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What’s on in August?

Across Australia, there’s loads to do throughout the month of August. Here’s our selection of just a few options.

* Please note that all events listed are subject to change as a result of the evolving COVID-19 lockdown situation.



Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival

Get ready to eat, drink and enjoy! With Moreton Bay as its stunning backdrop, the festival precinct winds its way along the waterfront where foodies can catch cooking demos by some of the biggest names in the culinary world, enjoy a cold one at pop-up bars, listen to live music, learn something new at talks and discussions, and sample the region's local produce from the Bay and the farms.

July 30 – August 1 at Apex Park, Woody Point



Bell Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love is in the air in Athens – and it's contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia –  and he's got Hermia's father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn't kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.)

August 4-7 at State Theatre Centre of WA



Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous festival wonderland awaits you. Balmy nights under twinkling lights provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dry season, the Top End’s tropical winter.

August 5-22 at Festival Park (Civic Park), Darwin



Happy and Glorious

The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House presents Happy and Glorious – an exhibition dedicated to The Queen’s Visit in 1954. Old Parliament House was central to the royal tour while the Queen was in Australia and the exhibition is presented in the very room the Queen used while she was at Old Parliament House. You can explore this room in the President of the Senate’s suite and see how it was redecorated and furnished for her private use while she was in the house. Memories of a young Queen in summer dresses and ball gowns, crowds of Australians excitedly waving flags and charming tableaus spelling out heartfelt messages are shown through a series of photographs and objects.

Until 31 December, Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra




agriCULTURED provides a forum for local and interstate farmers, producers and makers, large and small, to meet, share and discuss significant issues of importance to all. The event will be delivered on farms, in barns and across the agricultural landscapes of Northern Tasmania over four days and is designed to be delivered within a unique and curated cultural program.

August 5-8 at various locations across Northern Tasmania



SALA Festival

SALA Festival is an annual celebration of South Australian living visual artists. Held every August, thousands of artists exhibit in hundreds of venues throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia. The extraordinary range of exhibition venues, including online exhibitions, means that you can find art just about anywhere around the State, from traditional galleries to cafes, hairdressers, pubs and other unexpected places. 

August 1-31 throughout Adelaide



The Collection by That’s Amore Cheese

A two-day event showcasing all 65 cheeses from the That’s Amore range. You can expect lots of cheese tasting, grilled cheese, masterclasses, cannoli, live music and more.

There will be guided tastings of the entire range, including burrata, caciocavallo, blue cheese, washed rind, white mould cheese, buffalo mozzarella, truffle cheese, and drunken buffalo cheese.

August 21-22 at fortfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne



Experios Virtual Escape Rooms

Sydney may be in lockdown right now, but that doesn't mean you're without options for a great time. Experios Virtual Escape Rooms are the online version of the popular real-life Escape Room activity, allowing you and a group of friends to work together to solve challenges using the website's real-time platform.

For more information on how to get involved, visit