Australia is known to be a very exotic destination for people from other parts of the world and Australians tend to want to make a good impression on anyone that does travel to this country. This is why there are so many things to do and experience in Australia and why the country is known for having world-class events that must be experienced to be believed. From epic theme parks, and beautiful beaches, to music events, there is something for everyone who wants to visit the land down under.
- Adelaide Fringe Festival
If you find yourself in Adelaide during February and March, it would be a great idea to get involved in the Fringe Festival. It is effectively a city-wide carnival that hosts a wide range of entertainment from comedy, theatre, art exhibits, and even cabaret. If you want to go out and dress up and explore the city during this time, then you are in for a treat. This is one of the biggest festivals in the world and is hosted when the weather is generally exceptionally great. It goes on for about four weeks so if you decide to indulge, pace yourself. Some of the shows that are held are the epitome of fancy so don’t forget to be on your best behavior and above all, enjoy the shows.
- Horse racing
A day at the races is a very fancy event in anyone’s eyes. Australia has some of the most well-known and popular horse racing events in the world and has produced a number of world-class thoroughbred champions. The 2022 Darley Sprint Classic is one such event to go to if you find yourself in Sydney. The event is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse and is known for a very prestigious gathering and has even been visited by the Queen herself, who actually bestowed “Royal” in the name due to the impression it made on Her Majesty. Other horse racing events include the world-famous Melbourne Cup which has seen some legendary thoroughbreds win throughout the years and is one of the biggest sporting events in Australia. It is even known as “the race that stops the nation” due to its popularity with the Australian public. Most horse racing events require formal attire and this leads to a fancy event no matter where you are in Australia. The Everest, which with a total prize purse of $5,000,000AUD, is the world’s richest turf race, takes place in Sydney and is quite a sight to behold.
- Vivid Sydney
Up next in May and Jun in 2023 is the very fancy Vivid Sydney event. It first got started in 2009 and has become a staple of the local economy since then. If you are into light shows with artists that have genius strokes of brilliance then this event is for you. Landmarks such as the Sydney Opera house and Harbour Bridge get lit up in such beautiful ways you would kick yourself if you were in town during that time and missed it. Make sure to organize and find the best area you can for viewing the dazzling light show. You will not be disappointed. Also, take into account that it gets more and more popular over the years so you may want to book accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment.