There is always something fun to do in amazing Australia. Relax by its beaches, spot exotic wildlife at its sprawling reserves, try thrilling adventure sports at its varied landscapes or attend its world-class festivals/events. Yes, Australia hosts some lively and vibrant events and festivals almost every weekend. There are music festivals, food festivals, boutique camping festivals and sporting events – the country has it all. Here is a list of some of the best Australian festivals to be celebrated in February and March, 2017.
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Let the artist in you come alive at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Adelaide, South Australia. This is a performance festival, which will be held from 17 February to 19 March in 2017 at various locations across Adelaide. The event is touted to be one of the biggest open access arts festivals in the country. This one-of-a-kind festival features many types of venues – big and small, pop-up and permanent, showcasing entertaining performances including street arts and parades by artists.
Music and art lovers will find refuge at the Secret Garden – a camping music festival to be held on 24 – 25 February 2017 at Downes’ Family Farm in Orangeville, New South Wales. Feel enthralled at this two-day music fest, which showcases not only musical talents of individuals but also their artistic talents through live bands, pop-up DJ plays, ornate art installations and elaborate costumes.
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Enjoy some hearty laughs at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, which is slated to be held from 28 February to 5 March 2017. Attend the event at the Brisbane Powerhouse & City Hall on Lamington Street in New Farm, Queensland. Enjoy humour like never before at the festival through live performances, visual arts and other exhibits. So, now you know where to head to for a fun-filled time!
Melbourne Fashion Festival
For the fashion forward crowd, there’s the Melbourne Fashion Festival to attend. Visit this amazing fashion/arts festival from 1 to 19 March 2017 at various locations across Melbourne. Held annually, you will be able to enjoy the latest fashion trends, the best fashion faces gracing the runway shows of various fashion designers and retail events featuring the best names in worldwide fashion industry. The festival also includes beauty workshops, industry seminars and live entertainment.
Seven Sisters Festival
Female travellers should not forget to attend the Seven Sisters Festival, which is a unique event meant exclusively for women. This event will be held from 3 to 5 March in 2017 at Bay Park on Hearn Road in Mount Martha, Melbourne. The annual 3-day event aims to celebrate, educate and inspire woman in areas of health, spirituality, personal development and sisterhood. At the event, take part in fun-filled activities including yoga, dance, music, song, arts & craft, live poetry, comedy shows and music concerts.
Adelaide Festival of Arts
Celebrate all forms and expressions of arts at the amazing Adelaide Festival of Arts, which is scheduled to be held at various locations across Adelaide from 3 to 19 March in 2017. Be a part of world-class theatre productions, internationally-acclaimed musicians, stunning dance performances, famous writers and outstanding visual arts displays. Enjoy the creations of some of the world’s greatest artists including Sylvie Guillem, Marlene Dietrich, James Thiérrée, Isabella Rossellini and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre.
Brunswick Music Festival
The vibrant Australian state of Victoria will host the Brunswick Music Festival from 5 to 19 March in 2017 at multiple locations across Brunswick. Have unlimited, weeklong fun through fantastic music, food and other activities. The festival will keep you entertained with its numerous genre-diverse musical events including performances by worldwide top-shelf artists, well-known local artists, outdoor concerts, street parties, club shows and late-night happenings. Have the time of your lives at its opening show, the Sydney Road Street Party, and the lively closing show, the Music for the People family concert.
Mind Body Spirit Festival
Mind Body Spirit Festival is the largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event in Australia. The health-focused festival is slated to be held from 17 to 19 March this year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. At this unique fest, you will be able to attend free inspirational seminars, stage performances and meditation session and enjoy tasty and healthy foods. You can even book a session with a psychic reader or try body pampering treatments. You can also buy interesting souvenirs including jewellery, cosmetics, music, books, giftware, clothing, crystals, educational courses, and body treatments at this fest.