The Festival state' is a contested title in Australia, with several states competing for the crown. While New South Wales has the most events in hard numbers, which state reallly takes festivals seriously? This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occuring over the next year (March 2018 - March 2019) per 100,000 people. Note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festivals or events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered and are listed on each Australian states tourism and events website.
The state with the highest number of (officially registered) festivals and events per 100,000 people is the ACT, at 84.30 per 100,000 person. The state with the least is New South Wales, at 4.24 per 100,000 people.