Melbourne Festivals

Annual major festivals in Melbourne

Melbourne prides itself as the event capital of Australia which includes hosting annual festivals of art, film and food for the entire family to enjoy.

The premier festivals that make Melbourne the world's most liveable city include...

Melbourne Day | 30th August 2017Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017Royal Melbourne Show 2017Tarra Festival 2018


Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival 2017 
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The free annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a not-for-profit festival which promotes inclusiveness cultural awareness cultural understanding; and enhances community spirit and social harmony. The 2-day festival celebrates Buddha’s birthday and the diversity of our mu View all..

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Mansfield High Country Festival 2017 
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The Mansfield High Country Festival kicks off an exciting 5 days on Friday 27th October and continues until Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 31 October 2017. The events that make up the Festival are inspired range of diverse activities put on by community groups and local businesses. Vil View all..

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Melbourne Day | 30th August 2017 
Wednesday August 30, 2017 marks 182 years since the city's founding - the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835. This pioneering group was led by Captain John Lancey with Launceston builder George Evans and View all..

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Melbourne Festival 2017 
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The Melbourne Festival running from 5-22 October 2017 encompasses dance, circus, theatre, contemporary and classical music, visual arts, film and more. Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the wo View all..

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 
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The 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 31 celebrating with its biggest festival, with more shows and venues ever, becoming one of the world's largest and most respected comedy festivals. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy View all..

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Melbourne International Film Festival 2017 
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#MIFF2017 returns 3-20 August 2017 in character-filled theatres state-of-the-art cinemas and other spaces in the Melbourne CBD. The Melbourne International Film Festival hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for seventeen days each winter heavily garnished wi View all..

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017 
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The 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The Festival celebrates jazz as a constantly-evolving art form, ranging from golden-age icons to genre-bending innovators. Immerse your View all..

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 
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For more than three decades, Melbourne Writers Festival has been bringing together the talent and ideas of the best writers from Australia and around the world, to create a unique moment in time which is the highlight of Melbourne’s literary calendar. The 2017 Melbourne Writers Fes View all..

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Moomba Festival 2018 
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Moomba, Australia’s largest free community festival will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (9 – 12 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The vibrant Moomba Carnival will kick off on Friday night with the return of the Friday Ride pass View all..

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Next Wave Festival 2018 
Next Wave is art made now. Development, festivals, new art experiences. The next Next Wave Festival is in Autumn 2018. Next Wave Festival 2016 saw audiences enjoy 18 days and nights of bold and ambitious new work by the new generation in Australian art. Prioritising diverse voi View all..

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Open House Melbourne 2017 
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The 10th Open House Weekend is on 29 & 30 July 2017. Open House Melbourne unlocks the city's significant buildings to explore – and all for free. The 2017 Open House Melbourne Weekend building list is opening more doors than ever before and we encourage you to visit buildings t View all..

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Royal Melbourne Show 2017 
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The Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, will be held from Saturday 23 September to Tuesday 3 October 2017 at Melbourne Showgrounds. Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebra View all..

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Run Melbourne 2017 
Run Melbourne Presented by lululemon Run Melbourne is more than just a “fun run”. For many participants, it is an opportunity to give back to the community by raising funds for a cause close to their hearts. Whether you are aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity View all..

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