About Melbourne Festivals

(Melbourne, Victoria, VIC, Australia)

Melbourne is a truly diverse and cosmopolitan city, which is reflected in its extensive annual calendar of festivals and seasonal celebrations.

Popular festivals in Melbourne include the following events.

Annual Melbourne Festivals

  • February: Australian Matchplay and Australian Masters, prestigious golfing championship
  • February: St. Kilda Festival, popular arts and culture event, with a range of activities for all ages, including live music and food stalls
  • March: Formula One Grand Prix, when large crowds gather at Albert Park for this notable motor racing event
  • March: Irish Festival, held each year on March 17th, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
  • April: Food and Wine Festival, one of the biggest events of its kind in the whole of Australia
  • April: Bells Beach Surfing Classic, April, major surfing festival, attracting experienced surfers from all over the world

  • April: Melbourne International Comedy Festival, taking place over three events and offering a range of international comedians performing around the city centre
  • May: St. Kilda Film Festival, screenings of modern short films
  • September: Royal Melbourne Show, major agricultural show, taking place over ten days at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
  • October: Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, with many impressive theatrical performances, live music and operas
  • October: Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian festival with plenty of beer on offer
  • November: Spring Racing Carnival, lasting around five weeks, including the acclaimed Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Address: 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3006, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9235 8000
Website: www.mcec.com.au/

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