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Top Spring Events Across Australia

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Published August 10th 2016
Spring into these events with this list
Say goodbye to winter and welcome spring in with the list below of top spring events across Australia.

There is something for all interests and budgets!



NEW SOUTH WALES

1. Spring Festival Of Flowers
When: 1-30 September 2016
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Cost: Click here for ticket pricing.
Details: Be immersed in a visual and sensory experience with over 250,000 annuals planted throughout the Gardens, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, talks, tours, workshops and attractions. Click here for website.

2. Central Coast Grammer School Spring Fair
When: 3 September 2016: 9am-4pm
Where: Central Coast Grammer School Spring Fair, Arundel Rd, Erina Heights
Cost: Free
Details: There is something for everyone with this spring event from dazzling market stalls, thrilling amusement rides, musical performances, entertainment, Chocolate Wheel, pony rides, games including arcade-games, food galore from all over the globe, activities and much more. Click here for website.

3. Strathfield Spring Festival
When: 4 September 2016
Where: Strathfield Park, Homebush & Chalmers Roads, Strathfield
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly spring festival is the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day with entertainment, activities, carnival rides, market & merchandise stalls, displays, showbags, food galore, games, giveaways, competitions, Kidz World, Sports Quarter and much more. Click here for website.

4. Camden Festival
When: 11-25 September 2016
Where: Various locations across Camden- see website
Cost: Free & Ticketed attractions.
Details: Every Spring in September Camden transforms into a world of entertainment with this event. It includes activities, picnics, kids entertainment, outdoor movie experience, food and wine festival, games and more. Click here for website.

5. Bowral Tulip Time
When: 13-25 September 2016: 9am-4pm
Where: Corbett Gardens, Bendooley St, Bowral
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Children (13-17yrs): $6pp & Children under 12yrs free.
Details: You know spring is in the air when the flowers start to blossom and the Bowral Tulip Time event is one not to miss. It is one of Australia's biggest floral festivals and includes a massive display of 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals, tours, talks, entertainment, stalls, activities and more. Click here for website.




QUEENSLAND


1. St Bernard's Primary School Spring Fair
When: 3 September 2016: 10:30am-3:30pm
Where: St Bernards Catholic Primary School. 1823 Logan Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly spring fair is one not to miss. It will be a day filled with entertainment, stalls, activities, foods, art & craft, carnival rides, BBQ & international food stalls, jumping castle, interactive games, prizes to be won and much more. Click here for website.

2. Brisbane Festival
When: 3-24 September 2016: 9am-11pm
Where: Southbank Parklands, Grey St, South Bank
Cost: Free & Ticketed events.
Details: It is back on again this year and will be bigger than ever with entertainment, over 70 performances, international arts festival, music, theatre, dance, opera, circus entertainment and performances, activities and more. Click here for website.

3. Laidley Spring Fair
When: 8-13 September 2016: 8am-2pm
Where: Patrick St, Laidley
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly spring event will showcase an Art & Flowers Show, church displays, Orchid Show, Quilt & Craft Expo, art exhibition, entertainment, activities, street parade, floats, workshops, competitions and more. Click here for website.

4. Brisbane Christian College Bellissima Spring Fair
When: 10 September 2016: 2pm-7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Christian College, 63 Fairlie Terrace, Salisbury
Cost: Free
Details: Enjoy this spring fair with entertainment, variety of market stalls, food stalls, show bags, activities, face painting, auction, laser skirmish, fireworks, amusement rides, petting zoo and more. You can purchase an unlimited rides pass- see website. Click here for website.



VICTORIA

1. The Royal Melbourne Show
When: 17-27 September 2016
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale
Cost: Adults: $29pp, Children: $16pp & Family from: $60- see website for all pricing.
Details: This family-friendly fun festival will include fun, discovery and excitement with entertainment, activities, agricultural and rural experiences, animals, animal nursery, carnival rides, special appearances, showbags, nightly firework displays and more. Click here for website.

2. Coburg Carnivale
When: 21-25 September 2016
Where: Victoria Street Mall, Coburg Library & Coburg Court House
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature a spectacular array of colour and culture with entertainment, activities, arts, dance, music and more. Click here for website.

3. Orchid Show
When: 14-16 October 2016: 14 & 15th: 1pm-5pm & 16th: 10am-5pm
Where: Primary Industires Training Centre, Cnr Gillies & Gregory Streets, Wendouree
Cost: $3pp
Details: This Orchid Show is perfect for some spring fun with a display of orchids of all shapes and sizes, activities, entertainment, talks, exhibits, stalls and more. Click here for website.

4. Spring Festival
When: 16 October 2016: From 10am
Where: The Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse St, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Details: This Spring event will be a fun-filled day with entertainment, performances, workshops, activities, face painting, free amusement rides, giant garden games, circus shows, food galore and much more. Click here for website.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1. Royal Adelaide Show
When: 2-12 September 2016
Where: Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This event is the longest and largest community event in South Australia and it will feature an action-packed event for the whole family with entertainment, carnival rides, attractions, livestock, produce, handicraft, animal shows, activities, foods galore, stalls, performances and more. Click here for website.

2. Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge & Bush Festival
When: 16-18 September 2016: 16th: 7am-10pm, 17th: 7am-12pm & 18th: 7am-5pm
Where: The Riding Patch, Langhorne Creek Rd, Strathalbyn
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Children (12-17yrs): $10pp & Family of four: $40 - for 3day passes see website.
Details: This non-for-profit organisation is passionate about education and promoting Australian Bush Heritage and this event will include entertainment, activities, 'hands on' experiences, games, demonstrations and more. Click here for website.

3. Burra Districts Open Gardens Festival
When: 1 & 2 October 2016: 1st: 9am-4pm & 2nd: 10am-4pm
Where: Market Square Burra, Burra & various locations across Burra
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrate spring with this garden event it will include market stalls, handmade craft items, 11 gardens in 3 towns, activities, and more. Click here for website.

4. Springtime Art & Craft
When: 5 October 2016: From 10am
Where: Walkerville Town Hall, 66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton
Cost: $2pp
Details: The event will showcase arts & crafts, stalls, activities, entertainment, workshops, fun activities for the kids and more. Click here for website.




WESTERN AUSTRALIA


1. Kings Park Festival
When: 1-30 September 2016
Where: Kings Park, Perth
Cost: Free
Details: Visit the world's biggest display of Western Australia's famous wildflowers from every region of the state! The event will also include guided walks, outdoor exhibition, roving performances, entertainment, market stalls, music and more. Click here for website.

2. York Festival
When: 10 & 11 September 2016
Where: Various locations across York
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This event will include a "springtastic" time with entertainment, exhibitions, workshops, market stalls, performances, national & local artists and makers, activities, circus acts and more. Click here for website.

3. Perth Royal Show
When: 24 September 2016- 1 October 2016
Where: See website for location.
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This spring event will feature non-stop entertainment, attractions, activities, firework displays, animal shows, animal petting, agricultural and food experiences, food stalls, market stalls, and more. Click here for website.

4. The Annual Esther Spring High Tea
When: 15 October 2016: 2pm-5pm
Where: Guildford Town Hall, 188 James St, Guildford
Cost: General Admission: $79pp
Details: Be pampered with delicious high tea delicacies, many goods, gifts, silent auctions, raffles and more. Click here for website.



TASMANIA

1. Australian Antarctic Festival
When: 8-11 September 2016: 10am-10pm
Where: Princes Wharf 1, Castray Esplanade (Franklin Wharf), Hobart
Cost: Free
Details: The festival will feature a film festival, international photography, art prizes, exhibitions, talks & lectures, activities and more. Click here for website.

2. Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Show
When: 24 & 25 September 2016
Where: The Albert Hall Convention Centre, 45 Tamar St, Launceston
Cost: Free
Details: This spring event will include tours, exhibits, shows, wine & food experiences, activities and more. Click here for website.

3. Bloomin' Tulips Festival
When: 8 October 2016
Where: Sir Richard Gutteridge Gardens, cnr Hogg & Goldie Streets, Wynyard
Cost: See website.
Details: Celebrate spring with this "Bloomin" festival which will include displays of tulips, exhibits, entertainment, performances, roving entertainment, market stalls, firework displays, art & craft, floral displays, food stalls and more. Click here for website.

4. Bicheno Food & Wine Festival
When: 19 November 2016: From 10:30am
Where: Lions Park, Burgess St, Bicheno
Cost: See website.
Details: Enjoy a day filled with fun spring events including meet & greet growers and makers, entertainment, face painting, food & wine stalls, market stalls, tastings & samplings, demonstrations, exhibits, activities, food and wine galore, live performances and more. Click here for website.



ACT

1. The Canberra Times Fun Run

When: 4 September 2016: 8am-1pm
Where: Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Capital Hill
Cost: Fundraising event: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Celebate spring and Father's Day with this outdoor event which will feature 14km, 10km and 5km course which you can run, jog or dance. All funds raised will go to across 250 charities. Click here for website.

2. Floriade NightFest
When: 28 September 2016- 1 October 2016
Where: Commonwealth Park, Parkes
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Commonwealth Park will shine this spring as it celebrates the biggest spring event with entertainment, stand-up comedy, live music, cocktails, DJ's, night markets, exhibits and more. Click here for website.

3. Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair
When: 8 October 2016: 10am-5pm
Where: Kambah Oval, Kett St, Kambah
Cost: Free
Details: Spring into this event with the sound of bagpipes, the event will include Scottish activities, competitions, activities, Scottish food and market stalls, displays, performances, entertainment, and plenty more things Scottish.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

1. Confluence of India Festival
When: 1 September 2016- 31 October 2016
Where: See website.
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This spring multicultural event will feature dance, music, traditional music & dance performances, entertainment, theatre, activities, exhibitions and more. Click here for website.

2. Red Centrenats
When: 2- 4 September 2016
Where: Blatherskite Park, Len Kittle Drive, Ilparpa & drag racing event: Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs- see website.
Cost: General Admission: $30pp - for all ticket pricing see website.
Details: This ultimate festival of wheels is one not to miss if you are a car enthusiast. It will include family-friendly entertainment, auto activities, displays, races, burnouts, car shows, market stalls and more. Click here for website.

3. Darwin Pride Festival
When: 30 September 2016- 5 October 2016
Where: Various locations across Darwin- see website.
Cost: Free & Ticketed events.
Details: Have fun at this colourful event which supports the gay and lesbian, bi-sexual, transexual and intersexual community with entertainment, activities, Rainbow Family Fun Day event, dance party, cruise parties, dog shows, trivia shows, shows, games, film, music, and more. Click here for website.
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When: 1 September 2016- 30 November 2016
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