As we all know, Melbourne is Australia's famed cultural city with its events calendar packed with exhibitions, shows, sports, arts festivals and music events - there really is something for everyone here.
The Moomba Festival is Australia's largest free community festival and is held annually over the Labour Day weekend (2nd Monday in March). With celebrations running over 4 days, this festival hosts mesmerizing fireworks displays, vibrant carnivals, unique river activities and local live music. This festival has stayed true to its name whereby 'Moomba' is an Aboriginal word that means "let's get together and have fun" - fitting the captivating atmosphere in Victoria to a tee.
Calling all sports enthusiasts, why not make your trip to Melbourne an unforgettable one by watching the annual Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix? Taking place at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, this race is the first in the Grand Prix calendar each year. The Formula 1 season will reach its 70th anniversary in 2020 so you can bet that the celebrations and festivities will be grander than usual.
Launched in a bid to position Melbourne as Australia's 'fashion capital', the Melbourne Fashion Week celebrates both international and local fashion brands and inspiration. If you have a keen eye for the latest and upcoming trends, feel free to catch a glimpse of one of Australia's largest fashion events - along street and pop-up runways, as well as innovative exhibitions.
Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's annual arts festival that celebrates diversty and independent art. Typically held over almost 3 weeks in September, a variety of art forms is showcased. This includes musical treats, comedy acts, circus performances and the performing arts. The festival occurs at over 100 venues within the city and features over 400 exhibitions and performances. It is also free of charge for both locals and tourists alike to attend.