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What's On This Month

~01-02 Sep

Melbourne Writers Festival

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.


06-13 Sep

Korean Film Festival

Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the Festival presents a packed program of world-class cinema, plucked straight out of Korea's booming film industry - Hallyuwood.


07-09 Sep

Silence Is Golden

On this retreat, give yourself the opportunity to enjoy the stillness and peace that the practice of meditation and silence brings.


13-30 Sep

Melbourne Fringe

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.


13-30 Sep+

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 19th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.


14-16 Sep

TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process

The TaKeTiNa process will be the foundation of this retreat which will also include body, breath work, frame drum meditations and a Saturday evening meditation concert.


15 Sep

Letting Go Of The Past

On this course, Buddhist monk Gen Dornying will teach the art of letting go. He will explain positive thinking techniques and meditations.


16 Sep

Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk & Research Run

Join all our like minded individuals for The Wellness Walk & Research Run. Assemble David Myers Lawn, Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive, La Trobe University.


20-30 Sep+

Palestinian Film Festival

The Palestinian Film Festival is back to shine light on Palestinian perspectives from around the world.


22-30 Sep+

Royal Melbourne Show

The 2018 Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, held at Melbourne Showgrounds.


22-30 Sep+

2018 Archibald Prize

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.


26-29 Sep

Footy Festival

The Footy Festival brings the best Melbourne has to offer with a huge variety of family friendly activities including AFL player appearances.


What's On Next Month

~01-02 Oct

Royal Melbourne Show

The 2018 Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, held at Melbourne Showgrounds.


~01-07 Oct

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 19th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.


01-31 Oct

Golf Month

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.


01-31 Oct

Victorian Seniors Festival

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.


~01-31 Oct+

Palestinian Film Festival

The Palestinian Film Festival is back to shine light on Palestinian perspectives from around the world.


~01-31 Oct+

2018 Archibald Prize

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.


05-07 Oct

The Great East Trail Ride

A fully supported three day cycle event along the 100 km East Gippsland Rail Trail.


05-28 Oct

The Australian Burlesque Festival

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!


07 Oct

JDRF One Walk Melbourne

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.


18-28 Oct

Darebin Music Feast

The 22nd year of the Darebin Music Feast will see hundreds artists and performaing at 40+ venues all over the City of Darebin. There's sure to be something for everyone!


07-14 Oct

History Week

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.


09-14 Oct

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

The Antenna Documentary Film Festival screens the very best in non-fiction films from Australia and around the world.


12-14 Oct

Motorclassica

Motorclassica is Australia's only internationally-significant exhibition of rare and exotic, heritage, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles.


12-14 Oct

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Set to feature some of Australia's best Bluegrass musicians and International acts as well as the best country hospitality our region has to offer. Held in the the picturesque Kinglake Ranges.


13-14 Oct

Shedfest

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.


14 Oct

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

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.


18-28 Oct

Darebin Music Feast

The 22nd Anniversary of the Darebin Music Feast will see over 600 artists and performaing at 40+ venues all over the City of Darebin There's sure to be something for everyone!


19-21 Oct

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

In its 23rd year and with the theme, "Spring, Regrowth & Community", the festival is a celebration of our community of Cobden and district in a fun event for all age groups.


20-21 Oct

Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show

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.


21 Oct

Spring Fling Street Festival

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!


25-31 Oct+

British Film Festival

In its 6th year, the British Film Festival will present a range of top notch British films at various Palace Cinemas across Melbourne over three weeks.


31 Oct+

Spooktober Halloween Festival

Eat, Drink & Be Scary At Spooktober! Melbourne's biggest Halloween festival returns, and you're invited to join us; if you dare.


Future Events

~01-04 Nov

Spooktober Halloween Festival

Eat, Drink & Be Scary At Spooktober! Melbourne's biggest Halloween festival returns, and you're invited to join us; if you dare.


~01-04 Nov

Palestinian Film Festival

The Palestinian Film Festival is back to shine light on Palestinian perspectives from around the world.


~01-14 Nov

British Film Festival

In its 6th year, the British Film Festival will present a range of top notch British films at various Palace Cinemas across Melbourne over three weeks.


~01-18 Nov

2018 Archibald Prize

The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.


02-04 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.


02-05 Nov

Maldon Folk Festival

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.


02-06 Nov

Mansfield Spring Arts Festival

A Festival showcasing art, sculpture, glass, literature and more, held at various venues.


03-04 Nov

Oakleigh Glendi

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


03-06 Nov

Camp Samatou

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.


09-11 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.


10-11 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.


11 Nov

Dogapalooza 2018

A not for profit dog friendly music festival that features great food and amazing music/artists. Held at Burnley Park, Richmond.


16-18 Nov

Healesville Music Festival

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.


18 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.


22-25 Nov

Monster Fest

Australia's premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST returns for its 8th year at Melbourne's Cinema Nova with a mix of World, Australian & Victorian Premieres!


23-25 Nov

Queenscliff Music Festival

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.


25 Nov

The Color Run

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.


30 Nov-02 Dec

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

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!


30 Nov-02 Dec

Festival Français de Melbourne

Experience a taste of France in this the 10th whimsical French Village market at Como House and Gardens. There's beautiful food and wine, live music and daily activities.


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