Activities Around Australia in August
The Sydney International Boat Show
July 30th to August 3rd
Head on down to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina at Darling Harbour for the 47th Sydney International Boat Show.
In the market for a new boat? Or simply keen to just have a browse? There are plenty of names and brands on display to please every sea-farer out there.
A host of activities are set to take place throughout the Boat Show including; Talks from Fishing and Boating Experts, A Deckhouse Theatrette and even a boat building competition.
Tickets vary from adult, child, concession, pensioner and family passes.
For more ideas in Sydney visit : Sydney Festivals
Herald Sun Home Show - Melbourne
August 13th to August 16th
In the market for a new place? Or does the current residence require a makeover? The Herald Sun home show is a definite must-see event for you.
Heaps of exhibitors will showcase the latest trends in renovations, building, furnishing, home improvements and outdoor living. Plus there are some fabulous competitions that will be take place.
See the latest trends in renovations, building, home improvements and outdoor living; and get hundreds of new ideas, free expert advice, and free seminars.
Taking place at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Southbank.
For more ideas in Melbourne visit : Melbourne Festivals
August 1st - August 31st
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia.
Held throughout South Australia this program of visual arts embraces in excess of 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the wide ranging talents of this states artists.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take a trip through some of the year's best collections.
It will be held in a range of places and venues to support outstanding South Australian visual art.
Chocolate Winterfest - Tasmania
Chocolate Winterfest, held just 10 minutes from Davenport at Latrobe, is a delightfully decadent festival celebrating all things chocolate.
Chocolate Winterfest will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the austerness of winter. Be spoiled by events individually or together as you become immersed in this chocolate experience.
Chocolate Winterfest has been spoiling chocoholics since the mid 2000s but this year they have concocted so much chocolate you may have to refrain from further indulging for a few days after this event!
Free admission with food and refreshments available for purchase.
Broadbeach Jazz Weekend - Queensland
August 15th to August 16th
The refreshed Broadbeach Jazz Weekend will include a number of exciting new elements such as expanding the entertainment offering to not only mainstream Jazz, but to also include more of a fringe, and family feel. The main stage will be in Broadbeach Mall, and there will be a host of roving street entertainment, eclectic street markets and much more.
This completely free event will feature an incredible array of entertainment including, Wilbur Wilde's Blowout, George Washingmachine, Caxton St Jazz Band, Galapagos Duck, and, in a festival first, the ABC kids favourite - Lah Lah's Big Live Band performing all on outdoor stages and in venues, along with an array activities for people of all ages throughout Broadbeach.
CinefestOZ - West Australia
August 26th to August 30th
Each year CinéfestOZ brings to the screens new and exciting films, some which might never have previously been shown and featuring talent which might otherwise be hidden from the public gaze.
CinéfestOZ showcases extraordinary Australian and French films each year. All films shown have either a French or Australian link, either by way of the filmmaker, production and direction involvement or scriptwriting.
Whilst enjoying fabulous film screenings, visitors to the festival can immerse themselves in the events and mingle with the stars and filmmakers.
Headquartered in Busselton, CinéfestOZ extends to Margaret River and Bunbury for extension premieres, additional screenings and a unique Schools Program.
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