Autumn has landed and it’s time to say hello to a huge season of events in Melbourne… It’s all happening in and around the city over the next three months, that’s for sure!
Fashion, food, funnies and fast cars collide in March, to kick off what could easily be labeled ‘the best time of the year’ to visit Melbourne.
The best Autumn events in Melbourne
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.
The Festival presents the country’s largest consumer fashion event including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.
1 – 18 March, 2018
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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by the Bank of Melbourne is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse program of 200+ events.
Run by a small not-for-profit organisation, the Festival has grown over its history from grassroots beginnings with only a handful of events in 1993, to now being recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine festival.
In March, food and wine lovers indulge in events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria.
16 – 25 March, 2018
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Melbourne Flower Show
The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the International Flower & Garden Show, hosted in the exquisite heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens over five glorious Autumn days in March.
Featuring the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the Show is a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors.
21 – 25 March, 2018
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Prepare yourself for lashings of laughter as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns!
Melbourne will once again become the happiest place on Earth, with this annual event, the International Comedy Festival. Taking over the city each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
28 March – 22 April, 2018
Little Langham High Tea
Mickey Mouse is out of the Club House and has zoomed into The Langham, Melbourne for their latest instalment of their Little Langham High Tea. Disney fans, young and old, are invited to strap on their Mickey ears and experience The Langham’s, Mickey and the Roadster Racers High Tea.
It’s a gorgeous spread of Mickey & friends inspired treats and delicious drinks. I had a gorgeous morning with my little man Jack, and if you haven’t already experienced a high tea at The Langham, now is the time!
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Moomba is held annually in Melbourne, Australia. Run by the City of Melbourne, it is Australia’s largest free community festival, and a Melbournian tradition dating back half a century.
The program of activities and events runs from 9 – 12 March on the banks of the iconic Yarra River at Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens.
Highlights of the family-friendly program include the Moomba Parade with its artistic, community-inspired floats and the wacky Birdman Rally.
9 – 12 March, 2018
Melbourne Grand Prix
Another Melbourne race, where the whole world will be watching.
At speeds of over 300 km/h, the world’s fastest cars and their drivers will once again take on the exhilarating turns and straights of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit at the 2018 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
3 – 4 March, 2018
The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival is traditionally held in February and March each year and takes place at Flemington, Caulfield, and Moonee Valley racecourses Melbourne.
This year’s racing carnival features six group one race meetings of exciting thoroughbred racing action, highlighted by Super Saturday at Flemington on 10th March.
Running until 31 March, 2018
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Beautiful the Musical
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.
Beautiful has opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre and is the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, I Feel The Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.
Playing until June 24, 2018
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