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Top Festivals in Australia to Inspire your Next Trip


    Australia is one of the world’s sought-after travel destinations with a strong cultural and folk scene. As an Aussie, I should say, we love to celebrate everything and that’s what reflects in our ‘events calendar’! Plan your Aussieland trips around popular festivals to enjoy an enriching travel experience.

    Vivid Sydney Festival

    Vivid Sydney is one of the most coveted Australian festivals celebrated in Sydney. From art and light displays to musical performances and thought-provoking ideas, there’s more to Vivid Sydney. The event is usually held in May and June and undoubtedly, it’s the best time to enjoy the iconic Sydney attractions. Out of the many Vivid vantage points, a Sydney Vivid cruise is an excellent option to enjoy the spectacular views from multiple precincts including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Customs House, and more. Circumvent the crowds, aboard one of the budget-friendly Vivid light cruises and enjoy the whole spectacular Vivid display from the water.

    Byron Bay Bluesfest

    The Byron Bay Bluesfest is an annual Blues & Roots music festival held in Byron Bay during the Easter weekend. This five-day festival of Blues Music is one of the leading contemporary music festivals in the world that feature root blues artists from in and around Australia. The fest presents over 200 performances on various stages, as well as provides camping opportunities for more than 5000 people. There are licensed bars, food courts, beer gardens, market stalls, and even children’s parks to make your trip a lot more comfortable.       

    Parrtjima Festival

    Parrtjima is a free 10-night festival of lights held at Alice Springs Desert Park. It is popular as the only authentic Aboriginal festival of its kind. The festival offers a spectacular opportunity for all to enjoy and appreciate Aussie culture, language, light, and art. The incredible light show displayed on the MacDonnell Ranges can be seen as a main attraction of the festival. Parrtjima offers a truly magical experience for all Australians and its mighty visitors. Planning your trip during the Parrtjima festival is a perfect chance to watch how the desert comes alive with new artworks, light shows, music performances, film shows, and debates. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness of the lesser appreciated Aboriginal art forms and to encourage others to learn more about Australia, Aboriginals, and the oldest living civilization in the world.

    Adelaide Festival of Arts

    Adelaide Festival of Arts breathes life into its people every year during the long summer days in March. The first Adelaide Festival was held in 1960 and became an annual independent celebration over the years. The festival is an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, breathtaking dance shows, and visual art displays. 

    Perth International Arts Festival

    The festival has been celebrating Perth for nearly 70 years and is now quite famous as Australia’s longest-running arts festival. It’s a three-week festival that hosts a variety of events such as opera, music, theatre, and dance across the city. Grounded on Noongar Boodjar, the festival also celebrates its Indigenous people and their oldest living culture in the world. The festival also acts as a platform that reflects the vast array of cultures and circumstances in contemporary Australia, as well as a glue that binds its people together in a single idea—nationalism.

    Woodford Folk Festival

    Woodford Folk Festival is Australia’s largest annual arts and music festival held at Woodfordia, Moreton Bay. The festival begins each year with the iconic Opening Ceremony and closes with a spectacular Fire Event on New Year’s Day. it is based on a vision of an inclusive and creative community and expressed the same through stories and ceremonies. The festival programme feature concerts, a film festival, environmental programmes, craft workshops, late-night cabaret shows, and more. Woodford is for everyone and if you are with your kids, there is even a separate Woodford Children’s Festival to satisfy the young adventurer in them.

    These are some of the popular festivals in the events calendar of Australia. Festivals are fun and travel around festivals offers a chance to experience something unique and explore something more. Book your Aussie tickets accordingly and rediscover your bucket list destinations from another angle.   

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