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Melbourne Festival

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 in various fields of art including music, dance, theatre, multimedia and visual arts.

Melbourne Festival 2017 – Dates, Ticket Prices & Program Schedule

The Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, commonly referred to as simply the Melbourne Festival, also provides a platform for international acts to showcase their prowess in the aforementioned fields.

The annual festival is held in Melbourne across different venues and there are many free events. There are also many events held in the outdoors in the beautiful Spring weather. Each year, the festival attracts visitors in their thousands, making it one of the most popular festival events in Melbourne.

Check out some of Melbourne’s best moving artwork as the painted trams move around the CBD on the city’s circle line, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants affiliated with the festival. Show your ticket for some great deals and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner during the festival.

There are also a number of free events held during the festival including music acts, art installations and live music performances.

The 2017 program schedule will be updated when released. If you are looking for accommodation in Melbourne during the festival, click the link below to find the best deals.


05 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

Event Times

Various. Check the program schedule in the link above.


Various locations


including Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC

Contact Details

(03) 9662 4242


Various, dependent on event.


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