Your guide to what’s on this long weekend across Australia

what's on this weekend australia

Take a load off. The weekend is here. If you have no plans this weekend and wish to keep it that way, we respect that. But if you're in need of a few ideas, we've curated a list for you below. Keep scrolling to find a list of what's on this weekend across Australia.



See RUSSH music editor Alys Hale perform tonight as part of Scott and Charlene's Wedding at the Lansdowne.

Chela and Haiku Hands are playing tonight at Pleasures Playhouse tonight. Get amongst it.

Presented from August 16 until September 30, Sydney Fringe Festival is bringing six weeks of theatre, comedy, music, dance to inner city hubs and Greater Sydney venues. Explore the program now.

Awakening Shadow, a new work by resident company Sydney Chamber Opera, opens at Carriageworks tonight.

See AJ Tracey, Barkaa, JessB, Miesha and more at Listen Out this weekend.

Sigrid Thornton leads The Lifespan of a Fact, as a magazine editor who is roped into a dialogue about truth when she assigns a job to her eager intern. Now playing at Roslyn Packer Theatre.



Instruments of Dance is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne.

Leon Bridges is touring tonight at Hamer Hall.

Eat some freshly-peeled broad beans at Hope St Radio this weekend.

Come From Away has finally reached its Melbourne leg. Snatch up a seat this weekend.



Catch Youngn Lipz and Dijok at Promiseland Festival this weekend.

Brisbane Music Festival is bringing the joy of sound to the city this weekend.

The Soul Trembles highlights twenty-five years of Chiharu Shiota’s artistic practice. Open at QAGOMA this weekend.

Brisbane's best local comedians come together for After Hours at Brisbane Powerhouse.



See Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Celebrate the return of spring at Floriade Festival.

Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

Hippo Co. are leading one of its famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.


South Australia

Catch Montaigne at Lion Arts Factory tonight.

Opening tonight at Dunstan Playhouse, see The Normal Heart, writer and activist Larry Kramer’s dynamite semi-autobiographical play about the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night for Fleetmac Wood.

DMA'S are playing this Monday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

The annual Desert Festival is back in Mparntwe. Explore the festival program here.

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.

Make your way over to Nightcliff Markets for Laksa, pastries, massages, and jewellery.



Put on your hiking boots and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Warren Mason and Isabel Quigley are just some of the acts set to perform.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Road trip your way to any of these magical stays in Tasmania.

If art is on the menu this weekend then take this guide to Australian art in September.

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