7 Upcoming Events In Australia To Accompany The Aussie Summer
Enjoy these sports and singalongs Down Under for your next holiday there
As big pop culture moments pop up all across the globe, more travellers are planning their holidays around them. In 2024, Australia continues to excite music lovers and die-hard sports enthusiasts, with an exciting line-up of summer events to kickstart the new year. Here are seven key events taking place this Aussie summer worth a trip.
Sports To Excite
First up, the Australian Open 2024 returns from 14 to 28 January, with an expanded Opening Week and more opportunities for tennis lovers to catch their favourite stars on the court, including Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal.
Music For The Soul
Moreover, 51 years in the making, the Tamworth Toyota Country Music Festival is one not to be missed for country music fans. Pull up to Tamworth’s beautiful Bicentennial Park with a picnic rug and enjoy 10 whole nights of free entertainment. Happening 2024 at the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards on 27 January.
Next, taking place over 24 and 25 February, the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix is back on the waters of Sydney with heart-stopping races and thrilling experiences for fans on and off the water.
Art To Indulge In
Australia’s biggest arts festival in South Australia is also back, now bigger and better. Join in the fun on stage and along the streets, and at the tons of exhibitions at the Adelaide Fringe Festival running from 16 February to 17 March.
Canberra comes alive this year from 1 March through to 11 March with the Enlighten Festival! Think gorgeous illuminations around Australia’s capital city after the sun sets and exciting sets played by headline act Hoodoo Gurus and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra at the all-free Symphony In The Park event on 10 March.
Also celebrate the diversity of stories and tunes within the rich folk traditions in Australia at the 2024 National Folk Festival, from 28 March to 2 April.
Formula 1 Is Back
Lastly, probably the biggest motorsport event this summer, Formula 1 returns to Melbourne’s Grand Prix Circuit this year between 21 to 24 March 2024. Don’t miss out on the heart-thumping action against the city skyline from the premium grandstand and take time to fully indulge in the celebrations with a line-up of popular musical acts.
Find out more on the Official Tourism Australia Website.