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...

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Ballarat Winter Festival 2017 
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Wander Ballarat this winter. Cascading snowflakes, soul-warming red wine and hearty fare – whimsical winter adventures await at this year’s Ballarat Winter Festival. Whether it’s school holiday fun or a romantic rendezvous that you’re seeking, there’s a day out to enthral every 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 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 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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Celebrating 10 years of the Open House Melbourne Weekend and opening more doors than ever before. The Open House Melbourne Weekend runs 10am - 4pm, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July. On average, visitors get to see 4 to 5 buildings a day. Before deciding on what to visit, please ch View all..

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Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival 2017 
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We are a small town with a huge, beating heart. Join us every second weekend in June + July 2017 Weekend 1 • June 9,10,11 Weekend 2 • June 23,24,25 Weekend 3 • July 7,8,9 Weekend 4 • July 21, 22, 23 Welcome to our uplifting community festival! This View all..

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Queen's Birthday | Long Weekend Guide 2018 
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The 2018 Queen's Birthday Long Weekend takes place from Saturday 9th June to Monday 11th June 2018. This guide includes special events taking place over the long weekend. The public holiday on the Monday means you have 3 whole days to play, explore, socialise, relax and generally 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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St Kilda's Winter Garden 
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A huge line up of comedy, music, family shows and cabaret make up the 2017 MAP 57 program. MAP 57 will feature premium live music comedy cabaret and kids shows topped off with luscious food stalls small bars rides sparkling lights and roaring fires to warm and entertain you this View all..

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