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Top Winter Events Across Australia 2016

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Published May 16th 2016
Beat the winter blues with these events


This winter, no matter where you are in Australia, be sure to check out the list below for Top Winter Events near you.

There is something for everyone and for all budgets too!



New South Wales

1. Vivid Light Festival

When: 27 May 2016- 18 June 2016
Where: Various locations across Sydney- see website.
Cost: Free & Ticketed events.
Details: Being one of the biggest Sydney winter events, this major event will feature light, sound and ideas, with many cruises taking you across the harbour to experience the light show displays on famous and iconic buildings. You can alternatively witness these amazing displays by foot, enjoy music performance events across the city as well as activities. For all information see website.

2. Winter Magic Festival
When: 18 June 2016
Where: Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Cost: Free with some activities charging a fee.
Details: This amazing Festival is set in the picturesque Blue Mountains region and will feature entertainment, live performances, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, market stalls, activities, The Grand Parade and more. Do not forget to come dressed in costume! Click here for website.

3. Winter Festival
When: 30 June 2016- 17 July 2016
Where: St Mary's Cathedral, St Mary's Rd, Sydney
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: There will be plenty of fun at this winter festival with entertainment, winter activities, food stalls, large outdoor ice skating rink, and more. Click here for website.



Victoria

1. Winter Blues Festival
When: 29-31 July 2016
Where: Various locations across Echuca Moama- see website.
Cost: Free
Details: Put the winter blues behind you with this festival that will include a weekend of spectacular music and entertainment in clubs, hotels, restaurants and streets. There will be 145 performances of blues and roots music. Click here for website.

2. The Light In Winter
When: 21 May 2016- 17 July 2016
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
Details: Warm up this winter with this event. There will be a combination of major light-art commissions with hearty community participation, exhibitions, activities, entertainment, campfire, games and more. Click here for website.



Queensland

1. Winter Festival
When: 17 June 2016- 10 July 2016
Where: King George Square, Ann St, Brisbane
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: There will be plenty of winter fun with family-fun activities, entertainment, winter activities, food stalls, ice skating rink and more. Click here for website.

2. Winter Carnival
When: 16 July 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Albany Creek State School, 696 Albany Creek Rd, Albany Creek
Cost: Free
Details: Warm up this winter with this family-friendly event with entertainment, amusement rides, activities, art & craft, art displays, lego competition, cake baking competition, silent auction, performances, pig racing and more. Click here for website.

3. Snowflakes Winter Festival
When: 1- 3 July 2016: 1st: 2pm-7pm, 2nd: 9am-7pm & 3rd: 7am-1pm
Where: Various locations across Stanthorpe- see website.
Cost: Free & Ticketed- see website.
Details: Enjoy this family-friendly winter festival with entertainment, workshops, fashion parade, face painting, jumping castle, foods galore, wineries, beers boutique, concerts, performances, acts, animal farm, competitions, charity auctions, bonfire, firework displays and more. Click here for website.



Western Australia

1. Winter Festival
When: 24 June 2016- 17 July 2016: 9am-10pm
Where: The Esplanade Park, 45 Marine Terrace, Fremantle
Cost: Adults: $22pp, Children (5-15yrs): $12pp, Children under 5yrs: $8pp & Family of four: $60
Details: This winter festival is one event to "warm" up to with family-friendly fun including Australia's biggest ice rink, pop-up bar, entertainment, rides, market food stalls and more. Click here for website.

2. Community Winter Market
When: 5 June 2016, 3 July 2016 & 7 August 2016: 11am-3pm
Where: Craigie Leusire Centre, Whitfords Ave, Craigie
Cost: Free
Details: This indoor market is a perfect way to escape the winter cold with 45 market stalls featuring homewares, decor, fashion, jewellery, accessories, gifts, beauty products, and more. There will also be face painting, free balloon twisting show, live entertainment and more. Click here for website.



Tasmania

1. Bay of Fires Winter Festival
When: 10- 13 June 2016
Where: Various Locations- see website.
Cost: Free & Ticketed events- see website.
Details: This fun winter festival will showcase fun events, workshops, dance, films, fine arts, gardens, displays, exhibitions, art markets, entertainment, market stalls, activities and more. Click here for website.

2. Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival
When: 15-17 July 2016
Where: See website.
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This fun , interesting and exciting winter festival will include music, entertainment, performances, delicious foods, and of course wassailing- the ages-old tradition of scaring nasties out of cider apple trees, from orchard to orchard, in order to bring on a stellar autumn yield. Click here for website.

Canberra

1. Winter Festival
When: 23 June 2016- 17 July 2016
Where: Garema Place, Canberra
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This exciting family-friendly fun winter festival will feature ice skating rink, entertainment, winter activities, food stalls and more. Click here for website.

South Australia

1. Winter Street Food Festival
When: 4 & 5 June 2016: 10am-3pm
Where: Flinders Street Market, 230 Flinders St, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: Warm up this winter with this delicious winter festival of food! The event will showcase glorious food, cheap, exotic and tasty cuisines with ready-to-eat foods, desserts, drinks, food trucks, food carts, food booths & stalls, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, savouries, sweets and more tasty delights, entertainment, art & craft stalls and more. Click here for website.
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