What's happening around the country?

CW Staff — 30 May 2019

QLD

RELISH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Jun 1



Maryborough's heritage streetscape will play host to a delicious feast of culture and cuisine, with celebrity chefs, gourmet tastings, cooking workshops, live music 

as well as art.

Maryborough


COOLY ROCKS ON

Jun 5-9

Itching to kitch? Check out the retro action at this free five day event, with a street parade, poodle parade, peddle car show'n'shine and more.

Coolangatta


RICHMOND FIELD DAYS

Jun 14-15

More than 100 regional exhibitors display livestock, agricultural supplies, fashion and homewares with a sideshow alley, a beef dinner and dance, a race day on Saturday, and nighttime shows.

Richmond


THE VISION SPLENDID OUTBACK FILM FESTIVAL

Jun 28-Jul 6

Classic and contemporary Australian films air in the historic outdoor Royal Theatre, alongside conversations, yarns, masterclasses, filmmaking competitions, tag-a-long tours and related events.

Winton


NSW/ACT

SEECHANGE FESTIVAL

Jun 10

An outdoor feast at dusk kicks off this 10-day event on the beautiful NSW south coast celebrating local food, art and culture with cabaret, pop-up theatre in its festival hub dubbed The Haven, various exhibits, plus Indigenous fireside stories and song.

Jervis Bay


HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL

Jun 7-11

Celebrate the fine prose by one of Australia’s most astute social commentators and best-loved literary icons at the longest running arts events in NSW — now in its 62nd year.

Grenfell


THE MERIMBULA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jun 7-10

Now in its 39th year, the festival includes a street parade, jazz breakfast, musicians' picnic day, and fantastic jazz performances across four days.

Merimbula


COONAMBLE RODEO AND CAMPDRAFT

Jun 7-10

Spectators catch all the action as cowboys and cowgirls vie for a slice of $30,000 prize money in steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc, bareback and bull rides.

Coonamble


NT

PINE CREEK GOLDRUSH

May 31-Jun 2

Step back in time and pan for gold! The weekend features the annual gold-panning championships, a damper-making contest, nugget hunt, food stalls and a free concert.

Pine Creek, (08) 8976 1391


BARUNGA FESTIVAL

Jun 7-9

Experience the ways of the Indigenous people in this remote region, with a sports program plus didgeridoo workshops, dance, arts and crafts demos, bush tucker and spear throwing.

Barunga, (08) 8941 8066


THE ALICE SPRINGS BEANIE FESTIVAL

Jun 28-Jul 1

Choose from more than 4000 'beanies' on display during a weekend of music, Beanie Olympics, textile workshops and kid crafts. You can also see prize-winning beanies paraded on the opening night.

Alice Springs


BORROLOOLA GULF SHOW

Jun 28

The show combines a gymkhana with displays of agriculture, gardening, lifestyle, arts and crafts as well as several competitions making it an entertaining day out.

Borroloola, (08) 8975 8763


SA

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

Jun 7-22

Featuring the best local, national and international artists, with an eclectic program of classic and contemporary performances.

Various venues throughout Adelaide


FAT TYRE FESTIVAL

Jun 8-9

Mountain bike riders gather for a relaxed, welcoming celebration where novices and enthusiasts can access trails normally closed to the public. Visitors can expect, live music and plenty of entertainment. 

Melrose, (08) 86 662 222


QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY RACE DAY

Jun 10

Celebrate the long weekend with a fun day at the races where everyone is welcome! Murray Bridge Racing Club also offers a variety of race-day marquee hospitality packages, providing a memorable way to entertain and enjoy the day.

Murray Bridge, (08) 8532 2310


TAS 

TASMANIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL

Jun 2

Compete in a relaxed 5km or 10km run or cheer participants on before sampling local produce and beverages from local producers amid festivities and live entertainment. 

City Park, Launceston


DARK MOFO

Jun 7-23 

A multidisciplinary tribute to ancient and contemporary mythologies spanning 10 

days with all-night performances until dawn concluding with the infamous Dark Mofo 

Nude Solstice Swim.

Hobart


BAY OF FIRES WINTER ARTS FESTIVAL

Jun 8-10

Enjoy a diverse array of exhibitions, workshops and events held from Four Mile Creek to Binalong Bay, including the Bay of Fires Art Prize, an arts market, dance, live music and open gardens.

Various venues along Tasmania’s East Coast


MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

Jun 28

Enjoy a night in as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival hits the road spreading cheer with a delectable ensemble of tasty comic treats by local and international artists.

Theatre Royal, Hobart


VIC

NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL

Jun 7-10

Immerse yourself in Celtic tradition as local and international artists take centre stage at Portarlington, with Scottish artists Inyal and Duncan Chrisholm as leading acts.

Portarlington


STEAM RALLY ECHUCA

Jun 8-9

Hundreds of moving exhibits parade twice daily tributing the Clydesdale and machines. Family

entertainment includes woodchopping axe men, stalls, face painting, pony rides as well as animal farms.

Rotary Park, Echuca, 1800 804 466


TRAILS, TASTINGS AND TALES FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

Jun 8-10

Discover and enjoy regional wines, live music and rustic, heart-warming food. There will be wine appreciation and educational sessions, muscat blending workshops and art exhibitions.

Glenrowan


MANSFIELD LANTERN FESTIVAL

Jun 22

Help light up the night at this family-friendly community festival held on the Winter Solstice, with arts, crafts, workshops, regional food, a parade, street theatre, music and more.

Mansfield


WA

DENMARK FESTIVAL OF VOICE

May 31-Jun 3

Enjoy free community concerts and workshops that celebrate vocal dexterity, with local, national and international artists performing a cappella and accompanied by choirs, ensembles and groups.

Denmark, (08) 98 483 623


MULLEWA MUSTER AND RODEO

Jun 1

Don your boots, hats and chaps and catch the rodeo action, country music and big skies of WA’s wheatbelt. There will be bull riding, barrel racing, Beaut Ute and whip cracking events galore as well as kids’ workshops.

Mullewa, (08) 9956 6643


MARGARET RIVER READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

Jun 3-5

Examine the stories that shape us as authors engage in inspiring talks and panel discussions, and join in on aspiring author workshops, conversations and experiences.

Margaret River


TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE — AUSTRALIAN TRUFFLE FESTIVAL

Jun 21-23

An all weekend celebration of fresh black truffles, just minutes from where they’re unearthed. Meet with farmers and growers, discover local wine and produce, and indulge in ‘truffle experiences’ with world-class chefs. 

Manjimup

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