7 Stylish Events in Melbourne this August

Get set for a super-stylish final month of Winter in Melbourne.

With so much happening in August, there’s an event for everyone from ‘Trailer Park’ every weekend to ‘Spring Fashion Week’ kicking off on Friday 28th August.

Reach for your phone and set an alarm reminder! And be sure to grab your calendar and a big red marker, because you’ll need to mark these fab events on your fridge… Old school, but ohhh-so-handy!


7 Stylish Events in Melbourne this August


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Friday 28 August to Friday 4 September

City of Melbourne proudly presents Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), the premier fashion event of the season. Featuring both free and ticketed events, fashion week boasts a bold new direction in fashion and retail for 2015.

Established and emerging local designers, brands and retailers will dazzle and inspire as they reveal the new season styles. This year’s events program showcases the city’s vibrancy and highlights Melbourne’s passion for fashion and events.


Trailer Park at The Village

Every Saturday and Sunday this August

This August, Melbourne’s finest food trucks will be gathering again in The Village Garden for Trailer Park 2015! Each weekend will showcase food from a different continent and attendees will be able to vote to have their favourite truck of the week return for the Best Of Series during the last weekend of August.

Trailer Park at The Village is a FREE event running from 12pm – 8pm each day, featuring some of my favourite food trucks including Mr BurgerTaco Truck Melbourne and Hammer and Tong Food Truck.


Trailer Park at the Village


Docklands Winter Festival Fireworks

Running until August 28th, 2015

Start your weekends with a bang this August with the FREE Friday night fireworks at Docklands.

With a fresh entertainment program every week, bring your family and friends along to enjoy a front row seat at one of the waterfront restaurants or bars. Alternatively, rug up and enjoy the show from New Quay Promenade.


Melbourne Writers Festival

20th – 30th August, 2015

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) embraces the widest possible range of writing, from Nobel Prize winners to mega-star bloggers.

MWF is Melbourne’s annual, two-week celebration for writers, readers and thinkers. This August, the festival celebrates 30 years of presenting the talent and ideas of hundreds of writers from Australia and around the world, through a vibrant program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events.


Melbourne Winter Night Market

Every Wednesday evening in August

Held every Wednesday from 5pm – 10pm throughout the chilly months at Queen Vic Markets, the Melbourne Winter Night Market is the place to experience true Melbourne culture through eats, drinks, music, design and a hint of lane way style.


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The Lion King

Running until Sunday 4th October, 2015

Brilliantly re-imagined by director Julie Taymor, The Lion King has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience.

Already seen by over 80 million people world-wide, Disney’s landmark musical event is now playing at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne.


City Adult Ballet Classes

Every Thursday – Final Class 20th August, 2015

Discover the magic of ballet with City Adult Ballet classes, taught by award-winning, former dancer with The Australian Ballet, Jane Casson.

With an emphasis on artistry, poise and musicality, the classes are suitable for all levels – yes, beginners are welcome! Bookings are essential and as places are limited, I recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.



For more great Melbourne Event Listings, visit the That’s Melbourne website here.



Be sure to shout out any other favourite events in the comments below!

Emily x


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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