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INFORMATION ON MONTHLY EVENTS IN MELBOURNE

January

* Australian Open Tennis


* Australia Day
* Midsumma
* AFC Asian Cup



February

* Chinese New Year
* Tropfest
* Sustainable Living Festival


* White Night Melbourne


* Twenty20 International Cricket


* Melbourne Summer Boat Show



March

* Moomba Festival
* Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix


* Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

* Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
* Melbourne International Coffee Expo
* Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show


* The Herald Sun | CityLink Run for the Kids
* Antipodes Festival
* Australian Motoring Festival


* Melbourne International Comedy Festival
* Melbourne Queer Film Festival



April

* Melbourne International Comedy Festival
* Anzac Day

May

* Good Beer Week
* Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
* Melbourne International Jazz Festival
* Good Food and Wine Show

June

* Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo


* Mind Body Spirit Festival


* Melbourne International Animation Festival

July

* The Age Run Melbourne


* Open House Melbourne



August

* Melbourne International Film Festival
* Melbourne Writers Festival
* Melbourne Awards
* Herald Sun Home Show


* National 4×4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo
* Melbourne Day

September

* Melbourne Spring Fashion Week


* Mexican Festival
* Royal Melbourne Show


* Melbourne Fringe Festival


* AFL Grand Final

October

* Docklands Arts and Laughs Festival
* Victorian Seniors Festival


* Melbourne Festival


* Melbourne Marathon



November

* Melbourne Cup Carnival


* Melbourne Music Week


* Mind, Body and Soul Festival


* Melbourne Knowledge Week


* Melbourne Awards


* Remembrance Day



December

* The Big Design Market


* Christmas Festival


* Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight


* Vodafone Boxing Day Test


* New Year's Eve
 
Australian Open Tennis Championships

The cream of international tennis and their legion of fans congregates at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year.
The world's best tennis players are showcased at Melbourne Park for the first Grand Slam of the year. Australian Open 2008 was the biggest and best in the tournament's history, setting an all-time attendance record of 605,735 fans through the gates.
The Australian Open gets bigger and better every year, and in 2012, the Grand Slam event will be the world's biggest stage with top tennis elite battling for the Grand Slam title so don't miss the chance to be a part of Australian Open 2014!
Where: Melbourne Park
When: 19 Jan – 1 Feb 2016
Website: http://www.australianopen.com
 
Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival

Melbourne's Wooden Boat Festival is set for summer fun at the Docklands.
The event, which is designed to promote wooden boat heritage and connect the broader public with the spirit of timber boating, will combine all of the major wooden boat and classic yacht groups in and around Melbourne

The Melbourne Wooden Boat Festival is a biannual festival and will return in February 2016.

The Wooden Boat Festival brings together Melbourne’s major wooden boat and yacht groups to create the ultimate event for classic boat lovers.

The weekend promises an action packed with boat racing, woodworking exhibitions and sailing master classes. There is also a host of free activities for everyone to enjoy.
Where: Docklands
When: Feb 2016
 
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, design, business and creative endeavor for everyone to enjoy. A true feast for the senses, you will be witness to the most stylish, week-long entertainment on offer including world-class runway shows featuring Australia's established and emerging designers, state-of-the art production, beauty workshops, industry seminars and forums, live entertainment and much more!
The Festival continues to inspire and connect the designers, consumers and retailers who keep Australian fashion alive so come and experience a runway show or fashion activity in March before exploring Melbourne's magical retail hotspots, armed with the most fashion-forward insights.
Where: Melbourne  
When: 14th - 22th March 2016  
Website: http://www.lmff.com.au
 
Australian International Airshow

Hundreds of planes from air forces and industry across the world gather to celebrate man's triumph over gravity.

Feel the skies tremble as the latest in military might is thrust onto centre stage. A vast array of potent attack aircraft will crowd the skies at Airshow 2014. Rotary winged warriors - the attack helicopters - bristling with an assorted armoury of rockets and missiles will be there too.
Where: Avalon Airport
When:Feb 27 - 1 March 2016
Website: http://www.airshow.net.au
 
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Dazzle your tastebuds at more than 140 events held across the state as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival returns in 2014.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by The Age is the largest celebration of its kind anywhere in the world. From 2 – 21 March, 2014, Melbourne and Victoria will burst with hundreds of flavorsome food and wine events.
And for those who like their lunch leisurely, take a trip through regional Victoria’s richest food and wine spots and discover World’s Longest Lunch tables in the most surprising of places!

Each year the Festival attracts experts from the globe over, including celebrity chefs and famed winemakers, growers, purveyors, authors, commentators and critics who present alongside Australia's best.

With so many spectacular Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events on offer in 2012, it’s easy to see why Victoria is the epicurean epicenter of Australia!
Where: Various venues
When: 27 Feb – 15 March 2016
Website: http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au
 
FORMULA 1™ Australian Grand Prix

Each year Melbourne comes alive to the roar of engines, hosting the first round of the FIA World Championship.

The 2014 FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix is the country’s premier sporting event and offers an action-packed extravaganza of on-track and off-track activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Set in the stunning surrounds of picturesque Albert Park and offering striking views of Melbourne’s skyline, the 2012 FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix will be a feast for the senses. If you’ve never witnessed the sensation of the world’s fastest men racing before your very eyes at speeds of more than 300 km/h, make 2009 the year to do it.

Nothing compares to the adrenalin-charged action of Formula One. F1 racing is synonymous with glamour, sophistication, cutting-edge technology and meticulous teamwork, all combining to present the perfect day out for you and your friends. And don’t forget that the Grand Prix is so much more than the world’s fastest cars.

An array of first-class support categories and a carnival of off-track entertainment come together to give you a day you’ll never forget.
Where: Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
When: 12–15 March 2016
Website: http://www.grandprix.com.au
 
Rip Curl Pro

Each year the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves at Victoria's world famous Bells Beach break.

Bells Beach is an internationally famous surf beach located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc. Bells Beach is a long, generous, slightly archaic surf break in the Australian state of Victoria. There isn’t really much "Beach" at Bells Beach. There is, however, a beautiful rocky cliff, rolling farmland to the north, and the nearby welcoming small town of Torquay, home to two or the surf industry’s biggest names, Rip Curl wetsuits, and Quiksilver clothing.
Where: Bells Beach
When: March 2016
 
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

The spectacular Melbourne International Flower and Garden show boasts more than 10,000 cut flowers and 300 exhibitors.

Head to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show to escape the city bustle and literally smell the roses - and the begonias, the geraniums, rhododendrons, warratahs, agonis, banksia, dryandra, kangaroo paw, mountain daisy, eucalyptus, stirlingia and more.

Entering it's 16th year, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world.

Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious Show features the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, delicious food and great entertainment, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors.

Opening Hours
Wednesday 9:00am 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am 5:00pm
Where: Carlton Gardens
When: April 2016
Website: http://www.melbflowershow.com.au
 
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Laugh 'til it hurts as the world's premier funny people do their thing and make Melbourne the funniest place on earth.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world and the largest cultural event in Australia.

Established in 1987, it takes place annually in Melbourne over four weeks in April typically opening on or around April Fool's Day (1 April). The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early 1990s, but performances are held in venues throughout the city.
Where: Various venues
When: March – April 2016
 
Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

The fun and excitement of steeplechasing comes to the seaside town of Warrnambool during Australia's premier regional racing carnival.

The Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is acknowledged as Australia's premier regional racing Carnival. The annual three day event attracts around 35,000 patrons from local, national and international markets.

The highlight of the Carnival is the 'Dominant' Grand Annual Steeplechase, raced over 5500 metres and consisting of 33 jumps. The Annual is the longest thoroughbred race in Australia and has the most jumps of any horse race worldwide.

Where: Warrnambool Racing Club
When: late April 2016
 
Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The hosts more than 75 events over nine days and nights. Our full program is available online www.melbournejazz.com

Where: Various venues
When: June 2016

 
AFL Finals Series 2015

See this spectacular crescendo of 22 weeks of fiery competition in the 2011 Australian Football League Finals Series.
Close to 95,000 fans pack the stands of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the grand final while millions watch it worldwide on cable, satellite and free to air television.
Where: MCG  
When: Sept 2016 
Website: http://www.afl.com.au
 
Melbourne International Arts Festival

See the cream of Australian and international theatre, dance, visual arts, opera and music over 17 days.
Melbourne International Arts Festival has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian attractions in the fields of dance, theatre, music, opera, visual arts, free and outdoor events.
First staged in 1986, the festival became the third in the Spoleto Festival series – joining Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, United States. The name was changed in 1990 to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
Where: Various venues
When: 11-27 October
Website: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au
 
GMC Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

See the world's best riders in three Grand Prix classes compete in this three-day event on Phillip Island.

Where: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
When: October, 2016

 
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz

Catch high profiled Australian performers and international guests for world class performances of all styles of jazz and blues.

The TAC Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is one of Australia's premier jazz festivals and takes place among the fine wine and food districts of sunny Wangaratta.

The festival began in 1990 as the dream of local Wangaratta business people to establish a significant festival for their town and region. Since inception the festival has maintained uncompromising artistic excellence.

Located just two and a half hours from Melbourne, the festival can be either a day trip or a great weekend away.

Website: http://www.wangaratta-jazz.org.au
Where: Various venues
When: Friday 1st November - Monday 4th November
 
Horse Racing in Spring in Victoria

The Spring Racing Carnival is a world class event showcasing thoroughbred racing, fashion and entertainment at its finest over 50 fabulous days across Victoria.

From Camperdown to Caulfield, Manangatang to Moonee Valley, you will love the excitement and fervour of racing at both metropolitan and country tracks. In addition, enjoy fabulous fashion and supporting social events.

Key Spring Racing Carnival Dates
When: 6 Oct – 19 Nov 2013
Sun 6 Oct - Turnbull Stakes Day
Sat 13 Oct - Caufield Guineas Day
Sun 14 Oct - Cranbourne Cup Day
Wed 17 Oct - Caufield Thousand Guineas Day
Sat 20 Oct - Caulfield Cup Day
Sat 27 Oct - Tattersall's Cox Plate Day
Sat 3 Nov - AAMI Victoria Derby Day
Tues 6 Nov - Emirates Melb Cup Day
Thur 8 Nov - Crown Oaks Day
Sat 10th Nov - Emirates Stakes Day

Website: http://www.racingvictoria.net.au
 
Melbourne Boxing Day Test

More than 160,000 passionate cricket fans attend the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground to support Australia in the biggest Test Match in the world.

This is more than just a cricket match; it's a sporting and cultural event that Melbourne is proud to showcase to the world. So visit the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and be a part of this great sporting tradition.

Where: MCG ( Melbourne Cricket Ground
When: 26–30 December 2015
 
EVENTS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR
 
Portsea Swim Classic

Where: Portsea Front Beach
When: 16th January 2016
 
Australian Tennis Open

Where: Melbourne Park
When: 18 Jan – 31 Jan 2016
 
The Bloody Big Swim

Where: Frankston
When: Jan 23 2016
 
Peninsula Piers & Pinots 2016

Where: Red Hill South
When: 13th March 2016.
 
St Kilda Festival

When: 14th February 2016
A vast array of dynamic live music, entertainment, action and activities set against St Kilda's charismatic and iconic backdrop.
 
Between The Bays Music Festival

Between the Bays Music Festival is back for its 7th annual festival and promises to be a family friendly PARTY atmosphere with an eclectic mix of music for all the family.

The Between the Bays Festival happens at Penbank, located at the end of Rickards Road in Moorooduc, Mornington Peninsula (Mel Ref 146 G8) approximately 1 hour south of Melbourne. There is 35 beautiful acres to spread out in and enjoy the day, nestled ‘Between the Bays’ and just five minutes from Mornington, which has many different accommodation options.

Where: Rickards Road Moorooduc Victoria
When: Early Spring 2016
Phone: 0432 218646
 
Port Fairy Folk Festival

When: 11th – 14th March 2015
Four days of the best international and national folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, celtic, country, jazz, rock, contemporary and world roots music, held in the old seaside fishing village of Port Fairy, on the west Victorian coastline.
 
Melbourne Moomba Festival

When: 11th - 14th March 2016
The colourful annual parade brings the city to lifeduring Labour Day Weekend and has been a major attraction to Melbourne
 
Brunswick Music Festival

When: 15 - 20 March 2016
Showcasing international folk and roots music, concerts, culture and cinema at halls, pubs and clubs in Moreland.
 
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

When: Fri 4th - Mon 13th March 2016
Melbourne likes to boast about its culinary qualities – here's proof to back the argument.
 
Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival

When: 7th - 13th March 2016 All the glamour and champagne-fuelled excitement of cutting-edge fashions shown off amid maximum drama and ego.
 
Melbourne Queer Film Festival

When: 31st March - 11th April 2016 A highlight of queer Melbourne's arts and culture calendar, with Australian and international features, docos, shorts, and experimental works.
 
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

When: 16th - 20th March 2016
 
 
Annual Events in Federation Square.

Asian Food Festival

Bengali New Year Celebration

Buddha Light festival

Chinese Moon Festival

Diwali Indian Festival of Light

Dutch Orange Day

Festival Indonesia

Flair – Festival of Italian Design

German Day Out

Hungarian Festival

Italian Festival

La Faya Mauritius Festival

March 2011 - Lebanese Festival

Maslenita - Russian Pancake Feast

Melbourne Afrobeats

New Zealand Festival

Oromo Community Festival

Peruvian Festival

Polish Festival

Russian Festival

Thai Festival of Food and Culture

Thessaloniki Festival

Turkish Festival

Ukraine Festival

Viva Brazil

Viva Victoria

 
 
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