The Best Annual Australian Events

Home to some of the best events in the world, Australia offers a diverse array of festivals and celebrations for both national and international travellers. Whether you want to check out some of the best sporting talent on offer or would prefer to spend your days sipping on the best wines of the country, check out these not to be missed events across the land down under.

Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, New South Wales

Attracting thousands of national and international visitors annually, the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras closes down the streets of Sydney for one unforgettable party. Broadcasted live across various television stations, the event attracts world famous performers and a night of non-stop entertainment. One of the world’s most outrageous celebrations, the main attraction of the festival, the street parade, sees people from all walks of life, including police officers, celebrities and parents.

The Australian Open, Victoria

One of Melbourne’s most prestigious events, Melbourne Park attracts thousands of international guests for the Australian Open every January. Ranking as one of the greatest tennis competitions throughout the world, a showcase of the best sporting talent is on display, as competitors battle it out in one of the four Grand Slams. If you’re searching for exhilarating, on the edge of your seat action, there’s no beating a weekend at the Australian Open.

Byron Bay Bluesfest, New South Wales

Displaying the talents of some of the best blues musicians of both local and international proportions, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has really made a name for itself in the music industry. In 2013, the Bluesfest will celebrate its 24th annual event, with festival goers enjoying a 5 day celebration of life, love and music. To gain the full festival experience, there’s no better place to stay than amongst fellow campers on the grounds of the Byron Bay Bluesfest. Great event planning has led to a revamp of the festivals facilities, with attendees now having better access to stages and various entertainment options.

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest (Photo by @stevemc1)

Margaret River Wine Region Festival, Western Australia

If your idea of the perfect event is more along the lines of relaxing with a glass of your favourite wine, then you’ve come to the right place. Known as one of the best wine regions in Australia, Margaret River wineries continue to produce world class drops and sumptuous feasts. Held during April each year, the Margaret River Wine Region Festival celebrates the delectable creations of the agricultural and food industries within Australia.

For an unbeatable experience during your Australian holiday, you can’t go past a day at one of the best events in the world. Embark on the journey of a lifetime to the Byron Bay Bluesfest or hold onto your hats with an adrenaline pumping set at the Australian Open!