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All the Big Events to Look Forward to Across Australia in 2021

From jam-packed music festivals to world-class light shows, you can pop these huge, bright and exciting events in your calendar.
By Ben Hansen
January 04, 2021
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All the Big Events to Look Forward to Across Australia in 2021

From jam-packed music festivals to world-class light shows, you can pop these huge, bright and exciting events in your calendar.
By Ben Hansen
January 04, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rising Melbourne

    Replacing Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night, the inaugural festival will start on a full moon in May 2021.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mona Foma 2021

    The huge summer festival will feature more than 352 artists — across everything from light and laser shows to huge art installations and heaps of live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Curiocity Brisbane 2021

    Interactive installations are popping up all around town at this city-wide art fest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

    It includes Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ — and it’s the largest batch of works to venture beyond the United Kingdom in the gallery’s history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Vivid Sydney 2021

    After taking 2020 off, Vivid will return to Sydney in August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Festival 2021

    Brisbane’s annual arts and culture festival returns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Food & Drink

    GABS 2021

    The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular returns with hundreds of brews and plenty of beer-fuelled fun.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Summer in the Domain

    An all-star lineup is taking to The Domain over six autumn nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live at the Bowl

    A two-month COVID-safe music festival at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale and Birds of Tokyo performing with the MSO.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Parade 2021

    Australia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ celebration takes over a temporary new home this March.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fed Oasis

    Fed Square is transforming into a greenery-filled oasis with a program of free film screenings, live music and workshops.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2021

    This splash of spring florals is returning for a whole month in 2021.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For the Love

    Get your dancing shoes on for this waterfront festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    So Frenchy So Chic Le Long Lunch

    Spend an afternoon at Rippon Lea House and Gardens drinking champagne, eating cheese and frolicking on the lawn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlands Festival 2021

    The dance, electronic and hip hop festival returns with a stacked lineup of homegrown talent.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australian Open 2021

    The world’s biggest tennis stars head Down Under.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Big Pineapple Music Festival 2021

    Nambour’s must-attend music event has postponed its live tunes until May 2021.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightscape

    This after-dark light and sound show will take over the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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