It’s spring. The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. Why not get outside and get amongst all the amazing activities that are going on in cities all around Australia? Social season is buzzing and there are so many events and activities to please everyone. From outdoor events, to exhibitions to festivals, you’ll find something up your alley. Here we take a look at some of the amazing events happening in your city.
Sculptures by the Sea is always a crowd favourite. With international exhibitors and artworks from all around the world, there is something to appease all art tastes. Why not get outside and get amongst it in the beautiful surrounds of Bondi? If wine is more your thing, try Pinot Palooza on October 12th. Its Australia’s biggest Pinot festival with over 100 Pinots ready for tasting. If food is more your thing, why not get to the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park. Although there will be plenty of noodles, there are many other Asian dishes served up Hawker style. If art is more your thing, check out the Bansky retrospective at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park.
There are heaps of events going on in Melbourne this October & November. For a start, Melbourne Festival is on until the end of October with lots of theatre and exhibitions worth checking out. Of course you can’t miss the KAWS exhibition at NGV International. This will be an event for all ages, including kids. If you are a fan of cheese (let’s face it, who isn’t?), the Holey Cheese Festival at Queen Victoria Markets is worth checking out. Another great event that is happening at the Queen Victoria Markets is the Hawker 88 Night Market, bringing Asian flavours from all around the continent until October 23. If you like Gin, head to Junipalooza at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 26th & 27th October.
Although happening all around Australia, I believe that the Brisbane celebration of Oktoberfest has to be amongst the country’s best. Held at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds, beer and food will be flowing. Definitely worth going as it is the biggest in Australia! Good drinks and food will also be flowing freely at the Good Food & Wine show; definitely worth a visit. If a musical is up your alley, Muriel’s Wedding is in town and definitely worth seeing. For something to do on a Friday night, head to the Brisbane Night Market for food, market stalls and live entertainment.
There are heaps of things going on in Perth this October and November. The infamous The Colour Run is back with a vengeance and it’s even bigger this year with a DJ cranking out tunes. For foodies, there is a 10 day food and drink festival in Leederville called Eaterville which includes a hawkers market, a burlesque wine dinner and a snake charmer. Oktoberfest again is also big in Perth with the main show happening at Langley Park on 12th October. Another boozy event that is happening is Fremantle Beer Fest presented by Little Creatures. If culture is more your thing, check out The Book of Mormon or The Pop Up Globe at the Crown.
Adelaide has plenty on offer over the next couple of months. As you can tell, we like Asian markets and Adelaide has something on offer. The Lucky Dumpling Bar has cuisines from across Asia and features a wine bar, beer bar & a sake bar, perfect for everyone. For those interested in fashion (which is all of us), there is the VOGUE festival. The event takes place along Rundle Street and features activations, in store promotions and events celebrating designers’ latest wares. For a family friendly events, check out the Moon Lantern Parade which features countless hand held lanterns and 50 giant ones as well as a huge Hong Kong dragon. For something a bit different, check out CheeseFEST & Ferment the Festival where you can get all the best cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, sourdough bread, pickles, cultured butter, kimchi, yoghurt, kombucha, ginger beer tea and coffee, SA and Australia have to offer. If champagne is your thing (let’s face it, who isn’t a fan?), head to the Champagne Fest where you can taste over 40 different champagnes and plenty of sparkling wines from around the world.
These are just some of the wonderful things happening around the country. Check local guides for details and other amazing things to see and do.