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Australia 2017 events

Anzac Day

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2017

Initially created to commemorate the Australia and New Zealand troops who l ......

Initially created to commemorate the Australia and New Zealand troops who lost their lives at Gallipoli in 1915, Anzac Day is marked by a national holiday, marches and various remembrance ceremonies. Some 60,000 Australians died during World War One.

Category:
History

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Noosa International Food and Wine Festival

Date :
18 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featurin ......

Four days of superb cuisine, fine wines and fabulous foodie events featuring more than 200 top Australian as well as International food and wine personalities and producers along with world class entertainment.

Venue:
Sunshine Coast

Event cost:

Varied.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Good Food and Wine Show

Date :
2 June 2017 - 29 October 2017

Foodies delight.This event, which takes place in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, ......

Foodies delight.This event, which takes place in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane from June to October, showcases new ideas, products, tips and hints to inspire anybody’s next food adventure. Taste chocolate, cheese and wine, see celebrity chefs in action or take a cooking master class. Hundreds of food and wine exhibitors participate in this weekend-long culinary feast.

Venue:
Various

Address:
Australia

Category:
Exhibitions

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Splendour in the Grass

Date :
21 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Held annually since 2001 just outside of Byron Bay, Splendour in the Grass ......

Held annually since 2001 just outside of Byron Bay, Splendour in the Grass is one of the most popular music festivals in Australia. It began in 2001 as a one-day gathering because not many events are held in the Australian winter season; by 2014, the capacity of the festival was upwards of 30,000. Big names in the pop-rock music industry including the likes of Coldplay, Outkast, and Mumford and Sons have graced Splendour in the Grass’s stage in recent years.

Venue:
North Byron Parklands

Address:
Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun, Australia

Event cost:

A$375 (3-day ticket for 2016 festival)

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Darwin Festival

Date :
10 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

Held over 18 days in the last two and half weeks of August, the Darwin Fest ......

Held over 18 days in the last two and half weeks of August, the Darwin Festival is a vibrant arts and cultural event with most acts held outdoors in the Botanical Gardens. One of the fastest growing major festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, it has a distinct multicultural flavour with indigenous and Asian events and entertainment. It presents a diverse and colourful programme encompassing theatre, music, dance, visual arts, comedy, film, workshops and free community events in a tropical, outdoor venue. Music is provided by various live bands performing on three stages.

Venue:
Various locations in Darwin.

Address:
Principal location: the Star Shell stage at the George Brown Botanical Gardens. Other productions take place at the Darwin Esplanade, Darwin Entertainment Centre and other locations around the city, Darwin, Australia

Event cost:

Varied.

Category:
Music

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Mount Isa Rodeo

Date :
11 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Despite being located approximately 1,000km (621 miles) from the nearest me ......

Despite being located approximately 1,000km (621 miles) from the nearest metropolitan area, Mount Isa has gained notoriety for its enormous mining operation and for holding the biggest event on the Australian rodeo calendar. With a large prize purse, it attracts some top-class competitors from throughout Australia and abroad who come to compete in classic rodeo events such as bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding and steer roping. When the dust clears, evening entertainment takes over including live country music, car shows and photography exhibitions.

Venue:
Outback at Isa

Address:
Mount Isa, Australia

Event cost:

One-Day Passes: Adults A$40; seniors A$30; children (aged 7–17 years) A$10; children under 7 free.

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City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2017 - November 2017

The City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award provides upcoming artists and ......

The City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in $6,500 worth of prizes across all categories. The city also hosts a variety of workshops that run alongside the competition from August to September.

Venue:
Community Hall

Address:
Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth, Australia

Event cost:

Adult $20 Youth $15

Category:
Art & Literature

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Perth Royal Show

Date :
23 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

Show week is an iconic week across the country. Shows are few and far betwe ......

Show week is an iconic week across the country. Shows are few and far between in rural Australia these days, but big city shows, like the Royal Perth Show still provide city slickers a glimpse into country life. It also includes food and wine, arts and crafts displays, carnival rides, show bags, free live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and more. Sydney, Brisbane and elsewhere have similar events.

Venue:
Claremont Showgrounds, Graylands Rd, Claremont.

Address:
Graylands Rd, Claremont, Australia

Event cost:

Adult Tickets From $25.

Category:
Spectacle

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The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride

Date :
25 November 2017 - 3 December 2017

Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the ......

Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the world famous Ninety Mile Beach for this year’s edition of the annual RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. More than 5000 cyclists of all ages are expected to take part in the 500+ -kilometre course.

Address:
Australia

Event cost:

The early-bird entry fee for the 9 day ride is $999 for adults, $729 for children 13 – 17, $389 for children 6 – 12, and free for under 5.

Category:
Sport

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Australia 2018 events

Perth Cup

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018

Bring in the New Year in style at Perth’s original New Year’s Day event ......

Bring in the New Year in style at Perth’s original New Year’s Day event. This 9-race program is the ultimate social event of the racing season. A range of ticket options are available from general admission to Marquee Style - for those who want to party in style – or the picnic@PerthCup or The Stalls for those of you travelling with larger groups of friends.

Venue:
Ascot Racecourse

Address:
Perth, Australia

Event cost:

General admission: AUD$35

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Music By The Sea

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018

Music by the Sea, a premier Queensland music event is one that should not t ......

Music by the Sea, a premier Queensland music event is one that should not to be missed. Classical, folk, jazz and excellent world music are the hallmark of this unique three-day event.

Venue:
Sandgate Town hall

Address:
Brisbane, Sandgate, Australia

Category:
Music

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Australia Day Skyworks

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018 (January)

Aussies love their national day and thousands of people flock to the city t ......

Aussies love their national day and thousands of people flock to the city to celebrate, making Skyworks one of the biggest Australia Day celebrations. Perth’s Australia Day celebrations culminate in a spectacular half-hour pyrotechnic display over the water near Perth’s Foreshore at 8pm. With celebrations also held at locations across the city centre, it’ll be hard to decide what to do and how to fit it all in.

Venue:
Perth Foreshore

Address:
Perth, Australia

Event cost:

Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Australia Day

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018

Commemorating the arrival of the first British fleet in 1788, Australia Day ......

Commemorating the arrival of the first British fleet in 1788, Australia Day is the biggest annual civic event in the country. It’s a full public holiday, so you can expect concerts, parties and community festivities, all usually lubricated by generous amounts of cold beer. The day, seen by some as a celebration of colonial oppression, has its opponents.

Venue:
Throughout Australia.

Address:
Australia

Event cost:

Many free events.

Category:
Spectacle

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Cockroach Racing World Championship

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2018

First held in 1982, each year Brisbane's Story Bridge Hotel celebrates Aust ......

First held in 1982, each year Brisbane's Story Bridge Hotel celebrates Australia Day with the Cockroach Racing World Championship. More about the beer, food and convivial atmosphere than the actual racing itself, this is a fun and light-hearted event that always attracts a good crowd of hardened roach racers and curious onlookers. Live bands, a dunking machine and a Miss Cocky competition contribute to the fun atmosphere. Participants can bring their own cockroaches or purchase one from the hotel.

Venue:
Story Bridge Hotel.

Category:
Spectacle

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Alice Springs Masters Games

Date :
13 October 2018 - 20 October 2018

The Alice Springs Masters Games is Australia’s longest running multi-spor ......

The Alice Springs Masters Games is Australia’s longest running multi-sport masters games. It is known as ‘The Friendly Games’ because of the camaraderie and good spirited nature of the competitors.

With over 30 sports, we’ve got it all from AFL 9s, Cycling, Triathlon (all open to 30 years plus) and Golf (35 years plus). Each sport provides everyone with an opportunity to participate and join in the unique spirit that is the Alice Springs Masters Games. Enjoy the majestic settings of Alice Springs. Register for the Games today!

Venue:
Alice Springs

Address:
Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia

Event cost:

$70 Game Fee and a Sports Fee

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Pan Pacific Masters Games

Date :
2 November 2018 - 11 November 2018

The Pan Pacific Masters Games (previously known as the Asia Pacific Masters ......

The Pan Pacific Masters Games (previously known as the Asia Pacific Masters Games) have been held on the Gold Coast every two years since 1998. This major multi-sport event attracts about 10,000 participants from 20 different countries, and some 40 different sports are represented each year. There are no qualifying standards or requirements to compete, participants just need to meet the minimum age for their chosen sport, meaning that these games really are open to all.

Venue:
Gold Coast

Address:
Games Village located on the Broadwater, Gold Coast Highway, Southport, Gold Coast, Australia

Event cost:

Varied.

Category:
Sport

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