Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 56

Photo by Dragan Radocaj. Copyright Barossa Grape and Wine Assoc NSW June 21 Winter Magic Festival, Katoomba Katoomba is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers and the community; the streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume. wintermagic.com.au June Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month A one-month showcase of the Hunter region’s diverse and plentiful wine and food culture including a winemaker’s table series. winecountry.com.au August 1-3 Byron Bay Writers Festival Renowned for its stimulating program, charm and relaxed ambience, the festival attracts the cream of the Australian writers byronbaywritersfestival.com.au 56 timetoroam.com.au August 2-19 Australian Surf Festival, Coffs Harbour There are 500 competitors in the surf. Onshore there’s live music, art and presentations. surfingaustralia.com VIC June 26 -July 6 FUN4KIDS Festival, Warrnambool Set in a 2.5 acre indoor village, children aged 2-12 can participate in an adventurous and imaginative world of arts, hands-on workshops and live entertainment. fun4kids.com.au July1 9-20 Winter Miracles Orchid Show, Silvan Immerse yourself in the intricate beauty of orchids grown by enthusiasts from all over Victoria. Free advice for the novice grower on the nuances of orchid cultivation. visitvictoria.com July 26-27 Open House Melbourne Unlocks some of Melbourne’s significant buildings to explore for free. If you love this city and its architecture, history and design, you’ll love Open House Melbourne. openhousemelbourne.org SA June 28- July 27 Mamma Carmela’s Winter Wonderland, Glenelg Glenelg is transformed into a winter wonderland with a huge undercover 150 square metre ice rink installed in Moseley Square so the whole family can go ice skating by Adelaide’s favourite beach. holdfast.sa.gov.au July 17-20 Adelaide International Guitar Festival An immersive festival featuring local and international guitar masters showcasing skill, musicianship and creativity. Includes free workshops and panel discussions. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au August 15-17 Barossa Gourmet Weekend Feast your senses and indulge in food, music and the Baroosa’s famous hospitality. More than 30 events including family fun days, markets, music recitals, long lunches, cooking classes and wine master-classes. barossa.com QLD July 11-20 Viva Surfers Paradise Celebrate the life and music of the King of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley and relive the 50s and 60s. You can renew your wedding vows with the Gold Coast’s very own Elvis, Dean Vegas. surfersparadise.com July 25-27 Queensland Heritage Rally, Ayr Experience vintage machinery in action and the largest collection of vintage motor cycles ever seen in Australia. Cars, trade displays, daily grand parade, woodwork, blacksmithing plus workshops and entertainment for the kids. qldheritagerally.com.au