Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 57

August 1-7 Whitsunday Reef festival Free entertainment in the heart of Airlie Beach. Something for everyone – starlight movies, street parties, comedy gala, sand sculpture, fireworks and Telstra Family Fun Day on Airlie’s beautiful foreshore. whitsundayreeffestival.com.au WA June 22 Wear Ya Wellies, Bindoon Family fun day to enjoy real snow play. Movie marquee, muddy maze, winter craft, animal farm, welly tossing, face painting, tug-of-war and more. Wear ya wellies and bring a spare set of clothes! westernaustralia.com June 27-29 Truffle Kerfuffle: Southern Forest Food Festival, Manjimup The Southern Forests produced 70 per cent of Australia’s 2011 truffle harvest. Come and enjoy the foods and wine grown in the region with a focus on the black truffle. trufflekerfuffle.com.au July 5-6 Goldfields KidsFest, Kalgoorlie Families can participate in arts, science, dance, magic, cooking, circus skills and mining. Live entertainment from artists normally only seen in the big cities. goldfieldskidsfest.com July 5-13 Bright Blue: Kimberley Postie Bikie Adventure Spend an adventurous week riding a little red Honda 110cc ex-Australia Post motorcycle the full length of one of Australia’s iconic off-road tracks, the Kimberley’s Gibb River Road. postiebikechallenge.org TAS June 12-22 Dark Mofo, Hobart The Museum of Old and New Art’s winter festival Dark Mofo returns in 2014 to celebrate the dark, ancient and contemporary mythologies, birth and death, fire and light, culture and community through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise. darkmofo.net.au July 4-13 Festival of Voices, Hobart Brings captivating song to Hobart in the heart of winter with a diverse range of concerts featuring the best in international and national talent. FOV concerts are unique and offer opportunities to be up close and personal with solo and ensemble performances. festivalofvoices.com August 10 Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe Wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. It’s no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa from which chocolate is made translates as “food of the gods”. chocolatewinterfest.com.au NT July 5 – August 4 Darwin Cup Carnival Yes it’s a carnival that last an entire month. Get your good gear on for Darwin Cup Day. darwinturfclub.org.au July 6 Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta This annual Darwin family event is a spectacle for all who line Mindil Beach and cheer on the homemade boats of cans, plastic soft drink bottles a