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In Australia, there are many festivals held during Easter. The largest one of these is held in Sydney Australia and is known as the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Sydney Royal Easter Show 2022
First held in 1823, the Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.
In all, the RAS invests almost $7 million annually in these activities which are designed to promote agricultural excellence and keep our rural communities strong. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone.
Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for twelve days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.
Bendigo Easter Festival 2022, Bendigo, Victoria
The Bendigo Easter Festival has been in existence since 1870, and is the oldest community festival in Australia that occurs at Easter each year and allows access for all.
Venue: Various locations throughout Bendigo
National Folk Festival 2022, Canberra, ACT
Exhibition Park in Canberra, Australia.
The National Folk Festival is celebrated in Canberra, every Easter, when the city is frocked up in its golden autumn best. Australia’s festival flagship, the ‘National’, draws together people from all around Australia and the world. They come to share in the songs, dances, tunes, and verse that have flowed through the ages from many communities into Australian folk culture.
For five days Exhibition Park in Canberra dresses up and becomes a magic place, filled with colour and sound. Hundreds of the world’s best musicians perform daily, in a non-stop flow of entertainment across twenty two fabulous venues. Every day is packed with workshops and sessions, where you can join in the dancing, singing and playing and become part of the celebration. It’s all there for you; once you’ve bought your ticket and come through the magic time portal you won’t need to leave.
For more information check out www.folkfestival.org.au/
Bluesfest 2022, Byron Bay, NSW
“We will find a way to continue and present in 2021. I am a veteran; having been in this incredible industry since the 60s I have never experienced such a dire situation. As a premier event we need to present another Bluesfest not only for ourselves but also for the entire entertainment industry to see that there will be a brighter day and that as an industry we will come back from this.
Bluesfest festival leads off with some big names in blues, reggae and roots pop, nicely rounded off with great artists in the alternative country, hip hop, soul, world and rock genres. With a list like this, it’s hard to believe there will be more amazing line-up announcements made, but there will be!
For the latest most up-to-date line up of artists and playing schedule see www.bluesfest.com.au
A must weekend for blues lovers.
Lightning Ridge Easter Festival
All across this country, people will mention certain ‘not to miss event’ or ‘unique outback experience’; but the one that is on more ‘To Do’ lists, is the legendary Lightning Ridge Easter Festival.
The Easter Festival showcases all the Ridge has to offer and more… if you are after a unique, dynamic and memorable experience .
Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Ulladulla, NSW
The Blessing of the Fleet is an old and revered tradition which has been passed down from generation to generation originating in Sicily and as ancient as biblical times. This centuries old Italian rite calls on divine providence to safeguard ships and crews from the danger of the seas
Golden Horseshoes Festival in Beechworth
The Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is traditionally the biggest annual festival on the Beechworth calendar and attracts around ten thousand visitors to the region over the Easter long weekend each year with many booking out accommodation and restaurants years in advance. The festival also attracts many day visitors from the surrounding districts all keen to see the spectacle.
Four Winds Festival
Four Winds is a biennial festival of classic, cultural and world music. It takes place every second Easter in a parkland bush amphitheatre near Bermagui, amidst the wild beauty of the Sapphire Coast, on the far south coast of NSW, Australia.