If you are looking for a good holiday destination in the first quarter of 2020, look no further, Australia might be the place for you. The weather at the beginning of the year is refreshing and pleasant. The best part is that Australia has a ton of festivals lined up all year round mostly around the pleasant weather and not only will you be taking in the beautiful scenery, you will also be having the best time of your life. If having fun and putting your guard is a part of your resolution for the year these are some of the biggest festivals you can attend. Australia has music, film, food, comedy festivals. This list has been specially curated on the biggest festivals in cities that are worth visiting in Australia. Before going on your travel, be sure to have some travel essentials with you.
Sydney has events lined up from January 8-26 including cabaret, theatre, dance, music, circus, arts, talks and workshops, and some outdoor events. If you intend on going with your family, that is fine as well because there are a couple of events lined up for families. Sydney, which is the capital of Australia has some of the best entertainment scenes, beaches, and restaurants.
Mind Body Spirit Festival – Brisbane
Taking place from February 28- March 1, 2020, at BCEC, South Bank. The festival is centered on the wellbeing of people and it is said to be the largest health and wellbeing event in Australia. If taking full charge of your health is one of your goals of 2020, this might be the event for you. There will be free mindful meditation sessions, healthy foods, seminars and workshops and shopping for a wide range of products. This is also a good opportunity to visit the popular Gold Coast beaches and other natural attractions.
Drop Festival 2020-Noosa
The drop is a music festival with seeps into culture, food, and beverages. It has a solid line up of artists from Boy & Bear to Graace etc. It will take place at the Dolphins Rugby club, Sunshine beach on February 29th. This festival takes place in different parts of the country but you could try the one at Noosa and take full advantage of the coastal vibe. Noosa has the best bars, boutiques and holiday resorts. Also, the Noosa National Park has an active population of Koalas.
Perth Festival 2020-Perth
Both indigenous and international stars are lined up for this event. It features everything from choral music to dance-theatre sessions, performance, visual arts, puppetry, and virtual reality. It is going to take place on March 1, at Crawley Avenue, Crawley. The festival has different packages depending on your preference. Perth is one of the most livable cities in the world with wonderful cultural sites. If you are a youth and you are looking to explore, this might be the place for you.
Ocean Film Festival Australia – Cairns
This festival takes place in different countries but kicks off in Australia. It takes place in Cairns of March 7. It showcases educational and entertaining movies with the theme centered on the ocean. If you are a lover of the ocean and sea life this will definitely be the right fit for you. Cairns is surrounded by rainforests, the beaches have vibrant turquoise water and it just gives an overall calm, relaxed feel.
Moomba Long Weekend
This festival is one of the largest community festivals in Australia and it also happens to be free. It takes place at Moomba from March 6-9. It is also a family-friendly festival and the food, fireworks and joy rides is enough to get you interested. The festival takes place in Melbourne which is considered to be Australia’s capital of culture. It has amazing museums, art exhibitions, and the music scene is beyond fantastic. You might end up falling so much with Melbourne, you will hate to leave.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2020
Let your hair down, loosen up and get ready to giggle for days non-stop. Featuring a cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and special guest international perform, there will be a ton of events at the festival which include stand up, sketch, clowning, mime, physical comedy etc. It takes place from 28 February to 15 March in Adelaide which is one of the most chilled cities to be in, there are a ton of nice parks, green spaces for everyone to enjoy.
If this list has ignited an interest in adventure and an urge to visit Australia make sure not the allow the excitement to overcome you and take extra precautions in planning your trip and ensuring you pack all the most important things necessary. This will be one box checked off your bucket list.