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 ..
Plate Up Ballarat
➲ When: 1st of May 2019 To 31st of May 2019Plate Up Ballarat is an exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat's wonderful food offerings, craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more. Taking place throughout the month of May 2019, ..
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 ..
Australian Burlesque Festival 2019
⊜ Wonderland Spiegeltent Melbourne
➲ When: 26th of September 2019 To 28th of September 2019Presented by Dolores Daiquiri (burlesque icon) Celebrating 10 years! 26 September - New Follies New Follies Burlesque is the 'Emerging Burlesque Performers Contest' event of 'The Australian B ..
Bacchus Marsh Strawberries & Cherries Weekend 2019
⊜ Bacchus Marsh
➲ When: 15th of November 2019 To 17th of November 2019A 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 ..
Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2019
⊜ 40-50 Lydiard Street Ballarat
➲ When: 25th of May 2019 To 26th of May 2019For over a decade, Ballarat Heritage Weekend has been delivering an immersive, engaging and fascinating experience for visitors. With a storied history and incredible streetscapes, Ballarat is an exci ..
Ballarat Record Fair 2019
⊜ Little Creatures | Geelong Brewery - 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
➲ When: 2nd of June 2019Sunday, June 2, 2019 Housey Housey 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 We were inundated with requests to hold another record fair and we listened to you so ............... the ann ..
Ballarat Winter Festival 2018
Ballarat is set to transform into a winter wonderland this July, with a myriad of experiences to warm your heart, soul and belly as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival! Cascading snowflakes soul-w ..
Barkly Barks Dog Festival 2019
⊜ Barkly Square Shopping Centre - Barkly Square, Sydney Road Brunswick
➲ When: 25th of May 2019Barkly Barks dog festival returns for a fourth year to Brunswick's Barkly Square from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 25 May 2019. Developed in response to Brunswick's barking mad dog ownership, the be ..
Bastille Day French Festival 2019
⊜ Deakin Edge Theatre - The Atrium / Deakin Edge Theatre in Federation Square Melbourne
➲ When: 12th of July 2019 To 13th of July 2019Warm up in Melbourne this winter at the Bastille Day French Festival, a celebration of all things French. We'll be bringing the spirit of the French Revolution to Fed Square's Atrium and Deakin Edg ..
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 ..
Benalla Lions Club Antique & Collectable Fair 2019
⊜ Acklery Ave Benalla
➲ When: 12th of October 2019 To 13th of October 2019The Benalla Lions Club Antique & Collectable Fair will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 10.00am till 5.00pm and Sunday 13th October 2019 from 10.00am till 4.00pm. in the Benalla Indoor Recre ..
Bendigo Easter Festival 2020
⊜ Bridge St Bendigo
➲ When: 10th of April 2020 To 13th of April 2020The 2020 Bendigo Easter Festival promises to be four stimulating days of fun and entertainment from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Bendigo will come alive with activities that will entice and attra ..
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 Beyond the Valley is a boutique Australian music festival that began in 2014, and runs annually over the New Year's Eve ..
Box Hill Record and Comic Fair
⊜ Box Hill Town Hall - 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
➲ When: 2nd of June 2019Records, Comics & Card Fair | Box Hill Record and Comic Fair is Australia's longest running fair of its kind offering 1000's of collectible records, rare cards, hard to find comics and lots, lots more ..
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 ..
Bright Spring Festival 2019
➲ When: 26th of October 2019 To 5th of November 2019From Saturday 26th October 2019 to Tuesday 5th November 2019 The Bright Spring Festival now in its 31th year, Spring is a glorious time to visit Bright - fresh green leaves return to the trees, ..
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 ..
Buninyong Festival 2019
⊜ Midland Highway Buninyong
➲ When: 27th of October 2019The Buninyong Festival is a free family-friendly day out celebrating our local community. It's a safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family with music, amusement rides, animal farm, stalls, f ..
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 ..
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. ..
➲ 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
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 ..
Drouin Ficifolia Festival 2020
⊜ Young St, Drouin
➲ When: 8th of February 2020 To 9th 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 ..
Espresso Martini Festival
⊜ Supersmall City Club - 202 King Street Melbourne
➲ Every SaturdayJoin us at Supersmall for Bottomless Cocktails or Bottomless Beers! Because one is never enough! You can enjoy 2 hours endless refills from 6-8pm or 8:30-10:30pm! Cocktails to choose from: - Es ..
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 Melbourne 2019
The Melbourne Festival encompasses dance, circus, theatre, contemporary and classical music, visual arts, film and more. Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festiva ..
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. ..
Festival of Jewish Arts and Music
⊜ Melbourne Recital Centre - Melbourne Recital Centre Southbank
➲ When: 8th of September 2019Melbourne's one-day international contemporary Jewish music and arts festival. 'Walk on the Wild Side' - Sunday 8 September, Melbourne Recital Centre The Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJA ..
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 GeekFest 2019
⊜ Coal Creek Community Park and Museum - Coal Creek Pioneer Village 12 Silkstone Rd Korumburra
➲ When: 7th of July 2019Sunday, 7th July 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm All Age Event Come to where the awesome is!! Games and Activities including Paint + Take Guest Speakers and Steampunk your Nerfgun Workshop Steam P ..
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 ..
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 ..
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2019
⊜ Chauncey St Heathcote
➲ When: 5th of October 2019 To 6th of October 2019Heathcote's Annual Taste Sensation A genuine country festival at the showgrounds in the quaint village of Heathcote. The Heathcote Wine & Food Festival is a showcase of wines produced in the H ..
Hophaus Dachshund Race - Teckelrennen 2019
⊜ Hophaus Bier Bar Grill - Hophaus Bar & Grill, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct Southbank
➲ When: 12th of October 2019Hophaus Annual Dachshund Races #HOPHAUSDACHYRACE SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019, 11AM KICK OFF Hophaus Dachshund Racing is part of our annual OktoberFest Celebrations. The races and costume par ..
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2019
⊜ Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square Melbourne
➲ When: 9th of May 2019 To 23rd of May 2019Heading into their 12th year, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) will explore diverse and inspiring human rights stories through the mediums of film, art, music and forums. This year's ..
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2019
⊜ Main Road Hurstbridge
➲ When: 25th of August 2019The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, is a significant cultural event for Melburnians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history. It's a joyous celebration of our heritage, environme ..
Land of Plenty Festival
➲ When: 2nd of November 2019'LAND OF PLENTY' IS COMING TO SHEPPARTON! A brand new one-day, all ages major music festival is taking over the Shepparton Showgrounds on Saturday 2 November. Australia's hottest acts, DJ's, Carniv ..
Lankan Fest 2019 | Sri Lankan Festival
⊜ Queensbridge Square - Melbourne
November 2019 - Held in Queensbridge Square, the festival will host 40 different stalls which will be selling a variety of authentic Sri Lankan food, arts and crafts, spices, tea and other produce. ..
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, ..
Main Street Mornington Festival 2019
⊜ Main Street Mornington
➲ When: 20th of October 2019THE MAIN STREET MORNINGTON FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 24TH YEAR ON SUNDAY THE 20TH OF OCTOBER 2019. The Main Street Mornington Festival continues to showcase the cultural lifestyle that its proud peni ..
Malahang Community Festival 2019
⊜ Malahang Park - Malahang Reserve Corner of Southern Rd and Oriel Rd Heidelberg West
➲ When: 17th of November 2019Malahang Community Festival is a free and family-friendly event celebrating your local community. It's a safe fun and exciting day for the whole family with music games competitions stalls food an ..
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 ..
Maldon Folk Festival 2019
➲ When: 1st of November 2019 To 4th of November 2019Maldon Folk Festival, located in Central Victoria, has been held annually for more than four decades. Each year we provide a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all ..
Mansfield High Country Festival 2019
⊜ High St Mansfield
➲ When: 1st of November 2019 To 5th of November 2019The Mansfield High Country Festival kicks off an exciting 5 days on Friday 1st November and continues until Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5th November 2019. The events that make up the Festival are in ..
Melbourne Cup Steamfest 2019 | Kerrisdale Railway
⊜ Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum - 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway Kerrisdale
➲ When: 3rd of November 2019This Sunday 3rd November we shall be having our Melbourne Cup Weekend (Sunday Only) STEAMFEST, phone me to make a booking, Jennifer 0407823739 Trains run hourly at 11, 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm followed by ..
Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations
⊜ Enterprize Park - Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of August 2019Celebrate 184 marvellous years of everything great about Melbourne! Melbourne Day is on Friday, 30th August, 2019. This year the festival will be the best yet, welcoming in 184 years of the ci ..
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
➲ When: 12th of September 2019 To 29th of September 2019MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: 12 - 29 September 2019 The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the independent arts. ..
Melbourne Guitar Festival 2019
➲ When: 20th of September 2019 To 22nd of September 20192019 Melbourne Guitar Festival When? Sept 20 - Sept 22 Where? Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, Kew What's happening? 8 concert events, Masterclasses, Guitar Displays, $20,00 ..
Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2019
➲ When: 31st of May 2019 To 9th of June 2019The 2019 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 ..
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 Magic Festival 2019
➲ When: 30th of June 2019 To 13th of July 2019The 12th annual Melbourne Magic Festival is back bigger and better than ever. The Melbourne Magic Festival casts its spell across Melbourne from June 30 to July 13, 2019 and promises to take you t ..
Melbourne Swing Festival 2019
➲ When: 7th of June 2019 To 10th of June 2019Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday June 7th - Monday June 10th 2019. It's time again for those 4 days and nights of sheer joy and dancing bliss to take over Melbourne! We'll swing the inner ..
Melbourne Tartan Festival 2019
➲ When: 12th of July 2019 To 21st of July 2019CELEBRATE SCOTTISH CULTURE The Melbourne Tartan Festival is a joint initiative of the Victorian Scottish Heritage Cultural Foundation and Scots of Victoria Co-ordinating Group. Friday 12th Ju ..
Melbourne Tea Festival 2019
⊜ Meat Market - 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne
➲ When: 21st of July 2019THE MELBOURNE TEA FESTIVAL IS A ONE DAY CELEBRATION OF SPECIALTY LOOSE LEAF TEA. Wander through the boutique tea market with your tasting cup in hand and discover some of the finest artisanal teas ..
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 ..
Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival 2019
The Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival is a festival which encourages and supports women as jazz musicians, and composers. Held every December in Melbourne, Australia. The festival i ..
Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
⊜ State Library of Victoria - Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of August 2019 To 8th of September 201930 Aug - 8 Sep 2019 For more than three decades, Melbourne Writers Festival has been bringing together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world to revel in the ..
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 2019
➲ When: 7th of June 2019 To 10th of June 2019This 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 event commences on Friday ..
Newport Folk Festival 2019
⊜ 4 Market Street Newport
➲ When: 6th of July 2019 To 7th of July 2019The 12th annual Folk Festival presents lots of wonderful events. Our Folk Festival will be held on the first weekend in July and we hope you can come along and enjoy being part of the cultural life ..
One Fine Baby | Family & Lifestyle Fair 2019
⊜ Royal Exhibition Building - Royal Exhibition Building Carlton Gardens 9 Nicholson St Carlton
➲ When: 14th of September 2019 To 15th of September 201914-15 September 2019 Royal Exhibition Building One Fine Baby brings together 100+ must-have brands & services. Choose from fashion designer baby goods interiors stationery photographers health a ..
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