Australia hosts world class events annually, ranging from art exhibitions, food and wine festivals, to action packed running marathons and cycling events. Discover some of the most exciting sports venues and events such as rugby and tennis, which are played throughout the year. Why am I discussing this today – well I have a new friend that just married an Aussie and the more he talks & talks about it – the more I want to visit. So here is what I found. There are also many festivals including opera and comedy. One can watch Sydney Harbour yachts sail or watch the traditional and historic Sydney to Harbort race.  Also you can enjoy adrenaline-pumping Formula 1 Grand Prix at Melbourne. AND the peak event this year may just be the Rolling Stones concert. Yes – I have seen the Rolling Stones in concert – but that was years ago. This may just be the perfect reason to head to Australia soon!

Here are the 5 of the most exciting events coming to Australia 2014

Rolling Stones concert

The much awaited Rolling Stones Australia tour 2014 is fast approaching. The Rolling Stones in concert is one of the greatest events that those travelling to Australia can see. The famous English rock band has performed more than two thousand concerts globally since 1962. This year, their schedule is action packed, with dates and venues already confirmed.

Initially, the band used to move around and perform in the UK and North America, with an audience of screaming girls. Today, the group performs in mega arenas and stadiums due to their older following. The group has launched about 20 official concert albums; remember “Brussels Affair?”

Scheduled for Saturday, 25 October 2014, 8:30 PM. Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia. Rolling stones are playing at the Adelaide Oval, be prepared to sweat it out, as the Stones have already confirmed they want to make the Oz leg of their tour a good one.

Formula 1 Grand Prix Australia

Petrolheads come to Australia every year to watch the fastest cars and drivers in Albert Patrick circuit and Melbourne. The Formula 1 Grand Prix Australia receives thousands of fans from all over the world for an event that features 4 days of breathtaking action. The Australian Grand Prix is generally the Formula 1 Season opening race. It is an off-track action-filled race, full of excitement with exhibitions, demonstrations, and even an aerial display, which is performed by the Royal Australian Air force. If the idea of speeds ranging at 300 Kilometers appeals to you, then this is the perfect event.

Tour Down Under Competition

Every year, the world’s best cyclists come down to Australia to display their antics and prowess in the sports. January sees the world starting the year by celebrating the fastest cyclist in the Tour Down Under Competition. The event takes place at Protour, Union Cycliste International (UCI) running for six days continuously. One thing that makes the cycling event stand out amongst others is that it is accompanied with lots of entertainments across South Australia and Adelaide. It is an amazing thing watching the cyclists does their thing at the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula or Barossa Valley. The final race occurs on Adelaide streets with thousands of spectators witnessing the event. Rub shoulders with the world best cyclists, visit Bike Expo and Tour Village to make the fun complete.

Food and Wine Festival

March welcomes the world to come to Australia and attend, participate in a world class program packed with 300 events during the Wine and Food Festival in Melbourne. Melbourne’s restaurants networks, basements, laneways and rooftop venues are some of the stiff competition that turns out their best to celebrate their internationally acclaimed yearly celebration of food and wine. Enjoy bustling food markets, fresh seasonal produce, warm hospitality, expert wine makers, award-winning restaurants and others. The much hyped festival attracts some of the world renowned wine and food personalities, the world’s biggest culinary and locally celebrated chefs, winemakers, restaurateurs and sommeliers.

Running Events in Australia

It does not matter whether you are just a crowd member, fan or a competitor, Australian races offers fun and excitement to all. Australia hosts some of the greatest marathons and race events annually. One of the best things about Australian races is the sheer beauty of the locations they take place in; passing through waterfalls, the wild Southern Ocean, and the lush national park on the Great Ocean Road Marathon. Get to view the great marathoners’ battle it out in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The Melbourne Marathon is held every year, attracting thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. Everyone can participate in the races, from beginners to professionals.

So there you have it, the 5 most exciting events coming to Australia 2014. Don’t miss the Rolling Stones 2014, playing at Adelaide Oval coming soon, and other similar events while traveling to Australia.