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Upcoming social events 2023

December 21, 2022

Upcoming social events 2023

Are you travelling alone? Are you and your mates looking to expand your circle? Australia hosts a variety of social events and activities. So whether you're into music festivals, beach days or hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to meet other travellers and make new memories with different crowds! Here are some of the top events across Australia coming up next year:

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Mardi Gras


(February 2023)

Upcoming Events – Sydney WorldPride 2023

Get ready for the ultimate celebration of love, acceptance, and equality at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! This annual event features a dazzling parade through the streets of Sydney, complete with floats, performers, and elaborate costumes. The party continues at a park with music, dancing, and other festivities. Whether you're planning on attending or want to learn more, stay tuned to our blog for updates and all the latest information on this must-see event. Don't miss out on this celebration of diversity and inclusivity - join us at the Sydney Mardi Gras!

International Comedy Festival


(March-April 2023)

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Get ready to laugh your socks off at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival! This annual event brings together some of the funniest comedians from around the globe for a month-long celebration of all things comedy. With over 500 shows at various venues throughout the city, there's something for everyone at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Take advantage of this opportunity to see some of the best comedians in the world perform live and discover new talent. So get your tickets now and prepare to be entertained at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

AFL – Aussie Rules! 

(March-September 2023)

2023 AFL Fixture | Austadiums

Hey there, footy fans! Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a weekend in Australia? Look no further than the Australian Football League (AFL), the professional league for Australian rules football. The AFL season runs from March to September, with 18 teams from coast to coast competing in a 23-round regular season. So if you're interested in experiencing the excitement and action of the AFL firsthand, be sure to check out a game during your travels. The atmosphere at the game is always electric, with passionate fans cheering on their favourite teams. It's a unique and unforgettable way to experience a staple of Australian culture and sports. So come on out and join us at the AFL - we can't wait to see you there!

Rip Curl Surfing Pro

Bells Beach

(April 2023)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach | Events

Are you a surfing enthusiast looking for the ultimate wave-riding experience? Look no further than the Rip Curl Surfing Pro at Bells Beach, Australia. This world-renowned surfing competition has been held annually at Bells Beach for over 50 years, and it attracts the best surfers from around the globe. So whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, the Rip Curl Surfing Pro is the perfect event to witness some of the most impressive surfing talents in action. So grab your board and get ready to ride the waves with the best of the best at the Rip Curl Surfing Pro!

Groovin the Moo

Bendigo, Maitland, Canberra

(April 2023*)

Groovin' The Moo 2023 - Music Festival Wizard

Get ready to groove at Groovin the Moo, the ultimate music festival for fans of all genres! This annual event, held in April and May, features an incredible lineup of artists worldwide, including local and international acts. With a mix of electronic, hip-hop, indie, and more, there's something for everyone at Groovin the Moo. In addition to the music, the festival also has plenty of delicious food and drink options, as well as carnival rides and other activities to keep you entertained. So come on out and dance the day (and night) away at Groovin the Moo! So get your tickets now and let the good times roll.



(May-June 2023)

Vivid Sydney

Are you looking for a truly unique and unforgettable experience while visiting Sydney, Australia? Look no further than Vivid Sydney, an annual festival of light, music, and ideas. This spectacular event transforms the city into a canvas of light and colour, with stunning projections, interactive installations, and live performances taking place all around the city. Vivid is a must-see event for anyone visiting the city, and it's a great way to meet other travellers and experience Sydney's vibrant culture. So grab your camera and get ready to experience the magic of this one-of-a-kind festival!

Splendour in the Grass

Byron Bay

(July 2023*)

Splendour in the Grass 2023 - Music Festival Wizard

Attention music lovers! Are you ready for the ultimate festival experience? Look no further than Splendour in the Grass, one of Australia's premier music festivals. Held in the beautiful surroundings of North Byron Parklands in New South Wales, Splendour in the Grass features a diverse lineup of artists from around the world, covering a range of genres, including rock, pop, electronic, and more. The festival also includes various food and drink options, carnival rides, and other activities to keep you entertained. Drawing crowds from across the country, this is the perfect place to meet locals and travellers alike! Don't miss out on this opportunity to see some of the best artists in the world and have the time of your life at Splendour in the Grass. Gather your mates for an unforgettable weekend of music, fun, and more. See you at the festival!



(October 2023)

Oktoberfest Brisbane

Experience the best of German culture at Brisbane's Oktoberfest! This annual event, held in September and October, features traditional German food and drink, live music, carnival rides, and more. Indulge in authentic German beer and delicious food like sausages and pretzels, and enjoy folk dancing and music. Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate all things German, right here in Australia! Join the festivities at Brisbane's Oktoberfest!

Sculpture by the Sea


(October-November 2023)

Sculpture by the Sea

Get ready for an outdoor art extravaganza at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi! This annual exhibition features a breathtaking display of sculptures by artists from around the world, displayed along the stunning Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. With pieces made from a variety of materials, including metal, stone, wood, and more, there's something for everyone at Sculpture by the Sea. The exhibition also hosts talks by artists and curators, as well as other activities and events. So don't miss out on this unique opportunity to see some of the best sculptures in the world and enjoy the beauty of Australia's spectacular coastline.

These are just a few of the many social events happening in Australia in 2023. Check out our blog for updates and more information on these and other exciting events. Whether you're a first-timer or a regular visitor looking to experience the best of what Australia has to offer, we've got you covered.

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