Events in Early 2018

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Ok so as we write this, it seems like ages till the Adelaide Festival starts, but the truth is if you are planning a holiday now, letting you know in advance is a good way to help you organise your travels.

January 4 – January 7 – Summernats: Australian Capital Territory

It may not be for everyone, but for those passionate about high-octane, extremely loud and noisy cars, this is a must see event. With everything from Hot Rods, to highly modified vehicles, to stunt driving spectaculars, driving competitions and live music, this is a car lovers dream and one to add to the list if you are in Canberra or surrounds.

February 19 – Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin: Darwin

In 2018 it will be 74 years since the port of Darwin was bombed in WWII. The Cenotaph at Bicentennial Park in Darwin will be host to a remembrance ceremony, remembering those who lost their lives and commemorating those who fought back.

February 23 – February 25 – Royal Canberra Show

It started out as a show for showcasing agriculture, but today it is more driven to showcasing entertainment, educational features and exhibitions, ensuring that there is a vibrant mix of “city meeting country”. As such there are 150 attractions, over 5000 animals, showbags galore and in 2018 there will be a Peruvian Cultural Display.

March 2 – March 18, 2018: Adelaide

The Adelaide Festival is a Australia’s largest multi-arts festival and features the very best in live music, opera, theatre, dance, literature and the visual arts. It is definitely worth a visit if you are planning on being in South Australia or nearby around this time.

April 13 – April 15, 2018: Queensland

If you’ve headed inland in Queensland Australia, why not check out the Julia Creek Dirt & Dust Festival. Things you can expect to see or partake in include Bull Riding, Bog snorkelling, Cow pat throwing, triathlons and live bands. It is a really great event that is fun for the whole family.

Travelling around Australia it is easy to create amazing memories and see the sights, but we reckon it is the events you go to and people you meet that can turn a trip around Australia into an awesome adventure. Let us know of other events you’ve been to in your travels which you think are worthy of a visit and maybe we will profile them for others.

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