Perth International Arts Festival will take place this February in Australia from the 9th and until the beginning of March. It presents multi-art performances in the Southern Hemisphere welcoming a wide range of talented national and international artists. The festival covers various events from opera and dancing to theatre and circus. It also welcomes visionary artists who bring their magnificent performances and talents to life. It is noteworthy to mention that the Writers Week will be on from the 19th until the 25th of February.
Merewether Beach is hosting most of Surfest’s events this year. On the 10th and 11th of February, nib Pro Junior - WSL 1000 Men's and Women's and Sanbah Cadet Cup and Dalton Lawyers Cadet Girls presented by Arcbuild events will take place. The James Bros Longboard Classic will be on the 13th and 14th and Wandiyali Indigenous Classic on the 17th and 18th. Dixon Park will host other Australian festivals like the Burton Automotive Pro and Surfest Women's Pro QS6000 International Trials on the 17th and 18th and the Evolution Business Advisors Charity Corporate Cup on the 23rd of February. The events extend until the 24th of February, so make sure to check them out and attend some.
In Sydney in February, they not only celebrate the Chinese New Year, but they also have a festival for it, so keep an eye on the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival starting on February the 16th and ending at the beginning of March in Sydney Chinatown. The festival will have tasty cuisines and creative pop-up food festival and at the dining restaurants. There will also be a huge dragon boat race on the harbour, which is a 2,000-year-old tradition and is considered as the biggest dragon boat race regatta in the Southern Hemisphere.
This regatta day has more than 100 races running every ten minutes, bringing together sports clubs, charities and corporate teams. Sydney houses the largest Lunar New Year festival outside of Asia, so throughout the two-week festival over 80 events stretching from Chinatown and Darling Harbour to the northern suburb of Chatswood and Cabramatta. The highlights of the festival are visiting the lunar markets and the breathtaking Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour as it has waterfalls and exotic plants.
Eat, drink, laugh, and dance at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra starting on February the 16th and ending at the 18th. It presents performances from all the corners of the globe right at the heart of Canberra, along with various food and wine stalls, traditional dancers, street artists and local and international musicians.
You never get to know the core of a city except at night. Discover Melbourne's core through attending the White Night. The Victorian capital will host more than 100 events that will run from 7 pm till 7 am on Saturday the 17th of February. From dusk till dawn, there will be lights, outdoor displays, and street performances on the streets, laneways, and parks.
Unforgettable films will be screened at the stunning Parramatta Park which will have numerous Australian and international attendees from celebrities. Tropfest will be full of delicious cuisines, fine wine along with thousands of Sydneysiders. The event will be on February the 17th and the screening will start at dusk. Parramatta is a 23-minute bus ride from Central Station and 11 minutes walk from Parramatta Station. You can also hop on the Parramatta Free Shuttle Bus that runs every 25 minutes from 9 am till 11 pm from the Parramatta Interchange on Darcy St.