    The three kilometre run sees people who are starting out on their fitness climb, with lots of families, prams and dogs participating.

    The event is run by the Beechworth Secondary College as their major fundraiser and is part of the town’s Golden Horseshoe Festival.

    It is held on Easter Saturday April 20th , with the race starting at 9:00am from the Beechworth Secondary College in Balaclava Road.

    Registrations open early March and will be accepted on the day from 7:00am to 8:30am. Go to the Beechworth Fun Run website to register online.

    There will be a barbecue breakfast and coffee van available also from 7:30am. Queries can be made via phone or email.
    Annual Easter Market
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Nathalia Easter Market takes place on Easter Saturday in the Central Plantation Area, Blake Street Nathalia from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

    Enjoy a range of street stalls, the spinning wheel, visit from the Easter Bunny, line dancing, pet parade, Gopher Show n Shine and face painting.
    An Autumn Easter at Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
    If blue sky, vibrant rich colours, warm days and cool nights, fine wine, outdoor music and a gathering of family and friends is your thing, then make sure you join Pfeiffer Wines in Rutherglen this Easter.



    There will be games for the young and young at heart, as well as live music between 12:00pm and 4:00pm both days.



    Gourmet picnic hampers (24 hours notice required), cheese platters, adult and kids slushies and of course all of the winery's regular wines for tasting and sale will available all of the Easter weekend.

    Autumn Spectacular
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Celebrating the glorious Autumn colours of our Maples, Conifers, Oaks & Elms.

    enjoy the music of the Burnie Band wafting out from the main gazebo across the Garden.

    The best home made, delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, tea & local coffee, wine & beer available.

    Beachport Market Day
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    Visit Beachport and take time to wonder through the Beachport Market held in Railway Terrace, featuring local produce such as honey, spices, homemade cooking, handicraft items, and jewellery, something for all the family. Open 9.00am to 1.00pm.
    2019 Penola Cup
    Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    What better way to spend Easter Sunday than amongst the vines of the Coonawarra? Watch some fantastic racing while the children enjoy the entertainment at the track.

    Organise your friends to be part of a great social day out.

    - Free shuttle bus from town and back
    - Fashion at the Races great local prizes

    Family friendly - full of fun activities for the kids including:
    - A visit from the Easter Bunny
    - Easter egg hunt
    - Kids races
    - Face painting
    - Bouncy castle
    44th Van Nationals
    Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    The humble Panel Van is one of the most iconic vehicles in Australia!

    The 44th Van Nationals and Street Machine Show will have a variety of vans including big vans, medium vans and small vans, show, classic, vintage and custom, on display as owners and their vehicles will come together from across the country to meet at the historic outback gold mining town of Charters Towers.

    Easter Sunday, the Charters Towers Showgrounds will be alive with the smooth sounds and visual beauty of these iconic vans, along with a sub section of street machine and classic vehicles on display for spectators to view.

    Why not soak up the Easter long weekend and take a step back in time and discover the enchanting, outback town of Charters Towers. Driving the streets of Charters Towers is like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage.

    This iconic annual event is the largest Van Show held in Australia and is the first time this event has been held in North Queensland.
    2019 Oakbank Easter Monday
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    The Easter Racing Carnival has been one of South Australia’s premier social and sporting occasions for almost 150 years, and the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Hills track is for many a family tradition that goes back generations. Uniquely among SA race courses, racegoers can bring their own picnics and barbeques, and by early morning the car park is awash with marquees, tents and barbeques as families and friends soak up the unique country racing atmosphere.

    A family-oriented event, the Easter Racing Carnival has plenty of activities and entertainment designed especially for kids, including rides and amusements, an animal petting zoo, face painting, Kelly Sports and roving entertainers.

    Oakbank Racing Club offers a range of options for racegoers wanting the experience the thrill of high-quality racing in an idyllic Adelaide Hills setting. These include general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the Carnival.
    Adina Polocrosse World Cup
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    See the world’s best battle it out at the Polocrosse World Cup in Warwick, Queensland.

    Combining the strategy of netball, the toughness of rugby, and the ball skills of lacrosse, polocrosse is an Australian-made sport where action, power, skill and pace dominate.

    Celebrating 80 years in 2019, the Polocrosse World Cup will bring players from eight countries – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, UK, Ireland, Zambia and Zimbabwe - to southern Queensland to see which team reigns supreme. As current world champions, South Africa will be fighting to hold onto the title, while former champions, Australia, will use their home turf and supporters to their advantage to try and take it back!

    The event takes place over seven days in Warwick, with spectator numbers are expected to be in the tens of thousands for this world-class event.

    While the horses and riders show off their talents on the field, spectators will get an up close and personal experience from the sidelines where they can literally smell the sweat on the horses!

    Polocrosse is king of the one-horse sports. Be there in 2019 to live the action!
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arrested for littering, Arlo was deemed “not moral enough to join the army” and recounted these events on the album Alice’s Restaurant in 1967. The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, an 18 minute and 20 second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem.

    Alice’s Restaurant achieved platinum status and was made into a movie in 1969 (in which Arlo played himself) by the esteemed Oscar-nominated director Arthur Penn. 1969 also brought Arlo to the rock festival of the ages – Woodstock, showcasing his chart-topping Coming Into Los Angeles, which was included on the multi-platinum Woodstock soundtrack and movie.

    Classically styled folk songs intermingled with clever storytelling and a keen sense of humor remain his trademark, in addition to his broad musical accomplishments. Guthrie is a road warrior, touring almost constantly, alone or with friends and family.

    Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost sixty years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.
    Boggabri Drovers Campfire
    Date Wed 24th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    If you own a caravan, motorhome, camper, four-wheel drive, ute, tent or swag, come along to a fabulous fun filled weekend with lots of terrific activities for the whole family.

    Events at the Boggabri Drovers Campfire Weekend include big campfire, camp oven cooking, shearing demonstrations, tours of the district, bush poets, craft stalls, whip cracking, antique machinery display, bush band, plus much more and most importantly get to know the locals. This event takes place at the Boggabri Showground.

    Boggabri is located on the Kamilaroi Highway between Gunnedah and Narrabri.
    Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant Back By Popular Demand- Adelaide
    Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
    In 1965, a teenaged Guthrie performed a “friendly gesture” that proved to be fateful. Arrested for littering, Arlo was deemed “not moral enough to join the army” and recounted these events on the album ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ in 1967. The “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, an 18 minute and 20 second partially sung comic monologue opposing the war and the backward reasoning of authority has become a quintessential anti-establishment anthem.

    Arlo Guthrie has become an iconic figure in folk music with a distinguished and varied career spanning almost sixty years. Classically styled folk songs intermingled with clever storytelling and a keen sense of humor remain his trademark, in addition to his broad musical accomplishments. Guthrie is a road warrior, touring almost constantly, alone or with friends and family.



    Since the first time he performed in public in 1961 at the age of 13, and after almost sixty years of shows, Arlo Guthrie, now in his 70s, has become an American folk elder—a keeper of the flame.

    Barossa Vintage Festival
    Date Wed 24th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Join the Barossa community for a celebration of the region’s wine, food, culture and heritage at the historic Barossa Vintage Festival. Choose from over 90 events that showcase the abundance of the region and it’s renowned wine and food culture; there’s family friendly events like the Ziegenmarkt, the Parade, Town Days and the infamous Barossa Scarecrows as well as long table lunches, masterclasses and a gala Vintage Ball.



    The Barossa Vintage Festival has a longstanding history as a celebration of Vintage, dating back to 1947 when the Barossa community got together to celebrate the end of a grape harvest and vintage. The Festival is South Australia’s largest regional festival where you can be immersed in food and wine experiences against the backdrop of Barossan history and heritage.

    Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Sydney International Bachata Festival is the world’s first ever Bachata Festival.

      The event comprises three days and four nights (including the Welcome Party) of Latin Dance Workshops, World-Class Performances, Prestigious Parties and an urban Bachata concert – the biggest Bachata concert in the Southern Hemisphere!
    ANZAC Day
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW).

    Several ANZAC Day Dawn Services will be held on 25th April and if you choose to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at The Cenotaph, Martin Place, you may wish to view the traditional ANZAC Day Parade which will commence at 9am in the Sydney CBD.

    To conclude the ANZAC Day Parade, at approximately 12:30pm, a Commemoration Service will be held at the War Memorial in Hyde Park (South). All are welcome to attend the ceremony.
    Anzac Day Celebrations - Ballina Shire
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Ballina Anzac Day Services and March is on 25 April at River Street, Ballina. Ballina Anzac Day Dawn Service at Ballina RSL Memorial at 5.30am. Ballina Anzac Day March - Assemble at Ballina Court House at 10am. March commences at 10.30am down River Street to Ballina RSL Club Memorial.

    Contact Ballina RSL Club for more information.
    ANZAC Day March
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.

    The Order of March will be WWII veterans followed by Navy/Army/Air Force (in conflict order), civilians in support of Australian Troops, descendants of Australian veterans, Commonwealth and allies.

    The ANZAC Day March begins at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. It travels down Elizabeth Street and finishes at the end of Hyde Park at Liverpool Street.

    At the conclusion of the parade, at approximately 12.30pm, a commemoration service is held next to The Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park South.
    ANZAC Sunset Service Ceremony
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    This ceremony will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm.

    It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags.

    It brings to a conclusion the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.

    We owe it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day is as dignified and respectful as possible by abiding by the agreed guidelines and directions of volunteer marshals at each of these important services and events.
    ANZAC Day Dawn Service
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The ANZAC Day dawn service at The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place begins at 4.30am. Thousands gather in the pre-dawn darkness to honour fallen soldiers.

    The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.

    The Ode of Remembrance (below) is taken from a poem written by the English poet Laurence Binyon. It was first published in The Times (London) on 21 September 1914 and has been recited at commemorative services since 1919.

    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them."

    The audience then responds: "We will remember them."
    Anzac Day in Warren
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      ANZAC Day is commemorated each year with memorial services held at the Warren Cenotaph at dawn followed by a march and second service later in the morning.
    ANZAC Day Lismore
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Returned and Services League of Australia - City of Lismore Sub Branch ANZAC Day committee wishes to invite the community to Lismore's ANZAC Day March and Services, commemorating the fallen from Gallipoli and all other subsequent wars and deployments in which Australian Defence personnel have been involved - this year will also celebrate the Centenary of ANZAC.

      The Dawn Service is at 5am. Departing the Old Post Office on the corner of Magellan and Molesworth Streets, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths.

      The March commences at 9am. Departing Clyde Campbell car park, proceed along Molesworth Street to the Cenotaph located at Lismore Memorial Baths.
    Anzac Day
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      ANZAC Day is marked throughout the country each year on April 25, regardless of the day on which it falls. It is a solemn day of remembrance of those soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli in 1915.

      The Gunnedah Shire has its own rich history of service and sacrifice, and throughout the Anzac Centenary, locals will remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate and pay homage to the contribution of its own servicemen and women, with a program of special events and activities.
    Anzac Day at the Woolshed
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Commemorate Anzac Day at the Woolshed on the 25 April.

    Enjoy a wonderful day of activities to remember the soldiers and enjoy the true Aussie spirit with friends and family.



    Come for the day or stay at their comfortable camp ground.

    Anzac Day Celebrations - Windorah
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Windorah's Anzac Day celebrations begin with a Dawn Service, commencing at 5.30am at the Windorah Cemetery.

    The Morning Service begins with the march from the Windorah Information Centre, gathering at 9.00am, and proceeding to the Rock of Remembrance, at the Windorah Caravan Park.

    Morning Service is followed by a shared plate morning tea. All are welcome.

    Two-Up begins at 1pm at the Western Star Hotel, lunch is available.
    Anzac Day Parade Brisbane 2019
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane has it's 103rd anniversary on 25 April 2019 having been continuously commemorated from the first Anzac Day in 1916. No tickets are required to spectate this family event.

    The event is held annually for the citizens of Queensland to recognise the sacrifice of those members of the Australian Defence Force, many of whom have returned from wars and conflicts, originally encompassing the Boer War through to modern operations and conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The veterans, both retired and still serving, march to receive the thanks of the citizens of Queensland and visitors to the region as well as honour the memory of comrades who have not returned and have passed since.

    The 2019 Anzac Day Parade Brisbane will be lead by the Royal Australian Navy and recognise the contribution of Women in War in Group 2.

    The best position to view the Parade is on Adelaide Street, between George Street and Creek Street. The Parade runs between 10am and 1pm. Vehicle movement will be restricted within the Central Business District from 2am to 2pm.
    Anzac Day in the Ballina Shire
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    There are various Anzac Day Commemoration Services taking place in the Ballina Shire.

    Ballina RSL Sub-Branch:
    5:30am - Dawn Service commences at the Ballina RSL Memorial
    6:30am - Breakfast at Ballina RSL Club
    9:15am - Commemoration service at the East Ballina cemetry
    10:15am - March Assembly for the Anzac Day March is at the Ballina Court House
    10:30am - March commences and proceeds down River Street to the Ballina RSL Memorial cenotaph.

    Alstonville RSL Sub-Branch:
    5:20am - Dawn Service commences at Elizabeth Ann Brown Park
    9:10am - March Assembly at Paddy Bugden VC Memorial
    9:30am - Commemoration Service, parade through Main Street through to Elizabeth Ann Brown Park.
    Anzac Day Dawn Service and March - Mansfield
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Anzac Day commemorations begin with the 6:00am Dawn Service will, which be conducted by the Mansfield RSL Sub Branch at the Memorial Gates.

    The 10:00am March and Service will follow - The march will commence outside the RSL Hall and proceed to the Memorial Gates for the Service.
    ANZAC Day Cleveland
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    President of Redlands RSL Sub Branch Mr Alan Harcourt invites you to attend the Anzac Day Service at Anzac Centenary Park, Shore Street West, in Cleveland, to reflect and pay tribute on the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

    It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and paid the supreme sacrifice in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

    Services:
    Dawn Service: 5.30am
    Main Parade: 10.20am
    Main Commemorative Service: 11am
    Australian Orienteering Championships
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Orienteering is an endurance sport involving navigation. Competitors use a special map to find their way around a course made up of a series of control points shown on the map.

    Orienteering caters for all age groups with age classes for Juniors (two year age groups from 10 years and under up to 20 years of age), Elite adults (21-34 years of age) and veterans (five year age groups from 35 upwards). There are also B classes for inexperienced people.

    Sprint orienteering events are held in urban areas, while middle and long distance events are held in forested areas.

    Events are held at different venues, please see website for details.
    22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic
    Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    The 22nd Annual Club Mulwala Mercury Classic is the perfect family fishing competition.

    Over $30,000 worth of prizes to be won, with $500 of tackle for the early bird winner. Be sure to get your entries in on time.

    Meals are provided with compliments of the organisers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Air Supply – Orchestral
    Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
    David Roy Williams, TEG Dainty and Nice Events are proud to announce a very special event when Air Supply, one of Australia's most loved and successful music exports, return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019.



    Air Supply will perform all their great hits accompanied by their top-notch band and a twenty-piece orchestra. All-time classics such as 'Lost In Love', 'Love and Other Bruises' and 'All Out Of Love' will be given a truly sumptuous presentation from one of Australia's most successful musical exports.

    See Eventfinda for more information.

    Barossa Made Market - Barossa Vintage Festival
    Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
    The Barossa has a great tradition of markets and of encouraging creative, innovative and enterprising artists.

    Begin your day at the historic Ziegenmarket followed by a short stroll to the Barossa Made Market at the Tanunda Town Square and Festival Hub.

    Come and admire our local artists, craftspeople, producers and pick up hard to find authentic Barossa Made wares. Kids Activities from 12-3pm.

    The Market will feature jewellery, drinks, food, textiles, candles, cards, stationary, bags and more! Purchase authentic Barossa made products – hand made in the Barossa with integrity, authenticity and passion.

    For further info contact the Barossa Visitor Centre on 85630600 or email visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au

    FRIDAY 26 APRIL, 10AM- 5PM
    FREE ENTRY

    For enquiries: Barossa Visitor Information Centre
    Email: visitorcentre@barossa.sa.gov.au
    Phone: 1300 852 982
    Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 2019 - join in a weekend of paddle races and activities on the waters of the Clyde River on the unspoilt New South Wales South Coast. With events for serious competitors, casual paddlers and families, this exciting event is sure to inspire.

    More information coming soon.
    Armidale and New England Cat Club Pedigree and Companion Cat Show
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    The Armidale and New England Cat Club will be hosting its Fifth Championship and Companion Cat Show.

    Many of the best cats, kittens, companion adults and kittens will participate in this cat show.

    Vendors selling amazing items for you and your pet.

    Meet the Breeds. Persian, Siamese, Abyssinian, American Shorthair Cat, Bengal Cat, Burmese, Sphynx and many more.

    Vote for your favourite Feline.

    Fun day out for the family with Free Jumping Castle, Barbecue/Canteen and Ice Cream Van.
    Arafura Games
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
    The Northern Territory Government has announced that the 2019 Arafura Games will be a biennial event held over eight days.
    To ensure maximum inclusion in events, the Games will host a range of sporting competition tiers from amateur through to sub-elite.
    The 2019 Arafura Games will also showcase the Northern Territory’s unique arts, culture, history, trade and investment opportunities. It is an event through which friendship, goodwill and understanding between competing nations and the Northern Territory is fostered.
    Fifteen sports were chosen for the 2019 Games including, Athletics, Table Tennis, Boxing, Football (Soccer), Badminton, Swimming, Archery, Tennis, Muay Thai, Sailing, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Basketball, Hockey and Netball. Further discussions with Dragon Boating and Sepak Takraw will be undertaken regarding their inclusion as exhibition sports.
    Big Skies
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    Set on the stunning Jimbour Plain, the annual Big Skies event celebrates the sights, tastes and unique experiences of the Western Downs.

    Big Skies features seven days of events, kicking off with the Dalby Picnic Races, and culminating beneath the grandeur of Jimbour House’s Amphitheatre with a concert featuring some of Australia’s greatest rock legends.
    Barnum The Circus Musical
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Step right up, ladies and gentlemen and suspend your disbelief at the door as you are invited to experience Barnum the Circus Musical.

    With its inspiring story, uplifting songs, amazing choreography and incredible circus acts, Barnum is the must-see event of 2019, starring Australia’s own greatest showman, Todd Mckenney, as P.T. Barnum.

    Barnum the Circus Musical arrives at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this April for a strictly limited season and tickets are on sale now.

    Alice in Wonderland
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
    This the first show of the 2019 Season commencing with a Children's Pantomime. Usually three shows per year sometimes four ending with a Youth Variety Showcase in late October. They also produce Comedy and Musicals.
    An Evening With Billy Slater - Caloundra
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
    Billy Slater is a once in a generation player. From humble beginnings Billy started his journey by riding track work for legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse on his way to trialing with the Melbourne Storm.

    With an unbelievable work ethic Billy cemented his spot in the top squad, before announcing himself on the representative football scene with explosive speed, skill and toughness.

    Reinventing the fullback position Billy Slater has achieved every imaginable award rugby league has to offer! From club premierships to Origin domination to World Cup victories with the Kanagaroos, this man has done it all! Including being voted the worlds best rugby league player!

    Billy Slater will be live on stage across 10 nights in a variety of regional towns and capital cities! Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the games greats and hear his amazing story of resilience, achievement and never say die attitude!
    Bathurst Half Marathon and 10k
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    The Bathurst Half Marathon and 10 kilometre run is a fast, flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town of Bathurst. It is well known as the best free sausage sizzle in NSW, which also includes a running race.

    Cash prizes and medals are awarded to first, second and third, male and female in each event.

    All entrants will go into the draw for a range of gifts to be conducted during the official presentation and barbecue at approximately 11.45am. You've got a better than one in 10 chance so stick around as you must be present to claim a draw prize! Place your bib in the box at the finish.
    Bookham Sheep Show and Country Fair
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Come along and join in the fun and atmosphere of a country fair, complete with a sheep show and junior judging competition.

      The Bookham Sheep Show and Country Fair is a great day out for all the family with an art exhibition, photography competition and vegetable competition. Enjoy a browse through the craft and produce stalls with morning and afternoon tea available. Jumping castle for the kids and a barbecue lunch to boot.

      All proceeds to the Bookham Berremangra Red Cross and Hospital Auxiliary.
    Annual Koala Count
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Come along for the Annual Koala Count in Narrandera. Meet for a 10am start.

      The Narrandera Koala Count is a great chance for people to see koalas in the wild. Held at the Narrandera Flora and Fauna Reserve, the Koala Count is a fun way for the community to check on the koala colony which was reintroduced into the reserve in 1972.

      Follow the signs from the Lake Talbot Canal Bridge and wear long trousers, sturdy shoes, a hat, and take a bottle of water. Rotary Club of Narrandera will be offering a sausage sizzle and drinks at minimum cost.
    A Taste of Streaky Bay
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    In 2019 a ‘Taste of Streaky Bay’ is following in the tradition of the celebrated Eyre Peninsula Fishermens and Farmers market event a‘Taste of Eyre Peninsula.’

    The region’s premier food and wine event will showcase great EP food, wine and produce and for the first time will be hosted by Streaky Bay Tourism.

    Enjoy the annual food and wine events festival atmosphere and experience culinary delights prepared by Eyre Peninsula producers on Sunday 28 April from 10am to 5pm at the breathtakingly beautiful Streaky Bay foreshore lawns.

    In Streaky Bay local producers take pride in joining with EP producers so that you can indulge in a great variety of tasty dishes prepared by local chefs and producers.

    Producers in 2018 are: Streaky Bay Marine Products, FishFix, Bayfunktion Café, Handmade Catering, Beer Garden Brewing, Salty Eyre and Streaky Bay Meat Service Mettwurst products and Peter Teakle Wines.
    7 Cairns Marathon
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Up to 3000 athletes from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival.



    Scheduled for April 28, 2019, it is the first official run festival of its kind to be held in Cairns and is forecast to generate significant visitor activity to the region.

    Early bird entries are set to open on October 16, 2018, with hundreds to sign up before Christmas to the April 28 event which will include 2 kilometre, 5 kilometre, 10 kilometre, half (21 kilometre) and full (42 kilometre) marathon distances.

    Up to 3000 athletes are expected to compete in the first year over the five races with Ronald McDonald House Charities the major beneficiary of the event.

    An Afternoon At The Proms: A Musical Spectacular
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    With a lavish new program for 2019, this stunning spectacular salutes the famous BBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall performing all the well-known favourites including Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Radetzky March, and Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory.

    Join Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper, along with Opera Stars, Prima Ballerinas, the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band with their tribute to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Blue Danube Orchestra as they perform highlights from Singin’ in the Rain, Dr. Zhivago, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Mary Poppins and the favorite Proms classics from the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Afternoon at the Proms: A Musical Spectacular.

    This jubilant musical and visual spectacular will delights your hearts! Bring your flags and come join the fun and frivolity of Ian Cooper’s An Afternoon at the Proms.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Cremorne
    Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace for four huge nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Canberra over 5 huge nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of mountain adventure films.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    For more details visit the website.
    Agfest
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
    A great way to spend a day, this event needs to be experienced, with everything for the farm and the home from machinery to jewellery.
    Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia.
    Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 60,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days.
    Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and livestock.
    There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Sydney
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back. The 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

      The tour is hot on the heels of the largest – and one of the most prestigious – mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

      This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to enthral, it showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenalin-inducing action sequences.

      Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today.

      Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screening for a limited time only.
    Australian Celtic Festival
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    2019 will be celebrating Scotland.

    Since 1992, crowds have descended on Glen Innes in New England High Country. They come for the Australian Celtic Festival. They are attracted by the unique Celtic experience, the opportunity to meet with friends and to enjoy famous country hospitality.

    The four-day Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around the world. Entertainment includes a street parade, kirking of the tartan, massed pipe bands, yard dog trials, children’s entertainment, a fun run, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poet breakfasts, market stalls and Celtic foods.

    Each year’s Festival celebrates one of the Celtic nations.
    Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: English Baroque with Circa
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019
    An inspired pasticcio by Paul Dyer and Yaron Lifschitz with music from 16th and 17th-century England will have you gripping your seat and gasping in awe. This perfect combination of Circa acrobats and Brandenburg musicians, with the beautiful voice of Jane Sheldon, will have you spellbound from the first note to the last.

    A dazzling experience of contemporary circus and enchanting English masque and theatre music where the concert hall is transformed, exploding with sound, colour and movement.
    Bach Concertos
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019
    Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for two of Bach's immaculate keyboard concertos. Program includes Bartók’s folk-flecked Divertimento and music of Telemann & Dvořák.
    Arts in the Valley
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    Arts in the Valley is an intimate biennial festival of music, sculpture and art in Australia's most beautiful valley, Kangaroo Valley.

    This three day event is renowned for the creation of intimacy between performers and audience, made possible by the scale of the venues. With an exciting line up of talented musicians and exhibitions of diverse artworks, it's an event that you wont want to miss.

    Please visit the web site for more information.
    BLACKEN Open Air
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    BLACKEN is Australia's first ever open-air heavy metal festival.

    It takes place in the Dead Centre of the country and inspires an annual pilgrimage into the heart of Australia.

    In it's seventh year in 2019, BLACKEN will evolve to become a true camp-out heavy music experience. With dozens of bands from every corner of the country set to descend upon Alice Springs for a weekend of music and community-spirited heavy metal culture.
    Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
    The Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival is Barcaldine’s largest event, both in terms of visitation and community participation. This year the event will showcase the community spirit and history of Barcaldine and Outback Queensland.

    The Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge is a historical attraction that is known as the birthplace of the Australian Labour Party (ALP) and influence to the longest running May Day Parade.

    Staged over the labour day long weekend, the four-day celebration showcases live entertainment, an art gallery, markets, horse and goat racing, RevFest, May Day parade and other special themed events.
    Boyne Tannum HookUp
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    The Boyne Tannum HookUp is Australia’s Biggest Family Fishing Competition, with both adult and junior categories. This three-day event is held in a beautiful location of the Central Queensland Coast at Boyne Island.

    The Boyne Tannum HookUp is held annually with the aim of bringing together friends, family, businesses, supporters and sponsors from all parts of Australia to enjoy a great community event.
    An Evening With Katya Zamolodchikova - Help Me I'm Dying
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help Me I’m Dying to the Australia & NZ!

    Known for her incredibly funny personas and characters, including everybody’s favourite dumpster living hairdresser, Trish, Katya’s show promises to be one hilarious night.
    Baerami Bush Dance, Upper Hunter Valley
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Baerami Bush Dance is a truly authentic and fun filled bush dance at the beautifully timber lined Baerami Hall in the Upper Hunter Valley, featuring traditional acoustic music performed by 'Waltzing Jack' and Friends, musicians from the Hunter Valley. Dances are explained and you don't need a partner. The event is family friendly.

    Arrive from 4pm, dancing starts at 7.30pm and continues into the night! Bring your own dinner and drinks, and a supper to share. Camp at the hall, or stay at nearby accommodation. A well-equipped kitchen is available to prepare your food, and there is space to sit for dinner inside the hall.

    Join in a leisurely Sunday morning guided bushwalk in nearby Wollemi National Park, or go for a bike ride.

    Ticketing details to be announced closer to the date.
    Bellinger River Agricultural Show
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show has been going since 1881.
    Bathurst NRL
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Bathurst NRL will bring round nine of the NRL Telstra Premiership to Carrington Park on Friday May 4. Be there for the epic battle between the Penrith Panthers and North Queensland Cowboys kicking off at 7.50pm.

      Get your tickets now through the website.

      Gates open at 4:30pm.

    Boorowa Picnic Races
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    The Boorowa Picnic Races is without a doubt a popular event on the Hilltops Region Calender.

    It is a great family fun day out with Fashions on the Field, barbecue and Bar.

    Gates open at 11am
    Tickets are available for pre sale and at the gate.

    Blacksmithing 3 Day Project
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
    All of their Blacksmithing Workshops have a maximum of eight participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Basics Workshop.

    On the day:
    Take your pick of one of three intricate projects using traditional scroll work, twisting and other decorative techniques.

    Meet your tutor:
    Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

    Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

    Age: 16 years and over.
    Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.
    Arcadia
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
    Arcadia is a new music event designed to further connect and enhance South-East Queensland's thriving electronic music scene.

    Arcadia belongs to the modern breed of ‘boutique festivals’. They aim to foster a following of like minded individuals who return to the event year on year to connect with new, deserving and often unheralded musical acts presented in a setting that is designed to entrance, delight and stimulate through a variety of experiences.

    Arcadia, true to its namesake, aspires to immerse participants in the natural beauty of its rural location. They seek to be an event underscored by a mood of fellowship and sense of community spirit. They encourage participation at every level and aim to work with their audience to deliver their ideal escape.
    Binnaway Races
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Have a great day out at the Binnaway Races or make it a weekend to enjoy the quaint Country town.

    Available at the races is Sky and Tote, Lions Club Barbecue, Rifle Club Afternoon Tea, Bowling Club and Tooheys Bar, bus service running from Binnaway for gold coin donation! Also Best Dressed award.

    Accommodation and free camping available just on the outer of the township.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Noosa for one huge night.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Art Bazaar Speers Point
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Hunter Arts Network, the group behind the popular and long running Art Bazaar, is bringing Art Bazaar back to Speers Point Park in May. Crowds will be treated to a wide variety of carefully selected stalls featuring premium handmade products. The Hunter Arts Network, better known as HAN, is a non-profit incorporated membership of artisans from the Hunter. HAN is run by a dedicated committee of volunteers. HAN has worked hard to celebrate all modalities of visual arts.
    Beechworth Drive Back In Time
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
    The Beechworth Old Cranks Motor Club has been running the Drive Back In Time for 20 years. Up to 250 rare, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles will converge on the historic streets of Beechworth.

    The event has grown to become one of the region’s most popular car show and cruise events with participants coming from around Victoria as well as intersate.

    The weekend kicks off 10:00am on Saturday with a Tractor Run and a barbecue at midday at the Old Railway Goods Shed in Beechworth, followed by a Street Cruise of display vehicles from 4:30pm.

    On Sunday, visitors will be able to view the incredible array of pristine cars and motorbikes lined up either side of Ford Street in the Historic Precinct area of Beechworth which is closed to traffic as well as vintage engines displayed in the Police Paddocks. Gates open at 8:00am and entry is $5 for display vehicles and free for the public.

    Barbecue and drinks plus a fantastic raffle all day.

    Bach Concertos - Melbourne Recital Centre
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
    Recently praised for his “simply gorgeous” playing and “crystalline phrasing” by the Washington Post, pianist David Fung is an ideal match for two of Bach's immaculate keyboard concertos. Program includes Bartók’s folk-flecked Divertimento and music of Telemann and Dvořák.
    Animal Farm
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
    A blistering new version of George Orwell’s political classic. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

    Revolution is coming to Manor Farm. Under the guidance of some rebellious pigs, a group of farm animals unite to drive out their cruel human oppressors and build utopia. But the swine are not as united as they appear, and their division gives rise to a terrifying new system of power and repression.

    Written in the 1940s as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments around the world, Animal Farm is a searing examination of extremist rule. It is a cautionary tale as relevant and terrifying in 2019, as it was then.

    In his final production for STCSA as Artistic Director, Geordie Brookman and the exceptional Dale March join forces to create a scintillating take on one of the greatest stories of English literature. A sublime and unadorned piece of theatrical storytelling, Animal Farm will see March inhabit upwards of 20 characters, from the revolutionary pigs to the stoic draft horse and the tyrannical Mr Jones.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Wed 8th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Gold Coast for two massive nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Darlington
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Sydney Seymour Centre for five massive nights.

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
    Banna Lane Festival
    Date Wed 8th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
    In 2019, the inaugural Banna Lane Festival will center on the major activity of producing large scale murals across six to ten sites in Banna Lane. International, national and local artists will be invited to produce the murals during the festival week with creative programs built around the activity such as artists talks, youth workshops, walking tours and a launch party with local artists invited to develop installations and pop up exhibitions, live performance and music throughout the lane. Banna Lane Festival will be a week of free community events which encourages the local and travelling audience to rediscover Griffith.
    Anywhere Festival
    Date Thu 9th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane with performances anywhere but a theatre at the Anywhere Theatre Festival.

    May is Anywhere Festival month as Brisbane is taken over by performances anywhere but where you expect it: comedy in alleys, drama in backyards, cabaret on buses, walking tours with historical figures and much more.

    Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

    Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Newcastle
    Date Thu 9th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Birdsville Campdraft, Rodeo and Bronco Branding
    Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
    Come and experience the fast moving action and skills of professional Bushmen and women as they demonstrate their skills through theses historic arts.

    Witness teams tough it out to be the quickest to brand cattle using the traditional method of branding in the bush. This means without a calf cradle and rather out in the open, all in recognition of country tradition and keeping these skills alive.

    The weekend isn’t complete without a campdraft competition and a much anticipated rodeo when the sun falls. Jive all night to live music and cheer on the bushmen who will share in AUD17000 worth of prize money.

    Food and refreshments are available throughout the weekend and free camping is also on hand to make a holiday of it.
    2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival
    Date Fri 10th May 2019
    Come join us at the 2019 Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival.

    Experience the real thunder of the hooves as the thoroughbreds pass by. Unite with the crowd cheering on your favourite. Have a flutter at the various on-course TAB and Book Maker facilities provided.

    Watch the passion and the emotions of the winning owners, trainers, and jockeys, race sponsors and delighted patrons as the carnival provides prizes totalling over AUD225,000.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Avoca Beach
    Date Fri 10th May 2019
    The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
    American Psycho - The Musical
    Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
    Based on the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale, this bold new musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from May 2019.

    American Psycho - The Musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young, handsome and wealthy investment banker living in the epicentre of excess, Manhattan, NYC, during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s. With impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, Patrick, your unreliable narrator, and his elite group of friends spend their days in designer labels in chic restaurants and exclusive clubs. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his glamorous facade of sanity starts to slip.

    With a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and featuring classic 80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News, American Psycho - The Musical is a pitch black comedy about what it means to be alive in the world you live in.
    Amy Shark Headline Show
    Date Fri 10th May 2019
    Australia's award-winning indie pop artist Amy Shark will be playing two of her biggest shows to date in Sydney and Melbourne next May! She will be performing tracks from her critically-acclaimed debut album Love Monster.

    Amy will be joined by Melbourne rock band Slowly Slowly and the up-and-coming teenage Sydney four-piece Erthlings. The shows will definitely be a showcase of rising Australian talent alongside a standout artist whose dominating presence shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

    Presented by Live Nation.

    Grab your tickets now!
    An Evening at The Cow Shed
    Date Sat 11th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Fine Food, great Wine and outstanding Musicians.

      Come and feel the rustic charm and elegance of their award winning venue, The Cow Shed at Mulla Villa, in the Wollombi Valley.

      For the very first time they are hosting their own food and musical event.

      Experience gourmet dining, feast on grazing platters and enjoy a six course Tapas Menu created by D’Vine Catering.

      Sit by the fire brazier toasting marshmallows, sipping wines and breathing in the Wollombi Valley night air or find a place at one of the tables to savour the atmosphere and listen to the music.



      Be soothed by the classical sounds of one of the most notable Violinists and Classical Guitar players of Mimosa Duo and then dance the night away with the Soulful Voice and Percussion
      talents of Slam Tango Band who have forged a reputation for delivering the goods everytime.

    Big Country
    Date Sat 11th May 2019
    Pink Salt Productions presents Big Country, a day filled with country-style entertainment suitable for all ages. Australian country-rock icons will soundtrack the evening, with bull riding, kids’ activities and more rounding out the festivities.

    The event will feature popular well-known headline acts, local up and coming bands and solo performers, celebrity MC's and Big Country DJs.

    In addition to the music, the festival will host an array of food, craft beer and wine options showcasing the Shoalhaven to a wide audience.
    Barcaldine Show
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Barcaldine Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural society Inc presents the Barcaldine Show showcasing local arts and produce, agriculture, livestock, machinery displays, market stalls and the traditional sideshow alley.

    The show includes all the entertainment, displays, demonstrations and competitions you would expect of a rural show in a relaxed atmosphere and some more, a highlight of the district social calendar.

    Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Barooga
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Soroptimist International of Cobram Barooga Inc. invites you to:
    Australia's Biggest Morning Tea! Come along between 9.30am and 11am, there is no need to book.
    bentART
    Date Tue 14th May 2019
    bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists.

    Each year over the June long weekend, the annual four day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains.

    bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people of Australia. The sexual orientation of LGBTIQ artists naturally informs and influences their perspective and vision. It is this orientation and view of the world that is encouraged by bentART.



    All artworks are judged on their artistic merit.

    All artworks are for sale.

    Check out the bentART website for further details.

    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Darwin over 2 huge nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Randwick
    Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Australian Racing Hall of Fame Race Day
    Date Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Head to the track to celebrate Australian Racing Hall of Fame Race Day at Rosehill Gardens.

      The day honours industry greats who are being inducted and nominated into Australia's Racing Hall of Fame. Book a seat in the Winning Post restaurant where they will celebrate the Champions of racing.

      Racegoers will be able to enjoy the pristine lawns, Rosehill Garden’s newly refurbished facilities and impeccably prepared cuisine from the award winning culinary team.

      All guests at ATC venues will enjoy reduced prices on all retail food and beverages offered on race day.
    Australian Army Band Kapooka
    Date Wed 15th May 2019
    Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment by the Australian Army Band Kapooka, one of only seven Australian Army bands, providing musical support to the Army Recruit Training Centre and Riverina community.

    One of only seven Australian Army bands, this full time military band has been serving the Army Recruit Training Centre since 1952.

    Originally a brass band with 12 members, the unit has grown in reputation and now boasts 22 musicians performing on brass, woodwind and rhythm section instruments. With marching, stage and rock bands, as well as a jazz ensemble and brass and saxophone groups, the Australian Army Band Kapooka caters for all musical tastes.
    Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
    Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival hosts free international and Australian talent annually across 20 outdoor stages and venues throughout Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

    The free event, staged in the streets, parks and venues of Broadbeach over four huge days, throughout the popular Gold Coast hub will also feature plenty of talent from all genres of Blues music and is unique in its location with access to plenty of accommodation, dining, retail options.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Gwynneville
    Date Thu 16th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Thu 16th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Townsville for one huge night.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Art In Action
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    A long weekend of workshops for all artists - Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced.

    Art In Action is three days of Interactive Workshops with talented Tutors from throughout Australia and New Zealand.

    Tutors are proficient in a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles including watercolour, pastel, acyclic, oil painting and mixed media.

    All workshops will be held at the Merroo Conference Centre and accommodation is available on site, including all meals from supper Friday night to lunch on Sunday, with morning and afternoon teas.



    The Art in Action event provides a great opportunity for local artists to not only learn new techniques and styles from accomplished tutors, but also allows the local art community to come together and celebrate their artistic interests.

    The early bird accommodation and complete Art In Action workshop program booking form will be online soon!

    Australian International Animation Festival
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Wagga Wagga is proud to present the 15th anniversary of the Australian International Animation Festival.

      This internationally renowned event features over 120 prestigious films adeptly selected from more than 4,000 submissions from all around the world. The range of styles, genres and techniques is testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation and the premiere screening of this highly acclaimed collection is happening right here in Wagga Wagga!

      The festival showcases an eclectic mix of films and will give audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the international creative animation scene.

      A series of free talks and workshops given by talented Australian animators will provide those with questioning minds a chance to learn more about how and why these films get made.

      There are many more surprises yet to be announced so come along and thoroughly enjoy the AIAF experience.
    Art Unlimited
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Art Unlimited is a high profile annual competition and exhibition held in the NSW Central West town of Dunedoo. Since its inception in 2008, Art Unlimited has attracted entries from a broad spectrum of artists, photographers and ceramicists from across Australia.

    Art Unlimited prize money totals more than AUD11,000, with first place prizes of AUD3000 awarded in each of the competition’s three main categories (hanging art, photography and ceramics).

    Winners are chosen by a panel of high profile judges from the Australian arts community. The Art Unlimited event is held annually so please mark on your calendar the dates when they come to hand each year.
    Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners throughout the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Sydney in May 2018 for the Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC).

      The peak annual convention is a must-attend event for practitioners, academics, researchers and highly regarded international guest speakers. AACMAC 2018 will offer an engaging and clinically relevant academic program with practical workshops, industry seminars, and social and networking activities.

      Delegates will deepen their understanding of current practices and leave with an awareness of the latest research, techniques and treatment protocols. With the opportunities for exhibition, sponsorship and advertising, the conference also offers a valuable chance to broaden networks within the greater health community, allowing for greater collaboration, understanding and connections.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Fri 17th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Launceston for 1 huge night.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    2019 Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Mon 20th May 2019
    The Clare Valley is one of Australia's premier wine regions and the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend festival was the first food and wine event of its kind.

    The festival offers visitors the chance to meet the winemakers and learn first-hand what makes our wines and the region so special. This unique experience is enhanced by the enjoyment of superior regional cuisine and the sounds of live music with more than 40 wineries participating.

    The natural beauty of the Clare Valley's authentic, relaxed wine country setting provides the perfect backdrop to this enchanting weekend adventure.

    There will be numerous special events around the Clare Valley including cooking demonstrations, vertical tastings and master classes.

    Extend your stay and enjoy our Regional museum wine sale on the Monday.
    Alstonville Rotary Antiques and Collectables Fair
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Alstonville Rotary's Antiques and Collectables Fair has grown substantially from its humble beginnings. This year's fair will attract a large number of antique companies, organisations, and dealers. This is an opportunity for you to travel back in time and enjoy a vast array of high quality antiques, books, and collectables available for sale. Many of these items are from all over the world, brought to you by up to 40 reputable dealers from around from Australia.

      There will be plenty of delicious food and refreshments available to purchase while you peruse the stalls to find 'that special' piece.

      There will also be lucky door prizes, raffles, vintage car displays, food and refreshments for sale, and plenty parking!

      Do not miss your chance to enjoy this very special fair.
    Airnorth Cable Beach Polo 2019
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Australia’s original beach polo tournament happens just once a year in Broome, Western Australia.

    A sporting spectacular which attracts people from around Australia and the world – leading polo players, tourists, media and celebrities – beach polo is not only unique to Broome, it is rare in the world.



    Cable Beach is one of a select number of exotic locations to host beach polo.

    In 2019, Airnorth Cable Beach Polo takes to the sand over the weekend of 18 and 19 May.

    Australian Stock Horse society Far North Coast Annual Branch Show
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider. Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport
    Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    A celebration of rare trades and crafts by 80 artisans. Lots of traditional entertainment, ride, dsisplays, exhibitions and demonstrations at Bathurst’s heritage venues.

    More information to come.
    Bless this Harvest
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
    George Kerferd Hotel will present a selection of locally sourced produce to match the quality award winning wines from Beechworth Wine Estates. Enjoy great food, wine, company and song with live music on the night.
    Across The Arts Photography Competition and Exhibition
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
    An annual photography competition, entries close on May 18, with the exhibition over the June long weekend.

    Entries encouraged from young people, locals and professionals.

    Contact them for an entry form, or more details of the exhibition.

    Blacktown City Medieval Banquet
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The inaugural medieval banquet will offer an authentic experience of medieval celebrations that took place either after an epic battle or to celebrate a wedding ceremony.

      You will dine on medieval food and drinks whist being entertained with various performances throughout the night.

      You must come dressed in theme and be prepared to join in with the various activities throughout the night.

      Recommended for people 12 years of age or older.
    Annual Event CPH Diesel Shuttle Ride
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      In conjunction with the Heritage Festival and leaving from the Rail Motor Society Depot you can take a shuttle ride on a CPH diesel rail motors up through the tunnels to Wallarobba and return to Paterson. On the day there will be old railway publications for sale, along with food and drinks.
    An Autumn Day of Music in the Jazz Lounge
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
    This year, instead of a Festival, the Illawarra Jazz Club will host an Autumn Day of Music in the Jazz Lounge at the Unanderra Hotel on Saturday, 19th May.

    The Jazz Club works very hard to create a social feel to all of our events where visitors to the Illawarra, local residents, musicians and jazz lovers can gather to share a common love of jazz music.

    For more information, please visit our website.

    Beef Meets Reef
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
    The fun takes place in Oak Street, Evans Head. Beef Meets Reef is a huge celebration of seafood, salt air and beef skewers for all the family to enjoy.

    Come and taste the local offerings of scrumptious Reef and Beef while you are entertained by dancing, live music, farm animals, cattle display, clowns, and much more.
    Australian Heritage Festival: Sutherland Shire
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival 2018 Theme: 'My culture, my story'.

      You're invited to step back in time and tour some of the Sutherland Shire's most loved historic sites.

      The Sutherland Shire Heritage Festival began 35 years ago, three years after the National Trust launched its Heritage Festival in 1980.

      The National Trust suggests a theme each year which is reflected in each of the events. There are now 21 Shire organizations involved, covering the Sutherland Shire from Kurnell to Engadine. Members include: Allways Joinery, Ansto, Beekeepers, Botany Bay Family History Society, Botany Bay National Park, Calligraphy Southscribes, Continuum Art Society, Chatelaine Quilters, Engadine Library, Hazelhurst Art Gallery, Kurnell Village Fair, Papermakers, Port Hacking Potters, Royal National Park, Sutherland Library, Sutherland Medieval Regiment, Sutherland Shire Historical Society, Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers, the Tramway Museum, 2SSR, and Woronora Memorial Park.

      On 22nd April only, the beautifully restored vintage bus (part of Sydney Bus Museum collection at Leichhardt) will run six trips hourly, linking participating Heritage Festival venues in Sutherland area. Head to the Sutherland Shire and make a day of it.
    Australian Senior League Baseball Championship
    Date Sun 19th May 2019 to Fri 24th May 2019
    Lismore is proud to be hosting the 2018 Australian Senior League Championship in May at Albert Park. The championship will feature Senior League teams from across Australia over a six day tournament.

    The Lismore region warmly welcomes the Australian Senior League, players, families and friends. They also look forward to Senior League Championships joining them for future events.

    Australian Racing Hall of Fame Day
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Australian Turf Club invites you to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame Day at Rosehill Gardens.

      A day to celebrate the new and remember all those inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

      A special day in the racing calendar to honour racing royalty, past and present.

      Featuring a nine race card and heritage display with memorabilia, trophies and silks associated with Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees in the Palms Brasserie.

      ATC Members can enjoy a meet and greet Q and A session with Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees Ron Quinton, Darren Beadman and Malcolm Johnston in the Palms Brasserie.

      Book now and save from door prices!
    2019 Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Longest Desert Lunch
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
    Alice's Longest Desert Lunch is the premier luncheon held in Alice Springs annually and is the main fundraiser for the Hamilton Downs Youth Camp. Lunch is served by Alice's finest restaurants.
    BMX Australia National Championships
    Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
    The 2019 BMX Australia National Championships will be held at the Shepparton BMX Club in Northern Victoria.

    Located just two hours outside of Melbourne, Shepparton has proved to be a hotspot of BMX competition for a number of years. Regular hosts of the BMXA National Series, the club also hosted the national titles back in 2014 and 2010.

    With support from the Victorian State Government and Greater Shepparton City Council, it is expected that there will be 2000 entrants for Australia's premier BMX race week.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Byron Bay
    Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Tue 21st May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    1770 Art Show
    Date Wed 22nd May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    The annual 1770 Art Show is held each May in Agnes Water, Central Coast Queensland. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School.

    With a prize pool of more the AUD7000 it is one of the premier regional Art Shows.

    Each year the Art Show works closely with Queensland Art and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the show is proud to have a curator from QA/GOMA as the guest judge.

    Opening Night/Award Night will be held on Wednesday May 22. Gallery open to the public from Thursday 23 to Sunday May 26.

    Information and applications for the show can be obtained from their website.

    Bandon Grove Farm Tours
    Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019
    You will experience an authentic working dairy, get up close and personal with the cows, meet the farmer and discover there's so much more to a dairy farm than just beautiful animals and scenery.

    You'll learn about some of the products milk creates, get to sample them and then meet and feed some of the cutest calves.

    Numbers per Farm Tour are limited. This helps to ensure animals and the farm remains safe and that you are able to enjoy a genuine farm experience now and into the future.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Thu 23rd May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to the Araluen Arts Centre for 1 massive night.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Australian Musical Theatre Festival
    Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Get your jazz-hands ready! The first annual Australian Musical Theatre Festival will be held in Launceston, Tasmania from 23-26 May, 2019. Bringing together musical theatre lovers, makers and professionals from around the country, the Australian Musical Theatre Festival is an opportunity to connect with, and learn from top musical theatre professionals and celebrate everything that is great about musical theatre.
    Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize
    Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    Now in its fifth year, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize has established itself as one of Victoria’s major annual art prizes.

    The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community. The three categories of the prize are judged by a panel of industry experts.

    This year we welcome Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, and Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator, TarraWarra Museum of Art, who will join Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery on the 2019 judging panel.

    Gallery open from Wednesday to Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
    Blacktown City Festival
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    The Blacktown City Festival Week will be held in May at various locations and events around the Blacktown Local Government area.

    Opening the week will be the famous, Blacktown City Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve, where you will see the reserve transformed into a medieval extravaganza.

    The week with conclude with the Streets Alive and Parade Day in the Blacktown central business district on Saturday, June 1.

    The Blacktown City Festival is going to be a real blast. From Medieval Times to the present day, Blacktown will be in party mode throughout May.
    2019 Hawker Cup
    Date Sat 25th May 2019
    The Flinders Ranges and Outback may be known for its rugged landscapes and quirky characters, but it's the iconic race events of the region that bring out the best of this unique part of South Australia.

    Horse racing is a highly anticipated event on the social calendar in these parts and the locals sure know how to throw a party for visitors! Whether it's trying your luck in the fashion stakes, or studying the form guide in earnest, there's no better way to experience country hospitality than to head to the races at Hawker.

    As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

    Outback hospitality at its best!
    Batemans Bay BMX Open
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Join them for an action-packed day of BMX racing.

    The BMX Open is fast BMX racing, consisting of approximately 400 riders between the ages of five and 50, with over 1200 spectators. Riders and spectators will be travelling to Batemans Bay from places such as Albion Park, Sydney, Orange, Canberra, Victoria and Queensland to participate in the BMX Open. Saturday will consist of rider practice and Sunday will be rider practice and then BMX racing.

    It is a fun day for the whole family who are able to watch and support a fantastic sport.

    The event will include race commentating, music, canteen, barbecue, slushy van, coffee van, BMX Pro Shops (selling BMX race gear, bikes, accessories, etc).

    Practice begins at 8 am on the Sunday with the Open starting at 10am.

    Australian National Busking Championships Narooma Region
    Date Sat 25th May 2019
    The Australian National Busking Championships is a different sort of music festival for Australia. Music Festivals in Australia have typically been based on a particular style of music.

    The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the buskers that perform in this festival bring a huge variety of music to the event. Whether that be Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Indigenous, Multicultural or Classical, the Australian National Busking Championships reflects the rich diversity of Australian music culture.

    The Australian National Busking Championships enrich communities culturally and economically around Australia by staging regional busking competitions. It provides a stage for community based music groups and individual performing artists to present street performance to larger public audiences. The festival encourages, mentors, promotes and develops career pathways for emerging musicians and performing artists.

    The annual music and busking festival in Narooma will become of national significance.
    Blacktown Medieval Fayre
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Nurragingy Reserve will come alive in May over two spectacular days!

    Immerse yourself in medieval culture with the birds of prey show, medieval displays, combat artillery, handmade arts and crafts, free camel and pony rides and working blacksmith hut.

    The International Jousting Competition will once again be the highlight of the 2019 event with riders from around the world seeking to claim the prestigious title.

    Visitors will experience the excitement of living history at its best and all spectators are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite medieval attire and participate in the best dressed competition.
    150th Celebration of the Arrival of the Railway into Goulburn
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Although the railway arrived into Goulburn on 27 May 1869, members of the Goulburn Loco Roundhouse Preservation Society Inc. (GLRPS) are preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railway into Goulburn on the weekend of 25/26 May, 2019.

    The celebration includes the arrival of a steam loco hauled train from Sydney, visiting dignitaries, a display of photographs and memorabilia, a tree planting and the burial of a 'time capsule'.

    Visit the Goulburn Locomotive Roundhouse, which is the largest heritage based operating roundhouse in NSW, and displays the historic transition from steam to diesel operation. A range of locomotives and items of rolling stock are also on display. Additionally, there are other items of heritage machinery and equipment relevant to the Centre's history.

    A significant part of the town's history, the 42 road circular shed with its 90-foot turntable was built in 1918 and continues to operate today. The Roundhouse comprises a fascinating workshop complete with a large wheel lathe, machine shop, sheet metal shop, and blacksmiths forge where numerous machines have been returned to working order.

    They look forward to welcoming you to a weekend of history!
    Annual Marine Science Forum - Marine and Underwater Photographic and Film Convention
    Date Sat 25th May 2019
    The Annual Marine Science Forum is a unique event in that it brings highly regarded marine scientists and educators from across Australia to present to community members in a relatively relaxed and informal setting, while providing marine science, education and awareness to everyone.

    In 2019 the forum's theme and title, "Marine-themed Photographic and Film Convention" will bring together some of the best, award winning, professional, local and national experts and enthusiasts in their respective fields of marine photography, video, drone and remote operated vehicles (ROV's) to a wide and diverse audience to celebrate the stunning underwater world.
    A High Tea History
    Date Sat 25th May 2019
    For The Tea Karts Tea Festival they will have the pleasure of having The High Tea Mistress travel all the way from Victoria!

    To bring you A High Tea History Workshop!

    Learn all there is to know about the history, traditions and luxury that makes a High Tea.

    Tickets on sale in November
    Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
    Date Sun 26th May 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    The Manning Valley Historical Society annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival.



    Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham to enjoy a Scottish Concert.

    Then, visit the genealogy fair (tutorial and research), poet's breakfast, bus tour, baking competition, nine hole golf tournament, social bowls, Scot's Family Night Out; and on Saturday, the main festival with street parade, opening ceremony, markets and clan stalls, Highland games and massed bands closing ceremony and, in the evening a grand Scottish ball.

    On Sunday: blessing of the banners, barbecue breakfast, luncheon and concert/Ceilidh.

    A Mayoral reception and official opening ceremony also take place during the weekend. Some events require you to purchase a ticket - order your tickets online on the Bonnie Wingham website.

    AnnanROMA Food, Beer and Wine Festival
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    AnnanROMA is back again with all your favourite food, beer and wine vendors and some new ones. Mark this one on the calendar as they up the ante on this last year's event with VIP experiences, a cocktail bar and kids only zone in addition to the AnnanROMA you have grown to love.

    This community event showcases the best food from restaurants in the Macarthur region, as well as the freshest local produce available. Organisers work with many of the area’s expanding vineyards and breweries to showcase the best wines and beers from across Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly.

    The Macarthur region is one of the last remaining areas ‘food bowls’ close to the Sydney Central Business District – and the Gardens are proud to support the local industries that supply fresh produce to the Sydney market.

    Macarthur also has a burgeoning food scene with foods from a variety of cultures on offer.

    Time: 10am to 4pm

    Cost: Free entry
    Alpacas and Llamas in the Mist
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    On a misty morning watch the mist rise revealing a tranquil vista of paddocks and rolling hills, with dozens of alpacas and llamas peacefully grazing or on a frosty morning watch the frost on their whiskers and fleece become steam rising from their bodies as they amble up the paddock for their breakfast.

    This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed – meet over 200 alpacas and llamas, learn about them, and take wonderful “selfies” with them.
    Berry Celtic Festival
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Berry Celtic Festival this year features 'Scotland' and everything Scottish. There is entertainment-a-plenty including spectacular jousting medieval knights.

      Jousting is not for the faint hearted, as the heavily armoured noble knights gallop at each other on horseback with lances poised, aiming to unseat their opponent. Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances. In the background, other knights resplendent in shining armour will be staging battles in hand to hand combat demonstrating skillful swordplay.

      The Berry Celtic Festival kicks off with the grand street parade through Berry at 9.30am, with pipe bands marching in all of their distinctive kilts, together with representatives of the all of the Clans, medieval knights, and Scottish Terrier dogs, making their way to Berry Showground.

      A day full of entertainment follows with the marching of the massed bands, musical items, Celtic fiddlers, highland dancing, enchanted singing, and of course, the battle of the medieval knights.
    Bradfield Bark - Family and Dog Event
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    A pawfect day out for all dogs and a free event! Fetch your fur-friend and head to Bradfield Park for Bradfield Bark!

    To celebrate the canine community, Council will roll out the grass carpet, inviting all dogs and their families to join in the fun and games.

    The day’s program will be packed full of food, music, entertainment and activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

    All pets attending this event must be on-leash. A special off-leash area will be provided for pups to run-free!

    Bradfield Bark is proudly supporting Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a charity partner for the event. Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.
    Bearded Villains NSW Chapter and Town Hall Chamber Presents Beards’n’Brews
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    Big beards, small beards and all the beards in between are welcome to come along and showcase their whiskers and maybe even take out the coveted title, God Of Beard in the Bearded Villains NSW Inaugural Beard Competition. There are some great prizes on offer and every comp entrant enjoys a free crafty compliments of The Chamber.

    All proceeds on the day will go to The Homeless Hub and the fantastic work they do in the Wollongong local area.

    Why not make a night of it and stick around after the official judging to indulge in some great food and scorching tunes from Wollongong outfit Turpentine Road.
    Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk
    Date Mon 27th May 2019
    The Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk - a fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter - starts at Missingham Park in Ballina, following the coastline north to Lennox Head, Broken Head, Tallows Beach to Cape Byron Lighthouse finishing at Denning Park in Byron Bay, next to the Surf Life Saving Club.

    Participants can choose to finish at Lennox Head (13km), Broken Head (25km) or Byron Bay (37km).

    The walks are an all-terrain challenge across sand, bush track, and roads and should not be underestimated by any walker. The scenery creates an awe-inspiring backdrop for this Coastal Charity Walk. Participants can walk or run at any pace, however, it is a non-competitive social event.

    Participants are fully supported all the way by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew, event staff and volunteers.

    Participants can enter individually or in teams of 2 to 20 people. Minimum age is 12 years old (accompanied by a paying adult).
    Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition
    Date Wed 29th May 2019 to Fri 31st May 2019
    The Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition will showcase the latest innovations, products and services for every provider of hospitality services including hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hospitals, schools and more.

    This important trade only exhibition will attract thousands of Australian visitors together with international hospitality providers seeking to source leading products and services from around the world in a professional one-stop environment.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Coffs Harbour
    Date Wed 29th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Wagga Wagga
    Date Wed 29th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Australian Longboard Surfing Open
    Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    Held annually, at Kingscliff on the wave rich Tweed Coast, the Australian Longboard Surfing Open is the premier World Surf League longboard surfing event in Australia.

    Over 5,000 surfers and spectators are attracted to this celebration of longboard surfing. The age demographic is diverse, as the event caters for 10 year old grommets to grandparents in their 70's. They all share a love of the ocean and the surfing lifestyle that promotes a sport powered by the clean raw energy of nature, to active families in a friendly festival atmosphere that is a celebration of the surfing lifestyle.
    Barbara and the Camp Dogs
    Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Part road-story, part family drama, part political cry-from-the-heart, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a high-octane rock gig featuring the powerhouse duo of Ursula Yovich and Elaine Crombie, and a very sharp band keeping the night alive.

    Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney, but this is a tough town for musicians. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves?

    When her mother’s health deteriorates, Barbara and her cousin René hit the road, embarking on a pilgrimage back home to country.

    Barbara and the Camp Dogs was Belvoir’s 2017 sleeper hit that — due to an overwhelming demand — will make a return in 2019 with a national tour.

    So take a seat and prepare to be blown away with Barbara and the Camp Dogs.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival
    Date Thu 30th May 2019
    The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world's most prestigious mountain film festival now in it's 42nd year. After premiering in the mountain town of Banff in Canada, a selection of the best short films about adventure tour the globe.

    The 2019 tour promises three hours of captivating footage, shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to set your pulse racing, this carefully curated program showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today!
    Annual Two Day Winter Wool Fair and Exhibition
    Date Fri 31st May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Winter Wool Fair and Exhibition is an annual event showcasing their members work.

    Hand spun and hand dyed yarns; woven, knitted, felted and crochet garments and other items will all be for sale.

    Traders will be offering other yarns, spinning and weaving supplies, including spindles, and there are books for sale. Spinning and weaving demonstrations will be held regularly over the two days.

    Take a break for morning and afternoon tea of fresh scones and home made slices and cakes.

    Light lunches of freshly made sandwiches are available throughout the Winter Wool Fair. This part of the Fair is always very popular.

    This year all money from raffle tickets goes to the Amelie House Sutherland Shire Women’s Refuge.

    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
    Date Fri 31st May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Cairns for one huge night!

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over two and a half hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
    Adelaide River Races
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting.

    The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food facilities are available, along with children activities. There's also 'Fashion on the Field' and 2-up after the races.

    A concert and dance follow the day's races, so with free camping available throw in the swag and tent to spend the evening under the stars.

    Gates open at 9am on the Saturday.
    Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
    Further your blacksmithing skills and create your own fireside and barbecue tool set.

    On the day:
    Move to the next level and learn scroll work and make a decorative fire poke and rake. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop.

    After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Project Workshops.

    Meet your tutor:
    Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

    Spectators are welcome.

    Age: 16 years and over.
    Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.
    Australian Open Bowls
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
    After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 15 host clubs on the Gold Coast.

    Over 2,000 bowlers from across Australia, and indeed the world are expected to attend again, with entry being completely open to any registered bowler!

    Not only is the Australian Open the World's Biggest Bowls Festival, it is also the richest bowls event in the world with a staggering total of over AUD250,000 prize money across more than 780 prize money placings in the 13 disciplines.

    Australian Open fast facts:

    A completely open-to-enter event with no qualifying;
    Sectional rounds played in each discipline initially, with qualifiers progressing through to knockouts; Completely random draw - no seedings in either sectional or knockout play; Up to 15 hosts clubs; 14 days of competition; 16 disciplines with a total prize pool of over AUD250,000; Over 780 prize money places across all disciplines - an increase of over 180 prize money places!; A true festival atmosphere, with live events and "Mega Bowl" events; Two days of finals filmed.
    Albany Classic Motor Event Mount Clarence Hill Climb
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    A re-enactment of the 1957 Hill Climb involving vintage and classic cars facing the challenges presented by the twisting road to the summit.

    This event precedes the "Around the Houses" held on Sunday 2 June.
    AFL Premiership Match - Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    AFL returns to the Territory and sees Melbourne take on the Adelaide Crows.

    Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Top End!
    A Bloody Dickens Christmas
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019 to Wed 31st Jul 2019
    A Murder Mystery Dinner.

    You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

    Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens character guests will sort through the clues and investigate who dunnit.

    Perhaps you are the murderer!
    There are only 10 tickets to each Dickens Murder Dinner.
    Albany Classic Motor Event "Round the Houses"
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    It's unique! It's fun! It's exciting!

    Australia's first "Round the Houses" race, the Western Australian 50 Mile Tourist Trophy was held in Albany Western Australia.

    On this Western Australian Day June long weekend, in a re-enactment of this event, the Central Business District of Albany is converted overnight into a motorsport track.

    An army of volunteers carry out this transformation and on the Sunday you can see 150 vintage and classic cars competing on this temporary street circuit. Alongside the action of the cars is a family festival with bands, children's entertainment, competitions, food and other stalls along with displays of vintage cars and street machines.
    Bathurst Bridal Expo
    Date Wed 5th Jun 2019
    Planning a wedding? Well this is an event not to be missed, Bathurst Bridal Expo brings together a large and diverse range of exhibitors, both local and from afar, to cater to your every wedding need.

    From cars, stationery, flowers, venues, caterers, photographers, videographers, hair and make up artists, dresses and suits, shoes, jewellery, gift registries, event hire companies, performers and travel agents - everything you may need to make that special day just perfect.

    A Gala Fashion parade is held at 1pm, displaying some of the beautiful bridal gowns of the season, as well as suits, mother of the bride clothing and outfits for the little ones in the wedding party.
    Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets
    Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Fri 6th Dec 2019
    Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets are held on specific months of the year.

    With entertainment for everyone, you can bring the family, catch up with friends, chill out, watch the world go by and listen to the riveting, intoxicating, electric, rousing grooves of diverse Alice Springs talent.

    Shop for authentic indigenous art, craftworks, recycled treasures, books, photos, handmade clothing and jewellery and grab a tasty treat from one of the many multicultural food vendors.
    Bendigo Bank Australian Little League Championship
    Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Tue 11th Jun 2019
    Lismore is proud to be hosting the 2018 Australian Little League Championship in June at Albert Park. Little League is the world's largest youth sports program. The championship will feature twenty All-Star Little League teams from across Australia over a six day tournament. The winning team will receive automatic qualification for the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania, USA. The Lismore region warmly welcomes the Australian Little League, players, families and friends.
    Australian Hay Mini Nationals
    Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    The township of Hay, located in the Riverina area on the Murrumbidgee River in New South Wales, half way between Sydney and Adelaide, plays host to the Australian Hay Mini Nationals held annually on the June long weekend.

    Individuals and families, some being second and even third generation Mini enthusiasts, bring their vehicles from all over Australia to attend this event and Say "G'day" to Hay in their own special way as the main street is closed off and filled with the rumbling sounds of 100 plus mini's.

    This year they will be celebrating their 50th Year of Visiting Hay this year will lots of activities planned.
    Barunga Festival
    Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
    The annual Barunga Festival celebrates Indigenous community life through music, sport and culture, with an outstanding music lineup.

    Featuring the Barunga Art Prize, an international Didgeridoo competition, Story Telling Circle and outstanding displays of sporting prowess in AFL, softball and basketball, Barunga Festival is a unique blend of music, sport and culture, with a strong emphasis on cultural exchange and collaboration.

    Barunga promises more unique and inspiring musical collaborations, top notch team and individual sporting feats, fantastic activities for kids, healthy, delicious food and some of the best Territory dry season camping around.
    Adelaide River Show
    Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    Join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show.

    The Adelaide River Show, in the Adelaide River township south of Darwin, features a rodeo, polocrosse, gymkhana and camp draft as well as competitions in arts and crafts, flora art, cookery, photography, horticulture and agriculture, and farm produce in both adult and children sections.

    The camp draft consists of six head of cattle in a 'camp', in which the competitor has to cut only one animal out. The competitor must get the animal to the front of the camp. Once the competitor has the animal up front, they must block and turn the beast a few times to show the judges they have control of the animal. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened, completes a figure 8 before guiding it through the gate to finish. All this is done in less than 45 seconds.
    Australian Kelpie Muster
    Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    The Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster celebrates Casterton’s claim as the birthplace of the Australian Working Kelpie dog breed. The original 'Kelpie' was born at Warrock Station, north of Casterton, in the 1870’s.

    The festival is filled with fun activities, celebrating and demonstrating the Kelpies’ amazing skills. Past years included attractions such as the Poets Breakfast, Kelpie Country Street Parade, RMA Working Dog Futurity, Kelpie Dash, Kelpie High Jump, Kelpie Hill climb, Kelpie Pinball and Stockman's Challenge.

    The working dog auction attracts national interest and provides a unique chance to observe superior working dogs demonstrate their skills before sale. The auction is firmly placed on the calendar of working dog breeders and buyers, with breeders from all over Australia showcasing their bloodlines. Amazingly high prices are fetched for Kelpies at the auction, with figures in the thousands for a single dog.

    The Working Dog school is conducted by a renowned trainer and bookings prior to the event are essential.
    BOLÉRO! Slava Grigoryan and the Rhythms of Spain
    Date Fri 7th Jun 2019
    Off the back of his second consecutive ARIA win, celebrated Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan dips into the melting pot of Spanish music and its myriad influences in the famous Aranjuez concerto. Classical and folk traditions converge in this work, but it’s the cor anglais melody that seduces at the start of the slow movement. This melody came to Rodrigo whilst he was waiting for a tram; commuting never sounded so inspirational!

    Ravel once said the tune that underpins his pulsing ballet Boléro was inspired by sounds he heard in one of his father’s factories. That tune never changes, nor does the hypnotic rhythm on the snare drum. The movement, the variations and the song’s life is instead found in the orchestration, and of the volume!
    Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest.

    The program focuses exclusively on Australian writers to showcase the diversity of talent in this country.
    Batemans Bay Open
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Batemans Bay Open is a Silver rated ATM Tennis Tournament with AUD10,000 in prize money. This is the South East Region's most prestigious and valuable Tennis event.

      There is free entry for spectators, with breakfast, a barbecue and all day canteen available.
    Australian Muscle Car Masters
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
    The Australian Muscle Car Masters is an annual celebration of Australian motorsport history, heritage and passion. First held in 2005, it has become a permanent part of Sydney Motorsport Park’s calendar.

    Six amazing racing categories are now confirmed for Masters weekend, and off-track attractions include meet and greet sessions with legend race drivers, a mega show n’ shine for road-registered muscle cars, and a big merchandise alley.

    Unlike other motorsport events, fans can get up close to the machinery and chat with the drivers and their mechanics between races.

    Spectators are admitted free of charge to the competitors paddock and undercover grandstand, and kids 15 and under are free!
    Annual Grafton Truck Show
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
    The Grafton Truck Drivers Social Club is a community Social Club for people in the transport industry.

    They are responsible for the organisation and running of the Annual Grafton Truck Show on the June Long Weekend each year and enjoy meeting people from around the area as well as from other stretches around the country. In their spare time, you'll find them supporting the local community and charity organisations, as well as giving their 'Rigs' a bit of TLC to make sure they look on point when they roll out for the week.

    Back to Back Wool Challenge
    Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      With all the fun of a shearing, spinning and knitting race, the Back to Back Wool Challenge is a fundraiser for cancer. At Tocal, the funds raised on the day are presented to the Mater Cancer Research Unit Newcastle.

      This year the "Spinning Knitwits" are back at Tocal Homestead aiming to retain their Australian Champions title have a hit at the World Champions title again.

      Competition commences at 9am and throughout the day there are activities for visitors to join in; learn to knit, knitting races, textile crafts for all ages, a fabulous array of handcrafts and textiles to buy, raffle, shearing demonstrations, delicious refreshments all day from the Friends of Tocal, Tocal Homestead is open for inspection, with blacksmithing all day in the blacksmith shop.

      Over the years, there have been teams from Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, England, Scotland, Netherlands, USA, New Zealand, and Slovakia.
    Australian Road Transport Heritage Centre, Fundraiser Dinner
    Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
    The dinner and auction will be hosted again at the G.D.S.C. in June.

    Morning wake up breakfast will be at the Gundagai Show Grounds.

    The Road Run will depart the Gundagai Show Grounds after the breakfast and travel most of the original Hume highway to the informs "Sylvia's Gap Road" and return. Most parts of "Sylvia's Gap Road" are not opened to the public.

    All costs are listed on their flyer on their website.

    Annual Dachshund Dash - Port Fairy Winter Weekends
    Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
    They do not call it the Melbourne Cup of dog racing for nothing.

    You have got to see it to believe it - the diminutive yet feisty canines and their equally enthusiastic owners competing for the title of top dog.

    Categories include Under two years, two years and over, a new veterans category, plus novelty events including an all-breeds race. Come earlier to secure your VIP spot in the stands (places limited). barbecue, coffee, expert race-calling and more.

    Registrations are available on the website. This event is proudly supported by Port Fairy and District Community Bank.
    Australian Highland Cattle Society National Show 2018
    Date Mon 10th Jun 2019
    They're cute, they're Scottish and the Australian Highland Cattle Society Inc. are bringing them to the Junee Showgrounds.

    The Australian Highland Cattle Society will host its annual National Show over the June long weekend in the beautiful New South Wales country town of Junee.

    This event will showcase the best of the Highland Cattle breed that Australia has to offer.
    Bre Big Fish
    Date Tue 11th Jun 2019
    Held on the June long weekend, the "Bre Big Fish" is become bigger and better every year, attracting over 600 anglers in 2015. The Brewarrina Fishing Club aims to reduce the amount of pest fish such as Carp and restock the Barwon-Darling River with native fish to ensure future generations will continue to catch Cod and Yellow-belly.
    Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale Yamba
    Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
    The Beach (Food Truck) Carnivale is on the move again and heading to Yamba.

    Once again, there is free entry to Carnivale. Enjoy over 15 of the yummiest food trucks, the beach bar and sports bar, live music all weekend long, carnival rides, jumping castles and more.

    There will be Dodgeball, Darts, Table Tennis, 3x3 Soccer, Net4ball, 2 x 2 Volleyball and a Colour run.
    Beatles Mania
    Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
    Beatles Mania - All Bands are Live and Free.

    Five bands will play over the two days of Beatles Mania:
    Friday : Where's Ringo from 5.45pm.
    Friday: Kaleidoscope Eyes from 9pm.
    Saturday: The Two Beatles from 4.45pm.
    Saturday: Beatles Magic and Rubber Soul from 8pm.
    Blacktown Eid Festival
    Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
    Thousands of visitors come to this event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array entertainment, fireworks, delicious food and family fun.

    Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid at Blacktown Showgrounds.
    Ag-Grow Emerald Field Days
    Date Thu 20th Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
    Ag-Grow in Emerald is one of the most successful marketing events available to businesses wishing to access the agricultural, mining and associated demographic of Central Western Queensland and beyond.

    Now recognized as an event of events it has grown to become not just one of the largest spending field days on the national circuit but a social event of the year for the surrounding regions. It has created a momentum of its own as it defies challenges such as the drought and subsequent economic conditions and continues to grow, consistently introducing a minimum of 30 to 50 new exhibitor sites annually.

    Ag-Grow is ideally located in Emerald, Central Queensland. This area is home to a diverse range of industry from broad acre to horticulture entwined within the dominant mining and cattle industries. Attracting over 1500 companies and crowds in excess of 28,000 visitors Ag-Grow is more than a field day – it is a complete marketing package.

    Held over three days, Ag-Grow now incorporates many renowned events including the Ag-Grow Superior Bull Sale, Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge, Ag-Grow Premier Invitation Horse Sale, Working Cattle Dog Sale, AgGrow KidsZone, AgGrow's Entertainment Square and much more.
    Baroque Oboe
    Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
    With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, joins MCO for oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque by Vivaldi and Albinoni, with a new double concerto by popular Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo.
    Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod
    Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod is a major cultural event featuring competitions and exhibitions of Dance, Debating, Highland Dance, Music and Speech and Drama.

    The Eisteddfod runs from 21 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 and 25 July 2019 to 4 August 2019. All disciplines are held at the Albury Entertainment Centre in the heart of Albury, overlooking QEII Square.

    Each year, thousands of young competitors take to the stage to showcase their talents and receive expert critique from experienced adjudicators. Those who enter, gain performance experience and confidence, along with the opportunity to win prizes and scholarships.

    Albury Wodonga is an easy 3.5 hour drive on the Hume Highway from Melbourne or Canberra. As a regional city on the banks of the Murray River, Albury and Wodonga cities have a great deal to see, do and plenty to explore.

    The venue is close to shops and cafes, clubs and restaurants, accommodation, the art gallery and parks.

    The Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod offers those in regional and rural areas, a local event to rival those held in the biggest city, without the expense of travelling.

    They also offer a friendly, familiar environment for performers of all levels.

    Come along and enjoy!

    Articulate Festival
    Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
    Articulate Festival is an inclusive celebration of the arts and culture of Coonabarabran and surrounds. Held on Winter Solstice, it includes a street parade, live entertainment, and art exhibition and competition, artisans at work, handmade items market, and much much more
    Bedourie Rugby League Nines
    Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
    The game of brute and fitness will return to The Diamantina after 30 years in Bedourie.

    Fans, tourists and locals alike are invited along to the local park, turned ruby league field, to cheer on the 2017 winners of the Bedourie Cup - Brothers Mt Isa.

    Want to get amongst the action? Teams of both men and women are encouraged to nominate with prize money of AUD10,000 up for grabs.

    Thanks to the QRL, NRL and Queensland Health for their continued support in bringing Healthier Lifestyle Choices to Queensland’s Outback.
    Aperture Australia Photography Conference
    Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    Aperture Australia is the annual conference to attend if you’re committed to sharpening your craft and connections as a photographer – whether amateur or professional.

    Held over one intensive weekend in the heart of Sydney, those on the guest list can access firsthand advice from influential and iconic photographers who have made waves with their work internationally. Ray Martin is back again to host the event as well as lead the thought-provoking and inspiring speaker panel discussions.

    Aperture’s featured photographers will showcase the raw stories behind their most iconic shots to inspire your own approach to the profession. Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technology through workshops, break-out sessions, trade stalls and equipment tech-talks.

    Speakers include:
    Ami Vitale - Nat Geo Photojournalist
    Christian Fletcher - Landscape Photography Icon
    Tamara Dean - Digital Photographic Artist
    Ray Collins - Oceanic Photographer
    Stephen Dupont - Conflict Photojournalist

    In just two days, attendees are surrounded by more industry expertise, enthusiasm and unrivalled networking opportunities than they’ll likely find in an entire year.
    Baroque Oboe - Melbourne Recital Centre
    Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    With its lucid, penetrating tone, the oboe captivates the ear and touches the heart. Australia’s greatest oboe star, Diana Doherty, joins MCO for oboe masterpieces from the Italian Baroque by Vivaldi and Albinoni, with a new double concerto by popular Melbourne composer Joe Chindamo.
    Boree Creek Camp Oven Cook Off
    Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
    How good are you at the old camp oven cooking?
    Come and join in the fun of the third Annual Boree Creek Camp Oven Cook Off, have some fun and help raise money for charity.

    Boree Creek Camp Oven Cook Off will be on at the Boree Creek Hotel and all proceeds to “Soldier On”.

    Entertainment by Tim Sheed during the day and Toucan Rock in the evening.

    Stall holders welcome.

    If you believe you are the best camp cook in the district, then here is the chance to strut your stuff.
    Bald Archy Art Exhibition: Leura Blue Mountains
    Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
    Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

    This year's winning painting was James Brennan's portrait of artist and comedian Anh Do.

    Winning subjects over the years have included Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Edmund Capon, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, John Howard and Pauline Hanson, Robbie and Gai Waterhouse, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Kennett, Cardinal George Pell, Tony Abbott, and Ian Thorpe.

    Now known internationally as the only art competition in the world to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all walks of life, the reason why the exhibition of finalists keeps breaking attendance records wherever it is shown.

    Celebrating its 25th, the exhibition is being brought to the Blue Mountains' by Dr Jerry Schwartz, the owner of the Fairmont Resort and Leura Golf Course.
    Angels at Work: Hats, Heels and Sparkling High Tea
    Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
    The ANZ Angels at Work Hats Heels and Sparkling High Tea is being held at the Sage Hotel in support of the Leukaemia Foundation.

    For the third year running this much-loved event will raise funds to help fund local community services provided by the Leukaemia Foundation. The attendees will enjoy 2.5 hours of sparkling wine, a chef’s selection of high tea delicacies and unlimited loose leaf teas and espresso, all while overlooking the spectacular Wollongong ForeShore and shining in Hats and Heels.

    The High Tea has become signature event of the Angels at Work event across the Illawarra region, and is all thanks to the initiative and efforts of local Vi Blazevska, a long term supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation and blood cancer survivor, her colleague Ioanna Alexopoulos and their hardworking angels.



    This year’s Sparkling High Tea will take place from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Sage Hotel, Wollongong, there is still time to book a table but places are limited! Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite.

    Asia Pacific Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition 2019
    Date Mon 24th Jun 2019 to Fri 28th Jun 2019
    Held annually, the Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition is the largest Turf Education Conference and Trade Exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere, showcasing the latest in Turf management machinery, equipment, research, technology and products.
    Borroloola Gulf Show
    Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
    Aptly nicknamed the WayOutBack agricultural show by locals, The Borroloola Gulf Show is held each year in the isolated town of Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

    Despite its small size and remote location, the last blast of the Territory show season swells the Borroloola population, attracting over 1,000 visitors and competitors coming for the exciting action of the local rodeo and campdraft.

    The show combines a gymkhana with agriculture, gardening, lifestyle, arts, crafts and competition in an entertaining day out.

    Regarded as the biggest event in the Gulf, the show is held to coincide with the Borroloola show day public holiday.

    Borroloola is situated 80 kilometres inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, 250 kilometres west of the Queensland border.
    Boho Luxe Market
    Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
    Boho Luxe Market is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe, that features the work of modern bohemian brands.

    The team at Boho Luxe Market have an extensive background in interior design, styling and event planning, in addition to years of experience in the market industry which have given them the 'edge and understanding' of what customers want from a quality event and is the main reason they have grown so fast!

    The aim of the market is to simply create an environment for like-minded people to share their amazing work all under the same beautifully curated roof.

    Visitors to Boho Luxe Market will have the opportunity to take home beautiful bohemian wares from a range of amazing stallholders; with organisers hoping to create an environment where customers are transported to another world.



    As attendees browse they will be encouraged to enjoy live music, delicious market food - with vegan options, exclusive brands, glamping and treat themselves to a day of Boho Luxe.

    Alice Springs Beanie Festival
    Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Mon 1st Jul 2019
    The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community event that began in 1997, with a ‘beanie party’ organised by Adi Dunlop. In the early years, the festival was run by a group of friends including Pamela Bladon, Merran Hughes and Jo Nixon on a volunteer basis. The core group has slowly grown into a committed band of beanie-ologists. We know our beanies!
    The festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together.
    The festival is unique because of its community participation and unique ties with local Aboriginal organisations. The festival aims to develop Aboriginal women’s textiles, promote womens’ culture and the beanie as a regional art form, as well as promote handmade textile arts.
    Bondi Winter Magic
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Bondi Winter Magic is set to sparkle again this year at various locations around Bondi.

      Bondi will once again be transformed into Sydney’s winter playground by the sea!

      Go for a twirl on the famous beachside ice rink or check out the 360 degree view from 22-metre ferris wheel, Bondi Vista.

      Also included in the sparkling Bondi Winter Magic program is a magical blend of art, culture and history with Bondi and District Chamber of Commerce’s On the Streets series of music and art and a stroll through Bondi’s history with their Bondi History Walks.
    Alpha Races
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Alpha Jockey Club Inc. presents the Alpha Community Cup. The day will include a six race programme, Fashions on the Field, full catering facilities on the day/night, On Site Bookies, Children's Entertainment, Live Entertainment, Over Night Camping and Sunday Morning Recovery Breakfast.
    Birdsville Horse and Motorbike Gymkhana
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
    Bring the whole family to the Bronco Branding Yards in Birdsville to watch skilled bushmen and women demonstrate their craft.

    Get involved in the horsemanship skills on Saturday with barrel, flag and herding races, or simply kick back ringside and enjoy the dusty action. Horsepower is than replaced by dirt bikes and quads on the Sunday, and the same events re-enacted on wheels.

    You won’t starve with all the onsite catering you’d expect, plus loads of live music and evening entertainment.

    Then, pitch a tent with free camping on offer and repeat it all over the next weekend at the Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana just up the road.
    Black Tie and Gumboot Truffle Hunt and Dinner
    Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
    A grand extravaganza, the evening kicks off with a black truffle hunt with the trained dogs under the matured oak trees (the oldest truffle trees on the mainland of Australia), followed by a five course degustation feast featuring the freshly harvested truffles, with matched wines and fabulous live music. What a better way to spend a cool and possibly snowy winters night in July?

    The Dress Code is Black Tie.

    The Hunt begins with a 3.30pm arrival for the Truffle Hunt with the dog trainer and dogs.

    The Feast is five courses with matched wines.

    The charity auction will once again take place, with items including art objects, wine and 'The Black Wasabi' - the truffle that represents the best of the harvest, with the most exquisite, the most potent aromas and premium-grade texture.

    There will be a prize for the best gumboot too!

    Live entertainment will carry you away into the night dancing you gumboot off !

    Anna Bolena at the Sydney Opera House
    Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
    No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

    Henry VIII has grown tired of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and is seeing her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour, in secret.

    He plots to remove his wife from the throne, and tries to trap her by inviting the man she once loved back to court.

    In this brutal world, can Anne’s innocence outweigh the King’s determination to be rid of her?
    Beethoven Symphony No.5
    Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
    The extrovert virtuosity of violinist Vadim Gluzman and the sound he draws from his legendary Stradivarius violin is ‘a glory to hear’ (SMH), perfect for the angular lyricism and high energy of composer Prokofiev’s enticing Violin Concerto No.2. The concerto comes from the same era as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet music and has a similar playful and melodious spirit. Designed to dazzle, it shows off a virtuoso violinist’s abilities to thrilling effect.

    The shock and awe of Beethoven’s Fifth continues to resonate to this day. The extraordinary Xian Zhang conducts this ultimate symbol of symphonic power with her unique ‘dynamism, agility and precision’.

    Fate knocks three times at the beginning of Verdi’s ferocious overture to The Force of Destiny, one of the greatest moments in all opera.

    Hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by the first woman to hold a titled post with a BBC orchestra and current Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, Xian Yang.
    Alice Springs Show
    Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sat 6th Jul 2019
    Join in the fun and excitement of a large rural show.

    The Alice Springs Show is a traditional rural show with a very close association with the regional cattle stations, and is based on agricultural produce, livestock and craft. The show encompasses business displays, competitions, photographic, cooking and other contests and outback sporting events. It also brings the rides, attractions and sideshow alley offered at the big capital city shows to delight all children and families. Treat yourself to a dagwood dog, a bag of fairy floss, a jam doughnut or some fresh strawberries and cream.

    The Alice Springs Show finishes with a giant fireworks display.
    Acoustic Guitar Spectacular
    Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
    A highly anticipated annual event, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular brings together a hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe.

    This series of very special concerts is hosted by internationally acclaimed Brisbane guitarist Michael Fix, who will be joined by YouTube sensation, Italian virtuoso Luca Stricagnoli (his first visit to Australia) and Roots/Rock multi-instrumentalist Minnie Marks.

    The concerts are structured so that each player will feature as solo artists, as well as performing as an ensemble, allowing plenty of opportunity for spontaneity and improvisation. Three players with such diverse musical backgrounds presents amazing possibilities, and incredible variety for audiences.

    Each guitarist is known for their ability to entertain, and each present their unique music with a view to engage and delight audiences with stories, songs, and humour, (as well as fretboard fireworks!), making it a performance aimed for all people, not just ‘guitar aficionados’.

    This is a rare opportunity to see such a wealth of amazing musical talent on the one stage. In particular, it’s a unique chance to see one of the international young stars of the global acoustic guitar scene.
    Aberdeen Highland Games
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
    The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week.

    During the day a number of events take place together with stalls providing food and Scottish / Celtic displays all of which represent traditional Celtic culture and recreation. The games are a gathering of pipe bands, Clans, dancers, heavy event participants, state and interstate tug-of-war teams from Sydney and regional New South Wales to help celebrate the Scottish / Celtic history of the Upper Hunter. There are a number of novelty events for children.

    Following the excitement of the Highland Games a traditional Scottish Ceilidh is held in the evening. The English Dictionary defines a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) as "an informal social gathering, with songs, story-telling, music and dancing". The Ceilidh is always a great night out where everyone is welcome.

    Visit the web site for further details.

    A traditional Kirkin of the tartan service is held on the Sunday morning.
    Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectibles Fair
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Set in beautiful Batemans Bay in the unspoilt New South Wales south coast, the Batemans Bay Antiques and Collectible Fair is a must.

    Be seduced by the variety of antiques and collectibles from a large number of Australia's dealers. Enjoy delicious meals and refreshments while you buy, sell or trade.
    Abbey of the Roses - Christmas in July
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
    Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick.

    They are held every Saturday night plus last two Friday nights in July and include a three course set dinner, three hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.



    Accommodation is limited so book early to stay at this boutique hotel in Warwick.

    Warwick Jumpers in Jazz festival is the last two weekends and there is a two night minimum stay these nights.

    Bedourie Campdraft, Rodeo, Gymkhana and Bronco Branding
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Perched on a sand dune and surrounded by Eyre Creek, soak up all the action and speed of the country’s best horse, bike and bull riders in Bedourie.

    A township home to 120 locals and is appropriately named to reference a ‘dust storm’, stand ringside with hundreds, who flock to appreciate precision, agility and tight teamwork at it’s very best.
    Bathurst Winter Festival
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    A showcase of all that is vibrant, creative and unique in the region, this magical winter event sees building come alive through static and interactive illuminations that transform historic architecture and everyday spaces into unique wonderlands.

    Rug up in the Winter Playground with the open air ice rink and giant ferris wheel and enjoy the weekend feature nights of local food and drink, twilight markets, food trucks, mulled wine and entertainment from midday into the crisp evening.

    Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm.
    Australian Pole Sports Championships
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Welcome to a brand new Australian sporting event, proudly born in Cairns: Australia’s inaugural World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC) qualifying event, taking place at the new Cairns Basketball Stadium.



    Pole is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet.

    This inaugural competition will be open to all Australian pole sports athletes and athletes from countries that don’t have a WPSC qualifying event, including New Zealand and most Asian countries.



    Includes male and female categories from ages six to masters 50 years and above, with a para-pole sports division for people with disabilities.

    It is the only avenue for Australian pole athletes to win the opportunity to represent their country. This is an Australian first and will showcase this exciting and unique sport to the community for free

    The Australian Pole Sports Federation is a not-for-profit sporting organisation, founded by a passionate group of elite Cairns pole sports athletes in 2017.

    Together with the International Pole Sports Federation, they are pushing towards are their end goal: Olympic inclusion; they are half way there.

    Come to see an amazing athletic spectacle, inclusive of all genders, ages and abilities; an Australian first and future Olympic sport.

    Birdsville Big Red Bash
    Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Thu 11th Jul 2019
    Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns at the Big Red desert dune near Birdsville, Queensland.
    Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition
    Date Wed 10th Jul 2019
    The annual Clarence River Arts Festival will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography.

    There will also be a number of daily demonstrations and crafts stalls.



    Entry forms for all sections will be available from Ferry Park Gallery or you can download them from the web site, where you will find more information and up to date news on the latest things happening around the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association. You can also follow them on Facebook.

    So put the date into your diary so you don't double book the weekend. Please visit the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association's website for further details and entry forms.

    Blacksmithing Teen Workshop
    Date Wed 10th Jul 2019
    Forge a marshmallow fork in this three hour workshop designed for teens aged 13 to 17 years.

    Teens will learn the process of heating and forging a piece of metal into a marshmallow fork under the expert tuition of their resident champion blacksmith, Terry Drennan.

    Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

    Book now by contacting Cobb+Co Museum or on their website.

    Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

    Requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, long trousers and long sleeves.
    Bastille French Festival
    Date Thu 11th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Food Wine Art Revolution - The French Way.

    Bastille Festival Sydney is held over four exciting days in July. This world-class cultural experience spans both sides of Circular Quay and they’re also bringing the food, wine and art revolution to The Rocks - best of all it’s completely free to explore and family-friendly too.

    It's a Feast'ival.

    Bastille Festival Sydney is renowned for its delicious, authentic French cuisine.

    It's a Wine Journey.

    Seven of the top French wine regions will be represented at the festival.

    A crowd-favourite from last year’s festival, the Electro Beer Garden, is back in East Circular Quay. This popular outdoor bar pairs premium craft beers with live electro-swing beats, in a neon and faux grass wonderland.

    The festival also offers a spectacular Cabaret Show, great concerts, fire shows and dance performances.

    Bedourie Camel and Pig Races and Camp oven Cook-off
    Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Forget horses as it’s the camels that reign supreme on in Bedourie. Be amongst the hundreds of race goers who converge on the town to watch dozens of camels race in six events, worth a total of more than AUD11,000.

    Also amongst the action is pig racing, wood chopping and novelty events like the ‘old farts’ and ‘old boilers’. Plus, enjoying the traditional camp oven cook-off, where you’re invited (free of charge) to bake your very own bread using provided ingredients.

    If it happens to be a success (and not a brick) and you wanna take it home… Easy, purchase your own world-famous cast iron camp oven invented in the droving camps of a bygone era just in town.
    Bello Winter Music
    Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Mon 15th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The festival uses existing infrastructure within the town, reinforcing the community vibe and reflecting the sustainability consciousness of the organisers. It also runs Bellingen LeaF – a sustainability focused program, and organisers are also very passionate about the Youth Mentorship program, where young aspiring musicians are given the opportunity to be mentored by selected artists appearing on the bill, and to then perform as a part of the festival lineup.

      Bello Winter Music is dedicated to programming an exciting and eclectic mix of new and emerging artists - local, national and international, while showcasing everything that Bellingen has to offer.
    Australian Art Deco Festival Leeton
    Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Celebrating the culture of the interwar period in the food bowl of Australia - 1920's and 30's, a new regional event for the calendar.

    Prohibition Parties, Speakeasy's Music and Dancing. Experience the depression dinners and perhaps also Gatsby Gala's.

    An Art Deco era Film festival for the whole family, and exhibitions of fashion and technology as it was! Main Street Festival event will showcase vintage and Art Deco food, wares and collectibles mixed in with a host of children's entertainment and family photo opportunities - get dressed up and enjoy the atmosphere.

    A View from the Bridge
    Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
    Arthur Miller’s classic exploration of family and honour in 1950s Brooklyn comes roaring onto the Adelaide stage.

    When Italian migrants Marco and Rodolpho arrive on longshoreman Eddie Carbone’s doorstep, Eddie’s connections to his culture and community are put to the test. The personal and the cultural come into conflict as Eddie tries to balance his responsibility to the men with his fierce connection to his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine. As a tentative romance blossoms between Catherine and Rodolpho, Eddie’s complex web of love, loyalty and dark attraction begins to unravel around him.

    A landmark work from one of the greatest playwrights in history, the play burns with Miller’s searing social critique and richly-drawn characters. A View From The Bridge is a timeless classic that is as thrilling and passionately devastating as it has ever been.
    Abbey Medieval Festival
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    In 2019, the 30th Abbey Medieval Festival brings you and extended program with more engaging personal experiences, more immersive family-fun and more active learning than ever-before.

    This spectacular event serves as a vital fund-raiser for the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Caboolture, North Brisbane in fulfilling its vision of ‘enriching people’s lives through the stories created from their collection’.

    The Middle Ages (5th to 15th century) saw the flowering of art, science, and the dawning of the era of exploration.

    Through this unique annual celebration, the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology enables visitors across Australia and Queensland to co-create their own medieval experience in a highly engaging and immersive event that is proudly the most authentic in the southern hemisphere.

    Re-enactors, musicians and street performers from across Australia join in a dynamic display of life, pageantry and the drama of medieval Europe.

    The Festival also includes two banquets, a week of children-focused activities at the ‘Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun’ week.

    In 2019, you can expect more workshops, more learning and and a special Viking occasion at dusk! Don't miss it.

    Alice Springs Camel Cup
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
    The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world.

    While camels may have a reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Racing them can prove a nightmare for riders and handlers but fantastic viewing for spectators. Entertainment is assured, with nine unique races scheduled around the dusty outback track throughout the day.

    There will be lots of action between races, too. Belly dancers, rickshaw races, 'Kids Kamel Kapers' hobby camel races, rides, Mr and Miss Camel Cup challenges, food stalls and bars will add to the carnival atmosphere.

    Gates open at 11am, with the grand parade starting at 11.30am. The first race is at 12noon and the last race is at 4pm.
    Barossa. Be Consumed. Sydney
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Barossa is one of Australia’s most captivating regions, with an unrivalled bounty of wine, beauty, culture, and produce to offer.

    Not just a tasting of the region's brilliant wines, 'Barossa. Be Consumed' also offers an immersion into the food, culture, history and character at the heart of this incredible region.

    After last year's sell-out event in Melbourne, 44 wineries, two distillers, one cider brewer, three artisan food producers and one of the region's favourite restaurants are heading east again, bringing 'Barossa. Be Consumed' to Sydney.

    Regional stories will abound, brought to life by the characters behind the wines, including 2018 Young Gun of Wine finalist Michael Papps from Yelland and Papps, historic Seppeltsfield and 2017 Jimmy Watson winner, Turkey Flat Vineyards.

    Live Barossa entertainment will include local musician Sam Brittain and one of Barossa’s most treasured pass-times, Kegel (a traditional German form of bowling).

    Tickets include a Plumm wine glass to take home, wine tasting and food samples.
    Australian International Music Festival
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    The Australian International Music Festival is one of their most popular and best attended events. With an average of 900 to 1300 participants each year they regularly have groups from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA providing a fantastic musical and cultural experience.

    This Music Festival is open to groups of all types but in particular Wind Bands, Orchestra, Choirs and Jazz Bands. As well as performing at the Sydney Opera House, participants will also perform at venues such as the City Recital Hall [affectionately known as Angel Place] and Darling Harbour.

    World Projects South Pacific aim to expand your mind with workshops from world class clinicians flown in from around the world and cultural exchanges with other bands most of whom share your passion but speak another language, an experience not to be missed.
    Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Head to Missingham Bridge Reserve to join in the Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk. Each year the Ballina Fun-Run-Walk has been growing in popularity. This includes for all skill levels, from elite athletes through to walkers. Many runners who regularly compete in triathlons join in the fun at the Ballina Lions Fun-Run-Walk. A big thanks go to the Ballina Athletics Club, Ballina Little Athletics and the Ballina Triathlon Club who join in the Ballina Lions-Fun-Run each year.

    Come along and enjoy the day at Ballina's Fun-Run-Walk. The five and ten kilometre courses are Australian Athletics certified and the course follows the picturesque foreshores of Ballina.
    Bastille Day Celebration
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Join a fantastic night of French music, Cancan, drinks and food at the Argyle in the Rocks and celebrate the French National Day in style!

    The Bastille Day Celebration at the Argyle, in the historic precinct of the Rocks in Sydney is back.

    This event is celebrating the French National Day in style and gathers both the French community and the Sydney Francophiles.

    With more than 2,000 attendees last year, this event is now a milestone in the French cultural calendar that is not to be missed!
    Birkebeiner Classic
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Come and experience the best of classic skiing racing at Falls Creek. There are three different distances - ten kilometres, five kilometres and two and a half kilometres. Beginners and kids are encouraged to enter the two and a half kilometre race. Enjoy a taste of classic skiing racing just as the Scandinavians do.

    Register for the event before 9:00am at Windy Corner Day Shelter. There will be a small cost to enter the race depending on the distance chosen. Please contact the race organiser if you want more details.
    Alliance Française French Film Festival Wagga Wagga
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    The 12th annual French Film Festival organised by the Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga in conjunction with the Forum 6 Cinemas.

    Your chance to see eight just released and well reviewed French films normally only shown in the capital cities.

    The festival opens with a celebration of Bastille Day, French Independence Day.
    Audi Arrow Experience
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Bring your friends and family and join them on the Arrow Experience along the beautiful Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Arrows. This spectacular event is not only a chance to get into the great outdoors, but to help fund raise for your community. Both the short and long courses are fully supported with medics and volunteers. Which one will you choose?

    They care for a population of about 270000 people and aim to fund modern equipment, facilities, education, training and research through the provision of support services. Every cent you fund raise goes to its intended cause and makes a difference to healthcare in Far North Queensland. Funds raised from this year's event will go towards the Emergency Department at Cairns Hospital. Just by going for a walk, you can make a difference.
    Bastille Day Wine Dinner at Sydney Tower
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Come dressed in your best French stripes for the annual 360 Bar and Dining Bastille Day Wine Dinner.

    Savour a five course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Elton Inglis, perfectly paired with premium French wines.

    Held at 360's private event space, Studio Sydney Tower, wine and dine the night away with breathtaking views of the city skyline.
    Binalong Spring Art Show
    Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
    The Binalong Arts Group Inc. will be hosting their bi-annual Spring Art Show.

    Funds raised from the event will go to Binalong Arts Group Inc for the continued support and funding of the arts in the community.

    The feature artist for 2019 will be advised closer to the event date.
    ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival
    Date Wed 17th Jul 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
    The ASPIRE International Youth Music Festival, Queensland’s premiere music festival, is a competition on a new level; attracting world-renowned adjudicators from across the globe and appealing to the best young musicians internationally.

    Taking place in the Gold Coast in July 2019, ASPIRE presents an unparalleled opportunity for young musicians to hone their skills, connect with their peers, and learn from world-renowned adjudicators.

    ASPIRE is a not-for-profit music festival, surplus from the event will be donated directly to The Foundation of Student Horizons – affording disadvantaged youth the opportunity to discover the world.



    To ensure they continue to attract the best musicians worldwide, they welcome enquiries to discuss selection criteria.

    Bangarra 30th Anniversary Season
    Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
    Join Bangarra as the company celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season with a stunning display of contemporary dance theatre. As Australia’s only major performing arts company with its origins in the land, Bangarra is inspired by 65,000 years of culture and the continual evolution of Indigenous storytelling.

    Proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit. The result is Bangarra’s powerful dance language, and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.

    With award-winning Artistic Director Stephen Page, they create original and breathtaking experiences. This is your chance to be part of it.

    Boulia Camel Races
    Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    It's the 'Melbourne Cup of Camel Racing', held every July in the spectacular remote town of Boulia in Outback Queensland.

    It's truly an epic moment as the camels come lumbering down to the finish line - an Outback icon experience to put on your bucket list!

    Boulia's Camel Cup is the longest camel race in Australia, run over 1500 metres and is a prized win amongst competitors on Australia's professional camel races circuit.

    On the trackside not to be missed is the hilarious camel tagging competition.

    Watch the fearless competitors attempt to put a piece of duct tape on a very lively camel, run back to a marker and then return to get the tape, aiming to doing it in the fastest time.



    In the evening kick back and enjoy live entertainment, starring Outback favourite Mick Lindsay in 2018! During the three days of events there's also tabby races, fireworks, children's amusements and a host of novelty races, including the Great Australian Ride-on Lawnmower Competition.

    It’s an adventure into the land of the mysterious Min Min Light and there's plenty of nights to camp out and hope to see the light, since onsite camping is available for 15 days!

    Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival 2019
    Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    The biggest ever showcase of South Australian, Australian and international beer and cider in the state with 80+ exhibitors under the one roof. Together with some of South Australia's, Australia's and International best chefs cooking up a BBQ storm.

    With the biggest lineup yet including the largest and most diverse selection of brewers, cider makers, chefs and bands!
    AFL Premiership Series - Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles
    Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
    AFL returns to Alice Springs in Round 18 and see Melbourne take on the West Coast Eagles.

    Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Territory.
    Aussie Wildlife Course - July/August/September
    Date Wed 24th Jul 2019 to Wed 11th Sep 2019
    The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife.

    It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries.

    This is an eight week course run one evening per week.
    Australian Festival of Chamber Music
    Date Fri 26th Jul 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative ten day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical winter warmth of Townsville, North Queensland.

    The Festival has been delighting audiences for almost 30 years and has earned an international reputation for the quality of its programming and performances along with its friendly, intimate and relaxed atmosphere. There is truly nothing else like it in the world - the unique combination of music, winter warmth and tropical location create a special atmosphere that entices audiences and artists back year after year.
    Battle Recharge
    Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The spirit of cycling in the Tweed is ready to get recharged at the Battle this July!

      The purpose of the not-for-profit Battle Recharge is to bring the cycling community together for some great country laneway racing and to support the return of sports tourism in the region.

      This is a weekend all about the bike, featuring some of the most challenging riding in Australia set amongst an idyllic mountain backdrop.

      Battle Recharge is Australia's most sought after weekend of cycling; showcasing the best of the Tweed's natural environment, food, accommodation and cycling.
    A Conversation on "Narcos"
    Date Sat 27th Jul 2019
    The story that inspired Netflix’s Narcos.

    The actions of Javier Pena and Steve Murphy were the inspiration for the hugely popular Netflix crime series Narcos, which tells the story of Colombia’s infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar’s fight to maintain his position as the most powerful player.

    Agents Pena and Murphy will speak about the rise and fall of the Medellin Cartel and the role they played in bringing down its notorious leader, Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Including exclusive stories and images not seen in the series, this unique event gives Narcos fans, and those interested in Pablo Escobar, the opportunity to hear first-hand from the two men who were key in his capture in 1993. The evening’s discussion will also shed light on their input into the hit Netflix series, where they reveal information which doesn’t feature in the show, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
    Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - July
    Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals.

    Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.

    This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.
    Bankstown Bites Food Festival
    Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Living up to its reputation as one of Sydney's best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites attracts over 10,000 people each year.

      Foodies from all over the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond come along to enjoy the perfect combination of guided food tours, cooking demonstrations and a diversity of food stalls.

      The Bites Food Tours explore the world of exotic and tasty culinary treats that people in Bankstown take so much for granted. Be astounded by the number of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores that make up the Bankstown central business district. The aroma of spices and smallgoods and the temptation of Sydney's finest Lebanese sweets are far too much to resist with festival-goers stocking up on treats to take home.

      More than just food, in the Bankstown Arts Centre there will be dance, film, art, crafts and displays for all ages.

      See you all at Bankstown Bites!
    Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE)
    Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
    The Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) is in collaboration with Sydney International Boat Show at ICC Darling Harbour.

    The expo is a trade and consumer show to promote Scuba diving, dive equipment, diving courses, dive travel, tourism boards, dive centres, resorts, live-abroad, marine conservation and free diving under one roof.

    It is an annual show for the dive industry.

    Come and join in to interact and explore the business of diving. The expo has many exciting activities lined up for the general public.

    For trade, a separate division has been set up to focus on business networking.

    AIDE will promote the world of diving with top international and Australian exhibitors showcasing their top brands and services to visitors.

    AGL Nyngan Ag Expo
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
    The AGL Nyngan Ag Expo is a community event organised by a dedicated volunteer committee and all funds raised are returned to the community of Nyngan.

    Over 260 exhibitors will display their products and services ranging from farm machinery and livestock to lifestyle, fashion, art, craft, emergency services, schools and children's amusements, antiques and collectibles, and a car 'show 'n' shine.

    See latest farming technology and find out about safety at home and on the farm, learn about energy conservation at the AGL site.

    Afterwards relax and enjoy the hospitality and music, in the Aussie Country Catering Food and Wine Extravaganza marquee.

    All Holden Day
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The NSW All Holden Day entry is open to all Holden Badged Vehicles (when new).

    The 33rd NSW All Holden Day will be held on the 4th & 5th of August 2018.
    There is a 2 day swap meet held on both Saturday and Sunday from 6am.
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    The Display Day for Original and customised Holdens will be proudly displayed from first to current models on the Sunday from 9am.
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    So enter your Holden sedan, ute, wagon, van, 1 tonner, be it stock or modified it doesn’t matter, enter now and be part of this great day.
    Australian Italian Festival
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The Australian Italian Festival is an authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of August in Ingham, North Queensland. The Festival is staged at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, off the Bruce Highway, 500 metres from Ingham’s Central Business District.

    For the space of the two day Carnival, the area is transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages. Guests gain access to homemade, mouth-watering Italian food and wine, cooking demonstrations, displays, competitions, free amusement rides, market stalls and much more. The atmosphere, the food and the excitement all come together to give you the experience of walking into a festival in Italy.
    Boys In The Band
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019