Springtime in Australia is a much-awaited season because it means sunny days, cool nights, and blooming flowers. It’s from September to November when the country is most vibrant and picturesque, plus, generally less crowded. This season is undoubtedly the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and attend local festivities!
So if you’re a fun-loving tourist, come to these much-awaited spring festivals in Australia! Get to experience the local culture by immersing in music, arts, food, and plenty of exciting events.
Sydney Fringe Festival
This open-access festival invites Sydney’s culture creators, which happens in August and September. It’s the largest independent art festival in New South Wales, having over 500 events yearly all over Sydney. It’s a festival jam-packed with lots of concerts, parties, comedy shows, workshops, theater performances, cabaret, spoken word, circus, and many more. Whatever your mood or genre is, there’s certainly an event for you at Sydney Fringe.
When: August and September
Location: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW, Australia
Admission & Tickets: https://sydneyfringe.com/whats-on/
Known to be Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, Canberra’s Floriade is all about flowers blooming in spring. This festival holds various experiences from music to yoga, photography workshops, plant care talks, floral arrangement, and more. Every year, there’s a different theme that reflects the events lined up for the month-long festivity. On the other hand, the dark side of Floriade called Nightfest is its after-dark magic that’s as eventful as its daytime counterpart.
When: September 17 to October 16, 2022
Location: Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Ave., Canberra
Admission & Tickets: Admission is FREE
Desert Festival, Alice Springs
Alice Springs’ annual 11-day Desert Festival highlights arts, culture, and community. In this incredible celebration, local artists get to unleash their talent and passion through a series of performances in every art form. Be delighted by a variety of performances that are kids-friendly, adults-only, or family-friendly! The Desert Festival happens every September, in Alice Springs Mparntwe, Central Australia.
Kings Park Festival, Perth
See colorful wildflowers in full bloom when you visit Perth during the celebration of the Kings Park Festival! Once springtime comes, Perth turns into a scenic beauty, especially at the Kings Park and Botanic Garden where the wildflowers are. Catch their spring program that consists of art displays and exhibits, walks and talks from horticulture experts, wellness classes, workshops, and more. Come to Australia’s most Instagrammable festival only in Perth!
When: 16 – 30 September
Location: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
Admission & Tickets: FREE
SPRINGTIME Festival, Gold Coast
Good times are guaranteed when you head to Gold Coast for Springtime! This three-day music festival is a gathering of up-and-coming artists, world-class performers, and homegrown musicians every September. The music festival is held along the beachfront and Surfers Paradise streets, where you can soak yourself for three days worth of festivities. Catch the best of Australia’s icons in this one-of-a-kind revelry!
When: Every September
Location: Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Admission & Tickets: FREE
Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Silvan
Want to see the most eye-catching spring festival in Australia? Visit Silvan, Australia, and celebrate the beauty of over 900,000 tulips in their most glowing look ever! Held from September to October, this tulip festival holds weekly events highlighting different cultures. The festival also holds many events such as children’s activities, food, wine, and jazz weekend, rock performances, and more funfare for everybody. Wear your best dress and take lots of photos at this breathtaking fair!
Brisbane also has its own spring festival that features a curated multi-arts program. In this grand celebration, find over 500 spectacular shows that are all about music, dance, art, and theater. Brisbane Festival happens nearly month-long in September, with events that are mostly free. There’s so much to see at this festival like floating art experiences, ritzy parties, fireworks displays, and food and wine discoveries.
When: Every September
Location: various locations in Brisbane, see website for more details
Admission & Tickets: https://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/info/ticketing-info
Whether you like nighttime revelries or prefer restful sightseeing of flowers in bloom, springtime is definitely the best time to visit the country. Want to know more exciting activities in Australia? Visit the KKDay website!