Outback Events - (next 2 months)

The Biggest, Funnest, Quirkiest, Differentest and Best Outback festivals and Events can be found here. The essence of real outback Australia – we just LOVE a party. Search by town, date or event name to get to your favorite outback event.

July 2018

Thu, 01 Mar 18 - Wed, 31 Oct 18

Staircase to the Moon

Nature at it’s finest - an optical illusion.

Fri, 20 Jul 18 - Sun, 22 Jul 18

Boulia Camel Races

Part of the Western Queensland Camel Festival - Bedourie, Boulia & Winton
Boulia Camel Races are the second exciting weekend of the festival not to be missed.

Sun, 22 Jul 18

Darwin Beer Can Regatta

A boat made out of cans in a race where anything goes; flour bombs, water sprays and generally anything to sabotage the opposition.

Thu, 26 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

Celebrate the culture and character of Lightning Ridge’s Opal Festival.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Winton Camel Races

Part of the Western Queensland Camel Festival - Bedourie, Boulia & Winton
Winton Camel racing may be the last on the Western Queensland Camel Festival Calendar but make no mistake, it holds a great tradition in the bush and the Winton races have something for everyone.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Hughenden Country Music Festival

Top entertainment over 3 great days.

Fri, 27 Jul 18 - Sat, 04 Aug 18

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Chamber music is like listening to, and being part of, a really interesting conversation with friends.

Sat, 28 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Devonport Jazz in July

Devonport Jazz is an annual music festival in the City of Devonport on Tasmania’s northwest coast.

Sat, 28 Jul 18 - Sun, 29 Jul 18

Quamby Rodeo

The Quamby Rodeo is a one day event, held on the weekend before the Cloncurry Rodeo. It is run as a true Aussie Bush Rodeo with the emphasis on family and having a great day out.

August 2018

Thu, 02 Aug 18 - Sun, 05 Aug 18

Desert Harmony Festival Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek’s 10-day multi-arts and cultural community festival.

Fri, 03 Aug 18 - Sun, 05 Aug 18

Toowoomba Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo

One of the largest shows in QLD featuring all your outdoor adventure needs.

Fri, 03 Aug 18 - Mon, 06 Aug 18

Curry Merry Muster Festival

Join the stampede for the Curry Merry Muster Festival!

Fri, 03 Aug 18 - Fri, 10 Aug 18

Byron Bay Writers Festival

A gathering of Australian writers….

Sat, 04 Aug 18

Nyngan Ag Expo

Over 200 exhibitors will display their products and services

Sat, 04 Aug 18

Roxby Downs Outback Cup

There’s nothing like a day at the races…

Sat, 04 Aug 18 - Sat, 18 Aug 18

Cowra Wine Show Weekend

Sample fine food and wine on offer direct from the producers

Sun, 05 Aug 18

Atherton Gem Festival

A day full of gem displays and activities.

Thu, 09 Aug 18 - Sun, 12 Aug 18

Mudgee Readers’ Festival

Celebrate the joy of reading

Thu, 09 Aug 18 - Sun, 12 Aug 18

Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo

The Biggest and the Best! For Rodeo action like nowhere else in Australia, be sure not to miss the Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo celebrations.

Thu, 09 Aug 18 - Sun, 12 Aug 18


Australia’s celebration of gemstones

Fri, 10 Aug 18 - Sat, 11 Aug 18

Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival

The Pilbara’s biggest festival showcases local crafts and artworks as well as performances by local dance groups, bands and entertainers.

Sat, 11 Aug 18

Louth Races

Louth has an undeniable reputation for staging a great annual race meeting that keeps crowds coming back.

Wed, 15 Aug 18 - Sat, 25 Aug 18

Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament

Billfish Fishing in Cairns

Thu, 16 Aug 18 - Fri, 31 Aug 18

Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival reflects Darwin’s position at the Top End of Australia and its unique Indigenous and multicultural population

Thu, 16 Aug 18 - Thu, 06 Sep 18

Alice Desert Festival

The Alice Desert Festival is Central Australia’s premier arts and cultural festival, celebrating the desert and its rich cultural landscape.

Fri, 17 Aug 18 - Sat, 18 Aug 18

Clermont Gold and Coal Festival

Clermont Gold & Coal Festival

Fri, 17 Aug 18 - Sun, 19 Aug 18

Melbourne National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Boating and Fishing Expo

Melbourne National 4x4 Outdoor Show and Fishing and Boating Expo come together for one big weekend.

Fri, 17 Aug 18 - Sun, 19 Aug 18

Thargomindah Channel Country Challenge

See some of Australia’s finest stock men at work

Sat, 18 Aug 18

Alice Springs - Henley-on-Todd Regatta

Every seen boat racing on a dry sandy river bed?

Sat, 18 Aug 18 - Sun, 19 Aug 18

Stonehenge Bronco Branding, Rodeo & Gymkhana

Bronco Branding, Rodeo & Gymkhana action at its finest

Thu, 23 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Gympie Music Muster

Country Music Festival

Fri, 24 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival

In the past, Camooweal was a colourful droving centre for the largest cattle drives the world has ever seen. Today, huge transports and road-trains carrying millions of dollars worth of livestock and general goods use the roads.

Fri, 24 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Cunnamulla Fella Festival & PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Ride

The Cunnamulla Fella Festival is a rodeo that features Australia’s top cowboys, bull riders, shearers and stockmen.

Fri, 24 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Dirranbandi Campdraft

A culmination of the strongest cowboys and fastest cowgirls in the country. Date TBC

Sat, 25 Aug 18

Dingo Race Day and World Dingo Trap Throwing Competition.

Dingo Race Day & World Dingo Trap Throwing Competition is an iconic outback event offering music and entertainment for everyone.

Sat, 25 Aug 18

Mitchell Camel & Pig Races

The Mitchell Camel & Pig Races & Ute Muster is a great fun day out and stop-over for those heading out to the Birdsville Races.

Sat, 25 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Innamincka Races

All the glitz and glamour of Flemington but in Innamincka

Sat, 25 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Dalby’s Delicious and Delightful Festival

Celebrating Dalby’s multicultural community with food and entertainment

Sat, 25 Aug 18 - Sun, 26 Aug 18

Betoota Cup Raceday

A fun weekend of Racing at one of the Outback’s most unique towns.

Sat, 25 Aug 18 - Sun, 02 Sep 18

Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl - Broome

Showcasing Broome’s rich history and community

Wed, 29 Aug 18

Windorah International Yabby Races

International Yabby races in Windorah

Fri, 31 Aug 18 - Sat, 01 Sep 18

Birdsville Races

Welcome to Birdsville, home to the Birdsville Pub and those famous outback horse races