In just about every corner of Australia people will be jumping for joy and celebrating life with a festival during February. Why not get out and about and enjoy what’s on offer, be it art, sport, music, community, or food – February seems to be festival month. See below a sample taste of what’s on offer this year.
Festival 2023 – Launceston, TAS (3 to 5 February)
Three days of celebrations showcasing Tasmanian food, beverages, and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s iconic City Park, under historic elm trees where family and friends can relax in the wide-open space, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Festival 2023 in Launceston.
Psychic and Wellbeing Festival – Canberra ACT (3 to 5 February)
Time to nourish our mind, body, and soul through connecting, enlightening, and healing. See Australia’s best Psychic Mediums live on stage, plus over 100 fantastic stalls of spiritual products, readers, artists, and practitioners, with 3 days of continual live presentations and entertainment.
Perth Festival 2023 – Perth, WA (10 February to 5 March)
Experience Australia’s longest-running arts festival, with world class performance, music, film, visual arts and literary events. Held on the shores of Debarl Yerrigan (Swan River), the best artists from Western Australia and the world will stand shoulder to shoulder in creative unity within the community.
Sydney World Pride Festival – Sydney, NSW (17 February to 5 March)
This will be the largest LGBTQIA+ event ever held in the Southern Hemisphere, with 17 days of activities. Events will be staged at more than 40 venues across Sydney and will feature more than 2,000 performers, artists, and arts workers. The Art Gallery of NSW has a large program, with performances and artist commissions to celebrate Sydney.
Gold Coast Open – Burleigh Heads, QLD (17 to 19 February)
See the world’s best surfers competing. Burleigh Heads is the perfect location for this surfing championship, as it has a natural amphitheatre where spectators can watch this exciting event. Other attractions include live bands, skateboarding and sunrise yoga sessions.
Adelaide Fringe Festival – Adelaide, SA (17 Feb to 19 March)
Over 31 magical summer days and nights, this festival transforms Adelaide and greater South Australia. You’ll be able to enjoy eclectic and vibrant events that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and so much more.