Australian and New Zealand autumn festivals

The coming of March marks the shift to autumn in Australia and New Zealand and while that means summer fun is over, the festivities will continue. Autumn is an excellent period of events, music concerts and festivity. Here are some of the key events over the next three months to look out for.

Feel free to add your event to the list in the comment section below.

March

Pic: womadelaide.com.au

Pic: womadelaide.com.au

> WOMADelaide, Adelaide, Australia (7-10)
The World of Music, Arts and Dance has been going over thirty years and still is one of Australia’s best loved outdoor festivals. For four days there are performances and workshops on various stages by musicians, DJs and dancers, plus plenty of good food, environmental discussion and good vibes.
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Let the party begin: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Pic: mardigras.org.au

Pic: mardigras.org.au

February and March are a great time to be in Sydney when the city comes alive with the frocks, feathers and frivolity of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Running from February 7th and culminating in the parade on March 1st, there’s a month long program including:
* Rainbow Fun Run, February 8
* Find love on wheels – bike rides around the city on three dates: February 9, 16, 23
* Fair Day, February 9
* Team Sydney Annual Tug of War Festival, February 9
* The Harbour Party, February 22
* Sunset Cruise, February 26
* Cabaret, theatre, arts and films at various times
* Laneway party, March 2
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Summer time vibes and festivals in Sydney

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Christmas carols. Pic: carolsinthedomain.com

Summer in Sydney is simply fantastic with an array of sporting, cultural and fun events happening around the city. Here’s a list of 10 things you might want to get to this summer. Don’t forget we have an array of hostels for you to choose from during your time in Sydney that are located in hip and happening places like Bondi, Kings Cross and Manly. We also have plenty of fun products and tours as well from learning to surf and surfaris to cruising through the Sydney Harbour or taking a scenic flight over the Blue Mountains.

Tropfest. 8 December.
The countdown is on to the world’s largest short film festival that hits the Centennial Parklands on December 8 this year. Come and join the fun with 150,000 other people. This event is free but you’ll need to arrive early to get a good spot.
http://tropfest.com

Carols in the Domain. 21 December.
Those that feel a little Christmassy will want to get to the Domain for Australia’s largest free carol concert. The concert starts at 8.30pm but the action begins at midday.
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It’s time for the movies: open air cinemas around Australia

Every summer Australia’s cities come alive with open air cinemas that utilise the balmy night temperatures at feature locations around the country. If you fancy seeing your favourite movie at a key location overlooking the Brisbane river, Sydney harbour or Melbourne’s St Kilda beach, this kind of cinema might just be your thing.

Pic: stgeorgeopenair.com.au

Pic: stgeorgeopenair.com.au

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