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~1-5 Nov

Mansfield Spring Arts Festival

A Festival showcasing art, sculpture, glass, literature and more, held at various venues over 10 days to 5th November.

~15 Nov

British Film Festival

In its 5th year, the BBC First British Film Festival will present a range of top notch British films at various Palace Cinemas across Melbourne over three weeks.

~1-30 Nov+

2017 Archibald Prize

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2017 Archibald Prize.

3-5 Nov

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues

Head to Victoria's high country and enjoy live music from some of the world's best jazz and blues artists and discover the rich experiences offered by the region.


Maldon Folk Festival

The Festival, in its 44th year with be held in beautiful country Victoria. Enjoy over 30 acts across 3 stages over 3 days in this historic heritage town. The music will take your heart to the hills and your feet to the beat, and you'll make friends.

4-5 Nov

Oakleigh Glendi

The Glendi is a celebration of cultural diversity with an emphasis on Greek culture through music, performance and food.

9-19 Nov

Russian Resurrection Film Festival

Australia's Russian Resurrection Film Festival has grown to become the largest and most respected celebration of contemporary and classic Russian cinema outside of Russia. Held at ACMI Federation Square.

10-12 Nov

Healesville Music Festival

The Healesville Music Festival is a family friendly event held in the beautiful township of Healesville, nestled just 70 kms from Melbourne in the world famous Yarra Valley. The festival, which is now in its 8th year.

11-12 Nov

Rotary Eltham Festival

Attractions include music, community displays, sporting try-outs, free rides for kids, arts/craft stalls, food, wine and more. Fireworks Saturday evening.

12 Nov

Dogapalooza 2017

A not for profit dog friendly music festival that features great food and amazing music/artists.

12 Nov

Resonance Music Series

Featuring chamber arrangements of Prokofiev's family favourite Peter and the Wolf. An orchestral arrangement of Georges Bizet's Juex d'Enfants (Children's games), which was originally composed for piano. This afternoon of music is the perfect excuse to let your hair down. Alongside these works will be J.S Bach's perennial favourite Brandenburg Concerto no 5 and a new work by Melbourne Composer Tom Campbell. J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050 Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf - Chamber Version Georges Bizet - Jeux d'Enfants - Chamber version Tom Campbell - New work

17-19 Nov

Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival

Australasia's premier bluegrass and American old time music festival is held at Harrietville, a picturesque village located in the beautiful Ovens valley at the foot of Mt Hotham, with bands from the USA and the best of Australia and New Zealand's bluegrass and old time acts.

19 Nov

JDRF One Walk Melbourne

JDRF One Walk Melbourne is being held at Alexandra Gardens with a special ambassador - Sir Ian 'Beefy' Botham. Ian is a former England cricket captain and his daughter lives with type 1 diabetes.

19 Nov

Malahang Community Festival

Malahang 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 live music, games, competitions, craft stalls, food and plenty of fun for the kids.

19 Nov

The Color Run

Meet at the start line - we'll take care of the rest. The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2017 is bringing a 5k paradise straight to your city with a sweet Tropicolor Zone on course, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a fresh island-style participant kit.

23-26 Nov

Monster Fest 2017

Australia's premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST returns for its seventh year this November 23rd to 26th at Melbourne's Lido Cinemas with a mix of World, Australian & Victorian Premieres!

23-26 Nov

The Stitches & Craft Show

The Stitches & Craft Show at Royal Exhibition Buildings will be an inspiring hub of creativity with classes and workshops, vintage fashion jewellery classes, a daily fashion show and more!

24-26 Nov

Outrigger National Titles

The Southern States Zone Organising Committee and Members welcome all competitors and their friends, family and supporters to the 2017 OC1/2 V1/3 National Championships at Lakes Entrance.

24-26 Nov

Festival Français de Melbourne

Experience a taste of France in this whimsical French Village market at Como House and Garden. There's beautiful food and wine, live music and daily activities.

What's On Next Month

2 Dec

Carols By The Bay

Sing along to Christmas hymns being performed by some of our region's talented artists as well as some notable Australian performers.

2 Dec

Daylesford Highland Gathering

True blue, dinky die Scottish drumming, piping and dancing. Includes a spectacular performance by massed bands. A march down Main Street and a gathering at Victoria Park Daylesford.

2 Dec

Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival

An annual festival held at the Federation Square, to promote ethical consumption and purchases in the lead up to Christmas. There will be activities for the whole family, including live cooking demonstrations, fashion shows and creative displays. This year's theme will focus on a holistic approach about what is good and the practices that we can adopt in our daily lives to provide positive outcomes for the world.

2-3 Dec

East Gippsland Adventure Challenge

An exciting weekend of racing that has something for everyone. The Challenge offers three races for all the adventure lovers.

3 Dec

Resonance Music Series

Each presentation is backed by lengthy research of ancient carols, poems, songs, dances and the writing of narrations. It has now been decided that future Pageants will be based on this past body of research. "Shepherds Watched, Angels Sang" was originally presented in 2008. The Early Music Consort, Rippon Lea Dancers and associate artists will again be in period dress for this moving and joyful revival. Intermission Afternoon tea will be provided at intermission with all proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross.

8-10 Dec

Meredith Music Festival

The Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, The One and Only Stage, the rolling hills and bushy corners. Three days and two nights of All Sorts of Nonsense.

9 Dec

Christmas at Central Park

A Christmas celebration for the whole family, with craft activities and unique performances for the kids until 7pm, including face painting, roving performers, and a special slapstick circus performance by Trash Test Dummies. Carols follow at 7.30pm.

9 Dec

Celebrate Christmas with Victoria Chorale

Capture the spirit of Christmas as Victoria Chorale sings Saint-Saens powerful Christmas Oratorio, Vaughan Williams quintessentially British Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Lauridsen's soaring O Magnum Mysterium and some of the most beautiful Christmas Carols. Mario Dobernig conducts the choir and four brilliant young soloists. At 7.30 pm, St Peter's Eastern Hill (opposite St Patricks Cathedral).

~10 Dec

2017 Archibald Prize

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2017 Archibald Prize.

Future Events

1-8 Jan

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

Enjoy inspirational music from some of the country's best musicians among some of the finest backdrops the peninsula has to offer. In its eleventh year and held at Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

10-11 Jan

Frankston Waterfront Festival

Enjoy live music all weekend, participate in a huge number of free interactive activities and indulge in great food, wine, beer and cider while you dance the weekend away in the sunshine. Check out the market stalls showcasing locally and handmade products, experience a thrill with rides and amusements for all ages or take advantage of your time at the waterfront and visit the annual Sand Sculpting Exhibition.

13 Jan

Portarlington Mussel Festival

The Committee are busy making plans for the 12th Annual Portarlington Mussel Festival and we are mixing things up this year with all new acts, entertainment and food to keep everyone happy.

14 Jan

So Frenchy So Chic

One huge party, an ideal picnic and a Summer's day to remember. Friends, music, food, wine and joie de vivre. Get lost among it all, and find yourself so frenchy, so chic, at Werribee Park.

14 Jan-4 Feb

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival brings together over three weeks a eclectic mix of artists and performers to celebrate and present queer art and culture.

20 Jan

Ballarat Beer Festival

All the craft beers you could ever desire, brought together for your taste buds to enjoy. Also, get the chance to immerse yourself in the brewing process and discover the fine art of matching your favourite ales with food.

25-28 Jan

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Join thousands of participants and cycling fans in the spectacular Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast regions for Australia's ultimate weekend of cycling.

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