Festivals | Fairs
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Moomba Festival 2020
➲ When: 6th of March 2020 To 9th of March 2020Moomba will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (6 - 9 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. 2020 is Moomba's 66th year, Australia's largest free commu ..
All Events Victoria
All Events Victoria organise and stage hobby, collectable and memorabilia events at Malvern Town Hall, Box Hill Town Hall, Springvale Town Hall and Peninsula Community Theatre Mornington Since 1993 ..
Ashburton Community Festival 2020
⊜ High Street, Ashburton
➲ When: 23rd of February 2020The Ashburton Festival for 2019 will be held on SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2020. The Beer Garden will be open until 7pm. Put the date in your diary now and come along and join in this fabulous uniquel ..
Australia Day Festival 2020 | RACV - Kings Domain Gardens
⊜ Kings Domain Melbourne
➲ When: 26th of January 2020RACV AUSTRALIA DAY FESTIVAL IN KINGS DOMAIN GARDENS Sunday 26 January 2020, 11.00am-4.00pm Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne The RACV Australia Day Festival at Kings Domain Gardens is part of th ..
Bacchus Marsh Strawberries & Cherries Weekend 2020
⊜ Bacchus Marsh
➲ When: 21st of November 2020 To 22nd of November 2020A FREE fabulous fun foodie event for the whole family. The event encompasses the farm stalls in the Avenue of Honour, The Village Green and the main shopping precinct. The annual Strawberries & ..
Balit Narrun Festival 2020 | Share the Spirit
⊜ Treasury Gardens - Corner of Spring St and Wellington Parade Melbourne
➲ When: 26th of January 2020Balit Narrun - Share the Spirit Festival is an annual outdoor concert that centres around music created by indigenous artists with a focus on showcasing the true diversity of indigenous performers acr ..
Balwyn Primary School Carnival 2019
⊜ 86B Balwyn Road Balwyn
➲ When: 30th of November 2019You're invited! Saturday 30 November, 12- 6 pm. Come and join us for a fun filled day! There will be carnival games, exciting rides, prizes, food trucks, entertainment, treats galore and an awe ..
Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival 2020
➲ When: 10th of April 2020 To 13th of April 2020The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is a celebration of the traditions and history that formed the town. Enjoy the Easter weekends activities including fun runs, the Grand Parade, mark ..
Bendigo Easter Fair 2020
⊜ Bridge St Bendigo
➲ When: 10th of April 2020 To 13th of April 2020Commencing in 1871 the Bendigo Easter Fair is Australia's oldest ongoing cultural event which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020. To recognise the significance of the 150th anniversary it ..
Bentleigh Festival 2019
⊜ Centre Road Bentleigh
➲ When: 24th of November 2019Sunday 24th November 2019 Bentleigh Traders invite you to enjoy a celebration of Bentleigh its businesses and community. We have a day packed with great things to do for all ages: Wolfe & ..
Beyond the Valley 2019 | Music Festival
⊜ Lardner Park - Lardner
➲ When: 28th of December 2019 To 1st of January 2020Beyond The Valley Saturday 28th December 2019 - Wednesday 1st January 2020 SOLD OUT Beyond the Valley is a boutique Australian music festival that began in 2014, and runs annually over the New ..
Blue Black Beatz | Melbourne Music Week 2019
⊜ Immigration Museum - 400 Flinders St Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of November 2019Blue Black Beatz Hosted by Afro Hub and Immigration Museum Saturday, November 30, 2019 - $22.98 Immigration Museum 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne Come and party with us in a museum. ..
Bright Autumn Festival 2020
➲ When: 24th of April 2020 To 3rd of May 2020The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. Bright and the surrounding districts are bl ..
Brimbank Kite Festival 2019
⊜ Kings Park Reserve, 96A Gillespie Road, Kings Park
➲ When: 24th of November 2019The 9th Brimbank Kite Festival, a free public event, is a great family day out where you can learn to make the 'Simplest kite in the world', watch local performances and have a soaring high time. ..
Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival 2020
➲ When: 14th of February 2020 To 16th of February 2020It's Australia's biggest little blues festival held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of February 2020. The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is again going big for a small town. 3 days of music filling the ..
Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival 2020
⊜ Mooroolbark Community Centre - 125 Brice Ave Mooroolbark
➲ When: 21st of March 2020Celebrate Mooroolbark is an annual community festival held in March at Red Earth Park and Mooroolbark Community Centre for all ages. The festival includes a street parade, live music, roving perfor ..
Chatham Primary Grand Fair
⊜ Weybridge Rd Surrey Hills
➲ When: 23rd of November 2019Gourmet food, jams and preserves, cakes, silent auction, arts and craft, trash 'n' treasure, children's rides. ..
ChillOut Festival 2020
➲ When: 5th of March 2020 To 9th of March 2020COME CELEBRATE CHILLOUT FESTIVAL'S 22ND BIRTHDAY WITH US 5TH-9TH MARCH 2020 Australia's longest-running and biggest rural LGBT pride festival, held every March in beautiful Daylesford, Victori ..
Chinese New Year 2020 | Melbourne
➲ When: 22nd of January 2020 To 5th of May 2020Welcome the Year of the Rat with 15 days of celebration from 22 January - 5 February 2020. Saturday, 25th January 2020 is Chinese New Year's Day Melbourne hosts many Chinese new year festivals. ..
Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao 2019
⊜ Yarra Valley
➲ When: 15th of November 2019 To 1st of December 201915 Nov - 1 Dec 2019 Italian heritage is in our produce, wines and major tourism offerings here in the Yarra Valley. There's no wonder we're known for such generous food, wine and hospitality! ..
Clunes Book Town Festival 2020
⊜ Fraser St, Clunes
➲ When: 2nd of May 2020 To 3rd of May 2020The 14th annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020, with 20,000 people expected to join the most amazing whole town bookshop experience in Australia. Wth auth ..
➲ When: 17th of June 2020 To 4th of August 2020A Shared History 17 June - 4 August, 2020 | 7 weeks of history Cooktown 2020 is a visionary 48-day festival celebrating the arrival of James Cook 250 years ago, the scientific discoveries that ..
CWA Christmas Cooking Fair 2019
⊜ 3 Lansell Road, Toorak
➲ When: 7th of December 2019Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. CHRISTMAS COOKING FAIR 3 Lansell Road, Toorak Saturday 7th December, 2019 Celebrating home baking, using traditional recipes Christmas pudding ..
Dandenong Festival of Light
⊜ Dandenong Showgrounds - Dandenong Showground in Greaves Reserve Dandenong
Download Festival 2020
⊜ Melbourne Showgrounds - 428-550 Epsom Road Flemington
➲ When: 20th of March 2020SAVE THE DATE Download Melbourne is back 2020! Gather your heavy music mates and get ready..... Download will return to Melbourne (new home at Melbourne Showgrounds) Melbourne Friday Ma ..
Dragon's Awakening Ceremony 2020
⊜ Little Bourke Street Melbourne
Parade & Festival Chinese New Year China Town | Little Bourke Street Date TBA 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m Don't miss the amazing Dai Loong Dragon Parade: this remarkably long and lucky beast is ..
Draught Horse & YesterYear Festival 2019
⊜ Mont De Lancey Homestead & Museum - 71 Wellington Rd Wandin North
➲ When: 23rd of November 2019 To 24th of November 2019Draught Horse & YesterYear Festival 23 NOV & 24 NOV 2019 Bring family and friends and experience the ways of YesterYear & Lost Trades. A fun day with working displays including: Draught Ho ..
Drouin Ficifolia Festival 2020
⊜ Young St, Drouin
➲ When: 15th of February 2020 To 16th of February 20202020 is the 32nd annual Ficifolia Festival for the township of Drouin. The festival celebrates the flowering gums that line the streets of our beautiful town as well as the vast array of community ..
Due West Arts Festival 2019
➲ When: 15th of November 2019 To 24th of November 2019The voices, sounds and music of Melbourne's west will come alive at Due West Arts Festival, November 15-24. Now in its second year, the festival sees local contemporary artists and acclaimed inter ..
Ethnic Festivals in Melbourne
Melbourne is proudly the ethnic capital of Australia (probably the world) and ex-pats celebrate their national cultures with festivals every year. Just about every nationality is represented showin ..
Festival of Glass 2020
⊜ 30-50 Collins St Drysdale
➲ When: 16th of February 2020GLASS FESTIVAL ADDS A SHIMMER TO SUMMER The 10th annual Festival of Glass in 2020 adds a shimmer to summer in the north Bellarine, with Festival favourites and fresh features. ..
⊜ Melbourne Showgrounds - Melbourne Showgrounds - Langs Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia 3003 Ascot Vale
➲ When: 1st of December 2019Hardware, ONELOVE & Live Nation Proudly Present: Festival X Australia are you ready?! FESTIVAL X launches this November, welcoming Summer and will feature some of the world's biggest superstars! ..
Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights 2019
⊜ Davey Street Frankston
➲ When: 30th of November 2019Celebrating 21 years! Gather with friends and family around the stunning 30 metre, 100+ year old Norfolk Pine for the Christmas tree lighting spectacular that has become a Frankston Christmas tradi ..
Geelong Highland Gathering 2020
⊜ Osborne Park, Swinburne Street, North Geelong
➲ When: 15th of March 2020The 2020 Geelong Highland Gathering will be held at Osborne Park, North Geelong on Sunday 15th March 2020*. The 2020 gathering will mark 163 years since the first Geelong Highland Gathering was he ..
Gippsland Antiques & Collectables Fair
⊜ Kernot Hall, Princes Drive Morwell
➲ When: 23rd of November 2019 To 24th of November 2019This weekend event is now in its 24thyear and has grown into a major event in Gippsland with a huge range of antiques and collectables on display and for sale. There will be something for everyone ..
Glenferrie Festival 2020
⊜ Glenferrie Road Hawthorn
➲ When: 1st of March 2020Sunday 1st March 2020 Glenferrie Road Between Burwood & Barkers Road, Hawthorn The Glenferrie Festival is now one of Melbourne's Largest Community Festivals, attracting over 100,000 people ann ..
Golden Plains Festival 2020
➲ When: 7th of March 2020 To 9th of March 2020Two days and two nights in the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, in glorious Autumn. The sun like honey on the trees, afternoon goes on all day. Giant spikes of excitement at any time; an overnight ..
Grampians Grape Escape | Wine & Food Festival 2020
⊜ Grampians Road Halls Gap
➲ When: 2nd of May 2020 To 3rd of May 20202 - 3 MAY 2020 HALLS GAP WINE, FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE GRAMPIANS, VICTORIA Rediscover the majesty of the Grampians and make the journey to the heart of Halls Gap for a festival of regio ..
Great Vic Bike Ride 2019
➲ When: 22nd of November 2019 To 1st of December 2019The Greatest Great Vic Bike Ride Ever Ride along the Limestone Coast and the Great Ocean Road Bicycle Network has put together a world class route along South Australia's Limestone Coast and t ..
Gumbuya Sounds of Nature | Music Festival
⊜ Gumbuya World - Tynong North
➲ When: 30th of November 2019Victoria's only water, wildlife and theme park, Gumbuya World, launches its first ever music event with an exciting, killer line up featuring Australia's favourite singers and songwriters for Gumbuya ..
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2020
⊜ Main Road Hurstbridge
➲ When: 30th of August 2020Hurstbridge Wattle Festival - Sunday 30th August, 2020 The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, is a significant cultural event for Melburnians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history. ..
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 2020
⊜ Corner Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
➲ When: 3rd of May 2020Celebrating autumn at the Kalorama Chestnut Festival When: Sunday, May 3 Time: 10am - 4pm Where: Kalorama Reserve, cnr Mt Dandenong Tourist and Grange Roads, Kalorama (Melways R ..
Lunar New Year Festivals 2020 | Melbourne
➲ When: 22nd of January 2020 To 5th of February 2020Saturday, 25th January 2020 is New Year's Day Melbourne plays host to a number of Chinese and Lunar New Year festivals in the CBD and suburbs. Year of the RAT Melbourne Lunar New Year Festiv ..
Macedon Autumn Weekend
➲ When: 7th of March 2020 To 9th of March 2020Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to visit Mount Macedon and surrounding areas. Taste, sight, sound, touch and breathe in our dramatic undulating landscapes. Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, ..
Maldon Antique & Collectables Fair 2020
⊜ Francis St Maldon
➲ When: 15th of February 2020 To 16th of February 2020The Maldon Antique Fair has become a must attend event for both buyers and sellers with the football ground full of rare and valuable treasures. With one and a half kilometres of stalls it is a hu ..
Maldon Easter Fair 2020
⊜ 35-37 High St Maldon
➲ When: 9th of April 2020 To 13th of April 2020The Maldon Easter Fair is one of the oldest in Australia, it was started in 1878. The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the ..
Malvern Collective European Laneway Festival
⊜ Malvern Collective Display Suite, 2 Station Place Malvern
➲ When: 23rd of November 2019Join us next weekend at the Malvern Collective display suite, as local developer Kokoda Property celebrate the launch of their upcoming retail and residential precinct ' Malvern Collective. Enjoy ..
Melbourne Cup Steamfest 2020 | Kerrisdale Railway
⊜ Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum - 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway Kerrisdale
➲ When: 1st of November 2020On Sunday 1st November we shall be having our Melbourne Cup Weekend (Sunday Only) STEAMFEST. Trains run hourly at 11, 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm followed by a demonstration of all the steam engines and the ..
Melbourne Elvis Festival 2020
⊜ Melrose Melbourne | Conference & Reception Centre - Cnr lancefield road and Carrick Drive Tullamarine
➲ When: 3rd of January 2020 To 5th of January 2020This festival is a festival of music & shows for the king himself, Elvis Presley! Hosted & held at Melrose Receptions in the Carrick room, the Inaugral festival kicks off with one Australia's best ..
Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the independent arts. Melbourne Fringe has grown and evolved over 34 year ..
Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
Now established as a leading event in the Melbourne cultural calendar, the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival will again make the ears prick up, the heart soar, and let the mind be gloriously surprised. ..
Melbourne Music Week 2019
➲ When: 14th of November 2019 To 23rd of November 2019Melbourne Music Week (MMW) now in its 9th year will captivate the city from 14 to 23 November with a full line-up of imaginative music and arts events. Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is a nine-day cele ..
Melbourne Swing Festival 2021
➲ When: 11th of June 2021 To 14th of June 2021Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday June 11th - Monday June 14th 2021. It's time again for those 4 days and nights of sheer joy and dancing bliss to take over Melbourne! We'll swing the inne ..
Melbourne Walking Festival
We always get excited when we think we have found a new festival in Melbourne and delighted when we found Melbourne Walking Festival. Before you read on, this Melbourne Walking Festival was held in ..
Myrtleford Festival 2020
➲ When: 5th of March 2020 To 9th of March 2020March 5 to 9 | The Myrtleford Festival happens every March, during Victoria's Labour Day weekend. A huge program of activities aimed at absolutely everybody makes the Myrtleford Festival a wonderfu ..
National Celtic Festival 2020
➲ When: 5th of June 2020 To 8th of June 2020This winter festival is regarded as Australia's premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June. The Festival uses a range of v ..
One Electric Day 2019 | SOLD OUT
⊜ Werribee Park - Werribee
➲ When: 24th of November 2019SOLD OUT One Electric Day is going national again! Our favourite one-day festival is heading to venues across the country, featuring John Farnham, James Reyne, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, The B ..
One Night in Footscray 2019
➲ When: 22nd of November 2019ONE NIGHT IN FOOTSCRAY FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2019, 5PM ‘TIL LATE AN EXPLOSION OF ART, FOOD, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE For the third year running, spend a night in Footscray and discover the galler ..
Overload Poetry Festival
Ok, this is way, way overdue. In the absence of a published program, clearly the 2012 Overload Poetry Festival is not happening in September 2012. Festival director (and founder).. this is totally ..
Pako Festa 2020
⊜ 153 Pakington Street, Geelong
➲ When: 29th of February 2020Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers ..
Paris to Provence | French Festival 2019
⊜ Como House & Garden - Como House South Yarra
➲ When: 29th of November 2019 To 1st of December 2019Paris to Provence is returning for its 11th year with a pop-up French village at Como House and Gardens Paris to Provence returns to South Yarra for three days of good food, wine and music. Melbour ..
Peninsula Piers and Pinots 2020
⊜ Flinders Foreshore Flinders
➲ When: 8th of March 2020Labor Day Weekend Sunday annually in March at Flinders Foreshore Peninsula Piers and Pinots will be held on 8 March 2020 at Flinders Foreshore from 12pm-3pm. Around twenty Mornington Peninsul ..
Portarlington Mussel Festival 2020
⊜ Newcombe St Portarlington
➲ When: 11th of January 2020The Portarlington Mussel Festival is held in the picturesque village of Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula. The 14th annual Portarlington Mussel Festival is on Saturday January 11th 2020. ..
Pyramid Rock Festival
⊜ Lot 41, Pyramid Rock Rd, Phillip Island
2013 Pyramid Rock Festival Cancelled Inversion Productions, the promoter of the Pyramid Rock Festival has regretfully advised they will not be proceeding with the event in 2013. First held in 20 ..
Queenscliff Music Festival 2019
⊜ Hesse St Queenscliff
➲ When: 22nd of November 2019 To 24th of November 2019The 23rd annual Queenscliff Music Festival will be held from Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November. Kicking off Friday evening there will be multiple stages and venues throughout Queenscliff showcasi ..
Red Hot Summer 2020 | Music Festival
⊜ Mornington Racecourse - Mornington
➲ When: 18th of January 2020JANUARY - APRIL 2020 The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR celebrates 10 years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 and in true style, organisers have put together an incredible all Australian line-up for a massive four-mon ..
Rhythm & Vines Festival
⊜ Rochford Winery - Corner Maroondah Hwy and Hill Rd, Coldstream
The Rhythm & Vines Festival is taking a holiday in 2013... check back for 2014 ..
Riverboats Music Festival 2020
⊜ Heygarth Street Echuca
➲ When: 14th of February 2020 To 16th of February 2020The 2020 Riverboats Music Festival - Echuca-Moama, February 14-16. Come and join us for a weekend on the river. In a beautiful natural amphitheatre next to Australia's longest river, we're build ..
Rushworth Easter Festival 2020
➲ When: 11th of April 2020 To 12th of April 2020Enjoy a family festival in historic Rushworth on Easter Saturday, at High Street Rushworth & on Easter Sunday at Moora Recreation Reserve enjoy the Moora workin... See More The Rushworth Easter Her ..
Rutherglen Rotary Country Fair 2020
➲ When: 7th of June 2020The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria held on Queen's Birthday Sunday, part of the popular Winery Walkabout. Come along and grab a bargain from over 300 sta ..
Rutherglen Winery Walkabout 2020
➲ When: 6th of June 2020 To 7th of June 2020Victoria's original wine festival - Rutherglen will once again be the place to be on the June long weekend for the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. From the beginnings in 1974 when the Winemaker ..
SalamFest 2019 - Muslim Arts Festival
⊜ Federation Square - Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of November 2019 To 1st of December 2019Join in and celebrate this festival of peace. Experience and understand Muslim culture. Celebrate our traditions. Revel in the music and experience the mysticism of beats from the Muslim worl ..
Sandringham Santa Rally
⊜ Trevor Barker Oval Sandringham
➲ When: 24th of November 2019Join Santa for a stroll - It's for a good claus! Dress up in your best Christmas outfit and march the parade with us from Sandringham Football Club (Trevor Barker Oval) to Green Point, Brighton Bea ..
St Kilda Festival 2020
⊜ The Esplanade St Kilda
➲ When: 9th of February 2020Sunday 9th February 2020 | City of Port Phillip Join Australia's biggest FREE celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talent against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda ..
Stringybark Festival 2020
⊜ 40 Fulham Rd Rowville
➲ When: 18th of October 2020Sunday 18 October 2020, 10am - 4pm Stringybark is a free community event exploring everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox. ..
SunFest | Sunbury Community Festival 2020
⊜ Corner Oshanassy Street and Brook Street, Sunbury
➲ When: 14th of March 2020 To 15th of March 2020SunFest is on the third weekend of March every year with the next festival taking place from Saturday 14th March 2020 to Sunday 15th March 2020*, and is held on the Village Green, at the corner of O'S ..
Sustainable Living Festival 2020
➲ When: 1st of February 2020 To 29th of February 2020The iconic annual National Sustainable Living Festival returns 1-29 February 2020. The largest and longest-running Festival of its kind aims to inspire and provide solutions to the sustainability a ..
Sweet Eats Fest | South Morang
⊜ Central South Morang Shopping Centre - 338-342 McDonals Road South Morang
➲ When: 15th of February 2020Sweet Eats Fest is a market for decadent sweets, cheeses and beverages coming to Central South Morang shopping centre located in South Morang, Victoria. The event aims to bring families and local ..
Tarra Festival 2020
⊜ Cnr Commercial Road and Church Road Tarra
➲ When: 10th of April 2020 To 13th of April 2020SINCE 1972 | 48th year Yarram & Port Albert For a population of only 5,100, the Tarra Festival attracts 10,000+ people to the Street parade on Saturday and 18,000+ to events in total. The Tar ..
The Aireys Fair 2020
⊜ Anderson Street Aireys Inlet
➲ When: 3rd of November 2020Aireys Inlet School Fair : Saturday 3rd November 2020 The annual Aireys Fair showcases the best Aireys Inlet has on offer while raising valuable funds for the local Aireys Inlet Primary School. ..
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