What’s On, Australia? [August Edition]


Here’s our monthly round-up of upcoming events in August around your area!


National Science Week

13th August – 21st August

National Science Week (August 13 @ 9:00 am – August 21 @ 5:00 pm) From animals to astrophysics and from chemistry to climate change. It’s National Science Week! Science Week events are happening in museums, libraries, galleries, research institutions, schools, universities, parks and even shopping centres. Click here for more info.

Sound of Music

7th August – 11th August

Following its record breaking run at the London Palladium, the world’s best loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Australia! Click here for more info.


Queensland Drag Racing Championship

20th August

Let the beautiful roars from race cars and bikes enlighten your night on the 20th of August. For $18 (students price), you can spend an incredible evening a little closer to your dream bikes and cars. Click here for more info.


5th August

The annual agricultural show of Queensland is one of the most important events happening in Queensland every year.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy the rides, Dagwood Dogs , Fairy Floss and other classics for a memorable time. The Ekka will be on from August 5th – August 14th. Click here for more info.

Strawberry Festival at Sandstone Point Hotel

August 20

Now is your chance to fully embrace your inner Strawberry Shortcake fan for a day. Farm fresh strawberry stalls, live music, kids rides and more will be no lack of on August 20th. Click here for more info.


Winter Night Markets

Every Wednesday night in August

Embrace the wonder of winter as the Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market Wednesday nights from 5pm to 10pm.

Dockands Winter Fireworks

Every Friday

Start your weekend with a bang with free Friday night fireworks at Docklands.

Bring the family, rally your friends and come early to enjoy the winter entertainment and get front row seats at one of the waterfront restaurants or bars. Click here for more info.

Dandenong Festival of Lights

26th August – Sunday 9th October

Following a hugely successful festival last year, the Dandenong Festival of Lights is set to amaze Melbourne once again with its brand new show. Click here for more info.


Urban Youth Art Exhibition

17th August

In collaboration with the 4Elements Music Project, Bankstown Central is proudly presenting The Urban Youth Art Exhibition which is on display in Centre until Wednesday 17 August 2016. Click here for more info.


18th August

COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Click here for more info.

Pirate Pictionary

Every Thursday in August

Get creative on Thursdays at The Angry Pirate and win some fabulous prizes as we bring you Pirate Pictionary! Click here for more info.