Aug
10
2018

Many people would agree that spring is the loveliest time of year. So why not get out and explore some of the best spring festivals that Australia has to offer…

Whether you’re a passionate gardener, a food lover, or an art and film buff, there are spring festivals for every niche.

For an affordable getaway, check out DriveNow’s website for some cheap campervan hire deals. Then make your way to one of these incredible spring festivals.

Sydney Fringe Festival

1-30 September 2018

Sydney Fringe Festival is held at over 50 venues around Sydney. Photo by Johnny Bhalla on Unsplash

Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in New South Wales. Every September, Sydney presents more than 300 productions or events across more than 50 venues. They all celebrate the innovative creations of independent artists, art makers, and performers. There are interactive art exhibitions, artists talks and foodie feasts.

Brisbane Spring Festival

8-29 September 2018

Brisbane Riverfire at Brisbane Festival. Photo by Wikimedia

Spend 21 days celebrating one of Queensland’s most exciting arts festivals. More than a million people attend every year. Not only do you get the chance to explore thrilling opera, classical and contemporary music. You can also head along to comedy shows, circus, theatre and dance performances. There truly is something for everyone at Brisbane Spring Festival.

Bright Spring Festival

20 October – 6 November 2018

A gorgeous flower display at Bright Spring Festival. Photo by Visit Bright

Drive 320km north east of Melbourne to the charming town of Bright. Lush, green mountains surround you, while colourful flowers start to bloom again after winter. You’ll witnesses colourful flowers of all different types at the Bright Spring Festival. As the word gets out, more and more people are coming every year to admire Bright’s beautiful gardens.

Renmark’s Rose Festival

20-29 October 2018

A flower festival solely dedicated to Roses. Photo by Pixabay

Renmark’s Rose Festival is another stunning flower festival. This one is dedicated purely to roses. Drive 250km north east of Adelaide to discover spring in this quaint, rural town. Renmark is home to Ruston’s Rose Garden, which boasts 27 acres of beautiful roses and ornamentals. It’s the perfect place to explore by foot. Then relax with tea or coffee in the gardens afterwards.

 

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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