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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 - November 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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The Footy District at Harbour Town

Harbour Town, Melbourne, VIC
23 September 2017 to 08 October 2017

These September school holidays Harbour Town Melbourne and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel host The Footy District, the ultimate AFL fun for kids! Everyday between 12pm – 4pm from Saturday 23rd September to Sunday...

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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 week of free public transport for Seniors will be Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th October. The Victorian Seniors Festival is an event to honour seniors in Victoria – held in October every year at various locations...

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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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Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Werribee Sports & Fitness Centre, Werribee, VIC
14 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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Oktoberfest

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
14 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. The event has...

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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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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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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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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Alex Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
28 October 2017 to 03 November 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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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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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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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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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

TICKETS GO ON SALE ON 10 OCTOBER 2017 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...

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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
17 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

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC
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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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Bells Beach, Torquay, VIC
TBA - April 2018

The Bells Beach Surfing Classic held annually in Victoria and is a professional surfing competition that attracts visitors to Bells Beach every Easter. Commonly known as the “Rip Curl Pro” this event is the...

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Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2018

Anzac Day is an important special community event celebrated all over Australia on April 25. On this date, millions of Australians commemorate the anniversary of the first significant military pairing of Australian and...

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AFL ANZAC Day

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
25 April 2018

Essendon vs Collingwood have the biggest rivalry in AFL history and the time has come again for the massive AFL ANZAC Day clash! In 2018, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May 2018

A vibrant nightlife, diverse restaurant scene and a myriad of cultural attractions are not the only things for you to explore when your arrive in Melbourne. Melbourne Knowledge Week is a popular event in Melbourne and...

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Dog Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
04 May 2018 to 06 May 2018

The Dog Lovers Show is a huge exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens that celebrates all the best things about being a dog owner in Australia. There are so many things to see and do at the...

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Next Wave Festival

Next Wave Festival

TBA, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May 2018

The Next Wave Festival is a biennial event held in Melbourne whose aim is to provide a platform for artists of the future as well as highlight futuristic trends. Melbourne’s events calendar teems with festivals...

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One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
TBA - May 2018

One Fine Day Wedding Fair takes the hard work out of planning a fresh, creative and fun wedding day and will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. They handpick over 100 of the best wedding vendors in and around...

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Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
11 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

Fancy a cold beer the Australian way? Make plans to attend the renowned Good Beer Week, an event that aims to promote and encourage the appreciation of Good Beer to a wider audience. The nine-day long event was designed...

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park, VIC
TBA - May 2018

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a huge fundraising day for your four legged friends, when thousands of dollars are raised in support of the RSPCA. On the day of the event, thousands of people come together all over...

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
TBC - June 2018

The week-long Melbourne International Jazz Festival week features an excellent line-up with more than 100 unique jazz performances by top artists and performers. Popular venues like the Hamer Hall, Bennett’s Lane Jazz...

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Good Food Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
TBA - June 2018

Experience a journey of good food and wine at Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed Good Food & Wine Festival. Sommeliers, winemakers and chefs from all over Australia come here to showcase their best harvests and...

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Melbourne International Singers Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - June 2018

The Melbourne International Singers Festival is celebrated amid public festivities and features world-class singing, performances and an array of outstanding vocal and musical workshops – held every June and...

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Albert Park

Queen’s Birthday

All over Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
11 June 2018

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 11th of June 2018. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are plenty...

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Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
TBC - June 2018

The Melbourne Boat Show is is the largest event for the local marine industry, with thousands of exhibitors gathering in the city to display their latest products and services every year. Some of the main products...

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Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Town Hall and Library, Williamstown, VIC
TBC - June 2018

The Williamstown Literary Festival (aka the Willy Lit Fest) is an event which brings together readers and writers for one of the biggest literary festivals in Victoria. The festival runs for two days and will take place...

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

ACMI, Melbourne, VIC
TBC - June 2018

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is a forum that brings together animators from all over the world. These animation works are selected from the creme de la creme of recent and historical releases. The...

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