With the winter and damp weather almost around the corner, we, Aussies have just a couple of months left to enjoy the outside.

And with the ungodly hot weather of summer coming to an end, some pretty exciting events start to take place in Australia’s biggest cities – Sydney and Melbourne.

From light shows to food markets where you can eat the most delicious produce, we’re giving you the eight best events to visit in Australia.

The Best Events to Visit in Sydney

Sydney is an amazing city offering numerous events. From the breathtaking beauty of Sydney’s Opera House to the secret knowledge of Ikebana, here are our picks for the best events you can visit this Autumn in Sydney.

1. Japanese Flower Arranging


You can learn the beauty of Japanese flower arranging in an amazing Ikebana course. Perfect for beginners who are looking to begin gardening, or just trying something new.

You can learn how to combine different elements, textures and patterns to make a beautiful flower arrangement. When done, you’ll be able to take your creation home.

When: 8 March – 30 April 2018
Price: $75 per student
For further information, you can check ClassBento.

2. Moore Park Foodies and Farmers Market

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Fan of delicious produce? Moore Park’s market may be the best place for you. If you haven’t been on their yearly farmer’s market, then you should visit. You can buy healthy produce straight from the farmers and support Australia’s local farming community.

When: 10 March – 29 December 2018
Price: Free
Parking: Available
For more information about the market, parking and fees visit EQ’s website.

3. Ironman Australia

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Taking place in New South Wales, the Ironman competition is a worldwide event where some of the toughest men and women compete in the toughest triathlon in the world.

When: 6 May 2018
For additional information, you can visit the official website, or download their app.

4. Vivid Sydney

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The breathtaking visuals and sound of Vivid Sydney have made the event an iconic one. The illuminated show projected on the Opera House coupled with a beautiful light show makes for a breathtaking performance.

Perfect for attending with a loved one, or spending some quality time with friends, Vivid Sydney is a performance worth watching.

When: 25 May – 16 June 2018
You can find further information about the event on their official website.

Best Events to Visit in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne hosts some of the best fests in the world. Here are our suggestions and what you should visit this Autumn!

1. The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

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For all the wine lovers out there, Melbourne is hosting an annual food and wine festival. You can participate in the world’s longest lunch, or discover some new local foods at Bombini Buzz.

From local wine and local tunes, the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is a great place to enjoy quality time with nice food, drinks, and of course, friends.

When: 16 March – 25 March 2018
Price: Varies depending on the program you choose to visit.
You can find additional information on MFWF’s website.

2. Run For The Kids

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Jogging is one of the most practised sports in the world. You can jog anywhere,  and it can be practised by everyone.

If jogging is your thing, then you can run for a noble cause. Run For The Kids is an amazing event where 30,000 participants take place to raise funds for Royal Children’s Hospital. The event is covered by newspapers such as the Herald Sun.

When: 18 March 2018
More information on RunForTheKids official website.

3. Good Beer Week

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A nice pint of beer is a great way to end the week. The Good Beer Week in Melbourne offers 75,000 yearly participants to taste brews from the worlds best beer breweries. And don’t forget the live music and unhealthy delicious food.

When: 11 May – 20 May 2018
For prices and additional info check Good Brew Week’s official website.

4. Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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A sure way to laugh your socks off, Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival lets you enjoy some of the funniest stand-up comedians in Australia.

When: 28 March – 22 April 2018
Price: Ticket prices vary according to the event
For more information check the Comedy Festival official website.

Image source: Shutterstock/Olga Kashubin

  • Last update: July 8, 2019

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