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Melbourne Events

Melbourne’s event calendar is jam-packed all year round. The different seasons bring different events, so no matter what time of year you come to Melbourne, there will always be something unique and exciting happening. If you’re looking at what’s on, the upcoming events calendar includes plenty of options including multicultural festivals, parades, sporting tournaments and cultural events.

So whether you love sports or indulging in something a little different, Melbourne offers every type of event for its millions of visitors each year.

Whats On Melbourne This Weekend & Upcoming Events Calendar


Australians love watching sport and every year, the city celebrates many major sporting including the famous Australian Open, international cricket matches, the Spring Racing Carnival and the Formula One Grand Prix. The city has a number of excellent cricket and football grounds, stadiums and indoor stadiums.

Melbourne also hosts a range of festivals including food and wine festivals, music festivals and cultural and heritage festivals. Visitors, locals and culinary experts from all over the world come here to participate in the Melbourne Food and Wine festival. This popular event features award-winning vintages from some of Australia’s major wine regions.

Music lovers will be happy to know that Melbourne offers a wide choice of theatre shows, concerts and outdoor entertainment. Every year, the city celebrates the Jazz and Blues festival, the Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock as well as country music festivals and live concerts.

If you’re wondering what’s on this weekend, just head into the city and you are sure to find a local community event, blockbuster theatre shows, art exhibit or live music concert. The event calendar changes weekly, so make sure you don’t miss out!


Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Princess Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Season between January - July 2017

The Book of Mormon, the 9 time Tony Award Winning Musical, is now coming to Melbourne for a huge 2017 season! Showing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, The Book of Mormon is known as one of most original and...

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Lights in Winter Festival

The Light in Winter Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
01 June 2017 to 31 August 2017

With the popular Light in Winter Festival held in June each year, visitors to Melbourne during the winter months can enjoy this fantastic evening event in Melbourne’s cool winter. The yearly winter program runs...

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Open House Melbourne

Various locations around Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
29 July 2017 to 30 July 2017

Open House Melbourne is a free event that offers a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings, religious structures and architectural monuments. The best part is you don’t have to pay any...

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Run Melbourne

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
30 July 2017

Run Melbourne (formerly “The Age Run Melbourne”) is a great running event that encourages participants of all ages to come forward and showcase their athletic skills. Participants of this event will enjoy...

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Melbourne International Film Festival

Various theatres around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
03 August 2017 to 20 August 2017

The Melbourne International Film Festival is one of the most popular events in Melbourne and is held over three weeks around July and August every year. Founded in 1952, the film festival is one of the oldest in the...

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Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
17 August 2017 to 20 August 2017

The Melbourne Home Show (also known as the HIA Home Show) is a large exhibition relating to all things home and garden held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Melbourne Home Show will introduce...

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4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

National 4×4 Outdoors Show and Fishing Boat Expo

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
18 August 2017 to 20 August 2017

The National 4×4 Outdoors Show and Fishing Boat Expo in Melbourne is a premier event that includes 4WD exhibitions, boats and caravans, as well as a special exhibition that features a vast array of fishing, BBQ and...

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Different venues around Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
25 August 2017 to 03 September 2017

The Melbourne Writers Festival is another cultural event catering for writers and readers; that includes a diverse schedule of educational programs, workshops, interactive sessions and entertainment options for all...

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Melbourne Day

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
30 August 2017

Melbourne Day is an annual celebration which marks the founding of the great city of Melbourne on the 30th of August 1835. Each year, there are a number of fun FREE events held throughout the Melbourne CBD with a...

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Various locations around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
01 September 2017 to 08 September 2017

Fashion models, designers and retailers gather in Melbourne every September to celebrate Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. This event is one of a kind and includes runway shows, fashion parades, exhibitions, films and even...

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One Fine Baby

Melbourne Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
09 September 2017 to 10 September 2017

Each year, the One Fine Baby Family + Lifestyle fair, presented by HUGGIES®, his hosted at the Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens. This free 2-day event brings together 100+ must-have brands and services...

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Australian Showjumping Championships

Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre, Werribee, VIC
13 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

The best showjumpers in Australia will all be competing the annual Australian Showjumping Championships in Werribee this September. With 5 showjumping rings and 5 days of competition, there’s no shortage of action...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

At over 170 venues around Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
14 September 2017 to 01 October 2017

The residents of Melbourne come together every September to celebrate the famous Melbourne Fringe Festival. This unique event welcomes more than 3400 independent artists to participate and display their finest artwork...

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ASEAN Games Australia

Monash University, Clayton, VIC
22 September 2017 to 24 September 2017

The ASEAN Games Australia (AGA) is the largest sporting event involving the ASEAN community in Australia since 2012. This event aims to enhance relationships amongst the communities from the Southeast Asia nations by...

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale , VIC
23 September 2017 to 03 October 2017

Taking place over the September school holidays, the Royal Melbourne Show is celebrated over 11 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barn yard animals...

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Global March for Elephants, Rhino & Lions Melbourne

Alexandra Gardens,
TBA 2017

Each year, hundreds of wildlife advocates will be gathering at Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens to march in support of lions, elephants and rhinos, along with thousands of people around the world. Global March for...

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AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
30 September 2017

Just like the many other sporting events, the Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture. So much so that the Friday before Grand Final Day has been declared a public holiday in Victoria. AFL Grand...

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Melbourne International Festival of the Arts

Melbourne Festival

Various locations, Melbourne, VIC
04 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

Anytime you visit Melbourne, you can be sure to catch a festival or two and if visiting in October, visitors will get to enjoy the Melbourne Festival. The Melbourne Festival represents Australia’s unique culture...

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Melbourne Wedding & Bride Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
06 October 2017 to 08 October 2017

The Melbourne Wedding & Bride Expo is one of the most popular fashion festivals celebrated in Melbourne, and features bridal fashion parades, catwalk shows and lavish wedding stalls. Brides-to-be from all over...

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Victorian Seniors Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
08 October 2017 to 15 October 2017

The Victorian Seniors Festival is an event to honour seniors in Victoria – held in October every year at various locations around the Melbourne CBD. This week-long festival includes an array of events, activities...

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Alex Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
TBC - Oct/Nov 2017

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is an independent festival which shows films in venues around Melbourne from new and upcoming filmmakers. The MUFF has been running since the year 2000, so 2017 will mark...

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Fitness & Health Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
13 October 2017 to 15 October 2017

The Melbourne Fitness & Health Expo is on again in 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Come down and discover the latest information on health, fitness and overall wellness with a number of...

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Oktoberfest

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC
01 October 2017 to 31 October 2017

As thousands travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, Melbourne residents are treated to a huge range of events as they celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest, right in the heart of Melbourne and St. Kilda. Held at...

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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

Start location: Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
15 October 2017

While Melbourne’s list of sporting events includes internationally renowned cricket matches, football games and tennis tournaments, the Melbourne Marathon is considered the most popular marathon held in the city...

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Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Werribee Sports & Fitness Centre, Werribee, VIC
TBA - October 2017

The historic Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic is a cycling race that traverses the south west region of Victoria, through picturesque landscapes and difficult terrain. The Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic was founded in...

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The Spring Racing Carnival

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
21 October 2017 to 11 November 2017

The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne is a series of thoroughbred horse races held every year in the months of October and November. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on...

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Lygon Street Fiesta

Piazza Italia, Carlton, VIC
22 October 2017

Lygon Street Fiesta, also known as La Dolce Italia or the Carlton Italian Festa, is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture in Melbourne. The celebration of Italy’s culture brings together...

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Wine & Cheese Fest

Seaworks Boat Shed,

If you are a wine and cheese lover, head to Melbourne for the annual Wine & Cheese Fest! The Wine & Cheese Fest takes place at the Seaworks Boat Shed in Williamstown every October and at the Meat Market in...

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PAX Australia

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
27 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

PAX Australia (Penny Arcade Expo) is a gaming event that is celebrating its 14th year, having started in the USA in 2004. The first Australian PAX event was held in 2013 and has now become the biggest gaming event in...

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Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
04 November 2017

Derby Day is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Derby Day is always held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, and in 2017 will...

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Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
06 November 2017

In the lead-up to the “race that stops the nation”, the City of Melbourne gets in on the festivities each year by hosting the Melbourne Cup Parade. This year, the procession will start on the corner of Swanston and...

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Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
07 November 2017

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate the most popular horse race on the calendar, Melbourne Cup Day. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on the first Tuesday in...

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Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
09 November 2017

Kennedy Oaks Day, also known as “Ladies Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Formerly known as ‘Crown Oaks Day’...

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Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
11 November 2017

Emirates Stakes Day, also known as “Family Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is always held on the Saturday...

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Remembrance Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
11 November 2017

The citizens of Australia come together every year to observe Remembrance Day. This event always celebrated at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month (11th November) remembers the of signing of...

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SEXPO

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
16 November 2017 to 19 November 2017

SEXPO is a sexuality, health and lifestyle exhibition which runs each year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is an adults only event. The aim of SEXPO is to bring adult products out of adult stores...

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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
17 November 2017 to 25 November 2017

Melbourne Music Week is a huge festival that draws fans from all over the nation. It is one of the largest celebrations of music in the country – usually held around mid-November and lasting for a week. The best...

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Mind Body And Soul Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
17 November 2017 to 19 November 2017

The Mind, Body and Spirit Festival held biannually in Melbourne is one of the few festivals celebrated in Australia that solely focuses on health, wellness and natural therapies. The festival welcomes more than 200...

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MasterCard Masters

TBA,
TBA - November 2017

***NOTE: The Australian Masters will not run in 2016. The organisers of the event will unveil their new plans for the event in the coming months.*** The MasterCard Masters is part of the Australian Masters, a yearly...

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Colour Run

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
19 November 2017

Colour Run Melbourne is the most fun 5km run event in Australia where runners can run, skip, walk or dance their way around the course whilst they get flung with colour. This is an un-timed event where participants of...

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Christmas Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - November/December 2017

Each year, the City of Melbourne hosts a free month long festival in the Melbourne CBD known as the Christmas Festival which brings a little bit of magic to Melbourne for the Christmas season. There are many events and...

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Royal Exhibition Building

The Big Design Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
01 December 2017 to 03 December 2017

The Big Design Market is a huge 3 day design expo which brings customers over 230 stalls of homewares, fashion, furniture and kids products. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, this expo is held in...

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Santa’s Break-Down Under

Coburg Velodrome, Coburg North, VIC
16 November 2017 to 17 November 2017

Get your cork-string Santa hats ready for the most thrilling family circus show to hit Melbourne – Santa’s Break-Down Under! Under the starry night sky, joined by acrobats and daring aerialists, a crane...

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Carols By Candlelight

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
24 December 2017

If you are in Melbourne around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event known as Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come...

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Christmas Day


25 December 2017

Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December and is celebrated all over the world. Christmas in Melbourne is a public holiday and is therefore a wonderful time to stop, reflect and spend time with family and...

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Boxing Day


26 December 2017

Boxing Day is a massive public holiday in Australia and the best thing about being in Melbourne is that there are so many options for how to spend your day. From sporting events, cinema releases, shopping sprees or...

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Boxing Day Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Richmond, VIC
26 December 2017 to 30 December 2017

Australia’s annual sports calendar is not just confined to the AFL Grand Final and Australian Open. It also includes motor racing events, marathons and international cricket matches. Certainly at the forefront of the...

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New Years Eve

Yarra River, Melbourne, VIC
31 December 2017

There are only a few events that are celebrated worldwide, with New Year’s being celebrated in every corner of the earth. Whether it’s the fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Ball drop at Times Square...

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New Years Day


01 January 2018

New Years Day falls on the 1st of January each year, in the height of the Australian summer. It has been designated as a public holiday which allows many people to have a relaxing day off work. Even though there may be...

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Latin Summer Festival

Latin Summer Festival

Kings Domain , Melbourne, VIC
07 January 2018

Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate the Latin Summer Festival. This is a free event that welcomes the Latin communities and Australians to get together and enjoy the Latin culture; including music, dance and...

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Midsumma-Festival

Midsumma Festival

Carnival: Alexandra Gardens, St. Kilda, VIC
14 January 2018 to 04 February 2018

Melbourne’s annual celebration of gay and lesbian culture and art is also known as the Midsumma festival. It is the largest cultural festival of its type, celebrated in the city since 1988. You’ll find everything...

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Australian Open

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
15 January 2018 to 28 January 2018

Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams – the Australian Open. In January every year, Melbourne hosts this tennis tournament at Rod Laver Arena...

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Australia Day

Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
26 January 2018

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on...

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, VIC
TBA - January 2018

What started as a tiny indi music event in the laneways of Melbourne, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has now become one of the most loved music festivals in Australia. The Laneway Festival started in Melbourne in...

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Herald Sun Tour

Various locations in and around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - February 2018

The Herald Sun Tour is a professional race for cyclists and the oldest of its kind in Australia. As one of the most popular sporting events in Melbourne, the tour is an integral part of Melbourne’s culture. The...

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Sustainable Living Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - February 2018

The Sustainable Living Festival runs for 3 weeks and promotes solutions to global warming by promoting sustainable living practices. Started in 1998, the festival attracts over 150,000 people each year and has become...

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St. Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

St. Kilda Beach, St. Kilda, VIC
11 February 2018

St. Kilda Festival is a nine-day event held in Melbourne and whose culmination is a summer-style celebration of arts and music along the gorgeous St. Kilda foreshore. Part and parcel of Melbourne’s timeless...

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Tet Lunar New Year Festival

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
TBA - February 2018

Come and join in the festivities of the 2018 Tet Lunar New Year Festival, now held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Hosted by the Vietnamese Community in Victoria, over 40,000 visitors have joined festival organisers each...

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Chinese New Year

China Town, Melbourne, VIC
16 February 2017

As there is a large community of Chinese-Australians living in Victoria, Melbournians love celebrating Chinese New Year year after year. 2018 is the year of the Dog. Although this festival is celebrated all across the...

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White Night

Various locations in the CBD, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - February 2018

One of Australia’s most invigorating and popular cultural events, White Night is celebrated in Melbourne and brings the city to life in an amazing way. At the core of the event is a celebration of everything artistic...

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Lonsdale Street Festival

CBD, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - February 2018

For the Greek Community living in Australia, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) is a must-attend event that celebrates the rich culture and food of Greece. The festival brings together Greek...

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Melbourne Fashion Festival

Various venues around Melbourne, Docklands, VIC
TBA - March 2018

When autumn hits the city, Melbourne celebrates the fashion festival of the season also known as the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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Sydney Road Street Party

Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Sydney Road Street Party is a cultural festival and one of the largest street-based festivals in Melbourne. Held as part of the Brunswick Music Festival which runs for 2 weeks, the Sydney Road Street Party is one...

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote, VIC
No festival in 2017. TBA - March 2018

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is a fun event where lovers of music come together to listen, play and sing along to all things involving the ukulele! The festival is held at the Northcote Town hall, High Street...

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Moomba Festival

Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr, , Melbourne, VIC
09 March 2018 to 12 March 2018

Melbournians come together every year to share, cheer and spread the festive spirit for the Moomba Festival. After all, Moomba has been celebrated in Melbourne for over half a century, and is held every Labour Day long...

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Irish Festival

Irish Festival

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North, VIC
11 March 2018

The Irish Festival is one of the most popular Irish events in Australia, gathering both locals and foreigners together to celebrate their Irish roots in a day of family fun. Held on the Sunday before Saint...

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Labour Day


12 March 2018

Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on Monday the 12th of March 2018. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850’s to secure an 8 hour working...

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

ACMI Cinema, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - March 2018

Melbourne has been hosting the famous Queer Film Festival since 1991; making it one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. This film event is the second largest film...

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Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, VIC
22 March 2018 to 25 March 2018

2018 DATES CONFIRMED: 22-25 MARCH 2018 To book your accommodation, click here to visit booking.com for the lowest prices. Of all of the events held in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix is one of the largest and most...

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Warrandyte Festival

Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Warrandyte Festival has been a staple of this country town since 1977 and is celebrating its 41st year! Come on up to Warrandyte to celebrate this wonderful festival filled with food, drinks, live music, a parade as...

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Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VICq
TBA - March 2018

Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate a number of multicultural festivals around the city; including the ever popular Chinese New Year, the Summer Latin Festival and Victoria’s Multicultural Festival...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
28 March 2018 to 22 April 2018

If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, come to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to witness the largest comedy festival in Australia and the third-largest festival in the world. Melbourne...

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Good Friday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
30 March 2018

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 30th of March 2018. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
TBA - March/April 2018

Coffee paradise beckons visitors to sample, savour and appreciate coffee at Australia’s most spirited event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Held at the royal pavilion within the Melbourne Showgrounds...

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Easter Saturday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
31 March 2018

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 31st of March 2018. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Queensbridge Square Southbank, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - March / April 2018

Experience an amazing culinary journey, diverse cuisines and contemporary fusion food culture at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. This decade old celebration is one of the best culinary festivals around Australia...

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Easter Sunday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
01 April 2018

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 1st of April 2018. Easter Sunday is the biggest day of this four holiday weekend as it is a public holiday and the day when...

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Easter Monday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
02 April 2018

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 2nd of April 2018. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Run for the Kids

Herald Sun / Citylink Run For The Kids

Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - April 2018

The Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids is one of the great local events in Melbourne aimed at fundraising for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Participants can choose to walk or run the 14.6km long...

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