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Australian Surf Festival
Queensland Events and Festivals
31 August - 7 September 2015
Coffs Harbour

Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW are pleased to announce the 2015 Australian Surf Festival, which incorporates the Australian Longboard Titles, Australian Surfmasters Titles, Australian Logger Titles and the return of the Australian Bodyboard Titles. All events will run consecutively in the beautiful town of Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast.
Coates Hire Rally Australia
Queensland Events and Festivals
10 - 13 September 2015
Coffs Harbour

The beautiful Coffs Coast of New South Wales will play host once again to Rally Australia, the annual Australian leg of the FIA World Rally Championship. Only Australia's second world championship event, alongside Formula 1, this epic competition features some of the world's greatest drivers battling for supremacy in the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. Multi-million dollar "factory" teams from Germany, France, Korea and Britain, plus the cream of privateer outfits from around the world and Australia tackle open-country and forestry stages across 300 kilometres in spectacular sub-tropical scenery.
V8 Supercars Sydney NRMA 500
Queensland Events and Festivals
4 - 6 December 2015

It's a unique blast around the Sydney 2000 Olympics Site for our 25 V8 Supercar drivers.
Sydney New Years Eve
Queensland Events and Festivals
31 December 2015

Sydney is renowned as the New Year’s Eve capital of the world, thanks to its spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour. The harbour has many excellent vantage points that are ideal for watching the fireworks, but CBD viewing spots reach capacity early and do not permit alcohol. Other parts of Sydney offer an ideal alternative for revellers, with their clear harbour views, first-rate dining and drinking options, and accessible transport
Sydney Festival
Queensland Events and Festivals
8 - 26 January 2016

Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas.

The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from burlesque circus to Chicago rap to Dutch theatre; from contemporary dance to family programs to traditional
Indigenous arts practice. In all, the program comprises around 370 performances and around 100 events performed by over 700 artists in more than 30 venues each year.
Thredbo Blues Festival
Queensland Events and Festivals
15 - 17 January 2016
Blue Mountains

Only a handful of music festivals in Australia can claim a 21 year legacy, and this summer’s Thredbo Blues Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

You know you’re onto a good music festival when the very people who form the backbone of it, the artists, call it their personal favourite. Clear and crisp mountain
air, beautiful surrounds, electric village vibes and soul soothing blues tunes make the Thredbo Blues Festival one of the top events to attend this summer.
The Emirates Australian Open
Queensland Events and Festivals
18 – 31 January 2016

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Australia Day
Queensland Events and Festivals
26 January 2016
Sydney and Regional NSW

Australians celebrate their national day – Australia Day – with fun in the sun. It is a designated public holiday with hundreds of small and large events taking place
across the nation. In Sydney, thousands of people gather along Sydney Harbour foreshore for the celebrations on the water. In towns and cities there are community breakfasts, beach parties, corroborees and concerts, parades and pageants, sporting events, cultural and historic exhibitions and fireworks displays.
Citizenship ceremonies are held to welcome new residents. It’s a day for Australians to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian. There’s no better time to visit to meet Australians and see the country at its most relaxed.
Sydney Chinese New Year
Queensland Events and Festivals
6 - 21 February 2016

Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the Lunar New Year outside of mainland China. The festival includes more than 70 associated
events attracting a total audience of approximately 700,000 people.

Associated Event categories include Performances, Art exhibitions, Talks & seminars, Tours & workshops, Film, Community events, Food, Sport
NSW Food & Wine Festival
Queensland Events and Festivals
27 February - 1 March 2016
Sydney and Regional NSW

Go local and celebrate fine produce, wine, and wine regions with The NSW Food and Wine Festival. Guest stars include growers, winemakers, artisan food producers,
chefs, restaurants, sommeliers and bars across Sydney and regional NSW. Explore the tastes of the state through the full Festival program - from dinner to dessert,
brunch to high tea, plus producer and winemaker masterclasses and much more..
Queensland Events and Festivals
31 January - 28 February 2016

Surfest 2016 will be the largest surfing festival in Australia. This will be the 31st year of competition and community engagement in Newcastle. Surfest 2016 will host a number of the world's best professional men and women and junior surfers.

The World Surf League (WSL) 6000 Burton Automotive Pro will run from 22 to 28 February on Merewether Beach, Newcastle. This event attracts the very best
professional male surfers to Newcastle to compete for the much cherished Mark Richards 'MR' trophy. At the same time Surfest are also planning to run a WSL 6000 Women's Classic featuring the best professional women surfers in the world competing on Merewether Beach, Newcastle. Surfest is also very proud to support the growth of Pro Junior surfing in Australia. In 2016 the Hunter Business Board Riders Pro Junior will be held in Newcastle from 20 to 21 February
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Queensland Events and Festivals
17 - 30 March 2016

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event, attracting close to 900,000 people each year. It is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Each year the country and city join together to enjoy agricultural competitions, animal experiences, entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.
Queensland Events and Festivals
24 - 28 March 2016
Byron Bay

It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.

Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with up to 7 stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment.

Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few.
Toyota Ironman
Queensland Events and Festivals
1 May 2016
Port Macquarie
FEstablished in 1985, TOYOTA IRONMAN Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie, the event is an race that competitors come back to year after year.
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Month
Queensland Events and Festivals
June 2016
Hunter Valley

The fourth Hunter valley Wine Festival will take place in June 2016, within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. A Schwartz Family Company initiative, this community event will be one to remember. With an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider on offer, festival goers will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a true Hunter Valley Experience.

With family friendly activities, light entertainment throughout the day and so many taste sensations to choose from everyone is well catered for and more than
welcome…we hope to see you there!
Sydney Film Festival
Queensland Events and Festivals
8 - 19 June 2016

Sydney Film Festival is one of the world's longest-running film festivals, and is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar. The 12-day Festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world in venues across the city including the State Theatre, Event Cinemas George Street, Dendy Opera Quays, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne, Dendy Newtown, Casula Powerhouse and the Skyline Drive-In Blacktown. SFF also takes place at Apple Store Sydney and SFFTV @ Martin Place

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