What's on in Melbourne VIC

Festival MarqueeLife's worth celebrating in Victoria. A packed calendar of food and wine, sport, art, lifestyle, community and multicultural events means you'll find a Fete, Fair or Festival being held in every corner of the state. The Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to what's on in Melbourne and regional Victoria listing the many community-based special events held throughout the year in our wonderful state.

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December 24 to January 26 - Moyneyana Festival

The Moyneyana Festival runs over five weeks from Christmas Eve through to Australia Day each year. Festival highlights include Christmas Eve children’s evening, spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations, Environmental day, Emergency Services day, Moyneyana Ocean Swim, Show 'n' shine of vintage cars, Lighthouse open day, Art Show, Community Markets, Australia Day Celebrations and much more! : Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria VIC

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January 26 - Whitehorse Australia Day Concert and Fireworks

The Whitehorse Australia Day Awards will be presented earlier in the evening, along with a special citizenship ceremony to be held in the Whitehorse Centre theatre prior to the concert. Free rides and amusements will be available from 5.00pm to 9.30pm. Food stalls will operate from 5.00pm onwards. ATM facilities will be available for this event. Former The Voice contestant Luke Kennedy will headline a fun filled night of entertainment, performing a special show featuring the greatest hits of Australian icon John Farnham. Included in the program is ‘80s Australian group The Chantoozies, rockin’ UK classics outfit Raw Brit while Play School favourite Alex Papps will delight the kids. Wendy Stapleton returns as MC and will introduce the Australian Women's Choir. Witness a stunning night of entertainment with a stunning 10-minute fireworks finale. Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading VIC

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January 26 - Globe to Globe World Music Festival

Kingston's annual Australia Day event, Globe to Globe World Music Festival showcases the very best in world music. Globe to Globe is known for its diverse range of performances, workshops, international cuisine, kids entertainment, rides, and a spectacular fireworks finale. 11am to 10pm. Namatjira Park, Clayton South VIC

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January 26 - Dandenong Australia Day

Dandenong Australia Day is a free family friendly event will feature two stages with live entertainment, roving performers, a dedicated food court, community and market stalls, exciting rides, free family activities, and will conclude with a grand fireworks finale at 9.25pm. Dandenong Park, Pultney Street, Dandenong VIC

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January 26 - Mornington Australia Day

Join us at Mornington Park for a day of great entertainment, including non-stop music, food stalls, amusement rides, FREE kids activities, street parade and fireworks display. 3pm to 9.30pm Mornington Park - Cnr Schnapper Point Drive & Esplanade VIC

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January 26 - Rosebud Australia Day

Start the morning with a little excercise for the whole family with a 5.3km run/walk or 10km run. Followed by a FREE community breakfast, live entertainment and loads of kids activities all on the beautiful Rosebud foreshore. 8.30am to 1.00pm. Rosebud Village Green - Point Nepean Road, Rosebud VIC

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January 26 - Rye Australia Day

There's not much you can't do in Rye on Australia Day. An action-packed day starting with a FREE community sausage sizzle, local entertainment and activities, finishing off with a blast of fireworks from Rye Beach. 12.30pm to 9.15pm. Rye Foreshore - Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC

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January 26 - Hastings Australia Day

Hastings Foreshore comes to life with something for everyone. Emu Plains Market, FREE BBQ breakfast, amusements, great food, FREE kids activities and live entertainment. Hastings Foreshore - Marine Parade, Hastings VIC

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January 26 - Dromana Australia Day

Everyone at Dromana Foreshore will have a brilliant morning with a FREE breakfast, art and crafts, animal farm and live entertainment.8am to 1pm. Dromana Foreshore - Pier Street & Point Nepean Road, Dromana VIC

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January 26 - Whittlesea Australia Day

The City of Whittlesea will be conducting its annual Australia Day Celebrations on 26 January on The Terrace Lawns of the Council Offices, 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang. So pack your picnic, grab a snag from the bbq or a bite from the food trucks as you lounge on the lawn and enjoy the show as the sun goes down. Once your done digesting, the dance floor await, with music that is sure to have you up and moving in no time! To wrap up the night we’ll set the sky alight with a fireworks show at 9.15pm. 25 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang VIC

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Revving The River Festival

January 26 to 28 - Revving The River Festival

Revving The River Festival is an annual bike, car and music event supporting the Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation. Indian and Victory Motorcycles and American Muscle Cars and all welcomed and will be the feature of the weekend. The weekend will kick off with live music in the Aquatic Reserve, open to the general public with the Show n Shine scheduled for Saturday morning in Hare Street near the American Hotel and Campaspe Library. Aquatic Reserve, Heygarth Street, Echuca VIC

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January 26 to 28 - Geelong Festival of Sails

The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors annually taking part in the event. The Festival of Sails promises something for all; thrilling sailing action, exciting on water activities for all to try, and a great way to spend quality time with your family over the Australia Day Long Weekend. Geelong Waterfront, 25 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC

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January 27 to 28 - Mornington Peninsula Boat & Fishing Festival

The two-day festival will feature fishing and boating displays, demonstrations and advice, complemented by family food and entertainment set amongst the historic setting of the Quarantine Station. Quarantine Station (Jarman Oval) Point Nepean National Park, Portsea VIC

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January 28 - Victoria Street Lunar Festival

The Victoria Street Lunar Festival has become one of the most popular and recognised Lunar New Year celebrations in Victoria, drawing people from all over Melbourne. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for Victoria Street to treat the community to a vibrant, colourful and culturally rich experience. Highlights include a 40 metre long Lion Dance and Dragon Dancers parading through the street, Asian foods stalls, restaurants and children activities. Victoria Street Richmond VIC

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February 2 to 4 - Grampians Music Festival

One spectacular location, one stage, 20 amazing acts – Grampians Music Festival is a special festival in a very special place. Small and intimate, with boutique wine, beer, cocktails and food, GMF is held in early February in Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, western Victoria. We feature up-and-coming Australian artists who are distinctive, exciting and above all, supremely talented. With no timing conflicts and 360° mountain views, Grampians Music Festival is one very unique festival. Big mountains, huge sounds – come on the ride with us! : 7 Valley Drive, Halls Gap VIC

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February 3 - Ales on the Ovens

The Ales on the Ovens Craft Beer Festival will showcase some of the finest brews from around Victoria. But delicious craft beer’s not the only feature of the festival, there’ll be cider, wine, tasty culinary delights and a smorgasboard of entertainment to keep you entranced for the whole day : Apex Park, Wangaratta, VIC

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February 3 to 4 - Brewers Feast

Brewers Feast is a beer festival in Melbourne which showcases some of the best Australian craft beer, food and up and coming musicians. Brewers Feast is sure to excite those who enjoy beer, cider and wine as well as delicious food and live music. What makes this such a unique festival is our focus on the new trend of beer and food pairing which can be explored throughout the festival or during the degustation dinner. It’s sure to hypnotise your taste buds : Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC

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February 8 to 11 - Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is a 4 day event in the heart of Ballarat on historic Lydiard Street, celebrating all things Rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun! As well as fabulous music, the festival includes a Tiki bar, dance floors, fashion parades, best dressed competition and the much loved Ballarat Beat Pinup Competition.The free street party is family friendly and includes a classic and hot rod car show, live entertainment, trade stalls, dancing, fashion shows and so much more! : Ballarat VIC

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Frankston Waterfront Festival

February 10 to 11 - Frankston Waterfront Festival

Over two exciting days celebrate with family and friends at the Frankston Waterfront Festival 2017. Enjoy live music across the weekend, get involved in a plethora of free interactive activities and indulge in great food, wine, beer and cider while you dance the weekend away in the sunshine. Peruse the market stalls showcasing locally and handmade products, experience a thrill with rides and amusements for all ages or take advantage of your time at the waterfront and visit the annual Sand Sculpting Exhibition. There is no better way to spend a summer’s weekend than by the bay, with good friends, great food and memorable entertainment. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:45pm on Saturday night! : Frankston Waterfront, 7N Pier Promenade Frankston VIC

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February 11 - Mirboo North Italian Festa

There’s so much to love about Italy and the Mirboo North Italian Festa wants to share it all with you! Come and join the fun as Baromi Park and Mirboo North come alive with a festival celebrating all things Italian in a fantastic day of free entertainment for the whole family. Delicious food stalls, drinks terrace, market stalls, music, singing, dancing, comedy, displays, cooking demonstrations, grape stomping, cars and competitions. For the kids there’s the Jumping Castle, inflatable slide, face painting and lots more. : Baromi Park Nth VIC

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February 16 to 18 - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

This year’s Apollo Bay Seafood Festival marks a new beginning. We welcome you to enjoy a new format, extended to feature a core program that includes Off The Hook, Harbour Day and Conversations On The Edge; three new events that endeavour to profile those who actively share our vision to champion the spirit of our local fishing community, the world-class seafood sourced locally from our waters, and the rugged beauty of our coastal town. : Apollo Bay VIC

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February 17 - Whitehorse Chinese New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Whitehorse Chinese New Year festival. Central Box Hill will be filled with food, music and a spectacular traditional parade during the 12 hour event running from 11am – 11pm. The showcase of Chinese culture and unique style of celebration will include activities and entertainment for all ages. Chinese New Year festivities are full of sound, colour, dance and sweet treats to mark the start of another year full of promise. The stunning Parade of Choi Sun (Chinese God of Fortune) will entertain, while a visit to the giant Buddha statue will give some a chance to pray for a prosperous, safe year to come. Dragon dancers weave through the crowd to the beat of drums. The festival showcases wonderful music, singing and dancing from our local community. Festival goers can enjoy games, rides, firecracker displays, music and performances.Market stalls will sell Chinese New Year souvenirs and merchandise, and there will be a market of unique and authentic Asian cuisine. : Box Hill VIC

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February 17 - Geelong Great Australian Beer Festival

Geelong Racecourse will again host over 200 beers and ciders for the annual Great Australian Beer Festival, including entertainment across 3 stages featuring 20 acts, a festival of food and, of course, all things beer - even beer cocktails! : Geelong Racecourse VIC

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March 17 - White Night Melbourne

White Night Melbourne will return to the streets, laneways and parks of the city in 2018. From colourful projections and awe-inspiring installations to interactive performances, puppetry and an array of musical hubs, there will be so much to see : Melbourne VIC

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February 21 to 26 - Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow

Experience the very best of the Caravan, Camping and Touring industries. For over 60 years the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow has been Australia’s premier outdoors show with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing the very best of these great industries in one place : Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne VIC

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Western Port Festival

February 23 to 25 - Western Port Festival

On the picturesque Hastings Foreshore, Western Port Festival has something for all members of the family with events organised to entertain all ages. Entry is free and so is the entertainment! You only have to pay for your rides and food. Saturday will be bustling with excitement – don’t forget to watch the Street Parade down High St at 12.20pm and the Fireworks on the foreshore in the evening. On Sunday you can admire the Art & Artisans Show or cars and trucks in the Car Show, then please the little ones with the Teddy Bears Picnic. : Hastings Foreshore VIC

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February 24 - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

The 2018 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday the 24th of February from 12 noon til 8pm, The line-up is: Lloyd Spiegel, Dream Boogie, Geoff Achison and The Justin Yap Band. This will be our seventh annual Festival, we are continuing our tradition of bringing you the best blues bands in the country at the Otways Tourist Park venue in Gellibrand. We have eight hours of non-stop Blues as well as good food, and drinks from the Otway Estate Winery and Brewery. This is a ticketed event - looking forward to seeing you there! : Otways Tourist Park - Gellibrand River township, 25 klms south of Colac VIC

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February 24 - Pako Festa

Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life. Coming together in harmony, up to 100,000 people meet to enjoy a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, films, craft displays, free activities for children and an amazing day of non-stop entertainment. Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of multiculturalism. All you need to bring for a great day out is a happy heart and an open mind. : Geelong West VIC

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February 24 - Pier Street Party

The Pier Street Party will be jam-packed with incredible music and summertime fun for all. Held outside the Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston, this epic street party will be the talk of the summer. Bringing the local community and music fans together for such an unmissable lineup, The Pier Street Party is guaranteed to set the example for Aussie summer festivals to come. : Pier Hotel, 508 Nepean Hwy, Frankston VIC

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February 24 - Point Cook Lunar New Year Festival

Point Cook Lunar New Year Festival showcases the multicultural diversity in and around Point Cook through food, music, performances and activities. Join us to celebrate the Year of the Dog with All-day live performances; Fireworks display; Lion dances; Food stalls and food trucks; Jumping castles; Face painting; Lantern making; Chinese art and calligraphy; Traditional performances; Various cuisines from local restaurants and more! : Point Cook VIC

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February 24 - Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival

This year's Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival celebrates 25 years of being Victoria's best value for money, family-friendly festival. You and your family are invited to what promises to be a fabulous day highlighted by Live entertainment, Food and Market Stalls, Woodchop, Art & Craft, Photography, Street Parade and much more. Stay for a spectacular fireworks display at 10:30pm! : Edgar Street, Heywood VIC

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February 24 - Mornington Peninsula Food and Wine Festival

This will be a day of impeccable experiences. Enjoy the delights of local chefs applying their skills with premium local produce to taste. While vigneron’s educate your palate with the diverse range of variety on offer to drink. Wander the market area for all the quality produce from the artisan producers of the area. Immerse yourself with everything that the Mornington Peninsula is famous for Food, Wine and Entertainment in the Mornington Peninsula's most beautiful and historic surrounds. Set on the lawns of Pt. Nepean National Park overlooking Port Phillip Bay, so bring the picnic rug and soak up the summer sun and relax with friends. While listening to some of the Peninsula’s finest and Australia’s best musicians playing as the couta boats sail past. : Pt. Nepean National Park, Portsea VIC

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February 24 - Blues at The Briars Festival

Blues at The Briars Festival is back by popular demand providing a world class blues and roots festival on the stunning Mornington Peninsula. A combination of great music, amazing food and wine, and a dedicated children’s area make this day a must in everyone’s calendar. The Peninsula’s best kept secret keeps delivering in the amazing rural setting of the historic Briars homestead and surrounds. Bring a chair or a picnic rug and soak up the landscape and vibe while listening to the best bands from Australia and abroad : The Briars 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha VIC

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February 24 to 25 - Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

Free fun for everyone! The annual Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival is taking place across Eltham town centre, with an entertaining and exciting musical line-up of jazz, swing and blues artists performing over the weekend. Come along and enjoy a wide range of music, tantalising food and wine, fantastic local shopping, activities for the kids and lots more. : Eltham Town Centre - Eltham VIC

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Moonee Valley Festival

February 25 - Moonee Valley Festival

February 25 - The annual Moonee Valley Festival will be popping up in Queen’s Park again for a free day of summer fun. The whole community is invited to be part of the excitement with market stalls, roving performers, live music, dance and entertainment, workshops and activities, the business expo, delectable food, and carnival rides. 10am to 5pm. : Queens Park, Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds VIC

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February 25 - Whittlesea Colour Carnival

The annual Whittlesea Colour Carnival is a free and large local community event involving communities from all cultures in a fun environment featuring colour play, ColourFun run, carnival rides, marquees, food trucks, music stage and other activities. 12noon to 6pm : Meadowglen Athletics Reserve 146-156 McDonalds Road Epping VIC

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February 25 - Bright n Sandy Food & Wine Festival

This year's Bright n Sandy Food & Wine Festival promises a fun day out for the whole family. The Festival will feature cooking demonstrations by leading chefs, children’s activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to sample or buy from more than 35 food and wine exhibitors. 11am to 7pm : Green Point Reserve, Brighton VIC

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February 25 - Ashburton Community Festival

Fun and always different the Ashburton Festival takes over High St for a family-friendly day of fun-filled activities. There’s entertainment, free ‘come and try’ activities and rides all day. The Ashburton Community Festival has a tradition of encouraging performances from local schools and residents wishing to display their talent and hone their performing skills. The festival includes emerging creative groups that provide exciting new ideas that inspire community members to experience new art forms : Johnston Street and Carool Road, Ashburton VIC

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March 2 to 4 - Nagambie on Water Festival

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March 2018, the annual Nagambie on Water Festival (NOW) will become a High Street Extravaganza. The NOW Festival has been exhibiting the best of Nagambie’s stunning natural resources and community spirit every year since 2008. Featuring a diverse selection of family-friendly activities, the festival invites Nagambie locals and visitors alike to participate in a variety of fun and interactive outdoor events. Favourites of the festival like the Great Grape Stomp, 1.1km Park To Pub Swim and the Community Canoe Challenge will return again, along with some new events Passport to Play, Reel Racing and a wine bar. All the entertainment you can manage in one convenient location on High Street Nagambie. : Buckley Park, Nagambie VIC

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March 2 to 18 - Kew Community Festival

The Kew Community Festival is a well-supported community festival capturing the diversity of Kew. It has a rich history since 1974 of delivering quality events in Kew and involves activities and events presented over several weeks in March attracting approximately 10,000 people. The Kew Festival engages the community in the Kewmunity Day, the Fireworks Concert and other free entertainment and promotes activities provided by community groups : Various locations across Kew VIC

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March 2 to 18 - Shepparton Festival

Presented across 17 days the Shepparton Festival will design a multi art celebration offering the community a platform from which they can artistically and culturally express themselves. From incredible culinary, to community cultural celebrations, musical talents for all tastes and activities for the young and young at heart, the Shepparton Festival By Design will embrace all that Greater Shepparton represents. It encourages connections to the environment, challenges artists, community groups and organisations to engage with local industries to connect through process and practice. : Shepparton VIC

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St Anne's Strawberry Fair

March 3 - St Anne's Strawberry Fair

Strawberry Fair is run by the Parish of St Anne & St Gerard together with St Anne's Primary School. The Fair has been a tradition of our school for 33 years and has built an enviable reputation as a high quality community event. With over 30 stalls, a Fun Run, rides, stage entertainment, Devonshire teas and iconic Yarra Valley wines and strawberries, the Strawberry Fair is the perfect way to spend a Saturday with the family. 10am to 4pm : St Anne's Primary School - 60 Knees Road, Park Orchards, Melbourne VIC

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March 3 - Bass Valley Autumn Festival

Come have fun and have a great day out among other wonderful country folk at the annual Bass Valley Autumn Festival. Enjoy carnival activities, bucking bull, raffles, devonshire tea, cakes, donuts, hot foods, market stalls and much more. Our live country music lineup includes The Kernot Country Boys, Gary Marr and Jeff Crew! (Others to be confirmed—check our website or facebook page for updates). Easy to find - Midway between McDonald's at Bass and the awesome Bass Pub. 10am to 4pm : Corner Bass Highway and Old School Rd Bass VIC

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March 3 - St Kilda Park Primary School Fete

The fete kicks off at 11am with a range of rides, activities, food stalls, market stalls, dunk the teacher, silent auction and regular fete favourites. An exciting entertainment program of children’s performances complete the picture to provide a relaxed, affordable and fun filled day for all to enjoy. This promises to be the event of the year so be sure to put the date in the calendar today! : 68 Fitzroy St St Kilda VIC

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March 3 - Melbourne Craft Beer and Food Festival

The Melbourne Craft Beer and Food Festival hosts the largest and most comprehensive range of Artisan Craft Brewers and Cider-makers Australia-wide, with over 300 Brews, Ciders, Spirits, Cocktails & Wine to sample : Catani Gardens, St Kilda VIC

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March 13 - Holi Festival of Colours

The Festival of Colours is a pleasant and cheerful festival, which creates a sustainable feeling in the minds of the visitors and those who will read and hear about it. An event that will be fun and happy for families, youth, dance and music lovers, and senior citizens! Everyone has something that will amuse them - as the colours & music are a universal medium of interaction. So join us for a big day out and let the colour fun begin! : Werribee Racecourse, Werribee VIC

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March 3 to 4 - Knox Festival

Every year the Knox Festival creates a giant smorgasbord of fun, food and festivities. From circus acts, to rides, to dance marathons, to crowning the best singer in Knox, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy on the first weekend in March. So, take a step into and a bite out of Knox Festival and help celebrate the great things, big and small that make your backyard such a vibrant and engaging place to live, work and play. : Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully VIC

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March 3 to 4 - Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival

The Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival features a mouth-watering array of gourmet foods, regional wines and boutique beers, non-stop music across three stages, a talented line up of jazz and blues acts, swing and Latin dancing, children’s activities, roving performers, gourmet food and wine stalls, amusement rides and more : Kingston VIC

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March 3 to 5 - Feast at Frankston Waterfront

Feast at Frankston Waterfront will take place at Pier Promenade, and is a must for all foodies. The event will play host to an exciting and diverse range of quality Asian inspired food trucks and exhibitors, pop–up restaurants, craft beer, cider and wine. Feast at Frankston Waterfront will also feature its very own pop–up artisan market, amusement rides and entertainment. The area will be illuminated with festoon lighting and lanterns, creating an environment reminiscent of international hawkers markets, and will have a selection of exhibitors sure to excite : Frankston Waterfront, 7n Pier Promenade Frankston VIC

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March 4 - Sydney Road Street Party

Brunswick's one day fiesta celebrating arts, culture and community of Moreland. The Sydney Road Street Party is Moreland's biggest community festival. This free event attracts thousands of people from around Moreland and broader Melbourne. The music ranges from roots and blues, African and Indigenous music and music by local young people. It’s a genuine all-ages day, celebrating peace, understanding and cultural diversity : Sydney Road, Brunswick, between Union and Victoria Streets, Brunswick VIC

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March 4 - Wallington Strawberry Fair

Come and celebrate the humble strawberry at the annual Wallington Strawberry Fair held on the first Sunday in March. Each year the Fair welcomes thousands of visitors to Wallington to enjoy great live music, market stalls, local food and wine, fun children's activities and most importantly, delicious, succulent strawberries. Enjoy them choc-dipped, between pancakes, with cream, scones, on pavlovas, in punnets and in delicious gourmet homemade strawberry jam. Bring your family and friends for a day out on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, a great family fun day out : Wallington Primary School, 610 Wallington-Ocean Grove Road, Wallington VIC

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March 4 - Glenferrie Festival

The Glenferrie Traders Association is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Glenferrie Festival. This is the largest one-day event in the City of Boroondara with last year’s festival attracting an estimated crowd of 90,000. Local shops and restaurants will be open and joined by over 250 stalls, a makers market, live entertainment on 2 stages, lots of rides, a fashion show and much, much more! : Glenferrie Road, between Burwood and Barkers Road, Hawthorn VIC

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March 4 - Sustainability Festival

If you want to learn how to do more with less and see how relevant the environment is to our lives, the Sustainability Festival is your go-to destination for great ideas and a fun day out for the whole family. Come along and take part in the many activities, games, and workshops for all ages. Lean more by visiting the many displays, demonstrations and stalls, including speaking to the experts on hand to help you do more with less. Or just enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere with our live entertainment. Other highlights include Food trucks, including vegan and vegetarian options; Live music on stage throughout the day; Cooking demonstrations and Energy efficiency, lighting and solar experts and building design experts on hand. : Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong VIC

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March 8 to 12 - Myrtleford Festival

Held in northeast Victoria’s High Country region every March Labour Day, the Myrtleford Festival is 5 days of fun, food, fine arts, live music, and lots more FREE things to do & see – for the whole family! : Bright VIC

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Brighter Days Festival

March 9 to 11 - Brighter Days Festival

Set in the beautiful scenic township of Bright, Victoria - a perfect venue for a festival such as ours, nestled at the bottom of Australia's premier ski fields Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, the roads and riding are to die for… mix that with some of Australia's best entertainers and musical acts, add a collection of amazing and collectable cars and hot rods and a load of Harley-Davidsons and you have a recipe for a great family event! : Bright VIC

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March 9 to 11 - Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival

The annual Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival will be three days of events, festivities, tastings, entertainment and food and wine focused happenings all over town. Take a cruise on the PS Pyap and enjoy fine food, wine and music as the old paddle boat makes its way along the Murray. Collect your wine glass on entry to the festival at the Pioneer Settlement then taste your way around the region at the many food and wine stalls as you take in the music, festivities and entertainment. Indulge in a fine dining experience at one of our great restaurants around town or just pack up a picnic basket filled with fresh produce of the region and settle back on the banks of the Murray to take it all in. Join us to celebrate Swan Hill region's abundant locally produced food and wine and enjoy country hospitality at its finest. : Swan Hill VIC

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March 9 to 12 - Moomba Festival

Proudly owned and delivered by City of Melbourne, Moomba is Australia’s largest community festival boasting carnival rides, free entertainment and activities for all ages. Held in five precincts on the grounds of Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens, Moomba invites you to explore this year’s epic program over four fun-filled days. Enjoy free music, performance and activities at the Main Arena and Kids Zone; realise new skills on the ramp with scoot, skate and BMX clinics at the Skate Park; watch a barrage of emerging bands at The Green; see elite athletes battle it out for the Moomba Masters titles at the River; and witness the iconic Birdman Rally and Moomba Parade. : Yarra River, Melbourne VIC

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March 10 - Ventana Street Fiesta

Immerse yourself in Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish cultures throughout the day with delicious street food, music, dance performances, sports arena and workshops for the entire family to enjoy, while roaming the unique arts and craft stalls. There is something for everybody...shows and workshops. 12pm to 8pm : Wells Street and Wells Street Plaza, Frankston VIC

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March 10 to 11 - Taste of Rutherglen

Join 19 of Rutherglen's great wineries for a gourmet food and wine festival like no other. A progressive feast showing off the region's best produce and wine, travel from winery to winery to sample, taste and sip on the incredible flavours of Rutherglen! Get your friends and family together, buy your tickets, and get your taste buds ready for a truly unforgettable foodie experience! : Rutherglen VIC

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March 10 to 12 - Ballarat Begonia Festival

The Ballarat Begonia Festival returns again for the March long weekend. This year's festival features performances, storytelling, a gardener's market, maker's market, circus workshop, wine garden, puppet making, scout rope bridge, and regional food and wine offerings are just some of the festivities and activities taking place. Not forgetting the beautiful Begonia's on display in Ballarat's very majestic Botanical Gardens. 10am to 5pm : Ballarat Botanical Gardens - Ballarat VIC

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March 11 - Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival

The annual Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival marks the beginning of the harvest season in Bacchus Marsh with fresh apples, pears and quinces. The Harvest Festival is your opportunity to meet the growers, tour local farms, taste local produce, pick your own fruit, explore market stalls, check out the local photography exhibition plus more. To ensure a fun day out for the whole family, there will be plenty to see and do for all ages including family activities, scarecrow making, hay bale decorating competition, pumpkin competition and much more. There will also be live music and entertainment for the adults : Bacchus Marsh VIC

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Rosebud Kite Festival

March 12 - Rosebud Kite Festival

The Rosebud Kite Festival is an extraordinary kite flying fiesta that celebrates the art of the kite. At a beautiful location on the rosebud foreshore, kite flyers from all persuasions will be gracing the skies with their colourful creations. This year’s Festival will feature a full program of live entertainment, stalls, rides and more from 11am-5pm. : Rosebud VIC

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March 15 - John Paul College - M.A.D Twilight Market

M.A.D stands for Mission Action Day and it has been a student organised day of service, action, fundraising and awareness raising for charities both locally and abroad. ALL MONEY RAISED through this new twilight market goes directly to charities including Education & Schools projects in Timor Leste; Education & empowerment programs in Manila, Philippines; Schools & Education programs in India and the JPC Community Companion Soup Van providing food for the homeless in Frankston. 4:00pm to 8:00pm : 161 McMahon's Road Frankston VIC

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March 16 to 18 - Jailhouse Rock Festival

The Jailhouse Rock Festival is one of Australia’s longest running Rock’n'Roll Festivals, a true celebration of everything great about the 50′s and 60′s era. Created in 1995 as a not for profit, incorporated body, as a celebration of all things rock’n'roll; the music, the dancing, the fabulous fashion, classic motorcycles & cars and of course, the Hot Rods! All the iconic items and themes of the fabulous 50’s & 60’s are celebrated over the weekend in Ararat. So dust off the dance shoes, polish the Hot Rod, dress to impress and please accept our invitation to join us in Ararat from Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018! : Ararat VIC

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March 16 to 18 - Warrandyte Festival

The much-loved Warrandyte Festival is a celebration of community, participation and friendship. Held on the banks of the Yarra in March each year, the Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together and enjoy everything that Warrandyte offers. Join us as we eat, drink, dance, billy-cart, parade, create, sing, watch films and celebrate on the banks of Yarra River in beautiful bushy Warrandyte. Enjoy a craft market, delicious food stalls, dance classes, street parade and loads more! The kids are entertained all weekend while adults enjoy the swinging sounds of vibrant bands and catching up with friends : Warrandyte VIC

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March 16 to 25 - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 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. : Melbourne VIC

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March 16 to 25 - Sun Country Food and Wine Festival

The Sun Country Food and Wine Festival promotes a collection of events across the region, highlighting produce that is locally grown and produced. The festival will see the Sun Country on the Murray region come alive with a range of unique events. Twilight tours, taste tantalising picnic hampers, autumn grazers, the region’s best chefs creating degustation spectaculars. Join in the fun and excitement as you take your tastebuds on a journey across Sun Country on the Murray during the festival. : Sun Country on the Murray VIC

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March 17 - White Night Ballarat

White Night Ballarat will return to the streets and laneways of this beautiful regional city in 2018. From colourful projections and wondrous installations to music performances and interactive works, there will be so much to experience in Ballarat. 7pm to 2am : Ballarat VIC

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March 17 - Yarram Centenary of Flight

Yarram Centenary of flight is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first military air mission which occurred in the Yarram area. Air show by Paul Bennet Air Show, kids entertainment and lots more. This is a community event with profits going back to local groups. 8am to 4pm : Yarram Aerodrome PARKSIDE, Yarram VIC

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Wine and Cheese Fest

March 17 - Wine and Cheese Fest

The Wine and Cheese Fest is about good wine, good cheese and a few other of life’s pleasures! Meet the local wine and cider makers, cheese producers, local beer brewers, olive oil, charcuterie and other smallgoods producers. The festival supports local, hand-made products – come along to find out how they are made and how to best enjoy them! Learn about cheese making and wine tasting at our masterclasses held throughout the day. Enjoy live jazz music at the main stage and some DJ beats in the courtyard area. Don’t forget to apply to be part of the Grape Stomp Comp and win some winey and cheesy prizes too! : Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC

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March 17 - Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete is an event not to be missed! It will be a full day offering rides, entertainment, market and food stalls, music, displays, kid's activities and much more! Bring your families, friends and neighbours – everyone is welcome! Free entry and fun galore, we invite you to our major fundraising event for 2018. We have ensured there is something there for everyone! 2pm to 7pm : 53-57 Plymouth Road Croydon Hills VIC

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March 17 - Watsonia Heights Primary School Twilight Fete

The Watsonia Heights Primary School Twilight Fete is a family friendly event with something for everyone. Awesome Rides, great Entertainment, delicious Food and HUGE Trash & Treasure with lots of hidden gems to snap up. Stall holders enquires are welcome with a limited number of external stalls available. 2pm to 8pm : 61 Henry St, Greensborough VIC

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March 17 - Birralee Primary School Autumn Fair

Come and enjoy a day of fun at the Birralee Primary School Autumn Fair. We have a wide variety of delicious food stalls, craft stalls with handmade and pre-loved goods, plenty of rides for all ages, lots of activity stalls, animal farm, roving entertainment from the Fly Factory Circus performance group as well as musical performances throughout the day. 11am to 4pm : 8-26 Heyington Ave, Doncaster VIC

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March 17 - Glenmaggie Blues & Roots Festival

The Glenmaggie Blues & Roots Festival has something for everyone. There's awesome live music featuring incredible artists pumping out the best of Blues & Roots by the shores of beautiful Lake Glenmaggie, in the grounds of the historic Glenmaggie Hall. This is an all-ages, all-weather event with full bar facilities and food available. Great local artists come together to provide an amazing day filled with blues and roots music. : Glenfalloch Road Glenmaggie VIC

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March 17 - St Leonard’s College Community Day Fair

Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a massive day of fun for all the family at the annual St Leonard’s College Community Day Fair. Highlights of this fabulous day include live entertainment, hair-raising and child friendly rides, delicious food, fabulous jam & cake stalls, kids craft activities, a chance to bid for some fantastic silent auction items and much more! : 163 South Road, Brighton VIC

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March 17 - North East Food & Wine Festival

Come along and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and indulge in the regions fantastic food, wines, ciders and brews. See what the best of the region has to offer you. Browse the stalls and meet some of the region’s top producers. With live entertainment and children’s activities running all day, the festival promises to be a great day out for the whole family. 11am to 6pm: Junction Square, Wodonga VIC

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March 17 to 18 - SunFest

This free festival has been held for more than 40 years and will be held on 17 and 18 March at the Sunbury Village Green. The festival program will be jam-packed full of live entertainment, kid’s activities, carnival rides, food trucks, fireworks and more. It is an event that delivers colour, excitement and pride to not only Sunbury residents but to all who live in Hume City. This festival is free and organised by volunteers : Village Green - corner of O’Shanassy and Brook Streets, Sunbury VIC

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March 17 to 18 - Herb and Chilli Festival

The Herb and Chilli Festival is a two day festival celebrating all things related to Herbs & Chillis. Hosted by Renaissance Herbs in the Yarra Valley. The Herb & Chilli Festival will once again brings together a variety cuisine & cultural elements from around Melbourne and beyond. Visitors to the festival will see, smell, taste and imbibe food and wine in a multitude of forms. They will meet and talk with passionate producers who will teach them about their cuisine. There will be demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance and even competitions to enter. Activities for all ages. Great Food - Great Fun! : 125 Quayle Road Wandin - off Warburton Highway VIC

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March 18 - Weerama Festival

Wyndham's annual community festival WEERAMA will once again feature the Watton St Parade followed by market stalls, rides, and performances for the whole family. The Weerama Festival aims to showcase local culture, talent, skills and creativity; promote local groups, societies, clubs and organizations; contribute to the forging of a local identity; and provide an opportunity for Wyndham’s diverse community to come together and participate in a host of exciting, interesting and fun activities. : Watton Street and President's Park, Wyndham VIC

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March 18 - Whitehorse Global Fiesta

Whitehorse Global Fiesta is Council’s national Harmony Day event and is a celebration of our wonderful, culturally diverse community.Join us for a day of free family fun and enjoy mouth-watering cultural cuisine, dance to music from across the globe, and check out the fun local community stalls. There will be cultural games, an Aussie animal farm, and a selection of kids rides.The festivities will commence with a Smoking Ceremony performed by members of the Wurundjeri Tribe at midday. 12 to 4pm : Box Hill Gardens VIC

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March 18 - Geelong Highland Gathering

Dating back to 1857, the Geelong Highland Gathering has brought people from United Kingdom stock together to celebrate their culture and diversity in a wonderful display of colour, music, dance and sportsmanship. Some of the highlights of the event include the Australian Haggis Hurling Championships; Scottish folk bands, highland dancing, and massed pipe bands. There’s plenty of tasty foods like Haggis, tasty Scottish sausages, baked goods and who can resist the beautiful shortbread and scones with whipped cream and jam. The Geelong Highland Gathering is also a favourite for the young, there’s plenty of fun for them with jumping castles, face painting, animals and much, much more. midday to 4pm : Goldsworthy Reserve - Goldsworthy Rd Corio VIC

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March 18 - Ballan Autumn Festival

The Ballan Autumn Festival is an annual celebration of life in the country, and Ballan knows how to do it. Join us for a celebration of arts, food and entertainment as we showcase the best of the Moorabool Shire. Enjoy street stalls, food, music, dancing, demonstrations, exhibitions - Art Shows, Photo Show, a Grand Parade, Pet Show, and the Woodchop, with local shops and cafes open. 9am to 4pm : Main St Ballan VIC

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Thai Culture and Food Festival

March 18 - Thai Culture and Food Festival

Each year the Thai Culture and Food Festival showcases the best in Thai Culture and Food. Highlights include Thai dance, food, culture, music, Singha Beer, Beauty Competition, products, Tiffany Show, music, live bands, Thai Village, cooking demonstrations , Buddhist ceremony, Drum parade and much much more!! : Federation Square Melbourne VIC

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March 21 to 25 - Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Immerse your senses at the annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most loved horticultural event returns for five days at the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens. Attracting floral fanatics and gardening enthusiasts, from home improvement, DIY and renovation buffs, to families exploring creative Cubby Houses and enjoying floral face painting. This year's Show is shaping up to be its best yet with features including the Boutique Gardens Competition, the RMIT floral fashion competition, floral artist design installations, student design competitions, daily floral workshops, a brand new bridal exhibit, daily demos from industry experts, floral inspired High Teas, the Cubby House Challenge and an edible garden arena. : Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC

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March 23 to 25 - Lake Bolac Eel Festival

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is a community music and art festival held each autumn on the foreshore of Lake Bolac in south-western Victoria, and inspired by the fact that Lake Bolac was a traditional gathering place for indigenous people before white settlement. The Festival is a gathering place for people who care for the environment and respect Aboriginal cultural heritage. This is reflected in the indigenous dancing and ceremony, the environmental forum, indigenous, environmental and historical displays, and the Healing Walk held prior to the Festival, all adding up to a unique Festival experience. This welcoming and family friendly festival has something for everyone, with plenty to see and do including the Art Exhibition, workshops, roving entertainers, a climbing wall for the adventurous, a touch tank of live eels, plenty of children's activities, and a craft and produce market. : Frontage Road, Lake Bolac VIC

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March 23 to 25 - Yackandandah Folk Festival

Yackandandah Folk Festival is a total community event. It has developed a great reputation for providing some of the best overseas and touring acts, as well as assisting in the nurturing of younger performers. In addition to great music over the weekend, the festival allows all of the other community groups and sporting clubs to participate so that the festival has become a weekend celebration of fun. The aim of the festival is not to be the biggest or the best, but quite simply to provide great music in a friendly relaxed and participative environment. We aim to build friendships and a sense of community and would like all of our friends to return each year. Hope you enjoy your Yackandandah experience : Yackandandah VIC

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March 24 - Moorabbin Primary School Fun Fair

A Terrific Fun Primary school fair to raise awareness of Moorabbin Primary School and to promote the school's dedication to sustainability and bio-diversity. Proceeds go to enhancing the school grounds which benefits student wellbeing, development and knowledge of sustainability. There will be carnival rides, 2 performance stages, Makers Market, Plants, Treasure and Book stalls, Faerie Palace with face painting, Raffles, cafes and bar and lots of delicious food. 11am to 4pm : Worthing Road, Moorabbin VIC

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March 24 - Beaumaris North Primary School Fete

More than a market, bigger than a fair; It’s the Beaumaris North Primary School fete! This is a great community event and family weekend activity. The Beaumaris North Primary School fete is packed with things to do with kids. Let us entertain you. We have Rides, Amusements, Displays, Activities, Performances, Entertainment, Food, competitions, raffles and over 80 stalls selling cool stuff including home crafts, trash and treasure, second hand clothing, books and cd collections. 9am to 3pm - Wood St, Beaumaris VIC

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March 24 - Celebrate Mooroolbark

Celebrate Mooroolbark Inc. is an annual community festival held in March at Red Earth Park and Mooroolbark Community Centre. Involving local schools, businesses, community groups and individuals the festival provides free and low cost entertainment suitable for people of all ages. Throughout the day there is a parade, a full stage program, roving performers, kids activities, workshops, rides, stalls of food, drink and local wares and more. Celebrate Mooroolbark seeks to create a truly local festival that remains relevant to the people in the community of Mooroolbark and surrounding suburbs. It aims to bring together the full diversity of community members with a family friendly event provided by and for the community. In so doing, we celebrate and enhance our community spirit, connectedness and quality of life. 10am to 3pm - Mooroolbark, Yarra Valley VIC

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March 24 - CERES Harvest Festival

The CERES Harvest Festival is a celebration and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons. CERES Harvest Festival offers a range of entertainment with live music, performances, free workshops, animal displays, cake baking competition, a community feast and kids activities. All this alongside food and craft stalls from our most loved local merchants. A little bit of country right here in the city. 10am to 3pm - CERES Environment Park Melbourne VIC

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March 24 - Swan Hill Harmony Day

Since 2010, this annual event has continued to grow and prosper, with over 2,500 people now coming together to share food, performances, and stories of the many cultures that make up the region. Some of the highlights of the day include a cultural fashion parade, a fantastic experiential play area for the kids, over a dozen different cuisines from local cooks in the Harmony Kitchen and performances from choirs, dance groups and musicians from the local area. The colour and life this event brings to Riverside Park makes it such a unique and wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy. Save the date, you will not be disappointed. - Monash Drive, Swan Hill VIC

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Antonio Park Primary School Fete

March 24 - Antonio Park Primary School Fete

Everyone is invited to the annual Antonio Park Primary School Fete. A good old-fashioned traditional fete with stalls, raffles, displays, entertainment, food, perfomances, games and rides - something for the whole family to enjoy. 12.30pm to 7.00pm - we'd love to see you there! : 631-639 Whitehorse Road Mitcham VIC

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March 25 - Lara Food and Wine Festival

The Lara Food and Wine Festival aims to showcase the diverse range of quality food and wine produced in the Lara region. The festival will showcase local produce. Exhibitors include local wine and cheese makers, producers of olive oil, organic produce growers, honey farmers and much more. Festival goers can gather delicious goodies from the exhibitors and enjoy a leisurely lunch on the lawns of the historic Pirra Homestead. 10am to 4pm - Pirra Homestead, Windermere Road Lara VIC

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March 25 - Anderson's Mill Festival

The historic 5 storey bluestone mill situated in Smeaton will again be the venue for this year's Anderson’s Mill Festival. The festival has been conducted for the past 20 plus years and is a celebration of local foods, wine and music. In addition to fantastic live, the festival offers visitors a large variety of local wineries and food producers, art and craft stalls, blacksmithing and sheep shearing demonstrations, wood turning, pony rides and much, much more. - Smeaton Street, Smeaton VIC

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March 25 - Deans Marsh Festival

The festival welcomes thousands of visitors to the quirky town of Deans Marsh to enjoy great live music, street performers, otway food and wine and a unique artisans craft market. Kids can participate in activities all day including bag decorating, badge making, treasure hunt, giant maze, lawn games, dress ups, face painting, jumping castle. Foodies will love the local harvest tent showcasing cheese making, tempting chocolates and goat milking! With the opportunity to taste the regions beer, wine and amazing local produce. For those with a competitive nature, come and try your luck in the Deans Marsh Gift, gumboot toss or sheaf toss. Or feeling nostalgic, how about vintage modes of transport, fashion and farm machinery. Bring your family & friends, enjoy the sunshine and colourful atmosphere, there is something for everyone. 10am to 5pm - Deans Marsh Reserve, Pennyroyal Valley Road Deans Marsh VIC

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March 28 to April 2 - Tarra Festival

The Tarra Easter Festival offers a wide range of cultural and traditional activities led by local community groups. This is the Gippsland's biggest and most popular event. Highlights include the Street Parade, Concerts, Art Shows, Markets, Fun family activities, Sports of all Kinds, Easter Egg Hunts, Vintage Cars & Trucks show, plus much more! - Yarrum and Port Albert VIC

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March 30 to April 1 - Melbourne Latin Festival

Leading Latin dancers strut their stuff both on the stage and as part of 40 dance workshops covering all styles from salsa to samba and for all levels from beginner to professional. Nightly performances see local, interstate and international artists bedazzle the crowds. International DJs and live Latin bands spice up the parties each night (18+) across three rooms so whether you’re a lover of dance, looking to learn world-class skills, or just love all things Latin, the Melbourne Latin Festival will have you dancing the night away. - WILLIAMSTOWN TOWN HALL – 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown VIC

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Bendigo Easter Festival

March 30 to April 2 - Bendigo Easter Festival

The Bendigo Easter Festival promises to be filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family. The festivities will begin on Good Friday, highlighted by the Easter Egg Hunt which is always a favourite for young children as they search to find the tastiest Easter treat - chocolate! Kids will be enchanted by the entertainment on stage, giant characters roving through the park, an animal farm, interactive music and dance workshops and much more. Not forgetting the adults, who will enjoy live music, art and the popular Rotary market. Saturday sees the fun continue in Rosalind Park with loads of fun activities and great entertainment. Dance, drums, Lion Teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and the Awakening of the Dragon as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage on Saturday on the Dai Gum San Precinct. As the sun sets, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Torchlight Procession concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city. Join thousands as the line the streets on Easter Sunday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Bendigo Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Sun Loong, the world’s longest Imperial Chinese Dragon, weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo. - Bendigo VIC

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March 30 to April 2 - Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival

The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival, which will once again be celebrated over the Easter long weekend. Come and celebrate with us the Gold Rush days and help us pay tribute to our history. The 2018 program will include all the festival favourites including the Grand parade on Easter Saturday, music & dance and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. The Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is traditionally the biggest annual festival on the Beechworth calendar with plenty of activities to delight the whole family. - Beechworth VIC

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Melbourne Easter Show

March 30 to April 2 - Melbourne Easter Show

Melbourne Easter Show presents the first free entry show of its kind to the families of Melbourne. The team at Melbourne Easter Show want to bring all the experiences of the show. The thrill of the rides, the joy of choosing a showbag and engaging children in an array of activities without the huge entry prices for families, unlike other events. Combining free entry and free kids activities along with all the activities, rides, exhibitors, fireworks and live music. 10am to 9pm daily. - Lawson Poole Reserve Cranbourne VIC

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March 30 to April 2 - Falls Creek Easter Festival

Join us to celebrate Easter at Falls Creek Festival. There are loads of activities for all ages including the Easter egg hunt, the Eggstra-ordinary egg toss, free kids club activities, cinema, yoga, summit chairlift rides, scenic helicopter rides, MTB shuttles and much more - Falls Creek Resort, Slalom Street, Falls Creek VIC

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April 5 to 8 - The Man from Snowy River Festival

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Melbourne and Sydney. The Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson's and Australia's most famous poem "The Man from Snowy River". The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and a beer, to enjoy traditional bush tucker and, of course, kick up their heels : Corryong VIC

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April 6 to 8 - Fed in French

Join us for an open-air, French food and wine market set along the river at Federation Square, at River Terrace and Swanston st forecourt. Bring your family and friends to Victoria's dedicated French food market where you can smell, taste and drink all that embodies French food - pique-nique style : Federation Square Melbourne VIC

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April 8 - Broadmeadows Street Festival

The Broadmeadows Street Festival is a vibrant and colourful street festival held in the heart of Broadmeadows that reflects the cultural diversity of Hume. The event sees the community come together to share food, music and dance. Audiences are entertained with the many cultural stage performances, workshops, free kids activities and roving performers, culminating in a spectacular finale of fireworks. 1pm to 7pm : Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows VIC

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April 8 - Emerald FunFest

FunFest has an amazing family carnival atmosphere, with something to please everyone. Whether you prefer locally made crafts, goods or gourmet foods; entertainment from any of the three live music stages; performances from street artists, Transformers, Dinosaurs, Stilt-Walkers, or Whip-Crackin’ good times; rides for the kids or just settling in to a quiet glass of wine at The Hive winebar (secluded paradise behind the bank) the Emerald FunFest is the place for you and the whole family. 10am to 4pm : Kilvington Drive, in the heart of Emerald VIC

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April 8 to 15 - PAVE Festival

Held in the town of Emerald, the PAVE Festival welcomes a huge number of visitors from all across the nation. This community event includes an array of exhibitions, great music, dance shows and a variety of quality goods stalls for attendees to explore. Come here to indulge in a festive atmosphere and enjoy a number of free entertainment and activities. There are puppeteers, comedy shows, live bands, storytelling, workshops, walking tours and so much more. The PAVE Festival really has something for everyone, so bring your whole family to this fun event. : Emerald VIC

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April 10 - Frankston Party In The Park

Join us for a free fun day out for all the family at Party in the Park, with exciting activities for the kids including sports, face painting, animal farms and live interactive stage performances. BYO Picnic or treat yourself to the community BBQ's and visit the stalls for more activities and information on local children's services. : Cruden Farm, Cranhaven Road, Langwarrin VIC

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Shepparton Italian Festa

April 14 - Shepparton Italian Festa

The Shepparton Italian Festa is a family - friendly and free community event held annually in April each year in Shepparton, Victoria. Held at the Shepparton Showgrounds where everyone can enjoy a fun-filled evening of entertainment that includes: local performances, great food, music, dancing, carnival rides and sideshow attractions. Midday to 9.30pm : Shepparton Showgrounds High Street, Shepparton VIC

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April 22 - Auburn Primary School Fete

It promises to be a fantastic day with delicious food, homemade gifts, books and bargains; and of course lots of fun for the kids, big and small! Visitors certainly won’t go hungry. Our famous BBQ will be cooking up culinary delights – burgers, sausages and bacon and egg rolls. The coffee carts will be in full swing and a wide array of sweet treats will be sold to satisfy young and old alike. Arrive early so you don’t miss out on the sought after goodies on the cake stall and a jar of something sweet or savoury from the preserves stall.Our parents have been chopping and cooking and bottling all sorts of delicious jams and relishes. Rides,carnival games, an animal farm, craft activities and live music will keep everyone entertained. Supported entirely by local families and businesses the Auburn Primary School Fete will have something for everyone. Save the date! 10am to 4pm : Rathmines Road, Hawthorn East VIC

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April 27 to 29 - Koroit Irish Festival

The Koroit Irish Festival celebrates Irish heritage through music, poetry, dancing, singing and even spud picking! Live music is featured at locations through the town (indoor and outdoor) whilst a hive of market activity and more music emanates from street stalls and six stages set up along the main street and on the village green. Be entertained by the many street performers or browse the arts and crafts. Kids are catered for with a variety of children’s activities and entertainment : Koroit VIC

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April 27 to May 6 - Bright Autumn Festival

The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and seasonal produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. Running from April 27th to May 6th 2018, the highlight of the festival is Gala Weekend, with a huge market, music in the streets and a grand parade. Other highlights of the festival are the Wandi Nut Festival, the Bright Brewery Bush dance, the Instameet, the Bright Art Gallery's Autumn Exhibition, the Metal and Wood day and a concert at the Community Centre as well as all of our open gardens. : Bright VIC

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April 28 - Glenroy Festival

The Wandiligong Nut Festival celebrates our local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available in our cool climate during Autumn. The day features a lively market focusing on food and crafts, cooking demonstrations, nut information and activities for children ensures active participation by all. Taste roasted chestnuts, crack hazelnuts and walnuts, sample local wines and beers, talk to producers and chefs, relax listening to music admits the most beautiful surroundings - an idyllic event engaging all the senses. 9am to 4pm : Alpine Park, White Star Rd, Wandiligong VIC

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Manifold Heights Primary School Mano Carnivale

April 28 - Manifold Heights Primary School Mano Carnivale

Manifold Heights Primary School will be holding its "Mano Carnivale" on April 28 - don't miss out on a huge day of fun, fun, fun! Features will include a Silent Auction, Major Raffle, Yummy Lolly Stall, Lucky Jars, Mystery Wine, Carnival Rides, 2nd Hand Books, Preloved Toy Sale, Side Show Alley, Pop Up Picnic Areas, Photo Booth, Market Stalls, Plant Stalls plus..... lots of live entertainment for all ages. We'd love to see you there! - 20-24 Strachan Avenue, Manifold Heights VIC

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April 28 - Jamieson Autumn Festival

The Jamieson Autumn Festival is organised to showcase the beautiful Autumn leaves, within and around Jamieson & also the talents of the artisans and people of Jamieson. There would be music played in 3 stages, stalls selling locally brewed beers, wine, berries, jams, honey and all sorts of interesting food stalls. Classic cars and stationery engines display, blacksmithing, bush cooking and gold panning. Event highlight is the Gold Nugget Throw and Hay Bale Race. Variety of Children activities. 10.00am to 5.00pm - Perkins Street, Jamieson VIC VIC

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April 28 - Wandiligong Nut Festival

The Wandiligong Nut Festival celebrates our local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available in our cool climate during Autumn. Come and enjoy local stallholders, cooking demonstrations, roasted chestnuts, food and wine, music and games for children. - Alpine Park, Wandiligong VIC

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April 29 - Glenroy Festival

The Glenroy Festival is an exciting program showcasing local talent along with some of Glenroy’s best kept secrets. Join us for an afternoon of music, dance and activities that celebrate the vibrant community of Glenroy. Highlights include Live music, Roving entertainment, Food, Arts and crafts stalls, Face painting, Children's activities and much more! 10am to 4pm : Bridget Shortell Reserve, Old Glenroy Primary School Site, Wheatsheaf Road, Glenroy VIC

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May 5 - Great Trentham Spudfest

SPUDTASTIC fun, food, music, games, entertainment and activities galore! You’d never guess potatoes could be this much fun! The Great Trentham Spudfest is an opportunity for visitors and the local community to join in a number of exciting spud activities and have a spudtacular time. Highlights include Old Walsh Potato Farm; Spud games and spud activities galore; Face painting; Spuds for sale from local farmers; Market stalls and great food; Free music and entertainment all day on two stages; Fun obstacle course relay for all ages; Animals to pat, jumping castle and Cooking demonstrations. 10am to 4pm : Trentham VIC

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May 5 to 6 - Grampians Grape Escape

The Grampians are one of Victoria’s most majestic natural tourist attractions and offer visitors some of the most breathtaking views in Australia. It’s against this amazing backdrop that a community of world class Wineries and Producers has thrived over the last 26 years at the Grampians Grape Escape. Attended by over 8,000 people, Grampians Grape Escape is staged on the first weekend in May following the annual grape harvest to celebrate and showcase the region’s wine and food with locals and visitors. The weekend provides a relaxed atmosphere for friends and families to drink and graze their way through the offerings of more than 70 of Western Victoria’s best artisans of wine, craft beer, cider, fine food and produce, supported by other selected Regional Producers and Food Vendors. The program will include celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, live music, ticketed experiences plus the Little Foodies tent. : 46-72 Grampians Road, Halls Gap VIC

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May 5 to 6 - Kellybrook Cider Festival

Save the date…first weekend in May every year rain, hail, or shine. Scrumpy cider, great live bands, loads of great food and smiles all round is what the Kellybrook cider festival is all about. With a strong focus on families it’s an event for everyone. Since its inception nearly 30 years ago it has become the premier independent cider festival event in Australia. : Kellybrook Winery - Fulford Rd, Wonga Park VIC

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May 6 - Gladysdale Apple and Wine Festival

Come and celebrate the local apple and grape harvest. There's entertainment, bands, performers, competitions, rides for the kids, raffles, silent auction, market stalls, wood chop, blacksmith demonstrations, devonshire tea, wines, gourmet cheeses and much more. This is a great family day out : Gladysdale Primary School, Little Yarra Road, Gladysdale VIC

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May 11 to 20 - Good Beer Week

One of Australia’s premier beer events, Good Beer Week features over 270 events across Melbourne and Victoria, attracting some 75,000 people for masterclasses, high profile chefs, degustations, live music and fashion shows and more! : Various location in Melbourne VIC

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May 12 - Kingston Harvest Festival

Kingston Harvest Festival marks the celebration of the autumn harvest. Join us under the big top for a day of fabulous music from some of Australia's top country, bluegrass amd rackabilly artists. With so much on offer, Harvest Festival has something for the whole family including non-stop music, fresh food and cooking demonstrations in the Harvest Kitchen, sustainable workshops in the Green Hub, market stalls, delicious locally produced food, licensed bar and amusement rides. 11am to 10pm - Kingston VIC

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May 15 to 20 - La Fiera Italian Festival

Come and see cooking demonstrations by noted chefs. There will be wild mushroom forages to keep you busy, live music, annual barista race and grape stomping competition. Enjoy The Food and Wine Festa where you can try local wines and traditional dishes or jump on a coach and tour the local boutique wineries not normally open to the public. There will be a fabulous feast of food and wine from the Trentino region of northern Italy, an art exhibition, heritage displays, including local historical displays at the Old School Museum and a special mass to celebrate St. Anthony of Padua. Watch full day of soccer matches and a bocce competition, pizza dough throwing demonstrations and indulge in Italian-style meals at local wineries and restaurants. Don't forget to see the display of veteran Italian cars. This will truly be five days of fun, the Italian way! : Myrtleford VIC

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May 18 to 20 - Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular

At GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest we’re all about sharing our love of craft beer and cider with as many people as possible through an exceptional festival experience. Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, there’s plenty to see and do at GABS! : Royal Exhibition Building Carlton VIC

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May 26 to 27 - Ballarat Heritage Weekend

On the final weekend in May, a free program of activities and performances will be on offer in a trail around Ballarat’s most impressive historical buildings. Wind your way through Ballarat's historic venues. Make sure you join a tour or collect trail sheets on feature heritage buildings and learn about the intriguing architectural features, mysteries and stories of these buildings. Guided and self-guided heritage tours will run throughout the weekend, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the real history of Ballarat in an intimate environment. - Ballarat VIC

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Good Food and Wine Show

June 1 to 3 - Good Food and Wine Show

Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips & hints to inspire your next foodie adventure! With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away. Whether you’re into sweet or savoury, beer or wine, we’ve got you covered! : Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Melbourne VIC

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June 8 to 11 - Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival

Street Corners, bars and restaurants will come alive again over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend with the sights and sounds of the Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival brings with it a host of talent and will showcase an exciting program mixing traditional and modern Jazz and Blues music performances. Come for a night, stay for the weekend, the Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival has something for everyone. : Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township VIC

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June 8 to 11 - Woodend Winter Arts Festival

For more than 14 years the Woodend Winter Arts Festival has brought together acclaimed Australian and international talent with the music, literary and arts community of the stunning Macedon Ranges over the June (Queen’s Birthday) long weekend. The result is a world-class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria’s best food and wine regions : Woodend VIC

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June 8 to 11 - National Celtic Festival

The National Celtic Festival, Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music and culture is held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. For three jam-packed days and lively nights – music, dance, art, poetry, cuisine, even Gaelic languages. Enjoy the performances or be a part of the festivities by joining in one of the many workshops on offer, anything from limerick writing to bagpipe playing! : Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township VIC

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June 9 to 10 - Soul Craft Festival

Soul Craft is a festival for those of us who dream about making. Soul Craft is a weekend long celebration of craft and connection presented by The Craft Sessions; created to bring the craft community together with lots of space and time to talk all things craft. The program is two full days of all our favourite textile crafts in one big happy mix, from sewing to embroidery, knitting to natural dyeing, weaving to quilting. There will be ongoing speakers, panels, demonstrations, international and national guests, community projects, exhibitions, and a marketplace. : Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC

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June 10 - Rutherglen Country Fair

The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria. It is held on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend from 9am to 3:30pm and is part of the popular Winery Walkabout . Come along and grab a bargain from over 300 stallholders. Produce and craft stalls, an animal nursery, variety of food stalls, buskers and music for a carnival atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. Stretching the length of Main Street, the fair turns our small town of Rutherglen into a bustling place to be during the Winery Walkabout weekend. Free entry to competitions include barrel rolling at 11am, where competitors roll wine barrels up and down the main street, the infamous grape stomp between locals and between politicians commencing at 1pm. Great prizes can be won. Something for every member of the family. - Rutherglen VIC

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June 16 to 17 - Truffle Melbourne Festival

Join us for a free weekend of festivities featuring live chef demonstrations by Melbourne's finest truffle chefs, affordable truffle tastes, artisanal produce to savour on the spot or enjoy at home, fresh truffles from across Australia, beguiling beverages, an international truffle produce range to tantalise tastebuds, mock truffle dog hunts, fre food photography walks and live music throughout the weekend. - Queen Victoria Market - Cnr Queen & Therry Streets, Melbourne, VIC

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June 23 - Mansfield Lantern Festival

The Mansfield Lantern Festival is a family friendly community festival held on the Saturday closest to the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice. Celebrating winter, community, family and fun! Come along on Saturday for a fun and family night out featuring a fantastic Lantern Parade followed by music, fairy lights, open fires, entertainment, food and drink. Festivities will begin at 4pm in Erril street and then the parade will kick off at 5.30pm (and anyone with a lantern can take part). There’ll be food, wine, fire twirling and music with celebrations continuing until 8.30pm. The festival celebrates community and art with arts, crafts, workshops,a parade, music and more. : Mansfield VIC

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Bastille Day French Festival

July 14 to 15 - Bastille Day French Festival

The Bastille Day French Festival brings a taste of French culture to Melbourne. Highlights include the best in live music and performances, informative conferences about the history and culture of France, masterclasses where patrons can learn about French food, wine and culture in an interactive intimate setting, a fabulous French market selling and sampling a sumptuous selection of French food and wine and showcasing French arts and crafts, an art exhibition featuring the best in local French artists, a cinema showing classic French movies with English subtitles, a fashion show featuring classic French clothing as well as modern designers, a kids area to amuse les petit Francophiles, a Saturday night Bastille Day Ball and much much more! : The Meat Market - 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC

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September 22 to October 2 - Royal Melbourne Show

Share an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the Royal Melbourne Show. Get up close and see, pat and feed hundreds of farm animals, take your taste buds on tour with a diverse offering of mouth-watering food and drink, enjoy hours of jaw-dropping entertainment and get the adrenaline pumping on thrilling rides. : Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne VIC

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October 6 to 9 - Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival is an icon on the Australian wine calendar – running annually for more than 16 years and expanding the experience of new generations of wine fans hooked on the fine produce from the Heathcote wine region. The showcase of the region’s major industry 4000-plus people each year from across Victoria and interstate for one of Victoria’s signature regional wine events. Many are festival regulars who have become enthusiastic ambassadors for the Heathcote wine region renowned for its stunning shiraz releases and now carving an exciting reputation for Mediterranean-style reds and other varietals. : Heathcote VIC

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November 16 to 18 - Bacchus Marsh Strawberry & Cherry Weekend

Bacchus Marsh celebrates the commencement of the Strawberry and Cherry season with a fun family weekend including street festival, fireworks, family entertainment and carnival rides. : Bacchus Marsh VIC

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