For more than three decades, the Festival has been bringing together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world to revel in the power of words to unite and inspire. The Melbourne Writers Festival will be held across ten days and will be spanning hundreds of events held in some of the city's most iconic venues. From storytelling, discussion and intellectual debate, to live music, performance and the arts, the Festival is a bookish arts party with sessions for all ages and budgets.
In its 36th year the Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. It achieves this by embracing diversity and a spirit of independence and creates a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of Melbourne.
Golf lovers (and those just curious) are invited to join Golf Month around Australia. Whether you've never had a swing, would like to get more involved or simply want to share the game with your mates and family, there will be something to suit everyone at a club or facility nearby.
Now in its 36th year, this month-long celebration is the highlight on every senior's calendar. Enjoy more than 1,500 free and low-cost events right across the state, including concerts, classes, workshops, games, tours, exhibitions and more.
The Australian Burlesque Festival is a unique community based exper-i-ence uniting burlesque artists from all over the country and the globe in a tour of sizzling showcases and workshops. Now in its 8th year!
JDRF One Walks brings together around a million people from around the globe to raise funds for life-changing T1D research. So bring your picnic blanket and your walking shoes for a beautiful walk followed by lunch and kids activities.
An array of exciting activities will bring Victoria's colourful past to life during History Week. Events that celebrate our heritage are being held across the state and there is something to appeal to everyone.
For only $15 you will receive a souvenir glass which will be your ticket to taste all the wines on offer at all the participating wineries. There will be plenty of food on offer and moderately priced at all the wineries during the course of the day, you only have to decide where, when and what you want to eat.
Over 30,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels are expected to pound the streets of Melbourne in the 2018 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. Australia's largest marathon attracts participants from across the globe to run past some of Melbourne's iconic landmarks like Flinders Street Station, the Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake before crossing the finish line inside the MCG, Victoria's spiritual home of sport.
Returning for its 5th season it provides exhibitors with a range of options to showcase their garden flowers, pot plants, produce, crafts and artworks. New competitions have been introduced this year. Fresh produce will give visitors a taste of Bacchus Marsh.
Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the annual Spring Fling Street Festival. Now in its 41st year, you'll enjoy a free day for the whole family with live music, interactive kid's activities, a vintage and handmade artists market, multicultural performances and our famous Spring Fling Dog Show!
The Festival, in its 45th year, will be held in beautiful country Victoria. Enjoy numerous acts across multiple stages running 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.
Four days of drum, dance, yoga, singing workshops and performances for our African Drum & Dance Retreat. Just one hour from Melbourne. Camp also provides comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and kid's program.
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.
The 9th 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.
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.
Courtney Barnett will headline this year's festival where the late Indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu will be honoured with a special live performance of his final album Djarimirri, brought to life by a sixteen-piece orchestra from the Australian National Academy of Music, as well as special vocalists and performers.
Meet at the start line: we'll take care of the rest. The Color Run 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.
The greatest baking, dessert and entertaining show on earth. The ultimate weekend destination for foodies, home bakers and cake decorators. Packed full of tasty baked goods and sweets, tools and equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations and interactive classes; it's a great day out with family and friends!