Festivals | Fairs
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⊜ 65 River End Rd Bangholme
➲ When: 7th of April 2019Melbourne YouthFest is a one day expo of Melbourne youth at Cornish College, Bangholme. Sunday 7th April 2019 Free entry: Includes Tech Expo, Sports Expo, Cultural Expo, Food Trucks, Rides and ..
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 ..
Australian Heritage Festival 2019
➲ When: 18th of April 2019 To 19th of May 2019APRIL 18 - MAY 19 2019 Are you ready to celebrate Australian heritage for another year? Then we are excited to welcome you to the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival. This year's festival will 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 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 ..
Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival 2019
➲ When: 19th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The 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 2019
⊜ Bridge St Bendigo
➲ When: 19th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The 2019 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 2019
➲ When: 26th of April 2019 To 5th of May 2019The 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. This year it takes place from Friday April 2 ..
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 ..
Castlemaine State Festival 2019
⊜ Level 1, 50 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
➲ When: 22nd of March 2019 To 31st of March 2019The biennial Castlemaine State Festival will be held from March 22 until March 31, 2019. We are very excited about the quality and the diversity of artists programmed this year and quality and di ..
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. ..
City of Greater Dandenong Sustainability Festival 2019
⊜ Dandenong Market - Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets Dandenong
➲ When: 7th of April 2019The City of Greater Dandenong's Sustainability Festival is returning to Dandenong Market Sunday 7 April for its 6th year in a row. This free event is a rewarding, fun-filled day with live performan ..
Clunes Book Town Festival 2019
⊜ Fraser St, Clunes
➲ When: 4th of May 2019 To 5th of May 2019The 13th annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019, 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
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 ..
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 ..
Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival 2019
⊜ Federation Square - Federation Square Melbourne
➲ When: 6th of April 2019 To 7th of April 201910TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY Fair@Square is Australia's biggest ethical lifestyle festival. It aims to build awareness, inspire and educate people about the benefits of ethical lifestyle choices an ..
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. ..
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: 23rd of June 2019GeekFest 2018 Sunday, 23rd June 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm All Age Event More Details to come closer to the date... Come to where the awesome is!! Visit our Blog Facebook Page Games and Act ..
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 ..
Good Beer Week 2019
➲ When: 10th of May 2019 To 19th of May 2019MAY 10 - 19 2019, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA GOOD BEER WEEK IS "THE BEST BEER WEEK IN THE WORLD", ACCORDING TO MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING CRAFT BREWERS. In just 9 years, it has grown from the spark ..
Grampians Grape Escape | Wine & Food Festival 2019
⊜ Grampians Road Halls Gap
➲ When: 4th of May 2019 To 5th of May 2019Victoria's longest running food and wine festival has something for everyone. 4 - 5 MAY 2019 HALLS GAP WINE, FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE GRAMPIANS, VICTORIA Rediscover the majesty of the G ..
Healthy Body & Soul Festival
⊜ Brunswick Town Hall - Malvern Town Hall Malvern
➲ When: 14th of April 2019The Healthy Body & Soul Festival is an INTIMATE and BOUTIQUE event connecting you with the finest selection of Exhibitors Psychics and Therapists. "Pamper your Body & Nourish your Soul" Relax e ..
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2019
⊜ Heathcote Showgrounds - 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 ..
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019
⊜ Herring Island - Alexandra Ave South Yarra
➲ Every Saturday, SundayWeekends: 12 January 2019 - 22 April 2019 Gallery Open 11:30am to 4:30pm In 2019 the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival will run from 12th January to 22nd April. There will be four exhibitions ..
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 ..
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 ..
ILLUMIN8: Festival of Light and Peace 2019
⊜ Great Stupa of Universal Compassion - Myers Flat
➲ When: 17th of May 2019 To 19th of May 2019ILLUMIN8 - 2019 Festival of Light and Peace ILLUMIN8 is an annual event that has evolved out of the very successful Festival of Light and due to demand, now become a multi-day event. ILLUMIN8 ..
Indonesian Film Festival 2019
⊜ Australian Centre for the Moving Image | ACMI - Melbourne
➲ When: 22nd of March 2019 To 10th of April 2019Film lovers get along to the Indonesian Film Festival the largest celebration of Indonesian screen culture in Australia! Commemorating its 14th year anniversary in Australia the Indonesian Film Fes ..
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 2019
⊜ Corner Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
➲ When: 5th of May 2019Celebrating autumn at the Kalorama Chestnut Festival When: Sunday, May 5th Time: 10am - 4pm Where: Kalorama Reserve, cnr Mt Dandenong Tourist and Grange Roads, Kalorama (Melways ..
Kensington CommUNITY Festival 2019
⊜ JJ Holland Park, 67 - 121 Kensington Rd, Kensington
➲ When: 31st of March 2019The much-anticipated Kensington Community Festival is back for another huge day of fun for the whole family in celebration of multicultural Kensington. Enjoy music from China to the Caribbean, foo ..
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. ..
Light Up Melbourne Festival 2019
⊜ Birrarung Marr - birrarung marr Melbourne
➲ When: 6th of April 2019 To 9th of April 2019In April 2019, City of Melbourne will play host to the 2019 ICD Property Light Up Melbourne Festival at Birrarung Marr ' Lower Terrace. Taking over 8000 square meters of space, the 4-day Festival ..
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 2019
⊜ 35-37 High St Maldon
➲ When: 18th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The 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 ..
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
2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: 12 - 29 September (dates tbc) The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the indepe ..
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 Comedy Festival 2019
➲ When: 27th of March 2019 To 21st of April 201927 March - 21 April 2019 Melbourne becomes comedy capital of the UNIVERSE each April, as we take over the city with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, fi ..
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 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 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
⊜ P.O. Box 7002 Rosanna
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 ..
Moonee Valley Festival 2019
⊜ The Blvd, Maribyrnong River, Aberfeldie
➲ When: 30th of March 2019Illuminate the River Saturday, 30 March, 2pm-9pm The Blvd, Maribyrnong River, Aberfeldie The Moonee Valley Festival comes to an end in spectacular style with a full day of food, art and ente ..
MoonLight Festival | Easter Weekend
⊜ Boneo Maze & Mini Golf - 695 Limestone Road Fingal
➲ When: 19th of April 2019 To 21st of April 2019Easter Weekend Light Festival with Sand Sculpting Australia Peter Pan exhibition! 19th, 20th and 21st April Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula will come alive in the evenings this Easter Lon ..
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 ..
New & Emerging Communities Festival 2019
⊜ 2 Everard St Glenroy
➲ When: 30th of March 20193rd New & Emerging Communities Festival Saturday, March 30, 2019 Belle Vue Park Primary School Celebrating the diversity of culture, food and entertainment for the whole family. Rides, per ..
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