Australian Events in May 2015
Time to take a look at some of the events that are happening across Australia in the month of May. Maybe some visitors from the Philippines would enjoy taking the time to enjoy?
Aussie Wine Month (National), 1 – 31 May
Aussie Wine Month is a medley of around 100 events, tastings, promotions and celebrations across the country showcasing Australia’s reputation for producing some of the world’s best wines. Aussie Wine Month presents a great opportunity to sample Australia’s best, be it a Tasmanian Pinot Noir, Hunter Valley Semillon, Margaret River Cabernet, Yarra Valley Chardonnay or Barossa Shiraz, or another variety from more than 60 designated wine regions across the country.
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival (QLD), 14 – 17 May
Foodies should head north to the resort town of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast for the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival. For four days over 200 leading international and national chefs, winemakers, media and restaurateurs take part in cooking demonstrations, lifestyle lunches, wine tasting, culinary exhibitions and more.
Sydney Writers Festival (NSW), 18 – 24 May
The Sydney Writers Festival brings some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances. The Festival will present more than 300 events with over 400 participants in a week designed to stimulate, move, inspire and provoke.
Vivid Sydney (NSW), 22 May – 8 June
Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration, the annual Vivid Sydney winter festival features hugely popular immersive light installations and projections; performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House; and Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers.
Bass in the Grass (NT), 23 May
Bass in the Grass is the Northern Territory’s largest music festival, held in tropical Darwin. The event sends the Top End into a frenzy with big acts as well as local talent, encompassing rock, indie and contemporary hip hop music.
State of Origin Game 1 (NSW), 27 May
An incredible spectacle with a spine-tingling atmosphere (read: loud and passionate!) fitting of the monumental occasion. The Queensland Maroons will once again face off with the NSW Blues in a display sure to be both brutal and skilful at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Game 2 will be held in Melbourne at the MCG on the 17 June while Game 3 and sometimes known as the decider game will be held in Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium on the 8 July.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival (VIC), 29 May – 7 June
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival brings Melbourne to life in winter with more than 300 musicians and 100 events creating unforgettable experiences, performing in some of the city’s most iconic spaces. The program includes late-night art parties, intimate club gigs, film screenings, master classes, daily free concerts, Evening Soundwalks and events for families and children.
Cooly Rocks On (QLD), 29 May – 8 June
Step into the swing of Cooly Rocks On, a 50s and 60s nostalgia festival on the stunning beachfront at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads. Check out over 1000 classic cars, hundreds of retro and craft market stalls, vintage-styled food and live bands that draw 80,000 people to step back in time every year.
Jazz by the Bay (WA), May TBC
Jazz by the Bay is a weekend festival featuring local, national and international jazz musicians and celebrities at a variety of venues throughout the City of Busselton.