What’s on in Melbourne this Autumn

What’s on in Melbourne this Autumn, here’s our round up of the best events in the world’s most liveable city. From the Melbourne Fashion Festival in March to the Melbourne International Design Week in May, there’s something happening for everyone.

Grab your calendar and favourite pen, because you’ll need to mark these on your fridge!


Whats on in Melbourne this Autumn



What’s on in Melbourne this Autumn



March 14-22

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.

A true feast for the senses, the Festival presents the most stylish week-long entertainment on offer including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.


Flemington Grazing Trail & Cellar Door

Saturday 14 March

The famous Flemington front lawns and rose gardens will come alive with an incredible selection of the very best boutique wineries, breweries and producers Victoria has to offer. Foodies and wine lovers can enjoy tastings from exhibitors in a unique cellar door atmosphere.

Admission to the event is free with your Super Saturday raceday ticket – buy yours online at Ticketek.com.au, or phone 13 28 49.


Cirque du Soleil, TOTEM

Running until Sunday 29 March

Totem is a touring show by Cirque du Soleil that premiered in 2010 and is now playing under the blue and yellow Big Top at Flemington Racecourse.

The show traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The cast features 45 performing artists from 16 countries specialising in many breathtaking acrobatic acts.


Cirque du Soleil TOTEM - Melbourne Girl


Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Wednesday 25 March – Sunday 29 March, 2015

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) returns for its 20th year with a burst of blooms in 2015 at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

As the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, MIFGS sees some of Australia’s best landscape designers, florists and suppliers decorate the heritage-listed site with incredible displays attracting more than 110,000 visitors annually.


Relaxed Racing

March, 2015

Relaxed Racing allows racegoers to enjoy all the style and glamour that comes with a day at the races but with a unique, casual dress code.

Visit racing.com for all the great events at some of Victoria’s most iconic racetracks.


Strictly Ballroom the Musical

Running until the end of May, 2015

The fabulous new production of Strictly Ballroom the Musical will have audiences dancing in the aisles at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Based on the much-loved Australian film and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom the Musical features classic songs from the film including Love is in the Air and Time after Time, as well as some wonderful new songs by artists such as Eddie Perfect and Sia.


Time After Time - Strictly Ballroom


Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Running until Sunday 15 March

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will take a journey to new frontiers of flavour with amazing international guests and exciting events.

Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in more than 200 events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.


Summer Night Market

Running until Wednesday 25 March

Emerging designers, artists, musicians and foodies showcase their talents at one of Melbourne’s favourite summer evening events at the Queen Victoria Market.


Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

Running until Sunday 29 March

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, showing advance screenings, new release and cult movies on the Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens.

My favourite screenings this month include Clueless, 50 Shades of Grey and Dior and I.


Melbourne Comedy Festival - CabHOORAY


Melbourne International Comedy Festival

25 March – 9 April 2015

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world and the largest cultural event in Australia.

The Melbourne Town Hall has served as the festival hub since the early 1990s, but a program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts are held in venues throughout the city.


Melbourne International Design Week

Monday 11 May – Sunday 17 May

Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of design excellence and highlights the role of design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.

It has been created to highlight the best of design in the State of Victoria and internationally in order to nurture a strong design culture. Events give everyone the opportunity to be inspired by the benefits of outstanding design for our lives and our economy.




For more great Melbourne happenings, visit our events feed here.





Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and Racing.com, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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