The 2020 Festival and Arts Event Calendar

Australians love a pageant – particularly an arts pageant – and there’s no scarcity of them in 2020. We checklist over 100 right here!

With over 430 inventive festivals in Victoria alone (based on 2018’s Victorian Artistic Industries Festivals Evaluation) we will not presumably checklist all of them, however listed below are a few of the main cultural occasions arising this 12 months across the nation, to be able to add them to your diary prematurely.

Please word that we have not included movie festivals on this checklist, as such occasions are lined by our sister web site Screenhub, whereas literary festivals and occasions are lined in a separate information compiled by ArtsHub’s Jinghua Qian.



Fringe at the Edge of the World (TAS) runs from 9-12 January in Hobart, and options 4 nights of uncensored, unjuried, performing arts together with comedy, cabaret and extra. Catch native acts akin to comic Chloe Black alongside  mainland comedians Lisa-Skye and Annie Louey at venues together with The Polish Nook and The Brisbane Lodge.

Sydney Festival (NSW) returns to remodel town from Eight-26 January, that includes the most effective of homegrown and worldwide acts akin to Reg Livermore’s iconic cabaret Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined, Useless Puppet Society’s ‘moving, irresistible and celebratory‘ Laser Beak Man, and a spread of latest First Nations works.

Offered by Melbourne Recital Centre, Music Play Family Festival (VIC) runs from 16-18 January and options three days of live shows, workshops and household enjoyable. Highlights embody Justine Clarke’s Mimi’s Symphony (the place a full orchestra explores the story of the little magpie who falls out of her nest and tries to search out her approach house), Simon Tedeschi’s Assembly Mozart, and free lobby actions akin to The Wonderlands that includes the Federation Handbells.

Operating all through January, in addition to all of February and March, the second version of Melbourne’s Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA) celebrates the inventive creativeness of artists and cultures within the Asia-Pacific area – usually in collaboration with Melbourne artists and firms. From Vietnamese circus and up to date efficiency to conventional practitioners like Abida Parveen (described by The Guardian as ‘the best feminine Sufi singer in historical past’) Asia TOPA is a cultural numerous feast for all of your senses.

The Midsumma Festival (VIC) presents a kaleidoscope of queer arts and cultural festivities throughout Melbourne from 19 January to 9 February. The pageant has been celebrating LGBTQIA+ tradition since 1988. This 12 months’s pageant celebrates tales from Pacific womxn of color, Indigenous views, Drag Race darlings from Thailand, dance stars from Taiwan, asylum seekers from Iran, and far, far more.

With over 400 artists throughout 25 venues, Mona Foma (TAS) has introduced its 12th pageant program, the second to be offered in Launceston, Tasmania. Brian Ritchie, Mona Foma Curator stated, ‘Mona Foma 2020 finds us utilizing one of the lovely city nature websites in Australia – Cataract Gorge – because the backdrop for a radical reinvention of the absurdist play King Ubu by Alfred Jarry, which has been tailored to a modern-day Launceston. We’ll be visited by musicians and artists from Slovenia, Japan, Arnhem Land, United States, Hobart and lots of different locations.’ Mona Foma 2020 runs from 11–20 January.

The third largest Fringe on the earth, Perth’s FRINGE WORLD (WA) runs from 17 January to 16 February, remodeling town’s Northbridge precinct, and increasing out throughout established venues and reworked areas all through Perth. If you happen to discover the complete program overwhelming, we advocate beginning with a particular venue, such because the annual Scorching Summer season Nights program at The Blue Room Theatre; a curated slice of cultural delights among the many joyful chaos of the Fringe.

And working from 17-19 January, Karnidale: The Western Australian Circus Festival (WA) is a celebration of stay music, circus reveals, avenue reveals and cabaret by worldwide performers, nationwide and native musicians and artists held in Karridale WA, three hours south of Perth.

Bangarra’s Bennelong – Act 1, to be offered at Perth Competition 2020. Photograph: Daniel Boud.


Perth Festival (WA) returns 7 February – 1 March, celebrating movie, literature, efficiency and the visible arts, and dedicating its first week completely to First Nations. This system this 12 months is pushed by a brand new Artistic Director, Iain Grandage – the first West Australian appointed to the role.

A brand new pageant for the regional metropolis of Bendigo, Bendigo Chamber Music Festival (VIC) will function members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe as artists in residence, alongside friends together with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster Sophie Rowell; Principal Viola of Sydney Symphony, Tobias Breider; and considered one of Australia’s main pianists, Daniel de Borah. Operating from 5-9 February.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (NSW) returns from 14 February – 1 March with a program that marches fearlessly into the longer term, underneath new CEO Albert Kruger. The Competition consists of the enduring Sydney Homosexual and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday 29 February and a devoted efficiency program on the Competition Hub (the Seymour Centre in Chippendale).  

Adelaide Fringe (SA) runs from 14 February – 15 March. Venues huge and small, pop-up and everlasting home 1000’s of artists from throughout Adelaide, Australia and the world.This 12 months marks the Fringe’s 60th anniversary and to rejoice the Fringe have produced a limited-edition espresso desk e-book that appears on the occasion’s historical past and highlights throughout the previous six many years. ‘We will’t wait to flood town with the enjoyment and mayhem that comes with Adelaide Fringe. It’s a time to be entertained and snuggle up underneath the cultural blanket we throw over Adelaide. The open and inclusive nature

that goes to the very coronary heart of Fringe actually does imply that everybody can take part and there nearly definitely

shall be one thing in this system for everybody,’ stated Adelaide Fringe Director and CEO Heather Croall.

Brisbane Comedy Festival (QLD) runs from 21 February to 22 March, at venues together with Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Metropolis Corridor. Catch the way forward for Queensland comedy within the state remaining of Class Clowns, the madcap delights of Tom Walker and Demi Lardner, and stand-up from Geraldine Hickey, Cal Wilson and Harley Breen, plus many extra.

A brand new pageant of city artwork, Can’t Do Tomorrow (VIC) has introduced its first line up of artists, main installations and programming. The pageant takes over Melbourne’s underground warehouse, The Facility, for ten days this summer time from 20-29 February.

Adelaide Festival (SA) returns from 28 February – 15 March, steered by co-Creative Administrators Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield. Writers’ Week shall be held from 29 February – 5 March with the theme for 2020 Being Human. Scorching suggestions on the Competition embody Belgian manufacturing Dimanche (a mix of puppetry and clowning described as ‘A masterclass in wit, ingenuity and sheer theatrical brilliance’), the breaking meets up to date dance showcase Between Tiny Cities, Lloyd Newson’s (DV8 Bodily Theatre) ahead-of-its-time research of poisonous masculinity Enter Achilles, and the Adelaide Biennale: Monster Theatres.

Canberra’s annual showcase of tradition and creativity, Enlighten Festival returns to the ACT from 28 February – 15 March. As a part of the pageant, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs from 7-15 March, the place every day from 6:15am pilots will start inflating their balloons on the lawns of Previous Parliament Home. Patricia Piccinini’s newly commissioned Skywhale papa shall be unveiled as a part of the festivities.


The 16th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe (WA) shall be staged at Perth’s beloved seaside from 6-23 March.

WOMADelaide 2020 (SA) shall be held at Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 6–9 March with acts starting from The Blind Boys of Alabama to Sleaford Mods.

The Sydney Opera Home has introduced the primary line-up for its eighth annual All About Women Festival (NSW), going down on Worldwide Ladies’s Day. It will likely be held Sunday Eight March 2020.

Canberra’s largest up to date arts pageant Art, Not Apart (ACT) returns for its 10th anniversary pageant from 13-15 March. With an expanded pageant footprint that features the enduring Albert Corridor, this 12 months’s Artwork, Not Aside consists of an improvised jazz and projections live performance, a wild efficiency artwork social gathering, and a boutique digital music occasion, along with the principle pageant centred round NewActon.

Canberra Comedy Festival (ACT) runs from 16-22 March on the Avenue Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre and different venues.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns from 25 March – 19 April 2020 throughout a number of venues.Over 300 reveals are already on sale with the complete program going stay on 11 February.

Parrtjima – A Competition in Mild (NT), 2019 pageant. Picture equipped.


Offered a littler earlier in 2020, from 24 February – 1 March, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance (QLD) goals to make Brisbane a nationwide and Worldwide hub for up to date dance.The complete program launches on Wednesday 22 January.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light (NT) returns Three-12 April 2020 with the theme ‘Lifting our spirits’. The pageant is held in Alice Springs Desert Park and its surrounds, and is a celebration of Central Australian Aboriginal artwork and tradition. Rhoda Roberts AO returns to curate the pageant program.

Sculpture at Scenic World (NSW) returns to Katoomba within the Blue Mountains from 9 April –10 Might. 33 artists have been chosen to exhibit on the ninth annual Sculpture at Scenic World exhibition in 2020.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas (NSW) returns in 2020 for its 10th pageant. April Three to five will function main thinkers from Australia and all over the world in a weekend of provocation, contemplation, important considering and preparation for the battles of the subsequent decade.

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is Australia’s largest devoted avenue theatre pageant, and takes place in Fremantle WA ever Easter 10-13 April. The pageant celebrates its 21st 12 months in 2020.

Four Winds Easter Festival (NSW) has grown into an iconic occasion for classical music, and an impressive success story for regional arts in Australia. This 12 months’s pageant runs from Eight-12 April 2020. Attending the pageant is an effective way to assist the neighborhood of the south coast after this 12 months’s horrific bushfires.

The Nationwide Belief has opened registrations for the Australian Heritage Festival 2020 which runs from 18 April to 19 Might. Councils, neighborhood teams, golf equipment, historic societies, libraries, museums, galleries, theatres, artists and companies are invited to create and promote occasions.

Sydney Comedy Festival returns from 20 April to 17 Might 2020. The pageant kicks off in grand model with the Sydney Comedy Competition Gala on the State Theatre. Different venues embody the Enmore Theatre, The Concourse Chatswood and Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.

The Inaugural biennale PHOTO 2020 shall be offered throughout 40 cultural establishments, museums and galleries in Melbourne (VIC) from 23 April-10 Might 2020, showcasing the work of over 120 artists.

Perth Comedy Festival runs from 20 April-17 Might.


Canberra International Music Festival (ACT) runs from 1-10 Might, with a give attention to Beethoven to mark his 250th anniversary. Over ten days the pageant may also discover the fantastic thing about voices; from Haydn’s wonderful Creation to the Appalachian thriller of Sam Amidon, to up to date Indigenous creators in all their variety. The pageant’s theme is the voice’s energy to achieve out to us all and communicate to who we’re right now. 

On Friday 1 Might, artists take over internal metropolis Geelong for Geelong After Dark (VIC) with guests and locals alike inspired to embrace the unknown.

Following a profitable 2018 debut, Bright Cabaret Festival (VIC) returns to the regional Victorian city of Brilliant, on the foothills of Mount Buffalo, from 7-9 Might.

Thought to be one of many nation’s greatest chamber music festivals, Coriole Music Festival (SA) runs over 16-17 Might at Coriole Vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Operating from 7-24 Might, the Anywhere Theatre Festival (QLD) returns in 2020 with a spread of performances within the nooks and crannies of Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane – wherever that is not a standard theatre!

Operating from 15-30 Might, the biennial pageant Next Wave (VIC) returns this 12 months underneath the succesful fingers of Director/CEO Roslyn Helper. Essentially the most complete platform in Australia for a brand new technology of artists taking inventive dangers, the 2020 pageant program has but to be introduced.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival (VIC) is scheduled to return from 31 Might to 9 June. Competition guests will take pleasure in greater than 130 performances at 25 venues and, as a result of success of 2020

‘s new initiative to champion variety in rising jazz management and efficiency in Australia, Tomorrow is My Turn will once more be a spotlight in 2020.

Vivid Sydney (NSW) will once more hit Sydney’s harbourfront and past from 22 Might – 13 June. The long-lasting gentle pageant is accompanied by a curated concepts and music pageant.

After a profitable inaugural pageant in 2019 the Australian Musical Theatre Festival (TAS) will return to Launceston, Tasmania from 21-24 Might in 2020.

Semi Permanent (NSW) returns Carriageworks, Sydney to 21-23 Might with the theme of RESTLESS. Keep tuned for program bulletins .

The Head On Photo Festival takes place in Sydney in the course of the month Might throughout a number of venues, with this system together with excellent worldwide and Australian artists each rising and well-known.

Nefertiti LaNegra at Melbourne Cabaret Competition. Photograph James Thomas.


Melbourne International Singers Festival (VIC) runs from Three-Eight June. A pageant for all college and neighborhood choirs in addition to particular person singers, this 12 months mark’s the occasions 11th 12 months. Early hen registrations open quickly.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival (SA) shall be offered from 5-20 June throughout a number of venues within the South Australian capital. Julia Zemiro returns as Creative Director for the second 12 months.A handful of reveals have already been introduced together with Six the Musical and Helpmann Award nominee Caroline Nin’s Barbara: La Dame en Noir.

There’s additionally the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival (SA) from 29 Might-28 June, an annual open entry pageant.

The dates for Dark Mofo (TAS) have been set for 10-22 June, this 12 months that includes particular friends Bon Iver, with extra to be introduced. If you happen to’ve not but participated in what’s change into often known as Tasmania’s “must-do” winter pilgrimage, maybe this shall be your 12 months? 

Held over the Queen’s Birthday lengthy weekend yearly since 2005, Woodend Winter Arts Festival (VIC) is a showcase of advantageous music, artwork and literature within the coronary heart of considered one of Victoria’s greatest meals and wine areas.

Held in Coonabarabran NSW over 19-20 June, Articulate Festival (NSW) celebrates artwork, inclusion, and tradition and options a variety of native arts on present, made stay and in competitors. Program particulars are but to be introduced.

Melt: Festival of queer arts and culture (QLD) takes over Brisbane Powerhouse from 18-28 June. The MELT pageant staff have introduced this 12 months’s Visitor Competition Director Emily Gilhome will return to assist develop the 2020 pageant. Program particulars shall be launched later this 12 months.

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival (NT) runs from 26-29 June, with the Competition Program launched in late March.  

Melbourne Cabaret Festival (VIC) returns from 17-28 June. Submissions are at the moment open. 

The 2020 Melbourne Art Fair (VIC) shall be staged at on the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre from 18-21 June. Melbourne Artwork Basis have introduced the appointment of Emily Cormack because the Melbourne Artwork Honest 2020 Creative Director, a brand new place that may oversee the inventive route for the 16th version of the truthful.  


Festival of Voices (TAS), Tasmania’s iconic winter pageant and Australia’s premier celebration of track, runs from 1-12 July. The complete program shall be out there in April.

Operating from Three-12 July, Darwin Fringe Festival (NT) is a celebration of the Northern Territory’s unbiased arts scene. Program particulars shall be introduced later this 12 months and purposes from unbiased artists desirous about collaborating within the pageant open on 20 January.

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (QLD) is an annual showcase of Queensland’s vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, held on the Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns from 10-12 July. Because the organisers say: ‘CIAF is greater than an artwork truthful, it’s a pageant celebrating Indigenous arts and tradition.’

Queensland Music Festival (QLD) has historically been held throughout July. Dates and program particulars are but to be introduced. 

The Adelaide Guitar Festival (SA) returns 1 July – 9 August led by Creative Director Slava Grigoryan. The pageant is made up of regional roadshows, free and low-cost workshops, grasp courses, artist’s talks, panel discussions and packages for rising musicians, all culminating in a remaining weekend celebration of curated ticketed performances showcasing the world’s best guitarists at Adelaide Competition Centre.

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (QLD) will happen in Townsville, in tropical North Queensland from 31 July to 9 August. Creative Director Kathryn Stott has launched preliminary program particulars with extra particulars to come back later within the 12 months.

Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures (NT) is Australia’s main cultural trade occasion. It’s held yearly onsite at distant Gulkula, a standard assembly floor in Arnhem land, and this 12 months runs from 31 July – Three August.


Darwin Festival (NT) is all the time a spotlight within the annual calendar and returns in 2020 from 6-23 August. The 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visible artwork, dance, cabaret and extra within the tropical metropolis of Darwin consists of the enduring Telstra Nationwide Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artwork Awards offered by the Museum and Artwork Gallery of the Northern Territory – the defining second within the Indigenous artwork calendar in Australia.

South Australian Living Artists Festival or SALA (SA) is held throughout Adelaide and its regional surrounds throughout the month of August. The 2020 dates are1 – 31 August. Expressions of curiosity are opening quickly.

The Gold Coast’s signature arts and cultural pageant Bleach* (QLD) will return from 12-23 August. This shall be CEO/Creative Director Rosie Dennis’ first pageant, with program particulars introduced later within the 12 months.

Established in 1962, Cairns Festival is historically held late August. The pageant’s mission is to assist artists and their inventive course of, develop venue audiences, and interact and entertain the individuals of the Cairns Area. Dates for 2020 are but to be introduced.

Some of the tantalising festivals of the 12 months will happen in August, with White Evening Melbourne and Melbourne Worldwide Arts Competition merging and shifting to late winter. Neither the new name of the festival nor its dates have been confirmed for 2020, however with choreographer and director Gideon Obarzanek and artist, curator and festival director Hannah Fox put in as co-Creative Administrators we will not wait to see what they’ve in retailer.

Now in its fifth 12 months, Horizon Festival (QLD) runs from 28 August – 6 September and takes in the entire Sunshine Coast area, from Glasshouse Mountains within the south to Peregian Seaside within the north. The curated pageant program will function native, nationwide and worldwide artists throughout 10 days of music, dance, theatre, circus, visible arts and artistic workshops.

Sydney Up to date. Picture equipped.


Sydney Fringe Festival (NSW) runs from 1-30 September yearly. Registrations for 2020 will open on 1 April. Competition Director Kerri Glasscock says: ‘Initially, we’re right here to focus on, amplify and promote the work of native Sydney primarily based artists to the world. Sydney’s is a courageous, new, imaginative, difficult and experimental voice. Our artists push the boundaries of style, artwork kind and innovation.’

Junction Arts Festival (TAS) takes over Launceston over 2-6 September 2020 and this 12 months celebrates its 10th anniversary by partnering with Artlands 2020, presented by Regional Arts Australia. An intimate pageant of ‘extraordinary experiences in uncommon areas’, underneath Artistic Director Greg Clarke and his staff Junction focuses on celebrating the unimaginable expertise of Tasmanian artists. The Competition was first offered as a one-off occasion as a part of the 2010 Regional Arts Australia convention and has a give attention to creating, commissioning and presenting participatory and neighborhood engaged up to date paintings.

Desart is the height arts physique for Central Australian Aboriginal Arts and Crafts centres and yearly brings collectively artists, arts employees and humanities lovers in Alice Springs. Desert Mob 2020 (NT) is an exhibition, symposium, and market and runs over 10 September-18 October, with the Desert Mob MarketPlace held on Saturday 12 September.

Sydney Contemporary 2020 (NSW) shall be held  at Carriageworks from 10-13 September. That is the sixth version of Australia’s largest and most internationally numerous artwork truthful.

Adhocracy (SA) is an annual hothouse of inventive developments offered by Port Adelaide’s Vitalstatistix, that includes the most effective in new experimental and multidisciplinary arts tasks. This 12 months’s dates and program have but to be introduced.

Happening from 16- 22 September, Sydney Design Festival (NSW) will reshape the previous Sydney Design Competition (beforehand held in March) right into a devoted program specializing in the native Australian design whereas additionally reflecting on internationally relevant design themes inside the context of Australia’s place within the Asia Pacific. The Powerhouse has appointed esteemed author and editor Stephen Todd because the Artistic Director of Sydney Design Week 2020.

Brisbane Festival (QLD) shall be held Four-26 September. Brisbane Competition has solely been annual since 2009, however in that point it’s been embraced by town and admired by the world. Creative Director, Louise Bezzina presents her inaugural pageant program this 12 months and we’re intrigued to see what she has in retailer. 

Queensland’s largest sculpture occasion, SWELL Sculpture Festival (QLD) returns 11-20 September at Currumbin Seaside and Helensvale Library, Gold Coast. The pageant began in 2002 and attracts round 265,000 guests yearly. Functions to exhibit within the 2020 pageant are at the moment open.

The 2020 Desert Festival (NT) runs over 24 September – 11 October. The annual showcase of native and interstate artists, celebrating inventive and cultural vibrancy all through the Spring in Alice Springs/Mparntwe, is at the moment calling for expressions of Interest through Purple Scorching Arts Central Australia. Native and interstate artists of all inventive disciplines are invited to use. 


Operating from 1-18 October, Melbourne Fringe (VIC) is an annual smorgasbord of cultural delights, that includes the most effective of town’s unbiased artists in addition to performers from interstate and abroad. This 12 months will mark the second 12 months of the Fringe’s hub actions at Carlton’s Trades Corridor, the place Fringe now runs the annual Common Rooms program all 12 months spherical.

Held within the culturally adventurous regional Victorian metropolis of Bendigo, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (VIC) returns from 2-Four October. With an emphasis on premiere or rarely-performed long-form works, BIFEM platforms virtuosity in musicianship and innovation in composition.

Mullum Circus Festival (NSW), held in Mullumbimby NSW returns from 2-Four October, preceded by an industry-focused coaching week from 28 September – 1 October. Offered by Spaghetti Circus, the Competition is staged each each two years on the Mullumbimby Showground within the Byron Shire.

One in every of Australia’s main festivals targeted on rising artwork and artists, This is Not Art (NSW) runs over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Vacation Weekend, which this 12 months falls on Monday 5 October. Produced by Octapod in partnership with three co-presenters, Nationwide Younger Writers’ Competition (NYWF), Crack X and Crucial Animals, the 4 day pageant prompts venues within the Newcastle CBD annually.

The Unconformity (TAS) is a novel up to date arts pageant exploring the paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining neighborhood on Tasmania’s wild and mountainous West Coast. This 12 months’s pageant is scheduled for 16-18 October 2020.

The biggest sculpture occasion in Australia, Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi (NSW) has but to announce dates for 2020. In 2019 it was speculated the occasion could also be relocated. Historically held for 3 weeks in October, 2020 would mark the 23rd version of the occasion. Seek the advice of the web site as information is launched on the way forward for this occasion.  

A singular South Australian pageant, ZestFest – A Festival for Modern Ageing (SA) shall be held over 17-31 October. Run by COTA SA, the height physique representing the wants, pursuits and aspirations of older South Australians, ZestFest presents a 3 tier program of curated occasions, collaborations with neighborhood occasion companions, and an open entry program, with occasions that join, problem and rejoice trendy ageing.

Sydney Craft Week (NSW) returns from 9-18 October throughout varied venues. This 10-day pageant celebrates the fantastic thing about the hand-made and the pleasure of constructing.  The decision for entries opens in Might 2020.

Since its inception in 2015, Tarnanthi (SA) has positioned explicit emphasis on the company of First Nations artists and on foregrounding the artist’s voice. In 2020, Tarnanthi will function an exhibition on the Artwork Gallery of South Australia (16 Oct 2020-31 Jan 2021) highlighting the work of senior girls artists concerned in passing on very important cultural information to younger girls as the longer term leaders of their communities, whereas the Tarnanthi Artwork Honest shall be held from 16-18 October 2020.

Offered by Efficiency Area, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art (NSW) is a 10-day program of performances, installations, events, workshops and conversations, held in mid-October at Carriageworks. Dates for 2020 are but to be introduced.

OzAsia Festival (SA) continues to play a big position in introducing new up to date arts from Asia to audiences in Australia, and is staged throughout a number of venues in Adelaide. This 12 months’s pageant runs from 22 October – Eight November.

Offered each October, the Yarra Valley Opera Festival is an initiative of Gertrude Opera and takes place among the many rolling hills of Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.


Whereas a few of you would possibly suppose Sydney Open (NSW) is a tennis occasion, fairly it’s a unbelievable annual weekend when greater than 60 of town’s iconic public buildings – normally closed to public entry – throw open their doorways. The occasion shall be held over 7-Eight November in 2020.

DESIGN Canberra (ACT) returns 9–29 November 2020 with the theme CARE. The seventh version of DESIGN Canberra will change into a collaborative discussion board for up to date, experimental and genuine design to rejoice and discover the ways in which care and caring is effective and very important. Expressions of Curiosity for DESIGN Canberra 2020 are open till March. 

Adelaide’s queer cultural pageant Feast (SA) is held in November annually. Maintain a watch out for program bulletins and affirmation of dates for 2020.

Operating from late November into early December, Wonderland Festival (QLD) is a carnival of burlesque, circus, music, theatre, comedy and extra. Whereas 2020 dates have but to be introduced, you may maintain updated with programming by visiting the Brisbane Powerhouse web site.

Whereas the Australian Circus Festival is normally held in late November, on account of summer time’s bushfire season we have now been suggested that the pageant is unlikely to be held once more till 2021.


The Borderville Circus Festival (NSW) is an annual circus pageant offered every December in Wodonga by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and that includes visitor artists and authentic acts. This 12 months’s pageant will run from 9-12 December.

Operating over six days and nights in late December in semi-rural city of Woodford, the annual Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) is really iconic; a gathering of the tribes that options stay music, efficiency, dialog, public artwork and extra. 2020-21 particulars are but to be launched.

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