Our Memory Makers Family Edition has 52 activities and one of them that has been on our list for a long time (uh, COVID, you have a lot to answer for!) is going to a festival.
There are so many different types of festivals around Australia so we thought we'd put together a list of some different, fun, and family-friendly festivals out there. Most of these are Queensland festivals, because, well, there just seem to be some fun-sounding festivals up here!
We haven't been to any of these festivals, but they are all on our list of things to do! If you've been to any we'd love to hear what you thought - leave us a comment below to let us know.
Held in January every year to coincide with Elvis' birthday this is a 5-day festival with cars, art, markets, and of course, the most Elvis impersonators you will ever see in one place in your life!
Image from Parkes Elvis Festival website
The festival will be back in May 2024.
It has events including The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll, The Pumpkin Olympics, Pumpkin Bowls, and Pumpkin Shotput, as well as markets, workshops, and fireworks.
Image from Goomeri Pumpkin Festival website
The next Melonfest will be held 13-16 February 2025. Check out the big watermelon, purchase all things watermelon, and participate in the melon run.
Image from Chinchilla Melon Festival Facebook page
At the beginning of July, step back in time with this festival of reenactments, dance workshops, ancient crafts, medieval food, and amazing costumes.
Image from Abbey Medieval Festival website
Held in March each year, around 25 hot air balloons from around Australia and the world float across the city in the early morning.
Each year there is a special balloon - this year it was Tico the Sloth, previous years have had a Scottish bagpiper, Yoda, and honeybees.
Image from Englighten Festival Instagram account
Held this year on Sunday 17 September at Musgrave Park in Brisbane, get a sweetness overload with brownies, chocolate, coffee, cupcakes, doughnuts, gelatos, ice cream, macarons, marshmallows, meringues, popsicles, sorbets, waffles....oh, and there will be some savoury things as well!
Image from Sweet As Brisbane Instagram account
For all things Greek including dancing, cooking demonstrations, art, fashion, and of course lots and lots of food stalls with all types of Greek deliciousness - 20 and 21 May!
Image from Paniyiri website
A whole festival dedicated to bacon? Yes please! This one is a 3-day festival held from the 18-20 August with all things bacon including bacon fries and bacon ice cream!!! Who could say no to that?
Image from Kingaroy Baconfest website.
Don't forget to grab a set of our Family Edition of Memory Makers for more fun activities to do with your family!