Australia is one of the most happening countries in the world. This vibrant country has a lot to offer from its unique flora and fauna to breathtaking natural monuments such as the Ayers Rock. While you are in the country exploring and enjoying the fabulous beaches, make sure to attend some of the several festivals around the country throughout your trip. Here is a list of some upcoming Australian Festivals that could be perfect for everyone including a hens night in Melbourne.
The Melbourne International Art Festival
The Melbourne International Art Festival falls in October each year. The festival brings together performing arts on to a single platform. It has musical concerts, dance, theatre, and visual arts. The festival takes place in the multicultural metropolis of Melbourne Victoria where you will see people from all lifestyles enjoying the festivities. Each year, about 400,000 visitors attend the festival. Considered as one of Australia’s most high profile festivals, be sure not to miss it.
The Parrtjima Festival
The Parrtjima festival is a very distinct festival that takes place in September till October. The festival is held at the iconic natural backdrop of the 300 years old MacDonnell Ranges in Northern Territory. This festival primarily focuses on Aboriginal artists in Australia. It displays different aboriginal art forms, which allows people to witness some previously unexplored art forms. Each year hundreds and thousands of people head to the wilderness to experience the uniqueness of the Parrtjima festival.
The Melbourne Cup
Australia loves horse racing and Melbourne is the centre of all competitive equestrian events. One of the most notable events is The Melbourne Cup held in November each year. Considered as one of the biggest social and cultural event each year, millions flock to Melbourne to be a part of the activities. If you love horses, this is your chance to catch a glimpse of local and international racehorses battle their way to the finish line. The Melbourne Cup is held at the Flemington Racecourse, and the race is a 3200-metre sprint that is conducted by the coveted Victoria Racing Club. The winner takes home a hefty $6 million prize.
The New Year’s Eve
The New Year’s Eve in Australia is one big party. Particularly in Sydney, millions of people visit to enjoy a spectacular evening of good food, plenty of drinks and breathtaking awe-inspiring fireworks to mark the start of the New Year. Plan well in advance so you can get yourself a good spot to witness one of the best ways to welcome the New Year.
The Winter Festival
The Sydney Winter Festival is held in May and June every year. Each year the festival attracts thousands of people to enjoy barbeques, fireworks, live music and sledges. Depending on which event you choose, you can hang out at an outdoor concert and enjoy live music or you can attend a formal black tie event.